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Warren Blatt honored by IAJGS Lifetime Achievements Award #galicia

Susan E. King <susanking@...>
 

We are thrilled to announce that Warren Blatt, JewishGen Vice President and
Editor in Chief was honored last [Thursday] night in Jerusalem by the IAJGS with their
Award for Life Time Achievements.

Warren has been active in genealogy since the pre-barmitzvah age of 12
<grin> and his continued interest and dedication in genealogy has been a
great benefit to the world of JewishGen and the world of Jewish
Genealogy. We are all very proud of Warren and his accomplishments over
these many years. We are proud to call him our colleague and proud to have
him on the JewishGen staff.

On behalf of the MJH family, the JewishGen Board, officers, project
managers and volunteers throughout the world, we applaud you, Warren, for
your achievements and your well deserved recognition.

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Warren Blatt honored by IAJGS Lifetime Achievements Award #galicia

Susan E. King <susanking@...>
 

We are thrilled to announce that Warren Blatt, JewishGen Vice President and
Editor in Chief was honored last [Thursday] night in Jerusalem by the IAJGS with their
Award for Life Time Achievements.

Warren has been active in genealogy since the pre-barmitzvah age of 12
<grin> and his continued interest and dedication in genealogy has been a
great benefit to the world of JewishGen and the world of Jewish
Genealogy. We are all very proud of Warren and his accomplishments over
these many years. We are proud to call him our colleague and proud to have
him on the JewishGen staff.

On behalf of the MJH family, the JewishGen Board, officers, project
managers and volunteers throughout the world, we applaud you, Warren, for
your achievements and your well deserved recognition.

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.


INTRO - Seeking Chaim LAZARUS #usa

Richard Welch <rwelch@...>
 

I'm new to the group and I'm writing to say "hello". First, a little about
myself --- I am originally >from Michigan, but I've lived in the western USA
since 1980. My degree is in historical geography and I am now director of a
museum system in New Mexico. My primary language is English, but I also know
Russian and some German. I've been doing research on my family history for
more than thirty years and my German-Jewish ancestry has eluded me.

Hyman (or possibly Chaim) LAZARUS was born during the first half of the
1770s in Germany according to the 1850 census. His date of immigration to
the United States is unknown, but he was a foot peddler after his arrival in
North America and by 1818 he had settled in the new village of Malta, Ohio
where he lived until his death in 1851. I have a considerable amount of
information about his life and family in Ohio, but I know absolutely nothing
about his life prior to his arrival in Malta, his parents, ancestry, arrival
date in the USA, or his birthplace in Germany. Can anyone help me?

Richard Welch <rwelch@zianet.com> Farmington, New Mexico, USA


Early American SIG #USA INTRO - Seeking Chaim LAZARUS #usa

Richard Welch <rwelch@...>
 

I'm new to the group and I'm writing to say "hello". First, a little about
myself --- I am originally >from Michigan, but I've lived in the western USA
since 1980. My degree is in historical geography and I am now director of a
museum system in New Mexico. My primary language is English, but I also know
Russian and some German. I've been doing research on my family history for
more than thirty years and my German-Jewish ancestry has eluded me.

Hyman (or possibly Chaim) LAZARUS was born during the first half of the
1770s in Germany according to the 1850 census. His date of immigration to
the United States is unknown, but he was a foot peddler after his arrival in
North America and by 1818 he had settled in the new village of Malta, Ohio
where he lived until his death in 1851. I have a considerable amount of
information about his life and family in Ohio, but I know absolutely nothing
about his life prior to his arrival in Malta, his parents, ancestry, arrival
date in the USA, or his birthplace in Germany. Can anyone help me?

Richard Welch <rwelch@zianet.com> Farmington, New Mexico, USA


Details of Conference and Report of Progress #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

The 24th International Conference ended last Friday, and I must say,
I felt that it was a terrific success. There were numerous lectures
and meetings, many of them of a very high quality.

The organisation was superb, everything running more or less on
time, clear schedules posted outside each hall, etc.

