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UK Census 1901 #general

Robert Holton <holtonrobert@...>
 

I share the frustrations of Messrs Kravitz and Kathren re the above. My
ADAMINSKY family whom I knew personally and who were certainly resident in
Leeds in 1901 are not there altho' my grandfather could read and write
English and would have had no difficulty completing the census form. I
have tried all the mis-spellings I can think of and the wild cards but so
far none have worked. I found my MYERS family who were resident in
Sheffield at that time only with much difficulty and discovered why a
search on Sheffield as location had been fruitless: they were listed only
under their civil parish of Ecclesall Bierlow, something I could not know.


Shirley Holton
London UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen UK Census 1901 #general

Robert Holton <holtonrobert@...>
 

I share the frustrations of Messrs Kravitz and Kathren re the above. My
ADAMINSKY family whom I knew personally and who were certainly resident in
Leeds in 1901 are not there altho' my grandfather could read and write
English and would have had no difficulty completing the census form. I
have tried all the mis-spellings I can think of and the wild cards but so
far none have worked. I found my MYERS family who were resident in
Sheffield at that time only with much difficulty and discovered why a
search on Sheffield as location had been fruitless: they were listed only
under their civil parish of Ecclesall Bierlow, something I could not know.


Shirley Holton
London UK


New ShtetLinks Manager #france

Joyce Field
 

I am pleased to announce Fred Apel as the new ShtetLinks Project
Manger. Fred will take on a tough role, stepping into the shoes of
Chuck Weinstein, who, as the Project Manager for over four years, has
made ShtetLinks into a major JewishGen project. We are sad to see
Chuck step down but it is understandable that he needs to re- focus
his energies at this particular time in his life. Chuck has
graciously agreed to help acclimate Fred in his new role and for the
time being will continue to moderate the ShtetLinks mail list. I
will certainly miss working with Chuck.

Fred brings to his new position a wealth of experience in Jewish
genealogical activities. He is a Life Member and Vice President of
JGS Michigan and an advisor for the Society's award winning
newsletter,"Generations," and their website. He also produced a
local cable television show about genealogy and JGSMI and has
compiled a book entitled "Beginner's Workshop in Print" that is
presented to all new members of JGSMI. In addition, as a JewishGen
volunteer, he has helped with several necrologies and has done other
work on the Yizkor Book project.

We look forward to his bringing his talents and energies to
ShtetLinks and helping that project develop to its fullest potential.

Joyce Field
JewishGen Vice President, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


French SIG #France New ShtetLinks Manager #france

Joyce Field
 

I am pleased to announce Fred Apel as the new ShtetLinks Project
Manger. Fred will take on a tough role, stepping into the shoes of
Chuck Weinstein, who, as the Project Manager for over four years, has
made ShtetLinks into a major JewishGen project. We are sad to see
Chuck step down but it is understandable that he needs to re- focus
his energies at this particular time in his life. Chuck has
graciously agreed to help acclimate Fred in his new role and for the
time being will continue to moderate the ShtetLinks mail list. I
will certainly miss working with Chuck.

Fred brings to his new position a wealth of experience in Jewish
genealogical activities. He is a Life Member and Vice President of
JGS Michigan and an advisor for the Society's award winning
newsletter,"Generations," and their website. He also produced a
local cable television show about genealogy and JGSMI and has
compiled a book entitled "Beginner's Workshop in Print" that is
presented to all new members of JGSMI. In addition, as a JewishGen
volunteer, he has helped with several necrologies and has done other
work on the Yizkor Book project.

We look forward to his bringing his talents and energies to
ShtetLinks and helping that project develop to its fullest potential.

Joyce Field
JewishGen Vice President, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


New ShtetLinks Manager #belarus

Joyce Field
 

I am pleased to announce Fred Apel as the new ShtetLinks Project
Manger. Fred will take on a tough role, stepping into the shoes of
Chuck Weinstein, who, as the Project Manager for over four years, has
made ShtetLinks into a major JewishGen project. We are sad to see
Chuck step down but it is understandable that he needs to re- focus
his energies at this particular time in his life. Chuck has
graciously agreed to help acclimate Fred in his new role and for the
time being will continue to moderate the ShtetLinks mail list. I
will certainly miss working with Chuck.

Fred brings to his new position a wealth of experience in Jewish
genealogical activities. He is a Life Member and Vice President of
JGS Michigan and an advisor for the Society's award winning
newsletter,"Generations," and their website. He also produced a
local cable television show about genealogy and JGSMI and has
compiled a book entitled "Beginner's Workshop in Print" that is
presented to all new members of JGSMI. In addition, as a JewishGen
volunteer, he has helped with several necrologies and has done other
work on the Yizkor Book project.

We look forward to his bringing his talents and energies to
ShtetLinks and helping that project develop to its fullest potential.

Joyce Field
JewishGen Vice President, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


Behind the scenes #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

Dear Sig members,

Have you noticed that there are many new records, record sources and static
databases being added each week?

Many of you are working on parts and pieces of projects. For that we are
very grateful. If you are hard at work on something for the web pages, would
you please send me an update on where you are? Being new at all this, I
would like to hear >from you and get to know you.

For all of you that want to get involved...there is much that is waiting for
translation. Can you help?

Remember "when" (or maybe you are lucky and have come into the search for
your roots after JewishGen)...but in the beginning days of Jewish Genealogy,
you could not reach up to a shelf and pull down a book with a list of names
or shtetls >from Belarus...in the days of "when", the only information about
a shtetl was in sources like "Shtetl Finder Gazetteer" by Chester Cohen or
in the Encyclopedia Judaica?

How far we have traveled in 20 years!

However, it is not enough to purchase records, or find a new find. Sitting
on a desk somewhere, in a language most of us cannot read, is like no
records at all. So. How far we travel today is up to us.Can you help? Every
few hours you contribute will be appreciated by all of us..

Send me a note if you have a language skill we need...or database skills and
the software on your computer...or like to organize records (in
English)...or look things up...or write letters. We can use every one and a
few free hours.

from behind the scenes,
Nancy Holden
Project Coordinator Belarus SIG


New ShtetLinks Manager #latinamerica

Joyce Field
 

I am pleased to announce Fred Apel as the new ShtetLinks Project
Manger. Fred will take on a tough role, stepping into the shoes of
Chuck Weinstein, who, as the Project Manager for over four years, has
made ShtetLinks into a major JewishGen project. We are sad to see
Chuck step down but it is understandable that he needs to re- focus
his energies at this particular time in his life. Chuck has
graciously agreed to help acclimate Fred in his new role and for the
time being will continue to moderate the ShtetLinks mail list. I
will certainly miss working with Chuck.

Fred brings to his new position a wealth of experience in Jewish
genealogical activities. He is a Life Member and Vice President of
JGS Michigan and an advisor for the Society's award winning
newsletter,"Generations," and their website. He also produced a
local cable television show about genealogy and JGSMI and has
compiled a book entitled "Beginner's Workshop in Print" that is
presented to all new members of JGSMI. In addition, as a JewishGen
volunteer, he has helped with several necrologies and has done other
work on the Yizkor Book project.

We look forward to his bringing his talents and energies to
ShtetLinks and helping that project develop to its fullest potential.

Joyce Field
JewishGen Vice President, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus New ShtetLinks Manager #belarus

Joyce Field
 

I am pleased to announce Fred Apel as the new ShtetLinks Project
Manger. Fred will take on a tough role, stepping into the shoes of
Chuck Weinstein, who, as the Project Manager for over four years, has
made ShtetLinks into a major JewishGen project. We are sad to see
Chuck step down but it is understandable that he needs to re- focus
his energies at this particular time in his life. Chuck has
graciously agreed to help acclimate Fred in his new role and for the
time being will continue to moderate the ShtetLinks mail list. I
will certainly miss working with Chuck.

Fred brings to his new position a wealth of experience in Jewish
genealogical activities. He is a Life Member and Vice President of
JGS Michigan and an advisor for the Society's award winning
newsletter,"Generations," and their website. He also produced a
local cable television show about genealogy and JGSMI and has
compiled a book entitled "Beginner's Workshop in Print" that is
presented to all new members of JGSMI. In addition, as a JewishGen
volunteer, he has helped with several necrologies and has done other
work on the Yizkor Book project.

We look forward to his bringing his talents and energies to
ShtetLinks and helping that project develop to its fullest potential.

Joyce Field
JewishGen Vice President, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus Behind the scenes #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

Dear Sig members,

Have you noticed that there are many new records, record sources and static
databases being added each week?

Many of you are working on parts and pieces of projects. For that we are
very grateful. If you are hard at work on something for the web pages, would
you please send me an update on where you are? Being new at all this, I
would like to hear >from you and get to know you.

For all of you that want to get involved...there is much that is waiting for
translation. Can you help?

Remember "when" (or maybe you are lucky and have come into the search for
your roots after JewishGen)...but in the beginning days of Jewish Genealogy,
you could not reach up to a shelf and pull down a book with a list of names
or shtetls >from Belarus...in the days of "when", the only information about
a shtetl was in sources like "Shtetl Finder Gazetteer" by Chester Cohen or
in the Encyclopedia Judaica?

How far we have traveled in 20 years!

However, it is not enough to purchase records, or find a new find. Sitting
on a desk somewhere, in a language most of us cannot read, is like no
records at all. So. How far we travel today is up to us.Can you help? Every
few hours you contribute will be appreciated by all of us..

Send me a note if you have a language skill we need...or database skills and
the software on your computer...or like to organize records (in
English)...or look things up...or write letters. We can use every one and a
few free hours.

from behind the scenes,
Nancy Holden
Project Coordinator Belarus SIG


Latin America #LatinAmerica New ShtetLinks Manager #latinamerica

Joyce Field
 

I am pleased to announce Fred Apel as the new ShtetLinks Project
Manger. Fred will take on a tough role, stepping into the shoes of
Chuck Weinstein, who, as the Project Manager for over four years, has
made ShtetLinks into a major JewishGen project. We are sad to see
Chuck step down but it is understandable that he needs to re- focus
his energies at this particular time in his life. Chuck has
graciously agreed to help acclimate Fred in his new role and for the
time being will continue to moderate the ShtetLinks mail list. I
will certainly miss working with Chuck.

Fred brings to his new position a wealth of experience in Jewish
genealogical activities. He is a Life Member and Vice President of
JGS Michigan and an advisor for the Society's award winning
newsletter,"Generations," and their website. He also produced a
local cable television show about genealogy and JGSMI and has
compiled a book entitled "Beginner's Workshop in Print" that is
presented to all new members of JGSMI. In addition, as a JewishGen
volunteer, he has helped with several necrologies and has done other
work on the Yizkor Book project.

We look forward to his bringing his talents and energies to
ShtetLinks and helping that project develop to its fullest potential.

Joyce Field
JewishGen Vice President, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


Minsk yizkor book #belarus

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

Judy Montel has done it again. Yet another chapter has been translated
and is available on JewishGen. Anyone wanting to sponsor more of the
Minsk yizkor book translation effort gets to pick which chapters get
translated next. Gmar Chatimah Tovah. (May you be sealed [in the Book
of Life] for a good year.) Jonina Duker, translation coordinator
BEIDICK (~Minsk), DUKER (~Minsk), GOLDBERG & GORODINSKY (Minsk), KATZ
Riga?), LEVINE (~Minsk?), RACHMAN (Salakas/Simferopol), RYMER,
SCHMUELIWITZ (~ Minsk?), SIEGEL (Uzpaliai?), STRAUSS (Vilna?) & for her
descendant
ARLICK (Oshmyany), BARNA (Satu Mare), FRIEDLER (Soljataznan), GOLDSTEIN,
LICHTMAN (Csenger/Satu Mare), LITZKY (Golshany), RAPAPORT
(Kemenesmihalyfa), SCHLESINGER


Belarus SIG #Belarus Minsk yizkor book #belarus

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

Judy Montel has done it again. Yet another chapter has been translated
and is available on JewishGen. Anyone wanting to sponsor more of the
Minsk yizkor book translation effort gets to pick which chapters get
translated next. Gmar Chatimah Tovah. (May you be sealed [in the Book
of Life] for a good year.) Jonina Duker, translation coordinator
BEIDICK (~Minsk), DUKER (~Minsk), GOLDBERG & GORODINSKY (Minsk), KATZ
Riga?), LEVINE (~Minsk?), RACHMAN (Salakas/Simferopol), RYMER,
SCHMUELIWITZ (~ Minsk?), SIEGEL (Uzpaliai?), STRAUSS (Vilna?) & for her
descendant
ARLICK (Oshmyany), BARNA (Satu Mare), FRIEDLER (Soljataznan), GOLDSTEIN,
LICHTMAN (Csenger/Satu Mare), LITZKY (Golshany), RAPAPORT
(Kemenesmihalyfa), SCHLESINGER


RUDNICK and SCHWARTZ from Smorgon #belarus

ms nodrog
 

FAMILIES >from SMORGON.
I am searching for two families who lived in Smorgon in the early
1900's. One is the family of Yonah (Joseph) RUDNICK, wife Rachel. His
parentswere Channa and Haskel. SibLings were Issie and Mary and a half
brother David.

The other is the family of Wolf SCHVARTZ/SCHWARTZ. In America the
name was Schwartz. Children were Choda, Sara, Edith, Bessie, Edward,
Morris and Rachel. The wife of Wolf was Chia IVANDANSKY (not sure of
spelling). If anyone has heard of a name similar to Ivandansky, please
let me know. I have not seen anything remotely close on any website.

Any leads to Smorgon, the gubernia and the records would be greatly
appreciated. Please e-mail Hannah at msnodrog@yahoo.com
Hope Gordon
Salt Lake City. UT

MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to capitalize surnames and be sure to
enter your names/towns in the JewishGen Family Finder (www.jewishgen.org/
jgff)


Belarus SIG #Belarus RUDNICK and SCHWARTZ from Smorgon #belarus

ms nodrog
 

FAMILIES >from SMORGON.
I am searching for two families who lived in Smorgon in the early
1900's. One is the family of Yonah (Joseph) RUDNICK, wife Rachel. His
parentswere Channa and Haskel. SibLings were Issie and Mary and a half
brother David.

The other is the family of Wolf SCHVARTZ/SCHWARTZ. In America the
name was Schwartz. Children were Choda, Sara, Edith, Bessie, Edward,
Morris and Rachel. The wife of Wolf was Chia IVANDANSKY (not sure of
spelling). If anyone has heard of a name similar to Ivandansky, please
let me know. I have not seen anything remotely close on any website.

Any leads to Smorgon, the gubernia and the records would be greatly
appreciated. Please e-mail Hannah at msnodrog@yahoo.com
Hope Gordon
Salt Lake City. UT

MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to capitalize surnames and be sure to
enter your names/towns in the JewishGen Family Finder (www.jewishgen.org/
jgff)


Churchill Sanitarium, Brooklyn, NY #general

Joel Ives <jives@...>
 

Looking for information about Churchill Sanitarium in Brooklyn, New York.
Doing research for a friend born in 1932 searching for birth mother.

Joel Ives
Fair Lawn, New Jersey


Re: Seeking book ID - Yung Amerika #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Thanks to all who replied with the book citation, typical of this lists
'sudden service'.

koosh@att.net
Bernard Kouchel

"Bernard Kouchel" wrote...

Our JGS has this book, and we seek help with ID and its contents.
Yung Amerika [Young America]
*Copyright 1917, N. Steinberg*
255pp


Re: Yiddish translation #belarus

Joan Parker <housemom@...>
 

For Katie: It looks as if google *read* Bangasse and took it for
Bangladesh which is in Africa.

Joan Parker
Miami, FL
Searching: GOLDBERG and GOODSTEIN-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY; PINKUS and
WINOGRAD-Odessa, Ukraine and Brooklyn, NY; GELFAND-Minsk and Bronx, NY; YEHUDIS;
KATZ, Bronx, NY

In a message dated Tue, 17 Sep 2002 12:01:09 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Katie Sobol writes:

I want to thank all of you who graciously replied to my query about help
in Yiddish translation of my postcards, and the Yiddish word for Austria.
When my great-grandfather wrote *Brody Bangasse* as a return address, I
thought Bangasse meant Austria. As I learned >from fellow Genners,
Bangasse does *not* mean Austria. This, then, is the word that I am
not sure of its meaning. I searched in Google, 'Bangasse', and it is a
place in Africa. Can anyone out there guess what my ggrandfather meant,
when he wrote this? I know he lived in Brody, Austria (now Ukraine), and
I'm just baffled about this word. Any help will be greatly appreciated!


Re: What is a hawker? #general

Maria <elena@...>
 

Dear Maria:

We are rejecting your message for posting as it is aparently being
directed specifically to an individual, and not to the Group at large.

Moderator on Duty.

Elena,
A Hawker is a person who goes door to door selling goods and wares.

Marilyn van Aalten Hiller
Florida

Thanks much for this, except that I wasn't the poster of the question:
I contributed a similar answer!

Guess some wires crossed.

Thanks, though, for the reply.

Maria Torres
MALTINSKY, RUBINSTEIN, ZELLAT (Latvia, PA, GA, NY)
NOTIS (Kovno, NY)
KUNST (Grodno, PA)
PHILLIPS (DADACZ/DUDACZ/ISIDOR/EISENDOR), PSCHEDESKY (Poland, UK, NY)


Re: Polish word for Bahngasse #general

Alexander Sharon
 

*Katie Sobol* wrote

Would anyone of you know what the Polish word for Bahngasse is? I am
trying to figure roughly where my great-grandfather lived. Any help will
be appreciated.
Dworcowa [ulica]

Alexander Sharon


Re: Is "Finland" in Poland? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Margiloff" wrote >

The 1900 census enumerator recorded "Finland" for my grandmother's
brother's country of origin. (My grandmother was always shown as
originating in "Russia".) In the 1920 census, her brother was shown to be
from Poland and his native language Polish. So if the 1900 enumerator was
paying attention, did he hear the name of a town or district in Poland
that he misinterpreted as Finland, the country? ShetlSeeker provides no
likely results at all with a variety of inputs beginning with F, W or V.
Any suggestions?

Irwin Margiloff
Duarte, California
Irwin,

There is no town by name Finland (or similar) in Poland. Finland was a
Russian province, same as was part of Poland.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB