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Annual Jewish Genealogy Trip to Salt Lake City October 19-26 #general

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

For the fourteenth consecutive year, veteran Jewish genealogists Gary
Mokotoff and Eileen Polakoff will be offering a research trip to the LDS
(Mormon) Family History Library in Salt Lake City >from October 19 - October
26.

The program offers genealogists the opportunity to spend an entire week of
research at the Library under the guidance and assistance of professional
genealogists who have made dozens of research trips to Salt Lake City. It
includes a specially arranged three-hour class on day of arrival introducing
the participants to the facilities and resources of the Family History
Library; a mid-week informal group discussion of progress and
problem-solving and access to trip leaders >from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when
the Library is open for on-site assistance and personal consultations. For
those new to genealogy, a beginners workshop on the first morning of the
trip introduces them to the wonderful world of Hamburg immigration lists,
U.S. passenger arrival lists, naturalization records and census records.

Social events include a mid-week group brunch for camaraderie and
discussion of successes (and failures).

Additional information can be found at
http://www.avotaynu.com/slctrip.htm
or send inquiries privately to mokotoff@earthlink.net.

Gary Mokotoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Annual Jewish Genealogy Trip to Salt Lake City October 19-26 #general

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

For the fourteenth consecutive year, veteran Jewish genealogists Gary
Mokotoff and Eileen Polakoff will be offering a research trip to the LDS
(Mormon) Family History Library in Salt Lake City >from October 19 - October
26.

The program offers genealogists the opportunity to spend an entire week of
research at the Library under the guidance and assistance of professional
genealogists who have made dozens of research trips to Salt Lake City. It
includes a specially arranged three-hour class on day of arrival introducing
the participants to the facilities and resources of the Family History
Library; a mid-week informal group discussion of progress and
problem-solving and access to trip leaders >from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when
the Library is open for on-site assistance and personal consultations. For
those new to genealogy, a beginners workshop on the first morning of the
trip introduces them to the wonderful world of Hamburg immigration lists,
U.S. passenger arrival lists, naturalization records and census records.

Social events include a mid-week group brunch for camaraderie and
discussion of successes (and failures).

Additional information can be found at
http://www.avotaynu.com/slctrip.htm
or send inquiries privately to mokotoff@earthlink.net.

Gary Mokotoff


Re: Vienna - Royal courts #austria-czech

Dora Donis
 

Hi Celia and all,

In my case, the name of the signer was Helene, Helena
or Elena KESTLER. I've looked during the late 1800s,
but found nothing. Now I'm going back to the late
1700s, since Andreas KESTLER (another relative) was
bestowed the "von" title in 1764 (Andreas Kestler was
the personal physician of Maria Theresia). Maybe the
singer also belongs to that era??????

Dora M. Donis-Kestler
ddonis@sbcglobal.net
USA

--- andrea steckerl <geneagirl64@hotmail.com> wrote:

Hi Celia,
My grandfather was Arthur Steckerl.......my great
grandfather was Ignaz
Steckerl...I was told by my father that either of
these worked for the
Kaiser in some fashion.....he was not specific...he
has passed so
unfortunately I cannot ask.

Sincerely,
Andrea Steckerl
snip>>>>>>>


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Vienna - Royal courts #austria-czech

Dora Donis
 

Hi Celia and all,

In my case, the name of the signer was Helene, Helena
or Elena KESTLER. I've looked during the late 1800s,
but found nothing. Now I'm going back to the late
1700s, since Andreas KESTLER (another relative) was
bestowed the "von" title in 1764 (Andreas Kestler was
the personal physician of Maria Theresia). Maybe the
singer also belongs to that era??????

Dora M. Donis-Kestler
ddonis@sbcglobal.net
USA

--- andrea steckerl <geneagirl64@hotmail.com> wrote:

Hi Celia,
My grandfather was Arthur Steckerl.......my great
grandfather was Ignaz
Steckerl...I was told by my father that either of
these worked for the
Kaiser in some fashion.....he was not specific...he
has passed so
unfortunately I cannot ask.

Sincerely,
Andrea Steckerl
snip>>>>>>>


Yizkor Book Project July 2006 Report #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

The Yizkor Book Project added one new book, one new entry, and 14
updates for July 2006. All new material has been flagged for easy
recognition at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

New book:

-Jonava, Lithuania

New entry:

-Jalowka, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Vol. VIII

Updates:

-Chelm, Poland
-Dabrowa, Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Kamen Kashirskiy, Ukraine
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Lita
-Molchadz, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus: this book has now been completely translated
-Orgeyev (Orhei), Moldova: this book has now been completely translated
-Sochaczew, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-The Terrible Choice: new essays on Vasily Grossman, Mosze Meryn, and
Emanuel Ringelblum
-Zloczew, Poland

We want to thank all the coordinators of yizkor book translation
projects for their perseverance and dedication. Without their
talents and work, these projects would not be done. We are grateful
to them for making the Yizkor Book Project such a valuable
genealogical tool.

Please remember that we have 29 projects listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
that need your financial contributions to continue. There are books
from Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, for instance that need assistance.
We can now accept donations to translate individual chapters >from the
Pinkas HaKehillot volumes. You should contact me directly first to
get an estimate of the cost of the chapter you want to have
translated. Provide details of the volume and page numbers when you
write me. The translated tables of contents of the individual
volumes are at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html,
under the heading of Regions.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisitions
jfield@jewishgen.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yizkor Book Project July 2006 Report #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

The Yizkor Book Project added one new book, one new entry, and 14
updates for July 2006. All new material has been flagged for easy
recognition at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

New book:

-Jonava, Lithuania

New entry:

-Jalowka, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Vol. VIII

Updates:

-Chelm, Poland
-Dabrowa, Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Kamen Kashirskiy, Ukraine
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Lita
-Molchadz, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus: this book has now been completely translated
-Orgeyev (Orhei), Moldova: this book has now been completely translated
-Sochaczew, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-The Terrible Choice: new essays on Vasily Grossman, Mosze Meryn, and
Emanuel Ringelblum
-Zloczew, Poland

We want to thank all the coordinators of yizkor book translation
projects for their perseverance and dedication. Without their
talents and work, these projects would not be done. We are grateful
to them for making the Yizkor Book Project such a valuable
genealogical tool.

Please remember that we have 29 projects listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
that need your financial contributions to continue. There are books
from Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, for instance that need assistance.
We can now accept donations to translate individual chapters >from the
Pinkas HaKehillot volumes. You should contact me directly first to
get an estimate of the cost of the chapter you want to have
translated. Provide details of the volume and page numbers when you
write me. The translated tables of contents of the individual
volumes are at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html,
under the heading of Regions.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisitions
jfield@jewishgen.org


?Ancinas #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Paulette Levin wrote to me asking about Ancinas
and whether this was a place in Latvia in 1895.
Every Email I have sent her is bouncing back to
me. I do wish that everyone posting or sending
messages would make sure that their spam
programme is not sending back messages to people
that they have contacted as it is very frustrating.
I have not found a name like this in Latvia but I
received information >from a fellow researcher
(see below) and as her document says that he came
from Russia and Lithuania was part of Russia it
may be the place she is looking for.

Anci=9Akiai, Antsishkyay, Anci=9Aki 55=B058' 24=B039'=20
Lithuania 92.4 miles NNW of Vilnius
Anci=9Akis, Antsishki 55=B026' 24=B018'Lithuania 65.6 miles NW of Vilnius

Arlene Beare
UK


Latvia SIG #Latvia ?Ancinas #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Paulette Levin wrote to me asking about Ancinas
and whether this was a place in Latvia in 1895.
Every Email I have sent her is bouncing back to
me. I do wish that everyone posting or sending
messages would make sure that their spam
programme is not sending back messages to people
that they have contacted as it is very frustrating.
I have not found a name like this in Latvia but I
received information >from a fellow researcher
(see below) and as her document says that he came
from Russia and Lithuania was part of Russia it
may be the place she is looking for.

Anci=9Akiai, Antsishkyay, Anci=9Aki 55=B058' 24=B039'=20
Lithuania 92.4 miles NNW of Vilnius
Anci=9Akis, Antsishki 55=B026' 24=B018'Lithuania 65.6 miles NW of Vilnius

Arlene Beare
UK


Superstitions #unitedkingdom

Ginger de Winter <ginger@...>
 

In our house, if you spilt something you had to throw salt over your=20
left shoulder. Does no-one else have that one?

Ginger de Winter
London


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Superstitions #unitedkingdom

Ginger de Winter <ginger@...>
 

In our house, if you spilt something you had to throw salt over your=20
left shoulder. Does no-one else have that one?

Ginger de Winter
London


FALIKOV family from Kilia, Vilkovo, Tarutino in Bessarabia #romania

ALEX VOLKOV <volkoff@...>
 

Hi All Genners!

I am looking to FALIKOV family roots in late 19th century or deeper, in
three villages (little towns) in Bessarabia, namely Vilkovo, Kilia, Tarutino.

FALIKOV last name can be spelled FALICOV, FALICOFF, FALIKOF, FALIKOW or
even possibly FALIKS. In Kilia in particular, it has double last name,
FALICOV-BANCHIK

Places also have different spellings and alternative names, Tarutino has
Yiddish name Anchokrak, Vilkovo was called Valcov in older times, and
Kilia is also called Chelia

In Tarutino, another family I am looking for is GENESSIN. Izhok Genessin,
(possibly son of Shaya Genessin) was a father of a large family in Tarutino,
related by several ties with FALIKOVs in Vilkovo

Other related last names, persons who lived there: BOTOSHANSKY, FRIEDMAN,
FIEDELMAN

Thanks in advance for any tip or information!

Alex Volkov

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Romania SIG #Romania FALIKOV family from Kilia, Vilkovo, Tarutino in Bessarabia #romania

ALEX VOLKOV <volkoff@...>
 

Hi All Genners!

I am looking to FALIKOV family roots in late 19th century or deeper, in
three villages (little towns) in Bessarabia, namely Vilkovo, Kilia, Tarutino.

FALIKOV last name can be spelled FALICOV, FALICOFF, FALIKOF, FALIKOW or
even possibly FALIKS. In Kilia in particular, it has double last name,
FALICOV-BANCHIK

Places also have different spellings and alternative names, Tarutino has
Yiddish name Anchokrak, Vilkovo was called Valcov in older times, and
Kilia is also called Chelia

In Tarutino, another family I am looking for is GENESSIN. Izhok Genessin,
(possibly son of Shaya Genessin) was a father of a large family in Tarutino,
related by several ties with FALIKOVs in Vilkovo

Other related last names, persons who lived there: BOTOSHANSKY, FRIEDMAN,
FIEDELMAN

Thanks in advance for any tip or information!

Alex Volkov

MODERATOR NOTE: For greater success in locating family please go to the
JewishGen Family Finder at: www.jewishgen.org/jgff and enter your
family names and towns. And please add your place of residence (country,
state or city) to your signature. Thank you! Moderator on Duty
information, where it can be found by the many thousand who


superstitions #unitedkingdom

joycehoward <joycehoward@...>
 

I am presently compiling a book on superstitions. I would be very
grateful if everyone could send me their particular ones, and would they
also let me know if they are willing to be credited.

With thanks
Joyce Howard-Edwards


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom superstitions #unitedkingdom

joycehoward <joycehoward@...>
 

I am presently compiling a book on superstitions. I would be very
grateful if everyone could send me their particular ones, and would they
also let me know if they are willing to be credited.

With thanks
Joyce Howard-Edwards


Re: Superstitions #unitedkingdom

RandSHolton@...
 

My grandmother came >from Simnas in SE Lithuania (the Suvalk-Lomza corridor)
and >from her I learned the ones where

stepping over someone made them short (I am 5'1" so...)
pulling an ear when you talk of the dead
wearing a red 'bendle' to avert the evil eye
not sewing ones clothes while wearing them
spitting three times (over the left shoulder was favoured) to avert evil
KN after nearly everything
Sayng Boruch HaShem on occasions too numerous to detail
Putting salt in the corners of the room to avert evil

As you can see we were kept pretty busy with all of this. Fortunately we
didn't have the keys or bed superstitions as well - how would we have coped?