A hearty thank you goes out to all the volunteers and organisers for
arranging such a successful conference. A special thank you to
Martha Levinson for helping to arrange the RavSIG meeting.

The RavSIG meeting was attended by approximately 50 members and
lasted almost 2 hours instead of the 50 minutes we were alloted.

The subject discussed was, "Towards A Rigorous Rabbinical
Genealogy." This discussion was composed of three stages.

A: Problems With Rabbinic Genealogy At Present.

1. Sources are flawed. This is for a number of reasons:

a. Lack of comprehension on the part of the genealogist. "Achi" does
not always mean brother. And "zekeni" could be great great
grandfather too.
b. Flawed sources. Several authors of genealogical works cannot be
trusted. Examples were provided of more reliable and less reliable
authors.
c. Human error, perpetuated by subsequent writers and researchers.

2. Lack of variety in sources. Sources at present concentrate mainly
on other books. There are other sources. This will be discussed in B.


B: Creating A Rigorous Genealogy.

1. Each piece of information MUST have a source. Sources are of
vital importance, so that statement can be corroborated and checked
if there are any discrepancies, and human error can also be more
easily dealt with.

2. Using only primary sources. Many misunderstandings can be avoided
that way.

3. Stating when the evidence is only a guess, and where there is
clear evidence.

4. Authors who are consistently wrong, are to be ignored unless
proven otherwise.

5. Using a variety of sources. These include;

a. Standard genealogical works.
b. Some fantastic work has been done by Pavel Yakobi and Eliezer
Rivlin. Available in the National Library in Jerusalem and the
Central Zionist Archives.
c. Rabbinical literature.
d. Grave records.
e. Municipal records, birth, marriages, deaths, business, voting
etc. which stretch back many hundreds of years. Especially in the
case of prominent families.
f. Meta database searches such as can be found on the internet.


C. Creating An Online Database.

1. Bringing together all those who commit to working according to
the guidelines as set out in section B.

2. Collect and publish online all those articles conforming to the
guidelines in section B. (Several researchers have already submitted
or agreed to submit or are thinking about sumbitting their work.)

3. Create a searchable index of all the names appearing in articles
mentioned in 2. Shoshana Boublil has volunteered to create the
index. Many thanks to her.


These are more or less the details of the RavSIG meeting.

Toby Brief will hopefully be submitting details of her Rabbinical
DNA research project.

Several other researchers have offered to submit their research. We
look forward to receiving those articles soon. I apologise for not
mentioning these volunteers by name. My memory simply fails me.

All of which is going to be an enormous amount of work for our
webmaster/mistress. And at this point I would like to mention that
RavSIG is looking for a volunteer webmaster. The present webmistress
Shirley Flaum who has done a wonderful job to the present, as can be
judged >from the website, has found that she cannot continue to
commit as much time as is required.

Finally, I look forward to hearing suggestions >from RavSIG members,
and working together with everyone to create something that I
believe will radically change the face of rabbinical genealogy.

Yehuda Herskowitz
RavSIG coordinator


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Details of Conference and Report of Progress #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

The 24th International Conference ended last Friday, and I must say,
I felt that it was a terrific success. There were numerous lectures
and meetings, many of them of a very high quality.

The organisation was superb, everything running more or less on
time, clear schedules posted outside each hall, etc.

A hearty thank you goes out to all the volunteers and organisers for
arranging such a successful conference. A special thank you to
Martha Levinson for helping to arrange the RavSIG meeting.

The RavSIG meeting was attended by approximately 50 members and
lasted almost 2 hours instead of the 50 minutes we were alloted.

The subject discussed was, "Towards A Rigorous Rabbinical
Genealogy." This discussion was composed of three stages.

A: Problems With Rabbinic Genealogy At Present.

1. Sources are flawed. This is for a number of reasons:

a. Lack of comprehension on the part of the genealogist. "Achi" does
not always mean brother. And "zekeni" could be great great
grandfather too.
b. Flawed sources. Several authors of genealogical works cannot be
trusted. Examples were provided of more reliable and less reliable
authors.
c. Human error, perpetuated by subsequent writers and researchers.

2. Lack of variety in sources. Sources at present concentrate mainly
on other books. There are other sources. This will be discussed in B.


B: Creating A Rigorous Genealogy.

1. Each piece of information MUST have a source. Sources are of
vital importance, so that statement can be corroborated and checked
if there are any discrepancies, and human error can also be more
easily dealt with.

2. Using only primary sources. Many misunderstandings can be avoided
that way.

3. Stating when the evidence is only a guess, and where there is
clear evidence.

4. Authors who are consistently wrong, are to be ignored unless
proven otherwise.

5. Using a variety of sources. These include;

a. Standard genealogical works.
b. Some fantastic work has been done by Pavel Yakobi and Eliezer
Rivlin. Available in the National Library in Jerusalem and the
Central Zionist Archives.
c. Rabbinical literature.
d. Grave records.
e. Municipal records, birth, marriages, deaths, business, voting
etc. which stretch back many hundreds of years. Especially in the
case of prominent families.
f. Meta database searches such as can be found on the internet.


C. Creating An Online Database.

1. Bringing together all those who commit to working according to
the guidelines as set out in section B.

2. Collect and publish online all those articles conforming to the
guidelines in section B. (Several researchers have already submitted
or agreed to submit or are thinking about sumbitting their work.)

3. Create a searchable index of all the names appearing in articles
mentioned in 2. Shoshana Boublil has volunteered to create the
index. Many thanks to her.


These are more or less the details of the RavSIG meeting.

Toby Brief will hopefully be submitting details of her Rabbinical
DNA research project.

Several other researchers have offered to submit their research. We
look forward to receiving those articles soon. I apologise for not
mentioning these volunteers by name. My memory simply fails me.

All of which is going to be an enormous amount of work for our
webmaster/mistress. And at this point I would like to mention that
RavSIG is looking for a volunteer webmaster. The present webmistress
Shirley Flaum who has done a wonderful job to the present, as can be
judged >from the website, has found that she cannot continue to
commit as much time as is required.

Finally, I look forward to hearing suggestions >from RavSIG members,
and working together with everyone to create something that I
believe will radically change the face of rabbinical genealogy.

Yehuda Herskowitz
RavSIG coordinator


Re: Chief Rabbi of England #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

On 2004.07.13, Zvi Halpern <ZHalpern@sackspartnership.com> writes:

have just found out that a lost cousin of mine, whose family moved
to England around 1914 and all but lost touch, apparently married
the daughter of the Chief Rabbi of England. His name was Icik Leib
SYMON, and the Rabbi at the time would probably have been Rabbi
Joseph Herman HERTZ, or possibly Israel BRODIE [...]
It could not have been Rabbi BRODIE as he did not have any children.

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


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Chief Rabbi of England #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

On 2004.07.13, Zvi Halpern <ZHalpern@sackspartnership.com> writes:

have just found out that a lost cousin of mine, whose family moved
to England around 1914 and all but lost touch, apparently married
the daughter of the Chief Rabbi of England. His name was Icik Leib
SYMON, and the Rabbi at the time would probably have been Rabbi
Joseph Herman HERTZ, or possibly Israel BRODIE [...]
It could not have been Rabbi BRODIE as he did not have any children.

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


KAROTKIN #general

Ken or Ida Recu <susanr@...>
 

Does anyone have an e-mail address for Les Malkin who is researching KAROTKIN?

Ida Recu
Illinois
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KAROTKIN #general

Ken or Ida Recu <susanr@...>
 

Does anyone have an e-mail address for Les Malkin who is researching KAROTKIN?

