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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.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
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@wittenberg.edu>
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@aol.com [mailto:Seflaum@aol.com]
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

Visit the JRI-Poland web site at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/
Post messages to <jri-pl@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent non-profit U.S.
tax-exempt organization and is hosted by JewishGen.

JRI-Poland indexing initiatives are funded by your contributions. To
support JRI-Poland and its many individual projects - such as indexing
of records >from your ancestral town - please send your checks - marked
with the town name or project for which the money is being donated - to:
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer,5607
Greenleaf Rd., Cheverly, MD20785 or pay by Visa or MasterCard at:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm>;

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JRI Poland #Poland 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@wittenberg.edu>
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

--


JRI Poland #Poland RE: Polish translation needed #poland

Ryszard Plutecki <Ryszard@...>
 

Shirley,

If it is not thick , I can translate it.

Ryszard Plutecki

-----Original Message-----
From: Seflaum@aol.com [mailto:Seflaum@aol.com]
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

Visit the JRI-Poland web site at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/
Post messages to <jri-pl@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent non-profit U.S.
tax-exempt organization and is hosted by JewishGen.

JRI-Poland indexing initiatives are funded by your contributions. To
support JRI-Poland and its many individual projects - such as indexing
of records >from your ancestral town - please send your checks - marked
with the town name or project for which the money is being donated - to:
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer,5607
Greenleaf Rd., Cheverly, MD20785 or pay by Visa or MasterCard at:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm>;

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Re: Lutowishg #general

meyersdenn <meyersdenn@...>
 

Mark,

The town you are referring to is called Lutowisk and it is located
in south-eastern Poland in the vicinity of Lesko. It is indeed
the same area where many members of the GRUMET family resided.

Meyer Denn
Los Angeles, CA


---------
Subject: Lutowishg
From: Mark Berkowitz <mberk@optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 00:52:19 -0400
X-Message-Number: 6

Dear Genners,
Has anyone ever heard of a town called called Lutowishg I have
no idea
where this is but it appears as the place of residence of the
GRUMER part
of my family whose ethnicity appears to be Russian according
to
the Ellis Island Data Base . Any help with this would be greatly

appreciated.
Sincerly Yours
Mark Berkowitz.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lutowishg #general

meyersdenn <meyersdenn@...>
 

Mark,

The town you are referring to is called Lutowisk and it is located
in south-eastern Poland in the vicinity of Lesko. It is indeed
the same area where many members of the GRUMET family resided.

Meyer Denn
Los Angeles, CA


---------
Subject: Lutowishg
From: Mark Berkowitz <mberk@optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 00:52:19 -0400
X-Message-Number: 6

Dear Genners,
Has anyone ever heard of a town called called Lutowishg I have
no idea
where this is but it appears as the place of residence of the
GRUMER part
of my family whose ethnicity appears to be Russian according
to
the Ellis Island Data Base . Any help with this would be greatly

appreciated.
Sincerly Yours
Mark Berkowitz.


Ketuba #general

David Kravitz
 

Could someone please help me with the translation of this Ketuba from
Marrakech. It is in Hebrew, not Yiddish as posted.

****
Ketubas are neither in Hebrew nor Yiddish. They are in Aramaic and I seem to
recall that a recent JewishGen forum letter contained an English
translation.

David Kravitz
Bournemouth, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ketuba #general

David Kravitz
 

Could someone please help me with the translation of this Ketuba from
Marrakech. It is in Hebrew, not Yiddish as posted.

****
Ketubas are neither in Hebrew nor Yiddish. They are in Aramaic and I seem to
recall that a recent JewishGen forum letter contained an English
translation.

David Kravitz
Bournemouth, UK


FAERBERG,FEUORBERG #general

idac818@...
 

Dear Genners,
My father Benjamin FEUORBERG, later changed to FAERBERG came to the US
Nov.l6,1910 aboard the SS Campanello, age 17, coming >from Skala,port of
departure Rotterdam,So.Holland, Netherlands.Being an only child I assumed his
mother Mathilde came with him. His father deceased. Did not find mother
Matilde on manifest.Checked Stephen Morese no luck. She never worked
therefore there is no Soc.Sec.record. I do have her death certificate stating
she passed away in 1942 at the Brooklyn Home for The Aged,N.Y..She is buried
in Mt.Hebron, Queens,N.Y.

Death certificate does not show her maiden name, only that a nephew named
Samuel Waxman was the informant, and he died in 1906, resided in Brooklyn,
N.Y., zip code area 11223, Have no further information on nephew.
I have a copy of the 1930 Census listing entire family,
does not say where or when she came to US.

I was given an old photograph of her with old newspaper used as backing,
Philadelphia Bulletin dated Oct. 30,1918 containing just some advertising.
This leads me to believe she may have entered at a port in Phila.possibly
between 1910 and 1918. Possibility there may have been relatives there that
she stayed with for a period of time[just a guess] I was ten years old when
my father died and have little family information.One other piece of
information regarding my father, due to illness he never worked after
soc.sec. came out

Any suggestions as to how to further my search would be greatly appreciated.

Please reply privately. Thank you.
Ida Faerberg Cherney
N. Lauderdale, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FAERBERG,FEUORBERG #general

idac818@...
 

Dear Genners,
My father Benjamin FEUORBERG, later changed to FAERBERG came to the US
Nov.l6,1910 aboard the SS Campanello, age 17, coming >from Skala,port of
departure Rotterdam,So.Holland, Netherlands.Being an only child I assumed his
mother Mathilde came with him. His father deceased. Did not find mother
Matilde on manifest.Checked Stephen Morese no luck. She never worked
therefore there is no Soc.Sec.record. I do have her death certificate stating
she passed away in 1942 at the Brooklyn Home for The Aged,N.Y..She is buried
in Mt.Hebron, Queens,N.Y.

Death certificate does not show her maiden name, only that a nephew named
Samuel Waxman was the informant, and he died in 1906, resided in Brooklyn,
N.Y., zip code area 11223, Have no further information on nephew.
I have a copy of the 1930 Census listing entire family,
does not say where or when she came to US.

I was given an old photograph of her with old newspaper used as backing,
Philadelphia Bulletin dated Oct. 30,1918 containing just some advertising.
This leads me to believe she may have entered at a port in Phila.possibly
between 1910 and 1918. Possibility there may have been relatives there that
she stayed with for a period of time[just a guess] I was ten years old when
my father died and have little family information.One other piece of
information regarding my father, due to illness he never worked after
soc.sec. came out

Any suggestions as to how to further my search would be greatly appreciated.

Please reply privately. Thank you.
Ida Faerberg Cherney
N. Lauderdale, Florida


New York Times -Obits #general

יונתן בן ארי <yonatan@...>
 

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?

A happy and Healthy new year to one and all

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem/Efrat


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

יונתן בן ארי <yonatan@...>
 

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?

A happy and Healthy new year to one and all

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem/Efrat


JewishGenMall 10% Discount Sale Extended #lithuania

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 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
JewishGenMall


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JewishGenMall 10% Discount Sale Extended #lithuania

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 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
JewishGenMall


Sorting the text manifest by line number #lithuania

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


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Sorting the text manifest by line number #lithuania

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


Looking for details on th lineage of Abraham Cahan #lithuania

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


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Looking for details on th lineage of Abraham Cahan #lithuania

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