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NY2006 - Deadline for early registration May 15 #rabbinic

Roni Seibel Liebowitz <Roni@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners:

The schedule for 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, August
13-18 is now on-line! See http://www.jgsny2006.org
We are very enthusiastic about the program and encourage you to look
at all it offers. See descriptions of the presentations, Special
Interest Group (SIG) meetings, and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF)
get-togethers. Check also the special events, tours, courses, and
cemetery visits.

If you haven't registered yet, stop procrastinating! The deadline
for receiving the early registration price is fast approaching, May
15, 2006.

Go to www.jgsny2006.org for information on the conference and to
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm for information on
registering for the conference. Read the Registration Introduction
first and then proceed. If you have any questions, please check the
extensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page linked to >from the
menu bar on the left side of the home page.

We hope to see you all at the conference, both as attendees and
volunteers. If you can help out as a volunteer and have not already
completed a volunteer form, please do so at
http://www.jgsny2006.org/vol_survey.cfm
I also have a special request for anyone out there who is in the
graphic design field or is an aspiring graphic designer. Contact me
for more information.

We are excited about the high caliber of the speakers, diversity of
topics, and events offered. Our members are working hard to ensure
this conference in the heart of New York City will be highly
educational, stimulating, collegial, and lots of fun. Even if
you've never attended an IAJGS conference before, you should not
miss this one!

Hope to see you in New York!

Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
http://www.jgsny2006.org

registration@...
Roni@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic NY2006 - Deadline for early registration May 15 #rabbinic

Roni Seibel Liebowitz <Roni@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners:

The schedule for 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, August
13-18 is now on-line! See http://www.jgsny2006.org
We are very enthusiastic about the program and encourage you to look
at all it offers. See descriptions of the presentations, Special
Interest Group (SIG) meetings, and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF)
get-togethers. Check also the special events, tours, courses, and
cemetery visits.

If you haven't registered yet, stop procrastinating! The deadline
for receiving the early registration price is fast approaching, May
15, 2006.

Go to www.jgsny2006.org for information on the conference and to
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm for information on
registering for the conference. Read the Registration Introduction
first and then proceed. If you have any questions, please check the
extensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page linked to >from the
menu bar on the left side of the home page.

We hope to see you all at the conference, both as attendees and
volunteers. If you can help out as a volunteer and have not already
completed a volunteer form, please do so at
http://www.jgsny2006.org/vol_survey.cfm
I also have a special request for anyone out there who is in the
graphic design field or is an aspiring graphic designer. Contact me
for more information.

We are excited about the high caliber of the speakers, diversity of
topics, and events offered. Our members are working hard to ensure
this conference in the heart of New York City will be highly
educational, stimulating, collegial, and lots of fun. Even if
you've never attended an IAJGS conference before, you should not
miss this one!

Hope to see you in New York!

Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
http://www.jgsny2006.org

registration@...
Roni@...


Re: Commemoration days in Hungary #hungary

Ted Grossman <tgrossman@...>
 

Thank you for the information. Because I will be in Hungary in early
June, and had planned a trip anyway to Kisvarda, which is in the
area where my grandparents and great-grandparents grew up, I intend
to attend the June 4 commemoration of Holocaust victims at the
synagogue there. I also intend to visit the cemeteries there, and
would be happy to take some pictures of specific things that people
may want. Finally, I would appreciate any advice people may have
about things to see there.
Ted Grossman
On Apr 26, 2006, at 8:01 AM, G=E1bor Hirsch wrote:

I hope some of you might have an interest for the following list, =20
it is a
list of commemoration days of city, date, time and place where on the
following weekends a commemoration of the Holocaust victims will be =20=
held, 62
years after the deportation of the Hungarian Jews (1944 May - =20
July). I found
the dates in the Hungarian biweekly paper "Uj Elet" 15. April =20
number. It
arrived on the 26. April.

