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Location of Braunschweig [using the GeoServ town finder service] #germany

hanna <hannakg@...>
 

I've just run across the name of what appears to be an ancestor in the
Braunschweig Jewishgen memor book.

Checking Stetlseeker I find the coordinates of Braunschweig and that it
is over 200 miles >from Berwangen where the family originated, or
Heilbronn, where my branch lived >from the late 19C.

Then I tried find among my book marks the marvelous site which provides
Kreis, Land, etc. for any town you chose to put in. Somehow I don't
have it. Then I spend an hour trying to concoct an inquiry which will
generate it >from the Gersig archives without coming remotely near, and
in fact without being able to understand the relationship between the
inquiry and the result. [MOD NOTE- When you search our archives for
a word or words, a list of all postings containing those words will appear.
In each posting, the searched for words will be highlighted the first
time they appear in the message. On my system they appear in red. MOD]

I hate to ask for this site again because the moderators have gotten a
little testy the last 3 times someone did because it has been discussed so
often...but if others have as much trouble with the archives as I do, the
same questions will be repeated.

I would be grateful for the site URL and also for some further
instruction in how to design archive inquiries.

Hanna Grossman, Cornwall CT

MODERATOR NOTE: To search the GerSig or other SIG Forum archives go to:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop>
You can select German Jewish SIG >from the list of SIGs or search
all sig archives by not selecting a specific one.

Enter the word or words you are searching for in the "search for" box
using the syntax instructions which appear above the box.

In this case, since I knew that I had answered this same question from
Hanna Grossman recently in another Moderator Note, I searched for
the following: Hanna and Grossman
The search results gave me all posts to GerSig >from Hanna Grossman.
The message posted to GerSig on June 6, 2002, contained the information
that I have repeated below.

Searching the archives requires some thought and perhaps some experiments.
Family and town names may have been misspelled in postings or written
with accented characters which are not recognized by the search engine.

A search for a very common word will produce too many results to be
useful. Narrow your searches by using the syntax guidelines.

The instructions for using the GeoServ town search server to get
details on German towns follow.

As I did the last time I posted this information, I ask that you and
other GerSig members copy this information and save it in a text file
which you can refer to whenever you need this information. -----

The short answer is: Send an email with the correctly
spelled name of the town in the message body to:

geo@genealogy.net

A better answer would be to use our GerSig Website, especially the
page listing "Resources": <http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/resources.htm>

On this page at our website are links to many valuable resources for
German Jewish Genealogy including:

"Genealogy.net: Links to information sources regarding German genealogy."
<http://www.genealogienetz.de/genealogy.html>

This site can be read in either English or German.

On the homepage look for "Place Lookups" and click on "GeoServ"
(Ortssuche - GeoServ).

I urge GerSig members who have not already done so to bookmark both
the web pages cited above. Between them you can find solutions to most
basic research questions. MOD1


German SIG #Germany Location of Braunschweig [using the GeoServ town finder service] #germany

hanna <hannakg@...>
 

I've just run across the name of what appears to be an ancestor in the
Braunschweig Jewishgen memor book.

Checking Stetlseeker I find the coordinates of Braunschweig and that it
is over 200 miles >from Berwangen where the family originated, or
Heilbronn, where my branch lived >from the late 19C.

Then I tried find among my book marks the marvelous site which provides
Kreis, Land, etc. for any town you chose to put in. Somehow I don't
have it. Then I spend an hour trying to concoct an inquiry which will
generate it >from the Gersig archives without coming remotely near, and
in fact without being able to understand the relationship between the
inquiry and the result. [MOD NOTE- When you search our archives for
a word or words, a list of all postings containing those words will appear.
In each posting, the searched for words will be highlighted the first
time they appear in the message. On my system they appear in red. MOD]

I hate to ask for this site again because the moderators have gotten a
little testy the last 3 times someone did because it has been discussed so
often...but if others have as much trouble with the archives as I do, the
same questions will be repeated.

I would be grateful for the site URL and also for some further
instruction in how to design archive inquiries.

