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1920 Census Lookup Request #general

S. Harris <jewishgen@...>
 

I accessed the 1920 Federal Census for Detroit using the one of the commercial
services (limited license) at the Nashville Public Library and found a rather poor
copy of the entry for the Barney BARNET (as BARNETT was mispelled) family of
Detroit, Michigan (Wayne County).

Barney, a dry goods proprieter, his wife, Pearl and daughter Sylvia J. are listed.
The parts I can't make out (I have a printout of the microfilm) include the
street address, the ages of the three and Pearl's year of immigration.

Thanks,
Stacy Harris
Nashville, TN USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1920 Census Lookup Request #general

S. Harris <jewishgen@...>
 

I accessed the 1920 Federal Census for Detroit using the one of the commercial
services (limited license) at the Nashville Public Library and found a rather poor
copy of the entry for the Barney BARNET (as BARNETT was mispelled) family of
Detroit, Michigan (Wayne County).

Barney, a dry goods proprieter, his wife, Pearl and daughter Sylvia J. are listed.
The parts I can't make out (I have a printout of the microfilm) include the
street address, the ages of the three and Pearl's year of immigration.

Thanks,
Stacy Harris
Nashville, TN USA


Polk County (Des Moines) Naturalization Help #general

S. Harris <jewishgen@...>
 

I am having trouble obtaining copies of pre-1906 Polk County (Des Moines) Iowa
naturalization papers.

I have contacted the Iowa District Court on 5th & Mulberry Street in Des Moines
but have been told they don't keep such records there and that they don't know of
any other court to refer me. I have also tried various state and county
historical societies and the local History Center

My understanding is that NARA (in Omaha) only has such papers for arrivals after
1906.

Any help would be appreciated.

Stacy Harris
Nashville, TN
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polk County (Des Moines) Naturalization Help #general

S. Harris <jewishgen@...>
 

I am having trouble obtaining copies of pre-1906 Polk County (Des Moines) Iowa
naturalization papers.

I have contacted the Iowa District Court on 5th & Mulberry Street in Des Moines
but have been told they don't keep such records there and that they don't know of
any other court to refer me. I have also tried various state and county
historical societies and the local History Center

My understanding is that NARA (in Omaha) only has such papers for arrivals after
1906.

Any help would be appreciated.

Stacy Harris
Nashville, TN
USA


JFRA Israel - Ra'anana - Wed., June 30 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

JFRA Israel welcomes all members and friends to the next meeting of the Ra'anana
branch.

7.30 pm, Wednesday, June 30
Beit Fischer, 5 Klausner St., Ra'anana

Shlomo Gurevich, board member, Horowitz Family Association
"Horowitz history and the international Horowitz Association"

If you are a Horowitz, Hurowitz, Hurwitz, Horwitz, Herwitz, Ish-Horowitz,
Gurevich, Gurvich, Gurovich, Gorvich, Gurvits, Gerwitz, Gorovets or Urevich,
Shlomo Gurevich is looking for you.

An electrical engineer who made aliya >from Moscow in 1987, Shlomo is a Horowitz
Family Association board member board member responsible for diaspora relations.
The family is planning an International Reunion and Conference in July, following
the Jerusalem Conference. Hear about this illustrious family with roots in
medieval Spain and branches across Central and Eastern Europe.

For more information, contact branch chair Ingrid Rockberger,
ingrid@genealogy.org.il, or myself.

JFRA members, NIS 5; others, NIS 15.

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel president
Tel Aviv
dardasht@barak-online.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Ra'anana - Wed., June 30 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

JFRA Israel welcomes all members and friends to the next meeting of the Ra'anana
branch.

7.30 pm, Wednesday, June 30
Beit Fischer, 5 Klausner St., Ra'anana

Shlomo Gurevich, board member, Horowitz Family Association
"Horowitz history and the international Horowitz Association"

If you are a Horowitz, Hurowitz, Hurwitz, Horwitz, Herwitz, Ish-Horowitz,
Gurevich, Gurvich, Gurovich, Gorvich, Gurvits, Gerwitz, Gorovets or Urevich,
Shlomo Gurevich is looking for you.

