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Genealogy Study & Survey #general

Eileen Polakoff <eileenpolakoff@...>
 

As genealogists and family historians, you may be interested in
participating in the following study. I just did it and it did take 20
minutes or so but I think it's important for us to express our reasons for
genealogy in such a format. If interested or if you have questions, please
visit the web site listed < http://psych.fullerton.edu/genealogy > for
further information.

The Fullerton Genealogy Study
A Master's Thesis Project by Pamela Drake
California State University, Fullerton

Nearly 60% of U.S. residents participate in some genealogical activities.
Yet there is sparse information about the millions of people involved in
this rewarding hobby and what needs are met by the pursuit of one's
ancestors. A thesis project designed to address these questions is being
conducted at California State University Fullerton. See the survey at:

http://psych.fullerton.edu/genealogy


Eileen Polakoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy Study & Survey #general

Eileen Polakoff <eileenpolakoff@...>
 

As genealogists and family historians, you may be interested in
participating in the following study. I just did it and it did take 20
minutes or so but I think it's important for us to express our reasons for
genealogy in such a format. If interested or if you have questions, please
visit the web site listed < http://psych.fullerton.edu/genealogy > for
further information.

The Fullerton Genealogy Study
A Master's Thesis Project by Pamela Drake
California State University, Fullerton

Nearly 60% of U.S. residents participate in some genealogical activities.
Yet there is sparse information about the millions of people involved in
this rewarding hobby and what needs are met by the pursuit of one's
ancestors. A thesis project designed to address these questions is being
conducted at California State University Fullerton. See the survey at:

http://psych.fullerton.edu/genealogy


Eileen Polakoff


Re: NICANOR #general

Michele Krakowski <michele.krakowski@...>
 

I would just add an etymological explanation : in ancient Greek,
"nikao" means " to win",and "aner/ andros" means " man, male" So it could
be translated as : victorious man or man who causes victory.
Michele Krakowski


le 22/03/01 4:23, Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca a crit:

One of the first Nicanors that I could find mention of was Aristotle's
adopted son and an associate of Alexander the Great. The name seems to
have become popular among the Seleucids, and the first mention I could
find connected with the Jews was the Seleucid general Nicanor, sent by
Demetrius I to fight the Maccabees shortly after the events celebrated
in Chanukah.

I Maccabees 7:26: Then the king sent Nicanor, one of his honourable
princes, a man that bare deadly hate unto Israel, with commandment to
destroy the people.

Judah HaMaccabee's victory over this Nicanor used to be celebrated in
Israel as "Nicanor Day" on the 13th of Adar.

Nowadays I think the main use of Nicanor as a first name is among
non-Jewish Spanish-speaking people, e.g the Chilean poet Nicanor Parra.
They take the name >from Saint Nicanor of Cyprus, I think.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NICANOR #general

Michele Krakowski <michele.krakowski@...>
 

I would just add an etymological explanation : in ancient Greek,
"nikao" means " to win",and "aner/ andros" means " man, male" So it could
be translated as : victorious man or man who causes victory.
Michele Krakowski


le 22/03/01 4:23, Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca a crit:

One of the first Nicanors that I could find mention of was Aristotle's
adopted son and an associate of Alexander the Great. The name seems to
have become popular among the Seleucids, and the first mention I could
find connected with the Jews was the Seleucid general Nicanor, sent by
Demetrius I to fight the Maccabees shortly after the events celebrated
in Chanukah.

I Maccabees 7:26: Then the king sent Nicanor, one of his honourable
princes, a man that bare deadly hate unto Israel, with commandment to
destroy the people.

Judah HaMaccabee's victory over this Nicanor used to be celebrated in
Israel as "Nicanor Day" on the 13th of Adar.

Nowadays I think the main use of Nicanor as a first name is among
non-Jewish Spanish-speaking people, e.g the Chilean poet Nicanor Parra.
They take the name >from Saint Nicanor of Cyprus, I think.


Father's/Uncle's Parnters in Fur Business #general

Al Wirtzbaum <nycityal@...>
 

I'm looking for people doing genealogy research who may have
someone in their tree who was a partner (or co-worker) of my
father and/or uncle in the fur business on the chance that the
person may have genealogically relevant material for me (old
photos or anything else). I'm listing below business names from
the New York City corporation records in which either or both my
father and uncle were partners and the year the business was
formed:

WIRTZBAUM & BENACH INC. 1940
WIRTZBAUM CARTER INC. 1945
WIRTZBAUM COHEN FUR CORP. 1958
WIRTZBAUM KAUFMAN 1979
WIRTZBAUM KLEIN CORPORATION 1954
WIRTZBAUM RENTZER INC. 1944
SCHWARTZ & WIRTZBAUM INC. 1946

Please reply privately. Thank you.

Al Wirtzbaum
mailto:nycityal@erols.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Father's/Uncle's Parnters in Fur Business #general

Al Wirtzbaum <nycityal@...>
 

I'm looking for people doing genealogy research who may have
someone in their tree who was a partner (or co-worker) of my
father and/or uncle in the fur business on the chance that the
person may have genealogically relevant material for me (old
photos or anything else). I'm listing below business names from
the New York City corporation records in which either or both my
father and uncle were partners and the year the business was
formed:

WIRTZBAUM & BENACH INC. 1940
WIRTZBAUM CARTER INC. 1945
WIRTZBAUM COHEN FUR CORP. 1958
WIRTZBAUM KAUFMAN 1979
WIRTZBAUM KLEIN CORPORATION 1954
WIRTZBAUM RENTZER INC. 1944
SCHWARTZ & WIRTZBAUM INC. 1946

Please reply privately. Thank you.

Al Wirtzbaum
mailto:nycityal@erols.com


Re: The Name Amon #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Dale and Rinnah <dburns60@neo.rr.com> wrote:
I am interested in finding out what the name Amon means?
It is the name of a king of Judah (see 2 Kings 21:18-26).
If it's >from Hebrew, it means "establish, confirm, support" -
the same root as Amen that we use in praying. But it's also
the name of one of the main Egyptian gods. Dominic Rudman,
Biblica 81 (2000) 403-405, suggests that Amon's father Manasseh
gave him this name to commemorate the capture of the Egyptian
city of Thebes (No-Amon in Hebrew) by the Assyrians. See
http://www.bsw.org/?l=71811&a=Ani13.html.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Name Amon #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Dale and Rinnah <dburns60@neo.rr.com> wrote:
I am interested in finding out what the name Amon means?
It is the name of a king of Judah (see 2 Kings 21:18-26).
If it's >from Hebrew, it means "establish, confirm, support" -
the same root as Amen that we use in praying. But it's also
the name of one of the main Egyptian gods. Dominic Rudman,
Biblica 81 (2000) 403-405, suggests that Amon's father Manasseh
gave him this name to commemorate the capture of the Egyptian
city of Thebes (No-Amon in Hebrew) by the Assyrians. See
http://www.bsw.org/?l=71811&a=Ani13.html.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Need Address of Ratner Center for Study of Conservative Judaism #general

Babette C Bloch <bvcb@...>
 

I would appreciate receiving the address for the Ratner Center for Study
of Conservative Judaism.

I understand they have archive records for Bayside Cemetery and I would
like to contact them.

Many thanks.

Babette Bloch


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Address of Ratner Center for Study of Conservative Judaism #general

Babette C Bloch <bvcb@...>
 

I would appreciate receiving the address for the Ratner Center for Study
of Conservative Judaism.

I understand they have archive records for Bayside Cemetery and I would
like to contact them.

Many thanks.

Babette Bloch


ZATURENSKY and SEID families from Nesvizh, Belarus #general

MsDespina@...
 

I am researching the Zaturensky family of Nesvizh, Belarus. I am a
descendent of Schmuel and Molka Zaturensky. Zaturensk was changed to Seid
when the family emigrated. The family settled in New York, Chicago, and
Madison, WI. I would appreciate any information you have about these
families. I am familiar with the Nesvizh web site.

Sharon Eckerling


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ZATURENSKY and SEID families from Nesvizh, Belarus #general

MsDespina@...
 

I am researching the Zaturensky family of Nesvizh, Belarus. I am a
descendent of Schmuel and Molka Zaturensky. Zaturensk was changed to Seid
when the family emigrated. The family settled in New York, Chicago, and
Madison, WI. I would appreciate any information you have about these
families. I am familiar with the Nesvizh web site.

Sharon Eckerling


AOL Anti-Spam Effort Loses E-mail #latvia

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Please release immediately.

Well folks.....we've been hearing complaints about this for a long time.
AOL has never been responsive to JewishGen's pleas for attention to this
matter.....guess Earthlink apparently has gotten some positive action.
<grin>

Read the Associated Press News at

<http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010319/tc/missing_e_mail_4.html>

Carol

Carol Skydell, JewishGen Vice President, Operations


Latvia SIG #Latvia AOL Anti-Spam Effort Loses E-mail #latvia

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Please release immediately.

Well folks.....we've been hearing complaints about this for a long time.
AOL has never been responsive to JewishGen's pleas for attention to this
matter.....guess Earthlink apparently has gotten some positive action.
<grin>

Read the Associated Press News at

<http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010319/tc/missing_e_mail_4.html>

Carol

Carol Skydell, JewishGen Vice President, Operations


Reading recommendation #belarus

Jack R. Braverman <jbraverman1@...>
 

There is a fairly interesting article on genealogy and DNA and
much more in the March 26th. issue of "The New Yorker." Title:
"The Tree of Me," page 58.

Jack Braverman
Cleveland OH


Belarus SIG #Belarus Reading recommendation #belarus

Jack R. Braverman <jbraverman1@...>
 

There is a fairly interesting article on genealogy and DNA and
much more in the March 26th. issue of "The New Yorker." Title:
"The Tree of Me," page 58.

Jack Braverman
Cleveland OH


Epstein #belarus

Paulayne Epstein <epstein2@...>
 

I was told that all "true" Epsteins are Leviim. Having had lunch
with two other non-related "Epsteins by marriage" they had been
told the same as well. Their respective husbands were not Leviim.

Many years ago we were on the road to Worms >from Ludvigshaven and
noted a sign to "Epstein 2KM." That is the only derivation of the
last name we can come up with. It is actually a very small town
or village, essentially in suburban Worms. My husband's paternal
ancestors came >from Poland and we have no history on his grandfather's
side. I guess we are "false" Epsteins. So be it!

Paulayne Sklarsky Epstein


Belarus SIG #Belarus Epstein #belarus

Paulayne Epstein <epstein2@...>
 

I was told that all "true" Epsteins are Leviim. Having had lunch
with two other non-related "Epsteins by marriage" they had been
told the same as well. Their respective husbands were not Leviim.

Many years ago we were on the road to Worms >from Ludvigshaven and
noted a sign to "Epstein 2KM." That is the only derivation of the
last name we can come up with. It is actually a very small town
or village, essentially in suburban Worms. My husband's paternal
ancestors came >from Poland and we have no history on his grandfather's
side. I guess we are "false" Epsteins. So be it!

Paulayne Sklarsky Epstein


Detroit Reverse Directory from 1948 #general

Miriam H. Nadel <mhnadel@...>
 

Does anybody know where I could get a reverse phone directory for Detroit
from 1948? I have the address my father was living at (>from his first
papers) and I thought I knew who he lived with, but I want to verify that.

Miriam Nadel

researching: NADEL (Kovno and Vilna, Lithuania), FEINSTEIN (Kovno,
Lithuania, Israel and South Africa), CHVOLES (Vilna, Lithuania),
GREENBLATT (Kovno, Lithuania), BLOOM (Lithuania), BRISKIN (Kovno,
Lithuania), CLHIJEBOTSKI/LUBOWSKY/LUBOFSKY (Tykocin, Poland and Havana,
Cuba), GOLDMAN (Tykocin, Poland), SZWARCBORT/SCHWARTZBAUM/SCHWARTZ (Brok,
Poland), MAKOWER (Lomza Guberniya, Poland)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Detroit Reverse Directory from 1948 #general

Miriam H. Nadel <mhnadel@...>
 

Does anybody know where I could get a reverse phone directory for Detroit
from 1948? I have the address my father was living at (>from his first
papers) and I thought I knew who he lived with, but I want to verify that.

Miriam Nadel

researching: NADEL (Kovno and Vilna, Lithuania), FEINSTEIN (Kovno,
Lithuania, Israel and South Africa), CHVOLES (Vilna, Lithuania),
GREENBLATT (Kovno, Lithuania), BLOOM (Lithuania), BRISKIN (Kovno,
Lithuania), CLHIJEBOTSKI/LUBOWSKY/LUBOFSKY (Tykocin, Poland and Havana,
Cuba), GOLDMAN (Tykocin, Poland), SZWARCBORT/SCHWARTZBAUM/SCHWARTZ (Brok,
Poland), MAKOWER (Lomza Guberniya, Poland)