Hanna Grossman, Cornwall CT

MODERATOR NOTE: To search the GerSig or other SIG Forum archives go to:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop>
You can select German Jewish SIG >from the list of SIGs or search
all sig archives by not selecting a specific one.

Enter the word or words you are searching for in the "search for" box
using the syntax instructions which appear above the box.

In this case, since I knew that I had answered this same question from
Hanna Grossman recently in another Moderator Note, I searched for
the following: Hanna and Grossman
The search results gave me all posts to GerSig >from Hanna Grossman.
The message posted to GerSig on June 6, 2002, contained the information
that I have repeated below.

Searching the archives requires some thought and perhaps some experiments.
Family and town names may have been misspelled in postings or written
with accented characters which are not recognized by the search engine.

A search for a very common word will produce too many results to be
useful. Narrow your searches by using the syntax guidelines.

The instructions for using the GeoServ town search server to get
details on German towns follow.

As I did the last time I posted this information, I ask that you and
other GerSig members copy this information and save it in a text file
which you can refer to whenever you need this information. -----

The short answer is: Send an email with the correctly
spelled name of the town in the message body to:

geo@genealogy.net

A better answer would be to use our GerSig Website, especially the
page listing "Resources": <http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/resources.htm>

On this page at our website are links to many valuable resources for
German Jewish Genealogy including:

"Genealogy.net: Links to information sources regarding German genealogy."
<http://www.genealogienetz.de/genealogy.html>

This site can be read in either English or German.

On the homepage look for "Place Lookups" and click on "GeoServ"
(Ortssuche - GeoServ).

I urge GerSig members who have not already done so to bookmark both
the web pages cited above. Between them you can find solutions to most
basic research questions. MOD1


Additions to Latvia SIG page #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

We have added two new buttons to the SIG page. The first is called "shtetl
memories" and we have a memoir by Rita Bogdanova. (Archivist at the Latvian
State Historical Archives) She went back to Leipaja( Libau) with her mother
who is a Holocaust survivor and then wrote "Reminiscences of Liepaja"
You can access the memoir >from the Latvia SIG page
http;//www.jewishgen.org/latvia
click on shtetl memories

The second button is for Book Reviews and we are privileged to post 2
reviews of Max Michelson's book entitled -
"City of Life, City of Death, Memories of Riga"

This memoir by a Holocaust survivor recalls family life in prewar Riga,
Latvia; describes life in the Riga Ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto
and the destruction of Riga Jewish community; and his experiences during
the war years in several concentration camps in Riga and Germany.

Go to the SIG page and click on Book Reviews

Both additions can also be accessed >from the "What's New" button which has
links to the Memoir and the Book Reviews.

Arlene Beare Webpage Editor
David Zeidman Webmaster


Latvia SIG #Latvia Additions to Latvia SIG page #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

We have added two new buttons to the SIG page. The first is called "shtetl
memories" and we have a memoir by Rita Bogdanova. (Archivist at the Latvian
State Historical Archives) She went back to Leipaja( Libau) with her mother
who is a Holocaust survivor and then wrote "Reminiscences of Liepaja"
You can access the memoir >from the Latvia SIG page
http;//www.jewishgen.org/latvia
click on shtetl memories

The second button is for Book Reviews and we are privileged to post 2
reviews of Max Michelson's book entitled -
"City of Life, City of Death, Memories of Riga"

This memoir by a Holocaust survivor recalls family life in prewar Riga,
Latvia; describes life in the Riga Ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto
and the destruction of Riga Jewish community; and his experiences during
the war years in several concentration camps in Riga and Germany.

Go to the SIG page and click on Book Reviews

Both additions can also be accessed >from the "What's New" button which has
links to the Memoir and the Book Reviews.

Arlene Beare Webpage Editor
David Zeidman Webmaster


Klein & Rosenberg: anyone know this family? #hungary

marcplot <marcplot@...>
 

Hi, =



Is anyone on the HSIG familiar wih this Hungarian family?

1 Jacob Klein
. +Bertha
........2 Bernard Klein =

............+Sally Stern
...................3 Ethel Klein b: 1884 Hungary d: Dec 8, 1947 =

......................+Ignatz Rosenberg b: Dec 25, 1873 Hungary m: Bef=
.
1906 Immigration: 1901 Naturalization: 1917 d: May 1972 Miami, FL
...................3 Margaret Klein b: 1896 Hungary

Ignatz Rosenberg's parents are: Harry Rosenberg & Sally Waldman.

Please reply privately. =


Thanks.

Marc Weiss
New York
marcplot@compuserve.com
=


Hungary SIG #Hungary Klein & Rosenberg: anyone know this family? #hungary

marcplot <marcplot@...>
 

Hi, =



Is anyone on the HSIG familiar wih this Hungarian family?

1 Jacob Klein
. +Bertha
........2 Bernard Klein =

............+Sally Stern
...................3 Ethel Klein b: 1884 Hungary d: Dec 8, 1947 =

......................+Ignatz Rosenberg b: Dec 25, 1873 Hungary m: Bef=
.
1906 Immigration: 1901 Naturalization: 1917 d: May 1972 Miami, FL
...................3 Margaret Klein b: 1896 Hungary

Ignatz Rosenberg's parents are: Harry Rosenberg & Sally Waldman.

Please reply privately. =


Thanks.

Marc Weiss
New York
marcplot@compuserve.com
=


Re: Pollak from Budapest and identification of memorial on Viewmate VM1773 #hungary

Tom Beer <beer_tom@...>
 

I have Pollak relatives in Budapest. They do not seem to be related to
yours. However, what is relevant is that the name
Pollak means >from Poland. One of my relatives "Hungarianised" it to
Lengyel, which means "Polish" in Hungarian.

Sandor Pollak may well have become Sandor Lengyel.

Tom Beer
Melbourne, Australia




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Re: Regina and Rebecca KAHN #hungary

Chaim Frenkel <chaimf@...>
 

Could this be a pronounciation issue? Are there significant regional
dialects in Hungary? (or perhaps I should say, were there at the time
of name adoptions?)

Or could it be related to the original country folks emigrated from?

Chaim Frenkel Brooklyn, NY chaimf@pobox.com

"PP" == Posthumus, Paul <pj.posthumus@bamnve.nl> writes:
PP> Janos Bogardi has a fascinating feature on his website that shows
PP> the prevalence of the most common Hungarian surnames. KAHAN is an
PP> extremely common name in Maramaros and is also found in Bereg and
PP> other nearby counties. KAHN and KOHN, the surname of one of my
PP> paternal great-grandmother's are surnames that doesn't occur in
PP> Maramaros and other northeastern megye but are very prevalent in
PP> Pest and are also found in Sopron, where Regina's husband lived.
PP> Check out the map at
PP> <http://www.radixindex.com/cgi-bin/ipvm.pl?surname=Kahn> which is
PP> based on the occurrence of names in a late 19th century business
PP> directory.

--
Chaim Frenkel Nonlinear Knowledge, Inc.
chaimf@pobox.com +1-718-236-0183


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Pollak from Budapest and identification of memorial on Viewmate VM1773 #hungary

Tom Beer <beer_tom@...>
 

I have Pollak relatives in Budapest. They do not seem to be related to
yours. However, what is relevant is that the name
Pollak means >from Poland. One of my relatives "Hungarianised" it to
Lengyel, which means "Polish" in Hungarian.

Sandor Pollak may well have become Sandor Lengyel.

Tom Beer
Melbourne, Australia




_________________________________________________________________
Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: http://messenger.msn.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Regina and Rebecca KAHN #hungary

Chaim Frenkel <chaimf@...>
 

Could this be a pronounciation issue? Are there significant regional
dialects in Hungary? (or perhaps I should say, were there at the time
of name adoptions?)

Or could it be related to the original country folks emigrated from?

Chaim Frenkel Brooklyn, NY chaimf@pobox.com

"PP" == Posthumus, Paul <pj.posthumus@bamnve.nl> writes:
PP> Janos Bogardi has a fascinating feature on his website that shows
PP> the prevalence of the most common Hungarian surnames. KAHAN is an
PP> extremely common name in Maramaros and is also found in Bereg and
PP> other nearby counties. KAHN and KOHN, the surname of one of my
PP> paternal great-grandmother's are surnames that doesn't occur in
PP> Maramaros and other northeastern megye but are very prevalent in
PP> Pest and are also found in Sopron, where Regina's husband lived.
PP> Check out the map at
PP> <http://www.radixindex.com/cgi-bin/ipvm.pl?surname=Kahn> which is
PP> based on the occurrence of names in a late 19th century business
PP> directory.

--
Chaim Frenkel Nonlinear Knowledge, Inc.
chaimf@pobox.com +1-718-236-0183


Re: REINES #rabbinic

AryeDon@aol.com
 

On 2002.09.11,"Feinberg, Jeff" <feinberg@ou.org> writes:

I would like some information on the name REINES.
My great grandfather >from Kaminetz Litovsk was R. Yosef REINES
FANABERJA. Is REINES a title, or a link to another family?
Rabbi Isaac Jacob Reines (1839-1915) was a Lithuanian rabbi and one
of the founders of the Mizrachi movement. As a member of the Chibat
Zion movement,0 Rabbi Reines joined Rabbi Samuel Mohilever in
proposing settlement in Israel which combined Torah study with
physical labor.

Rabbi Reines's importance rests not only with the fact that he
established Mizrachi "the Religious Zionist Movement" but also in
that many of his ideas which were written in various publications,
became the cornerstone to the Mizrachi movement and have become
realities. - World Zionist Movement

As for Rabbi Yosef Reines, I have not come across that name.

Arye Gordon
Los Angeles


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: REINES #rabbinic

AryeDon@aol.com
 

On 2002.09.11,"Feinberg, Jeff" <feinberg@ou.org> writes:

I would like some information on the name REINES.
My great grandfather >from Kaminetz Litovsk was R. Yosef REINES
FANABERJA. Is REINES a title, or a link to another family?
Rabbi Isaac Jacob Reines (1839-1915) was a Lithuanian rabbi and one
of the founders of the Mizrachi movement. As a member of the Chibat
Zion movement,0 Rabbi Reines joined Rabbi Samuel Mohilever in
proposing settlement in Israel which combined Torah study with
physical labor.

Rabbi Reines's importance rests not only with the fact that he
established Mizrachi "the Religious Zionist Movement" but also in
that many of his ideas which were written in various publications,
became the cornerstone to the Mizrachi movement and have become
realities. - World Zionist Movement

As for Rabbi Yosef Reines, I have not come across that name.

Arye Gordon
Los Angeles


SIG page Latvia new addtions #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The Latvia SIG page has two new buttons. The first is called "shtetl
memories" and we have a memoir by Rita Bogdanova. (Archivist at the Latvian
State Historical Archives) She went back to Leipaja( Libau) with her mother
who is a Holocaust survivor and then wrote "Reminiscences of Liepaja"
You can access the memoir >from the Latvia SIG page
http;//www.jewishgen.org/latvia
click on shtetl memories

The second button is for Book Reviews and we are privileged to post 2
reviews of Max Michelson's book entitled -
"City of Life, City of Death, Memories of Riga"

This memoir by a Holocaust survivor recalls family life in prewar Riga,
Latvia; describes life in the Riga Ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto
and the destruction of Riga Jewish community; and his experiences during
the war years in several concentration camps in Riga and Germany.

Go to the SIG page and click on Book Reviews

Both additions can also be accessed >from the "What's New" button which has
links to the Memoir and the Book Reviews.

Arlene Beare Webpage Editor
David Zeidman Webmaster


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia SIG page Latvia new addtions #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The Latvia SIG page has two new buttons. The first is called "shtetl
memories" and we have a memoir by Rita Bogdanova. (Archivist at the Latvian
State Historical Archives) She went back to Leipaja( Libau) with her mother
who is a Holocaust survivor and then wrote "Reminiscences of Liepaja"
You can access the memoir >from the Latvia SIG page
http;//www.jewishgen.org/latvia
click on shtetl memories

The second button is for Book Reviews and we are privileged to post 2
reviews of Max Michelson's book entitled -
"City of Life, City of Death, Memories of Riga"

This memoir by a Holocaust survivor recalls family life in prewar Riga,
Latvia; describes life in the Riga Ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto
and the destruction of Riga Jewish community; and his experiences during
the war years in several concentration camps in Riga and Germany.

Go to the SIG page and click on Book Reviews

Both additions can also be accessed >from the "What's New" button which has
links to the Memoir and the Book Reviews.

Arlene Beare Webpage Editor
David Zeidman Webmaster


Memoirs of Riga and Liepaja #southafrica

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Shtetl memories and Book Reviews are two new buttons on the Latvia SIG page.
The first is called "shtetl memories" and we have a memoir by Rita
Bogdanova. (Archivist at the Latvian State Historical Archives) She went
back to Leipaja( Libau) with her mother who is a Holocaust survivor and
then wrote "Reminiscences of Liepaja"
You can access the memoir >from the Latvia SIG page
http;//www.jewishgen.org/latvia
click on shtetl memories

The second button is for Book Reviews and we are privileged to post 2
reviews of Max Michelson's book entitled -
"City of Life, City of Death, Memories of Riga"

This memoir by a Holocaust survivor recalls family life in prewar Riga,
Latvia; describes life in the Riga Ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto
and the destruction of Riga Jewish community; and his experiences during
the war years in several concentration camps in Riga and Germany.

Go to the SIG page and click on Book Reviews

Both additions can also be accessed >from the "What's New" button which has
links to the Memoir and the Book Reviews.

Arlene Beare Webpage Editor
David Zeidman Webmaster


Re: WALTS GALORE #southafrica

landaudav@...
 

The late Sydney Walt served for many years as the Chairman of the Herzlia day
school in Cape Town. If you contact the Herzlia school in Cape Town - they
have a web site, I am sure they can tell you more. In addition, one of
Sydney's sons, Harold Walt lives in Los Angeles. The Old Herzlian Alumni
group can probably give you his contact information.

Good luck,
David Landau


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Memoirs of Riga and Liepaja #southafrica

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Shtetl memories and Book Reviews are two new buttons on the Latvia SIG page.
The first is called "shtetl memories" and we have a memoir by Rita
Bogdanova. (Archivist at the Latvian State Historical Archives) She went
back to Leipaja( Libau) with her mother who is a Holocaust survivor and
then wrote "Reminiscences of Liepaja"
You can access the memoir >from the Latvia SIG page
http;//www.jewishgen.org/latvia
click on shtetl memories

The second button is for Book Reviews and we are privileged to post 2
reviews of Max Michelson's book entitled -
"City of Life, City of Death, Memories of Riga"

This memoir by a Holocaust survivor recalls family life in prewar Riga,
Latvia; describes life in the Riga Ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto
and the destruction of Riga Jewish community; and his experiences during
the war years in several concentration camps in Riga and Germany.

Go to the SIG page and click on Book Reviews

Both additions can also be accessed >from the "What's New" button which has
links to the Memoir and the Book Reviews.

Arlene Beare Webpage Editor
David Zeidman Webmaster


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: WALTS GALORE #southafrica

landaudav@...
 

The late Sydney Walt served for many years as the Chairman of the Herzlia day
school in Cape Town. If you contact the Herzlia school in Cape Town - they
have a web site, I am sure they can tell you more. In addition, one of
Sydney's sons, Harold Walt lives in Los Angeles. The Old Herzlian Alumni
group can probably give you his contact information.

Good luck,
David Landau


Re: WALTS GALORE #southafrica

Haim pogrund
 

I can offer the following information:

As a youngster In the Habonim movement in the forties and
fifties, I had a very good friend, Norman Walt, who was at Oranje
for a number of years and was educated at Cape Town High School. I
think he went on to become an accountant,but I am not 100% sure. I
have not seen him since those days.
Sydney Walt, a large, rotund individual with thick lensed
spectacles was involved in Zionist and Jewish activities in the Cape
for some years, was I think related to the Walt of Walt and
Gorfinkel, a well known wholesale grocery concern in Cape Town.
"Sonny" Walt was a general practitioner in the Woodstock area of
the Cape for many years with a practice on the Main Road.I think his
first name was Isidore J.
Alec Walt as you say, became head of Surgery at Wayne State
University, Detroit after a stint at Groote Schuur Hospital in the
fifties and sixties.
I enclose an extract >from my autobiography which describes an amusing
episode during my internship in 1957 at G.S.H:

du Plessis an expert on salivary gland pathology, admitted a
middle aged woman for excision of a mixed parotid tumour. I was the
intern involved, and happened to pick up an early cancer of the
breast in this lady. I told Sannie about this, and arrangements were
made to do a radical mastectomy after a frozen section examination
that night at nine, as an emergency. 'duP'., Alec Walt, and myself
were doing the case while Efron was coping with a stab wound in a
skolly's heart in the next theatre. Suddenly, there was a scream for
help >from next door as Efron opened the pericardium and blood spurted
in all directions. This heralded the end of his coping!
'duP'. peeling off his gloves laconically, went next door to
where Efron, sweating profusely, had his finger in the hole like the
proverbial little Dutch boy, with a cursory, "Well, carry on boys,"
to us. Walt, a recently returned UCT graduate, who had been at the
Mayo Clinic doing mostly theoretical post graduate work for some
years, turned pale, looked at me, the house surgeon, in all
earnestness, and said, "What do we do next?!!" As a technically
"green" house surgeon my response was a stare and a shrug. We
carried on "piatzkering" until 'duP.'s return to complete the job a
short while later.

I hope this helps somewhat,

Haim Pogrund


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: WALTS GALORE #southafrica

Haim pogrund
 

I can offer the following information:

As a youngster In the Habonim movement in the forties and
fifties, I had a very good friend, Norman Walt, who was at Oranje
for a number of years and was educated at Cape Town High School. I
think he went on to become an accountant,but I am not 100% sure. I
have not seen him since those days.
Sydney Walt, a large, rotund individual with thick lensed
spectacles was involved in Zionist and Jewish activities in the Cape
for some years, was I think related to the Walt of Walt and
Gorfinkel, a well known wholesale grocery concern in Cape Town.
"Sonny" Walt was a general practitioner in the Woodstock area of
the Cape for many years with a practice on the Main Road.I think his
first name was Isidore J.
Alec Walt as you say, became head of Surgery at Wayne State
University, Detroit after a stint at Groote Schuur Hospital in the
fifties and sixties.
I enclose an extract >from my autobiography which describes an amusing
episode during my internship in 1957 at G.S.H:

du Plessis an expert on salivary gland pathology, admitted a
middle aged woman for excision of a mixed parotid tumour. I was the
intern involved, and happened to pick up an early cancer of the
breast in this lady. I told Sannie about this, and arrangements were
made to do a radical mastectomy after a frozen section examination
that night at nine, as an emergency. 'duP'., Alec Walt, and myself
were doing the case while Efron was coping with a stab wound in a
skolly's heart in the next theatre. Suddenly, there was a scream for
help >from next door as Efron opened the pericardium and blood spurted
in all directions. This heralded the end of his coping!
'duP'. peeling off his gloves laconically, went next door to
where Efron, sweating profusely, had his finger in the hole like the
proverbial little Dutch boy, with a cursory, "Well, carry on boys,"
to us. Walt, a recently returned UCT graduate, who had been at the
Mayo Clinic doing mostly theoretical post graduate work for some
years, turned pale, looked at me, the house surgeon, in all
earnestness, and said, "What do we do next?!!" As a technically
"green" house surgeon my response was a stare and a shrug. We
carried on "piatzkering" until 'duP.'s return to complete the job a
short while later.

I hope this helps somewhat,

Haim Pogrund