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How do you pronounce "uyezd"? #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Steve Eller asked:

<< How do you pronounce "uyezd"? >>

The best explanation - and one that I'll always remember - came >from Vitalija
Gircyte. She said "just think of two words - "ooh" and "yezzd" - combine
them as if you were answering a question in the affirmative - "ooh-yezzd" -
and you've got it.

Davida Noyek Handler
Co-coordinator, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania How do you pronounce "uyezd"? #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Steve Eller asked:

<< How do you pronounce "uyezd"? >>

The best explanation - and one that I'll always remember - came >from Vitalija
Gircyte. She said "just think of two words - "ooh" and "yezzd" - combine
them as if you were answering a question in the affirmative - "ooh-yezzd" -
and you've got it.

Davida Noyek Handler
Co-coordinator, LitvakSIG


School in Warsaw #general

Larry E. Oppenheimer <loppen@...>
 

My great grandfather attended the "Gimnasium of Warshow" around 1875. Is
there any source of information about the school? Does it still exist?

Thanks.
Larry

Larry E. Oppenheimer
loppen@tiac.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen School in Warsaw #general

Larry E. Oppenheimer <loppen@...>
 

My great grandfather attended the "Gimnasium of Warshow" around 1875. Is
there any source of information about the school? Does it still exist?

Thanks.
Larry

Larry E. Oppenheimer
loppen@tiac.net


Re: Jewish Photo Archives #general

NFatouros@...
 

Dear People,

Another photo archive which may be of interest to Jewishgenners is one
held by the Terezin Music Foundation, which I just learned about, and whose
website I visited yesterday. This is an organization devoted to preserving
and playing the music of people who were in the Theresienstadt
concentration camp. (Some of the composers were Pavel Haas, Gideon Klein,
Hans Krasa, and Victor Ullman.) The contents of the photoarchive are not
online. For more information visit the website at:

http://www.terezinmusic.org/

Naomi Fatouros
NFatouros@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Photo Archives #general

NFatouros@...
 

Dear People,

Another photo archive which may be of interest to Jewishgenners is one
held by the Terezin Music Foundation, which I just learned about, and whose
website I visited yesterday. This is an organization devoted to preserving
and playing the music of people who were in the Theresienstadt
concentration camp. (Some of the composers were Pavel Haas, Gideon Klein,
Hans Krasa, and Victor Ullman.) The contents of the photoarchive are not
online. For more information visit the website at:

http://www.terezinmusic.org/

Naomi Fatouros
NFatouros@aol.com


Women from 1900 census #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

The 1900 census gives us a Philadelphia Picholtz family which
included two daughters (aged 22 and 18) that the nearest family
never heard of. The older brother remained in Philadelphia.

Any suggestions on how to proceed? Is there a marriage index of
some sort for Philadelphia, for instance?

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Women from 1900 census #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

The 1900 census gives us a Philadelphia Picholtz family which
included two daughters (aged 22 and 18) that the nearest family
never heard of. The older brother remained in Philadelphia.

Any suggestions on how to proceed? Is there a marriage index of
some sort for Philadelphia, for instance?

Israel Pickholtz


Searching Great Britain #general

Shirlee & Louis Finn <shirlou@...>
 

For anyone researching in Great Britain. These two sites are very good.

British Jewish Internet. http://www.brijnet.org/

Jewish Genealogy Society of Great Britain.
http://www.ort.org/jgsgb/search1.htm

Brijnet is very helpful with information if you write to them.

Shirlee Finn


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Great Britain #general

Shirlee & Louis Finn <shirlou@...>
 

For anyone researching in Great Britain. These two sites are very good.

British Jewish Internet. http://www.brijnet.org/

Jewish Genealogy Society of Great Britain.
http://www.ort.org/jgsgb/search1.htm

Brijnet is very helpful with information if you write to them.

Shirlee Finn


Searching SCHLOSS, BENDIX descendants #general

MMerritt@...
 

Searching SCHLOSS, BENDIX descendants

I'm seeking descendents >from BENDIX SCHLOSS, of Boerry, Westphalia,
Germany (born 1807) and his four children: August, Jenny, Johanne and
Julius.

I'm descended >from August Schloss, but few details on his other
offspring are available. Julius' family is well-documented. And for
Jenny and Johanne, no information is available yet.

If you have any pertinent information, please contact me at:

Marian Schloss Merritt
mmerritt@symantec.com
Los Angeles, California, USA

Searching SCHLOSS, MERRITT, BYERS, HALBERSTADT, BERNAYS, PHILIPP,
FREUD, SLESNICK, ROSINSKY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching SCHLOSS, BENDIX descendants #general

MMerritt@...
 

Searching SCHLOSS, BENDIX descendants

I'm seeking descendents >from BENDIX SCHLOSS, of Boerry, Westphalia,
Germany (born 1807) and his four children: August, Jenny, Johanne and
Julius.

I'm descended >from August Schloss, but few details on his other
offspring are available. Julius' family is well-documented. And for
Jenny and Johanne, no information is available yet.

If you have any pertinent information, please contact me at:

Marian Schloss Merritt
mmerritt@symantec.com
Los Angeles, California, USA

Searching SCHLOSS, MERRITT, BYERS, HALBERSTADT, BERNAYS, PHILIPP,
FREUD, SLESNICK, ROSINSKY


Mordecai KAPLAN genealogy #general

Dick Plotz
 

My great-grandfather Dr Joseph Isaac BLUESTONE (1860-1934), who
came >from Suwalki Guberniya, Lithuania, wrote in his memoirs of a
"cousin," Israel Aaron KAPLAN, a contemporary of his in New York
at the turn of the last century. The father of Mordecai KAPLAN
(1881-1983), one of the foremost Jewish thinkers of the century,
who came >from Vilna, was named Israel. Several sources,
including a daughter and a son-in-law of Mordecai Kaplan, have
told me that they never heard Mordecai's father referred to as
Israel _Aaron_ Kaplan, but only as plain _Israel_ Kaplan.

I received an e-mail today >from Mel Scult, a protege and the
first biographer of Mordecai Kaplan, saying that he believes that
my Israel Aaron Kaplan was very likely Mordecai Kaplan's father,
because my great-uncle Charles KAUVAR (son-in-law of Joseph Isaac
Bluestone), rabbi in Denver and a classmate and friend of
Kaplan's, was actually related to Kaplan.

Is anyone aware of any genealogical research on the family of
Mordecai Kaplan? I have not yet been able to learn the date of
death of Mordecai Kaplan's father, who I believe died in New York
in the 1920s, but I hope to find a clue in his death certificate
if I can locate it. Beyond additional queries of Mordecai
Kaplan's family, which I intend to pursue, does anyone have any
suggestions about other avenues of investigation? Unfortunately,
my branch of the BLUESTONE family lived in Kalvarija, whose
Jewish records are lost, and I have been unable to establish a
connection to other Bluestones >from Suwalki Guberniya, all of
whom are probably related.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mordecai KAPLAN genealogy #general

Dick Plotz
 

My great-grandfather Dr Joseph Isaac BLUESTONE (1860-1934), who
came >from Suwalki Guberniya, Lithuania, wrote in his memoirs of a
"cousin," Israel Aaron KAPLAN, a contemporary of his in New York
at the turn of the last century. The father of Mordecai KAPLAN
(1881-1983), one of the foremost Jewish thinkers of the century,
who came >from Vilna, was named Israel. Several sources,
including a daughter and a son-in-law of Mordecai Kaplan, have
told me that they never heard Mordecai's father referred to as
Israel _Aaron_ Kaplan, but only as plain _Israel_ Kaplan.

I received an e-mail today >from Mel Scult, a protege and the
first biographer of Mordecai Kaplan, saying that he believes that
my Israel Aaron Kaplan was very likely Mordecai Kaplan's father,
because my great-uncle Charles KAUVAR (son-in-law of Joseph Isaac
Bluestone), rabbi in Denver and a classmate and friend of
Kaplan's, was actually related to Kaplan.

Is anyone aware of any genealogical research on the family of
Mordecai Kaplan? I have not yet been able to learn the date of
death of Mordecai Kaplan's father, who I believe died in New York
in the 1920s, but I hope to find a clue in his death certificate
if I can locate it. Beyond additional queries of Mordecai
Kaplan's family, which I intend to pursue, does anyone have any
suggestions about other avenues of investigation? Unfortunately,
my branch of the BLUESTONE family lived in Kalvarija, whose
Jewish records are lost, and I have been unable to establish a
connection to other Bluestones >from Suwalki Guberniya, all of
whom are probably related.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI


Re: reading a 1825 map with no legend #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Diane Newman wrote:

I'm trying to glean details about roads and railroads >from the "Russland
1825" map (2 pages, Northern and Southern sheet, reproduced by Jonathan
Sheppard Books) --and they can't answer my question. It appears
to be in German and has no legend.

There are three types of lines which seem to be railroads. Solid lines with
periodic "P"'s and small circles; lines constructed of dashes (sometimes
with the same circles and "P"'s); and dotted lines, again, sometimes with
the same marks. Often a line terminates in a circle then continues on
further with another type of line. They are never parallel.

*Questions:
Are all these lines railroads and do the lines indicate busy main routes,
secondary routes, and maybe a train will come this week/maybe it won't?
Are the "P"s stations, although there are no town names? There are many,
many lines--were there extensive RR lines in 1825?
Could some lines indicate roads or canals? Sometimes they run next to
rivers for many miles.
The first public railroad in Russia (with horse traction) was
established in 1836, and only in 1851, an American engineer Whistler (I
forgot his first name) build commercial railroad St.Petersburg-Moscow.
There were no roads either, since automobiles were not around for many
years to come. I could only imagine that those lines represent postal
routes and postal services, already developed over hundred years earlier
by Czar Peter The Great. Circle could represent place where horses were
changed for fresh ones.

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: reading a 1825 map with no legend #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Diane Newman wrote:

I'm trying to glean details about roads and railroads >from the "Russland
1825" map (2 pages, Northern and Southern sheet, reproduced by Jonathan
Sheppard Books) --and they can't answer my question. It appears
to be in German and has no legend.

There are three types of lines which seem to be railroads. Solid lines with
periodic "P"'s and small circles; lines constructed of dashes (sometimes
with the same circles and "P"'s); and dotted lines, again, sometimes with
the same marks. Often a line terminates in a circle then continues on
further with another type of line. They are never parallel.

*Questions:
Are all these lines railroads and do the lines indicate busy main routes,
secondary routes, and maybe a train will come this week/maybe it won't?
Are the "P"s stations, although there are no town names? There are many,
many lines--were there extensive RR lines in 1825?
Could some lines indicate roads or canals? Sometimes they run next to
rivers for many miles.
The first public railroad in Russia (with horse traction) was
established in 1836, and only in 1851, an American engineer Whistler (I
forgot his first name) build commercial railroad St.Petersburg-Moscow.
There were no roads either, since automobiles were not around for many
years to come. I could only imagine that those lines represent postal
routes and postal services, already developed over hundred years earlier
by Czar Peter The Great. Circle could represent place where horses were
changed for fresh ones.

Alexander Sharon


Morton-Allan Directory #general

Stacy Harris <stacy.harris@...>
 

Would this URL's information be complete and accurate.

Naturalization papers indicate that

Aaron HARRIS emigrated >from Bremen on october 10, 1904 and arrived in
Baltimore about the Main on October 25, 1904 and that Aaron's brother
William HARRIS emigrated >from Bremen on August 23, 1907 and arrived in
Baltimore aboard the Frankfort on September 4, 1907 but that no
information on the Morton-Allan Web page matches those dates.

Stacy Harris


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Morton-Allan Directory #general

Stacy Harris <stacy.harris@...>
 

Would this URL's information be complete and accurate.

Naturalization papers indicate that

Aaron HARRIS emigrated >from Bremen on october 10, 1904 and arrived in
Baltimore about the Main on October 25, 1904 and that Aaron's brother
William HARRIS emigrated >from Bremen on August 23, 1907 and arrived in
Baltimore aboard the Frankfort on September 4, 1907 but that no
information on the Morton-Allan Web page matches those dates.

Stacy Harris


Re: Bride and Groom Records #general

Carol Raspler
 

Returned 2 days ago >from brief research trip to NYC Public Library where I
located the record for my grazndparents' 1896 marriage (December) in the
January/February 1897 Index. I can't help you on site but if I know our
JewishGenners, someone in NYC will volunteer to do this for you.
Good Luck! Carol Raspler

Judy Aiello wrote:

My grandparents were married in Brooklyn in 1896 I cannot locate
records, I searched the Bride and Groom Lists for Brooklyn the last time
I was in New York at the Public Library, could not locate them, also I
could not find evidence of their son Abraham Harry Meirowitz, born in
Brooklyn January 1897. Is their any other place to look. It is very
difficult for me to get to the city.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Bride and Groom Records #general

Carol Raspler
 

Returned 2 days ago >from brief research trip to NYC Public Library where I
located the record for my grazndparents' 1896 marriage (December) in the
January/February 1897 Index. I can't help you on site but if I know our
JewishGenners, someone in NYC will volunteer to do this for you.
Good Luck! Carol Raspler

Judy Aiello wrote:

My grandparents were married in Brooklyn in 1896 I cannot locate
records, I searched the Bride and Groom Lists for Brooklyn the last time
I was in New York at the Public Library, could not locate them, also I
could not find evidence of their son Abraham Harry Meirowitz, born in
Brooklyn January 1897. Is their any other place to look. It is very
difficult for me to get to the city.