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Help in decpihering handwriting #romania

nk
 

Hello all,

I have posted a document on Viewmate, #25535, and would appreciate your
help with deciphering one word:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25535

I am interested in what is written on line 17 after "sister Z". This
is a Canadian Declaration for my great aunt who was immigrating to
Grahamdale, Manitoba. My grandmother, Zisel Karlik (or the last name
may have been Shmookler), was the closest relative still living in the
town that my great aunt had left (Kitay Gorod, Ukraine, but it was
entered as Hotin). The "Z" is for Zisel, but what is the next word? I
can read all the other writing on this form.

Thank you for your attention.

Michele Zell Kanter
Skokie, IL

Researching:

Ponidel, Lithuania: Zelbovitch, Zilber
Skopishok Lithuania: Korb, Levin

Khomne Brod, Ukraine: Grinberg
Kitay Gorod, Ukraine: Karlik, Laventman


BOF at the 2013 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #romania

bounce-2543523-772976@...
 

Attention BOF Leaders

The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be
held in Boston, Massachusetts, >from August 4th-9th, 2013 will
offer many opportunities for Birds of a Feather Groups to share
their information, recruit new members, add value to the Jewish
Genealogical community, and make this conference great.

You will find the 2013 IAJGS Boston Conference BOF Application
on the conference website using the following URLs:

bof.iajgs2013.org (PDF version)
bof-rtf.iajgs2013.org (editable RTF version)

We look forward to helping you at this conference. The BOF
Application must be completed and emailed by February 25, 2013,
to SIGandBOF@....

A huge SIG/BOF Fair called SHARE Fair will kick off the
conference on Sunday, August 4th, >from 1:30-5:00. This will be
a wonderful chance for new and returning conference attendees
to meet with genealogical researchers sharing similar
interests. Space will be allocated on a first-come,
first-served basis based on receipt of the completed BOF
Applications.

There will also be opportunities for your BOF to participate in
the five-day Exhibitors Hall (Sunday - Thursday), to submit
advertising for the Daily Planner and Conference Syllabus, and
to contribute databases to the Resource Room. Information about
these conference features can be found on the conference
website, www.iajgs2013.org.

Remember, all BOF scheduling requests will be handled on a
first-come basis. So submit your conference BOF Application
ASAP. Applications are due no later than February 25, 2013.

We welcome your input and ideas that will enhance the
conference experience. Please email me with your questions
and/or suggestions.

See you in Boston.

Nancy Adelson

33rd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JEWISH GENEALOGY
Program Co-chair and SIG/BOF Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...
Conference website: www.iajgs2013.org


Romania SIG #Romania Help in decpihering handwriting #romania

nk
 

Hello all,

I have posted a document on Viewmate, #25535, and would appreciate your
help with deciphering one word:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25535

I am interested in what is written on line 17 after "sister Z". This
is a Canadian Declaration for my great aunt who was immigrating to
Grahamdale, Manitoba. My grandmother, Zisel Karlik (or the last name
may have been Shmookler), was the closest relative still living in the
town that my great aunt had left (Kitay Gorod, Ukraine, but it was
entered as Hotin). The "Z" is for Zisel, but what is the next word? I
can read all the other writing on this form.

Thank you for your attention.

Michele Zell Kanter
Skokie, IL

Researching:

Ponidel, Lithuania: Zelbovitch, Zilber
Skopishok Lithuania: Korb, Levin

Khomne Brod, Ukraine: Grinberg
Kitay Gorod, Ukraine: Karlik, Laventman


Romania SIG #Romania BOF at the 2013 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #romania

bounce-2543523-772976@...
 

Attention BOF Leaders

The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be
held in Boston, Massachusetts, >from August 4th-9th, 2013 will
offer many opportunities for Birds of a Feather Groups to share
their information, recruit new members, add value to the Jewish
Genealogical community, and make this conference great.

You will find the 2013 IAJGS Boston Conference BOF Application
on the conference website using the following URLs:

bof.iajgs2013.org (PDF version)
bof-rtf.iajgs2013.org (editable RTF version)

We look forward to helping you at this conference. The BOF
Application must be completed and emailed by February 25, 2013,
to SIGandBOF@....

A huge SIG/BOF Fair called SHARE Fair will kick off the
conference on Sunday, August 4th, >from 1:30-5:00. This will be
a wonderful chance for new and returning conference attendees
to meet with genealogical researchers sharing similar
interests. Space will be allocated on a first-come,
first-served basis based on receipt of the completed BOF
Applications.

There will also be opportunities for your BOF to participate in
the five-day Exhibitors Hall (Sunday - Thursday), to submit
advertising for the Daily Planner and Conference Syllabus, and
to contribute databases to the Resource Room. Information about
these conference features can be found on the conference
website, www.iajgs2013.org.

Remember, all BOF scheduling requests will be handled on a
first-come basis. So submit your conference BOF Application
ASAP. Applications are due no later than February 25, 2013.

We welcome your input and ideas that will enhance the
conference experience. Please email me with your questions
and/or suggestions.

See you in Boston.

Nancy Adelson

33rd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JEWISH GENEALOGY
Program Co-chair and SIG/BOF Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...
Conference website: www.iajgs2013.org


Illiteracy in early 19th century Posen ? #germany

Brad Fanta <bfanta@...>
 

Can anybody shed light on the level of illiteracy in Posen during the
early 19th century?

The official U.S. documents that I have for Abraham LEVY/LEWY/LEVEY
(b. 1805, Wreznia , d. 1881, New Orleans) were all signed by him with
an " X " with witnesses indicating that he was illiterate.

None of the U.S. census forms mark that he was illiterate
but I'm sure he never revealed this out of embarrassment. Was this
unusual? I had always read that male Jews >from Prussia were educated
in order to read the torah. Was Abraham LEVY an exception or a trend
during the early 19th century?

Brad Fanta, Bogota, Colombia <bfanta@...>


German SIG #Germany Illiteracy in early 19th century Posen ? #germany

Brad Fanta <bfanta@...>
 

Can anybody shed light on the level of illiteracy in Posen during the
early 19th century?

The official U.S. documents that I have for Abraham LEVY/LEWY/LEVEY
(b. 1805, Wreznia , d. 1881, New Orleans) were all signed by him with
an " X " with witnesses indicating that he was illiterate.

None of the U.S. census forms mark that he was illiterate
but I'm sure he never revealed this out of embarrassment. Was this
unusual? I had always read that male Jews >from Prussia were educated
in order to read the torah. Was Abraham LEVY an exception or a trend
during the early 19th century?

Brad Fanta, Bogota, Colombia <bfanta@...>


Postcard from Warsaw Ghetto - 1941 #warsaw #poland

vrederun@...
 

There is a Postcard >from the Warsaw Ghetto to HICEM asking for
assistance >from Shanghai listing the names and addresses of the
following Warsaw ghetto residents:

Dr. Jezajasz Morgentsern, Peretz Kamien, Izrael Wajnberg, Jochanan
Morgensztern, Ita Goldsztejn, Gitla Zalcman, Marjem Pellenberg,
Pinchos Hercberg, Jankiel Goldfarb, Pejsach Sererjski, Robert
Niszewicki, Icchok Wajnsztok, Nachman Treppner, Arnold Browerman, and
Izrael Mlawski.

Check here to view the Postcard:


http://bit.ly/VDwRZZ


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1941-WARSAW-POLAND-CARD-TO-CHINA-REQUESTING-FOOD-FOR-SUFFERING-JEWS-HOLOCAUST-/251205968483?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7d0ae263



Stacye Mehard

Virginia


BOF at the 2013 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #warsaw #poland

bounce-2543523-772981@...
 

Attention BOF Leaders

The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be
held in Boston, Massachusetts, >from August 4th-9th, 2013 will
offer many opportunities for Birds of a Feather Groups to share
their information, recruit new members, add value to the Jewish
Genealogical community, and make this conference great.

You will find the 2013 IAJGS Boston Conference BOF Application
on the conference website using the following URLs:

bof.iajgs2013.org (PDF version)
bof-rtf.iajgs2013.org (editable RTF version)

We look forward to helping you at this conference. The BOF
Application must be completed and emailed by February 25, 2013,
to SIGandBOF@....

A huge SIG/BOF Fair called SHARE Fair will kick off the
conference on Sunday, August 4th, >from 1:30-5:00. This will be
a wonderful chance for new and returning conference attendees
to meet with genealogical researchers sharing similar
interests. Space will be allocated on a first-come,
first-served basis based on receipt of the completed BOF
Applications.

There will also be opportunities for your BOF to participate in
the five-day Exhibitors Hall (Sunday - Thursday), to submit
advertising for the Daily Planner and Conference Syllabus, and
to contribute databases to the Resource Room. Information about
these conference features can be found on the conference
website, www.iajgs2013.org.

Remember, all BOF scheduling requests will be handled on a
first-come basis. So submit your conference BOF Application
ASAP. Applications are due no later than February 25, 2013.

We welcome your input and ideas that will enhance the
conference experience. Please email me with your questions
and/or suggestions.

See you in Boston.

Nancy Adelson

33rd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JEWISH GENEALOGY
Program Co-chair and SIG/BOF Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...
Conference website: www.iajgs2013.org


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Postcard from Warsaw Ghetto - 1941 #warsaw #poland

vrederun@...
 

There is a Postcard >from the Warsaw Ghetto to HICEM asking for
assistance >from Shanghai listing the names and addresses of the
following Warsaw ghetto residents:

Dr. Jezajasz Morgentsern, Peretz Kamien, Izrael Wajnberg, Jochanan
Morgensztern, Ita Goldsztejn, Gitla Zalcman, Marjem Pellenberg,
Pinchos Hercberg, Jankiel Goldfarb, Pejsach Sererjski, Robert
Niszewicki, Icchok Wajnsztok, Nachman Treppner, Arnold Browerman, and
Izrael Mlawski.

Check here to view the Postcard:


http://bit.ly/VDwRZZ


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1941-WARSAW-POLAND-CARD-TO-CHINA-REQUESTING-FOOD-FOR-SUFFERING-JEWS-HOLOCAUST-/251205968483?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7d0ae263



Stacye Mehard

Virginia


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland BOF at the 2013 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #warsaw #poland

bounce-2543523-772981@...
 

Attention BOF Leaders

The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be
held in Boston, Massachusetts, >from August 4th-9th, 2013 will
offer many opportunities for Birds of a Feather Groups to share
their information, recruit new members, add value to the Jewish
Genealogical community, and make this conference great.

You will find the 2013 IAJGS Boston Conference BOF Application
on the conference website using the following URLs:

bof.iajgs2013.org (PDF version)
bof-rtf.iajgs2013.org (editable RTF version)

We look forward to helping you at this conference. The BOF
Application must be completed and emailed by February 25, 2013,
to SIGandBOF@....

A huge SIG/BOF Fair called SHARE Fair will kick off the
conference on Sunday, August 4th, >from 1:30-5:00. This will be
a wonderful chance for new and returning conference attendees
to meet with genealogical researchers sharing similar
interests. Space will be allocated on a first-come,
first-served basis based on receipt of the completed BOF
Applications.

There will also be opportunities for your BOF to participate in
the five-day Exhibitors Hall (Sunday - Thursday), to submit
advertising for the Daily Planner and Conference Syllabus, and
to contribute databases to the Resource Room. Information about
these conference features can be found on the conference
website, www.iajgs2013.org.

Remember, all BOF scheduling requests will be handled on a
first-come basis. So submit your conference BOF Application
ASAP. Applications are due no later than February 25, 2013.

We welcome your input and ideas that will enhance the
conference experience. Please email me with your questions
and/or suggestions.

See you in Boston.

Nancy Adelson

33rd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JEWISH GENEALOGY
Program Co-chair and SIG/BOF Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...
Conference website: www.iajgs2013.org


Chwolitja - first name #general

Rony Golan <golanron@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Have you ever came across a first name: Chwolitja?
I found this peculiar name for a woman in Poland. I could not find it
either on Beider's book, nor on Esterson's work on first names neither
on the "Imiona przez Zyd" book.

I will be glad to hear >from anyone who has anything about this first name.

Thank you,

Rony Golan
Israel

Searching: SLOMOVITS, MOLDOVAN - Sighet.
KRAMARUTSKY, KRIVORUCHKY, PAKELCHIK - Kaunas, Lithuania.
FISDORFER, GOLDSTEIN, FRIEDMAN- North-East Hungary.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chwolitja - first name #general

Rony Golan <golanron@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Have you ever came across a first name: Chwolitja?
I found this peculiar name for a woman in Poland. I could not find it
either on Beider's book, nor on Esterson's work on first names neither
on the "Imiona przez Zyd" book.

I will be glad to hear >from anyone who has anything about this first name.

Thank you,

Rony Golan
Israel

Searching: SLOMOVITS, MOLDOVAN - Sighet.
KRAMARUTSKY, KRIVORUCHKY, PAKELCHIK - Kaunas, Lithuania.
FISDORFER, GOLDSTEIN, FRIEDMAN- North-East Hungary.


Re: Ketubah from Brixton Synagogue (Slavotinsky/ Jacobs) #general

Roberta Sheps
 

Dear Naomi,

Have you tried the Federation or United Synagogue records? I have no idea
how organised or helpful they might be, but they're probably worth trying,
if you haven't already.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester

-----Original Message-----
From: Naomi Leon [mailto:naomi.leon@...]
Sent: 09 January 2013 18:42

Dear Genners,

I am wondering whether it is possible to get hold of a copy of a
ketubah >from Brixton Synagogue (1946). This is related to my query
about the Slavotinsky family, later known as Jacobs. I know that
the London Metropolitan Archives holds an amount of information
including correspondence and AGM minutes, but am doubtful about
other material.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Ketubah from Brixton Synagogue (Slavotinsky/ Jacobs) #general

Roberta Sheps
 

Dear Naomi,

Have you tried the Federation or United Synagogue records? I have no idea
how organised or helpful they might be, but they're probably worth trying,
if you haven't already.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester

-----Original Message-----
From: Naomi Leon [mailto:naomi.leon@...]
Sent: 09 January 2013 18:42

Dear Genners,

I am wondering whether it is possible to get hold of a copy of a
ketubah >from Brixton Synagogue (1946). This is related to my query
about the Slavotinsky family, later known as Jacobs. I know that
the London Metropolitan Archives holds an amount of information
including correspondence and AGM minutes, but am doubtful about
other material.


