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Re: Obituary from Chicago Tribune or American Jewish Press Assoc. #general

Batya Olsen <batya@...>
 

Barbara's query led me to look at the Chicago Tribune's website -
while they do sell copies of their news articles (for about $2 apiece)
this doesn't include what they call "paid obituaries." It occurred to me
that there must be Jewish newspapers in Chicago - but how to find them - a
search with the mining company found

The American Jewish Press Association http://www.ajpa.org/
which has a Member Directory: http://ajpa.org/2/direct.html

The directory lists, by state, the newspapers with a description of
them and their contact information. Some have websites, some don't, but
it lists phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses.

This should be a good resource.

Is there a way to find an obituary for Charles FERBER who died in
April
1960 in Chicago, IL? He was living with relatives in Oaklawn, IL
but was
buried in NY.
Barbara (FERBER) MCCARTHY
Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA

Researching: EISENSHMID/AIZENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT (Bialystok, PL),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY), KELMAN, KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY),
MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD (Sterling, Ill., US), RUNKIN,
MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Obituary from Chicago Tribune or American Jewish Press Assoc. #general

Batya Olsen <batya@...>
 

Barbara's query led me to look at the Chicago Tribune's website -
while they do sell copies of their news articles (for about $2 apiece)
this doesn't include what they call "paid obituaries." It occurred to me
that there must be Jewish newspapers in Chicago - but how to find them - a
search with the mining company found

The American Jewish Press Association http://www.ajpa.org/
which has a Member Directory: http://ajpa.org/2/direct.html

The directory lists, by state, the newspapers with a description of
them and their contact information. Some have websites, some don't, but
it lists phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses.

This should be a good resource.

Is there a way to find an obituary for Charles FERBER who died in
April
1960 in Chicago, IL? He was living with relatives in Oaklawn, IL
but was
buried in NY.
Barbara (FERBER) MCCARTHY
Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA

Researching: EISENSHMID/AIZENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT (Bialystok, PL),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY), KELMAN, KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY),
MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD (Sterling, Ill., US), RUNKIN,
MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


Re: Surnames in Hungary, etc. #general

Szczrz Z <szczrz@...>
 

A recent exchange of messages regarded the origins of the Hungarian
Jewish surnames Schwarz, Weiss, Gross, Klein.

Mr Gyorgy Ujlaki of Budapest, Hungary <ujlaki.gyorgy@drotposta.hu>
replied that the Magyar Zsido journal had reprinted an old list of
surnames
adopted in one county (megye-Kreis) of Hungary.
Of 268 names, there were only 4 KLEINs and no family named
SCHWARZ, WEISS or GROSS. Moreover...

There are strange names:

Ku ?
Hay Hay
Ritz and Ritzkopf
German Kuh = English cow
German Ritz = English crack, chink, scratch or fissure
German Ritzkopf = English hole-in-the-head

I don't know if the beaurocrat assigned a malicious surname, or
if the individual who accepted, or even chose, the surname
regarded the whole process with some irony.

I can think of two Yiddish expressions that parallel
both the Kuh and Ritzkopf surnames, but for reasons of decorum
must leave it to Jewishgen subscribers to remember for themselves.

Benzion Kaganoff (A Dictionary of Jewish Names and their History,
Schocken Books, New York, 1977) offered the theory that disagreeable
surnames were assigned to poor people who could not afford
to pay certain fees to officials. Many have disputed this theory.

However, his book lists surnames like:

Schmalz = grease
Affenkraut = monkey weed
Borgenicht = do not borrow
Ochsenschwantz = ox tail
Temperaturwechsel = temperature change
Singmirwas = sing me something
Galgenstrick = gallow's rope
Verderber = despoiler
Eselkopf = donkey's head
Taschengreiger = pocket grasper, etc.

David Zakai


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Surnames in Hungary, etc. #general

Szczrz Z <szczrz@...>
 

A recent exchange of messages regarded the origins of the Hungarian
Jewish surnames Schwarz, Weiss, Gross, Klein.

Mr Gyorgy Ujlaki of Budapest, Hungary <ujlaki.gyorgy@drotposta.hu>
replied that the Magyar Zsido journal had reprinted an old list of
surnames
adopted in one county (megye-Kreis) of Hungary.
Of 268 names, there were only 4 KLEINs and no family named
SCHWARZ, WEISS or GROSS. Moreover...

There are strange names:

Ku ?
Hay Hay
Ritz and Ritzkopf
German Kuh = English cow
German Ritz = English crack, chink, scratch or fissure
German Ritzkopf = English hole-in-the-head

I don't know if the beaurocrat assigned a malicious surname, or
if the individual who accepted, or even chose, the surname
regarded the whole process with some irony.

I can think of two Yiddish expressions that parallel
both the Kuh and Ritzkopf surnames, but for reasons of decorum
must leave it to Jewishgen subscribers to remember for themselves.

Benzion Kaganoff (A Dictionary of Jewish Names and their History,
Schocken Books, New York, 1977) offered the theory that disagreeable
surnames were assigned to poor people who could not afford
to pay certain fees to officials. Many have disputed this theory.

However, his book lists surnames like:

Schmalz = grease
Affenkraut = monkey weed
Borgenicht = do not borrow
Ochsenschwantz = ox tail
Temperaturwechsel = temperature change
Singmirwas = sing me something
Galgenstrick = gallow's rope
Verderber = despoiler
Eselkopf = donkey's head
Taschengreiger = pocket grasper, etc.

David Zakai


Re: Bank and Insurance information #general

Susan&David
 

Unclaimed funds, by law, must be turned over to the state if the owner
cannot be located. About half the states have searchable lists of their
unclaimed property at the website of the National Association of
Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) at http://www.unclaimed.org ,
or do a search on NAUPA. Of course, only the names, last known address,
and account identification number are known by the state. The ident.
may include Social Security No. The States that are not on-line with
searchable lists are also on the NAUPA website with contact info.

My wife had some 30 year old funds with NY State. We located it at via
that website. It took many months to satisfy the authorities that she
was indeed the account owner, since she had long long ago moved from
the old New York address.

IsraelP wrote:

In the course of our project to identify every Pickhol(t)z
that ever was, one of our team came up with a list of
thirteen unclaimed New York accounts (some bank, some
insurance). ...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Bank and Insurance information #general

Susan&David
 

Unclaimed funds, by law, must be turned over to the state if the owner
cannot be located. About half the states have searchable lists of their
unclaimed property at the website of the National Association of
Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) at http://www.unclaimed.org ,
or do a search on NAUPA. Of course, only the names, last known address,
and account identification number are known by the state. The ident.
may include Social Security No. The States that are not on-line with
searchable lists are also on the NAUPA website with contact info.

My wife had some 30 year old funds with NY State. We located it at via
that website. It took many months to satisfy the authorities that she
was indeed the account owner, since she had long long ago moved from
the old New York address.

IsraelP wrote:

In the course of our project to identify every Pickhol(t)z
that ever was, one of our team came up with a list of
thirteen unclaimed New York accounts (some bank, some
insurance). ...


Re: Bank and Insurance information #general

Grslt@...
 

Refer to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators site
<http://www.unclaimed.com> for a directory of state offices (addresses,
telephone numbers, web-site links).
Regards,
Lisa THALER (Chicago)

In the course of our project to identify every Pickhol(t)z
that ever was, one of our team came up with a list of
thirteen unclaimed New York accounts (some bank, some
insurance). ...
Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Bank and Insurance information #general

Grslt@...
 

Refer to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators site
<http://www.unclaimed.com> for a directory of state offices (addresses,
telephone numbers, web-site links).
Regards,
Lisa THALER (Chicago)

In the course of our project to identify every Pickhol(t)z
that ever was, one of our team came up with a list of
thirteen unclaimed New York accounts (some bank, some
insurance). ...
Israel Pickholtz


Searching: Rabbi M.A. JAFFE; Vancouver BC; 1920's & '30's #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

When Noah Jaffe passed away in Seattle WA in 1937, his obituary
refers to a surviving brother in Vancouver B.C., Rabbi M.A. Jaffe.
Anyone heard of him? Noah was supposedly >from Skopishok, Lithuania,
so I'm assuming his brother was >from there as well.

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA
tbaker@simonlaw.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Rabbi M.A. JAFFE; Vancouver BC; 1920's & '30's #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

When Noah Jaffe passed away in Seattle WA in 1937, his obituary
refers to a surviving brother in Vancouver B.C., Rabbi M.A. Jaffe.
Anyone heard of him? Noah was supposedly >from Skopishok, Lithuania,
so I'm assuming his brother was >from there as well.

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA
tbaker@simonlaw.com


Troanna (?) Poland? #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I'm looking through some paperwork I just got >from Yad Vashem, and I'm
trying to figure out the name of a town in Poland that shows up in a
couple of places. Most of my relatives were >from Grajewo, a few were
from Bialystok, and a couple of them seem to be listed as being >from a
place called "Troanna." It's hard to read, and might be something like
"Trcanna" or "Trzanna." In one place, it's written near "Bialystok" (the
reference actually appears to say "woj: Bialystok," if that means
anything to anybody), perhaps indicating that Troanna is near Bialystok.

Anyway, if anyone has any idea where "Troanna" might be (or what its
name might more accurately be), I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks!!

Hank Mishkoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Troanna (?) Poland? #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I'm looking through some paperwork I just got >from Yad Vashem, and I'm
trying to figure out the name of a town in Poland that shows up in a
couple of places. Most of my relatives were >from Grajewo, a few were
from Bialystok, and a couple of them seem to be listed as being >from a
place called "Troanna." It's hard to read, and might be something like
"Trcanna" or "Trzanna." In one place, it's written near "Bialystok" (the
reference actually appears to say "woj: Bialystok," if that means
anything to anybody), perhaps indicating that Troanna is near Bialystok.

Anyway, if anyone has any idea where "Troanna" might be (or what its
name might more accurately be), I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks!!

Hank Mishkoff


Cieplice:Galicia #general

Pyotr@...
 

I am seeking information on Cieplice, formerly found in Galicia,
50 15 Lattitude 22 38 longitude, located 5.8 miles north of Sieniawa, in
the Jaroslaw district. I would appreciate any information on Cieplice, or
nearby Sieniawa.

I would especially be interested in the Jewish population there >from the
1880's to the early
1900's, where synagogues were located, and the Jewish community that
existed
there in that era. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.

Peter Nagurney
Syracuse, NY

Searching:NAGURNEY, SYNYSON, UKRAINETZ, VERHANOVSKY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cieplice:Galicia #general

Pyotr@...
 

I am seeking information on Cieplice, formerly found in Galicia,
50 15 Lattitude 22 38 longitude, located 5.8 miles north of Sieniawa, in
the Jaroslaw district. I would appreciate any information on Cieplice, or
nearby Sieniawa.

I would especially be interested in the Jewish population there >from the
1880's to the early
1900's, where synagogues were located, and the Jewish community that
existed
there in that era. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.

Peter Nagurney
Syracuse, NY

Searching:NAGURNEY, SYNYSON, UKRAINETZ, VERHANOVSKY


Sefer Nesvizh #general

E. Terman <termite@...>
 

Dear Group....
Mike Meshenberg, the members of the Nesvizh Study Group, and I would
like to invite you to visit the newest addition to the JewishGen Yizkor
Book site....
"Sefer Nesvizh, The Nesvizh Yizkor Book".
Please use this link to go directly there.....

<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nesvizh/index.html>

We believe that this new (and growing) site has a different approach to
the subject...you won't be disappointed. We promise!
Elliott Terman
Nesvizh Webmaster


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sefer Nesvizh #general

E. Terman <termite@...>
 

Dear Group....
Mike Meshenberg, the members of the Nesvizh Study Group, and I would
like to invite you to visit the newest addition to the JewishGen Yizkor
Book site....
"Sefer Nesvizh, The Nesvizh Yizkor Book".
Please use this link to go directly there.....

<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nesvizh/index.html>

We believe that this new (and growing) site has a different approach to
the subject...you won't be disappointed. We promise!
Elliott Terman
Nesvizh Webmaster


River and/or surname YORKSHIRE in Lithuania #general

Josephine Rosenblum <jorose@...>
 

Martin Miller wrote about a river named Yorkshire in Lithuania. It is
certainly possible, because I have YORKSHIRE as the original surname of a
woman who married into my husband's family.

It seems there was a YORKSHIRE family in Lithuania. Neither the woman nor
her sister, who told me the same story, >from separate locations on different
days, knows how it was spelled, but it was pronounced [york shir], just as
you might imagine.

The two girls were small children at the time, but they recall what happened
next. Their father decided the family should emigrate to America, and he
wanted them to have a typical American surname, so he changed it from
YORKSHIRE to ROSENBERG. And a good American name it is!!

Josephine Rosenblum - Cincinnati


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen River and/or surname YORKSHIRE in Lithuania #general

Josephine Rosenblum <jorose@...>
 

Martin Miller wrote about a river named Yorkshire in Lithuania. It is
certainly possible, because I have YORKSHIRE as the original surname of a
woman who married into my husband's family.

It seems there was a YORKSHIRE family in Lithuania. Neither the woman nor
her sister, who told me the same story, >from separate locations on different
days, knows how it was spelled, but it was pronounced [york shir], just as
you might imagine.

The two girls were small children at the time, but they recall what happened
next. Their father decided the family should emigrate to America, and he
wanted them to have a typical American surname, so he changed it from
YORKSHIRE to ROSENBERG. And a good American name it is!!

Josephine Rosenblum - Cincinnati


Re: Kew (UK) - free offer #general

David Kravitz <dkravitz@...>
 

For those who took up my free offer of research at Kew, results will be
sent shortly. For some the news is good, for others a blank.

Whilst I will respond directly to those whose families I researched, I
would like to draw to the attention of all genners who want data >from from
Kew Public Record Office a problem of access. In the UK there is no freedom
of information act and as a general rule, there is a 100 year bar on
naturalisation papers. In certain circumstances this is reduced to 70 years
by the UK government Home Office. There appears to be no logic. Last
Friday, I located a (possible) ancestor Solomon Cravitz, who lived in
Ilford, east London. He naturalised in 1911 and may well have been my ggf's
brother. Whilst access to details about spies such as Mata Hari and Rudolf
Hess have just been released, poor old "uncle" Sol remains a state secret
until 2012. Perhaps he was convicted of switching on a light late Friday
night? Of the various possible relatives I located, I was allowed access to
one set of documents only and having spent some five hours selecting and
visiting the collection counter, the staff eventually became highly
embarrassed, but sympathetic. It could be that only those naturalised in
the nineteenth century are guaranteed free access. In other cases, you must
first prove direct lineage.

On a second matter, the PRO is slowly computerising but thought that
naturalisation papers were the lowest priority (We're only foreigners?). I
intend to discuss this with them and will keep you posted.

David Kravitz
Bournemouth, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kew (UK) - free offer #general

David Kravitz <dkravitz@...>
 

For those who took up my free offer of research at Kew, results will be
sent shortly. For some the news is good, for others a blank.

Whilst I will respond directly to those whose families I researched, I
would like to draw to the attention of all genners who want data >from from
Kew Public Record Office a problem of access. In the UK there is no freedom
of information act and as a general rule, there is a 100 year bar on
naturalisation papers. In certain circumstances this is reduced to 70 years
by the UK government Home Office. There appears to be no logic. Last
Friday, I located a (possible) ancestor Solomon Cravitz, who lived in
Ilford, east London. He naturalised in 1911 and may well have been my ggf's
brother. Whilst access to details about spies such as Mata Hari and Rudolf
Hess have just been released, poor old "uncle" Sol remains a state secret
until 2012. Perhaps he was convicted of switching on a light late Friday
night? Of the various possible relatives I located, I was allowed access to
one set of documents only and having spent some five hours selecting and
visiting the collection counter, the staff eventually became highly
embarrassed, but sympathetic. It could be that only those naturalised in
the nineteenth century are guaranteed free access. In other cases, you must
first prove direct lineage.

On a second matter, the PRO is slowly computerising but thought that
naturalisation papers were the lowest priority (We're only foreigners?). I
intend to discuss this with them and will keep you posted.

David Kravitz
Bournemouth, UK