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Kessinow, Russia? #general

Dream Builder <dreambuilder@...>
 

Does anyone know where Kessinow, Russia would have been in 1906? Related
surnames are LISANSKY, RECHMAN, and ZEIDELMAN.

I tried shtetl seeker and got so many hits (with D-M Soundex - no hits with
exact) that I don't know where to begin. The only point of reference I have
is that it may be somewhat near to the Austria-Hungary border of 1907 as
that is supposedly the route the family I am researching took when escaping
from Russia to the United States.
Vicki Ina Friedman
Waleska, GA, USA
dreambuilder@alltel.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kessinow, Russia? #general

Dream Builder <dreambuilder@...>
 

Does anyone know where Kessinow, Russia would have been in 1906? Related
surnames are LISANSKY, RECHMAN, and ZEIDELMAN.

I tried shtetl seeker and got so many hits (with D-M Soundex - no hits with
exact) that I don't know where to begin. The only point of reference I have
is that it may be somewhat near to the Austria-Hungary border of 1907 as
that is supposedly the route the family I am researching took when escaping
from Russia to the United States.
Vicki Ina Friedman
Waleska, GA, USA
dreambuilder@alltel.net


UK 1901 Census--GOLDMAN, SPILLMAN, SHEINBLOOM #general

Linda S. <lindashu@...>
 

Thanks to Laurence Harris's message on the UK-SIG, I was able to access the
1901 census last night. Have printed out a list of the GOLDMANs; Philip
SPILLMAN; and the SHEINBLOOM family >from Leeds--all born in Russian.
Contact me privately for a look-up. Did not find my own family.
Linda Workman Schulein
California


Looking for details on th lineage of Abraham Cahan #general

Roy Ogus <ogus@...>
 

Does anyone have any details of the lineage of Abraham Cahan, the noted
founding editor of the New York Jewish Forward newspaper? I am
particularly interested in finding out the names of his grandparents,
as well as other family members >from that generation and earlier
generations.

I have consulted many of the available biographical references for
Cahan, and have found full details of his parents' names, but have
found nothing about his grandparents or other ancestors.

Thanks for any help!

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen UK 1901 Census--GOLDMAN, SPILLMAN, SHEINBLOOM #general

Linda S. <lindashu@...>
 

Thanks to Laurence Harris's message on the UK-SIG, I was able to access the
1901 census last night. Have printed out a list of the GOLDMANs; Philip
SPILLMAN; and the SHEINBLOOM family >from Leeds--all born in Russian.
Contact me privately for a look-up. Did not find my own family.
Linda Workman Schulein
California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for details on th lineage of Abraham Cahan #general

Roy Ogus <ogus@...>
 

Does anyone have any details of the lineage of Abraham Cahan, the noted
founding editor of the New York Jewish Forward newspaper? I am
particularly interested in finding out the names of his grandparents,
as well as other family members >from that generation and earlier
generations.

I have consulted many of the available biographical references for
Cahan, and have found full details of his parents' names, but have
found nothing about his grandparents or other ancestors.

Thanks for any help!

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA


Viewmate 1736-Ketuba- Aramaic? #general

RENEEP8546@...
 

Dear Genners,

Thank you to all who have let me know that the Ketuba is in Aramaic.
Is there someone who could translate it >from the Aramaic.
Thank you,
Cordially,
Renee PAYNE

MODERATOR NOTE: PLease respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate 1736-Ketuba- Aramaic? #general

RENEEP8546@...
 

Dear Genners,

Thank you to all who have let me know that the Ketuba is in Aramaic.
Is there someone who could translate it >from the Aramaic.
Thank you,
Cordially,
Renee PAYNE

MODERATOR NOTE: PLease respond privately


New genealogy article in J'lem Post - about Toronto2002 Conference & DC in '03 #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

It's All Relative: Toronto is Tops.
By Schelly Dardashti

Reflections on the excellent conference in Toronto and news about early
planning for next year's in Washington DC.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/A/JPArticle/ShowFull&;c
id=1029920530576

or go to www.jpost.com and scroll down to click on section head Jewish
World

PS There is a new registration process that readers of internet edition
should be aware of. The registration is free, but will allow readers
access to the stories.

koosh@att.net
Bernard Kouchel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New genealogy article in J'lem Post - about Toronto2002 Conference & DC in '03 #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

It's All Relative: Toronto is Tops.
By Schelly Dardashti

Reflections on the excellent conference in Toronto and news about early
planning for next year's in Washington DC.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/A/JPArticle/ShowFull&;c
id=1029920530576

or go to www.jpost.com and scroll down to click on section head Jewish
World

PS There is a new registration process that readers of internet edition
should be aware of. The registration is free, but will allow readers
access to the stories.

koosh@att.net
Bernard Kouchel


BOOK CITE - In Search of your German Roots by Angus Baxter #germany

Stephen A. Cohen
 

Dear fellow Gersig members,
I've been increasing the tempo of my German research in comparison to
other areas and looking for more ideas on research in the Western Germany.

Although the archive our of own SIG digest and the info files of Jewishgen
are excellent, I was seeking a good book on German genealogy sources.

Two weeks ago I obtained a copy of the 4th edition of In Search of your
German Roots by Angus Baxter published by Genealogy Publishing Co., Inc.

The book has a section specifically for researchers of Jewish genealogy
and handles the basics through advanced activities in Germany proper and
has very fine insights into research into the various areas of the world
where German settled or migrated.

It lists many of the archives in Germany and the sources to contact. The
book is easy reading and very informative. Mr. Baxter makes a large number
of very practical suggestions to the reader.
I would recommend this book highly to our members. Best regards,

Stephen A. Cohen East Meadow NY (Long Island) - USA

MODERATOR NOTE: I searched the GerSig archives and did not find a prior
citation of this reference book. Our archives and our website DO contain
references to many other basic resource books on German Jewish Genealogy.

When posting information about a book, please include the following:
Title
Author
Publisher
Year of Publication (usually the year of copyright or latest edition)
Number of pages
Some description (quantity / quality of illustrations, index, tables, etc.)
AND the ISBN number which will make it easier for members to obtain a
book through libraries. Thanks. MOD1

PS: I am researching the following families:
Germany: BAUM in Bosen; EISENKRAMER, MARX & LEFEVRE, LEFEBVRE, LEFEBRE in
Rhineland Palatine//Belarus: BASIST, BASHIST in Lida Dist; COHEN formerly
SHINHAUS SHEINHOUS, SHEINHOUSE,SHEINHAUS,SCHEINHAUS,SHEINHUEZ,
SHEINGAUZ,SHEINHAUZ in Radoshkovichi, Molodechno in the Vilieka
Dist//Galicia: BIRNBAUM,GOLDBERG, LEINKRAM in Krakow;
GELLER in Mielec; SCHNEPS,SHNEPS,SZNEPS in Dembitz, Tarnow; KREINDLER;
ECKSTEIN


German SIG #Germany BOOK CITE - In Search of your German Roots by Angus Baxter #germany

Stephen A. Cohen
 

Dear fellow Gersig members,
I've been increasing the tempo of my German research in comparison to
other areas and looking for more ideas on research in the Western Germany.

Although the archive our of own SIG digest and the info files of Jewishgen
are excellent, I was seeking a good book on German genealogy sources.

Two weeks ago I obtained a copy of the 4th edition of In Search of your
German Roots by Angus Baxter published by Genealogy Publishing Co., Inc.

The book has a section specifically for researchers of Jewish genealogy
and handles the basics through advanced activities in Germany proper and
has very fine insights into research into the various areas of the world
where German settled or migrated.

It lists many of the archives in Germany and the sources to contact. The
book is easy reading and very informative. Mr. Baxter makes a large number
of very practical suggestions to the reader.
I would recommend this book highly to our members. Best regards,

Stephen A. Cohen East Meadow NY (Long Island) - USA

MODERATOR NOTE: I searched the GerSig archives and did not find a prior
citation of this reference book. Our archives and our website DO contain
references to many other basic resource books on German Jewish Genealogy.

When posting information about a book, please include the following:
Title
Author
Publisher
Year of Publication (usually the year of copyright or latest edition)
Number of pages
Some description (quantity / quality of illustrations, index, tables, etc.)
AND the ISBN number which will make it easier for members to obtain a
book through libraries. Thanks. MOD1

PS: I am researching the following families:
Germany: BAUM in Bosen; EISENKRAMER, MARX & LEFEVRE, LEFEBVRE, LEFEBRE in
Rhineland Palatine//Belarus: BASIST, BASHIST in Lida Dist; COHEN formerly
SHINHAUS SHEINHOUS, SHEINHOUSE,SHEINHAUS,SCHEINHAUS,SHEINHUEZ,
SHEINGAUZ,SHEINHAUZ in Radoshkovichi, Molodechno in the Vilieka
Dist//Galicia: BIRNBAUM,GOLDBERG, LEINKRAM in Krakow;
GELLER in Mielec; SCHNEPS,SHNEPS,SZNEPS in Dembitz, Tarnow; KREINDLER;
ECKSTEIN


JewishGen 10% Discount Sale Extended #rabbinic

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 JewishGen Mall. 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 as Genealogy, 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
JewishGen Mall


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic JewishGen 10% Discount Sale Extended #rabbinic

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 JewishGen Mall. 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 as Genealogy, 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
JewishGen Mall


Re: New York Times -Obits #general

Elias Savada <elias@...>
 

<< can anyone tell me how I can get into the Obits archives of the last 3-5
years and do I have to register or can anyone research these archives and
download an individual obit? >>

If you can find an educational institution or public library that subscribes to
the electronic Proquest backfile of The New York Times, you can pull up obits
for any issue. Then you can email the graphic image of the obit to yourself as
an .pdf file.

Elias Savada
Co-Chair, 2003 IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New York Times -Obits #general

Elias Savada <elias@...>
 

<< can anyone tell me how I can get into the Obits archives of the last 3-5
years and do I have to register or can anyone research these archives and
download an individual obit? >>

If you can find an educational institution or public library that subscribes to
the electronic Proquest backfile of The New York Times, you can pull up obits
for any issue. Then you can email the graphic image of the obit to yourself as
an .pdf file.

Elias Savada
Co-Chair, 2003 IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Sorting the text manifest by line number #general

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sorting the text manifest by line number #general

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


JGSGP Contribution to JewishGen #general

Mark Halpern <Willie46@...>
 

At a regular Board of Directors Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGSGP), the Board resolved to make
a contribution to JewishGen in an amount equal to approximately
$1 per member.

The Board is proud to support JewishGen. We think that JewishGen
is a necessary resource for all IAJGS member Societies and all of
our members. We do not have a Society meeting or publish our quarterly
Journal without reference to one or more of the resources available
through JewishGen.

The Board of the JGSGP challenges all IAJGS member societies and all
members of those Societies to support JewishGen now and always.

Mark Halpern
Vice President, JGSGP
On behalf of the Board


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGP Contribution to JewishGen #general

Mark Halpern <Willie46@...>
 

At a regular Board of Directors Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGSGP), the Board resolved to make
a contribution to JewishGen in an amount equal to approximately
$1 per member.

The Board is proud to support JewishGen. We think that JewishGen
is a necessary resource for all IAJGS member Societies and all of
our members. We do not have a Society meeting or publish our quarterly
Journal without reference to one or more of the resources available
through JewishGen.

The Board of the JGSGP challenges all IAJGS member societies and all
members of those Societies to support JewishGen now and always.

Mark Halpern
Vice President, JGSGP
On behalf of the Board