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Looking for Kazimierz Dolny (Lublin) Researchers #general

RobinnM@...
 

Dear JewishGen readers:

I visited Kazimierz Dolny near Lublin, Poland in May, 2002 and took some
great photographs of this picturesque town which I'm willing to share with
other Kazimierz Dolny researchers. I am also involved in a project to
index the Jewish KD vital records. If you are interested in that town,
please contact either Norm Katz at: NormK12065@aol.com or me at:
RobinnM@aol.com

We're hoping to hear >from you!

Robinn Magid
Kensington, California
RobinnM@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Kazimierz Dolny (Lublin) Researchers #general

RobinnM@...
 

Dear JewishGen readers:

I visited Kazimierz Dolny near Lublin, Poland in May, 2002 and took some
great photographs of this picturesque town which I'm willing to share with
other Kazimierz Dolny researchers. I am also involved in a project to
index the Jewish KD vital records. If you are interested in that town,
please contact either Norm Katz at: NormK12065@aol.com or me at:
RobinnM@aol.com

We're hoping to hear >from you!

Robinn Magid
Kensington, California
RobinnM@aol.com


Re: Obtaining birth certificate from Grahamstown 1885 #southafrica

Deborah Findlay <devorah@...>
 

I stand to be corrected but I think that Gordon Mulholland is deceased.
Perhaps you could try contacting the SABC which is the national broadcaster
in South Africa based in Jhbfor futher info as he was a well known actor.
Debbie Findlay
Hillcrest South Africa

----- Original Message -----
From: Anne Budlender <annebud@optushome.com.au>
To: South Africa SIG <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2003 10:51 AM
Subject: [safrica] Obtaining birth certificate >from Grahamstown 1885


My husband's grandmother died in 1922 at the age of 37. Her youngest child
was only 6 months old at the time of her death and knows nothing about her
mother and grandparents. All we know is that her name was Gertrude
Mulholland, she was born in Grahamstown in 1922, and that she converted to
Judaism when she married approximately 1905. Apparently she was related to
the actor Gordon Mulholland- I have tried without success to obtain
Gordon's
address so I can write to him. How can I find out who Gertrude's parents
were? The Cape Town Beth Din cannot find the appropriate records for
1905,
and I believe it isn't possible to get a birth certificate for Grahamstown
for 1885.

Thank you for any suggestions,
Anne Budlender
Melbourne


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Obtaining birth certificate from Grahamstown 1885 #southafrica

Deborah Findlay <devorah@...>
 

I stand to be corrected but I think that Gordon Mulholland is deceased.
Perhaps you could try contacting the SABC which is the national broadcaster
in South Africa based in Jhbfor futher info as he was a well known actor.
Debbie Findlay
Hillcrest South Africa

----- Original Message -----
From: Anne Budlender <annebud@optushome.com.au>
To: South Africa SIG <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2003 10:51 AM
Subject: [safrica] Obtaining birth certificate >from Grahamstown 1885


My husband's grandmother died in 1922 at the age of 37. Her youngest child
was only 6 months old at the time of her death and knows nothing about her
mother and grandparents. All we know is that her name was Gertrude
Mulholland, she was born in Grahamstown in 1922, and that she converted to
Judaism when she married approximately 1905. Apparently she was related to
the actor Gordon Mulholland- I have tried without success to obtain
Gordon's
address so I can write to him. How can I find out who Gertrude's parents
were? The Cape Town Beth Din cannot find the appropriate records for
1905,
and I believe it isn't possible to get a birth certificate for Grahamstown
for 1885.

Thank you for any suggestions,
Anne Budlender
Melbourne


Pittsburgh Jewish cemetery project Thank you ! #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

I want to thank fellow genner Robert and the efforts of the Pittsburgh
Jewish Cemetery Project for finding and sending me images of tombstones
belonging to several family members buried at West View Cemetery in
Pittsburgh. I had tried twice to deal directly with West View
to 'purchase' these photos. Both times I was told they would be in the
mail within days! Needless to say, I never received the photos. A while
back I noticed a posting about the Pittsburgh Jewish cemetery project and
wrote to Robert. Yesterday, he emailed me images of all the headstones.
Robert is a volunteer for the Pittsburgh Jewish cemetery project and tells
me he and his wife have recorded about 3000 to 4000 tombstones in the last
two years. They have more than 20,000 more tombstones to do in Pittsburgh
and there are only four field volunteers for the project. (They also need
data entry clerks). If anyone is interested in volunteer information,
please email me and I will forward your note on to Robert.
Robert's generousity reminded me that I needed to renew my Jewish Gen
contribution, which I just did. I have received so much help >from this
fabulous group, it seemed like a small way to say thanks. Keep the
projects going and the research coming!

Best regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, CA
Searching FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER (Warszawa & Bedzin, Poland), BARSKA/BARSKY
(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER, HAMBURGER
(Poland), ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ, LEVINE, LUPOLOR, FRIEDSAM,
COHN/COHEN/KOHN/KOHEN/KAHN. NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Hesse Cassel, Baltimore),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), ANTZEL
(Poland), BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pittsburgh Jewish cemetery project Thank you ! #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

I want to thank fellow genner Robert and the efforts of the Pittsburgh
Jewish Cemetery Project for finding and sending me images of tombstones
belonging to several family members buried at West View Cemetery in
Pittsburgh. I had tried twice to deal directly with West View
to 'purchase' these photos. Both times I was told they would be in the
mail within days! Needless to say, I never received the photos. A while
back I noticed a posting about the Pittsburgh Jewish cemetery project and
wrote to Robert. Yesterday, he emailed me images of all the headstones.
Robert is a volunteer for the Pittsburgh Jewish cemetery project and tells
me he and his wife have recorded about 3000 to 4000 tombstones in the last
two years. They have more than 20,000 more tombstones to do in Pittsburgh
and there are only four field volunteers for the project. (They also need
data entry clerks). If anyone is interested in volunteer information,
please email me and I will forward your note on to Robert.
Robert's generousity reminded me that I needed to renew my Jewish Gen
contribution, which I just did. I have received so much help >from this
fabulous group, it seemed like a small way to say thanks. Keep the
projects going and the research coming!

Best regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, CA
Searching FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER (Warszawa & Bedzin, Poland), BARSKA/BARSKY
(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER, HAMBURGER
(Poland), ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ, LEVINE, LUPOLOR, FRIEDSAM,
COHN/COHEN/KOHN/KOHEN/KAHN. NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Hesse Cassel, Baltimore),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), ANTZEL
(Poland), BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ


Re: Translation of word on tombstone #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/28/2003 12:48:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
sjhogarth@cogeco.ca writes:

<< On my grandmother's tombstone next to her surname is another word in
capital letters 'ayin hay'. Would someone please tell me what this
means. >>

==Initials of "`aleyha hashalom" = Peace be with her. For a male, the
same initials would represent "`alav hashalom" = Peace . . . him.

Incidentally, all Hebrew letters are "capitals"; there is no lowercase.
Some letter, however, take a different (usually elongated) form when at
the end of a word.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Translation of word on tombstone #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/28/2003 12:48:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
sjhogarth@cogeco.ca writes:

<< On my grandmother's tombstone next to her surname is another word in
capital letters 'ayin hay'. Would someone please tell me what this
means. >>

==Initials of "`aleyha hashalom" = Peace be with her. For a male, the
same initials would represent "`alav hashalom" = Peace . . . him.

Incidentally, all Hebrew letters are "capitals"; there is no lowercase.
Some letter, however, take a different (usually elongated) form when at
the end of a word.

Michael Bernet, New York


Re: Can external ears serve as a genetic linkage? #general

Mervyn Fox <amfox@...>
 

Both ear creases and configuration, and finger prints, reflect
intra-uterine pressures and experiences and are not genetic in the sense
of inherited. Rarely identical twins may have mirror image finger prints
and possibly ear folds etc although that would depend on the topographical
relationship between the two fetuses during the pregnancy. Both may well
be unique. Hand and foot prints are shared by twins and are of course
used in medical dysmorphology to identify variosu types of syndrome or
abnormality, e.g Down syndrome. Also there may be some change in ear
creases, proportions &c with age but the general pattern probably remains
unique. Dysmorphology textbooks provide variosu measures of specific parts
of the ear lobe which could be used to characterise an individual, but one
would have to photograph them in a standard way. In sum, they do not "run
in families" unless someother gentic condition influencing the ears is
present. Mervyn Fox amfox@usa.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Can external ears serve as a genetic linkage? #general

Mervyn Fox <amfox@...>
 

Both ear creases and configuration, and finger prints, reflect
intra-uterine pressures and experiences and are not genetic in the sense
of inherited. Rarely identical twins may have mirror image finger prints
and possibly ear folds etc although that would depend on the topographical
relationship between the two fetuses during the pregnancy. Both may well
be unique. Hand and foot prints are shared by twins and are of course
used in medical dysmorphology to identify variosu types of syndrome or
abnormality, e.g Down syndrome. Also there may be some change in ear
creases, proportions &c with age but the general pattern probably remains
unique. Dysmorphology textbooks provide variosu measures of specific parts
of the ear lobe which could be used to characterise an individual, but one
would have to photograph them in a standard way. In sum, they do not "run
in families" unless someother gentic condition influencing the ears is
present. Mervyn Fox amfox@usa.net


Re: Looking for Information concerning a Concentration Camp in Belarus #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

Cindy:

In regard to question about the location of a Concentration Camp in
Belarus, I suggest that you contact the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington, DC or Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel. They will be able to
assist you.

Betty Provizer Starkman
Bloomfield Hills, MI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for Information concerning a Concentration Camp in Belarus #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

Cindy:

In regard to question about the location of a Concentration Camp in
Belarus, I suggest that you contact the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington, DC or Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel. They will be able to
assist you.

Betty Provizer Starkman
Bloomfield Hills, MI


how did the Nazis know who was Jewish #general

lili susser <susserl@...>
 

Hi Friends
I am full of silly questions please help me.
Below is a question sent to me in an e-mail. It never occurred to me to
even ask myself. It was a fact. But how did they know? I am sure others
may be interested as well.

Below is the question

[How did the Nazis know which people were Jewish? Were Jews already
registered?]

Appreciate you reply
Lili Susser
Susserl@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen how did the Nazis know who was Jewish #general

lili susser <susserl@...>
 

Hi Friends
I am full of silly questions please help me.
Below is a question sent to me in an e-mail. It never occurred to me to
even ask myself. It was a fact. But how did they know? I am sure others
may be interested as well.

Below is the question

[How did the Nazis know which people were Jewish? Were Jews already
registered?]

Appreciate you reply
Lili Susser
Susserl@comcast.net


Help in Strasbourg, Please #general

Painter <painter@...>
 

Dear Genners,

In April I was able to spend a few hours in Strasbourg where I was able
to obtain a few Civil Census records. However it looks like I have
missed a page. I have both called and written several times - even
enclosed a few dollars for postage, etc - but have gotten but one
response saying that they do not do genealogy research but can access
civil records. Well no records have appeared as of yet.

Is there someone willing to go the the Archives for me(I think it was
rue L'hospital) and find me the missing page?

If so, please write me privately and I will supply the names and what I
have already gathered.

Thanking all in advance,
Debby Gincig Painter
Michigan, USA

searching:
Klinger - Dortmund, Strasbourg (now also Lodz)
Lustig - Nowy Sacz
Gincig - Germany or Poland
Shtokhammer/Stockhammer - Austria


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help in Strasbourg, Please #general

Painter <painter@...>
 

Dear Genners,

In April I was able to spend a few hours in Strasbourg where I was able
to obtain a few Civil Census records. However it looks like I have
missed a page. I have both called and written several times - even
enclosed a few dollars for postage, etc - but have gotten but one
response saying that they do not do genealogy research but can access
civil records. Well no records have appeared as of yet.

Is there someone willing to go the the Archives for me(I think it was
rue L'hospital) and find me the missing page?

If so, please write me privately and I will supply the names and what I
have already gathered.

Thanking all in advance,
Debby Gincig Painter
Michigan, USA

searching:
Klinger - Dortmund, Strasbourg (now also Lodz)
Lustig - Nowy Sacz
Gincig - Germany or Poland
Shtokhammer/Stockhammer - Austria


Looking for Address of San Francisco Committee For Service To Emigres #general

Uri Jakubovic
 

Aug. 30, 2003

My late uncle Tibor JAKUBOVIC (>from Revuca, Slovakia) received a letter
from February 27, 1940 >from ***San Francisco Committee For Service To
Emigres***. It said that committee cannot sign the necessary affidavits of
support and cannot find anyone willing to sign for a non-relative.

Two or three years later my uncle perished in the Holocaust.

I wonder if this "San Francisco Committee For Service To Emigres" still
exists. If so, what is its current postal address or e-mail address? I
would like to try to locate my uncle's letter to that Commitee.

By the way, the address of that Committee in 1940 was 1600 Scott Street,
San Francisco.

Thank you very much.
Uri Jakubovic
Hadera, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Address of San Francisco Committee For Service To Emigres #general

Uri Jakubovic
 

Aug. 30, 2003

My late uncle Tibor JAKUBOVIC (>from Revuca, Slovakia) received a letter
from February 27, 1940 >from ***San Francisco Committee For Service To
Emigres***. It said that committee cannot sign the necessary affidavits of
support and cannot find anyone willing to sign for a non-relative.

Two or three years later my uncle perished in the Holocaust.

I wonder if this "San Francisco Committee For Service To Emigres" still
exists. If so, what is its current postal address or e-mail address? I
would like to try to locate my uncle's letter to that Commitee.

By the way, the address of that Committee in 1940 was 1600 Scott Street,
San Francisco.

Thank you very much.
Uri Jakubovic
Hadera, Israel


Meaning of name:Aufrichter #general

Annie-France Aufrychter
 

Dear Genners,
An "aufrichter",in current German ,is a setting up machine; I can imagine
that it was the occupation of somebody building or setting up something .
But I wonder if it couldn't also relate to some religious rite ?
-(In any case,I'm incredibly proud of my surname!)-
For your possible answer,many thanks in advance...
Annie-France Aufrychter,
Belgium
searching AUFRYCHTER,Rawa Mazowiecka,Poland///KLAJNBERG,Tomaszow
Mazowiecki,Poland///ZILBERBERG,Lodz area


derivative citizenship #general

SBSeales
 

Dear Genners,
My grandfather Ben ROSENTHAL was naturalized in Canada in 1920. His son
Adolph is listed on the back of the certificate (and in the National
Archives of Canada naturalizations list)as a minor child.
Did wives obtain derivative citizenship in Canada when there husbands
were naturalized? My grandmother's name is on my grandfather's
certificate as his wife, but she does not appear in the Archive list of
naturalizations. Did she have to apply separately?

Thanks,
Sue Seales, North Carolina
researching: ROSENTHAL/Wegrow,Poland
BLUSZTEJN/Zareby Koscielne (Zaromb),Poland PLOCKIER/Poland
ZELIONY/Bershad,Ukraine ZELONY,ZELENIE/Paris ZELENY/Chicago
RUZINSKY/RODZINSKI/Balta,Ukraine
FREEDMAN/Siluva(Shidlova),Lithuania
BOJARSKI/Mosty,Grodno BOIARSKY/Boston BOYARSKY/New York