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International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #usa

Gary Mokotoff- <mokotoff@...>
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September 2006 with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is: info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff Member of Founding Committee


Early American SIG #USA International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #usa

Gary Mokotoff- <mokotoff@...>
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September 2006 with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is: info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff Member of Founding Committee


International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

from Gary Mokotoff:
*******************

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff
Member of Founding Committee


International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

from Gary Mokotoff:
*******************

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff
Member of Founding Committee


International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

from Gary Mokotoff:
*******************

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff
Member of Founding Committee


Belarus SIG #Belarus International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

from Gary Mokotoff:
*******************

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff
Member of Founding Committee


Latvia SIG #Latvia International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

from Gary Mokotoff:
*******************

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff
Member of Founding Committee


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

from Gary Mokotoff:
*******************

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff
Member of Founding Committee


Hebrew (Yiddish??) translation needed ViewMate #general

dayna reader <zoeys_mom@...>
 

hello all,

I have posted on viewmate one page (titles "the family
LIOND") >from the Yizkor book of Olshany (Golshany,
Holsany), now in Belarus.

This may give me a clue about some of my family who
came >from there.

Also, I will gladly donate the translation to
JewishGen (of course with full credit to the
translator) so that others may benefit.

it is VM 7476 and is located here:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7476

Please reply privately, and much thanks to anyone who
can help (even if you can only translate a portion of
it).

Dayna Chalif
CA USA

MODERATOR NOTE: For more information on the Yizkor Book Project,
see http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ .


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew (Yiddish??) translation needed ViewMate #general

dayna reader <zoeys_mom@...>
 

hello all,

I have posted on viewmate one page (titles "the family
LIOND") >from the Yizkor book of Olshany (Golshany,
Holsany), now in Belarus.

This may give me a clue about some of my family who
came >from there.

Also, I will gladly donate the translation to
JewishGen (of course with full credit to the
translator) so that others may benefit.

it is VM 7476 and is located here:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7476

Please reply privately, and much thanks to anyone who
can help (even if you can only translate a portion of
it).

Dayna Chalif
CA USA

MODERATOR NOTE: For more information on the Yizkor Book Project,
see http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ .


Re: Terezin ghetto 1942 #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Caroline Ranald Curvan is looking for any survivors
who might recall meeting a David Jan ZINKER in
Terezin. He was a chemical engineer who had studied at
the German Technical University in Prague and was
deported to Terezin on 26 Feb. 1942. >from there, he
was sent to Maly Trostinec on 25 August 1942.

There is a photograph of a very handsome young man [in
his late 20s or early 30s] walking down a street in ???
on the Yad Vashem site. >from the cut of his suit and that
of the passer-by, I would imagine that this photograph
was taken in the late 1930s and David was born ca
1910-1914. This would help anyone identify him. David
is indexed under the family name TZINKER and we read
he was born in Poland [so it is not surprising that I
could find no ZINKER/TZINKER in Bohemia in the 1793
census, although there is one ZENKER family].

The testimony, in Hebrew, was submitted by his
sister-in-law in Israel in 1999 and there are contact
details.

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Terezin ghetto 1942 #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Caroline Ranald Curvan is looking for any survivors
who might recall meeting a David Jan ZINKER in
Terezin. He was a chemical engineer who had studied at
the German Technical University in Prague and was
deported to Terezin on 26 Feb. 1942. >from there, he
was sent to Maly Trostinec on 25 August 1942.

There is a photograph of a very handsome young man [in
his late 20s or early 30s] walking down a street in ???
on the Yad Vashem site. >from the cut of his suit and that
of the passer-by, I would imagine that this photograph
was taken in the late 1930s and David was born ca
1910-1914. This would help anyone identify him. David
is indexed under the family name TZINKER and we read
he was born in Poland [so it is not surprising that I
could find no ZINKER/TZINKER in Bohemia in the 1793
census, although there is one ZENKER family].

The testimony, in Hebrew, was submitted by his
sister-in-law in Israel in 1999 and there are contact
details.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Immigration ID #belarus

Harold Stein <hal2202@...>
 

Hello All:
I have a question re the immigration process,
particularly during the early part of the last
century. Does anyone know whether, when the process
was completed for an individual, the immigrant was
given some type of document attesting to the fact
that he or she was approved for admission to the USA
as an immigrant---a document that the immigrant could
use as ID to prove legal residence in the country? If
so, I wonder how copies of such documents for specific
individuals could be obtained.

Hal Stein
Sacramento, CA

Searching:
SHAPIRO: Avram; SHAPIRO: Gedalyah; ALON or ELIN--Minsk Gubernya
SMOSKOWITZ: Jacob and Libby--Riga/Griva (Latvia)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Immigration ID #belarus

Harold Stein <hal2202@...>
 

Hello All:
I have a question re the immigration process,
particularly during the early part of the last
century. Does anyone know whether, when the process
was completed for an individual, the immigrant was
given some type of document attesting to the fact
that he or she was approved for admission to the USA
as an immigrant---a document that the immigrant could
use as ID to prove legal residence in the country? If
so, I wonder how copies of such documents for specific
individuals could be obtained.

Hal Stein
Sacramento, CA

Searching:
SHAPIRO: Avram; SHAPIRO: Gedalyah; ALON or ELIN--Minsk Gubernya
SMOSKOWITZ: Jacob and Libby--Riga/Griva (Latvia)


Mystery of the Child Left Behind. #general

K Beach <proteantime@...>
 

Dear friends,

I wanted to just give you a quick update to say thank you for all your
helpful advice.

Although I'm still no closer to definitely being able to establish where I
might find Eugen's whereabouts after his birth in 1872/3 in Hamburg, I have
come across some information about Siegmund Oppenheim his father.

I should say however, that this is actually a leap of faith! I discovered
while searching for some record online of a Siegmund Oppenheim, that a
gentleman with the same name existed in Germany and was the co-developer in
a large abrasives company called VSM which still exists to this day.

Most of the information about him is contained in books (in German) that I
do not have access to and I'm hoping someone in Germany or with access to a
library may be able to help me find out more about this VSM Siegmund
Oppenheim. This is what I know:

Company Profile
Name: VSM • Vereinigte Schmirgelund
Maschinen-Fabriken AG
Founded: 1864
by Siegmund Oppenheim
and Siegmund Seeligmann

Vereinigte Schmirgel- und Maschinen-Fabriken AG vormals Oppenheimer & Co.
und Schlesinger & Co. Hannover-Hainholz 1931 Aktie 100 RM Gründung 1898
unter Übernahme der Firmen S. Oppenheim & Co. in Hannover (gegr. 1864)
und Schlesinger & Co. in Harburg.

This German text is below a photograph taken of this Siegmund Oppenheim and
was sent to me by the archivist at VSM in Hannover. Unfortunately, she
tells me they did not have any other information on file about him, other
than a portrait photograph of a Max Oppenheim next to a man called H
Friederichs.

I would love to know who these gentlemen were, and whether there is some
information about their involvement in the development of industry in
Hannover and Harburg. Harburg itself fascinates me as I had not previously
been aware of such a place and I'm wondering if the census returns for our
Siegmund stating that he was >from "Hamburg" might not have been Harburg
mistranscribed.

thanks in advance for any help and time and energy in this clue.

warmest wishes
Kirsten Beach


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mystery of the Child Left Behind. #general

K Beach <proteantime@...>
 

Dear friends,

I wanted to just give you a quick update to say thank you for all your
helpful advice.

Although I'm still no closer to definitely being able to establish where I
might find Eugen's whereabouts after his birth in 1872/3 in Hamburg, I have
come across some information about Siegmund Oppenheim his father.

I should say however, that this is actually a leap of faith! I discovered
while searching for some record online of a Siegmund Oppenheim, that a
gentleman with the same name existed in Germany and was the co-developer in
a large abrasives company called VSM which still exists to this day.

Most of the information about him is contained in books (in German) that I
do not have access to and I'm hoping someone in Germany or with access to a
library may be able to help me find out more about this VSM Siegmund
Oppenheim. This is what I know:

Company Profile
Name: VSM • Vereinigte Schmirgelund
Maschinen-Fabriken AG
Founded: 1864
by Siegmund Oppenheim
and Siegmund Seeligmann

Vereinigte Schmirgel- und Maschinen-Fabriken AG vormals Oppenheimer & Co.
und Schlesinger & Co. Hannover-Hainholz 1931 Aktie 100 RM Gründung 1898
unter Übernahme der Firmen S. Oppenheim & Co. in Hannover (gegr. 1864)
und Schlesinger & Co. in Harburg.

This German text is below a photograph taken of this Siegmund Oppenheim and
was sent to me by the archivist at VSM in Hannover. Unfortunately, she
tells me they did not have any other information on file about him, other
than a portrait photograph of a Max Oppenheim next to a man called H
Friederichs.

I would love to know who these gentlemen were, and whether there is some
information about their involvement in the development of industry in
Hannover and Harburg. Harburg itself fascinates me as I had not previously
been aware of such a place and I'm wondering if the census returns for our
Siegmund stating that he was >from "Hamburg" might not have been Harburg
mistranscribed.

thanks in advance for any help and time and energy in this clue.

warmest wishes
Kirsten Beach


Re: Czech geography 1938 - 1942 #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Caroline Ranald Curvan has received information from
the Red Cross regarding her gt-uncle, David Jan
ZINKER. Several locations are mentioned with which she
is not familiar, namely:

1. In 1938 the Prague Police Directorate listed his
home-residence as Drozdova, region Horovice.

2. On 23 February 1942, an investigation was declared
for him because he did not show up at the "Jewish Camp
at Kladen". Caroline asks: What/where was this? At the
time, he was registered as living in Dobrin, region
Roundice-nad-Lubem [see correct spelling below - CM ].
Again, Caroline asks: Where is this?

