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Jews of Merthyr Tydfil #general

Robert W Fraser <fraser@...>
 

Would Wendy Bellamy, who wrote the article on the Jews of Merthyr Tydfil
in "Shemot", please contact me by private email.
Thank you.

Robert W Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
fraser@wantree.com.au


Litvak story on radio #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

Last night the public radio station in Chicago broadcast a program of
Jewish Stories II produced by KCRW in Santa Monica. One of the stories
was an excerpt >from Max Apple's "I Love Gootie". The story was about
Apple's family in Serai, Lithuania. To my surprise it ended with a very
moving description of the family being kicked out of their shtetl during
WWI, and their trouble when they returned to Serai after the war. This
is a subject which I brought up on these pages.

The other story on the program was "Hodel" by Shalom Aleichem superbly
acted out by Richard Dreyfus. Try to listen to these programs, they are
very educational as well as fine art.

Steven Weiss
Chicago


Re: Middle name? #lithuania

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated 3/15/99 7:31:18 AM, David Hoffman writes:

Names with a dash are one form of double name. The Yankel-Volf would have
meant that Abram's father was known by this name - and he may have been
in the
process of changing >from one to another, or his may have been a Yankel
marrying into his bride's Volf family (taking their name because it was
known
in that town or was a more prosperous family.) There are many possible
reasons. Remember that around 1820 - 1850 Jews were just being forced
to
adopt surnames. Sometimes for a generation or two they changed these names.
The document you have may have also reflected that he was once Yankel but
was
now Volf too.
In response to Jill's <kayjd@wam.umd.edu> question:


I was wondering if anyone knew what the third name as in Volf in Abram
Jankel-Volf REBE meant? Would the addition of Volf be a middle name?
Or is it describing something about the person? I know that Jankel-Volf
was Abram's father, but why the dash?
With all due respect, David, isn't the most obvious answer that Jankel-Volf is
the person's first and middle name? My Lithuanian grandfather was Meir-Yosef,
two names that don't seem to have the same root (e.g. Yehudah-Leib, Hirsh-
Tzvi, etc). And Meir-Yosef's brother was Volf or Velvel. Yosef and Yankel are
equivalent. All that I am saying is that Jankel and Volf were both common
names in Kovne Guberniya, and the pairing of these two common names is not too
extraordinary. I would look for both thos names, not necessarily paired, in
Jill's more distant ancestors.

Bob Weiss in Palo Alto
RWeossJGS@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jews of Merthyr Tydfil #general

Robert W Fraser <fraser@...>
 

Would Wendy Bellamy, who wrote the article on the Jews of Merthyr Tydfil
in "Shemot", please contact me by private email.
Thank you.

Robert W Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
fraser@wantree.com.au


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Litvak story on radio #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

Last night the public radio station in Chicago broadcast a program of
Jewish Stories II produced by KCRW in Santa Monica. One of the stories
was an excerpt >from Max Apple's "I Love Gootie". The story was about
Apple's family in Serai, Lithuania. To my surprise it ended with a very
moving description of the family being kicked out of their shtetl during
WWI, and their trouble when they returned to Serai after the war. This
is a subject which I brought up on these pages.

The other story on the program was "Hodel" by Shalom Aleichem superbly
acted out by Richard Dreyfus. Try to listen to these programs, they are
very educational as well as fine art.

Steven Weiss
Chicago


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Middle name? #lithuania

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated 3/15/99 7:31:18 AM, David Hoffman writes:

Names with a dash are one form of double name. The Yankel-Volf would have
meant that Abram's father was known by this name - and he may have been
in the
process of changing >from one to another, or his may have been a Yankel
marrying into his bride's Volf family (taking their name because it was
known
in that town or was a more prosperous family.) There are many possible
reasons. Remember that around 1820 - 1850 Jews were just being forced
to
adopt surnames. Sometimes for a generation or two they changed these names.
The document you have may have also reflected that he was once Yankel but
was
now Volf too.
In response to Jill's <kayjd@wam.umd.edu> question:


I was wondering if anyone knew what the third name as in Volf in Abram
Jankel-Volf REBE meant? Would the addition of Volf be a middle name?
Or is it describing something about the person? I know that Jankel-Volf
was Abram's father, but why the dash?
With all due respect, David, isn't the most obvious answer that Jankel-Volf is
the person's first and middle name? My Lithuanian grandfather was Meir-Yosef,
two names that don't seem to have the same root (e.g. Yehudah-Leib, Hirsh-
Tzvi, etc). And Meir-Yosef's brother was Volf or Velvel. Yosef and Yankel are
equivalent. All that I am saying is that Jankel and Volf were both common
names in Kovne Guberniya, and the pairing of these two common names is not too
extraordinary. I would look for both thos names, not necessarily paired, in
Jill's more distant ancestors.

Bob Weiss in Palo Alto
RWeossJGS@aol.com


telephone book for Tunkel'/Toonkel'/ TYHKE/\b surname #lithuania

tunkelr@...
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

I need to check out two last names in either a telephone or residential
directory of VILNIUS/VILNO for any year between 1900 and 1999.
These names are TUNKEL and TOONKEL in English and TYHKE/\b in Russian.
I am still looking for information about Tunkel/Toonkel/TYHKE/\b (russ)
members of families whose have been in Vilno at least for last 150 years.

Roman Tunkel
tunkelr@juno.com
Hartford, CT, USA

Searching for TUNKEL / TOONKEL / TYHKE/\b (russ) and
TERUCHKIN (appr. 1850-1880) NEMERZEL' (appr. 1880-1920) ERENBURG
(appr.1890-1930) VOLKOV (appr. 1900-1920) RABKIN (appr. 1900-1930)
FRID (appr. 1910-1940)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania telephone book for Tunkel'/Toonkel'/ TYHKE/\b surname #lithuania

tunkelr@...
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

I need to check out two last names in either a telephone or residential
directory of VILNIUS/VILNO for any year between 1900 and 1999.
These names are TUNKEL and TOONKEL in English and TYHKE/\b in Russian.
I am still looking for information about Tunkel/Toonkel/TYHKE/\b (russ)
members of families whose have been in Vilno at least for last 150 years.

Roman Tunkel
tunkelr@juno.com
Hartford, CT, USA

Searching for TUNKEL / TOONKEL / TYHKE/\b (russ) and
TERUCHKIN (appr. 1850-1880) NEMERZEL' (appr. 1880-1920) ERENBURG
(appr.1890-1930) VOLKOV (appr. 1900-1920) RABKIN (appr. 1900-1930)
FRID (appr. 1910-1940)


LDS url #lithuania

PARC313@...
 

Hi Genners:
I got up at 5 a.m. this morning to go to LDS trial site (after having tried to
get on all day yesterday.) Even at 5, I wasn't able to get there. It is now
12:28 pm; I was able to reach the site, but when I put a name in for a search,
the following is the message I received:

401.1 Unauthorized: Logon Failed

This error indicates that the credentials passed to the server do not match
the credentials required to log on to the server.

Please contact the Web server's administrator to verify that you have
permission to access the requested resource.

Can anyone help me figure this out? Thank you in advance for your help.

Phyllis Auspitz-Cohen, Philadelphia, PA
parc313@aol.com

Searching: AUSPITZ, ZELKOWITZ - Near Muncasz,HUNGARY (became Slovakia, now
Ukraine)
GROSNOFF/GROSOFSKY/GROSOVSKY - RUSSIA? OR LITHUANIA



HTTP Error 401


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LDS url #lithuania

PARC313@...
 

Hi Genners:
I got up at 5 a.m. this morning to go to LDS trial site (after having tried to
get on all day yesterday.) Even at 5, I wasn't able to get there. It is now
12:28 pm; I was able to reach the site, but when I put a name in for a search,
the following is the message I received:

401.1 Unauthorized: Logon Failed

This error indicates that the credentials passed to the server do not match
the credentials required to log on to the server.

Please contact the Web server's administrator to verify that you have
permission to access the requested resource.

Can anyone help me figure this out? Thank you in advance for your help.

Phyllis Auspitz-Cohen, Philadelphia, PA
parc313@aol.com

Searching: AUSPITZ, ZELKOWITZ - Near Muncasz,HUNGARY (became Slovakia, now
Ukraine)
GROSNOFF/GROSOFSKY/GROSOVSKY - RUSSIA? OR LITHUANIA



HTTP Error 401


Illinois Death index/certificates #general

Shmuel and Shoshana Arnold <darnold@...>
 

I got alot of email on this, so am posting to the whole list.

Illinois State Archives request:

You can email the Illinois State Archives to receive part of the Illinois
Death Index (1916-1947) for your particular surname.

This is the email address where you mail your request (only 2 requests
allowed until
you receive the info):

lgreen@ccgate.sos.state.il.us

You mail them a request for a surname
and if possible also the given names. And they do
mail it to you via regular mail (include your snail mail address in the
email). It took
a few weeks. It is extracted >from their archives. Once you get the
Death Index info, you can email them to request a free uncertified
copy of the death certificate. (If you already know the date of death,
you don't need the Index and can just order the death certificate.)
Certified copies can also be purchased.

PS. Don't forget to include your mailing address in the email!!

Regards,

Shoshana (Susan) Arnold


Re: DO NOT OPEN HAPPY 99 #lithuania

Barry Spinak <punim@...>
 

The problem with Happy99 is that you don't know you're passing it along with
every E-mail you send. For those of you whose computers got infested, I am
including the "fix" at the end of this message.

I hope I was not the source for the problem appearing via the listserver,
but I did pick up Happy99 >from an unsuspecting source last week in an E-mail
from a cousin in South Africa who frequently sends me greeting cards by
E-mail. Unfortunately, my work computer does not have anti-viral software,
and I did not suspect any problem >from source E-mail.

The fix -

Happy99.Worm
VirusName: Happy99.Worm
Aliases: Trojan.Happy99, I-Worm.Happy
Likelihood: Common
Region Reported: US, Europe
Characteristics: Trojan Horse, Worm
<<...>>
Description:
This is a worm program, NOT a virus. This program has reportedly been
received through email spamming and USENET newsgroup posting. The file
is usually named HAPPY99.EXE in the email or article attachment.
When being executed, the program also opens a window entitled "Happy New
Year 1999 !!" showing a firework display to disguise its other actions.
The program copies itself as SKA.EXE and extracts a DLL that it carries
as SKA.DLL into WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory. It also modifies WSOCK32.DLL
in WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory and copies the original WSOCK32.DLL into
WSOCK32.SKA.
WSOCK32.DLL handles internet-connectivity in Windows 95 and 98. The
modification to WSOCK32.DLL allows the worm routine to be triggered when
a connect or send activity is detected. When such online activity
occurs, the modified code loads the worm's SKA.DLL. This SKA.DLL creates
a new email or a new article with UUENCODED HAPPY99.EXE inserted into
the email or article. It then sends this email or posts this article.
If WSOCK32.DLL is in use when the worm tries to modify it (i.e. a user
is online), the worm adds a registry entry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce=SKA
..EXE
The registry entry loads the worm the next time Windows start.
<<...>>
Removing the worm manually:
delete WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SKA.EXE
delete WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SKA.DLL
in WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ directory, rename WSOCK32.DLL to WSOCK32.BAK
in WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ directory, rename WSOCK32.SKA to WSOCK32.DLL
delete the downloaded file, usually named HAPPY99.EXE
Windows prevents you to do step #3 and #4 above if the machine is still
connected to the Internet. The file "windows\system\wsock32.dll" is used
whenever the machine is connected to Internet (i.e. through dial-up or
LAN connection).

If you are using dial-up connection (i.e. America Online), you need to
do the following:
terminate internet connection
delete WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SKA.EXE
delete WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SKA.DLL
in WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ directory, rename WSOCK32.DLL to WSOCK32.BAK
in WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ directory, rename WSOCK32.SKA to WSOCK32.DLL
delete the downloaded file, usually named HAPPY99.EXE

If you are connected to Internet through LAN (i.e. in the office or
cable modem), you need to do the following:
>from the Start menu, select shutdown-restart in MS DOS mode
type CD \windows\system when DOS prompt (C:\)appears
type RENAME WSOCK32.DLL WSOCK32.BAK
type RENAME WSOCK32.SKA WSOCK32.DLL
type DEL SKA.EXE
type DEL SKA.DLL
<<...>>
Safe Computing:
This worm and other trojan-horse type programs demonstrate the
need to practice safe computing. One should not execute any
executable-file attachment (EXE, SHS, MS Word or MS Excel file) that
comes >from an email or a newsgroup article >from an untrusted source.

As I can attest, even a trusted source is never safe.

Barry Spinak


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Illinois Death index/certificates #general

Shmuel and Shoshana Arnold <darnold@...>
 

I got alot of email on this, so am posting to the whole list.

Illinois State Archives request:

You can email the Illinois State Archives to receive part of the Illinois
Death Index (1916-1947) for your particular surname.

This is the email address where you mail your request (only 2 requests
allowed until
you receive the info):

lgreen@ccgate.sos.state.il.us

You mail them a request for a surname
and if possible also the given names. And they do
mail it to you via regular mail (include your snail mail address in the
email). It took
a few weeks. It is extracted >from their archives. Once you get the
Death Index info, you can email them to request a free uncertified
copy of the death certificate. (If you already know the date of death,
you don't need the Index and can just order the death certificate.)
Certified copies can also be purchased.

PS. Don't forget to include your mailing address in the email!!

Regards,

Shoshana (Susan) Arnold


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: DO NOT OPEN HAPPY 99 #lithuania

Barry Spinak <punim@...>
 

The problem with Happy99 is that you don't know you're passing it along with
every E-mail you send. For those of you whose computers got infested, I am
including the "fix" at the end of this message.

I hope I was not the source for the problem appearing via the listserver,
but I did pick up Happy99 >from an unsuspecting source last week in an E-mail
from a cousin in South Africa who frequently sends me greeting cards by
E-mail. Unfortunately, my work computer does not have anti-viral software,
and I did not suspect any problem >from source E-mail.

The fix -

Happy99.Worm
VirusName: Happy99.Worm
Aliases: Trojan.Happy99, I-Worm.Happy
Likelihood: Common
Region Reported: US, Europe
Characteristics: Trojan Horse, Worm
<<...>>
Description:
This is a worm program, NOT a virus. This program has reportedly been
received through email spamming and USENET newsgroup posting. The file
is usually named HAPPY99.EXE in the email or article attachment.
When being executed, the program also opens a window entitled "Happy New
Year 1999 !!" showing a firework display to disguise its other actions.
The program copies itself as SKA.EXE and extracts a DLL that it carries
as SKA.DLL into WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory. It also modifies WSOCK32.DLL
in WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory and copies the original WSOCK32.DLL into
WSOCK32.SKA.
WSOCK32.DLL handles internet-connectivity in Windows 95 and 98. The
modification to WSOCK32.DLL allows the worm routine to be triggered when
a connect or send activity is detected. When such online activity
occurs, the modified code loads the worm's SKA.DLL. This SKA.DLL creates
a new email or a new article with UUENCODED HAPPY99.EXE inserted into
the email or article. It then sends this email or posts this article.
If WSOCK32.DLL is in use when the worm tries to modify it (i.e. a user
is online), the worm adds a registry entry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce=SKA
..EXE
The registry entry loads the worm the next time Windows start.
<<...>>
Removing the worm manually:
delete WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SKA.EXE
delete WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SKA.DLL
in WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ directory, rename WSOCK32.DLL to WSOCK32.BAK
in WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ directory, rename WSOCK32.SKA to WSOCK32.DLL
delete the downloaded file, usually named HAPPY99.EXE
Windows prevents you to do step #3 and #4 above if the machine is still
connected to the Internet. The file "windows\system\wsock32.dll" is used
whenever the machine is connected to Internet (i.e. through dial-up or
LAN connection).

If you are using dial-up connection (i.e. America Online), you need to
do the following:
terminate internet connection
delete WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SKA.EXE
delete WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SKA.DLL
in WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ directory, rename WSOCK32.DLL to WSOCK32.BAK
in WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ directory, rename WSOCK32.SKA to WSOCK32.DLL
delete the downloaded file, usually named HAPPY99.EXE

If you are connected to Internet through LAN (i.e. in the office or
cable modem), you need to do the following:
>from the Start menu, select shutdown-restart in MS DOS mode
type CD \windows\system when DOS prompt (C:\)appears
type RENAME WSOCK32.DLL WSOCK32.BAK
type RENAME WSOCK32.SKA WSOCK32.DLL
type DEL SKA.EXE
type DEL SKA.DLL
<<...>>
Safe Computing:
This worm and other trojan-horse type programs demonstrate the
need to practice safe computing. One should not execute any
executable-file attachment (EXE, SHS, MS Word or MS Excel file) that
comes >from an email or a newsgroup article >from an untrusted source.

As I can attest, even a trusted source is never safe.

Barry Spinak


Spring 1999 Issue of Generations #general

MRNatchez@...
 

The Spring 1999 issue of Generations, the quarterly newsletter of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Michigan will be distributed this upcoming week.
Articles include: Jewish Immigration To the U.S. Via Mexico and the Caribbean,
1920-1922 by Marian L. Smith;The Priests' Chromosome? DNA Analysis Supports
the Biblical Story of Jewish Priesthood; Billy and Janice Crystal Dig For
Their Precious Roots; Lost in the Translation? by Arthur Kurzweil; Electronic
Research: Programs That Help by Karen Clifford, A.G.; and our usual features
with the Computer Wizard, In the Stacks, fascinating ancestral adventures, and
details of our meeting o New York resources, to be held on April 18th,
featuring Steve Siegel.

Information is available on our web site at http://www.jgsmi.org.

Marilyn R. Natchez
Editor, Generations
JGS of Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spring 1999 Issue of Generations #general

MRNatchez@...
 

The Spring 1999 issue of Generations, the quarterly newsletter of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Michigan will be distributed this upcoming week.
Articles include: Jewish Immigration To the U.S. Via Mexico and the Caribbean,
1920-1922 by Marian L. Smith;The Priests' Chromosome? DNA Analysis Supports
the Biblical Story of Jewish Priesthood; Billy and Janice Crystal Dig For
Their Precious Roots; Lost in the Translation? by Arthur Kurzweil; Electronic
Research: Programs That Help by Karen Clifford, A.G.; and our usual features
with the Computer Wizard, In the Stacks, fascinating ancestral adventures, and
details of our meeting o New York resources, to be held on April 18th,
featuring Steve Siegel.

Information is available on our web site at http://www.jgsmi.org.

Marilyn R. Natchez
Editor, Generations
JGS of Michigan


HAPPY 99 - how to get rid of it! #lithuania

Elsebeth Paikin
 

At 12:06 13-03-99 -0500, you wrote:
I am so sorry I have been infected by another litvak sig member!!! I
think this may be passed through listservs...it does awful things so
please go to www.symantec.com to disable Happy 99! If you have Happy99
you just need to NOT open it and throw it out!!
Now, if you have opened it by mistake it is pretty easy to get rid of it:

You can have a look at the following link:

http://www.pspl.com/trojan_info/win32/happy99.htm

But for your convenience I copy the information >from that site about how to
clean you computer IF you have run the program:

"You can also remove this trojan manually >from your computer. To do that,
first check the WINDOWS\SYTEM folder for the presence of these files.

1. SKA.EXE
2. SKA.DLL
3. WSOCK32.SKA

If you find these files then you have been attacked by the Happy99 Trojan.
To remove this trojan do the following:

Make sure that you have WSOCK32.SKA file before deleting WSOCK32.DLL and
ensure that you have renamed this file properly. You may have to close your
Browser, Email software, etc. to delete and rename the DLL files.

1. Delete SKA.EXE, SKA.DLL and WSOCK32.DLL
2. Rename WSOCK32.SKA as WSOCK32.DLL


Best regards

--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania HAPPY 99 - how to get rid of it! #lithuania

Elsebeth Paikin
 

At 12:06 13-03-99 -0500, you wrote:
I am so sorry I have been infected by another litvak sig member!!! I
think this may be passed through listservs...it does awful things so
please go to www.symantec.com to disable Happy 99! If you have Happy99
you just need to NOT open it and throw it out!!
Now, if you have opened it by mistake it is pretty easy to get rid of it:

You can have a look at the following link:

http://www.pspl.com/trojan_info/win32/happy99.htm

But for your convenience I copy the information >from that site about how to
clean you computer IF you have run the program:

"You can also remove this trojan manually >from your computer. To do that,
first check the WINDOWS\SYTEM folder for the presence of these files.

1. SKA.EXE
2. SKA.DLL
3. WSOCK32.SKA

If you find these files then you have been attacked by the Happy99 Trojan.
To remove this trojan do the following:

Make sure that you have WSOCK32.SKA file before deleting WSOCK32.DLL and
ensure that you have renamed this file properly. You may have to close your
Browser, Email software, etc. to delete and rename the DLL files.

1. Delete SKA.EXE, SKA.DLL and WSOCK32.DLL
2. Rename WSOCK32.SKA as WSOCK32.DLL


Best regards

--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk


Re: Any Ideas where to search? #lithuania

Matt Singer <msinger@...>
 

re: Neustadt

According to a recent posting >from Ben Lesin, there are actually three Neustadts
in Lithuania: Zemaiciu Naumiestis (as mentioned by Mr. Spinak); Kudirkos
Naumiestis (known in Yiddish as Neishtot-Shaki and Neishtot-Shirvint), which was
on the Prussian border betwen Konigsberg and Kovno; and Naujamiestis Panevezys
(Neishtot-Panevezys in Yiddish) which is south of Panevezys.

I hope this helps!

Matt Singer
Philadelphia
msinger@philamuseum.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Any Ideas where to search? #lithuania

Matt Singer <msinger@...>
 

re: Neustadt

According to a recent posting >from Ben Lesin, there are actually three Neustadts
in Lithuania: Zemaiciu Naumiestis (as mentioned by Mr. Spinak); Kudirkos
Naumiestis (known in Yiddish as Neishtot-Shaki and Neishtot-Shirvint), which was
on the Prussian border betwen Konigsberg and Kovno; and Naujamiestis Panevezys
(Neishtot-Panevezys in Yiddish) which is south of Panevezys.

I hope this helps!

Matt Singer
Philadelphia
msinger@philamuseum.org