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Sephardic Roots #general

Josh Brown <gettysburg63@...>
 

Hello:

I think that my STERES/STIRESS family >from Odessa, Ukraine was Sephardic,
but I am not sure. My grandfather was orphaned when he was 5 so he does
not remember much of his family. The family spoke Yiddish, but could
Sephardim speak Yiddish if they lived near Ashkenazim? They were
supposedly descended >from Queen Ester. Any help or suggestions would be
greatly appreciated.


Thanks,
Josh Brown


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sephardic Roots #general

Josh Brown <gettysburg63@...>
 

Hello:

I think that my STERES/STIRESS family >from Odessa, Ukraine was Sephardic,
but I am not sure. My grandfather was orphaned when he was 5 so he does
not remember much of his family. The family spoke Yiddish, but could
Sephardim speak Yiddish if they lived near Ashkenazim? They were
supposedly descended >from Queen Ester. Any help or suggestions would be
greatly appreciated.


Thanks,
Josh Brown


Victoria Mansion (Brooklyn, NY/USA) #general

Charles F. Printz <cfphrai@...>
 

Hi Jewish Genners -

I am wondering anew (last inquiry on this posted in 1997) if anyone out
there has a recollection of a catering hall by the name of the Victoria
Mansion existing in Brooklyn, NY (Williamsburg Section) at 654-656
Bedford Avenue 1930 - 1948 period? If so, I'd like to hear >from you with
anything you or family members recall about the owners who were my
grandparents (Mr/Mrs. Sam YARESHEFSKY, see also derivative spellings
below).

In the same vein, I would like to hear >from anyone who lived on Bedford
Avenue in Brooklyn, NY during the period 1930-1948, especially if the
names Sam, Sarah, Watso, Esther, or Yetta ring any bells. This is not the
same part of Bedford Avenue that today is commonly known as Bed-Stuy,
but the area further up with townhouses lining the streets.

Thanks in advance,

S/ Chuck Printz

Elizabeth, NJ/USA
JGFF Researcher 7493

Seeking:(1) YARESHEFSKY, Sam/David/Morris of Odessa, Russia
Other Forms: YORASHEFSKY, YORASHEVSKY, YAROSHEVSKY, JAROSHEVSKY,
JAROCHEWSKI, YARREY, YAROSH, YARESH.


Re: *Gorck (Goerck) Street* & Bucharest (*The Mystery unfolds*) #general

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 10/5/02 Mariyln Feingold (mrl@...) wrote:

<< My mystery search is slowly yielding results. I know now that Benjamin
Weissmann came to America in 1888. His son was born in Bucharest. He came
with his wife, Lena (Evelyn) and son, age 5, Samuel Henry. I'm assuming
that Benjamin might also have been born in Bucharest. The question for you
out there is this. Benjamin was 40 when he came to America. How can I
find out more about what was going on bucharest in 1888 that would have
made them want to leave. Is there anything on the web about Jews in
bucharest-any vital records on the internet? I know that Benjamin's wife
had two other children, but only one survived. Is there anyway I can get
more information about this. They lived at 133 Gorck Street in Manhatten
during the 1900 census. Is anyone familiar with this address? So many
questions... Thanks for your interest. marilyn feingold
>>

The street on which Ms. Feingold's WEISSMAN family lived was Goerck
Street, not *Gorck* Street. According to:

http://www.forgotten-ny.com/STREET%20SCENES/manholes/manhole.html

this street no longer exists, having been razed in the 1940's in order to
put up a housing project.

Another website informed me that the Edison Machine Works was located at
104 Goerck Street. There is more about Goerck Street on the Internet,
including map site which may be of interest to Ms.Feingold and other
Jewishgenners.

This is:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~blkyn/Map/Maps.Main.html

which has many *click-onable* old maps of Manhattan as well as of
Brooklyn, including a 1803 survey plan by Goerck and Mangin.

Still another very useful website for Jewishgenners wondering about the
streets in New York City is:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~blkyn/Manhattan/Forgotten.html

This site tersely explains where each street was in Manhattan and its
original name (if the name in which the user is interested is a different
one >from the original). The list needs to be read carefully to find the right
street.

