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Honolulu JGen members ? #general

AviDov@...
 

I have had no luck trying to reach either a Honolulu newspaper or any other
source
to search for an obituary or death notice of my second cousin,Berry Berchenko.
If there are JGers in Hawaii,I would greatly appreciate some help in this
matter,which is needed to finish a branch of our family tree. Shanah Tovah
Abe Nutkis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Honolulu JGen members ? #general

AviDov@...
 

I have had no luck trying to reach either a Honolulu newspaper or any other
source
to search for an obituary or death notice of my second cousin,Berry Berchenko.
If there are JGers in Hawaii,I would greatly appreciate some help in this
matter,which is needed to finish a branch of our family tree. Shanah Tovah
Abe Nutkis


Re: 2000 Census #galicia

Beth Wellington <bwelnrfp@...>
 

I think genealogists better start objecting to the idea of a census poll
instead of an actual count.
Curiously, although I don't know why, I have not been counted in a census
during my adult life (1980, 1990), so I think that the term "actual count"
is naive.

Beth Wellington


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 2000 Census #general

Beth Wellington <bwelnrfp@...>
 

I think genealogists better start objecting to the idea of a census poll
instead of an actual count.
Curiously, although I don't know why, I have not been counted in a census
during my adult life (1980, 1990), so I think that the term "actual count"
is naive.

Beth Wellington


Re: Social Security Inquiries #general

Lynn DiMatteo <LiniWD@...>
 

I always (even with death and birth certificate requests)send one per
envelope and sign my name in ink (underneath the typed, readable, name, of
course <grin>). I also put the phrase "Thanks in advance" in my requests.

If you were doing research and copying documents all day, wouldn't you
appreciate a "thanks" once in a while?

Lynn Wertheim-DiMatteo
Staten Island, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Social Security Inquiries #general

Lynn DiMatteo <LiniWD@...>
 

I always (even with death and birth certificate requests)send one per
envelope and sign my name in ink (underneath the typed, readable, name, of
course <grin>). I also put the phrase "Thanks in advance" in my requests.

If you were doing research and copying documents all day, wouldn't you
appreciate a "thanks" once in a while?

Lynn Wertheim-DiMatteo
Staten Island, N.Y.


New book about Kolozsvar #hungary

Ujlaki Gyorgy <ujlaki.gyorgy@...>
 

A new book came out about the Jews of
Kolozsvar/Cluj-Napoca/Cluj/Klausenburg/Claudiopolis. It was written by Daniel
Lowy. The title is: A teglagyartol a tehervonatig. Kolozsvar zsido lakossaganak
tortenete. (>from the Brick Factory to the Transport Train. History of the Jewish
Population of Kolozsvar) It was published by Erdelyi Szepmives Ceh, Kolozsvar
1998. ISBN 973-98374-2-5 Language is Hungarian.

There is a short history of the Jewish past in the town. Most of the book is about
the Holocaust period, mostly oral history.

It's 365 pages long.
--
Ujlaki.Gyorgy@drotposta.hu
Budapest, Hungary
Researching: Wurm, Hollander, Konigstein, Fein, Pollak, Reich, Barany, Cucak,
Drach, Purjesz, Porges/z, Porjes/z, Bischitz, Goldschmied, Iritz, Sommer


Hungary SIG #Hungary New book about Kolozsvar #hungary

Ujlaki Gyorgy <ujlaki.gyorgy@...>
 

A new book came out about the Jews of
Kolozsvar/Cluj-Napoca/Cluj/Klausenburg/Claudiopolis. It was written by Daniel
Lowy. The title is: A teglagyartol a tehervonatig. Kolozsvar zsido lakossaganak
tortenete. (>from the Brick Factory to the Transport Train. History of the Jewish
Population of Kolozsvar) It was published by Erdelyi Szepmives Ceh, Kolozsvar
1998. ISBN 973-98374-2-5 Language is Hungarian.

There is a short history of the Jewish past in the town. Most of the book is about
the Holocaust period, mostly oral history.

It's 365 pages long.
--
Ujlaki.Gyorgy@drotposta.hu
Budapest, Hungary
Researching: Wurm, Hollander, Konigstein, Fein, Pollak, Reich, Barany, Cucak,
Drach, Purjesz, Porges/z, Porjes/z, Bischitz, Goldschmied, Iritz, Sommer


site with yizkor books for sale #hungary

Robert & Sarah Klein <hamoreh@...>
 

Not too much >from Hungary, but it's worth a look for those interested.
There are also other categories to search. The address is:

http://www.idealbooks.com/catalog_765/yizkor.htm


Robert


Re: Kapnibanya #hungary

Alfred Klein <dcas17@...>
 

Thank you to Bob Friedman, Diane M. Freilich, Diane Goldman, and Barbara
Kaufman for responding to my request on finding Kapnibanya. You all
indicated that it is now called Cavnic.
I greatly appreciate your quick responses.


Hungary SIG #Hungary site with yizkor books for sale #hungary

Robert & Sarah Klein <hamoreh@...>
 

Not too much >from Hungary, but it's worth a look for those interested.
There are also other categories to search. The address is:

http://www.idealbooks.com/catalog_765/yizkor.htm


Robert


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Kapnibanya #hungary

Alfred Klein <dcas17@...>
 

Thank you to Bob Friedman, Diane M. Freilich, Diane Goldman, and Barbara
Kaufman for responding to my request on finding Kapnibanya. You all
indicated that it is now called Cavnic.
I greatly appreciate your quick responses.


Re: Neolog Jews #hungary

Randell B. Weiss <rbweiss@...>
 

Tom Venetianer wrote Mon, 14 Sep 1998 20:19:
I am no expert on this subject but here is a link which will tell you
everything about *reform judaism*. As far as I know "neolog" is the
Hungarian term for this denomination. Visit:
http://www.pacificnet.net/~faigin/SCJ/faq/18-index.html

Actually the Hungarian Neolog movement is closer to the American
movement of Conservative Judaism, and the pertinent reference is:
http://www.pacificnet.net/~faigin/SCJ/faq/02-02.html . Quoting >from that
page:
"To be more specific, all synagogues associated with the movement in
North and South America are called 'Conservative', all synagogues in
Israel and England are called 'Masorti', and all synagogues in Hungary are
called 'Neolog'. Note that the Neolog movement developed independently of
the rest of Conservative Judaism. Their philosophy was also based on the
work of Rabbi Zecharias Frankel, the founder of the Positive-Historical
school of thought (Mid 1800s, Germany, Breslau). The evolution of their
school of thought basically followed the same path as the Conservative
movement, and in recent years they have formalized this by joining the
World Council of Conservative/Masorti Synagogues."

Happy New Year all,
Randy Weiss
Medford, Massachusetts
rbweiss@ix.netcom.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Neolog Jews #hungary

Randell B. Weiss <rbweiss@...>
 

Tom Venetianer wrote Mon, 14 Sep 1998 20:19:
I am no expert on this subject but here is a link which will tell you
everything about *reform judaism*. As far as I know "neolog" is the
Hungarian term for this denomination. Visit:
http://www.pacificnet.net/~faigin/SCJ/faq/18-index.html

Actually the Hungarian Neolog movement is closer to the American
movement of Conservative Judaism, and the pertinent reference is:
http://www.pacificnet.net/~faigin/SCJ/faq/02-02.html . Quoting >from that
page:
"To be more specific, all synagogues associated with the movement in
North and South America are called 'Conservative', all synagogues in
Israel and England are called 'Masorti', and all synagogues in Hungary are
called 'Neolog'. Note that the Neolog movement developed independently of
the rest of Conservative Judaism. Their philosophy was also based on the
work of Rabbi Zecharias Frankel, the founder of the Positive-Historical
school of thought (Mid 1800s, Germany, Breslau). The evolution of their
school of thought basically followed the same path as the Conservative
movement, and in recent years they have formalized this by joining the
World Council of Conservative/Masorti Synagogues."

Happy New Year all,
Randy Weiss
Medford, Massachusetts
rbweiss@ix.netcom.com


Re: State censuses; when and where? #general

Joan C. Brown <jcb2502@...>
 

Mark Grekin writes:
In addition to Federal USA censuses (1890, 1900, 1910, etc.)
it is my understanding that some states did their own censuses between
Federal ones. <snip>
-------------------
To Mark & all Jewishgenners:

I would like to refer you to "State Census Records" by Ann S. Lainhart,
c1992, published by Genealogical Publishing Co. It lists all states A-Z
with pertinent information.
New Jersey took the following state census: 1855; 1865; 1875; 1885,
1895; 1905; 1915. These may be ordered through any FHC library for
viewing there.

Joan Brown, Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: State censuses; when and where? #general

Joan C. Brown <jcb2502@...>
 

Mark Grekin writes:
In addition to Federal USA censuses (1890, 1900, 1910, etc.)
it is my understanding that some states did their own censuses between
Federal ones. <snip>
-------------------
To Mark & all Jewishgenners:

I would like to refer you to "State Census Records" by Ann S. Lainhart,
c1992, published by Genealogical Publishing Co. It lists all states A-Z
with pertinent information.
New Jersey took the following state census: 1855; 1865; 1875; 1885,
1895; 1905; 1915. These may be ordered through any FHC library for
viewing there.

Joan Brown, Virginia


Records from Breslau #general

Howard Pelteson <howardp@...>
 

I am searching for Peltasohn/ Peltesohn records >from Breslau (now Wrotclaw,
Poland). Does anyone know if records of births/ deaths survived the holocaust
from this area? Would records have been transferred to Germany after the
borders were re-drawn?

Howard Pelteson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Records from Breslau #general

Howard Pelteson <howardp@...>
 

I am searching for Peltasohn/ Peltesohn records >from Breslau (now Wrotclaw,
Poland). Does anyone know if records of births/ deaths survived the holocaust
from this area? Would records have been transferred to Germany after the
borders were re-drawn?

Howard Pelteson


Re: Rifkah and Mendel = Rebecca and Max #general

JimYarin <jimyarin@...>
 

Judith Romney Wegner sorted out some answers regarding the originally query
below. Indeed, Rebecca (REIMER) and Max DAMESEK actually had double given
Jewish names of Sarah Rivka and Itzik Mendel. Assuming that your search of the
arrival indexes were not otherwise flawed (eg, they arrived after the beginning
date of the index (I recall its 1903); they arrived at NY port; you searched
their Jewish names of Rivka (and its variants) and Mendel (and its variants),
you need to search again under their using THEIR OTHER GIVEN NAMES (AND ALL OF
THEIR VARIANTS).

Sarah is not so tough; all of the variants should be listed in the S's
together. Itzik, however, is tough, since there are many spelling variants,
some which can be spelled with an A, E, J or Y, eg Aizik, Eizik, Jcek, or
Yitzchak.

I confused about alternative spellings of surnames on the Jewish side of
my family. (SNIP)
Peter Blood
JimYarin@aol.com
Somerville, MA


Shemot #general

David Fielker <david@...>
 

The September issue of Shemot, the (award-winning!) journal of the JGS of
Great Britain, should be out by the weekend.

Articles include some brief reactions to the Hollywood Seminar, several
personal researches using a variety of British resources, The Jews of
Merthyr Tydfil, Confusing the Russian authorities with first names, and an
account of a visit to Skierniewice in Poland.

L'Shanah Tovah,

David Fielker
London, UK