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Szyja?? - First Name #general

Debbie Raff
 

In reviewing birth records, I have located the first name "Szyja".
Everything else points to the fact that this would be my great grandfather,
but this is a first name I am unfamiliar with at the moment.

My great grandfather was known as "Yehoshua" and "Osias".

I checked the Given Names Database and did find "Schaye/Sheya" that seems to
correlate with "Yehoshua" and "Osias". There is nothing spelled close to
"Szyja" that I could find.

Would I be right to believe that this means that the "Szyja" I found w/ the
correct spouse, etc. could likely be my great grandfather?

Thank you for your time,

Debbie Raff
California


Do you have access to NYC Death Index 1942-1946? #general

Lisa
 

Dear Group:

Does anyone have easy access to the NYC death index, all boroughs
1942-1946 at the Family History Center, microfilm FHL 1324924? I
would be grateful for help on looking up two names.

Many thanks,

Lisa Brahin Weinblatt
Redball62@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Szyja?? - First Name #general

Debbie Raff
 

In reviewing birth records, I have located the first name "Szyja".
Everything else points to the fact that this would be my great grandfather,
but this is a first name I am unfamiliar with at the moment.

My great grandfather was known as "Yehoshua" and "Osias".

I checked the Given Names Database and did find "Schaye/Sheya" that seems to
correlate with "Yehoshua" and "Osias". There is nothing spelled close to
"Szyja" that I could find.

Would I be right to believe that this means that the "Szyja" I found w/ the
correct spouse, etc. could likely be my great grandfather?

Thank you for your time,

Debbie Raff
California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Do you have access to NYC Death Index 1942-1946? #general

Lisa
 

Dear Group:

Does anyone have easy access to the NYC death index, all boroughs
1942-1946 at the Family History Center, microfilm FHL 1324924? I
would be grateful for help on looking up two names.

Many thanks,

Lisa Brahin Weinblatt
Redball62@aol.com


FINDERs and WEISERs in Grabowo, Poland 1850-1900 #general

John and Tereasa Lenius <jtlenius@...>
 

I am looking for as much information as possible about the FINDER and WEISER
families living in Grabowo and Nowa Wies Krolewska during the last half of
the 1800's. Specifically, I am looking for the family of Gottlieb Finder
and Suzanna Weiser (Father: Jacob Weiser, Mother: Susana Rieka). I have
learned that these families were definitely living in this area at this
time, but I have been unable to gather any further information >from the
person who gave me this information. I am also curious what Grabowo was
like at this time and if it is still a community today. Thank you.
Tereasa Lenius
Tripoli, IA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FINDERs and WEISERs in Grabowo, Poland 1850-1900 #general

John and Tereasa Lenius <jtlenius@...>
 

I am looking for as much information as possible about the FINDER and WEISER
families living in Grabowo and Nowa Wies Krolewska during the last half of
the 1800's. Specifically, I am looking for the family of Gottlieb Finder
and Suzanna Weiser (Father: Jacob Weiser, Mother: Susana Rieka). I have
learned that these families were definitely living in this area at this
time, but I have been unable to gather any further information >from the
person who gave me this information. I am also curious what Grabowo was
like at this time and if it is still a community today. Thank you.
Tereasa Lenius
Tripoli, IA


Answer to Paktu krow #poland

Dorota <brodzic_dorota@...>
 

Hallo,

Paktu Krow - Nominativ - Pakt krow,
in old Polish language and folks language
it meant :

1 - job of poor shepherd of cows who was
usually hired to carry with cows by several farmers
from the country.
2 - cow's business which consisted in a rent
the good bull to the inseminantion of ladies cows
and the owner of the macho bull arranged a date.

3 -in old Slovian language used to XVIII,
it meant - lending of money

The Polish word - pakt was >from Latina - pactum,
Latino- German - Pacht, Pachter and in English
- pactum.

Regards.
Dorota Targonska


JRI Poland #Poland Answer to Paktu krow #poland

Dorota <brodzic_dorota@...>
 

Hallo,

Paktu Krow - Nominativ - Pakt krow,
in old Polish language and folks language
it meant :

1 - job of poor shepherd of cows who was
usually hired to carry with cows by several farmers
from the country.
2 - cow's business which consisted in a rent
the good bull to the inseminantion of ladies cows
and the owner of the macho bull arranged a date.

3 -in old Slovian language used to XVIII,
it meant - lending of money

The Polish word - pakt was >from Latina - pactum,
Latino- German - Pacht, Pachter and in English
- pactum.

Regards.
Dorota Targonska


Dvinsk Jewish Factory Owners #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Whilst looking for the correct spelling of several Jewish factory owners in
Dvinsk (now Daugavpils), Latvia, I came upon a wonderful listing of names
and the factories or businesses they owned. The URL below will take you to
this list:

http://www.roots-saknes.lv/Ethnicities/Jews/Texts/FactoriesDaugavpils.htm

And, what do you know, I found the three names I was looking for:
Griliches, Natanson and Zaks.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Dvinsk Jewish Factory Owners #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Whilst looking for the correct spelling of several Jewish factory owners in
Dvinsk (now Daugavpils), Latvia, I came upon a wonderful listing of names
and the factories or businesses they owned. The URL below will take you to
this list:

http://www.roots-saknes.lv/Ethnicities/Jews/Texts/FactoriesDaugavpils.htm

And, what do you know, I found the three names I was looking for:
Griliches, Natanson and Zaks.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Re: Should I Call? #general

Michael Fener
 

From: "steven weiss" <szome@hotmail.com>

I have phone numbers for two JGFF researchers who have not responded to my
emails and snail mail. Should I call these persons or would that just make
these persons angry? These persons have listed names and towns that bear
relevance to my own search.
I think in this day of spam and virus attacks there is so much
apprehension, it is possible that emails were filtered/deleted inadvertently.
As for the lack of response to your snail mail, assuming these people are
still there, I don't have any idea.

Since they are listed as researchers in the JGFF, I would think they would
be *very* open to discussions about possible related branches.
The only time I have had any resistance or lack of interest has been >from
making contact with non-researchers who would not necessarily care about
genealogy.

My 2 cents: I would try again via phone.

Regards,
Michael Fener
New York, USA

Searching
FENER - Hungary/Romania
FULEP/FULOP - Hungary/Romania
WEISS/WEISZ - Hungary/Romania
MARGULIES/MARGOLIS - Galicia/Ukraine
MICHAELSON/MICHALOFSKY - Russia/Lithuania
KULIK/KULIC/KULICK - Russia/Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Should I Call? #general

Michael Fener
 

From: "steven weiss" <szome@hotmail.com>

I have phone numbers for two JGFF researchers who have not responded to my
emails and snail mail. Should I call these persons or would that just make
these persons angry? These persons have listed names and towns that bear
relevance to my own search.
I think in this day of spam and virus attacks there is so much
apprehension, it is possible that emails were filtered/deleted inadvertently.
As for the lack of response to your snail mail, assuming these people are
still there, I don't have any idea.

Since they are listed as researchers in the JGFF, I would think they would
be *very* open to discussions about possible related branches.
The only time I have had any resistance or lack of interest has been >from
making contact with non-researchers who would not necessarily care about
genealogy.

My 2 cents: I would try again via phone.

Regards,
Michael Fener
New York, USA

Searching
FENER - Hungary/Romania
FULEP/FULOP - Hungary/Romania
WEISS/WEISZ - Hungary/Romania
MARGULIES/MARGOLIS - Galicia/Ukraine
MICHAELSON/MICHALOFSKY - Russia/Lithuania
KULIK/KULIC/KULICK - Russia/Belarus


Internment camps in North Africa #france

Susan Edel
 

I am looking for information about an internment camp in North Africa, maybe
in Phillipville where my grandmother was taken. She was on a transport >from
Bergen Belsen via Biberach in Germany and St. Gallen, Switzerland (where my
grandfather was taken off the train and hospitalised - but she was not
permitted to stay with him).

If anyone knows anything about this camp, I would be very pleased to hear
from them.
With thanks,

Susan EDEL, Petach Tikva, Israel (researching FEUCHTWANGER, FARNTROG, LEVY,
SCHWAB, BING all >from Germany)


Re: Should I Call? #general

Jan <jwidome1@...>
 

I have phone numbers for two JGFF researchers who have not responded to my
emails and snail mail. Should I call these persons or would that just make
these persons angry? These persons have listed names and towns that bear
relevance to my own search.
I first thought it would be best for you to leave them alone.
Then it seemed to me that if they wanted to be left alone, they never
would have been posting in the first place. That they posted
(reasonably) means that they would want to hear >from you. Perhaps a
simple post card might be the right way to approach them.

Let us know what happens, and good luck.

Jan Widome

Searching: Widome, Widom, Widem, Widomlansky - >from Belarus;
Berger, Birger - >from Dombrova, Suwalki, Lipsk;
Grunspan, Fuchs, Wohlmuth - >from Poland, Austria, Czechoslovakia;
Mengel - Israel; Piatigorsky - Odessa, Elizavetgrad
Rosner, Reichenthal - >from Poland or ?


French SIG #France Internment camps in North Africa #france

Susan Edel
 

I am looking for information about an internment camp in North Africa, maybe
in Phillipville where my grandmother was taken. She was on a transport >from
Bergen Belsen via Biberach in Germany and St. Gallen, Switzerland (where my
grandfather was taken off the train and hospitalised - but she was not
permitted to stay with him).

If anyone knows anything about this camp, I would be very pleased to hear
from them.
With thanks,

Susan EDEL, Petach Tikva, Israel (researching FEUCHTWANGER, FARNTROG, LEVY,
SCHWAB, BING all >from Germany)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Should I Call? #general

Jan <jwidome1@...>
 

I have phone numbers for two JGFF researchers who have not responded to my
emails and snail mail. Should I call these persons or would that just make
these persons angry? These persons have listed names and towns that bear
relevance to my own search.
I first thought it would be best for you to leave them alone.
Then it seemed to me that if they wanted to be left alone, they never
would have been posting in the first place. That they posted
(reasonably) means that they would want to hear >from you. Perhaps a
simple post card might be the right way to approach them.

Let us know what happens, and good luck.

Jan Widome

Searching: Widome, Widom, Widem, Widomlansky - >from Belarus;
Berger, Birger - >from Dombrova, Suwalki, Lipsk;
Grunspan, Fuchs, Wohlmuth - >from Poland, Austria, Czechoslovakia;
Mengel - Israel; Piatigorsky - Odessa, Elizavetgrad
Rosner, Reichenthal - >from Poland or ?


SIG #ukraine

Paul & Myrna Lewis <pmlewis6391@...>
 

If I receive the Ukraine digest, does that mean I am automatically a member
of the Ukraine SIG, or do I have to register separately?
Myrna Lewis
Suffern, NY
pmlewis6391@optonline.net

Researching ILITSKY-Nezhin, Konotop
LANDA-Berdichev
BLEISER-Berdichev
POSTAL-Odessa

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you have registered for the Digest & receive it, you are already a Ukraine SIG Member.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine SIG #ukraine

Paul & Myrna Lewis <pmlewis6391@...>
 

If I receive the Ukraine digest, does that mean I am automatically a member
of the Ukraine SIG, or do I have to register separately?
Myrna Lewis
Suffern, NY
pmlewis6391@optonline.net

Researching ILITSKY-Nezhin, Konotop
LANDA-Berdichev
BLEISER-Berdichev
POSTAL-Odessa

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you have registered for the Digest & receive it, you are already a Ukraine SIG Member.


Re: Jewry from Kurland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Anna, what you ask is too long for anything but a quick reply. I have
written an article including answers to some of the questions you have
asked, which was published in the BULLETIN of the SIG Latvia. I don't
offhand recall the issue. [As an aside, perhaps it would behoove us to
make an index of articles and where to find them and post it on our
website?]

The short answer is that life was very different for the Jews of legal
status in Courland. They were better off, integrated into society and
with one exception, did not live in ghettos. This is not to say that
the officials in Moscow did not try to make their lives miserable with
new restrictive decrees every few months.

I can recommend that everyone read the pages of Bruno Martuzans'
website. They have not been changed or updated recently, but perhaps
there is no need for it. His website is excellent, as I have written
more than once.

http://www.roots-saknes.lv/Ethnicities/Jews.htm


Martha Lev-Zion
Israel Genealogical Society - Negev

On 6 May 2005, at 20:06, Anna v. Villiez wrote:
i am trying to find out more about the living and working of jews in
Kurland in the 19th century. there is one question i find hard to
answer, maybe someone can help: in what way did the jewry in Kurland
differ >from jews in other parts of eastern europe especially >from the
ones living within the Pale of Settlemen?.
...snip...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Jewry from Kurland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Anna, what you ask is too long for anything but a quick reply. I have
written an article including answers to some of the questions you have
asked, which was published in the BULLETIN of the SIG Latvia. I don't
offhand recall the issue. [As an aside, perhaps it would behoove us to
make an index of articles and where to find them and post it on our
website?]

The short answer is that life was very different for the Jews of legal
status in Courland. They were better off, integrated into society and
with one exception, did not live in ghettos. This is not to say that
the officials in Moscow did not try to make their lives miserable with
new restrictive decrees every few months.

I can recommend that everyone read the pages of Bruno Martuzans'
website. They have not been changed or updated recently, but perhaps
there is no need for it. His website is excellent, as I have written
more than once.

http://www.roots-saknes.lv/Ethnicities/Jews.htm


Martha Lev-Zion
Israel Genealogical Society - Negev

On 6 May 2005, at 20:06, Anna v. Villiez wrote:
i am trying to find out more about the living and working of jews in
Kurland in the 19th century. there is one question i find hard to
answer, maybe someone can help: in what way did the jewry in Kurland
differ >from jews in other parts of eastern europe especially >from the
ones living within the Pale of Settlemen?.
...snip...