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Mile End, London (in response to Fraida Cohen) #general

Saul Marks <saulmarks@...>
 

Dear Fraida,

The district of London you couldn’t read is Mile End Old Town. Mile End had
Old Town & New Town subdistricts, which were sometimes known as MEOT & MENT.
Mile End was a district of the East End of London centred around Whitechapel
Road and was home to many thousands of Jews in the late 19th & early 20th
centuries. My grandmother was born in MEOT in 1913. These days, I think the
registration distract that covers Mile End is called Tower Hamlets, hence
the reference to “Hamlet”.

Hope this clarifies things for you a little,

Saul Marks
Liverpool, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mile End, London (in response to Fraida Cohen) #general

Saul Marks <saulmarks@...>
 

Dear Fraida,

The district of London you couldn’t read is Mile End Old Town. Mile End had
Old Town & New Town subdistricts, which were sometimes known as MEOT & MENT.
Mile End was a district of the East End of London centred around Whitechapel
Road and was home to many thousands of Jews in the late 19th & early 20th
centuries. My grandmother was born in MEOT in 1913. These days, I think the
registration distract that covers Mile End is called Tower Hamlets, hence
the reference to “Hamlet”.

Hope this clarifies things for you a little,

Saul Marks
Liverpool, England


Dad's Missing 1904 ships manifest #general

spolansm@...
 

Searching” Nucum SPOLENSKY

Emigrated >from Novamirigrod, Russia
Left So. Hampton, England November 21, 1904
Arrived New York City November 27, 1904
Do have copies of the documented information on the subject,.
Am unable to locate Nucum my dad’s 1904 Ships Manifest.
The Ships information is recorded in his Naturalization papers, which I do
have a copy of, stating he left on the S.S. St Louis out of So. Hampton,
England. He is listed as arrived New York City at age 19, single a carpenter,
residing in New York City
Had brought his sister and his mother and brother over in 1906 all resided in New
York City.

Mart Florida
Martin Spolansky


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dad's Missing 1904 ships manifest #general

spolansm@...
 

Searching” Nucum SPOLENSKY

Emigrated >from Novamirigrod, Russia
Left So. Hampton, England November 21, 1904
Arrived New York City November 27, 1904
Do have copies of the documented information on the subject,.
Am unable to locate Nucum my dad’s 1904 Ships Manifest.
The Ships information is recorded in his Naturalization papers, which I do
have a copy of, stating he left on the S.S. St Louis out of So. Hampton,
England. He is listed as arrived New York City at age 19, single a carpenter,
residing in New York City
Had brought his sister and his mother and brother over in 1906 all resided in New
York City.

Mart Florida
Martin Spolansky


Re: Wealthy in Hildesheim, Germany? #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

When people were very poor (many of our ancestors), many women worked as
maids to get three square meals and a bed. What else could a respectable
woman do? There was no welfare, and if a woman couldn't or wouldn't marry
what was available, she became a maid. The employers did not need wills and
real estate, just a spare room (and maybe not that) and enough food to go
round. The Carnegies had 25 maids to keep house.

Sally Bruckheimer
Bridgewater, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Wealthy in Hildesheim, Germany? #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

When people were very poor (many of our ancestors), many women worked as
maids to get three square meals and a bed. What else could a respectable
woman do? There was no welfare, and if a woman couldn't or wouldn't marry
what was available, she became a maid. The employers did not need wills and
real estate, just a spare room (and maybe not that) and enough food to go
round. The Carnegies had 25 maids to keep house.

Sally Bruckheimer
Bridgewater, NJ


Re: Wealthy in Hildesheim, Germany? #general

MBernet@...
 

Elodee Gates asked:

<< Does anyone know how common it was for a Jewish family to have a maid in
19th century Germany? I am researching POPPER, NACHTIGAL, APPEL and
SILBER families in Hildesheim, Germany between 1800 and 1880. A few of
them had maids listed in the census. >>

==All but the very poorest had maids. It was a highly profitable investment
for the girl and her parents. It was something like a finishing school.

==She'd be sent to another town or village to broaden her exposure to ideas.
She'd learn >from the women of the house the skills she would need to be a
wife and mother, baking bread, sewing clothes, making jams and cheeses,
cooking, ironing, decorating, caring for infants, learning social skills.
Sometimes, the two families exchanged their daughters for a few years (the
origin of the au pair arrangement)

==Depending on her parents' circumstances, she might be sent to a
sophisticated town like Hildesheim, or to a family where she could learn
necessary farming skills.

==Above all, she would forge social links between the host family and her
own. The chances were good that in the other town or village she would get to
know many families who would introduce her to their sons, or the sons of others
in neighboring villages. In Germany, in the days before the internet, this
sort of exposure away >from home was the epitome of shadchanut.

==After all, in her home village, most of the eligible men were either her
first or second cousins, folks her family wouldn't even speak to, or both.

==Becoming a maid in a household would also offer a solution for orphan
girls, or widows and spinsters without adequate means

<< Since only moneyed families had wills and real estate, I'd like to know
if having household help indicated wealth before I pay a researcher to study
Wills and Court Records in Hildesheim. >>

==You should be able to check a variety of records. A large proportion of
Jews owned a share of the home in which they lived. There are records also of
the seats they had bought for themselves and their wives in the synagogue.
Seats forward of the Almemar (reading platform for the Torah) were premium seats
and for women, the seats closest to the edge of the balcony were premium. The
Matrikel, that lists Jews when they assumed official surnames, lists their
trade, the ownership of property, and their financial assets. As we learned in
a discussion here two weeks ago, a fruit merchant with his own store or barn
is likely to be wealthier than one who owns neither (probably a peddler).

==I assume that anyone who owned a business or property (especially if he
owned only part of it) or even a life insurance (yes, they had them) would write
a will.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Wealthy in Hildesheim, Germany? #general

MBernet@...
 

Elodee Gates asked:

<< Does anyone know how common it was for a Jewish family to have a maid in
19th century Germany? I am researching POPPER, NACHTIGAL, APPEL and
SILBER families in Hildesheim, Germany between 1800 and 1880. A few of
them had maids listed in the census. >>

==All but the very poorest had maids. It was a highly profitable investment
for the girl and her parents. It was something like a finishing school.

==She'd be sent to another town or village to broaden her exposure to ideas.
She'd learn >from the women of the house the skills she would need to be a
wife and mother, baking bread, sewing clothes, making jams and cheeses,
cooking, ironing, decorating, caring for infants, learning social skills.
Sometimes, the two families exchanged their daughters for a few years (the
origin of the au pair arrangement)

==Depending on her parents' circumstances, she might be sent to a
sophisticated town like Hildesheim, or to a family where she could learn
necessary farming skills.

==Above all, she would forge social links between the host family and her
own. The chances were good that in the other town or village she would get to
know many families who would introduce her to their sons, or the sons of others
in neighboring villages. In Germany, in the days before the internet, this
sort of exposure away >from home was the epitome of shadchanut.

==After all, in her home village, most of the eligible men were either her
first or second cousins, folks her family wouldn't even speak to, or both.

==Becoming a maid in a household would also offer a solution for orphan
girls, or widows and spinsters without adequate means

<< Since only moneyed families had wills and real estate, I'd like to know
if having household help indicated wealth before I pay a researcher to study
Wills and Court Records in Hildesheim. >>

==You should be able to check a variety of records. A large proportion of
Jews owned a share of the home in which they lived. There are records also of
the seats they had bought for themselves and their wives in the synagogue.
Seats forward of the Almemar (reading platform for the Torah) were premium seats
and for women, the seats closest to the edge of the balcony were premium. The
Matrikel, that lists Jews when they assumed official surnames, lists their
trade, the ownership of property, and their financial assets. As we learned in
a discussion here two weeks ago, a fruit merchant with his own store or barn
is likely to be wealthier than one who owns neither (probably a peddler).

==I assume that anyone who owned a business or property (especially if he
owned only part of it) or even a life insurance (yes, they had them) would write
a will.

Michael Bernet, New York


article - Holocaust Archivists Piece Together Bits of Lives #poland

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

The Los Angeles Times has posted an article titled "Holocaust Archivists
Piece Together Bits of Lives" about the records of the ITS, their
digitization and the type of details they contain. The article can be
read for free and without registration at:

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-fg-nazis17jun17,1,7838140.sto
ry?page=3D1&ctrack=1&cset=true

Andrew Blumberg
NY

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JRI Poland #Poland article - Holocaust Archivists Piece Together Bits of Lives #poland

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

The Los Angeles Times has posted an article titled "Holocaust Archivists
Piece Together Bits of Lives" about the records of the ITS, their
digitization and the type of details they contain. The article can be
read for free and without registration at:

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-fg-nazis17jun17,1,7838140.sto
ry?page=3D1&ctrack=1&cset=true

Andrew Blumberg
NY

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The Resource Room - 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #ciechanow #poland

Stan Zeidenberg
 

The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857­2000) and newspaper archives and Godfrey Library's collection of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation's Visual History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@...


#Ciechanow #Poland The Resource Room - 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #poland #ciechanow

Stan Zeidenberg
 

The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857­2000) and newspaper archives and Godfrey Library's collection of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation's Visual History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@...


26th IAJGS International Conference - The Resource Room #germany #poland #danzig #gdansk

Elsebeth Paikin
 

26th IAJGS International Conference - The Resource Room
*******************************************************
The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857=AD2000) and newspaper archives and Godfrey Library=92s collection=
of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation=92s Visual History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@...


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland 26th IAJGS International Conference - The Resource Room #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Elsebeth Paikin
 

26th IAJGS International Conference - The Resource Room
*******************************************************
The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857=AD2000) and newspaper archives and Godfrey Library=92s collection=
of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation=92s Visual History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@...


The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

26th IAJGS International Conference
-----------------------------------
The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857=AD2000) and newspaper archives and Godfrey Library=92s collection=
of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation=92s Visual History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@...


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

26th IAJGS International Conference
-----------------------------------
The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857=AD2000) and newspaper archives and Godfrey Library=92s collection=
of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation=92s Visual History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@...


The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857=AD2000) and newspaper archives and Godfrey Library=92s collection=
of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation=92s Visual History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857=AD2000) and newspaper archives and Godfrey Library=92s collection=
of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation=92s Visual History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@...


Re: The Name BONE #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/17/2006 3:28:51 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
V2268@... writes:

<< a woman claimed that the lineage derived >from Seth in the Hebrew
Bible. I
don't know where she got that idea, but it made me wonder if the le Bon's I
found, who were wool traders, in Scotland and for a short time in Northern
Ireland,
were either Jewish at that time or attendants of merchants. I realize this
is
a stretch, most likely >>

==Yes, indeed, a l o n g, l o n g stretch.

==True, if you go by the Bible, Seth was apparently the sole surviving
descendant of Adam and Eve, so we're all descended >from Seth

==Seth was the father of Enosh who, according to legend, unlike Seth, was no
longer formed in the image of God but in the image of apes. His was a
generation of idolators and sinners who brought about much of the destruction of
mankind and of the earth.

==Some Jewish legends say that Seth will return to earth as one of the seven
shepherds counseling the Messiah. But none of the legends say that Seth was
Jewish.

==Seth was born something like 5700 years ago. The earliest that Jews can
kinda trace their ancestry back is that Kohanim and Levites by tradition and
reputation (and to some extent by DNA) to Levi, son of Jacob, about 1700 BCE
(of course >from there anyone can trace his ancestry back through the Bible to
Seth and Adam).

==Certain rabbis of the Middle ages (1000 CE to 1400 CE are reputed to be
descendants of various famed rabbis of some centuries earlier who were reputed
to be descendants of King David (ca 1000BCE, whose ancestry can be traced
back in the Bible to Adam). The only reason why these long lines through these
select rabbis are available to us for
p o s s i b l y establishing an ancestry, is that every one of them was a
prodigious scholar who wrote many, many scholarly books (that still survive
and are widely studied) and they and their works were cited (with their alleged
illustrious ancestry) by other learned scholars. I don't think your
Scottish/Irish wool traders or shepherds had the records to back up their ancestry
in this manner.

==Among Jews, the name Bonn generally suggests an ancestor >from Germany's
city Bonn, near Cologne. Bonne' and Bonem are assumed to be >from a French
translation of the Hebrew name Shem Tov which means Good Name, or more likely Good
Reputation. Bonem is sometimes a derivative of Benjamin.

==Sorry to have disappointed you.

Michael Bernet, New York


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: The Name BONE #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/17/2006 3:28:51 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
V2268@... writes:

<< a woman claimed that the lineage derived >from Seth in the Hebrew
Bible. I
don't know where she got that idea, but it made me wonder if the le Bon's I
found, who were wool traders, in Scotland and for a short time in Northern
Ireland,
were either Jewish at that time or attendants of merchants. I realize this
is
a stretch, most likely >>

==Yes, indeed, a l o n g, l o n g stretch.

==True, if you go by the Bible, Seth was apparently the sole surviving
descendant of Adam and Eve, so we're all descended >from Seth

==Seth was the father of Enosh who, according to legend, unlike Seth, was no
longer formed in the image of God but in the image of apes. His was a
generation of idolators and sinners who brought about much of the destruction of
mankind and of the earth.

==Some Jewish legends say that Seth will return to earth as one of the seven
shepherds counseling the Messiah. But none of the legends say that Seth was
Jewish.

==Seth was born something like 5700 years ago. The earliest that Jews can
kinda trace their ancestry back is that Kohanim and Levites by tradition and
reputation (and to some extent by DNA) to Levi, son of Jacob, about 1700 BCE
(of course >from there anyone can trace his ancestry back through the Bible to
Seth and Adam).

==Certain rabbis of the Middle ages (1000 CE to 1400 CE are reputed to be
descendants of various famed rabbis of some centuries earlier who were reputed
to be descendants of King David (ca 1000BCE, whose ancestry can be traced
back in the Bible to Adam). The only reason why these long lines through these
select rabbis are available to us for
p o s s i b l y establishing an ancestry, is that every one of them was a
prodigious scholar who wrote many, many scholarly books (that still survive
and are widely studied) and they and their works were cited (with their alleged
illustrious ancestry) by other learned scholars. I don't think your
Scottish/Irish wool traders or shepherds had the records to back up their ancestry
in this manner.

==Among Jews, the name Bonn generally suggests an ancestor >from Germany's
city Bonn, near Cologne. Bonne' and Bonem are assumed to be >from a French
translation of the Hebrew name Shem Tov which means Good Name, or more likely Good
Reputation. Bonem is sometimes a derivative of Benjamin.

==Sorry to have disappointed you.

Michael Bernet, New York