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Searching: HARRIS #general

Bberiman597
 

My husband's great grandmother was Julia Harris >from Kovno, Lithuania.
Does any one know what the name HARRIS might have been before it became
Americanized?

Barbara Berman, Cocoa Beach, Fl., USA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: HARRIS #general

Bberiman597
 

My husband's great grandmother was Julia Harris >from Kovno, Lithuania.
Does any one know what the name HARRIS might have been before it became
Americanized?

Barbara Berman, Cocoa Beach, Fl., USA

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Searching: NUSSDORF #general

Bberiman597
 

I am researching the NUSSDORFs. It appears that all Nussdorfs are linked
to three brothers >from Nussdorf, Austria (near Vienna) who left in about
1720 due to a pogrom. They took the name "Nussdorf" so that they could
remain in touch. One went to a village near Berlin, one went to Hungary
and one went to Galicia. My husband's branch comes >from the brother,
Menachem, who settled in Galacia.

I would be interested in hearing >from other Nussdorfs.

Barbara Berman, Cocoa Beach, Fl., USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: NUSSDORF #general

Bberiman597
 

I am researching the NUSSDORFs. It appears that all Nussdorfs are linked
to three brothers >from Nussdorf, Austria (near Vienna) who left in about
1720 due to a pogrom. They took the name "Nussdorf" so that they could
remain in touch. One went to a village near Berlin, one went to Hungary
and one went to Galicia. My husband's branch comes >from the brother,
Menachem, who settled in Galacia.

I would be interested in hearing >from other Nussdorfs.

Barbara Berman, Cocoa Beach, Fl., USA


Searching: MIRKIN/ROCHMAN #general

Ben Mirkin <mirkin@...>
 

I am looking for any news of Mirkin's >from Shavel (Siaulai) in Lithuania,
and Rochman >from Vyzuonos (Vizuus) also >from Salat???
My family came to South Africa about 1930 and lost all contact with family
in Lithuania????? All the Mirkin's were Levites


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: MIRKIN/ROCHMAN #general

Ben Mirkin <mirkin@...>
 

I am looking for any news of Mirkin's >from Shavel (Siaulai) in Lithuania,
and Rochman >from Vyzuonos (Vizuus) also >from Salat???
My family came to South Africa about 1930 and lost all contact with family
in Lithuania????? All the Mirkin's were Levites


Searching: Nechemia GOLCMAN in Warsaw #general

M Schejtman <mario_m@...>
 

I have just found out that one of my grandmother's brothers, Nechemia
(Chemi) GOLCMAN was a wholesaler of books and newspapers in Warsaw. He
visited Palestine in the 1930s and returned to Poland on the eve of
WWII.
He and his family died in the Holocaust.

Can anybody help me find more information on businesses, businessmen,
and occupations in Warsaw in the pre-WWII years?

Thanks in advance

Mario Schejtman
Jerusalem
Israel

SEARCHING:
PLOTNIK - Pinsk; GOLCMAN - Kobrin, Warsaw; TENENBAUM - Kobrin, possibly
Motol; SCHEJTMAN, ARCUSIN, CAUTAR, LEVENTAL -in Argentina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Nechemia GOLCMAN in Warsaw #general

M Schejtman <mario_m@...>
 

I have just found out that one of my grandmother's brothers, Nechemia
(Chemi) GOLCMAN was a wholesaler of books and newspapers in Warsaw. He
visited Palestine in the 1930s and returned to Poland on the eve of
WWII.
He and his family died in the Holocaust.

Can anybody help me find more information on businesses, businessmen,
and occupations in Warsaw in the pre-WWII years?

Thanks in advance

Mario Schejtman
Jerusalem
Israel

SEARCHING:
PLOTNIK - Pinsk; GOLCMAN - Kobrin, Warsaw; TENENBAUM - Kobrin, possibly
Motol; SCHEJTMAN, ARCUSIN, CAUTAR, LEVENTAL -in Argentina


Searching: MAKINS - from Poland or Spain. #general

ANDREW P. MAKINS <makins.family@...>
 

My surname (Makins) is anglicized. My ancestors were jews >from either
Poland or maybe Spain who settled in Norfolk, England in the 1800's. Anyone
with any details of the original surname of Makins, or history of
migration, please contact:

Andrew Makins
makins.family@virgin.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: MAKINS - from Poland or Spain. #general

ANDREW P. MAKINS <makins.family@...>
 

My surname (Makins) is anglicized. My ancestors were jews >from either
Poland or maybe Spain who settled in Norfolk, England in the 1800's. Anyone
with any details of the original surname of Makins, or history of
migration, please contact:

Andrew Makins
makins.family@virgin.net


surnames #general

Shelley Share <Cshell@...>
 

My grandfather came >from Vilkija. According to my research,his surname
there was Sher. Somehow it became Share by the time he arrived in the
US. Were names "changed" there in Vilkija or on the ship coming over or
at Ellis Isle.?

Would the emmigration process be out of a place in Vilkija and would
that person use a spelling by using the sound of the last name?

Steve Share
Highland Park,IL


Re: Search for Marietta Odesser #general

Mark and Debbie Burr <ember@...>
 

I want to thank the kind person who passed on my request for information
on Marietta Odesser. She has contacted our family. Your kindness is much
appreciated by the whole family. Deborah Kopstein Burr, Ontario Canada
ember@xcelco.on.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen surnames #general

Shelley Share <Cshell@...>
 

My grandfather came >from Vilkija. According to my research,his surname
there was Sher. Somehow it became Share by the time he arrived in the
US. Were names "changed" there in Vilkija or on the ship coming over or
at Ellis Isle.?

Would the emmigration process be out of a place in Vilkija and would
that person use a spelling by using the sound of the last name?

Steve Share
Highland Park,IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Search for Marietta Odesser #general

Mark and Debbie Burr <ember@...>
 

I want to thank the kind person who passed on my request for information
on Marietta Odesser. She has contacted our family. Your kindness is much
appreciated by the whole family. Deborah Kopstein Burr, Ontario Canada
ember@xcelco.on.ca


19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy in NYC #general

Lew Norman <lewnorman@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., will host the 19th Annual Conference
on Jewish Genealogy in New York City, August 8 - 13, 1999. A highlight of
the Conference will be the Resource Room located at the Conference hotel.
In addition to providing the Conference attendees with an "on-site" basic
research library, the Resource Room will showcase the numerous research
projects compiled by Jewish genealogists throughout the world. The
Resource Room Committee is currently soliciting contributions of
genealogical materials which would be useful and informative to the
Conference attendees, especially materials which are unique or unusual. In
particular, the Committee is requesting printed copies of indexes,
databases, unpublished manuscripts and private collections, in addition to
commercially published books and maps. Many Jewish genealogists have
compiled information >from and about local cemeteries, synagogues, Jewish
newspapers, public records and other sources, to use as research aids.
Although some of these resources have made their way into various
publications or databases on the Internet, many have not been published,
making the Resource Room at the 1999 Conference the perfect place for their
public debut.

All materials loaned to the Resource Room must be in appropriate printed
form and will be returned immediately after the Conference has ended. If
you are interested in contributing materials to the Resource Room, please
send a list identifying and describing those materials to the Resource Room
Committee c/o Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., 600 West End Avenue,
Suite 10F, New York, NY, 10024, or by email at "lewnorman@aol.com." The
Resource Room Committee will contact all potential contributors regarding
the necessary arrangements to obtain the materials prior to the Conference
and to return them afterwards. Please be assured that appropriate security
measures will be taken to protect all loaned materials and the Conference
will accept responsibility for their safekeeping. Any further inquiries
should be addressed to the Resource Room Committee at the above postal or
email address.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy in NYC #general

Lew Norman <lewnorman@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., will host the 19th Annual Conference
on Jewish Genealogy in New York City, August 8 - 13, 1999. A highlight of
the Conference will be the Resource Room located at the Conference hotel.
In addition to providing the Conference attendees with an "on-site" basic
research library, the Resource Room will showcase the numerous research
projects compiled by Jewish genealogists throughout the world. The
Resource Room Committee is currently soliciting contributions of
genealogical materials which would be useful and informative to the
Conference attendees, especially materials which are unique or unusual. In
particular, the Committee is requesting printed copies of indexes,
databases, unpublished manuscripts and private collections, in addition to
commercially published books and maps. Many Jewish genealogists have
compiled information >from and about local cemeteries, synagogues, Jewish
newspapers, public records and other sources, to use as research aids.
Although some of these resources have made their way into various
publications or databases on the Internet, many have not been published,
making the Resource Room at the 1999 Conference the perfect place for their
public debut.

All materials loaned to the Resource Room must be in appropriate printed
form and will be returned immediately after the Conference has ended. If
you are interested in contributing materials to the Resource Room, please
send a list identifying and describing those materials to the Resource Room
Committee c/o Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., 600 West End Avenue,
Suite 10F, New York, NY, 10024, or by email at "lewnorman@aol.com." The
Resource Room Committee will contact all potential contributors regarding
the necessary arrangements to obtain the materials prior to the Conference
and to return them afterwards. Please be assured that appropriate security
measures will be taken to protect all loaned materials and the Conference
will accept responsibility for their safekeeping. Any further inquiries
should be addressed to the Resource Room Committee at the above postal or
email address.


Archives Research-Outrageous Invoice #general

Alice Greenberg <a-agreenberg@...>
 

Hi Jewish Genners: I recently requested research for four for birth and
death records >from [location deleted -- mod.]. The initial response >from
the Archives was that yes, they had records for the range of years I had
requested, and that a $30 deposit was required for them to begin research.
The $30 was sent and received. 10 weeks later I receive an invoice for
$765!! Perhaps I should have told them up front not to exceed a certain
number of hours or dollars; I didn't . (Given other research that I have
requested, the average number of hours was only 1 or 2).

I would never have authorized such an extensive search. Perhaps had they
told me up front that the records I wanted searched were not indexed,
(which is what they told me in the invoice) or ..... I would have had an
inkling and could have avoided this.

