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Update on the IAJGS Genealogy Conference August 4-9 in Toronto #latinamerica

JGS of Canada (Toronto) <info@...>
 

Visit the new "Toronto Tours" section at our Conference website.
<http://www.jgstoronto2002.ca>

We have prepared a variety of exciting outings for you or your spouse which
complement the lectures and seminars offered at the Conference. The long
list of activities includes.

1. A special block of tickets for the Toronto performance of the “The Lion
King”, Wednesday, August 7th 7: 30 p.m.
[Please note the deadline date for registering for this event: June 2,
2002. Sign up ASAP.]
2. A guided tour of the Extensive Genealogy collection at the Toronto
Reference Library,
3. University of Toronto's John R. Robarts Library with its large
collection of Yizkor books
4. Archives of Ontario
5. A personal Old Jewish Toronto, with Dr. Stephen Speisman, archivist and
authour
6. A bus tour of the Niagara Falls, the Escarpment and the Niagara Region

Remember that Online Registration has arrived!

Just go to <http://www.jgstoronto2002.ca/Registration.html> and choose your
payment option (Canadian or US dollars). Safe and secure Visa payment will
guarantee your place at Toronto 2002.

Register before May 31 to get the reduced Conference rate.
[Note that the April 30 deadline has been extended to May 31 for your
convenience]

Jerry Tepperman
Public Relations & Marketing Chair
Toronto2002

Latin America #LatinAmerica Update on the IAJGS Genealogy Conference August 4-9 in Toronto #latinamerica

JGS of Canada (Toronto) <info@...>
 

Visit the new "Toronto Tours" section at our Conference website.
<http://www.jgstoronto2002.ca>

We have prepared a variety of exciting outings for you or your spouse which
complement the lectures and seminars offered at the Conference. The long
list of activities includes.

1. A special block of tickets for the Toronto performance of the “The Lion
King”, Wednesday, August 7th 7: 30 p.m.
[Please note the deadline date for registering for this event: June 2,
2002. Sign up ASAP.]
2. A guided tour of the Extensive Genealogy collection at the Toronto
Reference Library,
3. University of Toronto's John R. Robarts Library with its large
collection of Yizkor books
4. Archives of Ontario
5. A personal Old Jewish Toronto, with Dr. Stephen Speisman, archivist and
authour
6. A bus tour of the Niagara Falls, the Escarpment and the Niagara Region

Remember that Online Registration has arrived!

Just go to <http://www.jgstoronto2002.ca/Registration.html> and choose your
payment option (Canadian or US dollars). Safe and secure Visa payment will
guarantee your place at Toronto 2002.

Register before May 31 to get the reduced Conference rate.
[Note that the April 30 deadline has been extended to May 31 for your
convenience]

Jerry Tepperman
Public Relations & Marketing Chair
Toronto2002

Translators for Matzevot #rabbinic

Joyce Field
 

I hope all of you at RavSIG are aware of the massive project that
JewishGen is working on called the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial
Registry (JOWBR). This project has become so massive that we had to
pause to develop a special data management system for this searchable
database. That is being worked on now and we will be moving forward
when the development is completed. See the project description at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

Right now I am writing you about a need we have for JOWBR. It
seems to me that more and more people are photographing matzevot at
cemeteries in Europe and the U.S. but cannot translate the Hebrew,
so I have been thinking of organizing a semi-permanent group of
volunteers who could translate the inscriptions on the matzevot
and input the data into our Excel template.

This would be a free service (the volunteers would donate their
services) we could offer to those people who are photographing
cemeteries for JOWBR and donating the data to JewishGen. The photos
would be put on CDs, and we could transmit the images as email
attachments or mail duplicate CDs to the translators.

Someone suggested that we try to recruit Yeshiva students or even high
school students in Jewish day schools to translate the inscriptions
and input the data. I would like your ideas on whether you think this
is a feasible plan and whether you could help me find volunteers with
the needed linguistic and computer skills.

Please reply privately to me at jfield@....

Joyce Field
JewishGen Vice President, Research

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Translators for Matzevot #rabbinic

Joyce Field
 

I hope all of you at RavSIG are aware of the massive project that
JewishGen is working on called the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial
Registry (JOWBR). This project has become so massive that we had to
pause to develop a special data management system for this searchable
database. That is being worked on now and we will be moving forward
when the development is completed. See the project description at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

Right now I am writing you about a need we have for JOWBR. It
seems to me that more and more people are photographing matzevot at
cemeteries in Europe and the U.S. but cannot translate the Hebrew,
so I have been thinking of organizing a semi-permanent group of
volunteers who could translate the inscriptions on the matzevot
and input the data into our Excel template.

This would be a free service (the volunteers would donate their
services) we could offer to those people who are photographing
cemeteries for JOWBR and donating the data to JewishGen. The photos
would be put on CDs, and we could transmit the images as email
attachments or mail duplicate CDs to the translators.

Someone suggested that we try to recruit Yeshiva students or even high
school students in Jewish day schools to translate the inscriptions
and input the data. I would like your ideas on whether you think this
is a feasible plan and whether you could help me find volunteers with
the needed linguistic and computer skills.

Please reply privately to me at jfield@....

Joyce Field
JewishGen Vice President, Research

Re: Rutgers Place - the final word #general

steven.chall@...
 

Thanks to all those who provided clues, I went back to the 1910
census and checked ED79 & ED80 and lo and behold, the original census
pages list the street as Rutgers Place (Monroe Street). However, the
indices only refer to Monroe St.

Steven Chall
Minneapolis, MN

Still searching for CHALL, ALEXANDER (Dvinsk)-ZELMANOW, HALKIN
(Bobruisk), BECKER (Kishinev), CHASKELEVITZ (Odessa?), CHALOPOVICH
(Poland)

Barney and Yetta BROWN from Philadelphia #general

Glezmah@...
 

Dear Genners,

Looking for the family of Barney and Yetta BROWN of Philadelphia. Barney
passed in 1942 and is buried in Chicago.

His obituary read: BROWN--Barney BROWN, husband of Yetta, father of Edith
Jacobs, Lizzie Shein, Issy, Mollie and Harry, all of Philadelphia; brother
of Joe, Beckie Friedman, Morris, Jennie Madenburg and Sam. Funeral Monday
at 1 p.m. at funeral chapel, 704 S. Crawford

If anyone knows of this family, please contact me privately.

Thank you.

Arlene B. Edwards
Glezmah@...
Mission Viejo, CA

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rutgers Place - the final word #general

steven.chall@...
 

Thanks to all those who provided clues, I went back to the 1910
census and checked ED79 & ED80 and lo and behold, the original census
pages list the street as Rutgers Place (Monroe Street). However, the
indices only refer to Monroe St.

Steven Chall
Minneapolis, MN

Still searching for CHALL, ALEXANDER (Dvinsk)-ZELMANOW, HALKIN
(Bobruisk), BECKER (Kishinev), CHASKELEVITZ (Odessa?), CHALOPOVICH
(Poland)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Barney and Yetta BROWN from Philadelphia #general

Glezmah@...
 

Dear Genners,

Looking for the family of Barney and Yetta BROWN of Philadelphia. Barney
passed in 1942 and is buried in Chicago.

His obituary read: BROWN--Barney BROWN, husband of Yetta, father of Edith
Jacobs, Lizzie Shein, Issy, Mollie and Harry, all of Philadelphia; brother
of Joe, Beckie Friedman, Morris, Jennie Madenburg and Sam. Funeral Monday
at 1 p.m. at funeral chapel, 704 S. Crawford

If anyone knows of this family, please contact me privately.

Thank you.

Arlene B. Edwards
Glezmah@...
Mission Viejo, CA

VM 1442 #general

Josh Brown <gettysburg63@...>
 

Hello:

I've just posted a picture of my g.g.grandmother and her children to
Viewmate, and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify whether it
looks like the picture was taken in Brooklyn, or in Ukraine, and when it
looks like it was taken. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

B'Shalom,
Josh Brown
Los Angeles, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: The URL of the picture referred to is
<http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/source/vm1442.html>.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM 1442 #general

Josh Brown <gettysburg63@...>
 

Hello:

I've just posted a picture of my g.g.grandmother and her children to
Viewmate, and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify whether it
looks like the picture was taken in Brooklyn, or in Ukraine, and when it
looks like it was taken. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

B'Shalom,
Josh Brown
Los Angeles, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: The URL of the picture referred to is
<http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/source/vm1442.html>.

COHEN furniture store in Los Angeles #ukraine

Roberta Sheps <roberta.sheps@...>
 

Can anyone recall a large furniture store owned by a MOISHE COHEN in Los
Angeles? It operated >from roughly the 1920's until at least the 1960's.

