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Re: Travel to Ellis Island #general

Joan Rosen <jgrosen@...>
 

It is not more difficult in the winter than any other time. Check the
Circle Line Tours online (via Google). There you will find information
about the ferry to the island, schedule, prices, etc. Keep in mind that the
ferry stops at both the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Island) and Ellis Island,
on each trip. The ride itself does not take very long--15 minutes or so,
but there is often a long line waiting to get the tickets, so be prepared to
be patient!

For information about the island itself, try their own web site.

Joan
~~~
Joan Rosen
Elkins Park, outside Philadelphia
jgrosen@verizon.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Travel to Ellis Island #general

Joan Rosen <jgrosen@...>
 

It is not more difficult in the winter than any other time. Check the
Circle Line Tours online (via Google). There you will find information
about the ferry to the island, schedule, prices, etc. Keep in mind that the
ferry stops at both the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Island) and Ellis Island,
on each trip. The ride itself does not take very long--15 minutes or so,
but there is often a long line waiting to get the tickets, so be prepared to
be patient!

For information about the island itself, try their own web site.

Joan
~~~
Joan Rosen
Elkins Park, outside Philadelphia
jgrosen@verizon.net


Orgeyev (Orhei), Moldova Yizkor Book #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am happy to announce that an additional 13 chapters (42 pages) of the
Orhei (Orgeyev), Moldova Yizkor book have now been translated and put on
Jewishgen. This includes Chapters 8-14, 19 and 129-133.

It will only take about $350 more (plus what I have already collected
and contributed) to finish the entire book. This is the last time that
I will be asking for donations. Please make a donation at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

and be sure to mark it for the Orhei, Moldova Yizkor book. No more
work will be done on the book until I have collected enough money.
Please be generous this final time so that we can have a completed
Yizkor book. Please email me privately to let me know the amount of
your donation so that I will know if I have collected enough to complete
the book (talasky@comcast.net).

Thank You

Terry Lasky
Colorado, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Orgeyev (Orhei), Moldova Yizkor Book #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am happy to announce that an additional 13 chapters (42 pages) of the
Orhei (Orgeyev), Moldova Yizkor book have now been translated and put on
Jewishgen. This includes Chapters 8-14, 19 and 129-133.

It will only take about $350 more (plus what I have already collected
and contributed) to finish the entire book. This is the last time that
I will be asking for donations. Please make a donation at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

and be sure to mark it for the Orhei, Moldova Yizkor book. No more
work will be done on the book until I have collected enough money.
Please be generous this final time so that we can have a completed
Yizkor book. Please email me privately to let me know the amount of
your donation so that I will know if I have collected enough to complete
the book (talasky@comcast.net).

Thank You

Terry Lasky
Colorado, USA


research needed in England #general

philafrum
 

Genners,

I would appreciate some research help >from a genner in England. I'm trying
to find out if there's any information about Jewish involvement in the glass
industry there during the late 19th-early 20th centuries. I learned earlier
tonight that a relative, whose surname may have been MANDELSTEIN or
MENDELSTEIN, was very successful in that business.

Can someone help me? Please reply privately. Many thanks.

Evan Fishman
New Jersey, USA
ebf2001@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen research needed in England #general

philafrum
 

Genners,

I would appreciate some research help >from a genner in England. I'm trying
to find out if there's any information about Jewish involvement in the glass
industry there during the late 19th-early 20th centuries. I learned earlier
tonight that a relative, whose surname may have been MANDELSTEIN or
MENDELSTEIN, was very successful in that business.

Can someone help me? Please reply privately. Many thanks.

Evan Fishman
New Jersey, USA
ebf2001@comcast.net


Re: Name Yevno (Evno) -- could it be Yonah? #general

Marlene Bishow
 

Hi Cousins:

Evno is a name that is prevelant in my GANTMAN family tree. In fact, I have
documentation of an Evno GANTMAN, born in about 1781. The family is >from
Smilovichi, Belarus. In the Ashkenazic tradition, this man's grandson was
named Evno in 1819 after his death in 1812. The documentation is contained
in the Revizskaya Skazka of petty bourgeoisies in the shtetl of Smilovichi
of 1850 (Fund 333, list 9, file 1009, pp. 170-171). My grandfather, born in
1892, was also Evno, per his birth certificate (in my posession) and on it,
it is indicated that his father was Wolf Evanov - Wolf the son of Evno.I can
document 5 men with this name between 1781 and 1892.

I initiated a discussion on this name in 2002 on this discussion group
(available >from the archive). Prior to that discussion, the name Evno was
not in the GNDB. I sent a copy of my gf's birth certificate to Dr. Esterson
and the name was added. One should note however that the entry indicates
that Evno is a Yiddish name. I was told then that the name was a variant of
Jonah. This latest discussion has raised some questions regarding the origin
of the name. Among these is - is Evno Hebrew, Yiddish or Russian?

I also point to an entry in the Wikipedia, for a Yevno Azef (1869-1918). The
entry indicates that Yevno is also transliterated as Evno. He was born in
Lykovo.

Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD
VP - JGSGW
Searching:
GANTMAN: Smilovichi, Koidanovo, and Novyy Sverzhen BEL
SINGER, ZINGER: Koidanovo, BEL
SHOMER, SOHMER, SOMMERS, SOMERS, SUMMERS: Kamajai, LITH
DEUTSCHER & RSODEUTSCHER: Rozniatow & Zuravno GAL. UKR and Krakow & Tarnow,
POL and Duisberg, GER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name Yevno (Evno) -- could it be Yonah? #general

Marlene Bishow
 

Hi Cousins:

Evno is a name that is prevelant in my GANTMAN family tree. In fact, I have
documentation of an Evno GANTMAN, born in about 1781. The family is >from
Smilovichi, Belarus. In the Ashkenazic tradition, this man's grandson was
named Evno in 1819 after his death in 1812. The documentation is contained
in the Revizskaya Skazka of petty bourgeoisies in the shtetl of Smilovichi
of 1850 (Fund 333, list 9, file 1009, pp. 170-171). My grandfather, born in
1892, was also Evno, per his birth certificate (in my posession) and on it,
it is indicated that his father was Wolf Evanov - Wolf the son of Evno.I can
document 5 men with this name between 1781 and 1892.

I initiated a discussion on this name in 2002 on this discussion group
(available >from the archive). Prior to that discussion, the name Evno was
not in the GNDB. I sent a copy of my gf's birth certificate to Dr. Esterson
and the name was added. One should note however that the entry indicates
that Evno is a Yiddish name. I was told then that the name was a variant of
Jonah. This latest discussion has raised some questions regarding the origin
of the name. Among these is - is Evno Hebrew, Yiddish or Russian?

I also point to an entry in the Wikipedia, for a Yevno Azef (1869-1918). The
entry indicates that Yevno is also transliterated as Evno. He was born in
Lykovo.

Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD
VP - JGSGW
Searching:
GANTMAN: Smilovichi, Koidanovo, and Novyy Sverzhen BEL
SINGER, ZINGER: Koidanovo, BEL
SHOMER, SOHMER, SOMMERS, SOMERS, SUMMERS: Kamajai, LITH
DEUTSCHER & RSODEUTSCHER: Rozniatow & Zuravno GAL. UKR and Krakow & Tarnow,
POL and Duisberg, GER


Re: General information on doing a building history in New York City #general

mhlcswc2@...
 

I have attempted without success to find information regarding a building
that apparently is no longer in existence, 32 Osborn Street in Brooklyn. The
sites below don't have information regarding non-existing buildings. Any help
would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Marcia G. Hoffman
Baltimore, MD
ODENTZ,ORDINTZ,ODINHS - Vilna area
GRINBERG,GREENBERG,MALEWITZ,ROSENSWEIG - Lomza area
FRIEDMAN - Austria

General information on doing a building history in New York City:
from 1995, mostly paper sources:
http://www.nysoclib.org/building_history.html

A recently updated version with online sources:
http://tinyurl.com/8bo3d>>>


the cemetery in cluj #romania

weher <weher@...>
 

hi

My grent grandmotheher died 1921in was buried in the cemetery in cluj (Cluj is known in Hungarian as Kolozsvar
and in German as Klausenburg.)
Im serching for her Burial and tombstone
If anyone could help me wite any information whose taking care of the place or has
a list of the tombstone or pictures please contact me

Thank you
h. wiss
new york


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: General information on doing a building history in New York City #general

mhlcswc2@...
 

I have attempted without success to find information regarding a building
that apparently is no longer in existence, 32 Osborn Street in Brooklyn. The
sites below don't have information regarding non-existing buildings. Any help
would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Marcia G. Hoffman
Baltimore, MD
ODENTZ,ORDINTZ,ODINHS - Vilna area
GRINBERG,GREENBERG,MALEWITZ,ROSENSWEIG - Lomza area
FRIEDMAN - Austria

General information on doing a building history in New York City:
from 1995, mostly paper sources:
http://www.nysoclib.org/building_history.html

A recently updated version with online sources:
http://tinyurl.com/8bo3d>>>


Romania SIG #Romania the cemetery in cluj #romania

weher <weher@...>
 

hi

My grent grandmotheher died 1921in was buried in the cemetery in cluj (Cluj is known in Hungarian as Kolozsvar
and in German as Klausenburg.)
Im serching for her Burial and tombstone
If anyone could help me wite any information whose taking care of the place or has
a list of the tombstone or pictures please contact me

Thank you
h. wiss
new york


Marcus and Block Families #lithuania

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman <ravbenzi@...>
 

Shalom:

I am looking for descendants of Jacob L. and Bessie (MARCUS) BLOCK. They
were both born in Lithuania, probably in the region between Telz and Memel,
and they immigrated to New York in about 1885. Jacob and Bessie had 5
children: Joseph (married Dorothy BASS), Dora (married Louis ROSENBERG),
Sadie (married Harry COHEN), Isadore, and Jeanette (married Herbert BLOCH).
Jacob and Bessie are buried in Union Fields cemetery in Queens, NY. I am
also looking for descendants of Bessie MARCUS' brother, Max MARCUS. Max
married Lena and we believe they had 8 children. We believe Max arrived in
New York in 1881. The MARCUS and BLOCK families were members of Beth
Hamedrash Hagodol, 60 Norfolk Street, on New York's Lower East Side. Any
leads would be appreciated. Thank you.

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman
Lake Forest, CA

MAYPER, MELTSNER, MARCUS, WERNER, CHIPKIN, ROMM, BACH, AUG, SIEGEL, KANTER,
NEWMAN, RODOFF, SATINSKY, KAGAN, SALWEN, ZILBERKVEIT, BEKERIS, PEARLSHTEIN,
AVRAMSON, NEVIAZHSKY, RAPHAEL, BLOCH, NUROCK, WOLPERT, WEINSTOCK
Rumsiskes, Nowy Dwor, Bialystok, Klaipeda, Raseiniai, Telsiai, Kirovograd,
New York, Philadelphia, Atlantic City

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Marcus and Block Families #lithuania

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman <ravbenzi@...>
 

Shalom:

I am looking for descendants of Jacob L. and Bessie (MARCUS) BLOCK. They
were both born in Lithuania, probably in the region between Telz and Memel,
and they immigrated to New York in about 1885. Jacob and Bessie had 5
children: Joseph (married Dorothy BASS), Dora (married Louis ROSENBERG),
Sadie (married Harry COHEN), Isadore, and Jeanette (married Herbert BLOCH).
Jacob and Bessie are buried in Union Fields cemetery in Queens, NY. I am
also looking for descendants of Bessie MARCUS' brother, Max MARCUS. Max
married Lena and we believe they had 8 children. We believe Max arrived in
New York in 1881. The MARCUS and BLOCK families were members of Beth
Hamedrash Hagodol, 60 Norfolk Street, on New York's Lower East Side. Any
leads would be appreciated. Thank you.

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman
Lake Forest, CA

MAYPER, MELTSNER, MARCUS, WERNER, CHIPKIN, ROMM, BACH, AUG, SIEGEL, KANTER,
NEWMAN, RODOFF, SATINSKY, KAGAN, SALWEN, ZILBERKVEIT, BEKERIS, PEARLSHTEIN,
AVRAMSON, NEVIAZHSKY, RAPHAEL, BLOCH, NUROCK, WOLPERT, WEINSTOCK
Rumsiskes, Nowy Dwor, Bialystok, Klaipeda, Raseiniai, Telsiai, Kirovograd,
New York, Philadelphia, Atlantic City

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Wanted and Desperately Needed #general

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Folks,
Among the thousands of readers of this mailing list, is there someone out
there who has had retail marketing experience and is willing to volunteer
as Marketing Coordinator for the JewishGenMall?

This is a real opportunity to put your professional experience (past or
present) to work in a way to help JewishGen. The JewishGenMall is a
revenue stream project for us. The income derived is something that helps
us support other programs. It does need someone who will devote time to
reviewing the items we have for sale and pursue adding additional
genealogically interesting material to what we have for sale.

If you have both an interest and previous retail marketing experience,
please get in touch with me as soon as you can.

Many thanks in advance!
Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wanted and Desperately Needed #general

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Folks,
Among the thousands of readers of this mailing list, is there someone out
there who has had retail marketing experience and is willing to volunteer
as Marketing Coordinator for the JewishGenMall?

This is a real opportunity to put your professional experience (past or
present) to work in a way to help JewishGen. The JewishGenMall is a
revenue stream project for us. The income derived is something that helps
us support other programs. It does need someone who will devote time to
reviewing the items we have for sale and pursue adding additional
genealogically interesting material to what we have for sale.

If you have both an interest and previous retail marketing experience,
please get in touch with me as soon as you can.

Many thanks in advance!
Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


Update on New Hampshire and New Jersey Legislation #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners:

I recently posted information about two egregious pieces of legislation that
would prevent access to vital records in New Hampshire and New Jersey. This
is an informational update on those two bills.

New Hampshire HB 1382 would prohibit a public or private entity from
disclosing an individual's personal information without the individual's
consent. The bill defines an individual to include a deceased individual.
IAJGS has submitted its letter of concern to the members of the House
Judiciary Committee prior to the hearing that was held today, January 31. I
checked with staff after today's hearing and learned that there were many in
opposition, some in favor of the bill. New Hampshire does not vote during
the public hearing but holds an executive session to do so. Thus far the
executive session has not been scheduled. If the committee affirmatively
passes the bill it will go to the floor of the House and if passed there, to
the Senate. For further information on this bill go to the IAJGS website,
www.IAJGS.org go to the center of the page and double click the icon
of the newspaper boy holding the newspaper with "extra" saying the newest
edition of the ECHO .

New Jersey AB 1390 removes vital records (birth, marriage, domestic
partnership, death and fetal death records) >from the definition of public
records, thereby making access to such records very difficult, if not
impossible. The bill was heard January 26 in the Assembly Homeland Security
and State Preparedness Committee where it passed out affirmatively without
amendments enabling genealogical copies of vital records to be continued.
Currently, New Jersey's Department of Health and Senior Services does permit
genealogical copies of vital records after specified time periods: 80 years
after birth, 50 years after marriage and 40 years after death. The bill next
goes to the floor of the Assembly, the earliest date it can be heard is
February 9th. It can be amended on the floor during its second reading.
You can access more information on the bill on the IAJGS website,
www.IAJGS.org, go to the center of the page and double click on the
icon of the newspaper boy holding the newspaper with "extra" saying
the newest edition of the ECHO.

If you have any questions about these bills, please feel free to contact me.
jan@IAJGS.org

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS director and Public Records Access and Monitoring Committee
Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Update on New Hampshire and New Jersey Legislation #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners:

I recently posted information about two egregious pieces of legislation that
would prevent access to vital records in New Hampshire and New Jersey. This
is an informational update on those two bills.

New Hampshire HB 1382 would prohibit a public or private entity from
disclosing an individual's personal information without the individual's
consent. The bill defines an individual to include a deceased individual.
IAJGS has submitted its letter of concern to the members of the House
Judiciary Committee prior to the hearing that was held today, January 31. I
checked with staff after today's hearing and learned that there were many in
opposition, some in favor of the bill. New Hampshire does not vote during
the public hearing but holds an executive session to do so. Thus far the
executive session has not been scheduled. If the committee affirmatively
passes the bill it will go to the floor of the House and if passed there, to
the Senate. For further information on this bill go to the IAJGS website,
www.IAJGS.org go to the center of the page and double click the icon
of the newspaper boy holding the newspaper with "extra" saying the newest
edition of the ECHO .

New Jersey AB 1390 removes vital records (birth, marriage, domestic
partnership, death and fetal death records) >from the definition of public
records, thereby making access to such records very difficult, if not
impossible. The bill was heard January 26 in the Assembly Homeland Security
and State Preparedness Committee where it passed out affirmatively without
amendments enabling genealogical copies of vital records to be continued.
Currently, New Jersey's Department of Health and Senior Services does permit
genealogical copies of vital records after specified time periods: 80 years
after birth, 50 years after marriage and 40 years after death. The bill next
goes to the floor of the Assembly, the earliest date it can be heard is
February 9th. It can be amended on the floor during its second reading.
You can access more information on the bill on the IAJGS website,
www.IAJGS.org, go to the center of the page and double click on the
icon of the newspaper boy holding the newspaper with "extra" saying
the newest edition of the ECHO.

If you have any questions about these bills, please feel free to contact me.
jan@IAJGS.org

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS director and Public Records Access and Monitoring Committee
Chairperson


Re: Name Yevno (Evno) -- could it be Yonah? #general

Dr.Josef ASH
 

Shalom, Judith.
You reply to the linguistic question:

*Evno* is definitely not Hebrew. Nor is it strictly speaking Yiddish.
It is Russian

In any case it seems to be basically a Russian name -- or perhaps a
Russianization of the Hebrew name Yonah (which in some Yiddish dialects
is pronounced Yeh-na -- which would give you the necessary "E" sound).
But I don't see how the "V" sound would have crept in --
one would have had to read the letter vav in Yonah not as a vowel but as a
consonant -- which strikes me as highly unlikely!

Judith Romney Wegner
In Hebrew itself the "waw" was pbonounced originally as "w", in the modern
Hebrew as the consonant is sounds "V", but the same "waw" is used to sign
vowel sounds "o" or "u". and these sounds may be interchangable (like
"shor - shwarim or dud - dwadim).
In Russian it was read as "V" in the case of Evno, but it is interesting
that the same name is spelled as Iona in the canonic translation of the Tanakh.
Another such a case is better known: Yohanan turned to be the biblical Ioann
and then russian Ivan!
One example for the opposite direction of interchanging: The Hebrew "Yawan"
for Greece is used as Ionic style in arcitecture.
Dr.Josef Ash


Woodstock/Salt River articles #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

I feel that I must congratulate as well as thank Mike
Getz for the beautiful articles which he wrote on
The Woodstock - Salt River Jewish Community
together with his report on The Woodstock - Salt River
Jewish Community's Centenary.

To those of us who lived in Cape Town, the articles
written by Mike not only typified the Jewish family
of that area, but all the Jewish families in Cape Town
as a whole. Growing up in the 1930's; 1940's and 1950's
in Cape Town and its environs was a very special period
that will never be forgotten and memories will last forever.

Once again, thanks Mike for these two beautiful articles
which brought both tears and smiles - and of course not to
forget our grandparents and parents for the sacrifices that were
made by them so that we had the best that they could give us.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.