Has anyone had a similar experience? Any suggestions as to how to handle?
I understand they are entitled to receive remuneration for their work, and
am willing to pay some amount but not what they are asking for. I still
have additional research requests in progress and don't want to jeopardize
those either....

Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

Alice Greenberg
mailto:a-agreenberg@worldnet.att.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Constructive suggestions as to how to handle conflicts in
dealings with archives and how to avoid them in the first place are
welcome. Flames of particular archives are not. Because the problem
presented here, and responses to it, may be of general interest, we have
posted it...after deleting the location of the archive.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Archives Research-Outrageous Invoice #general

Alice Greenberg <a-agreenberg@...>
 

Hi Jewish Genners: I recently requested research for four for birth and
death records >from [location deleted -- mod.]. The initial response >from
the Archives was that yes, they had records for the range of years I had
requested, and that a $30 deposit was required for them to begin research.
The $30 was sent and received. 10 weeks later I receive an invoice for
$765!! Perhaps I should have told them up front not to exceed a certain
number of hours or dollars; I didn't . (Given other research that I have
requested, the average number of hours was only 1 or 2).

I would never have authorized such an extensive search. Perhaps had they
told me up front that the records I wanted searched were not indexed,
(which is what they told me in the invoice) or ..... I would have had an
inkling and could have avoided this.

Has anyone had a similar experience? Any suggestions as to how to handle?
I understand they are entitled to receive remuneration for their work, and
am willing to pay some amount but not what they are asking for. I still
have additional research requests in progress and don't want to jeopardize
those either....

Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

Alice Greenberg
mailto:a-agreenberg@worldnet.att.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Constructive suggestions as to how to handle conflicts in
dealings with archives and how to avoid them in the first place are
welcome. Flames of particular archives are not. Because the problem
presented here, and responses to it, may be of general interest, we have
posted it...after deleting the location of the archive.


Re: Jewish Orphanage in Buffalo, NY #general

usenet@...
 

On 29 Jan 1999, Martha Lev-Zion wrote:

[snip]

The only other orphanage in Buffalo at the time was
a non Jewish orphanage which practiced conversion.
I'm afraid that this is false. I have in my hand a Buffalo city directory
from 1888, which lists these orphanages & asylums:
Buffalo Orphan Asylum, 403 Virginia
St. Joseph's Male Orphan Asylum, Limestone Hill
The Catholic Protectory, West Seneca
Evangelical St. Lutheran St. John's Orphan Home, 280 Hickory St.
German Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, Best St.
St. Vincent Female Orphan Asylum, 1313 Main
Polish Catholic Orphan Asylum, Wilson St.
Ingleside Home, 1652 Michigan
St. Mary's Asylum for Widows, Foundlings, and Infants, 126 Edward
Church Charity Foundation, Rhode Island St.
Catholic Home, 64 Franklin St.

(Most of these places are, as Ms. Lev-Zion suggested, obviously religious
in nature.)

A brief, historical note that I hope is not off-topic:

A century ago, in contrast with its current struggles, Buffalo was one of
the nation's largest, wealthiest, and most progressive cities, the Seattle
of its day. It was the first to organize a Charity Organization Society,
the forerunner (as I understand it) of today's United Way, and the first
place to have a day care program for working women. Many scholars
therefore consider Buffalo to be the birthplace of the social work
profession.

Cynthia Van Ness, MLS
af482@freenet.buffalo.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: Please keep any further discussion of this subject
genealogically relevant.


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

usenet@...
 

On 29 Jan 1999, Martha Lev-Zion wrote:

[snip]

The only other orphanage in Buffalo at the time was
a non Jewish orphanage which practiced conversion.
I'm afraid that this is false. I have in my hand a Buffalo city directory
from 1888, which lists these orphanages & asylums:
Buffalo Orphan Asylum, 403 Virginia
St. Joseph's Male Orphan Asylum, Limestone Hill
The Catholic Protectory, West Seneca
Evangelical St. Lutheran St. John's Orphan Home, 280 Hickory St.
German Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, Best St.
St. Vincent Female Orphan Asylum, 1313 Main
Polish Catholic Orphan Asylum, Wilson St.
Ingleside Home, 1652 Michigan
St. Mary's Asylum for Widows, Foundlings, and Infants, 126 Edward
Church Charity Foundation, Rhode Island St.
Catholic Home, 64 Franklin St.

(Most of these places are, as Ms. Lev-Zion suggested, obviously religious
in nature.)

A brief, historical note that I hope is not off-topic:

A century ago, in contrast with its current struggles, Buffalo was one of
the nation's largest, wealthiest, and most progressive cities, the Seattle
of its day. It was the first to organize a Charity Organization Society,
the forerunner (as I understand it) of today's United Way, and the first
place to have a day care program for working women. Many scholars
therefore consider Buffalo to be the birthplace of the social work
profession.

Cynthia Van Ness, MLS
af482@freenet.buffalo.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: Please keep any further discussion of this subject
genealogically relevant.