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Help in finding Fannie SPERLING #general

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Hi all,
Please help me find my great aunt Fannie COHEN SPERLING's birth or some way to find
her hometown. -Her petition for naturalization >from 1934 states she was born
3/23/1888 in Lomza, Poland, but I cannot find her in the JRI records. (The Lomza
town name is suspect as I know that her own mother claimed she was only >from Lomza
Guberniya, not necessarily >from Lomza proper). -Her PFN cites her last residence
as "Kuzhish, Province of Kolna, Poland", which is a town I cannot find (but may
hold a clue as Fannie may have had a sibling born there immediately prior to
immigrating). -Her PFN lists the ship she came on as the Moravia on May 10, 1891.
The Castle Gardens records don't list anyone coming on the Moravian between
April and June. The Hamburg lists a voyage leaving 4/30/1891, but I couldn't find
her on that list, either. Fannie was known as Feyga Etka COHEN at birth. I think
she arrived as a three year old with her parents Louis/Lazer Yitzchok (born 1860s)
and Annie/Chana Beyla (born 1866, nee LUBART) COHEN. How any of these names
may have been spelled and transcribed (including COHEN) is a mystery.
Does any kindhearted soul have the time to help sort this out?

David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help in finding Fannie SPERLING #general

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Hi all,
Please help me find my great aunt Fannie COHEN SPERLING's birth or some way to find
her hometown. -Her petition for naturalization >from 1934 states she was born
3/23/1888 in Lomza, Poland, but I cannot find her in the JRI records. (The Lomza
town name is suspect as I know that her own mother claimed she was only >from Lomza
Guberniya, not necessarily >from Lomza proper). -Her PFN cites her last residence
as "Kuzhish, Province of Kolna, Poland", which is a town I cannot find (but may
hold a clue as Fannie may have had a sibling born there immediately prior to
immigrating). -Her PFN lists the ship she came on as the Moravia on May 10, 1891.
The Castle Gardens records don't list anyone coming on the Moravian between
April and June. The Hamburg lists a voyage leaving 4/30/1891, but I couldn't find
her on that list, either. Fannie was known as Feyga Etka COHEN at birth. I think
she arrived as a three year old with her parents Louis/Lazer Yitzchok (born 1860s)
and Annie/Chana Beyla (born 1866, nee LUBART) COHEN. How any of these names
may have been spelled and transcribed (including COHEN) is a mystery.
Does any kindhearted soul have the time to help sort this out?

David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ


1900 Federal Census NYC help #general

Eileen Kessner <e.kessner@...>
 

I need help with 1900 Federal Census, NYC. If you have access to the Census, please
contact me. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

-Eileen Kessner
Plano, TX
researching Goodinsky/Schmidt/Kagan/Cohen of Prenai; Salk/Solk/Katzev/Hilkin
of Vilkomir and Anyksciai

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1900 Federal Census NYC help #general

Eileen Kessner <e.kessner@...>
 

I need help with 1900 Federal Census, NYC. If you have access to the Census, please
contact me. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

-Eileen Kessner
Plano, TX
researching Goodinsky/Schmidt/Kagan/Cohen of Prenai; Salk/Solk/Katzev/Hilkin
of Vilkomir and Anyksciai

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Help needed with UNGERLEIDER and FRITZ in Montreal, Canada #general

Judy Petersen
 

Hello all,
Just wondering if anyone out there recognizes either of these two people who both
happened to end up in Montreal, Canada. They are related to me, but not to each
other. I have contacted the Montreal JGS and they have been very helpful. Just
trying to cast as wide a net as possible!

Emil UNGERLEIDER, born 1899 in Nagy Varad, Hungary (Oradea, Romania). Possibly
moved to Arad, Romania and married Julia REISNER. Also possibly moved to Montreal
--lived at ** Darlington Place in the mid-1970s. Emil died in 1978 and Julia in
1987. Both buried in the Baron DeHirsch cemetery in Montreal.

Wilhelm/William/Willy FRITZ, probably born 1880s or 1890s. Married Phyllis
ISHERWOOD. They had two children, possibly both sons. William was a civil
employee in the Customs agency and they lived at ** Tasse in St. Laurent in the
1960s and 1970s.

Thanks for any help!

Judy Petersen
Fort Collins, CO


Solomon to Sam #general

Natalie & Ernie Hartz
 

My maternal grandfather, Samuel Rafel (Rafelovich), was referred to as "Uncle Sol" by
family members and his brother, Solomon Rafel, was referred to as "Uncle Sam".
Speculation has it that the English names were mixed up somewhere during the
immigration/travel process to the US and simply were left that way.
Natalie Hartz
East Windsor NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help needed with UNGERLEIDER and FRITZ in Montreal, Canada #general

Judy Petersen
 

Hello all,
Just wondering if anyone out there recognizes either of these two people who both
happened to end up in Montreal, Canada. They are related to me, but not to each
other. I have contacted the Montreal JGS and they have been very helpful. Just
trying to cast as wide a net as possible!

Emil UNGERLEIDER, born 1899 in Nagy Varad, Hungary (Oradea, Romania). Possibly
moved to Arad, Romania and married Julia REISNER. Also possibly moved to Montreal
--lived at ** Darlington Place in the mid-1970s. Emil died in 1978 and Julia in
1987. Both buried in the Baron DeHirsch cemetery in Montreal.

Wilhelm/William/Willy FRITZ, probably born 1880s or 1890s. Married Phyllis
ISHERWOOD. They had two children, possibly both sons. William was a civil
employee in the Customs agency and they lived at ** Tasse in St. Laurent in the
1960s and 1970s.

Thanks for any help!

Judy Petersen
Fort Collins, CO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Solomon to Sam #general

Natalie & Ernie Hartz
 

My maternal grandfather, Samuel Rafel (Rafelovich), was referred to as "Uncle Sol" by
family members and his brother, Solomon Rafel, was referred to as "Uncle Sam".
Speculation has it that the English names were mixed up somewhere during the
immigration/travel process to the US and simply were left that way.
Natalie Hartz
East Windsor NJ


JGSO: Jan 23 #general

Toby Blake
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon

Jews of the Pacific Coast

Ellen Eisenberg, Dwight and Margaret Lear Professor of American History at
Willamette University
Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:00 pm
Where: Congregation Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland, OR

Description: >from the California Gold Rush of 1849 to the explosion of population
centers in the Southwest in the 1980s, Jews have played a significant role in
shaping the Pacific West. In the process, they have reshaped themselves, as
individuals and as communities. Through their mercantile networks and cultural
innovations, their philanthropic institutions and political leadership, western
Jews created a distinctive identity. Using historical photographs >from her new book
Ellen Eisenberg will explore the nature of the Jewish experience in Seattle,
Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the small towns of the West. She will
explain the important differences among these cities, as well as highlighting the
ways in which the western Jewish experience has echoed and deviated >from the
familiar story of American Jewish history.

About our Speaker: Ellen Eisenberg
Ellen Eisenberg has taught in the History Department at Willamette University since
1990, and was appointed Dwight and Margaret Lear Professor of American History in
2003. She holds a B.A. in American Studies >from Carleton College and a Ph.D. in
History >from the University of Pennsylvania.Her current scholarship centers on Jews
in the Pacific West and their relationships with other ethnic groups. Her
publications include Jewish Agricultural Colonies in New Jersey, 1882-1920;
chapters in the anthologies Jewish Life in the American West and California Jews,
and journal articles and monographs. The First to Cry Down Injustice? Western Jews
and Japanese Removal during WWII was a National Jewish Book Award finalist. Jews of
the Pacific Coast: Reinventing Community on America's Edge, co-authored with Ava
Kahn and Bill Toll, was released by the University of Washington Press earlier this
year.

Time: Doors open by 1:00 pm for expert assistance with your genealogy problems.
You are invited to send a short synopsis of your issue ahead of time to
jgsoregon@.... Program will start at 1:30.

Admission is free to members of JGSO, $5 donation requested >from non-members (can
be applied to cost of membership if you join at the time).

For more information contact Barbara Hershey, President/Program Chair at
jgsoregon@.... The JGSO website has information about the organization and
genealogy tools http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orjgs/.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSO: Jan 23 #general

Toby Blake
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon

Jews of the Pacific Coast

Ellen Eisenberg, Dwight and Margaret Lear Professor of American History at
Willamette University
Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:00 pm
Where: Congregation Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland, OR

Description: >from the California Gold Rush of 1849 to the explosion of population
centers in the Southwest in the 1980s, Jews have played a significant role in
shaping the Pacific West. In the process, they have reshaped themselves, as
individuals and as communities. Through their mercantile networks and cultural
innovations, their philanthropic institutions and political leadership, western
Jews created a distinctive identity. Using historical photographs >from her new book
Ellen Eisenberg will explore the nature of the Jewish experience in Seattle,
Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the small towns of the West. She will
explain the important differences among these cities, as well as highlighting the
ways in which the western Jewish experience has echoed and deviated >from the
familiar story of American Jewish history.

About our Speaker: Ellen Eisenberg
Ellen Eisenberg has taught in the History Department at Willamette University since
1990, and was appointed Dwight and Margaret Lear Professor of American History in
2003. She holds a B.A. in American Studies >from Carleton College and a Ph.D. in
History >from the University of Pennsylvania.Her current scholarship centers on Jews
in the Pacific West and their relationships with other ethnic groups. Her
publications include Jewish Agricultural Colonies in New Jersey, 1882-1920;
chapters in the anthologies Jewish Life in the American West and California Jews,
and journal articles and monographs. The First to Cry Down Injustice? Western Jews
and Japanese Removal during WWII was a National Jewish Book Award finalist. Jews of
the Pacific Coast: Reinventing Community on America's Edge, co-authored with Ava
Kahn and Bill Toll, was released by the University of Washington Press earlier this
year.

Time: Doors open by 1:00 pm for expert assistance with your genealogy problems.
You are invited to send a short synopsis of your issue ahead of time to
jgsoregon@.... Program will start at 1:30.

Admission is free to members of JGSO, $5 donation requested >from non-members (can
be applied to cost of membership if you join at the time).

For more information contact Barbara Hershey, President/Program Chair at
jgsoregon@.... The JGSO website has information about the organization and
genealogy tools http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orjgs/.


Help finding lost relatives pays off... they are found! #germany

Elizabeth Levy <levyliz@...>
 

Just yesterday I posted a list of advice, ideas and links to help finding
lost relatives.

I must say that I omitted perhaps two of the most important secrets to
success that were the payoff for me.... 1) When you are stuck, discuss the
problem with others and 2) Don't overlook the little details.

As I began following up on the different suggestions, I wrote an email to
the phenomenal Renee Steinig who was one of the people who offered her help.
She had asked questions in her response to me that brought up other
questions and I sent her my answers, anxious to hear her response. I sent
them out to her at 1 am my time (in Israel), hoping that her response might
provide a new way of looking at things.

When I woke up at 7 am (and naturally checked my email right away - only
second to brushing my teeth), her detailed response not only provided new
ideas, she actually found my dad's second cousin for me! She didn't realize
it at the time but her help led me to the key to the entire family.

I know that you are anxious to hear what magic she used so that you can use
it too. It was exactly as I had listed in the previous email... she used a
variety of websites, moving back and forth between sites, as one piece of
information led to another.

Which brings me to the second secret I alluded to above. When she
re-reviewed one of the censuses, she noticed that one of the brothers had a
middle initial. Meyer S. Levy was now somewhat different >from the other
hundreds of Meyer Levys that were listed in the databases. She returned to
Ancestry.com and found a WWII draft record for Meyer S. with a matching
birth year and lo and behold, his next of kin was Isaac J. Levy, another
brother that I had been looking for!

Now Isaac wasn't only Isaac but he was Isaac J. and she found his draft card
too! His next of kin was his son Norman Levy.

Back to the censuses, she sought out an Isaac Levy with son Norman and found
them, along with the name of Isaac's wife, Esther, and their other 3
children, along with years of marriage and ages. With the year of marriage
she could then searching marriage records (I assume that it was the groom's
list search) and find Esther's maiden name.

The New York Times obituaries provided invaluable information whereas they
mentioned the names of the kids and married names of the daughters.
Norman's sister's married name now known to us, her obituary revealed her
children and city of residence. The telephone book gave me their addresses
and telephone numbers!

It looks quite simple on paper (or on email) but it is nothing less than amazing.

What is more, when I called this 80 or so year old woman, she revealed to me
that I was extremely lucky to find her of all the relatives since she is
really the only one interested in the extended family and the only one who
really knows the names of all the relatives. When her mother had died 17
years ago, she was left a large envelope of photos marked "Boston Levys" (my
branch of the family), but she never knew who the people were. Now I can
identify all the characters for her.

The conversation was emotional and excited and we plan to continue on skype
so that we can see each other too.

A great miracle has happened here.... After more than 20 years that I was
convinced that I would never know that side of my family, they were
"uncovered" in a week, but mostly in one night, while I slept!

Thanks again for all your help. (I really wanted to share the success with
all those who took the time to help.) Thanks again to Renee Steinig.
I hope that you all have learned a good lesson.... again, use friends and
give your children middle names!!!

Elizabeth Levy Mevassaret Zion, Israel


German SIG #Germany Help finding lost relatives pays off... they are found! #germany

Elizabeth Levy <levyliz@...>
 

Just yesterday I posted a list of advice, ideas and links to help finding
lost relatives.

I must say that I omitted perhaps two of the most important secrets to
success that were the payoff for me.... 1) When you are stuck, discuss the
problem with others and 2) Don't overlook the little details.

As I began following up on the different suggestions, I wrote an email to
the phenomenal Renee Steinig who was one of the people who offered her help.
She had asked questions in her response to me that brought up other
questions and I sent her my answers, anxious to hear her response. I sent
them out to her at 1 am my time (in Israel), hoping that her response might
provide a new way of looking at things.

When I woke up at 7 am (and naturally checked my email right away - only
second to brushing my teeth), her detailed response not only provided new
ideas, she actually found my dad's second cousin for me! She didn't realize
it at the time but her help led me to the key to the entire family.

I know that you are anxious to hear what magic she used so that you can use
it too. It was exactly as I had listed in the previous email... she used a
variety of websites, moving back and forth between sites, as one piece of
information led to another.

Which brings me to the second secret I alluded to above. When she
re-reviewed one of the censuses, she noticed that one of the brothers had a
middle initial. Meyer S. Levy was now somewhat different >from the other
hundreds of Meyer Levys that were listed in the databases. She returned to
Ancestry.com and found a WWII draft record for Meyer S. with a matching
birth year and lo and behold, his next of kin was Isaac J. Levy, another
brother that I had been looking for!

Now Isaac wasn't only Isaac but he was Isaac J. and she found his draft card
too! His next of kin was his son Norman Levy.

Back to the censuses, she sought out an Isaac Levy with son Norman and found
them, along with the name of Isaac's wife, Esther, and their other 3
children, along with years of marriage and ages. With the year of marriage
she could then searching marriage records (I assume that it was the groom's
list search) and find Esther's maiden name.

The New York Times obituaries provided invaluable information whereas they
mentioned the names of the kids and married names of the daughters.
Norman's sister's married name now known to us, her obituary revealed her
children and city of residence. The telephone book gave me their addresses
and telephone numbers!

It looks quite simple on paper (or on email) but it is nothing less than amazing.

What is more, when I called this 80 or so year old woman, she revealed to me
that I was extremely lucky to find her of all the relatives since she is
really the only one interested in the extended family and the only one who
really knows the names of all the relatives. When her mother had died 17
years ago, she was left a large envelope of photos marked "Boston Levys" (my
branch of the family), but she never knew who the people were. Now I can
identify all the characters for her.

The conversation was emotional and excited and we plan to continue on skype
so that we can see each other too.

A great miracle has happened here.... After more than 20 years that I was
convinced that I would never know that side of my family, they were
"uncovered" in a week, but mostly in one night, while I slept!

Thanks again for all your help. (I really wanted to share the success with
all those who took the time to help.) Thanks again to Renee Steinig.
I hope that you all have learned a good lesson.... again, use friends and
give your children middle names!!!

Elizabeth Levy Mevassaret Zion, Israel


AGAD archives. (also help translating letter I received from them) #galicia

Philip Rosinsky
 

Hello

I am planning a visit March 7th to Warsaw and would like to visit
AGAD. I wanted to research fonds 300 and 424 regarding BMD
records >from Eastern Galicia.

Do I need to order a certain section of these fonds or just the
fond in general? (I didn't see any specific section for the relevant
towns I'm researching.)

Is there anyone with experience at this archive that could advise
me on the best method to go by? I don't want to waste time in
Warsaw waiting for these records.

Could someone please help me understand the process of
ordering records in advance?

I tried ordering the files online but after submitting the request
was forwarded to a site that looked unrelated to the archive so I
wasn't sure if the order had worked.

I sent them a letter notifying them of my request (I translated it
with google) and received the following letter. (I tried translating
it with google but the result wasn't that clear.):

Szanowny Panie
uprzejmie informujrmy , ze zbiory Archiwum Glownego Akt
Dawnych sa ogolnie dostepne. Aby skorzystac z archiwaliow
nalezy przeslac z dwudniowym wyprzedzeniem wypelnione
rewersy on line na interesujace Pana jednostki archiwalne.
Inwentarze ksiag metrykalnych gmin wyznania mojzeszowego
i akt gmin wyznania mojzeszowego znajduja sie na naszej
stronie internetowej, w zakladce inwentarze. Wypelniony rewers
nalezy wyslac z zakladki Pracownia Naukowa. Szczegolowe
zasady korzystania i udostepniania zbiorow znajdzie Pan na
naszej stronie, w zakladce Pracownia Naukowa
Z powazaniem

Philip Rosinsky


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia AGAD archives. (also help translating letter I received from them) #galicia

Philip Rosinsky
 

Hello

I am planning a visit March 7th to Warsaw and would like to visit
AGAD. I wanted to research fonds 300 and 424 regarding BMD
records >from Eastern Galicia.

Do I need to order a certain section of these fonds or just the
fond in general? (I didn't see any specific section for the relevant
towns I'm researching.)

Is there anyone with experience at this archive that could advise
me on the best method to go by? I don't want to waste time in
Warsaw waiting for these records.

Could someone please help me understand the process of
ordering records in advance?

I tried ordering the files online but after submitting the request
was forwarded to a site that looked unrelated to the archive so I
wasn't sure if the order had worked.

I sent them a letter notifying them of my request (I translated it
with google) and received the following letter. (I tried translating
it with google but the result wasn't that clear.):

Szanowny Panie
uprzejmie informujrmy , ze zbiory Archiwum Glownego Akt
Dawnych sa ogolnie dostepne. Aby skorzystac z archiwaliow
nalezy przeslac z dwudniowym wyprzedzeniem wypelnione
rewersy on line na interesujace Pana jednostki archiwalne.
Inwentarze ksiag metrykalnych gmin wyznania mojzeszowego
i akt gmin wyznania mojzeszowego znajduja sie na naszej
stronie internetowej, w zakladce inwentarze. Wypelniony rewers
nalezy wyslac z zakladki Pracownia Naukowa. Szczegolowe
zasady korzystania i udostepniania zbiorow znajdzie Pan na
naszej stronie, w zakladce Pracownia Naukowa
Z powazaniem

Philip Rosinsky


Re: Two brothers with same name? #general

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Two things:
1- Marc Jacobson is right that the person's two names together are what constitutes
a name, so the names are not strictly the same. Some families shy away >from
repeating any part of a name, but many do not.
2- Abraham may not be the same as Abe, as it's likely that "Abe" was pronounced
"Abba". Now, Abba may ultimately derive >from Abraham, but in the Yiddish world, the
two names are distinct.Hope this helps.

David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ

Researching: GESTETNER, GOMPERTZ, HAUSER/LINK/ZUCKMAN/FELDMAN (Slovakia), STEINER
(Hungary), WEISS (Bratislava, Slovakia & Kochel, Germany), COHEN (Myszyniec area,
Poland), KATZ (Pultusk, Poland), WAJSTUCH (Pinczow, Poland), NUSYNOWICZ (BUSKO,
Poland), REDER/KLURGLUS (Mel'nitsa, Ukraine), HERSCHENHORN (Zamosc, Poland),
RAYNORMAN (Zamosc & Miedzerzyc Podlaski, Poland), HALPERN/KRONGOLD (Ustilug &
Ludmir - Vladimir Volynskij, Ukraine), WAJS(MAN) (Kremenec, Ukraine), BERGER/LERNER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Two brothers with same name? #general

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Two things:
1- Marc Jacobson is right that the person's two names together are what constitutes
a name, so the names are not strictly the same. Some families shy away >from
repeating any part of a name, but many do not.
2- Abraham may not be the same as Abe, as it's likely that "Abe" was pronounced
"Abba". Now, Abba may ultimately derive >from Abraham, but in the Yiddish world, the
two names are distinct.Hope this helps.

David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ

Researching: GESTETNER, GOMPERTZ, HAUSER/LINK/ZUCKMAN/FELDMAN (Slovakia), STEINER
(Hungary), WEISS (Bratislava, Slovakia & Kochel, Germany), COHEN (Myszyniec area,
Poland), KATZ (Pultusk, Poland), WAJSTUCH (Pinczow, Poland), NUSYNOWICZ (BUSKO,
Poland), REDER/KLURGLUS (Mel'nitsa, Ukraine), HERSCHENHORN (Zamosc, Poland),
RAYNORMAN (Zamosc & Miedzerzyc Podlaski, Poland), HALPERN/KRONGOLD (Ustilug &
Ludmir - Vladimir Volynskij, Ukraine), WAJS(MAN) (Kremenec, Ukraine), BERGER/LERNER


Kamenets Podolsky archives in Ukraine #general

Martin Davis (com)
 

Rees Chapman asked: Does anybody know what the status of this (the Kamenets Podolsk
fire, smoke and water damaged) archive might be?