Re Solr #general

Caroline Dresden <cldresden@...>
 

Meron Lavie asked
"I have found a potential relative in a 1934 Washington, D.C. directory.
After his name, I see "solr". The word "solr" appears were a profession is
listed for everyone else. Does anyone have any idea what that means?"

--
This is an abbreviation meaning Solicitor, in the UK. We do not have a
fused profession here - Solicitors are lawyers who tend to prepare cases
for court, and represent clients in matters outside court, and Barristers,
or Counsel (Col) are lawyers who represent clients in court.
Those abbreviations were very common but I think less so nowadays.
Hope this helps.

Caroline Dresden
Birmingham, England
(Divorce Solicitor!)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re Solr #general

Caroline Dresden <cldresden@...>
 

Meron Lavie asked
"I have found a potential relative in a 1934 Washington, D.C. directory.
After his name, I see "solr". The word "solr" appears were a profession is
listed for everyone else. Does anyone have any idea what that means?"

--
This is an abbreviation meaning Solicitor, in the UK. We do not have a
fused profession here - Solicitors are lawyers who tend to prepare cases
for court, and represent clients in matters outside court, and Barristers,
or Counsel (Col) are lawyers who represent clients in court.
Those abbreviations were very common but I think less so nowadays.
Hope this helps.

Caroline Dresden
Birmingham, England
(Divorce Solicitor!)


Help in decpihering handwriting #lithuania

nk
 

Hello all,

I have posted a document on Viewmate, #25535, and would appreciate your
help with deciphering one word:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25535

I am interested in what is written on line 17 after "sister Z". This
is a Canadian Declaration for my great aunt who was immigrating to
Grahamdale, Manitoba. My grandmother, Zisel Karlik (or the last name
may have been Shmookler), was the closest relative still living in the
town that my great aunt had left (Kitay Gorod, Ukraine, but it was
entered as Hotin). The "Z" is for Zisel, but what is the next word? I
can read all the other writing on this form.

Thank you for your attention.

Michele Zell Kanter
Skokie, IL

Researching:

Ponidel, Lithuania: Zelbovitch, Zilber
Skopishok Lithuania: Korb, Levin

Khomne Brod, Ukraine: Grinberg
Kitay Gorod, Ukraine: Karlik, Laventman

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the Viewmate form.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Help in decpihering handwriting #lithuania

nk
 

Hello all,

I have posted a document on Viewmate, #25535, and would appreciate your
help with deciphering one word:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25535

I am interested in what is written on line 17 after "sister Z". This
is a Canadian Declaration for my great aunt who was immigrating to
Grahamdale, Manitoba. My grandmother, Zisel Karlik (or the last name
may have been Shmookler), was the closest relative still living in the
town that my great aunt had left (Kitay Gorod, Ukraine, but it was
entered as Hotin). The "Z" is for Zisel, but what is the next word? I
can read all the other writing on this form.

Thank you for your attention.

Michele Zell Kanter
Skokie, IL

Researching:

Ponidel, Lithuania: Zelbovitch, Zilber
Skopishok Lithuania: Korb, Levin

Khomne Brod, Ukraine: Grinberg
Kitay Gorod, Ukraine: Karlik, Laventman

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the Viewmate form.


Re: "solr" as a Profession in a Directory #general

Roberta Sheps
 

If it were a directory in England, solr would almost certainly be
"solicitor", one of the two branches of the legal profession. Would that
make sense in D.C.?

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England

-----Original Message-----
From: Meron Lavie [mailto:lavie@...]
Sent: 09 January 2013 20:16

I have found a potential relative in a 1934 Washington, D.C. directory.
After his name, I see "solr". The word "solr" appears were a profession
is listed for everyone else. Does anyone have any idea what that means?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: "solr" as a Profession in a Directory #general

Roberta Sheps
 

If it were a directory in England, solr would almost certainly be
"solicitor", one of the two branches of the legal profession. Would that
make sense in D.C.?

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England

-----Original Message-----
From: Meron Lavie [mailto:lavie@...]
Sent: 09 January 2013 20:16

I have found a potential relative in a 1934 Washington, D.C. directory.
After his name, I see "solr". The word "solr" appears were a profession
is listed for everyone else. Does anyone have any idea what that means?