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Al JOLSON and MIRVISS family of Minneapolis #general

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

William Seltz of Minneapolis has asked me to post this message for him,
since he does not have Internet access. Please respond directly to Bill
Seltz, <wseltzlaw@aol.com>. Thanks in advance.

*To Memebers of the YOELSON/JOSELOVITZ/JOLSON and MIRVISS Families:

Anyone having information about the relationship between Al JOLSON
and the MIRVISS family of Minneapolis, Minnesota, originally >from
Baisogala, Lithuania, please call or write
to William Seltz in Minneapolis, e-mail <wseltzlaw@aol.com> *

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


Roszyszc Wolhyn, Sokol #general

Irv Kramer <irvdk@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I am in need of a little help regarding the place of residence of my
family. Manifest's and other documents list two references to where they
where >from listed as Sokol, Roszyszc Wolhyn, Russia. I also found 2
where it listed them >from Sokola, Roszyszc Wolhyn. This is my
grandfathers side.

On my grandmothers side they are listed >from Sekula, Sokal, Soklia and from
Sohny, Wolhyn. All of this on different documents. I have located on the
map Wolhyn which is spelled Volhynia, Roszyszc is in Ukraine and is
spelled Rozyce on the maps. Sokol is 9.6 miles north of Rozyce.
I have been trying to find out if they are one and the same and cannot
nail it down. Could anyone suggest where I might find some more
information that might help me?.

Thank you in advance,

Irv Kramer
irvdk@attbi.com
Pittsburgh, Pa
Researching: PIATIGORSKY and KRAMER Kiev to Cleveland,
REITENBERG and WEDRON Russia
STEIN, GREENBERG and NOSACZ Skelya,Russia, Pittsburgh Pa,
STEIN Loutolm, Sokola, Poland Toledo, Oh


Re: FRAM and BASOFKY #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

I just want to thank all those who took the time to look up and respond
to my request re the above names. Echoing everyone else, it's a great
*mishpocheh* to be in.

Jeremy Frankel
Oakland, California

President,
San Francisco Bay Area
Jewish Genealogical Society


Re: 1900 manifest #general

jeanne4_98nospam@yahoo.com <jeanne4_98@...>
 

I found my gf's passage in 1899 on EIDB through Steve Morse's wonderful
program. So apparently at least some records >from 1897 through 1900
are included in the EIDB. Have you tried other spellings, etc.?

Please Note: I have modified my *reply to* address in an effort to avoid
automated spam. If you wish to reply to me, use the following address:
jeanne4_98 at yahoo.com.

Barbara Sloan
New Haven, CT

Searching SLATAS/ZLATIS/SLATIS, SANCTON/SANKTIN/SENKTIN,
SLONIMSKY/SLONIMSKI, PASSIN, WEINGER/WENGER--Belarus, Lithuania, Russia,
USA


Address to obtain Bronx Census Reports #general

Don Gretzer <dgretzer@...>
 

I need Email or SnailMail address to obtain a copy of the 1920 Bronx, NY,
Census Report.
Thanks, don Gretzer
Reply to my Email address
dgretzer@houston.rr.com


Lost women #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

Last year a lady who lives in California connected me and wanted to come
visit me to see the Tarnobrzeg death reg. I do not remember her
name..she may live off the 57fwy. in Loma Linda,not sure..She has 3
children, one set of twins..They are young..To make a long story short
could you please contact me privately.Sorry..I do not remember your
name..Gayle >from San Gabriel,Ca


Does anyone have info on Wilkomiez? #general

mdbank <mdbank@...>
 

I know it is a town in the Ukraine during the late 1800s but I have been
unable to find out anything else.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Al JOLSON and MIRVISS family of Minneapolis #general

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

William Seltz of Minneapolis has asked me to post this message for him,
since he does not have Internet access. Please respond directly to Bill
Seltz, <wseltzlaw@aol.com>. Thanks in advance.

*To Memebers of the YOELSON/JOSELOVITZ/JOLSON and MIRVISS Families:

Anyone having information about the relationship between Al JOLSON
and the MIRVISS family of Minneapolis, Minnesota, originally >from
Baisogala, Lithuania, please call or write
to William Seltz in Minneapolis, e-mail <wseltzlaw@aol.com> *

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Roszyszc Wolhyn, Sokol #general

Irv Kramer <irvdk@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I am in need of a little help regarding the place of residence of my
family. Manifest's and other documents list two references to where they
where >from listed as Sokol, Roszyszc Wolhyn, Russia. I also found 2
where it listed them >from Sokola, Roszyszc Wolhyn. This is my
grandfathers side.

On my grandmothers side they are listed >from Sekula, Sokal, Soklia and from
Sohny, Wolhyn. All of this on different documents. I have located on the
map Wolhyn which is spelled Volhynia, Roszyszc is in Ukraine and is
spelled Rozyce on the maps. Sokol is 9.6 miles north of Rozyce.
I have been trying to find out if they are one and the same and cannot
nail it down. Could anyone suggest where I might find some more
information that might help me?.

Thank you in advance,

Irv Kramer
irvdk@attbi.com
Pittsburgh, Pa
Researching: PIATIGORSKY and KRAMER Kiev to Cleveland,
REITENBERG and WEDRON Russia
STEIN, GREENBERG and NOSACZ Skelya,Russia, Pittsburgh Pa,
STEIN Loutolm, Sokola, Poland Toledo, Oh


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: FRAM and BASOFKY #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

I just want to thank all those who took the time to look up and respond
to my request re the above names. Echoing everyone else, it's a great
*mishpocheh* to be in.

Jeremy Frankel
Oakland, California

President,
San Francisco Bay Area
Jewish Genealogical Society


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:1900 manifest #general

jeanne4_98nospam@yahoo.com <jeanne4_98@...>
 

I found my gf's passage in 1899 on EIDB through Steve Morse's wonderful
program. So apparently at least some records >from 1897 through 1900
are included in the EIDB. Have you tried other spellings, etc.?

Please Note: I have modified my *reply to* address in an effort to avoid
automated spam. If you wish to reply to me, use the following address:
jeanne4_98 at yahoo.com.

Barbara Sloan
New Haven, CT

Searching SLATAS/ZLATIS/SLATIS, SANCTON/SANKTIN/SENKTIN,
SLONIMSKY/SLONIMSKI, PASSIN, WEINGER/WENGER--Belarus, Lithuania, Russia,
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Address to obtain Bronx Census Reports #general

Don Gretzer <dgretzer@...>
 

I need Email or SnailMail address to obtain a copy of the 1920 Bronx, NY,
Census Report.
Thanks, don Gretzer
Reply to my Email address
dgretzer@houston.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lost women #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

Last year a lady who lives in California connected me and wanted to come
visit me to see the Tarnobrzeg death reg. I do not remember her
name..she may live off the 57fwy. in Loma Linda,not sure..She has 3
children, one set of twins..They are young..To make a long story short
could you please contact me privately.Sorry..I do not remember your
name..Gayle >from San Gabriel,Ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Does anyone have info on Wilkomiez? #general

mdbank <mdbank@...>
 

I know it is a town in the Ukraine during the late 1800s but I have been
unable to find out anything else.


Entire 12 volumes of "Jewish Encyclopedia" now online #rabbinic

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Rav-SIGgers,

A fellow genealogist and I discovered this new web site today:

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com

This is >from the introduction to site:

"This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish
Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The
Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public
domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations.

This online version contains the unedited contents of the original
encyclopedia. Since the original work was completed almost 100 years
ago, it does not cover a significant portion of modern Jewish
History (e.g., the creation of Israel, the Holocaust, etc.)..."

The entire text is searchable. Images may be located by searching
for text in the captions. Enjoy!

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Rav-SIG Coordinator


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Entire 12 volumes of "Jewish Encyclopedia" now online #rabbinic

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Rav-SIGgers,

A fellow genealogist and I discovered this new web site today:

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com

This is >from the introduction to site:

"This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish
Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The
Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public
domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations.

This online version contains the unedited contents of the original
encyclopedia. Since the original work was completed almost 100 years
ago, it does not cover a significant portion of modern Jewish
History (e.g., the creation of Israel, the Holocaust, etc.)..."

The entire text is searchable. Images may be located by searching
for text in the captions. Enjoy!

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Rav-SIG Coordinator


Help on Yiddish names into English diminutives #general

Alex Bender <alemik@...>
 

Hello,

I am researching my great-grandmother Sarah and her sisters (surname will
be omitted for now since this inquiry concerns only her given name). They
were >from either >from Jaslo, Poland, or Minsk, Belarus and were born in
the late 1870s / early 1880s.

I know that Sarah's sisters' names in this country were Mary and Ida. I am
pretty sure that she only had two sisters, although I'm not certain.

My question concerns Yiddish *equivalents* of these names. I recently
found a picture (which belonged to Sarah) on which there is Yiddish on the
back. Translated, it is addressed to *Mera* and is >from *Dina.* Do these
Yiddish names in any way match up to the English names of Sarah, Ida, or
Mary? If so, which ones?

I thought that *Mera* might be Sarah since they sound similar, and also
since my great-grandmother Sarah was the one who possessed the photo. But
then again, *Mera* also sounds similar to Mary. *Dina* appears to have
some of the same letters as Ida, although I don't know if that has any
significance or is simply a coincidence.

I suspect that the Yiddish names belong to two of the three sisters, but
I'm not sure which ones. Is there any way to be sure, or at least form a
likely guess? I'm not currently aware of any documents online that detail
name changes >from Yiddish to English.

Thanks for any help in solving this mystery.
Alex

MODERATOR NOTE: Useful information on this topic can be found at the
Jewishgen Given Names Database at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/


Don't laminate copies of photos!! #general

David Kravitz
 

I never laminate or treat old photographs in any way other than storing
them in a cool, dark place. This, after scanning them in color (even black
and white ones). I can now *improve* my photograph, enhancing colors and
contrast, remove scratches and blemishes and, usually, my copy is better
than the original. I can display my pictures anyway I please, confident in
the knowledge that if one fades, I can print off another one. I can also
distribute copies to interested family members who are usually willing to
let me borrow their precious photographs for copying.

David Kravitz
Bournemouth
England


Re: Jewish calendar (converter) #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Jewishgenners should be aware that most of the sites or computer programs
suggested for a Hebrew-Civil calendar converter are only available to
users of a PC,not for Mac users

When you search on the Web for Hebrew calendar, you are amazed of the lot
of very interesting information you get. Among them is a very useful and
friendly calendar converter where you can choose any year you want. It
presents the whole month and even the whole year in one single table. It's
at http://www.hebcal.com/

In addition., there is just such a converter right on JewishGen at
Jewishgen Tools: http://www.jewishgen.org/jos/josdates.htm
where you can convert immediately and quickly one date at a time.

Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help on Yiddish names into English diminutives #general

Alex Bender <alemik@...>
 

Hello,

I am researching my great-grandmother Sarah and her sisters (surname will
be omitted for now since this inquiry concerns only her given name). They
were >from either >from Jaslo, Poland, or Minsk, Belarus and were born in
the late 1870s / early 1880s.

I know that Sarah's sisters' names in this country were Mary and Ida. I am
pretty sure that she only had two sisters, although I'm not certain.

My question concerns Yiddish *equivalents* of these names. I recently
found a picture (which belonged to Sarah) on which there is Yiddish on the
back. Translated, it is addressed to *Mera* and is >from *Dina.* Do these
Yiddish names in any way match up to the English names of Sarah, Ida, or
Mary? If so, which ones?

I thought that *Mera* might be Sarah since they sound similar, and also
since my great-grandmother Sarah was the one who possessed the photo. But
then again, *Mera* also sounds similar to Mary. *Dina* appears to have
some of the same letters as Ida, although I don't know if that has any
significance or is simply a coincidence.

I suspect that the Yiddish names belong to two of the three sisters, but
I'm not sure which ones. Is there any way to be sure, or at least form a
likely guess? I'm not currently aware of any documents online that detail
name changes >from Yiddish to English.

Thanks for any help in solving this mystery.
Alex

MODERATOR NOTE: Useful information on this topic can be found at the
Jewishgen Given Names Database at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/