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Viewmate: Slovak Translation Needed #general

drgoldin90@...
 

Hi All

After waiting almost a year, I recently received the results of a search conducted
for my by the archives in Bratislava on my ggm's family. The only problem is the
report was sent to me in Slovak! If you can translate, please go to the ViewMate
site (http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/) and go to VM 6054, 6055 and 6056.

Please reply to me personally. Thanks!

Marge Goldin
Dix Hills, NY USA

Researching:
AUSTRIAN (Radom, Poland); MEISELMAN (Korolovke, Galicia); BREGMAN (Slutsk,
Belarus); BREAKSTONE (Minsk, Belarus); FISHER (Kutno, Poland and London
England); ELBERT (Budapest and Sobotiste, Hungary); GOLDIN (Dvin, Belarus);
PRESSNER (Galicia)
***
MODERATOR NOTE: The direct links to Marge's files are:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6054
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6055
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6056


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate: Slovak Translation Needed #general

drgoldin90@...
 

Hi All

After waiting almost a year, I recently received the results of a search conducted
for my by the archives in Bratislava on my ggm's family. The only problem is the
report was sent to me in Slovak! If you can translate, please go to the ViewMate
site (http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/) and go to VM 6054, 6055 and 6056.

Please reply to me personally. Thanks!

Marge Goldin
Dix Hills, NY USA

Researching:
AUSTRIAN (Radom, Poland); MEISELMAN (Korolovke, Galicia); BREGMAN (Slutsk,
Belarus); BREAKSTONE (Minsk, Belarus); FISHER (Kutno, Poland and London
England); ELBERT (Budapest and Sobotiste, Hungary); GOLDIN (Dvin, Belarus);
PRESSNER (Galicia)
***
MODERATOR NOTE: The direct links to Marge's files are:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6054
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6055
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6056


Search at the Ontario Archives #general

Kevin Hanit <klh44@...>
 

Hello,

Next week, I will be going to the Province of Ontario Archives in Toronto to
search the 1922 Death Index for my Great Aunt.

I am willing to do a search for anyone who needs a death certificate >from the 1922
Death Index.

Please reply privately with the subject of Search at the Ontario Archives.

Thanks,
Kevin Hanit
Concord, ON Canada

Searching for: ABELOVICH (Derechin to Canada, Israel, New York and Argentina),
PARELMAN & PAREPLOTCHIK (Stolin & Baranovichi to New York, Yarmouth, NS & Israel),
KLETSKIN, LEVITT, HOROWITZ, STOLAR (Stolin & Baranovichi to Israel),
KROLL & GERCHICOF (Kyyiv to Canada),
ROTFOGEL (Kielce or Lagow, Poland to Canada and USA, Lodz to Israel),
SPIEGEL (Kielce or Lagow, Poland to Canada, Philadelphia, PA & Brazil)


Jewish Ancestors - New Publication #general

Derek & Rosemary Wenzerul <dandr@...>
 

New publication - Just published

Jewish Ancestor Series

A Guide to Reading Hebrew Inscriptions and Documents

ISBN: 0-9537669-6-9 (56 pages p/b) Published May 2005

Price: £4.50 plus p&p UK 50p/Europe £1.50/Canada/USA £2.00


When researching a Jewish family, it is extremely likely that you will come across
various items and documents written in Hebrew. "A Guide to Reading Hebrew
Inscriptions and Documents" is designed specifically to help those people (whether
Jewish or non-Jewish) who have difficulty in reading or understanding Hebrew. The
idea is to compare the Hebrew on a document, photograph, inscription etc with the
information shown in the Guide. For example, you may not be able to read the
Hebrew inscription on a relative's grave. By referring to the sections in this
Guide, this will be easily achieved. All the Hebrew in the book has English
explanation, translation and transliteration. Reasons behind some of the
inscriptions and Jewish customs both in the home and in the Synagogue have also
been included in order to help researchers understand the religious side of their
roots.

It is very difficult, in fact near impossible, for those of us who are unable to
understand or read Hebrew to interpret the Hebrew wording. Being in this position
is most frustrating and restrictive. I have, therefore, put together a
comprehensive guide which I hope will help resolve this problem.

The Guide includes the Hebrew alphabet, Hebrew vowels, numerical values, Jewish
calendar, conversion tables, formula to convert a Jewish year to a Gregorian year,
how to read headstones, symbols on headstones and their meanings, frequently used
Hebrew words with abbreviations found on tombstones, Hebrew given boys' and girls'
names, Hebrew letters which are liable to be misread, glossary of Yiddish terms,
examples of Hebrew documents/inscriptions, many photographs and much more.


The Guide is available from: JGSGB Publications, PO Box 180, St. Albans, Herts.
AL2 3WH, England, U.K. or via our web-site: www.jgsgb.org.uk

With best wishes
Rosemary Wenzerul
Publications Department
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
Publications@jgsgb.org.uk


Vilna Shtetlinks Volunteer Needed / LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project #general

Joel Ratner
 

After several years of maintaining the Vilna ShtetLinks web page, I need to step
down so I can work on other things, namely the Lithuanian Vital Records Indexing
project. This project entails the translation of approximately 500,000 vital
records for 101 towns in Lithuania.

The Vilna ShtetLinks web page will be removed in the near future. Anyone who is
interested in starting a new Vilna ShtetLinks page should contact the JewishGen
ShtetLinks personnel. The ShtetLinks web page may be accessed >from the JewishGen
home page.

Anyone interested in the LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project can view the
list of microfilms we are translating. The list can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/FHLC/VilnaMicrofilmsIndex.htm .
Individuals interested in becoming Shtetl Coordinators for Vilna District towns
should contact me at Joelrat1@hotmail.com.


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group
***
MODERATOR NOTE: For more information about Jewishgen Shtetlinks, go to:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Search at the Ontario Archives #general

Kevin Hanit <klh44@...>
 

Hello,

Next week, I will be going to the Province of Ontario Archives in Toronto to
search the 1922 Death Index for my Great Aunt.

I am willing to do a search for anyone who needs a death certificate >from the 1922
Death Index.

Please reply privately with the subject of Search at the Ontario Archives.

Thanks,
Kevin Hanit
Concord, ON Canada

Searching for: ABELOVICH (Derechin to Canada, Israel, New York and Argentina),
PARELMAN & PAREPLOTCHIK (Stolin & Baranovichi to New York, Yarmouth, NS & Israel),
KLETSKIN, LEVITT, HOROWITZ, STOLAR (Stolin & Baranovichi to Israel),
KROLL & GERCHICOF (Kyyiv to Canada),
ROTFOGEL (Kielce or Lagow, Poland to Canada and USA, Lodz to Israel),
SPIEGEL (Kielce or Lagow, Poland to Canada, Philadelphia, PA & Brazil)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Ancestors - New Publication #general

Derek & Rosemary Wenzerul <dandr@...>
 

New publication - Just published

Jewish Ancestor Series

A Guide to Reading Hebrew Inscriptions and Documents

ISBN: 0-9537669-6-9 (56 pages p/b) Published May 2005

Price: £4.50 plus p&p UK 50p/Europe £1.50/Canada/USA £2.00


When researching a Jewish family, it is extremely likely that you will come across
various items and documents written in Hebrew. "A Guide to Reading Hebrew
Inscriptions and Documents" is designed specifically to help those people (whether
Jewish or non-Jewish) who have difficulty in reading or understanding Hebrew. The
idea is to compare the Hebrew on a document, photograph, inscription etc with the
information shown in the Guide. For example, you may not be able to read the
Hebrew inscription on a relative's grave. By referring to the sections in this
Guide, this will be easily achieved. All the Hebrew in the book has English
explanation, translation and transliteration. Reasons behind some of the
inscriptions and Jewish customs both in the home and in the Synagogue have also
been included in order to help researchers understand the religious side of their
roots.

It is very difficult, in fact near impossible, for those of us who are unable to
understand or read Hebrew to interpret the Hebrew wording. Being in this position
is most frustrating and restrictive. I have, therefore, put together a
comprehensive guide which I hope will help resolve this problem.

The Guide includes the Hebrew alphabet, Hebrew vowels, numerical values, Jewish
calendar, conversion tables, formula to convert a Jewish year to a Gregorian year,
how to read headstones, symbols on headstones and their meanings, frequently used
Hebrew words with abbreviations found on tombstones, Hebrew given boys' and girls'
names, Hebrew letters which are liable to be misread, glossary of Yiddish terms,
examples of Hebrew documents/inscriptions, many photographs and much more.


