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"Synagogues Without Jews" #general

Sandyhshor@...
 

Hi all,

We just wanted you to know that "Synagogues Without Jews: And the
Communities that Built and Used Them" which was highly recommended on this
web site today is available for sale on the JewishGen Mall at the Mall
price of $44.95.

After going into our web site: <http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall>

the book can be found by entering Books/Holocaust as well as under
Books/History/Countries and Regions/and checking any of several countries
included in this beautifully illustrated volume.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
for The JewishGen Mall


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Synagogues Without Jews" #general

Sandyhshor@...
 

Hi all,

We just wanted you to know that "Synagogues Without Jews: And the
Communities that Built and Used Them" which was highly recommended on this
web site today is available for sale on the JewishGen Mall at the Mall
price of $44.95.

After going into our web site: <http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall>

the book can be found by entering Books/Holocaust as well as under
Books/History/Countries and Regions/and checking any of several countries
included in this beautifully illustrated volume.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
for The JewishGen Mall


Re: Birth Certificate #general

sallybru@...
 

First of all, Dorothy, do you know you had a passport? Before some date
they weren't needed.

Secondly, my Mother got a passport and went overseas but she had no birth
certificate. There are alternative arrangements now, in case there is no
certificate-even for Social Security she had to use a census record.

On the other hand, there is no guarantee that you have the right birth date
without a birth record to show you are right. Even if the NY City Archives
actually did a thorough search for the date you gave (which is
problematic), I would bet actual money he was not born on the date he said.
People were simply wrong about their birthdates too often.

Have you checked documents >from his early life for what his birthdate was?
Marriage record? 1900 census? 1890 Police Census in NY? If he is listed
as 8 in 1890 (for example) he was probably born a few years earlier than
you thought. An 8 year old kid looks a lot older than a 4 or 5 year old,
so the date is more likely to be accurate for the year at least. The
actual date might have been a guess. He might have been born shortly
before Rosh Hashannah and when asked said August 18-but it was actually
September because Rosh Hashannah was late that year. He might have been
born in January also and just was wrong.

I suggest that you get the NY City Birth Index for 1884, then 1883 and
1885, then 1882 and 1886, etc. and check yourself. Please check alternate
names-my great grandfather Bernard was born Baruch and sometimes was
Barnett. Rachel was Regina. Rosa was Matilda. I hope that his name was
odd as that makes things easier. The indices are available at the FHL if
there is one near you (check your local Mormon church to find out).

What fun genealogy is!

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Birth Certificate #general

sallybru@...
 

First of all, Dorothy, do you know you had a passport? Before some date
they weren't needed.

Secondly, my Mother got a passport and went overseas but she had no birth
certificate. There are alternative arrangements now, in case there is no
certificate-even for Social Security she had to use a census record.

On the other hand, there is no guarantee that you have the right birth date
without a birth record to show you are right. Even if the NY City Archives
actually did a thorough search for the date you gave (which is
problematic), I would bet actual money he was not born on the date he said.
People were simply wrong about their birthdates too often.

Have you checked documents >from his early life for what his birthdate was?
Marriage record? 1900 census? 1890 Police Census in NY? If he is listed
as 8 in 1890 (for example) he was probably born a few years earlier than
you thought. An 8 year old kid looks a lot older than a 4 or 5 year old,
so the date is more likely to be accurate for the year at least. The
actual date might have been a guess. He might have been born shortly
before Rosh Hashannah and when asked said August 18-but it was actually
September because Rosh Hashannah was late that year. He might have been
born in January also and just was wrong.

I suggest that you get the NY City Birth Index for 1884, then 1883 and
1885, then 1882 and 1886, etc. and check yourself. Please check alternate
names-my great grandfather Bernard was born Baruch and sometimes was
Barnett. Rachel was Regina. Rosa was Matilda. I hope that his name was
odd as that makes things easier. The indices are available at the FHL if
there is one near you (check your local Mormon church to find out).

What fun genealogy is!

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


Look-ups on Australia White Pages #general

Stephen Mednick <smednick@...>
 

from time to time there are often inquiries to look up people in Australia.
There is one very useful resource that anyone can check and that's the
Australian White Pages online at web address

http://www.whitepages.com.au/wp/


It's very simple to use but there is one catch for people who may not be
all that familiar with Australia geography.

Apart >from the name of the person you're seeking, the search request
involves entering the name of the State/Territory and then selecting the
area, either the "Capital City" or "Other Areas in the State" and this may
be where someone might have problems. Therefore, by way of a quick
geography lesson here are the names of the States & Territories of
Australia and their relevent capital cities:

Queensland - Brisbane
New South Wales - Sydney
Victoria - Melbourne
Tasmania - Hobart
South Australia - Adelaide
Western Australia - Perth
Northern Territory - Darwin
Australian Capital Territory - Canberra

The caveat on using this site is that if someone has an unlisted number
then you won't find their listing. When entering names to lookup you can
use the wild card character of "*" at the end of a name string that you
want to search on, e.g. Medni*

Apart >from returning a person's telephone number it will also give their
address.

