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Final Stretch - 24th IAJGS Conference #dna

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

As we are reaching the home stretch, we are putting the final
touches on the program for the Jewish Genealogy Conference in
Jerusalem. We have made arrangements with the Chevra Kadisha [Burial
Society] to enable you to search for where your relatives might be
buried in Jerusalem [only]. We are posting a downloadable .pdf on
our website: http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/Form-Jeru-Bur-Soc.pdf

This file should be printed, filled out and returned to us as
instructed on the form. When you arrive at the Conference, the
information will be waiting for you. We will continue this service
after the conference as well, but preference until then will be
given to those registered for the conference.

Yad Vashem has informed us that they have extended their hours for
research during the conference. Their hours for the week of 4-9 July
will be as follows:

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm.
Storerooms (containing most of the books and all the archival
material) close at 5:00 pm. but the reading room will remain open
until 7:00 pm.
Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Storerooms close at 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 - 12:30. Storerooms close at 11:00 am.

Note: The names database and computerized indexes are available on
the computers in the reading room, and in extra rooms which will be
opened according to need. The information desk at the entrance to
the reading room will be able to direct you to these overflow rooms.

Our volunteers will be available to help you with foreign languages.

You can always find the latest news of the conference by going to
our website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004 and clicking on
"news" in the left hand column!

See you in Jerusalem!
Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004

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DNA Research #DNA Final Stretch - 24th IAJGS Conference #dna

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

As we are reaching the home stretch, we are putting the final
touches on the program for the Jewish Genealogy Conference in
Jerusalem. We have made arrangements with the Chevra Kadisha [Burial
Society] to enable you to search for where your relatives might be
buried in Jerusalem [only]. We are posting a downloadable .pdf on
our website: http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/Form-Jeru-Bur-Soc.pdf

This file should be printed, filled out and returned to us as
instructed on the form. When you arrive at the Conference, the
information will be waiting for you. We will continue this service
after the conference as well, but preference until then will be
given to those registered for the conference.

Yad Vashem has informed us that they have extended their hours for
research during the conference. Their hours for the week of 4-9 July
will be as follows:

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm.
Storerooms (containing most of the books and all the archival
material) close at 5:00 pm. but the reading room will remain open
until 7:00 pm.
Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Storerooms close at 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 - 12:30. Storerooms close at 11:00 am.

Note: The names database and computerized indexes are available on
the computers in the reading room, and in extra rooms which will be
opened according to need. The information desk at the entrance to
the reading room will be able to direct you to these overflow rooms.

Our volunteers will be available to help you with foreign languages.

You can always find the latest news of the conference by going to
our website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004 and clicking on
"news" in the left hand column!

See you in Jerusalem!
Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004

[Moderator's Note: Please address all questions to the jerusalem2004
mailing list. You can join the jerusalem2004 mailing list at
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs_add.htm ]


Final Stretch - 24th IAJGS Conference #rabbinic

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

As we are reaching the home stretch, we are putting the final
touches on the program for the Jewish Genealogy Conference in
Jerusalem. We have made arrangements with the Chevra Kadisha [Burial
Society] to enable you to search for where your relatives might be
buried in Jerusalem [only]. We are posting a downloadable .pdf on
our website: http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/Form-Jeru-Bur-Soc.pdf

This file should be printed, filled out and returned to us as
instructed on the form. When you arrive at the Conference, the
information will be waiting for you. We will continue this service
after the conference as well, but preference until then will be
given to those registered for the conference.

Yad Vashem has informed us that they have extended their hours for
research during the conference. Their hours for the week of 4-9 July
will be as follows:

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm.
Storerooms (containing most of the books and all the archival
material) close at 5:00 pm. but the reading room will remain open
until 7:00 pm.
Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Storerooms close at 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 - 12:30. Storerooms close at 11:00 am.

Note: The names database and computerized indexes are available on
the computers in the reading room, and in extra rooms which will be
opened according to need. The information desk at the entrance to
the reading room will be able to direct you to these overflow rooms.

Our volunteers will be available to help you with foreign languages.

You can always find the latest news of the conference by going to
our website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004 and clicking on
"news" in the left hand column!

See you in Jerusalem!
Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004

[Moderator's Note: Please address all questions to the jerusalem2004
mailing list. You can join the jerusalem2004 mailing list at
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs_add.htm ]


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Final Stretch - 24th IAJGS Conference #rabbinic

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

As we are reaching the home stretch, we are putting the final
touches on the program for the Jewish Genealogy Conference in
Jerusalem. We have made arrangements with the Chevra Kadisha [Burial
Society] to enable you to search for where your relatives might be
buried in Jerusalem [only]. We are posting a downloadable .pdf on
our website: http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/Form-Jeru-Bur-Soc.pdf

This file should be printed, filled out and returned to us as
instructed on the form. When you arrive at the Conference, the
information will be waiting for you. We will continue this service
after the conference as well, but preference until then will be
given to those registered for the conference.

Yad Vashem has informed us that they have extended their hours for
research during the conference. Their hours for the week of 4-9 July
will be as follows:

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm.
Storerooms (containing most of the books and all the archival
material) close at 5:00 pm. but the reading room will remain open
until 7:00 pm.
Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Storerooms close at 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 - 12:30. Storerooms close at 11:00 am.

Note: The names database and computerized indexes are available on
the computers in the reading room, and in extra rooms which will be
opened according to need. The information desk at the entrance to
the reading room will be able to direct you to these overflow rooms.

Our volunteers will be available to help you with foreign languages.

You can always find the latest news of the conference by going to
our website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004 and clicking on
"news" in the left hand column!

See you in Jerusalem!
Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004

[Moderator's Note: Please address all questions to the jerusalem2004
mailing list. You can join the jerusalem2004 mailing list at
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs_add.htm ]


Letter to Baron Rothschild #rabbinic

Chaya minna sapirman
 

A story I heard stated that Baron Rothschild received a letter from
the Alter of Kelm, thanking him for his financial support to the
Jewish people. Does anyone know where that letter can be found, or
a copy perhaps?

Thanking you in advance.

M.Sapirman
mailto:sapirman@sympatico.ca


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Letter to Baron Rothschild #rabbinic

Chaya minna sapirman
 

A story I heard stated that Baron Rothschild received a letter from
the Alter of Kelm, thanking him for his financial support to the
Jewish people. Does anyone know where that letter can be found, or
a copy perhaps?

Thanking you in advance.

M.Sapirman
mailto:sapirman@sympatico.ca


Ready to hear about a miracle? #belarus

Bill Schechter <schech@...>
 

Here is a story that should give hope and heart to all researchers.

In 2001, I completed my Kholmich, Belarus, shtetlink site, the research
for which had begun a decade before.You can find it at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kholmich/

The project was driven by my determination and longing to recapture my
family history. Two weeks ago the unimaginable happened. I received an
email out the blue >from Professor Albert Kagnovitch of Hebrew
University, Jerusalem (whom I had "met" online three years ago in
connection with my site), that he believed he had found not my family
history....but my family!

My grandmother had ten brothers and sisters. Professor Kagnovitch found
two of her daughters (my father's first cousins) living in Nuremburg,
Germany, with their own children. (I later learned that their two
brothers are presently living in Grodno, Ukraine, with their families).
Miraculously they had survived the Holocaust and WWII.

We have not been able to communicate with this wing of the family for 70
years, first because of Stalin, then because of the war, and then
because we had lost any trace.

Professor Kagnovitch remembered enough details >from my site to make a
connection while he was conducting his own research interviews in Nuremberg.

Last week, for the first time in nearly three-quarters of a century, I
spoke to my cousins. It was a very emotional moment. This amazing
reunion would not have been possible without the Internet--nor without
the committed people who give so much to make JewishGen possible.

Next year I will travel to Germany to see my relatives. I will save the
full story for a Belarus SIG newsletter article. For now please know
that if you set things in motion, miracles can happen, even miracles you
didn't dare hope for or even imagine.

Thank you, Professor Kagnovitch.

Bill Schechter
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Specific meaning of "ploshch" in Yiddish and/or Russian #general

Dick Plotz
 

After many years of idle speculation, I am finally closing in on
the exact origins of my family name. The name, which appears on
my great-grandfather's Russian army discharge papers as "PLOTZ or
PLOST", >from Pazelva, now Zelva, near Ukmerge, former Kovno
Guberniya, Lithuania, appears in Beider under PLOST as arising
from "ploshch", meaning, in Yiddish, a "double seam". This seems
reasonable enough to me, although there is no family tradition of
any tailors, and it's easy to see how "ploshch" could be
transcribed as either PLOTZ or PLOST.

