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WW1 Poster art {was: Translation of a WW2 German poster for my school} #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Judi Missel of Mesa, Arizona enquired about the German wording on a Nazi
propaganda poster in connection with a Junior High School Project.

Judi has clearly made a mistake as the poster is connected with WW1 and this
Imperial Eagle was then poached by the Nazis! There are many clues on the
poster wording including the date of 1917. You can see the poster [and
translation] here: http://tinyurl.com/58gnpj

Sadly, the Imperial War Museum has also made a mistake and demoted
the Imperial eagle sitting on its booty to a mere hawk!

Moreover you can see the whole range of propaganda posters held
at the Imperial War Museum, London here: http://tinyurl.com/5l4sv7

It is rash/hasty to say this has nothing to do with Jewish genealogy
because I looked at some of the posters and found artistic Jewish
genealogical links already {Abram GAMES, Geza FARAGO and probably many more}.

Jewish genealogy can be studied using many angles and resources
as a starting point.

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WW1 Poster art {was: Translation of a WW2 German poster for my school} #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Judi Missel of Mesa, Arizona enquired about the German wording on a Nazi
propaganda poster in connection with a Junior High School Project.

Judi has clearly made a mistake as the poster is connected with WW1 and this
Imperial Eagle was then poached by the Nazis! There are many clues on the
poster wording including the date of 1917. You can see the poster [and
translation] here: http://tinyurl.com/58gnpj

Sadly, the Imperial War Museum has also made a mistake and demoted
the Imperial eagle sitting on its booty to a mere hawk!

Moreover you can see the whole range of propaganda posters held
at the Imperial War Museum, London here: http://tinyurl.com/5l4sv7

It is rash/hasty to say this has nothing to do with Jewish genealogy
because I looked at some of the posters and found artistic Jewish
genealogical links already {Abram GAMES, Geza FARAGO and probably many more}.

Jewish genealogy can be studied using many angles and resources
as a starting point.

Celia Male [U.K.]


NJ State Archives Research #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be making a trip to the NJ State Archives in Trenton soon and
I wanted to repeat the offers I have made in the past to provide some
assistance to individuals who need specific materials >from the Archives.

If you have a specific certificate you need I should be able to retrieve it
for you, asking you of course to cover the costs that I incur.

The Archives has birth, marriage and deaths available dating for births to
1923 and as I recall marriages and deaths both to about 1940. The microfilms
are organized by year and last name -- mostly not indexed just sorted and
filmed by the names. Brides searches are not available as the certificates are
held by the groom's name. They also have World War I service record
summaries as well as the State Census and other good materials.

It is about a 90 minute trip for me each way to the Archives so I will have
a limited amount of time available to do free research to help people out.
Please understand in advance if I say I can not accomplish your research but I
am happy to discuss via email what you need and see if I can do it while I am
there.

Regards,

Allan Jordan

aejordan at aol. com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NJ State Archives Research #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be making a trip to the NJ State Archives in Trenton soon and
I wanted to repeat the offers I have made in the past to provide some
assistance to individuals who need specific materials >from the Archives.

If you have a specific certificate you need I should be able to retrieve it
for you, asking you of course to cover the costs that I incur.

The Archives has birth, marriage and deaths available dating for births to
1923 and as I recall marriages and deaths both to about 1940. The microfilms
are organized by year and last name -- mostly not indexed just sorted and
filmed by the names. Brides searches are not available as the certificates are
held by the groom's name. They also have World War I service record
summaries as well as the State Census and other good materials.

It is about a 90 minute trip for me each way to the Archives so I will have
a limited amount of time available to do free research to help people out.
Please understand in advance if I say I can not accomplish your research but I
am happy to discuss via email what you need and see if I can do it while I am
there.

Regards,

Allan Jordan

aejordan at aol. com


Re: Chicago Newspapers lookup request #general

Joan Rosen <jgrosen@...>
 

Many of you have replied, and I am grateful. Two of you have volunteered to
do a lookup for me. The rest have offered helpful suggestions, and I have
written to the library at Spertus. Unfortunately I will not be at the
conference this summer, so I am dependent on others.

Thank you all. (If I forget any names, please forgive me!) : Dorothy
brenstein, Philip Lazar, Sandy Malek, Ruth Hyman, Kathleen Craine, Laura
Gottlieb, Ron Schorr, Ron Arons, Jackye Sullins, and Yehudah ben Shlomo.

Joan
Joan Goldman Rosen
jgrosen@verizon.net
Elkins Park, PA (suburban Philadelphia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chicago Newspapers lookup request #general

Joan Rosen <jgrosen@...>
 

Many of you have replied, and I am grateful. Two of you have volunteered to
do a lookup for me. The rest have offered helpful suggestions, and I have
written to the library at Spertus. Unfortunately I will not be at the
conference this summer, so I am dependent on others.

Thank you all. (If I forget any names, please forgive me!) : Dorothy
brenstein, Philip Lazar, Sandy Malek, Ruth Hyman, Kathleen Craine, Laura
Gottlieb, Ron Schorr, Ron Arons, Jackye Sullins, and Yehudah ben Shlomo.

Joan
Joan Goldman Rosen
jgrosen@verizon.net
Elkins Park, PA (suburban Philadelphia)


Re; Cohens from Ireland request #general

Joan Rosen <jgrosen@...>
 

Thanks to Barbara Zimmer, Ros Romem, Ann Rabinowitz, and Hope Gordon.
I will pass on your suggestions to the friend who is interested.

Joan

Joan Rosen
jgrosen@verizon.net
Elkins Park, outside Philadelphia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re; Cohens from Ireland request #general

Joan Rosen <jgrosen@...>
 

Thanks to Barbara Zimmer, Ros Romem, Ann Rabinowitz, and Hope Gordon.
I will pass on your suggestions to the friend who is interested.

Joan

Joan Rosen
jgrosen@verizon.net
Elkins Park, outside Philadelphia


Sephardic Jews of Mexico #sephardic

Char Cole <stuartcole@...>
 

I recently discovered that my "Spanish" ancestors were Sephardic Jews
from Spain and Portugal. Those names thus uncovered are: Bazan,
Garcia, de la Garza, Gonzalez, Hernandez, Hinojosa, Isaguirre, Juarez,
Lopez, de Luna, Martinez, Montero, Olivarez, Pena, Perez, Ramirez,
Saldivar, Salinas, Vela, Villarreal, Viscaino. The Perez were among the
founding fathers of Monterrey and were known as the "Jews of Monterrey"
I'll share data with others. Please contact me with any connections.

Char Cole


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Sephardic Jews of Mexico #sephardic

Char Cole <stuartcole@...>
 

I recently discovered that my "Spanish" ancestors were Sephardic Jews
from Spain and Portugal. Those names thus uncovered are: Bazan,
Garcia, de la Garza, Gonzalez, Hernandez, Hinojosa, Isaguirre, Juarez,
Lopez, de Luna, Martinez, Montero, Olivarez, Pena, Perez, Ramirez,
Saldivar, Salinas, Vela, Villarreal, Viscaino. The Perez were among the
founding fathers of Monterrey and were known as the "Jews of Monterrey"
I'll share data with others. Please contact me with any connections.

Char Cole


Re: Judah Cohen, Jamaica #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I happened to look at the Slave Registers of Former British Colonial
Dependencies, 1812-1834, which is available on-line. The registers provided
the name of the owner, the place of residence (parish), name of the slave,
gender of slave, age of slave and nationality of slave.

Utilizing this resource, I found a Judah Cohen, who owned quite a number of
slaves, 786 to be exact, mainly in the Manchester and Elizabeth Parishes of
Jamaica. He was part of the combined slave holdings of Henry, Hyman and
Judah Cohen in the Manchester, St. Andrew, St. Elizabeth, and St. George
Parrishes which totalled approximately 1,400 slaves altogether.

The Cohens were amongst the very few large-scale Jewish slave holders.
There were not that many Jewish slave holders on Jamaica and those that
were, mostly had small holdings and others kept a limited number of mainly
household and not field slaves as they were urban dwellers.

In addition, the registers provided information on slaves whose name was
Cohen. In all probability, they must have belonged to one of the Cohen
brothers.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Judah Cohen, Jamaica #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I happened to look at the Slave Registers of Former British Colonial
Dependencies, 1812-1834, which is available on-line. The registers provided
the name of the owner, the place of residence (parish), name of the slave,
gender of slave, age of slave and nationality of slave.

Utilizing this resource, I found a Judah Cohen, who owned quite a number of
slaves, 786 to be exact, mainly in the Manchester and Elizabeth Parishes of
Jamaica. He was part of the combined slave holdings of Henry, Hyman and
Judah Cohen in the Manchester, St. Andrew, St. Elizabeth, and St. George
Parrishes which totalled approximately 1,400 slaves altogether.

The Cohens were amongst the very few large-scale Jewish slave holders.
There were not that many Jewish slave holders on Jamaica and those that
were, mostly had small holdings and others kept a limited number of mainly
household and not field slaves as they were urban dwellers.

In addition, the registers provided information on slaves whose name was
Cohen. In all probability, they must have belonged to one of the Cohen
brothers.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Aliens Act 1905 #unitedkingdom

Hazel Dakers
 

I share Jill's interest in this theme. I believe my Polish grandparents
arrived in the UK in 1905. I have recently stumbled over a secret service
file on their son in law (my uncle by marriage) who was a member of CPGB in
the 1930's but seems to have done little more than attend meetings,
occasional demonstrations and study groups. My grandparents for whom I have
not been able to find naturalisation applications, have numbers against
their names in this file. Does anyone have experience of tracing such
numbers?

The aunt married to the man in the secret service file later divorced him
and spent most of the rest of her life, after WW2, overseas.My other aunt
died young. My father (the youngest of my grandparents' children and British
born) worked hard and prospered. Until I told him last week, my father did
not know that when he volunteered for the army in WW2, his application was
considered in the light of his brother-in-law's membership of CPGB and the
file on him.

Hazel
Hazel Dakers, London UK
www.hazeldakers.co.uk <http://www.hazeldakers.co.uk/>

Researching: NORDEN (London & South Africa); HEIMANN (Luegde, Germany and
South Africa); GOLD (Zgierz and Lodz, Poland), BIRNBAUM (Zgierz and Lodz,
Poland)






Subject: Aliens Act 1905

From: "Jill Whitehead" <jill.whitehead@blueyonder.co.uk>

Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 08:57:40 +0100

X-Message-Number: 1

I am seeking information on the impact of the Aliens Act of 1905 on those
who had emigrated to UK in the 1860's and 1870's, specifically members of
the older generation who had not naturalised, their children who had arrived
as babies or young children and their British born children. My family's
experiences seem to indicate that those who naturalised prospered but those
who had not faced problems, including their British born children. This
resulted in some cases in emigration to USA. The Moving Here website does
not cover this sort of incidence.

Jill Whitehead

Surrey


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Aliens Act 1905 #unitedkingdom

Hazel Dakers
 

I share Jill's interest in this theme. I believe my Polish grandparents
arrived in the UK in 1905. I have recently stumbled over a secret service
file on their son in law (my uncle by marriage) who was a member of CPGB in
the 1930's but seems to have done little more than attend meetings,
occasional demonstrations and study groups. My grandparents for whom I have
not been able to find naturalisation applications, have numbers against
their names in this file. Does anyone have experience of tracing such
numbers?

The aunt married to the man in the secret service file later divorced him
and spent most of the rest of her life, after WW2, overseas.My other aunt
died young. My father (the youngest of my grandparents' children and British
born) worked hard and prospered. Until I told him last week, my father did
not know that when he volunteered for the army in WW2, his application was
considered in the light of his brother-in-law's membership of CPGB and the
file on him.

Hazel
Hazel Dakers, London UK
www.hazeldakers.co.uk <http://www.hazeldakers.co.uk/>

Researching: NORDEN (London & South Africa); HEIMANN (Luegde, Germany and
South Africa); GOLD (Zgierz and Lodz, Poland), BIRNBAUM (Zgierz and Lodz,
Poland)






Subject: Aliens Act 1905

From: "Jill Whitehead" <jill.whitehead@blueyonder.co.uk>

Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 08:57:40 +0100

X-Message-Number: 1

I am seeking information on the impact of the Aliens Act of 1905 on those
who had emigrated to UK in the 1860's and 1870's, specifically members of
the older generation who had not naturalised, their children who had arrived
as babies or young children and their British born children. My family's
experiences seem to indicate that those who naturalised prospered but those
who had not faced problems, including their British born children. This
resulted in some cases in emigration to USA. The Moving Here website does
not cover this sort of incidence.

Jill Whitehead

Surrey


Further on Aliens Act 1905 #unitedkingdom

Jill Whitehead
 

What interests me about the Aliens Act 1905 is how it interacted on those
who had already been in the UK for thirty, forty years or more but still
felt inclined to move to the USA.

My great grandfather naturalised in the 1890's (having been here since the
mid 1870's) and stayed. His younger brother who lived round the corner from
him and had the same occupation (glazier) did not naturalise. He emigrated
to USA >from Liverpool with his four grown up children in 1905 - he was 50
years old when he went and had been in the UK for 30 years (arriving in the
UK when he was 20 >from NE Poland).

What made him up sticks again at age 50 after having done it thirty years
before? Whether being in Liverpool helped and the availability of cross
ocean transport, I don't know. But he was not the only family member to do
this either, in a similar situation.

There are other issues such as family deaths and other relations being in
the US, but there must have been something to make them jump. Was the Aliens
Act applied indiscriminately however long the person had resided here?
Aubrey Jacobus seemed to think so, saying this also applied to British born
wives of un-naturalised men, as well as their British born children.

Jill Whitehead
Surrey


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Further on Aliens Act 1905 #unitedkingdom

Jill Whitehead
 

What interests me about the Aliens Act 1905 is how it interacted on those
who had already been in the UK for thirty, forty years or more but still
felt inclined to move to the USA.

My great grandfather naturalised in the 1890's (having been here since the
mid 1870's) and stayed. His younger brother who lived round the corner from
him and had the same occupation (glazier) did not naturalise. He emigrated
to USA >from Liverpool with his four grown up children in 1905 - he was 50
years old when he went and had been in the UK for 30 years (arriving in the
UK when he was 20 >from NE Poland).

What made him up sticks again at age 50 after having done it thirty years
before? Whether being in Liverpool helped and the availability of cross
ocean transport, I don't know. But he was not the only family member to do
this either, in a similar situation.

There are other issues such as family deaths and other relations being in
the US, but there must have been something to make them jump. Was the Aliens
Act applied indiscriminately however long the person had resided here?
Aubrey Jacobus seemed to think so, saying this also applied to British born
wives of un-naturalised men, as well as their British born children.

Jill Whitehead
Surrey


Wrong BRONSTEIN Certificate #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

I have a marriage certificate >from Denver, CO in 1894
for a Max BRONSTEIN and a Mary SCHECHTER. I would be happy
to send it to you if this is your family.

Jackye Sullins
Carlsbad, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wrong BRONSTEIN Certificate #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

I have a marriage certificate >from Denver, CO in 1894
for a Max BRONSTEIN and a Mary SCHECHTER. I would be happy
to send it to you if this is your family.

Jackye Sullins
Carlsbad, CA


Chicago Conference Update #belarus

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We are extremely pleased to announce two important items for the conference.

First, Amtrak, American Airlines and Continental Airlines are offering some
discounts that conference attendees may be able to take advantage of. The
details can be found on the conference website (www.chicago2008.org in two
places: In the FAQs under "How do I Travel to Chicago" and on the Breaking
News page (under April 17).

Second, Get ready to enjoy some wonderful food while you attend conference
meal functions! The menus for the Luncheons and the Banquet can now be found
at the website on the Breaking News page (under April 18). Check them out
and your mouth will certainly begin to water. The menus for the Friday
Shabbat Dinner, the Saturday Welcome Dinner, and the Breakfasts will be
announced soon.

Don't forget that early-bird registration ends on April 30, 2008. Register
now to save some money.

Wishing all a very happy Passover.

On behalf of IAJGS, the JGS of Illinois, and the Illiana JGS, we look
forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Chicago Jewish newspapers #general

jeremy frankel
 

There was to my knowledge at least one Jewish newspaper published in
Chicago. It was called The Sentinel. A weekly newspaper which was
first published in 1911. A description of it says that it publishes
news articles and commentaries on all aspects of Jewish life on
local, national and international levels....other features are news
of social activities, book reviews, and articles on culture, art and
travel. However it ceased publication on December 26 1996.

A search online for the Sentinel (keywords: Sentinel Chicago Jewish)
revealed the first hit as a short but interesting account of its
demise in my local Jewish weekly (the J). The article also revealed
that there was a Jewish United Fund newspaper which began in 1938,
but this is too late for Joan's enquiry.

As the Chicago Jewish Archives apparently has the Sentinel Photo
Collection. However, a search of their catalog does not seem to
indicate that they have the newspaper. But a call to them may elicit
the answer of who does have a complete set.

Good luck.

Jeremy G Frankel
ex Edgware, London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

EBIN: Russia, New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland, London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland, London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, London, England, NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland, London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland, London, England, NYC, NY, USA