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

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

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 the
news"...

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@...

Romania SIG #Romania Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #romania

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

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 the
news"...

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@...

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

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

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 the
news"...

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@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #belarus

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

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 the
news"...

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@...

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

Stephen Gaffin
 

Dear Cousins
There were some questions about the causes of death among my extraordinarily
long-lived GRACE PELLETZ JAFFE PULDA SCHWARTZBERG and ULMAN relatives in
Rokiskis in Linda Cantor’s latest table, published in the 1930s. Thirty
four causes of death were listed among our relatives as follows using quaint
medical terms no longer used:

“Old Age” 12
Heart Disease 6
Disease of Lungs 2
Disease of Kidneys 2
“Weakness” 2
Consumption/ tuberculosis 3
Cancer 1
Pneumonia 1
Trombophlebitis myocarditis 1
Influxion of blood in brain 1
Disease of brain 1
CA ventriculis (bowel cancer?) 1
“Vitium cardis” (heart disease ?) 1

“Old Age” of course in the above table simply means that the doctors had no
idea what system deteriorated so much that death ensued. For “Weakness”,
who knows?

Relatively few cancers (1 or 2) were reported among our Rokiskis family. It
is my recollection in our US family tree that relatively few died of cancer
[although one uncle did] but, similar to the Rokiskis statistics of 6 out
of 34, several of the US family, including my mother, died of cardiovascular
disease.

Currently, in the US [according to the CDC] the leading causes of death are
in descending order: heart disease, cancer, accidents, cerebrovascular
disease, diabetes, liver disease, influenza & pneumonia, diseases of
perinatal period, suicide, kidney diseases, HIV.

I wonder if it would be of interest to attempt to compile pooled data >from
all of you SIGers to see what diseases we are especially prone to and what
we appear to be inherently resistant to.

Steve Gaffin,
St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles,
Formerly, Worcester, Boston, Brookline, Troy NY, San Francisco, Rehovot,
Haifa, Durban South Africa, San Diego, Framingham

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

Stephen Gaffin
 

Dear Cousins
There were some questions about the causes of death among my extraordinarily
long-lived GRACE PELLETZ JAFFE PULDA SCHWARTZBERG and ULMAN relatives in
Rokiskis in Linda Cantor’s latest table, published in the 1930s. Thirty
four causes of death were listed among our relatives as follows using quaint
medical terms no longer used:

“Old Age” 12
Heart Disease 6
Disease of Lungs 2
Disease of Kidneys 2
“Weakness” 2
Consumption/ tuberculosis 3
Cancer 1
Pneumonia 1
Trombophlebitis myocarditis 1
Influxion of blood in brain 1
Disease of brain 1
CA ventriculis (bowel cancer?) 1
“Vitium cardis” (heart disease ?) 1

“Old Age” of course in the above table simply means that the doctors had no
idea what system deteriorated so much that death ensued. For “Weakness”,
who knows?

Relatively few cancers (1 or 2) were reported among our Rokiskis family. It
is my recollection in our US family tree that relatively few died of cancer
[although one uncle did] but, similar to the Rokiskis statistics of 6 out
of 34, several of the US family, including my mother, died of cardiovascular
disease.

Currently, in the US [according to the CDC] the leading causes of death are
in descending order: heart disease, cancer, accidents, cerebrovascular
disease, diabetes, liver disease, influenza & pneumonia, diseases of
perinatal period, suicide, kidney diseases, HIV.

I wonder if it would be of interest to attempt to compile pooled data >from
all of you SIGers to see what diseases we are especially prone to and what
we appear to be inherently resistant to.

Steve Gaffin,
St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles,
Formerly, Worcester, Boston, Brookline, Troy NY, San Francisco, Rehovot,
Haifa, Durban South Africa, San Diego, Framingham

Beny and Freda Barnett in NYC #general

JEF BARNETT <JBarnett@...>
 

I am looking for the family of Beny and Freda BARNETT who lived at XXX Keap
Street, Brooklyn in 1943. They had 3 children, Rebecca (Rivka), Morris
(Moshe) and Joseph (Israel?)

Anyone with any information, please contact me at JBarnett@...

MODERATOR NOTE:House number erased in accordance with JewishGen privacy guidelines

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Beny and Freda Barnett in NYC #general

JEF BARNETT <JBarnett@...>
 

I am looking for the family of Beny and Freda BARNETT who lived at XXX Keap
Street, Brooklyn in 1943. They had 3 children, Rebecca (Rivka), Morris
(Moshe) and Joseph (Israel?)

Anyone with any information, please contact me at JBarnett@...

MODERATOR NOTE:House number erased in accordance with JewishGen privacy guidelines

Re: Whom to believe? Inaccuracies in genealogical records..... #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Pamela Weisberger wrote on 08 mei 2006 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

Lies told...or inaccuracies handed down through generations.....about
names, ages, places born, etc., are usually perpetuated throughout
the entire life of the person telling/believing them.. Most
genealogists, however, with a little extra digging, often get to the
truth...even if it takes years of searching.
How do you know that?

Like in any science, and genealogy is one, IMHO,
the basis is uncertaincy, and "the truth" is per definition unreachable.

Instead of the truth, a peer review truce(!) is the best you can reach.

Striving to get near the truth is good, but if you cannot live with the
residual uncertaincy, take religion, not science.

