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Searching New York born cousin #general

Dr.Katalin Got
 

Dear Genners,
I have had some success searching my materal side of the family (>from
Northern Hungary) but my first cousin completely escapes me.His name is
Alex SELYMES born cca.1920 Bronx N.Y.Last heard of in 1962 >from his mother
Gizella Selymes.She died in 1964,I have her Social Security Death C.
No.Since then I cannot find anything about my cousin Alex.They lived in
Valentine Ave Bronx N.Y.
He was a player in a jazz-band.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Katalin Got
Adelaide
Australia
Searching:GESAIT Balassagyarmat PERL Esztergom, BASCH Esztergom
Lorian Alistal--->Budapest


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching New York born cousin #general

Dr.Katalin Got
 

Dear Genners,
I have had some success searching my materal side of the family (>from
Northern Hungary) but my first cousin completely escapes me.His name is
Alex SELYMES born cca.1920 Bronx N.Y.Last heard of in 1962 >from his mother
Gizella Selymes.She died in 1964,I have her Social Security Death C.
No.Since then I cannot find anything about my cousin Alex.They lived in
Valentine Ave Bronx N.Y.
He was a player in a jazz-band.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Katalin Got
Adelaide
Australia
Searching:GESAIT Balassagyarmat PERL Esztergom, BASCH Esztergom
Lorian Alistal--->Budapest


Same name different locations #general

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

I went down the garden path many times in my research
on landsmanshaften until I caught up with that most
invaluable reference book "Where Once We Walked". The
repetition of names in eastern Europe can entangle the
seeker in fruitless searches.Alternate ways to
discover the right location takes some interesting
detective work.

Jerry Seligsohn
SELIGSOHN and ELKIN
of Mogilev/Dnepr and not Mogilev/Podolsky


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Same name different locations #general

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

I went down the garden path many times in my research
on landsmanshaften until I caught up with that most
invaluable reference book "Where Once We Walked". The
repetition of names in eastern Europe can entangle the
seeker in fruitless searches.Alternate ways to
discover the right location takes some interesting
detective work.

Jerry Seligsohn
SELIGSOHN and ELKIN
of Mogilev/Dnepr and not Mogilev/Podolsky


Location of Gomel-Homel #belarus

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

Apropos of one name being in several areas, there is a
northern Gomel and a southern Gomel. As the archives
in clude a Homler-Kiever Synagogue I would safely
conclude thet my Gomel is in southeastern Belarus
close in miles to Kiev.

Jerry Seligsohn
NYC


Belarus SIG #Belarus Location of Gomel-Homel #belarus

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

Apropos of one name being in several areas, there is a
northern Gomel and a southern Gomel. As the archives
in clude a Homler-Kiever Synagogue I would safely
conclude thet my Gomel is in southeastern Belarus
close in miles to Kiev.

Jerry Seligsohn
NYC


Re: searching RODMAN #belarus

bio-connections@...
 

Hi

I am new to the Belarus/Jewish Gen site. 30 years ago when I started
researching my family >from Minsk there was nothing to find...so I am
in awe of everyone and everything I am reading on this site and email
group.

My RODMAN grandmother was hid under her mother's skirt when
she came on the boat and entered Ellis Island, and I have not
been able to trace where in Minsk Geburnya she may have come
from so I keep reading all your comments hoping for something
to help me. She was fair skinned, blue-eyed, blond curly hair
5' tall...Her father had one brown eye and one blue eye...her
mother was a midwife. Looking for her siblings' families
Sarah, Tessie, Rose, and Ben >from Chicago who had kids in the
30's, but don't show up on the '10 '20 or '30 Censuses. One of the
kids was a professional musician in 30's or 40's in Chicago thought his
name was Ted Smith or Ted Williams.

I am someday hoping a relative will look at this site and find me.

Thanks for all your comments and research. I live in Salt Lake and
am an ISC genealogist/adoption genealogy specialist also if anyone needs
anything looked up at the LDS Family History Center...

Cathy Barlow
Bountiful, Utah
bio-connections@...


Is Homler the same as Gomel ? Landsmanshaften research #belarus

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

Genners:
Because I have hit a mother lode of names circa 1950
and 1970 of the Homler Brothers Society I wish to
check out with the membership whether Gomel and Homler
is one and the same. Where Once We Walked establishes
the connection but so many of the names do not appear
on JGFF that I want some feedback as I have difficulty
typing up these lists. Incidentally the lists come
replete with street addresses which may not appear on
the web page for reasons of privacy. The materials
come >from the 50th and 72nd anniversary celebrations.

Jerry Seligsohn
NYC
SELIGSOHN and ELKIN of Mogilev/Dnepr

__________________________________________________
Do you Yahoo!?
New DSL Internet Access >from SBC & Yahoo!
http://sbc.yahoo.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: searching RODMAN #belarus

bio-connections@...
 

Hi

I am new to the Belarus/Jewish Gen site. 30 years ago when I started
researching my family >from Minsk there was nothing to find...so I am
in awe of everyone and everything I am reading on this site and email
group.

My RODMAN grandmother was hid under her mother's skirt when
she came on the boat and entered Ellis Island, and I have not
been able to trace where in Minsk Geburnya she may have come
from so I keep reading all your comments hoping for something
to help me. She was fair skinned, blue-eyed, blond curly hair
5' tall...Her father had one brown eye and one blue eye...her
mother was a midwife. Looking for her siblings' families
Sarah, Tessie, Rose, and Ben >from Chicago who had kids in the
30's, but don't show up on the '10 '20 or '30 Censuses. One of the
kids was a professional musician in 30's or 40's in Chicago thought his
name was Ted Smith or Ted Williams.

I am someday hoping a relative will look at this site and find me.

Thanks for all your comments and research. I live in Salt Lake and
am an ISC genealogist/adoption genealogy specialist also if anyone needs
anything looked up at the LDS Family History Center...

Cathy Barlow
Bountiful, Utah
bio-connections@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Is Homler the same as Gomel ? Landsmanshaften research #belarus

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

Genners:
Because I have hit a mother lode of names circa 1950
and 1970 of the Homler Brothers Society I wish to
check out with the membership whether Gomel and Homler
is one and the same. Where Once We Walked establishes
the connection but so many of the names do not appear
on JGFF that I want some feedback as I have difficulty
typing up these lists. Incidentally the lists come
replete with street addresses which may not appear on
the web page for reasons of privacy. The materials
come >from the 50th and 72nd anniversary celebrations.

Jerry Seligsohn
NYC
SELIGSOHN and ELKIN of Mogilev/Dnepr

__________________________________________________
Do you Yahoo!?
New DSL Internet Access >from SBC & Yahoo!
http://sbc.yahoo.com


Schedrin and Shneerson #belarus

Benjamin, Sheldon <Sheldon.Benjamin@...>
 

The Schedrin- Schneerson connection is an interesting one. The Schneerson
in question was, in all likelihood, The Lubavitcher Rebbe of the day. The
rebbe owned 3 towns in the pale, one of which was Schedrin. For a Jew to
own a town was extremely unusual. It's a testament to the esteem in which
the rebbe was held that he was given these towns. According to the History
of the Family Golodetz (which I was able to obtain >from the YIVO library),
the rebbe then gave Schedrin to the patriarch of the Golodetz family, though
I have no idea whether ownership was actually transferred, and if the name
Schneerson remained on the revizky skazky lists perhaps actual ownership was
not transferred. The Golodetz booklet is a valuable resource for Schedrin
researchers since it lists the names of the people who lived in the original
settlement of Schedrin and describes how close they lived to the Golodetz
house, which was more or less the center of things.

Sheldon Benjamin
Researching BENTZIANOV >from Vorotyn, Belarus and REVZEN >from Streshin,
Belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus Schedrin and Shneerson #belarus

Benjamin, Sheldon <Sheldon.Benjamin@...>
 

The Schedrin- Schneerson connection is an interesting one. The Schneerson
in question was, in all likelihood, The Lubavitcher Rebbe of the day. The
rebbe owned 3 towns in the pale, one of which was Schedrin. For a Jew to
own a town was extremely unusual. It's a testament to the esteem in which
the rebbe was held that he was given these towns. According to the History
of the Family Golodetz (which I was able to obtain >from the YIVO library),
the rebbe then gave Schedrin to the patriarch of the Golodetz family, though
I have no idea whether ownership was actually transferred, and if the name
Schneerson remained on the revizky skazky lists perhaps actual ownership was
not transferred. The Golodetz booklet is a valuable resource for Schedrin
researchers since it lists the names of the people who lived in the original
settlement of Schedrin and describes how close they lived to the Golodetz
house, which was more or less the center of things.

Sheldon Benjamin
Researching BENTZIANOV >from Vorotyn, Belarus and REVZEN >from Streshin,
Belarus


JFRA Tel Aviv Oct 9 Intro Program #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

JFRA Tel Aviv will begin its new program year Wednesday October 9 in a
new location.
This year, JFRA TA will meet at the Ezorei Chen Country Club's second
floor meeting room. The club is in the general location of Ramat Aviv
Gimmel, north Tel Aviv, easily accessible by car (easy parking) or bus
(13, 26 and the 113 shuttle >from University rail station). The club also
has a nice coffee shop for getting together before and after meetings.

Meetings will generally begin at 7 pm, programs at 7.30 pm, and will
normally take place on the first Wednesday of each month, except for
this month. Programs for JFRA TA will be in Hebrew and/or English,
according to speakers' choice.

7pm, Wednesday, October 9

JFRA board members Hinda Solomon and Yael Polat will offer (in Hebrew)
an overview outline of how to get started for those newcomers who have
always wanted to begin their family research but didn't know how to
begin.
"Take the First Steps" will offer an outline of how to get going on a
journey of discovery, information materials will be provided.
While the program will be in Hebrew, Hinda and Yael will also answer
questions in English or French, as needed. Other JFRA board members will
be on hand to assist.