An electrical engineer who made aliya >from Moscow in 1987, Shlomo is a Horowitz
Family Association board member board member responsible for diaspora relations.
The family is planning an International Reunion and Conference in July, following
the Jerusalem Conference. Hear about this illustrious family with roots in
medieval Spain and branches across Central and Eastern Europe.

For more information, contact branch chair Ingrid Rockberger,
ingrid@genealogy.org.il, or myself.

JFRA members, NIS 5; others, NIS 15.

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel president
Tel Aviv
dardasht@barak-online.net


June Meeting of the JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

Just a quick reminder...The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County will be
having its next meeting on Sunday, June 13th. Gary Mokotoff, co-owner of Avotaynu
and a member of JGSBCNJ, will discuss some very exciting books that Avotaynu will
be publishing in 2004.
These include 'Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy,' 'The Lurie Legacy,' 'A
Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from Galicia,' '19th-Century German Jewish
Surnames,''Polish Holdings of the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish
People,' '1872 Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary' and others. The main meeting
starts at 2PM and is held at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. The JCC of the
Palisades is located at 401 East Clinton Avenue in Tenafly. Their phone number is
201-569-7900.

There will be no 12:30 schmooze session this month.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

*About Gary Mokotoff*
Gary Mokotoff is an author, lecturer and leader of Jewish-American genealogy. He
is the first person to receive the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). He is the
author of a number of books including the award-winning Where Once We Walked, a
gazetteer that provides information about 23,500 towns in Central and Eastern
Europe where Jews lived before the Holocaust, How to Document Victims and Locate
Survivors of the Holocaust, and Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy. Mokotoff is
also known for his application of computers to genealogy. Among his
accomplishments is co-authorship of the Daitch-Mokotoff soundex system; the
JewishGen Family Finder, a database of ancestral towns and surnames being
researched by some 50,000 Jewish genealogists throughout the world and the
Consolidated Jewish Surname Index. He is publisher of Avotaynu, the magazine of
Jewish genealogy and past president of IAJGS. He is on the Board of Directors of
the Federation of Genealogical Societies and treasurer of the Association of
Professional Genealogists. He previously was on the boards of JewishGen,
Association of Jewish Book Publishers and Jewish Book Council.

* Upcoming meetings *
September 12: Linda Cantor and Lucille Gudis will speak about their trip to
Ukraine.

* Membership *
January marked the beginning of our new membership year. If you are not already
a member for 2003, please consider joining. If you have been a member in the
past, please renew your membership. Membership in the JGS of Bergen County
entitles you to submit questions to our 'ask the experts' column of our
newsletter, 'The Gatherers'. In addition, members can borrow selected books and
tapes >from our 400 book library. Please start your membership by mailing a tax
deductible check for $20($25 for couples) to

JGS of Bergen County
c/o Edward Rosenbaum
135 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Or if you wish to pay by credit card, please go to
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/, and click on 'Membership information'.

Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
JGS of Bergen County, NJ

About the JGS of Bergen county

We are an organization of Jewish genealogists who are enjoying the growing pastime
of tracing our families' roots back to the Old Country and collecting records of
our family, some of them hundreds of years old. The Jewish Genealogical Society
of Bergen County is one of over 70 member organizations of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen June Meeting of the JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

Just a quick reminder...The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County will be
having its next meeting on Sunday, June 13th. Gary Mokotoff, co-owner of Avotaynu
and a member of JGSBCNJ, will discuss some very exciting books that Avotaynu will
be publishing in 2004.
These include 'Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy,' 'The Lurie Legacy,' 'A
Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from Galicia,' '19th-Century German Jewish
Surnames,''Polish Holdings of the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish
People,' '1872 Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary' and others. The main meeting
starts at 2PM and is held at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. The JCC of the
Palisades is located at 401 East Clinton Avenue in Tenafly. Their phone number is
201-569-7900.

