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Headstone Cleaning & Tracing Question #germany

B. Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

Siggers,

Does anyone know how to remove graffiti >from old headstones? I'll be going
to the Illingen cemetery in a couple of months and I just read there's been
some vandalism and Nazi graffiti committed there recently. I'd like to try
to clean what I can.

Also, can you tell me how to trace a headstone whose writing is no longer
legible? What do I need? Thanks. Regards,

Bonnie Frederics Tucson, AZ picturethisfilm@email.com

Seeking: GOTTLIEB; LEVY; HEIMANN; HAHN; SILBER; ALEXANDER (Bosen, Consdorf,
Illingen, Mainstockheim, Schwanfeld, )


German SIG #Germany Headstone Cleaning & Tracing Question #germany

B. Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

Siggers,

Does anyone know how to remove graffiti >from old headstones? I'll be going
to the Illingen cemetery in a couple of months and I just read there's been
some vandalism and Nazi graffiti committed there recently. I'd like to try
to clean what I can.

Also, can you tell me how to trace a headstone whose writing is no longer
legible? What do I need? Thanks. Regards,

Bonnie Frederics Tucson, AZ picturethisfilm@email.com

Seeking: GOTTLIEB; LEVY; HEIMANN; HAHN; SILBER; ALEXANDER (Bosen, Consdorf,
Illingen, Mainstockheim, Schwanfeld, )


SITE CITE - Jewish Population of the World in 2005 #germany

H.Peter Sinclair <peter@...>
 

Dear Gersigers

I have come across remarkable statistical information in respect of
the Jewish Population of the World, by Countries and Regions on

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/jewpop.html#region

Best wishes-Peter Sinclair (London) <peter@thesinclairs.co.uk>


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - Jewish Population of the World in 2005 #germany

H.Peter Sinclair <peter@...>
 

Dear Gersigers

I have come across remarkable statistical information in respect of
the Jewish Population of the World, by Countries and Regions on

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/jewpop.html#region

Best wishes-Peter Sinclair (London) <peter@thesinclairs.co.uk>


Please help us add to our small town booklist #germany

GerSig@...
 

Lanie Bergman Long Island NY HeleneBergman@netscape.net wrote:
I received an e-mail about a book "Spuren im Stein" "traces in the
stone", "Ein Bochumer Friedhof als Spiegel juedischer Geschichte" "a Bochum
cemetery as a mirror of Jewish history". She asked if anyone could help her
find a copy of this publication. Please reply to HeleneBergman@netscape.net

At the GerSIG website we offer a long list of books, pamphlets, and
web resources specific to Jewish communities in small towns and cities
in Germany.
http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/communities.htm

Our list is focused on smaller towns and cities because Berlin and other major
cities are easier to research elsewhere.

We are always grateful to receive *** complete *** citations of new or newly
discovered publications for addition to this list.

If you find one please send us *** detaled *** information about it.

Write to: gersig@aol.com and tell us all of the following
information:

Title. (If you can translate a German title to English please do so and
include the translation ** after ** the German original).

If the title does not name the town described in the book please give the town
name after the title. If significant information about ** other ** towns
is included please list names of those towns.

Author of the book.

Date of publication Publisher and city.

ISBN number - This is usually found on the title page. It is used to locate the
book using the Interlibrary Loan System.

Is the book held at the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) ? Yivo ? CJH ? LDS FHL ?

Number of pages in the book.

Notes about the illustrations, charts, tables etc. contained.

Description of the index. Is the book indexed ? (Are most family names mentioned
in the book included in the index ? Your description will help others know how
hard or easy it will be to locate possible relatives in the text - especially in
German language publications.)

Please send your Community History Resource citations to us at gersig@aol.com.

If your citation is not complete (as described above)
it will probably be ignored.

Please check the list of books in our list
to be sure your book is not already included.

http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/communities.htm

If you can add information to an existing listing
please do so and let us know that is what you
are doing. Many thanks.

John Paul Lowens Suburban NYC GerSIG Coordinator


German SIG #Germany Please help us add to our small town booklist #germany

GerSig@...
 

Lanie Bergman Long Island NY HeleneBergman@netscape.net wrote:
I received an e-mail about a book "Spuren im Stein" "traces in the
stone", "Ein Bochumer Friedhof als Spiegel juedischer Geschichte" "a Bochum
cemetery as a mirror of Jewish history". She asked if anyone could help her
find a copy of this publication. Please reply to HeleneBergman@netscape.net

At the GerSIG website we offer a long list of books, pamphlets, and
web resources specific to Jewish communities in small towns and cities
in Germany.
http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/communities.htm

Our list is focused on smaller towns and cities because Berlin and other major
cities are easier to research elsewhere.

We are always grateful to receive *** complete *** citations of new or newly
discovered publications for addition to this list.

If you find one please send us *** detaled *** information about it.

Write to: gersig@aol.com and tell us all of the following
information:

Title. (If you can translate a German title to English please do so and
include the translation ** after ** the German original).

If the title does not name the town described in the book please give the town
name after the title. If significant information about ** other ** towns
is included please list names of those towns.

Author of the book.

Date of publication Publisher and city.

ISBN number - This is usually found on the title page. It is used to locate the
book using the Interlibrary Loan System.

Is the book held at the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) ? Yivo ? CJH ? LDS FHL ?

Number of pages in the book.

Notes about the illustrations, charts, tables etc. contained.

Description of the index. Is the book indexed ? (Are most family names mentioned
in the book included in the index ? Your description will help others know how
hard or easy it will be to locate possible relatives in the text - especially in
German language publications.)

Please send your Community History Resource citations to us at gersig@aol.com.

If your citation is not complete (as described above)
it will probably be ignored.

Please check the list of books in our list
to be sure your book is not already included.

http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/communities.htm

If you can add information to an existing listing
please do so and let us know that is what you
are doing. Many thanks.

John Paul Lowens Suburban NYC GerSIG Coordinator


INTRO: researching LEVI-SEGAL-FEIBELMAN and more #germany

Orit Lavi <orit@...>
 

Hello GerSigers,
I have been doing genealogy research for three years or so, but recently joined
this group to advance my research in the Polish-German areas.

[MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen hosts other SIG groups that are focused on these
areas. GerSIG is really not likely to be helpful to you. We will not post
replies to this message that are not specific to present or historic Germany.]

In Poznan and Pomerania, the family names I am researching are:
LEVI - SEGAL - FEIBELMAN / FEIWELMAN / FEIFELMAN - Samter-Szamotuly to Kalisz
(1796) and then to Fordon (1828), and Lutomiersk (Lodz area, Poland)
LIDZBARSKI - Mlawa at least >from early 19th century, but also Germany
HORONCZYK - Kalisz area and possibly Poznan, as well as Dobra near Turek
SZATAN - Mlawa in the 19th century, but possibly Poznan area as well.
POZNANSKI - Kowal, Lodz

Presently, and with respect to this group, my primary goal is to find out
more about the family and ancestors of Yehoshua FEIBELMAN HALEVI and his son
Simon LEWI-SEGAL, the Rabbi of Fordon and Rogozno. I have obtained info
from Heppner and Hercberg's book on this family, as well as from
Louis Lewin's book on Lissa-Leszno Jewry.

In addition I would also like to find out whether my LIDZBARSKI family came
from Lidzbark, and when was that.
My native language is Hebrew and I am also fluent in English. Greetings,

Reply to: orit@olavi.co.il Orit Lavi Tsukey-Yam, Israel


German SIG #Germany INTRO: researching LEVI-SEGAL-FEIBELMAN and more #germany

Orit Lavi <orit@...>
 

Hello GerSigers,
I have been doing genealogy research for three years or so, but recently joined
this group to advance my research in the Polish-German areas.

[MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen hosts other SIG groups that are focused on these
areas. GerSIG is really not likely to be helpful to you. We will not post
replies to this message that are not specific to present or historic Germany.]

In Poznan and Pomerania, the family names I am researching are:
LEVI - SEGAL - FEIBELMAN / FEIWELMAN / FEIFELMAN - Samter-Szamotuly to Kalisz
(1796) and then to Fordon (1828), and Lutomiersk (Lodz area, Poland)
LIDZBARSKI - Mlawa at least >from early 19th century, but also Germany
HORONCZYK - Kalisz area and possibly Poznan, as well as Dobra near Turek
SZATAN - Mlawa in the 19th century, but possibly Poznan area as well.
POZNANSKI - Kowal, Lodz

Presently, and with respect to this group, my primary goal is to find out
more about the family and ancestors of Yehoshua FEIBELMAN HALEVI and his son
Simon LEWI-SEGAL, the Rabbi of Fordon and Rogozno. I have obtained info
from Heppner and Hercberg's book on this family, as well as from
Louis Lewin's book on Lissa-Leszno Jewry.

In addition I would also like to find out whether my LIDZBARSKI family came
from Lidzbark, and when was that.
My native language is Hebrew and I am also fluent in English. Greetings,

Reply to: orit@olavi.co.il Orit Lavi Tsukey-Yam, Israel


WALTER and SICHEL from Kleinsteinach #germany

Charles Hexter <CHexter@...>
 

I am seeking information on families WALTER and SICHEL who lived in Kleinsteinach
in the early years of the last century (1900 - 1920).

My grandfather Herman SCHORNSTEIN who was born in Bamberg was orphaned as a young
teenager and then lived with either or both of the above families in Kleinsteinach
sometime during the years 1906 - 1915.

Charles Hexter Rehovot, Israel chexter@europe.sial.com

MODERATOR REMINDER: For a better chance at success everyone should include more
information about small towns than simply the name of the town.
Use geo@genealogy.net * or the JewishGen ShtetlSeeker ** to get the name of the
Land (state) Kreis (county) and map coordinates of towns and included that
information in your message to GerSIG. If you are not willing
to take the trouble to do this why should others want to help you?

* Send email to geo@genealogy.net with the name of the town as the only text in
your email. If you spelled the town correctly the reply will be immediate.
** http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/loctown.htm MOD1


German SIG #Germany WALTER and SICHEL from Kleinsteinach #germany

Charles Hexter <CHexter@...>
 

I am seeking information on families WALTER and SICHEL who lived in Kleinsteinach
in the early years of the last century (1900 - 1920).

My grandfather Herman SCHORNSTEIN who was born in Bamberg was orphaned as a young
teenager and then lived with either or both of the above families in Kleinsteinach
sometime during the years 1906 - 1915.

Charles Hexter Rehovot, Israel chexter@europe.sial.com

MODERATOR REMINDER: For a better chance at success everyone should include more
information about small towns than simply the name of the town.
Use geo@genealogy.net * or the JewishGen ShtetlSeeker ** to get the name of the
Land (state) Kreis (county) and map coordinates of towns and included that
information in your message to GerSIG. If you are not willing
to take the trouble to do this why should others want to help you?

* Send email to geo@genealogy.net with the name of the town as the only text in
your email. If you spelled the town correctly the reply will be immediate.
** http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/loctown.htm MOD1


Re: INTRO - Jewish owned business in Berlin 1938-39 #germany

isabella eisenberg <isabellaeis@...>
 

Hi,
I have a similar inquiry as Jill.
Same place (Berlin), same time-period (1937-39), about Jewish businesses.

However, I live in London, not Wash D.C..
Any leads for that in London? Thanks!

Isabella Eisenberg Kingston, SW London <isabellaeis@hotmail.com>

Jill Newmark Wash. DC Chloe2000@aol.com wrote:
I have a specific inquiry regarding Jewish businesses in Berlin
particularly around 1937-39.... If anyone has any leads or can suggest
a database or resource, I would be most appreciative. Thanks.


German SIG #Germany Re: INTRO - Jewish owned business in Berlin 1938-39 #germany

isabella eisenberg <isabellaeis@...>
 

Hi,
I have a similar inquiry as Jill.
Same place (Berlin), same time-period (1937-39), about Jewish businesses.

However, I live in London, not Wash D.C..
Any leads for that in London? Thanks!

Isabella Eisenberg Kingston, SW London <isabellaeis@hotmail.com>

Jill Newmark Wash. DC Chloe2000@aol.com wrote:
I have a specific inquiry regarding Jewish businesses in Berlin
particularly around 1937-39.... If anyone has any leads or can suggest
a database or resource, I would be most appreciative. Thanks.


Re: Jekabpils cemetery photos #latvia

MarvinLebow@...
 

Arlene:

I've seen the Jekabpils cemetery list. Most of the stones have only
first (given) names, no surnames. It's difficult to make connections
having just given names and dates. Do you have any suggestions for
interpreting such limited information?

Thanks,
Marvin Lebow
(Seeking: Leibowitz, Danilovitz)
e-mail: marvinlebow@cs.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Jekabpils cemetery photos #latvia

MarvinLebow@...
 

Arlene:

I've seen the Jekabpils cemetery list. Most of the stones have only
first (given) names, no surnames. It's difficult to make connections
having just given names and dates. Do you have any suggestions for
interpreting such limited information?

Thanks,
Marvin Lebow
(Seeking: Leibowitz, Danilovitz)
e-mail: marvinlebow@cs.com


Re Bavaria #germany

Jack Lang <soldier@...>
 

I believe the reason many people reference Bavaria when they write to the
Sig is because the place of origin on old U.S. census papers >from the early
1800's list Bavaria as their ancestors place of birth rather than a city or town.

I have been searching Church of Latter Day Saint records, U.S.government
records and state records in the United States for many years along with
ship sailings etc. but I never had a breakthru until I recieved help >from
someone in Germany.

The key to finding the actual town in Germany is in Germany for those ancestors
that were poor dirt farmers and were not well known doctors or rich merchants.

Jack B. Lang Hot House,N.C. <soldier@dnet.net>


German SIG #Germany Re Bavaria #germany

Jack Lang <soldier@...>
 

I believe the reason many people reference Bavaria when they write to the
Sig is because the place of origin on old U.S. census papers >from the early
1800's list Bavaria as their ancestors place of birth rather than a city or town.

I have been searching Church of Latter Day Saint records, U.S.government
records and state records in the United States for many years along with
ship sailings etc. but I never had a breakthru until I recieved help >from
someone in Germany.

The key to finding the actual town in Germany is in Germany for those ancestors
that were poor dirt farmers and were not well known doctors or rich merchants.

Jack B. Lang Hot House,N.C. <soldier@dnet.net>


BOOK CITE - Maps of Germany then and now. Re: Bavaria is a B I G place #germany

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

To German Siggers,

An excellent soft cover book (137 pages) on the geography of German speaking
areas >from earliest days until current time is called:

"Lands of the German Empire and Before"
Published by Origins, 4327 Milton Avenue. Janesville, WI 53546 Phone 608-757-2777.

http://origins.safeshopper.com/100/cat100.htm?359

It should be in all of our libraries and of course I have no personal or
commercial interest in it whatsoever.

The borders of Germany and its states and Prussia and Posen and Western
Poland, etc. changed many times and this book helps to understand all of
these changes. (Many maps and charts.)

Joe Fibel, New Rochelle, NY <jfibel@msn.com>

MODERATOR NOTE: The website mentioned above is worth checking as a source of
many books helpful to German (but not only Jewish) genealogy. If you find the book
in this catalogue you may be able to get it >from your library. Several books
in the list are by Roger Minert who spoke at the SLC 2000 GerSIG meeting.
This website is worth bookmarking for possible future reference. Small discount
offered on purchases by genealogy groups and libraries.


German SIG #Germany BOOK CITE - Maps of Germany then and now. Re: Bavaria is a B I G place #germany

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

To German Siggers,

An excellent soft cover book (137 pages) on the geography of German speaking
areas >from earliest days until current time is called:

"Lands of the German Empire and Before"
Published by Origins, 4327 Milton Avenue. Janesville, WI 53546 Phone 608-757-2777.

http://origins.safeshopper.com/100/cat100.htm?359

It should be in all of our libraries and of course I have no personal or
commercial interest in it whatsoever.

The borders of Germany and its states and Prussia and Posen and Western
Poland, etc. changed many times and this book helps to understand all of
these changes. (Many maps and charts.)

Joe Fibel, New Rochelle, NY <jfibel@msn.com>

MODERATOR NOTE: The website mentioned above is worth checking as a source of
many books helpful to German (but not only Jewish) genealogy. If you find the book
in this catalogue you may be able to get it >from your library. Several books
in the list are by Roger Minert who spoke at the SLC 2000 GerSIG meeting.
This website is worth bookmarking for possible future reference. Small discount
offered on purchases by genealogy groups and libraries.


Yizkor Book Project Report for February 2006 #rabbinic

Joyce Field
 

For the month of February 2006 nine updates, four new entries, and
one new book went online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. All the new
material has flags in the index for easy identification.

New book:

-Rietavas, Lithuania

Updates:

-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Ilya, Belarus
-Kalusz, Ukraine
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Svencionys,Lithuania
-Zloczew, Poland

-New entries:

-Branszczyk, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 4
-Brest, Belarus: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 5
-Kostopil, Ukraine: Pinkas HaKehillot, vol. 5
-Zaliztsi, Ukraine: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 2

Many yizkor books are being translated by professional translators
paid by donations to the project fund. Donations to support these
worthy projects can be made at
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
Please also consider a donation to the JewishGen General Fund to
support the infrastructure for all online projects.

To start a translation project of a yizkor book of your ancestral
town, please contact me privately.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Yizkor Book Project Report for February 2006 #rabbinic

Joyce Field
 

For the month of February 2006 nine updates, four new entries, and
one new book went online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. All the new
material has flags in the index for easy identification.

New book:

-Rietavas, Lithuania

Updates:

-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Ilya, Belarus
-Kalusz, Ukraine
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Svencionys,Lithuania
-Zloczew, Poland

-New entries:

-Branszczyk, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 4
-Brest, Belarus: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 5
-Kostopil, Ukraine: Pinkas HaKehillot, vol. 5
-Zaliztsi, Ukraine: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 2

Many yizkor books are being translated by professional translators
paid by donations to the project fund. Donations to support these
worthy projects can be made at
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
Please also consider a donation to the JewishGen General Fund to
support the infrastructure for all online projects.

To start a translation project of a yizkor book of your ancestral
town, please contact me privately.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition