Date   

Re: 1904 Poland Industrial Directory #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The 1904 Poland Industrial Directory that Jacob Rosen found on the Digital
Library of Wielkopolska website

http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/doccontent2?id=2018&dirids=1

also contains a name index on pages 16-54.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


JRI Poland #Poland re: 1904 Poland Industrial Directory #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The 1904 Poland Industrial Directory that Jacob Rosen found on the Digital
Library of Wielkopolska website

http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/doccontent2?id=2018&dirids=1

also contains a name index on pages 16-54.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


Landsmanschaft Mystery #latvia

Steve Morgan <morgansr@...>
 

My great-grandfather and his siblings were all born in Riga,
according to the family history that I received >from Mrs.
Veinberga at the Latvian State Archives. On some census data
they also listed Riga as their place of origin.

On the other hand, the other night, my father starts talking
about how his father was in charge of, or was an officer of,
the Burial Society in NY for the town that they all came >from
and he called is Sheksva. He said his father and siblings "are
all buried in the society's plot in Brooklyn and there's no more
room there". He says the last time he was there was when his uncle
was buried when I (meaning ME) was a little boy.

Well a little digging on Jewish Gen and the website of the JGSNY
led me nowhere. So I tried the Jewish Worldwide Burial Registry
and luckily and I mean luckily because this is the only section
in that cemetery to be cataloged on this database, there's my
great-grandfather and his wife and two of his brothers and wives
and my grandfather's older sister and husband and some other
possible relatives. GREAT, right.

Problem is this: they are in the Sveksner Young Bros. Burial
Society in Acacia Cemetery in Queens. Sveksna is in the middle
of Lithuania, miles and miles >from Latvia, much less Riga.
How did they end up associated with a Burial Society >from a shtetl
in Lithuania?

To make this more interesting there was a post last November on
LITVAK-SIG which asked the same question. Someone was trying to
find out why her grandparents, whom she thought were >from Riga,
are buried in the Shveksna Burial Society Plot. She is stumped
too.

Did they have a coup d'etat and take over someone else burial plot?

Any ideas or answeres would be deeply appreciatedl


Thanks to all

Steve Morgan
Wilmington North Carolina


Latvia SIG #Latvia Landsmanschaft Mystery #latvia

Steve Morgan <morgansr@...>
 

My great-grandfather and his siblings were all born in Riga,
according to the family history that I received >from Mrs.
Veinberga at the Latvian State Archives. On some census data
they also listed Riga as their place of origin.

On the other hand, the other night, my father starts talking
about how his father was in charge of, or was an officer of,
the Burial Society in NY for the town that they all came >from
and he called is Sheksva. He said his father and siblings "are
all buried in the society's plot in Brooklyn and there's no more
room there". He says the last time he was there was when his uncle
was buried when I (meaning ME) was a little boy.

Well a little digging on Jewish Gen and the website of the JGSNY
led me nowhere. So I tried the Jewish Worldwide Burial Registry
and luckily and I mean luckily because this is the only section
in that cemetery to be cataloged on this database, there's my
great-grandfather and his wife and two of his brothers and wives
and my grandfather's older sister and husband and some other
possible relatives. GREAT, right.

Problem is this: they are in the Sveksner Young Bros. Burial
Society in Acacia Cemetery in Queens. Sveksna is in the middle
of Lithuania, miles and miles >from Latvia, much less Riga.
How did they end up associated with a Burial Society >from a shtetl
in Lithuania?

To make this more interesting there was a post last November on
LITVAK-SIG which asked the same question. Someone was trying to
find out why her grandparents, whom she thought were >from Riga,
are buried in the Shveksna Burial Society Plot. She is stumped
too.

Did they have a coup d'etat and take over someone else burial plot?

Any ideas or answeres would be deeply appreciatedl


Thanks to all

Steve Morgan
Wilmington North Carolina


ROM-SIG at the Las Vegas Conference! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

While the Daily Planner has not yet been posted to the Las Vegas
Conference Site I thought that I would make you aware of some the events
taking place, that would of interest to the ROM-SIG members.

First of all, I must tell you that our SIG now has 982 members - nearly
1000!!! That makes us one of the "biggies"! I do hope that a goodly
number of you are planning to come to LV for the Conference. We have a
ROM-SIG meeting planned, where we hope to have a couple of interesting
presentations, one covering Bukovina. There is also one session
planned (date still unkown)for a presentation by Miriam Weiner, regarding
updated information on the archives in Moldova.

In addition, I have asked for there to be a special luncheon for the
ROM-SIG, and one is now scheduled for Wed. July 13 at 12 noon. You may
choose Kosher or non-Kosher when you register. It thought that it would
be an excellent opportunity for us to get acquainted face-to-face, to
exchange information, and just get to know each other personally. Both of your
coordinators will be there!

I do hope that many of you will join us! The more the merrier!

Rosanne Leeson and Paula Zieselman
Co-Coordinators
ROM-SIG


Romania SIG #Romania ROM-SIG at the Las Vegas Conference! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

While the Daily Planner has not yet been posted to the Las Vegas
Conference Site I thought that I would make you aware of some the events
taking place, that would of interest to the ROM-SIG members.

First of all, I must tell you that our SIG now has 982 members - nearly
1000!!! That makes us one of the "biggies"! I do hope that a goodly
number of you are planning to come to LV for the Conference. We have a
ROM-SIG meeting planned, where we hope to have a couple of interesting
presentations, one covering Bukovina. There is also one session
planned (date still unkown)for a presentation by Miriam Weiner, regarding
updated information on the archives in Moldova.

In addition, I have asked for there to be a special luncheon for the
ROM-SIG, and one is now scheduled for Wed. July 13 at 12 noon. You may
choose Kosher or non-Kosher when you register. It thought that it would
be an excellent opportunity for us to get acquainted face-to-face, to
exchange information, and just get to know each other personally. Both of your
coordinators will be there!

I do hope that many of you will join us! The more the merrier!

Rosanne Leeson and Paula Zieselman
Co-Coordinators
ROM-SIG


Thanks for the translations #belarus

Dave Lewak <dave@...>
 

Hi, a few days ago I sent out a request for translations of a letter on
Viewmate. I received a number of translations for the letter, thanks to all
for your help.
It turns out that this letter must have been a source material
for the Drohiczyn Yizkor book, it's about Peretz Goldman who was a member
of the Betar with my grandparents:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Drohichyn/dro245.html

Once again, thanks for all the help.

Dave Lewak
Berkeley, CA, USA

Researching: LEWAK, GOLDBERG, KIR, DEVINSKY (Drohiczyn);
FLAKSMAN (Pinsk); LIEBERMAN, FINKELSTEIN (Balbieriskis, Lithuania);
WINZELBERG, WERTHEIMER, GROSS, STEINBERG (Czchow, Poland);
MISHURIS, FLICKSTEIN, POLISSER, TOBERMAN (Balta, Ukraine).


Belarus SIG #Belarus Thanks for the translations #belarus

Dave Lewak <dave@...>
 

Hi, a few days ago I sent out a request for translations of a letter on
Viewmate. I received a number of translations for the letter, thanks to all
for your help.
It turns out that this letter must have been a source material
for the Drohiczyn Yizkor book, it's about Peretz Goldman who was a member
of the Betar with my grandparents:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Drohichyn/dro245.html

Once again, thanks for all the help.

Dave Lewak
Berkeley, CA, USA

Researching: LEWAK, GOLDBERG, KIR, DEVINSKY (Drohiczyn);
FLAKSMAN (Pinsk); LIEBERMAN, FINKELSTEIN (Balbieriskis, Lithuania);
WINZELBERG, WERTHEIMER, GROSS, STEINBERG (Czchow, Poland);
MISHURIS, FLICKSTEIN, POLISSER, TOBERMAN (Balta, Ukraine).


FrenchSIG activities in Las Vegas... #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

While the Daily Planner for the Las Vegas Conference is not yet posted
on their site, I thought that I would make you aware of at least a couple
of planned events that should interest French researchers.

First of all, I should tell you that our membership now has risen to
328! I do hope that a goodly number of you are planning to come to
LV! I have asked for a meeting room for the FrenchSIG, as there are
some possible projects in view, through which the members of our SIG
could contribute something special to JewishGen, for the first time!
And perhaps some of you will come up with some other ideas for us to
contribute! There is also a session scheduled on French research (date
not yet set) "Out of the Trap: HIAS/NICEM French Files, 1939-1943" to be
presented by Valery Bazarov, of HIAS.

In addition, I have asked for there to be a special FrenchSIG Luncheon.
It is now scheduled for Monday, July 11 at 12 noon. I hope that many
of you will attend. There is a choice between Kosher and non-Kosher
meals, when you register. It will be the first time that many of us
have had the opportunity to meet face to face, to do a little family
tree climbing, and compare notes, etc.! I do hope that you will come
and join us!!! The more the merrier!

A bientot!
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
FrenchSIG


French SIG #France FrenchSIG activities in Las Vegas... #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

While the Daily Planner for the Las Vegas Conference is not yet posted
on their site, I thought that I would make you aware of at least a couple
of planned events that should interest French researchers.

First of all, I should tell you that our membership now has risen to
328! I do hope that a goodly number of you are planning to come to
LV! I have asked for a meeting room for the FrenchSIG, as there are
some possible projects in view, through which the members of our SIG
could contribute something special to JewishGen, for the first time!
And perhaps some of you will come up with some other ideas for us to
contribute! There is also a session scheduled on French research (date
not yet set) "Out of the Trap: HIAS/NICEM French Files, 1939-1943" to be
presented by Valery Bazarov, of HIAS.

In addition, I have asked for there to be a special FrenchSIG Luncheon.
It is now scheduled for Monday, July 11 at 12 noon. I hope that many
of you will attend. There is a choice between Kosher and non-Kosher
meals, when you register. It will be the first time that many of us
have had the opportunity to meet face to face, to do a little family
tree climbing, and compare notes, etc.! I do hope that you will come
and join us!!! The more the merrier!

A bientot!
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
FrenchSIG


Finding Yiddish/Hebrew names #unitedkingdom

dayna reader <zoeys_mom@...>
 

this is in response to jill's note below, but
something that might be of use to all.

often a person's original (pre-immigration) first name
was their hebrew or yiddish name. if you know where
they are buried and can get a look at their
gravestone, you will find their name there (as well as
their father's name, a bonus!). this is how i found my
great grandmother, who was originally called Chavalea,
and became Lena upon immigration to the US. if i had
not seen her gravestone, i would never have found her
on the ship manifest at ellisisland.org, as her two
names are not similar enough for finding them to be
intuitive (as it was for her husband, Leib, who became
Louis, a common name change)

if you live far >from the burial site, you might try
finding a volunteer to take a photo for you at a site
called random acts of geneological kindness which can
be found at www.raogk.org (and you might consider
volunteering there yourself!)

dayna chalif
san francisco, USA

Can anyone tell me what the name Betsy translates
as in Yiddish and Hebrew?
I have tried
Elizabeth/Bertha/Bessie and Basha. Of course, it
could be a second name
without knowledge of a first name. But I suspect a
pet name with a different
official name.

Jill Whitehead


Betsy equivalents #unitedkingdom

Sylvia Kaye <sylk@...>
 

No-one has yet mentioned the name Bassya, for which Bessie was often used.

Sylvia Kaye
Israel


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Finding Yiddish/Hebrew names #unitedkingdom

dayna reader <zoeys_mom@...>
 

this is in response to jill's note below, but
something that might be of use to all.

often a person's original (pre-immigration) first name
was their hebrew or yiddish name. if you know where
they are buried and can get a look at their
gravestone, you will find their name there (as well as
their father's name, a bonus!). this is how i found my
great grandmother, who was originally called Chavalea,
and became Lena upon immigration to the US. if i had
not seen her gravestone, i would never have found her
on the ship manifest at ellisisland.org, as her two
names are not similar enough for finding them to be
intuitive (as it was for her husband, Leib, who became
Louis, a common name change)

if you live far >from the burial site, you might try
finding a volunteer to take a photo for you at a site
called random acts of geneological kindness which can
be found at www.raogk.org (and you might consider
volunteering there yourself!)

dayna chalif
san francisco, USA

Can anyone tell me what the name Betsy translates
as in Yiddish and Hebrew?
I have tried
Elizabeth/Bertha/Bessie and Basha. Of course, it
could be a second name
without knowledge of a first name. But I suspect a
pet name with a different
official name.

Jill Whitehead


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Betsy equivalents #unitedkingdom

Sylvia Kaye <sylk@...>
 

No-one has yet mentioned the name Bassya, for which Bessie was often used.

Sylvia Kaye
Israel


B. Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

Hi Sharon,

You should post this on H-Sig, the Hungarian Jewish special interest =
group
on www.jewishgen.org also. ADLER is not an uncommon name amongst =
Hungarian
Jews and I've come across many of them in searching the LDS films for
Hungarian Jews. However, since you don't know even the county >from which
your great-grandparents came, perhaps you should try to find their =
British
naturalization papers first. Death certificates might also list their
original town.=20

Good luck.

Regards,
Bonnie Frederics
Tucson, AZ
picturethisfilm@...
SEEKING: ADELSON (London; Butrimantz; Nemajunai)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom ADLER #unitedkingdom

B. Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

Hi Sharon,

You should post this on H-Sig, the Hungarian Jewish special interest =
group
on www.jewishgen.org also. ADLER is not an uncommon name amongst =
Hungarian
Jews and I've come across many of them in searching the LDS films for
Hungarian Jews. However, since you don't know even the county >from which
your great-grandparents came, perhaps you should try to find their =
British
naturalization papers first. Death certificates might also list their
original town.=20

Good luck.

Regards,
Bonnie Frederics
Tucson, AZ
picturethisfilm@...
SEEKING: ADELSON (London; Butrimantz; Nemajunai)


Re: Theresienstadter Gedenkbuch lookup #germany

Brian Stern <brians99@...>
 

If anyone out there has access to the
Theresienstadter Gedenkbuch:
This book is one of the books that is in the yad vashem database. You can
search it online at http://www.yadvashem.org. I think the information in
that database may not have all the info >from the book but most of it is
there.

Brian Stern
Lexington, KY


German SIG #Germany Re: Theresienstadter Gedenkbuch lookup #germany

Brian Stern <brians99@...>
 

If anyone out there has access to the
Theresienstadter Gedenkbuch:
This book is one of the books that is in the yad vashem database. You can
search it online at http://www.yadvashem.org. I think the information in
that database may not have all the info >from the book but most of it is
there.

Brian Stern
Lexington, KY


Re: The Name Betsy #unitedkingdom

GW <gerjer@...>
 

I have found Betsy to have started out as Bathsheba become Betsy then
Elizabeth and in the early 1900 become Bessie

Gerry Winerman

Researching Mendoza, Hart and Lazarus >from London

MODERATOR NOTE: This thread has now run its course.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom RE: The Name Betsy #unitedkingdom

GW <gerjer@...>
 

I have found Betsy to have started out as Bathsheba become Betsy then
Elizabeth and in the early 1900 become Bessie

Gerry Winerman

Researching Mendoza, Hart and Lazarus >from London

MODERATOR NOTE: This thread has now run its course.