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Email to Jeremy M. PACHT bounced #general

Ignacio <gr3000@...>
 

I am looking for this person as he posted a message about 2 years ago
offering a family tree that included WALZER family with whom I am
directly related as this was my mother's maiden name. He used to study
or work in Mass Univ. Psychology department but his e-mail is not
working any more.
Excuse my English as I live and was born in Caracas Venezuela and my
mother tongue is Spanish
I am searching for STERNBERG and WALZER >from Chernovitz, Bukovina.
If I can be of any help to anyone don't hesitate in writing me.
Ignacio Sternberg
Caracas Venezuela


Kohanim DNA studies #general

Candice Bradley and Daniel Byrne <djbyrne@...>
 

For those of you who asked, here are websites summarizing or commenting
on the Kohan dna y chromosome research.

http://www.yfiles.com/aaron.html
"A Genetic Trace is Found Linking Kohanim Worldwide," report by Grant
Jeffrey, >from Y files website.

http://www.jcn18.com/newstand/roundup/genepris.htm
Article >from Jewish Communication Network: "Priestly Genes: The science
behind the news" by Miryam Z. Wahrman, Ph.D.

I looked for the original Nature article online but was unsuccessful.

Candice Bradley
Appleton WI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Email to Jeremy M. PACHT bounced #general

Ignacio <gr3000@...>
 

I am looking for this person as he posted a message about 2 years ago
offering a family tree that included WALZER family with whom I am
directly related as this was my mother's maiden name. He used to study
or work in Mass Univ. Psychology department but his e-mail is not
working any more.
Excuse my English as I live and was born in Caracas Venezuela and my
mother tongue is Spanish
I am searching for STERNBERG and WALZER >from Chernovitz, Bukovina.
If I can be of any help to anyone don't hesitate in writing me.
Ignacio Sternberg
Caracas Venezuela


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kohanim DNA studies #general

Candice Bradley and Daniel Byrne <djbyrne@...>
 

For those of you who asked, here are websites summarizing or commenting
on the Kohan dna y chromosome research.

http://www.yfiles.com/aaron.html
"A Genetic Trace is Found Linking Kohanim Worldwide," report by Grant
Jeffrey, >from Y files website.

http://www.jcn18.com/newstand/roundup/genepris.htm
Article >from Jewish Communication Network: "Priestly Genes: The science
behind the news" by Miryam Z. Wahrman, Ph.D.

I looked for the original Nature article online but was unsuccessful.

Candice Bradley
Appleton WI


Re: Yiddish words #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message warshall@... seeks translations
for various Yiddish terms in a Memorial book.

I'll try a few:

1. a broken-down wagon is described as "tsushedikt"
==parallel with German verscha"digt = demaged, >from Schade, damage.
Alternative yiddish forms include Oysvershedik, perhaps a more emphatic word.

2. a collapsed horse is described as "gepeygert"
==dead. >from Hebrew "Peger" a body/corpse not killed by ritual slaughter.

Some of the other words are probably of local Slavic provenance, or may be
regional words.

Michael Bernet


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yiddish words #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message warshall@... seeks translations
for various Yiddish terms in a Memorial book.

I'll try a few:

1. a broken-down wagon is described as "tsushedikt"
==parallel with German verscha"digt = demaged, >from Schade, damage.
Alternative yiddish forms include Oysvershedik, perhaps a more emphatic word.

2. a collapsed horse is described as "gepeygert"
==dead. >from Hebrew "Peger" a body/corpse not killed by ritual slaughter.

Some of the other words are probably of local Slavic provenance, or may be
regional words.

Michael Bernet


Searching for Peter and William NEUFELD #general

Ruffin R Cooper <rrcooper@...>
 

I am trying to locate my first cousins Peter and William NEUFELD.
Their father was Sydney NEUFELD who was at one time a diamond
cutter in New York City. He last owned a furniture manufacturing
business. His grandparents came >from Budapest Hungary and were
named William (Vilmos) NEUFELD and Fanni (STERN) NEUFELD.
Sydney's siblings include, his brother Harry and his sisters
Anna, Leah and my mother Ruth (Regina). Sydney and his wife Anita
last lived on Sutton Place (if my memory is correct) in New York
City. I believe that Peter NEUFELD is a professional. I hope that
they or anyone that may know of them will contact me. I have
family pictures and information to share with them.