In August of 2009, whilst developing research about Kamenets Podolsk leading to the
launch of the ShtetLinks site for the city (which can be seen at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Kamyanets-Podilskyy/ ), I posted the following
on the Ukraine SIG Digest:

"I can advise that the Kamenets Podolsk (Kamianets-Podilskyi) archive is currently
stored at the address below:

Archives of Khmelnytskyi Oblast [Derzhavnyi arkhiv Khmelnytskoi oblasti]
99 Hrushevsky st.,
29000 Khmelnytskyi
Ukraine Republic

Tel: +38(0382) 76-47-39, 79-27-74

I have been informed by a senior archivist at the Central State Archive in Kiev
that the KP archives are partially restored and partially catalogued but are only
accessible through direct contact with the local archive (the data or references
are not on-line). I have written to the Khmelnytskyi archive a couple of times but
have not got a reply. I have not telephoned them - I do not speak Ukrainian or
Russian - but my guess is that this is the best way of getting a response.

Is there anyone within the group who has had success contacting this archive or can
advise of a reliable Ukrainian researcher who would undertake basic research?"

from this appeal I received a number of very helpful replies which confirmed that
individual 'local' researchers had been successfully commissioned by Genners to do
research into the Kamenets archives held in Khmelnytskyi, which they had had to
undertake by personally visiting the archives. However, at that time no external
requests (that is those >from outside the Ukraine) had managed to get material by
direct request via either land mail or email. For those interested in the names of
recommended Eastern European researchers the list at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/researchers.htm, is very useful.

That situation applied 18 months ago, so things may have improved.

Martin Davis - London (UK)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kamenets Podolsky archives in Ukraine #general

Martin Davis (com)
 

Rees Chapman asked: Does anybody know what the status of this (the Kamenets Podolsk
fire, smoke and water damaged) archive might be?

In August of 2009, whilst developing research about Kamenets Podolsk leading to the
launch of the ShtetLinks site for the city (which can be seen at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Kamyanets-Podilskyy/ ), I posted the following
on the Ukraine SIG Digest:

"I can advise that the Kamenets Podolsk (Kamianets-Podilskyi) archive is currently
stored at the address below:

Archives of Khmelnytskyi Oblast [Derzhavnyi arkhiv Khmelnytskoi oblasti]
99 Hrushevsky st.,
29000 Khmelnytskyi
Ukraine Republic

Tel: +38(0382) 76-47-39, 79-27-74

I have been informed by a senior archivist at the Central State Archive in Kiev
that the KP archives are partially restored and partially catalogued but are only
accessible through direct contact with the local archive (the data or references
are not on-line). I have written to the Khmelnytskyi archive a couple of times but
have not got a reply. I have not telephoned them - I do not speak Ukrainian or
Russian - but my guess is that this is the best way of getting a response.

Is there anyone within the group who has had success contacting this archive or can
advise of a reliable Ukrainian researcher who would undertake basic research?"

from this appeal I received a number of very helpful replies which confirmed that
individual 'local' researchers had been successfully commissioned by Genners to do
research into the Kamenets archives held in Khmelnytskyi, which they had had to
undertake by personally visiting the archives. However, at that time no external
requests (that is those >from outside the Ukraine) had managed to get material by
direct request via either land mail or email. For those interested in the names of
recommended Eastern European researchers the list at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/researchers.htm, is very useful.

That situation applied 18 months ago, so things may have improved.

Martin Davis - London (UK)


Help translating a gravestone ViewMate 17660 #germany

Michael Marx <mhmarx@...>
 

I have posted on view mate a picture of the gravestone of my great
grandfather Max HESS:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17660
The grave is in the Jewish cemetery in Mingolsheim, Baden, Germany.

I would appreciate a translation. I am curious why the tombstone does not
have the symbol of the Cohanim.

With thanks, Michael Marx mhmmarx@...


German SIG #Germany Help translating a gravestone ViewMate 17660 #germany

Michael Marx <mhmarx@...>
 

I have posted on view mate a picture of the gravestone of my great
grandfather Max HESS:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17660
The grave is in the Jewish cemetery in Mingolsheim, Baden, Germany.

I would appreciate a translation. I am curious why the tombstone does not
have the symbol of the Cohanim.

With thanks, Michael Marx mhmmarx@...