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Genealogy Book Recommendations #general

s_wiener@...
 

Hi, Genners,

My synagogue, Congregation Sherith-Israel, holds a
book fair every fall to coincide with Jewish Book
Month, [end of October-November.] I have volunteered
to provide a list of titles that anyone interested in
genealogy might purchase [either for him/herself or
for the congrgation library.]

So, I appeal to the group to please write back to me,
off-list, at shelliecee@..., with any titles
that you think are essential to the beginner or any
pearls that you have come upon and have found
invaluable. Please - no book is too obvious or too
costly not to be considered by the committee.

Thanks for your assistance,
and L'Shana Tova Tiketevu,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Several InfoFiles may contain useful suggestions for your
book fair. Check the list at <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#Books>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy Book Recommendations #general

s_wiener@...
 

Hi, Genners,

My synagogue, Congregation Sherith-Israel, holds a
book fair every fall to coincide with Jewish Book
Month, [end of October-November.] I have volunteered
to provide a list of titles that anyone interested in
genealogy might purchase [either for him/herself or
for the congrgation library.]

So, I appeal to the group to please write back to me,
off-list, at shelliecee@..., with any titles
that you think are essential to the beginner or any
pearls that you have come upon and have found
invaluable. Please - no book is too obvious or too
costly not to be considered by the committee.

Thanks for your assistance,
and L'Shana Tova Tiketevu,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Several InfoFiles may contain useful suggestions for your
book fair. Check the list at <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#Books>.


Re: INS Manifest number - occupation column *help* #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

Dear Mike,
This number and date is the certificate of arrival and the date is
1943 when this person applied for naturalization and received a
certificate of arrival which was noted on his passenger manifest line.

The 1 at the beginning of the number is for the New York area of the
US Federal Court where he showed his Intent to be Naturalized. The
Records for this naturalization after 1943 should be at NARA in
Manhattan at 201 Varick Street and for $10 they will do a search for
you.

There is also at Italian Genealogy Group a database for these
naturalizations and you may be able to find their petition number and
Date by going online and looking for it.

Good luck.

Diane Jacobs
New York

***

Hello,

I have thoroughly read through the website section devoted to
explanations to the manifest annotations:

http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/occ/

and this did help me better understand my great grandfather
mastranski's manifest number in the occupation column: 1-430516-8-21-43

However - could someone tell me if there is actually any way to find out
more information >from this annotation? Does this number connect to
more than the fact that in 1943 the district he applied to was "1" and
therefore applied in either Boston, MA or New Haven, CT? I was hoping
I might find a way to connect this information with the actual
certificate of his naturalization - assuming one was carried out.

Can anyone confirm this or point me in the right direction please.

Thank you for a wonderfully informed website.

Regards,
Mike Mostransky


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: INS Manifest number - occupation column *help* #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

Dear Mike,
This number and date is the certificate of arrival and the date is
1943 when this person applied for naturalization and received a
certificate of arrival which was noted on his passenger manifest line.

The 1 at the beginning of the number is for the New York area of the
US Federal Court where he showed his Intent to be Naturalized. The
Records for this naturalization after 1943 should be at NARA in
Manhattan at 201 Varick Street and for $10 they will do a search for
you.

There is also at Italian Genealogy Group a database for these
naturalizations and you may be able to find their petition number and
Date by going online and looking for it.

Good luck.

Diane Jacobs
New York

***

Hello,

I have thoroughly read through the website section devoted to
explanations to the manifest annotations:

http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/occ/

and this did help me better understand my great grandfather
mastranski's manifest number in the occupation column: 1-430516-8-21-43

However - could someone tell me if there is actually any way to find out
more information >from this annotation? Does this number connect to
more than the fact that in 1943 the district he applied to was "1" and
therefore applied in either Boston, MA or New Haven, CT? I was hoping
I might find a way to connect this information with the actual
certificate of his naturalization - assuming one was carried out.

Can anyone confirm this or point me in the right direction please.

Thank you for a wonderfully informed website.

Regards,
Mike Mostransky


Kagan's Prenumerantn Lists: A "how-to" guide #general

Tom Chatt
 

With the help of various people on this list, I recently took a crack
at looking up my ancestral town in Berl Kagan's "Sefer HaPrenumerantn".
I had seen this work referred to by many other books, and knew that it
was a seminal work that may contain valuable information about my shtetl.
I also knew that it was written in Yiddish and Hebrew, which was daunting
to me, as I have only the most rudimentary skills at "decoding" the
Hebrew alphabet. However, the book is highly structured, and I found
I was able to extract useful information >from it. Based on my experience,
I decided I should give back to this great community that has helped me
out so much, so I wrote up a "beginner's how-to guide" for using this
resource. Thanks to some nice HTML editing by Warren Blatt, it is now
an InfoFile here on JewishGen:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/prenumerantn.htm >

I hope this will help others to make use of this important resource,
and to learn more about their shtetls!

Best wishes,
Tom Chatt
Los Angeles, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kagan's Prenumerantn Lists: A "how-to" guide #general

Tom Chatt
 

With the help of various people on this list, I recently took a crack
at looking up my ancestral town in Berl Kagan's "Sefer HaPrenumerantn".
I had seen this work referred to by many other books, and knew that it
was a seminal work that may contain valuable information about my shtetl.
I also knew that it was written in Yiddish and Hebrew, which was daunting
to me, as I have only the most rudimentary skills at "decoding" the
Hebrew alphabet. However, the book is highly structured, and I found
I was able to extract useful information >from it. Based on my experience,
I decided I should give back to this great community that has helped me
out so much, so I wrote up a "beginner's how-to guide" for using this
resource. Thanks to some nice HTML editing by Warren Blatt, it is now
an InfoFile here on JewishGen:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/prenumerantn.htm >

I hope this will help others to make use of this important resource,
and to learn more about their shtetls!

Best wishes,
Tom Chatt
Los Angeles, CA


Jewish Colonization Association -- WWII-era records #general

henryn <henryn@...>
 

Folks:

I have a communication on Jewish Colonization Association (Paris) letterhead
regarding the prospective emigration of my great-uncle and his family from
Poland to Argentina.

The date of the letter is 17 August 1939. This is the last trace we have of
these six people.

Did JCA continue after the start of the war, two weeks later? Were such
rescues immediately rendered completely hopeless? Were JCA records
preserved? Are they available for reference?

Thanks,

Henry Neugass

henryn@... remove 'zzz'


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Colonization Association -- WWII-era records #general

henryn <henryn@...>
 

Folks:

I have a communication on Jewish Colonization Association (Paris) letterhead
regarding the prospective emigration of my great-uncle and his family from
Poland to Argentina.

The date of the letter is 17 August 1939. This is the last trace we have of
these six people.

Did JCA continue after the start of the war, two weeks later? Were such
rescues immediately rendered completely hopeless? Were JCA records
preserved? Are they available for reference?

Thanks,

Henry Neugass

henryn@... remove 'zzz'


Books Recently Published by Members of the Israel Genealogical Society #general

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Hello everyone,

One of our first projects to be done *after* the Jerusalem Conference held in
July 2004, was to rebuilt the website of the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS).
Our devoted Webmaster (should I say Webmistress?), Mrs. Rose Feldman, is
working very hard on it, with both artistic and technological senses.
One of the updated pages is entitled: "Books by IGS Members" under the
heading "Publications".
You will find there only books that have been very recently published.

Some articles, first published in Sharsheret Hadorot, the IGS Quarterly,
have been posted too. And there will be more!

You will read about the activities (meetings) in all the six IGS branches
etc..

I invite you all to visit >from time to time the IGS Website:
www.isragen.org.il

Gmar Hatima Tova!
Shana Tova!
Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Books Recently Published by Members of the Israel Genealogical Society #general

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Hello everyone,

One of our first projects to be done *after* the Jerusalem Conference held in
July 2004, was to rebuilt the website of the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS).
Our devoted Webmaster (should I say Webmistress?), Mrs. Rose Feldman, is
working very hard on it, with both artistic and technological senses.
One of the updated pages is entitled: "Books by IGS Members" under the
heading "Publications".
You will find there only books that have been very recently published.

Some articles, first published in Sharsheret Hadorot, the IGS Quarterly,
have been posted too. And there will be more!

You will read about the activities (meetings) in all the six IGS branches
etc..

I invite you all to visit >from time to time the IGS Website:
www.isragen.org.il

Gmar Hatima Tova!
Shana Tova!
Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem


Victor Alhadeff to Speak at the Tuesday, Sept. 28 JGS of Miami, Inc. #general

Barbara Musikar <bmusikar@...>
 

Victor Alhadeff will be the guest speaker at the September Meeting of the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Miami, Inc.

Where: Greater Miami Federation Building 4200 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL.
Please enter the parking lot through the rear entrance on Federal Highway.
Bring picture ID for security purposes.

When: Tuesday September 28, 2004 at 10 am

Mr. Alhadeff is a journalist and an active member of the Australian Jewish
community. He has worked as a journalist for Jewish publications in both
South Africa and Australia. He has published four book about South African
Jewish history. Presently he is the CEO of a New South Wales Jewish social
service organization. He has spoken about the Sephardic Holocaust at Yad Va
Shem.

Mr. Alhadeff's father was a native of the Isle of Rhodes in Greece and
survived the Shoah. Victor will be speaking about the fabled Sephardic
Jewish community of Rhodes as well as the experiences of his father before,
during and after the Shoah.

Everyone is invited to attend this lecture. Admission is free and
refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara at bar945@... or
Margarita at mishpologia@....


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Victor Alhadeff to Speak at the Tuesday, Sept. 28 JGS of Miami, Inc. #general

Barbara Musikar <bmusikar@...>
 

Victor Alhadeff will be the guest speaker at the September Meeting of the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Miami, Inc.

Where: Greater Miami Federation Building 4200 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL.
Please enter the parking lot through the rear entrance on Federal Highway.
Bring picture ID for security purposes.

When: Tuesday September 28, 2004 at 10 am

Mr. Alhadeff is a journalist and an active member of the Australian Jewish
community. He has worked as a journalist for Jewish publications in both
South Africa and Australia. He has published four book about South African
Jewish history. Presently he is the CEO of a New South Wales Jewish social
service organization. He has spoken about the Sephardic Holocaust at Yad Va
Shem.

Mr. Alhadeff's father was a native of the Isle of Rhodes in Greece and
survived the Shoah. Victor will be speaking about the fabled Sephardic
Jewish community of Rhodes as well as the experiences of his father before,
during and after the Shoah.

Everyone is invited to attend this lecture. Admission is free and
refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara at bar945@... or
Margarita at mishpologia@....


Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia Celebrates 25 Years #general

Mark Halpern
 

In May 1979, seven Jewish Philadelphians with interest in their
roots met to form of an organization to further their interest.
This was the first meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Philadelphia.

On Sunday, October 10, 2004, we will honor the past and foretell
the future at a Luncheon to be held at the Adams Mark Hotel, City
Avenue & Monument Road, Philadelphia. We have a wonderful program
(see below) and invite all Jewish Genealogists to attend. The
cost is $35 per person and includes a fabulous luncheon with
choice of four meals, which includes a kosher chicken option.

The festivities will start at 11 AM with a "Treasured Memories
Exhibit'" where Society members will display their most cherished
genealogical possession(s). The Luncheon will start at 12 Noon.
After the luncheon, we have three outstanding speakers.

The keynote speaker requires no introduction. Susan King, the
founder of JewishGen, will talk about Jewish Genealogy and
JewishGen - the Next 25 Years.

We will then hear >from Nan Beth Wallace, Executive Director of
the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center. Nan will
talk about the role of PJAC in the next 25 years.

Rounding out the program will be native Philadelphian Hankus
Netsky. Hankus is the Director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band
and author of "Klezmer Music and Community in 20th Century
Philadelphia." We will hear some Klezmer music and learn about
the history of Klezmer in Philadelphia.

If you are interested in attending or finding out more about this
celebration, please contact the Society at jgsgp@... or
by phone at 610-363-7956.

I hope you can join us in this celebration.

Mark Halpern
President, JGSGP


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia Celebrates 25 Years #general

Mark Halpern
 

In May 1979, seven Jewish Philadelphians with interest in their
roots met to form of an organization to further their interest.
This was the first meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Philadelphia.

On Sunday, October 10, 2004, we will honor the past and foretell
the future at a Luncheon to be held at the Adams Mark Hotel, City
Avenue & Monument Road, Philadelphia. We have a wonderful program
(see below) and invite all Jewish Genealogists to attend. The
cost is $35 per person and includes a fabulous luncheon with
choice of four meals, which includes a kosher chicken option.

The festivities will start at 11 AM with a "Treasured Memories
Exhibit'" where Society members will display their most cherished
genealogical possession(s). The Luncheon will start at 12 Noon.
After the luncheon, we have three outstanding speakers.

The keynote speaker requires no introduction. Susan King, the
founder of JewishGen, will talk about Jewish Genealogy and
JewishGen - the Next 25 Years.

We will then hear >from Nan Beth Wallace, Executive Director of
the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center. Nan will
talk about the role of PJAC in the next 25 years.

Rounding out the program will be native Philadelphian Hankus
Netsky. Hankus is the Director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band
and author of "Klezmer Music and Community in 20th Century
Philadelphia." We will hear some Klezmer music and learn about
the history of Klezmer in Philadelphia.

If you are interested in attending or finding out more about this
celebration, please contact the Society at jgsgp@... or
by phone at 610-363-7956.

I hope you can join us in this celebration.

Mark Halpern
President, JGSGP


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilna residents to Berlin #lithuania

Ligedit@...
 

I have found that several of the families I am researching moved >from
Vilna to Berlin in the 1860s-1870s. These branches then came to the US
in the 1880s. The names of these families are TOBACK, TRYWUSCH, and
IAISCH (JAESS, YAIS, IMPORT)and maybe BECKER. Was moving to Germany
a common occurrence? Thanks for your help.

Linda Gilboord
Albany, NY


Vilna residents to Berlin #lithuania

Ligedit@...
 

I have found that several of the families I am researching moved >from
Vilna to Berlin in the 1860s-1870s. These branches then came to the US
in the 1880s. The names of these families are TOBACK, TRYWUSCH, and
IAISCH (JAESS, YAIS, IMPORT)and maybe BECKER. Was moving to Germany
a common occurrence? Thanks for your help.

Linda Gilboord
Albany, NY


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Kaunas - Home Movies from 1930s #lithuania

Kovitz, Sonia <Sonia.Kovitz@...>
 

In addition to finding persons who may be able to identify the locales, this
footage is obviously very precious, and you might want to share it with the
Spielberg Film Archive, which "collects, preserves, documents and catalogs
Jewish and Israeli documentary film >from 1911 to the present. ... "

http://www.spielbergfilmarchive.org.il/

Sonia Kovitz

I have home movies taken by my grandparents while visiting
Lithuania in the
mid to late 1930s and need help identifying the towns, most
or all of which
is probably Kaunas.


Re: Kaunas - Home Movies from 1930s #lithuania

Kovitz, Sonia <Sonia.Kovitz@...>
 

In addition to finding persons who may be able to identify the locales, this
footage is obviously very precious, and you might want to share it with the
Spielberg Film Archive, which "collects, preserves, documents and catalogs
Jewish and Israeli documentary film >from 1911 to the present. ... "

http://www.spielbergfilmarchive.org.il/

Sonia Kovitz

I have home movies taken by my grandparents while visiting
Lithuania in the
mid to late 1930s and need help identifying the towns, most
or all of which
is probably Kaunas.


YELLIN #belarus

mimi simon
 

Genners,
I received many requests to check names on the
Sislavitz Ben. Soc. list >from Mt. Hebron Cemetery.
Among them was one requesting information on the name
YELLIN. Rose Feldman >from Israel sent me an e-mail
saying she had information on Yellins on
shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Ruzhany. I no longer have
the e-mail >from the person who was looking for Yellin
information so I hope this posting will reach him.
Mimi Simon
Teaneck, NJ

SIMON/SLAPAK - Sislavitz (Swisloch), NYC
SLOTNIK - Sislavitz, NYC


Belarus SIG #Belarus YELLIN #belarus

mimi simon
 

Genners,
I received many requests to check names on the
Sislavitz Ben. Soc. list >from Mt. Hebron Cemetery.
Among them was one requesting information on the name
YELLIN. Rose Feldman >from Israel sent me an e-mail
saying she had information on Yellins on
shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Ruzhany. I no longer have
the e-mail >from the person who was looking for Yellin
information so I hope this posting will reach him.
Mimi Simon
Teaneck, NJ

SIMON/SLAPAK - Sislavitz (Swisloch), NYC
SLOTNIK - Sislavitz, NYC