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Helene ALEXANDER, of Liegnitz #germany

Henry Graupner <graupner@...>
 

I am looking for any information about ancestors and siblings of Helene
ALEXANDER, born in Liegnitz, Silesia, Germany , on February 9, 1873.

She married my grandfather Ludwig GRAUPNER, of Beuthen, Silesia, Germany,
in Liegnitz in May 1897.

I have searched through the LDS films for Liegnitz/Legnica but without
success. Thank you.

Henry Graupner Guelph, Canada


German SIG #Germany Helene ALEXANDER, of Liegnitz #germany

Henry Graupner <graupner@...>
 

I am looking for any information about ancestors and siblings of Helene
ALEXANDER, born in Liegnitz, Silesia, Germany , on February 9, 1873.

She married my grandfather Ludwig GRAUPNER, of Beuthen, Silesia, Germany,
in Liegnitz in May 1897.

I have searched through the LDS films for Liegnitz/Legnica but without
success. Thank you.

Henry Graupner Guelph, Canada


Re: KOZAK #poland

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

Just reviewing old messages and found one >from Joyce Howard that needed
answering <grin>. She writes about searching the surname KOZAK >from Kiev.

The first thing I did was look in the JGFF and find that two people are
researching the same name >from Ukraine and one actually >from Kiev.

Also, posting surname messages on mailing lists is always a good idea, but
entering your surname interests in the JGFF is the most effective first
step. http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff As a first time registrant click on
the ENTER icon. The system will take you through the process.

Also Philadelphia passenger manifests, census and possibly city
directories are all available through the Family History Centers of the
Mormon Church .

Good luck with your research
Carol Skydell,
Chilmark MA

At 04:41 PM 7/10/2002 +0100, you wrote:
I am researching the family tree of KOZAK on behalf of my sister in laws.
FREDA KOZAK arrived in the UK >from KIEV at the beginning of the 20th century
with her two small children LEAH & JACK. Her husband PINCUS KOZAK we believe
went to the States - possibly Philadelphia. Does anyone have info on this
gentlman?
With thanks
Joyce Howard
researching BAILSON (KOVNO) and SOLOMON (RIGA)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: KOZAK #unitedkingdom

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

Just reviewing old messages and found one >from Joyce Howard that needed
answering <grin>. She writes about searching the surname KOZAK >from Kiev.

The first thing I did was look in the JGFF and find that two people are
researching the same name >from Ukraine and one actually >from Kiev.

Also, posting surname messages on mailing lists is always a good idea, but
entering your surname interests in the JGFF is the most effective first
step. http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff As a first time registrant click on
the ENTER icon. The system will take you through the process.

Also Philadelphia passenger manifests, census and possibly city
directories are all available through the Family History Centers of the
Mormon Church .

Good luck with your research
Carol Skydell,
Chilmark MA

At 04:41 PM 7/10/2002 +0100, you wrote:
I am researching the family tree of KOZAK on behalf of my sister in laws.
FREDA KOZAK arrived in the UK >from KIEV at the beginning of the 20th century
with her two small children LEAH & JACK. Her husband PINCUS KOZAK we believe
went to the States - possibly Philadelphia. Does anyone have info on this
gentlman?
With thanks
Joyce Howard
researching BAILSON (KOVNO) and SOLOMON (RIGA)


Steve Morse "One-Step" Site Forced to Shut Down #germany

Algaze@...
 

Steve Morse "One-Step" Site Forced to Shut Down

Under the threat of legal action >from The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island
Foundation, Inc. (SLEIF), Stephen Morse has shut down all of his sites
that link to the Ellis Island Database. The Foundation accused Morse of
creating a site that performs what has come to be known as "deep linking."

Deep linking is the act of linking to a page at a web site other than the
Home Page.

Additional information about this controversy can be found at:
http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/04/cyber/cyberlaw/07law.html

Barbara Algaze Los Angeles, California

MODERATOR NOTE: Further discussion of this issue is off-topic for
GerSig. Please consult the JewishGen Discussion Group (JGDG) for
further discussion of this matter which is not specific to German
Jewish research. MOD1


German SIG #Germany Steve Morse "One-Step" Site Forced to Shut Down #germany

Algaze@...
 

Steve Morse "One-Step" Site Forced to Shut Down

Under the threat of legal action >from The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island
Foundation, Inc. (SLEIF), Stephen Morse has shut down all of his sites
that link to the Ellis Island Database. The Foundation accused Morse of
creating a site that performs what has come to be known as "deep linking."

Deep linking is the act of linking to a page at a web site other than the
Home Page.

Additional information about this controversy can be found at:
http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/04/cyber/cyberlaw/07law.html

Barbara Algaze Los Angeles, California

MODERATOR NOTE: Further discussion of this issue is off-topic for
GerSig. Please consult the JewishGen Discussion Group (JGDG) for
further discussion of this matter which is not specific to German
Jewish research. MOD1


Re : Csolomai, Slovakia #hungary

Ing. Lang Tomáš <tlang@...>
 

Dear Gen-ers :
please appologise me for the previous no-complet message.

The vilage CSOLOMAI you are researching is NAGYCSALOMJA -
Hungarian, now VELKA CALOMIIJA, District of Velky Krtis,
Slovakia. The name of former county should be HONT instead
HUNT.

The village belonged in the past to the SAHY - former
IPOLYSAG Rabbinate. The Jewish records of SAHY incl. VELKA
CALOMIJA are kept in Banska Bystrica and Nitra County
Archives >from the period as follow :

births 1850 - 1949
marriages 1850 - 1947
deaths 1850 - 1947

WBR
Tomas Lang, PhD
Jewish Community President
Ceska basta 5
SK-940 60 NOVÉ ZÁMKY
Slovak Republic
Phone +421 (0) 35 / 64 01 759
Fax : +421 (0) 35 / 64 44 640
www : http://www.kehilanz.sk
E-mail: kehilanz@pobox.sk


Ellis Island direct website #hungary

Cashel44@...
 

Why not just use the Ellis Island website direct?

http://ellisisland.org/

If you need help, I'll be happy to help you. I'm a member.

Ley K O'Connor


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re : Csolomai, Slovakia #hungary

Ing. Lang Tomáš <tlang@...>
 

Dear Gen-ers :
please appologise me for the previous no-complet message.

The vilage CSOLOMAI you are researching is NAGYCSALOMJA -
Hungarian, now VELKA CALOMIIJA, District of Velky Krtis,
Slovakia. The name of former county should be HONT instead
HUNT.

The village belonged in the past to the SAHY - former
IPOLYSAG Rabbinate. The Jewish records of SAHY incl. VELKA
CALOMIJA are kept in Banska Bystrica and Nitra County
Archives >from the period as follow :

births 1850 - 1949
marriages 1850 - 1947
deaths 1850 - 1947

WBR
Tomas Lang, PhD
Jewish Community President
Ceska basta 5
SK-940 60 NOVÉ ZÁMKY
Slovak Republic
Phone +421 (0) 35 / 64 01 759
Fax : +421 (0) 35 / 64 44 640
www : http://www.kehilanz.sk
E-mail: kehilanz@pobox.sk


Hungary SIG #Hungary Ellis Island direct website #hungary

Cashel44@...
 

Why not just use the Ellis Island website direct?

http://ellisisland.org/

If you need help, I'll be happy to help you. I'm a member.

Ley K O'Connor


Csolomai, Slovakia #hungary

Jordan Auslander <jausland@...>
 

Your town is probably Nagy-Csalomia, itself a district (jaras) in Hont
megye, now Vel'ká Calomija. In 1877 there were 29 Jews there who went
to a shul at Ipolyság. The Nitra archives currently has the town's
Jewish births1850-1949, marriages 1850-1947, and deaths. 1850-1947.

Jordan Auslander


Hungary SIG #Hungary Csolomai, Slovakia #hungary

Jordan Auslander <jausland@...>
 

Your town is probably Nagy-Csalomia, itself a district (jaras) in Hont
megye, now Vel'ká Calomija. In 1877 there were 29 Jews there who went
to a shul at Ipolyság. The Nitra archives currently has the town's
Jewish births1850-1949, marriages 1850-1947, and deaths. 1850-1947.

Jordan Auslander


Searching Evelyn Victoria McCARTHY nee ZEFFERTT #general

dofrank@...
 

The following information was obtained >from the 1982 will of her mother,
Rebecca Leah ZEFFERT nee ZEFFERTT:

< I give to my daughter Evelyn Victoria McCarthy of *** California
Street Apartment ** San Francisco 94115 California U.S.A. the sum
of Two Thousand Pounds absolutely >

If anyone has information on Evelyn Victoria McCARTHY, please email me
directly at dofrank@aol.com.

TIA

Doris SHAPIRO Frank, Lake Mary, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Evelyn Victoria McCARTHY nee ZEFFERTT #general

dofrank@...
 

The following information was obtained >from the 1982 will of her mother,
Rebecca Leah ZEFFERT nee ZEFFERTT:

< I give to my daughter Evelyn Victoria McCarthy of *** California
Street Apartment ** San Francisco 94115 California U.S.A. the sum
of Two Thousand Pounds absolutely >

If anyone has information on Evelyn Victoria McCARTHY, please email me
directly at dofrank@aol.com.

TIA

Doris SHAPIRO Frank, Lake Mary, FL


Can we mount a campaign? #belarus

Robin Sherman <shermanr@...>
 

I'm afraid it is so. The Ellis Island Foundation has put me on notice
that I am in violation of their terms of usage. This is not true, but I
obviously don't have the legal resources to fight this. Therefore, to
avoid a lawsuit, I have taken down the website.

-- Steve Morse

Your Ellis Island one-step is wonderful! Is it shut down forever?
Robin


UK 1901 Census is on-line #belarus

David Shulman <shulman_gen@...>
 

For those wishing to trace ancestors who left
Lithuania, Belarus and elsewhere and settled in, or
passed through, Britain, please note that the UK 1901
Census, covering England and Wales, is now currently
on-line (as a test site) at www.census.pro.gov.uk

It is uncertain how long the site will remain on-line,
but is well worth a visit if you had family members in
the UK on March 31, 1901.

David Shulman

Ra'anana, Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus Can we mount a campaign? #belarus

Robin Sherman <shermanr@...>
 

I'm afraid it is so. The Ellis Island Foundation has put me on notice
that I am in violation of their terms of usage. This is not true, but I
obviously don't have the legal resources to fight this. Therefore, to
avoid a lawsuit, I have taken down the website.

-- Steve Morse

Your Ellis Island one-step is wonderful! Is it shut down forever?
Robin


Belarus SIG #Belarus UK 1901 Census is on-line #belarus

David Shulman <shulman_gen@...>
 

For those wishing to trace ancestors who left
Lithuania, Belarus and elsewhere and settled in, or
passed through, Britain, please note that the UK 1901
Census, covering England and Wales, is now currently
on-line (as a test site) at www.census.pro.gov.uk

It is uncertain how long the site will remain on-line,
but is well worth a visit if you had family members in
the UK on March 31, 1901.

David Shulman

Ra'anana, Israel


Re : " Dubno " (belarus digest: September 01, 2002) #belarus

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 9/2/02 Joel A Morrow wrote:

<<
Good afternoon >from Madrid. I'd like info on the town of Dubno before WWII-My
parents were born there-Murowitzer-orMorowitz-Also Kirsner Family-Are there
any records up to and after WWII?-Is there a list of families >from that
area?-Thanks-Joe >>

I think that Joel should have written to the Ukraine group rather than the
Belarus Group with his question, because Dubnow as was a city in Poland in
the voivodship of Volynia, but is now part of the Ukraine.

Several Jewishgenners are researching the name Morowitz or its variants. I
don't recall "Kirsner" (which could be spelled also as Kirschner), but Mr.
Morrow should check Jewishgen's Family Finder and its Discussion Group
Archives for those surnames.

As for the town Dubno, doing a search using the "seach this website" box at
Jewishgen's main page (http://www.jewishgen.org) will turn up information
about the town, especially see the description and history at the Jewishgen
affiliated International Cemetery Project. Also some information is
available also on the Internet. The "google" search engine
(http://www.google.com) will find it.

There is a Yizkor book for Dubno: a memorial to the Jewish community of
Dubno-Volyn, which was published by the Dubno Organization in Israel in
1956. Usually Yizkor books do contain lists of names. But I do not think
this particular Yizkor book has been translated and put online.

Searching for "Dubno" at http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com will produce an
article about the town written by Herman Rosenthal, S. Janowsky and M
Seligsohn. It gives the names of varous rabbis, one of whom was the subject
of a book. Also this article offers a very short bibliography

There is a brief article about Dubno in the "Universal Jewish Encyclopedia"
which was published in 1941 (I own volumes 1-7 of this Encyclopedia) and I am
almost sure that the Encyclopedia Judaica will also have an article but I do
not have any volumes >from this set. Given that Madrid is the city of Mr. M
orrow's residence it may not be very easy for him to find a set of the
Encyclopedia Judaica. So Mr. Morrow may have to content himself with what the
online "jewishencyclopedia.com" article says.


My 1962 Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer says that Dubno is situated on the
Ikva Rivers 25 miles West south west of Rovno. In 1931 its population was
12,696. It was an agricultural center, and had tanneries, sawmills, and food
processing, tile and brick factories. It was founded in the 11th century,
and became a commercial center during the eighteenth century. Toward the end
of the eighteenth century it was ceded by Poland to Russia. It was the site
of a number of battles during the Polish-Russian War in 1919-1920, reverted
to Poland in 1921. In 1945 it was ceded to the USSR. Before World War II it
had a large Jewish population.

Miriam Weiner's book "Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova" indicates that
there are still a number of Dubno records available in archives in Rovno,
Zhitomir, Warsaw and Kiev. A researcher would have to be hired to examine
those records for his ancestors.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Stephen Morse websites shut down #belarus

hilary@...
 

Dear Group,
Avotaynu's newsletter, "Nu, What's Nu?", just sent out a message that
the The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. has shut down
Stephen Morse's EIDB websites. (Text below)

With tomorrow's mail, I will be sending a real, paper letter to the
SLEIF, complaining about their stupidity (tactfully, of course). I'll
be suggesting they should be commending him instead of censuring him.

Perhaps if enough of us let them know how important and valuable these
websites were to us, they'll reconsider.

Their address, >from their website, is:
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
Attention: History Center
292 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017

Regards,
Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia USA


Reprinted with permission >from "Nu? What's New?" the Internet e-zine
published by Avotaynu.
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Steve Morse "One-Step" Site Forced to Shut Down
Under the threat of legal action >from The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island
Foundation, Inc. (SLEIF), Stephen Morse has shut down all of his sites
that link to the Ellis Island Database. The Foundation accused Morse of
creating a site that performs what has come to be known as "deep
linking." Deep linking is the act of linking to a page at a web site
other than the Home Page.

Deep linking may, indeed, be illegal. In a court case brought in a
country of the European Union, it was deemed illegal and, therefore,
cannot be performed in any country of the EU. In the United States, a
Georgia state law that banned deep linking was ruled unconstitutional
only because it overstepped the boundaries of Georgia law which has to
be limited to events which occur within the state. A number of years
ago, Ticketmaster, a U.S. company that sells tickets to events, sued
Microsoft, who was providing deep links to the Ticketmaster site. The
case was settled out of court with Microsoft agreeing not to continue
the practice.

Morse and SLEIF actually came close to an agreement which would allow
portions of his site to remain available until they provided comparable
service, but the contract they presented him to sign demanded that he
admit that what he did was "in violation of the Foundation's legal
rights and in breach of the Foundation's terms and conditions...." The
contract then stated SLEIF would forgive him for past sins. Morse
refused to agree to such terms and decided instead to close his site.

Deep linking is a common practice. Every search engine performs the
function. Every edition of "Nu? What's New?" includes such links. Web
site owners normally do not object to the practice because it has a
positive benefit to the site owner. However, this does not mean they
cannot reserve the right to request that such a practice be selectively
banned.

Additional information about this controversy can be found at
http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/04/cyber/cyberlaw/07law.html,
which, of course, is a deep link into The New York Times web site.

To be added or removed >from this mailing list, go on the Internet to
http://www.avotaynu.com/nuwhatsnew.htm
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