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Re: Requesting Lookup in VAB files #southafrica

Michael <epitrope@...>
 

Dear David
Your story makes me wonder.
I sent an email to the National Archives a while back, and got a short
answer in return, in effect "we don't copy archival documents for *anyone*
because we don't have the personnel or time to do that".
Who was the person you emailed?
I'm both puzzled and disappointed.
Thanks
Michael Newman, Hobart, Australia

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Crook" <CROOKFAMILY@prodigy.net>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 2:58 AM
Subject: [safrica] Re: Requesting Lookup in VAB files


Dear Anne,

The e-mail address which is supplied by the South African Archives from
which you must have gleaned the information you list below, is all you
need
to get the information you are seeking.

I sent an e-mail stating who I am, and how I am related to the person
mentioned. I asked for a copy of the naturalization forms. Since the
originals were too flimsy to photocopy, they sent me a handwritten and
hand-typed copy of the original, which clearly states the dates and town
of
my grandfather's birth. It arrived by snail-mail within three weeks, and
there was no charge. It encouraged me to ask for other information, and I
have since found dozens of living people who are important in my life, as
a
result of asking the Archival personnel for help. In my own experience,
they
are nothing short of amazing!

Reverend David Crook,
Chicago.


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Requesting Lookup in VAB files #southafrica

Michael <epitrope@...>
 

Dear David
Your story makes me wonder.
I sent an email to the National Archives a while back, and got a short
answer in return, in effect "we don't copy archival documents for *anyone*
because we don't have the personnel or time to do that".
Who was the person you emailed?
I'm both puzzled and disappointed.
Thanks
Michael Newman, Hobart, Australia

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Crook" <CROOKFAMILY@prodigy.net>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 2:58 AM
Subject: [safrica] Re: Requesting Lookup in VAB files


Dear Anne,

The e-mail address which is supplied by the South African Archives from
which you must have gleaned the information you list below, is all you
need
to get the information you are seeking.

I sent an e-mail stating who I am, and how I am related to the person
mentioned. I asked for a copy of the naturalization forms. Since the
originals were too flimsy to photocopy, they sent me a handwritten and
hand-typed copy of the original, which clearly states the dates and town
of
my grandfather's birth. It arrived by snail-mail within three weeks, and
there was no charge. It encouraged me to ask for other information, and I
have since found dozens of living people who are important in my life, as
a
result of asking the Archival personnel for help. In my own experience,
they
are nothing short of amazing!

Reverend David Crook,
Chicago.


Miriam KRAUSS from Haifa #general

ELandL <e-berkowitz@...>
 

I just received a page of testimony >from Yad Vashem, providing information
on my great great Aunt Mathilda Fantl Freund and her husband Alois Freund,
both of whom died at Terezinstat. The page of testimony was submitted by
her granddaughter as a Miriam Kraus. Unfortunately, the page of testimony
was filed in 1984. If anyone knows of this family, I would appreciate
them contacting me privately.

I am capable of sending and receiving e-mails in Hebrew and English.

Linda Berkowitz
linda@cs.roosevelt.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Re: Yiddish given name #general

s_warshall@...
 

On 8 Oct 2002 11:24:24 -0700, HENKEN9@aol.com wrote:


I recently received a digital photo of a headstone and came across a
given name that I haven't encountered before. >from right to left it is
yud, chet, yud, aleph, lamed. I don't have immediate access to Beider's
work on given names. If there was a nun after the first yud, I would
think thename to be Yankel. Any knowledge or speculation appreciated.
Looks to me like Yechiel, a biblical name (Chronicles, I think)

Stephen Warshall
Gloucester, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Miriam KRAUSS from Haifa #general

ELandL <e-berkowitz@...>
 

I just received a page of testimony >from Yad Vashem, providing information
on my great great Aunt Mathilda Fantl Freund and her husband Alois Freund,
both of whom died at Terezinstat. The page of testimony was submitted by
her granddaughter as a Miriam Kraus. Unfortunately, the page of testimony
was filed in 1984. If anyone knows of this family, I would appreciate
them contacting me privately.

I am capable of sending and receiving e-mails in Hebrew and English.

Linda Berkowitz
linda@cs.roosevelt.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yiddish given name #general

s_warshall@...
 

On 8 Oct 2002 11:24:24 -0700, HENKEN9@aol.com wrote:


I recently received a digital photo of a headstone and came across a
given name that I haven't encountered before. >from right to left it is
yud, chet, yud, aleph, lamed. I don't have immediate access to Beider's
work on given names. If there was a nun after the first yud, I would
think thename to be Yankel. Any knowledge or speculation appreciated.
Looks to me like Yechiel, a biblical name (Chronicles, I think)

Stephen Warshall
Gloucester, MA


Ancestry.com #ukraine

MBack1257@...
 

I have found census and other documents pertaining to my family through a
free seven-day pass to Ancestry.com.

When you try the free family tree software for a week, you get almost full
access to the site for a week.

Marjorie Backman
mback1257@aol


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ancestry.com #ukraine

MBack1257@...
 

I have found census and other documents pertaining to my family through a
free seven-day pass to Ancestry.com.

When you try the free family tree software for a week, you get almost full
access to the site for a week.

Marjorie Backman
mback1257@aol


Re: Living Uncle and Nephew - Same Name #galicia

Beverly <bbevy@...>
 

In Galicia it is doubtful that Meyer #2 was named after his living Uncle
Meyer. But there are many other possible scenarios, including:

1] Both Meyers were named after the same dead relative.

2] The infant Meyer was named for someone in his mother's family...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Beverly Shulster
bbevy@012.net.il
Yehud, Israel
Searching:
SCHULSTER, DONNER, LAUFER, KRIEG; Bobrka, Ukraine
SCHULSTER, WEINTRAUB; Bukaczowce, Ukraine
VAN GELDER, DE HAAFF, SPETTER, KATAN; Rotterdam, Netherlands
EIZENBERG, BEIMAN (Bejman, Bijman, Boiman, etc); Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland

Israel Gen Society: http://www.isragen.org.il
Bobrka Shtetlinks: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Bobrka/default.htm
Bobrka Yizkor Book: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bobrka/bobrka.html


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Living Uncle and Nephew - Same Name #galicia

Beverly <bbevy@...>
 

In Galicia it is doubtful that Meyer #2 was named after his living Uncle
Meyer. But there are many other possible scenarios, including:

1] Both Meyers were named after the same dead relative.

2] The infant Meyer was named for someone in his mother's family...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Beverly Shulster
bbevy@012.net.il
Yehud, Israel
Searching:
SCHULSTER, DONNER, LAUFER, KRIEG; Bobrka, Ukraine
SCHULSTER, WEINTRAUB; Bukaczowce, Ukraine
VAN GELDER, DE HAAFF, SPETTER, KATAN; Rotterdam, Netherlands
EIZENBERG, BEIMAN (Bejman, Bijman, Boiman, etc); Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland

Israel Gen Society: http://www.isragen.org.il
Bobrka Shtetlinks: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Bobrka/default.htm
Bobrka Yizkor Book: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bobrka/bobrka.html


Re: Living Uncle and Nephew - Same Name #galicia

Peter Zavon <PZavon@...>
 

Not something I've encountered but you might want to consider that people
can have all sorts of rationales for selecting a name. Despite the fact
that the brother, Meyer, was living, perhaps the son was named for another
Meyer, one who was not.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY 14526

PZavon@Rochester.RR.Com

----- Original Message -----

When his son was born, Chaim called him Meyer Mordko. Meyer was
his living brother and Mordko was his deceased brother. Chaim's
father was the Sandak at the circumcision, meaning that he
endorsed the choice of name.

Have you ever come across a person who gave his son the name of
his living brother?

The area is Eastern Galicia.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Living Uncle and Nephew - Same Name #galicia

Peter Zavon <PZavon@...>
 

Not something I've encountered but you might want to consider that people
can have all sorts of rationales for selecting a name. Despite the fact
that the brother, Meyer, was living, perhaps the son was named for another
Meyer, one who was not.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY 14526

PZavon@Rochester.RR.Com

----- Original Message -----

When his son was born, Chaim called him Meyer Mordko. Meyer was
his living brother and Mordko was his deceased brother. Chaim's
father was the Sandak at the circumcision, meaning that he
endorsed the choice of name.

Have you ever come across a person who gave his son the name of
his living brother?

The area is Eastern Galicia.


Leczyca/Piatek #lodz #poland

Gilbert Hendlisz <gilbert.hendlisz@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I transfer my previous message to RavSig with the hope that someone has an
answer. Thanks in advance.

Gilbert HENDLISZ (Brussels)

Dear Siggers,
I have seen in a Polish historical bulletin that, at the end of the
18th century (let us say >from 1765 to 1805) the Jews of Piatek
(north of Lodz) did not form a kehilla (community) but were
considered as a "sub - kahal" of Leczyca, a bigger town 12km from
there. Has anyone seen whether in the Leczycza Yizkor Book ( Sefer
Lenthshitz) or elsewhere, a list of rabbis of Leczyca for that
period and some explanations about them?

Thanks for your answers


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Leczyca/Piatek #lodz #poland

Gilbert Hendlisz <gilbert.hendlisz@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I transfer my previous message to RavSig with the hope that someone has an
answer. Thanks in advance.

Gilbert HENDLISZ (Brussels)

Dear Siggers,
I have seen in a Polish historical bulletin that, at the end of the
18th century (let us say >from 1765 to 1805) the Jews of Piatek
(north of Lodz) did not form a kehilla (community) but were
considered as a "sub - kahal" of Leczyca, a bigger town 12km from
there. Has anyone seen whether in the Leczycza Yizkor Book ( Sefer
Lenthshitz) or elsewhere, a list of rabbis of Leczyca for that
period and some explanations about them?

Thanks for your answers


The Martyrdom of Jewish Physicians in Poland #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

For those who enjoy seeing a project in the works: We have finished
typing all of the names of Jewish physicians listed in the wonderful
book "The Martyrdom of Jewish Physicians in Poland" (Exposition
Press, 1963/1964). We are now finishing the proofing of this
material. As per arrangements with the publisher, we are typing
surname, name, year of birth/death, and page number for each entry.

Each complete entry in the book is a miniature biography of the
person. In all, 2822 persons are listed.

For those interested, here are just the surnames of all of the
persons listed in this book, along with a page number:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/PolishPhysicans.html.txt
or
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/PolishPhysicans.html

Note that the book, though out of print, is readily available at many
libraries:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/0909.PolandDoctors.html

Dan
........................................................
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / 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/


JRI Poland #Poland The Martyrdom of Jewish Physicians in Poland #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

For those who enjoy seeing a project in the works: We have finished
typing all of the names of Jewish physicians listed in the wonderful
book "The Martyrdom of Jewish Physicians in Poland" (Exposition
Press, 1963/1964). We are now finishing the proofing of this
material. As per arrangements with the publisher, we are typing
surname, name, year of birth/death, and page number for each entry.

Each complete entry in the book is a miniature biography of the
person. In all, 2822 persons are listed.

For those interested, here are just the surnames of all of the
persons listed in this book, along with a page number:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/PolishPhysicans.html.txt
or
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/PolishPhysicans.html

Note that the book, though out of print, is readily available at many
libraries:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/0909.PolandDoctors.html

Dan
........................................................
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / 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/


Re: PICKHOLTZ, Washington, Missouri #general

Sally Hohensee <hohensees@...>
 

You might want to contact the nearest synagogues to Washington, Missouri,
which are in the western suburbs of St. Louis, about 30 miles away. Kol
Am Congregation, 14455 Clayton Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011, (636) 227-7574;
Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadisha, 14550 Ladue Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017,
(314) 469-7060; United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Rd., Creve Coeur,
MO 63141, (314) 469-0700; B'nai Amoona Congregation, 324 S. Mason Rd.,
Creve Coeur, MO 63141, (314) 576-3688; Traditional Congregation, 12437
Ladue Rd.,Creve Coeur, MO 63141, (314) 432-5877.

Sally Hohensee
Prairie Village, Kansas, USA
Searching: FEIGENBAUM, FEIGEN, RUK, RUGG, GELBSMAN: Lubartow, Poland ->
Boston MA; KIPERBERG, KIPERBARG, COOPER, MARKUS, MARCUS: Ostrog, Ukraine->
Boston MA; HENDEL, HANDEL: Banilov, Ukraine -> New York; SCHARF: Davidovka,
Ukraine -> New York; SINGER: Rybno, Ukraine -> New York; DRUCK: Kobaki,
Ukraine -> New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: PICKHOLTZ, Washington, Missouri #general

Sally Hohensee <hohensees@...>
 

You might want to contact the nearest synagogues to Washington, Missouri,
which are in the western suburbs of St. Louis, about 30 miles away. Kol
Am Congregation, 14455 Clayton Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011, (636) 227-7574;
Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadisha, 14550 Ladue Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017,
(314) 469-7060; United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Rd., Creve Coeur,
MO 63141, (314) 469-0700; B'nai Amoona Congregation, 324 S. Mason Rd.,
Creve Coeur, MO 63141, (314) 576-3688; Traditional Congregation, 12437
Ladue Rd.,Creve Coeur, MO 63141, (314) 432-5877.

Sally Hohensee
Prairie Village, Kansas, USA
Searching: FEIGENBAUM, FEIGEN, RUK, RUGG, GELBSMAN: Lubartow, Poland ->
Boston MA; KIPERBERG, KIPERBARG, COOPER, MARKUS, MARCUS: Ostrog, Ukraine->
Boston MA; HENDEL, HANDEL: Banilov, Ukraine -> New York; SCHARF: Davidovka,
Ukraine -> New York; SINGER: Rybno, Ukraine -> New York; DRUCK: Kobaki,
Ukraine -> New York


Where is Sikey, Poland - Cohen #general

Gwenda Charlson <gjcharlson@...>
 

Yetta Benjamin, daughter of Isaac Cohen, wife of Jacob Benjamin, gave
Sikey, Russia as her place of birth. Previously it was given as Poland.

Yetta married in 1875 in Manchester, later lived in Leeds and Hull. I did
not find the family in the 1871 census, so maybe they arrived in the early
1870s.

There are 98 soundex matches for Sikey in Poland alone, and I understand
that Poland in 1988 had different boundaries to those of the late
nineteenth century. Would Sikiai in Lithuania have been in Poland then?

I would be very grateful for any input.

Gwenda Charlson


Where is Passele - thank you ! #general

Yoav Epelman <yoav@...>
 

Hi

2 days ago I posted a message asking for help in locating an old Jewish
shtetl in Latvia. I got many useful responds and wanted to thank you about
it. You helped me a lot.
Thanks again.

Yoav Epelman, Israel.
Searching for:
EPELMAN\APPELMAN >from Bessarevia/Moldova. HENKIN >from Bobruisk (Belarus).
PERMAN >from Kherson, Novopoltavka (Ukraine) and Courland (Latvia).
YANKILEVICH\JANKILEVICH >from Kiev (Ukraine). STERN >from Hungary & Slovakia.