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Re: Searching: Dina KAYE/Danny KAYE #general

Stacy Harris <stacy.harris@...>
 

David,

Or anyone else trying to find an author, songwriter, etc.- or
family member of same:

This is a long way of going about it,but you might write the
publisher of Danny Kaye's autobiography. You could also find out by
calling BMI, ASCAP and SESAC which of these performing rights
organizations Sylvia Fine belongs to and contact her through them.

Best,
Stacy Harris

David Kravitz writes:

Does anyone know how to contact Dina Kaye the daughter of the actor
Danny
Kaye and his songwriter wife, Sylvia Fine?...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching: Dina KAYE/Danny KAYE #general

Stacy Harris <stacy.harris@...>
 

David,

Or anyone else trying to find an author, songwriter, etc.- or
family member of same:

This is a long way of going about it,but you might write the
publisher of Danny Kaye's autobiography. You could also find out by
calling BMI, ASCAP and SESAC which of these performing rights
organizations Sylvia Fine belongs to and contact her through them.

Best,
Stacy Harris

David Kravitz writes:

Does anyone know how to contact Dina Kaye the daughter of the actor
Danny
Kaye and his songwriter wife, Sylvia Fine?...


Re: Given Names -- Question #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-11-05 18:22:34 EST, rickiz@mindspring.com writes:

<<
My paternal grandparents entered the USA as
"Basja"
==Probably the Ashkenazi pronounciation for Bathya, Batya, a common Hebrew
name, especially in Eastern Europe. I don't recall precisely, I think it was
the name of Rashi's scholarly daughter and may have Biblical origins

and "Osias" >>
==This may be a Hellenic form for Hoshe`a (Hosea), one of the twelve "minor"
prophets in the Tanakh

Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF(F): Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Furth, Yugoslavia, Westchester


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given Names -- Question #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-11-05 18:22:34 EST, rickiz@mindspring.com writes:

<<
My paternal grandparents entered the USA as
"Basja"
==Probably the Ashkenazi pronounciation for Bathya, Batya, a common Hebrew
name, especially in Eastern Europe. I don't recall precisely, I think it was
the name of Rashi's scholarly daughter and may have Biblical origins

and "Osias" >>
==This may be a Hellenic form for Hoshe`a (Hosea), one of the twelve "minor"
prophets in the Tanakh

Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF(F): Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Furth, Yugoslavia, Westchester


Re: NY, marriage and divorce #general

Judith27
 

Gayle Riley recently asked:

Has anyone, who has looked for a marriage records, come out finding the
person never had civil marriage and only a religious divorce. I have
been looking for divorce records for Jacob Levine >from Minsk, Belarus,
when he lived in NY during the time 1898-1901 and second marriage
record. I have found neither.

In some ways I am in a similar research situation ...
I discovered accidentally that one of my great uncles may have been married
twice when I located his 1905 marriage license to the wife I knew of. On that
certificate it clearly stated that this was his second marriage. I then
searched for a record of a possible previous first marriage which, happily, I
found. However, I have not yet been able to unearth any information on what
happened to thisearlier 1895 first marriage.
I searched in the Old Records office at 31 Chambers Street for a
possible divorce record, but nothing showed up there. Since my uncle moved from
NYC to NJ sometime around 1900, the clerk suggested I try searching NJ divorce
records, but I haven't had a chance to do that yet.
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan

Researching: APPELBAUM, BALINKY, BERNHARDT, BOCHUR, FLIEGEL, KUFELD, LANGER,
LEPAR, NACHUMOVITZ, RODITI, SHAMIS, SURNAMER, WEBER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NY, marriage and divorce #general

Judith27
 

Gayle Riley recently asked:

Has anyone, who has looked for a marriage records, come out finding the
person never had civil marriage and only a religious divorce. I have
been looking for divorce records for Jacob Levine >from Minsk, Belarus,
when he lived in NY during the time 1898-1901 and second marriage
record. I have found neither.

In some ways I am in a similar research situation ...
I discovered accidentally that one of my great uncles may have been married
twice when I located his 1905 marriage license to the wife I knew of. On that
certificate it clearly stated that this was his second marriage. I then
searched for a record of a possible previous first marriage which, happily, I
found. However, I have not yet been able to unearth any information on what
happened to thisearlier 1895 first marriage.
I searched in the Old Records office at 31 Chambers Street for a
possible divorce record, but nothing showed up there. Since my uncle moved from
NYC to NJ sometime around 1900, the clerk suggested I try searching NJ divorce
records, but I haven't had a chance to do that yet.
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan

Researching: APPELBAUM, BALINKY, BERNHARDT, BOCHUR, FLIEGEL, KUFELD, LANGER,
LEPAR, NACHUMOVITZ, RODITI, SHAMIS, SURNAMER, WEBER


Siberian Expeditionary Force #general

Sherribob@...
 

I believe someone recently posted a query re: Siberian Expeditionary Force.
A quick check of the Library of Congress web site found one entry on this
topic.

Title: Military monograph on Siberia, containing information and route notes
from Vladivostok to Irkutsk (microform)
LC call no.: Microfilm 50894 (U)
Notes: Work is sometimes refered to as Siberian Expeditionary Force.

Hope this helps, and good luck in your search.

Sherri Bobish


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Siberian Expeditionary Force #general

Sherribob@...
 

I believe someone recently posted a query re: Siberian Expeditionary Force.
A quick check of the Library of Congress web site found one entry on this
topic.

Title: Military monograph on Siberia, containing information and route notes
from Vladivostok to Irkutsk (microform)
LC call no.: Microfilm 50894 (U)
Notes: Work is sometimes refered to as Siberian Expeditionary Force.

Hope this helps, and good luck in your search.

Sherri Bobish


Re: Genetic memory #general

Rob Weisskirch <rweisskirch@...>
 

Sheila,

Currently, there are several theories of memory. The old notions of long
term and short term memory have been considerably expanded.

There two important memory systems in terms of what you are talking about.
Episodic memory stores all the memories that one has personally
experienced. It involves any sort of mental time travel. It shows minor
declines in old age.

Semantic memory involves all the facts that are not necessarily imbedded in
context. For example, what's the capital of Florida? You probably wouldn't
come up with Tallahasee in a particular context (although you might be
able to remember learning the capitals). There are some declines in old
age--although there are aspects which remain intact.

Another type of memory system is procedural memory, the ability to remember
how to do something. For example, the old saying of "you never forget how
to ride a bike" is mostly true. The same can be said of many activities.
For older people, it is better to tell them to take medication after every
meal rather than 3 times a day. Procedural memory is the most enduring
over the life span. So, it might be useful to have someone SHOW you how
they did something.

The subcategory of source memory may be related to your question too.
Source memory is remembering the "source" of information. So, it may be
remembering where you parked your car in the mall as well as where you
heard a specific piece of information. This shows decrements over the
lifespan.

The most relevant piece of memory research for genealogists is the notion
of the "reminiscence bump." This has to with number of remembered events
from over the lifespan. Of course, the most recent memories (in the last
year) are best recalled in memory tasks. However, if you ask people to
recall events >from different periods of their life, they tend to recall
more events which took place when they were 15-25 years old (roughly),
despite their current age. Accuracy is not always verifiable.

Another interesting phenomenon is the notion of "flash bulb" memories.
These are non-normative events that are usually emotionally-laden. For
example, some people remember very minute details about when Kennedy was
shot. (BTW, I wasn't even alive :-)). The same could be said about
Kristallnacht. So, for those who experienced particularly traumatic events,
their memories may be fairly accurate.