Please inform your friends and neighbors who might be interested in this
introductory program.

Fee: JFRA members, free; others, NIS 15.

For more information: Contact JFRA vice president Micha Reisel
<micha@...>.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Tel Aviv
dardasht@...


JFRA Petah Tikva Thursday, Oct. 17 #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

JFRA Petah Tikva will begin its year's activities at 8 pm Thursday,
October 17.

Micha Reisel will present
"The Changing Borders of Europe"

We can better understand the environment in which our ancestors lived,
the events which led to their migration, the languages of official
records, and where these records may be kept, if we recognize which
government was in control at different historical periods.
Your ancestral home may well have been subject to the rule of a number
of
countries when your family lived there.
For just one example, take the towns in Galicia.
On one document the town may be written as being in Austria.
On another document, it is in Poland.
And, on more recent documents, the town is in the Ukraine.

The meeting will be held at Susan Edel's home in Petah Tikva,
Reservations are strongly recommended.
For the address and directions, contact Gilda Kurtzman
<gildak@...>

Best wishes
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel
dardasht@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus JFRA Tel Aviv Oct 9 Intro Program #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

JFRA Tel Aviv will begin its new program year Wednesday October 9 in a
new location.
This year, JFRA TA will meet at the Ezorei Chen Country Club's second
floor meeting room. The club is in the general location of Ramat Aviv
Gimmel, north Tel Aviv, easily accessible by car (easy parking) or bus
(13, 26 and the 113 shuttle >from University rail station). The club also
has a nice coffee shop for getting together before and after meetings.

Meetings will generally begin at 7 pm, programs at 7.30 pm, and will
normally take place on the first Wednesday of each month, except for
this month. Programs for JFRA TA will be in Hebrew and/or English,
according to speakers' choice.

7pm, Wednesday, October 9

JFRA board members Hinda Solomon and Yael Polat will offer (in Hebrew)
an overview outline of how to get started for those newcomers who have
always wanted to begin their family research but didn't know how to
begin.
"Take the First Steps" will offer an outline of how to get going on a
journey of discovery, information materials will be provided.
While the program will be in Hebrew, Hinda and Yael will also answer
questions in English or French, as needed. Other JFRA board members will
be on hand to assist.

Please inform your friends and neighbors who might be interested in this
introductory program.

Fee: JFRA members, free; others, NIS 15.

For more information: Contact JFRA vice president Micha Reisel
<micha@...>.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Tel Aviv
dardasht@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus JFRA Petah Tikva Thursday, Oct. 17 #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

JFRA Petah Tikva will begin its year's activities at 8 pm Thursday,
October 17.

Micha Reisel will present
"The Changing Borders of Europe"

We can better understand the environment in which our ancestors lived,
the events which led to their migration, the languages of official
records, and where these records may be kept, if we recognize which
government was in control at different historical periods.
Your ancestral home may well have been subject to the rule of a number
of
countries when your family lived there.
For just one example, take the towns in Galicia.
On one document the town may be written as being in Austria.
On another document, it is in Poland.
And, on more recent documents, the town is in the Ukraine.

The meeting will be held at Susan Edel's home in Petah Tikva,
Reservations are strongly recommended.
For the address and directions, contact Gilda Kurtzman
<gildak@...>

Best wishes
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel
dardasht@...


Hurricane Lili may shut down JewishGen & GerSig #germany

GerSig@...
 

from JewishGen:
There is a distinct possibility that Hurricane Lili will hit the Houston
Texas area within the next day or so. Even while we are watching the
storm's progress, we have been preparing should we be hit.

Everything possible is being done to ensure that JewishGen looses no data
and all our records are safe, but we may be off line, depending on how
severely the area is affected.

You may follow up on weather forecasts here.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Houston.html#HUR

Posted by GerSig Moderator


German SIG #Germany Hurricane Lili may shut down JewishGen & GerSig #germany

GerSig@...
 

from JewishGen:
There is a distinct possibility that Hurricane Lili will hit the Houston
Texas area within the next day or so. Even while we are watching the
storm's progress, we have been preparing should we be hit.

Everything possible is being done to ensure that JewishGen looses no data
and all our records are safe, but we may be off line, depending on how
severely the area is affected.

You may follow up on weather forecasts here.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Houston.html#HUR

Posted by GerSig Moderator


Re: How can the same place be on different latitudes and longitudes? #general

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

Marilyn Feingold questioned how could Shtetl Seeker show the same town in
Moldova with six different latitude/longitudes. Answer: It is not the same
town with six different latitude/longitudes, but six towns in Moldova with
the same name.

Gary Mokotoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How can the same place be on different latitudes and longitudes? #general

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

Marilyn Feingold questioned how could Shtetl Seeker show the same town in
Moldova with six different latitude/longitudes. Answer: It is not the same
town with six different latitude/longitudes, but six towns in Moldova with
the same name.

Gary Mokotoff