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Re: Family disinterest #general

Jane Vogel-Kohai & Ofer Kohai <vogelko@...>
 

I have found that most people are very slightly interested, but there is
some interest nonetheless. I think that we all feel that we are doing
something important, even if no one appreciates it and somehow we all have
an eye on posterity. When I was younger, I had absolutely no interest and
very little patience for this stuff. Too bad too, because I discovered that
my grandfather had done an incredible amount of work. Luckily it had been
donated to the Leo Baeck Institute where I could find it, 30 years later.
Others had done work as well and now I do appreciate it. Let's not get
upset that others are not as excited about our hobby as we are, and let's
do keep in mind that there will be others who will follow us who will be
grateful for what we do. They might even jump for joy.
Jane Vogel-Kohai
Jerusalem Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Family disinterest #general

Jane Vogel-Kohai & Ofer Kohai <vogelko@...>
 

I have found that most people are very slightly interested, but there is
some interest nonetheless. I think that we all feel that we are doing
something important, even if no one appreciates it and somehow we all have
an eye on posterity. When I was younger, I had absolutely no interest and
very little patience for this stuff. Too bad too, because I discovered that
my grandfather had done an incredible amount of work. Luckily it had been
donated to the Leo Baeck Institute where I could find it, 30 years later.
Others had done work as well and now I do appreciate it. Let's not get
upset that others are not as excited about our hobby as we are, and let's
do keep in mind that there will be others who will follow us who will be
grateful for what we do. They might even jump for joy.
Jane Vogel-Kohai
Jerusalem Israel


Correct family names? #general

Rosa3035@...
 

I have used the services of two researchers in the Ukraine with no results.
This probably means that I do not have the correct family name that was used
there. My father, the first of the family to immigrate, arrived NY about
1888, all alone, at age 12-14, must have changed his name in order to board
ship illegally. And all of the family who came after, also changed names to
match his.

I am thinking that a family with five children might be located in the
archives there by checking family names of all with five children, all whose
given names correspond with the given names that I know, and the approximate
birth years. The only problem is the language, were they known by Jewish
names, Russian names or other.

The list of given names that I know are probably Americanized. Can anyone
tell me what these names would probably be in Ukraine of 1870 - 1890.

Nathan (Father)
Sholem
Rebecca
Jacob
Fanny
Miriam

Then there is Sholem's family. He and his wife, Miriam, had six children. And
we know that they came >from Kamenetz Podolsk, because Morris and Jack both
listed this as their birthplace on their NYC marriage certificate. We know
that they immigrated USA 1907. Cannot find them on any on passenger lists.

Morris (Moshe - Moishe)
Jack (Yankel Beryl)
Nathan
Meyer (Mayer)
Shirley (Sonia - Sara)
Faye (Frima - Feige)

Any other ideas will be appreciated. TIA.

Nathan GREENBERG
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correct family names? #general

Rosa3035@...
 

I have used the services of two researchers in the Ukraine with no results.
This probably means that I do not have the correct family name that was used
there. My father, the first of the family to immigrate, arrived NY about
1888, all alone, at age 12-14, must have changed his name in order to board
ship illegally. And all of the family who came after, also changed names to
match his.

I am thinking that a family with five children might be located in the
archives there by checking family names of all with five children, all whose
given names correspond with the given names that I know, and the approximate
birth years. The only problem is the language, were they known by Jewish
names, Russian names or other.

The list of given names that I know are probably Americanized. Can anyone
tell me what these names would probably be in Ukraine of 1870 - 1890.

Nathan (Father)
Sholem
Rebecca
Jacob
Fanny
Miriam

Then there is Sholem's family. He and his wife, Miriam, had six children. And
we know that they came >from Kamenetz Podolsk, because Morris and Jack both
listed this as their birthplace on their NYC marriage certificate. We know
that they immigrated USA 1907. Cannot find them on any on passenger lists.

Morris (Moshe - Moishe)
Jack (Yankel Beryl)
Nathan
Meyer (Mayer)
Shirley (Sonia - Sara)
Faye (Frima - Feige)

Any other ideas will be appreciated. TIA.

Nathan GREENBERG
San Diego, CA


Seek Help with New Jersey Deaths: Are there Deth Indexes? #general

richard may
 

Dear Jewishgen community,

I am seeking the *death records* of two great
grandparents who died in New Jersey after 1899( I do
not know when),probably in Camden,New Jersey.

Are there indexs to death records? Are the indexes (if
any exist) by county or for the entire state? Do the
LDS Family History Centers have them on rolls of film?

Can New Jersey death indexes (if any) be accessed on
the *internet*,such as through ancestry.com or another
paid service or somehow,without charge?

Is the death record information available through
1930? What is the legal cutoff for availabity for a
direct descent relative?

Thank you very much for any help or information!

Richard W.May
Buffalo,New York,U.S.A. < ferdlilac@yahoo.com >


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seek Help with New Jersey Deaths: Are there Deth Indexes? #general

richard may
 

Dear Jewishgen community,

I am seeking the *death records* of two great
grandparents who died in New Jersey after 1899( I do
not know when),probably in Camden,New Jersey.

Are there indexs to death records? Are the indexes (if
any exist) by county or for the entire state? Do the
LDS Family History Centers have them on rolls of film?

Can New Jersey death indexes (if any) be accessed on
the *internet*,such as through ancestry.com or another
paid service or somehow,without charge?

Is the death record information available through
1930? What is the legal cutoff for availabity for a
direct descent relative?

Thank you very much for any help or information!

Richard W.May
Buffalo,New York,U.S.A. < ferdlilac@yahoo.com >


looking for listing of cemeterys around the world #general

moshe@...
 

Looking for a listing of all Jewish cemeterys in the world does any out
there know where I might be able to find one? Thank you for your help.

Moshe Schaeffer
Searching
BACHMAN, HIRSCHOWITZ, KAUFF, KADISH, KIRSCHNER, LEVY, ROSENSTEIN, SCHAEFFER,
SCHAFFER, SHUVAL, WEISS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen looking for listing of cemeterys around the world #general

moshe@...
 

Looking for a listing of all Jewish cemeterys in the world does any out
there know where I might be able to find one? Thank you for your help.

Moshe Schaeffer
Searching
BACHMAN, HIRSCHOWITZ, KAUFF, KADISH, KIRSCHNER, LEVY, ROSENSTEIN, SCHAEFFER,
SCHAFFER, SHUVAL, WEISS


Re: Occupation - 'spekulant' in Polish #general

Beba Marantz <beba.marantz@...>
 

In our "house German" mixed with yiddisch and Russian, it literally meant
"speculator", trader, money broker, businessman.

My best regards.

Beba Marantz

Basil Samuels <basilindasamuels@compuserve.com> wrote

Dear Fellow Researchers,
Can anyone tell me what occupation is meant by 'Spekulant' which appears
in
a Polish birth certificate dated 1864 >from Zawichost. The father who was
23
at the time has this occupation.

Thanks
Basil Samuels
London
UK


Different Countries on Naturalization #general

Dorothy Kohanski <dkohanski@...>
 

My grandfather put Romania as country of origin on his first papers in
1883, and Russia on his second papers in 1888. What might that mean?
Has anyone had that experience? Would "country of origin" mean place of
birth, necessarily?
TIA.
Dorothy Kohanski
Laguna Woods, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Occupation - 'spekulant' in Polish #general

Beba Marantz <beba.marantz@...>
 

In our "house German" mixed with yiddisch and Russian, it literally meant
"speculator", trader, money broker, businessman.

My best regards.

Beba Marantz

Basil Samuels <basilindasamuels@compuserve.com> wrote

Dear Fellow Researchers,
Can anyone tell me what occupation is meant by 'Spekulant' which appears
in
a Polish birth certificate dated 1864 >from Zawichost. The father who was
23
at the time has this occupation.

Thanks
Basil Samuels
London
UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Different Countries on Naturalization #general

Dorothy Kohanski <dkohanski@...>
 

My grandfather put Romania as country of origin on his first papers in
1883, and Russia on his second papers in 1888. What might that mean?
Has anyone had that experience? Would "country of origin" mean place of
birth, necessarily?
TIA.
Dorothy Kohanski
Laguna Woods, CA


Online Searchable Death Indexes #general

joe <joe@...>
 

Hello Jewish Rooters,
I have compiled a list of USA death indexes that are searchable for free
on the Internet...

http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/deathrecords.html

Included are links to some birth, marriage and other online records.

Good luck with your searches.

Regards,
Joe Beine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Online Searchable Death Indexes #general

joe <joe@...>
 

Hello Jewish Rooters,
I have compiled a list of USA death indexes that are searchable for free
on the Internet...

http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/deathrecords.html

Included are links to some birth, marriage and other online records.

Good luck with your searches.

Regards,
Joe Beine


Levi and Cohen #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta_l_sheps@...>
 

I'd like to thank everybody who responded to my question about whether
someone whose last name was Cohen would be likely to be called Levi. The
unanimous answer was that there is no Halakhic reason he couldn't be,
and further that it isn't especially uncommon. I'd like particularly to
thank David Ziants and Udi Cain for trawling the Jerusalem phone book
and Israel yellow pages in pursuit of a substantiated answer for me.

For the record, it now appears that my great-grandfather was indeed a
man named Levi Cohen who is named in the Winnipeg census for 1901
together with my grandfather and various great aunts and uncles. (There
were only 29 people named Cohen in Winnipeg in that year, so the chances
of getting the wrong man were pretty slim.) There's more about him that
I'd like to share with the group once I have confirmed a few more facts.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Levi and Cohen #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta_l_sheps@...>
 

I'd like to thank everybody who responded to my question about whether
someone whose last name was Cohen would be likely to be called Levi. The
unanimous answer was that there is no Halakhic reason he couldn't be,
and further that it isn't especially uncommon. I'd like particularly to
thank David Ziants and Udi Cain for trawling the Jerusalem phone book
and Israel yellow pages in pursuit of a substantiated answer for me.

For the record, it now appears that my great-grandfather was indeed a
man named Levi Cohen who is named in the Winnipeg census for 1901
together with my grandfather and various great aunts and uncles. (There
were only 29 people named Cohen in Winnipeg in that year, so the chances
of getting the wrong man were pretty slim.) There's more about him that
I'd like to share with the group once I have confirmed a few more facts.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England


Canadian 1901 Census #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta_l_sheps@...>
 

A general note for anyone with Canadian ties: it appears that
ancestry.com are gradually making the Canadian 1901 Census available
free on a city by city basis. They've put three different cities'
censuses on their site since the beginning of November.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Canadian 1901 Census #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta_l_sheps@...>
 

A general note for anyone with Canadian ties: it appears that
ancestry.com are gradually making the Canadian 1901 Census available
free on a city by city basis. They've put three different cities'
censuses on their site since the beginning of November.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England


Canadian 1901 Census #ukraine

Roberta Sheps <roberta_l_sheps@...>
 

A general note for anyone with Canadian ties: it appears that
ancestry.com are gradually making the Canadian 1901 Census available
free on a city by city basis. They've put three different cities'
censuses on their site since the beginning of November.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Canadian 1901 Census #ukraine

Roberta Sheps <roberta_l_sheps@...>
 

A general note for anyone with Canadian ties: it appears that
ancestry.com are gradually making the Canadian 1901 Census available
free on a city by city basis. They've put three different cities'
censuses on their site since the beginning of November.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England