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Re: Mother and daughter with same name #general

WROZI <wrozi@...>
 

I was told if the mother and daughter had different Jewish/Hebrew names,
although the American name were the same, it would be acceptable.

Also, Sephardic Jews name after the living.

Roslyn Goldman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Mother and daughter with same name #general

WROZI <wrozi@...>
 

I was told if the mother and daughter had different Jewish/Hebrew names,
although the American name were the same, it would be acceptable.

Also, Sephardic Jews name after the living.

Roslyn Goldman


Searching: WEINER of New York City & Volhynia #general

SBWeiner@...
 

I am looking for ideas on how to track down Meyer, Louis and William WEINER of
New York City, brothers of my greatgrandfather Charles WEINER (ca. 1865-1923).
Charles emigrated to Lawrence, Massachusetts around 1893 and was joined by his
wife and children who traveled >from the present-day Ukraine (Volhynia) in
1900. I first learned of Charles' siblings in his obituary. I was able to
track down his sisters, also mentioned in the obituary, by looking at city
directories for the Massachusetts cities where they lived. According to
Charles' death certificate, his father's name was Rassie WEINER.

I tried looking up obituaries for Meyer, Louis and William in the New York
Times Obituary Index. No luck there. I also started to look at those names in
the 1920 New York census. I was hoping that I'd find a Weiner family with some
combination of those names or "nieces Edith Weiner and Ida Weiner now living
in Brooklyn, New York" as referred to in Charles' will dated 1923. It seemed
as if there were too many Weiners with those first names and that the odds of
matching them with an Edith and an Ida were too slim. Did I give up too
easily?

I've found the passenger manifest for Charles' wife and children since they
came in 1900, a year that's indexed. It doesn't appear that any of the other
Weiners emigrated with them.

I thought about looking at a New York City directory for 1923. However, in my
limited experience of New York City directories, they aren't as useful as the
Lawrence, Mass. city directories which typically list the names of other
household members. I don't know that I'd gain anything >from looking at a New
York City directory. Does anyone have evidence to the contrary?

By the way, I have posted my surnames and cities in the Jewish Genealogy
Family Finder.

Any suggestions? By the way, I'll be in Salt Lake City briefly in January, so
I might have time for a quick visit to the Family History Library there.

Susan Weiner
Boston


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: WEINER of New York City & Volhynia #general

SBWeiner@...
 

I am looking for ideas on how to track down Meyer, Louis and William WEINER of
New York City, brothers of my greatgrandfather Charles WEINER (ca. 1865-1923).
Charles emigrated to Lawrence, Massachusetts around 1893 and was joined by his
wife and children who traveled >from the present-day Ukraine (Volhynia) in
1900. I first learned of Charles' siblings in his obituary. I was able to
track down his sisters, also mentioned in the obituary, by looking at city
directories for the Massachusetts cities where they lived. According to
Charles' death certificate, his father's name was Rassie WEINER.

I tried looking up obituaries for Meyer, Louis and William in the New York
Times Obituary Index. No luck there. I also started to look at those names in
the 1920 New York census. I was hoping that I'd find a Weiner family with some
combination of those names or "nieces Edith Weiner and Ida Weiner now living
in Brooklyn, New York" as referred to in Charles' will dated 1923. It seemed
as if there were too many Weiners with those first names and that the odds of
matching them with an Edith and an Ida were too slim. Did I give up too
easily?

I've found the passenger manifest for Charles' wife and children since they
came in 1900, a year that's indexed. It doesn't appear that any of the other
Weiners emigrated with them.

I thought about looking at a New York City directory for 1923. However, in my
limited experience of New York City directories, they aren't as useful as the
Lawrence, Mass. city directories which typically list the names of other
household members. I don't know that I'd gain anything >from looking at a New
York City directory. Does anyone have evidence to the contrary?

By the way, I have posted my surnames and cities in the Jewish Genealogy
Family Finder.

Any suggestions? By the way, I'll be in Salt Lake City briefly in January, so
I might have time for a quick visit to the Family History Library there.

Susan Weiner
Boston


California Death Index Look-up #general

Alan H. Rosen
 

The California Death Index is available at my local public library
(1940-1995) and my local FHC (1905-1939 and 1940-1968). I am willing to
look up information.

The index gives the date of death and other information which can be used
to obtain a copy of the death certificate. If you are sure of the date of
death you can obtain the death certificate >from Sacramento without the
extra information.

For vital records in California write to:

Department of Health Services
Office of the Registrar of Vital Statistics
304 S Street
P. O. Box 730241
Sacramento, California 94244-0241
(916)445-2684

Births $13.00
Marriages $13.00
Divorces $13.00
Deaths $9.00

If exact date is not known, an additional fee will be charged for each 10
years searched.

Make check payable to: Office of Vital Records and Statistics.

Alan

Alan H. Rosen <rachelkin@redshift.com>
Carmel Highlands, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen California Death Index Look-up #general

Alan H. Rosen
 

The California Death Index is available at my local public library
(1940-1995) and my local FHC (1905-1939 and 1940-1968). I am willing to
look up information.

The index gives the date of death and other information which can be used
to obtain a copy of the death certificate. If you are sure of the date of
death you can obtain the death certificate >from Sacramento without the
extra information.

For vital records in California write to:

Department of Health Services
Office of the Registrar of Vital Statistics
304 S Street
P. O. Box 730241
Sacramento, California 94244-0241
(916)445-2684

Births $13.00
Marriages $13.00
Divorces $13.00
Deaths $9.00

If exact date is not known, an additional fee will be charged for each 10
years searched.

Make check payable to: Office of Vital Records and Statistics.

Alan

Alan H. Rosen <rachelkin@redshift.com>
Carmel Highlands, California


New Items at Jewish-History.com #general

L.M. Berkowitz <lmb@...>
 

I'm pleased to announce that "Jewish-American History on the Web" has
opened a new section: "Jews in the Wild West". Selections include
"Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West" by Solomon Nunes
Carvalho, 1857, a narrative of the 1856 Fremont expedition over the Rocky
Mountains. Carvalho was the official artist of the expedition. Also,
"Jewish Life in San Francisco" by "Benjamin the Traveler", taken >from his
1862 travel book "Three Years in America."

http://www.jewish-history.com/WildWest/

Enjoy!


Leah Berkowitz lmb "at" adni.net lberkow1 "at" ford.com
http://www.jewish-history.com/ Jewish-American History


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Items at Jewish-History.com #general

L.M. Berkowitz <lmb@...>
 

I'm pleased to announce that "Jewish-American History on the Web" has
opened a new section: "Jews in the Wild West". Selections include
"Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West" by Solomon Nunes
Carvalho, 1857, a narrative of the 1856 Fremont expedition over the Rocky
Mountains. Carvalho was the official artist of the expedition. Also,
"Jewish Life in San Francisco" by "Benjamin the Traveler", taken >from his
1862 travel book "Three Years in America."

http://www.jewish-history.com/WildWest/

Enjoy!


Leah Berkowitz lmb "at" adni.net lberkow1 "at" ford.com
http://www.jewish-history.com/ Jewish-American History


Re: Jewish House of Worship #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

On Tue, 22 Dec 1998 17:37:07, sim-fie@webtv.net (mildred lester) 'llowed:

-> Could someone please post the order of people in the Jewish Synogue
-> (sp). I know there are Rabbi's, and Cantors, but do not know there
-> order or position. Nor do I know of any other positions. Your help
-> is needed.
-> Thank You
-> Mildred (Loffmin) Lester

If you mean to ask what is there heirarchical order, there is none. If you
mean where do they sit on the dias, there is no specified order.

For that matter, there is no necessity that a congregation have a cantor,
or even a rabbi; many do not, and the one that I attend has neither.

Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ISMACH, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia,
Poland
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive tree (requires Java 1.1 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com
[You can download Java 1.1.6 >from my site, if you don't have it]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish House of Worship #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

On Tue, 22 Dec 1998 17:37:07, sim-fie@webtv.net (mildred lester) 'llowed:

-> Could someone please post the order of people in the Jewish Synogue
-> (sp). I know there are Rabbi's, and Cantors, but do not know there
-> order or position. Nor do I know of any other positions. Your help
-> is needed.
-> Thank You
-> Mildred (Loffmin) Lester

If you mean to ask what is there heirarchical order, there is none. If you
mean where do they sit on the dias, there is no specified order.

For that matter, there is no necessity that a congregation have a cantor,
or even a rabbi; many do not, and the one that I attend has neither.

Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ISMACH, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia,
Poland
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive tree (requires Java 1.1 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com
[You can download Java 1.1.6 >from my site, if you don't have it]


Re: Searching for Yezerski #lithuania

ADAM1GS@...
 

Would greatly appreciate hearing >from anyone with any information on the
following families:
Yezerski/Jezerski - Vilna and surrounding areas
Kort - Vilna
Krepel - Vilna
Karelski - Vilna
Szereszniewski - Vilna
Before WW II members of these families resided at Ul. Stefanska 27 in Vilna.
Please feel free to contact me at adam1gs@aol.com. Thank you all.
Fred Klein


Kovno area and street #lithuania

Jose Gutstein <jmg-miami@...>
 

I'm trying to figure out the exact name of the area and street
where my grandparents had a home in Kovno. It was on the side of
a mountain, or a hill.

A friend of the family who lived next door had described the area
(in Spanish) as "Monte Verde," which literally translates to
Green Mountain.

Yesterday I found a relative of this friend's family who had
visited the home many times. He called it (in Yiddish) something
like the "Green-e-berg" (this is my best phonetic
interpretation), or Green hill.

And he said the street name was something like "Zemaiciu."

Does anyone know any of the following?

1) What is the exact name of this area in Kovno? What geographic
part of the city is it in?

2) Does "berg" mean hill in Yiddish?

3) What is the exact spelling of the street name?

4) Does anyone have a detailed city map of Kovno that shows
either the area or the street?

Thanks,

Jose Gutstein
JMG-Miami@msn.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Searching for Yezerski #lithuania

ADAM1GS@...
 

Would greatly appreciate hearing >from anyone with any information on the
following families:
Yezerski/Jezerski - Vilna and surrounding areas
Kort - Vilna
Krepel - Vilna
Karelski - Vilna
Szereszniewski - Vilna
Before WW II members of these families resided at Ul. Stefanska 27 in Vilna.
Please feel free to contact me at adam1gs@aol.com. Thank you all.
Fred Klein


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kovno area and street #lithuania

Jose Gutstein <jmg-miami@...>
 

I'm trying to figure out the exact name of the area and street
where my grandparents had a home in Kovno. It was on the side of
a mountain, or a hill.

A friend of the family who lived next door had described the area
(in Spanish) as "Monte Verde," which literally translates to
Green Mountain.

Yesterday I found a relative of this friend's family who had
visited the home many times. He called it (in Yiddish) something
like the "Green-e-berg" (this is my best phonetic
interpretation), or Green hill.

And he said the street name was something like "Zemaiciu."

Does anyone know any of the following?

1) What is the exact name of this area in Kovno? What geographic
part of the city is it in?

2) Does "berg" mean hill in Yiddish?

3) What is the exact spelling of the street name?

4) Does anyone have a detailed city map of Kovno that shows
either the area or the street?

Thanks,

Jose Gutstein
JMG-Miami@msn.com


Towns in Book of Sorrow #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

A list of towns represented in THE BOOK OF SORROW is available on the
cemetery web site at www.jewishgen.org/cemetery (proceed to Lithuania
page). 239 towns are featured. Bob Weiss asks if there is genealogical
value to the book. No you won't find photos of tombstones with
surnames on them. Photos in the book are of the memorials put up in
each town with the location indicating where the Jews of each place met
their death.

This book apparently does not have an American distributor, so it is not
available in stores or online.

