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Re: Book Cite: "The Jewish Confederates" #usa

L.M. Berkowitz
 

On Tue, 28 Nov 2000 16:54:37 -0400, Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@cstone.net>
wrote:

:"The Jewish Confederates" by Robert N. Rosen, copyright 2000,=20
:published by University of South Carolina Press, $39.95 list price.
:
:The author is an historian >from Charleston, SC. I have not read the=20
:book yet, but it is more than 500 pages long,=20

I haven't read the book yet either, although I have requested a review
copy.

I have a new Civil War search engine for the Simon Wolf database on my
website, which allows searches on state, regiment, and rank. The search
engine at Jewishgen allows searches by last name only.

http://www.jewish-history.com/database.html

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
L.M. Berkowitz webmaster@jewish-history.com
http://www.jewish-history.com/ Jewish-American History on the Web


Early American SIG #USA Re: Book Cite: "The Jewish Confederates" #usa

L.M. Berkowitz
 

On Tue, 28 Nov 2000 16:54:37 -0400, Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@cstone.net>
wrote:

:"The Jewish Confederates" by Robert N. Rosen, copyright 2000,=20
:published by University of South Carolina Press, $39.95 list price.
:
:The author is an historian >from Charleston, SC. I have not read the=20
:book yet, but it is more than 500 pages long,=20

I haven't read the book yet either, although I have requested a review
copy.

I have a new Civil War search engine for the Simon Wolf database on my
website, which allows searches on state, regiment, and rank. The search
engine at Jewishgen allows searches by last name only.

http://www.jewish-history.com/database.html

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
L.M. Berkowitz webmaster@jewish-history.com
http://www.jewish-history.com/ Jewish-American History on the Web


What is a Tech Musician? #general

delete_this_to_reply_stacy_harris@...
 

Having yet to receive an answer to this question, I pose it again. Why
would a relative who was a plumber by trade during all of the years I
knew him, be listed on immigration records as a tech musician? And what
is a tech musician?

Stacy Harris


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What is a Tech Musician? #general

delete_this_to_reply_stacy_harris@...
 

Having yet to receive an answer to this question, I pose it again. Why
would a relative who was a plumber by trade during all of the years I
knew him, be listed on immigration records as a tech musician? And what
is a tech musician?

Stacy Harris


Clear Letters -- Re: Posting on ViewMate #general

David Frey <dfrey@...>
 

Re David Goldman's concerns with old handwritten scans, I agree fully
and have found a device that usually helps.

Take the original scan and open it up in Photoshop. Then use the
filters and other passes to add definition to the scan.

You will find that it makes the scan much more readable. I have done
that with letters and photos of Gravestones and it will make
something almost unreadable , reasonably clear,

David Frey
dfrey@bigpond.net.au

David Frey
Researching Beshincovichi, (Gildinsohn,, Steinhart)
K'lemnick,(Rabbi Avram Israel Gildinsohn, Gilden)
Dryhobitch (Frey), and
Ireland & Canada & USA (William Walsh) (Yes I know!)
Warsaw (Kaufman, Braf)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Clear Letters -- Re: Posting on ViewMate #general

David Frey <dfrey@...>
 

Re David Goldman's concerns with old handwritten scans, I agree fully
and have found a device that usually helps.

Take the original scan and open it up in Photoshop. Then use the
filters and other passes to add definition to the scan.

You will find that it makes the scan much more readable. I have done
that with letters and photos of Gravestones and it will make
something almost unreadable , reasonably clear,

David Frey
dfrey@bigpond.net.au

David Frey
Researching Beshincovichi, (Gildinsohn,, Steinhart)
K'lemnick,(Rabbi Avram Israel Gildinsohn, Gilden)
Dryhobitch (Frey), and
Ireland & Canada & USA (William Walsh) (Yes I know!)
Warsaw (Kaufman, Braf)


Re: looking for listing of cemeterys around the world #general

Stephen Landau <stephen.landau@...>
 

Here's is a link to the IAJGS Jewish Cemtery Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/index.html

However, during the period when the site is being reconstructed, you should
go to http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/menulist.htm
for the old Cemetery Project pages. There you'll find information about
Jewish cemeteries around the world.

Stephen Landau
White Plains, NY
stephen.landau@att.net
http://roots.home.att.net

Researching:
LANDAU, Bochnia, Wisnicz [Nowy], Galicia, 1902 to US (NY)
WASSNER, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1900 to US (NY, MA)
GOLDSTEIN, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1903 to US (NY, MA)
MEINHARD[T], Gdow, Galicia, 1903+ to US (NY, NJ


<moshe@cheerful.com> wrote in message

Looking for a listing of all Jewish cemeterys in the world does any out
there know where I might be able to find one? Thank you for your help.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: looking for listing of cemeterys around the world #general

Stephen Landau <stephen.landau@...>
 

Here's is a link to the IAJGS Jewish Cemtery Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/index.html

However, during the period when the site is being reconstructed, you should
go to http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/menulist.htm
for the old Cemetery Project pages. There you'll find information about
Jewish cemeteries around the world.

Stephen Landau
White Plains, NY
stephen.landau@att.net
http://roots.home.att.net

Researching:
LANDAU, Bochnia, Wisnicz [Nowy], Galicia, 1902 to US (NY)
WASSNER, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1900 to US (NY, MA)
GOLDSTEIN, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1903 to US (NY, MA)
MEINHARD[T], Gdow, Galicia, 1903+ to US (NY, NJ


<moshe@cheerful.com> wrote in message

Looking for a listing of all Jewish cemeterys in the world does any out
there know where I might be able to find one? Thank you for your help.


Adopted Children - The Family Tree issue of how and whether to place #general

TBanyai78@...
 

The Family Tree issue of how and whether to place adopted children has
been a sore spot in the curriculum of schools as adoptive parents have
felt uncomfortable when their adopted children come home with the Family
Tree assignment. There is an awareness movement in the school systems to
do away with just that issue.

For the most part in doing genealogy, adopted children are added to the
family tree with a notation that they were adopted but since the blood
line does not continue, their descendants are not added to the tree.
By putting the explanation that the person was adopted, it explains why
nobody after them was added to the tree.

Jayne Cartier
NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Adopted Children - The Family Tree issue of how and whether to place #general

TBanyai78@...
 

The Family Tree issue of how and whether to place adopted children has
been a sore spot in the curriculum of schools as adoptive parents have
felt uncomfortable when their adopted children come home with the Family
Tree assignment. There is an awareness movement in the school systems to
do away with just that issue.

For the most part in doing genealogy, adopted children are added to the
family tree with a notation that they were adopted but since the blood
line does not continue, their descendants are not added to the tree.
By putting the explanation that the person was adopted, it explains why
nobody after them was added to the tree.

Jayne Cartier
NY


Re: need help with shtetl name in Poland/Germany #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

"Paul D. Shipman" wrote:
I am trying to find a place of origin for my great great grandmother,
Hannah Rubinson, nee GOLDBERG. A note written by my great grandmother
about her mother says the following:

"Hannah Goldberg, born 1860 in Neustadt-Schwerwicht, Province of Poland,
State of Schovalk."

Given her age, her penmanship and my interpretive skills, there may be
something a bit off here. My great grandmother was born in the U.S. and
probably didn't have a great command of the geography or language she was
invoking with this note. The 1900 U.S. census records Hannah's
birthplace simply as "Germany."

I would be most grateful for any help or direction you could give me on
deciphering this birthplace.
Paul,

"State of Schovalk" indicates that your gggmother was born in Suwalki
(Poland) region or as it was known in Russian Poland, Guberniya (Province).

Many shtetls of this area are situated alongside the East Prussian border.
This is probably where >from German description of the shtetl has originated.

Nesutadt translates to English literally as Nowe Miasto, or any town
associated with Miasto but I couldn't locate any town by this name is this
region close to ex Prussia border. I couldn't identify Schwerwicht either
since this is not a native German name of the village.

Following translation of word "Schwerwicht", and a bit more deduction, I
believe that shtetl you are searching for used to be called Miastkowska
Bartkowizna. It was not really a shtetl but rather a hamlet near shtetl
Miastkowo, located halfway on the road # 61 Ostroleka-Lomza.

Miastkowska Bartkowizna and nearby Miastkowo Poduchowne are both appear on
Poland list of the localities prior to WWII, but not shown on the modern
maps. Probably hamlets have been integrated by Miastkowo as it has happened
to the numerous small localities.

This is of course pure speculation, Paul. I might be wrong in my (un)
logical deduction attempt.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: need help with shtetl name in Poland/Germany #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

"Paul D. Shipman" wrote:
I am trying to find a place of origin for my great great grandmother,
Hannah Rubinson, nee GOLDBERG. A note written by my great grandmother
about her mother says the following:

"Hannah Goldberg, born 1860 in Neustadt-Schwerwicht, Province of Poland,
State of Schovalk."

Given her age, her penmanship and my interpretive skills, there may be
something a bit off here. My great grandmother was born in the U.S. and
probably didn't have a great command of the geography or language she was
invoking with this note. The 1900 U.S. census records Hannah's
birthplace simply as "Germany."

I would be most grateful for any help or direction you could give me on
deciphering this birthplace.
Paul,

"State of Schovalk" indicates that your gggmother was born in Suwalki
(Poland) region or as it was known in Russian Poland, Guberniya (Province).

Many shtetls of this area are situated alongside the East Prussian border.
This is probably where >from German description of the shtetl has originated.

Nesutadt translates to English literally as Nowe Miasto, or any town
associated with Miasto but I couldn't locate any town by this name is this
region close to ex Prussia border. I couldn't identify Schwerwicht either
since this is not a native German name of the village.

Following translation of word "Schwerwicht", and a bit more deduction, I
believe that shtetl you are searching for used to be called Miastkowska
Bartkowizna. It was not really a shtetl but rather a hamlet near shtetl
Miastkowo, located halfway on the road # 61 Ostroleka-Lomza.

Miastkowska Bartkowizna and nearby Miastkowo Poduchowne are both appear on
Poland list of the localities prior to WWII, but not shown on the modern
maps. Probably hamlets have been integrated by Miastkowo as it has happened
to the numerous small localities.

This is of course pure speculation, Paul. I might be wrong in my (un)
logical deduction attempt.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


Re: Children Use Mother's Maiden Name #general

George Farkas <george@...>
 

RE: "a period in Poland arround 1880 when government did not recognize
Jewish marriages."
Certainly there were times that governments in Poland and in Hungary did
not allow Jews to marry more than once (even if his spouse was deceased).
In that case, they were married only by Jewish ceremony and the children
of this second (etc.) marriage bore the family name of the mother.

Stan Goodman is also right in saying that there were those who bore their
mothers' family name in order to avoid military service.

I am not aware of any authorities not recognizing the first marriage of a
Jewish couple.

george

researching the names FARKAS, FRIED, LINKS, KNOPFELMACHER, WEISZ, VIDOR,
LIFSHITZ, KORNETZKY, YELLIN, SHAPIRA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Children Use Mother's Maiden Name #general

George Farkas <george@...>
 

RE: "a period in Poland arround 1880 when government did not recognize
Jewish marriages."
Certainly there were times that governments in Poland and in Hungary did
not allow Jews to marry more than once (even if his spouse was deceased).
In that case, they were married only by Jewish ceremony and the children
of this second (etc.) marriage bore the family name of the mother.

Stan Goodman is also right in saying that there were those who bore their
mothers' family name in order to avoid military service.

I am not aware of any authorities not recognizing the first marriage of a
Jewish couple.

george

researching the names FARKAS, FRIED, LINKS, KNOPFELMACHER, WEISZ, VIDOR,
LIFSHITZ, KORNETZKY, YELLIN, SHAPIRA


Re: Spekulant #general

Jim & Sara Feldman <feldmans@...>
 

Basil:
The profession "spekulant" today would be what it sounds
like: "speculator" or "gambler", but in the 19th century, it seems to
have meant something more like "dealer" or "wholesaler" or
"importer." In that sense, they speculated in merchandise. It is a
very common profession in the Jewish records that I have read >from
stetloch in southeastern Poland.

Jim

From: Basil & Linda Samuels <basilindasamuels@compuserve.com>
Can anyone tell me what occupation is meant by 'Spekulant' which appears
in a Polish birth certificate dated 1864 >from Zawichost. The father who
was 23 at the time has this occupation.

Jim Feldman
Newton, MA


First Name Karni, Karney #general

Patti Couture <pjcouture@...>
 

Dear List,
This person used the name Karni/Karney as his given name in the US. Can
anyone relate it to a Hebrew or Yiddish name?

Thank you, all.
Patti Couture, Boston


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Spekulant #general

Jim & Sara Feldman <feldmans@...>
 

Basil:
The profession "spekulant" today would be what it sounds
like: "speculator" or "gambler", but in the 19th century, it seems to
have meant something more like "dealer" or "wholesaler" or
"importer." In that sense, they speculated in merchandise. It is a
very common profession in the Jewish records that I have read >from
stetloch in southeastern Poland.

Jim

From: Basil & Linda Samuels <basilindasamuels@compuserve.com>
Can anyone tell me what occupation is meant by 'Spekulant' which appears
in a Polish birth certificate dated 1864 >from Zawichost. The father who
was 23 at the time has this occupation.

Jim Feldman
Newton, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First Name Karni, Karney #general

Patti Couture <pjcouture@...>
 

Dear List,
This person used the name Karni/Karney as his given name in the US. Can
anyone relate it to a Hebrew or Yiddish name?

Thank you, all.
Patti Couture, Boston


Re: OUDTSHOORN #southafrica

Louise & Alfred Goldschmidt <aviva@...>
 

Hall Len,
Are you not a cousinof Svi Silver. Did you once live in Israel and come
from Ireland?
Do you by any chance have anything in the book on someone called Cohen and
Nathan or Lewis Lazerus Abrahams. This is my family and I am looking for
information. Lewis lost all his money on ostrich feathaers and came back to
England in about 1935 a broken man. My grandfather Louis Cohen of Somerset
East also lost all his money on feathers.

Louise Goldschmdit researching Cohen; Nathan;Prince;Abendana:Nunes
artines:Silver:MARks;; Abrahams.


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: OUDTSHOORN #southafrica

Louise & Alfred Goldschmidt <aviva@...>
 

Hall Len,
Are you not a cousinof Svi Silver. Did you once live in Israel and come
from Ireland?
Do you by any chance have anything in the book on someone called Cohen and
Nathan or Lewis Lazerus Abrahams. This is my family and I am looking for
information. Lewis lost all his money on ostrich feathaers and came back to
England in about 1935 a broken man. My grandfather Louis Cohen of Somerset
East also lost all his money on feathers.

Louise Goldschmdit researching Cohen; Nathan;Prince;Abendana:Nunes
artines:Silver:MARks;; Abrahams.