I'm trying to determine just what would be meant by the term
"ploshch" in Yiddish or perhaps in Russian, which would seem to be
the likely origin of the Yiddish term. My daughter, a costumer
and fiber artist, is unfamiliar with the term "double seam," and
suggests that it might refer to either a French seam or a flat-
felled seam, which are oversewn for appearance or for strength,
respectively. The difference might give some indication of what
kind of tailor my ancestors were.

Is anyone out there sufficiently familiar with technical
tailoring terms in either Russian or Yiddish to know the nuances
of meaning of a term like "ploshch"? Are there any references
that might help? I am interested in the early 19th century,
since according to the All-Litvak Database, my great-
grandfather's brother, the head of household in 1858, had a
cousin also surnamed PLOST in the same revision list.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Ready to hear about a miracle? #belarus

Bill Schechter <schech@...>
 

Here is a story that should give hope and heart to all researchers.

In 2001, I completed my Kholmich, Belarus, shtetlink site, the research
for which had begun a decade before.You can find it at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kholmich/

The project was driven by my determination and longing to recapture my
family history. Two weeks ago the unimaginable happened. I received an
email out the blue >from Professor Albert Kagnovitch of Hebrew
University, Jerusalem (whom I had "met" online three years ago in
connection with my site), that he believed he had found not my family
history....but my family!

My grandmother had ten brothers and sisters. Professor Kagnovitch found
two of her daughters (my father's first cousins) living in Nuremburg,
Germany, with their own children. (I later learned that their two
brothers are presently living in Grodno, Ukraine, with their families).
Miraculously they had survived the Holocaust and WWII.

We have not been able to communicate with this wing of the family for 70
years, first because of Stalin, then because of the war, and then
because we had lost any trace.

Professor Kagnovitch remembered enough details >from my site to make a
connection while he was conducting his own research interviews in Nuremberg.

Last week, for the first time in nearly three-quarters of a century, I
spoke to my cousins. It was a very emotional moment. This amazing
reunion would not have been possible without the Internet--nor without
the committed people who give so much to make JewishGen possible.

Next year I will travel to Germany to see my relatives. I will save the
full story for a Belarus SIG newsletter article. For now please know
that if you set things in motion, miracles can happen, even miracles you
didn't dare hope for or even imagine.

Thank you, Professor Kagnovitch.

Bill Schechter
MODERATOR NOTE: You can honor those who have helped your research by making a
donation to JewishGen at www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors.html In future
please sign all messages with your location.









JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Specific meaning of "ploshch" in Yiddish and/or Russian #general

Dick Plotz
 

After many years of idle speculation, I am finally closing in on
the exact origins of my family name. The name, which appears on
my great-grandfather's Russian army discharge papers as "PLOTZ or
PLOST", >from Pazelva, now Zelva, near Ukmerge, former Kovno
Guberniya, Lithuania, appears in Beider under PLOST as arising
from "ploshch", meaning, in Yiddish, a "double seam". This seems
reasonable enough to me, although there is no family tradition of
any tailors, and it's easy to see how "ploshch" could be
transcribed as either PLOTZ or PLOST.

I'm trying to determine just what would be meant by the term
"ploshch" in Yiddish or perhaps in Russian, which would seem to be
the likely origin of the Yiddish term. My daughter, a costumer
and fiber artist, is unfamiliar with the term "double seam," and
suggests that it might refer to either a French seam or a flat-
felled seam, which are oversewn for appearance or for strength,
respectively. The difference might give some indication of what
kind of tailor my ancestors were.

Is anyone out there sufficiently familiar with technical
tailoring terms in either Russian or Yiddish to know the nuances
of meaning of a term like "ploshch"? Are there any references
that might help? I am interested in the early 19th century,
since according to the All-Litvak Database, my great-
grandfather's brother, the head of household in 1858, had a
cousin also surnamed PLOST in the same revision list.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA


LERNER from Baltimore #general

Miky Skulsky <skulsky@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am looking for may great uncle's family. His name was Jacob Lerner. He was
born in a small village called Lubakhovka, near Gorokhov in Vohlyn, now the
Ukraine. He was born abt. 1875. He lived in Baltimore Maryland with his wife
Mintse nee Wasserman. They had a son Eli who was married to Betty and had a
son Eugene. Jacob also had a daughter Rachel/Rose/Rae who married Norman
Bishop and had a daughter Jody. About 30-40 years ago Norman had a grocery
store in Chattanooga Tennessee.
Any clue that will help me locate Eugene or Jody will be welcomed.

Miky Skulsky

Researching:
SKULSKI/SKULSKY >from Kozin/Berestechko Ukraine, Winnipeg Canada, NY USA
COHEN/KOJEN Kozin/Vishnevets Ukraine
KATERBURSKY/KATERBURGSKY/KATABURSKY Ukraine
LERNER Kremenets/Gorokhov/Radzivilov/Lubakhovka Ukraine
SZPRECHER/SPRECHER Vyshgorodok Ukraine, NY USA
BATZ Krasnobrod Poland, BETZ Detroit MI.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LERNER from Baltimore #general

Miky Skulsky <skulsky@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am looking for may great uncle's family. His name was Jacob Lerner. He was
born in a small village called Lubakhovka, near Gorokhov in Vohlyn, now the
Ukraine. He was born abt. 1875. He lived in Baltimore Maryland with his wife
Mintse nee Wasserman. They had a son Eli who was married to Betty and had a
son Eugene. Jacob also had a daughter Rachel/Rose/Rae who married Norman
Bishop and had a daughter Jody. About 30-40 years ago Norman had a grocery
store in Chattanooga Tennessee.
Any clue that will help me locate Eugene or Jody will be welcomed.

Miky Skulsky

Researching:
SKULSKI/SKULSKY >from Kozin/Berestechko Ukraine, Winnipeg Canada, NY USA
COHEN/KOJEN Kozin/Vishnevets Ukraine
KATERBURSKY/KATERBURGSKY/KATABURSKY Ukraine
LERNER Kremenets/Gorokhov/Radzivilov/Lubakhovka Ukraine
SZPRECHER/SPRECHER Vyshgorodok Ukraine, NY USA
BATZ Krasnobrod Poland, BETZ Detroit MI.


Great Synagogue London Marriage Records 1791-1885 #general

harold lewin <har_mir@...>
 

We are glad to report to those with roots in 18th & 19th century London that
the marriage records of the Great Synagogue 1791-1885 are, after 10 years of
arduous transcription and computerization, finally with the printer. The
compilation hopefully will be ready in time for the International Conference
in July. The two separate sections are sorted by family name of groom and
bride. As the result of combining two record sources, approximately 5000 of
the 8000 marriages over the period 1837-1879 have address and age details.
All patronymics have been recorded. Within the Great Synagogue registers are
also details of marriages solemnized at Bayswater, Hambro, New, Prince's
St., Sandy's Lane and other synagogues.
Harold & Miriam Lewin - Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Great Synagogue London Marriage Records 1791-1885 #general

harold lewin <har_mir@...>
 

We are glad to report to those with roots in 18th & 19th century London that
the marriage records of the Great Synagogue 1791-1885 are, after 10 years of
arduous transcription and computerization, finally with the printer. The
compilation hopefully will be ready in time for the International Conference
in July. The two separate sections are sorted by family name of groom and
bride. As the result of combining two record sources, approximately 5000 of
the 8000 marriages over the period 1837-1879 have address and age details.
All patronymics have been recorded. Within the Great Synagogue registers are
also details of marriages solemnized at Bayswater, Hambro, New, Prince's
St., Sandy's Lane and other synagogues.
Harold & Miriam Lewin - Jerusalem


Surnames info #general

patyzon
 

hi
I searches any information about this surnames:
-KNOBEL (>from argentina)
-BRUH (>from sokal, galicia; and >from argentina)
-GORZALCZANY (>from argentina)
-ZONSZAJN / SONNSCHEIN / SONNESCHEIN(>from siedlce,
poland)
-KREMNITZER (>from sokal, galicia; >from samocs,
galicia)
-ZUGMAN / TSIGMAN / TZIGMAN / ZUGMANN (>from sokal,
galicia; >from belz; >from unov, galicia; from
argentina; >from brazil)
-NETEL (>from ludmir, volhynia)
-STERN (>from ludmir, volhynia) -they were cohanim
-HERTZBERG (>from ludmir, volhynia)
-KLIGMAN (>from siedlce, poland)
-KARNIOL / KARNIEL (>from unov, galicia; >from poland)
-ZITER (>from bessarabia)
-FAINGOLD (>from bessarabia)
any information to be a big help.
thank
Patricia
patyzon@yahoo.com
http://www.tribalpages.com/tribes?userid=patyzon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Surnames info #general

patyzon
 

hi
I searches any information about this surnames:
-KNOBEL (>from argentina)
-BRUH (>from sokal, galicia; and >from argentina)
-GORZALCZANY (>from argentina)
-ZONSZAJN / SONNSCHEIN / SONNESCHEIN(>from siedlce,
poland)
-KREMNITZER (>from sokal, galicia; >from samocs,
galicia)
-ZUGMAN / TSIGMAN / TZIGMAN / ZUGMANN (>from sokal,
galicia; >from belz; >from unov, galicia; from
argentina; >from brazil)
-NETEL (>from ludmir, volhynia)
-STERN (>from ludmir, volhynia) -they were cohanim
-HERTZBERG (>from ludmir, volhynia)
-KLIGMAN (>from siedlce, poland)
-KARNIOL / KARNIEL (>from unov, galicia; >from poland)
-ZITER (>from bessarabia)
-FAINGOLD (>from bessarabia)
any information to be a big help.
thank
Patricia
patyzon@yahoo.com
http://www.tribalpages.com/tribes?userid=patyzon


Help with Jewish Origin Please #general

Nancy Gustin-Skelton <nskelton@...>
 

I recently started work on my mother's side. In a conversion with an Aunt,
I discovered that my maternal Grandmother was Jewish. My Aunt recalls being
taught kosher food preparation at a young age and other things that she now
believes are associated with being Jewish.

This is the extent of what I know. My maternal GrGrandfather was "a big
redheaded Jewish man" to quote my Grandmother. He was a cabinet maker of
some skill, although they had a very large family there were always
servants. The family name sounds like "Docamus or Doucamus" was changed to
Thomas, because they believed the more English sounding name would be better
for business. I believe my GrGrandfather was born in PA, I know that my
Grandmother was born in Scranton, PA.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Please reply privately to:
nskelton@foxislandembroidery.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with Jewish Origin Please #general

Nancy Gustin-Skelton <nskelton@...>
 

I recently started work on my mother's side. In a conversion with an Aunt,
I discovered that my maternal Grandmother was Jewish. My Aunt recalls being
taught kosher food preparation at a young age and other things that she now
believes are associated with being Jewish.

This is the extent of what I know. My maternal GrGrandfather was "a big
redheaded Jewish man" to quote my Grandmother. He was a cabinet maker of
some skill, although they had a very large family there were always
servants. The family name sounds like "Docamus or Doucamus" was changed to
Thomas, because they believed the more English sounding name would be better
for business. I believe my GrGrandfather was born in PA, I know that my
Grandmother was born in Scranton, PA.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Please reply privately to:
nskelton@foxislandembroidery.com


elp_Identify and/or Reminisce About Pre-War Photos #warsaw #poland

Howard Orenstein
 

During a recent trip to Poland, I went to my father's home town,=20
Wyszk=F3w, about 35 miles NE of Warsaw. Wojciech Smolkowski, a local=20
architect, had some B & W pre-war photos of the town. A few appeared in=20=

"Der Landsman" (published in 1936 by the Wishkover Benevolent Society),=20=

as well as in "Sefer Wyszk=F3w" (published in 1964 in Israel by David=20
Shtokfish). There are thumbnails and links to their immediate right;=20
click on the link to see a larger photo. Please email me if you can=20
identify any street, street address, building, etc., or have memories=20
of any of these places.

horenstein@mcdaniel.edu

Your help is gratefully appreciated.

http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/WA2/JHWyszkowphotosOLD.html

--
Howard B. Orenstein, Ph.D.


Civil records for Dabrowna and Nowy Sacz? #warsaw #poland

Bill Celmaster <bill.celmaster@...>
 

Does anyone know where one might find Jewish civil records >from the mid
1800's or earlier for either Dabrowna (near Tarnow) or Nowy Sacz (aka
Zantz)?

As far as I can tell, neither of these places is explicitly mentioned in
lists of LDS films of Jewish records.

Thanks.
Bill Celmaster