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Bardejov Slovakia-The End #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear All,
My late father in law David Apotheker (1908-1995) was
born in Bardejov.
Today I learnt >from a resident of Kosice that the last
Jew in Bardejov Mr. Shpiro passed away last month.
The Synagogue,the Beit Midrash and the Mikve are used
nowadays for storage but there are plans to make the
Beit Midrash into a museum.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bardejov Slovakia-The End #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear All,
My late father in law David Apotheker (1908-1995) was
born in Bardejov.
Today I learnt >from a resident of Kosice that the last
Jew in Bardejov Mr. Shpiro passed away last month.
The Synagogue,the Beit Midrash and the Mikve are used
nowadays for storage but there are plans to make the
Beit Midrash into a museum.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Birthday Database #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

For those who miss AnyBirthday.com (now out of business) and earlier
versions of ZabaSearch, here's a free site that lists complete dates of
birth...

www.birthdatabase.com

Enter a name and approximate age and it yields a long list of results
(people of all ages), with complete date of birth. Unfortunately, the
site doesn't offer any advanced options, such as sorting, wild card
searches, or search by name and location.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
rsteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birthday Database #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

For those who miss AnyBirthday.com (now out of business) and earlier
versions of ZabaSearch, here's a free site that lists complete dates of
birth...

www.birthdatabase.com

Enter a name and approximate age and it yields a long list of results
(people of all ages), with complete date of birth. Unfortunately, the
site doesn't offer any advanced options, such as sorting, wild card
searches, or search by name and location.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
rsteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


registration of vital events #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Alan Weiser has posed several excellent questions. In fact, the registration
of events was governed by regulations that were published in 1877. These
regulations were developed in response to legislation that was promulgated
in 1875. The legislation specifically addressed the issue of Jewish
registration of births, marriages and deaths. The resulting regulations
created Jewish administrative districts that were identical to those of the
Judischen Kultus Gemeinde (The Jewish Culture Committee), the self governing
system that Austria used to regulate Jewish affairs.

The regulations specified virtually every aspect of the registration
process. Some issues ago, The Galitzianer, the publication of Gesher
Galicia, published key excerpts of the regulations and readers who are not
members of this valuable organization, may want to look into that article.
The answer to the specific question about the required timing of
registration of an event is that it was within 8 days of the event. In the
case of births, the name of the child had to be recorded at that time. In
the case of deaths, a certificate of death (issued by an Austrian government
agency) had to be submitted. There were also requirements for rabbis to
enter "information on all marriages in their wedding books in accordance
with legal requirements.....within 8 days [ to the registrar]." We know
that the latter did not occur when the marriage was religious and not the
required civil marriage.

The regulations also set out procedures, qualifications, etc. for the
registrar who was paid >from the taxes collected by the Gemeinde. In some
cases, the registrar was a rabbi. The government had to approve each
registrar. Examples of these approvals can be seen on microfilms at the
Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem.

I will be discussing some of these issues at the November 20 joint meeting
of Gesher Galicia and the Jewish Genealogical Society [of New York] that Pam
Weisberger announced in a previous SIG digest.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia registration of vital events #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Alan Weiser has posed several excellent questions. In fact, the registration
of events was governed by regulations that were published in 1877. These
regulations were developed in response to legislation that was promulgated
in 1875. The legislation specifically addressed the issue of Jewish
registration of births, marriages and deaths. The resulting regulations
created Jewish administrative districts that were identical to those of the
Judischen Kultus Gemeinde (The Jewish Culture Committee), the self governing
system that Austria used to regulate Jewish affairs.

The regulations specified virtually every aspect of the registration
process. Some issues ago, The Galitzianer, the publication of Gesher
Galicia, published key excerpts of the regulations and readers who are not
members of this valuable organization, may want to look into that article.
The answer to the specific question about the required timing of
registration of an event is that it was within 8 days of the event. In the
case of births, the name of the child had to be recorded at that time. In
the case of deaths, a certificate of death (issued by an Austrian government
agency) had to be submitted. There were also requirements for rabbis to
enter "information on all marriages in their wedding books in accordance
with legal requirements.....within 8 days [ to the registrar]." We know
that the latter did not occur when the marriage was religious and not the
required civil marriage.

The regulations also set out procedures, qualifications, etc. for the
registrar who was paid >from the taxes collected by the Gemeinde. In some
cases, the registrar was a rabbi. The government had to approve each
registrar. Examples of these approvals can be seen on microfilms at the
Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem.

I will be discussing some of these issues at the November 20 joint meeting
of Gesher Galicia and the Jewish Genealogical Society [of New York] that Pam
Weisberger announced in a previous SIG digest.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Re: Ben Bernanke - search for the roots #galicia

Jenni Buch
 

Not only is the Chairman of the Fed. definitely one of 'us' - he is pure
Galitzianer !!

I searched in JRI some years ago for Bernanke/Bernianki as I found my great
grandmother Jutte Bernianka's name on my grandparent's 1898 marriage entry
in the Viennese archives..

I had never heard of it - do not think that it is a common name..
Thanks to a post about 4 years ago >from member of this group (Rabbi Shalom
Bronstein in Jerusalem), I have had correspondence with the Bernanke family
in Sth Carolina - Jonas and Pauline migrated to the States >from Vienna after
W.W.1.

Pauline was a medical doctor and Jonas became a pharmacist in the U.S.
Jonas parents were Moses Bernanke and Frieda Heiden. Parents of Paulinam
(Lina) were Yetta and Bernard Heiden. (This intermarriage within the same
families was also very common).

My direct line originated >from Sambor - My great g.g.g grandparents were
Moses and Silke Bernianke - they were born around 1800.. I think that 'my'
Moses was probably also the grandfather of Moses Bernanke the great-
grandfather of Ben Bernanke, that is to say our common ancestor..
Jenni Buch

Melbourne Australia
Researching LANG, MARZ, ALTBACH, BERNANKE in Galicia.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Ben Bernanke - search for the roots #galicia

Jenni Buch
 

Not only is the Chairman of the Fed. definitely one of 'us' - he is pure
Galitzianer !!

I searched in JRI some years ago for Bernanke/Bernianki as I found my great
grandmother Jutte Bernianka's name on my grandparent's 1898 marriage entry
in the Viennese archives..

I had never heard of it - do not think that it is a common name..
Thanks to a post about 4 years ago >from member of this group (Rabbi Shalom
Bronstein in Jerusalem), I have had correspondence with the Bernanke family
in Sth Carolina - Jonas and Pauline migrated to the States >from Vienna after
W.W.1.

Pauline was a medical doctor and Jonas became a pharmacist in the U.S.
Jonas parents were Moses Bernanke and Frieda Heiden. Parents of Paulinam
(Lina) were Yetta and Bernard Heiden. (This intermarriage within the same
families was also very common).

My direct line originated >from Sambor - My great g.g.g grandparents were
Moses and Silke Bernianke - they were born around 1800.. I think that 'my'
Moses was probably also the grandfather of Moses Bernanke the great-
grandfather of Ben Bernanke, that is to say our common ancestor..
Jenni Buch

Melbourne Australia
Researching LANG, MARZ, ALTBACH, BERNANKE in Galicia.


Fuerstlich Leiningensche Archiv in Amorbach #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Where can I find a list of the Jewish content kept at the Fuerstlich
Leiningensche Archiv in Amorbach? How were the archive's Jewish holdings
altered during the Nazi era? Have any SIGgers been there?

I understand that the archive is currently closed, with no date announced
for re-opening. Does anyone have information to the contrary or know of any
ways to conduct research at the archive, nonetheless?

My inquiries directly to the archive have gone unanswered.

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks near Washington, D.C. kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: The answers to this question would be a valuable addition to our
archives. Please send copies of your replies to us: gersig@lyris.jewishgen.org


German SIG #Germany Fuerstlich Leiningensche Archiv in Amorbach #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Where can I find a list of the Jewish content kept at the Fuerstlich
Leiningensche Archiv in Amorbach? How were the archive's Jewish holdings
altered during the Nazi era? Have any SIGgers been there?

I understand that the archive is currently closed, with no date announced
for re-opening. Does anyone have information to the contrary or know of any
ways to conduct research at the archive, nonetheless?

My inquiries directly to the archive have gone unanswered.

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks near Washington, D.C. kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: The answers to this question would be a valuable addition to our
archives. Please send copies of your replies to us: gersig@lyris.jewishgen.org


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