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Prayer books inscribed by members of Ohav Sholaum - Inwood section, NYC #germany

Khsmus@...
 

Ohav Sholaum has been a congregation in Inwood (just north of
Washington Heights) in Manhattan. Founded in 1940 by German-Jewish
refugees, it closed its doors January 1, 2006. The leadership has been
generous in donating objects >from the congregation to the Leo Baeck
Institute and to The Judaica Museum of The Hebrew Home for the Aged at
Riverdale (where I serve as director) and have given me discretion in
finding homes for some of these items.

Left unclaimed by the remaining congregants were dozens of 19th Century
prayerbooks brought >from Germany ? many inscribed the names of the
original owners, some including their town of origin. Most were re-used
by a second owner.

If you believe that one of these prayerbooks may have belonged to your
family member, I would be happy to mail the book to you. I would ask in
return only that you send a story about the family which might be
published on GERSIG and that you would consider a donation to Jewishgen
or another charity. The names and towns are listed below.
Please notify me by February 15, 2006.

Karen Franklin, Director, Family Research Program, Leo Baeck Institute
<Khsmus@...>

Julius ADLER, Edelfingen
Siegfried BAMBERGER, Neidenheim (?) 22 Feb 1913
Max BAUM, Wallertheim (?)
Yehudah son of Enshel BEZEM (original in Hebrew)
Joseph DAUBE
H. FRANK
H. FUERTH
Hilde GOLDSCHMIDT
David GUENZENHAUSER
Karl ISAAK II
Judy KAISER
Joseph KAUFMAN
Alfred KAUFMAN, 20 Seaman Ave.
Henry LIEBENBERG
Gustav OSTER, Viehhandlung, Flamersheim
M. ROSENTHAL, 24 Aug 1896
Jacob SELIGMANN, Kellwig-Ruhr (?)
David SONDHEIMER,Neuhof
Julius SPEIER, 110 Seaman Ave. NY NY
Heinz STERN
Toni Wertheim STRAUSS
Harry TANNENBAUM, Hersfeld
Karoline WOLF ???


German SIG #Germany Prayer books inscribed by members of Ohav Sholaum - Inwood section, NYC #germany

Khsmus@...
 

Ohav Sholaum has been a congregation in Inwood (just north of
Washington Heights) in Manhattan. Founded in 1940 by German-Jewish
refugees, it closed its doors January 1, 2006. The leadership has been
generous in donating objects >from the congregation to the Leo Baeck
Institute and to The Judaica Museum of The Hebrew Home for the Aged at
Riverdale (where I serve as director) and have given me discretion in
finding homes for some of these items.

Left unclaimed by the remaining congregants were dozens of 19th Century
prayerbooks brought >from Germany ? many inscribed the names of the
original owners, some including their town of origin. Most were re-used
by a second owner.

If you believe that one of these prayerbooks may have belonged to your
family member, I would be happy to mail the book to you. I would ask in
return only that you send a story about the family which might be
published on GERSIG and that you would consider a donation to Jewishgen
or another charity. The names and towns are listed below.
Please notify me by February 15, 2006.

Karen Franklin, Director, Family Research Program, Leo Baeck Institute
<Khsmus@...>

Julius ADLER, Edelfingen
Siegfried BAMBERGER, Neidenheim (?) 22 Feb 1913
Max BAUM, Wallertheim (?)
Yehudah son of Enshel BEZEM (original in Hebrew)
Joseph DAUBE
H. FRANK
H. FUERTH
Hilde GOLDSCHMIDT
David GUENZENHAUSER
Karl ISAAK II
Judy KAISER
Joseph KAUFMAN
Alfred KAUFMAN, 20 Seaman Ave.
Henry LIEBENBERG
Gustav OSTER, Viehhandlung, Flamersheim
M. ROSENTHAL, 24 Aug 1896
Jacob SELIGMANN, Kellwig-Ruhr (?)
David SONDHEIMER,Neuhof
Julius SPEIER, 110 Seaman Ave. NY NY
Heinz STERN
Toni Wertheim STRAUSS
Harry TANNENBAUM, Hersfeld
Karoline WOLF ???


