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Re: Castle Garden #belarus

adamsny@...
 

Castle Garden closed in April of 1890 and ceased processing any immigrants. In
1896, the Castle at Castle Garden was transformed into the New York Aquarium.
It would be interesting to understand why your parents spoke of Castle Garden.
If they immigrated in 1923 the first stop would have been Ellis Island. It
might be that they saw the tower of Castle Garden, but it was not a processing
center for immigrants at that point in time.

For more dates and information regarding Castle Garden you might visit these web
sites:

Lower Manhatten Information:
http://www.lowermanhattan.info/history/didyouknow/castle_clinton_83528.asp

The Battery
http://www.thebattery.org/castle/

Ellis Island Immigrants.org
http://www.ellisislandimmigrants.org/ellis_island_history.htm

Castle Garden, 1855-1890, by Ruby Coleman
http://www.genealogytoday.com/columns/ruby/011117.html

Nancy Kendrick, Port Orange, FL

Quoting Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>:

My parents came to the US in 1923 via Ellis Island. Yet, when they talked
about old times with their friends (in Yiddish, of course) the words Ellis
Island were never heard. Instead, I would hear them speak of "Kessel
Gurten." Obviously, for many Yiddish speaking immigrants, this was the
generic term for their first stop in the New World.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Castle Garden #general

adamsny@...
 

Castle Garden closed in April of 1890 and ceased processing any immigrants. In
1896, the Castle at Castle Garden was transformed into the New York Aquarium.
It would be interesting to understand why your parents spoke of Castle Garden.
If they immigrated in 1923 the first stop would have been Ellis Island. It
might be that they saw the tower of Castle Garden, but it was not a processing
center for immigrants at that point in time.

For more dates and information regarding Castle Garden you might visit these web
sites:

Lower Manhatten Information:
http://www.lowermanhattan.info/history/didyouknow/castle_clinton_83528.asp

The Battery
http://www.thebattery.org/castle/

Ellis Island Immigrants.org
http://www.ellisislandimmigrants.org/ellis_island_history.htm

Castle Garden, 1855-1890, by Ruby Coleman
http://www.genealogytoday.com/columns/ruby/011117.html

Nancy Kendrick, Port Orange, FL

Quoting Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>:

My parents came to the US in 1923 via Ellis Island. Yet, when they talked
about old times with their friends (in Yiddish, of course) the words Ellis
Island were never heard. Instead, I would hear them speak of "Kessel
Gurten." Obviously, for many Yiddish speaking immigrants, this was the
generic term for their first stop in the New World.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

Ostroleka, Poland #general

Shari Kantrow
 

Dear Friends,
Thank you to all who responded to my question
about whether Ostroleka was part of Russian/Poland.
Many of you wrote to me in private and on the forum to
tell me the answer was yes. This helps me greatly in
my search.
As I search for my g-grandparent there, what would
the Hebrew or Yiddish equivalent names be in this area
for Peter and Gussie MEYER, and their parents Ray and
Morris KAFKA; Daniel and Sarah SCHAFF?
As always, I appreciate your great knowledge and
kind offers of help.

Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey

researching:
MEYER, KAFKA, KUPFER, SCHAFF -Russian/Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY

New York Times Death Notice Lookup #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

I need a look-up favor. My cousin, Melvin WEISS, died in New York in the
month of December 1970, at the age of 50.
He lived in Elmont, Nassau County.

Anyone having access to the New York Times archive or death notices index [I
think it's on the web] is requested to find his death notice and communicate
its contents to me.

Thanks,

Jim Bennett
Haifa, Israel

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ostroleka, Poland #general

Shari Kantrow
 

Dear Friends,
Thank you to all who responded to my question
about whether Ostroleka was part of Russian/Poland.
Many of you wrote to me in private and on the forum to
tell me the answer was yes. This helps me greatly in
my search.
As I search for my g-grandparent there, what would
the Hebrew or Yiddish equivalent names be in this area
for Peter and Gussie MEYER, and their parents Ray and
Morris KAFKA; Daniel and Sarah SCHAFF?
As always, I appreciate your great knowledge and
kind offers of help.

Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey

researching:
MEYER, KAFKA, KUPFER, SCHAFF -Russian/Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New York Times Death Notice Lookup #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

I need a look-up favor. My cousin, Melvin WEISS, died in New York in the
month of December 1970, at the age of 50.
He lived in Elmont, Nassau County.

Anyone having access to the New York Times archive or death notices index [I
think it's on the web] is requested to find his death notice and communicate
its contents to me.

