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JGSLA-March Meeting-"Role of the Family Historian" #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be holding our next meeting
on:

Monday, March 21, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

PROGRAM: "The Role of the Family Historian: How Social History Can Complement
Genealogical Research"

SPEAKER:  Joan Adler, Executive Director, Straus Historical Society

Joan Adler doesn't have a single Straus in her own family tree, yet she has
rescued documents, identified relatives, published newsletters, organized
reunions, lobbied the U.S. government, and helped document the film "Titanic" on
behalf of the Strauses - one of America's most prominent Jewish families. She will
share the story of the Straus family and how a small ad in the New York Times led
her to her role as Straus Family Historian. She will illustrate her talk with a
beautiful 3 foot by 4 foot family tree and with family photographs.

Ms. Adler will share her strategies for collecting materials and for obtaining
information - even when family members claim they have no more to give. She writes
a newsletter, which she considers one of her most important research tools.  She
will explain how writing conveys "social history" by placing the story of our
ancestors' lives into the social, economic and political context of their times,
and how you can enhance the picture of your family by putting their vital record
information into a similar context.

Examples of the Straus Historical Society Newsletter and other family newsletters
written by JGSLA members will be on display.  

Their website is: http://www.straushistoricalsociety.org

Location: Valley Cities Jewish Community Center (VCJCC), 13164 Burbank Blvd.,
Van Nuys, CA

Directions: Exit the 405 at Burbank and drive about 3 miles east.  The JCC is on
the right, past Woodman Avenue.  Or, exit the 170 at Burbank and drive about 2
miles west.  The JCC is on the left, past Coldwater Canyon.

JGSLA meetings are free-of-charge and open to guests. Arrive early to look at the
wonderful books and genealogical resources in our Spiszman Traveling Library and
to get assistance >from our experienced members staffing the book table--starting
at 7PM.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Pamela Weisberger
1st V.P. Programs
Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
pweisberger@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSLA-March Meeting-"Role of the Family Historian" #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be holding our next meeting
on:

Monday, March 21, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

PROGRAM: "The Role of the Family Historian: How Social History Can Complement
Genealogical Research"

SPEAKER:  Joan Adler, Executive Director, Straus Historical Society

Joan Adler doesn't have a single Straus in her own family tree, yet she has
rescued documents, identified relatives, published newsletters, organized
reunions, lobbied the U.S. government, and helped document the film "Titanic" on
behalf of the Strauses - one of America's most prominent Jewish families. She will
share the story of the Straus family and how a small ad in the New York Times led
her to her role as Straus Family Historian. She will illustrate her talk with a
beautiful 3 foot by 4 foot family tree and with family photographs.

Ms. Adler will share her strategies for collecting materials and for obtaining
information - even when family members claim they have no more to give. She writes
a newsletter, which she considers one of her most important research tools.  She
will explain how writing conveys "social history" by placing the story of our
ancestors' lives into the social, economic and political context of their times,
and how you can enhance the picture of your family by putting their vital record
information into a similar context.

Examples of the Straus Historical Society Newsletter and other family newsletters
written by JGSLA members will be on display.  

Their website is: http://www.straushistoricalsociety.org

Location: Valley Cities Jewish Community Center (VCJCC), 13164 Burbank Blvd.,
Van Nuys, CA

Directions: Exit the 405 at Burbank and drive about 3 miles east.  The JCC is on
the right, past Woodman Avenue.  Or, exit the 170 at Burbank and drive about 2
miles west.  The JCC is on the left, past Coldwater Canyon.

JGSLA meetings are free-of-charge and open to guests. Arrive early to look at the
wonderful books and genealogical resources in our Spiszman Traveling Library and
to get assistance >from our experienced members staffing the book table--starting
at 7PM.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Pamela Weisberger
1st V.P. Programs
Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
pweisberger@hotmail.com


JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at our Sunday,
March 27 meeting.