As for Ms. Feingold's Bucharest question, most of the Jews in the
Transnistria region, of which a part became Romania, were Sephardim.
Increasingly the Jews of Transistria were harassed, for the usual reasons
as well as one which arose in the latter part of the nineteenth century
from the shoddy work a Prussian Jew had done on some railroad lines and
from his default to pay interest on his bonds to Prussian shareholders.
In 1881 Romania became a kingdom, formed of Moldova and Wallachia, with
the Catholic Charles of South Germany's Hollenzollern-Sigmaringen family
crowned as king. Under him, the legislature established equality before
the law and granted freedom of religion and speech and the rights of
assembly, but these rights were not enforced.

In 1883 Romania allied itself with the Central Powers. By the
nineteenth century's end, the Jewish population largely consisted of the
Ashkenazic Jews who came in waves >from Galicia and Russia. About 75,000
Romanian Jews are said to have emigrated beteen 1881-1914 most of them to
the United States.

I don't know of any particular *incident*, like a pogrom in Bucharest,
which might have prompted Ms. Feingold's ancestors to emigrate, but in
1888 there was an explosion of discontent by the peasants over their lack
of representation in government, and the insufficient acreage which had
been granted to them under land reform. Peasant discontent in Russia was
usually directed against Jewish inhabitants, so I imagine it was
similarly directed in Romania. There was a march of angry peasants toward
Bucharest which was violently quelled, with thousants of peasants killed.
Jews can't have felt safe in 1888 (if they had ever felt safe in Romania!).

But someone >from the ROM SIG may answer Ms. Feingold's question better
than I have so sketchily done, largely >from my gleanings >from the Internet.

Ms. Feinstein may also want to visit:

http://www.ajhs.org/publications/chapters/chapter.cfm?documentID=233

to read about the efforts of Benjamin Franklin Peixotto, President Grant's
unpaid consul who was sent to Romania to advocate on behalf of Romania's
Jewry.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@...
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok
and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Victoria Mansion (Brooklyn, NY/USA) #general

Charles F. Printz <cfphrai@...>
 

Hi Jewish Genners -

I am wondering anew (last inquiry on this posted in 1997) if anyone out
there has a recollection of a catering hall by the name of the Victoria
Mansion existing in Brooklyn, NY (Williamsburg Section) at 654-656
Bedford Avenue 1930 - 1948 period? If so, I'd like to hear >from you with
anything you or family members recall about the owners who were my
grandparents (Mr/Mrs. Sam YARESHEFSKY, see also derivative spellings
below).

In the same vein, I would like to hear >from anyone who lived on Bedford
Avenue in Brooklyn, NY during the period 1930-1948, especially if the
names Sam, Sarah, Watso, Esther, or Yetta ring any bells. This is not the
same part of Bedford Avenue that today is commonly known as Bed-Stuy,
but the area further up with townhouses lining the streets.

Thanks in advance,

S/ Chuck Printz

Elizabeth, NJ/USA
JGFF Researcher 7493

Seeking:(1) YARESHEFSKY, Sam/David/Morris of Odessa, Russia
Other Forms: YORASHEFSKY, YORASHEVSKY, YAROSHEVSKY, JAROSHEVSKY,
JAROCHEWSKI, YARREY, YAROSH, YARESH.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: *Gorck (Goerck) Street* & Bucharest (*The Mystery unfolds*) #general

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 10/5/02 Mariyln Feingold (mrl@...) wrote:

<< My mystery search is slowly yielding results. I know now that Benjamin
Weissmann came to America in 1888. His son was born in Bucharest. He came
with his wife, Lena (Evelyn) and son, age 5, Samuel Henry. I'm assuming
that Benjamin might also have been born in Bucharest. The question for you
out there is this. Benjamin was 40 when he came to America. How can I
find out more about what was going on bucharest in 1888 that would have
made them want to leave. Is there anything on the web about Jews in
bucharest-any vital records on the internet? I know that Benjamin's wife
had two other children, but only one survived. Is there anyway I can get
more information about this. They lived at 133 Gorck Street in Manhatten
during the 1900 census. Is anyone familiar with this address? So many
questions... Thanks for your interest. marilyn feingold
>>

The street on which Ms. Feingold's WEISSMAN family lived was Goerck
Street, not *Gorck* Street. According to:

http://www.forgotten-ny.com/STREET%20SCENES/manholes/manhole.html

this street no longer exists, having been razed in the 1940's in order to
put up a housing project.

