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Re: alien registration cards #general

Jeff Malka <malkajef@...>
 

I am confused.

1) Does writing to the INS for the records they have about Alien
Registration Cards provide different or better information that what one
obtains >from the 3 naturalization papers? This is for someone who came to
the USA in 1956

2) Is the Social Security number the one to use in requesting the Alien
Registration Card records >from the INS?

Thanks.

Jeff Malka <malkajef@orthohelp.com>
Registered Linux user 183185
"Resources for Sephardic Genealogy" website:
http://www.orthohelp.com/geneal/sefardim.htm


Re: origin of name Maimon #general

Jeff Malka <malkajef@...>
 

Maimonides actual Hebrew name was Moshe ben Asher.

At the period when he lived in Spain, arabic was the languagew of the
Intellectuals and educated people. Asher means "fortunate" in Hebrew and
could therefore be translated as Maimon which means fortunate in Arabic.

Thus Moshe ben Asher became Moshe ben Maimon or Ibn Maimon. The suffix
"-ides" is greek for "son of" . Thus "Moshe ben Maimon" becomes Moshe
Maimonides in greek.

I hope this helps. See my webpage
(http://www.orthohelp.com/geneal/yohasin.htm) and others on my website for
an explanation of Sephardic names, naming patters and name structures.

Jeff Malka <malkajef@orthohelp.com>
Registered Linux user 183185
"Resources for Sephardic Genealogy" website:
http://www.orthohelp.com/geneal/sefardim.htm

Does anyone know the origin of the name "Maimon"? We all know this was
the name of the father of one of the most celebrated figures in Jewish
history, the RAMBAM of Cordova, but where did it come from? As far as
I know it's not in the Torah. Could it be Greek?

David Skulski
dskulski@telus.net


RINKOWSKY (and variant spellings) Family - Lithuania & Elsewhere #general

MikePnina Rothenberg <mikeroth@...>
 

Hi,

I am seeking information on my RINKOWSKY family. The surname has
various spellings in English, including RINKOFSKI and RINKOVSKY. My
grandmother was born in Landverova (now Lentvaris). Her father's name
was Isaac and her mother's name was Rose. The town is located between
Vilnius and Trakai, but I've not been able to locate any records of the
town or the family. Other relatives have identified the town, too. I
don't know where else the family might have lived, before the family
moved to Lentvaris. My grandmother and her six sisters moved to London,
England in the late 1890's. (They also had a brother, the youngest).
After my grandmother married and had some children in England, she, my
grandfather and their family moved to the U.S. around 1908. All her
siblings and their families moved to South Africa.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike Rothenberg


Jews in Christian Cemeteries #general

dorothy rivers <dotvic@...>
 

I have a cousin buried in a Christian cemetery in California.
Her daughter converted and when her mother died she buried her
where *she* wanted to.

Dorothy Auerbach Rivers New Mexico, USA


Re: Wyatt Earp in a Christian cemetery #general

dorothy rivers <dotvic@...>
 

I know his wife was Jewish but I don't think Wyatt was.
Do you know something I don't?

Dorothy Auerbach Rivers New Mexico, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: alien registration cards #general

Jeff Malka <malkajef@...>
 

I am confused.

1) Does writing to the INS for the records they have about Alien
Registration Cards provide different or better information that what one
obtains >from the 3 naturalization papers? This is for someone who came to
the USA in 1956

2) Is the Social Security number the one to use in requesting the Alien
Registration Card records >from the INS?

Thanks.

Jeff Malka <malkajef@orthohelp.com>
Registered Linux user 183185
"Resources for Sephardic Genealogy" website:
http://www.orthohelp.com/geneal/sefardim.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: origin of name Maimon #general

Jeff Malka <malkajef@...>
 

Maimonides actual Hebrew name was Moshe ben Asher.

At the period when he lived in Spain, arabic was the languagew of the
Intellectuals and educated people. Asher means "fortunate" in Hebrew and
could therefore be translated as Maimon which means fortunate in Arabic.

Thus Moshe ben Asher became Moshe ben Maimon or Ibn Maimon. The suffix
"-ides" is greek for "son of" . Thus "Moshe ben Maimon" becomes Moshe
Maimonides in greek.

I hope this helps. See my webpage
(http://www.orthohelp.com/geneal/yohasin.htm) and others on my website for
an explanation of Sephardic names, naming patters and name structures.

Jeff Malka <malkajef@orthohelp.com>
Registered Linux user 183185
"Resources for Sephardic Genealogy" website:
http://www.orthohelp.com/geneal/sefardim.htm

Does anyone know the origin of the name "Maimon"? We all know this was
the name of the father of one of the most celebrated figures in Jewish
history, the RAMBAM of Cordova, but where did it come from? As far as
I know it's not in the Torah. Could it be Greek?

David Skulski
dskulski@telus.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RINKOWSKY (and variant spellings) Family - Lithuania & Elsewhere #general

MikePnina Rothenberg <mikeroth@...>
 

Hi,

I am seeking information on my RINKOWSKY family. The surname has
various spellings in English, including RINKOFSKI and RINKOVSKY. My
grandmother was born in Landverova (now Lentvaris). Her father's name
was Isaac and her mother's name was Rose. The town is located between
Vilnius and Trakai, but I've not been able to locate any records of the
town or the family. Other relatives have identified the town, too. I
don't know where else the family might have lived, before the family
moved to Lentvaris. My grandmother and her six sisters moved to London,
England in the late 1890's. (They also had a brother, the youngest).
After my grandmother married and had some children in England, she, my
grandfather and their family moved to the U.S. around 1908. All her
siblings and their families moved to South Africa.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike Rothenberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jews in Christian Cemeteries #general

dorothy rivers <dotvic@...>
 

I have a cousin buried in a Christian cemetery in California.
Her daughter converted and when her mother died she buried her
where *she* wanted to.

Dorothy Auerbach Rivers New Mexico, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Wyatt Earp in a Christian cemetery #general

dorothy rivers <dotvic@...>
 

I know his wife was Jewish but I don't think Wyatt was.
Do you know something I don't?

Dorothy Auerbach Rivers New Mexico, USA


h-sig: files on ViewMate #hungary

Faith Gardner <ragfhg@...>
 

In the 1869 Census for Satoraljaujhely, I found my g-g-g-parents, but need
help with two words I cannot read. Both are up on the ViewMate site. If
you can help, please respond to me directly. View Mate address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html The files are VM416 (the
name of my gggm's birthplace which I read as Erdobeny) and VM 417 (my
gggf's occupation (which I cannot find in my dictionary).
Thank you. Researching: Gottlieb and Krauss in Satoraljaujhely; Reich in
Abaujszanto.
Faith Gardner
Madbury, N.H.


Hungary SIG #Hungary h-sig: files on ViewMate #hungary

Faith Gardner <ragfhg@...>
 

In the 1869 Census for Satoraljaujhely, I found my g-g-g-parents, but need
help with two words I cannot read. Both are up on the ViewMate site. If
you can help, please respond to me directly. View Mate address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html The files are VM416 (the
name of my gggm's birthplace which I read as Erdobeny) and VM 417 (my
gggf's occupation (which I cannot find in my dictionary).
Thank you. Researching: Gottlieb and Krauss in Satoraljaujhely; Reich in
Abaujszanto.
Faith Gardner
Madbury, N.H.


Re: JewishGen Mall success and Unusual Old Given Hungarian Names #hungary

Robert O. Singer <rsingerusa@...>
 

Your message wanted to know about the Schwartz family names. I am not sure
that the one I am
writing about is the right one, but could be very interesting to you. The
book's title is "When The World Was Whole," written by Charles Fenyvesi
about the people on the SCHWARTZ family tree
between 1744 - 1980. They lived in, and close to Debrecen in NorthWest
Hungary. It is excellently written, containing family stories, memories and
some great photos. Published byKey Porter Books LTD. 70 Esplanade, Toronto,
Canada in 1990, and may also be available >from Amazon.com .Hoping yhis might
be of interest to you, Regards...Robert Singer, Colorado.

----- Original Message -----
From: <JGyori@aol.com>
To: "Hungarian SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 9:58 PM
Subject: JewishGen Mall success and Unusual Old Given Hungarian Names


Dear H-Sigers,
I have recently had a string of good luck finding new information -- after

snip>
Any help on the Schvarcz names would be appreciated.
,snip>


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: JewishGen Mall success and Unusual Old Given Hungarian Names #hungary

Robert O. Singer <rsingerusa@...>
 

Your message wanted to know about the Schwartz family names. I am not sure
that the one I am
writing about is the right one, but could be very interesting to you. The
book's title is "When The World Was Whole," written by Charles Fenyvesi
about the people on the SCHWARTZ family tree
between 1744 - 1980. They lived in, and close to Debrecen in NorthWest
Hungary. It is excellently written, containing family stories, memories and
some great photos. Published byKey Porter Books LTD. 70 Esplanade, Toronto,
Canada in 1990, and may also be available >from Amazon.com .Hoping yhis might
be of interest to you, Regards...Robert Singer, Colorado.

----- Original Message -----
From: <JGyori@aol.com>
To: "Hungarian SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 9:58 PM
Subject: JewishGen Mall success and Unusual Old Given Hungarian Names


Dear H-Sigers,
I have recently had a string of good luck finding new information -- after

snip>
Any help on the Schvarcz names would be appreciated.
,snip>


22nd Int'l Conf. on Jewish Genealogy, 4-9 Aug 2002, Toronto #general

Hal Bookbinder <bookbinder@...>
 

It is with great pleasure that the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Canada (Toronto) announces that it has completed contractual
arrangements to hold the 22nd International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto,
August 4-9, 2002. With approximately 200 members, the JGS of
Toronto is one of seven Jewish Genealogical Societies in Canada
and is part of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies and its over 60 member organisations. The Mission
of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto) is

1. To stimulate interest in the pursuit of Jewish Genealogical Research;
2. To facilitate the pursuit of the Jewish Genealogical Research locally
and globally; and
3. To provide an environment for fellowship and mutual exchange among
persons with an interest in Jewish genealogy.

Metropolitan Toronto, the City with a Heart, has been described by
Peter Ustinov as New York run by the Swiss. With over 4.0 million
people in the metropolitan area and vicinity, Toronto is one of the
truly great convention cities in the world. With the very favourable
exchange rate, the city offers major purchasing power advantages for
Conference visitors. Arrangements are already underway to make major
attractions available to Conference participants. Special travel
packages and tour are being negotiated with airlines and tour operators.
The JGS of Toronto expects to announce a number of major sponsorship
arrangements with significant benefits to Conference attendees.

Canada was a major transit point for travel to the US in the late
19th and early 20th century. Transit records will be available for
research during the Conference. The Robarts Library of the University
of Toronto contains one of the largest collections of Yiskor books,
maps and other useful genealogical resources in North America. The
Toronto Reference Library and the Toronto JGS's collection at the
North York Branch of the Library will all be available during the
Conference. Plans are underway to make available the significant
resources of the Canadian National Archives of interest to
genealogists. The Toronto Society is planning many new innovations
in the programmes available (with the longer Canadian spelling of
programmes we want to do more) during the Conference. As the only
international conference dedicated solely to Jewish genealogy and
the only conference supported by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies and its member organisations, Toronto
2002 will be place to be and share with Jewish genealogists >from
around the world. Toronto's large, diverse and vibrant Jewish
community is planning to be actively involved in and support the
efforts of Conference attendees. A number of major announcements and
surprises will be released after the upcoming London 2001 Conference.

Please mark your calendars now for August 4-9, 2002. Toronto will
be the place to be for everyone interested in Jewish genealogy.
We look forward to greeting you and providing a great Conference.

Gert Rogers, Conference Chair


Meeting Announcement - IGS- Negev Israel #general

Shirley Rosen <shirli@...>
 

Meeting Announcement - March 2001
Israel Genealogical Society - Negev Branch
" HaHevra HaGenealogit HaIsraelit "
* * * *
The next meeting of IGS-Negev branch for this year will take place:
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2000
Time: 20:00 (Library open >from 7:30)
Place: Kehilat Magen Avraham
Corner of Rehov Ad-Ad and Rehov Margalit
Omer, near Beer Sheva
Our speaker will be Dr. Edward FRAM, lecturer at the Ben Gurion Univ.,
who will talk on
"Jewish Life in Eastern Europe in the Pre-Modern Period"

posted by:
Shirley Rosen
Beer Sheva, Israel


Need help with Hebrew translation (ViewMate) #general

Robert Mandelbaum
 

A while back I posted a message to this discussion group, explaining
that my great-great-grandparents, Selig and Chana Dvera SAMILSON,
came to New York >from Vilna, Russia, between 1880 and 1890. They left
their two young sons, Louis (who later changed his surname to ELSON) and
Abraham (my great-grandfather), in America, and went to Jerusalem to die.
I sought advice on how I could determine what happened to them, and
received an extremely helpful reply, advising me to write to the Chevra
Kadisha (burial society) of Jerusalem. >from the Chevra Kadisha I
received a letter back in Hebrew, which I, unfortunately, cannot read.
Interspersed among the Hebrew, the letter contains what appear to be two
English dates. I assume that the letter contains the exact dates of
death of each of my two great-great-grandparents, as well as, perhaps,
their places of death and burial, or even their fathers' names or other,
unsurmised goldmines. I have now scanned the letter and posted it to the
JewishGen ViewMate web site at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html>.
The particular file number of my letter is VM418, which can be accessed
directly by going to <http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview133.html#vm418>.
Please e-mail any responses directly to me at rmandelbau@aol.com.

Thank you very much,
Robert Mandelbaum
New York, New York
rmandelbau@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 22nd Int'l Conf. on Jewish Genealogy, 4-9 Aug 2002, Toronto #general

Hal Bookbinder <bookbinder@...>
 

It is with great pleasure that the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Canada (Toronto) announces that it has completed contractual
arrangements to hold the 22nd International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto,
August 4-9, 2002. With approximately 200 members, the JGS of
Toronto is one of seven Jewish Genealogical Societies in Canada
and is part of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies and its over 60 member organisations. The Mission
of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto) is

1. To stimulate interest in the pursuit of Jewish Genealogical Research;
2. To facilitate the pursuit of the Jewish Genealogical Research locally
and globally; and
3. To provide an environment for fellowship and mutual exchange among
persons with an interest in Jewish genealogy.

Metropolitan Toronto, the City with a Heart, has been described by
Peter Ustinov as New York run by the Swiss. With over 4.0 million
people in the metropolitan area and vicinity, Toronto is one of the
truly great convention cities in the world. With the very favourable
exchange rate, the city offers major purchasing power advantages for
Conference visitors. Arrangements are already underway to make major
attractions available to Conference participants. Special travel
packages and tour are being negotiated with airlines and tour operators.
The JGS of Toronto expects to announce a number of major sponsorship
arrangements with significant benefits to Conference attendees.

Canada was a major transit point for travel to the US in the late
19th and early 20th century. Transit records will be available for
research during the Conference. The Robarts Library of the University
of Toronto contains one of the largest collections of Yiskor books,
maps and other useful genealogical resources in North America. The
Toronto Reference Library and the Toronto JGS's collection at the
North York Branch of the Library will all be available during the
Conference. Plans are underway to make available the significant
resources of the Canadian National Archives of interest to
genealogists. The Toronto Society is planning many new innovations
in the programmes available (with the longer Canadian spelling of
programmes we want to do more) during the Conference. As the only
international conference dedicated solely to Jewish genealogy and
the only conference supported by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies and its member organisations, Toronto
2002 will be place to be and share with Jewish genealogists >from
around the world. Toronto's large, diverse and vibrant Jewish
community is planning to be actively involved in and support the
efforts of Conference attendees. A number of major announcements and
surprises will be released after the upcoming London 2001 Conference.

Please mark your calendars now for August 4-9, 2002. Toronto will
be the place to be for everyone interested in Jewish genealogy.
We look forward to greeting you and providing a great Conference.

Gert Rogers, Conference Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meeting Announcement - IGS- Negev Israel #general

Shirley Rosen <shirli@...>
 

Meeting Announcement - March 2001
Israel Genealogical Society - Negev Branch
" HaHevra HaGenealogit HaIsraelit "
* * * *
The next meeting of IGS-Negev branch for this year will take place:
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2000
Time: 20:00 (Library open >from 7:30)
Place: Kehilat Magen Avraham
Corner of Rehov Ad-Ad and Rehov Margalit
Omer, near Beer Sheva
Our speaker will be Dr. Edward FRAM, lecturer at the Ben Gurion Univ.,
who will talk on
"Jewish Life in Eastern Europe in the Pre-Modern Period"

posted by:
Shirley Rosen
Beer Sheva, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help with Hebrew translation (ViewMate) #general

Robert Mandelbaum
 

A while back I posted a message to this discussion group, explaining
that my great-great-grandparents, Selig and Chana Dvera SAMILSON,
came to New York >from Vilna, Russia, between 1880 and 1890. They left
their two young sons, Louis (who later changed his surname to ELSON) and
Abraham (my great-grandfather), in America, and went to Jerusalem to die.
I sought advice on how I could determine what happened to them, and
received an extremely helpful reply, advising me to write to the Chevra
Kadisha (burial society) of Jerusalem. >from the Chevra Kadisha I
received a letter back in Hebrew, which I, unfortunately, cannot read.
Interspersed among the Hebrew, the letter contains what appear to be two
English dates. I assume that the letter contains the exact dates of
death of each of my two great-great-grandparents, as well as, perhaps,
their places of death and burial, or even their fathers' names or other,
unsurmised goldmines. I have now scanned the letter and posted it to the
JewishGen ViewMate web site at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html>.
The particular file number of my letter is VM418, which can be accessed
directly by going to <http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview133.html#vm418>.
Please e-mail any responses directly to me at rmandelbau@aol.com.

Thank you very much,
Robert Mandelbaum
New York, New York
rmandelbau@aol.com