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Re: Looking for Jewish Cemetery in Mendig Germany #general

EllnKahn@...
 

To Tuvia McKane:

My father's maternal ancestors are buried in the Jewish Cemetery in Mendig,
Germany, where the family had lived for at least 300 years. Mendig, as you may
know, is a very small village (actually until last century, there were two
towns: Obermendig and Niedermendig) near Mayen, Germany.

While researching my family during the last 25 years, I have been to Mendig
twice. My father and one of his brothers fled Germany in the 1930s. As in
most towns in Germany, the Jewish cemetery is kept locked. The key and the
records are held by the Mayor (Burgermeister) in the Town Hall (Rathaus).

If you are looking for confirmation of the gravesites, my suggestion is that
you write to the Burgermeister. The letter can be in English but be very
specific with your question including your ancestors' full names, dates of birth
and death. You will want to include a return envelope with possibly two
International Coupons. Since the village is very small there is no guarantee that
you will get a reply.

If you want a photograph of the Jewish cemetery, please send me your complete
address and I will make a copy for you. While there, I visited each and
every grave but I do not recall seeing the names Isaak and Eva Moses. Almost all
of the graves are of my ancestors whose last names were "May." In case we may
be related, what documentation do you have regarding these ancestors? Could
the surname "Moses" be Eva's father's name?

Coincidentally the only relative who was born and lived in Mendig until his
family fled Germany in 1939 is my cousin who lives in Greensboro NC. I am
certain that he would be glad to speak to you. Please email me personally.

Ellen Lukas Kahn
Homewood, IL
EllnKahn@aol.com

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Subject: Looking forJewish cemetery in Mendig Germany
From: "Tuvia" <tmckane@triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005

Hello,
My G G Grandparents Issak and Eva Moses lived and were buried in
Mendig/Eifel Germany. I am looking for a way to contact the Jewish cemetery
in Mendig.. Any ideas??.

Thank you

Tuvia McKane
Greensboro, NC USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for Jewish Cemetery in Mendig Germany #general

EllnKahn@...
 

To Tuvia McKane:

My father's maternal ancestors are buried in the Jewish Cemetery in Mendig,
Germany, where the family had lived for at least 300 years. Mendig, as you may
know, is a very small village (actually until last century, there were two
towns: Obermendig and Niedermendig) near Mayen, Germany.

While researching my family during the last 25 years, I have been to Mendig
twice. My father and one of his brothers fled Germany in the 1930s. As in
most towns in Germany, the Jewish cemetery is kept locked. The key and the
records are held by the Mayor (Burgermeister) in the Town Hall (Rathaus).

If you are looking for confirmation of the gravesites, my suggestion is that
you write to the Burgermeister. The letter can be in English but be very
specific with your question including your ancestors' full names, dates of birth
and death. You will want to include a return envelope with possibly two
International Coupons. Since the village is very small there is no guarantee that
you will get a reply.

If you want a photograph of the Jewish cemetery, please send me your complete
address and I will make a copy for you. While there, I visited each and
every grave but I do not recall seeing the names Isaak and Eva Moses. Almost all
of the graves are of my ancestors whose last names were "May." In case we may
be related, what documentation do you have regarding these ancestors? Could
the surname "Moses" be Eva's father's name?

Coincidentally the only relative who was born and lived in Mendig until his
family fled Germany in 1939 is my cousin who lives in Greensboro NC. I am
certain that he would be glad to speak to you. Please email me personally.

Ellen Lukas Kahn
Homewood, IL
EllnKahn@aol.com

----
Subject: Looking forJewish cemetery in Mendig Germany
From: "Tuvia" <tmckane@triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005

Hello,
My G G Grandparents Issak and Eva Moses lived and were buried in
Mendig/Eifel Germany. I am looking for a way to contact the Jewish cemetery
in Mendig.. Any ideas??.

Thank you

Tuvia McKane
Greensboro, NC USA


JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry #general

Professor Michael Notis
 

Hello! I have a specific problem with a search for the surname NOTIS
which does not come up with anything, even if I use Daitch-Mokotoff
Soundex (I get lots of near names but no NOTIS).
However, there are NOTIS names on the old CD ROM, which means they got
left out. I know there are NOTIS burials at Mt.Ararat in NY so something
seems in error?

Michael Notis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry #general

Professor Michael Notis
 

Hello! I have a specific problem with a search for the surname NOTIS
which does not come up with anything, even if I use Daitch-Mokotoff
Soundex (I get lots of near names but no NOTIS).
However, there are NOTIS names on the old CD ROM, which means they got
left out. I know there are NOTIS burials at Mt.Ararat in NY so something
seems in error?

Michael Notis


LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project/Vilna District Research Group on the road - Israel #general

Joel Ratner
 

I will be on the road this summer in Israel [July 29 - August 15]. During
part of this time, I will be available to individuals for consultation about
the LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project and the Vilna Research District
Group activities.

If there are groups in Israel wishing to host a presentation of the
LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project or the Vilna District records,
please contact me at Joelrat1@hotmail.com.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Mila Begun #general

Sam Lenger
 

To the jewishgen family
I was very sorry receiving the news of her passing.
I work with her doing data entry for Mezritsh Podalski >from the beginning to
the end and had the opportunity to feel the human being she was. It will be
a great loss not only for her immediate family but also for the Jewishgen
family.
I review in my inbox all the mails I received >from her and in some of them
she wrote pieces of information about her family.
I think this may be of sentimental value for the family and am ready to
e-mail this to someone that can forward it to the family.
With the expression of our condolences to the family
Sam Lenger sdfisr@zahav.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project/Vilna District Research Group on the road - Israel #general

Joel Ratner
 

I will be on the road this summer in Israel [July 29 - August 15]. During
part of this time, I will be available to individuals for consultation about
the LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project and the Vilna Research District
Group activities.

If there are groups in Israel wishing to host a presentation of the
LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project or the Vilna District records,
please contact me at Joelrat1@hotmail.com.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mila Begun #general

Sam Lenger
 

To the jewishgen family
I was very sorry receiving the news of her passing.
I work with her doing data entry for Mezritsh Podalski >from the beginning to
the end and had the opportunity to feel the human being she was. It will be
a great loss not only for her immediate family but also for the Jewishgen
family.
I review in my inbox all the mails I received >from her and in some of them
she wrote pieces of information about her family.
I think this may be of sentimental value for the family and am ready to
e-mail this to someone that can forward it to the family.
With the expression of our condolences to the family
Sam Lenger sdfisr@zahav.net.il


introducing myself and a problem #usa

Cnydorf@...
 

Dear Early American Siggers
Although I am an American, actually no less about the early American
branch of my family than any other. Here is my story:
My great-great grandmother Sora bas Jona came to New York as a widow in
1893 to join her grown children. She was born in about 1830 and was the widow
of Dov Ber MSCICHOWSKI of Radzilow in the Lomza government of Russian Poland.
According to my family Sora's parents and brothers and sisters had
moved to the US a lot earlier, perhaps in the 1850's.
There is one intriguing thing about my family which may or not be
clue. Two of Sora's sons took very old-fashioned Anglo-Jewish style names in
the US; Wolf and Harris ISAACS.
I just wonder if they could been influenced in chosing their names by the
example of my relatives that were already here.
Naturally I would like to trace this "lost" branch of my family.
What's the best way to start? Regards,

Charles Nydorf NYC Cnydorf@aol.com


Early American SIG #USA introducing myself and a problem #usa

Cnydorf@...
 

Dear Early American Siggers
Although I am an American, actually no less about the early American
branch of my family than any other. Here is my story:
My great-great grandmother Sora bas Jona came to New York as a widow in
1893 to join her grown children. She was born in about 1830 and was the widow
of Dov Ber MSCICHOWSKI of Radzilow in the Lomza government of Russian Poland.
According to my family Sora's parents and brothers and sisters had
moved to the US a lot earlier, perhaps in the 1850's.
There is one intriguing thing about my family which may or not be
clue. Two of Sora's sons took very old-fashioned Anglo-Jewish style names in
the US; Wolf and Harris ISAACS.
I just wonder if they could been influenced in chosing their names by the
example of my relatives that were already here.
Naturally I would like to trace this "lost" branch of my family.
What's the best way to start? Regards,

Charles Nydorf NYC Cnydorf@aol.com


LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project [VRI] - Update #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The LitvakSIG Vital Records Project is moving along. The current status of
in process records is as follows:


Birzai - some records have been translated and are being proofed

Keidan - Later birth records [1899 - 1909] have been received back >from the
translator and are being proofed. These will become available fairly soon.
Olga Zabludoff, our Shtetl Coordinator for Keidan, will be beating the
bushes soon to secure funding for further translation work. Olga has done a
yeoman's job at both fundraising and proofing. Expect to hear >from her soon
and please respond in support of this project.

Moletai - I received word yesterday the translations of births will be sent
to us in a few weeks time. These will require proofing prior to
distribution. Further funding may be required to support the translation of
the Vilna 3rd Okrug [court district] records, many of which are for Moletai.

Pumpenai & Raseiniai - Order numbers are being assigned for all records for
both towns. These records will be sent out for translation within the week.

Shirvint & Vilna - Shirvint and Vilna will follow after the towns listed
above.


General

We will be adding one additional translator in the near future, so future
work can proceed somewhat faster. This is still predicated on sufficient
funding for each town.


If you are interested in finding out what records are available for your
town, please consult the list of microfilms / towns. This list can be
accessed >from the LitvakSIG home page. There is a hyperlink halfway down
the page and references the Vital Records [Vilna Archive microfilms].

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project/Vilna District Research Group on the road - ISRAEL #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

I will be on the road this summer in Israel [July 29 - August 15]. During
part of this time, I will be available to individuals for consultation about
the LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project and the Vilna Research District
Group activities.

If there are groups in Israel wishing to host a presentation of the
LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project or the Vilna District records,
please contact me at Joelrat1@hotmail.com.


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project [VRI] - Update #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The LitvakSIG Vital Records Project is moving along. The current status of
in process records is as follows:


Birzai - some records have been translated and are being proofed

Keidan - Later birth records [1899 - 1909] have been received back >from the
translator and are being proofed. These will become available fairly soon.
Olga Zabludoff, our Shtetl Coordinator for Keidan, will be beating the
bushes soon to secure funding for further translation work. Olga has done a
yeoman's job at both fundraising and proofing. Expect to hear >from her soon
and please respond in support of this project.

Moletai - I received word yesterday the translations of births will be sent
to us in a few weeks time. These will require proofing prior to
distribution. Further funding may be required to support the translation of
the Vilna 3rd Okrug [court district] records, many of which are for Moletai.

Pumpenai & Raseiniai - Order numbers are being assigned for all records for
both towns. These records will be sent out for translation within the week.

Shirvint & Vilna - Shirvint and Vilna will follow after the towns listed
above.


General

We will be adding one additional translator in the near future, so future
work can proceed somewhat faster. This is still predicated on sufficient
funding for each town.


If you are interested in finding out what records are available for your
town, please consult the list of microfilms / towns. This list can be
accessed >from the LitvakSIG home page. There is a hyperlink halfway down
the page and references the Vital Records [Vilna Archive microfilms].

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project/Vilna District Research Group on the road - ISRAEL #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

I will be on the road this summer in Israel [July 29 - August 15]. During
part of this time, I will be available to individuals for consultation about
the LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project and the Vilna Research District
Group activities.

If there are groups in Israel wishing to host a presentation of the
LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project or the Vilna District records,
please contact me at Joelrat1@hotmail.com.


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Re: Reunion of First Cousins After 67 Years #galicia

Shelly Crane
 

Dear Jacob,
Thank you for sharing this most amazing and touching story. It's
wonderful to hear success stories like yours!

Yasher Koach!

Shelly Crane
Anywhere in Lomza-Suwalki, particularly Grajewo, Rajgrod, Szczuczyn,
Radzilow and Jedwabne : DANOWSKI , FAJNTUCH FRAJND, FROMSEN,
GABELMAN, LANGUS, LIPOVICH/LIPOWICZ/LIPOFF, LIPSZYC, MILEWICZ,
SHVEDNIODENT, SZWED, WERZBOWSKI,
Location unknown: FLASTERSTEIN, GORELIK,
Ukraine: GLASS, KVATCHINSKY, LEFELMAN, LIPOVETSKY, SHIFFMAN


Addressbook of Krakow 1926 #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Would like to draw your attention to
"Ksiega Adresowa Miasta Krakowa 1926". Contains all
the addresses by alphabetic order including the
owner's profession.

A copy is with the Jewish Historical Institute in
Warsaw.I do not know whether the Library of Congress
has a copy.

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JRI Poland #Poland re: Reunion of First Cousins After 67 Years #poland

Shelly Crane
 

Dear Jacob,
Thank you for sharing this most amazing and touching story. It's
wonderful to hear success stories like yours!

Yasher Koach!

Shelly Crane
Anywhere in Lomza-Suwalki, particularly Grajewo, Rajgrod, Szczuczyn,
Radzilow and Jedwabne : DANOWSKI , FAJNTUCH FRAJND, FROMSEN,
GABELMAN, LANGUS, LIPOVICH/LIPOWICZ/LIPOFF, LIPSZYC, MILEWICZ,
SHVEDNIODENT, SZWED, WERZBOWSKI,
Location unknown: FLASTERSTEIN, GORELIK,
Ukraine: GLASS, KVATCHINSKY, LEFELMAN, LIPOVETSKY, SHIFFMAN


JRI Poland #Poland Addressbook of Krakow 1926 #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Would like to draw your attention to
"Ksiega Adresowa Miasta Krakowa 1926". Contains all
the addresses by alphabetic order including the
owner's profession.

A copy is with the Jewish Historical Institute in
Warsaw.I do not know whether the Library of Congress
has a copy.

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Re: City Directories #hungary

d pfalzer <d_pfalzer@...>
 

Do City Directories exist for other communities?

I am interested particularly in Vasvar, Andrasfa, and
Sarospatak.

How might I research them >from the United States?



--- peter bakos <pgbakos@hotmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

Budapest City Directories exist >from the 1880's
through 1928 at least.

I have consulted some of these at the Szechenyi
National Library and at the
main Erwin Szabo (Budapest City) Library on the
fifth floor. (As the
Registers in the Budapest City Archives have no
indices it is essential to
find your family and their address in order to
narrow the search, as the
registers are by district). You need a card to use
either of these
libraries, the one for the city library is free, you
just show your
passport. The Szechenyi Library charges a modest
sum for annual membership.
The librarians are helpful though finding an
English speaker Erwin Szabo
is a challenge - go get a student and ask them to
help. In the Szechenyi
Library there are very kind staff members in the
reference rooms who will
find an English speaker. These books are available
on the open shelf so
there is no need to order them. But you do need to
register for a table in
the National Library.

They are indexed by family name which then gives a
district (Roman Numeral)
and address (Street name followed by number) So,
for example, one could
find, "Podvinecz Hermine, maganzo, VI Nagymezo u
33". The index gives
occupation.

Peter Bakos


H-SIG Luncheon and Meeting #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Please let me know if you will be attending the IAJGS Conference in Las
Vegas next month. We're still looking for volunteers to help out with
the SIG Fair on Wednesday, July 13. I would also appreciate knowing if
you plan to attend the H-SIG Luncheon on Monday, July 11, and the H-SIG
Business Meeting at 8:15 am (sorry about that!) on Wednesday, July 13.

Because we recognize that many of you will not be able to join us for
these events, we will be sending the proposed agenda for the H-SIG
business meeting to H-SIG subscribers before the meeting and will also
post the materials that will be distributed at the meeting.

If you are coming to Las Vegas, please fill out the questionnaire
below and e-mail to me off-list at vkahn@kmort.com

Koszonom szepen!

Vivian Kahn, H-SIG Coordinator

Yes, I will be attending the IAJGS Conference ____________

Reservations for H-SIG Luncheon on Monday, July 11 ____________

Yes, I will be present at the H-SIG Business meeting on Wednesday, July
13 _________________

Yes, I will help to staff the H-SIG table at the SIG Fair on Wednesday,
July 13 _________________

Name_____________________________ E-Mail Address __________________