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Jacoby Trees #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Some weeks ago, Prof. Hirschhorn put a message on the Litvak SIG Digest
explaining the present state of the various family trees compiled by Dr. Paul
Jacoby prior to his death. Part of the message read as follows:

< genalogist >from Jerusalem, Dr. PAUL J. JACOBY. His 400
completed genealogies are sitting in a dozen unopened boxes in storage of
Hebrew University in Jerusalem. We need volunteers to collect funding to transscribe them one-by-one into a computer-word processor.

Upon reading Prof. Hirschhorn's message, I recalled seeing one of the family trees >from Dr. Jacoby's collection, in Sallyann Sack's home in Washington,D.C.during my time there attending an IAJGS board meeting. The family tree that I saw was very, very impressive. A real gem for anyone connected to that particular family or to the shtetl where they originated from. I asked Sallyann about it and this was her response.
___________________________________
1. You did see a tree at my house. Jacoby gave it to me as a present.There is also a Caro family tree at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York. As far as I know, though, these are the only ones not at [note well] Beth Hatefutsoth OR
2. The Jacoby Center at Hebrew University.

We wrote about it in AVOTAYNU when Jacoby died. Here is what happened. Jacoby originally gave copies of most of his work to Beth Hatefutsoth with the understanding that they would enter them into their computer. They did atleast one, the Rashi tree, and I have a printout [brought by Diana to the 1988 seminar].

When Dr. Jocoby died, he left the colllection to Hebrew University library
with the provision that they establish a genealogy center there. We also wrote all about that in AVOTAYNU. Chanan Rapaport is his literary executor.

_____________________________________

from what I understand, many of the Jacoby trees cover families that lived
elsewhere other than in Lithuania. Because of this, I do not think the Litvak SIG should contribute any funds for this project. I do think the project is very worthwhile for groups of volunteers to tackle. Due to the location of the Jacoby trees, through necessity, I assume the volunteers would have to live inIsrael.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Jacoby Trees #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Some weeks ago, Prof. Hirschhorn put a message on the Litvak SIG Digest
explaining the present state of the various family trees compiled by Dr. Paul
Jacoby prior to his death. Part of the message read as follows:

< genalogist >from Jerusalem, Dr. PAUL J. JACOBY. His 400
completed genealogies are sitting in a dozen unopened boxes in storage of
Hebrew University in Jerusalem. We need volunteers to collect funding to transscribe them one-by-one into a computer-word processor.

Upon reading Prof. Hirschhorn's message, I recalled seeing one of the family trees >from Dr. Jacoby's collection, in Sallyann Sack's home in Washington,D.C.during my time there attending an IAJGS board meeting. The family tree that I saw was very, very impressive. A real gem for anyone connected to that particular family or to the shtetl where they originated from. I asked Sallyann about it and this was her response.
___________________________________
1. You did see a tree at my house. Jacoby gave it to me as a present.There is also a Caro family tree at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York. As far as I know, though, these are the only ones not at [note well] Beth Hatefutsoth OR
2. The Jacoby Center at Hebrew University.

We wrote about it in AVOTAYNU when Jacoby died. Here is what happened. Jacoby originally gave copies of most of his work to Beth Hatefutsoth with the understanding that they would enter them into their computer. They did atleast one, the Rashi tree, and I have a printout [brought by Diana to the 1988 seminar].

When Dr. Jocoby died, he left the colllection to Hebrew University library
with the provision that they establish a genealogy center there. We also wrote all about that in AVOTAYNU. Chanan Rapaport is his literary executor.

_____________________________________

from what I understand, many of the Jacoby trees cover families that lived
elsewhere other than in Lithuania. Because of this, I do not think the Litvak SIG should contribute any funds for this project. I do think the project is very worthwhile for groups of volunteers to tackle. Due to the location of the Jacoby trees, through necessity, I assume the volunteers would have to live inIsrael.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia


Re: Help #poland

Cynthia Leonard <cynray@...>
 

-----Original Message-----

I am seeking to obtain one or two copies of N & S Schoenburg's
LITHUANIAN JEWISH COMMUNITIES. All attempts with Amazon.com, Borders.com,
and all attempts on the Internet have been futile.
If any of you can identify where I could buy either paper back or
hardback copies, please e-mail me directly.