Thanks,

Jim Bennett
Haifa, Israel

Re: Zabrezye #belarus

JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>
 

Hello Everyone,

In Belarus halfway between town of Voloshin and
Lebedevo there is a small village Zabrezye. Before the
WW2 Jewish population of this shtetl was a little more
than 100 people. In the autumn of 1941 all of them
were burned alive in the barn.
In 1950s on that place someone was able to put a
modest monument. Time went on and it turned out that
the monument happened to be right in the middle of
people’s gardens. Inscription was made out of cement
and it fall to pieces, so it is impossible to read. We
don’t know anything about the person who putted that
monument.
We do have enough money to restore the monument. If
anybody has pictures of this monument or know the
person who designed it please contact me.

Sincerely,
Yuri Dorn,
Coordinator of JHRG in Belarus.
belshtetl@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: Zabrezye #belarus

JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>
 

Hello Everyone,

In Belarus halfway between town of Voloshin and
Lebedevo there is a small village Zabrezye. Before the
WW2 Jewish population of this shtetl was a little more
than 100 people. In the autumn of 1941 all of them
were burned alive in the barn.
In 1950s on that place someone was able to put a
modest monument. Time went on and it turned out that
the monument happened to be right in the middle of
people’s gardens. Inscription was made out of cement
and it fall to pieces, so it is impossible to read. We
don’t know anything about the person who putted that
monument.
We do have enough money to restore the monument. If
anybody has pictures of this monument or know the
person who designed it please contact me.

Sincerely,
Yuri Dorn,
Coordinator of JHRG in Belarus.
belshtetl@...

Relevant talk on Galicia #hungary

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

I wanted to alert H-SIG discussion group participants to my talk on the
kehilla in Galicia at the summer conference in New York. My talk is #129 and
it is scheduled for 9:30 Wed. a.m.

All territories within the Austro-Hungarian Empire had a kehilla, that is a
government-mandated self governing system. The kehilla structure in Galicia
was organized by approximately 72 main and subdistricts, each having an
elected body of 12 men with a president, a court comprised of 3
rabbis/scholars, and a chief rabbi. All members of the Jewish community were
required to belong to a kehilla and to support the officially recognized
synagogue in the district. Elections were held every 4 years. In 1877, the
kehilla system became responsible for collecting and maintaining vital
records. It was also responsible for collecting taxes and for maintaining
all Jewish organizations and institutions through its administrative
structure. The kehilla was a major factor in holding the Jewish community
together in very trying times. The system carried over to independent Poland
after WWI. It died in 1926 when splits in the Jewish community caused the
Polish government to abandon it.

Hungary had two kehillot, one for the more liberal Jews and the other for
the Orthodox. I feel sure that much of what I have to say will be relevant
for Hungarian Jews.

<Deleted commercial announcement>

Suzan Wynne

Moderator: The Conference schedule is still tentative. Please check the Conference website for changes.

Hungary SIG #Hungary Relevant talk on Galicia #hungary

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

I wanted to alert H-SIG discussion group participants to my talk on the
kehilla in Galicia at the summer conference in New York. My talk is #129 and
it is scheduled for 9:30 Wed. a.m.

All territories within the Austro-Hungarian Empire had a kehilla, that is a
government-mandated self governing system. The kehilla structure in Galicia
was organized by approximately 72 main and subdistricts, each having an
elected body of 12 men with a president, a court comprised of 3
rabbis/scholars, and a chief rabbi. All members of the Jewish community were
required to belong to a kehilla and to support the officially recognized
synagogue in the district. Elections were held every 4 years. In 1877, the
kehilla system became responsible for collecting and maintaining vital
records. It was also responsible for collecting taxes and for maintaining
all Jewish organizations and institutions through its administrative
structure. The kehilla was a major factor in holding the Jewish community
together in very trying times. The system carried over to independent Poland
after WWI. It died in 1926 when splits in the Jewish community caused the
Polish government to abandon it.

Hungary had two kehillot, one for the more liberal Jews and the other for
the Orthodox. I feel sure that much of what I have to say will be relevant
for Hungarian Jews.

<Deleted commercial announcement>

Suzan Wynne

Moderator: The Conference schedule is still tentative. Please check the Conference website for changes.

Searching STEIN family in Liptov, Slovakia #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello,

I am looking for descendents of Miksa STEIN, who lived in Liptovsky Svaty Jan (Liptoszentivan), Slovakia now, around the turn of the 19th century/early 20th century. Please reply off-list.

Regards
Tom
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Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil

Re: Van TIJN/ Van TYN #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<Subject: Dutch name VANTIJN
From: rosens <rosens@...>
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 21:50:57 -0400

I have an old newspaper article reporting on a Jewish woman from
Holland. Her name in the article is given two ways: "Cohn gesch Van
Tyn" and "Mrs. VANTIJN". Can someone explain the difference? I
understand Vantijn/Van Tyn as alternate spellings.
Incidentally this is clearly not a specifically Jewish name as there are
175,000 results for the name on Google in Dutch.

See http://rudhar.com/lingtics/nlij_en.htm where it says that the IJ
combination is considered as a single letter. Unlike English changes have
been made to the Dutch language by law so that spelling of words and grammar
can change over time.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)

Hungary SIG #Hungary Searching STEIN family in Liptov, Slovakia #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello,

I am looking for descendents of Miksa STEIN, who lived in Liptovsky Svaty Jan (Liptoszentivan), Slovakia now, around the turn of the 19th century/early 20th century. Please reply off-list.

Regards
Tom
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Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Van TIJN/ Van TYN #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<Subject: Dutch name VANTIJN
From: rosens <rosens@...>
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 21:50:57 -0400

I have an old newspaper article reporting on a Jewish woman from
Holland. Her name in the article is given two ways: "Cohn gesch Van
Tyn" and "Mrs. VANTIJN". Can someone explain the difference? I
understand Vantijn/Van Tyn as alternate spellings.
Incidentally this is clearly not a specifically Jewish name as there are
175,000 results for the name on Google in Dutch.

See http://rudhar.com/lingtics/nlij_en.htm where it says that the IJ
combination is considered as a single letter. Unlike English changes have
been made to the Dutch language by law so that spelling of words and grammar
can change over time.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)

Kurow, Wlodawa and Pulawy (Lublin) Projects #general

RobinnM@...
 

Dear JewishGen Readers:

If you are researching Kurow, Wlodawa or Pulawy and you have not contacted
me in the past month, please let me know if you are interested in one of these
three towns. I am working on several projects involving these towns:
indexing vital records for places which have few known genealogy researchers;
recreating the family tree of a young boy with Leukemia; and helping reunite
people separated by the Holocaust. I thought it would be easier to send one
message rather than three.

Your knowledge and interest in these any of three towns is greatly needed.

Please contact privately for more details on these towns or to ask about
what's happening for other towns in the Lublin region.

Very best wishes,

Robinn Magid
Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

RobinnM@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kurow, Wlodawa and Pulawy (Lublin) Projects #general

RobinnM@...
 

Dear JewishGen Readers:

If you are researching Kurow, Wlodawa or Pulawy and you have not contacted
me in the past month, please let me know if you are interested in one of these
three towns. I am working on several projects involving these towns:
indexing vital records for places which have few known genealogy researchers;
recreating the family tree of a young boy with Leukemia; and helping reunite
people separated by the Holocaust. I thought it would be easier to send one
message rather than three.

Your knowledge and interest in these any of three towns is greatly needed.

Please contact privately for more details on these towns or to ask about
what's happening for other towns in the Lublin region.

Very best wishes,

Robinn Magid
Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

RobinnM@...

Montreal, Canada - Back River Cemetery data online #general

Alan Greenberg
 

I am delighted to announce that Montreal's Back River Memorial
Gardens Cemetery data is now online on the JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry (JOWBR). There are 6521 burials listed, ranging >from
about 1890 until 2005. The only missing burials are early ones where
the tombstone no longer exists or is not readable, and a handful of
Hebrew-only stones which will be added at a later date.

The data was contributed by the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Montreal on behalf of the Back River Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Alan Greenberg
Vice-President, JGS-Montreal
Montreal, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: The JOWBR can be found at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/>.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Montreal, Canada - Back River Cemetery data online #general

Alan Greenberg
 

I am delighted to announce that Montreal's Back River Memorial
Gardens Cemetery data is now online on the JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry (JOWBR). There are 6521 burials listed, ranging >from
about 1890 until 2005. The only missing burials are early ones where
the tombstone no longer exists or is not readable, and a handful of
Hebrew-only stones which will be added at a later date.

The data was contributed by the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Montreal on behalf of the Back River Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Alan Greenberg
Vice-President, JGS-Montreal
Montreal, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: The JOWBR can be found at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/>.

IAJGS conference #ukraine

Edith M. Ewenstein <emewenstein@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Conference is getting closer and you must place your ad in the Commemorative
Banquet Journal by the end of this month. It may be a greeting, or to honor
someone, or in memoriam. Ads are available in many sizes and prices: a
full page at $300, half page at $150, 1/4 page at $75, business card at $54,
or a single line name listing at $36. You choose, but don't miss the
opportunity to be part of the Journal and part of this fabulous conference.
Contact me directly for more details at emewenstein@...
Best wishes.
Edith M. Ewenstein
Chairperson, Banquet Journal

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine IAJGS conference #ukraine

Edith M. Ewenstein <emewenstein@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Conference is getting closer and you must place your ad in the Commemorative
Banquet Journal by the end of this month. It may be a greeting, or to honor
someone, or in memoriam. Ads are available in many sizes and prices: a
full page at $300, half page at $150, 1/4 page at $75, business card at $54,
or a single line name listing at $36. You choose, but don't miss the
opportunity to be part of the Journal and part of this fabulous conference.
Contact me directly for more details at emewenstein@...
Best wishes.
Edith M. Ewenstein
Chairperson, Banquet Journal