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Re: death certificate - NY #general

ROBERT WEISS
 

Sorry I missed the original post, but my eye caught the reference in a
recent response to ZIP code 10457, which is where I grew up. This is in
the Claremont Park district of the Bronx. Could the original query be
repeated? Perhaps I can help. Or contact me privately.

Bob Weiss in Northridge, CA
Raised on Weeks Avenue
RWeissjGS@aol.com


Beth El Synagogue, New Rochelle, NY and Vantex #general

Hafcjf@...
 

Are there any 'genners out there who belong to the Beth El Synagogue in
New Rochelle, NY? If so, you may be able to help.

We've completely lost track of the family of one branch of our family.
Nathan JACOBS (oldest son of Golda FLAMHOLTZ and Zelig JACOBS) was born in
England in the early 1900s. The family then emigrated to NY. Nathan owned
a stocking store, then expanded into a chain of Vantex stores. He married
Bess who was employed in one of his stores. As Nat became more successful,
he invested in a number of large buildings in Manhattan and did quite well
for himself. We believe he may have moved to the Westchester area.

While doing one of my periodic web searches, I noticed that the Beth El
Synagogue has a Bess and Nathan P. Jacobs Library. I assume that this
library was funded by them or donated in their name. If anyone out there
attends Beth El, could they ask who this Bess and Nathan are? It would
seem logical that someone would remember them. Also, what cemetery would
this congregation use?

Also, does anyone have any idea what Vantex stores were and if the chain
still exists? Was it limited to NYC?

Thanks for any help,

Cathy J. Flamholtz
Brent, AL
hafcjf@aol.com

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Need help identifying an Army uniform and translation from Yiddish. #general

Gurtler <gurtler@...>
 

I have just placed an old postcard Viewmate
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ (VM141 /142) The picture (VM141)
shows four Jewish workers sitting by sewing machines and two Army
officers. Apparently one or more of the Jewish workers was my
grandfather's brother. I believe the photo was taken in Poland before
WWII but I can not identify the uniforms the officers are wearing. Is
there someone out there in JewishGen land that know what officers would
have worn these uniforms?
I have also posted the text (VM142)>from the back of the post card. If
someone could please help me with a Yiddish translation, I would greatly
appreciate it.

Thanking you all in advance.
David Gurtler
David and Tina Gurtler
Jerusalem, Israel
gurtler@netvision.net.il


Passenger lists /ships - searchable database #general

Zewi, Golda <golda.zewi@...>
 

Passenger lists /ships - searchable database

I have not seen this mentioned on Jewishgen before.
The Institute of Migration in Turku has a free searchable database on
passengers. There is many jewish names in this database and they can't all
have been living in Finland. My guess is they where only passing through
Finland.

The address below is to the English page.

http://www.migrationinstitute.fi/index_e.html

Golda Zewi
Turku, Finland

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Moyshisher Rabbi #general

Michael Scott <michael@...>
 

I am looking for information on the Moyshisher (this is phonetic) Rabbi
who I believe lived in Brooklyn in the 1940's.

Does anyone know the origin of the name and >from what village or town he
came from.

Any information please ?

Michael Scott, London, UK


Re: Russian/Ucrainian words? #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

For exemple:
1. Vidomostia Jidovilor.
"Jidovilor" = of the Jews
But what is "Vidomostia"
"Vidomost'" is "appearance" ("Vid" is cognate with Latin words like
video). You have quoted the word in its genitive form; the phrase
means literally "appearance of the Jews" -- probably "jewish
appearance" is meant.

2. Mansh zet, ginerele lui Moscu Kutar in satul Manastireni.
Mansh ..., the brother-in-low of Moscu Kutar >from the village of Manastireni.
What is "zet"
It doesn't remind me of anything at all. Maybe you are misreading the
first letter (an E, which looks like it was written backward) as Z,
and dropping a final syllable, so that it actually says "etot"; is
that possible, perhaps >from a badly handwritten original? That would
make it say "This Mansh, ginerele....".

--
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

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Re: Metz Jewish Families #general

Lifshitz-Krams Anne
 

Simon Schwartzfuchs is Professor emeritus in Bar Ilan University in Ramat
Gan Israel, and can probably still be joined there.
If you are interested in French Jews, especially Jews in Metz and want to
have contacts with other people interested, I remind you that a lot of the
members of the Cercle de Genealogie Juive do have ancestors in Metz. I,
myself, have nearly all the families you mention in my genealogy.
One of the members of our staff, Pierre Andre Meyer is specialized about
the Metz community, he wrote a book: "La communauté Juive de Metz au 19e
siècle" and also published the "Tables du registre de l'état civil de la
communauté juive de Metz 1717-1792". You can acquire these books at the
CGJ, you can also acquire at the CGJ the book written by J. Fleury:
"Contrats de mariages Juifs en Moselle avant 1792".
Anne Lifshitz-Krams
CGJ, Paris, France
http://www.genealoj.org

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.


A message of thanks #general

Claudia Oliver <falcieri@...>
 

Many thanks to everyone who responded to my query
regarding Falcieri.

It has helped me to get a better understanding of how
I might trace this name and also the chances of
Giovanni Battista Falcieri being Jewish himself.

I appreciate your kindness and will let you know when
I find that elusive needle in the haystack!!!

Regards and thanks,

Claudia


e-mail crash #general

ctf-vif@...
 

My e-mail crashed and I had to reload Microsoft Outlook to repair it.
Unfortunately, this means that I've lost my saved e-mails. So, if you have
e-mailed me recently and not gotten a reply or if I e-mail you and ask the
same questions that you have already answered, I apologize.

Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused anyone. (I have to buy more
floppy disks.)

Vicki Ina Friedman
Acworth, Georgia, USA
ctf-vif@mindspring.com

BECK, CHORNEY, DUBIN, FRIEDMAN, RECHMAN, SKLOFF, THURLIN, ZEIDELMAN


Re: Telephone directories in France #general

BasGinger@...
 

If you are looking for current directories, the question was answered
recently by Anne Lifshitz-Krams: the site is
http://wga.pagesjaunes.fr/pb.cgi ; you must indicate the surname ("nom"),
the department or its number, and the city if the name is common. For
Paris, the department number is 75, for Maine-et-Loire it is 49.
You can extend the search to a greater region, by clicking on "lancer la
recherche dans la region entiere". But pay attention, about 10% of people
asked not to be in the directory. If you are interested in former
directories, large libraries in your country should have some of them, or
the "annuaires Bottin", which are not complete but exist >from the end of
the 18th century and indicate professionals, civil servants, etc., in
Paris and later in all of France.

Basile Ginger, Paris
Cercle de Genealogie Juive
http://www.genealoj.org

Marie Lubman wrote:

Does France have anything similar to city/telephone directories that we
have in the US >from around the 1930's? The area I'm looking for is
Paris and also the region of Maine. If so, how would one access it here
in the United States? Thank you.


Re: old telefon directories in France #general

Micheline GUTMANN <MichelineGUTMANN@...>
 

It is very difficult to find old telephon directories in Paris,
even on paper. There are some commercial directories
which are in free access in a few libraries, and some have been
microfilmed and are available at the Archives of Paris.
As the microfilms are done by the Mormons,
I think it is possible to ask them in LDS libraries.

In Paris, I wrote it in one of GenAmi issues, the most important
collection can be found at the library of the Hotel de Ville de
Paris (Town Hall).

They begin in 1805 and concern all the countries in the world, even USA.
Some of them are not available because they have to be repared.

Ordinary telephon books are impossible to find except in some libraries
not available to everybody. One of our members has access to such a
library and sometimes can have a look when he has time to go there.


Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris
michelinegutmann@compuserve.com
http://asso.genami.free.fr


Re: Brooklyn death #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Try again. Sometimes the clerks don't search too hard.

When I asked for passenger list entries for my 2nd gr uncle with the
name of the ship, date, and a dozen family names (very unusual names at
that) I heard:

1. There are too many of the same name, I need more specific
information

2. There was no one by that name on that ship

3. Third time is a charm, I am told. I got the entry. Guess what, it
was there, and there was only one Wolf Ruslander!

Persistance!

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


Re: death certificate - NY #general

LSHAPSKI <lshapski@...>
 

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.
I've read your letter and a number of replies. In my family my grandmother
died in Brooklyn in 1934 and no record of her death was found when I wrote to
the city. I had an exact date of death. I later searched the index myself and
found her record, indexed under a first name that was completely incorrect -
"Simon" instead of "Lena"! The handwriting on it had a European - style
cursive "L" that looked rather like an "S". Her name had been spelled "Linna"
(although I'd given them some alternative spellings, that was not one of them),
and at a quick glance the name could be read as "Simon"! So - if things had
not changed by 1968, it is possible your relative did die in NYC and there is a
record. To find it, you'd have to look in the index yourself - again, if that
is feasible for 1968 - check the info. files in Jewish Gen. You can't accept a
negative reply at face value. I was fortunate in that they got my
grandmother's surname right in the index (though another Lena with a similar
surname had died that same day, and I looked at her record first - thinking
that more likely). Good luck!

Lynne Shapiro
Western Mass.


View Mate #general

Jackye Sullins <jackye@...>
 

Thank you to everyone who responded to my View Mate post. It was very,
very helpful.

Jackye Sullins


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: death certificate - NY #general

ROBERT WEISS
 

Sorry I missed the original post, but my eye caught the reference in a
recent response to ZIP code 10457, which is where I grew up. This is in
the Claremont Park district of the Bronx. Could the original query be
repeated? Perhaps I can help. Or contact me privately.

Bob Weiss in Northridge, CA
Raised on Weeks Avenue
RWeissjGS@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Beth El Synagogue, New Rochelle, NY and Vantex #general

Hafcjf@...
 

Are there any 'genners out there who belong to the Beth El Synagogue in
New Rochelle, NY? If so, you may be able to help.

We've completely lost track of the family of one branch of our family.
Nathan JACOBS (oldest son of Golda FLAMHOLTZ and Zelig JACOBS) was born in
England in the early 1900s. The family then emigrated to NY. Nathan owned
a stocking store, then expanded into a chain of Vantex stores. He married
Bess who was employed in one of his stores. As Nat became more successful,
he invested in a number of large buildings in Manhattan and did quite well
for himself. We believe he may have moved to the Westchester area.

While doing one of my periodic web searches, I noticed that the Beth El
Synagogue has a Bess and Nathan P. Jacobs Library. I assume that this
library was funded by them or donated in their name. If anyone out there
attends Beth El, could they ask who this Bess and Nathan are? It would
seem logical that someone would remember them. Also, what cemetery would
this congregation use?

Also, does anyone have any idea what Vantex stores were and if the chain
still exists? Was it limited to NYC?

Thanks for any help,

Cathy J. Flamholtz
Brent, AL
hafcjf@aol.com

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help identifying an Army uniform and translation from Yiddish. #general

Gurtler <gurtler@...>
 

I have just placed an old postcard Viewmate
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ (VM141 /142) The picture (VM141)
shows four Jewish workers sitting by sewing machines and two Army
officers. Apparently one or more of the Jewish workers was my
grandfather's brother. I believe the photo was taken in Poland before
WWII but I can not identify the uniforms the officers are wearing. Is
there someone out there in JewishGen land that know what officers would
have worn these uniforms?
I have also posted the text (VM142)>from the back of the post card. If
someone could please help me with a Yiddish translation, I would greatly
appreciate it.

Thanking you all in advance.
David Gurtler
David and Tina Gurtler
Jerusalem, Israel
gurtler@netvision.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Passenger lists /ships - searchable database #general

Zewi, Golda <golda.zewi@...>
 

Passenger lists /ships - searchable database

I have not seen this mentioned on Jewishgen before.
The Institute of Migration in Turku has a free searchable database on
passengers. There is many jewish names in this database and they can't all
have been living in Finland. My guess is they where only passing through
Finland.

The address below is to the English page.

http://www.migrationinstitute.fi/index_e.html

Golda Zewi
Turku, Finland

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Moyshisher Rabbi #general

Michael Scott <michael@...>
 

I am looking for information on the Moyshisher (this is phonetic) Rabbi
who I believe lived in Brooklyn in the 1940's.

Does anyone know the origin of the name and >from what village or town he
came from.

Any information please ?

Michael Scott, London, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Russian/Ucrainian words? #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

For exemple:
1. Vidomostia Jidovilor.
"Jidovilor" = of the Jews
But what is "Vidomostia"
"Vidomost'" is "appearance" ("Vid" is cognate with Latin words like
video). You have quoted the word in its genitive form; the phrase
means literally "appearance of the Jews" -- probably "jewish
appearance" is meant.

2. Mansh zet, ginerele lui Moscu Kutar in satul Manastireni.
Mansh ..., the brother-in-low of Moscu Kutar >from the village of Manastireni.
What is "zet"
It doesn't remind me of anything at all. Maybe you are misreading the
first letter (an E, which looks like it was written backward) as Z,
and dropping a final syllable, so that it actually says "etot"; is
that possible, perhaps >from a badly handwritten original? That would
make it say "This Mansh, ginerele....".

--
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):
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