Date   

May Program of Jerusalem Branch Israel Genealogical Society #general

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Hello everyone,

I am pleased to inform you about the May program of the Jerusalem
Branch-Israel Genealogical Society

Date: May 18, 2005
Time: 19.30
Place: Beit Frankfurter, Derekh Beit Lehem 80, Bak'a
Lecturer: Jean-Pierre Stroweis, President of IGS Jerusalem Branch
Topic:

Part I: Ensuring the quality of Jewish genealogical databases
How accurate and reliable are the results we obtain >from querying all the
genealogical repositories on the web? This lecture demonstrates how to
enforce the quality of a genealogical database before its release and
publication.

Part II: How to make the best usage of the IGS Jerusalem 2004 Project
CD-ROM.

Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Secretary of IGS Jerusalem Branch
Visit: www.isragen.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen May Program of Jerusalem Branch Israel Genealogical Society #general

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Hello everyone,

I am pleased to inform you about the May program of the Jerusalem
Branch-Israel Genealogical Society

Date: May 18, 2005
Time: 19.30
Place: Beit Frankfurter, Derekh Beit Lehem 80, Bak'a
Lecturer: Jean-Pierre Stroweis, President of IGS Jerusalem Branch
Topic:

Part I: Ensuring the quality of Jewish genealogical databases
How accurate and reliable are the results we obtain >from querying all the
genealogical repositories on the web? This lecture demonstrates how to
enforce the quality of a genealogical database before its release and
publication.

Part II: How to make the best usage of the IGS Jerusalem 2004 Project
CD-ROM.

Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Secretary of IGS Jerusalem Branch
Visit: www.isragen.org.il


Designation of unmarried partners #unitedkingdom

Naomi Fellerman <nfellerman@...>
 

Dear all

I am sure this question has probably been asked before, but given that
in modern times a percentage of us live with our partners without being
married, how does one record this on the family tree? Any suggestions
welcome.

With warm regards

Naomi Fellerman
London UK


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Designation of unmarried partners #unitedkingdom

Naomi Fellerman <nfellerman@...>
 

Dear all

I am sure this question has probably been asked before, but given that
in modern times a percentage of us live with our partners without being
married, how does one record this on the family tree? Any suggestions
welcome.

With warm regards

Naomi Fellerman
London UK


Palm Beach County, Florida Probate look-up #general

David Priever
 

Dear fellow Jewishgenners,

Is there anybody in Palm Beach County, Florida who can look up a probate
record for me, perhaps for a swap with a New York task?

Thank you very much in advance.

Sincerely,

David Priever
brooklyn1960@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Palm Beach County, Florida Probate look-up #general

David Priever
 

Dear fellow Jewishgenners,

Is there anybody in Palm Beach County, Florida who can look up a probate
record for me, perhaps for a swap with a New York task?

Thank you very much in advance.

Sincerely,

David Priever
brooklyn1960@hotmail.com


Meschanil #belarus

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

Thanks to those of you answered my query as to the location of "Meschanil"
and offered several suggestions.
Yuri Dorn, who also responded, and, I gather, is a Russian speaker, is the
Coordinator of "Jewish Heritage Research Group in Belarus". He says
"meschanil" is not the name of a shtetl but derives >from the Russian word
"meschanin" and refers to a person's status as a resident of a shtetl - any
shtetl.
I am sending you all this information in case you, too, find the word
meschanil in any of the Ellis Island records.

Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus Meschanil #belarus

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

Thanks to those of you answered my query as to the location of "Meschanil"
and offered several suggestions.
Yuri Dorn, who also responded, and, I gather, is a Russian speaker, is the
Coordinator of "Jewish Heritage Research Group in Belarus". He says
"meschanil" is not the name of a shtetl but derives >from the Russian word
"meschanin" and refers to a person's status as a resident of a shtetl - any
shtetl.
I am sending you all this information in case you, too, find the word
meschanil in any of the Ellis Island records.

Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel


Researching REITSHTEIN, KAGAN and a bit more #belarus

Baruch Even <jewishgen@...>
 

Hello,

I would like to ask for information if you have on the families of:
REITSHTEIN >from Kurenets
KAGAN >from Lebedevo

I am also interested in ZUCKERMAN and ALPEROVITZ, they are not direct
ancestors, but were intermarried with the REITSHTEINs and KAGANs.

I have already went through the JewishGen system and Yad Vashem records
as well as spoke with Eilat Gordin Levitan. But any bits of information
would be most appreciated. I wouldn't mind a repeat.

Thanks in advance,
Baruch Even
MODERATOR NOTE: Please sign all messages with your location!!


Belarus SIG #Belarus Researching REITSHTEIN, KAGAN and a bit more #belarus

Baruch Even <jewishgen@...>
 

Hello,

I would like to ask for information if you have on the families of:
REITSHTEIN >from Kurenets
KAGAN >from Lebedevo

I am also interested in ZUCKERMAN and ALPEROVITZ, they are not direct
ancestors, but were intermarried with the REITSHTEINs and KAGANs.

I have already went through the JewishGen system and Yad Vashem records
as well as spoke with Eilat Gordin Levitan. But any bits of information
would be most appreciated. I wouldn't mind a repeat.

Thanks in advance,
Baruch Even
MODERATOR NOTE: Please sign all messages with your location!!


Name "Kejle" #belarus

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

Thanks to all of you who sent me messages telling me what you know about the
feminine name "Kejle". However, only Judy Polster offered a definition -
"light" - and I imagine that the rest of you will find that interesting.

Sincerely,
Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel
MODERATOR NOTE: Thread is now closed. Please continue privately if you wish.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Name "Kejle" #belarus

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

Thanks to all of you who sent me messages telling me what you know about the
feminine name "Kejle". However, only Judy Polster offered a definition -
"light" - and I imagine that the rest of you will find that interesting.

Sincerely,
Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel
MODERATOR NOTE: Thread is now closed. Please continue privately if you wish.


Re: Cape Town Cemeteries #southafrica

shop@...
 

I have been through a lot of cemeteries lately in Baltimore and Philadelphia,
and most tombstones I have seen face the walkways. I have even seen stones with
alternate surnames on opposite sides of the stone, so this statement is
obviously not true. Whether it's true in some places at some times, I do not
know, but it's certainly not true very consistently if it is.

Steve Franklin
http://www.lordbalto.com/



| "All over the world Tombstones face Jerusalem
| and are in one format - not back to back as they
| are in Cape Town's Cemeteries.
|
| Can anyone give me the reasoning for this?"


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Cape Town Cemeteries #southafrica

shop@...
 

I have been through a lot of cemeteries lately in Baltimore and Philadelphia,
and most tombstones I have seen face the walkways. I have even seen stones with
alternate surnames on opposite sides of the stone, so this statement is
obviously not true. Whether it's true in some places at some times, I do not
know, but it's certainly not true very consistently if it is.

Steve Franklin
http://www.lordbalto.com/



| "All over the world Tombstones face Jerusalem
| and are in one format - not back to back as they
| are in Cape Town's Cemeteries.
|
| Can anyone give me the reasoning for this?"


Re: Brooklyn State Hospital #general

Leslie Weinberg <artsoul@...>
 

As far as I know it still exists, and yes, it is a hospital for the
mentally ill. There is also one in Manhattan, and one in Queens called
Creedmore, and others as well, I believe.
Leslie Weinberg

Diane Frankel wrote:

I have a relative who died in the Brooklyn State Hospital in 1928. I
believe it might have been a mental hospital.
Is there anyone >from that area know who might know if it still exists and if
so is it still called the Brooklyn State Hospital?
I would be interested in the address or at least the approximate location.

Thanks
Diane PRESSMAN FRANKEL
North Miami Beach, FL
dlfrankel@mindspring.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Brooklyn State Hospital #general

Leslie Weinberg <artsoul@...>
 

As far as I know it still exists, and yes, it is a hospital for the
mentally ill. There is also one in Manhattan, and one in Queens called
Creedmore, and others as well, I believe.
Leslie Weinberg

Diane Frankel wrote:

I have a relative who died in the Brooklyn State Hospital in 1928. I
believe it might have been a mental hospital.
Is there anyone >from that area know who might know if it still exists and if
so is it still called the Brooklyn State Hospital?
I would be interested in the address or at least the approximate location.

Thanks
Diane PRESSMAN FRANKEL
North Miami Beach, FL
dlfrankel@mindspring.com


Re: Should call? #general

Allan Jankie <allan@...>
 

I have read with interest the 'debate' as to whether to telephone or not and
I thought I would add my '2 cents' worth.

Whenever I come across a new potential source of information I tend to get
very excited and ask lots of questions. I always tell the person I am asking
to tell me if they are uncomfortable with my questions and if I am being too
'pushy' in trying to elicit information >from them. I tell them not to take
any question I ask as 'personal' as I am only asking in the name of
research. Very often I pick up the telephone and call the person (as can be
attested to by a number of JewishGenners). To date I haven't had a bad
experience on the telephone.

I therefore would suggest that there is nothing to lose by telephoning the
person concerned. What is the worst that can happen? That they might not
want to speak to you?

Regards
Allan Jankie
Melbourne, Australia
Searching for
Radomsko, ENGEL, GOLDBERG, ROZENCWAJG
Lodz, JANKIELEWICZ
Krynki, PRUZANSKI, FINK
Warsaw, ZAJTMAN, GUTSZTADT, DELMAN
Lomza, KURCZ, GERCEK, DRONZEK

-----Original Message-----
From: KSL [mailto:resume@lipworth.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, 12 May 2005 1:05 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Should call?
Leslie,

Another incorrect assumption - illness is not the "only possible reasons
(sic) for lack of contact at this point".

Perhaps all your details, including your phone number were on his computer
and for some reason he no longer has access to it (e.g. the hard drive crashed or
the computer was stolen or wrecked in a fire and he didn't have a backup).

Why are you hesitating? Pick up the phone, call him and verify once and
for all exactly what the situation is rather than mess around speculating and
jumping to possibly incorrect conclusions.

What is the worst thing that could happen if you call? He can tell you that
he has decided to no longer communicate with you on the matter and you bid each
other farewell and move on.

Ken Lipworth

"Leslie Weinberg" <artsoul@optonline.net> wrote

Yes, all of what you wrote may be true, but I had also emailed my phone
number to him before he sent the second email, so the only possible reasons for
lack of contact at this point would be illness. I sincerely hope not.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Should call? #general

Allan Jankie <allan@...>
 

I have read with interest the 'debate' as to whether to telephone or not and
I thought I would add my '2 cents' worth.

Whenever I come across a new potential source of information I tend to get
very excited and ask lots of questions. I always tell the person I am asking
to tell me if they are uncomfortable with my questions and if I am being too
'pushy' in trying to elicit information >from them. I tell them not to take
any question I ask as 'personal' as I am only asking in the name of
research. Very often I pick up the telephone and call the person (as can be
attested to by a number of JewishGenners). To date I haven't had a bad
experience on the telephone.

I therefore would suggest that there is nothing to lose by telephoning the
person concerned. What is the worst that can happen? That they might not
want to speak to you?

Regards
Allan Jankie
Melbourne, Australia
Searching for
Radomsko, ENGEL, GOLDBERG, ROZENCWAJG
Lodz, JANKIELEWICZ
Krynki, PRUZANSKI, FINK
Warsaw, ZAJTMAN, GUTSZTADT, DELMAN
Lomza, KURCZ, GERCEK, DRONZEK

-----Original Message-----
From: KSL [mailto:resume@lipworth.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, 12 May 2005 1:05 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Should call?
Leslie,

Another incorrect assumption - illness is not the "only possible reasons
(sic) for lack of contact at this point".

Perhaps all your details, including your phone number were on his computer
and for some reason he no longer has access to it (e.g. the hard drive crashed or
the computer was stolen or wrecked in a fire and he didn't have a backup).

Why are you hesitating? Pick up the phone, call him and verify once and
for all exactly what the situation is rather than mess around speculating and
jumping to possibly incorrect conclusions.

What is the worst thing that could happen if you call? He can tell you that
he has decided to no longer communicate with you on the matter and you bid each
other farewell and move on.

Ken Lipworth

"Leslie Weinberg" <artsoul@optonline.net> wrote

Yes, all of what you wrote may be true, but I had also emailed my phone
number to him before he sent the second email, so the only possible reasons for
lack of contact at this point would be illness. I sincerely hope not.


Thessaloniki 20th Century B & M Records - COHEN #general

RobinnM@...
 

Dear JewishGenners:

I'm helping a friend find the birth and marriage records of her COHEN
grandparents >from Saloniki/Thessaloniki, Greece. It relates to an immigration
question, so they are anxious to retrieve the documents quickly.

I've noticed that the LDS has Thessaloniki "Civil Registration" on microfilm
from 1914-1941, and that the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish
People (in Jerusalem) has Thessaloniki Kahal Archives for 1913-1946. The
marriage record I need probably occurred during this period... around 1920.
The birth record is probably >from the period 1890-1900.

Can someone tell me if anyone knows a quick way to use either of these
resources (I don't read Greek), or whether someone is compiling an index
(hopefully in English)? Are earlier birth records available?... And is there an
easy way to retrieve the documents directly >from Greece?

Please respond to me privately.
Thanks!

Robinn Magid
Kensington, California
RobinnM@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thessaloniki 20th Century B & M Records - COHEN #general

RobinnM@...
 

Dear JewishGenners:

I'm helping a friend find the birth and marriage records of her COHEN
grandparents >from Saloniki/Thessaloniki, Greece. It relates to an immigration
question, so they are anxious to retrieve the documents quickly.

I've noticed that the LDS has Thessaloniki "Civil Registration" on microfilm
from 1914-1941, and that the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish
People (in Jerusalem) has Thessaloniki Kahal Archives for 1913-1946. The
marriage record I need probably occurred during this period... around 1920.
The birth record is probably >from the period 1890-1900.

Can someone tell me if anyone knows a quick way to use either of these
resources (I don't read Greek), or whether someone is compiling an index
(hopefully in English)? Are earlier birth records available?... And is there an
easy way to retrieve the documents directly >from Greece?

Please respond to me privately.
Thanks!

Robinn Magid
Kensington, California
RobinnM@aol.com