I hope this helps,

Rob Weisskirch

SHEILA TOFFELL wrote:

Does anyone know anything about genetic memory, specifically to do with
location? Sheila Toffell


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Genetic memory #general

Rob Weisskirch <rweisskirch@...>
 

Sheila,

Currently, there are several theories of memory. The old notions of long
term and short term memory have been considerably expanded.

There two important memory systems in terms of what you are talking about.
Episodic memory stores all the memories that one has personally
experienced. It involves any sort of mental time travel. It shows minor
declines in old age.

Semantic memory involves all the facts that are not necessarily imbedded in
context. For example, what's the capital of Florida? You probably wouldn't
come up with Tallahasee in a particular context (although you might be
able to remember learning the capitals). There are some declines in old
age--although there are aspects which remain intact.

Another type of memory system is procedural memory, the ability to remember
how to do something. For example, the old saying of "you never forget how
to ride a bike" is mostly true. The same can be said of many activities.
For older people, it is better to tell them to take medication after every
meal rather than 3 times a day. Procedural memory is the most enduring
over the life span. So, it might be useful to have someone SHOW you how
they did something.

The subcategory of source memory may be related to your question too.
Source memory is remembering the "source" of information. So, it may be
remembering where you parked your car in the mall as well as where you
heard a specific piece of information. This shows decrements over the
lifespan.

The most relevant piece of memory research for genealogists is the notion
of the "reminiscence bump." This has to with number of remembered events
from over the lifespan. Of course, the most recent memories (in the last
year) are best recalled in memory tasks. However, if you ask people to
recall events >from different periods of their life, they tend to recall
more events which took place when they were 15-25 years old (roughly),
despite their current age. Accuracy is not always verifiable.

Another interesting phenomenon is the notion of "flash bulb" memories.
These are non-normative events that are usually emotionally-laden. For
example, some people remember very minute details about when Kennedy was
shot. (BTW, I wasn't even alive :-)). The same could be said about
Kristallnacht. So, for those who experienced particularly traumatic events,
their memories may be fairly accurate.

I hope this helps,

Rob Weisskirch

SHEILA TOFFELL wrote:

Does anyone know anything about genetic memory, specifically to do with
location? Sheila Toffell


Searching for Jordan LIEBMAN #general

Lou Fine <loufine@...>
 

Dear Jenners

I am searching for Jordan LEIBMAN who attended the University of Chicago
in 1948. His uncle owned a Chrysler/Dodge auto agency in Chicago.
Jordan's grandmother was Mrs. BODANIS.

Please reply privately to <loufine@juno.com>

Thanks

Louis A. Fine, Tacoma, WA
mail to: <loufine@juno.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Jordan LIEBMAN #general

Lou Fine <loufine@...>
 

Dear Jenners

I am searching for Jordan LEIBMAN who attended the University of Chicago
in 1948. His uncle owned a Chrysler/Dodge auto agency in Chicago.
Jordan's grandmother was Mrs. BODANIS.

Please reply privately to <loufine@juno.com>

Thanks

Louis A. Fine, Tacoma, WA
mail to: <loufine@juno.com>


Given names -question #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

Alexander Sharon wrote:
It remains the story about a newly emigrated to America traditional Jew
from
Poland by the name Sean Fergusson.
"How come, you have such a name?" people asked him. "When I arrived, the
immigration official have asked my name. And I was so exited that I simply
forgot it. And I told him: "Shoyn forgossen"."
<snip>

In the small Jewish section of the cemetery in Greenock, Scotland, you will
see the name Ferguson, a common Scots name. Unfortunately for the story,
the name was originally Fagerson and so was readily changed.

Harold Pollins
Oxford England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given names -question #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

Alexander Sharon wrote:
It remains the story about a newly emigrated to America traditional Jew
from
Poland by the name Sean Fergusson.
"How come, you have such a name?" people asked him. "When I arrived, the
immigration official have asked my name. And I was so exited that I simply
forgot it. And I told him: "Shoyn forgossen"."
<snip>

In the small Jewish section of the cemetery in Greenock, Scotland, you will
see the name Ferguson, a common Scots name. Unfortunately for the story,
the name was originally Fagerson and so was readily changed.

Harold Pollins
Oxford England


burial cert from Tel Aviv #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Rob Weisskirch writes in part:

::I need to obtain a death certificate for my great, great
::grandfather buried in Tel Aviv, Israel
::in 1939.

In her book "A Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research in Israel"
(revised edition) SallyAnn Sack writes that for 1918-1948 the
period of the British Mandate death records are held by the
Population Registry Office of the Ministry of the Interior. If
she lists an address, I couldn't find it <grin>

Carol Skydell
Chilmark MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen burial cert from Tel Aviv #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Rob Weisskirch writes in part:

::I need to obtain a death certificate for my great, great
::grandfather buried in Tel Aviv, Israel
::in 1939.

In her book "A Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research in Israel"
(revised edition) SallyAnn Sack writes that for 1918-1948 the
period of the British Mandate death records are held by the
Population Registry Office of the Ministry of the Interior. If
she lists an address, I couldn't find it <grin>

Carol Skydell
Chilmark MA


Gravestone Name YDYDYH? #general

Stew Driller <sdriller@...>
 

Yesterday, I visited the grave of a relative and found the
name on the stone to be "Yakov ben YDYDYH
(yud,daled,yud,daled,yud,heh) halevi". Has anyone ever heard
of such a name or nickname? The death certificate gives his
father's name as Louis, which seems reasonable ( although it
puts him back another generation!), but I can't see how Louis
-- which is usually LIEBER in my family -- can become YDYDYH.
This is the first time I've tried reading a gravestone, but
the lettering was clear and I'm sure I've transcribed it
correctly. Thanks.

Stew Driller
sdriller@erols.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gravestone Name YDYDYH? #general

Stew Driller <sdriller@...>
 

Yesterday, I visited the grave of a relative and found the
name on the stone to be "Yakov ben YDYDYH
(yud,daled,yud,daled,yud,heh) halevi". Has anyone ever heard
of such a name or nickname? The death certificate gives his
father's name as Louis, which seems reasonable ( although it
puts him back another generation!), but I can't see how Louis
-- which is usually LIEBER in my family -- can become YDYDYH.
This is the first time I've tried reading a gravestone, but
the lettering was clear and I'm sure I've transcribed it
correctly. Thanks.

Stew Driller
sdriller@erols.com


Fw: City Directories - some info from NYPL #general

arlene parnes <arlene@...>
 

This is the response I received >from the NYPL asking about their research
in City Directories ---- BIG change in their charges since I last ordered
seveal years ago.

An interesting note is that City Directories were issued twice a year!

Just thought people might like the information.
Arlene in FL

Thank you for your inquiry. We bill at the rate of $75.00 per hour plus
costs
for photocopies, 25 cents each, and delivery (depending on weight, with a
$3.00
minimum). Please realize that the City Directories were issued twice
yearly, so
over a nine year period there should be 18 volumes that we would need to
check.
Billing is to a major credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American
Express.

NYPL Express
The New York Public Library
www.nypl.org/research/docdelivery


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fw: City Directories - some info from NYPL #general

arlene parnes <arlene@...>
 

This is the response I received >from the NYPL asking about their research
in City Directories ---- BIG change in their charges since I last ordered
seveal years ago.

An interesting note is that City Directories were issued twice a year!

Just thought people might like the information.
Arlene in FL

Thank you for your inquiry. We bill at the rate of $75.00 per hour plus
costs
for photocopies, 25 cents each, and delivery (depending on weight, with a
$3.00
minimum). Please realize that the City Directories were issued twice
yearly, so
over a nine year period there should be 18 volumes that we would need to
check.
Billing is to a major credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American
Express.

NYPL Express
The New York Public Library
www.nypl.org/research/docdelivery