Another website informed me that the Edison Machine Works was located at
104 Goerck Street. There is more about Goerck Street on the Internet,
including map site which may be of interest to Ms.Feingold and other
Jewishgenners.

This is:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~blkyn/Map/Maps.Main.html

which has many *click-onable* old maps of Manhattan as well as of
Brooklyn, including a 1803 survey plan by Goerck and Mangin.

Still another very useful website for Jewishgenners wondering about the
streets in New York City is:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~blkyn/Manhattan/Forgotten.html

This site tersely explains where each street was in Manhattan and its
original name (if the name in which the user is interested is a different
one >from the original). The list needs to be read carefully to find the right
street.

As for Ms. Feingold's Bucharest question, most of the Jews in the
Transnistria region, of which a part became Romania, were Sephardim.
Increasingly the Jews of Transistria were harassed, for the usual reasons
as well as one which arose in the latter part of the nineteenth century
from the shoddy work a Prussian Jew had done on some railroad lines and
from his default to pay interest on his bonds to Prussian shareholders.
In 1881 Romania became a kingdom, formed of Moldova and Wallachia, with
the Catholic Charles of South Germany's Hollenzollern-Sigmaringen family
crowned as king. Under him, the legislature established equality before
the law and granted freedom of religion and speech and the rights of
assembly, but these rights were not enforced.

In 1883 Romania allied itself with the Central Powers. By the
nineteenth century's end, the Jewish population largely consisted of the
Ashkenazic Jews who came in waves >from Galicia and Russia. About 75,000
Romanian Jews are said to have emigrated beteen 1881-1914 most of them to
the United States.

I don't know of any particular *incident*, like a pogrom in Bucharest,
which might have prompted Ms. Feingold's ancestors to emigrate, but in
1888 there was an explosion of discontent by the peasants over their lack
of representation in government, and the insufficient acreage which had
been granted to them under land reform. Peasant discontent in Russia was
usually directed against Jewish inhabitants, so I imagine it was
similarly directed in Romania. There was a march of angry peasants toward
Bucharest which was violently quelled, with thousants of peasants killed.
Jews can't have felt safe in 1888 (if they had ever felt safe in Romania!).

But someone >from the ROM SIG may answer Ms. Feingold's question better
than I have so sketchily done, largely >from my gleanings >from the Internet.

Ms. Feinstein may also want to visit:

http://www.ajhs.org/publications/chapters/chapter.cfm?documentID=233

to read about the efforts of Benjamin Franklin Peixotto, President Grant's
unpaid consul who was sent to Romania to advocate on behalf of Romania's
Jewry.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@...
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok
and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


BERMAN Family #general

Shirley Collier <shirley.collier@...>
 

I have previously tried to find my BERMAN family in the States without
success. I now have some more information so I hope you don't mind if I
try again.

from the 1901 census I have discovered that my great uncle Harry
(Ariel/Henry) BERMAN aged 24 lived with his parents, his wife Sarah
(Sheva/Jane} aged 22 nee BARNETT, and their son Barnett aged 2 in 10 Little
Pearl Street, Whitechapel, London.

Harry and Sarah eventually had another three children, Miriam, born 6
August 1902. Henry, born 1905 and Cissie, born 15 May 1909. In 1911,
Harry died aged 34 and Sarah left England for America in December 1913
from Southampton on the SS Majestic to join her half brother (name
unknown).

Miriam missed her mother and joined the family in December 1913, the
destination address being Green Street, New York. Cissie, the youngest,
didn't go for another eight years (1921) staying with her uncle, my
grandfather. The destination address at that time was a post office box
in Wilkes Barre, Philadelphia. Cissie came back to London around
1946/47, was taken ill, and one of her brothers came over to take her back
home. I don't believe any contact was made between the English and
American families after that time. I think one of the brothers was a
surgeon in the second world war, stationed in the UK.

If any of this means anything to anyone please could they contact me
privately.

Shirley
London England

BEARMAN/BERMAN (Piaskj/Russia-London-New York-Philadelphia);
HARRIS/HARISCH (Sieratz-Hull-London); ROZAINSKY/WAPNASH
(Rozan/Czestochowa-Newcastle-London);
TRINKENREICH/TILLES(Tarnow/Krakow-Newcastle-London)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BERMAN Family #general

Shirley Collier <shirley.collier@...>
 

I have previously tried to find my BERMAN family in the States without
success. I now have some more information so I hope you don't mind if I
try again.

from the 1901 census I have discovered that my great uncle Harry
(Ariel/Henry) BERMAN aged 24 lived with his parents, his wife Sarah
(Sheva/Jane} aged 22 nee BARNETT, and their son Barnett aged 2 in 10 Little
Pearl Street, Whitechapel, London.

Harry and Sarah eventually had another three children, Miriam, born 6
August 1902. Henry, born 1905 and Cissie, born 15 May 1909. In 1911,
Harry died aged 34 and Sarah left England for America in December 1913
from Southampton on the SS Majestic to join her half brother (name
unknown).

Miriam missed her mother and joined the family in December 1913, the
destination address being Green Street, New York. Cissie, the youngest,
didn't go for another eight years (1921) staying with her uncle, my
grandfather. The destination address at that time was a post office box
in Wilkes Barre, Philadelphia. Cissie came back to London around
1946/47, was taken ill, and one of her brothers came over to take her back
home. I don't believe any contact was made between the English and
American families after that time. I think one of the brothers was a
surgeon in the second world war, stationed in the UK.

If any of this means anything to anyone please could they contact me
privately.

Shirley
London England

BEARMAN/BERMAN (Piaskj/Russia-London-New York-Philadelphia);
HARRIS/HARISCH (Sieratz-Hull-London); ROZAINSKY/WAPNASH
(Rozan/Czestochowa-Newcastle-London);
TRINKENREICH/TILLES(Tarnow/Krakow-Newcastle-London)


Searching KANAREK from Krakow, Poland #general

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

Searching for family members, survivors and descendants of the KANAREK
family >from Krakow, Poland.

For details see:
http://www.zchor.org/searchin/kanarek.htm

Please contact me in private.

Thank you very much
Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.zchor.org


Zlotta FORMAN, Zhitomir to Chicago #general

phyllis forman <fill4man@...>
 

Hi,
Trying to trace the roots of brothers, Sam (Shimon Hesch) & Philip
(Feivish) FORMAN, who immigrated to Boston >from Zhitomir, around 1910.
Sam arrived with wife, Esther SILVERMAN. Philip arrived with son, Edward,
whose mother had died in Ukraine & Philip married Rose SHUSTERMAN, in
Boston.

The brothers had a sister (maybe others we don't know about), Zlotta, who
settled in Chicago. We don't know her married name. All I know about her
is she used to sing the song *golden earings*; and I've heard that one of
her daughters was an opera singer.

thanks,
Phyllis
http://www.jewishgen.org/family/themillsepstein.html
Researching:
FORMAN, SILVERMAN, YANKELVICH >from Zhitomir, Odessa & Kiev / MILL, KREEM
(variations of) >from Kremenchug, Kiev, Odessa & anywhere //
EPSTEIN >from Kossovo (Kosow Poleski), Dyatlovo (Zhetl)- Belarus //
KANTOFSKY (KONTOBSKY)>from Kossovo, Khomsk - Belarus


First names: Gedaliah, Gute Leib #general

Jon Meltzer <jonmeltzer@...>
 

Family tradition says that my great-great grandfather Moshe MELTZER, >from
Volozhin (now in Belarus) had four sons that came to the US. I'm looking
for two of them: Gedaliah and Gute Leib.

Gedaliah must have taken an American first name, as I can't find any
Gedaliah Meltzers in the 1900-1930 census indexes. The jewishgen.org
Lithuanian names database says the equivalents could be Charles, Daniel,
George, Gustav, Jacob, Julius, and Harry - are there any other names a
Gedaliah may have used?

As for Gute Leib - does anyone know of *Gute* being used as a man's first
name or nickname, with Leib or anything else? (Leib translates to Louis,
Leo, or Leonard; tons of those in the census, just have to find the right
one)

thanks,

Jon Meltzer
jmeltzer@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching KANAREK from Krakow, Poland #general

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

Searching for family members, survivors and descendants of the KANAREK
family >from Krakow, Poland.

For details see:
http://www.zchor.org/searchin/kanarek.htm

Please contact me in private.

Thank you very much
Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.zchor.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zlotta FORMAN, Zhitomir to Chicago #general

phyllis forman <fill4man@...>
 

Hi,
Trying to trace the roots of brothers, Sam (Shimon Hesch) & Philip
(Feivish) FORMAN, who immigrated to Boston >from Zhitomir, around 1910.
Sam arrived with wife, Esther SILVERMAN. Philip arrived with son, Edward,
whose mother had died in Ukraine & Philip married Rose SHUSTERMAN, in
Boston.

The brothers had a sister (maybe others we don't know about), Zlotta, who
settled in Chicago. We don't know her married name. All I know about her
is she used to sing the song *golden earings*; and I've heard that one of
her daughters was an opera singer.

thanks,
Phyllis
http://www.jewishgen.org/family/themillsepstein.html
Researching:
FORMAN, SILVERMAN, YANKELVICH >from Zhitomir, Odessa & Kiev / MILL, KREEM
(variations of) >from Kremenchug, Kiev, Odessa & anywhere //
EPSTEIN >from Kossovo (Kosow Poleski), Dyatlovo (Zhetl)- Belarus //
KANTOFSKY (KONTOBSKY)>from Kossovo, Khomsk - Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First names: Gedaliah, Gute Leib #general

Jon Meltzer <jonmeltzer@...>
 

Family tradition says that my great-great grandfather Moshe MELTZER, >from
Volozhin (now in Belarus) had four sons that came to the US. I'm looking
for two of them: Gedaliah and Gute Leib.

Gedaliah must have taken an American first name, as I can't find any
Gedaliah Meltzers in the 1900-1930 census indexes. The jewishgen.org
Lithuanian names database says the equivalents could be Charles, Daniel,
George, Gustav, Jacob, Julius, and Harry - are there any other names a
Gedaliah may have used?

As for Gute Leib - does anyone know of *Gute* being used as a man's first
name or nickname, with Leib or anything else? (Leib translates to Louis,
Leo, or Leonard; tons of those in the census, just have to find the right
one)

thanks,

Jon Meltzer
jmeltzer@...


I meant to say Budapest! #general

Marilyn Feingold <mrl@...>
 

In my last e-mail I believe I stated I was looking for information about
Bucharest! Woops! I meant to say Budapest! Thanks.

Marilyn Feingold


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen I meant to say Budapest! #general

Marilyn Feingold <mrl@...>
 

In my last e-mail I believe I stated I was looking for information about
Bucharest! Woops! I meant to say Budapest! Thanks.

Marilyn Feingold


Question re records of conversion... #france

Rosanne D. Leeson <leeson1@...>
 

I have been asked if there is anyway to discover the records of
conversion >from Jewish to possibly Protestantism, in France in the
18-19th centuries.

Can anyone in France tell me what the procedure there might have been.
In the US it is generally the local Christian parish that would maintain
such types of records. Might it have been the same in France - probably
in Strasbourg? Would there have been anything in Jewish records...?

Any help appreciated. Please reply privately to me:
Rosanne Leeson
Leson1@...
--
Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA USA
Leeson1@...


French SIG #France Question re records of conversion... #france

Rosanne D. Leeson <leeson1@...>
 

I have been asked if there is anyway to discover the records of
conversion >from Jewish to possibly Protestantism, in France in the
18-19th centuries.

Can anyone in France tell me what the procedure there might have been.
In the US it is generally the local Christian parish that would maintain
such types of records. Might it have been the same in France - probably
in Strasbourg? Would there have been anything in Jewish records...?

Any help appreciated. Please reply privately to me:
Rosanne Leeson
Leson1@...
--
Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA USA
Leeson1@...


October meeting of the JGS of Bergen County #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

Just a quick reminder... The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County
will be having its next meeting on Sunday, October 13, 2002. Michael
Schutzel will talk about using the resources of the Family History Center
in Emerson, New Jersey. Michael's talk will discuss what the Family
History Center is, what you can find there, where can you find it, and
what you should bring with you. The main meeting starts at 2PM and is held
at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. The JCC of the Palisades is
located at 401 East Clinton Avenue in Tenafly. Their phone number is 201-
569-7900.

There will be no schmooze session this month.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

* * * * * * * * * * About Michael Schutzel * * * * * * * * * * *
Michael Schutzel is a long time member of the JGS of Bergen County, and is
a volunteer at the Family History Center in Emerson, New Jersey.

* * * * * * * * * * * * Upcoming meetings * * * * * * * * * * *
November 11: John Celardo of NARA (National Archives and Records
Administration) will discuss the 1930 census, which becomes available in
April, 2002.

December 8: Mark Halpern will talk about 'Jewish Records Indexing (JRI-
Poland): 1,500,000 record indices and more.'.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * Membership* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
January marked the beginning of out new membership year. If you are not
already a member for 2002, please consider joining. If you have been a
member in the past, please renew your membership. Membership in the JGS
of Bergen County entitles you to 4 issues of our newsletter, 'The
Gatherers'. In addition, members can borrow selected books and tapes >from
our 400 book library. Please start your membership by mailing a tax
deductible check for $20 ($25 for couples) to

JGS of Bergen County
c/o Edward Rosenbaum
135 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
President
JGS of Bergen County, NJ

About the JGS of Bergen county

We are an organization of Jewish genealogists who are enjoying the growing
pastime of tracing our families' roots back to the Old Country and
collecting records of our family, some of them hundreds of years old. The
Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County is one of over 70 member
organizations of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen October meeting of the JGS of Bergen County #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

Just a quick reminder... The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County
will be having its next meeting on Sunday, October 13, 2002. Michael
Schutzel will talk about using the resources of the Family History Center
in Emerson, New Jersey. Michael's talk will discuss what the Family
History Center is, what you can find there, where can you find it, and
what you should bring with you. The main meeting starts at 2PM and is held
at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. The JCC of the Palisades is
located at 401 East Clinton Avenue in Tenafly. Their phone number is 201-
569-7900.

There will be no schmooze session this month.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

* * * * * * * * * * About Michael Schutzel * * * * * * * * * * *
Michael Schutzel is a long time member of the JGS of Bergen County, and is
a volunteer at the Family History Center in Emerson, New Jersey.

* * * * * * * * * * * * Upcoming meetings * * * * * * * * * * *
November 11: John Celardo of NARA (National Archives and Records
Administration) will discuss the 1930 census, which becomes available in
April, 2002.

December 8: Mark Halpern will talk about 'Jewish Records Indexing (JRI-
Poland): 1,500,000 record indices and more.'.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * Membership* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
January marked the beginning of out new membership year. If you are not
already a member for 2002, please consider joining. If you have been a
member in the past, please renew your membership. Membership in the JGS
of Bergen County entitles you to 4 issues of our newsletter, 'The
Gatherers'. In addition, members can borrow selected books and tapes >from
our 400 book library. Please start your membership by mailing a tax
deductible check for $20 ($25 for couples) to

JGS of Bergen County
c/o Edward Rosenbaum
135 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
President
JGS of Bergen County, NJ

About the JGS of Bergen county

We are an organization of Jewish genealogists who are enjoying the growing
pastime of tracing our families' roots back to the Old Country and
collecting records of our family, some of them hundreds of years old. The
Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County is one of over 70 member
organizations of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies.