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Re: SHAPIRO from Anyksciai #lithuania

Bobbieponn@...
 

Do you have a Raphael Marcus on your tree? He and his wife Hanna Pasnik came
here with several children in early 1870'to Providence, R.I.Happy New Year.
Roberta Ponn
Jackson, MI


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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: SHAPIRO from Anyksciai #lithuania

Bobbieponn@...
 

Do you have a Raphael Marcus on your tree? He and his wife Hanna Pasnik came
here with several children in early 1870'to Providence, R.I.Happy New Year.
Roberta Ponn
Jackson, MI


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Re: SHAPIRO from Anyksciai #lithuania

Stewart Levy <srlevy@...>
 

This message is in response to a inquiry by a Judy Marcus and a follow up by
david Shapiro.

I have a couple of questions about your recent posting in the Litvak Sig.
My maternal grandmother's family is >from Posvalys and Birzai and has the
Siegel name. These towns are fairly close to Panevys.

Secondly, the name Shmulevitz is interesting as I had a friend at one
time - Aaron Shmulewitz >from NYC. Is there a connection between yours and
this guy.

Stewart Levy
Marietta, GA

-----Original Message-----
From: David Shapiro <dshapiro@actcom.co.il>
To: LitvakSIG <litvaksig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Date: Thursday, December 31, 1998 2:28 PM
Subject: SHAPIRO >from Anyksciai


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: SHAPIRO from Anyksciai #lithuania

Stewart Levy <srlevy@...>
 

This message is in response to a inquiry by a Judy Marcus and a follow up by
david Shapiro.

I have a couple of questions about your recent posting in the Litvak Sig.
My maternal grandmother's family is >from Posvalys and Birzai and has the
Siegel name. These towns are fairly close to Panevys.

Secondly, the name Shmulevitz is interesting as I had a friend at one
time - Aaron Shmulewitz >from NYC. Is there a connection between yours and
this guy.

Stewart Levy
Marietta, GA

-----Original Message-----
From: David Shapiro <dshapiro@actcom.co.il>
To: LitvakSIG <litvaksig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Date: Thursday, December 31, 1998 2:28 PM
Subject: SHAPIRO >from Anyksciai


Re: Dry Goods #general

Susan&David
 

I am not >from Montreal, but dry goods are textiles or
ready-to-wear clothing. My father was a salesman who
sold hosiery and underwear to dry-goods stores for over
50 years.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Yonatan Ben-David wrote:

My ggm owned a "dry goods" store in
Montreal between 1897 and 1915. Is there a JewishGenner >from Montreal
who can tell me exactly what a dry goods store was,.......


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Dry Goods #general

Susan&David
 

I am not >from Montreal, but dry goods are textiles or
ready-to-wear clothing. My father was a salesman who
sold hosiery and underwear to dry-goods stores for over
50 years.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Yonatan Ben-David wrote:

My ggm owned a "dry goods" store in
Montreal between 1897 and 1915. Is there a JewishGenner >from Montreal
who can tell me exactly what a dry goods store was,.......


Re: Is there access to M.D. records from 1920s? #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Stuart LeVine <sblevine@ibm.net> wrote:

Has anyone had an experience tracking down records of family members who
were physicians in the past? I am seeking several missing relatives who
were doctors in the 1920s and I wonder if access to their records (was
there an AMA then?) would help in my search.
See "Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929:
A genealogical guide to over 149,000 medical practitioners
providing brief biographical sketches drawn >from the American
Medical Association's Deceased Physician Masterfile",
Arthur W. Hafner, editor; Fred W. Hunter, project manager;
E. Michael Tarpey, data entry specialist. Two volumes.
(Chicago, Ill.: American Medical Association, c1993).


In Boston, available at:
- New England Historic Genealogical Society: [Ref CS 5 D56 1993]
- Countway Medicine Library, Harvard: [Ref. WZ 22 AA1 D598 1993]

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


MODERATOR NOTE: What better way to *end a thread* than
to have Warren take us by the hand and lead us to the
answer <grin>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is there access to M.D. records from 1920s? #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Stuart LeVine <sblevine@ibm.net> wrote:

Has anyone had an experience tracking down records of family members who
were physicians in the past? I am seeking several missing relatives who
were doctors in the 1920s and I wonder if access to their records (was
there an AMA then?) would help in my search.
See "Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929:
A genealogical guide to over 149,000 medical practitioners
providing brief biographical sketches drawn >from the American
Medical Association's Deceased Physician Masterfile",
Arthur W. Hafner, editor; Fred W. Hunter, project manager;
E. Michael Tarpey, data entry specialist. Two volumes.
(Chicago, Ill.: American Medical Association, c1993).