There will be no 12:30 schmooze session this month.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

*About Gary Mokotoff*
Gary Mokotoff is an author, lecturer and leader of Jewish-American genealogy. He
is the first person to receive the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). He is the
author of a number of books including the award-winning Where Once We Walked, a
gazetteer that provides information about 23,500 towns in Central and Eastern
Europe where Jews lived before the Holocaust, How to Document Victims and Locate
Survivors of the Holocaust, and Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy. Mokotoff is
also known for his application of computers to genealogy. Among his
accomplishments is co-authorship of the Daitch-Mokotoff soundex system; the
JewishGen Family Finder, a database of ancestral towns and surnames being
researched by some 50,000 Jewish genealogists throughout the world and the
Consolidated Jewish Surname Index. He is publisher of Avotaynu, the magazine of
Jewish genealogy and past president of IAJGS. He is on the Board of Directors of
the Federation of Genealogical Societies and treasurer of the Association of
Professional Genealogists. He previously was on the boards of JewishGen,
Association of Jewish Book Publishers and Jewish Book Council.

* Upcoming meetings *
September 12: Linda Cantor and Lucille Gudis will speak about their trip to
Ukraine.

* Membership *
January marked the beginning of our new membership year. If you are not already
a member for 2003, please consider joining. If you have been a member in the
past, please renew your membership. Membership in the JGS of Bergen County
entitles you to submit questions to our 'ask the experts' column of our
newsletter, 'The Gatherers'. In addition, members can borrow selected books and
tapes >from our 400 book library. Please start your membership by mailing a tax
deductible check for $20($25 for couples) to

JGS of Bergen County
c/o Edward Rosenbaum
135 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Or if you wish to pay by credit card, please go to
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/, and click on 'Membership information'.

Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
JGS of Bergen County, NJ

About the JGS of Bergen county

We are an organization of Jewish genealogists who are enjoying the growing pastime
of tracing our families' roots back to the Old Country and collecting records of
our family, some of them hundreds of years old. The Jewish Genealogical Society
of Bergen County is one of over 70 member organizations of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.


June Meeting - San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

Websites for Jewish Genealogy

Roberta Wagner Berman, founder of the San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society, will
demonstrate how to use the World Wide Web to find family information. Jewishgen,
the Ellis Island website, the Social Security Death Index and other useful sites
will be explored. Computers will be available for your use.

Date: Sunday, June 13th, 1:00 p.m.

Place: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 2nd Floor 4126 Executive Dirve,
La Jolla.

Non-SDJGS members $3.00


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen June Meeting - San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

Websites for Jewish Genealogy

Roberta Wagner Berman, founder of the San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society, will
demonstrate how to use the World Wide Web to find family information. Jewishgen,
the Ellis Island website, the Social Security Death Index and other useful sites
will be explored. Computers will be available for your use.

Date: Sunday, June 13th, 1:00 p.m.

Place: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 2nd Floor 4126 Executive Dirve,
La Jolla.

Non-SDJGS members $3.00


JGS Pittsburgh June Meeting #general

Rae M. Barent <RaeBarent@...>
 

JGS Pittsburgh May Meeting
Date: Monday, June 21, 2004
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Place: Rudolph Family Holocaust Ctr.of United Jewish Federation
JCC Robinson Bldg.
5738 Darlington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
This month's meeting, the last until Fall, should be the most interesting of the
year. We have ordered a film >from IAJGS and there will be an opportunity to
discuss it after the showing. Plan on being with us for this special program.

The film, The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe, narrated by Theodore
Bikel, was filmed in 2000 and runs for 48 minutes.

Before WWII, more than 1000 wooden synagogues dotted the shtetls of Eastern
Europe. Many had stood for centuries, testaments to the craftsmanship and faith
of the Jewish communities in the region. For decades the world believed all these
structures were lost. Then, a few years ago, a team >from Hebrew University
discovered six of these structures in Lithuania. Albert Barry >from Florida
Atlantic University travelled to Lithuania and Latvia with a film crew to document
these few remaining examples. While there he found four more wooden synagogues.
This film tells the story of the synagogues, the life that surrounded them before
the war and what has happened to them in the last fifty years.

If you have changed your e-mail address within the past six months, I would
appreciate it if you would contact me so I can update my mailing list.

Rae M. Barent
Programming


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Pittsburgh June Meeting #general

Rae M. Barent <RaeBarent@...>
 

JGS Pittsburgh May Meeting
Date: Monday, June 21, 2004
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Place: Rudolph Family Holocaust Ctr.of United Jewish Federation
JCC Robinson Bldg.
5738 Darlington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
This month's meeting, the last until Fall, should be the most interesting of the
year. We have ordered a film >from IAJGS and there will be an opportunity to
discuss it after the showing. Plan on being with us for this special program.

The film, The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe, narrated by Theodore
Bikel, was filmed in 2000 and runs for 48 minutes.

Before WWII, more than 1000 wooden synagogues dotted the shtetls of Eastern
Europe. Many had stood for centuries, testaments to the craftsmanship and faith
of the Jewish communities in the region. For decades the world believed all these
structures were lost. Then, a few years ago, a team >from Hebrew University
discovered six of these structures in Lithuania. Albert Barry >from Florida
Atlantic University travelled to Lithuania and Latvia with a film crew to document
these few remaining examples. While there he found four more wooden synagogues.
This film tells the story of the synagogues, the life that surrounded them before
the war and what has happened to them in the last fifty years.

If you have changed your e-mail address within the past six months, I would
appreciate it if you would contact me so I can update my mailing list.

Rae M. Barent
Programming


JGS Hamilton & Area (Ontario, Canada) June 15th Meeting #general

Hazanjo <hazanjo@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area will hold its next meeting on
Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 7:30 PM at the Jewish Community Centre, 1030 Lower
Lions Club Road, Ancaster.

1. Meet and Greet followed by Business Meeting. New memberships will be accepted
at this time. Please browse our collection of Genealogy related articles and
Newsletters.

2. Our Speaker will be Ralph Bloch who has chosen the topic "What You Always
Wanted to Know About Genealogy on the Internet---But Were Afraid to Ask"

3. Following our speaker, break out groups will be formed for specific research
of one branch of Members’ Family Trees.

Membership in the JGS - H & A is open to all regardless of religious affiliation
or level of experience. Our members range >from those at the beginning of their
journeys to long-time family researchers.

Please feel free to contact me at HamiltonJewishGen@canada.com if you have any
questions.

Hazel Boon
for Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton and Area


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Hamilton & Area (Ontario, Canada) June 15th Meeting #general

Hazanjo <hazanjo@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area will hold its next meeting on
Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 7:30 PM at the Jewish Community Centre, 1030 Lower
Lions Club Road, Ancaster.

1. Meet and Greet followed by Business Meeting. New memberships will be accepted
at this time. Please browse our collection of Genealogy related articles and
Newsletters.

2. Our Speaker will be Ralph Bloch who has chosen the topic "What You Always
Wanted to Know About Genealogy on the Internet---But Were Afraid to Ask"

3. Following our speaker, break out groups will be formed for specific research
of one branch of Members’ Family Trees.

Membership in the JGS - H & A is open to all regardless of religious affiliation
or level of experience. Our members range >from those at the beginning of their
journeys to long-time family researchers.

Please feel free to contact me at HamiltonJewishGen@canada.com if you have any
questions.

Hazel Boon
for Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton and Area


Eugene Oregon Jewish Genealogy Meeting - June 9 #general

Reeva Kimble <rkimble@...>
 

The next meeting of EugeneGen: the Eugene Oregon Jewish Genealogy Study Group will
be on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at 7:30 PM

Our speaker is Ron Wixman, University of Oregon geography professor (areas of
specialization - former Soviet Union, eastern Europe, cultural geography). He will
talk about Eastern European border changes since the 1700s and how they affected
our ancestors.

Genealogy research questions, success stories, old photos, reference books and
family heirlooms are always welcome.

For details on upcoming meetings, see the EugeneGen web site:
http://www.nwfam.com/eugenegen.html

Reeva Kimble
Eugene Oregon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Eugene Oregon Jewish Genealogy Meeting - June 9 #general

Reeva Kimble <rkimble@...>
 

The next meeting of EugeneGen: the Eugene Oregon Jewish Genealogy Study Group will
be on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at 7:30 PM

Our speaker is Ron Wixman, University of Oregon geography professor (areas of
specialization - former Soviet Union, eastern Europe, cultural geography). He will
talk about Eastern European border changes since the 1700s and how they affected
our ancestors.

Genealogy research questions, success stories, old photos, reference books and
family heirlooms are always welcome.

For details on upcoming meetings, see the EugeneGen web site:
http://www.nwfam.com/eugenegen.html

Reeva Kimble
Eugene Oregon


Re: BIEDERMAN in Lelow, and HOROWITZ #rabbinic

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

On 2004.06.02, Simon Srebrny <srebrny@mac.com> wrote:

I have just discovered that my 4 x great-uncle Joachim SCHOENBERG,
who lived in Chrzanow WNW of Krakow and died in 1833, was married to
Cirla HOROWITZ. Their daughter Rachel or Rachla was married to a Mr.
BIEDERMAN in Lelow. This looks very much like a member of the
Lelower chasidic dynasty.
There were a number of BIDERMAN-HOROWICZ marriages. Do you have any
more specific information? There is no shortage of BIDERMANs in Lelow!
What was his first name?
Have you tried to get their marriage record?

Do any of you mavens out there know who
this Mr. B is and who his parents are and who their descendants are?

Joachim SCHOENBERG had had time for two wives and nine children
before he died. Cirla was the first wife, so Mrs. BIEDERMAN could
have been born in the 1810s or 1820s. Excuse my ignorance - Is the
Lelower community/dynasty still active?
Yes! The Lelover Rebbe moved to Jerusalem in 1850 and his descendants
continue the chasidus to this day.

Perets Mett
London


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: BIEDERMAN in Lelow, and HOROWITZ #rabbinic

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

On 2004.06.02, Simon Srebrny <srebrny@mac.com> wrote:

I have just discovered that my 4 x great-uncle Joachim SCHOENBERG,
who lived in Chrzanow WNW of Krakow and died in 1833, was married to
Cirla HOROWITZ. Their daughter Rachel or Rachla was married to a Mr.
BIEDERMAN in Lelow. This looks very much like a member of the
Lelower chasidic dynasty.
There were a number of BIDERMAN-HOROWICZ marriages. Do you have any
more specific information? There is no shortage of BIDERMANs in Lelow!
What was his first name?
Have you tried to get their marriage record?

Do any of you mavens out there know who
this Mr. B is and who his parents are and who their descendants are?

Joachim SCHOENBERG had had time for two wives and nine children
before he died. Cirla was the first wife, so Mrs. BIEDERMAN could
have been born in the 1810s or 1820s. Excuse my ignorance - Is the
Lelower community/dynasty still active?
Yes! The Lelover Rebbe moved to Jerusalem in 1850 and his descendants
continue the chasidus to this day.

Perets Mett
London


Re: Holocaust survivors in caves #galicia

EdVMain@...
 

Here is a link to an NPR radio interview done with several of the survivors:
http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1924568

Keep your eyes open for a Today Show appearance

Ed Vogel


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Holocaust survivors in caves #galicia

EdVMain@...
 

Here is a link to an NPR radio interview done with several of the survivors:
http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1924568

Keep your eyes open for a Today Show appearance

Ed Vogel