All the best

Shirley Holton

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JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Superstitions #unitedkingdom

RandSHolton@...
 

My grandmother came >from Simnas in SE Lithuania (the Suvalk-Lomza corridor)
and >from her I learned the ones where

stepping over someone made them short (I am 5'1" so...)
pulling an ear when you talk of the dead
wearing a red 'bendle' to avert the evil eye
not sewing ones clothes while wearing them
spitting three times (over the left shoulder was favoured) to avert evil
KN after nearly everything
Sayng Boruch HaShem on occasions too numerous to detail
Putting salt in the corners of the room to avert evil

As you can see we were kept pretty busy with all of this. Fortunately we
didn't have the keys or bed superstitions as well - how would we have coped?

All the best

Shirley Holton

MODERATOR NOTE: This has been a fun thread. I think we will give it until midnight
and then no more will be sent out.


Re: Superstitions #unitedkingdom

georgina.phillips2@...
 

My mother would only sew on a button, if I was wearing the garment if I
would chew some cotton at the same time.

Another one was we must never share an egg as the only time you do is when
you are sitting Shiva.

And I always had red ribbon pinned to my vest as a child.

Georgina Phillips


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Superstitions #unitedkingdom

georgina.phillips2@...
 

My mother would only sew on a button, if I was wearing the garment if I
would chew some cotton at the same time.

Another one was we must never share an egg as the only time you do is when
you are sitting Shiva.

And I always had red ribbon pinned to my vest as a child.

Georgina Phillips


Dr. Eleanora Bergman to speak at JRI-Poland Luncheon Aug. 13 #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

JRI-Poland is delighted to announce that Dr. Eleanora
Bergman, Vice Director of the Jewish Historical Institute
(JHI) in Warsaw, will speak at the JRI-Poland luncheon
at the IAJGS conference in New York.

The luncheon will take place at noon on Sunday, August
13. Deadline to sign up for the luncheon is this Friday,
August 4. For those of you who have registered but have
not yet signed up for the luncheon, go to the conference
website at www.jgsny2006.org then click on
"Update Registration" and add the luncheon.

Dr. Bergman will speak on the project to index the more
than 230,000 Survivor Cards at the JHI. These cards
were filled out immediately following World War II by
Jews who were in Poland and registered with the various
Jewish communal organizations then functioning in
Poland. The cards includes town of birth, parents names
and other valuable information.

We had earlier announced that Yale Reisner and
Anna Przybyszewska Drozd of the Ronald S. Lauder
Foundation Genealogy Project at the Jewish Historical
Institute would be speaking at our luncheon, but they
recently announced they will not be coming to the
conference.

We look forward to seeing you at the luncheon on
August 13.

Stanley Diamond, Executive Director,
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Dr. Eleanora Bergman to speak at JRI-Poland Luncheon Aug. 13 #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

JRI-Poland is delighted to announce that Dr. Eleanora
Bergman, Vice Director of the Jewish Historical Institute
(JHI) in Warsaw, will speak at the JRI-Poland luncheon
at the IAJGS conference in New York.

The luncheon will take place at noon on Sunday, August
13. Deadline to sign up for the luncheon is this Friday,
August 4. For those of you who have registered but have
not yet signed up for the luncheon, go to the conference
website at www.jgsny2006.org then click on
"Update Registration" and add the luncheon.

Dr. Bergman will speak on the project to index the more
than 230,000 Survivor Cards at the JHI. These cards
were filled out immediately following World War II by
Jews who were in Poland and registered with the various
Jewish communal organizations then functioning in
Poland. The cards includes town of birth, parents names
and other valuable information.

We had earlier announced that Yale Reisner and
Anna Przybyszewska Drozd of the Ronald S. Lauder
Foundation Genealogy Project at the Jewish Historical
Institute would be speaking at our luncheon, but they
recently announced they will not be coming to the
conference.

We look forward to seeing you at the luncheon on
August 13.

Stanley Diamond, Executive Director,
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland