Date   
Borislav Jewish Cemetery #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is trying to find out if there is a Jewish cemetery still in
existence in Borislav, Ukraine (about 5 km >from Drohobycz.)

We've been contacted by someone who says there is a cemetery with about 300
headstones, which we would be interested in documenting, but there seems to
be some uncertainty if this truly exists...or if it is a Jewish cemetery.

If you have traveled to Borislav recently and have knowledge of a Jewish
burial grounds in or around the town, please contact me privately unless the
information is of interest to the group. If you have any photographs please
include them.

Many thanks!

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Borislav Jewish Cemetery #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is trying to find out if there is a Jewish cemetery still in
existence in Borislav, Ukraine (about 5 km >from Drohobycz.)

We've been contacted by someone who says there is a cemetery with about 300
headstones, which we would be interested in documenting, but there seems to
be some uncertainty if this truly exists...or if it is a Jewish cemetery.

If you have traveled to Borislav recently and have knowledge of a Jewish
burial grounds in or around the town, please contact me privately unless the
information is of interest to the group. If you have any photographs please
include them.

Many thanks!

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...

Dorohoi and Transnistria #romania

Marcel Bratu <marcelbratu@...>
 

Concerning Monica Talmor estimate of the Jews deported in Transnistria in
1942 (15,000) >from Dorohoi I want to add : in 1942 lived in Dorohoi
6,500-7,000 Jews >from a total population of 14,000. One of them was my self
with my family.But many escaped deportation : -Some Jews ran away
South of Dorohoi County.-Others were operated for non urgent surgical
conditions and remained in town with their family. Among them were my father
and my sister in law and in this way we remained in Dorohoi. The surgeon of
the Comunal Hospital, Dr. Popovici, operated day and night only to acumulate
a big amount of money. It was a gossip that he bought a big ship with the
Jews money.- Some of the Jewish families obtained some "Certificates " >from
the committee incharged with the deportations ( Mayor Pascu and Pharm.
Timus ) to remain in town. This certificates were payed with a lot of
money. -And finally, thanks to Dr. Filderman, the leader of the Jews >from
Romania, who obtain the cancelation of the last group to depart, >from the
Marshal Antonescu, the chief of Romania.He convinced the Marshal that the
Dorohoi County was never in Bucovina. Therefore, >from Dorohoi left for
Transnistria much less than 7,000 local Jews. But >from Dorohoi left for
Transnistria the Jews >from the County of Dorohoi, those >from Saveni,
Mihaileni, Darabani, Mamornita, Varfu Campului, Ibanesti, etc.because only
in Dorohoi was a railroad station. Monica Talmor included in her estimation
all the Jews >from Dorohoi County who departed >from Dorohoi. I don't have
statistical data about the number of Jews who left >from Dorohoi but probably
there are. I will try to find them if I can.I think Monica is not far >from
the truth. Dr.Marcel Bratu, Hamden CT

Romania SIG #Romania Dorohoi and Transnistria #romania

Marcel Bratu <marcelbratu@...>
 

Concerning Monica Talmor estimate of the Jews deported in Transnistria in
1942 (15,000) >from Dorohoi I want to add : in 1942 lived in Dorohoi
6,500-7,000 Jews >from a total population of 14,000. One of them was my self
with my family.But many escaped deportation : -Some Jews ran away
South of Dorohoi County.-Others were operated for non urgent surgical
conditions and remained in town with their family. Among them were my father
and my sister in law and in this way we remained in Dorohoi. The surgeon of
the Comunal Hospital, Dr. Popovici, operated day and night only to acumulate
a big amount of money. It was a gossip that he bought a big ship with the
Jews money.- Some of the Jewish families obtained some "Certificates " >from
the committee incharged with the deportations ( Mayor Pascu and Pharm.
Timus ) to remain in town. This certificates were payed with a lot of
money. -And finally, thanks to Dr. Filderman, the leader of the Jews >from
Romania, who obtain the cancelation of the last group to depart, >from the
Marshal Antonescu, the chief of Romania.He convinced the Marshal that the
Dorohoi County was never in Bucovina. Therefore, >from Dorohoi left for
Transnistria much less than 7,000 local Jews. But >from Dorohoi left for
Transnistria the Jews >from the County of Dorohoi, those >from Saveni,
Mihaileni, Darabani, Mamornita, Varfu Campului, Ibanesti, etc.because only
in Dorohoi was a railroad station. Monica Talmor included in her estimation
all the Jews >from Dorohoi County who departed >from Dorohoi. I don't have
statistical data about the number of Jews who left >from Dorohoi but probably
there are. I will try to find them if I can.I think Monica is not far >from
the truth. Dr.Marcel Bratu, Hamden CT

Cities of Sabile and Goldingen: Courland, Lativa #latvia #courland

LOUISE HAJDENBERG
 

Hello,

How can I find the Jewish population as compared with the general
population of the cities of Sabile and Goldingen in approximately 1875
and 1900?

