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Jacob GOODMAN #general

Glezmah@...
 

I have in my possession 6 copies of Social Security Applications that
turns out not to be my family. If you are looking for a Jacob GOODMAN,
please contact me privately!

Arlene B. Edwards
Glezmah@aol.com
Mission Viejo, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jacob GOODMAN #general

Glezmah@...
 

I have in my possession 6 copies of Social Security Applications that
turns out not to be my family. If you are looking for a Jacob GOODMAN,
please contact me privately!

Arlene B. Edwards
Glezmah@aol.com
Mission Viejo, CA


NYC Phone book #general

dlfrankel@...
 

As much as I would like to help all of you in looking up ancestors in the
NYC 1918 phone book, it is becoming impossible. I have been bombarded with
about 300 requests. Perhaps another time if you have only one name.

Regretfully,
Diane Frankel
dlfrankel@mindspring.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Phone book #general

dlfrankel@...
 

As much as I would like to help all of you in looking up ancestors in the
NYC 1918 phone book, it is becoming impossible. I have been bombarded with
about 300 requests. Perhaps another time if you have only one name.

Regretfully,
Diane Frankel
dlfrankel@mindspring.com


KAPLAN surname #general

Howard M. Kaplan <howardmk@...>
 

Some years ago, a gentile union officer said to me "You're one of the
Jewish priests, aren't you?" Startled by this query >from a Slavic
Catholic, I answered yes, and asked how he determined that. His reply
was "kaplan in the Czech language is the word for priest." I assume
Katz, Cohen, Kaplan, and all the similar surnames descended >from the
offspring of Moses' brother, Aaron, therefore are, indeed, cohanim and,
as a result, about as difficult to find among the families as Smiths,
Joneses and, say, Johnsons in Minneapolis! Or am I jumping at
conclusions?

Howard M. Kaplan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KAPLAN surname #general

Howard M. Kaplan <howardmk@...>
 

Some years ago, a gentile union officer said to me "You're one of the
Jewish priests, aren't you?" Startled by this query >from a Slavic
Catholic, I answered yes, and asked how he determined that. His reply
was "kaplan in the Czech language is the word for priest." I assume
Katz, Cohen, Kaplan, and all the similar surnames descended >from the
offspring of Moses' brother, Aaron, therefore are, indeed, cohanim and,
as a result, about as difficult to find among the families as Smiths,
Joneses and, say, Johnsons in Minneapolis! Or am I jumping at
conclusions?

Howard M. Kaplan


which stones to leave unturned #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

sorry missed your earlier explanation ..is Pickholtz of German or Eastern
European origin? If former I'd say get the records, if latter agree with
you years make it unlikely to be a relative (unless such a collateral,
separation hundreds of years back, can't get there anyway)
also missed, were these people identified on the census as "Hebrew"?
(think that was the term, at least for 1900) if yes, that might say get
them regardless ... (after all, just because most of migration at a
particular time, that doesn't mean no one came earlier ...especially lone
males for Jews -- per Hasia Diner, lone females for Irish but that's
another story!)
Jonina Duker

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen which stones to leave unturned #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

sorry missed your earlier explanation ..is Pickholtz of German or Eastern
European origin? If former I'd say get the records, if latter agree with
you years make it unlikely to be a relative (unless such a collateral,
separation hundreds of years back, can't get there anyway)
also missed, were these people identified on the census as "Hebrew"?
(think that was the term, at least for 1900) if yes, that might say get
them regardless ... (after all, just because most of migration at a
particular time, that doesn't mean no one came earlier ...especially lone
males for Jews -- per Hasia Diner, lone females for Irish but that's
another story!)
Jonina Duker

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UK: London, Leicester look-ups please #general

MBernet@...
 

I am seeking my father's second cousin, Josef (Seppel) BERNERT (note the
variant spelling, with the penultimate R), who was born in Nurnberg Germany in
1884. Probably a toy manufacturer or wholesaler/exporter (dolls?), he came to
Leicester in 1934 with his wife and daughter (born 1922), both named
Elisabeth. It is possible that his father, or a brother, was already in
Leicester at that time, or that he had established a branch business there.

Josef Bernert was a pioneer in the plastics industry, largely in bakelite. He
ended up as a major partner in HALEX, a company that manufactured ping-pong
balls and other plastics products. In the late 1940s Josef Bernert was living
in London. His daughter Elisabeth served in the ATS in WWII, I believe as an
officer. I do not think they were at all active in the Jewish community.

Thank you for any help you can give me

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen UK: London, Leicester look-ups please #general

MBernet@...
 

I am seeking my father's second cousin, Josef (Seppel) BERNERT (note the
variant spelling, with the penultimate R), who was born in Nurnberg Germany in
1884. Probably a toy manufacturer or wholesaler/exporter (dolls?), he came to
Leicester in 1934 with his wife and daughter (born 1922), both named
Elisabeth. It is possible that his father, or a brother, was already in
Leicester at that time, or that he had established a branch business there.

Josef Bernert was a pioneer in the plastics industry, largely in bakelite. He
ended up as a major partner in HALEX, a company that manufactured ping-pong
balls and other plastics products. In the late 1940s Josef Bernert was living
in London. His daughter Elisabeth served in the ATS in WWII, I believe as an
officer. I do not think they were at all active in the Jewish community.

Thank you for any help you can give me

Michael Bernet, New York


Calendar Converter #general

Archie Taina <archt@...>
 

I am forever converting Georgian dates to jewish dates and visa verse.Since
way back I have relied on a DOS based program which is very good, but since
I saw the JOS in Jewishgen, I would love to have a Windows based calendar
converter. The problem is that I am looking for a program that I can
download and use off line (unlike JOS).
Any recomendations >from out there?
please contact me privately
Thanks
Arch

Archie Taina
archt@netvision.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Calendar Converter #general

Archie Taina <archt@...>
 

I am forever converting Georgian dates to jewish dates and visa verse.Since
way back I have relied on a DOS based program which is very good, but since
I saw the JOS in Jewishgen, I would love to have a Windows based calendar
converter. The problem is that I am looking for a program that I can
download and use off line (unlike JOS).
Any recomendations >from out there?
please contact me privately
Thanks
Arch

Archie Taina
archt@netvision.net.il


Hagerstown schul #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

Reform is Congregation B'nai Abraham, 53 East Baltimore St. Hagerstown MD
21740 (301) 733-5039. Thought there was an Orthodox too but maybe no
longer ... Conservative and Reform movements have a presence on the web,
maybe the Orthodox does too if that's the one for which you're looking
...
Jonina Duker


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hagerstown schul #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

Reform is Congregation B'nai Abraham, 53 East Baltimore St. Hagerstown MD
21740 (301) 733-5039. Thought there was an Orthodox too but maybe no
longer ... Conservative and Reform movements have a presence on the web,
maybe the Orthodox does too if that's the one for which you're looking
...
Jonina Duker


Schooling for Girls in Europe #general

Ken Stone <ken@...>
 

Larry Oppenhiemer had inquired about the "Gimnasium of Warshow" I have a few
questions inspired by that inquiry. Specifically, what was the nature of
education for girls in the Western European centers of Jewish life?

I have what appears to be a class picture of my great aunt about age 12,
1912, in Vienna. It is all girls with a female teacher. Perhaps 24-30 girls
all nicely attired. Not a photo of some dark shtetl chedar.

Is this a picture >from a private Jewish girls school? Were Jewish girls
enrolled in public schools, but boys and girls separate? Was education of
Jewish girls common at all? Are all these girls Jewish? Perhaps this is a
girls club and not a class picture. Perhaps records for this school still
exist in Vienna.

Any background is appreciated. If any Jewish genners have female family that
would have been 10-12 years old living in Vienna around 1910-12 let me know,
they might be in the picture!

Sincerely,

Ken Stone
ken@instrumental.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Schooling for Girls in Europe #general

Ken Stone <ken@...>
 

Larry Oppenhiemer had inquired about the "Gimnasium of Warshow" I have a few
questions inspired by that inquiry. Specifically, what was the nature of
education for girls in the Western European centers of Jewish life?

I have what appears to be a class picture of my great aunt about age 12,
1912, in Vienna. It is all girls with a female teacher. Perhaps 24-30 girls
all nicely attired. Not a photo of some dark shtetl chedar.

Is this a picture >from a private Jewish girls school? Were Jewish girls
enrolled in public schools, but boys and girls separate? Was education of
Jewish girls common at all? Are all these girls Jewish? Perhaps this is a
girls club and not a class picture. Perhaps records for this school still
exist in Vienna.

Any background is appreciated. If any Jewish genners have female family that
would have been 10-12 years old living in Vienna around 1910-12 let me know,
they might be in the picture!

Sincerely,

Ken Stone
ken@instrumental.com


yizkor book fundraising projects #yizkorbooks

JoyceField <jfield@...>
 

The Yizkor Book Project is pleased to announce that two new fundraising
projects have been added to our Jewish Generosity page at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/yizkortrans.html>.

Tax-deductible donations can now be made for the translation of the yizkor
books >from Goniadz, Poland and Grodno, Belarus. Susanne Scheraga is
coordinating the translation of SEFER YIZKOR GONIADZ and Miriam Margolyes
is coordinating the translation of the GRODNO yizkor book.

Donations may also be made to the Dokshitsy, Belarus yizkor book
translation project, coordinated by Joel Alpert, and to the Gargzdai,
Lithuania yizkor book project, coordinated by Kevin Ossey.

For more information on the Yizkor Book Project and how you can raise
tax-deductible funds for the translation of a yizkor book, click on to
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/donation.html>.

Our list of translations can be accessed at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html>. Please check this
site frequently as the list expands weekly.

Joyce Field
Translations Manager
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks yizkor book fundraising projects #yizkorbooks

JoyceField <jfield@...>
 

The Yizkor Book Project is pleased to announce that two new fundraising
projects have been added to our Jewish Generosity page at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/yizkortrans.html>.

Tax-deductible donations can now be made for the translation of the yizkor
books >from Goniadz, Poland and Grodno, Belarus. Susanne Scheraga is
coordinating the translation of SEFER YIZKOR GONIADZ and Miriam Margolyes
is coordinating the translation of the GRODNO yizkor book.

Donations may also be made to the Dokshitsy, Belarus yizkor book
translation project, coordinated by Joel Alpert, and to the Gargzdai,
Lithuania yizkor book project, coordinated by Kevin Ossey.

For more information on the Yizkor Book Project and how you can raise
tax-deductible funds for the translation of a yizkor book, click on to
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/donation.html>.

Our list of translations can be accessed at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html>. Please check this
site frequently as the list expands weekly.

Joyce Field
Translations Manager
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project


Library call # for dictionaries #general

Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>
 

JPLowens@aol.com wrote:

Have you checked "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Kingdom of
Poland" or "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Russian Empire"?
Both are by Alexander Beider. The Call Number if these books are at
your local library is 929.42.
That call # is OK if your library is using the Dewey Decimal System. My
University library has it under CS3010.B43 which may be the Library of
Congress or some other number. If this is significant, I'm sure one of
our many librarians is in a better position than I to offer the correct
number.

Steven Chall in Minneapolis, MN [;-)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Library call # for dictionaries #general

Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>
 

JPLowens@aol.com wrote:

Have you checked "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Kingdom of
Poland" or "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Russian Empire"?
Both are by Alexander Beider. The Call Number if these books are at
your local library is 929.42.
That call # is OK if your library is using the Dewey Decimal System. My
University library has it under CS3010.B43 which may be the Library of
Congress or some other number. If this is significant, I'm sure one of
our many librarians is in a better position than I to offer the correct
number.

Steven Chall in Minneapolis, MN [;-)