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Given Name " Heyer " #general

JHazl
 

Hi folks, Has anyone heard of this given name? Is it male or female? The person
I am looking for came >from the Krakow area according to family legend.
Could the pronunciation been misunderstood >from Arye??
Jim Hazlett
JHazl@aol.com


Nettie REISS (1905-2005) z"l #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

In "The Jerusalem Post" of today Sept. 13th,2005 an obit about Nettie REISS who
died in Raanana,Israel.
She is the daughter of the famous cantor Yossele ROSENBLATT. Her mother was Taube
KAUFMAN >from Brzesko, Galicia and she was associated with Pressburg and Nowy Targ.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Seeking: Composer Anton RUBINSTEIN #general

Christian Janus Køster <januskoester@...>
 

I am looking for information concerning the famous russian composer Anton
RUBINSTEIN. I have been researching my family for three years now and >from three
different parts of the world I have been told that there is some connection
between by great grand father Moses Rubinstein >from East prussia and Anton
Rubinstein >from Russia. The relatives that has passed on this information has
heard the story >from their parents, grandparents and greatgrand parents.So I think
it is time to find out whether this story is true or just a "family-legend". I
have been unable to find any genealogical information about Anton Rubinstein on
the internet. Please help!
Janus Køster
Denmark
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Searching ZIMMERMAN #general

loufine <loufine@...>
 

Searching:

Marvin, Herbert and Gary ZIMMERMAN.
Father Abraham,
Mother Frances Fannie nee FREEMAN

Please reply privately.

Louis A. Fine
Bellingham WA
USA
loufine@comcast.net
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given Name " Heyer " #general

JHazl
 

Hi folks, Has anyone heard of this given name? Is it male or female? The person
I am looking for came >from the Krakow area according to family legend.
Could the pronunciation been misunderstood >from Arye??
Jim Hazlett
JHazl@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nettie REISS (1905-2005) z"l #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

In "The Jerusalem Post" of today Sept. 13th,2005 an obit about Nettie REISS who
died in Raanana,Israel.
She is the daughter of the famous cantor Yossele ROSENBLATT. Her mother was Taube
KAUFMAN >from Brzesko, Galicia and she was associated with Pressburg and Nowy Targ.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: Composer Anton RUBINSTEIN #general

Christian Janus Køster <januskoester@...>
 

I am looking for information concerning the famous russian composer Anton
RUBINSTEIN. I have been researching my family for three years now and >from three
different parts of the world I have been told that there is some connection
between by great grand father Moses Rubinstein >from East prussia and Anton
Rubinstein >from Russia. The relatives that has passed on this information has
heard the story >from their parents, grandparents and greatgrand parents.So I think
it is time to find out whether this story is true or just a "family-legend". I
have been unable to find any genealogical information about Anton Rubinstein on
the internet. Please help!
Janus Køster
Denmark
***
MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more and more
frequently. If you have not already done so, please log onto
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter and register
all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn about more
names and places of origin, they can always be added, but only **you** can keep
your own listings up to date.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching ZIMMERMAN #general

loufine <loufine@...>
 

Searching:

Marvin, Herbert and Gary ZIMMERMAN.
Father Abraham,
Mother Frances Fannie nee FREEMAN

Please reply privately.

Louis A. Fine
Bellingham WA
USA
loufine@comcast.net
***
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Chicago Area Holocaust Researcher Needed #general

Felicia P. Zieff <tzippy_chs@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am looking for a Holocaust records researcher who lives in the Chicago area to
present a lecture on this subject.

Please contact me privately.

Felicia P. Zieff
Chicago


Zloczew, Poland - Agricultural Training Farms #general

Felicia P. Zieff <tzippy_chs@...>
 

Dear friends,

Can someone help me confirm the names of these locations near Zloczew, Poland that
had agricultural training farms to train Zionist youth for aliyah before the war?

Zloczew-Bastalcze
Mozigovsky
Niechmirow
Glischenshteyn
Zapola
Domgovsky

Thank you.

Felicia P. Zieff
Chicago


Help Needed with Philadelphia Arrivals #general

Marlene Bishow
 

Hi Merle:

I read your posting with interest. Member of JGSGW went on a tour of "Jewish
Philadelphia" with Harry Boonin on Sunday. Since my husband maternal family also
went to Philadelphia >from Lithuania, I paid particular attention to some of the
points that he made in that regard.

Even if your great grandfather's name does not appear in the index for the
immigrant bank records, if he had a relative in Philadelphia who preceed him
there, that person may have arranged for his tickets to the US. In my husband's
family, his g-g aunt was married to Rabbi Nathan BRENNER, one of the Litvak rabbis
in Philadelphia. The records are in the name of the person buying the ticket, not
in the name of the person traveling on the ticket. If you have any idea as to who
a Philadelphia connection might have been, the detail in the Philly bank records
might give you the name of the ship and date of travel.

Another direction that you might take is to contact the Philadelphia Jewish
Archives (they just moved, so they may be slow in responding). Their website is
http://www.jewisharchives.net/ Perhaps they can identify the Litvak shuls and tell
you where and if their membership records are still in existence.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD
VP - Programs
JGSGW

On Sept 12 Sep 2005 , Merle Kastner wrote

My great-grandfather arrived in Philadelphia in 1899-1892 (latest), from
Vilnius/Lida - all his documents state 'Vilnius'/'Vilna', but this could also be
the gubernia to simplify matters for officials - we believe he came >from Lida.


Sorenson DNA Web Site #general

Julian Peerutin <jushilli@...>
 

Hi

I recently read an article of the Sorenson DNA Web Site and besides for the option
to search their database for a DNA comparrison I noticed that they are offering a
free DNA test kit. I have no commercial interest with this site, but I was
wondering if anybody had heard about them and what their opion might be on what
they are offering.
Below is the article

Sorenson DNA Web Site www.smgf.org

Thanks

Julian Peerutin
Kfar Saba, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chicago Area Holocaust Researcher Needed #general

Felicia P. Zieff <tzippy_chs@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am looking for a Holocaust records researcher who lives in the Chicago area to
present a lecture on this subject.

Please contact me privately.

Felicia P. Zieff
Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zloczew, Poland - Agricultural Training Farms #general

Felicia P. Zieff <tzippy_chs@...>
 

Dear friends,

Can someone help me confirm the names of these locations near Zloczew, Poland that
had agricultural training farms to train Zionist youth for aliyah before the war?

Zloczew-Bastalcze
Mozigovsky
Niechmirow
Glischenshteyn
Zapola
Domgovsky

Thank you.

Felicia P. Zieff
Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help Needed with Philadelphia Arrivals #general

Marlene Bishow
 

Hi Merle:

I read your posting with interest. Member of JGSGW went on a tour of "Jewish
Philadelphia" with Harry Boonin on Sunday. Since my husband maternal family also
went to Philadelphia >from Lithuania, I paid particular attention to some of the
points that he made in that regard.

Even if your great grandfather's name does not appear in the index for the
immigrant bank records, if he had a relative in Philadelphia who preceed him
there, that person may have arranged for his tickets to the US. In my husband's
family, his g-g aunt was married to Rabbi Nathan BRENNER, one of the Litvak rabbis
in Philadelphia. The records are in the name of the person buying the ticket, not
in the name of the person traveling on the ticket. If you have any idea as to who
a Philadelphia connection might have been, the detail in the Philly bank records
might give you the name of the ship and date of travel.

Another direction that you might take is to contact the Philadelphia Jewish
Archives (they just moved, so they may be slow in responding). Their website is
http://www.jewisharchives.net/ Perhaps they can identify the Litvak shuls and tell
you where and if their membership records are still in existence.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD
VP - Programs
JGSGW

On Sept 12 Sep 2005 , Merle Kastner wrote

My great-grandfather arrived in Philadelphia in 1899-1892 (latest), from
Vilnius/Lida - all his documents state 'Vilnius'/'Vilna', but this could also be
the gubernia to simplify matters for officials - we believe he came >from Lida.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sorenson DNA Web Site #general

Julian Peerutin <jushilli@...>
 

Hi

I recently read an article of the Sorenson DNA Web Site and besides for the option
to search their database for a DNA comparrison I noticed that they are offering a
free DNA test kit. I have no commercial interest with this site, but I was
wondering if anybody had heard about them and what their opion might be on what
they are offering.
Below is the article

Sorenson DNA Web Site www.smgf.org

Thanks

Julian Peerutin
Kfar Saba, Israel


NYC Accommodations for 2006 Conference #general

SelmaN@...
 

Dear Everybody, I agree and disagree with what has been written. I wholeheartedly
agree that the best place to be during the conference is the conference hotel;
however >from what I've been reading, it will be extremely expensive. I live a
mere 90 miles away in Philadelphia, and I'm thinking of commuting.
The info about a refrigerator and networking in the hotel are excellent; also the
cautionary message about traveling in NY and outlying areas after dark.
Should you decide to stay in Westchester, Long Island, northern New Jersey,
Chelsea (or other) section of NYC, be sure that you are very close to
transportation to the Marriott. If I recall >from the last NY conference, the
closest subway station was 3 blocks >from the Marriott. Also consider that August
in NY will be hellishly hot and humid -- walking even a block or 2 is exhausting.
Consider also the cost of food at the Marriott -- I understand that they want
$60 (each) for the SIG luncheons.
My suggestion to the movers and shakers of the NY JGS -- move the conference
(it's a year away) to any of the areas mentioned above, and out of midtown
Manhattan. As long as a hotel is convenient to transportation for those who want
to do NY research, theaters, museums etc., there's no reason to be at that
Marriott.

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
(outside of Philadelphia)
SelmaN@aol.com
Researching: WAGMAN, PEPPER, GALOON, SCHMOISH, DEUTSCH, ZUCK (Kolki, Turiysk,
Krichilsk, Olyka, Ludmir - Volhynia Gubernia); NEUBAUER, BERGER
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER, NEWMAN
(possibly Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)


Chagall's Genealogy #general

hekenvin@...
 

Celia wrote: <In one website he is mentioned as having being the oldest of nine
brothers. Rachel, a young sister is also mentioned as having died >from eating
coal. However we know >from his movements in 1914 that he had another sister who
married in that year and he is known to have painted other siblings too [see "My
Sister Anuta {1910}"; "My Sister Manja"; "My Brother David"; "Lisa is playing the
Mandoline", "Lisa near the Window" etc.] >

I cannot speak specifically about Chagall's genealogy, but want to remind you all
that in parlance of the FSU (former Soviet Union), "sister" does not necessarily
mean siblilng, as it does in the West. The phrases for what we call a "first
cousin" are roughly transliterated as "d'vorodnoi brat" and "d'voradnaya
sestra," which are translated as "second (brother or sister)." First cousins over
there generally refer to each other as sisters and brothers, without
distinguishing that they are what we would call cousins.

Also, as I am sure most of you know, the fact that the artist's name was Moishe
Zakharovich indicates that his father's name was Zakhar.

Helene Kenvin

Researching: WIESENTHAL (Skala Podolska); SCHWARTZ, WEISS, BALAJTI (Miskolc);
EINBINDER, COHEN, WAXMAN (Kalarash); COHEN (19th century Gnesen; NYC;
Richmond, VA); JACOBS (19th century NYC, Richmond VA, Albany NY); ROTHOLZ
(19th century Hamburg, NYC, Richmnd VA, Kansas City KS).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Accommodations for 2006 Conference #general

SelmaN@...
 

Dear Everybody, I agree and disagree with what has been written. I wholeheartedly
agree that the best place to be during the conference is the conference hotel;
however >from what I've been reading, it will be extremely expensive. I live a
mere 90 miles away in Philadelphia, and I'm thinking of commuting.
The info about a refrigerator and networking in the hotel are excellent; also the
cautionary message about traveling in NY and outlying areas after dark.
Should you decide to stay in Westchester, Long Island, northern New Jersey,
Chelsea (or other) section of NYC, be sure that you are very close to
transportation to the Marriott. If I recall >from the last NY conference, the
closest subway station was 3 blocks >from the Marriott. Also consider that August
in NY will be hellishly hot and humid -- walking even a block or 2 is exhausting.
Consider also the cost of food at the Marriott -- I understand that they want
$60 (each) for the SIG luncheons.
My suggestion to the movers and shakers of the NY JGS -- move the conference
(it's a year away) to any of the areas mentioned above, and out of midtown
Manhattan. As long as a hotel is convenient to transportation for those who want
to do NY research, theaters, museums etc., there's no reason to be at that
Marriott.

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
(outside of Philadelphia)
SelmaN@aol.com
Researching: WAGMAN, PEPPER, GALOON, SCHMOISH, DEUTSCH, ZUCK (Kolki, Turiysk,
Krichilsk, Olyka, Ludmir - Volhynia Gubernia); NEUBAUER, BERGER
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER, NEWMAN
(possibly Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chagall's Genealogy #general

hekenvin@...
 

Celia wrote: <In one website he is mentioned as having being the oldest of nine
brothers. Rachel, a young sister is also mentioned as having died >from eating
coal. However we know >from his movements in 1914 that he had another sister who
married in that year and he is known to have painted other siblings too [see "My
Sister Anuta {1910}"; "My Sister Manja"; "My Brother David"; "Lisa is playing the
Mandoline", "Lisa near the Window" etc.] >

I cannot speak specifically about Chagall's genealogy, but want to remind you all
that in parlance of the FSU (former Soviet Union), "sister" does not necessarily
mean siblilng, as it does in the West. The phrases for what we call a "first
cousin" are roughly transliterated as "d'vorodnoi brat" and "d'voradnaya
sestra," which are translated as "second (brother or sister)." First cousins over
there generally refer to each other as sisters and brothers, without
distinguishing that they are what we would call cousins.

Also, as I am sure most of you know, the fact that the artist's name was Moishe
Zakharovich indicates that his father's name was Zakhar.

Helene Kenvin

Researching: WIESENTHAL (Skala Podolska); SCHWARTZ, WEISS, BALAJTI (Miskolc);
EINBINDER, COHEN, WAXMAN (Kalarash); COHEN (19th century Gnesen; NYC;
Richmond, VA); JACOBS (19th century NYC, Richmond VA, Albany NY); ROTHOLZ
(19th century Hamburg, NYC, Richmnd VA, Kansas City KS).