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Jacob Neumann #unitedkingdom

David Kravitz
 

I am seeking information on the family of Jacob Neumann, who lived in Leeds
during WWII. Jacob was in the army, in the Royal Signals and saw service
with Montgomery and the Desert Rats, In 1944 he was moved to Palestine and
was stationed near Sfat befriending a local Jewish family of immigrants >from
Poland.

All contact was lost between this family and himself after the foundation of
Israel in 1948. Using research facilities I found a Jacob Neumann born in
Sheffield in 1907 but listings on marriage, further births, and deaths are
not to be found. Clearly this Jacob would be nearing 100 years of age, and
one thinks of emigration >from England or a name change as possibilities.

If anyone out there can help, please contact me privately by email.

David Kravitz


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Jacob Neumann #unitedkingdom

David Kravitz
 

I am seeking information on the family of Jacob Neumann, who lived in Leeds
during WWII. Jacob was in the army, in the Royal Signals and saw service
with Montgomery and the Desert Rats, In 1944 he was moved to Palestine and
was stationed near Sfat befriending a local Jewish family of immigrants >from
Poland.

All contact was lost between this family and himself after the foundation of
Israel in 1948. Using research facilities I found a Jacob Neumann born in
Sheffield in 1907 but listings on marriage, further births, and deaths are
not to be found. Clearly this Jacob would be nearing 100 years of age, and
one thinks of emigration >from England or a name change as possibilities.

If anyone out there can help, please contact me privately by email.

David Kravitz


Jewish history/Judaic studies articles online #austria-czech

Alexander Woodle <awoodle@...>
 

Dear Colleagues,

As we are all interested in the history of our people and the world events
that may have shaped their lives, I want to share with you two articles in
English that I downloaded today. I found them through an organization
called Central and Eastern European Online Library. This is a commercial
site, but you can search its contents free and then locate the periodicals
and /or texts through interlibrary loan at no cost. The site can be
searched a number of ways and is rather easy to navigate. Not all articles
are in English, but if you do a subject search of the periodicals, it will
tell you what languages are used. Also it seems >from my limited searching,
the periodicals are of recent vintage (e.g. Judaica Bohemiae 1999-2004).

I had been looking for a periodical called Judaica Bohemiae in which Paul
King of Jerusalem had referenced an article on rural life in 18th century
Bohemia. I found the above-mentioned site. When I searched periodicals I
found not only Judaica Bohemiae, but a precis of the article itself. The
title is "The Jew Joachim Cantor and Chlumec Domain of Count Kinsky in the
Second Half of the Eighteenth Century" by Ales Valenta - Judaica Bohemiae
XXXIX/2003.

Not wanting to deal with the inconvenience of going to the Harvard Library,
I downloaded it. It is a fascinating article, well researched and
footnoted, and I recommend it to those interested in this subject. A
number of Jewish families are mentioned by name. The author has conducted
quite a lot of research into material on the archives of the nobility and
the archive collections of large estates; an area relatively untapped
resource so far. One wonders what else could be found for other regions of
Bohemia!

Recent discussions of the familiant law within our SIG made the following
footnote in the article well worth the read. "...in breach of the Familiant
law, it was common practice to permit marriages by the second eldest son in
a Jewish family, provided that they were able to pay a high charge that
"will serve as a Jewish contribution." "

A second article I found within Judaica Bohemiae is entitled:
"Self-Government of Jewish Communities in Nobility-Owned Towns in the Second
Half of the Seventeenth and Beginning of the Eighteenth Centuries" - Roudni
Hana Legnerova - Judaica Bohemiae XXXIX/2003.

There are three other Jewish periodicals listed under subject heading Judaic
Studies including one published in Bucharest that has some interesting
articles as well. For example, ">from THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE TO THE
ROMANIAN STATE - ON THE JEWISH QUESTION IN A DISPUTED TERRITORY"
Victor Neumann - Studia Hebraica 2/2002

In conclusion, Google CEEOL and explore for yourself.

Sincerely,

Alex Woodle
Groton, MA
USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Jewish history/Judaic studies articles online #austria-czech

Alexander Woodle <awoodle@...>
 

Dear Colleagues,

As we are all interested in the history of our people and the world events
that may have shaped their lives, I want to share with you two articles in
English that I downloaded today. I found them through an organization
called Central and Eastern European Online Library. This is a commercial
site, but you can search its contents free and then locate the periodicals
and /or texts through interlibrary loan at no cost. The site can be
searched a number of ways and is rather easy to navigate. Not all articles
are in English, but if you do a subject search of the periodicals, it will
tell you what languages are used. Also it seems >from my limited searching,
the periodicals are of recent vintage (e.g. Judaica Bohemiae 1999-2004).

I had been looking for a periodical called Judaica Bohemiae in which Paul
King of Jerusalem had referenced an article on rural life in 18th century
Bohemia. I found the above-mentioned site. When I searched periodicals I
found not only Judaica Bohemiae, but a precis of the article itself. The
title is "The Jew Joachim Cantor and Chlumec Domain of Count Kinsky in the
Second Half of the Eighteenth Century" by Ales Valenta - Judaica Bohemiae
XXXIX/2003.

Not wanting to deal with the inconvenience of going to the Harvard Library,
I downloaded it. It is a fascinating article, well researched and
footnoted, and I recommend it to those interested in this subject. A
number of Jewish families are mentioned by name. The author has conducted
quite a lot of research into material on the archives of the nobility and
the archive collections of large estates; an area relatively untapped
resource so far. One wonders what else could be found for other regions of
Bohemia!

Recent discussions of the familiant law within our SIG made the following
footnote in the article well worth the read. "...in breach of the Familiant
law, it was common practice to permit marriages by the second eldest son in
a Jewish family, provided that they were able to pay a high charge that
"will serve as a Jewish contribution." "

A second article I found within Judaica Bohemiae is entitled:
"Self-Government of Jewish Communities in Nobility-Owned Towns in the Second
Half of the Seventeenth and Beginning of the Eighteenth Centuries" - Roudni
Hana Legnerova - Judaica Bohemiae XXXIX/2003.

There are three other Jewish periodicals listed under subject heading Judaic
Studies including one published in Bucharest that has some interesting
articles as well. For example, ">from THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE TO THE
ROMANIAN STATE - ON THE JEWISH QUESTION IN A DISPUTED TERRITORY"
Victor Neumann - Studia Hebraica 2/2002

In conclusion, Google CEEOL and explore for yourself.

Sincerely,

Alex Woodle
Groton, MA
USA


INTRO - researching Kellermann family from Bavaria (Bayern) #germany

Uri Kellerman <uri_ke@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for 2
years. I consider myself to be intermediate in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in Nof-Ayalon, Israel. My native language is
Hebrew and I also know German and English. I consider myself advanced in using
a computer. My experience in using the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of my
grandparents, of my great grandparents. My primary research goals now
are to find out my great great grandparents.

The family names and towns that I am researching are:
Family KELLERMANN who lived in Fuchsstadt

Signed: Uri Kellermann Nof-ayalon, Israel uri_ke@bezeqint.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to GerSIG Mr. Kellermann. There may be more than
one town called Fuchsstadt in Germany. We always suggest that you identify
cities and towns more completely. The JewishGen ShtetlSeeker at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/LocTown.asp

can help with that.


German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching Kellermann family from Bavaria (Bayern) #germany

Uri Kellerman <uri_ke@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for 2
years. I consider myself to be intermediate in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in Nof-Ayalon, Israel. My native language is
Hebrew and I also know German and English. I consider myself advanced in using
a computer. My experience in using the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of my
grandparents, of my great grandparents. My primary research goals now
are to find out my great great grandparents.

The family names and towns that I am researching are:
Family KELLERMANN who lived in Fuchsstadt

Signed: Uri Kellermann Nof-ayalon, Israel uri_ke@bezeqint.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to GerSIG Mr. Kellermann. There may be more than
one town called Fuchsstadt in Germany. We always suggest that you identify
cities and towns more completely. The JewishGen ShtetlSeeker at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/LocTown.asp

can help with that.


Letter writing request #romania

Susie <sudajaka@...>
 

Hello! Could anyone possible translate a very short letter I'd like to write
to some folks who may be relatives in Romania?

I would make it just a paragraph or two at most.

Thank you!
Susie Thackston
Agoura, California
please reply off list
sudajaka@prodigy.net


Romania SIG #Romania Letter writing request #romania

Susie <sudajaka@...>
 

Hello! Could anyone possible translate a very short letter I'd like to write
to some folks who may be relatives in Romania?

I would make it just a paragraph or two at most.

Thank you!
Susie Thackston
Agoura, California
please reply off list
sudajaka@prodigy.net


Docut, Romania #general

M. Ronn
 

Years ago, relative who married into the family told me that he was born in
"Docut, Romania" (he spelled it for me and I no longer remember how he
pronounced it), which was apparently near Berlad. He told me that it also
had another name but I failed to write it down. This man's descendants have
recently developed an interested in knowing where he was born. I would
appreciate help anyone can give me in identifying its current name.

Please respond privately.

Thank you,

Michoel Ronn
Brooklyn, NY
netronn@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Docut, Romania #general

M. Ronn
 

Years ago, relative who married into the family told me that he was born in
"Docut, Romania" (he spelled it for me and I no longer remember how he
pronounced it), which was apparently near Berlad. He told me that it also
had another name but I failed to write it down. This man's descendants have
recently developed an interested in knowing where he was born. I would
appreciate help anyone can give me in identifying its current name.

Please respond privately.

Thank you,

Michoel Ronn
Brooklyn, NY
netronn@hotmail.com


Maiden Names on Records #general

solkeys@thejnet.com
 

My Great aunt was married and came to the USA in the end of the 1800's or
beginning of the 1900's. I don't know her married name. Are there any
records where I might find her maiden name?
Solomon Schlussel
solkeys@thejnet.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Maiden Names on Records #general

solkeys@thejnet.com
 

My Great aunt was married and came to the USA in the end of the 1800's or
beginning of the 1900's. I don't know her married name. Are there any
records where I might find her maiden name?
Solomon Schlussel
solkeys@thejnet.com


ATTN: Karen Pratt #general

Bill Everett
 

Please excuse me for using the mail list to contact an individual, but I
cannot successfully answer a request >from Karen Pratt.

I receive the following failure message (with e-mail address and node number
replaced with dummies):

I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<someone@somewhere.net>:
123.456.78.90 does not like recipient.
Remote host said: 550 you are not allowed to send mail to
<someone@somewhere.net>
Giving up on 123.456.78.90.

If Karen can contact me with a different e-mail address with which she can
receive mail >from me or if someone else would be willing to forward a
message to her at the above address, then I could provide the document
translations that she requested.

Thank you,

Bill Everett
bill@chgnet.ru

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ATTN: Karen Pratt #general

Bill Everett
 

Please excuse me for using the mail list to contact an individual, but I
cannot successfully answer a request >from Karen Pratt.

I receive the following failure message (with e-mail address and node number
replaced with dummies):

I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<someone@somewhere.net>:
123.456.78.90 does not like recipient.
Remote host said: 550 you are not allowed to send mail to
<someone@somewhere.net>
Giving up on 123.456.78.90.

If Karen can contact me with a different e-mail address with which she can
receive mail >from me or if someone else would be willing to forward a
message to her at the above address, then I could provide the document
translations that she requested.

Thank you,

Bill Everett
bill@chgnet.ru

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Re: searching Wilhelm H. GOETZ #usa

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

Dear Jack,
If you have access to the census files on Heritage Quest through your
local library, you may want to seek your relative in the census for
1860, 1870 and 1880. Often the first place an immigrant lives is
with relatives. You will also find out about his occupation and
other personal data.
You might also want to check out the online site about Jewish Civil
War participants (on both sides). I assume he was of conscriptable age.

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein San Antonio, TX

MODERATOR NOTE: A GOETZ > GATES family were early Jewish citizens of Arkansas.
The family originated in or near Kaiserslautern in the RheinPfalz. One or more
GATESes served in the US Civil War. John Lowens - Acting MODERATOR


New Steve Morse Website for Castle Garden Database #general

Patriot Email <thegenie@...>
 

Subject: New Steve Morse website for Castle Garden database

I see that Steve Morse must have been quite busy yesterday. The new
castlegarden.org website went online yesterday morning, and by late that
evening Steve had a one-step website for it.

Here are some of the things that you can do >from Steve's site which you
can't do when going to the castlegarden.org site directly. You can
specify all your parameters at one time. You can search on year of
birth. You can search on the passengers age. You can specify how you
want your results sorted. And you are not confined to a mere 10 hits
per page but can specify how many hits you want.

Steve's One-Step website is at http://stevemorse.org and his Castle
Garden utility is the link called "Castle Garden Passengers" in the
Castle Garden section. He actually has two such links -- one fetches
the data >from a pay site and the other fetches the data >from castlegarden.org
which is free.

If you have any questions or comments, please address them to Steve directly.
His e-mail address is on the top of his website.

- Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ


Early American SIG #USA Re: searching Wilhelm H. GOETZ #usa

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

Dear Jack,
If you have access to the census files on Heritage Quest through your
local library, you may want to seek your relative in the census for
1860, 1870 and 1880. Often the first place an immigrant lives is
with relatives. You will also find out about his occupation and
other personal data.
You might also want to check out the online site about Jewish Civil
War participants (on both sides). I assume he was of conscriptable age.

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein San Antonio, TX

MODERATOR NOTE: A GOETZ > GATES family were early Jewish citizens of Arkansas.
The family originated in or near Kaiserslautern in the RheinPfalz. One or more
GATESes served in the US Civil War. John Lowens - Acting MODERATOR


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Steve Morse Website for Castle Garden Database #general

Patriot Email <thegenie@...>
 

Subject: New Steve Morse website for Castle Garden database

I see that Steve Morse must have been quite busy yesterday. The new
castlegarden.org website went online yesterday morning, and by late that
evening Steve had a one-step website for it.

Here are some of the things that you can do >from Steve's site which you
can't do when going to the castlegarden.org site directly. You can
specify all your parameters at one time. You can search on year of
birth. You can search on the passengers age. You can specify how you
want your results sorted. And you are not confined to a mere 10 hits
per page but can specify how many hits you want.

Steve's One-Step website is at http://stevemorse.org and his Castle
Garden utility is the link called "Castle Garden Passengers" in the
Castle Garden section. He actually has two such links -- one fetches
the data >from a pay site and the other fetches the data >from castlegarden.org
which is free.

If you have any questions or comments, please address them to Steve directly.
His e-mail address is on the top of his website.

- Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ


Re: JACOBI-WALLACH #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hans-martinunger@...>
 

I am looking for: Jahanna JACOBI, born 3/11/1916 in Munich came 1939 to USA.
Who is able to help with further information?

I'm also looking for ROSA WALLACH of Wurzburg born abt.1855-1860.

very best Hansmartin Unger St Gallen <hans-martinunger@freesurf.ch>


German SIG #Germany Re: JACOBI-WALLACH #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hans-martinunger@...>
 

I am looking for: Jahanna JACOBI, born 3/11/1916 in Munich came 1939 to USA.
Who is able to help with further information?

I'm also looking for ROSA WALLACH of Wurzburg born abt.1855-1860.

very best Hansmartin Unger St Gallen <hans-martinunger@freesurf.ch>