Howard V. Epstein, Ph.D. <hepstein@mindspring.com>
This book is currently advertised for sale in the Jan/Feb 1999 issue of the
Lithuanian Museum Review - published by the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian
Culture at 6500 South Pulaski Road Chicago, Il 60629, Phone 773-582-6500,
fax 773-582-5133. It's listed at $69.50 + $5.95 shipping.

Cynthia Leonard
Dresher, Pa.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Help #lithuania

Cynthia Leonard <cynray@...>
 

-----Original Message-----

I am seeking to obtain one or two copies of N & S Schoenburg's
LITHUANIAN JEWISH COMMUNITIES. All attempts with Amazon.com, Borders.com,
and all attempts on the Internet have been futile.
If any of you can identify where I could buy either paper back or
hardback copies, please e-mail me directly.

Howard V. Epstein, Ph.D. <hepstein@mindspring.com>
This book is currently advertised for sale in the Jan/Feb 1999 issue of the
Lithuanian Museum Review - published by the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian
Culture at 6500 South Pulaski Road Chicago, Il 60629, Phone 773-582-6500,
fax 773-582-5133. It's listed at $69.50 + $5.95 shipping.

Cynthia Leonard
Dresher, Pa.


Village in Pinkas Hakehillot #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

On page 275 in Pinkas Hakehillot-LITA (1996) there is an entry for
VARESTSINE, a village (kfar)6 Kilometers >from Rokiskis. Listed as
notable persons >from this place are the CHAITOVITZ family, Shimshon
SCHWARTZBERG, Abba BOROTSIK and Mendel KROK. I am unable to find any
other reference to "Varestsine" nor can I locate it on a map. Anyone
know any more about this place?

Steven Weiss
Chicago
SCHWARTZBERG and KANTOR >from the Rokiskis area


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Village in Pinkas Hakehillot #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

On page 275 in Pinkas Hakehillot-LITA (1996) there is an entry for
VARESTSINE, a village (kfar)6 Kilometers >from Rokiskis. Listed as
notable persons >from this place are the CHAITOVITZ family, Shimshon
SCHWARTZBERG, Abba BOROTSIK and Mendel KROK. I am unable to find any
other reference to "Varestsine" nor can I locate it on a map. Anyone
know any more about this place?

Steven Weiss
Chicago
SCHWARTZBERG and KANTOR >from the Rokiskis area


Rachel Manekin's Lecture at U of Maryland #galicia

BFisch1957@...
 

On Tuesday, February 16, 1999, the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for
Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland-College Park hosted a lecture
entitled "Galician Jewry 1868-1885: Identities and Conflict" by Rachel
Manekin, archivist specializing in Galician Jewry at the Central Archives for
the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem. As announced on this list by
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, this lecture was free and open to the public. I
was fortunate enough to be able to attend (it was easy as I work close to
College Park). Shelley asked me to provide some information on this lecture,
so here is a brief summary of the lecture. I may have misunderstood some
things, so I hope Rachel Manekin can provide a more detailed discussion here
and/or in The Galitzianer.

The lecture focused on the years immediately following the emancipation of
Galician Jews in 1868. Information of direct genealogical interest was
secondary to the lecture, but was quite interesting: the existence of Galician
Jewish newspapers >from this period that have survived in archives.

The main points made in the lecture had to do with the how Galician Jews used
the freedom of association gained with emancipation: in this period Galician
Jews were active in politics, which was unusual within the empire. Rachel
Manekin sees the ideologies and divisions among Galician Jews of this period
as part of the general flow of European ideologies and events of this period.

Three Jewish groups were formally organized and acted as quasi-parties within
Galicia during this period. These groups had a core of Jewish intelligentsia,
including lawyers, doctors, journalists, and wealthy merchants. Each group
supported the publication of a newspaper. Each newspaper was published in a
different language. All three were published in Lvov. [I did not get the
precise names of the newspapers, so I won't list the names]

1) A liberal Jewish newspaper was published in German for over 30 years (1868
to after 1906). This group identified with Austrian liberals and saw its role
as bringing Galician Jews to see themselves as Austrian citizens. This group
was associated with the Lvov temple. A few orthodox Jews were associated with
the group, including a rabbi >from Chortkov.

2) Another liberal Jewish newspaper was published in Polish for over 12 years,
with a Hebrew section for the first eight years. This group identified with
liberal Poles and saw its role as bringing Galician Jews to see themselves as
Poles involved with recreating Poland. This group was associated with the
Krakow temple. Most of the members of this group were graduates of Polish
high schools (many Galician Jews attended Polish schools in the 1880s).

3) An orthodox group published a newspaper in Hebrew starting in 1878. Some
articles were in Yiddish at the start. This group identified with
conservative Poles and saw its role as bringing religion into a more central
place in society. A leader of this group was elected to the Austrian
parliament in 1879, where he served until his death in 1883.

Rachel Manekin's work with the archived copies of these newspapers and other
sources is providing information on the conflicts among these groups and the
cooperation and conflict between them and the non-Jewish population of the
empire.

If anybody else on this list was at this lecture and has corrections or
additions to my notes, please post them to the list and/or let me know. Of
course, I look forward to all of us hearing more >from Rachel Manekin.

Ben Fischler
Glenn Dale, Maryland, USA
Reply to: <BFisch1957@aol.com>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Rachel Manekin's Lecture at U of Maryland #galicia

BFisch1957@...
 

On Tuesday, February 16, 1999, the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for
Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland-College Park hosted a lecture
entitled "Galician Jewry 1868-1885: Identities and Conflict" by Rachel
Manekin, archivist specializing in Galician Jewry at the Central Archives for
the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem. As announced on this list by
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, this lecture was free and open to the public. I
was fortunate enough to be able to attend (it was easy as I work close to
College Park). Shelley asked me to provide some information on this lecture,
so here is a brief summary of the lecture. I may have misunderstood some
things, so I hope Rachel Manekin can provide a more detailed discussion here
and/or in The Galitzianer.

The lecture focused on the years immediately following the emancipation of
Galician Jews in 1868. Information of direct genealogical interest was
secondary to the lecture, but was quite interesting: the existence of Galician
Jewish newspapers >from this period that have survived in archives.

The main points made in the lecture had to do with the how Galician Jews used
the freedom of association gained with emancipation: in this period Galician
Jews were active in politics, which was unusual within the empire. Rachel
Manekin sees the ideologies and divisions among Galician Jews of this period
as part of the general flow of European ideologies and events of this period.

Three Jewish groups were formally organized and acted as quasi-parties within
Galicia during this period. These groups had a core of Jewish intelligentsia,
including lawyers, doctors, journalists, and wealthy merchants. Each group
supported the publication of a newspaper. Each newspaper was published in a
different language. All three were published in Lvov. [I did not get the
precise names of the newspapers, so I won't list the names]

1) A liberal Jewish newspaper was published in German for over 30 years (1868
to after 1906). This group identified with Austrian liberals and saw its role
as bringing Galician Jews to see themselves as Austrian citizens. This group
was associated with the Lvov temple. A few orthodox Jews were associated with
the group, including a rabbi >from Chortkov.

2) Another liberal Jewish newspaper was published in Polish for over 12 years,
with a Hebrew section for the first eight years. This group identified with
liberal Poles and saw its role as bringing Galician Jews to see themselves as
Poles involved with recreating Poland. This group was associated with the
Krakow temple. Most of the members of this group were graduates of Polish
high schools (many Galician Jews attended Polish schools in the 1880s).

3) An orthodox group published a newspaper in Hebrew starting in 1878. Some
articles were in Yiddish at the start. This group identified with
conservative Poles and saw its role as bringing religion into a more central
place in society. A leader of this group was elected to the Austrian
parliament in 1879, where he served until his death in 1883.

Rachel Manekin's work with the archived copies of these newspapers and other
sources is providing information on the conflicts among these groups and the
cooperation and conflict between them and the non-Jewish population of the
empire.

If anybody else on this list was at this lecture and has corrections or
additions to my notes, please post them to the list and/or let me know. Of
course, I look forward to all of us hearing more >from Rachel Manekin.

Ben Fischler
Glenn Dale, Maryland, USA
Reply to: <BFisch1957@aol.com>


Jewish Ukrainian Cheese shapes #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

My father was born in (grew up in) Grafskoy (Novozlatpol), a shetl 75km
(90 km) northwest of the Black Sea port of Mariupol in Ekaterinoslav
province, Ukraine. He tells me they made dried cottage cheese by hanging
the cheese in the shape of ball, called a gomulka (pronounced GOMulka).
Two years ago I saw a road production performance of "The Fiddler on the
Roof", starring Theodore Bickel, where the front yard of dairyman Tevye's
house had cheese hanging. The shape of Tevye's cheese was like a large
carrot or parsnip. Does anyone know the significance of these cheese
shapes? Do they indicate the type of cheese? Do they indicate the region?
Or??
Mel Comisarow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Ukrainian Cheese shapes #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

My father was born in (grew up in) Grafskoy (Novozlatpol), a shetl 75km
(90 km) northwest of the Black Sea port of Mariupol in Ekaterinoslav
province, Ukraine. He tells me they made dried cottage cheese by hanging
the cheese in the shape of ball, called a gomulka (pronounced GOMulka).
Two years ago I saw a road production performance of "The Fiddler on the
Roof", starring Theodore Bickel, where the front yard of dairyman Tevye's
house had cheese hanging. The shape of Tevye's cheese was like a large
carrot or parsnip. Does anyone know the significance of these cheese
shapes? Do they indicate the type of cheese? Do they indicate the region?
Or??
Mel Comisarow


Re: generous NYC JGenners #general

Howard M. Kaplan <howardmk@...>
 

I'd like to believe Carol Raspler's comment that "generous NYC Jewish
genners would be willing to help" find someone's data, but I never found
that the case when I was visiting NYC during WWII. However, if someone
would try to find whether a Louis (or Richard) CARNIS, who worked for
Loews Theaters in the era 1934-??, I would be eternally grateful and
offer reciprocal aid. My Uncle Louie, as we knew him, came to visit us
in St. Paul, MN, once -- in 1937-38. He was my mom's younger brother and
we've never heard from, or about him, since. Don't know if he married,
died in NY -- and if so is buried there -- or anything. And I, the sole
survivor of my family, am now trying desperately to produce a family
genealogy for my nephew and two nieces in the Twin Cities who are the
remnants of the Minnesota Kaplans in my family. Any help would be deeply
appreciated.
Howard M. Kaplan, Englewood, CO Personal replies to email
howardmk@concentric.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: generous NYC JGenners #general

Howard M. Kaplan <howardmk@...>
 

I'd like to believe Carol Raspler's comment that "generous NYC Jewish
genners would be willing to help" find someone's data, but I never found
that the case when I was visiting NYC during WWII. However, if someone
would try to find whether a Louis (or Richard) CARNIS, who worked for
Loews Theaters in the era 1934-??, I would be eternally grateful and
offer reciprocal aid. My Uncle Louie, as we knew him, came to visit us
in St. Paul, MN, once -- in 1937-38. He was my mom's younger brother and
we've never heard from, or about him, since. Don't know if he married,
died in NY -- and if so is buried there -- or anything. And I, the sole
survivor of my family, am now trying desperately to produce a family
genealogy for my nephew and two nieces in the Twin Cities who are the
remnants of the Minnesota Kaplans in my family. Any help would be deeply
appreciated.
Howard M. Kaplan, Englewood, CO Personal replies to email
howardmk@concentric.net


Yad Vashem #general

eshel <dreshel@...>
 

Today's Israel newspaper Ha'aretz reports the start this week of the project
to computerise Holocaust victims' names at Yad Vashem. They also report
that they hope to make the names available on the Internet by the end of
this year. This computerised data base will enable researchers and others
to get data on the names of victims >from every city and every village.

It is intended to also include personal data, if known - parents' names
spouse's name, date of birth, profession, marital status and children's
names and any other biographical details available.

The article reports that thousands of people - typists, computer
technicians etc. have been recruited in order to complete this immense
project by the end of March - 300 computer terminals manned round the clock
and three shifts a day.

Rosemary Eshel
Meitar Israel
dreshel@internet-zahav.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yad Vashem #general

eshel <dreshel@...>
 

Today's Israel newspaper Ha'aretz reports the start this week of the project
to computerise Holocaust victims' names at Yad Vashem. They also report
that they hope to make the names available on the Internet by the end of
this year. This computerised data base will enable researchers and others
to get data on the names of victims >from every city and every village.

It is intended to also include personal data, if known - parents' names
spouse's name, date of birth, profession, marital status and children's
names and any other biographical details available.

The article reports that thousands of people - typists, computer
technicians etc. have been recruited in order to complete this immense
project by the end of March - 300 computer terminals manned round the clock
and three shifts a day.

Rosemary Eshel
Meitar Israel
dreshel@internet-zahav.net


Searching for connection for TUNKEL / TOONKEL #latvia

tunkelr@...
 

The following SURNAMEs married TUNKELS/TOONKELS in Belarussia.
If you one of them (?!) or have connection to any of them, e-mail me
privately.

TERUCHKIN (appr. 1850-1880)

NEMERZEL' (appr. 1880-1920)
ERENBURG (appr. 1890-1930)
VOLKOV (appr. 1900-1920)
RABKIN (appr. 1900-1930)
FRID (appr. 1910-1940)

Roman Tunkel

tunkelr@juno.com
Hartford, CT, USA
Searching for TUNKEL / TOONKEL - WORLDWIDE.

___________________________________________________________________
You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail.
Get completely free e-mail >from Juno at http://www.juno.com/getjuno.html
or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]


Latvia SIG #Latvia Searching for connection for TUNKEL / TOONKEL #latvia

tunkelr@...
 

The following SURNAMEs married TUNKELS/TOONKELS in Belarussia.
If you one of them (?!) or have connection to any of them, e-mail me
privately.

TERUCHKIN (appr. 1850-1880)

NEMERZEL' (appr. 1880-1920)
ERENBURG (appr. 1890-1930)
VOLKOV (appr. 1900-1920)
RABKIN (appr. 1900-1930)
FRID (appr. 1910-1940)

Roman Tunkel

tunkelr@juno.com
Hartford, CT, USA
Searching for TUNKEL / TOONKEL - WORLDWIDE.

___________________________________________________________________
You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail.
Get completely free e-mail >from Juno at http://www.juno.com/getjuno.html
or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]


Need Help with a Marriage License from Bronx, NY in 1929 #general

Ricki L. Zunk <rickiz@...>
 

I hope that someone on this list can help me. I cannot get to a LDS to
check this myself, and I live too far away >from NYC to do this myself.

I need to know the information found on the marriage license of:

Irving RANDALL to marry Ida REIFMAN
The marriage took place in Bronx, NY
The date of marriage was July 21, 1929

The information I am most in need of is the maiden name of Irving's
mother. I know the father's name and I know the names of Ida parents.

Irving is the youngest of the children of Yousef RENDELSTEIN. We know
that Yousef (Joseph) had 4 or 5 different wives over a 35+ year period
of time. I need to know the names of all these women. Since Irv
married in NYC, I thought that this would be the easiest way to learn
his mother's name.

Hope that someone can give me some help with this one.

Thanks,
(Mrs.) Ricki Randall Zunk
Kendall (Miami), FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Help with a Marriage License from Bronx, NY in 1929 #general

Ricki L. Zunk <rickiz@...>
 

I hope that someone on this list can help me. I cannot get to a LDS to
check this myself, and I live too far away >from NYC to do this myself.

I need to know the information found on the marriage license of:

Irving RANDALL to marry Ida REIFMAN
The marriage took place in Bronx, NY
The date of marriage was July 21, 1929

The information I am most in need of is the maiden name of Irving's
mother. I know the father's name and I know the names of Ida parents.

Irving is the youngest of the children of Yousef RENDELSTEIN. We know
that Yousef (Joseph) had 4 or 5 different wives over a 35+ year period
of time. I need to know the names of all these women. Since Irv
married in NYC, I thought that this would be the easiest way to learn
his mother's name.

Hope that someone can give me some help with this one.

Thanks,
(Mrs.) Ricki Randall Zunk
Kendall (Miami), FL


A Guide to YIVO's Landsmanshaftn Archive #general

ellen graham <egraham@...>
 

A few days ago I posted a request for information about the Greater New York Sick and
Benevolent Society. I received many helpful responses including one that referred to
this guidebook. I ordered the book >from the Workmans Circle in NY and received it today.

My society is referenced and more important, I learned that the functions were taken
over by the Knights of Pythias Lodge, to which many of my relatives were/are members. I
had never made this connection but the connection gives me hope that I will gain
additional information.

If anyone is looking for information on a specific society, feel free to contact me and
I will be happy to look it up for you.

Ellen Graham


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Guide to YIVO's Landsmanshaftn Archive #general

ellen graham <egraham@...>
 

A few days ago I posted a request for information about the Greater New York Sick and
Benevolent Society. I received many helpful responses including one that referred to
this guidebook. I ordered the book >from the Workmans Circle in NY and received it today.

My society is referenced and more important, I learned that the functions were taken
over by the Knights of Pythias Lodge, to which many of my relatives were/are members. I
had never made this connection but the connection gives me hope that I will gain
additional information.

If anyone is looking for information on a specific society, feel free to contact me and
I will be happy to look it up for you.

Ellen Graham