Date   

Broadway Synagogue and B'nai Jeshurun #usa

Sandi Goldsmith
 

The Mormon's have filmed many of B'nai Jeshurun's old records. You will find
the film numbers at:

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?displ
ay=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=369859&disp=Records+of+the+congreg
ation%2C+1825-19++

Thanks for the interesting historical note.

Sandi Goldsmith, Alpharetta, GA USA, sand3410@aol.com


Meaning of "Yettin" #general

SOL2516171@...
 

My great grandmother Madlena (Lena) Solomon had in her papers a postcard (in
German) that starts as follows: "Dear Aunt Yettin" and ends "your nephew
Erwin." Yettin certainly doesn't seem to be a variant of Madlena or Lena. It
appears to be a different name altogether, which I can't figure out. Does Yettin
mean something else in German besides a name?

David Solomon
Chevy Chase, MD
SOL2516171@aol.com


Early American SIG #USA Broadway Synagogue and B'nai Jeshurun #usa

Sandi Goldsmith
 

The Mormon's have filmed many of B'nai Jeshurun's old records. You will find
the film numbers at:

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?displ
ay=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=369859&disp=Records+of+the+congreg
ation%2C+1825-19++

Thanks for the interesting historical note.

Sandi Goldsmith, Alpharetta, GA USA, sand3410@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meaning of "Yettin" #general

SOL2516171@...
 

My great grandmother Madlena (Lena) Solomon had in her papers a postcard (in
German) that starts as follows: "Dear Aunt Yettin" and ends "your nephew
Erwin." Yettin certainly doesn't seem to be a variant of Madlena or Lena. It
appears to be a different name altogether, which I can't figure out. Does Yettin
mean something else in German besides a name?

David Solomon
Chevy Chase, MD
SOL2516171@aol.com


A Special Thank You #general

grtuckman@...
 

To all of you who responded to my query concerning a "master cutter". A
very special thank you.

Over the past year you, as a group, have all helped me with my family
history. I want to thank you all so much.

I am writing a check today to JewishGen in your behalf. I urge all of you to
do the same. How many times have you asked for a translation, a secaond
opinion or guidance, and our members have responded with their time and
knowledge.

You can make a tax deductable donation to an organization that we all
cherish. Please consider JewishGen as one of your charities.

Greg Tuckman
Tempe, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Special Thank You #general

grtuckman@...
 

To all of you who responded to my query concerning a "master cutter". A
very special thank you.

Over the past year you, as a group, have all helped me with my family
history. I want to thank you all so much.

I am writing a check today to JewishGen in your behalf. I urge all of you to
do the same. How many times have you asked for a translation, a secaond
opinion or guidance, and our members have responded with their time and
knowledge.

You can make a tax deductable donation to an organization that we all
cherish. Please consider JewishGen as one of your charities.

Greg Tuckman
Tempe, AZ


Social Security Death Index #general

SelmaN@...
 

The only way to do a free search of SSDI is through Steve Morse's search
engine (which of course is terrific) that takes us to Genealogy.com. Does anyone
know how current SSDI is on this website? I'm searching for people who died
in the last 3 years and they do not seem to be on there. Thank you. Happy
holidays and Happy New Year! 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
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER,
NEWMAN (possibly Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Social Security Death Index #general

SelmaN@...
 

The only way to do a free search of SSDI is through Steve Morse's search
engine (which of course is terrific) that takes us to Genealogy.com. Does anyone
know how current SSDI is on this website? I'm searching for people who died
in the last 3 years and they do not seem to be on there. Thank you. Happy
holidays and Happy New Year! 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
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER,
NEWMAN (possibly Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)


Correction:Viewmate 3309 needs translation from Russian, not Polish, to English #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

I've just been informed that the death certificate I placed on viewmate for
translation is written in Russian, not Polish as I understood it to be. Any
willing to take a look?

Much appreicated, and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers
NJ,USA
babycat3@aol.com

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3309


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correction:Viewmate 3309 needs translation from Russian, not Polish, to English #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

I've just been informed that the death certificate I placed on viewmate for
translation is written in Russian, not Polish as I understood it to be. Any
willing to take a look?

