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Re: How to [?] Small Genealogy Groups #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Steve - You obviously visited the Genealogical Societies as a guest.
So you really didn't have the opportunity to share your research.

Presidents normally follow an agenda - within a time frame.

Our JGSPBCI is now in it's 15th celebratory year.
We began as a small group, and have grown to about 315 [paid-up] membership.
Hard work by dedicated Board members, planning of meeting agendas, and
genealogically related programming to hold members interest, have brought us
this far.

We're all "people friendly", and it shows!

Guests are introduced at each meeting, and are asked to give their name and
shtetlach of interest in their research. Since we usually have many guests,
it would not be feasible to have each guest go into detail. They are invited
to join our JGS, where they are encouraged to come a bit early to network,
participate in SIGs, bring their research problems to our "Brick Wall"
sessions before our meetings, and learn about genealogical resources - how
and where to access documentation, etc. etc.

Of course, there is much more to running a successful JGS, and if you would
like to have additional information on our activities, please check our
website:
www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org

Good luck,
Sylvia
Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita, JGSPBCI, FL
USA
Researching: ABELMAN, AWNER, DOROGOI, EHRENPREIS, FRIEDHOFFER, FRUCHT,
FURSHMAN, FURSTMAN, MELC, NUSINOV, LENT, SCHEINKEROVICH, WECHSLER.
Lithuania, Ukraine, Galicia, Israel, France, England, Argentina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:How to [?] Small Genealogy Groups #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Steve - You obviously visited the Genealogical Societies as a guest.
So you really didn't have the opportunity to share your research.

Presidents normally follow an agenda - within a time frame.

Our JGSPBCI is now in it's 15th celebratory year.
We began as a small group, and have grown to about 315 [paid-up] membership.
Hard work by dedicated Board members, planning of meeting agendas, and
genealogically related programming to hold members interest, have brought us
this far.

We're all "people friendly", and it shows!

Guests are introduced at each meeting, and are asked to give their name and
shtetlach of interest in their research. Since we usually have many guests,
it would not be feasible to have each guest go into detail. They are invited
to join our JGS, where they are encouraged to come a bit early to network,
participate in SIGs, bring their research problems to our "Brick Wall"
sessions before our meetings, and learn about genealogical resources - how
and where to access documentation, etc. etc.

Of course, there is much more to running a successful JGS, and if you would
like to have additional information on our activities, please check our
website:
www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org

Good luck,
Sylvia
Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita, JGSPBCI, FL
USA
Researching: ABELMAN, AWNER, DOROGOI, EHRENPREIS, FRIEDHOFFER, FRUCHT,
FURSHMAN, FURSTMAN, MELC, NUSINOV, LENT, SCHEINKEROVICH, WECHSLER.
Lithuania, Ukraine, Galicia, Israel, France, England, Argentina


SIGMAN / SWITTGAL 1930s Czestochowa #general

Michael Niedzialkowski <mn@...>
 

My family in Poland has two photo albums which were given to them
for safekeeping by a Jewish family in 1939. I would like to try and
contact any surviving members or descendants of this family and
reunite them with the material. The information that I have about the
albums and the family is as follows

The albums are dated August, September and October 1935 and show a
visit to Yugoslavia. The family name was SIGMAN and the wife's family
name was SWITTGAL. Mr. Sigman's sister was married to Mr. Markiewicz
and his brother's name was Edward Sigman. Their home address in 1939
was: Ul. Jasnogorska 25(?) Czestochowa, Poland. The Markiewicz family
had a son who went to Sienkiewicz High School with my aunt and a
daughter who went to Slowacki High School in Czestochowa.

If the above rings any bells with please respond privately to
mn@... I will then send your message to my sister in Poland
who initiated this search.

Michael Niedzialkowski
Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SIGMAN / SWITTGAL 1930s Czestochowa #general

Michael Niedzialkowski <mn@...>
 

My family in Poland has two photo albums which were given to them
for safekeeping by a Jewish family in 1939. I would like to try and
contact any surviving members or descendants of this family and
reunite them with the material. The information that I have about the
albums and the family is as follows

The albums are dated August, September and October 1935 and show a
visit to Yugoslavia. The family name was SIGMAN and the wife's family
name was SWITTGAL. Mr. Sigman's sister was married to Mr. Markiewicz
and his brother's name was Edward Sigman. Their home address in 1939
was: Ul. Jasnogorska 25(?) Czestochowa, Poland. The Markiewicz family
had a son who went to Sienkiewicz High School with my aunt and a
daughter who went to Slowacki High School in Czestochowa.

If the above rings any bells with please respond privately to
mn@... I will then send your message to my sister in Poland
who initiated this search.

Michael Niedzialkowski
Chicago


Re: Name Changes - Legal and Other #general

Leslie Weinberg <artsoul@...>
 

My grandfather decided he wanted to be called "Max" instead of "Markus"
some time around WWII. My grandmother became Adele" instead of Adeline,
when she came to the U.S. My own mother born in the U.S. decided she
hated the name "Elsie" and started calling herself "Alice". All these
"new" names appeared on all subsequent documents, and there were never
any legal name changes. Leslie Weinberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name Changes - Legal and Other #general

Leslie Weinberg <artsoul@...>
 

My grandfather decided he wanted to be called "Max" instead of "Markus"
some time around WWII. My grandmother became Adele" instead of Adeline,
when she came to the U.S. My own mother born in the U.S. decided she
hated the name "Elsie" and started calling herself "Alice". All these
"new" names appeared on all subsequent documents, and there were never
any legal name changes. Leslie Weinberg


Need help on Yiddish signature #belarus

Michael Goldstein <michael@...>
 

I would appreciate any help in translating a Yiddish signature posted on
ViewMate.

The postings is located at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6826

Please reply privately to michael@...

Michael Goldstein
Jerusalem Israel



Home Page: http://www.ourfamilyroots.net
ORTENBERG, STUPAK & PEKELIS of Ruzhin, Soloviyevka, Brusilov in Kiev
Gubernia, Ukraine and Suceava, Romania. ESTERSON, GILDENGERSH, NIKULINETZKY
& LINETZKY of Kobryn, Brest and Grodno (now Belarus),
GOLDSTEIN of Bessarabia & Toronto. MOSHKEVITCH & MANUSOFF of Nikapol &
Yekaterinoslav Ukraine


Belarus SIG #Belarus Need help on Yiddish signature #belarus

Michael Goldstein <michael@...>
 

I would appreciate any help in translating a Yiddish signature posted on
ViewMate.

The postings is located at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6826

Please reply privately to michael@...

Michael Goldstein
Jerusalem Israel



Home Page: http://www.ourfamilyroots.net
ORTENBERG, STUPAK & PEKELIS of Ruzhin, Soloviyevka, Brusilov in Kiev
Gubernia, Ukraine and Suceava, Romania. ESTERSON, GILDENGERSH, NIKULINETZKY
& LINETZKY of Kobryn, Brest and Grodno (now Belarus),
GOLDSTEIN of Bessarabia & Toronto. MOSHKEVITCH & MANUSOFF of Nikapol &
Yekaterinoslav Ukraine


WIMPFHEIMER in Philadelphia #usa

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Jakob (?Jacob) WIMPFHEIMER, born 1821 in Ichenhausen,
Bavaria, with his wife Rosala (or Rosalie), née
FRAUENFELD, and a number of their children arrived in
the USA in about 1852. His daughter Louisa (1852-1931)
married Jacques DREYFUS in Paris in 1874, by which
date Rosalie had already passed away. Louisa had a
younger brother Sam WIMPFHEIMER, whose dates I do not
know. Jac(K)ob WIMPFHEIMER has been described as an
"industrialist" in Philadelphia.

Sadly, my local Family History Centre where I access
the US Census via "ancestry.com" is closed for a few
months. I would be grateful if some kind person who
has access to this useful resource could look up
references to this family for me.

In addition, I would be grateful for any information
about Jakob and Rosalie's family, and their life in
the USA. Thanks in advance,

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@...>


Early American SIG #USA WIMPFHEIMER in Philadelphia #usa

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Jakob (?Jacob) WIMPFHEIMER, born 1821 in Ichenhausen,
Bavaria, with his wife Rosala (or Rosalie), née
FRAUENFELD, and a number of their children arrived in
the USA in about 1852. His daughter Louisa (1852-1931)
married Jacques DREYFUS in Paris in 1874, by which
date Rosalie had already passed away. Louisa had a
younger brother Sam WIMPFHEIMER, whose dates I do not
know. Jac(K)ob WIMPFHEIMER has been described as an
"industrialist" in Philadelphia.

Sadly, my local Family History Centre where I access
the US Census via "ancestry.com" is closed for a few
months. I would be grateful if some kind person who
has access to this useful resource could look up
references to this family for me.

In addition, I would be grateful for any information
about Jakob and Rosalie's family, and their life in
the USA. Thanks in advance,

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@...>


Mechler from Baden-Baden #usa

Yekkey@...
 

A friend of mine is interested in finding out about his Jewish ancestry if any.
His name is MECHLER.

All he knows is that his family immigrated >from Baden-Baden to New Jersey
around the time of the Civil War.

Is there anybody out there in cyberspace who can give us any leads?

Dan Nussbaum New England Yekkey@...


Early American SIG #USA Mechler from Baden-Baden #usa

Yekkey@...
 

A friend of mine is interested in finding out about his Jewish ancestry if any.
His name is MECHLER.

All he knows is that his family immigrated >from Baden-Baden to New Jersey
around the time of the Civil War.

Is there anybody out there in cyberspace who can give us any leads?

Dan Nussbaum New England Yekkey@...


Gunther KOENIGSBUCH From Bottrop Germany #germany

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,
A few days ago I posted a question about a certain
Gunther KOENIGSBUCH which I located in Bottrop Germany
and who died in 1928. It was total surprise for me to
find a Koenigsbuch in that place.
Google did not indicate any thing. It was found
through Copernic megasearch engine.
My attention was drawn to a book published in 1993
called "Juden in Bottrop" and a copy is at Yad Vasehem.

Saw Today I saw the book which is exceptionally detailed with a lot of Jewish
families which lived there between 1850-1942. It solved my questions.

Most of the Jews there were >from Galicia and in the 1930 most of those who left
to Palestine ended up in Haifa.

Jacob Rosen Jerusalem <abuwasta@...>


German SIG #Germany Gunther KOENIGSBUCH From Bottrop Germany #germany

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,
A few days ago I posted a question about a certain
Gunther KOENIGSBUCH which I located in Bottrop Germany
and who died in 1928. It was total surprise for me to
find a Koenigsbuch in that place.
Google did not indicate any thing. It was found
through Copernic megasearch engine.
My attention was drawn to a book published in 1993
called "Juden in Bottrop" and a copy is at Yad Vasehem.

Saw Today I saw the book which is exceptionally detailed with a lot of Jewish
families which lived there between 1850-1942. It solved my questions.

Most of the Jews there were >from Galicia and in the 1930 most of those who left
to Palestine ended up in Haifa.

Jacob Rosen Jerusalem <abuwasta@...>


WIMPFHEIMER in Philadelphia #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Jakob (?Jacob) WIMPFHEIMER, born 1821 in Ichenhausen,
Bavaria, with his wife Rosala (or Rosalie), née
FRAUENFELD, and a number of their children arrived in
the USA in about 1852. His daughter Louisa (1852-1931)
married Jacques DREYFUS in Paris in 1874, by which
date Rosalie had already passed away. Louisa had a
younger brother Sam WIMPFHEIMER, whose dates I do not
know. Jac(K)ob WIMPFHEIMER has been described as an
"industrialist" in Philadelphia.

Sadly, my local Family History Centre where I access
the US Census via "ancestry.com" is closed for a few
months. I would be grateful if some kind person who
has access to this useful resource could look up
references to this family for me.

In addition, I would be grateful for any information
about Jakob and Rosalie's family, and their life in
the USA.

Thanks in advance,

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@...>


German SIG #Germany WIMPFHEIMER in Philadelphia #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Jakob (?Jacob) WIMPFHEIMER, born 1821 in Ichenhausen,
Bavaria, with his wife Rosala (or Rosalie), née
FRAUENFELD, and a number of their children arrived in
the USA in about 1852. His daughter Louisa (1852-1931)
married Jacques DREYFUS in Paris in 1874, by which
date Rosalie had already passed away. Louisa had a
younger brother Sam WIMPFHEIMER, whose dates I do not
know. Jac(K)ob WIMPFHEIMER has been described as an
"industrialist" in Philadelphia.

Sadly, my local Family History Centre where I access
the US Census via "ancestry.com" is closed for a few
months. I would be grateful if some kind person who
has access to this useful resource could look up
references to this family for me.

In addition, I would be grateful for any information
about Jakob and Rosalie's family, and their life in
the USA.

Thanks in advance,

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@...>


Re: Care of Gravestones [in Germany] #germany

Ilan Szekely <tcdb@...>
 

I can only tell >from my own experience.
My ggparents are buried in the Duesseldorf Jewish cemetery.

Some years ago I visited the place and found that one grave in-script
is barely readable and the other has no stone at all. I just ordered new
tombstones for both, leaving the text and the style the same as it was.

The man who did it for me also sent me picture of the new stones.
At the same occasion I saw a lot of new gravestones being built.
The man in charge (the same who makes the grave stones) told me that
the Jewish community rebuilds the gravestones for the graves with destroyed
stones.

So maybe the Jewish community in Bad Segeberg neighbourhood can help you.
A donation will probably help a lot.

Ilan Szekely E-mail: ilan.szekely@... E-mail: tcdb@...


German SIG #Germany Re: Care of Gravestones [in Germany] #germany

Ilan Szekely <tcdb@...>
 

I can only tell >from my own experience.
My ggparents are buried in the Duesseldorf Jewish cemetery.

Some years ago I visited the place and found that one grave in-script
is barely readable and the other has no stone at all. I just ordered new
tombstones for both, leaving the text and the style the same as it was.

The man who did it for me also sent me picture of the new stones.
At the same occasion I saw a lot of new gravestones being built.
The man in charge (the same who makes the grave stones) told me that
the Jewish community rebuilds the gravestones for the graves with destroyed
stones.

So maybe the Jewish community in Bad Segeberg neighbourhood can help you.
A donation will probably help a lot.

Ilan Szekely E-mail: ilan.szekely@... E-mail: tcdb@...


Re: Care of Gravestones (in Germany) #germany

james bauer <jbauer87@...>
 

In response to Justin Levy's question, I faced a similar issue and consulted
our rabbi (Reform).

His comment was that there is an obligation to preserve the cemetery and,
therefore, it would be OK to have the stone set straight; however, in a
similar situation in Germany, the woman who was unofficially taking care of
the cemetery (unpaid) felt that it should be left natural and nothing should
be disturbed.

In that same situation, we were unclear which authority was responsible for
the cemetry; we got permission (to put other signs in the cemetery) >from the
Landesrabbiner (in this case for Baden-Wurttemberg).

James Bauer Garden City, New York <jbauer87@...>


German SIG #Germany Re: Care of Gravestones (in Germany) #germany

james bauer <jbauer87@...>
 

In response to Justin Levy's question, I faced a similar issue and consulted
our rabbi (Reform).

His comment was that there is an obligation to preserve the cemetery and,
therefore, it would be OK to have the stone set straight; however, in a
similar situation in Germany, the woman who was unofficially taking care of
the cemetery (unpaid) felt that it should be left natural and nothing should
be disturbed.

In that same situation, we were unclear which authority was responsible for
the cemetry; we got permission (to put other signs in the cemetery) >from the
Landesrabbiner (in this case for Baden-Wurttemberg).

James Bauer Garden City, New York <jbauer87@...>