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Who is Alex SALM> #germany

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins-in-Law,

On a number of Pages of Testimony for my wife's family in Germany, I find
that the submitter is a man named Alex SALM. Looking further, I found that
he submitted hundreds of Pages of Testimony for (mostly) German Jews, and
is always (I couldn't get to the end of the list) listed as "Researcher."
Does anyone know who he is?

Best, Steve Orlen Tucson, Arizona <sorlen@email.arizona.edu>

ADLER (Zell on the Mosel, Cincinnati, S. Africa, London), BERMANN (Zell &
Cologne), MARX (Buttenhausen), FEINER (Zell & Luxembourg City)


German SIG #Germany Who is Alex SALM> #germany

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins-in-Law,

On a number of Pages of Testimony for my wife's family in Germany, I find
that the submitter is a man named Alex SALM. Looking further, I found that
he submitted hundreds of Pages of Testimony for (mostly) German Jews, and
is always (I couldn't get to the end of the list) listed as "Researcher."
Does anyone know who he is?

Best, Steve Orlen Tucson, Arizona <sorlen@email.arizona.edu>

ADLER (Zell on the Mosel, Cincinnati, S. Africa, London), BERMANN (Zell &
Cologne), MARX (Buttenhausen), FEINER (Zell & Luxembourg City)


FELDMANs From Odessa #general

David Feldman <davidfeldman@...>
 

I am researching the surname FELDMAN. Does anyone have any information about
this family.

Solomon Feldman & Esther ROSENFELD
Julius Feldman & Bessie STEINBERG

More important is Louis Feldman who married someone named Becky or Rebecca
or Bessie.

Please contact me at Davidlfeldman@hotmail.com.

Thanks
David Feldman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FELDMANs From Odessa #general

David Feldman <davidfeldman@...>
 

I am researching the surname FELDMAN. Does anyone have any information about
this family.

Solomon Feldman & Esther ROSENFELD
Julius Feldman & Bessie STEINBERG

More important is Louis Feldman who married someone named Becky or Rebecca
or Bessie.

Please contact me at Davidlfeldman@hotmail.com.

Thanks
David Feldman


Plantings by gravestones #general

Lynne Shapiro <lynneshap@...>
 

A relative of mine who made aliyah some years ago says that his
understanding is that Jewish law prohibits any plantings in front of
gravestones. He says that in Israel a cement slab is placed in front of
a stone so the area does not become overgrown. In Jewish cemeteries I've
been to in the United States, there are usually - or at least very often,
plantings in front of stones - of ivy, yews, etc., even on graves from
early in the 20th century, when most of our ancestors were still adhering
to tradition. I am not referring to cut flowers, which are certainly not
traditional but now are seen occasionally in Jewish cemeteries.

What does it say (if anything) about the religious practices of the
decedent or their loved ones who made the funeral arrangements if
plantings were placed on grave sites? Were our ancestors in the United
States following American customs that may have even contravened Jewish
law when they did this? Were there such plantings in Europe or other
parts of the world by Jewish graves?

Responses focused on national customs and our ancestors' interpretations
of what was and what was not prohibited are appropriate here. Any
answers focused on the author's interpretation of halacha should be
private as that is considered off-topic for this forum.

Lynne Shapiro
Western Mass.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Plantings by gravestones #general

Lynne Shapiro <lynneshap@...>
 

A relative of mine who made aliyah some years ago says that his
understanding is that Jewish law prohibits any plantings in front of
gravestones. He says that in Israel a cement slab is placed in front of
a stone so the area does not become overgrown. In Jewish cemeteries I've
been to in the United States, there are usually - or at least very often,
plantings in front of stones - of ivy, yews, etc., even on graves from
early in the 20th century, when most of our ancestors were still adhering
to tradition. I am not referring to cut flowers, which are certainly not
traditional but now are seen occasionally in Jewish cemeteries.

What does it say (if anything) about the religious practices of the
decedent or their loved ones who made the funeral arrangements if
plantings were placed on grave sites? Were our ancestors in the United
States following American customs that may have even contravened Jewish
law when they did this? Were there such plantings in Europe or other
parts of the world by Jewish graves?

Responses focused on national customs and our ancestors' interpretations
of what was and what was not prohibited are appropriate here. Any
answers focused on the author's interpretation of halacha should be
private as that is considered off-topic for this forum.

Lynne Shapiro
Western Mass.


special problem Re: Working Backwards from Certificate of #general

arthur wouk <awouk@...>
 

My father was inducted into the army in 1918, and his naturalization
occurred as a consequence. what paper trail might I find with respect
to this naturalization?
--
- Jules Feifer
to email me, delete blackhole. >from my return address


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen special problem Re: Working Backwards from Certificate of #general

arthur wouk <awouk@...>
 

My father was inducted into the army in 1918, and his naturalization
occurred as a consequence. what paper trail might I find with respect
to this naturalization?
--
- Jules Feifer
to email me, delete blackhole. >from my return address


Russian translation of postcards needed #general

barbara Schoenburg
 

I have posted 5 postcards on Viewmate. Some have been trimmed (not by
me) so some words are missing, sorry. Appreciate any help anyone can
give me.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7032
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7033
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7034
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7035
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7036

Thank you in advance for you assistance,
Barbara Schoenburg
West Hills, CA
bks@schoenburg.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian translation of postcards needed #general

barbara Schoenburg
 

I have posted 5 postcards on Viewmate. Some have been trimmed (not by
me) so some words are missing, sorry. Appreciate any help anyone can
give me.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7032
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7033
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7034
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7035
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7036

Thank you in advance for you assistance,
Barbara Schoenburg
West Hills, CA
bks@schoenburg.com


Birth record Berlin #germany

Hazel Dakers
 

Has any member successfully obtained a birth record for the early part of
C20th >from Berlin? I know that my Aunt was born there in approximately 1905.
Her parents, >from Poland, shortly after came to London where they spent the
rest of their lives. Is there a Jewish community source or some form of
State record? I should appreciate guidance and contact/fees details. Many thanks.

Hazel Dakers, London UK <hazel.dakers@blueyonder.co.uk>

Researching: HEIMANN (Luegde, Germany); MICHAELIS & MICHAELIS-JENA
(Westphalia); NUSSBAUM & HEILBRONN (Nieder Aula)


German SIG #Germany Birth record Berlin #germany

Hazel Dakers
 

Has any member successfully obtained a birth record for the early part of
C20th >from Berlin? I know that my Aunt was born there in approximately 1905.
Her parents, >from Poland, shortly after came to London where they spent the
rest of their lives. Is there a Jewish community source or some form of
State record? I should appreciate guidance and contact/fees details. Many thanks.

Hazel Dakers, London UK <hazel.dakers@blueyonder.co.uk>

Researching: HEIMANN (Luegde, Germany); MICHAELIS & MICHAELIS-JENA
(Westphalia); NUSSBAUM & HEILBRONN (Nieder Aula)


Working Backwards from a Certificate of Naturalization #general

m leonards <m_leonards@...>
 

On 21 October 2005, Howie Axelrod posed the following question:

I have in hane a copy of my Grandfather's "Certificate of Naturalization".
I am attempting to find his Mother's maiden name, but it is not on this
document. I believe that the actual filing certificate and associated
paperwork would have this. Is this correct?<<

The ensuing discussion focused on where to locate post-1906 naturalization
records. This was all very useful, and Mr. Axelrod should certainly look
for them.

But they didn't answer the question. *No*, Mr. Axelrod, none of the many
naturalization documents I've seen have ever included the mother's maiden
name. For that you should seek your grandfather's marriage or death record,
or similar records for his siblings.

Best wishes,
Monica Leonards
suburban Philadelphia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Working Backwards from a Certificate of Naturalization #general

m leonards <m_leonards@...>
 

On 21 October 2005, Howie Axelrod posed the following question:

I have in hane a copy of my Grandfather's "Certificate of Naturalization".
I am attempting to find his Mother's maiden name, but it is not on this
document. I believe that the actual filing certificate and associated
paperwork would have this. Is this correct?<<

The ensuing discussion focused on where to locate post-1906 naturalization
records. This was all very useful, and Mr. Axelrod should certainly look
for them.

But they didn't answer the question. *No*, Mr. Axelrod, none of the many
naturalization documents I've seen have ever included the mother's maiden
name. For that you should seek your grandfather's marriage or death record,
or similar records for his siblings.

Best wishes,
Monica Leonards
suburban Philadelphia


Reb Shraga Feivel #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

I have been reading a most fascinating biography on the founder or
early Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, located in Brooklyn, New
York.

Many of the references in this published work are to Rabbi ALexander
Gross and Dr. Joseph Kaminetsky's "Shraga Mendlowitz", in Men of the
Spirit. Is anyone familiar with this publication? Was it a book
published strictly on Reb SHraga Feivel? Is it available?

Thank you,

Bezalel Weill


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Reb Shraga Feivel #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

I have been reading a most fascinating biography on the founder or
early Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, located in Brooklyn, New
York.

Many of the references in this published work are to Rabbi ALexander
Gross and Dr. Joseph Kaminetsky's "Shraga Mendlowitz", in Men of the
Spirit. Is anyone familiar with this publication? Was it a book
published strictly on Reb SHraga Feivel? Is it available?

Thank you,

Bezalel Weill


Working Backwards from Certificate of Naturalization #general

Ruth Hyman <ruth.hyman@...>
 

Dear Cousins,
I thought it might be helpful to mention that I found out what court my
grandfather was naturalized in and when by finding a voter registration
for him. Aliens had to give that information in order to register.
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Working Backwards from Certificate of Naturalization #general

Ruth Hyman <ruth.hyman@...>
 

Dear Cousins,
I thought it might be helpful to mention that I found out what court my
grandfather was naturalized in and when by finding a voter registration
for him. Aliens had to give that information in order to register.
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY


Meeting of JGS Illinois on 30 October 2005: Skokie, IL #general

Mikekarsen@...
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will host a presentation by Irwin
Lapping on the development of the Waldheim Cemetery genealogical database at
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie, Sunday, October 30th,
1:15-4:00 p.m. Mr. Lapping is director of Waldheim Cemetery, one of the
oldest and largest Jewish cemeteries in the Chicago area, and an invaluable
source of information for genealogists. A nonprofit educational organization
founded in 1981, Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI), welcomes guests
to its free monthly meetings.

Have you always wanted to discover your family's history but don't know where to
begin? Even if you don't know the names of your grandparents,
where your ancestors originated, or if their town was destroyed in the
Holocaust, you can trace your Jewish roots. Come to the meetings and learn
how to start your search, locate your family shtetls, and use research sources
around the world. JGSI has an extensive genealogical reference collection,
and can provide you with a list of useful websites. If you are a beginner and
need help getting started, members can assist you.

The meeting room will open at 1:15 p.m. for studying research materials and
asking questions. For people doing online research, JGSI vice president Mike
Karsen will lead a mini-workshop on searching the Chicago Tribune historical
archive >from 1:15-2:00 p.m. The program on Waldheim Cemetery will begin at 2p.m.
For more information about these and future JGSI programs, visit
_www.jewishgen.org/jgsi_ (http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi) ,
or phone (312) 666-0100.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meeting of JGS Illinois on 30 October 2005: Skokie, IL #general

Mikekarsen@...
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will host a presentation by Irwin
Lapping on the development of the Waldheim Cemetery genealogical database at
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie, Sunday, October 30th,
1:15-4:00 p.m. Mr. Lapping is director of Waldheim Cemetery, one of the
oldest and largest Jewish cemeteries in the Chicago area, and an invaluable
source of information for genealogists. A nonprofit educational organization
founded in 1981, Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI), welcomes guests
to its free monthly meetings.

Have you always wanted to discover your family's history but don't know where to
begin? Even if you don't know the names of your grandparents,
where your ancestors originated, or if their town was destroyed in the
Holocaust, you can trace your Jewish roots. Come to the meetings and learn
how to start your search, locate your family shtetls, and use research sources
around the world. JGSI has an extensive genealogical reference collection,
and can provide you with a list of useful websites. If you are a beginner and
need help getting started, members can assist you.

The meeting room will open at 1:15 p.m. for studying research materials and
asking questions. For people doing online research, JGSI vice president Mike
Karsen will lead a mini-workshop on searching the Chicago Tribune historical
archive >from 1:15-2:00 p.m. The program on Waldheim Cemetery will begin at 2p.m.
For more information about these and future JGSI programs, visit
_www.jewishgen.org/jgsi_ (http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi) ,
or phone (312) 666-0100.