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Pier 21 Halifax #general

Isadore Fine <ifine@...>
 

During a recent trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, I visited Pier 21, which is
where most of the immigrants to Canada >from 1928 to 1971 arrived. It is now
a museum honoring Canada's immigrants. I suppose that we could call it
Canada's equivalent to Ellis Island.

The multi-media show gives us some idea of what the immigrants experienced
on their arrival in Canada.

There are many other exhibits, including models and photographs of the ships
that carried many of our ancestors to our shores.

The most interesting part of our tour was the resource center, where a
member of their staff was able to locate my father on their database and
thus we were given a copy of the original immigration manifest from
microfilm.

This manifest contains information which I never had before. In fact it
refers to a relative in Montreal who I never heard of.

Touring Pier 21 is a very worthwhile experience, especially for those of us
whose family arrived there >from Europe.

Their website is pier21.ns.ca

Issie Fine
Montreal
ifine@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pier 21 Halifax #general

Isadore Fine <ifine@...>
 

During a recent trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, I visited Pier 21, which is
where most of the immigrants to Canada >from 1928 to 1971 arrived. It is now
a museum honoring Canada's immigrants. I suppose that we could call it
Canada's equivalent to Ellis Island.

The multi-media show gives us some idea of what the immigrants experienced
on their arrival in Canada.

There are many other exhibits, including models and photographs of the ships
that carried many of our ancestors to our shores.

The most interesting part of our tour was the resource center, where a
member of their staff was able to locate my father on their database and
thus we were given a copy of the original immigration manifest from
microfilm.

This manifest contains information which I never had before. In fact it
refers to a relative in Montreal who I never heard of.

Touring Pier 21 is a very worthwhile experience, especially for those of us
whose family arrived there >from Europe.

Their website is pier21.ns.ca

Issie Fine
Montreal
ifine@...


Poland: AJZNER VEL ZELAZKO #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

A woman named Dora AJZNER VEL ZELAZKO (or AJZNER VEL ZELASKO) married
my cousin--Fiszel BRODA. They were >from the area of Czestochowa,
Poland. Fiszel and Dora BRODA (her married name) were born around
1910.

They had at least two children: Frajda Gitla BRODA and Pinkus BRODA,
both born in the 1930s. I am looking for any information on this
family. Please let me know if you can help me in my search.
........................................................
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA,
SZEWCZYK, LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS,
MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ, SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/talman/
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/englander/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Poland: AJZNER VEL ZELAZKO #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

A woman named Dora AJZNER VEL ZELAZKO (or AJZNER VEL ZELASKO) married
my cousin--Fiszel BRODA. They were >from the area of Czestochowa,
Poland. Fiszel and Dora BRODA (her married name) were born around
1910.

They had at least two children: Frajda Gitla BRODA and Pinkus BRODA,
both born in the 1930s. I am looking for any information on this
family. Please let me know if you can help me in my search.
........................................................
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA,
SZEWCZYK, LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS,
MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ, SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/talman/
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/englander/


Sefardic surnames ? #general

Gregor Samsa <grsamsa@...>
 

Hello everybody,

I found that around the terrible year 1391 were all jewish people into Spain
were obligate to change into christianism (among other terrible things)
jewish change completely their names to a christian form.

I saw this on a large converter name's archive were was compared the old
(jewish) and the new (christian) name >from people >from Girona, Barcelona and
many other important places into Catalonia.

Actually into Spain a lot of descendents (my case, for example) still having
the jewish surname.

Could somebody explain this?

Mauricio Estruga


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sefardic surnames ? #general

Gregor Samsa <grsamsa@...>
 

Hello everybody,

I found that around the terrible year 1391 were all jewish people into Spain
were obligate to change into christianism (among other terrible things)
jewish change completely their names to a christian form.

I saw this on a large converter name's archive were was compared the old
(jewish) and the new (christian) name >from people >from Girona, Barcelona and
many other important places into Catalonia.

Actually into Spain a lot of descendents (my case, for example) still having
the jewish surname.

Could somebody explain this?

Mauricio Estruga


Re: Hebrew spelling of surname UTITZ #general

tom klein <bossman@...>
 

i would expect the jews of prague
to have spoken yiddish at the time
the stones were put up, so the correct
question is "how would you spell this name in yiddish?".
(the spelling rules for yiddish are significantly
different >from hebrew, by the way.)

also, the "-itz" ending may actually have been pronounced
"itch", which could affect the spelling.

my only knowledge of yiddish is >from a couple
of semesters in elementary school,
so i can't be of much more help.

good luck,
tom klein, toronto


pz> Subject: Hebrew spelling of surname UTITZ From:
pz> Zimmer-Luedinghausen@... (Peter Zimmer) Date: 28 Aug 2002
pz> 17:20 GMT X-Message-Number: 14
pz>
pz> Hi list,
pz>
pz> I am trying to look up a name of my ancestors >from Prague in Simon
pz> Hook's book *Die Familien Prags*. This book is in written in Hebrew
pz> and shows the tombstone inscriptions of the Old Jewish Cemetery in
pz> Prague. The name I am looking for is UTITZ. I have tried various
pz> possibilities but cannot find it. It should be in the book because
pz> UTITZ is an old Prague name.
pz>
pz> I tried Alef, vav, tet, yud, tzadi but without success. I also
pz> tried Ayin as the first letter without success, too. Does anybody
pz> know the name and its Hebrew spelling.
pz>
pz> Thank you Peter Zimmer M=FCnster Germany
pz>
pz> I am researching BRANDEIS UTITZ KATZ POHL LANG KAUDERS SCHMELKES
pz> NACHOD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew spelling of surname UTITZ #general

tom klein <bossman@...>
 

i would expect the jews of prague
to have spoken yiddish at the time
the stones were put up, so the correct
question is "how would you spell this name in yiddish?".
(the spelling rules for yiddish are significantly
different >from hebrew, by the way.)

also, the "-itz" ending may actually have been pronounced
"itch", which could affect the spelling.

my only knowledge of yiddish is >from a couple
of semesters in elementary school,
so i can't be of much more help.

good luck,
tom klein, toronto


pz> Subject: Hebrew spelling of surname UTITZ From:
pz> Zimmer-Luedinghausen@... (Peter Zimmer) Date: 28 Aug 2002
pz> 17:20 GMT X-Message-Number: 14
pz>
pz> Hi list,
pz>
pz> I am trying to look up a name of my ancestors >from Prague in Simon
pz> Hook's book *Die Familien Prags*. This book is in written in Hebrew
pz> and shows the tombstone inscriptions of the Old Jewish Cemetery in
pz> Prague. The name I am looking for is UTITZ. I have tried various
pz> possibilities but cannot find it. It should be in the book because
pz> UTITZ is an old Prague name.
pz>
pz> I tried Alef, vav, tet, yud, tzadi but without success. I also
pz> tried Ayin as the first letter without success, too. Does anybody
pz> know the name and its Hebrew spelling.
pz>
pz> Thank you Peter Zimmer M=FCnster Germany
pz>
pz> I am researching BRANDEIS UTITZ KATZ POHL LANG KAUDERS SCHMELKES
pz> NACHOD


Sorting the text manifest by line number #belarus

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

Looks like Steve Morse has done it again. I just visited his Ellis Island
Jewish-Passenger website and discovered that he has incorporated the ability
to sort the text version of the manifest by line numbers.
The Ellis Island folks used to sort it that way initially (that
certainly makes the most sense) but many months ago they made a change
and the passengers are now displayed in a random order. For the life of
me, I can't understand why they did that.

What Steve has done (the work was actually done by a computer genius in
Switzerland -- Yves Goulnik) is to intercept the text manifest that the
Ellis Island site sends back and re-sort it so that the passengers are
in the right order.

To see this in action, go to Steve's Jewish-passenger search form:

http://home.pacbell.net/spmorse/ellis/ellisjw.html

and do a search. When you get the results you'll see a link that says
"text manifest" and another that says "text manifest (sorted)".
Clicking on the first link gives the text manifest that the Ellis Island
site created and the second link gives Yves' rearrangement of the
manifest.

So far this only works if you access the text manifest starting from
Steve's blue (Jewish Passenger) search form. But when I asked about
that, Steve said that Yves is currently looking into extending that to
work with the white (all passenger) search form as well.

If you have any questions regarding this new feature, please send your
inquiries directly to Steve Morse as I have no expertise or any information
about it.

Good luck!

Diane Jacobs
New York


Belarus SIG #Belarus Sorting the text manifest by line number #belarus

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

Looks like Steve Morse has done it again. I just visited his Ellis Island
Jewish-Passenger website and discovered that he has incorporated the ability
to sort the text version of the manifest by line numbers.
The Ellis Island folks used to sort it that way initially (that
certainly makes the most sense) but many months ago they made a change
and the passengers are now displayed in a random order. For the life of
me, I can't understand why they did that.

What Steve has done (the work was actually done by a computer genius in
Switzerland -- Yves Goulnik) is to intercept the text manifest that the
Ellis Island site sends back and re-sort it so that the passengers are
in the right order.

To see this in action, go to Steve's Jewish-passenger search form:

http://home.pacbell.net/spmorse/ellis/ellisjw.html

and do a search. When you get the results you'll see a link that says
"text manifest" and another that says "text manifest (sorted)".
Clicking on the first link gives the text manifest that the Ellis Island
site created and the second link gives Yves' rearrangement of the
manifest.

So far this only works if you access the text manifest starting from
Steve's blue (Jewish Passenger) search form. But when I asked about
that, Steve said that Yves is currently looking into extending that to
work with the white (all passenger) search form as well.

If you have any questions regarding this new feature, please send your
inquiries directly to Steve Morse as I have no expertise or any information
about it.

Good luck!

Diane Jacobs
New York


The Jewish Encyclopedia #belarus

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The old Jewish Encyclopedia is now on line and is searchable. The URL is
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/index.jsp. If you find an article about
your shtetl, please send me the URL, and I will add it to the Shtetls of
Belarus.

-Edward Rosenbaum
Bergenfield, NJ
Webmaster, Belarus SIG (http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus)
Webmaster of the AGAD portion of JRI-Poland
(http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/agad)
President, JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey
(http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc)
email: erosenbaum@...


Searching: KRETS #general

Eva Roth <evar@...>
 

Hi list,

I;m new to this list, so I hope I am asking this the right way.

I'm trying to locate family name KRETS.
My father is originaly >from Budapest, Hungry
and as far as he knew, this is a rare name.

Maybe someone saw this name anywhere? or knows it's meaning?

Thanks
Eva Roth

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Your search will be greatly enhanced if you register
names being searched in the JewishGen Family Finder.
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Belarus SIG #Belarus The Jewish Encyclopedia #belarus

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The old Jewish Encyclopedia is now on line and is searchable. The URL is
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/index.jsp. If you find an article about
your shtetl, please send me the URL, and I will add it to the Shtetls of
Belarus.

-Edward Rosenbaum
Bergenfield, NJ
Webmaster, Belarus SIG (http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus)
Webmaster of the AGAD portion of JRI-Poland
(http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/agad)
President, JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey
(http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc)
email: erosenbaum@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: KRETS #general

Eva Roth <evar@...>
 

Hi list,

I;m new to this list, so I hope I am asking this the right way.

I'm trying to locate family name KRETS.
My father is originaly >from Budapest, Hungry
and as far as he knew, this is a rare name.

Maybe someone saw this name anywhere? or knows it's meaning?

Thanks
Eva Roth

MODERATOR NOTE:
Your search will be greatly enhanced if you register
names being searched in the JewishGen Family Finder.
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/


Pier 21 Halifax #belarus

Isadore Fine <ifine@...>
 

During a recent trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, I visited Pier 21, which is
where most of the immigrants to Canada >from 1928 to 1971 arrived. It is now
a museum honoring Canada's immigrants. I suppose that we could call it
Canada's equivalent to Ellis Island.

The multi-media show gives us some idea of what the immigrants experienced
on their arrival in Canada.

There are many other exhibits, including models and photographs of the ships
that carried many of our ancestors to our shores.

The most interesting part of our tour was the resource center, where a
member of their staff was able to locate my father on their database and
thus we were given a copy of the original immigration manifest from
microfilm.

This manifest contains information which I never had before. In fact it
refers to a relative in Montreal who I never heard of.

Touring Pier 21 is a very worthwhile experience, especially for those of us
whose family arrived there >from Europe.

Their website is pier21.ns.ca


Issie Fine
Montreal
ifine@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Pier 21 Halifax #belarus

Isadore Fine <ifine@...>
 

During a recent trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, I visited Pier 21, which is
where most of the immigrants to Canada >from 1928 to 1971 arrived. It is now
a museum honoring Canada's immigrants. I suppose that we could call it
Canada's equivalent to Ellis Island.

The multi-media show gives us some idea of what the immigrants experienced
on their arrival in Canada.

There are many other exhibits, including models and photographs of the ships
that carried many of our ancestors to our shores.

The most interesting part of our tour was the resource center, where a
member of their staff was able to locate my father on their database and
thus we were given a copy of the original immigration manifest from
microfilm.

This manifest contains information which I never had before. In fact it
refers to a relative in Montreal who I never heard of.

Touring Pier 21 is a very worthwhile experience, especially for those of us
whose family arrived there >from Europe.

Their website is pier21.ns.ca


Issie Fine
Montreal
ifine@...


JewishGenMall 10% Discount Sale Extended #belarus

Sandra and Donald Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

Since so many of you are still in "vacation mode" or preparing for the
holidays you might not have taken advantage of the 10% discount on
everything we offer in the JewishGenMall. We have extended the
cut off date to midnight in Houston on Sept. 20th...after the Jewish
holidays.

We invite each and every JewishGenner to take advantage of the extra time
to browse the Mall seeking that special book or video you've been thinking
about purchasing. Visit http://www.jewishgenmall.org by clicking on
"Search" at the bottom of the home page and then typing in any category
that interests you such asGenealogy, Holocaust, Lithuania, New York, etc.,
etc. If you are not familiar with an online shopping environment, click on
the FAQ first and read up on how best to use the program.

On behalf of all of us who work behind the scenes here at JewishGen, a
Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
JewishGenMall


Belarus SIG #Belarus JewishGenMall 10% Discount Sale Extended #belarus

Sandra and Donald Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

Since so many of you are still in "vacation mode" or preparing for the
holidays you might not have taken advantage of the 10% discount on
everything we offer in the JewishGenMall. We have extended the
cut off date to midnight in Houston on Sept. 20th...after the Jewish
holidays.

We invite each and every JewishGenner to take advantage of the extra time
to browse the Mall seeking that special book or video you've been thinking
about purchasing. Visit http://www.jewishgenmall.org by clicking on
"Search" at the bottom of the home page and then typing in any category
that interests you such asGenealogy, Holocaust, Lithuania, New York, etc.,
etc. If you are not familiar with an online shopping environment, click on
the FAQ first and read up on how best to use the program.

On behalf of all of us who work behind the scenes here at JewishGen, a
Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you.

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JewishGenMall


Jews in the Military, Poland, WWII #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Through interlibrary loan, I have collected 6 volumes that list Jews
who served in the armed forces in Poland during World War II. The
author is Benjamin Meirtchak. (Details are below.) Within each
volume, there are many separate lists, thereby making a thorough
search for a surname across all of the volumes quite tedious. It
would certainly be useful to have these lists available on the web.
I count about 600 pages in these books, for a total of (likely) over
ten-thousand names. Has anyone considered trying to make such a
database on the web? Or perhaps does one already exist?

........................................................
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA,
SZEWCZYK, LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS,
MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ, SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH


*TITLE: Jews-officers in the Polish armed forces, 1939-1945
*AUTHOR(S): Meirtchak, Benjamin.
*PUBLICATION: Tel Aviv : Association of Jewish War Veterans of the
Polish Armies in Israel, 2001
*DESCRIPTION: vii, 319 p. ; 24 cm.
*LANGUAGE: English
*STANDARD NO: LCCN: 2002-394955
*NOTE(S): "This study consists of: A concise historical review: "Jews
Fighting for Poland's Independence." Lists of Jews who served as
officers in the Polish Armed Forces. List #1: Jews-Officers in the
Polish Army--September 1939; List #2: Jews-Officers in the Polish
Armed Forces in Exile; List #3: Jews-Officers in the Polish Peoples
Army; List #4: Jewesses-Officers in the Polish Peoples
Army."--Author's Introduction, p. vi./ The book is based on materials
of the Central Military Archives (C.A.W.) in Rembertow-Warsaw,
Institute Polski-Museum Sikorskiego in London, Jewish Historical
Institute in Warsaw, the Yad-Vashem Archives in Jerusalem and a
number of private archives.--P. iii./ Includes bibliographical
references.
*CLASS DESCRIPTORS: LC: DS135.P63

Available at:
CA STANFORD UNIV LIBR STF
DC LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DLC
MD BALTIMORE HEBREW UNIV LIBR BHD
MI HOLOCAUST MEM CTR EHC
NY NEW YORK PUB LIBR RES LIBR NYP
PA GRATZ COL LIBR GRZ

------------------------------------------------------------------------

*TITLE: Jewish military casualties in the Polish armies in World War II
*AUTHOR(S): Meirtchak, Benjamin.
*PUBLICATION: Tel Aviv : World Federation of Jewish Fighters,
Partisans, and Camp Inmates : Association of Jewish War Veterans of
the Polish Armies in Israel, 1994-1999
*DESCRIPTION: 5 v. : maps ; 24 cm.
*LANGUAGE: English
*CONTENTS:
v. 1. Jewish soldiers and officers of the Polish People's Army killed
and missing in action 1943-1945
v. 2. Jewish military casualties in September 1939 campaign. Jewish military
casualties in the Polish armed forces in exile
v. 3. Jewish prisoners-of-war murdered by Germans in the Lublin
district, 1939-1943
v. 4. Jewish military casualties in the Polish resistance movement
v. 5. Supplement.
*STANDARD NO: LCCN: 94-234342
*NOTE(S): "This study is an up-dated English edition to a Polish
edition published in 1993"--Vol. 1, p. vii./ includes bibliographical
references.
*CLASS DESCRIPTORS: LC: DS135.P63; Dewey: 940.54/04

Available at:
OH CLEVELAND COL OF JEWISH STUDIES CJW
OH OHIO STATE UNIV, THE OSU
OH UNIV OF CINCINNATI CIN
CA HOLOCAUST CTR OF N CALIFORNIA HNO
CA HOOVER INST ON WAR, REVOLUTION & PEACE HIN
CA STANFORD UNIV LIBR STF
CA UNIV OF CALIFORNIA, LA CLU
CT YALE UNIV LIBR YUS
DC LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DLC
DC US HOLOCAUST MEM MUS LHM
FL FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV FGM
FL UNIV OF FLORIDA FUG
GA EMORY UNIV EMU
IL UNIV OF CHICAGO CGU
KS UNIV OF KANSAS KKU
LA TULANE UNIV LRU
MA BRANDEIS UNIV LIBR MBB
MD BALTIMORE HEBREW UNIV LIBR BHD
MD UNIV OF MARYLAND, COL PARK UMC
MI UNIV OF MICHIGAN LIBR EYM
MI WAYNE STATE UNIV EYW
NJ RUTGERS UNIV NJR
NY NEW YORK PUB LIBR RES LIBR NYP
NY YESHIVA UNIV YYP
PA PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UPM
PA UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA, CTR JUDAIC STUDIES DRP
TX UNIV OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN IXA
WA UNIV OF WASHINGTON LIBR WAU
WI UNIV OF WISCONSIN, MADISON, GEN LIBR SYS GZM
PQ MCGILL UNIV LGG
EU UNIV OF LEEDS ERL

vol. 1-4:
PA GRATZ COL LIBR GRZ
vol. 2-5:
EU UNIV OF OXFORD EQO
vol. 4:
NY FORDHAM UNIV VYF

--


Re: Polish translation needed #general

Ryszard Plutecki <Ryszard@...>
 

Shirley,

If it is not thick , I can translate it.

Ryszard Plutecki

-----Original Message-----
From: Seflaum@... [mailto:Seflaum@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 5:54 PM
To: JRI-Poland
Subject: [jri-pl] Polish translation needed


Dear Fellow Researchers,

If anyone can translate Polish to English and would be willing to help
translate some documents (not vital records), please contact me
privately.
These documents relate to Lodz.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas

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