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Rural Jewish Museum Oberhessen #general

Ed Schechter <edtioga@...>
 

Jewish Genners:

On July 10th the municipality of Feldatal in Oberhessen, Germany will be
dedicating a Rural Jewish Museum. The building site was the former
synagogue of the town which was looted but not destroyed during
Kristalnacht. They are looking for any documents or pictures which would
link to this area. This region includes the villages of Kestrich,
Windhausen,Ermenrod, Stumpenrod, Stondorff and many other villages and towns
in the Vogelsberg area. If any one has any questions regarding this please
contact me.

Searching: BACHRACH, BACHARACH, FELSENBERG, GOLDENBERG, SCHECHTER

Ed SCHECHTER
Baltimore, Maryland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rural Jewish Museum Oberhessen #general

Ed Schechter <edtioga@...>
 

Jewish Genners:

On July 10th the municipality of Feldatal in Oberhessen, Germany will be
dedicating a Rural Jewish Museum. The building site was the former
synagogue of the town which was looted but not destroyed during
Kristalnacht. They are looking for any documents or pictures which would
link to this area. This region includes the villages of Kestrich,
Windhausen,Ermenrod, Stumpenrod, Stondorff and many other villages and towns
in the Vogelsberg area. If any one has any questions regarding this please
contact me.

Searching: BACHRACH, BACHARACH, FELSENBERG, GOLDENBERG, SCHECHTER

Ed SCHECHTER
Baltimore, Maryland


BLITZ #general

dotvic <dotvic@...>
 

While going through the FEEFHS website I came upon a group called BLITZ.
They do research in Russia and have special priviliges into the archives.

The cost is $80 for a preliminary search whether they find anything or not.

Have any of my fellow Genners tried this organization? If so, have you been
satisfied with their work?

Dorothy AUERBACH Rivers
Tucson Arizona USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BLITZ #general

dotvic <dotvic@...>
 

While going through the FEEFHS website I came upon a group called BLITZ.
They do research in Russia and have special priviliges into the archives.

The cost is $80 for a preliminary search whether they find anything or not.

Have any of my fellow Genners tried this organization? If so, have you been
satisfied with their work?

Dorothy AUERBACH Rivers
Tucson Arizona USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: The origins of my KATZ family #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <30.73a58b32.2fce673f@aol.com>, <MBernet@aol.com> wrote:
In a message dated 5/31/2005 6:02:08 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
mlbishow@mindspring.com writes:
< I was told that KATZ meant cohen tzadik (righteous cohen). My
grandfather, Shimon KATZ, fiercely denied that he was a cohen, as did his
cousins, all descendents of Aaron KATZ (b. circa 1840). >
==Katz "means" cat in German. It's a name, borne by some Jews. In many
cases, as you say, it is an acronym derived >from cohen tzedek (cohen of
righteousness).
==In many cases, among Jews, it is not the name of a Kohen.
==The name may be derived >from ...
... and another strong possibility is that someone in your family took the
name (but, of course, not the status of Kohen) >from his mother's family
rather than his father's. This could happen for several reasons, of which
one (especially prevalent in Galicia) was that it was very difficult for
Jews to marry officially in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Many couples had
only a religious wedding which was not recognized by the state; their
children were officially considered "illegitimate" and would be registered
under their mother's maiden name.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The origins of my KATZ family #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <30.73a58b32.2fce673f@aol.com>, <MBernet@aol.com> wrote:
In a message dated 5/31/2005 6:02:08 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
mlbishow@mindspring.com writes:
< I was told that KATZ meant cohen tzadik (righteous cohen). My
grandfather, Shimon KATZ, fiercely denied that he was a cohen, as did his
cousins, all descendents of Aaron KATZ (b. circa 1840). >
==Katz "means" cat in German. It's a name, borne by some Jews. In many
cases, as you say, it is an acronym derived >from cohen tzedek (cohen of
righteousness).
==In many cases, among Jews, it is not the name of a Kohen.
==The name may be derived >from ...
... and another strong possibility is that someone in your family took the
name (but, of course, not the status of Kohen) >from his mother's family
rather than his father's. This could happen for several reasons, of which
one (especially prevalent in Galicia) was that it was very difficult for
Jews to marry officially in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Many couples had
only a religious wedding which was not recognized by the state; their
children were officially considered "illegitimate" and would be registered
under their mother's maiden name.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JFRA Israel - Wednesday, June 8 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Hello, JFRA members and friends,

All Genners are cordially invited to the next JFRA Ra'anana
meeting on Wednesday, June 8. Library opens at 6.30 pm, program
begins at 7.30 pm.

Attorney/genealogist David Schulman will speak on "Jewish
communities in England and Wales before 1290 CE."

David will describe how he became interested in this subject, how he
did his research and his suggestions for genners to do the same for
their own home countries.

Come join us for a fascinating look into the past.

JFRA members, NIS 5
Others, NIS 15

Beit Fischer, 5 Klausner Street, off Ahuza.

Info: Chair Ingrid Rockberger, 09-745-0456;
ingrid@genealogy.org.il

With best wishes,

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@genealogy.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Wednesday, June 8 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Hello, JFRA members and friends,

All Genners are cordially invited to the next JFRA Ra'anana
meeting on Wednesday, June 8. Library opens at 6.30 pm, program
begins at 7.30 pm.

Attorney/genealogist David Schulman will speak on "Jewish
communities in England and Wales before 1290 CE."

David will describe how he became interested in this subject, how he
did his research and his suggestions for genners to do the same for
their own home countries.

Come join us for a fascinating look into the past.

JFRA members, NIS 5
Others, NIS 15

Beit Fischer, 5 Klausner Street, off Ahuza.

Info: Chair Ingrid Rockberger, 09-745-0456;
ingrid@genealogy.org.il

With best wishes,

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@genealogy.org.il


Friedman and Paramount #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

In response to the search for Frank Friedman of Paramount Studios, the Los
Angeles Times of May 17, 1966, mentions the election of JOSEPH FRIEDMAN as
vice-president of Paramount Film Distributing Corp. and named director of
advertising-public relations for Paramount Pictures Corp. Naturally, this
may be simply a coincidence of surnames.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Friedman and Paramount #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

In response to the search for Frank Friedman of Paramount Studios, the Los
Angeles Times of May 17, 1966, mentions the election of JOSEPH FRIEDMAN as
vice-president of Paramount Film Distributing Corp. and named director of
advertising-public relations for Paramount Pictures Corp. Naturally, this
may be simply a coincidence of surnames.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD


Bloch family #france

Sophie Blachet <sblachet@...>
 

Hi!

I am looking for any relevant info about my husband's grandfather:
Sylvain BLOCH born in 1899 in Grussenheim, Alsace, France
married to Lilly LEVY, born in 1909 in Valff, Alsace, France

Any info could be a great help.

Other names:
Levy, Hess(e), Caen.

Thanks for your help,
Sophie

MODERATOR: please include your town and state/country


French SIG #France Bloch family #france

Sophie Blachet <sblachet@...>
 

Hi!

I am looking for any relevant info about my husband's grandfather:
Sylvain BLOCH born in 1899 in Grussenheim, Alsace, France
married to Lilly LEVY, born in 1909 in Valff, Alsace, France

Any info could be a great help.

Other names:
Levy, Hess(e), Caen.

Thanks for your help,
Sophie

MODERATOR: please include your town and state/country


Yizkor Book Project Report for May 2005 #france

Joyce Field
 

We are pleased to report that seven new entries
and 11 updates have been added to the Yizkor Book
Project translations page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

New entries:

-Akmene, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita
-Alsedziai, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita
-Janow Podlaski, Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 7
-Lomazy, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 7
-Poreba Koceby: Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 6
-Poreba Srednia : Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 6
-Turek, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 1

Updates:

-Brest, Belarus: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora, volume 2
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Czestochowa/Czestochowa.html
-Czestochowa, Poland:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Dynow, Poland
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Maramures Region: Kretsnif: Craciunesti
(Kar=E0csonfalva, Kretsnif), Romania
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Pochayev, Ukraine
-Staszow, Poland

If you cannot find an online translation of a
yizkor book that you are interested in, check the
database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html to
see if there is a yizkor book for that town. If
there is, consider becoming the coordinator for
the yizkor book translation. Nothing gets done
without the efforts of volunteers who want to
memorialize their ancestral towns.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org


French SIG #France Yizkor Book Project Report for May 2005 #france

Joyce Field
 

We are pleased to report that seven new entries
and 11 updates have been added to the Yizkor Book
Project translations page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

New entries:

-Akmene, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita
-Alsedziai, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita
-Janow Podlaski, Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 7
-Lomazy, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 7
-Poreba Koceby: Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 6
-Poreba Srednia : Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 6
-Turek, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 1

Updates:

-Brest, Belarus: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora, volume 2
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Czestochowa/Czestochowa.html
-Czestochowa, Poland:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Dynow, Poland
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Maramures Region: Kretsnif: Craciunesti
(Kar=E0csonfalva, Kretsnif), Romania
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Pochayev, Ukraine
-Staszow, Poland

If you cannot find an online translation of a
yizkor book that you are interested in, check the
database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html to
see if there is a yizkor book for that town. If
there is, consider becoming the coordinator for
the yizkor book translation. Nothing gets done
without the efforts of volunteers who want to
memorialize their ancestral towns.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org


Re: jcr-uk digest: May 31, 2005 #unitedkingdom

Hazel Dakers
 

Times online is also available on the premises of the British Library.

Hazel Dakers, London UK

Researching: NORDEN (London & South Africa); HEIMANN (Luegde, Germany and
South Africa); GOLD (Zgierz and Lodz, Poland), BIRNBAUM (Zgierz and Lodz,
Poland)

http://www.thecedars.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/hazel/


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom RE: jcr-uk digest: May 31, 2005 #unitedkingdom

Hazel Dakers
 

Times online is also available on the premises of the British Library.

Hazel Dakers, London UK

Researching: NORDEN (London & South Africa); HEIMANN (Luegde, Germany and
South Africa); GOLD (Zgierz and Lodz, Poland), BIRNBAUM (Zgierz and Lodz,
Poland)

http://www.thecedars.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/hazel/


BOMS family #lodz #poland

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

Hello fellows LodzSiggers
I am looking for information about the origin of the surname BOMS.
Members of this family lived in Lask and in Sieradz during the 18th and
19th centuries. Any information about the origin of that name and about
family members, in particular >from Sieradz, will be greatly acknowledged.
Isak Gath
Haifa

Prof. Isak Gath Tel.(Office) 972-4-8294115
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering Technion, 32000 Haifa, Israel email: isak@bm.technion.ac.il


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland BOMS family #lodz #poland

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

Hello fellows LodzSiggers
I am looking for information about the origin of the surname BOMS.
Members of this family lived in Lask and in Sieradz during the 18th and
19th centuries. Any information about the origin of that name and about
family members, in particular >from Sieradz, will be greatly acknowledged.
Isak Gath
Haifa

Prof. Isak Gath Tel.(Office) 972-4-8294115
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering Technion, 32000 Haifa, Israel email: isak@bm.technion.ac.il


Yizkor Book Project Report for May 2005 #lodz #poland

Joyce Field
 

We are pleased to report that seven new entries
and 11 updates have been added to the Yizkor Book
Project translations page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

New entries:

-Akmene, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita
-Alsedziai, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita
-Janow Podlaski, Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 7
-Lomazy, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 7
-Poreba Koceby: Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 6
-Poreba Srednia : Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 6
-Turek, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 1

Updates:

-Brest, Belarus: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora, volume 2
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Czestochowa/Czestochowa.html
-Czestochowa, Poland:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Dynow, Poland
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Maramures Region: Kretsnif: Craciunesti (Karcsonfalva, Kretsnif), Romania
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Pochayev, Ukraine
-Staszow, Poland

If you cannot find an online translation of a
yizkor book that you are interested in, check the
database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html to
see if there is a yizkor book for that town. If
there is, consider becoming the coordinator for
the yizkor book translation. Nothing gets done
without the efforts of volunteers who want to
memorialize their ancestral towns.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Yizkor Book Project Report for May 2005 #lodz #poland

Joyce Field
 

We are pleased to report that seven new entries
and 11 updates have been added to the Yizkor Book
Project translations page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

New entries:

-Akmene, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita
-Alsedziai, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita
-Janow Podlaski, Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 7
-Lomazy, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 7
-Poreba Koceby: Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 6
-Poreba Srednia : Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 6
-Turek, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Poland, volume 1

Updates:

-Brest, Belarus: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora, volume 2
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Czestochowa/Czestochowa.html
-Czestochowa, Poland:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Dynow, Poland
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Maramures Region: Kretsnif: Craciunesti (Karcsonfalva, Kretsnif), Romania
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Pochayev, Ukraine
-Staszow, Poland

If you cannot find an online translation of a
yizkor book that you are interested in, check the
database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html to
see if there is a yizkor book for that town. If
there is, consider becoming the coordinator for
the yizkor book translation. Nothing gets done
without the efforts of volunteers who want to
memorialize their ancestral towns.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org