The Guide is available from: JGSGB Publications, PO Box 180, St. Albans, Herts.
AL2 3WH, England, U.K. or via our web-site: www.jgsgb.org.uk

With best wishes
Rosemary Wenzerul
Publications Department
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
Publications@jgsgb.org.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vilna Shtetlinks Volunteer Needed / LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project #general

Joel Ratner
 

After several years of maintaining the Vilna ShtetLinks web page, I need to step
down so I can work on other things, namely the Lithuanian Vital Records Indexing
project. This project entails the translation of approximately 500,000 vital
records for 101 towns in Lithuania.

The Vilna ShtetLinks web page will be removed in the near future. Anyone who is
interested in starting a new Vilna ShtetLinks page should contact the JewishGen
ShtetLinks personnel. The ShtetLinks web page may be accessed >from the JewishGen
home page.

Anyone interested in the LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project can view the
list of microfilms we are translating. The list can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/FHLC/VilnaMicrofilmsIndex.htm .
Individuals interested in becoming Shtetl Coordinators for Vilna District towns
should contact me at Joelrat1@hotmail.com.


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group
***
MODERATOR NOTE: For more information about Jewishgen Shtetlinks, go to:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/


Seeking: Bertha EICHEL #general

CP <beachwatergirl@...>
 

Hello. I am looking for anyone who may have known or been acquainted with my
great-grandmother, Bertha EICHEL, who lived in the Chicago/Skokie, IL area for
most of her life. She died 1978. If you know of her, please email me. Thank you
so much...
Lucinda Patten
Santa Barbara, CA
beachwatergirl@yahoo.com
***
MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more and more
frequently. If you have not already done so, please log onto
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter and register
all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn about more
names and places of origin, they can always be added, but only **you** can keep
your own listings up to date.


Seeking: ZUKERSTEIN/CUKERSTEIN #general

TE <tome1111@...>
 

I'm researching ZUKERSTEIN(spelled CUKERSTEIN) >from the Tarnogrod/Zamch/Obsza
area of Lublin, Poland.

Would like to find someone who is researching this name. I wrote a note to
someone in the family finder database, but their email address is no longer valid.

Thank you,
Tom Erribe
CA
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Non-working email addresses in the JGFF should also be reported to
LostNFound@lyris.jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: Bertha EICHEL #general

CP <beachwatergirl@...>
 

Hello. I am looking for anyone who may have known or been acquainted with my
great-grandmother, Bertha EICHEL, who lived in the Chicago/Skokie, IL area for
most of her life. She died 1978. If you know of her, please email me. Thank you
so much...
Lucinda Patten
Santa Barbara, CA
beachwatergirl@yahoo.com
***
MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more and more
frequently. If you have not already done so, please log onto
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter and register
all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn about more
names and places of origin, they can always be added, but only **you** can keep
your own listings up to date.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: ZUKERSTEIN/CUKERSTEIN #general

TE <tome1111@...>
 

I'm researching ZUKERSTEIN(spelled CUKERSTEIN) >from the Tarnogrod/Zamch/Obsza
area of Lublin, Poland.

Would like to find someone who is researching this name. I wrote a note to
someone in the family finder database, but their email address is no longer valid.

Thank you,
Tom Erribe
CA
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Non-working email addresses in the JGFF should also be reported to
LostNFound@lyris.jewishgen.org


Manchester, England #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

There is quite a bit available regarding the Jewish community in Manchester,
England. The Monty Dobkin monographs which have been mentioned previously, the
books by Bill Williams and others, and databases taken >from the business
directories, school records, and vital records, or in discussions about Manchester
on the JewishGen Digest. The JewishGen cemetery project and JewishGen Family
Finder also have information regarding Manchester. There is even a video which
shows the Blitz in Manchester during WWII which so changed the community.

All these things are available either at the Jewish Museum, the Local History
Section of the Manchester Library, the Jewish Genealogy Society of Manchester, or
on-line on JewishGen to name a few places.

Use your JewishGen search engine and plug in Manchester, England, or use your
general search engine for the Internet and plug in Manchester and Jews or Jewry
and see what pops up. In addition, there are loads of former Mancunians in Israel
that you could chat with and who might have information.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


1880 Galician Documents (Surnames) #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

I am looking for copies of documents, which would have been written just before
1880 concerning the taking surnames in the Jewish community. Most likely they
would have been found in Lwow. If you have one of these documents or know about
them, please contact me privately.
Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca


I Finally Found The Right Isadore Rakoff Brother To David #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello To All:
I called the New Montefiore Cemetery in New Jersey. The son Ben Rakoff is buried
there, so I assumed the father would be too. Eureka!!, I found him and got his
death date. Isadore Rakoff died 6/14/1938 at age 50.

