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VM2801, marriage, Lublin 1885, in Russian #general

Randy Eckstein
 

I just received the marriage registration at
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2801 (or
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html & select VM2801) >from the
Lublin PSA. Though I have seen many marriage registrations, I've never
seen anything like this one.

I suspect that it is the belated registration of the second marriage of
Izrael Jakob LEJMER (the first possibly being to Ester Ruchla), son of
Abus and Fajga Dwojra, to Hinda Laia GRYNTYSZ, daughter of Abram and
Fajga. Towards the bottom is a list of names (e.g. Rywke Ruchl, Hadassa,
& Bajla Malka) -- perhaps these are their children?

Would some kind Cyrillic maven translate the relevant parts of the
document for me, in particular, names, dates, ages, relationships, and the
section at the bottom?

Please reply privately. Thx.

Randi Eckstein
San Jose, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM2801, marriage, Lublin 1885, in Russian #general

Randy Eckstein
 

I just received the marriage registration at
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2801 (or
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html & select VM2801) >from the
Lublin PSA. Though I have seen many marriage registrations, I've never
seen anything like this one.

I suspect that it is the belated registration of the second marriage of
Izrael Jakob LEJMER (the first possibly being to Ester Ruchla), son of
Abus and Fajga Dwojra, to Hinda Laia GRYNTYSZ, daughter of Abram and
Fajga. Towards the bottom is a list of names (e.g. Rywke Ruchl, Hadassa,
& Bajla Malka) -- perhaps these are their children?

Would some kind Cyrillic maven translate the relevant parts of the
document for me, in particular, names, dates, ages, relationships, and the
section at the bottom?

Please reply privately. Thx.

Randi Eckstein
San Jose, CA


NELSON MANDELA - A RIGHTEOUS MAN. Film #southafrica

Saul Issroff <shaul@...>
 

Nelson Mandela-A Righteous Man

Film

NELSON MANDELA - A RIGHTEOUS MAN, is a story told by President Nelson
Mandela about the Jewish people whom he encountered during his life and
their responses to him in the struggle to liberate South Africa from
Apartheid.

This was commissioned by the Kaplan - Kushlick Foundation for the South
African Jewish Museum, Cape Town, 2000. Produced & Directed by Ingrid
Gavshon, Angel Films Johannesburg.

This will be introduced by MENDEL ISRAEL KAPLAN
on
SUNDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER '03, at 8pm.

Donation £3

This will be under the joint auspices of YAKAR, The Centre for Jewish
Migration and Genealogy Studies, Kaplan Centre, UCT, SA Special Interest
Group of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Great Britain
YAKAR 2 Egerton Gardens Hendon NW4 4BA LONDON UNITED KINGDOM

Tel: 020 8202 5551 www.yakar.org.uk


LIPINSKI\LIPINSKY\LINDSAY-STAN HART #southafrica

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

I wish to contact Stan HART who has ben most helpful in
tracing my cousins-name above.

His former email: stanhart@mweb.co.za
no longer works.

If Stan could contact me, I'd be grateful.

Miriam Margolyes
London

searching: SANDEMAN, LIPINSKY, MACLOW
FRIEND


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica NELSON MANDELA - A RIGHTEOUS MAN. Film #southafrica

Saul Issroff <shaul@...>
 

Nelson Mandela-A Righteous Man

Film

NELSON MANDELA - A RIGHTEOUS MAN, is a story told by President Nelson
Mandela about the Jewish people whom he encountered during his life and
their responses to him in the struggle to liberate South Africa from
Apartheid.

This was commissioned by the Kaplan - Kushlick Foundation for the South
African Jewish Museum, Cape Town, 2000. Produced & Directed by Ingrid
Gavshon, Angel Films Johannesburg.

This will be introduced by MENDEL ISRAEL KAPLAN
on
SUNDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER '03, at 8pm.

Donation £3

This will be under the joint auspices of YAKAR, The Centre for Jewish
Migration and Genealogy Studies, Kaplan Centre, UCT, SA Special Interest
Group of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Great Britain
YAKAR 2 Egerton Gardens Hendon NW4 4BA LONDON UNITED KINGDOM

Tel: 020 8202 5551 www.yakar.org.uk


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica LIPINSKI\LIPINSKY\LINDSAY-STAN HART #southafrica

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

I wish to contact Stan HART who has ben most helpful in
tracing my cousins-name above.

His former email: stanhart@mweb.co.za
no longer works.

If Stan could contact me, I'd be grateful.

Miriam Margolyes
London

searching: SANDEMAN, LIPINSKY, MACLOW
FRIEND


Obtaining birth certificate from Grahamstown 1885 #southafrica

Anne Budlender <annebud@...>
 

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


Chevra Kadisha in Zimbabwe #southafrica

Anne Budlender <annebud@...>
 

A relative of my husband died in Zimbabwe- I think it was Harare, but I'm
not sure. Her maiden name was Rosa Budlander, and I think she may have
married a Harris. I would like details, such as when she died, name of
spouse, whether she had any children.I know she was born in Leeds in 1891.
Also it would be very helpful to know when she arrived in the country from
the UK.
Perhaps someone reading this has access to these records, or can put me in
touch with the relevant body.

Thank you,
Anne Budlender
Melbourne


Afrikaner Yiddisher Zeitung #southafrica

Michael Malk <michaelmalk@...>
 

I have a newspaper editorial >from the South African Jewish Chronicle dated
31st December, 1948, by my great-grandfather Louis Cohen, founding member of
the Dorshei Zion Association. In the editorial, he talks of the Dorshei
Zion's founding in 1899 and mentions many of the people present. [If anyone
is interested in the names, I'd be more than happy to post them].

He writes: "There was my old friend, the late Mr. Hoffman, the editor of the
'Afrikaner Yiddisher Zeitung,' a weekly paper for which I often used to
write articles." According to the Jewishgen site, the Afrikaner Yidishe
Tzeitung was a paper published >from 1942 to 1971, but >from Louis Cohen's
editorial, it sounds as though the paper was also published in the early
1900s. Can anybody shed some light on this for me?

Thank you.

Michael Malk

Names: MALK, KLUGMAN, RUTOWITZ, COHEN, KANGISSER, BERNBERG, KITAY, MEYERS,
FREEMAN, LAPIDUS, FRUMERMAN, GOLDSELLER, GELDZAHLER, GELTZEILER, MOSES,
MOSKOWITZ, ABRAMOWITZ, WIENER

Towns: Vilkomir (Ukmerge), Shavli, Tels, Vilna, Grodz, Vecksna,
Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Llandudno, Manchester, Courland, New York

Shuls: South Manchester Synagogue, Oxford Shul


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

Anne Budlender <annebud@...>
 

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 Chevra Kadisha in Zimbabwe #southafrica

Anne Budlender <annebud@...>
 

A relative of my husband died in Zimbabwe- I think it was Harare, but I'm
not sure. Her maiden name was Rosa Budlander, and I think she may have
married a Harris. I would like details, such as when she died, name of
spouse, whether she had any children.I know she was born in Leeds in 1891.
Also it would be very helpful to know when she arrived in the country from
the UK.
Perhaps someone reading this has access to these records, or can put me in
touch with the relevant body.

Thank you,
Anne Budlender
Melbourne


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Afrikaner Yiddisher Zeitung #southafrica

Michael Malk <michaelmalk@...>
 

I have a newspaper editorial >from the South African Jewish Chronicle dated
31st December, 1948, by my great-grandfather Louis Cohen, founding member of
the Dorshei Zion Association. In the editorial, he talks of the Dorshei
Zion's founding in 1899 and mentions many of the people present. [If anyone
is interested in the names, I'd be more than happy to post them].

He writes: "There was my old friend, the late Mr. Hoffman, the editor of the
'Afrikaner Yiddisher Zeitung,' a weekly paper for which I often used to
write articles." According to the Jewishgen site, the Afrikaner Yidishe
Tzeitung was a paper published >from 1942 to 1971, but >from Louis Cohen's
editorial, it sounds as though the paper was also published in the early
1900s. Can anybody shed some light on this for me?

Thank you.

Michael Malk

Names: MALK, KLUGMAN, RUTOWITZ, COHEN, KANGISSER, BERNBERG, KITAY, MEYERS,
FREEMAN, LAPIDUS, FRUMERMAN, GOLDSELLER, GELDZAHLER, GELTZEILER, MOSES,
MOSKOWITZ, ABRAMOWITZ, WIENER

Towns: Vilkomir (Ukmerge), Shavli, Tels, Vilna, Grodz, Vecksna,
Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Llandudno, Manchester, Courland, New York

Shuls: South Manchester Synagogue, Oxford Shul


Re: Important message from Talsi Registrar #courland #latvia

LOUISE HAJDENBERG
 

In a message dated 8/20/2003 3:29:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time, bgephart@comcast.net writes:


I just returned >from a wonderful trip to Latvia where I visited with
Leva Ratniece, the registrar in Talsi. She was very helpful. They have
a few records >from Valdemarpils, but they are sporadic and varied.
Among them: Births 1881, Marriages 1896, Births 1901, Deaths 1905,
Births 1906, and Deaths 1913. There may be a few more books that I did
not copy records from.

In addition, she has Talsi records (births, marriages and deaths) from
1922-1940.

When I met her, she was feeling very guilty about a request >from the
United States this past spring that somehow got misplaced. IF YOU SENT
IN A REQUEST TO THE TALSI REGISTRAR THIS SPRING, AND IT HAS NOT BEEN
ANSWERED, PLEASE RE-SEND THE REQUEST. If you know anyone else that
might have done so, please let them know. She is very contrite, and is
trying to be helpful.

Finally, I will mention something else I learned there. The records at
the Registrar's offices, unlike those at the State Archives, cannot be
copied for personal use. If you visit or write to them, you will only
be allowed a transcript. This is apparently a nationwide policy.
However, it is useful to note, for those of us who had family there
after WWI, that these Registrars have records leading up to WWII.
Hello Betsy,

I was the one who sent the letter. Thank you so much!I have a copy and will resend it.

Louise Hajdenberg


Trying to make contact with Cedric Ginsburg, South Africa #southafrica

Roy Ogus <ogus@...>
 

Can anyone me to make contact with Cedric Ginsburg, who I believe lives
in the Pretoria/Johannesburg area in South Africa? I believe that he
works for the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria.

The e-mail address I had been using for him in the past doesn't seem to
be working any more.

Thanks for any help.

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA
ogus@impact.xerox.com


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Important message from Talsi Registrar #latvia #courland

LOUISE HAJDENBERG
 

In a message dated 8/20/2003 3:29:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time, bgephart@comcast.net writes:


I just returned >from a wonderful trip to Latvia where I visited with
Leva Ratniece, the registrar in Talsi. She was very helpful. They have
a few records >from Valdemarpils, but they are sporadic and varied.
Among them: Births 1881, Marriages 1896, Births 1901, Deaths 1905,
Births 1906, and Deaths 1913. There may be a few more books that I did
not copy records from.

In addition, she has Talsi records (births, marriages and deaths) from
1922-1940.

When I met her, she was feeling very guilty about a request >from the
United States this past spring that somehow got misplaced. IF YOU SENT
IN A REQUEST TO THE TALSI REGISTRAR THIS SPRING, AND IT HAS NOT BEEN
ANSWERED, PLEASE RE-SEND THE REQUEST. If you know anyone else that
might have done so, please let them know. She is very contrite, and is
trying to be helpful.

Finally, I will mention something else I learned there. The records at
the Registrar's offices, unlike those at the State Archives, cannot be
copied for personal use. If you visit or write to them, you will only
be allowed a transcript. This is apparently a nationwide policy.
However, it is useful to note, for those of us who had family there
after WWI, that these Registrars have records leading up to WWII.
Hello Betsy,

I was the one who sent the letter. Thank you so much!I have a copy and will resend it.

Louise Hajdenberg


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Trying to make contact with Cedric Ginsburg, South Africa #southafrica

Roy Ogus <ogus@...>
 

Can anyone me to make contact with Cedric Ginsburg, who I believe lives
in the Pretoria/Johannesburg area in South Africa? I believe that he
works for the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria.

The e-mail address I had been using for him in the past doesn't seem to
be working any more.

Thanks for any help.

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA
ogus@impact.xerox.com


My Grandfather's Twin Brother-The Broader Picture-Heller #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

I was fascinated reading Mike Benn's posting about his
grandfather's name adventures. In a broader look it
encapsulates the stories and histories of many others
who have gone through the same experiences. Poor us
their grand and great grandchildren who have to fish
in those messy/muddy waters.
Since I myself also go through fascinating though
slightly different labyrinths I would urge any one
searching for roots and posting an enquiry on the list
to mention the surnames of the spouses/mothers/grandmothers
as well.It may broaden the scope and enrich the goldmine-
the list's index which is updated,so far as I have noticed,
once a month.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My Grandfather's Twin Brother-The Broader Picture-Heller #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

I was fascinated reading Mike Benn's posting about his
grandfather's name adventures. In a broader look it
encapsulates the stories and histories of many others
who have gone through the same experiences. Poor us
their grand and great grandchildren who have to fish
in those messy/muddy waters.
Since I myself also go through fascinating though
slightly different labyrinths I would urge any one
searching for roots and posting an enquiry on the list
to mention the surnames of the spouses/mothers/grandmothers
as well.It may broaden the scope and enrich the goldmine-
the list's index which is updated,so far as I have noticed,
once a month.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


The ear as identfier in photographs #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/27/2003 12:14:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
rwfgjf@iinet.net.au writes:

<< At the time that my late parents were preparing to flee Vienna in
1939, their passeport photographs were, so they told me, required
to be taken with the left ear visible. This was apparantly a law
introduced by the nazi authorities. Perhaps the facts below were
the reason for this regulation. >>

Indeed, that is so. The Germans claimed (rightly or wrongly) that the
shape of the ear was a clue to a person's identity. I believe it was
common in much of Europe, to require one visible ear in photographs for
official documents.

Can anyone tell us how correct (or widespread) that assumprion is? Are the
ears more or less symmetrical? Is there a genetic connection to the ear's
shape, so that we could say with some degree of certainty >from comparing
photographs, "Yes, she's probably his sister"?

Michael Bernet, New York

==Michael Bernet's "Alef Bet, the Hebrew Alphabet" chart, a densely-
packed 4-page guide to Hebrew lettering, has been published especially for
genealogists. It presents Hebrew letters in the 12 most popular fonts,
specifics on differentiating between similar-looking letters, Hebrew
dates, abbreviations, vowels, pronunciations, transliteration >from Latin
alphabet into Hebrew, and is laminated for permanence and to allow mud to
be wiped off at cemeteries etc.

MODERATOR NOTE: The Alef Bet chart is receiving its one-time
sales mention.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The ear as identfier in photographs #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/27/2003 12:14:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
rwfgjf@iinet.net.au writes:

<< At the time that my late parents were preparing to flee Vienna in
1939, their passeport photographs were, so they told me, required
to be taken with the left ear visible. This was apparantly a law
introduced by the nazi authorities. Perhaps the facts below were
the reason for this regulation. >>

Indeed, that is so. The Germans claimed (rightly or wrongly) that the
shape of the ear was a clue to a person's identity. I believe it was
common in much of Europe, to require one visible ear in photographs for
official documents.

Can anyone tell us how correct (or widespread) that assumprion is? Are the
ears more or less symmetrical? Is there a genetic connection to the ear's
shape, so that we could say with some degree of certainty >from comparing
photographs, "Yes, she's probably his sister"?

Michael Bernet, New York

==Michael Bernet's "Alef Bet, the Hebrew Alphabet" chart, a densely-
packed 4-page guide to Hebrew lettering, has been published especially for
genealogists. It presents Hebrew letters in the 12 most popular fonts,
specifics on differentiating between similar-looking letters, Hebrew
dates, abbreviations, vowels, pronunciations, transliteration >from Latin
alphabet into Hebrew, and is laminated for permanence and to allow mud to
be wiped off at cemeteries etc.

MODERATOR NOTE: The Alef Bet chart is receiving its one-time
sales mention.