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Copyright permissions #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

I am in final throes of completing a very extensive JewishGen ShtetLinks
page for my ancestral shtetl of Seta/Shat, Lithuania.

This page can currently be viewed on my home page at:

<http://home.att.net/~ada.greenblatt/>

It is not yet ready to be uploaded to the JewishGen server because I am
still in the process of getting the necessary copyright permissions for the
English translations of articles on Seta/Shat that were originally
published in Yiddish or Hebrew texts (these articles will not be put on my
website unless and until I get that permission). In that regard, can
someone please tell me who to contact for the following:

A. Berl Kagan's "Jewish Cities, Towns, and Villages in Lithuania until
1918: Historical-Biographical Sketches" which was self-published by the
author in 1991 in Brooklyn, NY. Berl Kagan is deceased. Who can grant me
the permission? Hope I don't have to do an heir search. < vbg >

B. "Lite, Volume 1", which was edited by Mendel Sudarsky, U.
Katzenelenbogen, and J. Kissin. Published in NY in 1951 by the
Jewish-Lithuanian Cultural Society. The copyright ran out in 1998 (47
years after publication), unless it was renewed. The Jewish-Lithuanian
Cultural Society existed only until 1965, so I have a feeling that the
copyright for "Lite, Volume 1" was _not_ renewed. Does anyone know for sure?
Would someone in Washington, DC be willing to check this out for me at the
Library of Congress in exchange for a comparable amount of genealogical
research that I can do in a New York City archive, library or cemetery?

C. "Encyclopedia Lituanica", which is in English, was published in 1970 in
Boston, MA by Juozas Kapocius, presumably another case of self-publishing.
Can someone in Boston please give me the address of whom to contact? If it
is not listed, any other suggestions?

Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@worldnet.att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Copyright permissions #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

I am in final throes of completing a very extensive JewishGen ShtetLinks
page for my ancestral shtetl of Seta/Shat, Lithuania.

This page can currently be viewed on my home page at:

<http://home.att.net/~ada.greenblatt/>

It is not yet ready to be uploaded to the JewishGen server because I am
still in the process of getting the necessary copyright permissions for the
English translations of articles on Seta/Shat that were originally
published in Yiddish or Hebrew texts (these articles will not be put on my
website unless and until I get that permission). In that regard, can
someone please tell me who to contact for the following:

A. Berl Kagan's "Jewish Cities, Towns, and Villages in Lithuania until
1918: Historical-Biographical Sketches" which was self-published by the
author in 1991 in Brooklyn, NY. Berl Kagan is deceased. Who can grant me
the permission? Hope I don't have to do an heir search. < vbg >

B. "Lite, Volume 1", which was edited by Mendel Sudarsky, U.
Katzenelenbogen, and J. Kissin. Published in NY in 1951 by the
Jewish-Lithuanian Cultural Society. The copyright ran out in 1998 (47
years after publication), unless it was renewed. The Jewish-Lithuanian
Cultural Society existed only until 1965, so I have a feeling that the
copyright for "Lite, Volume 1" was _not_ renewed. Does anyone know for sure?
Would someone in Washington, DC be willing to check this out for me at the
Library of Congress in exchange for a comparable amount of genealogical
research that I can do in a New York City archive, library or cemetery?

C. "Encyclopedia Lituanica", which is in English, was published in 1970 in
Boston, MA by Juozas Kapocius, presumably another case of self-publishing.
Can someone in Boston please give me the address of whom to contact? If it
is not listed, any other suggestions?

Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@worldnet.att.net


Update on "List o zagladzie Zydow w Drohobyczu" #general

Carole Feinberg <feincgs@...>
 

Dear Friends,

A friend of Alex Sharon's looked through the "List o zagladzie Zydow w
Drohobyczu" in a Toronto, Canada library and determined that this book
contained only statistics, no names of Holocaust victims.

Alex gave me permission to spread the word. I'm sorry this book didn't
provide the genealogical details we were all seeking.

Thanks to Alex and his friend for this information. Also, thanks to the
several people who expressed an interest in this book, those who helped
locate the book in the various libraries around the world or offered to
do research for us.

Best wishes.

Carole Glick Feinberg
Atlanta, GA, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Update on "List o zagladzie Zydow w Drohobyczu" #general

Carole Feinberg <feincgs@...>
 

Dear Friends,

A friend of Alex Sharon's looked through the "List o zagladzie Zydow w
Drohobyczu" in a Toronto, Canada library and determined that this book
contained only statistics, no names of Holocaust victims.

Alex gave me permission to spread the word. I'm sorry this book didn't
provide the genealogical details we were all seeking.

Thanks to Alex and his friend for this information. Also, thanks to the
several people who expressed an interest in this book, those who helped
locate the book in the various libraries around the world or offered to
do research for us.

Best wishes.

Carole Glick Feinberg
Atlanta, GA, USA


Re: Donn/Buchman/Kushner #belarus

Mbox88@...
 

Hi, thanks for your reply. Pls. let me know if there does turn out to be a
connection. Just last week, I attended a jew/gen meeting which took place at
the local archive office in my area. There I found films of the 1920 census
which I believe is the latest one that is available. I found some valuable
information on my family there. I would suggest writing to the nearest NARA
(National Archives and Records Administration) where your family may have
been in 1920. I have the booklet giving the contact information for all
national offices. If you need the contact addresses/numbers/e-mail, let me
know and I can e-mail that info to you.

Good luck.

M. Boxer

Original Letter:

I am on JGFF. I have searched the Hamburg site to no avail. and searches >of surnmaes online have produced no result to date. I have been struggling with much of this for a couple of years now.
I have searched the Social Security Death Index and gleaned some minimal
help. And yes I am preparing to contact the Social Security Office in an
effort to obtain a copy of my mothers original application to assertain my
maternal gm's maiden name.
Thanks for all the help...
David Donn


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Donn/Buchman/Kushner #ukraine

Mbox88@...
 

Hi, thanks for your reply. Pls. let me know if there does turn out to be a
connection. Just last week, I attended a jew/gen meeting which took place at
the local archive office in my area. There I found films of the 1920 census
which I believe is the latest one that is available. I found some valuable
information on my family there. I would suggest writing to the nearest NARA
(National Archives and Records Administration) where your family may have
been in 1920. I have the booklet giving the contact information for all
national offices. If you need the contact addresses/numbers/e-mail, let me
know and I can e-mail that info to you.

Good luck.

M. Boxer

Original Letter:

I am on JGFF. I have searched the Hamburg site to no avail. and searches >of surnmaes online have produced no result to date. I have been struggling with much of this for a couple of years now.
I have searched the Social Security Death Index and gleaned some minimal
help. And yes I am preparing to contact the Social Security Office in an
effort to obtain a copy of my mothers original application to assertain my
maternal gm's maiden name.
Thanks for all the help...
David Donn


R. Yacov Shimshon of Shepetovka - Tiberias cemetery help needed #ukraine

Paul W. Ginsburg <g521@...>
 

Does anyone know what cemetery the famous hasidic rabbi, R. Yacov Shimshon
of Shepetovka is buried in Tiberias? I am trying to obtain a photograph of
his gravesite to post on a webpage I have created about him. The web page
can be viewed at:

http://members.bellatlantic.net/~pauldana/shepetovkarabbi.htm

Thank you in advance for your help.

Paul W. Ginsburg
Sudilkov Online Landsmanshaft
http://www.sudilkov.com
Bethesda, MD


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine R. Yacov Shimshon of Shepetovka - Tiberias cemetery help needed #ukraine

Paul W. Ginsburg <g521@...>
 

Does anyone know what cemetery the famous hasidic rabbi, R. Yacov Shimshon
of Shepetovka is buried in Tiberias? I am trying to obtain a photograph of
his gravesite to post on a webpage I have created about him. The web page
can be viewed at:

http://members.bellatlantic.net/~pauldana/shepetovkarabbi.htm

Thank you in advance for your help.

Paul W. Ginsburg
Sudilkov Online Landsmanshaft
http://www.sudilkov.com
Bethesda, MD


Keidan #lithuania

stu rutkin <sir@...>
 

Hi,

My cousin, Sara, in Israel, just notified me of this site. I am a
"keeper" of my family tree and she found this site and made me aware
of it. My Mother's Mother is a Schlesinger, and I have to think that
she was >from Keidan. The articles and pictures at
http://members.home.net/acassel/keidan/wolpe.html have a picture and
mention of some Ronders--Sara's uncle Chaim, who is my Mom's first
cousin.

This is so exciting. Thanks, Andrew, for all of this.

stu rutkin
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Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania Keidan #lithuania

stu rutkin <sir@...>
 

Hi,

My cousin, Sara, in Israel, just notified me of this site. I am a
"keeper" of my family tree and she found this site and made me aware
of it. My Mother's Mother is a Schlesinger, and I have to think that
she was >from Keidan. The articles and pictures at
http://members.home.net/acassel/keidan/wolpe.html have a picture and
mention of some Ronders--Sara's uncle Chaim, who is my Mom's first
cousin.

This is so exciting. Thanks, Andrew, for all of this.

stu rutkin
* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -*
* stu rutkin 602 840-5200

*
* s2 software, inc. fax 602 840-5700
*
* 4950 east thomas road http://www.s2soft.com *
* phoenix, az 85018 e-mail: sir@s2soft.com *
* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -*


Re: Name Chace #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

My ggm was listed as Chaise on her passenger manifest and her Hebrew name
was Chana or Hannah and her English name in the US was Anna.

Diane Jacobs
New York

Dear Genneres:
I have a record for a male person >from Vitebsk, Russia, whose first name
was Chace (I think, it was pronounced as Kh-a-s-e). I presume it's an
Yiddish name.
Ilya Zeldes
ILYAZ@ILINE.COM


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name Chace #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

My ggm was listed as Chaise on her passenger manifest and her Hebrew name
was Chana or Hannah and her English name in the US was Anna.

Diane Jacobs
New York

Dear Genneres:
I have a record for a male person >from Vitebsk, Russia, whose first name
was Chace (I think, it was pronounced as Kh-a-s-e). I presume it's an
Yiddish name.
Ilya Zeldes
ILYAZ@ILINE.COM


Re: Family disinterest #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

I know how you feel. I mailed 40 letters to people in Israel with my
mgrandparents' uncommon surnames and only three were kind enough to reply to
say they are not related. I even included my e address to save those who have
computers, the time and cost of mailing me back. It only takes two minutes to
write back and say "sorry no match". I am very disappointed. I certainly
didn't expect 100% responses, but I didn't expect so little either.
Barbara Meyers
I'm happy to report far better luck with persons I've never met-- in
countries such as England, Australia and New Zealand. This could perhaps
be a function of cultural differences between English-speaking countries
and some of the other countries to which people have written.

Also, I have wondered whether some people ignore letters >from strangers
claiming to be relatives out of fear that their correspondent may be after
their money!

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Family disinterest #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

I know how you feel. I mailed 40 letters to people in Israel with my
mgrandparents' uncommon surnames and only three were kind enough to reply to
say they are not related. I even included my e address to save those who have
computers, the time and cost of mailing me back. It only takes two minutes to
write back and say "sorry no match". I am very disappointed. I certainly
didn't expect 100% responses, but I didn't expect so little either.
Barbara Meyers
I'm happy to report far better luck with persons I've never met-- in
countries such as England, Australia and New Zealand. This could perhaps
be a function of cultural differences between English-speaking countries
and some of the other countries to which people have written.

Also, I have wondered whether some people ignore letters >from strangers
claiming to be relatives out of fear that their correspondent may be after
their money!

Judith Romney Wegner


Malin, Sarnovitchi, Ksaveriv the SCHECTMAN/RICH Family #general

Arnie Levine <arnie@...>
 

TYA:
I am attempting to find information on my grandmothers family and the area's
which they lived, they are the SCHECTMAN family (SCHECKHTMAN, SHEKHTMAN,
SHECHTMAN, SHECKMAN) and changed their name to RICH when they came to North
America. The family is >from the UKRAINE (then Russia) >from Sarnovitchi
(Sarnovichi, Korostensky Raion, Zhitomir Oblast), >from Ksaverov (Ksaveriv,
Malinsky Raion,Zhitomir Oblast) and >from Malin (Malyn, Malinsky Raion,
Zhitomir Oblast). Any information about either the family or towns would be
appreciated as I have little information before they came to North America
(I have the map co-ordinates of each area, I am looking for any other type
of information). If any one has Istoreiya Mist i Sil Ukrainskoi RSR copies
of the write ups of the aforementioned towns would be appreciated,
especially if they are translated.

Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Arnie Levine
Chicago, Illinois USA
arnie@gowebway.com

http://home.gowebway.com/~arnie/
http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/l/e/v/Arnold-H-Levine/index.html

Also researching the CZUSIK (changed name to SHERMAN) family >from Narodichi
and Chopovichi (Volhynia Gubernia and Zhitomirskaya Oblast); the LASKOWITZ
(changed name to LASKO or LASCOE) family >from Poland: towns of Wysokie
Mazowieckie in Lomza Gubernia and also Bialystock vicinity). Settled in
Chicago but have spread (those located) throughout the USA, Canada, Israel
and Australia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Malin, Sarnovitchi, Ksaveriv the SCHECTMAN/RICH Family #general

Arnie Levine <arnie@...>
 

TYA:
I am attempting to find information on my grandmothers family and the area's
which they lived, they are the SCHECTMAN family (SCHECKHTMAN, SHEKHTMAN,
SHECHTMAN, SHECKMAN) and changed their name to RICH when they came to North
America. The family is >from the UKRAINE (then Russia) >from Sarnovitchi
(Sarnovichi, Korostensky Raion, Zhitomir Oblast), >from Ksaverov (Ksaveriv,
Malinsky Raion,Zhitomir Oblast) and >from Malin (Malyn, Malinsky Raion,
Zhitomir Oblast). Any information about either the family or towns would be
appreciated as I have little information before they came to North America
(I have the map co-ordinates of each area, I am looking for any other type
of information). If any one has Istoreiya Mist i Sil Ukrainskoi RSR copies
of the write ups of the aforementioned towns would be appreciated,
especially if they are translated.

Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Arnie Levine
Chicago, Illinois USA
arnie@gowebway.com

http://home.gowebway.com/~arnie/
http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/l/e/v/Arnold-H-Levine/index.html

Also researching the CZUSIK (changed name to SHERMAN) family >from Narodichi
and Chopovichi (Volhynia Gubernia and Zhitomirskaya Oblast); the LASKOWITZ
(changed name to LASKO or LASCOE) family >from Poland: towns of Wysokie
Mazowieckie in Lomza Gubernia and also Bialystock vicinity). Settled in
Chicago but have spread (those located) throughout the USA, Canada, Israel
and Australia.


Re: Treatment of adopted children in family trees #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

Acceptable to whom? It is your family tree, and you are compiling it.
Setting criteria for inclusion is up to you, and nobody else.

That said, I have included adopted children in my tree, and I suppose
I am not the only one. I am sure that there are also people who do not
do so.

On Sat, 25 Nov 2000 18:22:26, benkarliner@juno.com (Benjamin Karliner)
opined:

Is it acceptable practice to include a blood relative's adopted child in
one's family tree? I would appreciate any insight on this matter >from our
fellow Genners.
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 Re: Treatment of adopted children in family trees #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

Acceptable to whom? It is your family tree, and you are compiling it.
Setting criteria for inclusion is up to you, and nobody else.

That said, I have included adopted children in my tree, and I suppose
I am not the only one. I am sure that there are also people who do not
do so.

On Sat, 25 Nov 2000 18:22:26, benkarliner@juno.com (Benjamin Karliner)
opined:

Is it acceptable practice to include a blood relative's adopted child in
one's family tree? I would appreciate any insight on this matter >from our
fellow Genners.
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.


Re: Jews in the Liquor Industry #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

There was a recent discussion in this group about
the role of Jews in the liquor industry in the old
country. Beer and alcohol were indeed very much
Jewish-dominated business in much of Russia.
There is a slim volume called "Heshetiyya KaDat" by Yehudah Leib
Lipkind, published in 1898, discussing many aspects of alcoholic
beverages, including the new laws and licensing regulations issued
by Czarist Russia.
Fascinating title. You might have mentioned that < ha-shetiyyah ka-dat >
is a punning use of a phrase appearing in the book of Esther chapter one,
meaning (roughly) "drinking is in accordance with the law"!

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jews in the Liquor Industry #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

There was a recent discussion in this group about
the role of Jews in the liquor industry in the old
country. Beer and alcohol were indeed very much
Jewish-dominated business in much of Russia.
There is a slim volume called "Heshetiyya KaDat" by Yehudah Leib
Lipkind, published in 1898, discussing many aspects of alcoholic
beverages, including the new laws and licensing regulations issued
by Czarist Russia.
Fascinating title. You might have mentioned that < ha-shetiyyah ka-dat >
is a punning use of a phrase appearing in the book of Esther chapter one,
meaning (roughly) "drinking is in accordance with the law"!

Judith Romney Wegner