Steven Weiss

SCHWARTZBERG >from Rokiskis area, VOLK >from Podzelva


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Towns in Book of Sorrow #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

A list of towns represented in THE BOOK OF SORROW is available on the
cemetery web site at www.jewishgen.org/cemetery (proceed to Lithuania
page). 239 towns are featured. Bob Weiss asks if there is genealogical
value to the book. No you won't find photos of tombstones with
surnames on them. Photos in the book are of the memorials put up in
each town with the location indicating where the Jews of each place met
their death.

This book apparently does not have an American distributor, so it is not
available in stores or online.

Steven Weiss

SCHWARTZBERG >from Rokiskis area, VOLK >from Podzelva


Re: Yizkor Book Project Translation Fund #poland

ZABLUDOVER@...
 

Thanks for sending me the information on the funding of Yizkor book
translations. I am actually interested in two shtetlach: Marijampole, as you
lnow; and Zablu-dow which is near Bialystok in Poland.

I have the Marijampole Book, and, with financial assistnce, could proceed with
a translation. And judging >from the large number of people listed as being
interested in Marijampole -- over 100 -- it might be do-able. Zabludow is a
different story. The book, I believe, was published in Argentina and, I
think, in Yiddish. YIVO has a copy. There is also a Hebrew book, published
in Israel; whether it is simply a Hebrew translation of the Yiddish or an
entirely different book, I have no idea. In either case, there don't seem to
be too many people interested in Zabludow at the moment.

As I said, I could take on the responsibility for the Marijampole translation;
and inasmuch as Orly Biggie is an Israeli and not a native speaker of English,
I could work with her on turning out a good English version.

Sincerely,

Jim Friedlander


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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Yizkor Book Project Translation Fund #lithuania

ZABLUDOVER@...
 

Thanks for sending me the information on the funding of Yizkor book
translations. I am actually interested in two shtetlach: Marijampole, as you
lnow; and Zablu-dow which is near Bialystok in Poland.

I have the Marijampole Book, and, with financial assistnce, could proceed with
a translation. And judging >from the large number of people listed as being
interested in Marijampole -- over 100 -- it might be do-able. Zabludow is a
different story. The book, I believe, was published in Argentina and, I
think, in Yiddish. YIVO has a copy. There is also a Hebrew book, published
in Israel; whether it is simply a Hebrew translation of the Yiddish or an
entirely different book, I have no idea. In either case, there don't seem to
be too many people interested in Zabludow at the moment.

As I said, I could take on the responsibility for the Marijampole translation;
and inasmuch as Orly Biggie is an Israeli and not a native speaker of English,
I could work with her on turning out a good English version.

Sincerely,

Jim Friedlander


MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please reply to this message privately.


Re: Lithuanian museum/The Book of Sorrow #lithuania

Momteller@...
 

In a message dated 12/22/98 9:49:53 PM Central Standard Time,
szome@hotmail.com writes:

<< Just arrived back >from a visit to the Lithuanian museum here in Chicago.
What can I say? It is not a comfortable place to do Jewish research
with all those knights on the wall staring at me. >>

Dear STeven,
I live in Evanston and just recently found out that my grandmother came from
Lithuania (we thought she did--or maybe Poland--but a social security
application turned up the name of her town in the Lida Uzed). Is it worth it
to go to this museum? I understand that it must be strange going there.
Please let me know.

Susan Stone


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Lithuanian museum/The Book of Sorrow #lithuania

Momteller@...
 

In a message dated 12/22/98 9:49:53 PM Central Standard Time,
szome@hotmail.com writes:

<< Just arrived back >from a visit to the Lithuanian museum here in Chicago.
What can I say? It is not a comfortable place to do Jewish research
with all those knights on the wall staring at me. >>

Dear STeven,
I live in Evanston and just recently found out that my grandmother came from
Lithuania (we thought she did--or maybe Poland--but a social security
application turned up the name of her town in the Lida Uzed). Is it worth it
to go to this museum? I understand that it must be strange going there.
Please let me know.

Susan Stone