So that would make him born about 1888. He would have been born in Russia possibly
Minsk. He was first married to Bernice Wolfson and had four kids with her before
coming to America and remarrying. The four kids born in Russia were Sonia, Samuel,
Ben & Helen.

My next step is to fins an obit for Isadore and order his death record. Now I have
to find a new home for the previous death record I ordered on a Isadore Rakoff who
died in 1971, but is not the one I was looking for. So now I have finally ruled it
out.

So if anyone has a Rakoff, Isadore in their family tree married to a Rosa Sachs
who had three kids Adele, Alan, & Shirley and would like the death record please
contact me. All I will ask is for the $15.00 that I paid for the record.

I am just so happy that I finally found the brother.

Sarah Greenberg
sacredsisters3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Manchester, England #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

There is quite a bit available regarding the Jewish community in Manchester,
England. The Monty Dobkin monographs which have been mentioned previously, the
books by Bill Williams and others, and databases taken >from the business
directories, school records, and vital records, or in discussions about Manchester
on the JewishGen Digest. The JewishGen cemetery project and JewishGen Family
Finder also have information regarding Manchester. There is even a video which
shows the Blitz in Manchester during WWII which so changed the community.

All these things are available either at the Jewish Museum, the Local History
Section of the Manchester Library, the Jewish Genealogy Society of Manchester, or
on-line on JewishGen to name a few places.

Use your JewishGen search engine and plug in Manchester, England, or use your
general search engine for the Internet and plug in Manchester and Jews or Jewry
and see what pops up. In addition, there are loads of former Mancunians in Israel
that you could chat with and who might have information.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1880 Galician Documents (Surnames) #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

I am looking for copies of documents, which would have been written just before
1880 concerning the taking surnames in the Jewish community. Most likely they
would have been found in Lwow. If you have one of these documents or know about
them, please contact me privately.
Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen I Finally Found The Right Isadore Rakoff Brother To David #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello To All:
I called the New Montefiore Cemetery in New Jersey. The son Ben Rakoff is buried
there, so I assumed the father would be too. Eureka!!, I found him and got his
death date. Isadore Rakoff died 6/14/1938 at age 50.

So that would make him born about 1888. He would have been born in Russia possibly
Minsk. He was first married to Bernice Wolfson and had four kids with her before
coming to America and remarrying. The four kids born in Russia were Sonia, Samuel,
Ben & Helen.

My next step is to fins an obit for Isadore and order his death record. Now I have
to find a new home for the previous death record I ordered on a Isadore Rakoff who
died in 1971, but is not the one I was looking for. So now I have finally ruled it
out.

So if anyone has a Rakoff, Isadore in their family tree married to a Rosa Sachs
who had three kids Adele, Alan, & Shirley and would like the death record please
contact me. All I will ask is for the $15.00 that I paid for the record.

I am just so happy that I finally found the brother.

Sarah Greenberg
sacredsisters3@aol.com


Shoah- New Dutch Website #general

hennynow
 

Further to Bertha van Dam's and Irene's messages regarding the Dutch site, let me
point out that the web site is in Dutch, which may be a problem for many Genners.
As I know Dutch, I'd like to offer my services at no charge to anyone wishing to
research http://www.joodsmonument.nl.

What I like about the site, despite occasional errors, is that it gives residence
addresses. As for mistakes, the webmaster/mistress specifically acknowledges this
possibility and asks readers' help in supplying additional information. I found
it interesting that major funding for the site is supplied by reparations.

Cordially,
Henny

Henriette Moëd Roth
Los Angeles, California
hennynow@pacbell.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shoah- New Dutch Website #general

hennynow
 

Further to Bertha van Dam's and Irene's messages regarding the Dutch site, let me
point out that the web site is in Dutch, which may be a problem for many Genners.
As I know Dutch, I'd like to offer my services at no charge to anyone wishing to
research http://www.joodsmonument.nl.

What I like about the site, despite occasional errors, is that it gives residence
addresses. As for mistakes, the webmaster/mistress specifically acknowledges this
possibility and asks readers' help in supplying additional information. I found
it interesting that major funding for the site is supplied by reparations.

Cordially,
Henny

Henriette Moëd Roth
Los Angeles, California
hennynow@pacbell.net