Good luck.

Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia
smednick@css.au.com

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Look-ups on Australia White Pages #general

Stephen Mednick <smednick@...>
 

from time to time there are often inquiries to look up people in Australia.
There is one very useful resource that anyone can check and that's the
Australian White Pages online at web address

http://www.whitepages.com.au/wp/


It's very simple to use but there is one catch for people who may not be
all that familiar with Australia geography.

Apart >from the name of the person you're seeking, the search request
involves entering the name of the State/Territory and then selecting the
area, either the "Capital City" or "Other Areas in the State" and this may
be where someone might have problems. Therefore, by way of a quick
geography lesson here are the names of the States & Territories of
Australia and their relevent capital cities:

Queensland - Brisbane
New South Wales - Sydney
Victoria - Melbourne
Tasmania - Hobart
South Australia - Adelaide
Western Australia - Perth
Northern Territory - Darwin
Australian Capital Territory - Canberra

The caveat on using this site is that if someone has an unlisted number
then you won't find their listing. When entering names to lookup you can
use the wild card character of "*" at the end of a name string that you
want to search on, e.g. Medni*

Apart >from returning a person's telephone number it will also give their
address.

Good luck.

Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia
smednick@css.au.com

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)


Re: Who is 'Belziszer Rebbe'? #general

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

There was a Chassidic Rebbe named Reb Yitzchok Moshe Ezriel Licht of
Belzitz, he was the son of Reb Shmelka of Dombitz. He was a disciple of the
Seer of Lublin, he served as the Rabbi in the towns of Belzitz and Bichov
and srrounding areas. He passed away in 1831.

His disciple Reb Kalman Yitzchok of Belzitz suceeded him as "Belzitzer
Rebbe" and passed away in 1861.

There was also a Rebbe in Belshvitz named Reb Shamshon, but I think you are
probably referring to Belzitz.

Please noe that the spelling of the name is my own translation >from the
Hebrew sources - so please do not draw any conclusions >from it.

Avrumy Heschel

Brooklyn, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Who is 'Belziszer Rebbe'? #general

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

There was a Chassidic Rebbe named Reb Yitzchok Moshe Ezriel Licht of
Belzitz, he was the son of Reb Shmelka of Dombitz. He was a disciple of the
Seer of Lublin, he served as the Rabbi in the towns of Belzitz and Bichov
and srrounding areas. He passed away in 1831.

His disciple Reb Kalman Yitzchok of Belzitz suceeded him as "Belzitzer
Rebbe" and passed away in 1861.

There was also a Rebbe in Belshvitz named Reb Shamshon, but I think you are
probably referring to Belzitz.

Please noe that the spelling of the name is my own translation >from the
Hebrew sources - so please do not draw any conclusions >from it.

Avrumy Heschel

Brooklyn, NY


Re: HIAS #general

Susan&David
 

A collection of arrival documents for the Boston HIAS Office does exist.
It is held by the American Jewish Historical Society in Waltham, MA. The
collection is quite significant in size, occupying 233 file boxes and
covers the years 1870 -1977. A description can be seen at:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~ajhs~r!!293 >

David Rosen
Boston, MA


ZeraKodesh@aol.com wrote:


Hello
I would like to know if there is a file in Boston of people entering
the country in 1912 or 13.What is there mailing address?My mother entered
the country >from England.
Thank you
Esther Feinstein Sackheim
ZeraKodesh@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: HIAS #general

Susan&David
 

A collection of arrival documents for the Boston HIAS Office does exist.
It is held by the American Jewish Historical Society in Waltham, MA. The
collection is quite significant in size, occupying 233 file boxes and
covers the years 1870 -1977. A description can be seen at:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~ajhs~r!!293 >

David Rosen
Boston, MA


ZeraKodesh@aol.com wrote:


Hello
I would like to know if there is a file in Boston of people entering
the country in 1912 or 13.What is there mailing address?My mother entered
the country >from England.
Thank you
Esther Feinstein Sackheim
ZeraKodesh@aol.com


Re: Yahrzeit near Passover #general

Myra S. Davis <myrabokpg@...>
 

Hello to all,
Is there someone that can tell me when I would have Yahrzeit for my
mother who passed away 3/24/64.
I have lost track but know it is near Passover.
Thanks and reply privately please.

Myra Davis, Tucson, AZ
myrabokpg@juno.com


MODERATOR NOTE: You can convert English dates to Hebrew or vice versa by
going to the JewishGen web site at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jos/josdates.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yahrzeit near Passover #general

Myra S. Davis <myrabokpg@...>
 

Hello to all,
Is there someone that can tell me when I would have Yahrzeit for my
mother who passed away 3/24/64.
I have lost track but know it is near Passover.
Thanks and reply privately please.

Myra Davis, Tucson, AZ
myrabokpg@juno.com


MODERATOR NOTE: You can convert English dates to Hebrew or vice versa by
going to the JewishGen web site at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jos/josdates.htm


Marriage certificates #general

Rona Michelson, DSW <rona@...>
 

My late father-in-law, Rabbi A. Elihu Michelson z"l, passed away in October.
In going through his papers, we have found marriage certificates for
hundreds of weddings he performed >from the 1930s through the 1970s (in New
York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, etc.). If there is anyone who would like a
copy of their relative's certificate, we would be happy to furnish it.

Rona Michelson

Rabbi Aaron D. Michelson
Rona Michelson, Modi'in, Israel
Proud Saba and Savta of Hadas, Tzvi, Daniel, Matan, Lilach, Elisheva,
Ariel,Avital, Yonatan, Yehuda, & Dina.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Marriage certificates #general

Rona Michelson, DSW <rona@...>
 

My late father-in-law, Rabbi A. Elihu Michelson z"l, passed away in October.
In going through his papers, we have found marriage certificates for
hundreds of weddings he performed >from the 1930s through the 1970s (in New
York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, etc.). If there is anyone who would like a
copy of their relative's certificate, we would be happy to furnish it.

Rona Michelson

Rabbi Aaron D. Michelson
Rona Michelson, Modi'in, Israel
Proud Saba and Savta of Hadas, Tzvi, Daniel, Matan, Lilach, Elisheva,
Ariel,Avital, Yonatan, Yehuda, & Dina.


Re: In Search of the Joffe Family Source #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Dear Adrienne
You need to do your research through the Archives.
I suggest that you contact:

Mrs Irina Veinberga
Latvian State Historical Archives
Slokas iela 16
Riga LV-1007
Latvia

If you ask for research to be done then you must pay a non refundable $50
to start the search. If not in the USA then the equivalent amount in your
currency. This is a once only payment and subsequent requests will not
require any payment other than the amount due for the work done.

Payment may be by cheque in which case you need to add $7. $57 would then
be the amount sent. If you send a Postal or Money order then only $50 is
needed.

Payment of the bill is a similar story. You pay the amount asked for if
money or postal order. If by cheque then for amounts below $100 you add $7.
For any amount over $100 you need to add $20 to your cheque. The extra
required is never more that $20.

You need to send all the details that you have as regards names,dates of
birth ,places lived,dates left Latvia etc.

They will be able to give you far more satisfaction than you will achieve
by looking through complete databases and trying to work out whether a
certain name belongs to your relation.
You may have to wait up to 6 months for a result but it will be worth it.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

Programme Committee
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@talk21.com

At 21:49 28/03/01 -0500, you wrote:
I know you don't want to hear this. I don't want to know it myself, but I
can't
find any of the names of my late husband's family in the places or times a
Mendelson first cousin told me. Why isn't it possible to see the whole
list, so
I can determine if a name might be similar to the names I am
researching. I have
used D-M, no problem, in all my research, but thought since there were giant
lists re Latvia, I could access the entire lists. Got another suggestion?
Have posted the names. No answers for nearly two years. None from
JewishGen---the Jewish American site of ancestry.com provided one similar
name,
but absolutely no connection, not even a maybe. Am doing fairly well on other
names via JewishGen Hungarian Sig, and other family members, and found my
husband's mother's family, which I already knew about (I am invited, along
with
my kids, the "real" relatives to that family reunion this summer, 2001). The
Mendelson cousin >from whom I got this information is not interested in
providing
anything further. Now what?
Thanks for whatever direction you may impart.
Again, Happy Pesach.
Adrienne C. Mendelson



CWhippman@aol.com wrote:

The way
to access the database is to go
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia
Then take the cursor and scan right down to the bottom of the entry page.
That is where you find the space to type in the name you are searching. Be
sure you ask for the Mokotoff soundex name search which will find all the
various spellings that may have been used. Then click on the "search"
button. This will hopefully bring up lots of sources for your name and you
will see them listed. It is set out so that the name of the database
is set
out on the left and if you click this area you will come up with the
general
information. Access to the documents is on the right hand side and
refers to
how many documents there are. Click where it says how many documents there
are and these will immediately come up and you can scan through
them. If you
have anymore problems don't be shy, just ask. Its our job to make it
understandable and I am so sorry you have had this difficulty.
Can you let me know how you get on.
Best always in your searches, Constance


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: In Search of the Joffe Family Source #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Dear Adrienne
You need to do your research through the Archives.
I suggest that you contact:

Mrs Irina Veinberga
Latvian State Historical Archives
Slokas iela 16
Riga LV-1007
Latvia

If you ask for research to be done then you must pay a non refundable $50
to start the search. If not in the USA then the equivalent amount in your
currency. This is a once only payment and subsequent requests will not
require any payment other than the amount due for the work done.

Payment may be by cheque in which case you need to add $7. $57 would then
be the amount sent. If you send a Postal or Money order then only $50 is
needed.

Payment of the bill is a similar story. You pay the amount asked for if
money or postal order. If by cheque then for amounts below $100 you add $7.
For any amount over $100 you need to add $20 to your cheque. The extra
required is never more that $20.

You need to send all the details that you have as regards names,dates of
birth ,places lived,dates left Latvia etc.

They will be able to give you far more satisfaction than you will achieve
by looking through complete databases and trying to work out whether a
certain name belongs to your relation.
You may have to wait up to 6 months for a result but it will be worth it.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

Programme Committee
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@talk21.com

At 21:49 28/03/01 -0500, you wrote:
I know you don't want to hear this. I don't want to know it myself, but I
can't
find any of the names of my late husband's family in the places or times a
Mendelson first cousin told me. Why isn't it possible to see the whole
list, so
I can determine if a name might be similar to the names I am
researching. I have
used D-M, no problem, in all my research, but thought since there were giant
lists re Latvia, I could access the entire lists. Got another suggestion?
Have posted the names. No answers for nearly two years. None from
JewishGen---the Jewish American site of ancestry.com provided one similar
name,
but absolutely no connection, not even a maybe. Am doing fairly well on other
names via JewishGen Hungarian Sig, and other family members, and found my
husband's mother's family, which I already knew about (I am invited, along
with
my kids, the "real" relatives to that family reunion this summer, 2001). The
Mendelson cousin >from whom I got this information is not interested in
providing
anything further. Now what?
Thanks for whatever direction you may impart.
Again, Happy Pesach.
Adrienne C. Mendelson



CWhippman@aol.com wrote:

The way
to access the database is to go
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia
Then take the cursor and scan right down to the bottom of the entry page.
That is where you find the space to type in the name you are searching. Be
sure you ask for the Mokotoff soundex name search which will find all the
various spellings that may have been used. Then click on the "search"
button. This will hopefully bring up lots of sources for your name and you
will see them listed. It is set out so that the name of the database
is set
out on the left and if you click this area you will come up with the
general
information. Access to the documents is on the right hand side and
refers to
how many documents there are. Click where it says how many documents there
are and these will immediately come up and you can scan through
them. If you
have anymore problems don't be shy, just ask. Its our job to make it
understandable and I am so sorry you have had this difficulty.
Can you let me know how you get on.
Best always in your searches, Constance


Re: Ackerman's and Ackerman's Department Store ,Johannesburg #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Gus Ackerman founded the store and his son Raymond Ackerman lives in Cape
Town. He is a very successful Businessman and started the Checkers Stores.
Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

Programme Committee
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@talk21.com

At 18:38 28/03/01 -0500, you wrote:
I am searching for some of my father's familywho emigrated >from Latvia to
Johannesburg,South Africa around 1912-1923 approx.All I know is their
name is Ackerman or Akerman. They came >from around Iluxte or
Dvinsk,Latvia and their parents were Rabbi Mendel and Yudis(Lack)
Ackerman. They supposedly ran a large department store in
Johannesburg called Ackermans. Any knowledge please reply
email csug18@hotmail.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Ackerman's and Ackerman's Department Store ,Johannesburg #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Gus Ackerman founded the store and his son Raymond Ackerman lives in Cape
Town. He is a very successful Businessman and started the Checkers Stores.
Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

Programme Committee
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@talk21.com

At 18:38 28/03/01 -0500, you wrote:
I am searching for some of my father's familywho emigrated >from Latvia to
Johannesburg,South Africa around 1912-1923 approx.All I know is their
name is Ackerman or Akerman. They came >from around Iluxte or
Dvinsk,Latvia and their parents were Rabbi Mendel and Yudis(Lack)
Ackerman. They supposedly ran a large department store in
Johannesburg called Ackermans. Any knowledge please reply
email csug18@hotmail.com


Utica, New York #general

Norman Brotman <norman-brotman@...>
 

Is there a Jewish Genner >from Utica, or near to Utica?

Please contact me privately.

TIA

Norman Brotman
Monroe Township, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Utica, New York #general

Norman Brotman <norman-brotman@...>
 

Is there a Jewish Genner >from Utica, or near to Utica?

Please contact me privately.

TIA

Norman Brotman
Monroe Township, NJ