In Boston, available at:
- New England Historic Genealogical Society: [Ref CS 5 D56 1993]
- Countway Medicine Library, Harvard: [Ref. WZ 22 AA1 D598 1993]

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


MODERATOR NOTE: What better way to *end a thread* than
to have Warren take us by the hand and lead us to the
answer <grin>.


SSDI Mystery #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

When Social Security was established in 1935, it was established
specifically to pay retirement benefits to retired workers. There was
no death benefit in the early years of Social Security, nor were there
widow's benefits or benefits for minors. Alas, the mystery deepens.
Social Security had no reason to list a 1922 or earlier death on the
SSDI. I suspect the original poster, who as of this writing, has not
come back with an answer, was referring to something else.

Chuck Weinstein in San Mateo, CA
cweinstein@jewishgen.org


A puzzlement #general

Wicca <wiccaf@...>
 

Hello to all, and a Happy New Year.
I have been lurking offstage here for months now, with a search that seems
overwhelming to me. Also, I am new at this, so please forgive any obvious
things that I am overlooking.
My husband's family name was changed to Davidson (supposedly by an Ellis
Island official) >from Chorustachofsky, or some variant thereof. All he
knows is that the family is >from "Russia." There are no living relatives
that we know of. This is so little info I don't even know where to start.
Any suggestions gratefully appreciated.
Thanks,
Wicca Davidson

Jampolsky >from Beyla Serkov, Ukraine
Chessin >from St Petersburg
Hurwitz >from ?
Rosenfeld >from Suwalki ?

MODERATOR NOTE: Get your feet wet by starting with the JewishGen
InfoFile FAQ which is a primer on how to do research. Join a local
JGS which will help get you started. To access both, visit the
JewishGen homepage http://www.jewishgen.org click on FAQ to access
the file. To locate a JGS, >from the same homepage, scroll down to
Hosted Organizations, click on the link to the IAJGS and when you
get there click on member societies for a complete listing. And
do not be afraid to ask question after question after question on
how to do specific research.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SSDI Mystery #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

When Social Security was established in 1935, it was established
specifically to pay retirement benefits to retired workers. There was
no death benefit in the early years of Social Security, nor were there
widow's benefits or benefits for minors. Alas, the mystery deepens.
Social Security had no reason to list a 1922 or earlier death on the
SSDI. I suspect the original poster, who as of this writing, has not
come back with an answer, was referring to something else.

Chuck Weinstein in San Mateo, CA
cweinstein@jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A puzzlement #general

Wicca <wiccaf@...>
 

Hello to all, and a Happy New Year.
I have been lurking offstage here for months now, with a search that seems
overwhelming to me. Also, I am new at this, so please forgive any obvious
things that I am overlooking.
My husband's family name was changed to Davidson (supposedly by an Ellis
Island official) >from Chorustachofsky, or some variant thereof. All he
knows is that the family is >from "Russia." There are no living relatives
that we know of. This is so little info I don't even know where to start.
Any suggestions gratefully appreciated.
Thanks,
Wicca Davidson

Jampolsky >from Beyla Serkov, Ukraine
Chessin >from St Petersburg
Hurwitz >from ?
Rosenfeld >from Suwalki ?

MODERATOR NOTE: Get your feet wet by starting with the JewishGen
InfoFile FAQ which is a primer on how to do research. Join a local
JGS which will help get you started. To access both, visit the
JewishGen homepage http://www.jewishgen.org click on FAQ to access
the file. To locate a JGS, >from the same homepage, scroll down to
Hosted Organizations, click on the link to the IAJGS and when you
get there click on member societies for a complete listing. And
do not be afraid to ask question after question after question on
how to do specific research.


Re: SSDI mystery #general

Richard Stark,MD <rcstark@...>
 

MODERATOR NOTE: Our curiosity has been aroused. Why does a death in
1919,
or even in 1922, show up in the SSDI when Social Security didn't even
exist
at the time?

Ancestry's web site notes that more than 1000 entries have death dates
before 1932. See http://www.ancestry.com/ssdi/deathlst.htm for a chart of
number of deaths by year.

I would be suspicious of all dates in the SSDI. I found the application of
one of my relatives only after ignoring a birth date of 1819, which would
have made him over 150 yrs old when he died. The SS-5 had the correct date
on it; the data entry clerk must have goofed.

Richard Stark, MD
Toms River, NJ

OGUREK, GRYMKA, LEWKOWICZ, CYBULA: Drobin
BEER/BER, FEINGOLD: Tarnow
KAHANOWICZ, SOPKIN: Dnepropetrovsk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: SSDI mystery #general

Richard Stark,MD <rcstark@...>
 

MODERATOR NOTE: Our curiosity has been aroused. Why does a death in
1919,
or even in 1922, show up in the SSDI when Social Security didn't even
exist
at the time?

Ancestry's web site notes that more than 1000 entries have death dates
before 1932. See http://www.ancestry.com/ssdi/deathlst.htm for a chart of
number of deaths by year.

I would be suspicious of all dates in the SSDI. I found the application of
one of my relatives only after ignoring a birth date of 1819, which would
have made him over 150 yrs old when he died. The SS-5 had the correct date
on it; the data entry clerk must have goofed.

Richard Stark, MD
Toms River, NJ

OGUREK, GRYMKA, LEWKOWICZ, CYBULA: Drobin
BEER/BER, FEINGOLD: Tarnow
KAHANOWICZ, SOPKIN: Dnepropetrovsk


Re: Hicem #general

Grslt@...
 

In a message dated 12/30/98 5:39:54 PM, blume@edu.essec.fr wrote:
Does anybody know what was "HICEM" during WWII ? It seems that it
was part of the "JOINT". What means the initials H.I.C.E.M. ?
Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)
<emailto:blume@edu.essec.fr>
HICEM is an acronym for the Hebrew Intergovernmental Committee for European
Migration. Some relief agency records >from the Holocaust period are archived
at YIVO. Refer to <http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/yivo/> and <http://www.cjh.org>.

Regards,
Lisa THALER (Chicago) grslt@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hicem #general

Grslt@...
 

In a message dated 12/30/98 5:39:54 PM, blume@edu.essec.fr wrote:
Does anybody know what was "HICEM" during WWII ? It seems that it
was part of the "JOINT". What means the initials H.I.C.E.M. ?
Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)
<emailto:blume@edu.essec.fr>
HICEM is an acronym for the Hebrew Intergovernmental Committee for European
Migration. Some relief agency records >from the Holocaust period are archived
at YIVO. Refer to <http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/yivo/> and <http://www.cjh.org>.

Regards,
Lisa THALER (Chicago) grslt@aol.com


Happy New Year to our JewishGen family! #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

from the Board of Directors of JewishGen, our volunteers worldwide we
want to wish all the JewishGen family a very happy, healthy and
prosperous New Year.

We also want to extend our deep appreciation to all of you who have
supported JewishGen throughout the year with your time, your
creativity, your sharing of information and your financial support.

As we move closer and closer to the new millenium... JewishGen is
being driven by its mission and its commitment to the Jewish
community.. of "preserving our history for future generations".

To this end, JewishGen is launching a series of new projects in 1999,
including JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers, providing an opportunity for all
of us to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and to document and
preserve information pertaining to our ancestral shtetls. We are very
pleased and proud of the team we are assembling, a professional team
of guides and researchers in every major country in Eastern Europe, as
well as a dynamic team of JewishGen volunteers who will be serving as
Group Leaders, assisting participants in their planning and research
prior to departure and who will be available on-site as JewishGen's
hosts. We are finalizing pricing as we speak... and will have further
details available within the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

If you have not visited the online ShtetlSchleppers site, please do...
and if you have an interest in participating be sure to complete the
form at the very end and get it back to us ASAP. Groups are being
formed and space is limited. >from the home page
http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down andn click on the
ShtetlSchleppers banner, or go directly to
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/


ShtetlSchleppers will provide a unique opportunity to travel on
genealogical tours, visiting the
ancestral villages of our families, culminating in an activity no
other tour offers. Using the latest technology, JewishGen plans to
transfer all documents and information gathered into a single central
electronic storage, management and retrieval system which will be
accessible through the JewishGen web site. (http://www.jewishgen.org)

This is the single element that sets ShtetlSchleppers apart >from all
other tours. Our goal is to insure that Jewish lives, both past and
present, woven into the fabric of social and cultural history, rise
again >from the ashes of the destroyed communities you will be visiting
with JewishGen.

As this new year progresses and we "march" ever so quickly into the
new millenium, there will be no doubt about the role each of us will
have in combining our personal research with the preservation of our
history. It is going to take a concerted effort on all of our parts to
begin the "march", cooperatively and collectively, so together we will
greet the year 2000 with, as one JewishGen'r and survivor recently
wrote, "the most meaningful ex post facto forms of resistance to the
Nazi undertaking in the last twenty years."

To our family and friends around the world... we extend our best
wishes in welcoming in the New Year!

Susan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Happy New Year to our JewishGen family! #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

from the Board of Directors of JewishGen, our volunteers worldwide we
want to wish all the JewishGen family a very happy, healthy and
prosperous New Year.

We also want to extend our deep appreciation to all of you who have
supported JewishGen throughout the year with your time, your
creativity, your sharing of information and your financial support.

As we move closer and closer to the new millenium... JewishGen is
being driven by its mission and its commitment to the Jewish
community.. of "preserving our history for future generations".

To this end, JewishGen is launching a series of new projects in 1999,
including JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers, providing an opportunity for all
of us to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and to document and
preserve information pertaining to our ancestral shtetls. We are very
pleased and proud of the team we are assembling, a professional team
of guides and researchers in every major country in Eastern Europe, as
well as a dynamic team of JewishGen volunteers who will be serving as
Group Leaders, assisting participants in their planning and research
prior to departure and who will be available on-site as JewishGen's
hosts. We are finalizing pricing as we speak... and will have further
details available within the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

If you have not visited the online ShtetlSchleppers site, please do...
and if you have an interest in participating be sure to complete the
form at the very end and get it back to us ASAP. Groups are being
formed and space is limited. >from the home page
http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down andn click on the
ShtetlSchleppers banner, or go directly to
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/


ShtetlSchleppers will provide a unique opportunity to travel on
genealogical tours, visiting the
ancestral villages of our families, culminating in an activity no
other tour offers. Using the latest technology, JewishGen plans to
transfer all documents and information gathered into a single central
electronic storage, management and retrieval system which will be
accessible through the JewishGen web site. (http://www.jewishgen.org)

This is the single element that sets ShtetlSchleppers apart >from all
other tours. Our goal is to insure that Jewish lives, both past and
present, woven into the fabric of social and cultural history, rise
again >from the ashes of the destroyed communities you will be visiting
with JewishGen.

As this new year progresses and we "march" ever so quickly into the
new millenium, there will be no doubt about the role each of us will
have in combining our personal research with the preservation of our
history. It is going to take a concerted effort on all of our parts to
begin the "march", cooperatively and collectively, so together we will
greet the year 2000 with, as one JewishGen'r and survivor recently
wrote, "the most meaningful ex post facto forms of resistance to the
Nazi undertaking in the last twenty years."

To our family and friends around the world... we extend our best
wishes in welcoming in the New Year!

Susan


Re: SSDI mystery #general

Michael <mfener@...>
 

Corin Goodwin wrote in message <368AA05D.4889@concentric.net>...
MODERATOR NOTE: Our curiosity has been aroused. Why does a death in
1919,
or even in 1922, show up in the SSDI when Social Security didn't even
exist
at the time?

I think that there must be an error in the SSDI. Go to the SSDI search
engine at
www.ancestry.com and search for anyone with a death year of 1919 (leave all
other criteria blank).
The results (as of this posting) showed five people. One was born and died
the same day,
two died at less than 20 y/o, one was born in 1928 and died in 1919 and the
last was born in 1819.

Obviously there are errors in the data.

Regards,
Michael Fener
New York, USA
mfener@ix.netcom.com

---------------
Searching
---------------
FENER - Hungary
FULEP/FULOP - Hungary
WEISS/WEISZ - Hungary
MARGULIES/MARGOLIS - Galicia
MICHAELSON/MICHALOFSKY - Russia
KULIK/KULIC/KULICK - Russia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: SSDI mystery #general

Michael <mfener@...>
 

Corin Goodwin wrote in message <368AA05D.4889@concentric.net>...
MODERATOR NOTE: Our curiosity has been aroused. Why does a death in
1919,
or even in 1922, show up in the SSDI when Social Security didn't even
exist
at the time?

I think that there must be an error in the SSDI. Go to the SSDI search
engine at
www.ancestry.com and search for anyone with a death year of 1919 (leave all
other criteria blank).
The results (as of this posting) showed five people. One was born and died
the same day,
two died at less than 20 y/o, one was born in 1928 and died in 1919 and the
last was born in 1819.

Obviously there are errors in the data.

Regards,
Michael Fener
New York, USA
mfener@ix.netcom.com

---------------
Searching
---------------
FENER - Hungary
FULEP/FULOP - Hungary
WEISS/WEISZ - Hungary
MARGULIES/MARGOLIS - Galicia
MICHAELSON/MICHALOFSKY - Russia
KULIK/KULIC/KULICK - Russia