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Correction to Seeking Information On Kolomea Administrative District Communities #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

The URL I gave in my previous message on this subject for the listing
of towns and villages in the KAD had a typo error. Very sorry.
The corrected URL is www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kolomea/towns.htm.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@...
Silver Spring, MD USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correction to Seeking Information On Kolomea Administrative District Communities #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

The URL I gave in my previous message on this subject for the listing
of towns and villages in the KAD had a typo error. Very sorry.
The corrected URL is www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kolomea/towns.htm.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@...
Silver Spring, MD USA


German->English translation of Danzig Jewish history and Napoleonic Danzig articles #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Would anyone like to translate >from German to English part or all of the
following articles?

1) "Zur Geschichte der Juden in Danzig," by Dr. Abraham Stein, from
Monatsschrift fuer Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums, year 6 (1857),
Nr. 6,7,9,11, 42 pages

2) "Aus Danzig," by Anonymous?, >from Sulamith, year 2 (1808), Nr. 1, 16
pages

The first article was, apparently, the first published history of Danzig
Jewry. Its author, Dr. Abraham Stein, was the first liberal rabbi in Danzig
(in Altschottland).

The second article deals with Danzig during the Napoleonic era, which had a
large impact on the lives of the Jews living there (I do not know to what
extent this impact is described in the article). The article comes >from the
important magazine Sulamith, the first German-language magazine directed to
a Jewish audience.

I can provide these articles as .PDF files. A translator had volunteered,
but was unable to do the work due to other committments, which is why I am
re-posting about these articles (also, we have many new members, who might
not have been subscribed during the initial post). Translations would
appear on our website.

If you are interested, please contact me for further details.

Thanks very much and best regards,

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


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland German->English translation of Danzig Jewish history and Napoleonic Danzig articles #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Would anyone like to translate >from German to English part or all of the
following articles?

1) "Zur Geschichte der Juden in Danzig," by Dr. Abraham Stein, from
Monatsschrift fuer Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums, year 6 (1857),
Nr. 6,7,9,11, 42 pages

2) "Aus Danzig," by Anonymous?, >from Sulamith, year 2 (1808), Nr. 1, 16
pages

The first article was, apparently, the first published history of Danzig
Jewry. Its author, Dr. Abraham Stein, was the first liberal rabbi in Danzig
(in Altschottland).

The second article deals with Danzig during the Napoleonic era, which had a
large impact on the lives of the Jews living there (I do not know to what
extent this impact is described in the article). The article comes >from the
important magazine Sulamith, the first German-language magazine directed to
a Jewish audience.

I can provide these articles as .PDF files. A translator had volunteered,
but was unable to do the work due to other committments, which is why I am
re-posting about these articles (also, we have many new members, who might
not have been subscribed during the initial post). Translations would
appear on our website.

If you are interested, please contact me for further details.

Thanks very much and best regards,

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


Slobodka #belarus

Jon Seligman
 

Slobodka means, as far as I can tell a small town or village, often close to
or beside a larger town (e.g. Slobodka beside Kovno). My family is from
Slobodka near Braslaw (quite some distance >from Vilna) for which I have a
list of families prior to 1942 living in the village. There are no Simons
or Wellikoffs in the list and I think they probably should be sort in one of
the other Slobodkas.

Jon Seligman
researching:
SELIGMAN / ZELIKMAN in Slobodka; LEDERMAN in Seduva; JOFFE /
SCHWARTZMAN/YACHAD in Kraslava; GILLIS in Kretinga; SANDMAN in Koenigsberg,
Newcastle


Meeting - JGS - Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) & Area - Wed, April 26 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Ina Levitt-Yanover
 

Meeting
Jewish Genealogical Society- Hamilton & Area
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Temple Anshe Sholom
215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton, ON

Every week, people around the world suddenly discover their Jewish
roots.
Peter Jassem's lecture will reveal the reasons for the involuntary loss
of
Jewish identity after the war and provide examples of reconnecting to
Jewish
roots, and the psychological and practical consequences thereof.
Examples,
including Peter's own experiences, will illustrate the methods used to
trace
one's Jewish roots and how their discovery evolved. Peter's presentation
will also encompass ways of searching for lost relatives, whether
Holocaust
survivors or their descendants living under an assumed or imposed false
identity.

Raised as a Christian, Peter Jassem suspected that his roots were
Jewish for
some time and was able to confirm this in 1995. During the following 18
months he located 1500 names of Jewish ancestors or relatives. He
became an
active board member of the JGS of Canada (Toronto) and is now on the
board
of JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and the Canadian Foundation for Polish
Studies. Since 2002 he has served as president of the Polish-Jewish
Heritage
Foundation of Canada. He has written articles for genealogical
newsletters,
lectured on genealogy and participated in various projects. He was the
program chair of the 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy, Toronto, 2002.

Please join us for this presentation Discovering Jewish Roots of People
raised as Non-Jews. Admission for non - members is $5 which will be
applied
when joining in the same membership year.

Ina Levitt-Yanover
Hamilton, ON, Canada
inaly3@...
www.jgsh.org newsletter@...

Researching:
LEVITT- Seda, Lithuania to South Africa to Paterson, New Jersey to
Hamilton, Ontario; ZICK - Libau, Latvia to South Africa
ADNO/ADLER - Riga, Latvia to South Africa & Brooklyn, New York to
Hamilton, Ontario; GRINKER - Paterson, New Jersey
SZNIFER/SHNIFER/GOLDHAR - Staszow, Poland to Toronto, Ontario & Sao
Paulo, Brazil to Hamilton, Ontario
GOLDMAN/ISMOCHOVITZ - Lomza, Poland to London (Spitalfields), England
to Hamilton, Ontario to Buffalo, New York to Hamilton
EISENSTADT/AYZENSTADT - Bobruisk, Russia to Toronto, Ontario to
Hamilton, Ontario
YANOVER - Nasielsk, Poland to Hamilton, Ontario & Chicago,
Illinois;GROSS - Kielce, Poland to Toronto & London to Hamilton,Ontario


Belarus SIG #Belarus Slobodka #belarus

Jon Seligman
 

Slobodka means, as far as I can tell a small town or village, often close to
or beside a larger town (e.g. Slobodka beside Kovno). My family is from
Slobodka near Braslaw (quite some distance >from Vilna) for which I have a
list of families prior to 1942 living in the village. There are no Simons
or Wellikoffs in the list and I think they probably should be sort in one of
the other Slobodkas.

Jon Seligman
researching:
SELIGMAN / ZELIKMAN in Slobodka; LEDERMAN in Seduva; JOFFE /
SCHWARTZMAN/YACHAD in Kraslava; GILLIS in Kretinga; SANDMAN in Koenigsberg,
Newcastle


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Meeting - JGS - Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) & Area - Wed, April 26 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Ina Levitt-Yanover
 

Meeting
Jewish Genealogical Society- Hamilton & Area
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Temple Anshe Sholom
215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton, ON

Every week, people around the world suddenly discover their Jewish
roots.
Peter Jassem's lecture will reveal the reasons for the involuntary loss
of
Jewish identity after the war and provide examples of reconnecting to
Jewish
roots, and the psychological and practical consequences thereof.
Examples,
including Peter's own experiences, will illustrate the methods used to
trace
one's Jewish roots and how their discovery evolved. Peter's presentation
will also encompass ways of searching for lost relatives, whether
Holocaust
survivors or their descendants living under an assumed or imposed false
identity.

Raised as a Christian, Peter Jassem suspected that his roots were
Jewish for
some time and was able to confirm this in 1995. During the following 18
months he located 1500 names of Jewish ancestors or relatives. He
became an
active board member of the JGS of Canada (Toronto) and is now on the
board
of JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and the Canadian Foundation for Polish
Studies. Since 2002 he has served as president of the Polish-Jewish
Heritage
Foundation of Canada. He has written articles for genealogical
newsletters,
lectured on genealogy and participated in various projects. He was the
program chair of the 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy, Toronto, 2002.

Please join us for this presentation Discovering Jewish Roots of People
raised as Non-Jews. Admission for non - members is $5 which will be
applied
when joining in the same membership year.

Ina Levitt-Yanover
Hamilton, ON, Canada
inaly3@...
www.jgsh.org newsletter@...

Researching:
LEVITT- Seda, Lithuania to South Africa to Paterson, New Jersey to
Hamilton, Ontario; ZICK - Libau, Latvia to South Africa
ADNO/ADLER - Riga, Latvia to South Africa & Brooklyn, New York to
Hamilton, Ontario; GRINKER - Paterson, New Jersey
SZNIFER/SHNIFER/GOLDHAR - Staszow, Poland to Toronto, Ontario & Sao
Paulo, Brazil to Hamilton, Ontario
GOLDMAN/ISMOCHOVITZ - Lomza, Poland to London (Spitalfields), England
to Hamilton, Ontario to Buffalo, New York to Hamilton
EISENSTADT/AYZENSTADT - Bobruisk, Russia to Toronto, Ontario to
Hamilton, Ontario
YANOVER - Nasielsk, Poland to Hamilton, Ontario & Chicago,
Illinois;GROSS - Kielce, Poland to Toronto & London to Hamilton,Ontario


Fw: Jennie SHIFFMAN #general

Helen Nussbaum Reiss <helen@...>
 

Dear Genners:

Oops mistake. I meant Jennie SHIFFMAN passed away in February 2005 not 2006.

Please forgive my mistake.

Helen Nussbaum Reiss
Helen@...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Helen Nussbaum Reiss" <helen@...>

Dear Genners:

Can someone who is going to the Chevrah Kadisha G'Hash A Cemetery,
Hertzelia, Israel, please take a photo of the tombstone of my aunt, Jennie
Shiffman, who passed away in February 2006, please?

Please e-mail me directly for more information.

Thank you in advance,

Helen Nussbaum Reiss


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fw: Jennie SHIFFMAN #general

Helen Nussbaum Reiss <helen@...>
 

Dear Genners:

Oops mistake. I meant Jennie SHIFFMAN passed away in February 2005 not 2006.

Please forgive my mistake.

Helen Nussbaum Reiss
Helen@...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Helen Nussbaum Reiss" <helen@...>

Dear Genners:

Can someone who is going to the Chevrah Kadisha G'Hash A Cemetery,
Hertzelia, Israel, please take a photo of the tombstone of my aunt, Jennie
Shiffman, who passed away in February 2006, please?

Please e-mail me directly for more information.

Thank you in advance,

Helen Nussbaum Reiss


Celia SIMON partner (Chicago-Los Angeles) #general

Ruth Hyman <ruth.hyman@...>
 

Dear Genners:
I am overwhelmed with the response to my query searching for Celia
Simon's husband. Thank you all so much. So that no one else does any
unnecessayr work -I have her death certificate and her husband is not
buried with her. That is my problem. I have access to the census and
still need to play in 1920. She must have married about 1906 and
probably lived in Chicago then. They went to CA 1923-1924 and she died
there in 1960.
Thanks so much,
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Celia SIMON partner (Chicago-Los Angeles) #general

Ruth Hyman <ruth.hyman@...>
 

Dear Genners:
I am overwhelmed with the response to my query searching for Celia
Simon's husband. Thank you all so much. So that no one else does any
unnecessayr work -I have her death certificate and her husband is not
buried with her. That is my problem. I have access to the census and
still need to play in 1920. She must have married about 1906 and
probably lived in Chicago then. They went to CA 1923-1924 and she died
there in 1960.
Thanks so much,
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY


Re: Entire Russian Town converting - "Sobotniks"? #general

Lehava Falkson
 

I am not sure about the exact details, but there is a famous group of
Russian nationals, who did *not* officially convert, (through a beit din) but
started to live like Jews. They were called "Sobotniks", because they kept
the Shabbat. They did live in specific communities. I am not sure whether
the Jewish community accepted them as Jews. Some were among the early
settlers of the Land of Isreal.
Maybe this is what the writer of the original message is referring to.

Lehava Falkson
Johannesburg, South Africa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Entire Russian Town converting - "Sobotniks"? #general

Lehava Falkson
 

I am not sure about the exact details, but there is a famous group of
Russian nationals, who did *not* officially convert, (through a beit din) but
started to live like Jews. They were called "Sobotniks", because they kept
the Shabbat. They did live in specific communities. I am not sure whether
the Jewish community accepted them as Jews. Some were among the early
settlers of the Land of Isreal.
Maybe this is what the writer of the original message is referring to.

Lehava Falkson
Johannesburg, South Africa


Holocaust Memorials of Eastern Europe #general

steve725@...
 

Greetings,

On this day of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), I would like to announce
my new online exhibition "Holocaust Memorials of Eastern Europe." This is a
"sister" exhibition to one place online some time ago entitled "Holocaust
Memorials of New York and New Jersey." The latter is a photographic display of
more than one-hundred and fifty memorials that have been erected in many of the
cemeteries in the New York-New Jersey metro area. I am also planning similar
exhibitions of memorials in Canada, Western Europe, and elsewhere in the world.

In the exhibition that I am announcing today, there are photographs of Holocaust
memorials located in more than sixty towns and cities in Eastern Europe, >from
countries such as Poland, the Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, Hungary, Romania and
Latvia.

Most of the Museum's online exhibitions are updated as new material is acquired.
In this regard, I wish to acquire more such photographs of Holocaust memorials
from other locations (taken anywhere at all in the world), so that they may be
added to the aforementioned exhibitions and any other ones that will be
constructed in the future.

The website link to the two exhibitions mentioned can be found on the Museum's
Site Map page under the title of "The Shoah." The link for the Site Map is
found at the top of the main page; the URL for the site is
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com. Please spend some time when you can and take
a close look at what else the museum has to offer.
I hope that you will be as moved by seeing these memorials and reading their
inscriptions as I was.

Best regards,
Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust Memorials of Eastern Europe #general

steve725@...
 

Greetings,

On this day of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), I would like to announce
my new online exhibition "Holocaust Memorials of Eastern Europe." This is a
"sister" exhibition to one place online some time ago entitled "Holocaust
Memorials of New York and New Jersey." The latter is a photographic display of
more than one-hundred and fifty memorials that have been erected in many of the
cemeteries in the New York-New Jersey metro area. I am also planning similar
exhibitions of memorials in Canada, Western Europe, and elsewhere in the world.

In the exhibition that I am announcing today, there are photographs of Holocaust
memorials located in more than sixty towns and cities in Eastern Europe, >from
countries such as Poland, the Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, Hungary, Romania and
Latvia.

Most of the Museum's online exhibitions are updated as new material is acquired.
In this regard, I wish to acquire more such photographs of Holocaust memorials
from other locations (taken anywhere at all in the world), so that they may be
added to the aforementioned exhibitions and any other ones that will be
constructed in the future.

The website link to the two exhibitions mentioned can be found on the Museum's
Site Map page under the title of "The Shoah." The link for the Site Map is
found at the top of the main page; the URL for the site is
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com. Please spend some time when you can and take
a close look at what else the museum has to offer.
I hope that you will be as moved by seeing these memorials and reading their
inscriptions as I was.

Best regards,
Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Re: Kalman as a given name #general

Henry Beller
 

With respect to "Kalman as a given name" I have a personal stake. I am Kalman,
grandson of kalman. The family traces to a Polish Stetl but there are no known
Hungarian influences.

I read some time ago one of the volumes tracing Jewish names that reported
'Kalman' as deriving >from Kalonymos, which I then translated as beautiful name.
The Kala/kali/cali prefix is the root for calligraphy, calisthenics and others.
Besides, when the Greeks wanted to say 'good name' they had a perfectly useful
term, euonymos, still used for a useful family of garden shrubs. The 'good' and
the 'beautiful' may not be so distinctly different in the Jewish mind.

Respectfully,

Kalman Beller


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kalman as a given name #general

Henry Beller
 

With respect to "Kalman as a given name" I have a personal stake. I am Kalman,
grandson of kalman. The family traces to a Polish Stetl but there are no known
Hungarian influences.

I read some time ago one of the volumes tracing Jewish names that reported
'Kalman' as deriving >from Kalonymos, which I then translated as beautiful name.
The Kala/kali/cali prefix is the root for calligraphy, calisthenics and others.
Besides, when the Greeks wanted to say 'good name' they had a perfectly useful
term, euonymos, still used for a useful family of garden shrubs. The 'good' and
the 'beautiful' may not be so distinctly different in the Jewish mind.

Respectfully,

Kalman Beller


Re: Florida Death Certificate Images #general

Ted <tmargulis@...>
 

Rochelle Gershenow asked: "A while back I found a site that allowed me to
see, online, the image of actual death certificates for individuals who died
in Dade County, FL."

You are probably referring to this web site, Rochelle:

www.doh.state.fl.us/

You have to do some searching, but I found a number of death certificate
images though none were Jewish, as far as what I could tell. However, there
are lots of links to explore.

Another URL is http://www.rootsweb.com/~fldade/
again you need to explore.

Warm Regards,
Ted Margulis
Palm Desert, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Florida Death Certificate Images #general

Ted <tmargulis@...>
 

Rochelle Gershenow asked: "A while back I found a site that allowed me to
see, online, the image of actual death certificates for individuals who died
in Dade County, FL."

You are probably referring to this web site, Rochelle:

www.doh.state.fl.us/

You have to do some searching, but I found a number of death certificate
images though none were Jewish, as far as what I could tell. However, there
are lots of links to explore.

Another URL is http://www.rootsweb.com/~fldade/
again you need to explore.

Warm Regards,
Ted Margulis
Palm Desert, CA