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Wolbrom appeal #poland

Robert Heyman <robeh@...>
 

The Wolbrom Shtetl Co-op is ready for the last set of indices to be
typed in. I have copies of all indices made and ready to send out.
If you are willing to help, please e-mail me (robeh@...) -
the more people we have, the less work it is for everyone.

Thanks.

Robert Heyman
Wolbrom Shtetl Co-op coordinator


Re: CZESTOCHOWA #poland

ada01@...
 

Shalom,

I have posted list of the matzevot in the deserted Jewish cemetery
of CZESTOCHOWA, result of a special project to record
the remaining tombstones, made by Benjamin Yaari, with youth missions
from Israel, an initiative
of the Israeli Landsmanschaften of CZESTOCHOWA.

See:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/CZESTOCH.HTM


Ada Holtzman

-------------------------------------
E-mail: ada01@...
Date: 03/02/99
Time: 08:23:59
Web site:http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/
-------------------------------------


Zamosc records #poland

SandyC0210@...
 

I would like to make a donation for the transliteration of the Zamosc
records.Please tell me how much of a donation is required. I'm new to all of
this. Thanks, Sandra Cohen


JRI Poland #Poland Wolbrom appeal #poland

Robert Heyman <robeh@...>
 

The Wolbrom Shtetl Co-op is ready for the last set of indices to be
typed in. I have copies of all indices made and ready to send out.
If you are willing to help, please e-mail me (robeh@...) -
the more people we have, the less work it is for everyone.

Thanks.

Robert Heyman
Wolbrom Shtetl Co-op coordinator


JRI Poland #Poland RE: CZESTOCHOWA #poland

ada01@...
 

Shalom,

I have posted list of the matzevot in the deserted Jewish cemetery
of CZESTOCHOWA, result of a special project to record
the remaining tombstones, made by Benjamin Yaari, with youth missions
from Israel, an initiative
of the Israeli Landsmanschaften of CZESTOCHOWA.

See:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/CZESTOCH.HTM


Ada Holtzman

-------------------------------------
E-mail: ada01@...
Date: 03/02/99
Time: 08:23:59
Web site:http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/
-------------------------------------


JRI Poland #Poland Zamosc records #poland

SandyC0210@...
 

I would like to make a donation for the transliteration of the Zamosc
records.Please tell me how much of a donation is required. I'm new to all of
this. Thanks, Sandra Cohen


Used 486 (or better) notepad computer needed by JRI-Poland #poland

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland's data entry team in Warsaw
needs a used 486 or pentium notepad computer (monochrome
monitor is o.k.) for data entry on-site (at branches of the archives)

The computer is to be used for the JRI-Poland / Polish State archives
project and the indexing of records not filmed by the LDS.
Some years do not have index pages. Thus, indices must be created
from the records and the work must be done at the archives premises.
If you have a used computer gathering dust, or your company is
upgrading and may be willing to donate it to this worthwhile project,
we will arrange to get it to Warsaw. In accordance with IRS regulations,
and our 501 status, a tax receipt will be issued for the current market
value of the computer.

If you can help, please contact one of the following:

JRI-Poland Webmaster, Steve Zedeck: Saz@...
JRI-Poland Coordinator, Stanley Diamond: SMSDiamond@...


Re: CZESTOCHOWA #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Thank you for your help! Not encouraging news...

Dan

At 11:39am -0500 2/28/99, BetteJoy@... wrote:
In regard to the recent inquiry about Czestochowa, there is no longer a Jewish
community. During my visits to this town of the Black Madonna, I was unable
to find a single Jewish resident.

Betty Provizer Starkman, Michigan
BetteJoy@...

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JRI Poland #Poland Used 486 (or better) notepad computer needed by JRI-Poland #poland

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland's data entry team in Warsaw
needs a used 486 or pentium notepad computer (monochrome
monitor is o.k.) for data entry on-site (at branches of the archives)

The computer is to be used for the JRI-Poland / Polish State archives
project and the indexing of records not filmed by the LDS.
Some years do not have index pages. Thus, indices must be created
from the records and the work must be done at the archives premises.
If you have a used computer gathering dust, or your company is
upgrading and may be willing to donate it to this worthwhile project,
we will arrange to get it to Warsaw. In accordance with IRS regulations,
and our 501 status, a tax receipt will be issued for the current market
value of the computer.

If you can help, please contact one of the following:

JRI-Poland Webmaster, Steve Zedeck: Saz@...
JRI-Poland Coordinator, Stanley Diamond: SMSDiamond@...


JRI Poland #Poland Re: CZESTOCHOWA #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Thank you for your help! Not encouraging news...

Dan

At 11:39am -0500 2/28/99, BetteJoy@... wrote:
In regard to the recent inquiry about Czestochowa, there is no longer a Jewish
community. During my visits to this town of the Black Madonna, I was unable
to find a single Jewish resident.

Betty Provizer Starkman, Michigan
BetteJoy@...

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Re: gomel yizkor book problem #general

Martin Kessel <mkessel@...>
 

At 3 Mar 1999 14:31:45 -0800, dianemail@... (Dianemail) wrote:

In response to my request asking if a Gomel Yizkor Book exists, the
helpful moderator directed me to the JGen Yizkor archives for info about
"Arim ve-imahot be-yisrael" (Towns and Mother cities in Israel:
memorial of Jewish communities---)
. . .
Can someone in Israel do a phone book look up without a city name? Or,
does anyone have more info about the Rav Kuk Institute or a library which
may have it?
The book was published in 1948, so I doubt whether it is still in print.
However, most libraries with good Yizkor Book collections appear to have
this volume. These include at least 4 libraries in New York, 3 in Los
Angeles, and 3 in Boston, just to mention a few. I should warn users that
the Yizkor Book Database is far >from complete regarding which libraries
have which yizkor book. We have had a hard time finding volunteers able to
enter this information into our database, and there is often confusion
about matching the library listings to the correct book in our database.

Martin Kessel, Project Manager mkessel@...
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: gomel yizkor book problem #general

Martin Kessel <mkessel@...>
 

At 3 Mar 1999 14:31:45 -0800, dianemail@... (Dianemail) wrote:

In response to my request asking if a Gomel Yizkor Book exists, the
helpful moderator directed me to the JGen Yizkor archives for info about
"Arim ve-imahot be-yisrael" (Towns and Mother cities in Israel:
memorial of Jewish communities---)
. . .
Can someone in Israel do a phone book look up without a city name? Or,
does anyone have more info about the Rav Kuk Institute or a library which
may have it?
The book was published in 1948, so I doubt whether it is still in print.
However, most libraries with good Yizkor Book collections appear to have
this volume. These include at least 4 libraries in New York, 3 in Los
Angeles, and 3 in Boston, just to mention a few. I should warn users that
the Yizkor Book Database is far >from complete regarding which libraries
have which yizkor book. We have had a hard time finding volunteers able to
enter this information into our database, and there is often confusion
about matching the library listings to the correct book in our database.

Martin Kessel, Project Manager mkessel@...
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/>


NY Times Obits #general

Vivian Kahn
 

You should be able to find the NY Times Obit Index in a nearby library. I
know that they have it in the Oakland and Berkeley libraries. This index
lists the names of persons for whom obits were written as news items by the
newspaper staff. Most of our relatives did not do anything to warrant
obits. Any references were in the paid Death Notices death notices that
appear in every edition of the paper. These notices are pretty easy to
locate--even if all you have is a month of death >from the SSDI records--and
are extremely useful for locating relatives, confirming dates of death, etc.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA

You wrote:

Subject: GREENSPAN/MARION--NY Times Obituary help
From: "Laur" <jborman@...>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 11:25:39 -0500
X-Message-Number: 25

I am trying to find an obituary of a relative, Maury Greenspan aka George
Marion, who died in the 1950s. I am told that the obituary was written up
in the New York Times. Is there anyone who has access to the NY Obituary
Index who'd be willing to help out? Maury was a friend of the writer,
Howard Fast. Thank you so much. Please reply to jborman@...

Jim Borman
Indianapolis, IN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY Times Obits #general

Vivian Kahn
 

You should be able to find the NY Times Obit Index in a nearby library. I
know that they have it in the Oakland and Berkeley libraries. This index
lists the names of persons for whom obits were written as news items by the
newspaper staff. Most of our relatives did not do anything to warrant
obits. Any references were in the paid Death Notices death notices that
appear in every edition of the paper. These notices are pretty easy to
locate--even if all you have is a month of death >from the SSDI records--and
are extremely useful for locating relatives, confirming dates of death, etc.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA

You wrote:

Subject: GREENSPAN/MARION--NY Times Obituary help
From: "Laur" <jborman@...>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 11:25:39 -0500
X-Message-Number: 25

I am trying to find an obituary of a relative, Maury Greenspan aka George
Marion, who died in the 1950s. I am told that the obituary was written up
in the New York Times. Is there anyone who has access to the NY Obituary
Index who'd be willing to help out? Maury was a friend of the writer,
Howard Fast. Thank you so much. Please reply to jborman@...

Jim Borman
Indianapolis, IN


PODEMBITZER, HUNGARY #general

Seymour Scharf <sscharfwhitestone@...>
 

My gf, Samuel Klein, was born in Podembitaer, Hungary in 1863. I cannot
find any reference to this town in the shetl finder. I know that there was
a Podembitzer Benevolent Society, and there is a large section belonging to
them in the old Montefiore Cemetary in Springfield Gardens in Queens, NYC.
He married Henrietta HARTMAN of Dubrecen, and they came to the USA in the
late 1880's and had 9 children born here.Does anyone know of this town, or
have any information about either grandparent?

Seymour Scharf
Whitestone, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PODEMBITZER, HUNGARY #general

Seymour Scharf <sscharfwhitestone@...>
 

My gf, Samuel Klein, was born in Podembitaer, Hungary in 1863. I cannot
find any reference to this town in the shetl finder. I know that there was
a Podembitzer Benevolent Society, and there is a large section belonging to
them in the old Montefiore Cemetary in Springfield Gardens in Queens, NYC.
He married Henrietta HARTMAN of Dubrecen, and they came to the USA in the
late 1880's and had 9 children born here.Does anyone know of this town, or
have any information about either grandparent?

Seymour Scharf
Whitestone, NY


Hebrew names tied to festivals? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 99-03-03 17:41:54 EST, jrw@... writes:

<< Concerning Tisha B'Av, Jonina offered the opinion that Tisha B'Av is 9 AV
but naming a child probably not appropriate for this date.

It's my understanding that since the name of the month is actually Menahem-
Av, and the Menahem part of the name stresses comfort or consolation, the
names Menahem and for a girl Nehama are sometimes given to children having
birthdates in Av. >>

==I think this may be a confusion. The correct name for the month we call
Heshvan is actuall Marcheshvan (most of our months have names >from old
Persian. Av, however, is Av. Which by pure chance happens to mean "father"
in Hebrew. Many people, therefore, give that month of terrible destruction in
so many generations, the name "Menachem Av"--Father comforts [us].

from there is is easy to understand why children born in that month often have
the name Menachem, or Nechama, or Nachman (these names are commonly tagged on
as a second name). It is more likely that this will be done if the child is
born between the 1st and the 10th of the month, especially on the 1st, 8th,
9th or 10th.

==These names are also given when there has been a recent death in the family.
If the child's father died before it was born, the child may be given the
father's name and Menachem coupled as a pair.

==On the Hanukka comment posed by someone else. Maccabees is not included in
the Jewish canon (it survives only as back translations >from the Septuagint).
Most traditional Jews, before the period of Haskala would know the name only
of Mattityahu (Matthew), and that would be the only name likely to be given to
a child. John is not, of course a Hebrew name; it is an English mutation of
a Latin mutation of a Greek transliteration for the Hebrew Yehonotan (know in
English as Jonathan).

==It is a popular Hebrew name and we need not apologize that other faiths have
incorporated Hebrew names into their literature (after all, the Scriptures
tell us that Moses was originally an Egyption name!)

==I am not as convinced that personasl names were chosen in honor of the
week's Torah or Hafora reading as often as Jonina suggests.

==We should be very careful no to make assumptions about names drawn from
scriptural passages or Jewish holidays. A man may be named Pesach because he
was born Pesach; his grandon born in January and a nephew July will be called
Pesach after him, as will their decendants born in January or December.
Perhaps one percent of our ancestors, probably a lot fewer, will have a name
associated with their own birthdates!

==I think, given the odds, we cannot determine >from the name when a child was
born, and NOT having the name coincide with the week's scriptural readings can
most cetainly NOT give any information about when the child was not born.
About the only thing we can do is, when we find the name-date association, to
sit down with a smile and say "so that's where the name came from."

Michael Bernet, New York

BERNET, BERNAERTH, etc, JONDORF: Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg
FRENSDORFF/FRENZDORF:Frensdorf, Hamburg, Hanover
BAMBERGER: ancestors of the Wurzburger Rov
WOLFF, Aron: Pfungstadt/Fkfrt, Babette GOLDSCHMIDT: Homburg/Fkfrt;
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth
WOLFF, Sali: b Fkfrt ca 1865, d Rot'dam or victim of Dr. Petiot,Paris) 1942


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew names tied to festivals? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 99-03-03 17:41:54 EST, jrw@... writes:

<< Concerning Tisha B'Av, Jonina offered the opinion that Tisha B'Av is 9 AV
but naming a child probably not appropriate for this date.

It's my understanding that since the name of the month is actually Menahem-
Av, and the Menahem part of the name stresses comfort or consolation, the
names Menahem and for a girl Nehama are sometimes given to children having
birthdates in Av. >>

==I think this may be a confusion. The correct name for the month we call
Heshvan is actuall Marcheshvan (most of our months have names >from old
Persian. Av, however, is Av. Which by pure chance happens to mean "father"
in Hebrew. Many people, therefore, give that month of terrible destruction in
so many generations, the name "Menachem Av"--Father comforts [us].

from there is is easy to understand why children born in that month often have
the name Menachem, or Nechama, or Nachman (these names are commonly tagged on
as a second name). It is more likely that this will be done if the child is
born between the 1st and the 10th of the month, especially on the 1st, 8th,
9th or 10th.

==These names are also given when there has been a recent death in the family.
If the child's father died before it was born, the child may be given the
father's name and Menachem coupled as a pair.

==On the Hanukka comment posed by someone else. Maccabees is not included in
the Jewish canon (it survives only as back translations >from the Septuagint).
Most traditional Jews, before the period of Haskala would know the name only
of Mattityahu (Matthew), and that would be the only name likely to be given to
a child. John is not, of course a Hebrew name; it is an English mutation of
a Latin mutation of a Greek transliteration for the Hebrew Yehonotan (know in
English as Jonathan).

==It is a popular Hebrew name and we need not apologize that other faiths have
incorporated Hebrew names into their literature (after all, the Scriptures
tell us that Moses was originally an Egyption name!)

==I am not as convinced that personasl names were chosen in honor of the
week's Torah or Hafora reading as often as Jonina suggests.

==We should be very careful no to make assumptions about names drawn from
scriptural passages or Jewish holidays. A man may be named Pesach because he
was born Pesach; his grandon born in January and a nephew July will be called
Pesach after him, as will their decendants born in January or December.
Perhaps one percent of our ancestors, probably a lot fewer, will have a name
associated with their own birthdates!

==I think, given the odds, we cannot determine >from the name when a child was
born, and NOT having the name coincide with the week's scriptural readings can
most cetainly NOT give any information about when the child was not born.
About the only thing we can do is, when we find the name-date association, to
sit down with a smile and say "so that's where the name came from."

Michael Bernet, New York

BERNET, BERNAERTH, etc, JONDORF: Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg
FRENSDORFF/FRENZDORF:Frensdorf, Hamburg, Hanover
BAMBERGER: ancestors of the Wurzburger Rov
WOLFF, Aron: Pfungstadt/Fkfrt, Babette GOLDSCHMIDT: Homburg/Fkfrt;
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth
WOLFF, Sali: b Fkfrt ca 1865, d Rot'dam or victim of Dr. Petiot,Paris) 1942


Index to AVOTAYNU available on Web #general

GARY MOKOTOFF <garymokotoff@...>
 

An index to all AVOTAYNU articles >from 1985-1998 is now available
on the Web. It identifies the more than 2,500 articles that have
appeared in AVOTAYNU to date categorized into some 60 countries and
9 topical sections. The topical sections are Book Reviews,
Computers, General, Holocaust, LDS (Mormon) Family History Library,
Methodology, Rabbinic, Seminars, Sephardic. The data can be viewed
at http://www.avotaynu.com/indexsum.htm. There is the option to
download the entire index.

Gary Mokotoff, Publisher
Avotaynu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Index to AVOTAYNU available on Web #general

GARY MOKOTOFF <garymokotoff@...>
 

An index to all AVOTAYNU articles >from 1985-1998 is now available
on the Web. It identifies the more than 2,500 articles that have
appeared in AVOTAYNU to date categorized into some 60 countries and
9 topical sections. The topical sections are Book Reviews,
Computers, General, Holocaust, LDS (Mormon) Family History Library,
Methodology, Rabbinic, Seminars, Sephardic. The data can be viewed
at http://www.avotaynu.com/indexsum.htm. There is the option to
download the entire index.

Gary Mokotoff, Publisher
Avotaynu