Topic: Computerizing Indexes of New York Records

Time: 2:00PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Rd Plainview, NY

Our guest speaker is John Martino, one of the founding members of the Italian
Genealogical Group. John has organized volunteers to create many online databases
of indexes to New York records. These indexes include, Kings, Bronx, Suffolk,
Nassau, Southern and Eastern District Naturalizations. He is currently
computerizing vital records at the Municipal archives. Already completed are New
York City death records for 1891-1929 and Groom's index for 1895 - 1936. His crew
is currently working on the New York City Bride's Index for 1871 - 1937. Many of
these databases are available online at
www.italiangen.org.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Our Mavens are available at 1:30PM to take your genealogy questions.

For more information please contact Rhoda, rmiller871@aol.com

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at our Sunday,
March 27 meeting.

Topic: Computerizing Indexes of New York Records

Time: 2:00PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Rd Plainview, NY

Our guest speaker is John Martino, one of the founding members of the Italian
Genealogical Group. John has organized volunteers to create many online databases
of indexes to New York records. These indexes include, Kings, Bronx, Suffolk,
Nassau, Southern and Eastern District Naturalizations. He is currently
computerizing vital records at the Municipal archives. Already completed are New
York City death records for 1891-1929 and Groom's index for 1895 - 1936. His crew
is currently working on the New York City Bride's Index for 1871 - 1937. Many of
these databases are available online at
www.italiangen.org.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Our Mavens are available at 1:30PM to take your genealogy questions.

For more information please contact Rhoda, rmiller871@aol.com

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


Meislish family- Lask #galicia

Pnina Meislish <pniname@...>
 

Dear Gesher Galicia friends,
Moshe Menachem Ekstein, who lives in Jerusalem, asked me about the brothers:
Menachem Nachum and Nathan Scwarz, sons of Joseph Mordechai. He thinks that
their former name was Meislish. They came >from Elazae Leib, who wrote "
Semen Rokeach". Mr. Ekstein thinks that this family came >from Lask. He asked
the descedents of David Dov Meislish, who was the Chasidic Rav of
Uihel-Hungary and came to >from Lask, but they did not know.

The family of Mr. Ekstein is also relatad to Raphael ben Chaim Meislish who
wrote Tosfot Shabat.

We will apreciate any help.

Many thanks and Chodesh Tov,
Pnina Meislish, Jerusalem.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Meislish family- Lask #galicia

Pnina Meislish <pniname@...>
 

Dear Gesher Galicia friends,
Moshe Menachem Ekstein, who lives in Jerusalem, asked me about the brothers:
Menachem Nachum and Nathan Scwarz, sons of Joseph Mordechai. He thinks that
their former name was Meislish. They came >from Elazae Leib, who wrote "
Semen Rokeach". Mr. Ekstein thinks that this family came >from Lask. He asked
the descedents of David Dov Meislish, who was the Chasidic Rav of
Uihel-Hungary and came to >from Lask, but they did not know.

The family of Mr. Ekstein is also relatad to Raphael ben Chaim Meislish who
wrote Tosfot Shabat.

We will apreciate any help.

Many thanks and Chodesh Tov,
Pnina Meislish, Jerusalem.


1912 Galicia Telephone Directory is available on line. #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Dear Galitzayners,

Discovery of 1912 All Galicia Telephone on line belongs to our fellow
Galitzyaner, Mr. Grzegorz Gembala >from Krakow, Poland.

Below is the copy of Grzegorz original posting.

Regards,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab

ps. I will provide later today a quick guide/index to this Directory

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Galicianers,

I've just located the Telephone users' directory of Galicia as of 1912
in the Digital Library of Wielkopolska.
You can download it here:
http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=3666&;from=globalsearch&dirids=1
and click on the diskette icon.

All you'll need for viewing it is a DJVu plugin - a special viewing
format for digital libraries.