Children's burial plots #austria-czech

samorai <samorai@...>
 

On 15 January 2006 Peter Zimmer writes regarding child burials in the mid
19th c.: "I know the cemeteries where they most likely would be buried but
have so far
not been able to locate their graves nor could I find any of them in burial
lists." I can only speak >from a single experience of a visit to a rural
cemetery in October 2005. A small section was allocated to child burials and
contained five or six tombstones dated approximately >from the 1880s -1910s.
One tombstone (more than half a metre in height) had a relatively large,
inset inscription giving name, and below the name, the location and exact
dates of birth and death. The other tombstones were more modest. My guide
noted that the larger tombstone and relatively elaborate inscription (even
the tombstone was artistically shaped) was unusual and indicated a family of
means or a great will to honour at the gravesite. It is conceivable that a
meticulous effort to remove a thin layer of earth in the area of the
children's plots might reveal small tombstones placed horizontally on the
ground but one would have to consult with experts as to whether this type of
placement was customary.

If the cemetery has a custodian, information, including lists about
children's areas, may be obtained >from him. An alternative, but not
promising option, is to contact "Matana" in Prague. They may have
unpublished booklets on some of the cemeteries for which you want
information. I obtained such a booklet but can't be certain whether there is
a reference to a children's section because of my lack of knowledge of the
Czech language. However, there is no list of names of those buried in the
children's section. These booklets appear to have historical and
architectural content and many (I would be very curious to know from
"Matana" how many were written) were written in the early 1990s.

Paul King
Jerusalem


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Children's burial plots #austria-czech

samorai <samorai@...>
 

On 15 January 2006 Peter Zimmer writes regarding child burials in the mid
19th c.: "I know the cemeteries where they most likely would be buried but
have so far
not been able to locate their graves nor could I find any of them in burial
lists." I can only speak >from a single experience of a visit to a rural
cemetery in October 2005. A small section was allocated to child burials and
contained five or six tombstones dated approximately >from the 1880s -1910s.
One tombstone (more than half a metre in height) had a relatively large,
inset inscription giving name, and below the name, the location and exact
dates of birth and death. The other tombstones were more modest. My guide
noted that the larger tombstone and relatively elaborate inscription (even
the tombstone was artistically shaped) was unusual and indicated a family of
means or a great will to honour at the gravesite. It is conceivable that a
meticulous effort to remove a thin layer of earth in the area of the
children's plots might reveal small tombstones placed horizontally on the
ground but one would have to consult with experts as to whether this type of
placement was customary.

If the cemetery has a custodian, information, including lists about
children's areas, may be obtained >from him. An alternative, but not
promising option, is to contact "Matana" in Prague. They may have
unpublished booklets on some of the cemeteries for which you want
information. I obtained such a booklet but can't be certain whether there is
a reference to a children's section because of my lack of knowledge of the
Czech language. However, there is no list of names of those buried in the
children's section. These booklets appear to have historical and
architectural content and many (I would be very curious to know from
"Matana" how many were written) were written in the early 1990s.

Paul King
Jerusalem


Request for Assistance from a Berlin or nearby resident. #germany

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

Dear List Members,
a couple of years ago I had a reply >from an orgnaisation in Berlin
(Krakenbuchlager ?) regarding WW I military service records for my
grandfather. I wish to get assistance to find out if the costs quoted about
3 years ago are still current. If some one on in Berlin or nearby could
contact me privately I will send them more details. Thanks

Geoff Kaiser Melbourne Australia <geoff_kaiser@...>


Researching the names: Feuerstein, Botos, Farkas, Schoenzweig, Mester, Schwarzkopf #hungary

SFeuerstein <ethnoca@...>
 

The immediate family connections are >from Nagyvarad
and area, now Oradea in Romania, but we faintly know
of having had relatives in Budapest, Kolozsvar (Cluj)
and possibly other Hungarian and earlier
Austro-Hungarian communities, although we have nothing
much >from before WWII.

Sarah Feuerstein
Toronto, Canada


BENJAMIN ZEEV RAPAPORT'S BROTHERS #hungary

Andres Carciente
 

I would be interested to know who were Benjamin Zeev
RAPAPORT's brothers???

Was were their names?
When and where were they born and when and where did
they die???

B.Z. RAPAPORT was the famous Rabbi in Papa,Hungary

Any information would be appreciated,

Andres Carciente
Budapest

RAPAPORT, STARK, ROTTMAN, BREUER, DICK, SCHWARCZ,
NEULANDER, ALTER, GOLDBERGER, FELDMAR, POLLAK,
JEREMIAS, ADLER, LIPSCHITZ, WEISZ, GRUNWALD, SPITZ,
HERSKOVITS, BRUNNER, SZIMKOWICZ,
WEINSTOCK: (Satoraljaujhely)
RAPAPORT,FOHN:(Monostorpalyi)
RAPAPORT,LOWI:(Nyracsad),RAPAPORT,SPIEGEL
(Vasarosnameny).


German SIG #Germany Request for Assistance from a Berlin or nearby resident. #germany

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

Dear List Members,
a couple of years ago I had a reply >from an orgnaisation in Berlin
(Krakenbuchlager ?) regarding WW I military service records for my
grandfather. I wish to get assistance to find out if the costs quoted about
3 years ago are still current. If some one on in Berlin or nearby could
contact me privately I will send them more details. Thanks

Geoff Kaiser Melbourne Australia <geoff_kaiser@...>


Hungary SIG #Hungary Researching the names: Feuerstein, Botos, Farkas, Schoenzweig, Mester, Schwarzkopf #hungary

SFeuerstein <ethnoca@...>
 

The immediate family connections are >from Nagyvarad
and area, now Oradea in Romania, but we faintly know
of having had relatives in Budapest, Kolozsvar (Cluj)
and possibly other Hungarian and earlier
Austro-Hungarian communities, although we have nothing
much >from before WWII.

Sarah Feuerstein
Toronto, Canada


Hungary SIG #Hungary BENJAMIN ZEEV RAPAPORT'S BROTHERS #hungary

Andres Carciente
 

I would be interested to know who were Benjamin Zeev
RAPAPORT's brothers???

Was were their names?
When and where were they born and when and where did
they die???

B.Z. RAPAPORT was the famous Rabbi in Papa,Hungary

Any information would be appreciated,

Andres Carciente
Budapest

RAPAPORT, STARK, ROTTMAN, BREUER, DICK, SCHWARCZ,
NEULANDER, ALTER, GOLDBERGER, FELDMAR, POLLAK,
JEREMIAS, ADLER, LIPSCHITZ, WEISZ, GRUNWALD, SPITZ,
HERSKOVITS, BRUNNER, SZIMKOWICZ,
WEINSTOCK: (Satoraljaujhely)
RAPAPORT,FOHN:(Monostorpalyi)
RAPAPORT,LOWI:(Nyracsad),RAPAPORT,SPIEGEL
(Vasarosnameny).


Re: Jews in Eger #hungary

Robert Neu
 

Hi,
In order to answer as to whether we are interested in
this work, could you indicate what period does the
book cover and in what language it is written?
Thanks
Robert Neu

--- Andras Koltai <kolamcg@...> wrote:

Dear All,

Mrs Orbán, Ágnes Szegõ Phd, has a new book about the
Jews in Eger before the war being published now. Her
previous books were about the Jews in Heves county
and
another one about the Jews in Gyöngyös.

The book was presented in Eger in December and will
be
presented in Budapest on 5th February.

If you are interested in the book, please contact me
off-list.

Best regards,

Andras Koltai
Budapest, Hungary


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Jews in Eger #hungary

Robert Neu
 

Hi,
In order to answer as to whether we are interested in
this work, could you indicate what period does the
book cover and in what language it is written?
Thanks
Robert Neu

--- Andras Koltai <kolamcg@...> wrote:

Dear All,

Mrs Orbán, Ágnes Szegõ Phd, has a new book about the
Jews in Eger before the war being published now. Her
previous books were about the Jews in Heves county
and
another one about the Jews in Gyöngyös.

The book was presented in Eger in December and will
be
presented in Budapest on 5th February.

If you are interested in the book, please contact me
off-list.

Best regards,

Andras Koltai
Budapest, Hungary


Polish Population Registers - Any specifrics in Suwalki or Warsaw? #general

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

Per Stanley Diamond's response to Fred Hoffman's comments on Polish Book of
Residents I would like to know if anyone has has ever found these for a few
of my key towns. In particular, Stanley Diamond has suggested Books of
Residents have never been found for Raczki, Sejne, Punsk (all in Suwalki) or
even Warsaw. Has anybody ever seen these for any of these or nearby towns?.
How about Warsaw? How can there be no data for Polands largest city? Was
nothing ever sent to some other major European/American city or some
University that escaped the ravages of WW2?

Robert Zavos
searching Zawoznik >from Raczki, Warsaw,Trondheim; Szczupacki/Siff >from
Sejne; Pervin >from Berdichev, Ukraine; Menzer/Mintzer >from Bucecea,
Romania


In his message of January 11th, Fred Hoffman wrote:
"Population registers," also called "Books of residents."
In Polish, these registers are usually called _ksiegi ludnosci stalej_,
snip>>>>>>>>>>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish Population Registers - Any specifrics in Suwalki or Warsaw? #general

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

Per Stanley Diamond's response to Fred Hoffman's comments on Polish Book of
Residents I would like to know if anyone has has ever found these for a few
of my key towns. In particular, Stanley Diamond has suggested Books of
Residents have never been found for Raczki, Sejne, Punsk (all in Suwalki) or
even Warsaw. Has anybody ever seen these for any of these or nearby towns?.
How about Warsaw? How can there be no data for Polands largest city? Was
nothing ever sent to some other major European/American city or some
University that escaped the ravages of WW2?

Robert Zavos
searching Zawoznik >from Raczki, Warsaw,Trondheim; Szczupacki/Siff >from
Sejne; Pervin >from Berdichev, Ukraine; Menzer/Mintzer >from Bucecea,
Romania


In his message of January 11th, Fred Hoffman wrote:
"Population registers," also called "Books of residents."
In Polish, these registers are usually called _ksiegi ludnosci stalej_,
snip>>>>>>>>>>


Re: Brownsville Obits #general

Stephen Denker
 

Does anyone know what newspaper carried obituaries for Yiddish speaking
working class Jews who lived in Brownsville Brooklyn in June 1916?

My g-grandfather died >from asphyxiation by illuminating gas in a suicide
according to his death certificate. Coroner's inquest records for Brooklyn
at that time have been lost. I am also wondering if there were police
inquiries published in newspapers.

Any ideas on this? Thanks.

Stephen Denker
Brookline, MA
Looking for DENKER, BREE, EPSTEIN, WEINER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Brownsville Obits #general

Stephen Denker
 

Does anyone know what newspaper carried obituaries for Yiddish speaking
working class Jews who lived in Brownsville Brooklyn in June 1916?

My g-grandfather died >from asphyxiation by illuminating gas in a suicide
according to his death certificate. Coroner's inquest records for Brooklyn
at that time have been lost. I am also wondering if there were police
inquiries published in newspapers.

Any ideas on this? Thanks.

Stephen Denker
Brookline, MA
Looking for DENKER, BREE, EPSTEIN, WEINER


source of NY State town, city, and county contact info #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

For vital events that occurred in New York State (excluding New York City
and, at one time, Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers), records are filed both with
the town or city clerk and the State. With prices now at $30 for vital
records >from the New York State Dept. of Health ($22 for genealogy copies),
these local offices are a good alternative. Two clerks I recently contacted,
in the towns of Liberty and Monroe, charged $10 each for death records and
mailed them within a week. Like the State, the local clerks apply
restrictions to the release of marriage and death records under 50 years old
and birth records under 75 years old.

For links to the official government websites for counties, cities, towns,
and villages in New York State see:

www.nysegov.com/citguide.cfm?context=citguide&content=munibyalpha

Note that in NYC metropolitan area counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester,
and Rockland, and perhaps elsewhere in the state, towns are large
governmental entities that encompass many communities. For example, my own
community, Dix Hills, is part of the larger Town of Huntington. If you don't
find a locality on the list, you'll need to look into the political
divisions of the area.

For more information on New York State vital records, see
www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
RSteinig@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen source of NY State town, city, and county contact info #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

For vital events that occurred in New York State (excluding New York City
and, at one time, Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers), records are filed both with
the town or city clerk and the State. With prices now at $30 for vital
records >from the New York State Dept. of Health ($22 for genealogy copies),
these local offices are a good alternative. Two clerks I recently contacted,
in the towns of Liberty and Monroe, charged $10 each for death records and
mailed them within a week. Like the State, the local clerks apply
restrictions to the release of marriage and death records under 50 years old
and birth records under 75 years old.

For links to the official government websites for counties, cities, towns,
and villages in New York State see:

www.nysegov.com/citguide.cfm?context=citguide&content=munibyalpha

Note that in NYC metropolitan area counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester,
and Rockland, and perhaps elsewhere in the state, towns are large
governmental entities that encompass many communities. For example, my own
community, Dix Hills, is part of the larger Town of Huntington. If you don't
find a locality on the list, you'll need to look into the political
divisions of the area.

For more information on New York State vital records, see
www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
RSteinig@...


Status Update on the Proposed US Regulations Addressing Access to Birth Records #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners:

This is a status update on the proposed regulations addressing access to
birth records resulting >from enactment of the Intelligence Reform Act by the
U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Bush December 2004.

The latest information is that public review will likely NOT start until
summer (August) 2006! Once the proposed regulations are released, the
public review time is a sixty (60) day process. The Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) has determined that they need an independent
economic analysis of the cost of the what they are proposing. They are
hoping to award a cost/benefit contract by the end of this month (January
2006) . Once the cost benefit analysis is completed, HHS and the Office of
Management Budget (OMB) will have a political discussion about the
regulations, focusing on whether the federal government has the budget and
ability to enforce the proposed regulations.

The FGS/NGS Records Preservation and Access Committee, on which the IAJGS is
represented, submitted on behalf of the genealogical community, a
recommendation to HHS staff last Fall, to permit the states to provide
informational birth record copies. It is our understanding that the current
recommendation will allow non-certified copies to be made available and or
retained.

However, until the proposed regulations are released this summer, nothing
is 100% certain. When the proposed regulations are released this summer
this is a provision we will work hard to assure is included and retained, or
if it is not included for it to be included. IAJGS will keep you informed
as to when the proposed regulations are available.

For back ground information on this issue, please see the September issue of
the Echo at http://www.iajgs.org/echo/echoissues.htm. In order to read this
PDF file it is necessary to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer
which is available for free by accessing the site at:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html .

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access and Monitoring Committee


Kevage Berna, County of Keva #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hello all,

I would like to publically thank all the very many
genners who replied to my query.

It would appear that it's Kiev Guberniya, although
some did suggest Kovno, but based on other facts that
I have, Kiev is the right one.

Much obliged to all.
Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel