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Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Variety Obits #yiddish

David W. Harris <dharris1@...>
 

For some of us researching family in the Yiddish Theater and Vaudeville
world, a useful resource may prove to be Variety Magazine.

In examining material available at the Washington, DC Library of Congress,
I used their on-line catalog and discovered the following resource:

Type of Material: Serial (Periodical, Newspaper, etc.)
Main Title: Variety obituaries.
Published/Created: New York : Garland Pub., 1928-
Description: v. ; 32 cm. Vol. 1 (1905-1928)-
Current Frequency: Annual
ISSN: 1073-0184
Notes: Reprint of obituaries originally published in Variety.
LC Classification: PN1583 .V34

Note that Volume 1 covers 1905-1928. I'm not sure if additional volumes
were published for the later years, but the implication is that it would
become an annual feature.
Hopefully, major cities will have copies available.


David W. Harris
Silver Spring, MD
dharris1@...


Variety Obits #yiddish

David W. Harris <dharris1@...>
 

For some of us researching family in the Yiddish Theater and Vaudeville
world, a useful resource may prove to be Variety Magazine.

In examining material available at the Washington, DC Library of Congress,
I used their on-line catalog and discovered the following resource:

Type of Material: Serial (Periodical, Newspaper, etc.)
Main Title: Variety obituaries.
Published/Created: New York : Garland Pub., 1928-
Description: v. ; 32 cm. Vol. 1 (1905-1928)-
Current Frequency: Annual
ISSN: 1073-0184
Notes: Reprint of obituaries originally published in Variety.
LC Classification: PN1583 .V34

Note that Volume 1 covers 1905-1928. I'm not sure if additional volumes
were published for the later years, but the implication is that it would
become an annual feature.
Hopefully, major cities will have copies available.


David W. Harris
Silver Spring, MD
dharris1@...


re routes to the US #belarus

Betsy Brazy <bbrazy@...>
 

He was 16 years old and
that must have been a real adventure going by train across Siberia and
getting to Kobe where he took a N.Y.K. Japanese passenger ship to Seattle.
It was! My great-uncle Jack DRAIKIN and his brothers took this route, too.
from Siberia they climbed a mountainous route to China, and >from there a
train to Japan, sailing to the US and landing in Seattle. At least, this is
the short version of how Uncle Jack described it to me.

Can someone tell me where I can find records for N.Y.K line ships that
arrived in Seattle ports on February 17, `1917?
The National Archives in Seattle should have immigration entry records for
Seattle/Washington State, possibly including ship records.

Betsy Brazy
mailto: bbrazy@...
researching: SIPERSTEIN in Pinsk, Belarus; DRAIKIN of Kherson city, Kherson
Gub. in Ukraine; HURWICH/HURWITZ of "Ruguvy, Poland"; BRAZY of unknown
Poland/Lithuania/Belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus re routes to the US #belarus

Betsy Brazy <bbrazy@...>
 

He was 16 years old and
that must have been a real adventure going by train across Siberia and
getting to Kobe where he took a N.Y.K. Japanese passenger ship to Seattle.
It was! My great-uncle Jack DRAIKIN and his brothers took this route, too.
from Siberia they climbed a mountainous route to China, and >from there a
train to Japan, sailing to the US and landing in Seattle. At least, this is
the short version of how Uncle Jack described it to me.

Can someone tell me where I can find records for N.Y.K line ships that
arrived in Seattle ports on February 17, `1917?
The National Archives in Seattle should have immigration entry records for
Seattle/Washington State, possibly including ship records.

Betsy Brazy
mailto: bbrazy@...
researching: SIPERSTEIN in Pinsk, Belarus; DRAIKIN of Kherson city, Kherson
Gub. in Ukraine; HURWICH/HURWITZ of "Ruguvy, Poland"; BRAZY of unknown
Poland/Lithuania/Belarus


shtetls "Tirreisk" and "About" #belarus

SBSeales
 

I have just found some BOYARSKYs in the Index to Passenger Arrivals at the
Port of New York that list two places of last residence that I suspect are
in Belarus.
One is "Tirreisk", which might be the Tereshki listed in the ShtetlSeeker,
and the other is "About", which might be Opita, also listed in the
ShtetlSeeker.
These are of interest to me because my grandmother, Eva (Reisel) BOYARSKY
gives on her petition for naturalization her last residence as "Mosk", which
is probably Mosty. Mosty is not far >from Tereshki, and could connect my
grandmother to the women in the Index.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Sue Seales, North Carolina
researching: BOYARSKY, Grodno FREEDMAN, Siluva, Lithuania
ROSENTHAL, ZELIONY (ZELENY, ZELONY), Odessa and Paris
ROSENTHAL, Wegrow, Poland


Katsev Research Group #belarus

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear all,

A while ago I started a surname research group for everyone researching =
the surname Katsev. Right now there are over 30 members in the group and =
I have shortly ago sent out the third Newsletter to the group. With this =
message I invite others researching the surname Katsev to be members of =
the
group.

The surname Katsev, including a lot of variants and spellings as for =
example Kacef, Kacev, Kacov, Kacow, Katcoff, Katseff, Katsev, Katsiff, =
Katsov, Katzeff, Katzew, Katzoff and Katzow, derives >from the Hebrew =
world for butcher "qatsov" (pronounced "katsev" in Yiddish) or maybe in =
some few >from the common surname Katz meaning (in this latter case the =
surname Katsev means "son of someone named Katz"). The latter origin of =
the surname Katsev is though not really prooved and among the members of =
the group it seems like all have their surname >from an ancestor who was =
a butcher.

So, if you or someone you know have ancestors or other relatives with =
the surname Katsev, you are very welcome to be members of the "Katsev =
Research Group"!

Best regards

Adam Katzeff
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@...

Researching:
KATSEV / KATZEFF / KATZOFF / KACEV: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis, Latvia; =
Parnu+Tallinn, Estonia; Sweden; Denmark; Glasgow, Scotland; Boston, MA, =
USA


Belarus SIG #Belarus shtetls "Tirreisk" and "About" #belarus

SBSeales
 

I have just found some BOYARSKYs in the Index to Passenger Arrivals at the
Port of New York that list two places of last residence that I suspect are
in Belarus.
One is "Tirreisk", which might be the Tereshki listed in the ShtetlSeeker,
and the other is "About", which might be Opita, also listed in the
ShtetlSeeker.
These are of interest to me because my grandmother, Eva (Reisel) BOYARSKY
gives on her petition for naturalization her last residence as "Mosk", which
is probably Mosty. Mosty is not far >from Tereshki, and could connect my
grandmother to the women in the Index.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Sue Seales, North Carolina
researching: BOYARSKY, Grodno FREEDMAN, Siluva, Lithuania
ROSENTHAL, ZELIONY (ZELENY, ZELONY), Odessa and Paris
ROSENTHAL, Wegrow, Poland


Belarus SIG #Belarus Katsev Research Group #belarus

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear all,

A while ago I started a surname research group for everyone researching =
the surname Katsev. Right now there are over 30 members in the group and =
I have shortly ago sent out the third Newsletter to the group. With this =
message I invite others researching the surname Katsev to be members of =
the
group.

The surname Katsev, including a lot of variants and spellings as for =
example Kacef, Kacev, Kacov, Kacow, Katcoff, Katseff, Katsev, Katsiff, =
Katsov, Katzeff, Katzew, Katzoff and Katzow, derives >from the Hebrew =
world for butcher "qatsov" (pronounced "katsev" in Yiddish) or maybe in =
some few >from the common surname Katz meaning (in this latter case the =
surname Katsev means "son of someone named Katz"). The latter origin of =
the surname Katsev is though not really prooved and among the members of =
the group it seems like all have their surname >from an ancestor who was =
a butcher.

So, if you or someone you know have ancestors or other relatives with =
the surname Katsev, you are very welcome to be members of the "Katsev =
Research Group"!

Best regards

Adam Katzeff
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@...

Researching:
KATSEV / KATZEFF / KATZOFF / KACEV: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis, Latvia; =
Parnu+Tallinn, Estonia; Sweden; Denmark; Glasgow, Scotland; Boston, MA, =
USA


Re: Searching KAHN, David #general

Iris Folkson <iris-f@...>
 

My success story. I posted my message yesterday and received a few replies
suggesting checking with the AMA. I searched the AMA online and found my
long lost cousin. We had a great conversation. I added many people to my
tree. We were both so excited we couldn't speak coherently. My printed
tree will go off to him in the mail and he will fill in the blanks. I have
tons of cousins living close by.

Use every resource you can. As it turns out his phone number is now
unlisted as he is no longer a practicing psychiatrist. The only way I
could have found him was via the AMA.

Thanks to all who responded. To all - don't give up.

Iris Folkson - Douglaston, NY - USA
iris-f@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching KAHN, David #general

Iris Folkson <iris-f@...>
 

My success story. I posted my message yesterday and received a few replies
suggesting checking with the AMA. I searched the AMA online and found my
long lost cousin. We had a great conversation. I added many people to my
tree. We were both so excited we couldn't speak coherently. My printed
tree will go off to him in the mail and he will fill in the blanks. I have
tons of cousins living close by.

Use every resource you can. As it turns out his phone number is now
unlisted as he is no longer a practicing psychiatrist. The only way I
could have found him was via the AMA.

Thanks to all who responded. To all - don't give up.

Iris Folkson - Douglaston, NY - USA
iris-f@...


Borislav, Drogobych, Sambor & Vicinity mailing list #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Jewishgen and the team working behind the scenes is very pleased to
announce that to facilitate the communication between researchers
interested in the above named places, the BDS&V mailing list is ready
to accept your subscription.

Borislav, 4917/2325; Drogobych, 4921/2330; and Sambor, 4931/2312 were
variously part of Austria (the Eastern section of the province of Galicia),
Poland, and now the Western Ukraine.

The mailing list will serve as a meeting place for all those with research
interests and need for information regarding these areas. Like all the
other hosted lists on JewishGen, this is just one more service we provide.
<grin>

To get started right away all you need to is subscribe either online or via
e-mail.

Online, >from the home page http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down to the
Discussion Category and click on Special Interest Group (SIG) mailing list
which will take you to the subscription page. Click on the word Subscribe
and follow the directions to fill in the automated webform. Then, when
asked to select a group scroll down to Shtetl Research Groups and select
Borislav, Drogobych, Sambor area. Be sure to click on the Submit button.
In a few minutes you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm the
request to subscribe, all you need do is click on the reply feature of your
e-mail and the confiramtion will come back to us. You will next receive a
welcome document >from the group instructing you about setting your e-mail
program to send us messages in plain text and also providing the address
you will use to post messages to the mailing list.

Alternatively you can subscribe via e-mail by sending a message to:
listserv@... and simply say

subscribe bds&V (your first name) (your last name)

You will get the same confirmation request as described above....follow the
directions given and you will receive your welcome document with all the
necessary instructions for posting to the mailing list.

Good luck and happy hunting everybody!
Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Borislav, Drogobych, Sambor & Vicinity mailing list #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Jewishgen and the team working behind the scenes is very pleased to
announce that to facilitate the communication between researchers
interested in the above named places, the BDS&V mailing list is ready
to accept your subscription.

Borislav, 4917/2325; Drogobych, 4921/2330; and Sambor, 4931/2312 were
variously part of Austria (the Eastern section of the province of Galicia),
Poland, and now the Western Ukraine.

The mailing list will serve as a meeting place for all those with research
interests and need for information regarding these areas. Like all the
other hosted lists on JewishGen, this is just one more service we provide.
<grin>

To get started right away all you need to is subscribe either online or via
e-mail.

Online, >from the home page http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down to the
Discussion Category and click on Special Interest Group (SIG) mailing list
which will take you to the subscription page. Click on the word Subscribe
and follow the directions to fill in the automated webform. Then, when
asked to select a group scroll down to Shtetl Research Groups and select
Borislav, Drogobych, Sambor area. Be sure to click on the Submit button.
In a few minutes you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm the
request to subscribe, all you need do is click on the reply feature of your
e-mail and the confiramtion will come back to us. You will next receive a
welcome document >from the group instructing you about setting your e-mail
program to send us messages in plain text and also providing the address
you will use to post messages to the mailing list.

Alternatively you can subscribe via e-mail by sending a message to:
listserv@... and simply say

subscribe bds&V (your first name) (your last name)

You will get the same confirmation request as described above....follow the
directions given and you will receive your welcome document with all the
necessary instructions for posting to the mailing list.

Good luck and happy hunting everybody!
Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations


Searchengines relevant to genealogy. #general

Michael Vermont <ramrod@...>
 

Hi Jewish Genners:
Almost a year ago a few people posted some very useful searchengine
links on the list. I found the highly touted Searchshark to live up
to it's name, but now it seems to be no longer available.

Do the searchengine experts know, what is the new equivalent,
especially as it relates to usefulness in genealogy. Maybe a few
posts on what is useful would help again.

Thanks.
Michael Vermont
Waterloo, Ont. Canada ramrod@...

Searching: COHEN (Jamaica, Quebec); NEWMAN(U.K. & assimilated in
Jamaica); D'AGUILAR (Jamaica, Holland, France);HUDSON
(Jamaica,U.K.); VERMONT(Fr. Antilles)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searchengines relevant to genealogy. #general

Michael Vermont <ramrod@...>
 

Hi Jewish Genners:
Almost a year ago a few people posted some very useful searchengine
links on the list. I found the highly touted Searchshark to live up
to it's name, but now it seems to be no longer available.

Do the searchengine experts know, what is the new equivalent,
especially as it relates to usefulness in genealogy. Maybe a few
posts on what is useful would help again.

Thanks.
Michael Vermont
Waterloo, Ont. Canada ramrod@...

Searching: COHEN (Jamaica, Quebec); NEWMAN(U.K. & assimilated in
Jamaica); D'AGUILAR (Jamaica, Holland, France);HUDSON
(Jamaica,U.K.); VERMONT(Fr. Antilles)


Isaac Mendes BELISARIO. #general

Michael Vermont <ramrod@...>
 

Isaac Mendes BELISARIO (1795-1849) was a Jamaican Jewish artist. A
search of the archives yielded nothing, so I am throwing it out to
the list.

His surname was very rare in Jamaica, and anything will help.I
deliberately omitted Jamaica in the subject, because his ancestors
likely show up somewhere else.

Shabbat Shalom, and Chag Pesach Sameach to all.

Michael Vermont
Waterloo, Ont. Canada ramrod@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Isaac Mendes BELISARIO. #general

Michael Vermont <ramrod@...>
 

Isaac Mendes BELISARIO (1795-1849) was a Jamaican Jewish artist. A
search of the archives yielded nothing, so I am throwing it out to
the list.

His surname was very rare in Jamaica, and anything will help.I
deliberately omitted Jamaica in the subject, because his ancestors
likely show up somewhere else.

Shabbat Shalom, and Chag Pesach Sameach to all.

Michael Vermont
Waterloo, Ont. Canada ramrod@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Yad Vashem Request #latvia

Indy Rebhun
 

Our Temple is hosting a Yom HaShoa Day on May 1st. My cousin, a survivor
will be speaking. We expect at least 500 people and we would like to be sent
the "Kit" and about 200 forms to display at our table with the books written
by our speaker.

Please respond as soon as possible.

Thank you, Indy Rebhun Spector
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
2660 Capella Way
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
USA

Moderator Note: The letter gives the following information-

Pages ofTestimony in English and Hebrew
can be downloaded at our web site,
www.yadvashem.org.il
or E-mail
zbernhardt@...
fax: 972-2-6443-579
phone: 972-2-6443-585/6


Re: Yad Vashem Request #latvia

Indy Rebhun
 

Our Temple is hosting a Yom HaShoa Day on May 1st. My cousin, a survivor
will be speaking. We expect at least 500 people and we would like to be sent
the "Kit" and about 200 forms to display at our table with the books written
by our speaker.

Please respond as soon as possible.

Thank you, Indy Rebhun Spector
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
2660 Capella Way
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
USA

Moderator Note: The letter gives the following information-

Pages ofTestimony in English and Hebrew
can be downloaded at our web site,
www.yadvashem.org.il
or E-mail
zbernhardt@...
fax: 972-2-6443-579
phone: 972-2-6443-585/6


Yiddish-English first names #general

hennynow
 

To: Sy Pearlman and all JewishGenners,

Further to my message of 09 March 2000 to Sy, I am delighted to inform
you (if you don't already know it) that Avotaynu has done a 2nd printing
of the late Rabbi Shmuel Gorr's "Jewish Personal Names." This excellent
little compendium of names of Hebrew and/or biblical, Yiddish, and other
languages derivation can now be ordered >from Avotaynu, and I now have my
own copy.

Let me add the standard disclaimer that I have no personal connection
with or financial interest in Avotaynu nor its publishers.

Shabbat Shalom and L'Chag Sameach!

Henny

Researching: MOED & SEINER (Suchowola, Bialystok, Poland); JAWITZ,
ARONOWITZ, & CHANANIA (Lithuania); ROTH & WOLFF (Frankfurt a/Main,
Germany)

Henriette Moed Roth
Los Angeles, CA
hennynow@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish-English first names #general

hennynow
 

To: Sy Pearlman and all JewishGenners,

Further to my message of 09 March 2000 to Sy, I am delighted to inform
you (if you don't already know it) that Avotaynu has done a 2nd printing
of the late Rabbi Shmuel Gorr's "Jewish Personal Names." This excellent
little compendium of names of Hebrew and/or biblical, Yiddish, and other
languages derivation can now be ordered >from Avotaynu, and I now have my
own copy.

Let me add the standard disclaimer that I have no personal connection
with or financial interest in Avotaynu nor its publishers.

Shabbat Shalom and L'Chag Sameach!

Henny

Researching: MOED & SEINER (Suchowola, Bialystok, Poland); JAWITZ,
ARONOWITZ, & CHANANIA (Lithuania); ROTH & WOLFF (Frankfurt a/Main,
Germany)

Henriette Moed Roth
Los Angeles, CA
hennynow@...