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SCHOCHAT/SACKETT #lithuania

Howard Sackett <mrlenso@...>
 

a. I hope Rita bypasses you.

b. My father - Leibel Schochat (original name)
Lee J. Sackett (assumed on arrival USA)
born Sakiai, Lithuania AROUND mid 1890's
had two younger brothers: Mendel & Schmerial
stayed in NYC for short period around 1914-1915
went to Syracuse NY for short period
Spent the biggest part of time in Buffalo, N.Y.
married Lena Kevovetz - early 1920's
Would like to touch base with any persons who might
have know him..

MANY THANX Howard Sackett
mrlenso@operamail.com

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania SCHOCHAT/SACKETT #lithuania

Howard Sackett <mrlenso@...>
 

a. I hope Rita bypasses you.

b. My father - Leibel Schochat (original name)
Lee J. Sackett (assumed on arrival USA)
born Sakiai, Lithuania AROUND mid 1890's
had two younger brothers: Mendel & Schmerial
stayed in NYC for short period around 1914-1915
went to Syracuse NY for short period
Spent the biggest part of time in Buffalo, N.Y.
married Lena Kevovetz - early 1920's
Would like to touch base with any persons who might
have know him..

MANY THANX Howard Sackett
mrlenso@operamail.com

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MENDEL from Bellheim, Speyer, Germersheim, Landau #general

aa <angels_mail@...>
 

I am trying to find out if my ancestors who appear to be Roman Catholic
"converted" >from Judaism. Does anyone know the origin of a very large number
of people in Rheinland Pfalz - in particular the region around Speyer, with
the last name "Mendel"? My heart tells me I'm Jewish.
Angelika Jackson-Mendel
angels_mail@gmx.ch


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MENDEL from Bellheim, Speyer, Germersheim, Landau #general

aa <angels_mail@...>
 

I am trying to find out if my ancestors who appear to be Roman Catholic
"converted" >from Judaism. Does anyone know the origin of a very large number
of people in Rheinland Pfalz - in particular the region around Speyer, with
the last name "Mendel"? My heart tells me I'm Jewish.
Angelika Jackson-Mendel
angels_mail@gmx.ch


Reaserching family PASTOR #general

nluw0138@...
 

Researching family name PASTOR
I am researching the family name Pastor and I am looking for the family
of my father Jan (Erik) Pastor. His father Arnold (born 1899) had as my
father remembers five siblings. Thanks to jewishgen.org I was able to
find out that their names were: Eleonora (Lea)born in 1892, Karolina
(1894), Pessel(Pesia) (1895), Szymon (1897). Their birth was register in
Moœciska. Their parents it means my father grand parents names were
Israel(Srul) Berish Pastor and Fradel de domo Seiden.
Pessel (Pesia) (my father doesn’t remember her husband’s name) emigrated
to Argentina with her two sons Gienek and Moniek.
My fathers mother Elzbieta was de domo Weinstein. Her father Henryk was
a high post official in Lvov. Her mother's name was Henrietta or Henryka
de domo Leider and it was her second marriege. Henryk Weinstein died 1941
in Lvov. They had three daughters, my father’s mother Elzbieta(Ela),
Paulina and Carolina (Lola).
I don’t know anything about the rest of the family.
My father, his mother Elzbieta (Ela)and his sister Stanislawa survived
World War II in Lvov (now Ukraine) but they lost contact with their
family. My father and his sister they are still living in Poland.

Best regards

Krzysztof Pastor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reaserching family PASTOR #general

nluw0138@...
 

Researching family name PASTOR
I am researching the family name Pastor and I am looking for the family
of my father Jan (Erik) Pastor. His father Arnold (born 1899) had as my
father remembers five siblings. Thanks to jewishgen.org I was able to
find out that their names were: Eleonora (Lea)born in 1892, Karolina
(1894), Pessel(Pesia) (1895), Szymon (1897). Their birth was register in
Moœciska. Their parents it means my father grand parents names were
Israel(Srul) Berish Pastor and Fradel de domo Seiden.
Pessel (Pesia) (my father doesn’t remember her husband’s name) emigrated
to Argentina with her two sons Gienek and Moniek.
My fathers mother Elzbieta was de domo Weinstein. Her father Henryk was
a high post official in Lvov. Her mother's name was Henrietta or Henryka
de domo Leider and it was her second marriege. Henryk Weinstein died 1941
in Lvov. They had three daughters, my father’s mother Elzbieta(Ela),
Paulina and Carolina (Lola).
I don’t know anything about the rest of the family.
My father, his mother Elzbieta (Ela)and his sister Stanislawa survived
World War II in Lvov (now Ukraine) but they lost contact with their
family. My father and his sister they are still living in Poland.

Best regards

Krzysztof Pastor


Re: Harold Arlen #general

abe simon
 

Steve,
re: your post on JewishGen today.
On the web site http://www.jbuff.com which is for Jewish Buffalo, there is a
section called "Hall of Fame'. In it there is an article about Harold which
says he was born in Buffalo NY. It lists his family and his songs and there
is a picture of him and his band on the "Crystal Beach Boat" which used to
ferry people between Buffalo and Crystal Beach Canada until the 1960's I
think.
Abe Simon
Las Vegas NV
email abe_simon@cox.net


Latvia New Databases #general

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The Latvia SIG is delighted that we have added two large databases
to the JewishGen Latvia Database. These can be accessed at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia >.

Enter a search name and when you see the next page with the hits,
you may have some hits in the new Databases.

The first is a family list for 1898 belonging to the Jewish
Community of Rezekne. The original is handwritten in Russian
Script and forms part of the holdings of the Latvia State Historical
Archives in Riga. The original list contains children as well as
adults. There are nearly 7000 surnames.

The second is a very large listing of Riga Marriages with over
9,000 Groom and Bride given names and surnames, so that there are
nearly 20,000 given names and surnames in the list.

Please remember that even if you do not think your family came >from
Riga or Rezekne, it is possible that you may have family names in
these databases. You must extend the boundaries of your search.
If you read the Introduction by clicking on the name of the Database
you will see how to retrieve the Documents >from the Archives.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia >

Good searching
Arlene Beare
Database Coordinator for Latvia SIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Harold Arlen #general

abe simon
 

Steve,
re: your post on JewishGen today.
On the web site http://www.jbuff.com which is for Jewish Buffalo, there is a
section called "Hall of Fame'. In it there is an article about Harold which
says he was born in Buffalo NY. It lists his family and his songs and there
is a picture of him and his band on the "Crystal Beach Boat" which used to
ferry people between Buffalo and Crystal Beach Canada until the 1960's I
think.
Abe Simon
Las Vegas NV
email abe_simon@cox.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Latvia New Databases #general

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The Latvia SIG is delighted that we have added two large databases
to the JewishGen Latvia Database. These can be accessed at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia >.

Enter a search name and when you see the next page with the hits,
you may have some hits in the new Databases.

The first is a family list for 1898 belonging to the Jewish
Community of Rezekne. The original is handwritten in Russian
Script and forms part of the holdings of the Latvia State Historical
Archives in Riga. The original list contains children as well as
adults. There are nearly 7000 surnames.

The second is a very large listing of Riga Marriages with over
9,000 Groom and Bride given names and surnames, so that there are
nearly 20,000 given names and surnames in the list.

Please remember that even if you do not think your family came >from
Riga or Rezekne, it is possible that you may have family names in
these databases. You must extend the boundaries of your search.
If you read the Introduction by clicking on the name of the Database
you will see how to retrieve the Documents >from the Archives.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia >

Good searching
Arlene Beare
Database Coordinator for Latvia SIG


Re: Questions about Handwritten Notations on Ship Manifests #general

Herb-A <herbad@...>
 

For information on Notations see:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/manifests >.

Also, see the following article in an earlier issue
of "Avotaynu", available in many Libraries:
"Interpreting U.S. Immigration Manifest Annotations",
Vol XII, Issue 1, Pg 10, I think it is Year 1996.

Genial-logically yours,
Herb Cadler


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Questions about Handwritten Notations on Ship Manifests #general

Herb-A <herbad@...>
 

For information on Notations see:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/manifests >.

Also, see the following article in an earlier issue
of "Avotaynu", available in many Libraries:
"Interpreting U.S. Immigration Manifest Annotations",
Vol XII, Issue 1, Pg 10, I think it is Year 1996.

Genial-logically yours,
Herb Cadler


City Directories #general

Joseph Fibel <JFibel@...>
 

Dear Michael & Group,

Basically, before telephones were prevalent, the resource equivalent to the
phone book was the City Directory. These books were usually published *every*
year by private publishing companies. These companies sent enumerators to
every house in the community. If the communities were small, several would be
covered in a single directory. If it was a multifamily building they covered
every family and apartment and interviewed all building inhabitants. They
indicated who was the head of the family, other family members, where the family
worked and what their professions were and frequently much more.

The Directories usually were arranged alphabetically by surname. They also
included advertising for local businesses.

The Directories will almost surely be in the local public and nearby large city
and college and university public libraries. In your case, if one volume
was found in South Bend, Directories for previous years would be there as well.
If you ask the Research Librarian nicely he/she may look up the data for you.
On the other hand, it may be worth while to call and see if they are available
and make the trip yourself, It's not too far away. The publishing dates usually
go back at least to the early 1860's.

For those who are not near the town library they are researching, the local
stake (Church) LDS (Mormon)Family History Libraries have access to the large
number of such Directories held in Salt Lake City and they can be brought in for
you for a very nominal fee. Of course, they are only available for scrutiny at the
local FH LIbrary

These important books are very often overlooked by researchers.

Joe Fibel
New Rochelle, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen City Directories #general

Joseph Fibel <JFibel@...>
 

Dear Michael & Group,

Basically, before telephones were prevalent, the resource equivalent to the
phone book was the City Directory. These books were usually published *every*
year by private publishing companies. These companies sent enumerators to
every house in the community. If the communities were small, several would be
covered in a single directory. If it was a multifamily building they covered
every family and apartment and interviewed all building inhabitants. They
indicated who was the head of the family, other family members, where the family
worked and what their professions were and frequently much more.

The Directories usually were arranged alphabetically by surname. They also
included advertising for local businesses.

The Directories will almost surely be in the local public and nearby large city
and college and university public libraries. In your case, if one volume
was found in South Bend, Directories for previous years would be there as well.
If you ask the Research Librarian nicely he/she may look up the data for you.
On the other hand, it may be worth while to call and see if they are available
and make the trip yourself, It's not too far away. The publishing dates usually
go back at least to the early 1860's.

For those who are not near the town library they are researching, the local
stake (Church) LDS (Mormon)Family History Libraries have access to the large
number of such Directories held in Salt Lake City and they can be brought in for
you for a very nominal fee. Of course, they are only available for scrutiny at the
local FH LIbrary

These important books are very often overlooked by researchers.

Joe Fibel
New Rochelle, NY


Re: Viewmate #austria-czech

Sally Bruckheimer
 

The trouble is that people who don't know languages
can't tell Cyrillic >from Gothic German or >from cursive
Hebrew, perhaps. Polish and other languages with the
Roman alphabet use some different letters and
diacritical marks which can confuse people as well.
Just having things handwritten in strange handwriting
can confuse some.

I don't think there is any way to ensure that everyone
correctly identifies languages, short of having a
language maven to do it for others.

Sally Bruckheimer
Bridgewater, NJ


Re: ViewMate - seeking linguistics expertise #general

Sam Eneman <seneman@...>
 

Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 23:56:06 -0400
From: "Bernard Kouchel" <koosh@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: ViewMate - seeking linguistics expertise

I believe that It is unreasonable to demand that submitters know the
language of documents/letters that they submit to ViewMate. They often don't
know, and that is why they come to ViewMate, seeking help. Translators must
realize that the language categories selected by submitters of images to
ViewMate are often incorrect.
As the ViewMate Admin, I would add that I am happy to change the
Category of any image when someone notifies us of the need for a
correction. Just send an email to viewmate@jewishgen.org.

We hope in the future that submitters will be able to make these
changes themselves.

Thanks,

--
Sam Eneman
ViewMate Admin


Mendel Henkin #general

Lenn Zonder <lenwriter@...>
 

*Correction*
In my previous post, I incorrectly wrote HENCKEN'S, or
HENKIN as he was later known, address as
Ekaterinagrad. It should have been Ekaterinaslav or
modern day Dneipropetrovsk in the Ukraine.
Sorry for the error.
Lenn Zonder
Woodbridge, CT. 06525
lenwriter@sbcglobal.net


ICHEIC List of Insurance Policyholders #general

meretz
 

Dear all,
I have been informed by ICHEIC that their list of "Potential Holocaust
Era Insurance Policyholders", which has been taken off their web site,
has now been made by ICHEIC accessible again on a special new web site -
www.pheip.org .

Although the deadline for submitting new claims to ICHEIC has passed,
the list is still very important and useful not only for restitution
matters, but also for genealogical research purposes, pertaining mainly
to central European countries.
Uriel Meretz, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Viewmate #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

The trouble is that people who don't know languages
can't tell Cyrillic >from Gothic German or >from cursive
Hebrew, perhaps. Polish and other languages with the
Roman alphabet use some different letters and
diacritical marks which can confuse people as well.
Just having things handwritten in strange handwriting
can confuse some.

I don't think there is any way to ensure that everyone
correctly identifies languages, short of having a
language maven to do it for others.

Sally Bruckheimer
Bridgewater, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: ViewMate - seeking linguistics expertise #general

Sam Eneman <seneman@...>
 

Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 23:56:06 -0400
From: "Bernard Kouchel" <koosh@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: ViewMate - seeking linguistics expertise

I believe that It is unreasonable to demand that submitters know the
language of documents/letters that they submit to ViewMate. They often don't
know, and that is why they come to ViewMate, seeking help. Translators must
realize that the language categories selected by submitters of images to
ViewMate are often incorrect.
As the ViewMate Admin, I would add that I am happy to change the
Category of any image when someone notifies us of the need for a
correction. Just send an email to viewmate@jewishgen.org.

We hope in the future that submitters will be able to make these
changes themselves.

Thanks,

--
Sam Eneman
ViewMate Admin