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Meade Grammar School-Philadelphia #general

Byrnea <byrnea@...>
 

Can anyone out there give me any information about the Meade Grammar School?
It was located in Philadelphia and my grandmother "graduated" >from there in
1890. Her name was Jennie POWDERMAKER and I have her Autograph Book >from that
time. Please email me at <byrnea@aol.com>.

Ann Guthman Byrne
Colorado
byrnea@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meade Grammar School-Philadelphia #general

Byrnea <byrnea@...>
 

Can anyone out there give me any information about the Meade Grammar School?
It was located in Philadelphia and my grandmother "graduated" >from there in
1890. Her name was Jennie POWDERMAKER and I have her Autograph Book >from that
time. Please email me at <byrnea@aol.com>.

Ann Guthman Byrne
Colorado
byrnea@aol.com


Jewish Genealogy Society of Ottawa - November 1998 Meeting #general

Marla Waltman Daschko <waltman@...>
 

Event: Guest speaker at the November meeting of the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Ottawa

Date: Thursday, November 5, 1998
--------------------------------------------------------
Speaker: GARY MOTOKOFF
Topic: "Tracing your Jewish Family Roots"
-------------------------------------------------------
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Machzikei Hadas Synagogue,
2310 Virginia Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
----------------------------------------------------------

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Ottawa is very pleased to announce a
special guest lecture by noted Jewish genealogist GARY MOKOTOFF.

Plan to hear Gary Mokotoff speak on "Tracing your Jewish Family Roots".
Gary Mokotoff will dispel what he considers the two great myths of
Jewish genealogy: (1) that no one remembers and (2) that all the records
were destroyed in the Holocaust.

Gary Mokotoff is a past president of the Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies, publisher of AVOTAYNU, the magazine of Jewish
genealogy; co-author of "Where Once We Walked"; author of "How to
Document Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust."; and co-author
of the Daitch- Mokotoff Soundex Code.

This special event is free to JGSO members with a $5 charge for guests
and anyone interested in Jewish genealogy. Annual membership in the JGSO
is $20. For new members who join on or before November 5th, there will
be no charge to attend Gary Mokotoff's lecture.

For further information on the program or JGSO membership, please call
Charles Lapkoff, President, at (613) 723-5114 or lapkoff@netrover.com

Posted on behalf of the JGSO by
Marla Waltman Daschko
Nepean, Ontario, Canada
waltman@fox.nstn.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogy Society of Ottawa - November 1998 Meeting #general

Marla Waltman Daschko <waltman@...>
 

Event: Guest speaker at the November meeting of the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Ottawa

Date: Thursday, November 5, 1998
--------------------------------------------------------
Speaker: GARY MOTOKOFF
Topic: "Tracing your Jewish Family Roots"
-------------------------------------------------------
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Machzikei Hadas Synagogue,
2310 Virginia Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
----------------------------------------------------------

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Ottawa is very pleased to announce a
special guest lecture by noted Jewish genealogist GARY MOKOTOFF.

Plan to hear Gary Mokotoff speak on "Tracing your Jewish Family Roots".
Gary Mokotoff will dispel what he considers the two great myths of
Jewish genealogy: (1) that no one remembers and (2) that all the records
were destroyed in the Holocaust.

Gary Mokotoff is a past president of the Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies, publisher of AVOTAYNU, the magazine of Jewish
genealogy; co-author of "Where Once We Walked"; author of "How to
Document Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust."; and co-author
of the Daitch- Mokotoff Soundex Code.

This special event is free to JGSO members with a $5 charge for guests
and anyone interested in Jewish genealogy. Annual membership in the JGSO
is $20. For new members who join on or before November 5th, there will
be no charge to attend Gary Mokotoff's lecture.

For further information on the program or JGSO membership, please call
Charles Lapkoff, President, at (613) 723-5114 or lapkoff@netrover.com

Posted on behalf of the JGSO by
Marla Waltman Daschko
Nepean, Ontario, Canada
waltman@fox.nstn.ca


Re: Voradish #hungary

Gzsuzsi@...
 

Melody,

There is a town by the name of Varad (Nagyvarad/Oradea), today Romania, but
very close to the Hungarian border. Did you find this as a printed word or
handwritten - if in a handwritten context, perhaps there were 2 words
together, as in 'Varad is' = also Varad. My 2 cents,

Susan Geroe

In a message dated 10/26/98 12:27:46 PM, you wrote:

<<Voradish was supposedly a town "on the border".

Of what, Hungary? Does anyone have any idea of the location/present name?

Has anyone heard of this?


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Voradish #hungary

Gzsuzsi@...
 

Melody,

There is a town by the name of Varad (Nagyvarad/Oradea), today Romania, but
very close to the Hungarian border. Did you find this as a printed word or
handwritten - if in a handwritten context, perhaps there were 2 words
together, as in 'Varad is' = also Varad. My 2 cents,

Susan Geroe

In a message dated 10/26/98 12:27:46 PM, you wrote:

<<Voradish was supposedly a town "on the border".

Of what, Hungary? Does anyone have any idea of the location/present name?

Has anyone heard of this?


Re: Dokszyce Cemetery #belarus

AJL12@...
 

The JGS (New York) has a project to identify all of the society plots in the
cemeteries in and around New York. The leader of the project is Ada
Greenblatt whose e-mailaddress is: ada.greenblatt@worldnet.att.net.

Mike Levine


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Dokszyce Cemetery #belarus

AJL12@...
 

The JGS (New York) has a project to identify all of the society plots in the
cemeteries in and around New York. The leader of the project is Ada
Greenblatt whose e-mailaddress is: ada.greenblatt@worldnet.att.net.

Mike Levine


Belarus Maps from LOC #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

I recently received some rather detailed maps (oversized copies >from the
Library of Congress archives). The process I used to obtain the maps was
as follows:

1. I sent an e-mail request to the LOC, Geography and Map Division, at
<maps@loc.gov> on Aug. 27, 1998, and told them what kind of maps I was
looking for and what area I wanted on the maps. I had requested
pre-revolution detailed maps of Belarus and maps of each of the
individual gubernii. Be sure to include your postal mailing address in
your e-mail.

2. On September 25, 1998, I received a letter Dr. Stephen Paczolt, Sr.
Technical Information Specialist. He included a cost quote/ordering
instructions,form for ordering oversize Xerox copies, and a list of the
maps he had located based on my orginal request. He instructed me to
complete the forms and either mail or fax them to the Photoduplication
Service of the LOC (phone: (202)707-5640; FAX: (202)707-1771). The
mailing address is LOC. Photoduplication Service, Wash. DC 20540.

3. On Sept. 29, I Faxed the forms and credit card authorization to the
LOC.

4. On Oct. 20. I received a very large mailing tube with all the maps.

The cost for shipping the maps is based on the cost of the order. In
addition, the fees are slightly higher for surface mail to non-US
addresses. For example, an order of >from $50.01 to $150 would be 13.50
to a US address, 14.50 surface to a non-US address and 30.00 Via Air Mail.

I received 10 large maps (15 linear feet). The cost was $30 plus $8.50
for shipping. The maps were >from the 1800's to 1908 and were labeled in
Cryrilic. If there is interest, I will post the map identification
information so anyone else who is interested can order the maps. They
are too large for me to make copies or to scan. The Library of Congress
also has many city maps (including cities in Belarus) which can be
requested. I had previously obtained street maps of Minsk, Mogilev, and
Rogachev.



David M. Fox
mailto:fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>;

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,

TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH


Belarus SIG #Belarus Belarus Maps from LOC #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

I recently received some rather detailed maps (oversized copies >from the
Library of Congress archives). The process I used to obtain the maps was
as follows:

1. I sent an e-mail request to the LOC, Geography and Map Division, at
<maps@loc.gov> on Aug. 27, 1998, and told them what kind of maps I was
looking for and what area I wanted on the maps. I had requested
pre-revolution detailed maps of Belarus and maps of each of the
individual gubernii. Be sure to include your postal mailing address in
your e-mail.

2. On September 25, 1998, I received a letter Dr. Stephen Paczolt, Sr.
Technical Information Specialist. He included a cost quote/ordering
instructions,form for ordering oversize Xerox copies, and a list of the
maps he had located based on my orginal request. He instructed me to
complete the forms and either mail or fax them to the Photoduplication
Service of the LOC (phone: (202)707-5640; FAX: (202)707-1771). The
mailing address is LOC. Photoduplication Service, Wash. DC 20540.

3. On Sept. 29, I Faxed the forms and credit card authorization to the
LOC.

4. On Oct. 20. I received a very large mailing tube with all the maps.

The cost for shipping the maps is based on the cost of the order. In
addition, the fees are slightly higher for surface mail to non-US
addresses. For example, an order of >from $50.01 to $150 would be 13.50
to a US address, 14.50 surface to a non-US address and 30.00 Via Air Mail.

I received 10 large maps (15 linear feet). The cost was $30 plus $8.50
for shipping. The maps were >from the 1800's to 1908 and were labeled in
Cryrilic. If there is interest, I will post the map identification
information so anyone else who is interested can order the maps. They
are too large for me to make copies or to scan. The Library of Congress
also has many city maps (including cities in Belarus) which can be
requested. I had previously obtained street maps of Minsk, Mogilev, and
Rogachev.



David M. Fox
mailto:fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>;

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,

TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH


JGS of Michigan #general

Fred Apel <fredapel@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan is sponsoring Author Miriam
Weiner at the Jewish Community Center's Annual Book Fair. Ms. Weiner
will speak at 1:00p.m., Sunday, November 8, 1998, at the Jewish
Community Center located in West Bloomfield at Drake and West Maple
Road. The topic of her book is "Jewish Roots in Poland; Pages >from the
Past and Archival Inventories".
Fred Apel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Michigan #general

Fred Apel <fredapel@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan is sponsoring Author Miriam
Weiner at the Jewish Community Center's Annual Book Fair. Ms. Weiner
will speak at 1:00p.m., Sunday, November 8, 1998, at the Jewish
Community Center located in West Bloomfield at Drake and West Maple
Road. The topic of her book is "Jewish Roots in Poland; Pages >from the
Past and Archival Inventories".
Fred Apel


Yecht'el BROCHSZTAJN/Jacob/Jack STEIN #general

COL HARRY E STEIN <YTPT23A@...>
 

Trying to reconstruct my father's life in Poland and Canada and find
a half brother's family in the process.

My father was born Yecht'el BROCHSZTAJN in 1889, the eldest son of
Sender and Channa of Ostrowiec, Poland. Sometime about 1910+/-, he
migrated to Canada. I have rumors of him in both Montreal and
Toronto. I have a picture of him in 1916, in a Canadian Army uniform
-- 244th Infantry Battalion which was recruited in Montreal for
service in WWI.

Somewhere along the way he changed his name to Jack Stein.

A check of Canadian civil and military records proved negative under
both names.

I believe he married in Montreal and had one son, who became a taxi
cab driver. He wrote to a relative on Queen Street West in either
Toronto or Montreal. He had friends in Detroit. One of his Detroit
friends was a painting contractor, his son went into housing
construction.

He came >from a family of bakers and probably began life in Canada.
He was later in the US a house painter. He immigrated >from Toronto
to the United States, crossing the border at Detroit, in 1921. He
was a Canadian citizen by naturalization.

Harry Stein
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yecht'el BROCHSZTAJN/Jacob/Jack STEIN #general

COL HARRY E STEIN <YTPT23A@...>
 

Trying to reconstruct my father's life in Poland and Canada and find
a half brother's family in the process.

My father was born Yecht'el BROCHSZTAJN in 1889, the eldest son of
Sender and Channa of Ostrowiec, Poland. Sometime about 1910+/-, he
migrated to Canada. I have rumors of him in both Montreal and
Toronto. I have a picture of him in 1916, in a Canadian Army uniform
-- 244th Infantry Battalion which was recruited in Montreal for
service in WWI.

Somewhere along the way he changed his name to Jack Stein.

A check of Canadian civil and military records proved negative under
both names.

I believe he married in Montreal and had one son, who became a taxi
cab driver. He wrote to a relative on Queen Street West in either
Toronto or Montreal. He had friends in Detroit. One of his Detroit
friends was a painting contractor, his son went into housing
construction.

He came >from a family of bakers and probably began life in Canada.
He was later in the US a house painter. He immigrated >from Toronto
to the United States, crossing the border at Detroit, in 1921. He
was a Canadian citizen by naturalization.

Harry Stein
Tucson, AZ


Re: Dokszyce cemetery #belarus

ELGOLD1@...
 

In response to Harold Pollins,your cousin was probably buried in a Dokszyce
SECTION of a larger Jewish cemetery in Queens. Most of the cemeteries in New
York are quite large, and made up of dozens or hundreds of small plots owned
by societies such as landsmanschaften, groups of people >from the same town.
What you need to do is find out what cemetery the Dokszyce plot is in. If you
find out, please post it to the group. My own family is >from Dokszyce and I
would be interested in checking it out.

Eric Goldstein


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Dokszyce cemetery #belarus

ELGOLD1@...
 

In response to Harold Pollins,your cousin was probably buried in a Dokszyce
SECTION of a larger Jewish cemetery in Queens. Most of the cemeteries in New
York are quite large, and made up of dozens or hundreds of small plots owned
by societies such as landsmanschaften, groups of people >from the same town.
What you need to do is find out what cemetery the Dokszyce plot is in. If you
find out, please post it to the group. My own family is >from Dokszyce and I
would be interested in checking it out.

Eric Goldstein


Jewish Cemeteries in the New York City area #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

I have just updated my web page
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/4900/JewishCemeteries.htm
to include the name, phone number, address (where known), and notes
about all of the Jewish cemeteries in the New York City area. Please
email me if you find any errors, ommissions, or notes that you feel
should be added.

Edward Rosenbaum
Bergenfield, NJ
email: erosenbaum@callargi.com
url: www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/4900/

Researching
AARONSON
BELLER (Slonim, Belarus),
BUDNA/BUDNE (Brok and Ostrow Mazowiecka Poland)
CHATZKELMY (Russia)
GOLDBERG (Poland)
GRUNDFAST/GRUNDFEST (Minsk, Belarus)

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Cemeteries in the New York City area #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

I have just updated my web page
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/4900/JewishCemeteries.htm
to include the name, phone number, address (where known), and notes
about all of the Jewish cemeteries in the New York City area. Please
email me if you find any errors, ommissions, or notes that you feel
should be added.

Edward Rosenbaum
Bergenfield, NJ
email: erosenbaum@callargi.com
url: www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/4900/

Researching
AARONSON
BELLER (Slonim, Belarus),
BUDNA/BUDNE (Brok and Ostrow Mazowiecka Poland)
CHATZKELMY (Russia)
GOLDBERG (Poland)
GRUNDFAST/GRUNDFEST (Minsk, Belarus)

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Re: Dokszyce Cemetery #belarus

Jacqueline A. Jones <jones@...>
 

Nonetheless, I have looked in the Queens yellow pages, and there is no
cemetery by that name. There is a Hungarian Cemetery in Ridgewood Queens
(is that Hungarian, that name?)--phone 718-366-3434.

-j.jones

Harold Pollins wrote:
I understand a distant relation of mine was buried last week in Dokszyce
(sc. Dokshitsy) Cemetery, Queen's, New York City. I have looked at the
Cemetery Database but cannot find it there. Does it have a different
name?
MODERATOR'S NOTE: Dokshitsy (Dokszyce) is a Belarus shtetl located 120 km
north of Minsk. Frequently, immigrants >from the same shtetlock in Europe
formed landsmanshaften and/or burial societies in their new cities. The
cemeteries of these societies as well as the records of the landsmanshaften
often provide clues in researching families >from the shtetls in Europe
(including Belarus).


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Dokszyce Cemetery #belarus

Jacqueline A. Jones <jones@...>
 

Nonetheless, I have looked in the Queens yellow pages, and there is no
cemetery by that name. There is a Hungarian Cemetery in Ridgewood Queens
(is that Hungarian, that name?)--phone 718-366-3434.

-j.jones

Harold Pollins wrote:
I understand a distant relation of mine was buried last week in Dokszyce
(sc. Dokshitsy) Cemetery, Queen's, New York City. I have looked at the
Cemetery Database but cannot find it there. Does it have a different
name?
MODERATOR'S NOTE: Dokshitsy (Dokszyce) is a Belarus shtetl located 120 km
north of Minsk. Frequently, immigrants >from the same shtetlock in Europe
formed landsmanshaften and/or burial societies in their new cities. The
cemeteries of these societies as well as the records of the landsmanshaften
often provide clues in researching families >from the shtetls in Europe
(including Belarus).