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Gravestone Inscription Help Needed #general

Udi Cain
 

Any idea what the following dates might be? All three
are >from the cemetery in Turku, Finland.

11 bet-khet-resh-shin-alef-kaf 5647
bet-vav shin-bet-vav-ayin-yod-mem 5645
mem-vav-tsadee'' yod-vav-kaf 5660

Thanks in advance,

Eric Adler
Dear Eric.

It seems that you got few letters wrong. I think that it can be:
11 of the month Av 1887.
In the age of Seventy 1885.
The conclusion of Yom Kipur 1900.

Regards. Udi Cain.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gravestone Inscription Help Needed #general

Udi Cain
 

Any idea what the following dates might be? All three
are >from the cemetery in Turku, Finland.

11 bet-khet-resh-shin-alef-kaf 5647
bet-vav shin-bet-vav-ayin-yod-mem 5645
mem-vav-tsadee'' yod-vav-kaf 5660

Thanks in advance,

Eric Adler
Dear Eric.

It seems that you got few letters wrong. I think that it can be:
11 of the month Av 1887.
In the age of Seventy 1885.
The conclusion of Yom Kipur 1900.

Regards. Udi Cain.


The _real_ Stritsivke? #general

Patti Couture <pjcouture@...>
 

Genners,
After submitting my request for someone researching in Stritsivke, I
looked hard in Where Once We Walked _and_ the Shtetl-Finder and cant
identify which shtetl might be Stritsivke. The shtetl name I have is from
a death certificate.

Any suggestions? The people are >from Ukraine, so I have eliminated those
shtetls which are Polish. Hope you can help.
Patti Couture, JGSGB Boston

For: PUSTILNIK and RUBINSTEIN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The _real_ Stritsivke? #general

Patti Couture <pjcouture@...>
 

Genners,
After submitting my request for someone researching in Stritsivke, I
looked hard in Where Once We Walked _and_ the Shtetl-Finder and cant
identify which shtetl might be Stritsivke. The shtetl name I have is from
a death certificate.

Any suggestions? The people are >from Ukraine, so I have eliminated those
shtetls which are Polish. Hope you can help.
Patti Couture, JGSGB Boston

For: PUSTILNIK and RUBINSTEIN


izzys #belarus

Ofer <oferco@...>
 

Sorry to make this call here, but I received an interesting message from
izzys@gateway.net. Returning mail bounced. Please send me valid address.

Regards
Ofer Cohen


Re: Russian postage today? #belarus

Vcharny@...
 

because philately is one of my hobbies (Judica in Russian philately is one of
the topics I collect) I have to answer the question.

from November 1, 2000 international airmail (beside CIS) is
up to 20g - 14 Rubles (about $0.5),
up to 100g - 37.60 Rubles,
up to 250g - 81.60 Rubles,
etc.

for registered mail add 18 Rubles,

Vitaly Charny
Birmingham, AL


Belarus SIG #Belarus izzys #belarus

Ofer <oferco@...>
 

Sorry to make this call here, but I received an interesting message from
izzys@gateway.net. Returning mail bounced. Please send me valid address.

Regards
Ofer Cohen


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Russian postage today? #belarus

Vcharny@...
 

because philately is one of my hobbies (Judica in Russian philately is one of
the topics I collect) I have to answer the question.

from November 1, 2000 international airmail (beside CIS) is
up to 20g - 14 Rubles (about $0.5),
up to 100g - 37.60 Rubles,
up to 250g - 81.60 Rubles,
etc.

for registered mail add 18 Rubles,

Vitaly Charny
Birmingham, AL


Re: Russian postage today? #belarus

Andrew N Schwartz <andys@...>
 

I thought this would be an easy problem to solve. There is a
web site that provides postage rates in 70 different countries.
The site is:
http://www.atms.ch/rates/

Unfortunately, Russia is not on their list. But I am listing the
URL here anyway, because you may find a country you are interested in.

... Andy in St. Louis, researching ADASKIN

--------------------
Hilary Henkin wrote:
I would like to send a letter to a possible relative in Russia.
Although I have heard about "international postal reply coupons",
I'd prefer to enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope, because
that would be simplest for the recipient.
---------------------


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Russian postage today? #belarus

Andrew N Schwartz <andys@...>
 

I thought this would be an easy problem to solve. There is a
web site that provides postage rates in 70 different countries.
The site is:
http://www.atms.ch/rates/

Unfortunately, Russia is not on their list. But I am listing the
URL here anyway, because you may find a country you are interested in.

... Andy in St. Louis, researching ADASKIN

--------------------
Hilary Henkin wrote:
I would like to send a letter to a possible relative in Russia.
Although I have heard about "international postal reply coupons",
I'd prefer to enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope, because
that would be simplest for the recipient.
---------------------


Re: reaching out to family #ukraine

Paul Wolf <pwolf1@...>
 

Send a note, but include whatever information you already have on the
family tree. Many first contact go sour because of suspicion about the
motives or authenticity of the contact. Providing information with the
first contact can help allay some of that natural skepticism. Include a
note that you will call in a couple of weeks to follow up, and include your
address and phone so they can contact you if they are really excited about
the contact. Getting the first good contact in a long separated branch of
the family often serves as a gateway to those not so enthusiastic.

[Paul Wolf]

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please sign your names to your letters. Many thanks for your anticipated cooperation.

At 09:42 PM 11/23/2000 -0500, you wrote:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Please visit the Ukraine SIG web site
<http://www.jewishgen.org/ukraine/>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I need advice about the personal side of genealogy.

I have lists of names, and even addresses, of distant
relatives in America whom I would like to contact. My
grandparents knew their grandparents, my parents
corresponded with their parents, but time has passed
and I don't know them or their adult children.


I would like to make contact, ask about extant documents,
old memories, or traditions. But I don't want to be seen
as invading their privacy.

Will a discreet note, mentioning my purposes and also the
above issues, do the trick? If I get no response, should
I cross the name of my list?

I think I need advice >from folks who have been in this
situation.

Mark Saul
New York, NY

Researching: KAMENIR, RUBENSTEIN: Novograd Volinsky, Zhitomir, Berdichev
LISENCO, KOTANOV: Brailov, Rachni, Mogilev Podolsk
TELISHEVSKY: Gomel', Ekaterinoslav
SOLOMOVITCH/SOLOMOWITZ: Gomel'
---


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: reaching out to family #ukraine

Paul Wolf <pwolf1@...>
 

Send a note, but include whatever information you already have on the
family tree. Many first contact go sour because of suspicion about the
motives or authenticity of the contact. Providing information with the
first contact can help allay some of that natural skepticism. Include a
note that you will call in a couple of weeks to follow up, and include your
address and phone so they can contact you if they are really excited about
the contact. Getting the first good contact in a long separated branch of
the family often serves as a gateway to those not so enthusiastic.

[Paul Wolf]

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please sign your names to your letters. Many thanks for your anticipated cooperation.

At 09:42 PM 11/23/2000 -0500, you wrote:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Please visit the Ukraine SIG web site
<http://www.jewishgen.org/ukraine/>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I need advice about the personal side of genealogy.

I have lists of names, and even addresses, of distant
relatives in America whom I would like to contact. My
grandparents knew their grandparents, my parents
corresponded with their parents, but time has passed
and I don't know them or their adult children.


I would like to make contact, ask about extant documents,
old memories, or traditions. But I don't want to be seen
as invading their privacy.

Will a discreet note, mentioning my purposes and also the
above issues, do the trick? If I get no response, should
I cross the name of my list?

I think I need advice >from folks who have been in this
situation.

Mark Saul
New York, NY

Researching: KAMENIR, RUBENSTEIN: Novograd Volinsky, Zhitomir, Berdichev
LISENCO, KOTANOV: Brailov, Rachni, Mogilev Podolsk
TELISHEVSKY: Gomel', Ekaterinoslav
SOLOMOVITCH/SOLOMOWITZ: Gomel'
---


Saul MENDELSSOHN's children #general

Mendelssohn <mendelssohn@...>
 

Saul Mendelssohn (1735 Dessau-1805 ?) was the brother of the famous
philosoph Moses (1729-1786).
I am looking for documented datas on his life, on his wife and on his
children : datas which I didn't find in "The Unbroken Chain" (Neil
Rosenstein) or in the answers of several Jewishgenners who kindly replied
to my questions about Mendelssohn's genealogy.
I only know that he had a grandson (or posthume son... not very probable
at the age of 70 !!) named Saul,born in 1805, who died in Poland.
What happened between 1755 and 1805?
Where could I look for information?
Thanks in advance
Florence Mendelssohn,Paris


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Saul MENDELSSOHN's children #general

Mendelssohn <mendelssohn@...>
 

Saul Mendelssohn (1735 Dessau-1805 ?) was the brother of the famous
philosoph Moses (1729-1786).
I am looking for documented datas on his life, on his wife and on his
children : datas which I didn't find in "The Unbroken Chain" (Neil
Rosenstein) or in the answers of several Jewishgenners who kindly replied
to my questions about Mendelssohn's genealogy.
I only know that he had a grandson (or posthume son... not very probable
at the age of 70 !!) named Saul,born in 1805, who died in Poland.
What happened between 1755 and 1805?
Where could I look for information?
Thanks in advance
Florence Mendelssohn,Paris


Jewish bootleggers #general

Rochelle Nameroff
 

Is there some good information about the presence of Jews as bootleggers
during Prohibition? Not stuff about Bugsy Siegel, or any of the famous
Jewish gangsters, but the rest of them? I know that my grandfather and his
brothers ran alcohol through Canada to Wisconsin (and then later became
legal, I guess). Most of this material is/was hush-hush in the family of
course.

Another question: Are many of you finding that you are the only one in
your family interested in the past, and receive a "Don't bother me/who
cares?" response or ones >from anger/suspicion to complete disinterest.
I've been so excited about all my discoveries, as well as thrilled to
hear of other family's searchs--thrilled to the point where I feel such
a deep Jewish identity!--that it's beginning to hurt me not to be able to
share these discoveries with the remaining living members of my family.
An irony or just another familiar story? Maybe I'm just upset about
what "family" is. Or isn't.

Rochelle Nameroff
rnameroff@earthlink.net
Researching: NAMEROFF, NEMEROFKY, NEMEROVSKY, POKRASS, POKRASSA, LEAVITT,
LUBARSKY
Kiev: ROSSAVA, KORSON, VINOGRAD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish bootleggers #general

Rochelle Nameroff
 

Is there some good information about the presence of Jews as bootleggers
during Prohibition? Not stuff about Bugsy Siegel, or any of the famous
Jewish gangsters, but the rest of them? I know that my grandfather and his
brothers ran alcohol through Canada to Wisconsin (and then later became
legal, I guess). Most of this material is/was hush-hush in the family of
course.

Another question: Are many of you finding that you are the only one in
your family interested in the past, and receive a "Don't bother me/who
cares?" response or ones >from anger/suspicion to complete disinterest.
I've been so excited about all my discoveries, as well as thrilled to
hear of other family's searchs--thrilled to the point where I feel such
a deep Jewish identity!--that it's beginning to hurt me not to be able to
share these discoveries with the remaining living members of my family.
An irony or just another familiar story? Maybe I'm just upset about
what "family" is. Or isn't.

Rochelle Nameroff
rnameroff@earthlink.net
Researching: NAMEROFF, NEMEROFKY, NEMEROVSKY, POKRASS, POKRASSA, LEAVITT,
LUBARSKY
Kiev: ROSSAVA, KORSON, VINOGRAD


Gravestone Inscription Help Needed #general

Eric Adler <eladler@...>
 

Any idea what the following dates might be? All three
are >from the cemetery in Turku, Finland.

11 bet-khet-resh-shin-alef-kaf 5647
bet-vav shin-bet-vav-ayin-yod-mem 5645
mem-vav-tsadee'' yod-vav-kaf 5660

Thanks in advance,

Eric Adler
Washington, DC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gravestone Inscription Help Needed #general

Eric Adler <eladler@...>
 

Any idea what the following dates might be? All three
are >from the cemetery in Turku, Finland.

11 bet-khet-resh-shin-alef-kaf 5647
bet-vav shin-bet-vav-ayin-yod-mem 5645
mem-vav-tsadee'' yod-vav-kaf 5660

Thanks in advance,

Eric Adler
Washington, DC


French Connection - A. ROTHSTEIN family #general

Don Teter
 

Is there anyone in France who could help find anything pertaining to an
A. ROTHSTEIN family who lived in Maine province prior to the Holocaust?
He was the husband of my grandmother's younger sister, Sarah GREENSTEIN
(GRENSTEIN), who was born in Kalvarija, Russia-Poland, now Lithuania.
They had a son and two daughters. We think they died prior to, or in
the Holocaust.

Many thanks.

Don Teter
donte@hal-pc.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen French Connection - A. ROTHSTEIN family #general

Don Teter
 

Is there anyone in France who could help find anything pertaining to an
A. ROTHSTEIN family who lived in Maine province prior to the Holocaust?
He was the husband of my grandmother's younger sister, Sarah GREENSTEIN
(GRENSTEIN), who was born in Kalvarija, Russia-Poland, now Lithuania.
They had a son and two daughters. We think they died prior to, or in
the Holocaust.

Many thanks.

Don Teter
donte@hal-pc.org