Thank You

Ruffin R. Cooper


Sherbrooke, Quebec: Ostropol on the St.Francis (river) #general

Stanley Diamond
 

The current issue (Number 12, Spring 1998) of the *Journal of Eastern
Townships Studies* (JETS) contains an article of interest to all
Jewish genealogists with ties to this small city, 100 miles SE of Montreal.

The article, entitled "Ostropol on the St. Francis: The Jewish Community
of Sherbrooke," by JGS of Montreal member Michael Benazon, traces
the 120-year history of Jewish settlement in Sherbrooke in Quebec's
Eastern Townships. This Jewish community was in large part founded
by people >from Ostropol in the Ukraine An expanded description of the
article is available on the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal
website at www.gtrdata.com/jgs-montreal/

The website also includes more information about the author and the
address where the journal may be purchased.

Stanley Diamond, Montreal
"Genealogy with an extra reason" ... Beta-Thalassemia Research Project
<http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/1439>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Peter and William NEUFELD #general

Ruffin R Cooper <rrcooper@...>
 

I am trying to locate my first cousins Peter and William NEUFELD.
Their father was Sydney NEUFELD who was at one time a diamond
cutter in New York City. He last owned a furniture manufacturing
business. His grandparents came >from Budapest Hungary and were
named William (Vilmos) NEUFELD and Fanni (STERN) NEUFELD.
Sydney's siblings include, his brother Harry and his sisters
Anna, Leah and my mother Ruth (Regina). Sydney and his wife Anita
last lived on Sutton Place (if my memory is correct) in New York
City. I believe that Peter NEUFELD is a professional. I hope that
they or anyone that may know of them will contact me. I have
family pictures and information to share with them.

Thank You

Ruffin R. Cooper


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sherbrooke, Quebec: Ostropol on the St.Francis (river) #general

Stanley Diamond
 

The current issue (Number 12, Spring 1998) of the *Journal of Eastern
Townships Studies* (JETS) contains an article of interest to all
Jewish genealogists with ties to this small city, 100 miles SE of Montreal.

The article, entitled "Ostropol on the St. Francis: The Jewish Community
of Sherbrooke," by JGS of Montreal member Michael Benazon, traces
the 120-year history of Jewish settlement in Sherbrooke in Quebec's
Eastern Townships. This Jewish community was in large part founded
by people >from Ostropol in the Ukraine An expanded description of the
article is available on the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal
website at www.gtrdata.com/jgs-montreal/

The website also includes more information about the author and the
address where the journal may be purchased.

Stanley Diamond, Montreal
"Genealogy with an extra reason" ... Beta-Thalassemia Research Project
<http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/1439>


Re: Tracing a Kohen #general

MBernet@...
 

<< Would a Cohen still be a Cohen if say perhaps the grandson married out of
his faith? >>

Of course. We do not have a rule of backward-contagion. A Cohen is a
Cohen; he loses that role only when he acts in ways forbidden to the Cohen.
If a Cohen's son marries out and the grandson converts back, he would almost
certainly not have the status of cohen. But that's a religious issue and
you'd have to consult a knowledgable orthodox rabbi.

As far as genealogy is concerned, he can continue to carry the name Cohen,
even though halakhically he is not one. I know quite a number of non-Jewish
Cohens etc and Levis.

Michael Bernet

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.

MODERATOR NOTE: End of thread.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tracing a Kohen #general

MBernet@...
 

<< Would a Cohen still be a Cohen if say perhaps the grandson married out of
his faith? >>

Of course. We do not have a rule of backward-contagion. A Cohen is a
Cohen; he loses that role only when he acts in ways forbidden to the Cohen.
If a Cohen's son marries out and the grandson converts back, he would almost
certainly not have the status of cohen. But that's a religious issue and
you'd have to consult a knowledgable orthodox rabbi.

As far as genealogy is concerned, he can continue to carry the name Cohen,
even though halakhically he is not one. I know quite a number of non-Jewish
Cohens etc and Levis.

Michael Bernet

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.

MODERATOR NOTE: End of thread.


Searching: GREENSPAN/Bklyn and Plotsk #general

COHNSIMCHA@...
 

I would like to locate newly discovered cousins:

Izadore GREENSPAN and sister Nayma

They had lived in Brooklyn area at one time.
Their father wrote the book : Yidn in Plotsk/Jews in Plotzk,
Published in NY 1960
Their father was Sol/Shlomo GREENSPAN.

If you know them, could you please have them contact me by e-mail.
Thank you,
Stuart Cohn


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: GREENSPAN/Bklyn and Plotsk #general

COHNSIMCHA@...
 

I would like to locate newly discovered cousins:

Izadore GREENSPAN and sister Nayma

They had lived in Brooklyn area at one time.
Their father wrote the book : Yidn in Plotsk/Jews in Plotzk,
Published in NY 1960
Their father was Sol/Shlomo GREENSPAN.

If you know them, could you please have them contact me by e-mail.
Thank you,
Stuart Cohn


Re: Temple Lechem Meshiah (lower East Side) #general

MBernet@...
 

<< "Temple Lechem Meshiah" >>

"Lechem Meshiah" = Bread of the Messiah, has an odd ring to it. I can't
think what it could mean in the context of a synagogue and it may be an error.
"Lechem Mishneh" though also a little odd, at least has a familiar ring. It
refers to the two challot of the friday evening kiddush and hence the double
portion of mannah that was available on Fridays for the wandering Israelites
in Sinai, so they would not have to gather any on Shabbat.

If you're convinced the name contained the word Mashiach, be ready for names
such as Chevley Mashiach, (bi)Y'mot Hamashiach, Yavo Hamashiach . . .

Of course it may have been a Christian missionary center, referring perhaps to
the miracle of the loaves.

Michael Bernet

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Temple Lechem Meshiah (lower East Side) #general

MBernet@...
 

<< "Temple Lechem Meshiah" >>

"Lechem Meshiah" = Bread of the Messiah, has an odd ring to it. I can't
think what it could mean in the context of a synagogue and it may be an error.
"Lechem Mishneh" though also a little odd, at least has a familiar ring. It
refers to the two challot of the friday evening kiddush and hence the double
portion of mannah that was available on Fridays for the wandering Israelites
in Sinai, so they would not have to gather any on Shabbat.

If you're convinced the name contained the word Mashiach, be ready for names
such as Chevley Mashiach, (bi)Y'mot Hamashiach, Yavo Hamashiach . . .

Of course it may have been a Christian missionary center, referring perhaps to
the miracle of the loaves.

Michael Bernet

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.


Re: Cecil Roth vital records catalogue #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

Your request is somewhat obscurely phrased and I thought at first you were
talking of demographic statistics, not known as a Roth speciality. You
might try searching the bibliography of Roth's publications in Remember
the Days: Essays in Honour of Cecil Roth, edited by J.M. Shaftesley, 1966.
This details, at pages 352-387, the 572 published writings of his, from
1920 up to that date. Since he was so prolific and did not die for another
4 years the actual list is longer.

Harold Pollins
Oxford England


Where can I get my mits on the Cecil Roth catalogue of vital records,
taken >from London synagogue records up to 1872?
Ben Elton


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cecil Roth vital records catalogue #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

Your request is somewhat obscurely phrased and I thought at first you were
talking of demographic statistics, not known as a Roth speciality. You
might try searching the bibliography of Roth's publications in Remember
the Days: Essays in Honour of Cecil Roth, edited by J.M. Shaftesley, 1966.
This details, at pages 352-387, the 572 published writings of his, from
1920 up to that date. Since he was so prolific and did not die for another
4 years the actual list is longer.

Harold Pollins
Oxford England


Where can I get my mits on the Cecil Roth catalogue of vital records,
taken >from London synagogue records up to 1872?
Ben Elton


Re: "Nee" German, Yiddish, Polish? #general

Alan Greenberg <ALAN@...>
 

nowy@... (Peter Blood) writes:

I have a birth certificate issued >from Nowy Targ Poland that lists the
child's mother as "Ester SCHLACHET nee TIEBERGER. " What does "nee"
mean? What language is this? It would make sense to me, given what I
have been told, that it must mean "formerly." Can anyone confirm this?
FRENCH

Nee is French for "born" - Tieberger was her maiden name.

Alan Greenberg

MODERATOR NOTE: Thank you for the many answers to the 'nee' question.
End of thread.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Nee" German, Yiddish, Polish? #general

Alan Greenberg <ALAN@...>
 

nowy@... (Peter Blood) writes:

I have a birth certificate issued >from Nowy Targ Poland that lists the
child's mother as "Ester SCHLACHET nee TIEBERGER. " What does "nee"
mean? What language is this? It would make sense to me, given what I
have been told, that it must mean "formerly." Can anyone confirm this?
FRENCH

Nee is French for "born" - Tieberger was her maiden name.

Alan Greenberg

MODERATOR NOTE: Thank you for the many answers to the 'nee' question.
End of thread.