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Re: Searching the geneology of the Goil'm from Prague #general

Jessica Schein <jesshschein@...>
 

Wish to find out about the ancestry of the 16th century, "Goil'm from
Prague", and whether this illustrious figure left any descendants.

Isn't April Fool's Day a month away?

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away, Purim is upon us and the moderator started celebrating
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching the geneology of the Goil'm from Prague #general

Jessica Schein <jesshschein@...>
 

Wish to find out about the ancestry of the 16th century, "Goil'm from
Prague", and whether this illustrious figure left any descendants.

Isn't April Fool's Day a month away?

MODERATOR NOTE : Although April Fool's Day is indeed a month
away, Purim is upon us and the moderator started celebrating
too early...


Searching: DeMERS - LANNING Families #general

Drew A. Techner <user102000@...>
 

DeMERS & LANNING Families

Looking to contact anyone with knowledge of a George DeMERS who was six
years old on June 1, 1947 when he was severely bitten by a dog in both
his legs while sitting on his front steps in the Fox Chase section of
Philadelphia. He attended the Fox Chase School at the time and was
the son of George and Eleanor (LANNING) DeMERS. Eleanor was the
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Horace LANNING.

Please reply privately. Thanks.

Drew Techner
Philadelphia
USER102000@JUNO.COM


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: DeMERS - LANNING Families #general

Drew A. Techner <user102000@...>
 

DeMERS & LANNING Families

Looking to contact anyone with knowledge of a George DeMERS who was six
years old on June 1, 1947 when he was severely bitten by a dog in both
his legs while sitting on his front steps in the Fox Chase section of
Philadelphia. He attended the Fox Chase School at the time and was
the son of George and Eleanor (LANNING) DeMERS. Eleanor was the
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Horace LANNING.

Please reply privately. Thanks.

Drew Techner
Philadelphia
USER102000@JUNO.COM


Mt. Freedom, NJ Hotels #general

Gary Platt <grplatt@...>
 

For those of you with NJ roots who have memories of the Jewish hotels
and bungalow colonies in Mt. Freedom, check out the following page on
the Randolph Township, NJ web site:

http://www.gti.net/randolph/hotels/hotel.html

Enjoy!

Gary R. Platt
Morristown, New Jersey

Searching: DEUTSCH, KLEIN, GROSZ, MOSCOVITS (Nyiregyhaza & Oros,
Hungary); SCHUBERT (Fel-Bar & Suly, Hungary, now the Slovak Repub);
PLOTNICK/PALOTNIK/PLATT (Czarna Ostrov, Ukraine, /Philadelphia,
PA/Elizabeth, NJ); SCHLOFF (Proskurov,Ukraine/Minneapolis-St. Paul,
MN); ALTERSON (Kiev, Ukraine/New York, NY); SHAPIRO (Jonova, Lithuania/
New York, NY); DOMB & ALTMAN (Plock, Poland/ London, England/Morristown,

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt. Freedom, NJ Hotels #general

Gary Platt <grplatt@...>
 

For those of you with NJ roots who have memories of the Jewish hotels
and bungalow colonies in Mt. Freedom, check out the following page on
the Randolph Township, NJ web site:

http://www.gti.net/randolph/hotels/hotel.html

Enjoy!

Gary R. Platt
Morristown, New Jersey

Searching: DEUTSCH, KLEIN, GROSZ, MOSCOVITS (Nyiregyhaza & Oros,
Hungary); SCHUBERT (Fel-Bar & Suly, Hungary, now the Slovak Repub);
PLOTNICK/PALOTNIK/PLATT (Czarna Ostrov, Ukraine, /Philadelphia,
PA/Elizabeth, NJ); SCHLOFF (Proskurov,Ukraine/Minneapolis-St. Paul,
MN); ALTERSON (Kiev, Ukraine/New York, NY); SHAPIRO (Jonova, Lithuania/
New York, NY); DOMB & ALTMAN (Plock, Poland/ London, England/Morristown,

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Re: encyclopedias - Non-relevant questions? #general

Joan C. Brown <jcb2502@...>
 

Merav Schejtman writes as follows:
Some people seem to regard this as an on line 24 hour help with all
kinds of non relevant questions.
Some of these questions and answers will never ever help anyone with
their family search or with tracking lost relatives (like the cheese
debate for one) >>>snip>>>>>

Family history is not just dates and places, though those are essential.
The framework needs flesh on its bones. It also consists of "cheese"
stories.
That was a delightful window on history. If we pose "non-relevant"
questions, it is because we need some guidance, not that we wish to
aggravate our fellow Genners. While it may be trying at times, please
knowledgeable ones, be patient with the learners. Don't take us to
task.
Joan Brown
Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: encyclopedias - Non-relevant questions? #general

Joan C. Brown <jcb2502@...>
 

Merav Schejtman writes as follows:
Some people seem to regard this as an on line 24 hour help with all
kinds of non relevant questions.
Some of these questions and answers will never ever help anyone with
their family search or with tracking lost relatives (like the cheese
debate for one) >>>snip>>>>>

Family history is not just dates and places, though those are essential.
The framework needs flesh on its bones. It also consists of "cheese"
stories.
That was a delightful window on history. If we pose "non-relevant"
questions, it is because we need some guidance, not that we wish to
aggravate our fellow Genners. While it may be trying at times, please
knowledgeable ones, be patient with the learners. Don't take us to
task.
Joan Brown
Virginia


Re Date Converter #general

Schulder Itzhak <charlder@...>
 

Shalom J-G

It seems to me , that this Date Converter can help ....

http://www.israelvisit.co.il/Calendar/index.html

Regards ,
Itzik Schulder
Kibbutz Ein-Dor , Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re Date Converter #general

Schulder Itzhak <charlder@...>
 

Shalom J-G

It seems to me , that this Date Converter can help ....

http://www.israelvisit.co.il/Calendar/index.html

Regards ,
Itzik Schulder
Kibbutz Ein-Dor , Israel


Re: encyclopedias #general

Scott Noar <sman@...>
 

I do not want to start a big debate but, I must disagree with the letter
complaining about questions asked of this group. I find that learning the
genealogy is not just about names and dates and places. It is about life
and culture. It is about the customs that people bring with them from
where they came.
I have learned many things >from the letters to this group and benefited by
questions that I have not yet thought to ask. If anything, I have been a
little disappointed to not be able to see all the answers to the questions
asked because most seem to be answered privately rather than to the group.
Also, I don't think there is anything wrong with utilizing the collective
knowledge of hundreds of people researching essentially the same subject.
Published sources are helpful but, so is the dynamic, ever growing body of
knowledge that this group represents.

Scott Noar
sman@uscom.com

M Schejtman wrote:

Some people seem to regard this as an on line 24 hour help with all
kinds of non relevant questions. Some of these questions and answers
will never ever help anyone with their family search or with tracking
lost relatives (like the cheese debate for one). Others ask questions,
instead of opening up a regular encyclopedia or an enc.. Judaica. (who
was Ahad Ha'am or Montefiore).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: encyclopedias #general

Scott Noar <sman@...>
 

I do not want to start a big debate but, I must disagree with the letter
complaining about questions asked of this group. I find that learning the
genealogy is not just about names and dates and places. It is about life
and culture. It is about the customs that people bring with them from
where they came.
I have learned many things >from the letters to this group and benefited by
questions that I have not yet thought to ask. If anything, I have been a
little disappointed to not be able to see all the answers to the questions
asked because most seem to be answered privately rather than to the group.
Also, I don't think there is anything wrong with utilizing the collective
knowledge of hundreds of people researching essentially the same subject.
Published sources are helpful but, so is the dynamic, ever growing body of
knowledge that this group represents.

Scott Noar
sman@uscom.com

M Schejtman wrote:

Some people seem to regard this as an on line 24 hour help with all
kinds of non relevant questions. Some of these questions and answers
will never ever help anyone with their family search or with tracking
lost relatives (like the cheese debate for one). Others ask questions,
instead of opening up a regular encyclopedia or an enc.. Judaica. (who
was Ahad Ha'am or Montefiore).


Re. Encyclopedias #general

Erik Hirschfeld <e.hirschfeld@...>
 

Merav Shejtman wrote:
Some people seem to regard this as an on line 24 hour help with all kinds
of non relevant questions.
Some of these questions and answers will never ever help anyone with their
family search or with tracking lost relatives (like the cheese debate for
one). > Others ask questions, instead of opening up a regular
encyclopedia or an > enc.. Judaica. (who was Ahad Ha'am or Montefiore).
I know that not everyone is up on their Jewish or zionist history, but
come on! Why bother everyone with questions that are easily answered by
other means.
I can't understand why (some) readers of this newsgroup are bothered by -
in their opinion - trivial questions. Not all of us are fortunate to live
in Israel or the US where jewish resources and LDS centres are abundant.
Nor are we all retired with plenty of time on our hands to travel to
distant libraries and cemeteries. So what is wrong with trying to become
more knowledgable by asking persons who know more? Especially as we do
not address questions to certain individuals, but to the newsgroup instead
where it is voluntary to reply! Or should we build a wall between beginners
and pros? I don't think that would be very fruitful for our cause...one day
you might find the piece that has been missing >from your genealogy puzzle
for so long by answering a trivial question >from a beginner.

Good luck in your search!

Erik Hirschfeld, Malmo, Sweden
e.hirschfeld@swipnet.se

Researching: BLOCK (Raciborz), BOSS (Zuelz, Breslau), DAUW, DEICHES,
FEITELBERG, HIRSCHFELD (Galicia and Silesia), KORITZINSKY, OLSHANSKY ,
OLSHANER, RIESENFELD. Looking for relatives of: female EHRLICH b. c. 1900,
Breslau and BETTY ASCHLAWSKY, housekeeper Breslau.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re. Encyclopedias #general

Erik Hirschfeld <e.hirschfeld@...>
 

Merav Shejtman wrote:
Some people seem to regard this as an on line 24 hour help with all kinds
of non relevant questions.
Some of these questions and answers will never ever help anyone with their
family search or with tracking lost relatives (like the cheese debate for
one). > Others ask questions, instead of opening up a regular
encyclopedia or an > enc.. Judaica. (who was Ahad Ha'am or Montefiore).
I know that not everyone is up on their Jewish or zionist history, but
come on! Why bother everyone with questions that are easily answered by
other means.
I can't understand why (some) readers of this newsgroup are bothered by -
in their opinion - trivial questions. Not all of us are fortunate to live
in Israel or the US where jewish resources and LDS centres are abundant.
Nor are we all retired with plenty of time on our hands to travel to
distant libraries and cemeteries. So what is wrong with trying to become
more knowledgable by asking persons who know more? Especially as we do
not address questions to certain individuals, but to the newsgroup instead
where it is voluntary to reply! Or should we build a wall between beginners
and pros? I don't think that would be very fruitful for our cause...one day
you might find the piece that has been missing >from your genealogy puzzle
for so long by answering a trivial question >from a beginner.

Good luck in your search!

Erik Hirschfeld, Malmo, Sweden
e.hirschfeld@swipnet.se

Researching: BLOCK (Raciborz), BOSS (Zuelz, Breslau), DAUW, DEICHES,
FEITELBERG, HIRSCHFELD (Galicia and Silesia), KORITZINSKY, OLSHANSKY ,
OLSHANER, RIESENFELD. Looking for relatives of: female EHRLICH b. c. 1900,
Breslau and BETTY ASCHLAWSKY, housekeeper Breslau.


Re: encyclopedias #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

Dear Merav:

Sorry, no.

My "cheese" question was legitimate and was posted precisely because I
didn't know the relationship between the shape of the cheese and the
region, family background, etc. I posted that question a couple of years
ago and got no meaningful answers. This time I got several meaningful
answers, the gist of which is the shape of the cheese doesn't correlate
with the region or family background but does correlate with the shape of
the cheesecloth that cheese maker arbitrarily chooses to use.

There are all sorts of cultural facts that help genealogists learn about
their ancestors. I conclude though, thanks to the responses to my query,
that cheese shape isn't one of them

Mel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: encyclopedias #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

Dear Merav:

Sorry, no.

My "cheese" question was legitimate and was posted precisely because I
didn't know the relationship between the shape of the cheese and the
region, family background, etc. I posted that question a couple of years
ago and got no meaningful answers. This time I got several meaningful
answers, the gist of which is the shape of the cheese doesn't correlate
with the region or family background but does correlate with the shape of
the cheesecloth that cheese maker arbitrarily chooses to use.

There are all sorts of cultural facts that help genealogists learn about
their ancestors. I conclude though, thanks to the responses to my query,
that cheese shape isn't one of them

Mel


Updates to SS Index? #general

TomHennie <tomhennie@...>
 

Are updates made to the list of the Social Security Death Index? If so,
how does one access these updates? My CD Roms only go through 1996.
Hennie Greenland Omaha, NE


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Updates to SS Index? #general

TomHennie <tomhennie@...>
 

Are updates made to the list of the Social Security Death Index? If so,
how does one access these updates? My CD Roms only go through 1996.
Hennie Greenland Omaha, NE


Searching for ZIVIN family #general

TomHennie <tomhennie@...>
 

I am seaching for members of the ZIVIN family in Chicago and suburbs. Irene
SCHER daughter of Mike and Lilly SCHER married Alfred E. ZIVIN (1940s?). They
had four children. All may still live in the Chicago area. Please reply
privately to Hennie Greenland Omaha, NE

Searching: SCHER/ SHER, KUPER/COOPER, LOPATO/LOPATE, KRIEGER, RUBINSTEIN,
GOLDBERG, YANKELOWITZ..all >from Siauliai, Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for ZIVIN family #general

TomHennie <tomhennie@...>
 

I am seaching for members of the ZIVIN family in Chicago and suburbs. Irene
SCHER daughter of Mike and Lilly SCHER married Alfred E. ZIVIN (1940s?). They
had four children. All may still live in the Chicago area. Please reply
privately to Hennie Greenland Omaha, NE

Searching: SCHER/ SHER, KUPER/COOPER, LOPATO/LOPATE, KRIEGER, RUBINSTEIN,
GOLDBERG, YANKELOWITZ..all >from Siauliai, Lithuania