Even if DNA testing was applied to your whole pedegree, only your
estimation of probability would change.

--
Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Whom to believe? Inaccuracies in genealogical records..... #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Pamela Weisberger wrote on 08 mei 2006 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

Lies told...or inaccuracies handed down through generations.....about
names, ages, places born, etc., are usually perpetuated throughout
the entire life of the person telling/believing them.. Most
genealogists, however, with a little extra digging, often get to the
truth...even if it takes years of searching.
How do you know that?

Like in any science, and genealogy is one, IMHO,
the basis is uncertaincy, and "the truth" is per definition unreachable.

Instead of the truth, a peer review truce(!) is the best you can reach.

Striving to get near the truth is good, but if you cannot live with the
residual uncertaincy, take religion, not science.

Even if DNA testing was applied to your whole pedegree, only your
estimation of probability would change.

--
Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)

BECKER family photos online #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Photos of the BECKER family >from Danzig (originally >from Tuchel) are now
online in the Gallery section of our SIG website (www.jewishgen.org/danzig).
Please pay special attention to the first photo, taken at the wedding of
Paula BECKER and Julius ROUZEN, before 1939 and possibly in Danzig. If you
can identify the location as being in Danzig (perhaps, the mural on the wall
in the background, showing what looks like a harpist, might help
identification), or if you can identify any of the people in the photo,
please let us know.

Thanks very much to Tamar Amit for submitting these photos.

If you have photos, documents, postcards, etc. related to your Danzig
relatives (during the time they were living in Danzig), or Danzig, please
contact me if you would like them to appear on our website.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.

Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland BECKER family photos online #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Photos of the BECKER family >from Danzig (originally >from Tuchel) are now
online in the Gallery section of our SIG website (www.jewishgen.org/danzig).
Please pay special attention to the first photo, taken at the wedding of
Paula BECKER and Julius ROUZEN, before 1939 and possibly in Danzig. If you
can identify the location as being in Danzig (perhaps, the mural on the wall
in the background, showing what looks like a harpist, might help
identification), or if you can identify any of the people in the photo,
please let us know.

Thanks very much to Tamar Amit for submitting these photos.

If you have photos, documents, postcards, etc. related to your Danzig
relatives (during the time they were living in Danzig), or Danzig, please
contact me if you would like them to appear on our website.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.

[jgsigs-ml] Please post on behalf of the conference #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

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 the
news"...

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@...

Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Fwd: [jgsigs-ml] Please post on behalf of the conference #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

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 the
news"...

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@...

Vysokoye #belarus

Adar Belinkoff <adar@...>
 

I recently found a reference to my mother's family name >from the town of
Vysokoye. However there are 14 Vysokoyes listed in the ShtetlSeeker, all in
an area roughly 235 miles east to west and 330 miles north to south in
Belarus and Poland. I believe the town is Wysokie in Polish. What is the
meaning of the name and does anyone know why there would be so many? Were
any of them centers of Jewish population?

Adar Belinkoff, Claremont, CA

Beny and Freda Barnett in NYC- Update #general

JEF BARNETT <JBarnett@...>
 

Based on the first responses I received today, I should have mentioned that
the Barnett family I am looking for would all be deceased by now. I am
looking for any relatives that may be alive or people who may have know this
family.
Beny (aka Berish) Barnett was born 1879, Freda (Friedman) born 1879, and
their children between 1907-1910. All came to the US >from Poland/Russia and
the address I have was >from Freda's Petition for Naturalization in 1943.
Hopefully, a decendent of this family will recognize the names.
".....I am looking for the family of Beny and Freda Barnett who lived at xxx
Keap Street, Brooklyn in 1943. They had 3 children, Rebecca (Rivka), Morris
(Moshe) and Joseph (Israel?)........."

Anyone with any information, please contact me at JBarnett@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus Vysokoye #belarus

Adar Belinkoff <adar@...>
 

I recently found a reference to my mother's family name >from the town of
Vysokoye. However there are 14 Vysokoyes listed in the ShtetlSeeker, all in
an area roughly 235 miles east to west and 330 miles north to south in
Belarus and Poland. I believe the town is Wysokie in Polish. What is the
meaning of the name and does anyone know why there would be so many? Were
any of them centers of Jewish population?

Adar Belinkoff, Claremont, CA

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Beny and Freda Barnett in NYC- Update #general

JEF BARNETT <JBarnett@...>
 

Based on the first responses I received today, I should have mentioned that
the Barnett family I am looking for would all be deceased by now. I am
looking for any relatives that may be alive or people who may have know this
family.
Beny (aka Berish) Barnett was born 1879, Freda (Friedman) born 1879, and
their children between 1907-1910. All came to the US >from Poland/Russia and
the address I have was >from Freda's Petition for Naturalization in 1943.
Hopefully, a decendent of this family will recognize the names.
".....I am looking for the family of Beny and Freda Barnett who lived at xxx
Keap Street, Brooklyn in 1943. They had 3 children, Rebecca (Rivka), Morris
(Moshe) and Joseph (Israel?)........."

Anyone with any information, please contact me at JBarnett@...

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

Rochelle Kaplan <rochelle@...>
 

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?

Sincerely,
Rochelle Kaplan
Salt Lake City, UT

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

Rochelle Kaplan <rochelle@...>
 

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?

Sincerely,
Rochelle Kaplan
Salt Lake City, UT