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Searching: Solomon WEISS of Brooklyn, NY and Lakewood, NJ #general

WRodman202@...
 

Seeking information about Solomon Weiss who was living in Lakewood, New Jersey
in 1954. He may have grown up in Brooklyn, NY. His father, Jacob Weiss, died
in 1951. His mother, Bella, died in 1954. Both are buried in Beth David
Cemetery, Elmont, NY. Please e-mail me privately if you have any information.

L'Shanah Tovah!

Bill Rodman
Suffern, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Solomon WEISS of Brooklyn, NY and Lakewood, NJ #general

WRodman202@...
 

Seeking information about Solomon Weiss who was living in Lakewood, New Jersey
in 1954. He may have grown up in Brooklyn, NY. His father, Jacob Weiss, died
in 1951. His mother, Bella, died in 1954. Both are buried in Beth David
Cemetery, Elmont, NY. Please e-mail me privately if you have any information.

L'Shanah Tovah!

Bill Rodman
Suffern, NY


_The Last Resorts_ by Cleveland Amory, #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

If you own a copy of the out-of-print book,
Cleveland Amory's, _The Last Resorts_,
please contact me.
--
Bernard I. Kouchel
<koosh@att.net>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen _The Last Resorts_ by Cleveland Amory, #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

If you own a copy of the out-of-print book,
Cleveland Amory's, _The Last Resorts_,
please contact me.
--
Bernard I. Kouchel
<koosh@att.net>


Census listings #general

Foodphile@...
 

I have the following names on the 1915 census for 12-14 Meserole St. Brooklyn:
SHANKEN, DUNITZ, DALINS, SEPEROS, BERMAN, GROSS, BUMER, SEPIRO, BADU, BUCK,
DULBERG, BRETCHMIDER.

1920 census, also Meserole Street:
LIPSHITZ, DUNITZ, LINDERBERG, LUCKS, ROSE, KARP, BORDMAN, KRAUS, MINTZER,
BERNARD.

1925 census, also Meserole Street:
KAMINSKY, ARONOWITZ, DUNITZ, LIFSHITZ, BART, BARNER, GOLDBERG, SOLOFF,
MARGULES, LEVINE, ALTMAN, ACKERMAN, JACOBIAN.

I would be happy to give further information to anyone interested in these
names.

Meryl Persky
Calabasas, Ca.
Searching:
DUNITZ (DUNETZ) Kovel, Russia
SALTZMAN Kovel, Russia - KETCHMAN Russia
KELLNER Oustra-Polia - SUBMAN Russia
HIRSCH (HIRSH) Grebow, Poland
LEDER (LEDERER) Ryglic, Galicia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Census listings #general

Foodphile@...
 

I have the following names on the 1915 census for 12-14 Meserole St. Brooklyn:
SHANKEN, DUNITZ, DALINS, SEPEROS, BERMAN, GROSS, BUMER, SEPIRO, BADU, BUCK,
DULBERG, BRETCHMIDER.

1920 census, also Meserole Street:
LIPSHITZ, DUNITZ, LINDERBERG, LUCKS, ROSE, KARP, BORDMAN, KRAUS, MINTZER,
BERNARD.

1925 census, also Meserole Street:
KAMINSKY, ARONOWITZ, DUNITZ, LIFSHITZ, BART, BARNER, GOLDBERG, SOLOFF,
MARGULES, LEVINE, ALTMAN, ACKERMAN, JACOBIAN.

I would be happy to give further information to anyone interested in these
names.

Meryl Persky
Calabasas, Ca.
Searching:
DUNITZ (DUNETZ) Kovel, Russia
SALTZMAN Kovel, Russia - KETCHMAN Russia
KELLNER Oustra-Polia - SUBMAN Russia
HIRSCH (HIRSH) Grebow, Poland
LEDER (LEDERER) Ryglic, Galicia


JGS of Bergen County (New Jersey) #general

GARY MOKOTOFF <VHWC10A@...>
 

A Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County, New Jersey, is in
formation. An organizational meeting will be held on October 11 at
Avotaynu's offices in Bergenfield. An initial mailing to some 100
people indicates at least 20-30 people will attend this meeting.
The society should be of interest not only to people in Bergen
county but in those towns in Hudson, Passaic and Rockland county
that are adjacent to Bergen county.

The purpose of the meeting will be to define what the group wants
to accomplish as well as address organizational questions such as
officers, bylaws, dues, meeting times, meeting location.

Date: Sunday, October 11
Time: 1:00 pm. Come as early as noon if you want to browse my
library which contains about 400 books on Jewish genealogy,
American genealogy and the Holocaust
Place: 155 N. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, New Jersey
Phone: 201-387-7200
Parking: On-site parking. Park anywhere in the parking lot.

Contact me at vhwc10a@prodigy.com for directions to the Avotaynu
offices.

Gary Mokotoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Bergen County (New Jersey) #general

GARY MOKOTOFF <VHWC10A@...>
 

A Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County, New Jersey, is in
formation. An organizational meeting will be held on October 11 at
Avotaynu's offices in Bergenfield. An initial mailing to some 100
people indicates at least 20-30 people will attend this meeting.
The society should be of interest not only to people in Bergen
county but in those towns in Hudson, Passaic and Rockland county
that are adjacent to Bergen county.

The purpose of the meeting will be to define what the group wants
to accomplish as well as address organizational questions such as
officers, bylaws, dues, meeting times, meeting location.

Date: Sunday, October 11
Time: 1:00 pm. Come as early as noon if you want to browse my
library which contains about 400 books on Jewish genealogy,
American genealogy and the Holocaust
Place: 155 N. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, New Jersey
Phone: 201-387-7200
Parking: On-site parking. Park anywhere in the parking lot.

Contact me at vhwc10a@prodigy.com for directions to the Avotaynu
offices.

Gary Mokotoff


Re: ED numbers for NY Census, 1910 #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Gary R. Jones <GJONESHOME@aol.com> wrote:

I would like some help in searching for Enumeration District numbers.
I want the soundex listing for the NEW YORK CITY CENSUS 1910.
There is no Soundex index for New York State for the 1910 Federal
census. None was ever created. Indexes to only 21 states (those
states with poor civil registration) were created. See the
JewishGen FAQ <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq>, Q#8.

I have gone to my LDS History centre and they do not know what
to order i.e. I have an address in 1910 (62 Serreff St) and I
need the E.D. number and page, for that address so I can order
the fiche >from the local LDS.
To find E.D. numbers for the 1910 Census for most major U.S. cities,
consult the National Archives microfiche publication "Cross Index
to Selected City Streets and Enumeration Districts, 1910 Census",
National Archives Micro Publication number M1283, on 50 microfiche
cards. This guide is available at all 13 of the National Archives
Regional branches (see FAQ Q#8), and through all LDS Family History
Centers (see FAQ Q#13). For ordering number at a Family History
Center, see the FHLC Locality catalog under the heading
"UNITED STATES - CENSUS - 1910 - INDEXES".

This cross index translates street addresses into Census Enumeration
Districts, for 39 selected cities across the country. After locating
the correct E.D., then use the "1910 Federal Population Census"
catalog to determine the correct microfilm reel number.
The 39 cities in NAMP M1283 are:

Akron, OH Atlanta, GA Baltimore, MD Canton, OH
Charlotte, NC Chicago, IL Cleveland, OH Dayton, OH
Denver, CO Detroit, MI District of Columbia
Elizabeth, NJ Erie, PA Ft. Wayne, IN Gary, IN
Grand Rapids, MI Indianapolis, IN Kansas City, KS Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles (and county), CA Newark, NJ
New York City (Brooklyn, Manhattan & Bronx, Richmond)
Oklahoma City, OK Omaha, NE Paterson, NJ Peoria, IL
Philadelphia, PA Phoenix, AZ Reading, PA Richmond, VA
San Antonio, TX San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
South Bend, IN Tampa, FL Tulsa, OK Wichita, KS
Youngstown, OH

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: ED numbers for NY Census, 1910 #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Gary R. Jones <GJONESHOME@aol.com> wrote:

I would like some help in searching for Enumeration District numbers.
I want the soundex listing for the NEW YORK CITY CENSUS 1910.
There is no Soundex index for New York State for the 1910 Federal
census. None was ever created. Indexes to only 21 states (those
states with poor civil registration) were created. See the
JewishGen FAQ <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq>, Q#8.

I have gone to my LDS History centre and they do not know what
to order i.e. I have an address in 1910 (62 Serreff St) and I
need the E.D. number and page, for that address so I can order
the fiche >from the local LDS.
To find E.D. numbers for the 1910 Census for most major U.S. cities,
consult the National Archives microfiche publication "Cross Index
to Selected City Streets and Enumeration Districts, 1910 Census",
National Archives Micro Publication number M1283, on 50 microfiche
cards. This guide is available at all 13 of the National Archives
Regional branches (see FAQ Q#8), and through all LDS Family History
Centers (see FAQ Q#13). For ordering number at a Family History
Center, see the FHLC Locality catalog under the heading
"UNITED STATES - CENSUS - 1910 - INDEXES".

This cross index translates street addresses into Census Enumeration
Districts, for 39 selected cities across the country. After locating
the correct E.D., then use the "1910 Federal Population Census"
catalog to determine the correct microfilm reel number.
The 39 cities in NAMP M1283 are:

Akron, OH Atlanta, GA Baltimore, MD Canton, OH
Charlotte, NC Chicago, IL Cleveland, OH Dayton, OH
Denver, CO Detroit, MI District of Columbia
Elizabeth, NJ Erie, PA Ft. Wayne, IN Gary, IN
Grand Rapids, MI Indianapolis, IN Kansas City, KS Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles (and county), CA Newark, NJ
New York City (Brooklyn, Manhattan & Bronx, Richmond)
Oklahoma City, OK Omaha, NE Paterson, NJ Peoria, IL
Philadelphia, PA Phoenix, AZ Reading, PA Richmond, VA
San Antonio, TX San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
South Bend, IN Tampa, FL Tulsa, OK Wichita, KS
Youngstown, OH

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA


Re: QIV Numbers #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

Michael Bernet wrote about the internment of 'enemy aliens' in Britain in
1940. It was certainly a shameful episode. However, many of those who were
released >from internment eventually joining the British armed forces.

But his account needs a few corrections.
<snip> In May 1940 the British rounded up all male "enemy aliens"
including tens of thousands of Jewish refugees (...)
Not 'all' were rounded up in May 1940; it took longer than that.
The internment began before Dunkirk and was primarily a response to events
in Norway and in particular to Quisling and the notion of a Fifth Column.
The jeering was localised, and certainly took place in Liverpool. The
hostility was because they were German not because of being thought of as
spies.

<snip> Most were sent to the Isle of Man (in the Irish Sea) and put up in
the empty hotels.
The British offered them an opportunity to go to Canada or Australia, and
promised to arrange for their families to follow. They were put on
military transports together with captured German soldiers. (snip)

Some (as well as long-established Italians) were sent to Canada and
Australia. They were sent, not given the option. German POWs were on the
same ships and the crossings were traumatic. The ship Dunera took weeks to
get to Australia by which time internees were being released. They were
sent back for release straight away. One ship, the Andora Star, on its way
to Canada, was sunk by enemy action and many lives lost.
Most of the internees were not released in late 1940. It took longer than
that.

Harold Pollins

MODERATOR NOTE: Please continue privately. Only bibliographical
references on this topic will be posted.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: QIV Numbers #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

Michael Bernet wrote about the internment of 'enemy aliens' in Britain in
1940. It was certainly a shameful episode. However, many of those who were
released >from internment eventually joining the British armed forces.

But his account needs a few corrections.
<snip> In May 1940 the British rounded up all male "enemy aliens"
including tens of thousands of Jewish refugees (...)
Not 'all' were rounded up in May 1940; it took longer than that.
The internment began before Dunkirk and was primarily a response to events
in Norway and in particular to Quisling and the notion of a Fifth Column.
The jeering was localised, and certainly took place in Liverpool. The
hostility was because they were German not because of being thought of as
spies.

<snip> Most were sent to the Isle of Man (in the Irish Sea) and put up in
the empty hotels.
The British offered them an opportunity to go to Canada or Australia, and
promised to arrange for their families to follow. They were put on
military transports together with captured German soldiers. (snip)

Some (as well as long-established Italians) were sent to Canada and
Australia. They were sent, not given the option. German POWs were on the
same ships and the crossings were traumatic. The ship Dunera took weeks to
get to Australia by which time internees were being released. They were
sent back for release straight away. One ship, the Andora Star, on its way
to Canada, was sunk by enemy action and many lives lost.
Most of the internees were not released in late 1940. It took longer than
that.

Harold Pollins

MODERATOR NOTE: Please continue privately. Only bibliographical
references on this topic will be posted.


Searching: ROTENSTEIN (Warsaw) #general

Nicole Berline <berline@...>
 

My grandfather was Berek Rotenstein. He married Sura Rochman. They
lived in Warszawa, Berek worked in a thread factory (was head of it ?
may be owned it ?). They had several children, one of them my mother
Ruchla Rotenstein, born in 1917.

My mother emigrated to France in 1938. As far as we know, nobody else
from her family survived the Shoah. She told us almost nothing about
her family and life in Poland, because it was too distressing for her.
She died 12 years ago, and since then I have been trying to trace her
family, without success. I am giving it a new try using Internet .

Nicole Berline
France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: ROTENSTEIN (Warsaw) #general

Nicole Berline <berline@...>
 

My grandfather was Berek Rotenstein. He married Sura Rochman. They
lived in Warszawa, Berek worked in a thread factory (was head of it ?
may be owned it ?). They had several children, one of them my mother
Ruchla Rotenstein, born in 1917.

My mother emigrated to France in 1938. As far as we know, nobody else
from her family survived the Shoah. She told us almost nothing about
her family and life in Poland, because it was too distressing for her.
She died 12 years ago, and since then I have been trying to trace her
family, without success. I am giving it a new try using Internet .

Nicole Berline
France


Re: Retirement Home for rabbis #general

Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

Richard Hoffman asked:

My great-grandfather, Velvel SHEDLOVSKY, reportedly died at the age of 104
years at a retirement home for rabbis in Lithuania. (...)Does anyone out
there
know how I can proceed on this?
I think this is a modernisation of the term for an institution common in
large Jewish communities - a Moshav Zekeinim.

But I have never heard of such a place being specially for rabbis.

These institutions usually maintained a register (a Pinkas). If you knew
which town, you could try and search Judaica libraries and archives to see
if such a Pinkas Moshav Zekeinim exists for the place.

Many Yizkor books include a description of a Moshav Zekeinim if one was
functioning in the particular town. So you could start by researching the
Yizkor books for the towns where your ancestor lived.

Gmar Khatimah Tovah
Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Retirement Home for rabbis #general

Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

Richard Hoffman asked:

My great-grandfather, Velvel SHEDLOVSKY, reportedly died at the age of 104
years at a retirement home for rabbis in Lithuania. (...)Does anyone out
there
know how I can proceed on this?
I think this is a modernisation of the term for an institution common in
large Jewish communities - a Moshav Zekeinim.

But I have never heard of such a place being specially for rabbis.

These institutions usually maintained a register (a Pinkas). If you knew
which town, you could try and search Judaica libraries and archives to see
if such a Pinkas Moshav Zekeinim exists for the place.

Many Yizkor books include a description of a Moshav Zekeinim if one was
functioning in the particular town. So you could start by researching the
Yizkor books for the towns where your ancestor lived.

Gmar Khatimah Tovah
Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel


YOMTOV (= BONEE, BONET, BAERNET, BANETH, PANETH, JONAP AND GUTTENTAG) #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-09-19 Tom Venetianer writes:
<< The words are JO' NAPOT == (have) a good day == boker tov.
Etymology is:
'jo' == good; 'nap' == day; 'ot' a common Hungarian suffix
meaning "a" or "one." JO' NAP means 'good day', and *is not* a
greeting.

The Hungarian Ashkenazim call Yom Tov "jontev" (sounds like
jontaph) a corrupted form of the Hebrew words. This has nothing
to do with 'jo napot'.

==My apologies to the JewishGen members who told me of their
family name, Jonap, and told me it was Hungarian for YomTov
(Hebr: good day or festival) which was their traditional Hebrew name.
(Unfortunately I cannot find our communications, nor that with another
Jonap who wrote to me >from some distant country; I lost their
communications when I tried to put them in touch with each other far,
far too late into the night! Please get in touch with me!!)
from some I heard that the Jonaps of Hungary are Cohanim--so
they're clearly not related to the Levite YomTovs

I had thought the JONAP name sounded too close to the various
forms for YomTov such as Jontef, Jontaph; not willing to be
convinced, I posted a query to this List and had many replies >from
Magyarphones who confirm that Jonap is indeed Hungarian for
"Good Day." That, and "Festival," is exactly what YomTov means.
Which shows the dangers of falling into quick "aha"s, whether
of optimism or of cynicism, when dealing with genealogy.

The way I see the derivation is that a family known as Jontef,
settled in Hungary, discovers that the Hungarian translation is a pretty
close match to their Hebrew family name and adopts it with a smile.
Aha? Well, it's a good try -- and it DOES make good sense.

I used to know a family GUTTENTAG in Gatehead on Tyne, UK.
Another YomTov derivation? Can anyone help me get in touch with
them?

Shana Tovah

Michael Bernet, NYC (ancestral line >from Frensdorf/Bamberg
region, Germany)

SEEKING any variant on YOM-TOV: Bonjorn, Bonne, Bonnet,
Baernet, Baneth, Bernert, Paneth, Bondis, Bondi/y, Bonem, Jonap,
especially Levites and those in whose family the Hebrew name YomTov, Baer, Ber
or Dov is common


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen YOMTOV (= BONEE, BONET, BAERNET, BANETH, PANETH, JONAP AND GUTTENTAG) #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-09-19 Tom Venetianer writes:
<< The words are JO' NAPOT == (have) a good day == boker tov.
Etymology is:
'jo' == good; 'nap' == day; 'ot' a common Hungarian suffix
meaning "a" or "one." JO' NAP means 'good day', and *is not* a
greeting.

The Hungarian Ashkenazim call Yom Tov "jontev" (sounds like
jontaph) a corrupted form of the Hebrew words. This has nothing
to do with 'jo napot'.

==My apologies to the JewishGen members who told me of their
family name, Jonap, and told me it was Hungarian for YomTov
(Hebr: good day or festival) which was their traditional Hebrew name.
(Unfortunately I cannot find our communications, nor that with another
Jonap who wrote to me >from some distant country; I lost their
communications when I tried to put them in touch with each other far,
far too late into the night! Please get in touch with me!!)
from some I heard that the Jonaps of Hungary are Cohanim--so
they're clearly not related to the Levite YomTovs

I had thought the JONAP name sounded too close to the various
forms for YomTov such as Jontef, Jontaph; not willing to be
convinced, I posted a query to this List and had many replies >from
Magyarphones who confirm that Jonap is indeed Hungarian for
"Good Day." That, and "Festival," is exactly what YomTov means.
Which shows the dangers of falling into quick "aha"s, whether
of optimism or of cynicism, when dealing with genealogy.

The way I see the derivation is that a family known as Jontef,
settled in Hungary, discovers that the Hungarian translation is a pretty
close match to their Hebrew family name and adopts it with a smile.
Aha? Well, it's a good try -- and it DOES make good sense.

I used to know a family GUTTENTAG in Gatehead on Tyne, UK.
Another YomTov derivation? Can anyone help me get in touch with
them?

Shana Tovah

Michael Bernet, NYC (ancestral line >from Frensdorf/Bamberg
region, Germany)

SEEKING any variant on YOM-TOV: Bonjorn, Bonne, Bonnet,
Baernet, Baneth, Bernert, Paneth, Bondis, Bondi/y, Bonem, Jonap,
especially Levites and those in whose family the Hebrew name YomTov, Baer, Ber
or Dov is common


Smiltene-Searching for Blankfeld and Melamed #latvia

SVass@...
 

My mother, grandmother, two uncles, and some cousins came >from Smiltene to the
Chicago area in the 1920s and1930s. My mother and father visited Riga and
Smiltene in the late 1960s. No trace of the Jewish community in Smiltene
remained according to her.
Sam


Latvia SIG #Latvia Smiltene-Searching for Blankfeld and Melamed #latvia

SVass@...
 

My mother, grandmother, two uncles, and some cousins came >from Smiltene to the
Chicago area in the 1920s and1930s. My mother and father visited Riga and
Smiltene in the late 1960s. No trace of the Jewish community in Smiltene
remained according to her.
Sam