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David Hughes - Davidic site #general

Chaim freedman
 

I am seeking the email of David Hughes of the site on Davidic descent. The
address on the site bounces.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen David Hughes - Davidic site #general

Chaim freedman
 

I am seeking the email of David Hughes of the site on Davidic descent. The
address on the site bounces.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Kinischin, Russia #general

DLebovitz@...
 

I have a potential relative arriving in NY in 1896 >from Kinischin, Russia.

Anyone know the current name and location? It is not listed in WOWW.

Thanks,

David Lebovitz
Morton Grove, IL
Searching the towns of Luoke(Luknik) and Virbalis (Wirballen/Werschbelov)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kinischin, Russia #general

DLebovitz@...
 

I have a potential relative arriving in NY in 1896 >from Kinischin, Russia.

Anyone know the current name and location? It is not listed in WOWW.

Thanks,

David Lebovitz
Morton Grove, IL
Searching the towns of Luoke(Luknik) and Virbalis (Wirballen/Werschbelov)


Re: Need advice on doing research on GreatUncle who moved to Japan #general

Mark Halpern
 

I suggest that you contact the Jewish Community of Japan. They have a
website at http://www.jccjapan.or.jp/. They also have a database for the
Yokohama Foreigners' Cemetery - Jewish Section at
http://www.jccjapan.or.jp/Cemetery/listing.htm that may be of interest
to other Genners.

Mark Halpern
Former Member, Jewish Community of Japan

----- Original Message -----
Can anyone suggest a means by which I would be able to try to research my
great-uncle, Solomon KAFLOWITZ, who moved to Japan in the 1940s or 50's?
He married a Japanese woman probably while still living in the United
States. They had children, at least one male, or possibly a set of male twins.
The family never returned to the United States to live. My great-uncle was born
in 1908 in Bialystok, and came to the United States as a very young boy. While
he may no longer be alive, it would be interesting to see if the family name
still exists in Japan, and ultimately, to attempt contact with his children.

Thank you and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Need advice on doing research on GreatUncle who moved to Japan #general

Mark Halpern
 

I suggest that you contact the Jewish Community of Japan. They have a
website at http://www.jccjapan.or.jp/. They also have a database for the
Yokohama Foreigners' Cemetery - Jewish Section at
http://www.jccjapan.or.jp/Cemetery/listing.htm that may be of interest
to other Genners.

Mark Halpern
Former Member, Jewish Community of Japan

----- Original Message -----
Can anyone suggest a means by which I would be able to try to research my
great-uncle, Solomon KAFLOWITZ, who moved to Japan in the 1940s or 50's?
He married a Japanese woman probably while still living in the United
States. They had children, at least one male, or possibly a set of male twins.
The family never returned to the United States to live. My great-uncle was born
in 1908 in Bialystok, and came to the United States as a very young boy. While
he may no longer be alive, it would be interesting to see if the family name
still exists in Japan, and ultimately, to attempt contact with his children.

Thank you and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers


Some Reasons Why You May Not be Getting Responses #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

Dear Genners:

I know this has been touched on before by some other genners on this list, but it
bears repeating.

Subject Line:
"Help" just doesn't cut it. Be more precise.What kind of help do you want or need?
If you want help in finding grandpa Joe Blow then write that in the subject line,
such as Looking for Grandpa Joe Blow, or Can't find Grandpa Joe Blow. Without more
definition many folks are inclined to just delete your message without bothering
to read it. Who knows? The one person who has your answer may just have deleted
your message....

Spam Fighters:
I read more and more often that people no longer bother to go into the required
"site" and go through the rigmarole of typing into it the required password for
you to be able to
get our answers. Among other things it means that if we are not on the web and
only connected to our email provider, as I am now, we have to go onto the web to
answer you instead of just a quick individual reply. More and more people as I've
said above just don't bother.

Help us to help you.

Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine,
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Some Reasons Why You May Not be Getting Responses #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

Dear Genners:

I know this has been touched on before by some other genners on this list, but it
bears repeating.

Subject Line:
"Help" just doesn't cut it. Be more precise.What kind of help do you want or need?
If you want help in finding grandpa Joe Blow then write that in the subject line,
such as Looking for Grandpa Joe Blow, or Can't find Grandpa Joe Blow. Without more
definition many folks are inclined to just delete your message without bothering
to read it. Who knows? The one person who has your answer may just have deleted
your message....

Spam Fighters:
I read more and more often that people no longer bother to go into the required
"site" and go through the rigmarole of typing into it the required password for
you to be able to
get our answers. Among other things it means that if we are not on the web and
only connected to our email provider, as I am now, we have to go onto the web to
answer you instead of just a quick individual reply. More and more people as I've
said above just don't bother.

Help us to help you.

Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine,
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


New York Confeence 2006 #general

Barbara Siegel <imsiegel@...>
 

Shalom genners,
I would like to know the dates for the upcoming IAJGS New York Conference in
2006. I don't seem to be finding it on any of the obvious websites.

Barbara Siegel bsiegel@netvision.net.il
Jerusalem, Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New York Confeence 2006 #general

Barbara Siegel <imsiegel@...>
 

Shalom genners,
I would like to know the dates for the upcoming IAJGS New York Conference in
2006. I don't seem to be finding it on any of the obvious websites.

Barbara Siegel bsiegel@netvision.net.il
Jerusalem, Chicago


Re: Given name Keiller or Caila? #general

n.kraus-friedberg@...
 

I have recently discovered that my great-grandmother's given name is
Keiller or Caila - I have two different spellings. She either came >from Irkutsk
in Siberia or >from the Lomza Province. Does anyone recognise this name or have
any idea what the correct spelling would be?
Myra Waddell. (Adelaide, South Australia)<<<<

I have been reading this thread with interest. My daughter is named Kaila,
spelled in Hebrew kuf-yud-lamed-hay. I have also seen it spelled kuf-yud-lamed-
alef and kuf-yud-yud-lamed-alef. In English, I have also seen it as Kayla.

We named our Kaila after her 5x-great-grandmother who lived in Germany, born in
1799. I was originally told it came >from a Hebrew word meaning "to crown." Later
on, I looked up the root kuf-lamed-lamed and the dictionary gave "crown" as one
meaning, along with (ouch!) "to destroy." Obviously, we prefer to go with the
more royal definition.

Nurit Kraus-Friedberg
n.kraus-friedberg@att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Given name Keiller or Caila? #general

n.kraus-friedberg@...
 

I have recently discovered that my great-grandmother's given name is
Keiller or Caila - I have two different spellings. She either came >from Irkutsk
in Siberia or >from the Lomza Province. Does anyone recognise this name or have
any idea what the correct spelling would be?
Myra Waddell. (Adelaide, South Australia)<<<<

I have been reading this thread with interest. My daughter is named Kaila,
spelled in Hebrew kuf-yud-lamed-hay. I have also seen it spelled kuf-yud-lamed-
alef and kuf-yud-yud-lamed-alef. In English, I have also seen it as Kayla.

We named our Kaila after her 5x-great-grandmother who lived in Germany, born in
1799. I was originally told it came >from a Hebrew word meaning "to crown." Later
on, I looked up the root kuf-lamed-lamed and the dictionary gave "crown" as one
meaning, along with (ouch!) "to destroy." Obviously, we prefer to go with the
more royal definition.

Nurit Kraus-Friedberg
n.kraus-friedberg@att.net


Re: Looking for "Oral Historians" in Louisville, Cincinnati and Wilmington #general

James R. Platt <jrplatt@...>
 

As part of working on my family history I am looking for experienced
individuals who could help take oral histories of elderly relatives in
Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH and Wilmington, DE. I would prefer people who
have done this before and thus can use their experience and expertise to
elicit as much information as possible while making the subject feel at
ease.

I believe that Hadassah used to have volunteers who did this, but I don't
believe the service still exists. Perhaps someone knows of an organization
that could help? I would expect to pay a fee or make a donation to a
charitable organization for the person taking the history.

Please respond privately. Thank you very much.

J. Platt
jrplatt@mindspring.com
New York, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Looking for "Oral Historians" in Louisville, Cincinnati and Wilmington #general

James R. Platt <jrplatt@...>
 

As part of working on my family history I am looking for experienced
individuals who could help take oral histories of elderly relatives in
Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH and Wilmington, DE. I would prefer people who
have done this before and thus can use their experience and expertise to
elicit as much information as possible while making the subject feel at
ease.

I believe that Hadassah used to have volunteers who did this, but I don't
believe the service still exists. Perhaps someone knows of an organization
that could help? I would expect to pay a fee or make a donation to a
charitable organization for the person taking the history.

Please respond privately. Thank you very much.

J. Platt
jrplatt@mindspring.com
New York, NY


Re: Warsaw 'Russia" #general

Alan <aNOhsSPAMsha@...>
 

In article <000501c58af4$57f8bea0$bd031b41@Sandy>,
sberg@kc.rr.com (Sandy Berg) wrote:

I recently found the death certificate of a great-uncle stating the he and
his parents were born in Warsaw "Russia". They were all born in the mid to
late l800's. I assume that Warsaw was considered part of Russia at that
time,
Yes. It was part of the Russian Empire until 1918. Warsaw was the
capital of the Warsaw (Varshavskaya) guberniya.

but do you think that this meant the "city" Warsaw, that we know it
today, or were Jews not allowed to live in the city? Could this have
really meant an area outside the city like a gobernia?
I don't know about permission to live in the city, but in general it's
hard to tell exactly what someone meant by this. To people who don't
know the names of the various suburbs of Boston, I often just say I live
in Boston.

--
Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.
aNOhsSPAMsha@rcn.com (remove NO SPAM)

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Re: Were cousin marriages legal in NY in 1909? #general

Paul Silverstone
 

In 1921 my father's cousin married his niece. They could not do so in
NY as such marriages were illegal, so they went to Rhode Island.
Paul Silverstone

Jill Carrigan wrote:

At that point in NY, they probably would not have cared. I'd still go for
it.

Jill Carrigan

"Israel P" <IsraelP@pikholz.org> wrote

An aunt of my mother's married a man who may have been her first cousin,
in 1909 in Manhattan.

I have ordered the marriage record, intending to see the parents' names,
but it occurs to me that if NY did not allow cousin marriages, the
information on the marriage record may be phoney. (There were recent
immigrants >from Russia and may not have had independent birth
documentation.)

Am I worrying for naught?

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Warsaw 'Russia" #general

Alan <aNOhsSPAMsha@...>
 

In article <000501c58af4$57f8bea0$bd031b41@Sandy>,
sberg@kc.rr.com (Sandy Berg) wrote:

I recently found the death certificate of a great-uncle stating the he and
his parents were born in Warsaw "Russia". They were all born in the mid to
late l800's. I assume that Warsaw was considered part of Russia at that
time,
Yes. It was part of the Russian Empire until 1918. Warsaw was the
capital of the Warsaw (Varshavskaya) guberniya.

but do you think that this meant the "city" Warsaw, that we know it
today, or were Jews not allowed to live in the city? Could this have
really meant an area outside the city like a gobernia?
I don't know about permission to live in the city, but in general it's
hard to tell exactly what someone meant by this. To people who don't
know the names of the various suburbs of Boston, I often just say I live
in Boston.

--
Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.
aNOhsSPAMsha@rcn.com (remove NO SPAM)

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Were cousin marriages legal in NY in 1909? #general

Paul Silverstone
 

In 1921 my father's cousin married his niece. They could not do so in
NY as such marriages were illegal, so they went to Rhode Island.
Paul Silverstone

Jill Carrigan wrote:

At that point in NY, they probably would not have cared. I'd still go for
it.

Jill Carrigan

"Israel P" <IsraelP@pikholz.org> wrote

An aunt of my mother's married a man who may have been her first cousin,
in 1909 in Manhattan.

I have ordered the marriage record, intending to see the parents' names,
but it occurs to me that if NY did not allow cousin marriages, the
information on the marriage record may be phoney. (There were recent
immigrants >from Russia and may not have had independent birth
documentation.)

Am I worrying for naught?

Israel Pickholtz


The Bialystoker Memorial Book is Now Online #general

Mark Halpern
 

It is my great pleasure to announce that Bialystokers and others around
the world will now have access to _The Bialystoker Memorial Book_. The
entire English language part of the book (originally published in both
Yiddish and English), including all photos and captions, is being added
to Ada Holtzman's Zchor (Remembered) website at
<http://www.zchor.org/bialystok/yizkor1.htm>.

The objectives in making this book available to those >from around the
world with interest in Jewish Bialystok are:
1. To enable those interested to learn more about this city and its
Jewish residents >from the early days to the destruction of this beloved
city by the Nazi oppressors.
2. As a tribute to Jewish Bialystokers and others who perished during
the Shoah and those who survived and made a new life for themselves and
never forgot.

This Internet publication is a joint project of The Bialystoker Center
and Bikur Cholim in New York City, Ada Holtzman and her Zchor.org
website, and BialyGen, the Bialystok Region Jewish Genealogy Group.

We are very grateful to The Bialystoker Center for their permission to
publish this important historical document on the Internet. We
especially thank Barry L. Winston, President; Alys Kremer Grossman,
Secretary; and Daniel Muskin, Administrator for their interest and
support.

And, of course, we owe so much gratitude to and affection for Ada
Holtzman, who has selflessly worked to create an unparalleled memorial
to our ancestral town of Bialystok.

Ada has already added over half of the Book to her website and will be
adding the remaining chapters in the near future. Please check back
periodically.

Mark Halpern
BialyGen Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Bialystoker Memorial Book is Now Online #general

Mark Halpern
 

It is my great pleasure to announce that Bialystokers and others around
the world will now have access to _The Bialystoker Memorial Book_. The
entire English language part of the book (originally published in both
Yiddish and English), including all photos and captions, is being added
to Ada Holtzman's Zchor (Remembered) website at
<http://www.zchor.org/bialystok/yizkor1.htm>.

The objectives in making this book available to those >from around the
world with interest in Jewish Bialystok are:
1. To enable those interested to learn more about this city and its
Jewish residents >from the early days to the destruction of this beloved
city by the Nazi oppressors.
2. As a tribute to Jewish Bialystokers and others who perished during
the Shoah and those who survived and made a new life for themselves and
never forgot.

This Internet publication is a joint project of The Bialystoker Center
and Bikur Cholim in New York City, Ada Holtzman and her Zchor.org
website, and BialyGen, the Bialystok Region Jewish Genealogy Group.

We are very grateful to The Bialystoker Center for their permission to
publish this important historical document on the Internet. We
especially thank Barry L. Winston, President; Alys Kremer Grossman,
Secretary; and Daniel Muskin, Administrator for their interest and
support.

And, of course, we owe so much gratitude to and affection for Ada
Holtzman, who has selflessly worked to create an unparalleled memorial
to our ancestral town of Bialystok.

Ada has already added over half of the Book to her website and will be
adding the remaining chapters in the near future. Please check back
periodically.

Mark Halpern
BialyGen Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm