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19th cent. Phila. link to Springville, NJ's orthodox Congregation Agudas Yachim #general

Dina Greenberg <dgreen2@...>
 

Currently researching Russian immigrant families who came to live in
Philadelphia in the 1880s. Later, in the 1920s and 30s, formed an
orthodox congregation and summer camp in Springville, NJ (Mt.Laurel.)
Most interested in founders, possibly: Louis and Lena FINE; Joseph
Zlotta STANISLOVSKY; Solomon and Pearl MILLER; Isaac and Zlotta
ZIEGELBAUM; Louis and Rose SHORE; Jack and Tillie SEGALL.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 19th cent. Phila. link to Springville, NJ's orthodox Congregation Agudas Yachim #general

Dina Greenberg <dgreen2@...>
 

Currently researching Russian immigrant families who came to live in
Philadelphia in the 1880s. Later, in the 1920s and 30s, formed an
orthodox congregation and summer camp in Springville, NJ (Mt.Laurel.)
Most interested in founders, possibly: Louis and Lena FINE; Joseph
Zlotta STANISLOVSKY; Solomon and Pearl MILLER; Isaac and Zlotta
ZIEGELBAUM; Louis and Rose SHORE; Jack and Tillie SEGALL.


Need Help with Hebrew on Father's Grave #general

Helene Kenvin <HKENVIN/0005734940@...>
 

I am in the process of ordering my father's gravestone and
need help with the spelling of his Hebrew name. Consider this a
genealogical question in that future genealogists may wish to
determine his exact Hebrew name >from this gravestone.
My father's name is Moshe Kushma ben Avraham. Moshe and
Avraham, I believe, are spelled < mem, shin, hay > and < alef, vet,
resh, hay, mem-sofit > respectively. I am not sure about Kushma
(which jewishgen mavens previously told me is a derivative of
Yekutiel). I think "Kushma" begins with < kof > (the 27th letter of
the alphabet), but perhaps it is < caf > (the 12th letter). Is it
< kof, shin, mem, hay >, or < kof, vuv, shin, mem, hay >, or no < hay >
at all, or something else? Your help would be a mitzvah.

Helene Kenvin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Help with Hebrew on Father's Grave #general

Helene Kenvin <HKENVIN/0005734940@...>
 

I am in the process of ordering my father's gravestone and
need help with the spelling of his Hebrew name. Consider this a
genealogical question in that future genealogists may wish to
determine his exact Hebrew name >from this gravestone.
My father's name is Moshe Kushma ben Avraham. Moshe and
Avraham, I believe, are spelled < mem, shin, hay > and < alef, vet,
resh, hay, mem-sofit > respectively. I am not sure about Kushma
(which jewishgen mavens previously told me is a derivative of
Yekutiel). I think "Kushma" begins with < kof > (the 27th letter of
the alphabet), but perhaps it is < caf > (the 12th letter). Is it
< kof, shin, mem, hay >, or < kof, vuv, shin, mem, hay >, or no < hay >
at all, or something else? Your help would be a mitzvah.

Helene Kenvin


Help from Mt. Zion Cemetery, Maspeth #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

In the course of preparing my Rozdol webpage, Joe cahn sent me
a hand drawn map of the Mt. zion cemetery, in Maspeth NY, which
has a Rozdol section. he received the map when he visited the
cemetery.

So, being a good citizen, I asked the cemetery for permission.

I received several days later, by fax, a better copy of the map,
permission to use it and photocopies of cards for all the
Pickhol(t)z burials they have. (There are nine and I think eight are
new for me.)

Thanx to Marcie at Mt. Zion, who is checking "next of kin" records..

Furthermore, Marcie advised that for a five dollar fee, the cemetery
will photograph the stones. Certainly sounds fair to me. (Do other
cemeteries offer that service?)

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help from Mt. Zion Cemetery, Maspeth #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

In the course of preparing my Rozdol webpage, Joe cahn sent me
a hand drawn map of the Mt. zion cemetery, in Maspeth NY, which
has a Rozdol section. he received the map when he visited the
cemetery.

So, being a good citizen, I asked the cemetery for permission.

I received several days later, by fax, a better copy of the map,
permission to use it and photocopies of cards for all the
Pickhol(t)z burials they have. (There are nine and I think eight are
new for me.)

Thanx to Marcie at Mt. Zion, who is checking "next of kin" records..

Furthermore, Marcie advised that for a five dollar fee, the cemetery
will photograph the stones. Certainly sounds fair to me. (Do other
cemeteries offer that service?)

Israel Pickholtz


Knowno/Kovno/Kaunas & Wilna/Vilna/Vilnius, Lithuania #general

CHIEFSTORM <chiefstorm@...>
 

Are there are good genealogical resources for Jewish research for these
areas of Lithuania (Russia) in the period around 1870?

Storm Kauffman {CHIEFSTORM@...}

MODERATOR NOTE: See the JewishGen InfoFiles at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ >


JewishGen Tidbytes - New FTJP goes live and then SOME! #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

The vote is in and the concensus is...."Susan, it's even better than
you described....it's really AWESOME!"

Along with some valuable input >from our beta team, what you are
about to see in this newly designed Online version of the Family
Tree of the Jewish People is perhaps the most sophisticated to be
launched on JewishGen in our entire history.

from concept, design and implementation in just 3 weeks, there
are simply no words to describe the excitement and dynamics that
went on behind the scenes when JewishGen's web development team
put their heads together and they began to act as one! One can only
imagine what could really be accomplished if this effort was full time
and not between jobs and family!

Michael Tobias' wizardry and Warren Blatt's design and focus on detail
has led to what we believe will be an invaluable tool for Jewish
researchers today and in the years to come. Here's a brief summary of
what you will find when you go to JewishGen's online version of the
Family Tree of the Jewish People now "live" >from the JewishGen home
page.
1. D-M soundex has been implemented
2. Search feature allows for search of surnames with a 'starting
with'option
3. Search feature now for locating TOWNS and COUNTRIES
within the birth/death/marriage fields
4. Your submissions are now highlighted in the search results page
5. Submissions are identified by researcher code number so you can
tell immediately if the researchers identified are the same person or
different >from eachother.
6. Icons indicate
7. whether there are ancestors and/or descendents for an
individual
7. A simplified report display showing both the pedigree and family
group sheet on a single page
8. A 3-generation gedcom matching system. Looking forward to
when the database is massive and you do not want to wade thru 100000
entries for the surname COHEN, you can narrow your search by adding
further related surnames to cover both parents and all 4 grandparents if
necessary. This search uses D-M soundex. If you match with somebody
else on all 6 surnames you are almost certainly related! Note: Both
grandfathers are included as it is possible that surname changes can
give 6 DIFFERENT surnames for a single tree.
9. You can choose how your search results are shown on screen in a
variety of ways:
a. Givenname
b. Surname+Givenname
c. Gedcom Processed Date
d. Gedcom Processed Date (reverse order)
e. Sumbitter JGFF code

10. A search filter for givenname. If you search for GOLDBERG David,
it will look for David anywhere in the givenname, so it matches with:
GOLDBERG, David
GOLDBERG, Alan David
GOLDBERG, David Richard

This new engine is as intuitive as they come. So, in the excitement of
sharing, we decided to "jump the gun" and make it available without an
updated FAQ which is in fact underway. So, any questions, contact
ftjphelp@....

The value of this system will only increase as more and more of you
begin to participate by uploading your GEDCOM into the system. You can
do so very easily using the upload feature on the main FTJP page. As
we launch this new engine, there are nearly a half a million
individuals >from 300 submitters. And this number is growing at the
rate of 150,000-175,000 new individuals a week. IMPORTANT NOTE: Only
those who have uploaded or sent their Gedcoms *directly* to JewishGen
will see their family trees in this online version.

And there is still more to share.......

If you, like those of us behind the scenes, hadn't realized, that we
have over 3000 html and text pages on the JewishGen website in
addition to all the databases, this next bit of information will
really be an eye opener! There is a wealth of information but not
only has it become overwhelming to manage, it has become next to
impossible for you (or us <grin>) to easily find what we are looking
for without wading through, well literally thousands of pages..

So, with great pleasure we can safely announce that in the very near
future, we will be implementing a site wide indexing and search engine
so information stored in each of the html and text based files on the
JewishGen server can be easily retrieved!

Through the sponsorship of both The Zantker Charitable Foundation and
Infoseek Corporation, we are planning to launch the powerful Ultraseek
Server on the JewishGen server very soon. A few little "nits" are in
our way... like our current server resources will not accommodate the
implementation of all these new "things" at one time without adding
some additional hardware.

Now we know you have heard this before.. so let's add a "wink" and a
"grin"..

JewishGen continues to provide everything as a public service to
Jewish genealogical researchers the world over. We simply ask that
those of you who receive value >from these services would let us know
of your appreciation through your JewishGen-erosity at whatever level
you can afford.

We also hope you have noticed the recent implementation in the "search
engine >results page" on all of our major search engines a "special
thanks" to those who are assisting JewishGen and ultimately you in
your quest for more information and research tools. We are frantically
trying to keep pace with an astonishing 400% growth rate over the last
four months and there is no let up in our site, I mean sight. We hope
those of you who share in our belief that the mission of "preserving
our history for future generations" is important enough to warrant
your support.

So, to those who have the means to do so please
consider joining JewishGen's 1K club by making a contribution of $1000
or more.

Well, there's more....but perhaps we'll save that for yet another
day?

Susan

IMPORTANT NOTE: All pertinent information on how to contribute is
located off http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Knowno/Kovno/Kaunas & Wilna/Vilna/Vilnius, Lithuania #general

CHIEFSTORM <chiefstorm@...>
 

Are there are good genealogical resources for Jewish research for these
areas of Lithuania (Russia) in the period around 1870?

Storm Kauffman {CHIEFSTORM@...}

MODERATOR NOTE: See the JewishGen InfoFiles at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ >


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Tidbytes - New FTJP goes live and then SOME! #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

The vote is in and the concensus is...."Susan, it's even better than
you described....it's really AWESOME!"

Along with some valuable input >from our beta team, what you are
about to see in this newly designed Online version of the Family
Tree of the Jewish People is perhaps the most sophisticated to be
launched on JewishGen in our entire history.

from concept, design and implementation in just 3 weeks, there
are simply no words to describe the excitement and dynamics that
went on behind the scenes when JewishGen's web development team
put their heads together and they began to act as one! One can only
imagine what could really be accomplished if this effort was full time
and not between jobs and family!

Michael Tobias' wizardry and Warren Blatt's design and focus on detail
has led to what we believe will be an invaluable tool for Jewish
researchers today and in the years to come. Here's a brief summary of
what you will find when you go to JewishGen's online version of the
Family Tree of the Jewish People now "live" >from the JewishGen home
page.
1. D-M soundex has been implemented
2. Search feature allows for search of surnames with a 'starting
with'option
3. Search feature now for locating TOWNS and COUNTRIES
within the birth/death/marriage fields
4. Your submissions are now highlighted in the search results page
5. Submissions are identified by researcher code number so you can
tell immediately if the researchers identified are the same person or
different >from eachother.
6. Icons indicate
7. whether there are ancestors and/or descendents for an
individual
7. A simplified report display showing both the pedigree and family
group sheet on a single page
8. A 3-generation gedcom matching system. Looking forward to
when the database is massive and you do not want to wade thru 100000
entries for the surname COHEN, you can narrow your search by adding
further related surnames to cover both parents and all 4 grandparents if
necessary. This search uses D-M soundex. If you match with somebody
else on all 6 surnames you are almost certainly related! Note: Both
grandfathers are included as it is possible that surname changes can
give 6 DIFFERENT surnames for a single tree.
9. You can choose how your search results are shown on screen in a
variety of ways:
a. Givenname
b. Surname+Givenname
c. Gedcom Processed Date
d. Gedcom Processed Date (reverse order)
e. Sumbitter JGFF code

10. A search filter for givenname. If you search for GOLDBERG David,
it will look for David anywhere in the givenname, so it matches with:
GOLDBERG, David
GOLDBERG, Alan David
GOLDBERG, David Richard

This new engine is as intuitive as they come. So, in the excitement of
sharing, we decided to "jump the gun" and make it available without an
updated FAQ which is in fact underway. So, any questions, contact
ftjphelp@....

The value of this system will only increase as more and more of you
begin to participate by uploading your GEDCOM into the system. You can
do so very easily using the upload feature on the main FTJP page. As
we launch this new engine, there are nearly a half a million
individuals >from 300 submitters. And this number is growing at the
rate of 150,000-175,000 new individuals a week. IMPORTANT NOTE: Only
those who have uploaded or sent their Gedcoms *directly* to JewishGen
will see their family trees in this online version.

And there is still more to share.......

If you, like those of us behind the scenes, hadn't realized, that we
have over 3000 html and text pages on the JewishGen website in
addition to all the databases, this next bit of information will
really be an eye opener! There is a wealth of information but not
only has it become overwhelming to manage, it has become next to
impossible for you (or us <grin>) to easily find what we are looking
for without wading through, well literally thousands of pages..

So, with great pleasure we can safely announce that in the very near
future, we will be implementing a site wide indexing and search engine
so information stored in each of the html and text based files on the
JewishGen server can be easily retrieved!

Through the sponsorship of both The Zantker Charitable Foundation and
Infoseek Corporation, we are planning to launch the powerful Ultraseek
Server on the JewishGen server very soon. A few little "nits" are in
our way... like our current server resources will not accommodate the
implementation of all these new "things" at one time without adding
some additional hardware.

Now we know you have heard this before.. so let's add a "wink" and a
"grin"..

JewishGen continues to provide everything as a public service to
Jewish genealogical researchers the world over. We simply ask that
those of you who receive value >from these services would let us know
of your appreciation through your JewishGen-erosity at whatever level
you can afford.

We also hope you have noticed the recent implementation in the "search
engine >results page" on all of our major search engines a "special
thanks" to those who are assisting JewishGen and ultimately you in
your quest for more information and research tools. We are frantically
trying to keep pace with an astonishing 400% growth rate over the last
four months and there is no let up in our site, I mean sight. We hope
those of you who share in our belief that the mission of "preserving
our history for future generations" is important enough to warrant
your support.

So, to those who have the means to do so please
consider joining JewishGen's 1K club by making a contribution of $1000
or more.

Well, there's more....but perhaps we'll save that for yet another
day?

Susan

IMPORTANT NOTE: All pertinent information on how to contribute is
located off http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/


Is "Iedida" a given name? #general

CHIEFSTORM <chiefstorm@...>
 

The first letter on a marriage certificate is debatable, looking most like
an I with the remainder of the name definitely "edida." What is the most
likely given name??

Thanks,

Storm Kauffman {CHIEFSTORM@...}


Jewish Orphanage in Buffalo, NY #general

Scott Noar <sman@...>
 

Would anyone have information on a Jewish orphanage in Buffalo, NY in the
1880's. I have a ancestor that was brought over >from England by his
brothers and sisters but, left there when he was 7. They say he escaped
when he was 15 and joined the circus.

Scott Noar
sman@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Is "Iedida" a given name? #general

CHIEFSTORM <chiefstorm@...>
 

The first letter on a marriage certificate is debatable, looking most like
an I with the remainder of the name definitely "edida." What is the most
likely given name??

Thanks,

Storm Kauffman {CHIEFSTORM@...}


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Orphanage in Buffalo, NY #general

Scott Noar <sman@...>
 

Would anyone have information on a Jewish orphanage in Buffalo, NY in the
1880's. I have a ancestor that was brought over >from England by his
brothers and sisters but, left there when he was 7. They say he escaped
when he was 15 and joined the circus.

Scott Noar
sman@...


Austrian research #general

Sallyann Sack <sallyannsack@...>
 

Dear Colleagues,

As part of an on-going effort to recover Jewish community archival
material held Austrian archives, I would be pleased to hear >from any of
you who have done any genealogical research in Austria. Thanks very much.

Sallyann Amdur Sack, editor
AVOTAYNU, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Austrian research #general

Sallyann Sack <sallyannsack@...>
 

Dear Colleagues,

As part of an on-going effort to recover Jewish community archival
material held Austrian archives, I would be pleased to hear >from any of
you who have done any genealogical research in Austria. Thanks very much.

Sallyann Amdur Sack, editor
AVOTAYNU, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy


Belarus and Ukraine researchers #general

Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
 

Nearly two weeks ago I sent an e-mail inquiring about research services to
both

1. Lyudmila Yartseva, (her e-mail address is nezhnina@... ) of
Belarus, and
2. Alexander Dunai of Lviv, Ukraine

I have yet to hear >from either of them. Does anyone know if they are on
assignment and not accessible by e-mail or is the usual waiting period for
a response >from the FSU countries between two weeks and a month. Anyone who
may have information about these two [evaluation deleted -- Moderator.]
indviduals please contact me at Lmagyar@...

Louis Schonfeld

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. JewishGen is unable to post
testimonials of any sort.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Belarus and Ukraine researchers #general

Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
 

Nearly two weeks ago I sent an e-mail inquiring about research services to
both

1. Lyudmila Yartseva, (her e-mail address is nezhnina@... ) of
Belarus, and
2. Alexander Dunai of Lviv, Ukraine

I have yet to hear >from either of them. Does anyone know if they are on
assignment and not accessible by e-mail or is the usual waiting period for
a response >from the FSU countries between two weeks and a month. Anyone who
may have information about these two [evaluation deleted -- Moderator.]
indviduals please contact me at Lmagyar@...

Louis Schonfeld

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. JewishGen is unable to post
testimonials of any sort.


Jerusalem cemetery #general

shimonoz
 

Hello!
Avery good source is the following E-mail address. Ed Ehrlich
<eeherlich@...>.Also
Council of Jewish Cemeteries in Jerusalem
12 Koresh st.Jerusalem,94144
Tel:02-6251175-6257519
The First & General Hevra Kadisha
15 Pinnes st. Jerusalem.94701
Tel:972-2-5384144
Shimon Ouziel
Tel Aviv yaffo 69184 Israel

Searching:OUZIEL,KABILI,

Subject: Jerusalem cemetery
From: "Herb Rikelman" <hrikelman@...>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 14:40:51 -0800
X-Message-Number: 9
<snip>
Does anyone know what the name is, or if there is
central index of the burials in the Jerusalem cemeteries?
Sheri Rikelman
California


jeruselem cemetery #general

Herb Rikelman <hrikelman@...>
 

Many thanks to all those who responded to my cemetery question. Everyone
agreed that it was the Mt of Olives. I have sent a letter to the Cherva
Kadish and am anxiously awaiting a response. Again much appreciation.
Sheri Rikelman
California
Researching: HURWITZ - Palestine
KAHANA, LEVINE- Odessa, EPSTEIN - Feodosiya Russia