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looking for sam MOSES #romania

william gordon <williamgordon99@...>
 

My maternal grandfather, Sam MOSES, emigrated >from Romania
to Canada in 1983 at the age of 26. That is all the
information I have! Any suggestions as to how I should
proceed to try and find his Romanian records?

William Gordon
williamgordon99@yahoo.com


Romania SIG #Romania looking for sam MOSES #romania

william gordon <williamgordon99@...>
 

My maternal grandfather, Sam MOSES, emigrated >from Romania
to Canada in 1983 at the age of 26. That is all the
information I have! Any suggestions as to how I should
proceed to try and find his Romanian records?

William Gordon
williamgordon99@yahoo.com


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@bellnet.ca


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@bellnet.ca


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@wittenberg.edu>
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@wittenberg.edu>
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@t-online.de (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@t-online.de (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@yahoo.com


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/


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@yahoo.com


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@bellnet.ca


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@bellnet.ca


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


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