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Thea Skyte - An Obituary #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg <106503.3561@...>
 

It is with great regret that I must inform you of the death of Thea Skyte
of Leeds UK on the 26th August, after a long illness. Thea had a long and
active life until she was struck down with a dreadful and debilitating
illness five-and-a-half years ago.

An erstwhile contributor to Stammbaum, The Journal of German-Jewish
Genealogical Research, Thea together with her husband Heinz, researched and
wrote extensively about their families and the former Jewish communities in
which they lived, readily and generously sharing both knowledge and
information for the benefit of others in printed format and on Gerhard Jochem
and Susanne Rieger's RIJO website, which is currently offline.

Theea also co-authored Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain's A Guide
to Jewish Genealogy in Germany & Austria with Rosemary Wenzerul and
Randol Schoenberg.

Thea will be much missed by those involved in German-Jewish genealogy.

Thea is survived by her husband Heinz and family.

Jeanette Rosenberg
Convenor Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain German Sig, London UK
email 106503.3561@compuserve.com


German SIG #Germany Thea Skyte - An Obituary #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg <106503.3561@...>
 

It is with great regret that I must inform you of the death of Thea Skyte
of Leeds UK on the 26th August, after a long illness. Thea had a long and
active life until she was struck down with a dreadful and debilitating
illness five-and-a-half years ago.

An erstwhile contributor to Stammbaum, The Journal of German-Jewish
Genealogical Research, Thea together with her husband Heinz, researched and
wrote extensively about their families and the former Jewish communities in
which they lived, readily and generously sharing both knowledge and
information for the benefit of others in printed format and on Gerhard Jochem
and Susanne Rieger's RIJO website, which is currently offline.

Theea also co-authored Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain's A Guide
to Jewish Genealogy in Germany & Austria with Rosemary Wenzerul and
Randol Schoenberg.

Thea will be much missed by those involved in German-Jewish genealogy.

Thea is survived by her husband Heinz and family.

Jeanette Rosenberg
Convenor Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain German Sig, London UK
email 106503.3561@compuserve.com


New Orleans JGS #general

BVCB <bvcb@...>
 

Has anyone heard >from people in the Jewish Gen organization in New Orleans.
They've been wonderfully helpful to me in the past, and I wondered how they
all are going. Not to mention to fact that I wonder if all their records
are OK.

Babette Bloch

MODERATOR NOTE: The Jewish Genealogical Society of New Orleans, like all
JGS's, is a locally run, independent organization. It's not part of
JewishGen.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Orleans JGS #general

BVCB <bvcb@...>
 

Has anyone heard >from people in the Jewish Gen organization in New Orleans.
They've been wonderfully helpful to me in the past, and I wondered how they
all are going. Not to mention to fact that I wonder if all their records
are OK.

Babette Bloch

MODERATOR NOTE: The Jewish Genealogical Society of New Orleans, like all
JGS's, is a locally run, independent organization. It's not part of
JewishGen.


Understanding #general

ac <anitac47@...>
 

I hope (but often I'm not sure) that the English-speaking folks on this
list realize that many contributors to the list are neither native nor
fluent speakers of English. They are using dictionaries or (unfortunately)
online translating sites to ask questions or respond. I'm not sure how many
of you are aware of this but even the simple English word "run" has over 50
meanings.

It would be nice if when any of us reply, we use simple phrases, avoid
idiomatic expressions, and give the person the benefit of the doubt. If you
want to encourage folks >from other countries (and hence possible sources of
assistance for you as well) to participate, it would be nice to give them
support and understanding (and perhaps some more appropriate English to use
in their inquiries).

Regards,
Anita Citron
Hicksville, NY
Searching: NADWORNY: everywhere, anywhere


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Understanding #general

ac <anitac47@...>
 

I hope (but often I'm not sure) that the English-speaking folks on this
list realize that many contributors to the list are neither native nor
fluent speakers of English. They are using dictionaries or (unfortunately)
online translating sites to ask questions or respond. I'm not sure how many
of you are aware of this but even the simple English word "run" has over 50
meanings.

It would be nice if when any of us reply, we use simple phrases, avoid
idiomatic expressions, and give the person the benefit of the doubt. If you
want to encourage folks >from other countries (and hence possible sources of
assistance for you as well) to participate, it would be nice to give them
support and understanding (and perhaps some more appropriate English to use
in their inquiries).

Regards,
Anita Citron
Hicksville, NY
Searching: NADWORNY: everywhere, anywhere


Re: Cape Colony #southafrica

Rosalind
 

Cape Town is the City
Cape Province is the province. Cape Colony is an older term, historical name
for the area. The borders probably were more limited than the later
province.
Other provinces until recently were Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal.
Johannesburg was in Transvaal.
Since apartheid died there are many areas with African names.

Hope this helps,
Ros Romem
Jerusalem.

PS I am researching Miller/Maller and see you are quite active on tha
list.

--------------------------
From: <Miltone@aol.com>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 4:23 PM
Subject: [safrica] Cape Colony



Is Cape Colony the same as Cape Town or is one a part of the other?

Milton E. Botwinick
botwinick@alumni.rowan.edu
Phila., PA usa


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Cape Colony #southafrica

Rosalind
 

Cape Town is the City
Cape Province is the province. Cape Colony is an older term, historical name
for the area. The borders probably were more limited than the later
province.
Other provinces until recently were Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal.
Johannesburg was in Transvaal.
Since apartheid died there are many areas with African names.

Hope this helps,
Ros Romem
Jerusalem.

PS I am researching Miller/Maller and see you are quite active on tha
list.

--------------------------
From: <Miltone@aol.com>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 4:23 PM
Subject: [safrica] Cape Colony



Is Cape Colony the same as Cape Town or is one a part of the other?

Milton E. Botwinick
botwinick@alumni.rowan.edu
Phila., PA usa


Re: Naturalization Applications, early 1900's #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Dear Avi:

You inquiry regarding your Lischauer/Lewis family can be researched by you
via the resources I mentioned in my prior posting.

In addition, you have now mentioned the family name you are looking for on
the SA SIG digest and perhaps someone else will be familiar with it.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Naturalizations #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

Re Ann Rabinowitz's very interesting message on
Naturalizations, I have a question.

There are no Naturalizations for 1920-1921 at the
Archives in S.A. Does anyone know whether this
will in fact be put on the Archives.
I have been trying to get my grandparents and parents
Naturalization papers without sucess because of the
time period.

Advice will be appreciated.

Many thanks
Beryl Baleson
balden@zahav.net.il


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Naturalization Applications, early 1900's #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Dear Avi:

You inquiry regarding your Lischauer/Lewis family can be researched by you
via the resources I mentioned in my prior posting.

In addition, you have now mentioned the family name you are looking for on
the SA SIG digest and perhaps someone else will be familiar with it.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Naturalizations #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

Re Ann Rabinowitz's very interesting message on
Naturalizations, I have a question.

There are no Naturalizations for 1920-1921 at the
Archives in S.A. Does anyone know whether this
will in fact be put on the Archives.
I have been trying to get my grandparents and parents
Naturalization papers without sucess because of the
time period.

Advice will be appreciated.

Many thanks
Beryl Baleson
balden@zahav.net.il


Meaning of term "Rev" in obituary - see text #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

The text of my GGF's obit >from the newspaper contains the following
text. (note: He was an Orthodox Rabbi and a leader of the Scranton,
PA religious community for 22 years).

"Final tribute will be paid the deceased at 10 o'clock this morning
with services in the Synagogue. Rabbi B. Davidson, Wilkes-Barre and
Rabbi H. Guterman, this city, will have charge. They will be assisted
by Rev. H. Kran and Rev. J. Glasman, this city"

What is the meaning of the term "Rev"? I have seen this term used
before as in "Rev. J. Schwartz - Rabbi". Is Rev a term for a Rabbi, or
a reference to a non-jewish "Reverend"?

MODERATOR NOTE: There was a similar question earlier this year that
drew many responses. Search for the word "Reverend" in the archives at
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meaning of term "Rev" in obituary - see text #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

The text of my GGF's obit >from the newspaper contains the following
text. (note: He was an Orthodox Rabbi and a leader of the Scranton,
PA religious community for 22 years).

"Final tribute will be paid the deceased at 10 o'clock this morning
with services in the Synagogue. Rabbi B. Davidson, Wilkes-Barre and
Rabbi H. Guterman, this city, will have charge. They will be assisted
by Rev. H. Kran and Rev. J. Glasman, this city"

What is the meaning of the term "Rev"? I have seen this term used
before as in "Rev. J. Schwartz - Rabbi". Is Rev a term for a Rabbi, or
a reference to a non-jewish "Reverend"?

MODERATOR NOTE: There was a similar question earlier this year that
drew many responses. Search for the word "Reverend" in the archives at
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop


Rabbi and wife buried separately? Why #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

My GGM was married to an Orthodox Rabbi who was a pillar of the
Scranton , PA religious community for 22 years. He died in 1931. His
wife of 35+ years was killed in an auto accident 7 years earlier in
1924.

In looking for gravestones, we have found only the wife (so far). She
is in her own grave, which surprised me.

What is the Orthodox practice of burial in such a situation? Is there
a religious reason for an Orthodox Rabbi and a wife that pre-deceased
him to be burried separately?

Note, the wife is buried near her grandchilden who pre-deceased her
diying at <1year and age 8 respectively.


Howie

~~~always looking for info on the Libowitz and Zupnick families of
Scranton Area, PA and the Axelrod family of Albany, NY)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi and wife buried separately? Why #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

My GGM was married to an Orthodox Rabbi who was a pillar of the
Scranton , PA religious community for 22 years. He died in 1931. His
wife of 35+ years was killed in an auto accident 7 years earlier in
1924.

In looking for gravestones, we have found only the wife (so far). She
is in her own grave, which surprised me.

What is the Orthodox practice of burial in such a situation? Is there
a religious reason for an Orthodox Rabbi and a wife that pre-deceased
him to be burried separately?

Note, the wife is buried near her grandchilden who pre-deceased her
diying at <1year and age 8 respectively.


Howie

~~~always looking for info on the Libowitz and Zupnick families of
Scranton Area, PA and the Axelrod family of Albany, NY)


Re: WISEMAN/WEISSMAN #general

Char & Sam Showel
 

I recently found a branch of the family named WISEMAN who came >from the
Ukraine to Montreal and Quebec. Some of the WISEMAN family came to Chicago,
Los Angeles and possibly Florida. In disucssions they also advised that
there is a branck of the family in Milwaukee who spell their name WEISSMAN.

If anyone has information on WISEMAN/WEISSMAN, please contact me privately
at samchar@cox.net and be sure to include these names in the subject matter
otherwise I won't open mail >from unknown senders

Charlotte Showel
Las Vegas, NV

Looking for information on: AISUSS/AIZUSS >from Zhytomir, Levkov in the
Ukraine; >from Chicago, Illinois
BOLASNY/BOLASKNA/BLOCK >from Radomyshl, Brusilev in the Ukraine and >from various
locations in the United States
GILIGICH/GLIGICH >from Zhytomir in the Ukraine and >from Vilna, Lithuania


adoptions from California Children's Home Society #general

Char & Sam Showel
 

Several of my cousins were adopted through the California Children's Home
Society in Oakland, CA. They have been unable to get information on their
genetic history.

If anyone has had any success in getting information >from the society,
please contact me at samchar@cox.net and be sure to put the word adoptions
in the subject line as I won't open e-mail >from unknown senders

Charlotte Showel
Las Vegas, NV

seeking information on: REICIN/REITZIN/RAISIN >from Starodub, Semyanovka and
Chernigov in the Ukraine and Chicago, New York, and Florida


Seek Help In Locating Death & Obit For Reva/Ruth FAIKES/FAJKES-NY #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello To All

I am hoping someone out there can help me. I am trying to trace the
wherabouts and death of my grandfathers mother(my great-grandmother).
She is listed on the 1930 census with her daughter. Her name was
spelled Reva, but it could also be spelled as ruth or rwya. On the
census for 1930 in new york she is listed in her mid 50's and widowed.

She was residing with her married daughter Rose Friedman & husband
Aaron. She was also listed as head of household. I have never been able
to find any trace of her in my searches. I believe they were living in
brooklyn. My grandfathers name is Milton FAIKES and his sister was
rose. His sister came to america in 1922, followed by the mother 1929.
Then my grandfather came here in 1932.

Any help and advice is appreciated.

Sarah Greenberg
sacredsisters3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: WISEMAN/WEISSMAN #general

Char & Sam Showel
 

I recently found a branch of the family named WISEMAN who came >from the
Ukraine to Montreal and Quebec. Some of the WISEMAN family came to Chicago,
Los Angeles and possibly Florida. In disucssions they also advised that
there is a branck of the family in Milwaukee who spell their name WEISSMAN.

If anyone has information on WISEMAN/WEISSMAN, please contact me privately
at samchar@cox.net and be sure to include these names in the subject matter
otherwise I won't open mail >from unknown senders

Charlotte Showel
Las Vegas, NV

Looking for information on: AISUSS/AIZUSS >from Zhytomir, Levkov in the
Ukraine; >from Chicago, Illinois
BOLASNY/BOLASKNA/BLOCK >from Radomyshl, Brusilev in the Ukraine and >from various
locations in the United States
GILIGICH/GLIGICH >from Zhytomir in the Ukraine and >from Vilna, Lithuania