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Seforim in Israel #general

Jeff Blustein
 

This is my first posting to this list. My great grandmother was
a Boksenbaum (>from Bialystok, probably the town, but maybe its
environs or the gubernia) and her grandfather and quite a few of
his descendants were Seforim (scribes). Some of these relatives
settled in Israel most likely before World War 1, and some were
alive about 25 years ago. >from there the trail has gone cold.

I have found a group of Boksenbaum descendants >from Bialystok that
is more distant (some of them spelled it Boksenbom) and they are
levyim, but based on naming patterns and that one was a published
commentator of Mishna I'm certain that we must be related. I
haven't been able to verify that my great grandma's Boksenbaum
nephews etc. were levyim, though I strongly suspect that they are.
So here are my questions....

Were seforim generally Levites or did this not make a difference?
Is there an organization in Israel that seforim would belong to?
Although Boksenbaum means box tree or Carob tree, could it also be
some type of accrostic that has to do with Levites, seforim, etc?
Outside of writing to every Boksenbaum in Israel is there a more
efficient way to find out if any of them are descnded >from the
soferim? Outside of changing the name to Haruvi, is there another
name this may have been Hebraicized into?

Your assistance and replies are very much appreciated.

Jeffrey Blustein Livingston, NJ
jblu14@...


SOLOMONS/London UK research help #general

Richard Dale <richard@...>
 

In an email I received many years ago I learnt the following:

There were a fair number of families named SOLOMONS in London
(England). A woman named Claire Hatcher apparently researched
them, but she died in 1991.

Does anyone have any ideas about finding this research?

Richard Dale


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seforim in Israel #general

Jeff Blustein
 

This is my first posting to this list. My great grandmother was
a Boksenbaum (>from Bialystok, probably the town, but maybe its
environs or the gubernia) and her grandfather and quite a few of
his descendants were Seforim (scribes). Some of these relatives
settled in Israel most likely before World War 1, and some were
alive about 25 years ago. >from there the trail has gone cold.

I have found a group of Boksenbaum descendants >from Bialystok that
is more distant (some of them spelled it Boksenbom) and they are
levyim, but based on naming patterns and that one was a published
commentator of Mishna I'm certain that we must be related. I
haven't been able to verify that my great grandma's Boksenbaum
nephews etc. were levyim, though I strongly suspect that they are.
So here are my questions....

Were seforim generally Levites or did this not make a difference?
Is there an organization in Israel that seforim would belong to?
Although Boksenbaum means box tree or Carob tree, could it also be
some type of accrostic that has to do with Levites, seforim, etc?
Outside of writing to every Boksenbaum in Israel is there a more
efficient way to find out if any of them are descnded >from the
soferim? Outside of changing the name to Haruvi, is there another
name this may have been Hebraicized into?

Your assistance and replies are very much appreciated.

Jeffrey Blustein Livingston, NJ
jblu14@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SOLOMONS/London UK research help #general

Richard Dale <richard@...>
 

In an email I received many years ago I learnt the following:

There were a fair number of families named SOLOMONS in London
(England). A woman named Claire Hatcher apparently researched
them, but she died in 1991.

Does anyone have any ideas about finding this research?

Richard Dale


Fischer Family #yiddish

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

My father's family was very active in the Yiddish Theatre in Warsaw,
Poland. His father was Herman FISCHER, a prompter (director), his mother
Liza Barska-Fischer, a character actress and his sisters Luba and Anna
were also actresses. My father, Bruce (Boris) came to the US in 1939.
The rest of his family died in the Holocaust.
Do these names connect with any of you?
Connie Fisher Newhan
ylca87@...


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Fischer Family #yiddish

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

My father's family was very active in the Yiddish Theatre in Warsaw,
Poland. His father was Herman FISCHER, a prompter (director), his mother
Liza Barska-Fischer, a character actress and his sisters Luba and Anna
were also actresses. My father, Bruce (Boris) came to the US in 1939.
The rest of his family died in the Holocaust.
Do these names connect with any of you?
Connie Fisher Newhan
ylca87@...


Yiddish Theater & Vaudeville Mail Problems #yiddish

David Harris <dharris1@...>
 

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The following message was received >from our host organization, JewishGen.
Moderator, YT&V Group

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Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Yiddish Theater & Vaudeville Mail Problems #yiddish

David Harris <dharris1@...>
 

To the Members of the Yiddish Theater and Vaudeville Research Group -
The following message was received >from our host organization, JewishGen.
Moderator, YT&V Group

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JewishGen Special Projects


Israelerka- Argentinian search #latinamerica

M & M. Schejtman <mario_m@...>
 

Hello
On the marriage certificate of my husbands grandparents from
Argentina 1924, it says that Esther ARCUSIN was born in Israelerka.

Is this a name of a place, or a reference to something else?

Thank you for any help
Merav Schejtman (Ms)
Jerusalem Israel


Latin America #LatinAmerica Israelerka- Argentinian search #latinamerica

M & M. Schejtman <mario_m@...>
 

Hello
On the marriage certificate of my husbands grandparents from
Argentina 1924, it says that Esther ARCUSIN was born in Israelerka.

Is this a name of a place, or a reference to something else?

Thank you for any help
Merav Schejtman (Ms)
Jerusalem Israel


Website of the Jewish community of Baden /Austria #general

synagogenverein@...
 

B"H

Dear Sirs,

We would like to draw your attention to the website of the
jewish community of Baden, Austria. The website - soon available
in English - includes the history of the community, pictures of
jewish sights, etc.

On 1 September 2002 a book about the jewish cemetary, containing
some 1400 graves will be published, which will contain not only a
list of names, but as well some further information for each person
burried there. We are working to have at least the names published
via internet.

The book "Die Juden von Baden und ihr Friedhof" (The Jews of Baden
and their cemetary), containing the history of the community and 100
photos of tombs as well, can be obtained with the jewish community for
the price of [euros] 29,-- plus shipment. [euros] 7,-- of each book
are given to the community for the restauration of the cemetary.
Further informations on the book can be obtained >from the community┬┤s
homepage www.synagogenverein.at (part "Aktuelles/Veranstaltungen").

Sincerely

MMag. Thomas Eliezer Schaerf, Pres.

Juedischer Synagogenverein Baden
fuer das Bundesland Niederoesterreich
A-2500 Baden bei Wien
Grabengasse 14, Postfach 149
Phone: +43 664/210 67 67
Fax: +43 664/217 07 68
mail: synagogenverein@...
www.synagogenverein.at

MODERATOR NOTE: Our software cannot trasmit characters with umlauts,
and umlauted characters in the above name and address have therefore
been changed to the character followed by "e". Our apologies to MMag.
Schaerf ["Scharf" with an umlaut over the "a"].


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Website of the Jewish community of Baden /Austria #general

synagogenverein@...
 

B"H

Dear Sirs,

We would like to draw your attention to the website of the
jewish community of Baden, Austria. The website - soon available
in English - includes the history of the community, pictures of
jewish sights, etc.

On 1 September 2002 a book about the jewish cemetary, containing
some 1400 graves will be published, which will contain not only a
list of names, but as well some further information for each person
burried there. We are working to have at least the names published
via internet.

The book "Die Juden von Baden und ihr Friedhof" (The Jews of Baden
and their cemetary), containing the history of the community and 100
photos of tombs as well, can be obtained with the jewish community for
the price of [euros] 29,-- plus shipment. [euros] 7,-- of each book
are given to the community for the restauration of the cemetary.
Further informations on the book can be obtained >from the community┬┤s
homepage www.synagogenverein.at (part "Aktuelles/Veranstaltungen").

Sincerely

MMag. Thomas Eliezer Schaerf, Pres.

Juedischer Synagogenverein Baden
fuer das Bundesland Niederoesterreich
A-2500 Baden bei Wien
Grabengasse 14, Postfach 149
Phone: +43 664/210 67 67
Fax: +43 664/217 07 68
mail: synagogenverein@...
www.synagogenverein.at

MODERATOR NOTE: Our software cannot trasmit characters with umlauts,
and umlauted characters in the above name and address have therefore
been changed to the character followed by "e". Our apologies to MMag.
Schaerf ["Scharf" with an umlaut over the "a"].


SSDI Query #general

Hershon <Hershon@...>
 

I think I have found a couple of relatives on the SSDI. As I am in
England could someone who already has sent off for this tell me what
do you actually get and what does it really tell you? If the person is
who I think it is then I am working forward not backwards, and dont
need to know his parents names. I have consulted the jewish gen faqs,
but it doesnt really answer my query, which is; Is it worth me sending
off for?

Thanks
Lorraine Hershon in England

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen InfoFile on Social Security records can
be found at http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/us-ssa.txt


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SSDI Query #general

Hershon <Hershon@...>
 

I think I have found a couple of relatives on the SSDI. As I am in
England could someone who already has sent off for this tell me what
do you actually get and what does it really tell you? If the person is
who I think it is then I am working forward not backwards, and dont
need to know his parents names. I have consulted the jewish gen faqs,
but it doesnt really answer my query, which is; Is it worth me sending
off for?

Thanks
Lorraine Hershon in England

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen InfoFile on Social Security records can
be found at http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/us-ssa.txt


Re: German translation, please? #general

sallybru <sallybru@...>
 

Legid is nothing I ever heard of, could it be 'ledig' misspelled
or miswritten? That means lady and would be listed as an occupation,
perhaps.

Sally Bruckheimer
Albany, NY


Re: Pinning Down Exact Locations #general

sallybru <sallybru@...>
 

It was very common to mention a bigger city rather than the tiny
shtetl nobody ever heard of. Even when the big city was unfamiliar
to most. Part of the reason was that people moved around a lot-
but usually in the same area; part might have been that they were
(in Russia at least) registered as living in some town and didn't
pay to change the registration when they moved to the next little town.

Part of the reason is the same for me-I don't actually live in Albany
and I didn't actually live in Buffalo when I signed myself as living
there.

Sally Bruckheimer
Albany, NY (actually Menands)


Re: Genealogical Research requires diligence #general

Hafcjf@...
 

I'm afraid that I have to disagree with Naidia Woolf's seeming
assertion that one should only use this newsgroup as a last result.
Yes, it's best to review the FAQ first and to take advantage of
the Archives, Family Finder, Shtetl Seeker and other resources.
And sooner or later you'll probably have to visit a Mormon Family
History Center and write away for some vital records. You'll also
be checking out the plethora of web sites and databases hosted by
roots.web and other sources. And there are some books that will fit
in with your research that will involve inter-library loans. You
may find that you want to hire a researcher. But why should this
group be your last resort?

The Jewishgen postings are just one more tool in my searches. I've
found information that I could never have discovered in any other
way no matter how much elbow grease or academic rigor I applied to
the problem. And, the answers usually come quickly or live forever
via the Archives.

I've received numerous tips that helped me to pinpoint my family's
ancestral homes. Someone was kind enough to send me an extended
family tree. I've filled in gaps in the tree >from information gleaned
here. People have recommended sources I may want to check out. When
someone spotted FLAMHOLTZ graves in a cemetery in the Catskills,
another generous Jewishgenner went there and photographed them for
me. Jewishgenners have gone to great lengths to help me locate
missing relatives. I knew only the surname of a man one of our
FLAMHOLTZ relatives had married. A woman in Israel read this posting,
knew a neighbor with that name and this led me to a family in NY.
When I learned of a relative in Israel who spoke only Hebrew, I
was able to barter with a Jewishgenner who went and extensively
interviewed the man. When I learned, via the web, that one of our
great uncles had donated a library to a shul, I received numerous
replies. One of them had a cousin who was a cantor there and he
supplied me with the name of a missing relative. I could go on
and on and on.

Nothing will ever take the place of your regular research, but to
ignore the value of this newsgroup or put off contacting it until
last could be a time-costing mistake.

Cathy J. Flamholtz
Lawrenceville, GA
hafcjf@...


Translation of Yiddish for VM1627 no longer needed... Thank you! #general

Alex Skolnick <bussupp@...>
 

I received many terrific responses! Thank you for taking the time.

Alex Skolnick
Madison, WI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: German translation, please? #general

sallybru <sallybru@...>
 

Legid is nothing I ever heard of, could it be 'ledig' misspelled
or miswritten? That means lady and would be listed as an occupation,
perhaps.

Sally Bruckheimer
Albany, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pinning Down Exact Locations #general

sallybru <sallybru@...>
 

It was very common to mention a bigger city rather than the tiny
shtetl nobody ever heard of. Even when the big city was unfamiliar
to most. Part of the reason was that people moved around a lot-
but usually in the same area; part might have been that they were
(in Russia at least) registered as living in some town and didn't
pay to change the registration when they moved to the next little town.

Part of the reason is the same for me-I don't actually live in Albany
and I didn't actually live in Buffalo when I signed myself as living
there.

Sally Bruckheimer
Albany, NY (actually Menands)