3 days later, on 26 February 1942, he was deported to
Terezin and >from there to Maly Trostinec.

The first thing I would like to tell Caroline is that
there is a Jewishgen Special Interest Group {SIG}
called Austria-Czech specifically for this region of
the world [Habsburg-Empire region of Austria per se -
as well as Bohemia and Moravia - Czech Republic].
There, she is much more likely to find expert help and
family links than on the General Discussion Group. We
have over 700 helpful and very knowledgeable members
all over the world:
http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/

Secondly, Bohemia and Moravia had some of the earliest
established Jewish settlements in Europe so the title
of this posting is something of a misnomer!

Horovice is a town 50 km SW of Prague [Bohemia] in the
Berouner Kreis [district]. It was known in German in
the 1700s as Horzowitz [possible origin of Horowitz/
Horvitz] and Jews had lived there since the 1400s, but
were then driven out. At the end of the 18th century
there was a tiny population of Jews - only 4 Jewish
families resided in the town and the villages
surrounding it. The ZINKER family was not there at the
time or anywhere in the Berouner Kreis.

Roudnice nad Labem [note the correct spelling] is
known as Raudnitz in German and lies on the River Elbe
[Labem]. It is 40km NNW of Prague [Bohemia] in the
Rakonitzer Kreis. Jews had lived there since the
mid-1500s. Again, I cannot find any ZINKER families
there in the late 1700s.

Re Kladen: I presume this refers to Kladno in the
Rakonitzer Kreis; 23 Km WNW of Prague: see points 4:11

http://tinyurl.co.uk/cmdl

Tragically, Terezin and Maly Trostinec need no
discussion on this forum - their horrors have been
well-documented.

Celia Male [U.K.]

MODERATOR NOTE: The TinyURL leads to The Dachau Concentration Camp
Memorial Site.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Czech geography 1938 - 1942 #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Caroline Ranald Curvan has received information from
the Red Cross regarding her gt-uncle, David Jan
ZINKER. Several locations are mentioned with which she
is not familiar, namely:

1. In 1938 the Prague Police Directorate listed his
home-residence as Drozdova, region Horovice.

2. On 23 February 1942, an investigation was declared
for him because he did not show up at the "Jewish Camp
at Kladen". Caroline asks: What/where was this? At the
time, he was registered as living in Dobrin, region
Roundice-nad-Lubem [see correct spelling below - CM ].
Again, Caroline asks: Where is this?

3 days later, on 26 February 1942, he was deported to
Terezin and >from there to Maly Trostinec.

The first thing I would like to tell Caroline is that
there is a Jewishgen Special Interest Group {SIG}
called Austria-Czech specifically for this region of
the world [Habsburg-Empire region of Austria per se -
as well as Bohemia and Moravia - Czech Republic].
There, she is much more likely to find expert help and
family links than on the General Discussion Group. We
have over 700 helpful and very knowledgeable members
all over the world:
http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/

Secondly, Bohemia and Moravia had some of the earliest
established Jewish settlements in Europe so the title
of this posting is something of a misnomer!

Horovice is a town 50 km SW of Prague [Bohemia] in the
Berouner Kreis [district]. It was known in German in
the 1700s as Horzowitz [possible origin of Horowitz/
Horvitz] and Jews had lived there since the 1400s, but
were then driven out. At the end of the 18th century
there was a tiny population of Jews - only 4 Jewish
families resided in the town and the villages
surrounding it. The ZINKER family was not there at the
time or anywhere in the Berouner Kreis.

Roudnice nad Labem [note the correct spelling] is
known as Raudnitz in German and lies on the River Elbe
[Labem]. It is 40km NNW of Prague [Bohemia] in the
Rakonitzer Kreis. Jews had lived there since the
mid-1500s. Again, I cannot find any ZINKER families
there in the late 1700s.

Re Kladen: I presume this refers to Kladno in the
Rakonitzer Kreis; 23 Km WNW of Prague: see points 4:11

http://tinyurl.co.uk/cmdl

Tragically, Terezin and Maly Trostinec need no
discussion on this forum - their horrors have been
well-documented.

Celia Male [U.K.]

MODERATOR NOTE: The TinyURL leads to The Dachau Concentration Camp
Memorial Site.


Photo of children in a Tarbut school in Pumpian (Pumpenai). #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

For those of you who have family >from Pumpenai, there is a very
interesting photo of children in a Tarbut school in Pumpian
(Pumpenai), which you can view on ViewMate.

The ViewMate&nbsp; address is
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

File number VM7485

I took a photo of this photo, while I was in Israel last year.
None of my own family came >from Pumpian.

Enjoy, Barry Mann


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Photo of children in a Tarbut school in Pumpian (Pumpenai). #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

For those of you who have family >from Pumpenai, there is a very
interesting photo of children in a Tarbut school in Pumpian
(Pumpenai), which you can view on ViewMate.

The ViewMate&nbsp; address is
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

File number VM7485

I took a photo of this photo, while I was in Israel last year.
None of my own family came >from Pumpian.

Enjoy, Barry Mann