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Re: Volyhna Russia/Ukraine #general

Jane Rosen Berenbeim
 

Volhynia was the name of a gubernia (province) in the Russian Empire,
west and a little north of Kiev gubernia (in which the city of Kiev was
located). It was not uncommon, I think, for people to list the region
rather than town as place of origin.

Jane Rosen Berenbeim
New York City


Italian Gen database updated -- now has New York death certificate index through 1948 #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

I want to point out that our Italian (and other) cousins at the Italian
Genealogical Group have continued to add to their databases, which now
includes death indices for New York City through 1948 and covers all the
death certificates available at the New York City Municipal Archives.

Thanks to them we can now almost always get death certificate numbers
and then order the certificates >from the Municipal Archives without
worrying whether the clerks can locate it -- and do it >from home.

The direct link to the databases is at
http://www.italiangen.org/databaselist.stm but the connection to it via
Steve Morse's site at stevemorse.org offers additional searching
capacities.

With hopes for successful searching for all,

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Volyhna Russia/Ukraine #general

Jane Rosen Berenbeim
 

Volhynia was the name of a gubernia (province) in the Russian Empire,
west and a little north of Kiev gubernia (in which the city of Kiev was
located). It was not uncommon, I think, for people to list the region
rather than town as place of origin.

Jane Rosen Berenbeim
New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Italian Gen database updated -- now has New York death certificate index through 1948 #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

I want to point out that our Italian (and other) cousins at the Italian
Genealogical Group have continued to add to their databases, which now
includes death indices for New York City through 1948 and covers all the
death certificates available at the New York City Municipal Archives.

Thanks to them we can now almost always get death certificate numbers
and then order the certificates >from the Municipal Archives without
worrying whether the clerks can locate it -- and do it >from home.

The direct link to the databases is at
http://www.italiangen.org/databaselist.stm but the connection to it via
Steve Morse's site at stevemorse.org offers additional searching
capacities.

With hopes for successful searching for all,

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


William HERSKOVIC, of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Auschwitz, Los Angeles #general

HeyJudy123@...
 

An obituary of William HERSKOVIC ran in the "Los Angeles Times" today, March
7, 2006.

He was 91 years old and he had been born in what then was Hungary.

As a young man, he relocated to Czechoslovakia and, later, to Belgium.

He was taken prisoner by the Nazis and ended up in Auschwitz, >from which he
escaped.

For the last 50 years or so, he has lived in Los Angeles.

Considering how vast his journey was, pragmatically and emotionally, his
life may contain points of interest for JewishGen participants.

The AOL email program which I need to use to submit to JewishGen does not
permit me to paste in a long URL, but the obituary is on the "Los Angeles Times"
website right now.

Judy SEGAL
New York City

MODERATOR NOTE: The obituary is at http://tinyurl.com/ny349


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen William HERSKOVIC, of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Auschwitz, Los Angeles #general

HeyJudy123@...
 

An obituary of William HERSKOVIC ran in the "Los Angeles Times" today, March
7, 2006.

He was 91 years old and he had been born in what then was Hungary.

As a young man, he relocated to Czechoslovakia and, later, to Belgium.

He was taken prisoner by the Nazis and ended up in Auschwitz, >from which he
escaped.

For the last 50 years or so, he has lived in Los Angeles.

Considering how vast his journey was, pragmatically and emotionally, his
life may contain points of interest for JewishGen participants.

The AOL email program which I need to use to submit to JewishGen does not
permit me to paste in a long URL, but the obituary is on the "Los Angeles Times"
website right now.

Judy SEGAL
New York City

MODERATOR NOTE: The obituary is at http://tinyurl.com/ny349


Congregation Mount Zion, New York, NY History, membership officers and Rabbis #general

DickJ <dick@...>
 

I have reasons to believe that my family (surname BENJAMIN / FAUERBACH /
WEISSMAN / GOODMAN) were members of or perhaps officers of
Mt Zion in the period >from 1880 to 1920. Rabbi Greenfield performed a
ceremony at my Great Great Grandparents 50th Wedding Anniversary according
to an article in the NY Times in 1907 (Phillip and Maria Benjamin) and
married my grandmother to Phillip Benjamins grandson in 1911 (Jacob Benjamin
and Gladys Fauerbach), he may also have been the Rabbi at Jacobs funeral in
1914 and was the Rabbi at my grandmothers second wedding to Harry Weissman
in 1916. Looking for any information on the Congregation its officers and
members or any photgraph relevant to the Benjamin or Fauerbach family.
Phillip Benjamin was Alderm and >from the 2nd CD (Delancey Street area) from
1880 to early 1900's. He died in 1915 outliving his grandson.
Thanks
Dick Jaeger


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Congregation Mount Zion, New York, NY History, membership officers and Rabbis #general

DickJ <dick@...>
 

I have reasons to believe that my family (surname BENJAMIN / FAUERBACH /
WEISSMAN / GOODMAN) were members of or perhaps officers of
Mt Zion in the period >from 1880 to 1920. Rabbi Greenfield performed a
ceremony at my Great Great Grandparents 50th Wedding Anniversary according
to an article in the NY Times in 1907 (Phillip and Maria Benjamin) and
married my grandmother to Phillip Benjamins grandson in 1911 (Jacob Benjamin
and Gladys Fauerbach), he may also have been the Rabbi at Jacobs funeral in
1914 and was the Rabbi at my grandmothers second wedding to Harry Weissman
in 1916. Looking for any information on the Congregation its officers and
members or any photgraph relevant to the Benjamin or Fauerbach family.
Phillip Benjamin was Alderm and >from the 2nd CD (Delancey Street area) from
1880 to early 1900's. He died in 1915 outliving his grandson.
Thanks
Dick Jaeger


Matronymics #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

What an erudite discussion has ensued because of my question about the
derivation of a name. However, in these responses regarding suffixes no one
has addressed the ending of the name that I presented. The name is
PURINSON. Everyone seems to be in agreement that it is a derivative of
Tsiporah. But, what about the "son" ending. This ending did not come about
just in the US. The name was the same in Russia according to two other
researchers on the name.

Because a number of the Purinsons were blue eyed and blond haired we used to
say (kiddingly) that a Swede sneaked into the family at some point.

Rochelle Gershenow
Potomac, MD


longevity of digital storage on cd and dvd #general

robert roudman <rcroudman@...>
 

We are all concerned that our genealogical work not be lost, however the
article regarding the longevity of digital storage on cd and dvd is somewhat
misleading.
According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, quality CD
and DVD discs will retain information for several tens of years. Quality
would be defined as those discs that use actual gold, and phthalocyanine
dye. Manufacturers of higher quality discs actually talk in terms of 50 to
100 years. It is true that both light and heat are detrimental to this
media, and proper storage is a must. Magnetic tape is also susceptible to
heat and humidity and its longevity is not limitless. Quality or archival
discs can be had at photo shops and on line. (PS: Any bearing capable of a
sustained 7200 rpm can only be quality)
Bob Roudman
San Rafael, CA
RUDMAN, ROUDMAN, KRUTANSKY, KAPLAN, MALTZMAN, MILLNER, CHALIK
Tiraspol, Kaunas, Belogorodka, Riga, St. Louis,MO, California,
Hanita,Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Matronymics #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

What an erudite discussion has ensued because of my question about the
derivation of a name. However, in these responses regarding suffixes no one
has addressed the ending of the name that I presented. The name is
PURINSON. Everyone seems to be in agreement that it is a derivative of
Tsiporah. But, what about the "son" ending. This ending did not come about
just in the US. The name was the same in Russia according to two other
researchers on the name.

Because a number of the Purinsons were blue eyed and blond haired we used to
say (kiddingly) that a Swede sneaked into the family at some point.

Rochelle Gershenow
Potomac, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen longevity of digital storage on cd and dvd #general

robert roudman <rcroudman@...>
 

We are all concerned that our genealogical work not be lost, however the
article regarding the longevity of digital storage on cd and dvd is somewhat
misleading.
According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, quality CD
and DVD discs will retain information for several tens of years. Quality
would be defined as those discs that use actual gold, and phthalocyanine
dye. Manufacturers of higher quality discs actually talk in terms of 50 to
100 years. It is true that both light and heat are detrimental to this
media, and proper storage is a must. Magnetic tape is also susceptible to
heat and humidity and its longevity is not limitless. Quality or archival
discs can be had at photo shops and on line. (PS: Any bearing capable of a
sustained 7200 rpm can only be quality)
Bob Roudman
San Rafael, CA
RUDMAN, ROUDMAN, KRUTANSKY, KAPLAN, MALTZMAN, MILLNER, CHALIK
Tiraspol, Kaunas, Belogorodka, Riga, St. Louis,MO, California,
Hanita,Israel


Ancestors photos added #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I have added the ancestor photos of Nina Kossman to my Rigapage.
Her BRENNSOHN (BRENSON) family photos can be seen at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/riga/Ancestors_Photos.htm
The page is growing rapidly so there are now thumbnails which can
be enlarged by double clicking on the photo.

Arlene Beare
UK


Latvia SIG #Latvia Ancestors photos added #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I have added the ancestor photos of Nina Kossman to my Rigapage.
Her BRENNSOHN (BRENSON) family photos can be seen at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/riga/Ancestors_Photos.htm
The page is growing rapidly so there are now thumbnails which can
be enlarged by double clicking on the photo.

Arlene Beare
UK


Les Buissons, Le Mans, France #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear FrenchSIGgers,

I am interested in learning if there is anyone on this list who knows of
anyone who was among the children at the Foyers des Enfants des
Deportes et Fusilles, "Les Buissons", in LeMans, France.

Please respond to me privately.
Rosanne Leeson


French SIG #France Les Buissons, Le Mans, France #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear FrenchSIGgers,

I am interested in learning if there is anyone on this list who knows of
anyone who was among the children at the Foyers des Enfants des
Deportes et Fusilles, "Les Buissons", in LeMans, France.

Please respond to me privately.
Rosanne Leeson


Mark MARKOV and Etta TOPEL #yiddish

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Moving Here is a website dealing with immigration into
the UK: http://www.movinghere.org.uk/

It has many items of Jewish interest inc many
registration cards of immigrants after 1938.

I was doing a "Lucky-dip" search in the website, and
for no specific reason, entered Riga as a search term
except I had just been reading about many deportations
from Vienna to Riga. This came up:
Jewish Museum, London 'The American Litvak' Black and
white photograph of Yiddish theatre actor Mark MARKOV
(as Mayerl) and his wife actress Etta TOPEL (as the
American cabaret singer Tootsie) in a performance of
musical comedy 'The American Litvak' at the the Grand
Palais, Commercial Road, London. - Mark Markov
(1905-1983) ...born Mark Vegers Riga, ... entered the
theatre at an early age .. appeared with some of the
world's leading actors and actresses, specialising in
the young dramatic roles of the Yiddish classics.
....toured extensively with his wife .... In 1939
Maurice SCHWARTZ engaged MARKOV and TOPEL ....
appeared at the Garrick Theatre. Marooned in London at
the outbreak of war, Markov formed a company to give
an almost unbroken season of Yiddish theatre at the
Grand Palais, playing musicals, comedies, melodramas
but always finding room for the classics. During the
Blitz, MARKOV organised Yiddish concerts in the air
raid shelters and appeared as a guest artist at the
Windmill Theatre singing Russian songs. He was the
first artistic director and leading man at the New
Yiddish Theatre in Adler Street, and later worked at
the Grand Palais and Alexandra Theatres. The couple
settled in Bulawayo, Rhodesia until the mid-1970s when
they emigrated to Israel. Etta Topel (1913-1992) was
born in Warsaw and ... became a member of the chorus
in the Yiddish theatre. ... soon engaged as leading
lady in the musical theatre where she toured for a
number of years with Benzion WITLER. .... she met and
married MARKOV in Riga, forming a theatrical
partnership which lasted for many years. In 1939 Topel
received great acclaim for her appearances at the
Garrick Theatre in the West End as leading lady to
Maurice SCHWARTZ. ......

http://tinyurl.com/r5wkk

Don't forget to look at the many black and white
photographs of the couple plus many other interesting
items and stories. The stories appear when you click
on the item catalogue number.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Mark MARKOV and Etta TOPEL #yiddish

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Moving Here is a website dealing with immigration into
the UK: http://www.movinghere.org.uk/

It has many items of Jewish interest inc many
registration cards of immigrants after 1938.

I was doing a "Lucky-dip" search in the website, and
for no specific reason, entered Riga as a search term
except I had just been reading about many deportations
from Vienna to Riga. This came up:
Jewish Museum, London 'The American Litvak' Black and
white photograph of Yiddish theatre actor Mark MARKOV
(as Mayerl) and his wife actress Etta TOPEL (as the
American cabaret singer Tootsie) in a performance of
musical comedy 'The American Litvak' at the the Grand
Palais, Commercial Road, London. - Mark Markov
(1905-1983) ...born Mark Vegers Riga, ... entered the
theatre at an early age .. appeared with some of the
world's leading actors and actresses, specialising in
the young dramatic roles of the Yiddish classics.
....toured extensively with his wife .... In 1939
Maurice SCHWARTZ engaged MARKOV and TOPEL ....
appeared at the Garrick Theatre. Marooned in London at
the outbreak of war, Markov formed a company to give
an almost unbroken season of Yiddish theatre at the
Grand Palais, playing musicals, comedies, melodramas
but always finding room for the classics. During the
Blitz, MARKOV organised Yiddish concerts in the air
raid shelters and appeared as a guest artist at the
Windmill Theatre singing Russian songs. He was the
first artistic director and leading man at the New
Yiddish Theatre in Adler Street, and later worked at
the Grand Palais and Alexandra Theatres. The couple
settled in Bulawayo, Rhodesia until the mid-1970s when
they emigrated to Israel. Etta Topel (1913-1992) was
born in Warsaw and ... became a member of the chorus
in the Yiddish theatre. ... soon engaged as leading
lady in the musical theatre where she toured for a
number of years with Benzion WITLER. .... she met and
married MARKOV in Riga, forming a theatrical
partnership which lasted for many years. In 1939 Topel
received great acclaim for her appearances at the
Garrick Theatre in the West End as leading lady to
Maurice SCHWARTZ. ......

http://tinyurl.com/r5wkk

Don't forget to look at the many black and white
photographs of the couple plus many other interesting
items and stories. The stories appear when you click
on the item catalogue number.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Re: rom-sig digest: March 04, 2006 #romania

PHYLGIZ@...
 

Many thanks to all the people who took the time to help me with the
translation of sunteti, the typhus epidemic in Romania, and the Bucuresti cemeteries.
I really appreciate it.

I plan to contact people in the Romanian consulate in NY to try to get some
documents. I don't know if anyone has experience with this, but when they
did answer the phone there (it took quite a few tries) they were helpful.
They sent document applications but since the document I have is in Romanian, I
think bringing it there might get some more information onto the forms and
help in finding anything available.

Phyllis Simon
New York


Romania SIG #Romania Re: rom-sig digest: March 04, 2006 #romania

PHYLGIZ@...
 

Many thanks to all the people who took the time to help me with the
translation of sunteti, the typhus epidemic in Romania, and the Bucuresti cemeteries.
I really appreciate it.

I plan to contact people in the Romanian consulate in NY to try to get some
documents. I don't know if anyone has experience with this, but when they
did answer the phone there (it took quite a few tries) they were helpful.
They sent document applications but since the document I have is in Romanian, I
think bringing it there might get some more information onto the forms and
help in finding anything available.

Phyllis Simon
New York