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Searching: DENMARK, Corunna Downs, Australia #general

Linda Saegert <lsaegert@...>
 

If any of you live in Australia, please contact me. I need help on the
name DENMARK in Corunna Downs.
Thank you,
Linda Saegert
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: DENMARK, Corunna Downs, Australia #general

Linda Saegert <lsaegert@...>
 

If any of you live in Australia, please contact me. I need help on the
name DENMARK in Corunna Downs.
Thank you,
Linda Saegert
New York


Seeking former Jewish inhabitants of Loetzen #general

Jan Sekta <jsekta@...>
 

Hello,
I seek former Jewish inhabitants Loetzen in Eastern Prussia (Ostpreussen, Germany),
who left the city during the Nazi persecutions (1933-1945).

Best regards,
Jan Sekta


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking former Jewish inhabitants of Loetzen #general

Jan Sekta <jsekta@...>
 

Hello,
I seek former Jewish inhabitants Loetzen in Eastern Prussia (Ostpreussen, Germany),
who left the city during the Nazi persecutions (1933-1945).

Best regards,
Jan Sekta


Re: Zacuto, Zacuta, Zakuto, Zacutta #general

Simon Barak
 

Since both Friedenwald's book and Beith Hatfusot album are out of print I am quoting
two articles on Dr Abraham Zacutus Lusitanus.Jarcho S: The Style of Zacutus
Lusitanus
J Hist Med Allied Sci 1989 Jul 44(3) 291-5
Pelner L: Abraham Zacutus Lusitanus (1557-1642)
N Y State J med 1970 Feb 1 70 (3) 446-8

I would like also to correct my previous letter: I meant to write post-Moorish Spain

Simon Barak

ZACUTO, ZACUTA, ZAKUTO, ZAKUTA, ZACUTTO, ZACUTTA, SACUTTO, SOCKUT, SACUTE,
ZACUTI, ZACUTH, CACUTO and anyone who thinks they are related to Abraham
ben Samuel Zacuto 1450 - 1525, famous Rabbi, court astronomer, historian,
writer, inventor, map maker, astrologer, genealogist, benefactor of
Columbus and known as "mathematician to the King".
Steve Zacuto Weiss
Chicago, IL

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Zacuto, Zacuta, Zakuto, Zacutta #general

Simon Barak
 

Since both Friedenwald's book and Beith Hatfusot album are out of print I am quoting
two articles on Dr Abraham Zacutus Lusitanus.Jarcho S: The Style of Zacutus
Lusitanus
J Hist Med Allied Sci 1989 Jul 44(3) 291-5
Pelner L: Abraham Zacutus Lusitanus (1557-1642)
N Y State J med 1970 Feb 1 70 (3) 446-8

I would like also to correct my previous letter: I meant to write post-Moorish Spain

Simon Barak

ZACUTO, ZACUTA, ZAKUTO, ZAKUTA, ZACUTTO, ZACUTTA, SACUTTO, SOCKUT, SACUTE,
ZACUTI, ZACUTH, CACUTO and anyone who thinks they are related to Abraham
ben Samuel Zacuto 1450 - 1525, famous Rabbi, court astronomer, historian,
writer, inventor, map maker, astrologer, genealogist, benefactor of
Columbus and known as "mathematician to the King".
Steve Zacuto Weiss
Chicago, IL

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No United States Merchant Marine? Nonsense! #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Robert Silverstein asked how to access a military death certificate for his
cousin who served in the Merchant Marines during WWll and was lost at sea
in the most dangerous of routes, the Murmansk run, and Stan Goodman
blithely tells us we are "not talking about a military service, and neither
"rank" nor "service record" are appropriate terms.

Well, in that case I guess my late husband must have fibbed about going to
officer's training school in Kings Point, rented his uniform >from a costume
shop, falsified his rank as a Lieutenant jg in the United States Merchant
Marine, and allowed his mother's hair to turn grey with worry needlessly,
as her one and only son sailed the North Atlantic playing tag with
torpedoes and German U-boats.

For your information Mr. Goodman, The United States Merchant Marine is not
only a naval and military auxiliary in time of war but in WWII it suffered
the highest casualty rate of all the services, demonstrably higher than the
U.S. Marines. One in every thirty-two merchant seamen lost their lives,
serving in all combat zones, Atlantic and Pacific. Not only were they
subject to the articles of war, they were also subject to court martial
during WW II. In a much publicized court case following deliberate lies
broadcast by that prince of yellow journalism Walter Winchell claiming that
merchant seaman refused to unload ships in Guadalcanal, the merchant seaman
later sued for libel and won, big time.

It wasn't unitl Jan 19, 1988 that American merchant seamen who sailed from
Dec 7, 1941 to Dec. 31 1946 were retroactively granted full veteran status,
and entitled to all the bells and whistles of a military funeral courtesy
of the U.S. Coast Guard. And coincidentally just a month ago after being
unanimously approved by both houses of Congress, President Clinton signed
the American Merchant Seaman's Fairness Act, granting extended veterans
benefits to all merchant seamen.

So Robert, to find information about a relative who served in the Merchant
Marine try the office handling U.S. Coast Guard discharges and records and
send a $10.00 Check or Money Order payable to U.S. Coast Guard with Name,
Date of Birth, Death Certificate if deceased, Social Security number,
Address, and Z number [if known] to: Director (NMC-4A), U.S. Coast Guard,
National Maritime Center, 4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 510, Arlington, VA.
22203-1804.

To find out about medals and decorations due your relative. Make a written
request to Patricia Thomas, Medals and Decorations, U.S. Maritime
Administration, Room 7302, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
20590. To apply for a Russian Medal for operations to any Soviet Union
ports: Russian medals, Merchant Marine Medals

And to learn about the United States Merchant Marine, check
out their website www.USMM.org (note the CAPS)

Carol Skydell
Laguna Hills, CA

-> A cousin of mine served in the Merchant Marines during World War
II. His ship
-> was sunk on the Murmansk Run delivering supplies to Russia and
he was lost at
-> sea. I do not know the name of his ship or his rank.
->
-> I have several questions:
->
-> 1) Does the military issue death certificates or is there just a
notation
-> made on the service record?
->
-> 2) If a certificate is issued, what information would be
contained on it and
-> how would one obtain a copy?
->
-> 3) In the same vein, would a civilian death certificate be
issued for that
-> person and if so where would one look for it?
-> Many thanks,
-> Robert Silverstein
-> Aurora, Colorado


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen No United States Merchant Marine? Nonsense! #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Robert Silverstein asked how to access a military death certificate for his
cousin who served in the Merchant Marines during WWll and was lost at sea
in the most dangerous of routes, the Murmansk run, and Stan Goodman
blithely tells us we are "not talking about a military service, and neither
"rank" nor "service record" are appropriate terms.

Well, in that case I guess my late husband must have fibbed about going to
officer's training school in Kings Point, rented his uniform >from a costume
shop, falsified his rank as a Lieutenant jg in the United States Merchant
Marine, and allowed his mother's hair to turn grey with worry needlessly,
as her one and only son sailed the North Atlantic playing tag with
torpedoes and German U-boats.

For your information Mr. Goodman, The United States Merchant Marine is not
only a naval and military auxiliary in time of war but in WWII it suffered
the highest casualty rate of all the services, demonstrably higher than the
U.S. Marines. One in every thirty-two merchant seamen lost their lives,
serving in all combat zones, Atlantic and Pacific. Not only were they
subject to the articles of war, they were also subject to court martial
during WW II. In a much publicized court case following deliberate lies
broadcast by that prince of yellow journalism Walter Winchell claiming that
merchant seaman refused to unload ships in Guadalcanal, the merchant seaman
later sued for libel and won, big time.

It wasn't unitl Jan 19, 1988 that American merchant seamen who sailed from
Dec 7, 1941 to Dec. 31 1946 were retroactively granted full veteran status,
and entitled to all the bells and whistles of a military funeral courtesy
of the U.S. Coast Guard. And coincidentally just a month ago after being
unanimously approved by both houses of Congress, President Clinton signed
the American Merchant Seaman's Fairness Act, granting extended veterans
benefits to all merchant seamen.

So Robert, to find information about a relative who served in the Merchant
Marine try the office handling U.S. Coast Guard discharges and records and
send a $10.00 Check or Money Order payable to U.S. Coast Guard with Name,
Date of Birth, Death Certificate if deceased, Social Security number,
Address, and Z number [if known] to: Director (NMC-4A), U.S. Coast Guard,
National Maritime Center, 4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 510, Arlington, VA.
22203-1804.

To find out about medals and decorations due your relative. Make a written
request to Patricia Thomas, Medals and Decorations, U.S. Maritime
Administration, Room 7302, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
20590. To apply for a Russian Medal for operations to any Soviet Union
ports: Russian medals, Merchant Marine Medals

And to learn about the United States Merchant Marine, check
out their website www.USMM.org (note the CAPS)

Carol Skydell
Laguna Hills, CA

-> A cousin of mine served in the Merchant Marines during World War
II. His ship
-> was sunk on the Murmansk Run delivering supplies to Russia and
he was lost at
-> sea. I do not know the name of his ship or his rank.
->
-> I have several questions:
->
-> 1) Does the military issue death certificates or is there just a
notation
-> made on the service record?
->
-> 2) If a certificate is issued, what information would be
contained on it and
-> how would one obtain a copy?
->
-> 3) In the same vein, would a civilian death certificate be
issued for that
-> person and if so where would one look for it?
-> Many thanks,
-> Robert Silverstein
-> Aurora, Colorado


Searching: WAJSWOL - Chicago #general

Michael Trapunsky <mtrap@...>
 

Hi all,

I'm looking for any relatives of Israel WAJSWOL who passed away on August
18, 1996 in Chicago, Ill. He was around 74 years old.
I got this information >from the Social Security search on Family Tree
Maker's web page. There was a Marianna WAJSWOL who was also listed on the
Social Security search which I assume was Israel's wife. She also passed
away in 1996.

If anyone has any information on this family I would love to hear >from you.

Thanks very much.

Michael Trapunsky
Rego Park, NY
mtrap@idt.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: WAJSWOL - Chicago #general

Michael Trapunsky <mtrap@...>
 

Hi all,

I'm looking for any relatives of Israel WAJSWOL who passed away on August
18, 1996 in Chicago, Ill. He was around 74 years old.
I got this information >from the Social Security search on Family Tree
Maker's web page. There was a Marianna WAJSWOL who was also listed on the
Social Security search which I assume was Israel's wife. She also passed
away in 1996.

If anyone has any information on this family I would love to hear >from you.

Thanks very much.

Michael Trapunsky
Rego Park, NY
mtrap@idt.net


Szercow #general

F Starr <zenex@...>
 

Does anyone know if the town of Szercow is the same as Scercew or
present day Szczercow? I am looking for family Gilberg, but I'm not sure
if this was the Polish spelling of the family name.

Thanks,
F. Starr
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Jewish Foundation of Ukraine #general

Sam & Charlotte <samchar@...>
 

Yesterday I received an e-mail message about the first ever Internet
Group for the Jewish Community to meet in Kiev on Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 .
Did any other JewishGenner get that same message? The seminar was
supposedly organized by the All-Ukranian Jewish Congress and ORT.

Charlotte Aisuss Showel
Las Vegas, Nevada
samchar@worldnet.att.net

See the Aisuss/Aizuss Family Web page on:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Lane/3805/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Szercow #general

F Starr <zenex@...>
 

Does anyone know if the town of Szercow is the same as Scercew or
present day Szczercow? I am looking for family Gilberg, but I'm not sure
if this was the Polish spelling of the family name.

Thanks,
F. Starr
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Foundation of Ukraine #general

Sam & Charlotte <samchar@...>
 

Yesterday I received an e-mail message about the first ever Internet
Group for the Jewish Community to meet in Kiev on Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 .
Did any other JewishGenner get that same message? The seminar was
supposedly organized by the All-Ukranian Jewish Congress and ORT.

Charlotte Aisuss Showel
Las Vegas, Nevada
samchar@worldnet.att.net

See the Aisuss/Aizuss Family Web page on:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Lane/3805/


Re: Zacuto, Zacuta, Zakuto, Zacutta #general

Simon Barak
 

Abraham Zacutus was a famous Jewish Physician in Moorish Spain. The tradition is
kept in the family and in nowadays Israel Prof Zakut is the head GYN-OB in the
Wolfson Hospital in Tel Aviv, his sister Mag Vera Zakut is the director of the
Pediatric Immunology Research Laboratory in the Dana Children Hospital in Tel
Aviv, another brother is a surgeon in Jerusalem and there are more.
You will find Zacutus' biography in Friedenwalds "Jews in Medicine" and in the
book with the same title published last year by the Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv

Stewart Levy wrote:

Interesting name. In the book Farewell Espana, a history of Sephardic Jewry,
they mention Abraham Zacuto, a famous cartographer (mapmaker).
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Zacuto, Zacuta, Zakuto, Zacutta #general

Simon Barak
 

Abraham Zacutus was a famous Jewish Physician in Moorish Spain. The tradition is
kept in the family and in nowadays Israel Prof Zakut is the head GYN-OB in the
Wolfson Hospital in Tel Aviv, his sister Mag Vera Zakut is the director of the
Pediatric Immunology Research Laboratory in the Dana Children Hospital in Tel
Aviv, another brother is a surgeon in Jerusalem and there are more.
You will find Zacutus' biography in Friedenwalds "Jews in Medicine" and in the
book with the same title published last year by the Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv

Stewart Levy wrote:

Interesting name. In the book Farewell Espana, a history of Sephardic Jewry,
they mention Abraham Zacuto, a famous cartographer (mapmaker).
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On-line List of Yiddish Words and Expressions/Golden Heels? #general

Grslt@...
 

For its interest, on-line List of Yiddish Words and Expressions:
<http://www.pass.to>.
Meanwhile, is anyone familiar with expression: wearing "shoes with golden
heels" (19th cen., Lith.)? This may be a literal translation of a Yiddish
idiom.
Regards,
Lisa THALER (Chicago

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen On-line List of Yiddish Words and Expressions/Golden Heels? #general

Grslt@...
 

For its interest, on-line List of Yiddish Words and Expressions:
<http://www.pass.to>.
Meanwhile, is anyone familiar with expression: wearing "shoes with golden
heels" (19th cen., Lith.)? This may be a literal translation of a Yiddish
idiom.
Regards,
Lisa THALER (Chicago

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Ellis Island Resources #general

Charles F. Printz <cfphrai@...>
 

As an immigration specialist, my firm receives notices regularly on a
range of immigration-related legal matters. In a current immigration law
bulletin, we have received the below cited information on forthcoming
public access to ship manifest regards for the periods 1892-1924
approximate thru the Ellis Island Foundation. I am passing the
essentials of this notice on to the Discussion Group membership owing to
genealogical importance.

As we all know, between 1892 and 1924, more than 18 million of our
immigrant relatives coming to America were processed at the Ellis Island
immigration entry center. Not surprisingly, Ellis Island, now the
nation's immigration museum, is one of the most popular attractions in
New York.

But while visitors to Ellis Island can learn a great deal about the
history of American immigration, they cannot learn much about their own
families' passage during their visit. That will change soon. Officials
at Ellis Island have announced that the American Family Immigration
History Center will open at the museum in 2000. It will have a
computerized database of arrival records >from the ships that transported
our relatives to America.

According to Lee Iacocca, Chairman Emeritus of The Statue of
Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, making the ship manifests available to
the public has been a goal since the foundation was created in 1982.
As many of you know, records have been available on microfilm at the
National Archives in Washington, D.C. Now members of the Mormon Church
are involved in this major volunteer project to enter all the records
into an Ellis Island located database.

It is planned that for a small fee, visitors will be able to access one
of thirty-five (35) computer stations and search records by name. The
database will also search for similar sounding and similarly-spelled
names. The American Family Immigration History Center's design is being
overseen by Edwin Schlossberg, wife of John F. Kennedy's daughter
Caroline.

I hope many of you will take note of this soon to come added
authoritative resource for genealogical research, perhaps even
monitoring its progress.

Best regards - Happy Holidays,

Charles F. Printz,
Elizabeth, NJ/USA
JGFF Researcher #7493


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis Island Resources #general

Charles F. Printz <cfphrai@...>
 

As an immigration specialist, my firm receives notices regularly on a
range of immigration-related legal matters. In a current immigration law
bulletin, we have received the below cited information on forthcoming
public access to ship manifest regards for the periods 1892-1924
approximate thru the Ellis Island Foundation. I am passing the
essentials of this notice on to the Discussion Group membership owing to
genealogical importance.

As we all know, between 1892 and 1924, more than 18 million of our
immigrant relatives coming to America were processed at the Ellis Island
immigration entry center. Not surprisingly, Ellis Island, now the
nation's immigration museum, is one of the most popular attractions in
New York.

But while visitors to Ellis Island can learn a great deal about the
history of American immigration, they cannot learn much about their own
families' passage during their visit. That will change soon. Officials
at Ellis Island have announced that the American Family Immigration
History Center will open at the museum in 2000. It will have a
computerized database of arrival records >from the ships that transported
our relatives to America.

According to Lee Iacocca, Chairman Emeritus of The Statue of
Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, making the ship manifests available to
the public has been a goal since the foundation was created in 1982.
As many of you know, records have been available on microfilm at the
National Archives in Washington, D.C. Now members of the Mormon Church
are involved in this major volunteer project to enter all the records
into an Ellis Island located database.

It is planned that for a small fee, visitors will be able to access one
of thirty-five (35) computer stations and search records by name. The
database will also search for similar sounding and similarly-spelled
names. The American Family Immigration History Center's design is being
overseen by Edwin Schlossberg, wife of John F. Kennedy's daughter
Caroline.

I hope many of you will take note of this soon to come added
authoritative resource for genealogical research, perhaps even
monitoring its progress.

Best regards - Happy Holidays,

Charles F. Printz,
Elizabeth, NJ/USA
JGFF Researcher #7493