Regards,

Grzegorz Gembala


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia 1912 Galicia Telephone Directory is available on line. #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Dear Galitzayners,

Discovery of 1912 All Galicia Telephone on line belongs to our fellow
Galitzyaner, Mr. Grzegorz Gembala >from Krakow, Poland.

Below is the copy of Grzegorz original posting.

Regards,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab

ps. I will provide later today a quick guide/index to this Directory

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Galicianers,

I've just located the Telephone users' directory of Galicia as of 1912
in the Digital Library of Wielkopolska.
You can download it here:
http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=3666&;from=globalsearch&dirids=1
and click on the diskette icon.

All you'll need for viewing it is a DJVu plugin - a special viewing
format for digital libraries.

Regards,

Grzegorz Gembala


Kutno,Ozorkow:leaders & e-mail adresses #lodz #poland

pmand@...
 

There do not seen to be any current group/shtetl leaders or responding e-
mail adressses for Kutno or Ozorkow--the listed e-mail addresses bounce
back. Can anyone help?
pm


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Kutno,Ozorkow:leaders & e-mail adresses #lodz #poland

pmand@...
 

There do not seen to be any current group/shtetl leaders or responding e-
mail adressses for Kutno or Ozorkow--the listed e-mail addresses bounce
back. Can anyone help?
pm


INTRO - researching GULD in northern Denmark #scandinavia

Buzaitis and Petersen <bubbeleh@...>
 

Hello ScandanaviaSig,

I just joined this group, as well as the Czech-Austria group, the Litvak
group and the German/Swiss group. My own ancestors are Czech and Danish;
my partner's are Lithuanian and Polish, and I am helping a friend >from
Switzerland who is looking into family rumors she has heard concerning
her background.

I have been doing genealogy research for 7 years and hold a Certificate in
Genealogy and Family History >from the University of Washington in Seattle,
Washington, USA. I have personally conducted family research in the
archives of the Czech Republic. However, I consider myself to be a novice
in doing Scandanavian Genealogy research of any kind (as I am much to timid
to tackle going backwards >from a Christian Petersen on my father's paternal
side).

I live in Seattle, Washington, USA.

My native language is English and I also know some Czech and German, and
have access to someone who knows Lithuanian.

I consider myself intermediate in using a computer. My experience in using
the Internet is also intermediate.

My primary research goal now is to find out whether the surname GULD in the
area near Sjorring and Tilsted, northern Denmark, might be Jewish in
origin. In my father's maternal line I show a Maren Christendatter Guld
(born @ 1731) who married Christen Christensen.

I know that the name GULD means "gold" in Danish, but does this necessarily
imply that it is Jewish in origin?

Many thanks for any help you can give.

Dena (Simacek-Svajgr) Petersen
Seattle, Washington, USA
reply to: bubbeleh@seanet.com


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia INTRO - researching GULD in northern Denmark #scandinavia

Buzaitis and Petersen <bubbeleh@...>
 

Hello ScandanaviaSig,

I just joined this group, as well as the Czech-Austria group, the Litvak
group and the German/Swiss group. My own ancestors are Czech and Danish;
my partner's are Lithuanian and Polish, and I am helping a friend >from
Switzerland who is looking into family rumors she has heard concerning
her background.

I have been doing genealogy research for 7 years and hold a Certificate in
Genealogy and Family History >from the University of Washington in Seattle,
Washington, USA. I have personally conducted family research in the
archives of the Czech Republic. However, I consider myself to be a novice
in doing Scandanavian Genealogy research of any kind (as I am much to timid
to tackle going backwards >from a Christian Petersen on my father's paternal
side).

I live in Seattle, Washington, USA.

My native language is English and I also know some Czech and German, and
have access to someone who knows Lithuanian.

I consider myself intermediate in using a computer. My experience in using
the Internet is also intermediate.

My primary research goal now is to find out whether the surname GULD in the
area near Sjorring and Tilsted, northern Denmark, might be Jewish in
origin. In my father's maternal line I show a Maren Christendatter Guld
(born @ 1731) who married Christen Christensen.

I know that the name GULD means "gold" in Danish, but does this necessarily
imply that it is Jewish in origin?

Many thanks for any help you can give.

Dena (Simacek-Svajgr) Petersen
Seattle, Washington, USA
reply to: bubbeleh@seanet.com


Phone book of Poland #poland

Chaim freedman
 

Does anyone know whether there is a current telephone directory for Poland
online ?

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il


JRI Poland #Poland Phone book of Poland #poland

Chaim freedman
 

Does anyone know whether there is a current telephone directory for Poland
online ?

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il


Rabbi Kalman Garber from Lithuania #lithuania

meir yohanah
 

Dear Group,

I am trying to locate any information on a Rabbi
Kalman Garber. He lived in Lithuania in the middle of
the 19th century. Any information would be
appreciated. Please respond privately.

Meir Yohanah,
U.S.A.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Rabbi Kalman Garber from Lithuania #lithuania

meir yohanah
 

Dear Group,

I am trying to locate any information on a Rabbi
Kalman Garber. He lived in Lithuania in the middle of
the 19th century. Any information would be
appreciated. Please respond privately.

Meir Yohanah,
U.S.A.


New member introduction #poland

Greg Stone <gstone@...>
 

Greetings,

I'm at the very beginning of genealogical research into my father's
family.

My great-grandfather Morris (Maurie) Hirsh Stone (Stein) lists his
birthplace as Bialystok, Russia on February 8, 1850. He lists his
father, my great-great-grandfather, as Gershin (Gerchin?) Lieb Stein.

Morris Stone's wife, Minnie's maiden name is listed as Katz, born
Bialystok, Russia on October 15, 1852 or in January 1855. Her father
is listed as Dov Lieb.

Morris & Minnie Stone (Stein) had one son, Benjamin who was born in
Russia in May 1875 and are relocated in St. Louis, Missouri, USA where
I live, before the next son, Gerchin, was born in February 1877.

I list this information just in case someone on list already has a
connection to and information about them.

I'm gratified to find this list and to see how much information is
actually available that could pertain to my search.

Thanks.

Greg Stone


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland New member introduction #poland

Greg Stone <gstone@...>
 

Greetings,

I'm at the very beginning of genealogical research into my father's
family.

My great-grandfather Morris (Maurie) Hirsh Stone (Stein) lists his
birthplace as Bialystok, Russia on February 8, 1850. He lists his
father, my great-great-grandfather, as Gershin (Gerchin?) Lieb Stein.

Morris Stone's wife, Minnie's maiden name is listed as Katz, born
Bialystok, Russia on October 15, 1852 or in January 1855. Her father
is listed as Dov Lieb.

Morris & Minnie Stone (Stein) had one son, Benjamin who was born in
Russia in May 1875 and are relocated in St. Louis, Missouri, USA where
I live, before the next son, Gerchin, was born in February 1877.

I list this information just in case someone on list already has a
connection to and information about them.

I'm gratified to find this list and to see how much information is
actually available that could pertain to my search.

Thanks.

Greg Stone


KRACAUER in Israel #belarus

RJGlazer@...
 

My Mother's aunt, (or great-aunt) Michleh, emigrated >from Belarus
(probably near Bobruisk) to Israel in the first half of the 20th
century and married a person whose last name
was Kracauer (or Kracawer). She then lived in Pardess Hanna.

Does anyone have any information about this family?

Richard Glazer, P.O. Box #1113, Alpine, NJ 07620
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please.


Belarus SIG #Belarus KRACAUER in Israel #belarus

RJGlazer@...
 

My Mother's aunt, (or great-aunt) Michleh, emigrated >from Belarus
(probably near Bobruisk) to Israel in the first half of the 20th
century and married a person whose last name
was Kracauer (or Kracawer). She then lived in Pardess Hanna.

Does anyone have any information about this family?

Richard Glazer, P.O. Box #1113, Alpine, NJ 07620
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please.