If you are planning your summer trip to Hungary, why not in a time =20
when the
commemorations are taking place? I am always looking forward to =20
this days,
hoping to discover some old friends, acquaintances, but to my =20
disappointment
very, very few persons are present, at least in my hometown =20
Bekescsaba. The
number of survivors and sympathizers are getting >from year to year =20
less and
less, let's hope this year it will be better. I know that it is a =20
short
notice for travel, but I got just today the paper. I hope I =20
transcribed
correctly, but please check it, it may contain some transcription =20
errors

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch

Mosonmagyarovar 21. May 13.00 cemetery
Baja 28. May 11.30 Library
Nagykanizsa 28. May 10.30 synagogue, cemetery
Dombovar 28. May 14.00 memorial
Devecser 4. June 11.00 cemetery
Kispest 4. June 11.00 cemetery
Kisv=E1rda 4. June 14.00 Vasv=E1ri P. Str. =
synagogue
Ny=EDregyh=E1za 11. June 11.00 memorial, cemetery
P=E1pa 11. June 14.00 cemetery
Sz=E9cs=E9ny 11. June 11.00 cemetery
Kom=E1rno 11. June 10.30 cemetery
Kiskunhalas 11. June 11.00 synagogue
Eger 11. June 14.00 cemetery
Sz=E9kesfeh=E9rv=E1r 11. June 11.00 cemetery
Kapolnasnyek 11. June 15.00 memorial
Kecskem=E9t 11. June 14.30 cemetery
Szentes 11. June 11.00 cemetery
Zalaegerszeg 11. June 10.30 Former synagogue, 12.00 =20
cemetery
Balassagyarmat 18. June 11.00 cemetery
Salg=F3tarj=E1n 18. June 11.00 cemetery
Miskolc 18. June 11.00 cemetery
Nagyk=E1ta 18. June 11.00 cemetery
Tata 18. June 10.00 cemetery
Tatabanya 18. June 13.00 cemetery
Orosh=E1za 18. June 14.30 cemetery
Cegl=E9d 18. June 10.30 synagogue
B=E9k=E9scsaba 25. June 11.00 cemetery
Veszpr=E9m 25. June 10.00 cemetery
Szolnok 25. June 11.00 synagogue
P=E1szt=F3 25. June 10.00 synagogue, cemetery
V=E1c 25. June 10.00 cemetery
Gyula 25. June 12.00 cemetery
Gyor 25. June 11.00 cemetery
Kaposv=E1r 25. June 10.00 synagogue
Moh=E1cs 25. June 14.00 cemetery
H=F3dmezoev=E1s=E1rhely 25. June 15.30 cemetery, 17.00 =
synagogue =20
garden
Gy=F6ngy=F6s 25. June 11.00 cemetery
Szeged 25. June 11.00 synagogue
Totkomlos 25. June 10.00 memorial
S=E1toralja=FAjhely 25. June 15.00 cemetery
Tapolca 2. July 14.00 cemetery
P=E9cs 2. July 10.30 synagogue
J=E1noshalma 2. July 10.00 synagogue
J=E1szber=E9ny 2. July 11.00 cemetery
Keszthely 2. July 11.00 synagogue
Esztergom 2. July 15.00 cemetery
Sopron 2. July 11.00 cemetery
Nagykoros 2. July 11.00 synagogue
Kisk=F6r=F6s, Kecel,
Soltvadkert 2. July 11.00 Frankel synagogue
Debrecen 9. July 10.00 cemetery
Soroksar 9. July 09.30 cemetery
Pesterzsebet 9. July 10.00 cemetery
Csepel 9. July 11.00 cemetery
Szombathely 9. July 11.00 synagogue, cemetery
Karcag 9. July 11.00 synagogue, cemetery
Szeksz=E1rd,Tolna,
Fadd 16. July 14.00 memorial in Szekszard
=DAjpest, Rakospalota,
Pestujhely 16. July 18.00 synagogue in Ujpest


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Commemoration days in Hungary #hungary

Ted Grossman <tgrossman@...>
 

Thank you for the information. Because I will be in Hungary in early
June, and had planned a trip anyway to Kisvarda, which is in the
area where my grandparents and great-grandparents grew up, I intend
to attend the June 4 commemoration of Holocaust victims at the
synagogue there. I also intend to visit the cemeteries there, and
would be happy to take some pictures of specific things that people
may want. Finally, I would appreciate any advice people may have
about things to see there.
Ted Grossman
On Apr 26, 2006, at 8:01 AM, G=E1bor Hirsch wrote:

I hope some of you might have an interest for the following list, =20
it is a
list of commemoration days of city, date, time and place where on the
following weekends a commemoration of the Holocaust victims will be =20=
held, 62
years after the deportation of the Hungarian Jews (1944 May - =20
July). I found
the dates in the Hungarian biweekly paper "Uj Elet" 15. April =20
number. It
arrived on the 26. April.

If you are planning your summer trip to Hungary, why not in a time =20
when the
commemorations are taking place? I am always looking forward to =20
this days,
hoping to discover some old friends, acquaintances, but to my =20
disappointment
very, very few persons are present, at least in my hometown =20
Bekescsaba. The
number of survivors and sympathizers are getting >from year to year =20
less and
less, let's hope this year it will be better. I know that it is a =20
short
notice for travel, but I got just today the paper. I hope I =20
transcribed
correctly, but please check it, it may contain some transcription =20
errors

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch

Mosonmagyarovar 21. May 13.00 cemetery
Baja 28. May 11.30 Library
Nagykanizsa 28. May 10.30 synagogue, cemetery
Dombovar 28. May 14.00 memorial
Devecser 4. June 11.00 cemetery
Kispest 4. June 11.00 cemetery
Kisv=E1rda 4. June 14.00 Vasv=E1ri P. Str. =
synagogue
Ny=EDregyh=E1za 11. June 11.00 memorial, cemetery
P=E1pa 11. June 14.00 cemetery
Sz=E9cs=E9ny 11. June 11.00 cemetery
Kom=E1rno 11. June 10.30 cemetery
Kiskunhalas 11. June 11.00 synagogue
Eger 11. June 14.00 cemetery
Sz=E9kesfeh=E9rv=E1r 11. June 11.00 cemetery
Kapolnasnyek 11. June 15.00 memorial
Kecskem=E9t 11. June 14.30 cemetery
Szentes 11. June 11.00 cemetery
Zalaegerszeg 11. June 10.30 Former synagogue, 12.00 =20
cemetery
Balassagyarmat 18. June 11.00 cemetery
Salg=F3tarj=E1n 18. June 11.00 cemetery
Miskolc 18. June 11.00 cemetery
Nagyk=E1ta 18. June 11.00 cemetery
Tata 18. June 10.00 cemetery
Tatabanya 18. June 13.00 cemetery
Orosh=E1za 18. June 14.30 cemetery
Cegl=E9d 18. June 10.30 synagogue
B=E9k=E9scsaba 25. June 11.00 cemetery
Veszpr=E9m 25. June 10.00 cemetery
Szolnok 25. June 11.00 synagogue
P=E1szt=F3 25. June 10.00 synagogue, cemetery
V=E1c 25. June 10.00 cemetery
Gyula 25. June 12.00 cemetery
Gyor 25. June 11.00 cemetery
Kaposv=E1r 25. June 10.00 synagogue
Moh=E1cs 25. June 14.00 cemetery
H=F3dmezoev=E1s=E1rhely 25. June 15.30 cemetery, 17.00 =
synagogue =20
garden
Gy=F6ngy=F6s 25. June 11.00 cemetery
Szeged 25. June 11.00 synagogue
Totkomlos 25. June 10.00 memorial
S=E1toralja=FAjhely 25. June 15.00 cemetery
Tapolca 2. July 14.00 cemetery
P=E9cs 2. July 10.30 synagogue
J=E1noshalma 2. July 10.00 synagogue
J=E1szber=E9ny 2. July 11.00 cemetery
Keszthely 2. July 11.00 synagogue
Esztergom 2. July 15.00 cemetery
Sopron 2. July 11.00 cemetery
Nagykoros 2. July 11.00 synagogue
Kisk=F6r=F6s, Kecel,
Soltvadkert 2. July 11.00 Frankel synagogue
Debrecen 9. July 10.00 cemetery
Soroksar 9. July 09.30 cemetery
Pesterzsebet 9. July 10.00 cemetery
Csepel 9. July 11.00 cemetery
Szombathely 9. July 11.00 synagogue, cemetery
Karcag 9. July 11.00 synagogue, cemetery
Szeksz=E1rd,Tolna,
Fadd 16. July 14.00 memorial in Szekszard
=DAjpest, Rakospalota,
Pestujhely 16. July 18.00 synagogue in Ujpest


IAJGS Conference: Deadline for early registration May 15 #ciechanow #poland

Stan Zeidenberg
 

Dear JewishGenners:

The schedule for 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to
be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, August 13-18 is now on-line!
We are very enthusiastic about the program and encourage you to look at all
it offers. http://www.jgsny2006.org. See descriptions of the
presentations, Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings, and Birds-of-a-Feather
(BOF) get-togethers. Check also the special events, tours, courses, and
cemetery visits.

If you haven't registered yet, stop procrastinating! The deadline for
receiving the early registration price is fast approaching, May 15, 2006.

Go to www.jgsny2006.org for information on the conference and to
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm for information on registering
for the conference. Read the Registration Introduction first and then
proceed. If you have any questions, please check the extensive Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs) page linked to >from the menu bar on the left side of
the home page.

We hope to see you all at the conference, both as attendees and volunteers.
If you can help out as a volunteer and have not already completed a
volunteer form, please do so at http://www.jgsny2006.org/vol_survey.cfm I
also have a special request for anyone out there who is in the graphic
design field or is an aspiring graphic designer. Contact me for more
information.

We are excited about the high caliber of the speakers, diversity of topics,
and events offered. Our members are working hard to ensure this conference
in the heart of New York City will be highly educational, stimulating,
collegial, and lots of fun. Even if you've never attended an IAJGS
conference before, you should not miss this one!

Hope to see you in New York!

Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
http://www.jgsny2006.org

registration@...
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#Ciechanow #Poland IAJGS Conference: Deadline for early registration May 15 #ciechanow #poland

Stan Zeidenberg
 

Dear JewishGenners:

The schedule for 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to
be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, August 13-18 is now on-line!
We are very enthusiastic about the program and encourage you to look at all
it offers. http://www.jgsny2006.org. See descriptions of the
presentations, Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings, and Birds-of-a-Feather
(BOF) get-togethers. Check also the special events, tours, courses, and
cemetery visits.

If you haven't registered yet, stop procrastinating! The deadline for
receiving the early registration price is fast approaching, May 15, 2006.

Go to www.jgsny2006.org for information on the conference and to
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm for information on registering
for the conference. Read the Registration Introduction first and then
proceed. If you have any questions, please check the extensive Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs) page linked to >from the menu bar on the left side of
the home page.

We hope to see you all at the conference, both as attendees and volunteers.
If you can help out as a volunteer and have not already completed a
volunteer form, please do so at http://www.jgsny2006.org/vol_survey.cfm I
also have a special request for anyone out there who is in the graphic
design field or is an aspiring graphic designer. Contact me for more
information.

We are excited about the high caliber of the speakers, diversity of topics,
and events offered. Our members are working hard to ensure this conference
in the heart of New York City will be highly educational, stimulating,
collegial, and lots of fun. Even if you've never attended an IAJGS
conference before, you should not miss this one!

Hope to see you in New York!

Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
http://www.jgsny2006.org

registration@...
Roni@...



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Alexandre/Alexander #france

Ln769eksa@...
 

I would appreciate any opinions on the following. My husband's grandfather,
Jacques (Jacob) ALEXANDER was >from France according to his census information.
His son said he thought the family came >from "somewhere in Alsace, in or
near Strasbourg." Through the 1900 and 1910 census reports we know that Jacob
arrived in the US around 1880 and lived in Manhattan, NYC, New York. The family
was thought to have been Jewish.

I have found a Jacob ALEXANDER on the Castle Garden website who possibly fits
the age profile (about 8 yrs. old). According to the passenger list, this
child came >from Prussia with his parents and seven siblings. Their port of
departure was Antwerp, Belgium and their arrival date at Castle Garden was 14 May
1880. The father of this child was Joseph Alexander, naturalized in 1888 and
his papers say he was >from Germany.

Recently I became aware of another "Strasburg" (now Brodnica in Poland) which
was part of West Prussia around 1873. >from what little information I've given
above (and below) does anyone think it is possible that this "Strasburg" is
actually where I should be doing research? Or, does the fact that Jacob
referred to himself as being >from France preclude this?

We know the date and place of Jacob's death (in New Jersey) but filing for a
death certificate brought no results. Apparently the death was not reported.
Since he apparently arrived in the US as a child, there would be no
naturalization records. Jacob married Minnie Eisner in Manhattan in either 1996 or
1997. I have sent for a copy of their marriage record in hopes it will provide
further clues. Minnie was >from Vienna, Austria and had been in the US for
about seven years according to the 1900 census. We think that she was Jewish and
that she may have had a brother who was a rabbi. After their marriage they
lived on 48th Street in Manhattan and later moved to Jersey City, New Jersey.

My father-in-law has Jacob's date of birth recorded in his bible as 13
December and Minnie's as 25 November 1872. On the 1900 census report, these dates
are given as Dec. 1873 and June 1872 respectively so I can't vouch for their
accuracy.

Any opinons and suggstions as to how I should proceed will be most welcome
and greatly appreciated.

Ellen Alexander
Jacksonville, Florida


French SIG #France Alexandre/Alexander #france

Ln769eksa@...
 

I would appreciate any opinions on the following. My husband's grandfather,
Jacques (Jacob) ALEXANDER was >from France according to his census information.
His son said he thought the family came >from "somewhere in Alsace, in or
near Strasbourg." Through the 1900 and 1910 census reports we know that Jacob
arrived in the US around 1880 and lived in Manhattan, NYC, New York. The family
was thought to have been Jewish.

I have found a Jacob ALEXANDER on the Castle Garden website who possibly fits
the age profile (about 8 yrs. old). According to the passenger list, this
child came >from Prussia with his parents and seven siblings. Their port of
departure was Antwerp, Belgium and their arrival date at Castle Garden was 14 May
1880. The father of this child was Joseph Alexander, naturalized in 1888 and
his papers say he was >from Germany.

Recently I became aware of another "Strasburg" (now Brodnica in Poland) which
was part of West Prussia around 1873. >from what little information I've given
above (and below) does anyone think it is possible that this "Strasburg" is
actually where I should be doing research? Or, does the fact that Jacob
referred to himself as being >from France preclude this?

We know the date and place of Jacob's death (in New Jersey) but filing for a
death certificate brought no results. Apparently the death was not reported.
Since he apparently arrived in the US as a child, there would be no
naturalization records. Jacob married Minnie Eisner in Manhattan in either 1996 or
1997. I have sent for a copy of their marriage record in hopes it will provide
further clues. Minnie was >from Vienna, Austria and had been in the US for
about seven years according to the 1900 census. We think that she was Jewish and
that she may have had a brother who was a rabbi. After their marriage they
lived on 48th Street in Manhattan and later moved to Jersey City, New Jersey.

My father-in-law has Jacob's date of birth recorded in his bible as 13
December and Minnie's as 25 November 1872. On the 1900 census report, these dates
are given as Dec. 1873 and June 1872 respectively so I can't vouch for their
accuracy.

Any opinons and suggstions as to how I should proceed will be most welcome
and greatly appreciated.

Ellen Alexander
Jacksonville, Florida


Jewish newspapers in France #general

Jonathan Newman
 

I am currently trying to trace a member of my family, called Edward NEWMAN,
whom I believe died in France in the early 1970s.

Does anyone know whether there is a French equivalent of the Jewish Chronicle,
which might have carried an obituary of my relative? Alternatively, is there any
possibility that there would have been an obituary in one of the non-Jewish
newspapers?

Many thanks for your help.

Jonathan Newman,
Leeds, England
primpark@...

MODERATOR NOTE: You might find useful information in the French Special Interest
Group (SIG) at: http://www.jewishgen.org/French/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish newspapers in France #general

Jonathan Newman
 

I am currently trying to trace a member of my family, called Edward NEWMAN,
whom I believe died in France in the early 1970s.

Does anyone know whether there is a French equivalent of the Jewish Chronicle,
which might have carried an obituary of my relative? Alternatively, is there any
possibility that there would have been an obituary in one of the non-Jewish
newspapers?

Many thanks for your help.

Jonathan Newman,
Leeds, England
primpark@...

MODERATOR NOTE: You might find useful information in the French Special Interest
Group (SIG) at: http://www.jewishgen.org/French/


U.S. Census Undercounts - Second Enumerations, etc. #general

Randy Stehle
 

United States federal census undercounts have been taken seriously enough
over the years that several second enumerations have been done In 1870,
there were enough complaints about undercounting that the following
localities had a second census taken: Manhattan, Indianapolis, Philadelphia
and Liberty County, Georgia (This list may not be complete It was what I
found on a Google search) In 1880, St Louis had a second enumeration
In 1890, complaints about the fedreal census for parts of New York City were
voiced A special census was undertaken by the police for Manhattan and
parts of the Bronx It was determined that the original census had a 13%
undercount

In an article entitled "Perspectives on Historical US Census Undercounts"
by King & Magnuson, published in the journal "Social Science History" (Vol
19, No 4, Winter 1995, pp 455-466), the authors state that the 1880
census had a 64% undercount I do not have access to this journal If
anyone can locate a copy, I would love to know the authors estimates for
other US censuses

Randy Stehle
San Mateo, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen U.S. Census Undercounts - Second Enumerations, etc. #general

Randy Stehle
 

United States federal census undercounts have been taken seriously enough
over the years that several second enumerations have been done In 1870,
there were enough complaints about undercounting that the following
localities had a second census taken: Manhattan, Indianapolis, Philadelphia
and Liberty County, Georgia (This list may not be complete It was what I
found on a Google search) In 1880, St Louis had a second enumeration
In 1890, complaints about the fedreal census for parts of New York City were
voiced A special census was undertaken by the police for Manhattan and
parts of the Bronx It was determined that the original census had a 13%
undercount

In an article entitled "Perspectives on Historical US Census Undercounts"
by King & Magnuson, published in the journal "Social Science History" (Vol
19, No 4, Winter 1995, pp 455-466), the authors state that the 1880
census had a 64% undercount I do not have access to this journal If
anyone can locate a copy, I would love to know the authors estimates for
other US censuses

Randy Stehle
San Mateo, California


Re: Ellis Island proceedures #general

Al Kaplanapk6797 <apk6797@...>
 

Shalom to fellow Jewishgenners

I am constantly amazed by the durability of the folk myth that "The
names were changed at Ellis Island". Anyone who has accessed the EIDB,
should realize that the ship's manifest (passenger list)
were compiled in Europe, according to the names given and whatever
travel documents were produced.

Several years ago, I took the U.S. Park Service tour at Ellis Island,
and the guide explained the proceedure:

1 Immigrant ships anchored in N.Y. harbor were boarded by immigration
officials, first and second class passengers were cleared, and put on a
ferry to the city.

2 Only steerage passengers were to go to Ellis Island. Numbered tags
were affixed to their clothing, and they were ferried to the Island.

3 When they were brought before an examiner, they were asked (many times
screamed at) their names. The official had all their information before
him, but he was looking for men (generally) who
were trying to enter the U.S. under a false name.

4 After processing, they were ferried to NYC.

It is my feeling that the names were changed shortly after entering the
U.S.. Perhaps an old timer (someone who came 6 months before you did?)
took you aside and said that your name was too
long, too Jewish, or whatever, and to become Americanized sooner, you
should change it. In an era, when you were basically, what you called
yourself, it was an easy transition

To me, this explanation makes as much sense, as anything else I've
heard, and perhaps the folk myth could be put to rest

Al Kaplan
Boynton Beach,Fl


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ellis Island proceedures #general

Al Kaplanapk6797 <apk6797@...>
 

Shalom to fellow Jewishgenners

I am constantly amazed by the durability of the folk myth that "The
names were changed at Ellis Island". Anyone who has accessed the EIDB,
should realize that the ship's manifest (passenger list)
were compiled in Europe, according to the names given and whatever
travel documents were produced.

Several years ago, I took the U.S. Park Service tour at Ellis Island,
and the guide explained the proceedure:

1 Immigrant ships anchored in N.Y. harbor were boarded by immigration
officials, first and second class passengers were cleared, and put on a
ferry to the city.

2 Only steerage passengers were to go to Ellis Island. Numbered tags
were affixed to their clothing, and they were ferried to the Island.

3 When they were brought before an examiner, they were asked (many times
screamed at) their names. The official had all their information before
him, but he was looking for men (generally) who
were trying to enter the U.S. under a false name.

4 After processing, they were ferried to NYC.

It is my feeling that the names were changed shortly after entering the
U.S.. Perhaps an old timer (someone who came 6 months before you did?)
took you aside and said that your name was too
long, too Jewish, or whatever, and to become Americanized sooner, you
should change it. In an era, when you were basically, what you called
yourself, it was an easy transition

To me, this explanation makes as much sense, as anything else I've
heard, and perhaps the folk myth could be put to rest

Al Kaplan
Boynton Beach,Fl


Re: Ettlinger #germany

Christopher Kuehn <ckuehn@...>
 

A recent post to the list mentioned Dr. Shlomo Ettlinger. Who is Dr.
Shlomo Ettlinger? I ask because, I was given correspondence between a
relative and Dr. Fritz Ettlinger which appears to indicate that Dr.
Ettlinger was working on retrieving genealogical information on his behalf.

The correspondence dates >from June 1935 and the letterhead identifies
Dr. Fritz Ettlinger as Rechtsanwalt und Notar in Frankfurt.

The last letter states "hier untersuche ich jetzt weiter" however I have
no follow ups. If indeed this Dr. Ettlinger is the same person as
Shlomo Ettlinger, is there a repository of Dr. Ettlinger's research that
could be accessed? I would love to see if he had done further work on
the origins of the SPANGENTHAL family.

Cheers, Christopher Kuehn <ckuehn@...>


German SIG #Germany Re: Ettlinger #germany

Christopher Kuehn <ckuehn@...>
 

A recent post to the list mentioned Dr. Shlomo Ettlinger. Who is Dr.
Shlomo Ettlinger? I ask because, I was given correspondence between a
relative and Dr. Fritz Ettlinger which appears to indicate that Dr.
Ettlinger was working on retrieving genealogical information on his behalf.

The correspondence dates >from June 1935 and the letterhead identifies
Dr. Fritz Ettlinger as Rechtsanwalt und Notar in Frankfurt.

The last letter states "hier untersuche ich jetzt weiter" however I have
no follow ups. If indeed this Dr. Ettlinger is the same person as
Shlomo Ettlinger, is there a repository of Dr. Ettlinger's research that
could be accessed? I would love to see if he had done further work on
the origins of the SPANGENTHAL family.

Cheers, Christopher Kuehn <ckuehn@...>


Seek REINHAUS et al #germany

melchior <mlchior@...>
 

Dear GerSig,
I am seeking for the descendants of:
Melchior LEESER also named Menachem LAZARUS born in Sendenhorst, son of
Lazarus Jacob Hirsch and married Suesschen Julie MELCHIOR born in Bork ABT.
1764. They adopt the surname REINHAUS.

Known children of the couple:

Leeser REINHAUS married Bertha MEYER, 18 November 1834.
Bona REINHAUS married Isaac MENDEL, 15 February 1837

Best regards, Shlomo Melchior Arad Israel <mlchior@...>


German SIG #Germany Seek REINHAUS et al #germany

melchior <mlchior@...>
 

Dear GerSig,
I am seeking for the descendants of:
Melchior LEESER also named Menachem LAZARUS born in Sendenhorst, son of
Lazarus Jacob Hirsch and married Suesschen Julie MELCHIOR born in Bork ABT.
1764. They adopt the surname REINHAUS.

Known children of the couple:

Leeser REINHAUS married Bertha MEYER, 18 November 1834.
Bona REINHAUS married Isaac MENDEL, 15 February 1837

Best regards, Shlomo Melchior Arad Israel <mlchior@...>


new article #belarus

Fran Bock
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

Please click on the link below:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm

for a special contribution by Vitaly Charny, who has translated the budget
for the city of Minsk for the year 1877.



Frances A. Bock, Ph.D.
Editor, Belarus SIG Newsletter


Lodgings in Riga #latvia

joan goldstein <robertg@...>
 

I am planning a trip to Riga for the last week of June. I would =
appreciate suggestions for clean quiet lodgings.=20

Thank you.

Joan Moskowitz Goldstein
Jerusalem, Israel (formerly New York City)
Email replies to joan@...
Researching descendants of :
GUTMAN, BASCH of =A0Siemiatycze of=A0=A0 Bialystok region of Grodno =
Gubernia (now Poland).
MORSCHOVITZ, RABINOWITZ of Glazmanka (Gostini)=A0 Vitebsk Gubernia =A0 =
(now Latvia).