Date   

EIDB-Balsrowce? #general

Abraham D. Gordom <hanale@...>
 

Denise,

This could be the town of Bolszowce Galicia, now known officially as
Bolshovtsy, Ukraine. My mother was born there.

The coordinates are 49/11 latitude and 24/45 longitude.

Hope this will help.

Sylvia Gordon
New York


For Marc Raizman #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta.sheps@...>
 

I tried to reply to your message of yesterday afternoon. Still no
success. The reason my mailer gave was gibberish, so I can't even offer
any suggestions.

Many thanks for your help. Hope you get this problem sorted out.

Roberta Sheps


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EIDB-Balsrowce? #general

Abraham D. Gordom <hanale@...>
 

Denise,

This could be the town of Bolszowce Galicia, now known officially as
Bolshovtsy, Ukraine. My mother was born there.

The coordinates are 49/11 latitude and 24/45 longitude.

Hope this will help.

Sylvia Gordon
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen For Marc Raizman #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta.sheps@...>
 

I tried to reply to your message of yesterday afternoon. Still no
success. The reason my mailer gave was gibberish, so I can't even offer
any suggestions.

Many thanks for your help. Hope you get this problem sorted out.

Roberta Sheps


The Countdown to DC (and the 23rd IAJGS Conference) begins... #general

JGSGWDC2003@...
 

Now that the Toronto conference is behind us--and the organizers did a
splendid job!!!--the 23rd annual conference planners are hard at work
getting ready for a grand event less than a year >from now. While our
website (www.JewishGen.org/DC2003) is still under construction, but
expanding, and registration for the conference will not be available
until February 1st, here's a taste of what to expect:

Hold July 20-25, 2003:
For the 23rd Annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in
Washington, D.C.


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) warmly invites
genealogists of all levels and interests to attend next year's 23rd Annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. It will be held in
Washington, D.C. --a “capital” city chock-filled with spectacular family
history resources and sightseeing attractions. The 2003 conference is sure
to be even more sophisticated than past annual seminars and build upon
their accomplishments. However, this is more than a chance to “turn the
corner” on your research efforts, reach new milestones, or learn of
advances and new databases. Conference attendees will be able to question
the experts and meet and mingle with those researching the same family
lines or ancestral towns. And, consider extending your stay in Washington
into a vacation for you and your family -- because so many attractions are
within walking distance of the Conference setting!

The Conference is being held July 20-25, 2003, at the ideally-located,
spacious, and elegant JW Marriott Hotel (www.marriotthotels.com/wasjw),
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. The Hotel is conveniently located near major
genealogy research institutions, the Washington, D.C. Metro system, Union
Station/Amtrak, Ronald Reagan National Airport, two major theatres, and
numerous eateries ranging >from food court to gourmet tastes. The JW
Marriott has 738 guest rooms and 34 suites on 15 levels, and will offer
special, highly-attractive rates for Conference attendees. The Hotel’s
multitude of features includes an indoor swimming pool, a health club,
sports/recreation facilities, and three coffee shops and restaurants. The
Hotel is rated as Three Stars by the Mobil Travel Guide, and 4 Diamonds by
AAA. The area also is served by Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)
and Dulles Airports. The conference room rate is set at $149 for occupancy
up to four individuals.

The JGSGW already is planning the following features and events for
Conference registrants:
* A CD-ROM computer disk that contains the full Conference syllabus and a
newly-updated version of JGSGW's well-regarded resource tool, “Capital
Collections.” This resource manual describes where all Jewish-genealogy
relevant records and repositories are found in the Washington, D.C. area,
their hours, and what collections and databases these sites hold.
* A welcome address at the Opening Reception by the Archivist of the
United States, John W. Carlin.
* A special after-hours tour and reception at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum, and two tickets for admission to the Museum at any time during
the Conference week.
* Unique programs presented throughout the Conference by experts >from the
Library of Congress, National Archives, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum,
U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, and other major genealogy
research institutions.
* The chance to inspect and select >from the books, software, and supplies
of diverse genealogy publishers and vendors.
* Internet, database, and software access, as well as computer software
demonstrations and instruction.
* A Kosher Banquet featuring a major speaker in the field.
* Plus films, special exhibits, book and author discussions, and much more.

Remember too: the Metropolitan Washington/Maryland/Virginia area is filled
with many easily-reached cultural, social, and religious attractions. These
include the Smithsonian's many museums, the National and Warner Theatres
(both within one block of the Conference hotel), the Kennedy Center, unique
neighborhoods including Capitol Hill and Georgetown, numerous shops, and
many quality restaurants that offer a wide variety of cuisines. Washington
also provides an opportunity to tour the White House, the U. S. Capitol,
and many Federal monuments and memorials. In conjunction with the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Maryland, Conference attendees will be able to visit
Baltimore-area research and cultural institutions.

Renowned research repositories in a magnificent capital city! How can you
and your family pass up attending the 23rd Annual International Conference
next July? Look for further information in genealogy journals and on our
web site in the months ahead!

Elias Savada
Sheri Meisel
Ben Okner
Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Countdown to DC (and the 23rd IAJGS Conference) begins... #general

JGSGWDC2003@...
 

Now that the Toronto conference is behind us--and the organizers did a
splendid job!!!--the 23rd annual conference planners are hard at work
getting ready for a grand event less than a year >from now. While our
website (www.JewishGen.org/DC2003) is still under construction, but
expanding, and registration for the conference will not be available
until February 1st, here's a taste of what to expect:

Hold July 20-25, 2003:
For the 23rd Annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in
Washington, D.C.


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) warmly invites
genealogists of all levels and interests to attend next year's 23rd Annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. It will be held in
Washington, D.C. --a “capital” city chock-filled with spectacular family
history resources and sightseeing attractions. The 2003 conference is sure
to be even more sophisticated than past annual seminars and build upon
their accomplishments. However, this is more than a chance to “turn the
corner” on your research efforts, reach new milestones, or learn of
advances and new databases. Conference attendees will be able to question
the experts and meet and mingle with those researching the same family
lines or ancestral towns. And, consider extending your stay in Washington
into a vacation for you and your family -- because so many attractions are
within walking distance of the Conference setting!

The Conference is being held July 20-25, 2003, at the ideally-located,
spacious, and elegant JW Marriott Hotel (www.marriotthotels.com/wasjw),
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. The Hotel is conveniently located near major
genealogy research institutions, the Washington, D.C. Metro system, Union
Station/Amtrak, Ronald Reagan National Airport, two major theatres, and
numerous eateries ranging >from food court to gourmet tastes. The JW
Marriott has 738 guest rooms and 34 suites on 15 levels, and will offer
special, highly-attractive rates for Conference attendees. The Hotel’s
multitude of features includes an indoor swimming pool, a health club,
sports/recreation facilities, and three coffee shops and restaurants. The
Hotel is rated as Three Stars by the Mobil Travel Guide, and 4 Diamonds by
AAA. The area also is served by Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)
and Dulles Airports. The conference room rate is set at $149 for occupancy
up to four individuals.

The JGSGW already is planning the following features and events for
Conference registrants:
* A CD-ROM computer disk that contains the full Conference syllabus and a
newly-updated version of JGSGW's well-regarded resource tool, “Capital
Collections.” This resource manual describes where all Jewish-genealogy
relevant records and repositories are found in the Washington, D.C. area,
their hours, and what collections and databases these sites hold.
* A welcome address at the Opening Reception by the Archivist of the
United States, John W. Carlin.
* A special after-hours tour and reception at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum, and two tickets for admission to the Museum at any time during
the Conference week.
* Unique programs presented throughout the Conference by experts >from the
Library of Congress, National Archives, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum,
U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, and other major genealogy
research institutions.
* The chance to inspect and select >from the books, software, and supplies
of diverse genealogy publishers and vendors.
* Internet, database, and software access, as well as computer software
demonstrations and instruction.
* A Kosher Banquet featuring a major speaker in the field.
* Plus films, special exhibits, book and author discussions, and much more.

Remember too: the Metropolitan Washington/Maryland/Virginia area is filled
with many easily-reached cultural, social, and religious attractions. These
include the Smithsonian's many museums, the National and Warner Theatres
(both within one block of the Conference hotel), the Kennedy Center, unique
neighborhoods including Capitol Hill and Georgetown, numerous shops, and
many quality restaurants that offer a wide variety of cuisines. Washington
also provides an opportunity to tour the White House, the U. S. Capitol,
and many Federal monuments and memorials. In conjunction with the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Maryland, Conference attendees will be able to visit
Baltimore-area research and cultural institutions.

Renowned research repositories in a magnificent capital city! How can you
and your family pass up attending the 23rd Annual International Conference
next July? Look for further information in genealogy journals and on our
web site in the months ahead!

Elias Savada
Sheri Meisel
Ben Okner
Conference Co-Chairs


Yichus Book #rabbinic

Chaya minna sapirman
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

Has anyone ever heard of a sefer called Mazkeres P'K'SH? Cousins
of mine found this book in Antwerp a few years ago. It might be a
delineation of yichus to the Dejer Rov or to the Bobover Rebbe.

Thank you for your time.

M.Sapirman
sapirman@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Yichus Book #rabbinic

Chaya minna sapirman
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

Has anyone ever heard of a sefer called Mazkeres P'K'SH? Cousins
of mine found this book in Antwerp a few years ago. It might be a
delineation of yichus to the Dejer Rov or to the Bobover Rebbe.

Thank you for your time.

M.Sapirman
sapirman@...


Re: GUGGENHEIM, Switz #germany

George Arnstein <vze2zx9t@...>
 

Anita Springer asked: Can anyone tell me how to do further genealogical
reseach in this part of Switzerland or on this branch of GUGGENHEIM?

I am doing this >from memory, but David Ludwig Kahn privately publ several
genealogies, including Guggenheim >from Endingen. I think well of it,
because it even shows my stepfather, whose mother was a G. Libr of
Congress has a copy ( catalog can be searched on line).

George A., Washington, DC
Alternate e-mail address is: garnstein@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The "alternate e-mail address" above is probably an
"e-mail for life" address. Many college and university alumni groups
offer such a service free of charge. Several commercial operations (such
as bigfoot.com and POBox.com) do also.

When you have such an email forwarding service, you can arrange for
mail sent to that address to be instantly forwarded to your present
address. If you change email providers you change the forwarded to
address with your service and your mail will be routed accordingly.

This is particularly useful for your JGFF and other long-term listings.
Having an "e-mail for life" address will insure that those listings will
not go out-of-date. MOD1


German SIG #Germany Re: GUGGENHEIM, Switz #germany

George Arnstein <vze2zx9t@...>
 

Anita Springer asked: Can anyone tell me how to do further genealogical
reseach in this part of Switzerland or on this branch of GUGGENHEIM?

I am doing this >from memory, but David Ludwig Kahn privately publ several
genealogies, including Guggenheim >from Endingen. I think well of it,
because it even shows my stepfather, whose mother was a G. Libr of
Congress has a copy ( catalog can be searched on line).

George A., Washington, DC
Alternate e-mail address is: garnstein@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The "alternate e-mail address" above is probably an
"e-mail for life" address. Many college and university alumni groups
offer such a service free of charge. Several commercial operations (such
as bigfoot.com and POBox.com) do also.

When you have such an email forwarding service, you can arrange for
mail sent to that address to be instantly forwarded to your present
address. If you change email providers you change the forwarded to
address with your service and your mail will be routed accordingly.

This is particularly useful for your JGFF and other long-term listings.
Having an "e-mail for life" address will insure that those listings will
not go out-of-date. MOD1


Re: GUGGENHEIM [+ ER] #germany

MBernet@...
 

I'm sorry; I goofed. There are GUGGENHEIMs and GUGGENHEIMERs and an almost
infinite number of spelling variants. The polymath professor who
published a dictionary of Jewish names was a GGH-er.

The proper listing for the book (cut and pasted >from amazon.com) is
Jewish Family Names and Their Origins: An Etymological Dictionary by
Heinrich W. Guggenheimer, Eva H. Guggenheimer. List Price: $156.25

I don't know whether the +ERs and the -ERs are related, nor how the Swiss
and the German families are related.

I did send on an inquiry to a friend who has a Swiss GUGGENHEIM
brother-in-law (or is that GUGGENHEIMER?).

Michael Bernet, New York mbernet@...


German SIG #Germany re: GUGGENHEIM [+ ER] #germany

MBernet@...
 

I'm sorry; I goofed. There are GUGGENHEIMs and GUGGENHEIMERs and an almost
infinite number of spelling variants. The polymath professor who
published a dictionary of Jewish names was a GGH-er.

The proper listing for the book (cut and pasted >from amazon.com) is
Jewish Family Names and Their Origins: An Etymological Dictionary by
Heinrich W. Guggenheimer, Eva H. Guggenheimer. List Price: $156.25

I don't know whether the +ERs and the -ERs are related, nor how the Swiss
and the German families are related.

I did send on an inquiry to a friend who has a Swiss GUGGENHEIM
brother-in-law (or is that GUGGENHEIMER?).

Michael Bernet, New York mbernet@...


Various BRAUNSTEIN spellings #general

katie sobol <katie2727@...>
 

Dear Genners:

I want to share with all of you out there searching for BRAUNSTEIN:

BRAUNSTEIN, Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental surname, composed of the German
elements braun BROWN and stein STONE. Various spellings:
BRONS(H)TEIN, BRONSTIEN; BRONS(Z)TEJN (Polish spelling), BROWNSTEIN (Part.
Anglicized); BROWNSTONE (fully Anglicized).

Thank you,
Katie Sobol
katie2727@...
Searching: BRAUNSTEIN, MESSINGER, ZOLLER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Various BRAUNSTEIN spellings #general

katie sobol <katie2727@...>
 

Dear Genners:

I want to share with all of you out there searching for BRAUNSTEIN:

BRAUNSTEIN, Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental surname, composed of the German
elements braun BROWN and stein STONE. Various spellings:
BRONS(H)TEIN, BRONSTIEN; BRONS(Z)TEJN (Polish spelling), BROWNSTEIN (Part.
Anglicized); BROWNSTONE (fully Anglicized).

Thank you,
Katie Sobol
katie2727@...
Searching: BRAUNSTEIN, MESSINGER, ZOLLER


One Photograph by Szymon Balicer #galicia

Peter Jassem <pjassem@...>
 

I have a beautiful undated 4"x5.5" family photograph
made in the famous studio of Szymon Balicer in Krakow
(Szymon Balicer, Fotograf w Krakowie.) The address
provided on reverse reads: Ulica Kolejowa No 19 (19
Kolejowa Street.)

The photographer is also listed in the "Kaufmannisches
Adressbuch" of 1891, with no street address, under
"Photographen; Krakau" on p. 1133.

If you have a dated photograph >from the same studio,
please contact me so that I could compare the style,
the rear imprint and the address. In case of
similarities I may be able to estimate the approximate
time of taking this photograph.

If you have access to business directories of Krakow
from other years, please check if S. Balicer is listed
there and let me know the details of such listings.

Thanks,

Peter Jassem

______________________________________________________________________
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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia One Photograph by Szymon Balicer #galicia

Peter Jassem <pjassem@...>
 

I have a beautiful undated 4"x5.5" family photograph
made in the famous studio of Szymon Balicer in Krakow
(Szymon Balicer, Fotograf w Krakowie.) The address
provided on reverse reads: Ulica Kolejowa No 19 (19
Kolejowa Street.)

The photographer is also listed in the "Kaufmannisches
Adressbuch" of 1891, with no street address, under
"Photographen; Krakau" on p. 1133.

If you have a dated photograph >from the same studio,
please contact me so that I could compare the style,
the rear imprint and the address. In case of
similarities I may be able to estimate the approximate
time of taking this photograph.

If you have access to business directories of Krakow
from other years, please check if S. Balicer is listed
there and let me know the details of such listings.

Thanks,

Peter Jassem

______________________________________________________________________
Post your ad for free now! http://personals.yahoo.ca


Toronto Conference Lectures on Western Galicia #galicia

Peter Jassem <pjassem@...>
 

Dear Fellow Galitzianers,

Those of you, who attended the 22nd IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in
Toronto may have planned to attend the two lectures by
Dr. Leszek Hondo of the Faculty of Jewish Studies at
the Jagiellonian University of Krakow:
1. Jewish Cemeteries in Western Galicia
2. Sources for Jewish Genealogical Research in Western
Galicia

Unfortunately due to his sudden sickness these
interesting lectures were cancelled on short notice.

I'd like to share some good news with you. Not only
Dr. Hondo has now recovered, he has also agreed to
prepare his lectures for publication in The
Galitzianer.

Peter Jassem
Program Chair of the Toronto Conference

______________________________________________________________________
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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Toronto Conference Lectures on Western Galicia #galicia

Peter Jassem <pjassem@...>
 

Dear Fellow Galitzianers,

Those of you, who attended the 22nd IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in
Toronto may have planned to attend the two lectures by
Dr. Leszek Hondo of the Faculty of Jewish Studies at
the Jagiellonian University of Krakow:
1. Jewish Cemeteries in Western Galicia
2. Sources for Jewish Genealogical Research in Western
Galicia

Unfortunately due to his sudden sickness these
interesting lectures were cancelled on short notice.

I'd like to share some good news with you. Not only
Dr. Hondo has now recovered, he has also agreed to
prepare his lectures for publication in The
Galitzianer.

Peter Jassem
Program Chair of the Toronto Conference

______________________________________________________________________
Post your ad for free now! http://personals.yahoo.ca


Seeking Help on Yiddish Translation #germany

stephen lubell
 

Greetings!

I am seeking help on translation for a letter in Yiddish belonging to my
wife's family. The letter consists of two sides and is dated 1910. The
notepaper heading is in Russian. I have scanned the letter in three goes
as follows:

Side 1 (there are two files VM1717 and VM1718 as there is
a bit of vertical text on the right hand side)
Side 2 (VM1719) Side 2 of the letter

The files are up on the ViewMate site
(http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/) in the "To View" section - as
files - VM1717/18/19

The full VM file Names are as follows:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1717.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1718.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1719.html

Please send replies directly to me at (and not to the list!):
My thanks in advance for your assistance.

Stephen Lubell slubell@... Ramat Gan Israel


German SIG #Germany Seeking Help on Yiddish Translation #germany

stephen lubell
 

Greetings!

I am seeking help on translation for a letter in Yiddish belonging to my
wife's family. The letter consists of two sides and is dated 1910. The
notepaper heading is in Russian. I have scanned the letter in three goes
as follows:

Side 1 (there are two files VM1717 and VM1718 as there is
a bit of vertical text on the right hand side)
Side 2 (VM1719) Side 2 of the letter

The files are up on the ViewMate site
(http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/) in the "To View" section - as
files - VM1717/18/19

The full VM file Names are as follows:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1717.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1718.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1719.html

Please send replies directly to me at (and not to the list!):
My thanks in advance for your assistance.

Stephen Lubell slubell@... Ramat Gan Israel