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Schwanfeld Census #germany

B. Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

Siggers,
I recently came across a site that mentioned a census for Schwanfeld,
Unterfranken (and the rest of Germany) for the years
1832-1885-1910-1925-1933-1935. They are not in the LDS library. Is anyone
familiar with them and where copies could be obtained? Thank you.

Bonnie Frederics Tucson, AZ picturethisfilm@email.com


German SIG #Germany Schwanfeld Census #germany

B. Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

Siggers,
I recently came across a site that mentioned a census for Schwanfeld,
Unterfranken (and the rest of Germany) for the years
1832-1885-1910-1925-1933-1935. They are not in the LDS library. Is anyone
familiar with them and where copies could be obtained? Thank you.

Bonnie Frederics Tucson, AZ picturethisfilm@email.com


Re: INTRO - researching OPPENHEIMER & STATEIN from Germany #germany

MBernet@...
 

On March 13th abmiller@hotmail.co.uk wrote:
"My research goals now concern the familly of my Grandfather Kenith OPPENHIEMER
and my Great aunt Margo STATEIN (known as 'Hansy', maiden name OPPENHIEMER)."

==I doubt that Kenith is a German name. It looks like a misspelling of a
similar-sounding English (Irish) name Kenneth--also very much not a German name.

==I have a cousin, Kenneth F, who immigrated to London with his parents as a
little boy in 1936 >from Fuerth, Bavaria. In Fuerth his name was Kurt.

==Your Kenith grandfather is likely to have changed his name, too. Check
out for a start all names starting with K.

==I suggest you check the records of Jewish organizations in England that
helped Jewish refugees who escaped >from Europe before, during and immediately
after WW II. To get contact information, post a query on
jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Re: INTRO - researching OPPENHEIMER & STATEIN from Germany #germany

MBernet@...
 

On March 13th abmiller@hotmail.co.uk wrote:
"My research goals now concern the familly of my Grandfather Kenith OPPENHIEMER
and my Great aunt Margo STATEIN (known as 'Hansy', maiden name OPPENHIEMER)."

==I doubt that Kenith is a German name. It looks like a misspelling of a
similar-sounding English (Irish) name Kenneth--also very much not a German name.

==I have a cousin, Kenneth F, who immigrated to London with his parents as a
little boy in 1936 >from Fuerth, Bavaria. In Fuerth his name was Kurt.

==Your Kenith grandfather is likely to have changed his name, too. Check
out for a start all names starting with K.

==I suggest you check the records of Jewish organizations in England that
helped Jewish refugees who escaped >from Europe before, during and immediately
after WW II. To get contact information, post a query on
jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


Brilling data via universities in Israel #germany

Paul King <samorai@...>
 

On March 13 Bob Weinberg writes about Rabbi Brilling collection in
Frankfort being in a state of disarray. Israelis and visitors to Israel
interested in published works of Rabbi Brilling (stress on Westphalia) will
find copies of various works scattered among university and several other
libraries in Israel. These library catalogues can be accessed through a
search engine and writing in "Hebrew University Library".

Paul King Jerusalem <samorai@012.net.il>


German SIG #Germany Brilling data via universities in Israel #germany

Paul King <samorai@...>
 

On March 13 Bob Weinberg writes about Rabbi Brilling collection in
Frankfort being in a state of disarray. Israelis and visitors to Israel
interested in published works of Rabbi Brilling (stress on Westphalia) will
find copies of various works scattered among university and several other
libraries in Israel. These library catalogues can be accessed through a
search engine and writing in "Hebrew University Library".

Paul King Jerusalem <samorai@012.net.il>


Re: Birth Record - 1894 #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

As a point of interest, sometimes, it is easier to look at the records for
the institution where the person, Morris Pichols, was listed in the 1901
British Census which was the Jews' Hospital and Orphan Asylum in Norwood,
England.

You can find information about this institution at and their records at:
http://www.archives.lib.soton.ac.uk/guide/MS127.shtml

This was a well-known Jewish welfare organization which was first founded as
two separate organizations - the Jews' Hospital in 1795 and the Jews'
Orphan Asylum in 1831. They became one organization in 1876 until they
closed sometime in the 1960's.

Very often, South African orphans or those children who parents were too
poor to care for them were sent to England which had greater resources as
the small South African Jewish communities could not sustain the cost of the
orphans' or paupers' upkeep.

There are many heart-rending stories of these orphans, a number who were
babies or toddlers, many of whom may have been separated >from their
siblings, and others little older, who were sent away to England.

The children or their families may have actually come originally from
England to South Africa. In fact, they may have lived a very short time in
South Africa before their families died or became unable to care for them.

As South Africa's Jewish communities grew and became more solvant,
native-grown orphan asylums developed such as the major ones in Johannesburg
and Cape Town. At that point, many of the children were able to be kept in
South Africa rather than being sent to England.

If you look at the 1901 British Census for the Institution, you will see a
number of South African-born children listed in the fourteen pages given
over to the Orphan Asylum such as:

Nathan COHEN, age 7
Solomon COHEN, age 9
Morris PICHOLS, age 7
Frederich SABER, age 8
George SABER, age 10
Florrie SOLOMONS, age 12
Alexander WHITE, age 8

An interesting sidelight on the Orphan Asylum is that Sheila Graham, the
British gossip columnist who made it big in Hollywood and was the mistress
of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, was an inmate at Norwood at the age of six
along with her brother. She was sent there not due to her parents dying,
but due to her family's poverty.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica RE: Birth Record - 1894 #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

As a point of interest, sometimes, it is easier to look at the records for
the institution where the person, Morris Pichols, was listed in the 1901
British Census which was the Jews' Hospital and Orphan Asylum in Norwood,
England.

You can find information about this institution at and their records at:
http://www.archives.lib.soton.ac.uk/guide/MS127.shtml

This was a well-known Jewish welfare organization which was first founded as
two separate organizations - the Jews' Hospital in 1795 and the Jews'
Orphan Asylum in 1831. They became one organization in 1876 until they
closed sometime in the 1960's.

Very often, South African orphans or those children who parents were too
poor to care for them were sent to England which had greater resources as
the small South African Jewish communities could not sustain the cost of the
orphans' or paupers' upkeep.

There are many heart-rending stories of these orphans, a number who were
babies or toddlers, many of whom may have been separated >from their
siblings, and others little older, who were sent away to England.

The children or their families may have actually come originally from
England to South Africa. In fact, they may have lived a very short time in
South Africa before their families died or became unable to care for them.

As South Africa's Jewish communities grew and became more solvant,
native-grown orphan asylums developed such as the major ones in Johannesburg
and Cape Town. At that point, many of the children were able to be kept in
South Africa rather than being sent to England.

If you look at the 1901 British Census for the Institution, you will see a
number of South African-born children listed in the fourteen pages given
over to the Orphan Asylum such as:

Nathan COHEN, age 7
Solomon COHEN, age 9
Morris PICHOLS, age 7
Frederich SABER, age 8
George SABER, age 10
Florrie SOLOMONS, age 12
Alexander WHITE, age 8

An interesting sidelight on the Orphan Asylum is that Sheila Graham, the
British gossip columnist who made it big in Hollywood and was the mistress
of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, was an inmate at Norwood at the age of six
along with her brother. She was sent there not due to her parents dying,
but due to her family's poverty.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Re: NYC Conference #latvia #courland

Dorothy Bernstein <deebb@...>
 

Dear Martha,
I would be very interested in a meeting at the conference. I will not be
staying at the hotel so I hope it will not be in the late evening. (my
daughter lives in NYC so I will be staying with her)
Dorothy Balkin Bernstein
researching Balkin, Steinborn, Weinberg >from the Courland area.

----- Original Message -----


Subject: NYC Conference
From: Martha LEV-ZION <martha@bgu.ac.il>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 18:48:16 +0200

I would like to know how many of you intend to come to a meeting of
the Courland Research Group at the IAJGS Conference in New York in
August? This is not a meal, but a working meeting to try to move
things along further. On the agenda would be [not necessarily in this
order]:

1. Where we now stand and where we are heading

2. Projects you would like to see undertaken

3. Projects presently in the pipeline

4. Any other business you would like to discuss.

Please respond as soon as possible so that I know if we will have
enough interest for a meeting.

Dr. Martha Lev-Zion
Steering committee


Re: NYC Conference #latvia #courland

Robert E. Heyman <robeh1@...>
 

Martha,

I'll be at the conference, and could come to such a meeting.

Robert

Martha LEV-ZION wrote:

I would like to know how many of you intend to come to a meeting of
the Courland Research Group at the IAJGS Conference in New York in
August? This is not a meal, but a working meeting to try to move
things along further. On the agenda would be [not necessarily in this
order]:

1. Where we now stand and where we are heading

2. Projects you would like to see undertaken

3. Projects presently in the pipeline

4. Any other business you would like to discuss.

Please respond as soon as possible so that I know if we will have
enough interest for a meeting.

Dr. Martha Lev-Zion
Steering committee


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: NYC Conference #courland #latvia

Dorothy Bernstein <deebb@...>
 

Dear Martha,
I would be very interested in a meeting at the conference. I will not be
staying at the hotel so I hope it will not be in the late evening. (my
daughter lives in NYC so I will be staying with her)
Dorothy Balkin Bernstein
researching Balkin, Steinborn, Weinberg >from the Courland area.

----- Original Message -----


Subject: NYC Conference
From: Martha LEV-ZION <martha@bgu.ac.il>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 18:48:16 +0200

I would like to know how many of you intend to come to a meeting of
the Courland Research Group at the IAJGS Conference in New York in
August? This is not a meal, but a working meeting to try to move
things along further. On the agenda would be [not necessarily in this
order]:

1. Where we now stand and where we are heading

2. Projects you would like to see undertaken

3. Projects presently in the pipeline

4. Any other business you would like to discuss.

Please respond as soon as possible so that I know if we will have
enough interest for a meeting.

Dr. Martha Lev-Zion
Steering committee


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: NYC Conference #courland #latvia

Robert E. Heyman <robeh1@...>
 

Martha,

I'll be at the conference, and could come to such a meeting.

Robert

Martha LEV-ZION wrote:

I would like to know how many of you intend to come to a meeting of
the Courland Research Group at the IAJGS Conference in New York in
August? This is not a meal, but a working meeting to try to move
things along further. On the agenda would be [not necessarily in this
order]:

1. Where we now stand and where we are heading

2. Projects you would like to see undertaken

3. Projects presently in the pipeline

4. Any other business you would like to discuss.

Please respond as soon as possible so that I know if we will have
enough interest for a meeting.

Dr. Martha Lev-Zion
Steering committee


NY Conference #courland #latvia

hrhode
 

I'll be at the Courland meeting.

Subject: NYC Conference
From: Martha LEV-ZION <martha@bgu.ac.il>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 18:48:16 +0200

I would like to know how many of you intend to come to a meeting of
the Courland Research Group at the IAJGS Conference in New York in
August? This is not a meal, but a working meeting to try to move
things along further. On the agenda would be [not necessarily in this
order]:

1. Where we now stand and where we are heading

2. Projects you would like to see undertaken

3. Projects presently in the pipeline

4. Any other business you would like to discuss.

Please respond as soon as possible so that I know if we will have
enough interest for a meeting.

Dr. Martha Lev-Zion
Steering committee


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia NY Conference #courland #latvia

hrhode
 

I'll be at the Courland meeting.

Subject: NYC Conference
From: Martha LEV-ZION <martha@bgu.ac.il>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 18:48:16 +0200

I would like to know how many of you intend to come to a meeting of
the Courland Research Group at the IAJGS Conference in New York in
August? This is not a meal, but a working meeting to try to move
things along further. On the agenda would be [not necessarily in this
order]:

1. Where we now stand and where we are heading

2. Projects you would like to see undertaken

3. Projects presently in the pipeline

4. Any other business you would like to discuss.

Please respond as soon as possible so that I know if we will have
enough interest for a meeting.

Dr. Martha Lev-Zion
Steering committee


Re: Tree GRAB-FISCHER-WOTTITZ link #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Hanus Grab wrote: <"Please take a look at the list of
family names at the bottom of the page at
http://www.grab-family.com
Perhaps someone can help me.">

I have been meaning to ask Hanus for a long time - I
have Auguste GRAB on my WOTTITZ family tree marrying
Robert FISCHER {Wiener Magistrat March 4, 1913}.
Auguste was born Nov. 18 1888 in Dauba, Bohemia.

Robert FISCHER's mother was Ernestine WOTTITZ born 24
Sept. 1856 in Pressburg, the sister of my
gt-grandfather Gustav WOTTITZ, and Robert's father was
David FISCHER born 4 April 1843 in Nikolsburg.

Unfortunately, I know nothing more about the FISCHER
family as I have never made contact with any of them,
wherever they might be.

David FISCHER and Ernestine WOTTITZ had 5 children:

Else Aug 7 1879
Olga 30 June 1881
Robert 30 June 1885
Paul Nov 8 1886
Grethe April 24 1888

Grethe {nee FISCHER} PRUGGER came to England - I can
see her in "Moving Here":
http://www.movinghere.org.uk/
and the reason I found her was that my grandmother,
Ida {nee WOTTITZ} KERNER, who was Grethe's
first-cousin, has her listed in her tiny little
address book of the late 1930s as Grethe PRUGGER
[FISCHER].

And that sadly is all I know about this branch
of my WOTTITZ family.

Celia Male [U.K]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Tree GRAB-FISCHER-WOTTITZ link #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Hanus Grab wrote: <"Please take a look at the list of
family names at the bottom of the page at
http://www.grab-family.com
Perhaps someone can help me.">

I have been meaning to ask Hanus for a long time - I
have Auguste GRAB on my WOTTITZ family tree marrying
Robert FISCHER {Wiener Magistrat March 4, 1913}.
Auguste was born Nov. 18 1888 in Dauba, Bohemia.

Robert FISCHER's mother was Ernestine WOTTITZ born 24
Sept. 1856 in Pressburg, the sister of my
gt-grandfather Gustav WOTTITZ, and Robert's father was
David FISCHER born 4 April 1843 in Nikolsburg.

Unfortunately, I know nothing more about the FISCHER
family as I have never made contact with any of them,
wherever they might be.

David FISCHER and Ernestine WOTTITZ had 5 children:

Else Aug 7 1879
Olga 30 June 1881
Robert 30 June 1885
Paul Nov 8 1886
Grethe April 24 1888

Grethe {nee FISCHER} PRUGGER came to England - I can
see her in "Moving Here":
http://www.movinghere.org.uk/
and the reason I found her was that my grandmother,
Ida {nee WOTTITZ} KERNER, who was Grethe's
first-cousin, has her listed in her tiny little
address book of the late 1930s as Grethe PRUGGER
[FISCHER].

And that sadly is all I know about this branch
of my WOTTITZ family.

Celia Male [U.K]


Re: SPIERS - SPIRO #rabbinic

moishe@langsam.com <moishe@...>
 

Hi,

SPIRO is a very common name in rabbinical circles. You would be well
advised to elaborate more on the immediate ancestry of your relative,
where they were born and when they lived. In my own family tree there
were many rabbis by the name of SPIRA, offspring of R' Hersh Mylech
SPIRA of Dynow, Galicia (1783 - 1841), also known as the Bnei
Yissoschur.

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: SPIERS - SPIRO #rabbinic

moishe@langsam.com <moishe@...>
 

Hi,

SPIRO is a very common name in rabbinical circles. You would be well
advised to elaborate more on the immediate ancestry of your relative,
where they were born and when they lived. In my own family tree there
were many rabbis by the name of SPIRA, offspring of R' Hersh Mylech
SPIRA of Dynow, Galicia (1783 - 1841), also known as the Bnei
Yissoschur.

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY


Ukraine Holocaust Memorials in New York and New Jersey #ukraine

steve725@...
 

Greetings all,
This is my first posting to your list.
Some of you might be interested in visiting my website, as it does have some material of interest to Ukraine researchers. If you visit my Cemetery Project (accessible through my virtual museum's Site Map page), you will find web pages that display several Holocaust memorials >from cemeteries in New York and New Jersey. For now, there are pages for memorials associated with Burshtyn, Ostropol, Tolstoye and Turiysk.

In my "Postcards >from Home" exhibition, I have family photographs (not my family) >from Buczacz, Czernowitz, Drohobycz, Kamenets-Podolskiy and Odessa. More family photos >from E. Europe are always welcome on my site.

I also have, within the confines of my Cemetery Project, over sixty maps of overall cemetery grounds in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Florida and S. California, so you might like to visit this page and see what maps I do have, so that you may be better prepared for your next visit to one of these cemeteries. There is also a Cemetery Directory which lists contact info for many of the cemeteries in metro New York and New Jersey.

I also have a small unique surnames list for an Ostropol society plot on Long Island. More unique surname lists for plots associated with Ukrainian towns/cities will be created in the future. I hope each of you spend some time and have a good look at what my web site, a virtual (Internet only) museum of Jewish family history, has to offer. You can get the best overview by looking carefully through my museum's Site Map page. The URL for my site is listed under by name below.

Regards,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ukraine Holocaust Memorials in New York and New Jersey #ukraine

steve725@...
 

Greetings all,
This is my first posting to your list.
Some of you might be interested in visiting my website, as it does have some material of interest to Ukraine researchers. If you visit my Cemetery Project (accessible through my virtual museum's Site Map page), you will find web pages that display several Holocaust memorials >from cemeteries in New York and New Jersey. For now, there are pages for memorials associated with Burshtyn, Ostropol, Tolstoye and Turiysk.

In my "Postcards >from Home" exhibition, I have family photographs (not my family) >from Buczacz, Czernowitz, Drohobycz, Kamenets-Podolskiy and Odessa. More family photos >from E. Europe are always welcome on my site.

I also have, within the confines of my Cemetery Project, over sixty maps of overall cemetery grounds in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Florida and S. California, so you might like to visit this page and see what maps I do have, so that you may be better prepared for your next visit to one of these cemeteries. There is also a Cemetery Directory which lists contact info for many of the cemeteries in metro New York and New Jersey.

I also have a small unique surnames list for an Ostropol society plot on Long Island. More unique surname lists for plots associated with Ukrainian towns/cities will be created in the future. I hope each of you spend some time and have a good look at what my web site, a virtual (Internet only) museum of Jewish family history, has to offer. You can get the best overview by looking carefully through my museum's Site Map page. The URL for my site is listed under by name below.

Regards,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com