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Official Carol W. Skydell Day on JewishGen #lodz #poland

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Date: 11/1/00 9:37:31 PM Central Standard Time
From: susan.king@jewishgen.org (Susan E. King)

Official Carol W. Skydell Day on JewishGen in honor of her 75th birthday

November 2, 2000

There are special moments and special people that an organization can
recognize, and today is one of those very special occasions. Can you imagine
the world of JewishGen without Carol Skydell?

This feisty red-head first presented herself to JewishGen at the Washington
Summer Seminar in 1995. She had been known to many of us through her
informative posts on JewishGen during the previous six months.

It was here that Carol made her first big mistake in her 5 year "career"
with JewishGen. A mistake that now carries forward to anyone who complains.
<grin>

They say you can't teach an old dog a new trick... well those prophets were
wrong! We have proven over many years that no matter what your age, and no
matter what your disability and no matter how technically challenged you
are... JewishGen can find a way to get you to volunteer... and then some...
Carol is our proof! <grin>

>from the Support Desk to Moderator, >from Moderator to Board Member and
Public Relations, >from Public Relations to VP of Operations... Carol has
surely been on a fast track.. all the while demonstrating to us how fast she
can still type.

Mother of three sons, two daughter-in-laws, one grandson and four or so
grand dogs, Carol continues to monitor all her duties while making cross
country treks between her east and west coast homes twice a year. All of her
files are zipped, her paperwork stuffed in baskets in her car... and her car
put on a transport... it is JewishGen flexibility and mobility at the
utmost.

JewishGen has gained immeasurably >from Carol's exuberance, her willingness
to tackle any job ... no matter what time of the day or night it presents
itself, her undying spirit for what JewishGen stands for, and her
unsurpassing loyalty and dedication to the missions and goals of this
organization.

Please join with us today to honor Carol! There is no better way to say
thank you on this special day than to give back to JewishGen by making a
gift in her honor to JewishGen through our Honors/Thanks JewishGen-erosity
site.

http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/honors.html

Please join us in celebrating this very special occassion with Carol. This
will be the most special gift of all. What a better way to honor an
individual who has given generously of her time through dedicated, selfless
work for the greater good of Jewish genealogy?

Your contribution to JewishGen will continue to fund our operational budget
which supports all of JewishGen's activities, projects and SIGs, each and
every month.

Happy Birthday, Carol!

Susan


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Official Carol W. Skydell Day on JewishGen #lodz #poland

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Date: 11/1/00 9:37:31 PM Central Standard Time
From: susan.king@jewishgen.org (Susan E. King)

Official Carol W. Skydell Day on JewishGen in honor of her 75th birthday

November 2, 2000

There are special moments and special people that an organization can
recognize, and today is one of those very special occasions. Can you imagine
the world of JewishGen without Carol Skydell?

This feisty red-head first presented herself to JewishGen at the Washington
Summer Seminar in 1995. She had been known to many of us through her
informative posts on JewishGen during the previous six months.

It was here that Carol made her first big mistake in her 5 year "career"
with JewishGen. A mistake that now carries forward to anyone who complains.
<grin>

They say you can't teach an old dog a new trick... well those prophets were
wrong! We have proven over many years that no matter what your age, and no
matter what your disability and no matter how technically challenged you
are... JewishGen can find a way to get you to volunteer... and then some...
Carol is our proof! <grin>

>from the Support Desk to Moderator, >from Moderator to Board Member and
Public Relations, >from Public Relations to VP of Operations... Carol has
surely been on a fast track.. all the while demonstrating to us how fast she
can still type.

Mother of three sons, two daughter-in-laws, one grandson and four or so
grand dogs, Carol continues to monitor all her duties while making cross
country treks between her east and west coast homes twice a year. All of her
files are zipped, her paperwork stuffed in baskets in her car... and her car
put on a transport... it is JewishGen flexibility and mobility at the
utmost.

JewishGen has gained immeasurably >from Carol's exuberance, her willingness
to tackle any job ... no matter what time of the day or night it presents
itself, her undying spirit for what JewishGen stands for, and her
unsurpassing loyalty and dedication to the missions and goals of this
organization.

Please join with us today to honor Carol! There is no better way to say
thank you on this special day than to give back to JewishGen by making a
gift in her honor to JewishGen through our Honors/Thanks JewishGen-erosity
site.

http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/honors.html

Please join us in celebrating this very special occassion with Carol. This
will be the most special gift of all. What a better way to honor an
individual who has given generously of her time through dedicated, selfless
work for the greater good of Jewish genealogy?

Your contribution to JewishGen will continue to fund our operational budget
which supports all of JewishGen's activities, projects and SIGs, each and
every month.

Happy Birthday, Carol!

Susan


Lodz USC new address #lodz #poland

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Dear Fellow Researchers,

During this past month, the Lodz USC (Office of Civil Registration) moved to
a new location and has now reopened.

New address:

Urzad Stanu Cywilnego
Lodz-Centrum
al. Pilsudskiego 100
92-326 Lodz
Poland

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Lodz USC new address #lodz #poland

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Dear Fellow Researchers,

During this past month, the Lodz USC (Office of Civil Registration) moved to
a new location and has now reopened.

New address:

Urzad Stanu Cywilnego
Lodz-Centrum
al. Pilsudskiego 100
92-326 Lodz
Poland

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


Info on the name "Nesia/Neche/Nesze..." #galicia

Bill & Renee Stevens <brstevens@...>
 

My maternal grandmother was named Nesia (at least that is my phonetical
transliteration since I have never seen it written down). I have recently
seen several entries in JRI for Neche and I have a cousin who still reads
and speaks Polish who has spelled it Nesze. Can anyone give me some more
information about the name and possibly point me to the correct spelling?

I am named after both my grandmothers and my Hebrew name is Nesia Ruchel.
When my daughter and son in law were having their Ketubah written, they were
told that Nesia was not a real name (I'm assuming what was meant was that it
was not a Hebrew name but rather Yiddish). Can anyone tell me what the
Hebrew equivalents would be?

Thank you
Renee Glattstein Stevens
Bethesda, MD

Searching GLATTSTEIN (Lviv), WOLF (Lviv, Wien), SELIGMAN (Velikiye Mosty),
PARNES and TENNENBAUM (Nesnanov, Lviv)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Info on the name "Nesia/Neche/Nesze..." #galicia

Bill & Renee Stevens <brstevens@...>
 

My maternal grandmother was named Nesia (at least that is my phonetical
transliteration since I have never seen it written down). I have recently
seen several entries in JRI for Neche and I have a cousin who still reads
and speaks Polish who has spelled it Nesze. Can anyone give me some more
information about the name and possibly point me to the correct spelling?

I am named after both my grandmothers and my Hebrew name is Nesia Ruchel.
When my daughter and son in law were having their Ketubah written, they were
told that Nesia was not a real name (I'm assuming what was meant was that it
was not a Hebrew name but rather Yiddish). Can anyone tell me what the
Hebrew equivalents would be?

Thank you
Renee Glattstein Stevens
Bethesda, MD

Searching GLATTSTEIN (Lviv), WOLF (Lviv, Wien), SELIGMAN (Velikiye Mosty),
PARNES and TENNENBAUM (Nesnanov, Lviv)


21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy 8-13 July 2001 #lodz #poland

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Date: 11/2/00 10:55:25 AM Central Standard Time
From: saul@swico.demon.co.uk (Dr Saul Issroff)

London2001
21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Intercontinental Hotel, London
8-13 July 2001

Conference booking opens today!

See www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm for registration and secure
payment on-line, or to download a registration form.

Conference rate rooms at Intercontinental Hotel (first-come-first-served
basis), details on www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm

Shtetlshleppers tours (of Jewish genealogical interest) to Eastern and
other parts of Europe.
Discounted Airfares to London available .

Archivists in attendance.
Speakers galore.
Genealogical Resources in abundance
Walks excursions and visits to areas of exceptional interest.
Check the WEB site frequently for full details
www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm

Book early-avoid dissapointment.

Remember, Wimbledon Men's finals on the day the conference starts.
When you are bored with conferencing there are parks, museums, art
galleries, shopping, theatre and the Thames.

George Anticoni and Dr Saul Issroff
(Joint Chairmen-LONDON2001)
inquiries: info.london2001@talk21.com

--
Dr Saul Issroff
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm
info.london2001@talk21.com


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy 8-13 July 2001 #lodz #poland

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Date: 11/2/00 10:55:25 AM Central Standard Time
From: saul@swico.demon.co.uk (Dr Saul Issroff)

London2001
21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Intercontinental Hotel, London
8-13 July 2001

Conference booking opens today!

See www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm for registration and secure
payment on-line, or to download a registration form.

Conference rate rooms at Intercontinental Hotel (first-come-first-served
basis), details on www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm

Shtetlshleppers tours (of Jewish genealogical interest) to Eastern and
other parts of Europe.
Discounted Airfares to London available .

Archivists in attendance.
Speakers galore.
Genealogical Resources in abundance
Walks excursions and visits to areas of exceptional interest.
Check the WEB site frequently for full details
www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm

Book early-avoid dissapointment.

Remember, Wimbledon Men's finals on the day the conference starts.
When you are bored with conferencing there are parks, museums, art
galleries, shopping, theatre and the Thames.

George Anticoni and Dr Saul Issroff
(Joint Chairmen-LONDON2001)
inquiries: info.london2001@talk21.com

--
Dr Saul Issroff
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm
info.london2001@talk21.com


Re: son has father's first name? #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

In several Lithuanian vital records for the town of Paberze, I have
found a reference to a person who has the name Yankel ben Yankel
(SURNAME). In other words, this person has the identical given name to
his father. The records were for the period 1840 - 1860.

This is a most unusual naming pattern in this Ashkenazic family or for
that matter in any records of this community that I have seen.

One situation that I can envison is that the father died during the
mother's pregnancy, and when the child was born, he was named for his
deceased father. Has anyone heard of this situation before?
Yes, this is exactly the situation (and until recently the only situation)
in which a boy would be given his father's name. It is more or less
obligatory to do this (though I think it is only a custom and not a matter
of actual Jewish law).

When I was at Cambridge in the 1950s, one of my fellow students had the
Hebrew name Shimshon ben Shimshon -- precisely because his father had died
during his mother's pregnancy.

I am now wondering (for the first time!) whether, if a woman dies giving
birth to a daughter who survives, the daughter is named for the mother? I
have never heard this discussed.

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: son has father's first name? #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

In several Lithuanian vital records for the town of Paberze, I have
found a reference to a person who has the name Yankel ben Yankel
(SURNAME). In other words, this person has the identical given name to
his father. The records were for the period 1840 - 1860.

This is a most unusual naming pattern in this Ashkenazic family or for
that matter in any records of this community that I have seen.

One situation that I can envison is that the father died during the
mother's pregnancy, and when the child was born, he was named for his
deceased father. Has anyone heard of this situation before?
Yes, this is exactly the situation (and until recently the only situation)
in which a boy would be given his father's name. It is more or less
obligatory to do this (though I think it is only a custom and not a matter
of actual Jewish law).

When I was at Cambridge in the 1950s, one of my fellow students had the
Hebrew name Shimshon ben Shimshon -- precisely because his father had died
during his mother's pregnancy.

I am now wondering (for the first time!) whether, if a woman dies giving
birth to a daughter who survives, the daughter is named for the mother? I
have never heard this discussed.

Judith Romney Wegner


Re: Mozheiki, Lithuania-Belarus #general

NFatouros@...
 

In his message of ll-1-00 Ron Gold asked about "Mozheiki." The entry
for this place in my 1962 Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer referred me to
an entry for "Mazeikiai" and there I learned that Mazaeikiai (Mazheiyai
or mazheykayay, had a population of 5,618, was 45 miles northwest of of
Siauliai, near the Latvian border. It was noted as an industrial center,
with manufacturing of furniture, mealware, oils, fats, woolens,bricks and
starches. Near the town, at Akmene was a cement mill. Until Mazeikiai was
in the Russ-Kovno Government, and was called Muravyevo. ( I know >from
some history books, that there there was a Russian family of this name
and also an Governor General who not fond of Jews, unlike a few other
Governors General who were at least tolerant, and made some efforts to
protect them at various times.)

Including names of prominent residents, Nancy Schoenburg and Stuart
Schoenburg devote two pages to this town in their "Lithuanian Jewish
Communities," Jason Aronson, 1996, ISBN 1-56821-993-8. The Schoenburgs
say that in 1897, the town had only 435 Jews.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse.


Translation of a couple of names pls! #general

David Rundo <djar5@...>
 

All:
I am looking for a translation of a couple of names. One name I have
is Lewek (>from Poland), so if there is an English
translation/spelling... ;-)

Also am looking for a translation into polish/polish spelling of Lewis ;-)))

regards

David Rundo


Surazh and Unecha #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

I just wanted to thank everyone for the input on the mystery about the
reference to Klintsel Unecha. I checked with my 91 year-old great-aunt and
she confirmed that any reference to Unecha in the family was an error,
since it was not close to Surazh at all. May my aunt live and be well.
She's more like someone in her 70s than 90s!

David Goldman


KGB Archives in Russia #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

Has anyone had any experience dealing with the central KGB archives in
Russia? A couple of different researchers in Russia have said that the KGB
archives are a realistic option for records when one cannot seem to find
genealogicy-related documents in regular archives. For everyone's benefit,
please post any info to the whole Jewishgen family!

Thanks,

David Goldman


Telephone book look up, NY-please? #general

Denise Azbill <famaz@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have a great-uncle who lived in the Williamsburg section of NYC in 1920.
He owned a restaurant called the "Empress Buffet". His name was Nathan
WEIDENFELD. His wife was Mollie, and they had two sons, Daniel and Aaron.

Anyway, I don't have a clue as to when Nathan died, and rather than spend a
ton of money having NY vital statistics look up his death date, I was
wondering if a kind Genner who has access to NYC phone books might be
willing to look through the Brooklyn books for me (probably best to start
with, say,1965 or so), and go backwards, until you don't see his name
listed anymore. He was 32 years old in 1920.

I would be very happy to return a favor, such as a look-up in the FHL, or
would love to make a donation to one of your pet projects at JewishGen.

I know this is probably a big job, and I appreciate it so much.
Please respond privately.

Sincerely,
Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV


Geshowshawo-austria-hungary #general

Constance Cowen <connfromny@...>
 

Trying to find this town before 1900. Does anyone have any info.
Thankyou


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Mozheiki, Lithuania-Belarus #general

NFatouros@...
 

In his message of ll-1-00 Ron Gold asked about "Mozheiki." The entry
for this place in my 1962 Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer referred me to
an entry for "Mazeikiai" and there I learned that Mazaeikiai (Mazheiyai
or mazheykayay, had a population of 5,618, was 45 miles northwest of of
Siauliai, near the Latvian border. It was noted as an industrial center,
with manufacturing of furniture, mealware, oils, fats, woolens,bricks and
starches. Near the town, at Akmene was a cement mill. Until Mazeikiai was
in the Russ-Kovno Government, and was called Muravyevo. ( I know >from
some history books, that there there was a Russian family of this name
and also an Governor General who not fond of Jews, unlike a few other
Governors General who were at least tolerant, and made some efforts to
protect them at various times.)

Including names of prominent residents, Nancy Schoenburg and Stuart
Schoenburg devote two pages to this town in their "Lithuanian Jewish
Communities," Jason Aronson, 1996, ISBN 1-56821-993-8. The Schoenburgs
say that in 1897, the town had only 435 Jews.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation of a couple of names pls! #general

David Rundo <djar5@...>
 

All:
I am looking for a translation of a couple of names. One name I have
is Lewek (>from Poland), so if there is an English
translation/spelling... ;-)

Also am looking for a translation into polish/polish spelling of Lewis ;-)))

regards

David Rundo


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Surazh and Unecha #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

I just wanted to thank everyone for the input on the mystery about the
reference to Klintsel Unecha. I checked with my 91 year-old great-aunt and
she confirmed that any reference to Unecha in the family was an error,
since it was not close to Surazh at all. May my aunt live and be well.
She's more like someone in her 70s than 90s!

David Goldman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KGB Archives in Russia #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

Has anyone had any experience dealing with the central KGB archives in
Russia? A couple of different researchers in Russia have said that the KGB
archives are a realistic option for records when one cannot seem to find
genealogicy-related documents in regular archives. For everyone's benefit,
please post any info to the whole Jewishgen family!

Thanks,

David Goldman