Thanks so much,
Louise Hajdenberg

BRILLIANT,MAUMERSTEIN/MARMELSTEIN,GOLTZMAN/HOLTZMAN, SZKOLNICK,
FROMAN/FRUMIN, YOUNG/JUNG/YUNG , HAMMERMAN ,BERLAND,
NOTENBERG/NOTTENBERG/NATHANBERG/NATHAN, TOBIAS, ROSENBLATT,
FRIEDMAN,FEIGENBAUM,BLATT,RAWITZ,EISLER,BUCHHOLZ,
FINKELGOR/FINKELHOR, FINN FINKELHOFF,KAGANOVICH/CAGAN/COHEN,
BIERMAN,PINCZEWSKI, MACHTUS, HAJDENBERG

Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Cities of Sabile and Goldingen: Courland, Lativa #courland #latvia

LOUISE HAJDENBERG
 

Hello,

How can I find the Jewish population as compared with the general
population of the cities of Sabile and Goldingen in approximately 1875
and 1900?

Thanks so much,
Louise Hajdenberg

BRILLIANT,MAUMERSTEIN/MARMELSTEIN,GOLTZMAN/HOLTZMAN, SZKOLNICK,
FROMAN/FRUMIN, YOUNG/JUNG/YUNG , HAMMERMAN ,BERLAND,
NOTENBERG/NOTTENBERG/NATHANBERG/NATHAN, TOBIAS, ROSENBLATT,
FRIEDMAN,FEIGENBAUM,BLATT,RAWITZ,EISLER,BUCHHOLZ,
FINKELGOR/FINKELHOR, FINN FINKELHOFF,KAGANOVICH/CAGAN/COHEN,
BIERMAN,PINCZEWSKI, MACHTUS, HAJDENBERG

Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #courland #latvia

Roni Seibel Liebowitz <Roni@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in thenews"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...

Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #courland #latvia

Roni Seibel Liebowitz <Roni@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in thenews"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...

Re: Finding velvl/wolf libowski, also known as luboff #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

It is common for people with Zev, Velvel, or Wulf as their
Hebrew/Yiddish name to be given English names starting with W, like
William, Walter, Warren. William and Walter seem more common, perhaps
because of the W-L combination at the beginning.

Zev (William) Griner

Rochelle Kaplan wrote:


I have been told by my husband's now deceased relative that my husband's
grandfather, Harry Lubov, formerly known as Hirsch Libowski, had a
sibling named Velvl Luboff who lived in NYC and had 8 children, but the
family lost touch with Velvl. On Hirsch Libowski's 1904 ship manifest,
he writes that he was going to see his brother Wolf Libowski, at 271
Madison St. Hirsch/Harry moved to CT. Another sibling, Beryl or Barnett
also moved to CT.

I have been trying unsuccessfully to locate Velvl or Wolf
Libowski/Luboff. I have tried NY Genealogical and Biographical Soc.
Links, Ancestry, Heritage Quest, Proquest, Stephen Morse NYC sites, NYC
1905 directories. I recently tried other variants of Libowski and Lubov.

I wonder if anyone out there has other suggestions- possible name
variants. What other names might Velvl or Wolf have adopted other than
Benjamin?

Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #southafrica

Roni Seibel Liebowitz <Roni@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in thenews"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...

Newsletters: SA-SIG, Telfed #southafrica

Roger Shlomo Harris <rwsh@...>
 

Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy
http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/
Tuesday 9th May 2006. London, U.K.


Dear Group,

The March 2006 issue of SA-SIG Newsletter is now on-line via
http://www.jewishgen.org/SAfrica/newsletter/index.htm

Elsewhere, issue 191 of the Telfed e-mail Newsletter is available by
free subscription at http://www.telfed.org.il/showpage.php.
Subscribe by entering your name and e-mail address into the fields
in the green panel near the right-hand top corner of the page.

Kind regards,

Roger Harris.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding velvl/wolf libowski, also known as luboff #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

It is common for people with Zev, Velvel, or Wulf as their
Hebrew/Yiddish name to be given English names starting with W, like
William, Walter, Warren. William and Walter seem more common, perhaps
because of the W-L combination at the beginning.

