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Looking for website of Malcolm Stern's Early Amer Jewish Families #usa

RecordsAccess@...
 

Does anyone know the Website of Malcolm Stern's Early Amer Jewish Families?

Marvin Weinberg Coordinator Early American Sig

MODERATOR NOTE:
A SIG archives search for "Malcolm near Stern" produced scores of hits including
one >from 26 August, 2004, posted by JewishGen benefactor Bernard Kouchel.

It gives the URL of the American Jewish Archives where a search tool for all
names in Rabbi Stern's monumental book. (The edition that was published in 1991
as the updated and revised 3rd edition entitled:
First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies, 1654-1988.


Early American SIG #USA Looking for website of Malcolm Stern's Early Amer Jewish Families #usa

RecordsAccess@...
 

Does anyone know the Website of Malcolm Stern's Early Amer Jewish Families?

Marvin Weinberg Coordinator Early American Sig

MODERATOR NOTE:
A SIG archives search for "Malcolm near Stern" produced scores of hits including
one >from 26 August, 2004, posted by JewishGen benefactor Bernard Kouchel.

It gives the URL of the American Jewish Archives where a search tool for all
names in Rabbi Stern's monumental book. (The edition that was published in 1991
as the updated and revised 3rd edition entitled:
First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies, 1654-1988.


Cemetery photos: from Berlin, Vienna, Kittsee, Hollabrunn, Mikulov #germany

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

I just returned >from a wonderful trip to Austria, the Czech Republic and
Germany. I visited six cemeteries and took many photographs of my ancestors.
I also photographed the tombstones of the names I recognized >from postings
to the JewishGen Discussion Group, the Austria-Czech SIG and the German SIG.
Most of the photographs came out quite well; others not so clear since it
was raining and it wasn't so easy climbing over the downed branches, high
weeds, balancing the umbrella, holding the camera, and taking the photos.
Yes, it rained nearly every day of our trip. It made the visits to the
cemeteries hauntingly beautiful.

I also visited the Archives in Kittsee and photographed some of the pages of
lists they had. If you know your family comes >from this village, send me the
name and I will see if I have it on one of the lists. The archivist was very
kind to let me photograph the documents so I just took as many pictures as I
could in the time I had. I cannot read some of the documents because I
cannot read the handwriting (written in German).

I cannot remember who is researching the names listed below, but if you are
interested in receiving the photo, let me know and I will email it. I hope
this will be helpful to you.

Sally Goodman Palm Springs/LA CA

>GERMANY: WEISSENSEE CEMETERY:
FRITZ, Paul
GUTFELD, Max
GUTFELD, Sidonie geb WOLFHEIM
GUTFELD, Sara geb ABRAHAM
GUTFELD, Sally
GUTFELD, Dr.Wilhelm
MANDELBERG,Josef
SCHAFFER, Fedor
SCHAFFER, Hulda geb SCHLESINGER
TOBIAS, David
TOBIAS, Dorothea geb SABERSKY
TOBIAS, Marie geb Mamroth

MODERATOR NOTE: Many thanks to Ms. Goodman for her generosity in documenting
the graves of unrelated individuals for the sake of fellow SIG members. Taking
the many photographs and extracting and typing the names of all these individuals
was a huge job for which we must be very grateful.

I have deleted the names of persons buried in the cemeteries listed below.
You should find those name lists in her postings to the Austria Czech SIG and
other lists. An archive search for your family names will take you to her list
in the appropriate SIG forum. To include all those names here will complicate
archive searches by producing duplicate hits. MOD 1

Find the name for the following burials in the Austria Czech SIG list:
To search the archives for any of the names go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop

>AUSTRIA: VIENNA: Zentralfriedhof, Tor (Gate) 1

>VIENNA: Zentralfriedhof, Tor (Gate) 4

>HOLLABRUNN FRIEDHOF:

>KITTSEE FRIEDHOF:

>CZECH REPUBLIC: MIKULOV (NIKOLSBURG) CEMETERY:


German SIG #Germany Cemetery photos: from Berlin, Vienna, Kittsee, Hollabrunn, Mikulov #germany

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

I just returned >from a wonderful trip to Austria, the Czech Republic and
Germany. I visited six cemeteries and took many photographs of my ancestors.
I also photographed the tombstones of the names I recognized >from postings
to the JewishGen Discussion Group, the Austria-Czech SIG and the German SIG.
Most of the photographs came out quite well; others not so clear since it
was raining and it wasn't so easy climbing over the downed branches, high
weeds, balancing the umbrella, holding the camera, and taking the photos.
Yes, it rained nearly every day of our trip. It made the visits to the
cemeteries hauntingly beautiful.

I also visited the Archives in Kittsee and photographed some of the pages of
lists they had. If you know your family comes >from this village, send me the
name and I will see if I have it on one of the lists. The archivist was very
kind to let me photograph the documents so I just took as many pictures as I
could in the time I had. I cannot read some of the documents because I
cannot read the handwriting (written in German).

I cannot remember who is researching the names listed below, but if you are
interested in receiving the photo, let me know and I will email it. I hope
this will be helpful to you.

Sally Goodman Palm Springs/LA CA

>GERMANY: WEISSENSEE CEMETERY:
FRITZ, Paul
GUTFELD, Max
GUTFELD, Sidonie geb WOLFHEIM
GUTFELD, Sara geb ABRAHAM
GUTFELD, Sally
GUTFELD, Dr.Wilhelm
MANDELBERG,Josef
SCHAFFER, Fedor
SCHAFFER, Hulda geb SCHLESINGER
TOBIAS, David
TOBIAS, Dorothea geb SABERSKY
TOBIAS, Marie geb Mamroth

MODERATOR NOTE: Many thanks to Ms. Goodman for her generosity in documenting
the graves of unrelated individuals for the sake of fellow SIG members. Taking
the many photographs and extracting and typing the names of all these individuals
was a huge job for which we must be very grateful.

I have deleted the names of persons buried in the cemeteries listed below.
You should find those name lists in her postings to the Austria Czech SIG and
other lists. An archive search for your family names will take you to her list
in the appropriate SIG forum. To include all those names here will complicate
archive searches by producing duplicate hits. MOD 1

Find the name for the following burials in the Austria Czech SIG list:
To search the archives for any of the names go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop

>AUSTRIA: VIENNA: Zentralfriedhof, Tor (Gate) 1

>VIENNA: Zentralfriedhof, Tor (Gate) 4

>HOLLABRUNN FRIEDHOF:

>KITTSEE FRIEDHOF:

>CZECH REPUBLIC: MIKULOV (NIKOLSBURG) CEMETERY:


Book about The destruction of Jews from Belgium #galicia

Charles Mahler
 

Hello to all of you,

For those that might be interested, I suggest them to look at the
website: http://www.aspeditions.be/ and click on
Mecheln-Auschwitz 1942-1944 28 transporten, 18500 portretten.
This book in 4 parts will report all data about Jews >from Belgium
that were deported to Auschwitz. The destruction of Jews >from
Belgium, Faces of deportees: transports 1-12, Faces of deportees:
transports 13-28 and List of names of the deportees. It will be
trilingual (Dutch, French and English) and can be ordered by
pre-inscription. I do not have any financial or other than
historical and genealogical interest in this book.

Best regards
Charles Mahler
Antwerp Belgium
Searching: MAHLER, LICHTMANN, MARGULIES, INTRATOR

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Alternatively, go straight to
http://www.aspeditions.be/mecheln-auschwitz/ . This message is
permitted as a one-time commercial pension, per JewishGen guidelines.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Book about The destruction of Jews from Belgium #galicia

Charles Mahler
 

Hello to all of you,

For those that might be interested, I suggest them to look at the
website: http://www.aspeditions.be/ and click on
Mecheln-Auschwitz 1942-1944 28 transporten, 18500 portretten.
This book in 4 parts will report all data about Jews >from Belgium
that were deported to Auschwitz. The destruction of Jews >from
Belgium, Faces of deportees: transports 1-12, Faces of deportees:
transports 13-28 and List of names of the deportees. It will be
trilingual (Dutch, French and English) and can be ordered by
pre-inscription. I do not have any financial or other than
historical and genealogical interest in this book.

Best regards
Charles Mahler
Antwerp Belgium
Searching: MAHLER, LICHTMANN, MARGULIES, INTRATOR

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Alternatively, go straight to
http://www.aspeditions.be/mecheln-auschwitz/ . This message is
permitted as a one-time commercial pension, per JewishGen guidelines.


Re: Book on Synagogues in Latvia #latvia

usdin <usdine@...>
 

Hello,

Concerning this book, something incredible happened to me in Kazan (in
Russia, far away >from Latvia) last May. If I hadn't taken a photo nobody
would have believed me!

While driving >from the Kremlin, suddenly I saw a big menorah and thought,
"If there is a menorah, there is a synagogue.", and indeed it was a
synagogue.

I went in and asked a man (lubavich) who turned out to be Rabbi Ytzchak
Gorelik if I may take a picture. He said "yes" and "where do you come
from, etc. ..." When I said that my paternal ancestors came >from Latvia he
said, "Mine too! I have something interesting to show you". He came back
with the book of the synagogues in Latvia, that I had been looking for
during months and said that his grand father wrote it. As it happens, I
met his grand father at the synagogue of Riga in 1994. I said that I want
to buy the book, that it would be very precious to me. He said it's not
for sale, but I proposed 100€ and he agreed.

It's just a miracle . He said there is no hazard in life and wrote that
in Hebrew on the book. I really think it is a miracle....and I have a
strange feeling about it but I am very very happy that I found the book
and met the Rabbi.

The photo is here:
http://bp3.blogger.com/_yPcW8MlzEgA/SDaz_Uf6DzI/AAAAAAAAHGc/031glo0lFhA/s1600-h/B.Synagogue+Kazan5.jpg

You can see Rabbi Ytzshak Gorelik,the book and the 100€!

Christine Usdin
France
usdine@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Book on Synagogues in Latvia #latvia

usdin <usdine@...>
 

Hello,

Concerning this book, something incredible happened to me in Kazan (in
Russia, far away >from Latvia) last May. If I hadn't taken a photo nobody
would have believed me!

While driving >from the Kremlin, suddenly I saw a big menorah and thought,
"If there is a menorah, there is a synagogue.", and indeed it was a
synagogue.

I went in and asked a man (lubavich) who turned out to be Rabbi Ytzchak
Gorelik if I may take a picture. He said "yes" and "where do you come
from, etc. ..." When I said that my paternal ancestors came >from Latvia he
said, "Mine too! I have something interesting to show you". He came back
with the book of the synagogues in Latvia, that I had been looking for
during months and said that his grand father wrote it. As it happens, I
met his grand father at the synagogue of Riga in 1994. I said that I want
to buy the book, that it would be very precious to me. He said it's not
for sale, but I proposed 100€ and he agreed.

It's just a miracle . He said there is no hazard in life and wrote that
in Hebrew on the book. I really think it is a miracle....and I have a
strange feeling about it but I am very very happy that I found the book
and met the Rabbi.

The photo is here:
http://bp3.blogger.com/_yPcW8MlzEgA/SDaz_Uf6DzI/AAAAAAAAHGc/031glo0lFhA/s1600-h/B.Synagogue+Kazan5.jpg

You can see Rabbi Ytzshak Gorelik,the book and the 100€!

Christine Usdin
France
usdine@...


Re: Jewish naming patterns #galicia

roe kard
 

I have had a similar experience.

There was only one "Rokart" record on all of Jewishgen. It was for
Mechuel Rokart who was married to a Basia Goldwurm, a family name I
had never heard. But I had a strong sense that this man was my
grandfather's father and that my father's brother Mechuel was named
after him but I had no proof at all when I began.

When I received the original birth certificate >from AGAD it came
clear that the mother, Basia's parents were Avraham and Chaie, the
names of my father's other two siblings. This pushed me to further
certainty cause now there were three siblings with the given names
of two grandparents and one great grandparent.

It took a megilla's worth of research and deduction to get a great-
uncle's death certificate which proved and validated our
hypothesis, based on the naming pattern. We showed that their
parents were, indeed, these same Abraham and Chaie and thus worthy
of commemoration as well.

B'shalom,
Karen Roekard
AKA Gital Chaye Eta

PS I hope this is clear enough. I only have access to iPhone so
hard to remember and write at same time.


Russian census record question #latvia

Pavel Bernshtam
 

I found a record in All Latvia database which may be corresponds to my
relatives.

This is a record for Fixmann family, however I have a number of questions

Place of origin is "Anishishki, Kovno d., Kovno pr. " , while
birthplace is "Rakishki, Novo-Alexandrovsk d., Kovno pr. "
What is the difference between "place of origin" and "Birthplace" in
terms of this census?

What is the correct and current name of Anishishki and Rakishki?

Is there a chance that ages in the census are incorrect? According to
the census Leib Fixmann is 1857 birth year, but my when relative
immigrated to UK he wrote 1852 as a birth year.

Thank you!

--
Pavel Bernshtam, Software Architect, Cadence Design Systems
+972-54-5583675,javaap@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Jewish naming patterns #galicia

roe kard
 

I have had a similar experience.

There was only one "Rokart" record on all of Jewishgen. It was for
Mechuel Rokart who was married to a Basia Goldwurm, a family name I
had never heard. But I had a strong sense that this man was my
grandfather's father and that my father's brother Mechuel was named
after him but I had no proof at all when I began.

When I received the original birth certificate >from AGAD it came
clear that the mother, Basia's parents were Avraham and Chaie, the
names of my father's other two siblings. This pushed me to further
certainty cause now there were three siblings with the given names
of two grandparents and one great grandparent.

It took a megilla's worth of research and deduction to get a great-
uncle's death certificate which proved and validated our
hypothesis, based on the naming pattern. We showed that their
parents were, indeed, these same Abraham and Chaie and thus worthy
of commemoration as well.

B'shalom,
Karen Roekard
AKA Gital Chaye Eta

PS I hope this is clear enough. I only have access to iPhone so
hard to remember and write at same time.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Russian census record question #latvia

Pavel Bernshtam
 

I found a record in All Latvia database which may be corresponds to my
relatives.

This is a record for Fixmann family, however I have a number of questions

Place of origin is "Anishishki, Kovno d., Kovno pr. " , while
birthplace is "Rakishki, Novo-Alexandrovsk d., Kovno pr. "
What is the difference between "place of origin" and "Birthplace" in
terms of this census?

What is the correct and current name of Anishishki and Rakishki?

Is there a chance that ages in the census are incorrect? According to
the census Leib Fixmann is 1857 birth year, but my when relative
immigrated to UK he wrote 1852 as a birth year.

Thank you!

--
Pavel Bernshtam, Software Architect, Cadence Design Systems
+972-54-5583675,javaap@...


JGS Illinois Meeting Sunday, November 23, 2008 #general

chifamgen <chifamgen@...>
 

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2008
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie
Date: Sunday, November 23, 2008
Topic: Jewish Lawndale presented by Amanda Friedeman of the
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies

Please join us in learning about the Chicago Jewish community's early
history.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth Israel will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members/guests who want to use our library materials, get help
with genealogy Web sites on the Internet, or ask genealogical related
questions before the main program begins at 2 p.m., please visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or phone (312) 666-0100.

Sandy Imyak
Publicity Chairman
JGS Illinois


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Illinois Meeting Sunday, November 23, 2008 #general

chifamgen <chifamgen@...>
 

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2008
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie
Date: Sunday, November 23, 2008
Topic: Jewish Lawndale presented by Amanda Friedeman of the
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies

Please join us in learning about the Chicago Jewish community's early
history.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth Israel will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members/guests who want to use our library materials, get help
with genealogy Web sites on the Internet, or ask genealogical related
questions before the main program begins at 2 p.m., please visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or phone (312) 666-0100.

Sandy Imyak
Publicity Chairman
JGS Illinois


Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman -lectures in UK and Ireland on the DNA Connection #general

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman ( Jerusalem) is lecturing on "The DNA Connection"
in the UK and Ireland over the next week.

MANCHESTER Friday 21/11/08 11 am Yavne & K’David HS
Shabbat 22/11 Kiddush, Stenecourt Shul
Motzei Shabbat, 22/11, 8pm, Higher Prestwich Hall
Sunday 23/11, 7.30pm, UHC - LEEDS
OXFORD. Monday, 24/11, 8.00pm, Oxford Chabad Society
LONDON. -----------------
Wednesday, 26/11, 8.30pm. Hendon United Syn.
2-3 pm ;Immanuel College, London
Thursday, 27/11, 1-2pm, Univ College London at Hillel
Shabbat & Motzei: 29/11, 8pm; Kesher, Finchley Rd. G.G.
Sunday: 30/11, 8.30pm, Edgware Yeshurun
Monday: 01/12, 8 pm, JLE -Golders Green
DUBLIN 02/12 8pm Irish Jewish Museum

“The DNA Connection -Modern Jews and the Ancient Hebrews”
This is a power-point slide presentation with Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman.
Author of ‘DNA & Tradition’, The Center for Kohanim, Jerusalem,
www.Cohen-Levi.org

DNA & Tradition
The Genetic Link to the Ancient Hebrews

* The Discovery of the “Cohen Gene”
* DNA Tests of Tradition
* Confirming the Origin of World Jewry
* Discovering the Genetic Matriarchs
* Abraham’s Chromosome Signature

The program is an approximately 60 minute power-point slide
presentation, followed by questions.
The presentation demonstrates that science and tradition can complement
and need not conflict.
The DNA research relates to all of the Jewish people, with particular
interest for Kohanim.
He will be happy to sign books for those interested. <YMKleiman2@...>

Saul Issroff (London)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman -lectures in UK and Ireland on the DNA Connection #general

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman ( Jerusalem) is lecturing on "The DNA Connection"
in the UK and Ireland over the next week.

MANCHESTER Friday 21/11/08 11 am Yavne & K’David HS
Shabbat 22/11 Kiddush, Stenecourt Shul
Motzei Shabbat, 22/11, 8pm, Higher Prestwich Hall
Sunday 23/11, 7.30pm, UHC - LEEDS
OXFORD. Monday, 24/11, 8.00pm, Oxford Chabad Society
LONDON. -----------------
Wednesday, 26/11, 8.30pm. Hendon United Syn.
2-3 pm ;Immanuel College, London
Thursday, 27/11, 1-2pm, Univ College London at Hillel
Shabbat & Motzei: 29/11, 8pm; Kesher, Finchley Rd. G.G.
Sunday: 30/11, 8.30pm, Edgware Yeshurun
Monday: 01/12, 8 pm, JLE -Golders Green
DUBLIN 02/12 8pm Irish Jewish Museum

“The DNA Connection -Modern Jews and the Ancient Hebrews”
This is a power-point slide presentation with Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman.
Author of ‘DNA & Tradition’, The Center for Kohanim, Jerusalem,
www.Cohen-Levi.org

DNA & Tradition
The Genetic Link to the Ancient Hebrews

* The Discovery of the “Cohen Gene”
* DNA Tests of Tradition
* Confirming the Origin of World Jewry
* Discovering the Genetic Matriarchs
* Abraham’s Chromosome Signature

The program is an approximately 60 minute power-point slide
presentation, followed by questions.
The presentation demonstrates that science and tradition can complement
and need not conflict.
The DNA research relates to all of the Jewish people, with particular
interest for Kohanim.
He will be happy to sign books for those interested. <YMKleiman2@...>

Saul Issroff (London)


Re: Jewish Naming Patterns #germany

Varda Epstein <epavard@...>
 

Jacob Rosen listed the offspring of two families and asked: [if naming patterns
might give clues to their relationship].=======>

I think you may be on the right track, and the order of the naming suggests
the time period of their ancestors' deaths.

On the other hand, they could be a distant branch of this family so that
the same names appear in their respective trees. The fact that the
names of the other offspring are so different >from those of the first
list of names you cited suggests that this may be the case.

In my own KOPELMAN family, distantly related branches have the same two
distinctive names in their trees (Yerucham, Faila), though we are
unsure of how we are related. That means that we certainly don't share
the same great grandparents, yet these names are in all of our trees
suggesting common ancestors somewhere in the distant past.

Varda Epstein Efrat, Israel <epavard@...>


German SIG #Germany Re: Jewish Naming Patterns #germany

Varda Epstein <epavard@...>
 

Jacob Rosen listed the offspring of two families and asked: [if naming patterns
might give clues to their relationship].=======>

I think you may be on the right track, and the order of the naming suggests
the time period of their ancestors' deaths.

On the other hand, they could be a distant branch of this family so that
the same names appear in their respective trees. The fact that the
names of the other offspring are so different >from those of the first
list of names you cited suggests that this may be the case.

In my own KOPELMAN family, distantly related branches have the same two
distinctive names in their trees (Yerucham, Faila), though we are
unsure of how we are related. That means that we certainly don't share
the same great grandparents, yet these names are in all of our trees
suggesting common ancestors somewhere in the distant past.

Varda Epstein Efrat, Israel <epavard@...>


Questions about Crypto Jews and Conversos #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

I just searched the Internet using the phrase "crypto jews mexico" and got many interesting hits, including:

http://www.sephardicgen.com/crypto_sites.htm
http://www.cryptojew.org/
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/Mexico.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypto-Judaism
http://hemi.nyu.edu/archive/studentwork/colony/Ferrantepaper.htm

I don't know how useful they are, but they are a start.

Zev Griner
GRINER,PANCER,BOJM/BAUM,LEIZER/LEJZER,ZAJDEL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Questions about Crypto Jews and Conversos #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

I just searched the Internet using the phrase "crypto jews mexico" and got many interesting hits, including:

http://www.sephardicgen.com/crypto_sites.htm
http://www.cryptojew.org/
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/Mexico.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypto-Judaism
http://hemi.nyu.edu/archive/studentwork/colony/Ferrantepaper.htm

I don't know how useful they are, but they are a start.

Zev Griner
GRINER,PANCER,BOJM/BAUM,LEIZER/LEJZER,ZAJDEL