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Genealogy and Politics - Not a Good Combo!! #general

Carol Raspler
 

Dear Friends and Relatives:

First, may I offer all of you my sincerest wishes for a healthy and peaceful
year. L'Shanah Tovah!

Then, I would like to request that those of you who are using these mailing
lists (JewishGen, SIG Groups, and local JGS) to cull names and eAddresses for
the purposes of political messages cease and desist immediately!

This is an improper use of personal information taken >from our genealogical
activities. All these lists are restricted to discussions relating to
genealogy and as strong as one may feel about supporting one candidate or
another, using our names for targeted mailings is against all JewishGen
guidelines and the guidelines of our sister groups. Obviously, I am not
referring to personal messages sent between good friends made through
genealogy groups over the years.

JewishGen moderators have always made every effort to restrict our messages
to genealogy and it is highly improper for anyone - particularly a fellow
genealogist - to take advantage of our openness by forwarding contemporary
political campaign idealogies, no matter the side.
Thank you, Carol Raspler, Delray Beach, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy and Politics - Not a Good Combo!! #general

Carol Raspler
 

Dear Friends and Relatives:

First, may I offer all of you my sincerest wishes for a healthy and peaceful
year. L'Shanah Tovah!

Then, I would like to request that those of you who are using these mailing
lists (JewishGen, SIG Groups, and local JGS) to cull names and eAddresses for
the purposes of political messages cease and desist immediately!

This is an improper use of personal information taken >from our genealogical
activities. All these lists are restricted to discussions relating to
genealogy and as strong as one may feel about supporting one candidate or
another, using our names for targeted mailings is against all JewishGen
guidelines and the guidelines of our sister groups. Obviously, I am not
referring to personal messages sent between good friends made through
genealogy groups over the years.

JewishGen moderators have always made every effort to restrict our messages
to genealogy and it is highly improper for anyone - particularly a fellow
genealogist - to take advantage of our openness by forwarding contemporary
political campaign idealogies, no matter the side.
Thank you, Carol Raspler, Delray Beach, FL


R. David FEIGELS #rabbinic

zionsharav
 

My ancestor (of Ugvar or Uzhorod) was known by the above name and
also by the name Abraham Moshe David Segal KRAUSS. He died in the
1890s. He wrote a commentary, annotated by his grandson, on Psalms;
it was entitled Nefesh Adam, published in Munkacs in 1906. My late
uncle, Dr. Zvi Steiger z"l remembered being taken to the tomb of
this tsadik in Uzhorod (now in Ukraine) and seeing people place
prayer notes on it; the Rav was, it seems, locally revered.

There is a connection to the SINGER family of Vranov nad Toplou and
Spisske Podhradie, both in Slovakia. The tombstone of R. Shmuel
SINGER (d.1941) noted that he was the son of R. Yehudah hakohen
SINGER and nephew of "the righteous rabbi R. David FEIGELES".

I would like to find out more about my rabbinical ancestor and also
about the use of multiple surnames and given names. (Rabbi Pesach
SINGER (probably another family connection) is described as son of
"Halevi Aron Yosef Shmuel HOROWITZ").

Thanks and G'mar hatima tova,

Ari Dale, MD (Israel)


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R. David FEIGELS #rabbinic

zionsharav
 

My ancestor (of Ugvar or Uzhorod) was known by the above name and
also by the name Abraham Moshe David Segal KRAUSS. He died in the
1890s. He wrote a commentary, annotated by his grandson, on Psalms;
it was entitled Nefesh Adam, published in Munkacs in 1906. My late
uncle, Dr. Zvi Steiger z"l remembered being taken to the tomb of
this tsadik in Uzhorod (now in Ukraine) and seeing people place
prayer notes on it; the Rav was, it seems, locally revered.

There is a connection to the SINGER family of Vranov nad Toplou and
Spisske Podhradie, both in Slovakia. The tombstone of R. Shmuel
SINGER (d.1941) noted that he was the son of R. Yehudah hakohen
SINGER and nephew of "the righteous rabbi R. David FEIGELES".

I would like to find out more about my rabbinical ancestor and also
about the use of multiple surnames and given names. (Rabbi Pesach
SINGER (probably another family connection) is described as son of
"Halevi Aron Yosef Shmuel HOROWITZ").

Thanks and G'mar hatima tova,

Ari Dale, MD (Israel)


FBI Records #ukraine

SelmaN@...
 

Charlotte Showel wrote about - and Ken Packer asked about FBI records.
During the 2003 DC Conference, we were offered an orientation at Archives II
in Maryland. A number of the archivists spoke to the group, each explaining
the collections he/she oversees. Janis Wiggins is the archivist who is in
charge of FBI records. I met with Ms. Wiggins about a month ago when I visited
Archives II. It is my suggestion that you send a FOIA letter to her describing
what you are looking for. However, I too am interested in what the speaker in
Las Vegas, NV has to say. Look at the NARA (National Archives) Archives II
website for info about where to write.
Happy, Healthy New Year to all. Selma

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
(outside of Philadelphia)
SelmaN@aol.com
Researching: WAGMAN, PEPPER, GALOON, SCHMOISH, DEUTSCH, ZUCK (Kolki, Turiysk,
Krichilsk, Olyka, Ludmir - Volhynia Gubernia); NEUBAUER, BERGER
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER, NEWMAN (possibly
Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine FBI Records #ukraine

SelmaN@...
 

Charlotte Showel wrote about - and Ken Packer asked about FBI records.
During the 2003 DC Conference, we were offered an orientation at Archives II
in Maryland. A number of the archivists spoke to the group, each explaining
the collections he/she oversees. Janis Wiggins is the archivist who is in
charge of FBI records. I met with Ms. Wiggins about a month ago when I visited
Archives II. It is my suggestion that you send a FOIA letter to her describing
what you are looking for. However, I too am interested in what the speaker in
Las Vegas, NV has to say. Look at the NARA (National Archives) Archives II
website for info about where to write.
Happy, Healthy New Year to all. Selma

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
(outside of Philadelphia)
SelmaN@aol.com
Researching: WAGMAN, PEPPER, GALOON, SCHMOISH, DEUTSCH, ZUCK (Kolki, Turiysk,
Krichilsk, Olyka, Ludmir - Volhynia Gubernia); NEUBAUER, BERGER
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER, NEWMAN (possibly
Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)


Re: FBI Records #ukraine

Steve Franklin <shop@...>
 

I would just like to note that it is not necessary for ones ancestors to have
had a run-in with the law in order for there to have been generated an FBI file.
Any number of activities could have led to such a situation. My father, for
example, applied for a permit to carry a gun in connection with his duties as a
union official. He also claimed to have been followed by the FBI at one time,
possibly in regard to his friendship with various members of an environmental
organization (looked down upon at the time by the authorities.) One would also
expect that there are KGB files on many Jews in their archives in Russia, though
I have no idea how those might be accessed.

Steve Franklin
Bal'mer

Charlotte,
| Is it possible for you to summarize for all of us, after the meeting how
| we can get records >from the FBI? Many families have a member or two
| with a run in with the law. Those records could be very helpful. I for
| one, and looking for the records for one family member who died while
| incarcerated.
| Thanks,
| Ken Packer


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: FBI Records #ukraine

Steve Franklin <shop@...>
 

I would just like to note that it is not necessary for ones ancestors to have
had a run-in with the law in order for there to have been generated an FBI file.
Any number of activities could have led to such a situation. My father, for
example, applied for a permit to carry a gun in connection with his duties as a
union official. He also claimed to have been followed by the FBI at one time,
possibly in regard to his friendship with various members of an environmental
organization (looked down upon at the time by the authorities.) One would also
expect that there are KGB files on many Jews in their archives in Russia, though
I have no idea how those might be accessed.

Steve Franklin
Bal'mer

Charlotte,
| Is it possible for you to summarize for all of us, after the meeting how
| we can get records >from the FBI? Many families have a member or two
| with a run in with the law. Those records could be very helpful. I for
| one, and looking for the records for one family member who died while
| incarcerated.
| Thanks,
| Ken Packer


Looking for Irka nee KLEINER: Lodz - USA #poland

Orit Lavi <orit@...>
 

Dear Friends,

Irka (Irena) nee KLEJNER (KLEINER) and her sister were granddaughters of my
g-grandparents Szlama-Chaim ROZNER and Laja nee CUKIER. I would very much
like to find them or their descendants.

Irka's mother, Riwka ROZNER, was born in Rybnica near Klimontow, Poland in
1889 or a few years earlier. The ROZNER family moved then to Osiek in the
same area.

Riwka married a KLEJNER, who died when she was about 32. They had three
daughters - two of them were Irka and Ester - Estusha.
I would assume that Irka and her two sisters were born circa 1910-1920. The
family lived in Lodz, Poland. Riwka's brothers had a lumber business in
Lodz, and perhaps she also worked in one of its branches.

In WWII, Riwka and her daughter Ester died in Lodz Ghetto. Irka and the
third sister were sent to Bergen Belsen and survived. The sister moved to
Sweden, whereas Irka immigrated to the US.

Irka was married, either in Poland or in the US, and most likely lived with
her family in the West Coast. It is possible she was married to a KRONEMBERG
or similar (but this could be false). I don't know whether Irka - Irena
changed her given name in the US.

We would very much like to contact Irka or her descendants, as well as her
sister's.

If any of the above sounds familiar, I would be most gracious if you write
to me privately.

Thanks a lot and Shana Tova


Orit Lavi
Tsukey-Yam, Israel

ROZNER - Lodz, Klimontow, Osiek; CUKIER - Pinczow; DIAMANT - Stopnica area;
LIDZBARSKI - Lodz, Mlawa; SZATAN - Mlawa area;
HORONCZYK - Lodz , Lutomiersk; LEWKOWICZ - Lodz, Staszow ;
ZALCMAN - Staszow; OFMAN - Polaniec area;
FUKS - Lodz, Ozorkow; LANDAU - Lodz, Konstantinow Lodzki.; EJZNER - Tuszyn;
ERMAN - Lodz, Tomaszow Maz. Tuszyn; ZYLBERSTEJN - Konstantinow, Pilica;


JRI Poland #Poland Looking for Irka nee KLEINER: Lodz - USA #poland

Orit Lavi <orit@...>
 

Dear Friends,

Irka (Irena) nee KLEJNER (KLEINER) and her sister were granddaughters of my
g-grandparents Szlama-Chaim ROZNER and Laja nee CUKIER. I would very much
like to find them or their descendants.

Irka's mother, Riwka ROZNER, was born in Rybnica near Klimontow, Poland in
1889 or a few years earlier. The ROZNER family moved then to Osiek in the
same area.

Riwka married a KLEJNER, who died when she was about 32. They had three
daughters - two of them were Irka and Ester - Estusha.
I would assume that Irka and her two sisters were born circa 1910-1920. The
family lived in Lodz, Poland. Riwka's brothers had a lumber business in
Lodz, and perhaps she also worked in one of its branches.

In WWII, Riwka and her daughter Ester died in Lodz Ghetto. Irka and the
third sister were sent to Bergen Belsen and survived. The sister moved to
Sweden, whereas Irka immigrated to the US.

Irka was married, either in Poland or in the US, and most likely lived with
her family in the West Coast. It is possible she was married to a KRONEMBERG
or similar (but this could be false). I don't know whether Irka - Irena
changed her given name in the US.

We would very much like to contact Irka or her descendants, as well as her
sister's.

If any of the above sounds familiar, I would be most gracious if you write
to me privately.

Thanks a lot and Shana Tova


Orit Lavi
Tsukey-Yam, Israel

ROZNER - Lodz, Klimontow, Osiek; CUKIER - Pinczow; DIAMANT - Stopnica area;
LIDZBARSKI - Lodz, Mlawa; SZATAN - Mlawa area;
HORONCZYK - Lodz , Lutomiersk; LEWKOWICZ - Lodz, Staszow ;
ZALCMAN - Staszow; OFMAN - Polaniec area;
FUKS - Lodz, Ozorkow; LANDAU - Lodz, Konstantinow Lodzki.; EJZNER - Tuszyn;
ERMAN - Lodz, Tomaszow Maz. Tuszyn; ZYLBERSTEJN - Konstantinow, Pilica;


roots #poland

mark
 

Shalom and Shana Tova
Dear searchers a month ago I got an idea to send mail to rabbis of the
towns I am searching..thought that it will be something revolushionary I mean
that rabbis are also interested in contacting people who are searching
their roots ...no answer only rabbi of Saratov in Russia. Maybe somebody has
any experience in such contacts or maybe to somebody it will be more mazal
of my idea?

searching WAJSENBERG Poland Zelechw Warsaw Lodz BRANDWAJN Ostrog BEJZMAN
Novograd Volynskij

I got a photo of the gravestone of my grandunkle WAJSENBERG >from Mr. Yisroel
Szpilman and dont know how to move further.

Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland roots #poland

mark
 

Shalom and Shana Tova
Dear searchers a month ago I got an idea to send mail to rabbis of the
towns I am searching..thought that it will be something revolushionary I mean
that rabbis are also interested in contacting people who are searching
their roots ...no answer only rabbi of Saratov in Russia. Maybe somebody has
any experience in such contacts or maybe to somebody it will be more mazal
of my idea?

searching WAJSENBERG Poland Zelechw Warsaw Lodz BRANDWAJN Ostrog BEJZMAN
Novograd Volynskij

I got a photo of the gravestone of my grandunkle WAJSENBERG >from Mr. Yisroel
Szpilman and dont know how to move further.

Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


L'shana Tova #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear BIALYGenners:

L'shana Tova Tikatevu.

May you and your loved ones be inscribed in the Book of Life for
a good and sweet year.

And may your ancestral research be stunningly successful.

Mark Halpern
Coordinator, BIALYGen


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland L'shana Tova #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear BIALYGenners:

L'shana Tova Tikatevu.

May you and your loved ones be inscribed in the Book of Life for
a good and sweet year.

And may your ancestral research be stunningly successful.

Mark Halpern
Coordinator, BIALYGen


Jovre and Uzhorod are in Carpathian-Ruthenia #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Renee Payne asked [Digest, 16th Sept 2004] about
places named Jovre, Czechoslovakia and
Ungvar/Uzhgorod. Could they be close to each other?

No wonder people are confused about this area. See:
http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Carpathian_Ruthenia

As far as I can make out Uzhorod was the capital of
Czechoslovakian "Podkarpatska" [Carpathian-Ruthenia]
until 1918 and then part of Hungary [1919 - 1938], and
Czechoslovakia [1939 - 1944] and then returned to
Hungary again [1945 - 1991] and then annexed by the
Soviet Union, but now it is in the Ukraine!
Jovre is a village in that area.

Life is too short for anyone but Carpathian-Ruthenian
historians to remember such complexities!

For some preliminary information on the Jews of that
area read:

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/History+of+the+Jews+in+Carpathian+Ruthenia

Celia Male [UK]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jovre and Uzhorod are in Carpathian-Ruthenia #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Renee Payne asked [Digest, 16th Sept 2004] about
places named Jovre, Czechoslovakia and
Ungvar/Uzhgorod. Could they be close to each other?

No wonder people are confused about this area. See:
http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Carpathian_Ruthenia

As far as I can make out Uzhorod was the capital of
Czechoslovakian "Podkarpatska" [Carpathian-Ruthenia]
until 1918 and then part of Hungary [1919 - 1938], and
Czechoslovakia [1939 - 1944] and then returned to
Hungary again [1945 - 1991] and then annexed by the
Soviet Union, but now it is in the Ukraine!
Jovre is a village in that area.

Life is too short for anyone but Carpathian-Ruthenian
historians to remember such complexities!

For some preliminary information on the Jews of that
area read:

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/History+of+the+Jews+in+Carpathian+Ruthenia

Celia Male [UK]


Louis Sallinger carver and gilder London 1895-1915 #general

ralph salinger <salinger@...>
 

Dear Genners !

My pc crashed and I lost all my old correspondence ! I am looking for the
two kind gentlemen
who sent me informaton on Louis Sallinger of London .

Also can anyone tell me more of the profesion "caver and gilder" I presume
that this has something to do with picture framing ?
or am I wrong ?

With many thanks

Ralph Salinger
Kfar Ruppin
salinger@kfar-ruppin.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Louis Sallinger carver and gilder London 1895-1915 #general

ralph salinger <salinger@...>
 

Dear Genners !

My pc crashed and I lost all my old correspondence ! I am looking for the
two kind gentlemen
who sent me informaton on Louis Sallinger of London .

Also can anyone tell me more of the profesion "caver and gilder" I presume
that this has something to do with picture framing ?
or am I wrong ?

With many thanks

Ralph Salinger
Kfar Ruppin
salinger@kfar-ruppin.org.il


manual for people searches, reference to "National Death Index" #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

I stumbled upon a manual at

www.adp.cahwnet.gov/CalOMS/pdf/Ucla_Tracking_Manual.pdf

entitled "Staying in Touch: A Fieldwork Manual of Tracking Procedures for
Locating Substance Abusers in Follow-up Studies." Many of the resources and
strategies it outlines are equally useful for finding lost cousins.

My eyes popped out at a reference to the "National Death Index." Parts of
the description of the NDI at www.cdc.gov/nchs/r&d/ndi/what_is_ndi.htm
follow:

"Available to investigators solely for statistical purposes in medical and
health research. Not accessible to organizations or the general public for
legal, administrative, or genealogy purposes."

"A national file of identifying death record information (beginning with
1979 deaths) compiled >from computer files submitted by State vital
statistics offices. Death records are added to the NDI file annually,
approximately 12 months after the end of a particular calendar year."

"NDI users are encouraged to submit as many of the following data items as
possible for each study subject: first and last name, middle initial,
father's surname, social security number, month, day, and year of birth,
race, sex, marital status, state of residence, and state of birth."

The NDI is maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics in
Hyattsville, Maryland, and is different than the Social Security Death
Index. Eligible searchers pay a $350 service charge per search.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen manual for people searches, reference to "National Death Index" #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

I stumbled upon a manual at

www.adp.cahwnet.gov/CalOMS/pdf/Ucla_Tracking_Manual.pdf

entitled "Staying in Touch: A Fieldwork Manual of Tracking Procedures for
Locating Substance Abusers in Follow-up Studies." Many of the resources and
strategies it outlines are equally useful for finding lost cousins.

My eyes popped out at a reference to the "National Death Index." Parts of
the description of the NDI at www.cdc.gov/nchs/r&d/ndi/what_is_ndi.htm
follow:

"Available to investigators solely for statistical purposes in medical and
health research. Not accessible to organizations or the general public for
legal, administrative, or genealogy purposes."

"A national file of identifying death record information (beginning with
1979 deaths) compiled >from computer files submitted by State vital
statistics offices. Death records are added to the NDI file annually,
approximately 12 months after the end of a particular calendar year."

"NDI users are encouraged to submit as many of the following data items as
possible for each study subject: first and last name, middle initial,
father's surname, social security number, month, day, and year of birth,
race, sex, marital status, state of residence, and state of birth."

The NDI is maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics in
Hyattsville, Maryland, and is different than the Social Security Death
Index. Eligible searchers pay a $350 service charge per search.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us