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Learn to Research Sephardic Family History #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Learn to Research Sephardic Family History

The history of Sephardic Jewry is a fascinating one. Researchers of
Sephardic genealogies are invited to JewishGen's SefardSIG. Here you will
find webpages of genealogy articles, historical documents, community pages
(KahalLinks), archives, bibliographies, lists of links and more, all
designed to enhance the Sephardic presence on JewishGen.
http://www.jewishgen.org/sefardsig/

Then subscribe (free) to the companion Sefard Forum. Here you can exchange
information about relatives, books, language, history, migrations, local
customs, research techniques and the realities of researching public
records and genealogical data archives. Join the forum and make your
research interests known.
http://www.jewishgen.org/sefardsig/SefardForum.htm

--
Bernard Kouchel
bkouchel@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Learn to Research Sephardic Family History #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Learn to Research Sephardic Family History

The history of Sephardic Jewry is a fascinating one. Researchers of
Sephardic genealogies are invited to JewishGen's SefardSIG. Here you will
find webpages of genealogy articles, historical documents, community pages
(KahalLinks), archives, bibliographies, lists of links and more, all
designed to enhance the Sephardic presence on JewishGen.
http://www.jewishgen.org/sefardsig/

Then subscribe (free) to the companion Sefard Forum. Here you can exchange
information about relatives, books, language, history, migrations, local
customs, research techniques and the realities of researching public
records and genealogical data archives. Join the forum and make your
research interests known.
http://www.jewishgen.org/sefardsig/SefardForum.htm

--
Bernard Kouchel
bkouchel@...


Re: Boxing - Lower East Side #general

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated 11/16/03 9:31:04 AM, Stephen Morochnick writes:

<< My grandfather and one of his

brothers boxed in a building called the "Christen Dora House" (spelling

uncertain). I understand the building housed the NYC Welfare Department

in the 1950's and 60's. >>

There is a photo and brief desciption of the building in "The Lower East
Side" by Ronald Sanders, Dover Publications, NY 1979. "Christadora House,
founded in 1897, was one of New York's great community centers. The 16-
story structure on the corner of Avenue B and East 9th Street was built
in the 1920's."

My wife and her siblings used to get free dental services there in the
1930's and 40's as children.

Bob Weiss
Northridge, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Boxing - Lower East Side #general

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated 11/16/03 9:31:04 AM, Stephen Morochnick writes:

<< My grandfather and one of his

brothers boxed in a building called the "Christen Dora House" (spelling

uncertain). I understand the building housed the NYC Welfare Department

in the 1950's and 60's. >>

There is a photo and brief desciption of the building in "The Lower East
Side" by Ronald Sanders, Dover Publications, NY 1979. "Christadora House,
founded in 1897, was one of New York's great community centers. The 16-
story structure on the corner of Avenue B and East 9th Street was built
in the 1920's."

My wife and her siblings used to get free dental services there in the
1930's and 40's as children.

Bob Weiss
Northridge, CA


Re: Birth place #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Pavel Bernshtam" wrote

Hi!

Can somebody tell me where, in which kind of records, except of birth
record, of course, a person's birth place may be found?

My question relates to Russian Empire and Soviet Union documents.


Thank you!
Pavel Bernshtam
Travelling documents, records of studies, diplomas, military records,
mariage certificates, immigration and naturalization documents.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Birth place #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Pavel Bernshtam" wrote

Hi!

Can somebody tell me where, in which kind of records, except of birth
record, of course, a person's birth place may be found?

My question relates to Russian Empire and Soviet Union documents.


Thank you!
Pavel Bernshtam
Travelling documents, records of studies, diplomas, military records,
mariage certificates, immigration and naturalization documents.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


Re: Swislocz - Sislevich in Yiddish #general

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated 11/16/03 9:31:04 AM, Bernie Lis writes:

<< I just borrowed a copy of a book (paperback) called "Voices >from the

Yiddush", edited by Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg. Published by the

University of Michigan Press 1972..

it's a collection of essays, memoirs, diaries >from many different people.

One chapter that I read was"Swislocz: Portrait of a Shtetl" by abraham Ain.

This is the town that my father was from.


In the census of 1847 there were 997 Jews. in 1897 there were 2,086 Jews

out of a total of 3,099 people.

The book describes what life was like in about 21 pages.

No names are mentioned. >>

There is a chapter on Swislocz by Abraham Ein in the yizkor
book "Wolkowysker Yizkor-Buch" edited by Dr. Moses Einhorn published in
New York 1949. It is in two parts, the second dealing with the
destruction of the shtetl. The chapter is 14 pages long and in yiddish.

The entire book was translated by Jack Berger, and was announced a few
years ago on this list. Copies of the translation have been donated to
various libraries around the word by subscribers of the translation.

Bob Weiss
Northridge, CA
RWeissJGS@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Information about Yizkor book translations can be found
at: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Swislocz - Sislevich in Yiddish #general

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated 11/16/03 9:31:04 AM, Bernie Lis writes:

<< I just borrowed a copy of a book (paperback) called "Voices >from the

Yiddush", edited by Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg. Published by the

University of Michigan Press 1972..

it's a collection of essays, memoirs, diaries >from many different people.

One chapter that I read was"Swislocz: Portrait of a Shtetl" by abraham Ain.

This is the town that my father was from.


In the census of 1847 there were 997 Jews. in 1897 there were 2,086 Jews

out of a total of 3,099 people.

The book describes what life was like in about 21 pages.

No names are mentioned. >>

There is a chapter on Swislocz by Abraham Ein in the yizkor
book "Wolkowysker Yizkor-Buch" edited by Dr. Moses Einhorn published in
New York 1949. It is in two parts, the second dealing with the
destruction of the shtetl. The chapter is 14 pages long and in yiddish.

The entire book was translated by Jack Berger, and was announced a few
years ago on this list. Copies of the translation have been donated to
various libraries around the word by subscribers of the translation.

Bob Weiss
Northridge, CA
RWeissJGS@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Information about Yizkor book translations can be found
at: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html


Where to begin? #general

Hazanjo <hazanjo@...>
 

"Yeruchem and Fraida Cohen" <yeruchem@...> wrote


My mother just reminded me that my gf's parents had their first child in
Warsaw, their second child in France (legend has it) and their third in
England.

Can you genners give me advice on how to possibly get my hands on birth
certificates >from London?

TIA,
Fraida Cohen

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has several InfoFiles on research in the
United Kingdom, and one of them may have the answer you want. Go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#UK to find links to the InfoFiles.

You don't give a date for these births. Assuming that it was after 1837,
try this site:
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/nsbase/registration/certificates.asp When
I've ordered certificates I've faxed them my request and found the
service to be quite fast. To find the GRO reference try:
http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl

Hazel Sandow Boon
Searching: HABER - Dzurów, Ukraine; STARK - Warsaw, Poland;
SADOFSKY/SADOWSKY - Lodz, Poland; KANET/KANNETT - Czyzewo, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where to begin? #general

Hazanjo <hazanjo@...>
 

"Yeruchem and Fraida Cohen" <yeruchem@...> wrote


My mother just reminded me that my gf's parents had their first child in
Warsaw, their second child in France (legend has it) and their third in
England.

Can you genners give me advice on how to possibly get my hands on birth
certificates >from London?

TIA,
Fraida Cohen

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has several InfoFiles on research in the
United Kingdom, and one of them may have the answer you want. Go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#UK to find links to the InfoFiles.

You don't give a date for these births. Assuming that it was after 1837,
try this site:
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/nsbase/registration/certificates.asp When
I've ordered certificates I've faxed them my request and found the
service to be quite fast. To find the GRO reference try:
http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl

Hazel Sandow Boon
Searching: HABER - Dzurów, Ukraine; STARK - Warsaw, Poland;
SADOFSKY/SADOWSKY - Lodz, Poland; KANET/KANNETT - Czyzewo, Poland


Jerusalem Post: Alone in Beth Hatefutsoth #general

Andrew Blumberg <andrew.blumberg@...>
 

This moving article discusses the present status of Beth Hatefutsoth.

http://tinyurl.com/v9oc


Regards,

Andrew Blumberg
ablumberg at yahoo.com

Searching: BLUMBERG - Bielsk Podlaski, Grodno Gubernia, Poland;
EDELSTEIN /ADELSTEIN - in or near Bessarabia; EIDUS - Dvinsk & Riga,
Latvia; GOLDMAN - Kolki, Ukraine; GERMAN / GURMAN - Bessarabia; GILMAN -
Ukraine (Kolki); KAPLAN - Bielsk Podlaski, Grodno Gubernia, Poland;
KAPLAN - Kolki, Ukraine; LASKOWITZ - near Vilnius, Lithuania; RITZ/RITS -
Drissa & Miori, Belarus; HIMMELFARB / GIMMELFARB - Kovel, Ukraine;
KIPELMAN / KIPPELMAN / KIPILMAN - Kolki, Ukraine, and Lutsk (Luck), Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jerusalem Post: Alone in Beth Hatefutsoth #general

Andrew Blumberg <andrew.blumberg@...>
 

This moving article discusses the present status of Beth Hatefutsoth.

http://tinyurl.com/v9oc


Regards,

Andrew Blumberg
ablumberg at yahoo.com

Searching: BLUMBERG - Bielsk Podlaski, Grodno Gubernia, Poland;
EDELSTEIN /ADELSTEIN - in or near Bessarabia; EIDUS - Dvinsk & Riga,
Latvia; GOLDMAN - Kolki, Ukraine; GERMAN / GURMAN - Bessarabia; GILMAN -
Ukraine (Kolki); KAPLAN - Bielsk Podlaski, Grodno Gubernia, Poland;
KAPLAN - Kolki, Ukraine; LASKOWITZ - near Vilnius, Lithuania; RITZ/RITS -
Drissa & Miori, Belarus; HIMMELFARB / GIMMELFARB - Kovel, Ukraine;
KIPELMAN / KIPPELMAN / KIPILMAN - Kolki, Ukraine, and Lutsk (Luck), Poland


GLIKSMAN & ZYLBERSZTEJN Family Trees On FTJP #general

Alan Glixman
 

Dear group

This is just a short note to record that I have posted the first version
of my major family trees onto the JewishGen Family Tree of the Jewish
People (FTJP).

The primary surnames involved are:

BARUCH, BLOCH, BROKMAN, CHAZANOWICZ, EDELSTEIN, EPSZTAJN, GLIKSMAN,
HEYMAN,HONIGSTOCK, KAFTAL, LAPP, LEW, LICHTENSTEIN, MIRTENBAUM, ROZENFELD,
SILBERSTEIN, SZTYLLER, ZIMNAWODA, ZYLBERSZTEJN

The major towns involved are all in Poland - Pabianice, Praszka, Lodz,
Warsaw, Krosno and Turek.

Kind regards to all.

Alan Glixman
Sydney, Australia

MODRATOR NOTE: The FTJP can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GLIKSMAN & ZYLBERSZTEJN Family Trees On FTJP #general

Alan Glixman
 

Dear group

This is just a short note to record that I have posted the first version
of my major family trees onto the JewishGen Family Tree of the Jewish
People (FTJP).

The primary surnames involved are:

BARUCH, BLOCH, BROKMAN, CHAZANOWICZ, EDELSTEIN, EPSZTAJN, GLIKSMAN,
HEYMAN,HONIGSTOCK, KAFTAL, LAPP, LEW, LICHTENSTEIN, MIRTENBAUM, ROZENFELD,
SILBERSTEIN, SZTYLLER, ZIMNAWODA, ZYLBERSZTEJN

The major towns involved are all in Poland - Pabianice, Praszka, Lodz,
Warsaw, Krosno and Turek.

Kind regards to all.

Alan Glixman
Sydney, Australia

MODRATOR NOTE: The FTJP can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/


R. WEISKOPF in Paris #france

Eliagil Roos <eliagil.roos@...>
 

hi,
Any information about the origin and family of
rabbi Moses WEISKOPF would be appreciated.
He led orthodox associations in Paris
in the last third of the 19th century.

thanks and best to all

Eliane Roos Schuhl, Paris,


French SIG #France R. WEISKOPF in Paris #france

Eliagil Roos <eliagil.roos@...>
 

hi,
Any information about the origin and family of
rabbi Moses WEISKOPF would be appreciated.
He led orthodox associations in Paris
in the last third of the 19th century.

thanks and best to all

Eliane Roos Schuhl, Paris,


Links to Internet sites in Lithuania #lithuania

SerahB@...
 

Please forward the following link to Jewish sites to your members:

http://www.jafi.org.il/education/diaspora/europe/lithuania.html
<http://www.jafi.org.il/education/diaspora/europe/lithuania.html>

Best regards >from the Jewish Agency and Jerusalem,

Serah Beizer
Resource Center
The Jewish Agency
<mailto:serahb@...> serahb@...
<http://www.jafi-ed.org.il/> http://www.jafi-ed.org.il


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Links to Internet sites in Lithuania #lithuania

SerahB@...
 

Please forward the following link to Jewish sites to your members:

http://www.jafi.org.il/education/diaspora/europe/lithuania.html
<http://www.jafi.org.il/education/diaspora/europe/lithuania.html>

Best regards >from the Jewish Agency and Jerusalem,

Serah Beizer
Resource Center
The Jewish Agency
<mailto:serahb@...> serahb@...
<http://www.jafi-ed.org.il/> http://www.jafi-ed.org.il


Genesis of Surnames #lithuania

bigches@...
 

Replying to George Mason's query on the origin of surnames: A paper
appeared in Names (the Journal of the American Name Society) titled The
Origin of Jewish Family Names by Zvonko R. Rode. The citation is: Names
Vol 24, No. 3, pp 165-179, September 1976. Rode discusses the range of
origins, >from names derived >from Biblical names, to names of places, of
occupations, patronymics, and -- unusual if not unique to Jews -
acronyms. My cousin Nancy Uttal Dolin's research into our family name -
Uttal >from Kovno - makes it likely that it is the acronym for an admired
and beloved central European rabbi: Yom Tov Lipman (Y-T-L became Uttal).

Ominously, Rode's prinicpal reference is a book by Gerhard Kessler: Die
Familiennamen der Juden in Deutschland (Leipzig, 1935). One can only
guess at the motivation for this work of scholarly research in Nazi
Germany in 1935.

The website of the American Name Society is:
http://www.wtsn.binghamton.edu/ANS/
They may be able to give further help in the genesis of Jewish surnames.

Robert L. Chesanow

(Researching UTTAL)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Genesis of Surnames #lithuania

bigches@...
 

Replying to George Mason's query on the origin of surnames: A paper
appeared in Names (the Journal of the American Name Society) titled The
Origin of Jewish Family Names by Zvonko R. Rode. The citation is: Names
Vol 24, No. 3, pp 165-179, September 1976. Rode discusses the range of
origins, >from names derived >from Biblical names, to names of places, of
occupations, patronymics, and -- unusual if not unique to Jews -
acronyms. My cousin Nancy Uttal Dolin's research into our family name -
Uttal >from Kovno - makes it likely that it is the acronym for an admired
and beloved central European rabbi: Yom Tov Lipman (Y-T-L became Uttal).

Ominously, Rode's prinicpal reference is a book by Gerhard Kessler: Die
Familiennamen der Juden in Deutschland (Leipzig, 1935). One can only
guess at the motivation for this work of scholarly research in Nazi
Germany in 1935.

The website of the American Name Society is:
http://www.wtsn.binghamton.edu/ANS/
They may be able to give further help in the genesis of Jewish surnames.

Robert L. Chesanow

(Researching UTTAL)