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Medvem near St.Peterburg ? #general

jb <csps@...>
 

My paternal grandfather Avraham BLANKETT and his sisters emigrated
from Russia to Finland, Palestine,Canada and the US around
1905-1907.They came >from a town/village in north-western Russia called
Medvem or Medvjem, somewhere in the vicinity of St.Peterburg. Some
think they recall my grandfather mentioning it being not far from
Novgorod. I vaguely remember my grandfather talking about Salo Medvjem.
Could the word "Salo" mean something like "town/village/district/ of.."?
Any relevant information much appreciated.

Joel Blankett
Jerusalem
E-mail: csps@netvision.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Medvem near St.Peterburg ? #general

jb <csps@...>
 

My paternal grandfather Avraham BLANKETT and his sisters emigrated
from Russia to Finland, Palestine,Canada and the US around
1905-1907.They came >from a town/village in north-western Russia called
Medvem or Medvjem, somewhere in the vicinity of St.Peterburg. Some
think they recall my grandfather mentioning it being not far from
Novgorod. I vaguely remember my grandfather talking about Salo Medvjem.
Could the word "Salo" mean something like "town/village/district/ of.."?
Any relevant information much appreciated.

Joel Blankett
Jerusalem
E-mail: csps@netvision.net.il


Two Digests, Same Date, New Info #general

Suzanne S. Waxman <sswnola@...>
 

Due to a few glitches in the system last night the digest didn't go out
until this afternoon, 16 September. There will be another one for today
coming out tonight providing all goes well. (BG) This **doesn't** mean
that the same information will be in both so don't automatically use the
delete button before reading!

Suzanne S. Waxman
JewishGen Moderation Team


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Two Digests, Same Date, New Info #general

Suzanne S. Waxman <sswnola@...>
 

Due to a few glitches in the system last night the digest didn't go out
until this afternoon, 16 September. There will be another one for today
coming out tonight providing all goes well. (BG) This **doesn't** mean
that the same information will be in both so don't automatically use the
delete button before reading!

Suzanne S. Waxman
JewishGen Moderation Team


Re: GRAINER, GRINER, LAPEDUS, LAPIDUS #belarus

scohen - Stephen Cohen <scohen@...>
 

My wife has a significant set of referenced materials on GRINER (GRINDER)
of middle Tennessee for the late 1700s and early 1800s. This is the
family made (in)famous with the death of Merewether Lewis, of Lewis and
Clark fame - he died at their inn on the Natchez Trace.

Stephen P. Cohen Email: scohen@acxiom.com
Acxiom Data Network Phone: (501)336-2054
Logistics Business Unit Fax: (501)336-3910

Acxiom Corporation Web: http://www.acxiom.com
301 Industrial Boulevard
Conway, AR 72033


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: GRAINER, GRINER, LAPEDUS, LAPIDUS #belarus

scohen - Stephen Cohen <scohen@...>
 

My wife has a significant set of referenced materials on GRINER (GRINDER)
of middle Tennessee for the late 1700s and early 1800s. This is the
family made (in)famous with the death of Merewether Lewis, of Lewis and
Clark fame - he died at their inn on the Natchez Trace.

Stephen P. Cohen Email: scohen@acxiom.com
Acxiom Data Network Phone: (501)336-2054
Logistics Business Unit Fax: (501)336-3910

Acxiom Corporation Web: http://www.acxiom.com
301 Industrial Boulevard
Conway, AR 72033


Research in Denmark/Scandinavia? #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I am pleased to announce that a JewishGen special interest group
- Denmark SIG - has now been established:

Denmark SIG is a forum for researchers with interest in Jewish genealogy
and history primarily in Denmark, but - because of the close ties and
significant mobility between the Scandinavian countries - also in The
Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, - and the
Danish West Indies, which was a Danish Colony >from the 17th Century to
1917.

Denmark SIG has its own website at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark

- the website is, of course, a work in progress, but you can already find
some useful information there.

Denmark SIG also has its own mailing list (Discussion Group) to which you
can easily subscribe by going to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm


Best regards

------------------------------------
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark SIG Coordinator & Webmaster
elsebeth@paikin.dk
------------------------------------


Belarus SIG #Belarus Research in Denmark/Scandinavia? #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I am pleased to announce that a JewishGen special interest group
- Denmark SIG - has now been established:

Denmark SIG is a forum for researchers with interest in Jewish genealogy
and history primarily in Denmark, but - because of the close ties and
significant mobility between the Scandinavian countries - also in The
Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, - and the
Danish West Indies, which was a Danish Colony >from the 17th Century to
1917.

Denmark SIG has its own website at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark

- the website is, of course, a work in progress, but you can already find
some useful information there.

Denmark SIG also has its own mailing list (Discussion Group) to which you
can easily subscribe by going to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm


Best regards

------------------------------------
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark SIG Coordinator & Webmaster
elsebeth@paikin.dk
------------------------------------


Kempelen #hungary

Leonard Greenhut <lgreenhut@...>
 

Jewish Gen,
Can anyone help Georg?


From: "Georg Gaugusch" <georg.gaugusch@aon.at>
To: "Leonard Greenhut" <lgreenhut@hotmail.com>
Subject: Kempelen
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 00:13:02 +0200

Dear Leonard,

thanks a lot for the hint to Kempelen's book, but where can I buy it? I
have
to look whether we have it in our library or not, but if we don't have one,
I'll need to issues. Can I do anything for you in return?

Best wishes,

Georg Gaugusch, Vienna (Austria)
______________________________________________________
Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Fwd: Kempelen #hungary

Leonard Greenhut <lgreenhut@...>
 

Jewish Gen,
Can anyone help Georg?


From: "Georg Gaugusch" <georg.gaugusch@aon.at>
To: "Leonard Greenhut" <lgreenhut@hotmail.com>
Subject: Kempelen
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 00:13:02 +0200

Dear Leonard,

thanks a lot for the hint to Kempelen's book, but where can I buy it? I
have
to look whether we have it in our library or not, but if we don't have one,
I'll need to issues. Can I do anything for you in return?

Best wishes,

Georg Gaugusch, Vienna (Austria)
______________________________________________________
Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com


DENMARK SIG #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I don't know if anyone in the Lativa SIG has research interests in Denmark
(or Scandinavia), but as so many emigrated >from Latvia to the Scandinavian
countries, I thought I would inform you all that a JewishGen special
interest group - Denmark SIG - has now been established:

Denmark SIG is a forum for researchers with interest in Jewish genealogy
and history primarily in Denmark, but - because of the close ties and
significant mobility between the Scandinavian countries - also in The
Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, - and the
Danish West Indies, which was a Danish Colony >from the 17th Century to
1917.

Denmark SIG has its own website at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark

- the website is, of course, a work in progress, but you can already find
some useful information there.

Denmark SIG also has its own mailing list (Discussion Group) to which you
can easily subscribe by going to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm


Best regards

------------------------------------
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark SIG Coordinator & Webmaster
elsebeth@paikin.dk
------------------------------------


Latvia SIG #Latvia DENMARK SIG #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I don't know if anyone in the Lativa SIG has research interests in Denmark
(or Scandinavia), but as so many emigrated >from Latvia to the Scandinavian
countries, I thought I would inform you all that a JewishGen special
interest group - Denmark SIG - has now been established:

Denmark SIG is a forum for researchers with interest in Jewish genealogy
and history primarily in Denmark, but - because of the close ties and
significant mobility between the Scandinavian countries - also in The
Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, - and the
Danish West Indies, which was a Danish Colony >from the 17th Century to
1917.

Denmark SIG has its own website at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark

- the website is, of course, a work in progress, but you can already find
some useful information there.

Denmark SIG also has its own mailing list (Discussion Group) to which you
can easily subscribe by going to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm


Best regards

------------------------------------
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark SIG Coordinator & Webmaster
elsebeth@paikin.dk
------------------------------------


Re: GRAINER, GRINER, LAPEDUS, LAPIDUS #belarus

Leonard Greenhut <lgreenhut@...>
 

My wife's family cane >from Mogilev. In my search of Mogilev I found
no GRAINERs or LAPDDS, but I did find GRINERs and LAPIDUS.
I have never herd it spelled GRAFER.

----------------------
Bill Graifer wrote:

My name is GRAIFER, grandparents >from Hlusk.
I don't know where it is in proximity to the village where
Grainer is from. There are many instances of misspelling.
----------------------


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: GRAINER, GRINER, LAPEDUS, LAPIDUS #belarus

Leonard Greenhut <lgreenhut@...>
 

My wife's family cane >from Mogilev. In my search of Mogilev I found
no GRAINERs or LAPDDS, but I did find GRINERs and LAPIDUS.
I have never herd it spelled GRAFER.

----------------------
Bill Graifer wrote:

My name is GRAIFER, grandparents >from Hlusk.
I don't know where it is in proximity to the village where
Grainer is from. There are many instances of misspelling.
----------------------


More advice for Sept 23 ShtetlShleppers #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

I was on the Aug 12 ShtetlShleppers party to Ukraine and I have made up a
list of questions for gathering information about ancestors and other
residents of towns. These were questions that generated useful information
for me. I suspect that there are other questions I haven't thought of.

Questions---Where is the mayor? The mayor's secretary?
What is the name of the town historian? Can you take me to him/her? Are
there any Jewish people in town? How many? What are their names?
Can you take us to them?
Where is the Synagogue? What is is used for now? What is its condition?
Where is the Jewish Cemetery? What is its condition?
When meeting people (including the Mayor and his/her staff) Please print
(type if possible) your name address and phone number.
What is your name? Your (your wife's) maiden name? When/where were you born?
Where were your parents from? Your grandparents? What were their names?
Maiden names of mother and grandmothers?
Where are your children? Your grandchildren? Their names? When/where were
they born?
Do you know the family names XXX? YYY?, ZZZ?, etc.? (Bring a written
list of names.) Where did they live in town? What happened to these
people?
Do you recognize these people ? (bring photographs).
What happened in 1941? Who did/didn't return >from evacuation or his/her
war service?
Is there a Yizkor book for this town?
For soldiers -- Where did you train? What battles were you in?

--
Mel Comisarow
melcom@chem.ubc.ca


Using St. Albans records #general

Valerie Fox
 

I have spent the last 3 days at the Toronto Library (North York Branch)
where the JGS of Canada (Toronto) has its collection.

Using the St. Albans cards found at the New York Public Library, I am
back home again where I have successfully found the same people entered
on the St. Alban's cards. If you look under the ship they came on at the
bottom and then look at the top line--the year they landed in Canada, it
is easy to find the ship.


I also came across a microfilm which lists the ships. It gives the
date (by year and month). Then on that reel it gives the reel number
of the ship (in question)'s manifest.

I was successful.

However, unfortunately, for one famous ship, the "Lausitania" which was
torpedoed, but which sailed uneventfully in 1901, I could only find 200
names instead of the "400 something" names that the manifest indicates.
Unfortunately, the name I was seeking was not among the 200.

However, the St. Alban's list works.

As for the number "E" ....I do not know what it is.

Valerie Miller Fox
Toronto
Canada vfox@sympatico.ca


an old photo hirsch #general

loki <loki@...>
 

I have an old photo of Hirsch Studio in Chicago
and was wondering if anyone could help me with its
history. The web page is:
http://www.enteract.com/~loki/hirsch.htm
Any help would be appreciated.
loki@enteract.com


Denmark/Scandinavia? #lithuania

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Maybe some of the members of this group will be interested in the new
JewishGen special interest group - Denmark SIG - has now been established:

Denmark SIG is a forum for researchers with interest in Jewish genealogy
and history primarily in Denmark, but - because of the close ties and
significant mobility between the Scandinavian countries - also in The
Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, - and the
Danish West Indies, which was a Danish Colony >from the 17th Century to
1917.

Denmark SIG has its own website at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark

- the website is, of course, a work in progress, but you can already find
some useful information there.

Denmark SIG also has its own mailing list (Discussion Group) to which you
can easily subscribe by going to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm


Best regards

------------------------------------
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark SIG Coordinator & Webmaster
elsebeth@paikin.dk
------------------------------------

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Because a number of our Litvak ancestors did end up in Scandinavian countries, we are including Elsebeth's message in our Discussion Group. For a peek at other regional discussion groups, check that category on the JewishGen homepage.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More advice for Sept 23 ShtetlShleppers #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

I was on the Aug 12 ShtetlShleppers party to Ukraine and I have made up a
list of questions for gathering information about ancestors and other
residents of towns. These were questions that generated useful information
for me. I suspect that there are other questions I haven't thought of.

Questions---Where is the mayor? The mayor's secretary?
What is the name of the town historian? Can you take me to him/her? Are
there any Jewish people in town? How many? What are their names?
Can you take us to them?
Where is the Synagogue? What is is used for now? What is its condition?
Where is the Jewish Cemetery? What is its condition?
When meeting people (including the Mayor and his/her staff) Please print
(type if possible) your name address and phone number.
What is your name? Your (your wife's) maiden name? When/where were you born?
Where were your parents from? Your grandparents? What were their names?
Maiden names of mother and grandmothers?
Where are your children? Your grandchildren? Their names? When/where were
they born?
Do you know the family names XXX? YYY?, ZZZ?, etc.? (Bring a written
list of names.) Where did they live in town? What happened to these
people?
Do you recognize these people ? (bring photographs).
What happened in 1941? Who did/didn't return >from evacuation or his/her
war service?
Is there a Yizkor book for this town?
For soldiers -- Where did you train? What battles were you in?

--
Mel Comisarow
melcom@chem.ubc.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Using St. Albans records #general

Valerie Fox
 

I have spent the last 3 days at the Toronto Library (North York Branch)
where the JGS of Canada (Toronto) has its collection.

Using the St. Albans cards found at the New York Public Library, I am
back home again where I have successfully found the same people entered
on the St. Alban's cards. If you look under the ship they came on at the
bottom and then look at the top line--the year they landed in Canada, it
is easy to find the ship.


I also came across a microfilm which lists the ships. It gives the
date (by year and month). Then on that reel it gives the reel number
of the ship (in question)'s manifest.

I was successful.

However, unfortunately, for one famous ship, the "Lausitania" which was
torpedoed, but which sailed uneventfully in 1901, I could only find 200
names instead of the "400 something" names that the manifest indicates.
Unfortunately, the name I was seeking was not among the 200.

However, the St. Alban's list works.

As for the number "E" ....I do not know what it is.

Valerie Miller Fox
Toronto
Canada vfox@sympatico.ca