Ida Recu
Illinois
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Mire Mirzie USCZER/USHER/AUSSIER #general

JELORRAINE
 

Dear Genners: I have been searching for Miriam GLATZER of Buczacz, it turns out an
Ellis Island record of Miriam Mire USCZER traveled with her daughter Rochella
GLATZER to New York August 24, i912 could very well be Miriam. Perhaps her husband
Mendel GLATZER died in Buczacz and Miriam remarried. Mire or whatever her name was
and Rochella went to Mires daughter Reise (Rose) AUSSIER on E. 6th St. The
AUSSIER could be USCZER, USHER or whaever the interpretation was on ship
Manafests. I spoke to a YIVO genealogist and he believed this could be Miriam.
Familiar to anyone!
Jewel Glatzer
jelorraine@aol.com
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mire Mirzie USCZER/USHER/AUSSIER #general

JELORRAINE
 

Dear Genners: I have been searching for Miriam GLATZER of Buczacz, it turns out an
Ellis Island record of Miriam Mire USCZER traveled with her daughter Rochella
GLATZER to New York August 24, i912 could very well be Miriam. Perhaps her husband
Mendel GLATZER died in Buczacz and Miriam remarried. Mire or whatever her name was
and Rochella went to Mires daughter Reise (Rose) AUSSIER on E. 6th St. The
AUSSIER could be USCZER, USHER or whaever the interpretation was on ship
Manafests. I spoke to a YIVO genealogist and he believed this could be Miriam.
Familiar to anyone!
Jewel Glatzer
jelorraine@aol.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.


Re: surname LAURIE originally from RIGA, Latvia #latvia

Patti Sowalsky <psow@...>
 

Information for those looking for Luries >from Riga: My grandfather, Aaron
Lurie, was born on Apr 6, 1872 in Riga. His brother, Henry Lorie and his sister
Cecile LurieGalantier were born there as well. According to the records of
naturalization that I have, Aaron came to the us on 9/6/1888. Their parents
Hyman Louis Lurie and Addy also came to the US and lived for a short time in
Hartford, CT but little else is known of them. Aaron and his wife Pauline
Zucker Lurie lived all of their adult lives in Hartford where they raised 10
children - 8 of them girls. My father, Joseph and my Uncle Howard were the only
boys. My grandfather was in the roofing business and is still remembered as the
person who put the gold dome on the state capital building in Hartford. Aaron's
brother Henry Lorie, moved to Denver and his sister lived in the Chicago area.
I am still trying to find out more about them. My brother is now participating
in a world wide Lurie DNA search run in Israel by Chiam Luria. A book called
the Lurie Legacy has recently been published and it traces the name back to King
David. Unfortunately the name Lurie was, in Riga, assumed by Jews in the 1800's
when the government ordered Jews to choose last names. I don't know if my
family was in this group but perhaps the results of the DNA testing will supply
the results. If you think our families "match up" let me hear >from you
Patti Sowalsky

-------------
"a.laurie" wrote:
I am searching for any information on Nathan LAURIE, born 26th December 1880
in Riga, Latvia.
...SNIP...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: surname LAURIE originally from RIGA, Latvia #latvia

Patti Sowalsky <psow@...>
 

Information for those looking for Luries >from Riga: My grandfather, Aaron
Lurie, was born on Apr 6, 1872 in Riga. His brother, Henry Lorie and his sister
Cecile LurieGalantier were born there as well. According to the records of
naturalization that I have, Aaron came to the us on 9/6/1888. Their parents
Hyman Louis Lurie and Addy also came to the US and lived for a short time in
Hartford, CT but little else is known of them. Aaron and his wife Pauline
Zucker Lurie lived all of their adult lives in Hartford where they raised 10
children - 8 of them girls. My father, Joseph and my Uncle Howard were the only
boys. My grandfather was in the roofing business and is still remembered as the
person who put the gold dome on the state capital building in Hartford. Aaron's
brother Henry Lorie, moved to Denver and his sister lived in the Chicago area.
I am still trying to find out more about them. My brother is now participating
in a world wide Lurie DNA search run in Israel by Chiam Luria. A book called
the Lurie Legacy has recently been published and it traces the name back to King
David. Unfortunately the name Lurie was, in Riga, assumed by Jews in the 1800's
when the government ordered Jews to choose last names. I don't know if my
family was in this group but perhaps the results of the DNA testing will supply
the results. If you think our families "match up" let me hear >from you
Patti Sowalsky

-------------
"a.laurie" wrote:
I am searching for any information on Nathan LAURIE, born 26th December 1880
in Riga, Latvia.
...SNIP...


Washington, D.C. marriage documents #belarus

KissenaBlvd@...
 

Can anyone tell me what information is contained in a marriage certificate or
license filed in Washington, D.C. in the approximate period 1910-50. I am
particularly interested in whether the bride and groom were asked for the birth
names of their parents.

Thank you.

Ira Leibowitz
Bethesda, MD

Searching:
AGRANOWITZ/AGRAN: Mogilev area, Bel., to Baltimore, Md.
BISKER: Ignatovka or Zofyuvka, Ukr., to Washington, D.C.
LEIBOWITZ: Novogrudok, Bel., to Yonkers, N.Y.
SHEVRIN: Starobin, Bel., to New York City
STERNER: Khodorov, Ukr., to New York City
YAFFE: Minsk area, Bel., to Oakland and San Francisco, Cal.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Washington, D.C. marriage documents #belarus

KissenaBlvd@...
 

Can anyone tell me what information is contained in a marriage certificate or
license filed in Washington, D.C. in the approximate period 1910-50. I am
particularly interested in whether the bride and groom were asked for the birth
names of their parents.

Thank you.

Ira Leibowitz
Bethesda, MD

Searching:
AGRANOWITZ/AGRAN: Mogilev area, Bel., to Baltimore, Md.
BISKER: Ignatovka or Zofyuvka, Ukr., to Washington, D.C.
LEIBOWITZ: Novogrudok, Bel., to Yonkers, N.Y.
SHEVRIN: Starobin, Bel., to New York City
STERNER: Khodorov, Ukr., to New York City
YAFFE: Minsk area, Bel., to Oakland and San Francisco, Cal.


the LEVINE famiy from new york #belarus

yael halamchi <m44w33@...>
 

Dear Belarus SIG:

my cousin Paul CEFITHZ >from South Africa helped me to read the census of my
relative the late Flora LEVINE >from Brooklyn, New York who was born in
1907 and died in 2000 so I found that:
her father:Wolf LEVINE
her mother:Mary LEVINE
sister: Edit worked in a shop
brother: Abe worked in a bank was then 29 years old
Flora was 22 years old in 1930
so noaw I want to find information about Abe LEVINE
Is there New York person who can help me?
yours
yael halahchi
isreal
resarch:MICHNOWICZ and KATZ >from svir-belaurs


Belarus SIG #Belarus the LEVINE famiy from new york #belarus

yael halamchi <m44w33@...>
 

Dear Belarus SIG:

my cousin Paul CEFITHZ >from South Africa helped me to read the census of my
relative the late Flora LEVINE >from Brooklyn, New York who was born in
1907 and died in 2000 so I found that:
her father:Wolf LEVINE
her mother:Mary LEVINE
sister: Edit worked in a shop
brother: Abe worked in a bank was then 29 years old
Flora was 22 years old in 1930
so noaw I want to find information about Abe LEVINE
Is there New York person who can help me?
yours
yael halahchi
isreal
resarch:MICHNOWICZ and KATZ >from svir-belaurs


Re: Info from Social Security Death Index #general

ilona lerman <phililona2001@...>
 

Until I get to thank you each personally, I want to say thanks to all you helpful
people who answered my question about the ssdi. I'll have to look for info about
my cousin >from another source.
Ilona Keller


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re:Info from Social Security Death Index #general

ilona lerman <phililona2001@...>
 

Until I get to thank you each personally, I want to say thanks to all you helpful
people who answered my question about the ssdi. I'll have to look for info about
my cousin >from another source.
Ilona Keller