MOISHE was the brother of my great-grandfather, LEVI COHEN. Other
brothers were FRANK (EPHROIM),CHARLES and a fifth whose name my mother
can't remember. They were born in Talno, near Kiev, Ukraine, and
emigrated to Canada in approximately 1890. MOISHE was the successful
brother: my mother recalls being immensely impressed when he and his
fur-wrapped wife came to Winnipeg to visit them in a chauffeur-driven
limousine in the 20's. MOISHE had 4 sons, one of whom, SAMMY COHEN,
became a comic actor in films in the 30's and would have had a
successful career had he not fallen out with Rudy Vallee over a woman.
A second became a lawyer and the remaining two (one named LOUIS) went
into the furniture store with their father.

This is a branch of the family that remains wrapped in a veil of
mysterious glamour and I would like to find out more about them.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England(born in Winnipeg, Canada)

Searching:
COHEN, KLAIMON and GROSSMAN, Talna (Ukraine); BELOVITSKY(I),
BELOV/BELOFF/BELL: (Popishok/Popiskes), Lithuania/ Montreal; YAFFE:
Wiliez, nr Vilna/ Winnipeg/ Montreal/ North Dakotah; SHEPS, KRASNOW AND
POTASHNIKOW: Odessa area

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine COHEN furniture store in Los Angeles #ukraine

Roberta Sheps <roberta.sheps@...>
 

Can anyone recall a large furniture store owned by a MOISHE COHEN in Los
Angeles? It operated >from roughly the 1920's until at least the 1960's.

MOISHE was the brother of my great-grandfather, LEVI COHEN. Other
brothers were FRANK (EPHROIM),CHARLES and a fifth whose name my mother
can't remember. They were born in Talno, near Kiev, Ukraine, and
emigrated to Canada in approximately 1890. MOISHE was the successful
brother: my mother recalls being immensely impressed when he and his
fur-wrapped wife came to Winnipeg to visit them in a chauffeur-driven
limousine in the 20's. MOISHE had 4 sons, one of whom, SAMMY COHEN,
became a comic actor in films in the 30's and would have had a
successful career had he not fallen out with Rudy Vallee over a woman.
A second became a lawyer and the remaining two (one named LOUIS) went
into the furniture store with their father.

This is a branch of the family that remains wrapped in a veil of
mysterious glamour and I would like to find out more about them.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England(born in Winnipeg, Canada)

Searching:
COHEN, KLAIMON and GROSSMAN, Talna (Ukraine); BELOVITSKY(I),
BELOV/BELOFF/BELL: (Popishok/Popiskes), Lithuania/ Montreal; YAFFE:
Wiliez, nr Vilna/ Winnipeg/ Montreal/ North Dakotah; SHEPS, KRASNOW AND
POTASHNIKOW: Odessa area

ViewMate translation #ukraine

Errol Schneegurt
 

I need a translation >from Russian to English of some papers surrounding my
grandfathers arrest in 1940 in the city of Lviv. They can be found at,

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1448.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1449.html

Thanking you in advance

Errol Schneegurt NY ESLVIV@...

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ViewMate translation #ukraine

Errol Schneegurt
 

I need a translation >from Russian to English of some papers surrounding my
grandfathers arrest in 1940 in the city of Lviv. They can be found at,

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1448.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1449.html

Thanking you in advance

Errol Schneegurt NY ESLVIV@...

Pompian or Pampenai #lithuania

James R. Platt <jrplatt@...>
 

I am researching the family Eides/Ades/Eydesh who lived in Pompian/Pampenai
in the late 1800s. Does anyone have any information on this shetl that may
have a reference to this family? Thank you.


James R. Platt

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Pompian or Pampenai #lithuania

James R. Platt <jrplatt@...>
 

I am researching the family Eides/Ades/Eydesh who lived in Pompian/Pampenai
in the late 1800s. Does anyone have any information on this shetl that may
have a reference to this family? Thank you.


James R. Platt

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.

Israel Genealogy Society - Jerusalem Branch - May 2002 meeting #general

Jean-Pierre Stroweis <stroweis@...>
 

On Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at 19:30,
the Israel Genealogical Society proposes two simultaneous lectures:

In Hebrew:
Lecture: "The 19th Century Montefiore Censuses of Eretz Yisrael:
Jewish Population as a Source for Genealogical Research".
Speaker: Dr. Michal Ben Yaakov, Department of Jewish History,
the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Contact: Jean-Pierre Stroweis at stroweis@...


In English:
Lecture: "Reconstructuring the Past:
a Search for information about a Lost Family".
Speaker: Rena Quint.
Contact: Barbara Siegel at bsiegel@...

Library: open >from 18:00. The lectures start at 19:30.

Location: Beit Frankfurter, 80 Derech Beit Lehem, Baka'a, Jerusalem.
Buses: 7,12 (>from the central bus station), 30,48.

The meeting will start with announcements for the whole group then
split for the different lectures.

Jean-Pierre Stroweis,
Israel Genealogical Society
igs@...
www.isragen.org.il

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Israel Genealogy Society - Jerusalem Branch - May 2002 meeting #general

Jean-Pierre Stroweis <stroweis@...>
 

On Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at 19:30,
the Israel Genealogical Society proposes two simultaneous lectures:

In Hebrew:
Lecture: "The 19th Century Montefiore Censuses of Eretz Yisrael:
Jewish Population as a Source for Genealogical Research".
Speaker: Dr. Michal Ben Yaakov, Department of Jewish History,
the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Contact: Jean-Pierre Stroweis at stroweis@...


In English:
Lecture: "Reconstructuring the Past:
a Search for information about a Lost Family".
Speaker: Rena Quint.
Contact: Barbara Siegel at bsiegel@...

Library: open >from 18:00. The lectures start at 19:30.

Location: Beit Frankfurter, 80 Derech Beit Lehem, Baka'a, Jerusalem.
Buses: 7,12 (>from the central bus station), 30,48.

The meeting will start with announcements for the whole group then
split for the different lectures.

Jean-Pierre Stroweis,
Israel Genealogical Society
igs@...
www.isragen.org.il

COHEN furniture store in Los Angeles #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta.sheps@...>
 

Can anyone recall a large furniture store owned by a Moishe COHEN in Los
Angeles? It operated >from roughly the 1920's until at least the 1960's.

Moishe was the brother of my great-grandfather, Levi COHEN. Other
brothers were Frank (Ephroim),Charles and a fifth whose name my mother
can't remember. They were born in Talno, near Kiev, Ukraine, and
emigrated to Canada in approximately 1890. Moishe was the successful
brother: my mother recalls being immensely impressed when he and his
fur-wrapped wife came to Winnipeg to visit them in a chauffeur-driven
limousine in the 20's. Moishe had 4 sons, one of whom, Sammy COHEN,
became a comic actor in films in the 30's and would have had a
successful career had he not fallen out with Rudy Vallee over a woman.
A second became a lawyer and the remaining two (one named Louis) went
into the furniture store with their father.

This is a branch of the family that remains wrapped in a veil of
mysterious glamour and I would like to find out more about them.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England(born in Winnipeg, Canada)
Searching:
COHEN, KLAIMON and GROSSMAN, Talna (Ukraine); BELOVITSKY(I),
BELOV/BELOFF/BELL: (Popishok/Popiskes), Lithuania/ Montreal; YAFFE:
Wiliez, nr Vilna/ Winnipeg/ Montreal/ North Dakotah; SHEPS, KRASNOW and
POTASHNIKOW: Odessa area

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen COHEN furniture store in Los Angeles #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta.sheps@...>
 

Can anyone recall a large furniture store owned by a Moishe COHEN in Los
Angeles? It operated >from roughly the 1920's until at least the 1960's.

Moishe was the brother of my great-grandfather, Levi COHEN. Other
brothers were Frank (Ephroim),Charles and a fifth whose name my mother
can't remember. They were born in Talno, near Kiev, Ukraine, and
emigrated to Canada in approximately 1890. Moishe was the successful
brother: my mother recalls being immensely impressed when he and his
fur-wrapped wife came to Winnipeg to visit them in a chauffeur-driven
limousine in the 20's. Moishe had 4 sons, one of whom, Sammy COHEN,
became a comic actor in films in the 30's and would have had a
successful career had he not fallen out with Rudy Vallee over a woman.
A second became a lawyer and the remaining two (one named Louis) went
into the furniture store with their father.

This is a branch of the family that remains wrapped in a veil of
mysterious glamour and I would like to find out more about them.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England(born in Winnipeg, Canada)
Searching:
COHEN, KLAIMON and GROSSMAN, Talna (Ukraine); BELOVITSKY(I),
BELOV/BELOFF/BELL: (Popishok/Popiskes), Lithuania/ Montreal; YAFFE:
Wiliez, nr Vilna/ Winnipeg/ Montreal/ North Dakotah; SHEPS, KRASNOW and
POTASHNIKOW: Odessa area