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Re: Kultusbeamter #general

Beba Marantz <beba.marantz@...>
 

It basically means an employee at the Department of education and culture,
but also (Kultus= a sphere involving faith and church) at the department
for public instruction and faith (faith being considered part of culture),
also implying that your cousin may have been working for his own Jewish
religious community (Kultusgemeinschaft).

Best regards.

Beba Marantz

My Cousin was called the "Kultusbeamter" of Speyer in the 1930's.
Does anyone know just what a "Kultusbeamter" and, therefore, a
"Kultusamt" was?


Croatian Jews #general

MERLE KUCAN <BUTCHKUCAN@...>
 

Looking for information on Croatian Jews and email addresses of existing
places in Croatia, My grandparent KUCAN<KOCHEN,KOGan the name had been
changed many times for safety reason..Would anyone Have email address of
Croatian Jewish sites. thanks.


Metz Jewish Families #general

SOL2516171@...
 

Does anyone know where I can purchase Simon Schwarzfuch's "Un obituaire
israelite: le Memorbuch de Metz, vers 1575-1724?"

In addition, I would be interested in sharing information with anyone with
links to the following Metz families: BONN, BRISAC, CAHEN, CHARLEVILLE,
DALSACE, EMMERICH, GOMPERZ, SPIRE LEVY, TRENEL, WALLICH, and ZAY. I have a
lot of information on certain branches of these families and am interested
in connecting with other branches.

Thanks very much.

David Solomon
Chevy Chase, MD USA
SOL2516171@aol.com


? re. Warszawa Business Directory 1870 #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

The 1870 Warszawa Business Directory shows many MENDELSOHN's
including the following given names:

Ber, Berek, Dawid, Eljasz, Emanuel, Gerszon, Hersz, Jakier, Jankiel,
Lejzer, Majer, Mendel, Moszek, Wolf and Perla.
I noticed this e-mail because that Directory might have a clue for me:

Grandfather Wolf PRASZNYCER (variant spelling) was probably born in
Kalisz Gub., (I am on the track there) but I have so far only found
him for certain in Zakroczym 1859-68 (children's B and D records). He
was married to Bajla nee KATZ.

In 1875 I find him again when he, as a widower, in Plock marries our
grandmother Szeyne Blume nee KRAJANEK. I have looked for Bajla's
death in Zakroczym 1868-1875 (and Plock) but not found her or and
other trace of that family in those years. On the other hand I have -
thanks to JRI-PSA project - found a Bajla PRASZNYCER who died in
Warszawa 1869. Due to family hear-say ("my father said he lived in
Madame Curie's town"!) I suspected all along that the family somehow
had a connection to Warszawa City so I sent for that record a few
months ago but havn't got it yet.

Wolf was a weawer, a tallith maker, and I wonder whether he might
have had a small workshop, so he would be mentioned in that
Directory? The PRASZNYCER name is not a common name.

Thanks

Kirsten GRADEL, Denmark


Locating marriage license #general

Sam Eneman <seneman@...>
 

Friends,

I'm hoping one of the really great genealogy detectives here on Jewishgen
can help me with this problem.

My wife's elderly aunt suffers >from dementia and doesn't have very good
memory these days. She is a WWII veteran and needs to get some services
from the VA. Problem is that her discharge papers show her maiden name and
she now uses her married name. So we need her marriage license as proof of
the name change.

No one in the family recalls the date or place of their wedding. We think
it was in the late 40s or early 50s. Her husband died in the early 1970s in
Florida. She now lives in California but we haven't been able to find a
marriage license any where in her very disorganized papers.

At first she didn't remember being married at all. Then she said they got
married at a Justice of the Peace on their way >from NY to Florida. No idea
if there's any truth to that.

Any ideas at all how we can track down her marriage license?

Thanks,

Sam Eneman
Charlotte NC


Help in Melbourne, Australia #general

Diane Frankel <dlfrankel@...>
 

JewishGen LostnFound Support Desk is asking for a volunteer in Melbourne,
Australia to make a telephone call to a JewishGen researcher whose e-mail
address is bouncing.
If you can help, please reply privately and we will provide the details.

LostnFound Support Desk
dlfrankel@mindspring.con


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kultusbeamter #general

Beba Marantz <beba.marantz@...>
 

It basically means an employee at the Department of education and culture,
but also (Kultus= a sphere involving faith and church) at the department
for public instruction and faith (faith being considered part of culture),
also implying that your cousin may have been working for his own Jewish
religious community (Kultusgemeinschaft).

Best regards.

Beba Marantz

My Cousin was called the "Kultusbeamter" of Speyer in the 1930's.
Does anyone know just what a "Kultusbeamter" and, therefore, a
"Kultusamt" was?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Croatian Jews #general

MERLE KUCAN <BUTCHKUCAN@...>
 

Looking for information on Croatian Jews and email addresses of existing
places in Croatia, My grandparent KUCAN<KOCHEN,KOGan the name had been
changed many times for safety reason..Would anyone Have email address of
Croatian Jewish sites. thanks.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Metz Jewish Families #general

SOL2516171@...
 

Does anyone know where I can purchase Simon Schwarzfuch's "Un obituaire
israelite: le Memorbuch de Metz, vers 1575-1724?"

In addition, I would be interested in sharing information with anyone with
links to the following Metz families: BONN, BRISAC, CAHEN, CHARLEVILLE,
DALSACE, EMMERICH, GOMPERZ, SPIRE LEVY, TRENEL, WALLICH, and ZAY. I have a
lot of information on certain branches of these families and am interested
in connecting with other branches.

Thanks very much.

David Solomon
Chevy Chase, MD USA
SOL2516171@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ? re. Warszawa Business Directory 1870 #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

The 1870 Warszawa Business Directory shows many MENDELSOHN's
including the following given names:

Ber, Berek, Dawid, Eljasz, Emanuel, Gerszon, Hersz, Jakier, Jankiel,
Lejzer, Majer, Mendel, Moszek, Wolf and Perla.
I noticed this e-mail because that Directory might have a clue for me:

Grandfather Wolf PRASZNYCER (variant spelling) was probably born in
Kalisz Gub., (I am on the track there) but I have so far only found
him for certain in Zakroczym 1859-68 (children's B and D records). He
was married to Bajla nee KATZ.

In 1875 I find him again when he, as a widower, in Plock marries our
grandmother Szeyne Blume nee KRAJANEK. I have looked for Bajla's
death in Zakroczym 1868-1875 (and Plock) but not found her or and
other trace of that family in those years. On the other hand I have -
thanks to JRI-PSA project - found a Bajla PRASZNYCER who died in
Warszawa 1869. Due to family hear-say ("my father said he lived in
Madame Curie's town"!) I suspected all along that the family somehow
had a connection to Warszawa City so I sent for that record a few
months ago but havn't got it yet.

Wolf was a weawer, a tallith maker, and I wonder whether he might
have had a small workshop, so he would be mentioned in that
Directory? The PRASZNYCER name is not a common name.

Thanks

Kirsten GRADEL, Denmark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Locating marriage license #general

Sam Eneman <seneman@...>
 

Friends,

I'm hoping one of the really great genealogy detectives here on Jewishgen
can help me with this problem.

My wife's elderly aunt suffers >from dementia and doesn't have very good
memory these days. She is a WWII veteran and needs to get some services
from the VA. Problem is that her discharge papers show her maiden name and
she now uses her married name. So we need her marriage license as proof of
the name change.

No one in the family recalls the date or place of their wedding. We think
it was in the late 40s or early 50s. Her husband died in the early 1970s in
Florida. She now lives in California but we haven't been able to find a
marriage license any where in her very disorganized papers.

At first she didn't remember being married at all. Then she said they got
married at a Justice of the Peace on their way >from NY to Florida. No idea
if there's any truth to that.

Any ideas at all how we can track down her marriage license?

Thanks,

Sam Eneman
Charlotte NC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help in Melbourne, Australia #general

Diane Frankel <dlfrankel@...>
 

JewishGen LostnFound Support Desk is asking for a volunteer in Melbourne,
Australia to make a telephone call to a JewishGen researcher whose e-mail
address is bouncing.
If you can help, please reply privately and we will provide the details.

LostnFound Support Desk
dlfrankel@mindspring.con


Re: Estates #courland #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

Martha Lev Zion is our expert in individual estates. Schoenburg is now
called Skaitskalne and is near Bauska. This is near the Lithuanian border
but still very much a part of Courland. It had a thriving Jewish
population since the 18th century until the 20th century. Hope this helps.
What names are you searching and have you tried the All Latvia Database?
Best regards Constance Whippman [e-mailing >from London]


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Estates #courland #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

Martha Lev Zion is our expert in individual estates. Schoenburg is now
called Skaitskalne and is near Bauska. This is near the Lithuanian border
but still very much a part of Courland. It had a thriving Jewish
population since the 18th century until the 20th century. Hope this helps.
What names are you searching and have you tried the All Latvia Database?
Best regards Constance Whippman [e-mailing >from London]


death certificate - NY #general

Michael Charles <charlesm@...>
 

I have the social security number and date of death of relative who died in
Brooklyn in l968.( Zip Code was 10457.) When I wrote to the New York
Department of Health they wrote back that they searched all records of death
in all Boroughs of New York for 2 calender years and could not find the
death certificate.

Since I am not >from New York, there must be something I am missing. Is
Brooklyn not a borough?

Any help would be appreciated.

Michael Charles
Toronto Canada


Thank You to ViewMate and those who responded #general

Mark Halpern <Willie46@...>
 

It was only a few days ago that I posted to ViewMate an 1871 marriage
record that contained my gggmother's maiden name in Cyrillic characters.
Eight knowledgeable and kind JewishGenners have responded with their
transliteration.

Great thanks go to JewishGen, Josef Herz, Bernard Kouchel, and the many
people who help those of us trying to solve our family riddles (including
the 8 people who responded to my query).

In appreciation for this great ViewMate facility and the people who
helped me, I am making a contribution to JewishGen. I hope you have all
seen Glenn Strauss posting on the continuing need for contributions to
fund JewishGen's operations. These operations include ViewMate. I urge
all the users of ViewMate to also make contributions to JewishGen.
You can thank individuals or groups of individuals for their help by
making a contribution to the Wall of Honor. The contribution form for
the Wall of Honor can be found at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors.html>.

Mark Halpern
West Conshohocken, PA


Responses to VM131 #general

Howard Cherney <hcherney@...>
 

To all who took the trouble to translate the Hebrew inscription on the
Tombstone;

Ida and I thank you >from the bottom of our hearts. You all exemplify the
motto I found on a calendar >from the World Jewish Congress, "All Jews
are responsible for each other."

Thank you, Howard & Ida Cherney


JGS of Bergen County newsletter #general

Phyllis Cole <phylliscole@...>
 

The JGS of Bergen County is looking for personal stories for our next
newsletter. Possible ideas include:

1) Stories about finding your family
2) How and where did you find your records?
3) Your trip to your hometown or shtetl.
4) Your trip to the cemetery.
5) What website have you found most promising in your research?
6) What have you learned about your history, culture and heritage?
7) Did you find your family in an orphanage?
8) Did you find any skeletons in your closet? No Names Please. What
did you do about it? Did you enter the information, or did you ignore
it?
9) Were you able to find family after divorce?

If you can manage to write 3 or 4 paragraphs about the above or anything
else we might like to read about, it would certainly be appreciated.

Please mail to me at: PhyllisCole@hotmail.com
Your editor of the "Gatherers"


Re: Kultusbeamter #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

On Sun, 3 Dec 2000 14:42:12, fishback@southwind.net (Jack Fishback)
opined:

My Cousin was called the "Kultusbeamter" of Speyer in the 1930's.
Does anyone know just what a "Kultusbeamter" and, therefore, a
"Kultusamt" was?
"Beamter" means "an official". "Kultus" is "a cult". For German,
Judaism s a cult. I make it, then, that your cousin was an official
of his congregation, e.g. the gabai.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com

Please note: Messages to the "From:" or "Reply to:" address of this
posting will not reach me, but will be deleted automatically unread.
Replace "sheol" with "stan". Please send plain text only.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen death certificate - NY #general

Michael Charles <charlesm@...>
 

I have the social security number and date of death of relative who died in
Brooklyn in l968.( Zip Code was 10457.) When I wrote to the New York
Department of Health they wrote back that they searched all records of death
in all Boroughs of New York for 2 calender years and could not find the
death certificate.

Since I am not >from New York, there must be something I am missing. Is
Brooklyn not a borough?

Any help would be appreciated.

Michael Charles
Toronto Canada