Much appreicated, and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers
NJ,USA
babycat3@aol.com

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3309


Photos of Losice, Poland. #general

Viktor Lewin
 

I am seeking photos of Losice, Poland during the years of 1935 to 1945.
Viktor Lewin < viklewin@shaw.ca >.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photos of Losice, Poland. #general

Viktor Lewin
 

I am seeking photos of Losice, Poland during the years of 1935 to 1945.
Viktor Lewin < viklewin@shaw.ca >.


Re: Little Known and Underutilized Genealogical Resources #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

I have another to add to the list of little used sources. The fairly city
where I am >from has one firm of Jewish stonecarvers. They have been making
stones for all the Jews for 4 generations. If the present head of the firm
doesn't know about what happened in your family, his father or their records
will. And I had never heard of the man or his company until my Mother died,
and I had to have her name put on her stone.

So monument companies are another source.

Sally


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Little Known and Underutilized Genealogical Resources #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

I have another to add to the list of little used sources. The fairly city
where I am >from has one firm of Jewish stonecarvers. They have been making
stones for all the Jews for 4 generations. If the present head of the firm
doesn't know about what happened in your family, his father or their records
will. And I had never heard of the man or his company until my Mother died,
and I had to have her name put on her stone.

So monument companies are another source.

Sally


1896 Bridgeport, CT: Man Missing - Was to Sail for Europe #general

Ron and Nancy Kendrick <bogus@...>
 

Recently we discovered a newspaper article >from the 1896 Trenton Evening
News. The article stated:
"Demented Man Missing
Bridgeport, CT October 28 1896 -
The police are looking for Adolph Kwasney, a German, of Fairfield, who
recently lost his reason. His family is wealthy. He was recently
discharged >from a sanitarium and was to sail for Europe on Saturday. He
took a horse and wagon with him."

This information may pertain to my great-grandfather and the darned "K"
surname we have been trying to figure out. That name matches a name on
Adolph's son (born in 1893) vital records.

My hope is that someone >from this list might have access to archival
newspapers >from Bridgeport or Fairfield. It's possible that this same
information appeared with more detail in a local CT newspaper around
October of 1896. Hopefully, a local article might include an address
the missing man resided at and possibly the name of the family.

If someone on this list might help with a lookup, I could reciprocate.
If you can - please reply privately.

Thank you for your time and any response.

Nancy Ring Kendrick
Daytona Beach, FL
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/n/Nancy-R-Kendrick/?Welcome=1072298300


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1896 Bridgeport, CT: Man Missing - Was to Sail for Europe #general

Ron and Nancy Kendrick <bogus@...>
 

Recently we discovered a newspaper article >from the 1896 Trenton Evening
News. The article stated:
"Demented Man Missing
Bridgeport, CT October 28 1896 -
The police are looking for Adolph Kwasney, a German, of Fairfield, who
recently lost his reason. His family is wealthy. He was recently
discharged >from a sanitarium and was to sail for Europe on Saturday. He
took a horse and wagon with him."

This information may pertain to my great-grandfather and the darned "K"
surname we have been trying to figure out. That name matches a name on
Adolph's son (born in 1893) vital records.

My hope is that someone >from this list might have access to archival
newspapers >from Bridgeport or Fairfield. It's possible that this same
information appeared with more detail in a local CT newspaper around
October of 1896. Hopefully, a local article might include an address
the missing man resided at and possibly the name of the family.

If someone on this list might help with a lookup, I could reciprocate.
If you can - please reply privately.

Thank you for your time and any response.

Nancy Ring Kendrick
Daytona Beach, FL
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/n/Nancy-R-Kendrick/?Welcome=1072298300


Susser Archive now on JCR-UK - A major Anglo-Jewish resource #general

Laurence Harris at JGSGB <enquiries@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) is delighted to
announce that the Susser Archive is now available on Jewish Communities
and Records UK (JCR-UK) website at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/susser/

The documents and papers of the late Rabbi Dr Bernard Susser, expert
historian of the Jews of South-West England, together with his computer
disks, had been placed in the care of Frank Gent of the Exeter
Synagogue. Frank transcribed the data >from these papers and computer
records, and published them on his website to honour the memory of Rabbi
Susser, and his genealogical and rabbinical activities. Frank Gent has
now kindly donated this work to JGSGB, and the lists, transcripts, data
and some original document images are being be made available on the
JCR-UK website.

The JCR-UK website at www.jewishgen.org makes available genealogical
and historic records of the UK Jewish Communities. The website is a
joint project of JGS Great Britain who provide the website content and
JewishGen who provide the technical infrastructure.

Whilst the emphasis of the Susser Archive relates to the Jews of the
South-West of England, there is much information relating to London Jews
and more generally to Anglo-Jewish genealogy.

This is a major archive with more than 100 web pages including:
- Studies in Anglo-Jewish history (including cemetery inscriptions,
census details, Wills, and birth, marriage and death records).
- Archive transcriptions (including a number of circumcision registers
and synagogue records).
- Copies of some of Rabbi Susser's historical and religious writings.

The archive also includes a few items that have been donated by others
after the death of Rabbi Susser.

The above summary does not do justice to either the scope or depth of
material in the Susser Archive, and I would strongly suggest that anyone
with an interest in Anglo-Jewish research reviews the following for a
better idea of the archive content:

- The CONTENTS list at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/susser/susserpublications.htm

- The HANDLIST OF FULL CONTENTS at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/susser/handlist.htm

The Archive contains many lists of individuals. Those lists which are
unsuitable for placing in a database (eg insufficient number of records)
have already been incorporated in the Susser Archive web pages. In most
instances these lists can be searched individually using the search
facility of your web browser. Where a list of individuals contains a
reasonable numbers of records, it is being prepared for a special
integrated searchable database to be made available shortly.

Please note that that this is a virtual archive. We are not holding any
of the original documents.
See http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/susser/editorial.htm for
information regarding the location of the original documents.

Our sincere gratitude goes to Frank Gent for the wonderful work that he
undertook in organising and transcribing these records and then
providing this information on his website for a number of years. We are
further indebted to Frank for his donation of this work to us.

We would also like to thank John Berman, our webmaster, for reformatting
the material for the JCR-UK website which I know took many hours.

The quantity, quality and range of materials in this exceptional archive
are a tribute to the genealogical and other achievements of the late
Rabbi Susser.

Laurence Harris
Chairman - IT Committee
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
E-mail: Computers@jgsgb.org.uk


Confusion about JRI date listings #poland

Jack <howdydo@...>
 

PODHAJCE listings for name PISTREICH.
---
"Podhajce PSA AGAD Births 1890-93..." shows the 1898 birth of Malke to
Josef Pistreich and Goldie Falber.

"Podhajce PSA AGAD Deaths 1879-82..." shows the 1898 death of Malke
Pistreich (6 days old),

"Podhajce PSA AGAD Marriages 1847/99..." shows the 1900 Josef Pistreich
(age 48) and Goldie Falber (age 47). Josef's mother was named "Milke"
Pistreich.
---
First, can this be correct that this Orthodox Jewish couple had a child
2 years before they were married? Can there be an error on the dates in
the records?

Second, this may seem silly, but would a couple ages 46 and 45 (in 1898)
be having what appears to be a first child? (You have to excuse my
naivete with regards to sex in the late 19th century).

Second, I believe that Josef's mother was "Malke". If it is the
"Anczel" and "Malke" I believe it is, then I have a photo of Malke in
1908. Can the grand daughter be named after a living Grand Mother (or
another Malke) while one is still living?

Thanks in advance,

Jack Koch
---
Angel, Buchhalter, Koch, Feldman, Pastreich, Pestreich, Pistreich,
Platzker, Spitzer, Zahler, Zoller


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Susser Archive now on JCR-UK - A major Anglo-Jewish resource #general

Laurence Harris at JGSGB <enquiries@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) is delighted to
announce that the Susser Archive is now available on Jewish Communities
and Records UK (JCR-UK) website at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/susser/

The documents and papers of the late Rabbi Dr Bernard Susser, expert
historian of the Jews of South-West England, together with his computer
disks, had been placed in the care of Frank Gent of the Exeter
Synagogue. Frank transcribed the data >from these papers and computer
records, and published them on his website to honour the memory of Rabbi
Susser, and his genealogical and rabbinical activities. Frank Gent has
now kindly donated this work to JGSGB, and the lists, transcripts, data
and some original document images are being be made available on the
JCR-UK website.

The JCR-UK website at www.jewishgen.org makes available genealogical
and historic records of the UK Jewish Communities. The website is a
joint project of JGS Great Britain who provide the website content and
JewishGen who provide the technical infrastructure.

Whilst the emphasis of the Susser Archive relates to the Jews of the
South-West of England, there is much information relating to London Jews
and more generally to Anglo-Jewish genealogy.

This is a major archive with more than 100 web pages including:
- Studies in Anglo-Jewish history (including cemetery inscriptions,
census details, Wills, and birth, marriage and death records).
- Archive transcriptions (including a number of circumcision registers
and synagogue records).
- Copies of some of Rabbi Susser's historical and religious writings.

The archive also includes a few items that have been donated by others
after the death of Rabbi Susser.

The above summary does not do justice to either the scope or depth of
material in the Susser Archive, and I would strongly suggest that anyone
with an interest in Anglo-Jewish research reviews the following for a
better idea of the archive content:

- The CONTENTS list at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/susser/susserpublications.htm

- The HANDLIST OF FULL CONTENTS at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/susser/handlist.htm

The Archive contains many lists of individuals. Those lists which are
unsuitable for placing in a database (eg insufficient number of records)
have already been incorporated in the Susser Archive web pages. In most
instances these lists can be searched individually using the search
facility of your web browser. Where a list of individuals contains a
reasonable numbers of records, it is being prepared for a special
integrated searchable database to be made available shortly.

Please note that that this is a virtual archive. We are not holding any
of the original documents.
See http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/susser/editorial.htm for
information regarding the location of the original documents.

Our sincere gratitude goes to Frank Gent for the wonderful work that he
undertook in organising and transcribing these records and then
providing this information on his website for a number of years. We are
further indebted to Frank for his donation of this work to us.

We would also like to thank John Berman, our webmaster, for reformatting
the material for the JCR-UK website which I know took many hours.

The quantity, quality and range of materials in this exceptional archive
are a tribute to the genealogical and other achievements of the late
Rabbi Susser.

Laurence Harris
Chairman - IT Committee
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
E-mail: Computers@jgsgb.org.uk


JRI Poland #Poland Confusion about JRI date listings #poland

Jack <howdydo@...>
 

PODHAJCE listings for name PISTREICH.
---
"Podhajce PSA AGAD Births 1890-93..." shows the 1898 birth of Malke to
Josef Pistreich and Goldie Falber.

"Podhajce PSA AGAD Deaths 1879-82..." shows the 1898 death of Malke
Pistreich (6 days old),

"Podhajce PSA AGAD Marriages 1847/99..." shows the 1900 Josef Pistreich
(age 48) and Goldie Falber (age 47). Josef's mother was named "Milke"
Pistreich.
---
First, can this be correct that this Orthodox Jewish couple had a child
2 years before they were married? Can there be an error on the dates in
the records?

Second, this may seem silly, but would a couple ages 46 and 45 (in 1898)
be having what appears to be a first child? (You have to excuse my
naivete with regards to sex in the late 19th century).

Second, I believe that Josef's mother was "Malke". If it is the
"Anczel" and "Malke" I believe it is, then I have a photo of Malke in
1908. Can the grand daughter be named after a living Grand Mother (or
another Malke) while one is still living?

Thanks in advance,

Jack Koch
---
Angel, Buchhalter, Koch, Feldman, Pastreich, Pestreich, Pistreich,
Platzker, Spitzer, Zahler, Zoller