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Re: Organising a reunion #general

Hilary Henkin <propper@...>
 

Dear Michael,
I admire your willingnes to embark on a project of much labor, but have
no doubt the results willl be worth it! Here is a website, for a
magazine, which may help. I haven't ordered the magizine, so cannot
vouch >from personal epxerience, but only because I'm not ready to tackle
such a project <g>. The magazine is "Reunions Magazine", and their URL is
<http://www.reunionsmag.com/>

Good luck with your reunion!

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Some articles can be read at the website for no charge.

Meaning of the surname TOOR #general

Matt Singer <msinger@...>
 

Dear Genners (especially those with a linguist bent):

Would anyone know the roots/meaning of the surname TOOR? My TOOR
forebears were, I believe, >from Kurland (now southern Latvia), which
was a German-speaking region. I consulted a German-English dictionary,
and the closest equivalent I could find was "Tor," which means either
"gate" or "fool" (naturally, I'm not eager to adopt the latter definition
as definitve).

TOOR seems to be an uncommon name, but I have seen it appended to other
words to form Jewish surnames: ROSENTOOR, for example

Any and all thoughts are welcome.

Matt Singer
Philadelphia
Researching: SINGER, GERBER, GARONZIK, KLEINMAN, TUCH, TOOR, BLAU, RINGER,
FREEDMAN

Babelfish vs. Humans in Translation #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

As a professional translator also, I want to add my voice to concur with
Chaim Charutz and Michael Bernet 100%. I once saw the following statement
which seems to summarize this issue:

"Would you sign an English-language contract that had been translated by a
machine?"

David Goldman

However, if you need a professional translation of, say, a
technical legal, literary or scientific document, software packages at the
level of Babelfish are woefully inadequate.

BENDHEIM and KAUFMANN #general

BEEKG@...
 

I am looking for the BENDHEIM and KAUFMANN families >from Germany.

I have the following information:

Gerson KAUFMANN (? Germany-?) married ? BENDHEIM (? Germany-?) son: Max
KAUFMANN 21 August 1861 Germany-19 November 1936 NYC married Hannah
(Hannchen) HERZ 1864 Kochendorf, Baden Wuerdemberg, Germany-? NYC)

Hannah and Max are my grandparents. I would dearly like to know >from
where in Germany Gerson and Max KAUFMANN and the BENDHEIM family
originated I have noted on the Jewishgen Family Finder that there seems
to be a cluster of BENDHEIMs in Bensheim, Hesse.

I would be very grateful for any information list members can give me.

Regards
Bessie Grossman
Rockville Centre, NY

telephone books #general

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I have found one of the most helpful sources in tracing living family
members to be telephone books. I wonder if it's possible for people
travelling to or >from Eastern Europe, South Africa, large US & UK
cities to bring back with them, the telephone books of the area?
I know these are often huge, bulky items but so fantastically useful
for those of us searching. The excellent website:

www.teldir.com


can point us to some on-line directories but for Eastern
Europe & South Africa, no such on-line facility exists.

I have the Jo'burg directory for 1998\1999. I will do some
look-ups in return for donations to Jewish Gen. E-mailed copies
of the Jewish Gen receipt will ensure a response!

But for those travelling, maybe even sending by sea-mail, those
phhone books are goldmines of info.

Miriam MARGOLYES
Santa Monica

e-mail: 75342.3217@...

searching: GOLDSMITH (London to USA 1940s) any MICHAELS
(London 19 Century) MARGOLYES or similar (Grodno & Indura)
HART (London)

Free Archives / Boston Globe #general

Jaxschwab@...
 

In case any of you missed noticing, the Boston Globe is offering free
access to its archives for the month of September.

http://www.boston.com/globe/search

Jacqueline Waldstein Schwab
Rye Brook, NY

Searching: >from Lithuania, WALDSTEIN, MENKIN, ABELSKY, DUBINSKY, ZIEVE,
ROME

various useful websites #general

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

These are >from the Rootsweb website:
Permission to reprint articles >from Missing Links is granted
unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint
is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the
following notice appears at the end of the article:
Written by [author's name, e-mail address, and URL, if
given]. Previously published by Julia M. Case and Myra
Vanderpool Gormley, CG, Missing Links, Vol. 5, No. 35,
30 August 2000. RootsWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/


British Commonwealth Forces who Died in World War I or World
War II as well as 60,000 civilian World War II casualties are
included in the searchable database at
http://yard.ccta.gov.uk/cwgc/register.nsf/

Georgia Genealogy Books. http://www.gagenbooks.com/


Ireland, County Sligo. http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlsli/


Missing In Action/Prisoner Of War Page(worldwide links)
http://blacksheep.rootsweb.com/mia.html
by the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG)

U.S. Air Force World War II History. Data re those who served
in the 8th AAF, 2nd AD, 392nd BG. Mission summaries, MACR's,
oversea burials, casualties, aircraft dispositions, roll of
honor (POW-MIA-KIA), stories, maps, photos of crews, planes,
support, base, etc. 30+ megabytes of World War II history
compiled by researchers >from the U.S.A., England, and Europe.

http://www.b24.net/



Miriam Margolyes
Santa Monica
e-mail: 75342.3217@...

searching: STUPEL (Grodno & Indura) GOLDSMITH (Alec b. in London 1920s-
emigrated with his sisters, Babs & Betty)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Organising a reunion #general

Hilary Henkin <propper@...>
 

Dear Michael,
I admire your willingnes to embark on a project of much labor, but have
no doubt the results willl be worth it! Here is a website, for a
magazine, which may help. I haven't ordered the magizine, so cannot
vouch >from personal epxerience, but only because I'm not ready to tackle
such a project <g>. The magazine is "Reunions Magazine", and their URL is
<http://www.reunionsmag.com/>

Good luck with your reunion!

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Some articles can be read at the website for no charge.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meaning of the surname TOOR #general

Matt Singer <msinger@...>
 

Dear Genners (especially those with a linguist bent):

Would anyone know the roots/meaning of the surname TOOR? My TOOR
forebears were, I believe, >from Kurland (now southern Latvia), which
was a German-speaking region. I consulted a German-English dictionary,
and the closest equivalent I could find was "Tor," which means either
"gate" or "fool" (naturally, I'm not eager to adopt the latter definition
as definitve).

TOOR seems to be an uncommon name, but I have seen it appended to other
words to form Jewish surnames: ROSENTOOR, for example

Any and all thoughts are welcome.

Matt Singer
Philadelphia
Researching: SINGER, GERBER, GARONZIK, KLEINMAN, TUCH, TOOR, BLAU, RINGER,
FREEDMAN

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Babelfish vs. Humans in Translation #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

As a professional translator also, I want to add my voice to concur with
Chaim Charutz and Michael Bernet 100%. I once saw the following statement
which seems to summarize this issue:

"Would you sign an English-language contract that had been translated by a
machine?"

David Goldman

However, if you need a professional translation of, say, a
technical legal, literary or scientific document, software packages at the
level of Babelfish are woefully inadequate.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BENDHEIM and KAUFMANN #general

BEEKG@...
 

I am looking for the BENDHEIM and KAUFMANN families >from Germany.

I have the following information:

Gerson KAUFMANN (? Germany-?) married ? BENDHEIM (? Germany-?) son: Max
KAUFMANN 21 August 1861 Germany-19 November 1936 NYC married Hannah
(Hannchen) HERZ 1864 Kochendorf, Baden Wuerdemberg, Germany-? NYC)

Hannah and Max are my grandparents. I would dearly like to know >from
where in Germany Gerson and Max KAUFMANN and the BENDHEIM family
originated I have noted on the Jewishgen Family Finder that there seems
to be a cluster of BENDHEIMs in Bensheim, Hesse.

I would be very grateful for any information list members can give me.

Regards
Bessie Grossman
Rockville Centre, NY

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen telephone books #general

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I have found one of the most helpful sources in tracing living family
members to be telephone books. I wonder if it's possible for people
travelling to or >from Eastern Europe, South Africa, large US & UK
cities to bring back with them, the telephone books of the area?
I know these are often huge, bulky items but so fantastically useful
for those of us searching. The excellent website:

www.teldir.com


can point us to some on-line directories but for Eastern
Europe & South Africa, no such on-line facility exists.

I have the Jo'burg directory for 1998\1999. I will do some
look-ups in return for donations to Jewish Gen. E-mailed copies
of the Jewish Gen receipt will ensure a response!

But for those travelling, maybe even sending by sea-mail, those
phhone books are goldmines of info.

Miriam MARGOLYES
Santa Monica

e-mail: 75342.3217@...

searching: GOLDSMITH (London to USA 1940s) any MICHAELS
(London 19 Century) MARGOLYES or similar (Grodno & Indura)
HART (London)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Free Archives / Boston Globe #general

Jaxschwab@...
 

In case any of you missed noticing, the Boston Globe is offering free
access to its archives for the month of September.

http://www.boston.com/globe/search

Jacqueline Waldstein Schwab
Rye Brook, NY

Searching: >from Lithuania, WALDSTEIN, MENKIN, ABELSKY, DUBINSKY, ZIEVE,
ROME

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen various useful websites #general

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

These are >from the Rootsweb website:
Permission to reprint articles >from Missing Links is granted
unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint
is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the
following notice appears at the end of the article:
Written by [author's name, e-mail address, and URL, if
given]. Previously published by Julia M. Case and Myra
Vanderpool Gormley, CG, Missing Links, Vol. 5, No. 35,
30 August 2000. RootsWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/


British Commonwealth Forces who Died in World War I or World
War II as well as 60,000 civilian World War II casualties are
included in the searchable database at
http://yard.ccta.gov.uk/cwgc/register.nsf/

Georgia Genealogy Books. http://www.gagenbooks.com/


Ireland, County Sligo. http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlsli/


Missing In Action/Prisoner Of War Page(worldwide links)
http://blacksheep.rootsweb.com/mia.html
by the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG)

U.S. Air Force World War II History. Data re those who served
in the 8th AAF, 2nd AD, 392nd BG. Mission summaries, MACR's,
oversea burials, casualties, aircraft dispositions, roll of
honor (POW-MIA-KIA), stories, maps, photos of crews, planes,
support, base, etc. 30+ megabytes of World War II history
compiled by researchers >from the U.S.A., England, and Europe.

http://www.b24.net/



Miriam Margolyes
Santa Monica
e-mail: 75342.3217@...

searching: STUPEL (Grodno & Indura) GOLDSMITH (Alec b. in London 1920s-
emigrated with his sisters, Babs & Betty)

DOROTREE #hungary

Avraham Ofek <avrofek@...>
 

A few weeks ago I was deliberating whether to choose ILANOT or DOROTREE.I
also had problems getting into the DOROTREE internet site.I received many
replies >from many of you Genners and only now,when the problem is solved,
that I want to thank, albeit belatedly, for all your help.There is no way
that I can thank each of you individually so please accept my collective
thanks.
It seems that the fault was with my, not so old, computer. After upgrading my
Windows Explorer and re-installing it that the problem was solved.
Again thanks to you all.
Avraham Ofek
Netanya, Israel

Hungary SIG #Hungary DOROTREE #hungary

Avraham Ofek <avrofek@...>
 

A few weeks ago I was deliberating whether to choose ILANOT or DOROTREE.I
also had problems getting into the DOROTREE internet site.I received many
replies >from many of you Genners and only now,when the problem is solved,
that I want to thank, albeit belatedly, for all your help.There is no way
that I can thank each of you individually so please accept my collective
thanks.
It seems that the fault was with my, not so old, computer. After upgrading my
Windows Explorer and re-installing it that the problem was solved.
Again thanks to you all.
Avraham Ofek
Netanya, Israel

Re: Current Day Name of Cuhea #hungary

Dave and Beth Long <dnblong@...>
 

Dear Leslie

Current name of Cuhea is Bogdan Voda (I assume you mean the Cuhea in Maramures County)

Beth Long
dnblong@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Leslie Gyi [SMTP:leslie@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2000 8:09 PM
To: Hungarian SIG
Subject: Current Day Name of Cuhea

Does anyone know the current day name of Cuhea, and where it is located?

Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Current Day Name of Cuhea #hungary

Dave and Beth Long <dnblong@...>
 

Dear Leslie

Current name of Cuhea is Bogdan Voda (I assume you mean the Cuhea in Maramures County)

Beth Long
dnblong@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Leslie Gyi [SMTP:leslie@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2000 8:09 PM
To: Hungarian SIG
Subject: Current Day Name of Cuhea

Does anyone know the current day name of Cuhea, and where it is located?

Jonas Princz & military records #hungary

MTB <71431.1612@...>
 

Barry, =


I understand that the Military Institute in Budapest may have some milita=
ry
records for people before 1914. The National Archives, also in Budapest,=

may have some.

Any chance that your relative came to New York City around 1918, just at
the close of World War I? My sister-in-law's father, Harry Prince (later=

of Montana and Los Angeles; died this past January 2000 at about 76 years=

old) was born of immigrants who arrived then. =


Maureen Tighe-Brown

Komprince Rudolf Society #hungary

Richard Levi <richardlevi@...>
 

My gf Jacob Wintner was a member of the Komprince Rudolf Society in New
York after he immigrated >from Hungary.

Is anyone familiar with that society and where I can get further
information.

Researching WINTNER, FRIEDMAN, Hungary


--- Richard Levi
--- richardlevi@...