Zev (William) Griner

Rochelle Kaplan wrote:


I have been told by my husband's now deceased relative that my husband's
grandfather, Harry Lubov, formerly known as Hirsch Libowski, had a
sibling named Velvl Luboff who lived in NYC and had 8 children, but the
family lost touch with Velvl. On Hirsch Libowski's 1904 ship manifest,
he writes that he was going to see his brother Wolf Libowski, at 271
Madison St. Hirsch/Harry moved to CT. Another sibling, Beryl or Barnett
also moved to CT.

I have been trying unsuccessfully to locate Velvl or Wolf
Libowski/Luboff. I have tried NY Genealogical and Biographical Soc.
Links, Ancestry, Heritage Quest, Proquest, Stephen Morse NYC sites, NYC
1905 directories. I recently tried other variants of Libowski and Lubov.

I wonder if anyone out there has other suggestions- possible name
variants. What other names might Velvl or Wolf have adopted other than
Benjamin?

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #southafrica

Roni Seibel Liebowitz <Roni@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in thenews"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Newsletters: SA-SIG, Telfed #southafrica

Roger Shlomo Harris <rwsh@...>
 

Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy
http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/
Tuesday 9th May 2006. London, U.K.


Dear Group,

The March 2006 issue of SA-SIG Newsletter is now on-line via
http://www.jewishgen.org/SAfrica/newsletter/index.htm

Elsewhere, issue 191 of the Telfed e-mail Newsletter is available by
free subscription at http://www.telfed.org.il/showpage.php.
Subscribe by entering your name and e-mail address into the fields
in the green panel near the right-hand top corner of the page.

Kind regards,

Roger Harris.

Rafi Gruber and the Jewish Chochka and Ephemera Road Show at the 26th Annual Conference #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

You've probably heard about the "Antiques Road Show" where experts identify
the treasures found in our attics, in the back of our closets or decorating
our homes. The 26th Annual IAJGS Conference will present its own version,
"The Jewish Chochka and Ephemera Road Show" during a Friday, August 19th
Conference session.

Rafi Guber, consulting genealogist to the Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of
Tolerance in Los Angeles and co-creator of the Museum’s exhibit Finding Our
Families Finding Ourselves, which explores the family histories of Billy
Crystal, Maya Angelou, Joe Torre and Carlos Santana as well as others, will
first give an introductory lecture. Then, as Rafi explains it, “Our panel of
experts will look at your documents, photos, ephemera and 'stuff' to help
you understand what it tells you about your family. We won't be telling you
what it is worth, however, because we all know that it's priceless. So bring
your questions and your dusty old shoe boxes and let's see what the past has
to tell us.

To view the entire Conference schedule, go to
http://www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

6 Days to the Early Registration Deadline of May 15. For more information on
registering for the Conference, please visit
www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rafi Gruber and the Jewish Chochka and Ephemera Road Show at the 26th Annual Conference #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

You've probably heard about the "Antiques Road Show" where experts identify
the treasures found in our attics, in the back of our closets or decorating
our homes. The 26th Annual IAJGS Conference will present its own version,
"The Jewish Chochka and Ephemera Road Show" during a Friday, August 19th
Conference session.

Rafi Guber, consulting genealogist to the Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of
Tolerance in Los Angeles and co-creator of the Museum’s exhibit Finding Our
Families Finding Ourselves, which explores the family histories of Billy
Crystal, Maya Angelou, Joe Torre and Carlos Santana as well as others, will
first give an introductory lecture. Then, as Rafi explains it, “Our panel of
experts will look at your documents, photos, ephemera and 'stuff' to help
you understand what it tells you about your family. We won't be telling you
what it is worth, however, because we all know that it's priceless. So bring
your questions and your dusty old shoe boxes and let's see what the past has
to tell us.

To view the entire Conference schedule, go to
http://www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

6 Days to the Early Registration Deadline of May 15. For more information on
registering for the Conference, please visit
www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

Re: Rokiskis death statistics. Causes of Death in my families #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

In regard to Stephen Gaffin's comments about causes of death, I also had
been intrigued by the records he referred to for 1922-1939.

The following is suggested based on my perusal of the entire group of
Rokiskis death records, not just the records which Stephen is referring to,
as well as many other shtetl death records:

1. Causes of death are dependent on the time period viewed. For instance,
during WWI there would have been a greater incidence of cases of influenza
and other communicable diseases.

During 1811, I found in some revision lists for another shtetl that the
majority of the population was listed in hospital.

2. Generally, consumption or tuberculosis, in all of its forms, was rampant
due to the physical conditions of where our ancestors lived. In prior
times, it could ravage an entire family >from infants to adults. It is
treatable now and not such a threat to life.

3. Children often died of diseases for which we have shots or other
treatment now such as diptheria, whopping cough, measles, mumps, scarlatina,
etc.

In addition, infant mortality was far greater in Eastern Europe than it is
today due to the physical circumstances of lack of cleanliness, medical
care, etc. The advent of prenatal care and testing, use of obstetricians,
hospital births and new surgical techniques. greatly reduced infant/mother
mortality.

4. Antibiotics changed the world as many of the diseases prevalent as
causes of death for both adults and children were brought under control such
as pneumonia.

5. Diseases such as appendicitis are no longer immediate causes of death
due to surgical techniques being developed to resolve them.

6. Cancers of various kinds are now treatable as well as heart-related
illnesses which were previously considered death sentences.

7. The upgrade in the modern world to better hygienic conditions have rid
towns and homes of dysentery, typhus, typhoid, and other illnesses of this
genre.

8. The discovery and introduction of insulin and modern changes in dietary
habits and exercise has brought much of the rampant untreated diabetes
common in previous times under control.

Generally, the modern world has gained much in the way of new medications,
surgical techniques, and medical care to rid itself of the majority of
diseases that killed our ancestors.

As a last note, the records themselves tend to show the incidence of certain
types of deaths in certain years and at certain times of the year. For
instance, one can see when there were epidemics of measles amongst the
children and when there were particularly hard winters when the death count
for those with pneumonia, coughs, etc., rose above the norm.

All in all, our Jewish death records reflect the history of our shtetls and
what was happening in and around them and are well worth looking at for that
reason alone.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Rokiskis death statistics. Causes of Death in my families #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

In regard to Stephen Gaffin's comments about causes of death, I also had
been intrigued by the records he referred to for 1922-1939.

The following is suggested based on my perusal of the entire group of
Rokiskis death records, not just the records which Stephen is referring to,
as well as many other shtetl death records:

1. Causes of death are dependent on the time period viewed. For instance,
during WWI there would have been a greater incidence of cases of influenza
and other communicable diseases.

During 1811, I found in some revision lists for another shtetl that the
majority of the population was listed in hospital.

2. Generally, consumption or tuberculosis, in all of its forms, was rampant
due to the physical conditions of where our ancestors lived. In prior
times, it could ravage an entire family >from infants to adults. It is
treatable now and not such a threat to life.

3. Children often died of diseases for which we have shots or other
treatment now such as diptheria, whopping cough, measles, mumps, scarlatina,
etc.

In addition, infant mortality was far greater in Eastern Europe than it is
today due to the physical circumstances of lack of cleanliness, medical
care, etc. The advent of prenatal care and testing, use of obstetricians,
hospital births and new surgical techniques. greatly reduced infant/mother
mortality.

4. Antibiotics changed the world as many of the diseases prevalent as
causes of death for both adults and children were brought under control such
as pneumonia.

5. Diseases such as appendicitis are no longer immediate causes of death
due to surgical techniques being developed to resolve them.

6. Cancers of various kinds are now treatable as well as heart-related
illnesses which were previously considered death sentences.

7. The upgrade in the modern world to better hygienic conditions have rid
towns and homes of dysentery, typhus, typhoid, and other illnesses of this
genre.

8. The discovery and introduction of insulin and modern changes in dietary
habits and exercise has brought much of the rampant untreated diabetes
common in previous times under control.

Generally, the modern world has gained much in the way of new medications,
surgical techniques, and medical care to rid itself of the majority of
diseases that killed our ancestors.

As a last note, the records themselves tend to show the incidence of certain
types of deaths in certain years and at certain times of the year. For
instance, one can see when there were epidemics of measles amongst the
children and when there were particularly hard winters when the death count
for those with pneumonia, coughs, etc., rose above the norm.

All in all, our Jewish death records reflect the history of our shtetls and
what was happening in and around them and are well worth looking at for that
reason alone.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

Excel Database Sorting Problem #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

A colleague compiled a 4000-name database of deaths, and in the Date of
Death column he entered the dates in the European way, as follows:
22.5.1839. I have not been able to sort in chronological order.
Is there a simple way to separate the three components, arrange them into
three separate columns, and then sort? Or, at the very least, just sort
according to the final four digits--by year.

Jim Bennett
Haifa

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Excel Database Sorting Problem #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

A colleague compiled a 4000-name database of deaths, and in the Date of
Death column he entered the dates in the European way, as follows:
22.5.1839. I have not been able to sort in chronological order.
Is there a simple way to separate the three components, arrange them into
three separate columns, and then sort? Or, at the very least, just sort
according to the final four digits--by year.

Jim Bennett
Haifa

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately