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Re: St. Paul, MN - Records at American Jewish Archives #general

Arlene Weiss <Balbec@...>
 

The American Jewish Archives has a searchable web site at
http://server.huc.edu/aja
Arlene Weiss


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: St. Paul, MN - Records at American Jewish Archives #general

Arlene Weiss <Balbec@...>
 

The American Jewish Archives has a searchable web site at
http://server.huc.edu/aja
Arlene Weiss


MA cemetaries #general

Cheryl Hoover <crhoover@...>
 

Recently someone posted a site that lists all Jewish Cemeteries
throughout history in the state of Massachusetts. I found this site
very interesting and it cleared up some question I had. One problem. I
misplaced the site location. Does someone out there remember the
address for this site? I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Cheryl


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MA cemetaries #general

Cheryl Hoover <crhoover@...>
 

Recently someone posted a site that lists all Jewish Cemeteries
throughout history in the state of Massachusetts. I found this site
very interesting and it cleared up some question I had. One problem. I
misplaced the site location. Does someone out there remember the
address for this site? I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Cheryl


Mystery Shtetls -- Part II . . .Please help! #general

Sandhaus <sandhaus@...>
 

I, too, would like to call upon the geography (and language gurus) for a little
shtetl help.

Yad Vashem lists several of my family members as being >from two locations which
I cannot even begin to locate:

1. Skazanitz, Ukraine
2. Kotesti, Romania

A third location, Hlinitza (Ukraine), has been reliably linked to an even
larger grouping of my family members. . . except I cannot locate Hlinitza
anywhere!

Please help!! (For what it's worth, my other family members typically hail
from the Sanok (Poland) / Dobromil (Ukraine) / Rzeszow (Poland) general area.
Some others have come >from Czernowitz (Romania) and Debica (Poland).)

Thanks,
Buck Sandhaus
SANDHAUS@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mystery Shtetls -- Part II . . .Please help! #general

Sandhaus <sandhaus@...>
 

I, too, would like to call upon the geography (and language gurus) for a little
shtetl help.

Yad Vashem lists several of my family members as being >from two locations which
I cannot even begin to locate:

1. Skazanitz, Ukraine
2. Kotesti, Romania

A third location, Hlinitza (Ukraine), has been reliably linked to an even
larger grouping of my family members. . . except I cannot locate Hlinitza
anywhere!

Please help!! (For what it's worth, my other family members typically hail
from the Sanok (Poland) / Dobromil (Ukraine) / Rzeszow (Poland) general area.
Some others have come >from Czernowitz (Romania) and Debica (Poland).)

Thanks,
Buck Sandhaus
SANDHAUS@aol.com


Re: Social security records #general

rita <rivke@...>
 

If I apply for US social security records what information is this
likely to contain?

I know this may seem a dumb question for all you US Jewishgenners but
Australia does not have social security records in the same manner that
US does (in fact there was an attempt to introduce it a few years ago
and it was considered by the general population to be undemocratic!)

Rita Nash
Sydney


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Social security records #general

rita <rivke@...>
 

If I apply for US social security records what information is this
likely to contain?

I know this may seem a dumb question for all you US Jewishgenners but
Australia does not have social security records in the same manner that
US does (in fact there was an attempt to introduce it a few years ago
and it was considered by the general population to be undemocratic!)

Rita Nash
Sydney


Suzie or whomever #general

Corin Goodwin <corin@...>
 

Thanks all for the name suggestions for my gggm, Suzie or Sizie or
Sussi... I'm still not sure which it is, but I'll hold onto them in case
I find any further clues.


//Corin Barsily Goodwin
Cupertino, CA USA

BARSILA/BARZILY/BARZILOV - Russia; Scotland; NYC
BASOK/BARSACH - Orsha (Mogilev), Belarus; Scotland; NYC; Rhode Island
BOEHM/BRAUN/WEISS - Hungary; NYC; Middlesex County, NJ
DU BOFF/MISTROFF - Gorodische (Baronovichi?), Belarus; NYC & LI
KANEFSKY and RIVKIN - Elizabetgrod, Ukraine; NYC
SIGAAR - Amsterdam ...SLAUCKY - NYC ...VAN SANTEN - Amsterdam; NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Suzie or whomever #general

Corin Goodwin <corin@...>
 

Thanks all for the name suggestions for my gggm, Suzie or Sizie or
Sussi... I'm still not sure which it is, but I'll hold onto them in case
I find any further clues.


//Corin Barsily Goodwin
Cupertino, CA USA

BARSILA/BARZILY/BARZILOV - Russia; Scotland; NYC
BASOK/BARSACH - Orsha (Mogilev), Belarus; Scotland; NYC; Rhode Island
BOEHM/BRAUN/WEISS - Hungary; NYC; Middlesex County, NJ
DU BOFF/MISTROFF - Gorodische (Baronovichi?), Belarus; NYC & LI
KANEFSKY and RIVKIN - Elizabetgrod, Ukraine; NYC
SIGAAR - Amsterdam ...SLAUCKY - NYC ...VAN SANTEN - Amsterdam; NYC


Seattle, Temple de Hirsch Synagogue #general

Gary Luke <feraltek@...>
 

Need help in Seattle. The grandsons of Max Kreielsheimer helped to
establish the Temple de Hirsch Synagogue. I'm trying to find out when Max
KREIELSHEIMER arrived in the USA, and when he was born, or who his parents
were. He was >from Rheinbischofsheim in Germany. Burial records or similar
could show these details.

Max married Olivia THORNTON.
Son Leo was born in 1910 and married Greye GREEN.

Gary
Sydney, Australia

Gary Luke feraltek@zeta.org.au fax +61-2-9519.9907


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seattle, Temple de Hirsch Synagogue #general

Gary Luke <feraltek@...>
 

Need help in Seattle. The grandsons of Max Kreielsheimer helped to
establish the Temple de Hirsch Synagogue. I'm trying to find out when Max
KREIELSHEIMER arrived in the USA, and when he was born, or who his parents
were. He was >from Rheinbischofsheim in Germany. Burial records or similar
could show these details.

Max married Olivia THORNTON.
Son Leo was born in 1910 and married Greye GREEN.

Gary
Sydney, Australia

Gary Luke feraltek@zeta.org.au fax +61-2-9519.9907


Locating Published Family Histories #general

Seflaum@...
 

To Jewishgenners:
I have searched the internet but cannot find a list of published
genealogies/family histories of Jewish families (or for all published family
histories, for that matter. Does anyone know if such a list exists? I heard
through the grapevine, for example, that a Harold Berger in Ohio publishes
family history of Berger families. However, I cannot find any trace of him.
Any help would be appreciated.

Shirley Flaum
Houston, Texas
Seflaum@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Locating Published Family Histories #general

Seflaum@...
 

To Jewishgenners:
I have searched the internet but cannot find a list of published
genealogies/family histories of Jewish families (or for all published family
histories, for that matter. Does anyone know if such a list exists? I heard
through the grapevine, for example, that a Harold Berger in Ohio publishes
family history of Berger families. However, I cannot find any trace of him.
Any help would be appreciated.

Shirley Flaum
Houston, Texas
Seflaum@aol.com


Avrohom Krauss <avkrauss@aol.com> #general

gen@...
 

E-Mail to Avrohom Krauss: avkrauss@aol.com is being returned.
Does any member have his current E-mail address?

Best regards,

Stephen A. Cohen (JewishGen #12106)
East Meadow NY
E-mail: gen@nassau.cv.net

PS: I am researching the following families:


BAUM:Germany/Bosen; EISENKRAMER &LEFEVRE:Germany/Rhineland/Palatine/Berlin/
E Prussia; BASIST/BASSIST/BAKSZT/BAKECH/BASHIST:Belarus/Lida Dist; COHEN
formerly SHEINHOUSE/SHEINHUEZ: Belarus/Radoshkovichi/Molodechno;
BIRNBAUM/GOLDBERG/LEINKRAM:Poland/Krakow; GELLER:Poland/Mielec;
KREINDLER:Poland; LEINKRAM:Ireland/England;SCHNEPS/SHNEPS/SZNEPS:Poland: Debica formerly Dembitz/Tarnow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Avrohom Krauss <avkrauss@aol.com> #general

gen@...
 

E-Mail to Avrohom Krauss: avkrauss@aol.com is being returned.
Does any member have his current E-mail address?

Best regards,

Stephen A. Cohen (JewishGen #12106)
East Meadow NY
E-mail: gen@nassau.cv.net

PS: I am researching the following families:


BAUM:Germany/Bosen; EISENKRAMER &LEFEVRE:Germany/Rhineland/Palatine/Berlin/
E Prussia; BASIST/BASSIST/BAKSZT/BAKECH/BASHIST:Belarus/Lida Dist; COHEN
formerly SHEINHOUSE/SHEINHUEZ: Belarus/Radoshkovichi/Molodechno;
BIRNBAUM/GOLDBERG/LEINKRAM:Poland/Krakow; GELLER:Poland/Mielec;
KREINDLER:Poland; LEINKRAM:Ireland/England;SCHNEPS/SHNEPS/SZNEPS:Poland: Debica formerly Dembitz/Tarnow


Ketubah Translation, Please #general

WESTON H. BYNG <lotswife@...>
 

Would some kind scholar help me with the translation of names on my
great-grandparents' ketubah dated 18 April 1875 in Florence, SC:

"...between the bridegroom, Louis Harrison (Aryeh Yehuda), son of Rabbi
Noach Emer, and bride Rebecca Jones, Rivkah, daughter of Rabbi Yisrael Yonah.
Rabbi: Chaim ben Zev HaBazak.

It is witnessed but the signatures are illigible."

I've written to synogogues in Florence, Spartanburg and Charleston to see if
they have records for either any individual named on the ketubah. Nothing yet.

Family lore has it that Louis and his Rabbi father had the name Hamer when
they came to America. But no record has been found of that surname.

Rebecca's family took the name Jones, was originally Yonah, pronounced Jonah.
I found records for her family in This Happy Land by Nagy.

But would like to have Louis Harrison's real name so I can search for that.

Thanks for any help at all.

Caroline Harrison Byng
Lotswife@whidbey.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ketubah Translation, Please #general

WESTON H. BYNG <lotswife@...>
 

Would some kind scholar help me with the translation of names on my
great-grandparents' ketubah dated 18 April 1875 in Florence, SC:

"...between the bridegroom, Louis Harrison (Aryeh Yehuda), son of Rabbi
Noach Emer, and bride Rebecca Jones, Rivkah, daughter of Rabbi Yisrael Yonah.
Rabbi: Chaim ben Zev HaBazak.

It is witnessed but the signatures are illigible."

I've written to synogogues in Florence, Spartanburg and Charleston to see if
they have records for either any individual named on the ketubah. Nothing yet.

Family lore has it that Louis and his Rabbi father had the name Hamer when
they came to America. But no record has been found of that surname.

Rebecca's family took the name Jones, was originally Yonah, pronounced Jonah.
I found records for her family in This Happy Land by Nagy.

But would like to have Louis Harrison's real name so I can search for that.

Thanks for any help at all.

Caroline Harrison Byng
Lotswife@whidbey.net


Jewish Cemeteries in Belarus #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

Dear Belarus SIGers,

I'm sure that Frank and Professor Frey won't mind me posting
this private e-mail. It gives some good information on
the cemetery situation over there and gives us some hope
that Frank will be able to gather at least some of the
names on the grave stones before anymore cemeteries are
destroyed.

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Coordinator


******************************************
18 November 1998

Dear Professor Frey,

David Fox, Coordinator of the Belarussian SIG, has with his usual
assiduousness, been kind enough to forward a copy of your letter
to me.

As David mentioned I am, for what it is worth, the Director of
the East European Jewish Heritage Project. We are a registered
charity in the UK and in Belarus. We are formally affiliated
with the Union of Religious Jewish Congregations of the Republic
of Belarus. Our main goals are the preservation and perpetuation
of East European Jewish Culture and the provision of material aid
to the Jewish community.

One of our main areas of activity is the restoration of Jewish
monuments, cemeteries and buildings. We are presently restoring
the Rakov and Radashkovichi cemeteries. We also recently
assisted in the restoration of the Volozhyn cemetery. We are
endorsed by the Presidential Committee for the Protection of
Historical and Architectural Monuments as the nominated Jewish
organization for the preservation of Jewish monuments, cemeteries
and buildings.

The Beshincovichi cemetery is known to us and, in fact, we have
listings of many of the headstones, none of which, I am afraid,
are at hand as I write. Deplorable as the state of the cemetery
is, it is not untypical of many Jewish cemeteries. Under Soviet
law, as you may know, cemeteries that have been unused for
twenty or more years may be reclaimed for other purposes. It is
a usage that has been retained. This rule is equally applied to
the burial grounds of all faiths but naturally has its greatest
impact on those which have no supporting community. While the
economy is in recession this is not a major threat. When the
economy recovers then such cemeteries will inevitably disappear.
The major threats at the moment are erosion and their use as
pasture.

Working with the above Committee we have an approved plan for the
preservation of unused Jewish cemeteries. It is to have them
listed as historic sites. The government has agreed to do this
where ever three conditions are met: First, a plan of the
cemetery must be drawn and the headstones recorded. Second a
permanent caretaker should be appointed. Third the cemetery must
be surrounded by a wall capable of withstanding the intrusions
of cattle and the people. The first two conditions are easily
met. It is the third, the fence, which presents the chief
difficulty. The standard fence used for the purpose here is
composed of a five foot high concrete wall surmounted by four
foot high metal rails. The cost is usually in the range of
$20,000-$30,000 USD. We are trying to find alternative methods
of fencing. One possibility is the use of thorny hedges such as
barberry, hawthorn or holly. The government will accept these
but we do not yet have full information about them. Perhaps
there is a botany department in your university. Hedges should
provide an inexpensive, attractive and permanent alternative to
the fences now used. These, owing to exotic, vodka fuelled
construction techniques have nearly the durability of paper
mache. They are only warranted for five years.

I have contacted the leader of the Jewish community in Vitebsk
and he will gather information on the work to be done. It is not
clear to me whom you contacted at Yad Vashem, or where, but there
is plenty of information available about Beshincovichi. Please
let me know what your interests are.

The East European Jewish Heritage Project and the Union of
Religious Jewish Congregations of the Republic of Belarus will
be glad of the opportunity to render you all assistance possible
at every stage.

If I am not mistaken the University of Melbourne has a Jewish
Studies Department. If I am correct then there is a Jennifer
Dowling there who knows of us. More to the point she seems to
have quite a few international connections and might be of some
help. This is merely conjecture.

(personal portions deleted by moderator)

I look forward to being of assistance to you in your extremely
worthwhile project.

Best regards,

Frank Swartz
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
13b Dauman Street
Minsk
220002
Republic of Belarus
tel/fax: +375 17 234 56 12/234 33 60
e-mail: root@eejhp.open.by


Belarus SIG #Belarus Jewish Cemeteries in Belarus #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

Dear Belarus SIGers,

I'm sure that Frank and Professor Frey won't mind me posting
this private e-mail. It gives some good information on
the cemetery situation over there and gives us some hope
that Frank will be able to gather at least some of the
names on the grave stones before anymore cemeteries are
destroyed.

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Coordinator


******************************************
18 November 1998

Dear Professor Frey,

David Fox, Coordinator of the Belarussian SIG, has with his usual
assiduousness, been kind enough to forward a copy of your letter
to me.

As David mentioned I am, for what it is worth, the Director of
the East European Jewish Heritage Project. We are a registered
charity in the UK and in Belarus. We are formally affiliated
with the Union of Religious Jewish Congregations of the Republic
of Belarus. Our main goals are the preservation and perpetuation
of East European Jewish Culture and the provision of material aid
to the Jewish community.

One of our main areas of activity is the restoration of Jewish
monuments, cemeteries and buildings. We are presently restoring
the Rakov and Radashkovichi cemeteries. We also recently
assisted in the restoration of the Volozhyn cemetery. We are
endorsed by the Presidential Committee for the Protection of
Historical and Architectural Monuments as the nominated Jewish
organization for the preservation of Jewish monuments, cemeteries
and buildings.

The Beshincovichi cemetery is known to us and, in fact, we have
listings of many of the headstones, none of which, I am afraid,
are at hand as I write. Deplorable as the state of the cemetery
is, it is not untypical of many Jewish cemeteries. Under Soviet
law, as you may know, cemeteries that have been unused for
twenty or more years may be reclaimed for other purposes. It is
a usage that has been retained. This rule is equally applied to
the burial grounds of all faiths but naturally has its greatest
impact on those which have no supporting community. While the
economy is in recession this is not a major threat. When the
economy recovers then such cemeteries will inevitably disappear.
The major threats at the moment are erosion and their use as
pasture.

Working with the above Committee we have an approved plan for the
preservation of unused Jewish cemeteries. It is to have them
listed as historic sites. The government has agreed to do this
where ever three conditions are met: First, a plan of the
cemetery must be drawn and the headstones recorded. Second a
permanent caretaker should be appointed. Third the cemetery must
be surrounded by a wall capable of withstanding the intrusions
of cattle and the people. The first two conditions are easily
met. It is the third, the fence, which presents the chief
difficulty. The standard fence used for the purpose here is
composed of a five foot high concrete wall surmounted by four
foot high metal rails. The cost is usually in the range of
$20,000-$30,000 USD. We are trying to find alternative methods
of fencing. One possibility is the use of thorny hedges such as
barberry, hawthorn or holly. The government will accept these
but we do not yet have full information about them. Perhaps
there is a botany department in your university. Hedges should
provide an inexpensive, attractive and permanent alternative to
the fences now used. These, owing to exotic, vodka fuelled
construction techniques have nearly the durability of paper
mache. They are only warranted for five years.

I have contacted the leader of the Jewish community in Vitebsk
and he will gather information on the work to be done. It is not
clear to me whom you contacted at Yad Vashem, or where, but there
is plenty of information available about Beshincovichi. Please
let me know what your interests are.

The East European Jewish Heritage Project and the Union of
Religious Jewish Congregations of the Republic of Belarus will
be glad of the opportunity to render you all assistance possible
at every stage.

If I am not mistaken the University of Melbourne has a Jewish
Studies Department. If I am correct then there is a Jennifer
Dowling there who knows of us. More to the point she seems to
have quite a few international connections and might be of some
help. This is merely conjecture.

(personal portions deleted by moderator)

I look forward to being of assistance to you in your extremely
worthwhile project.

Best regards,

Frank Swartz
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
13b Dauman Street
Minsk
220002
Republic of Belarus
tel/fax: +375 17 234 56 12/234 33 60
e-mail: root@eejhp.open.by