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JewishGen College Re-Opens!!! #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners....

We are very pleased to announce the reactivation of the JewishGen
College beginning the week of Oct.5th with a brand new course
entitled "Creating a Webpage"

Our instructor Mark Heckman is a lecturer and researcher in the
computer science department at the University of California, Davis,
where he has taught classes in web page design for computer
novices. Mark is the webmaster for several JewishGen-hosted
webpages (Sacramento JGS; Gesher Galicia and ROM-SIG; Volhynia,
Gorodenka, and Kovel ShtetLinks pages),

Because the envisioned outcome is a coterie of trained folks who
will volunteer to create both Yizkor Book as well as ShtetLinks
pages for JewishGen, this course has clearly defined prerequisites:

1.) Participants must have a working familiarity with Windows or
MacIntosh, knowing how to open and close windows, how to use a
mouse, and other basic computer skills.

2.) They must also be familiar with using a word processing program,
such as Microsoft Word or WordPerfect, and be comfortable with cutting
and pasting text, with using multiple fonts in a document, and with
other word processing features.

3.) The class will use a free program, called "Netscape Composer,"
to create and edit web pages. Netscape Composer is part of the
Netscape Communicator package. You can obtain Netscape Communicator
from the following page:
< http://www.netscape.com/download/selectplatform_1_1.html>

Be aware that Netscape Communicator is quite large and will take
a while to download.

Click on your operating system and follow the links to download
and install Communicator on your system.
The latest version is 4.06. If you already have Netscape Communicator
version 4.0 or later you do not need to download it again.

Netscape Communicator is also widely available >from different
internet service providers, and on CD-ROM.

Netscape Composer is a type of program called an "HTML editor."
We will use Netscape Composer for three reasons:

a.) Netscape runs on a wide variety of computers and operating
systems so probably no student will be unable to use it;
b.) Netscape is widely used and therefore many of you may already
have it installed on your systems; and
c.) it's free.

There are many other HTML editors available, and most have very
similar user interfaces. If you have another HTML editor, you can
use that in the class but the commands will be different >from those
in Composer and you might get confused. We expect many students
in this class, so there probably won't be time to answer questions
about HTML editors other than Netscape Composer.

4.) The final prerequisite is the reason we're offering this course.
JewishGen is desperately in need of volunteers who know how to create
webpages for the Yizkor Book and the ShtetLinks Projects. We have
more material waiting to be put online than our current volunteers
and managers can handle. Since both these projects are extremely
important to researchers, we can only turn to you, the users of
JewishGen to help us out here. We're offering this course to
provide you with a skill that you in turn will use to help us all.
With that said, the final prerequisite is your promise that once
trained, you will volunteer to help JewishGen get more and more
material online.

So, if you feel you meet all the prerequisites for this course,
here's how to enroll:

Send an email to listserve@...
and say

subscribe webpage <your firstname> <your lastname>

enrollment will close on Sunday October 4th and class will start
on Monday Oct. 5th

The "lectures" will come to you just the way messages do >from
any of our mailing list...via e-mail.

We expect a hefty crowd of enrollees and some very well trained
volunteers to help JewishGen bring more and more information to
us all!

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen College Re-Opens!!! #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners....

We are very pleased to announce the reactivation of the JewishGen
College beginning the week of Oct.5th with a brand new course
entitled "Creating a Webpage"

Our instructor Mark Heckman is a lecturer and researcher in the
computer science department at the University of California, Davis,
where he has taught classes in web page design for computer
novices. Mark is the webmaster for several JewishGen-hosted
webpages (Sacramento JGS; Gesher Galicia and ROM-SIG; Volhynia,
Gorodenka, and Kovel ShtetLinks pages),

Because the envisioned outcome is a coterie of trained folks who
will volunteer to create both Yizkor Book as well as ShtetLinks
pages for JewishGen, this course has clearly defined prerequisites:

1.) Participants must have a working familiarity with Windows or
MacIntosh, knowing how to open and close windows, how to use a
mouse, and other basic computer skills.

2.) They must also be familiar with using a word processing program,
such as Microsoft Word or WordPerfect, and be comfortable with cutting
and pasting text, with using multiple fonts in a document, and with
other word processing features.

3.) The class will use a free program, called "Netscape Composer,"
to create and edit web pages. Netscape Composer is part of the
Netscape Communicator package. You can obtain Netscape Communicator
from the following page:
< http://www.netscape.com/download/selectplatform_1_1.html>

Be aware that Netscape Communicator is quite large and will take
a while to download.

Click on your operating system and follow the links to download
and install Communicator on your system.
The latest version is 4.06. If you already have Netscape Communicator
version 4.0 or later you do not need to download it again.

Netscape Communicator is also widely available >from different
internet service providers, and on CD-ROM.

Netscape Composer is a type of program called an "HTML editor."
We will use Netscape Composer for three reasons:

a.) Netscape runs on a wide variety of computers and operating
systems so probably no student will be unable to use it;
b.) Netscape is widely used and therefore many of you may already
have it installed on your systems; and
c.) it's free.

There are many other HTML editors available, and most have very
similar user interfaces. If you have another HTML editor, you can
use that in the class but the commands will be different >from those
in Composer and you might get confused. We expect many students
in this class, so there probably won't be time to answer questions
about HTML editors other than Netscape Composer.

4.) The final prerequisite is the reason we're offering this course.
JewishGen is desperately in need of volunteers who know how to create
webpages for the Yizkor Book and the ShtetLinks Projects. We have
more material waiting to be put online than our current volunteers
and managers can handle. Since both these projects are extremely
important to researchers, we can only turn to you, the users of
JewishGen to help us out here. We're offering this course to
provide you with a skill that you in turn will use to help us all.
With that said, the final prerequisite is your promise that once
trained, you will volunteer to help JewishGen get more and more
material online.

So, if you feel you meet all the prerequisites for this course,
here's how to enroll:

Send an email to listserve@...
and say

subscribe webpage <your firstname> <your lastname>

enrollment will close on Sunday October 4th and class will start
on Monday Oct. 5th

The "lectures" will come to you just the way messages do >from
any of our mailing list...via e-mail.

We expect a hefty crowd of enrollees and some very well trained
volunteers to help JewishGen bring more and more information to
us all!

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations


CZENSTOCHOV #latvia

Hal Maggied PhD <drmaggoo@...>
 

Latvia members



Shalom Khaverim: <italic>CZENSTOCHOV: Our Legacy </italic>is available
from the Judaica Collections at the Florida Atlantic University
Library. We have numerous brand new copies of this Yizkor Bukh which
was edited, translated to English, and published in 1993, by Harry
Klein. This Yizkor Bukh contains a 360 page English section and a 117
page Yiddush section. Co-Editor was Ruth Klein Tatner and Consulting
Editor was Prof.: Menachem Rotstein.


"Czenstochova is located approximately 125 miles southwest of Warsaw;
the shrine of Jasna Gora Madonna in Czenstochova was celebrated as a
center of Catholic pilgrimage. Seventy-five Jewish residents were
recorded in Czenstochova in 1765 and 495 in 1808, when an organized
community was established. Although Jewish residence was prohibited in
certain districts, the Jewish population grew.... and in 1863, with the
abolition of the Jewish quarter, to 3,360 [37.3%]. By 1900, it numbered
11, 764....and in 1939,

28,486."


" The German Army entered the city on 3 September 1939. The next day,
later called 'Bloody Monday", a pogrom was organized in which a few
hundred Jews were murdered." ".... When a greater number of Jews from
other parts of western Poland came in 1940-41, the city's population
grew by several thousands. On 9 April 1941, a ghetto was
established.... On 23 September a large-scale 'aktion' began. By 5
October, about 39,000 people had been deported to Treblinka and
exterminated [sic], while 2,000 were executed on the spot."


This Yizkor Bukh is bound in hard-cover and printed in 12-point type.
It contains several photos and maps. If you are interested in barter,
exchange, or trade, please contact:


Judaica Librarian Elliot Gertel <<egertel@...> or 561/297-3990.



<bigger>

VITEBSK Guberniya: Usvyaty=Uzhvit, Velizh=Veliz, Surazh=Suraz, Borisov,
Velikiye-Luki, Nevel, Kopreva, Vitebsk shtodt, Berezhukha;

VOLHYN Guberniya: Portisk=Poryck=Pavlovka, Lutzk=Luck,
Gorokhov=Horochow=Horchiv, Lokatchi=Lokache, Ludmir=Vladimir,
Swiniuchii=Sviynokh, Shklin, Brody, Torchin, Tur'ysk=Trisk,
Rovno=Riwni, Kovel=Kovla, Kupichov, Ozeriany;

Hal MAGGIED, PhD AICP Ohio State Alumnus <<drmaggoo@...>


</bigger>


Latvia SIG #Latvia CZENSTOCHOV #latvia

Hal Maggied PhD <drmaggoo@...>
 

Latvia members



Shalom Khaverim: <italic>CZENSTOCHOV: Our Legacy </italic>is available
from the Judaica Collections at the Florida Atlantic University
Library. We have numerous brand new copies of this Yizkor Bukh which
was edited, translated to English, and published in 1993, by Harry
Klein. This Yizkor Bukh contains a 360 page English section and a 117
page Yiddush section. Co-Editor was Ruth Klein Tatner and Consulting
Editor was Prof.: Menachem Rotstein.


"Czenstochova is located approximately 125 miles southwest of Warsaw;
the shrine of Jasna Gora Madonna in Czenstochova was celebrated as a
center of Catholic pilgrimage. Seventy-five Jewish residents were
recorded in Czenstochova in 1765 and 495 in 1808, when an organized
community was established. Although Jewish residence was prohibited in
certain districts, the Jewish population grew.... and in 1863, with the
abolition of the Jewish quarter, to 3,360 [37.3%]. By 1900, it numbered
11, 764....and in 1939,

28,486."


" The German Army entered the city on 3 September 1939. The next day,
later called 'Bloody Monday", a pogrom was organized in which a few
hundred Jews were murdered." ".... When a greater number of Jews from
other parts of western Poland came in 1940-41, the city's population
grew by several thousands. On 9 April 1941, a ghetto was
established.... On 23 September a large-scale 'aktion' began. By 5
October, about 39,000 people had been deported to Treblinka and
exterminated [sic], while 2,000 were executed on the spot."


This Yizkor Bukh is bound in hard-cover and printed in 12-point type.
It contains several photos and maps. If you are interested in barter,
exchange, or trade, please contact:


Judaica Librarian Elliot Gertel <<egertel@...> or 561/297-3990.



<bigger>

VITEBSK Guberniya: Usvyaty=Uzhvit, Velizh=Veliz, Surazh=Suraz, Borisov,
Velikiye-Luki, Nevel, Kopreva, Vitebsk shtodt, Berezhukha;

VOLHYN Guberniya: Portisk=Poryck=Pavlovka, Lutzk=Luck,
Gorokhov=Horochow=Horchiv, Lokatchi=Lokache, Ludmir=Vladimir,
Swiniuchii=Sviynokh, Shklin, Brody, Torchin, Tur'ysk=Trisk,
Rovno=Riwni, Kovel=Kovla, Kupichov, Ozeriany;

Hal MAGGIED, PhD AICP Ohio State Alumnus <<drmaggoo@...>


</bigger>


Re: Yiddish words #general

Shalom Mandelbaum <shalom@...>
 

Stephen Warshall wrote:

I am trying to translate parts of a Yizkor book and need
help with a few Yiddish words:

1. a broken-down wagon is described as "tsushedikt"
reasonable; German zerschaedigt, beshaedigt = damaged
2. a collapsed horse is described as "gepeygert"
PEGER (pei - gimel - reish) = carcas > gepeygert = died
3. several groups of Jews are mentioned: shopkeepers,
butchers and "konyukhes"
dont know, would help to see context and spelling
4. a large public space is called a "rebeleh"
dont know, would help to see context and spellingcould be derived from
Reshuth Harabim = Public Place.
The way you have it written it sounds like the deminutive of Rabbi.

Shalom Mandelbaum


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yiddish words #general

Shalom Mandelbaum <shalom@...>
 

Stephen Warshall wrote:

I am trying to translate parts of a Yizkor book and need
help with a few Yiddish words:

1. a broken-down wagon is described as "tsushedikt"
reasonable; German zerschaedigt, beshaedigt = damaged
2. a collapsed horse is described as "gepeygert"
PEGER (pei - gimel - reish) = carcas > gepeygert = died
3. several groups of Jews are mentioned: shopkeepers,
butchers and "konyukhes"
dont know, would help to see context and spelling
4. a large public space is called a "rebeleh"
dont know, would help to see context and spellingcould be derived from
Reshuth Harabim = Public Place.
The way you have it written it sounds like the deminutive of Rabbi.

Shalom Mandelbaum


Re: Tracing a Kohen #general

Dick Plotz
 

Stan Goodman wrote:

 It is much less complicated than you appear to imagine. If a
 man is a Kohen, his sons, all of them are also Kohanim. There
 are no other rules for the transmission. It moves in the
 paternal line only, never in the maternal.

On Wed, 2 Sep 1998 COL HARRY E STEIN wrote:

 I ask for assistance in tracing the designation of "Kohen" through my
 family tree. >from the Polish gravestone of the brother of my
 gggrandfather, there is the inscription "Moishe The Kohen". The
 inscription "Kohen" does not appear on the gravestone of my
 gggrandfather, grandfather,nor father. (SNIP)

Stan's correct explanation nevertheless ignores the fact that while the
designation of "Kohen" is simple and unambiguous, the term "brother" is not.
If, for instance, Harry Stein's gggm married twice, the second time to a
Kohen, Harry's ggf could well have used the surname of his stepfather and
regarded his half-brother as a brother, but that would not make him a Kohen.

--
Dick Plotz
Providence RI

MODERATOR NOTE: End of thread (bis).
This post gave a new angle on the question.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tracing a Kohen #general

Dick Plotz
 

Stan Goodman wrote:

 It is much less complicated than you appear to imagine. If a
 man is a Kohen, his sons, all of them are also Kohanim. There
 are no other rules for the transmission. It moves in the
 paternal line only, never in the maternal.

On Wed, 2 Sep 1998 COL HARRY E STEIN wrote:

 I ask for assistance in tracing the designation of "Kohen" through my
 family tree. >from the Polish gravestone of the brother of my
 gggrandfather, there is the inscription "Moishe The Kohen". The
 inscription "Kohen" does not appear on the gravestone of my
 gggrandfather, grandfather,nor father. (SNIP)

Stan's correct explanation nevertheless ignores the fact that while the
designation of "Kohen" is simple and unambiguous, the term "brother" is not.
If, for instance, Harry Stein's gggm married twice, the second time to a
Kohen, Harry's ggf could well have used the surname of his stepfather and
regarded his half-brother as a brother, but that would not make him a Kohen.

--
Dick Plotz
Providence RI

MODERATOR NOTE: End of thread (bis).
This post gave a new angle on the question.


Searching: David PERSKY (former SU to USA, 1925) #general

Alan H. Rosen
 

I am looking for descendants of David Persky who emigrated to the United
States >from the former Soviet Union in approximately 1925. His mother was
Liya Lev and his father was Iosef Persky. He was probably >from Minsk or
Moscow.

The search objective is to reunite a family that has been split for about
70 years. When David left the former Soviet Union, all contact with his
family was lost. Now that the country is more open, relatives would like
to make contact.

Please let me know if anyone out there can help.

Alan H. Rosen
Carmel Highlands, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: David PERSKY (former SU to USA, 1925) #general

Alan H. Rosen
 

I am looking for descendants of David Persky who emigrated to the United
States >from the former Soviet Union in approximately 1925. His mother was
Liya Lev and his father was Iosef Persky. He was probably >from Minsk or
Moscow.

The search objective is to reunite a family that has been split for about
70 years. When David left the former Soviet Union, all contact with his
family was lost. Now that the country is more open, relatives would like
to make contact.

Please let me know if anyone out there can help.

Alan H. Rosen
Carmel Highlands, California


Help withan unusual name--Koserak #general

Vitdoc <vitdoc@...>
 

I would appreciate any information on this name >from anywhere, but especially
Bohemia and Moravia.
Thank you,
Susan Boyer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help withan unusual name--Koserak #general

Vitdoc <vitdoc@...>
 

I would appreciate any information on this name >from anywhere, but especially
Bohemia and Moravia.
Thank you,
Susan Boyer


Searching: ADLER descendants (Kelme to Israel) #general

Roy Ogus <ogus@...>
 

I am trying to locate the descendants of a family that lived in Kelme,
Lithuania, prior to the Second World War.

The family name was ADLER. The family owned a bakery in Kelme, and also,
the Jewish library in Kelme was located in the ADLER house just before the
War.

The father of the family was apparently active in the Zionist movement, and
the father served for a long time as a member of the "Parents Committee of
the Tarbut School".

I'm not sure how many children they had, but I do know of two daughters.
Esther made aliyah to Israel in the early 1930's. Before the outbreak of
the War, a second daughter, Leah, lived in Kovno. At the start of the war,
she was put in the ghetto, and then sent to a concentration camp in
Germany, with other Jews >from the Kovno Ghetto. She went through the
tortures of the Camp, but miraculously, managed to survive the war. After
the War, Leah, went to Israel, and apparently was living in "Holon".

I presume the rest of the family perished with the rest of the Kelme Jews
in the Holocaust.

I would like to find out whether Esther or Leah are still alive in Israel,
or whether I could make contact with any of their families. I
unfortunately have no further information as to what their married names
may be (presuming they did marry), so this posting is somewhat of a long shot.

At any rate, if anyone can help me locate Esther and/or Leah ADLER or their
descendants, I'd appreciate hearing >from you.

Thanks,

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: ADLER descendants (Kelme to Israel) #general

Roy Ogus <ogus@...>
 

I am trying to locate the descendants of a family that lived in Kelme,
Lithuania, prior to the Second World War.

The family name was ADLER. The family owned a bakery in Kelme, and also,
the Jewish library in Kelme was located in the ADLER house just before the
War.

The father of the family was apparently active in the Zionist movement, and
the father served for a long time as a member of the "Parents Committee of
the Tarbut School".

I'm not sure how many children they had, but I do know of two daughters.
Esther made aliyah to Israel in the early 1930's. Before the outbreak of
the War, a second daughter, Leah, lived in Kovno. At the start of the war,
she was put in the ghetto, and then sent to a concentration camp in
Germany, with other Jews >from the Kovno Ghetto. She went through the
tortures of the Camp, but miraculously, managed to survive the war. After
the War, Leah, went to Israel, and apparently was living in "Holon".

I presume the rest of the family perished with the rest of the Kelme Jews
in the Holocaust.

I would like to find out whether Esther or Leah are still alive in Israel,
or whether I could make contact with any of their families. I
unfortunately have no further information as to what their married names
may be (presuming they did marry), so this posting is somewhat of a long shot.

At any rate, if anyone can help me locate Esther and/or Leah ADLER or their
descendants, I'd appreciate hearing >from you.

Thanks,

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA


Stropkov, Slovakia #general

melody gross <melody@...>
 

Would those who research Stropkov, Slovakia please contact me concerning
the rennovation of the cemetery?

Thanks
Melody Amsel Gross in sunny Beersheva, Israel

Searching: AMSEL/Stropkov, Olka, Vraanov, Michalovce,Humenne,Hertnick,anywhere;
BAUM/Stropkov, Okruhle; LANDAU/Humenne, Ladimirova
RITTER/Stropkov, Chotca; SCHWARTZ,SCHONFELD/Stropkov
ZAZULIA,BECKER,POLLACK,MORGENSTERN/Navastelitza, Chotin, Klishkovitz


Re: JGS Sacramento #general

RobertW252@...
 

The September meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento will be
held on September 14th at 7:00 PM. The meeting will take place in the Arts and
Craft room of the Albert Einstein Center, 1935 Wright St. (between Wyda Way
and Cottage Way), Sacramento. Guests are welcomed.

Bonnie Kaplan will talk on the Wimples as a source of genealogical
information. She recently returned >from Israel where she did research on the
subject. Attend this meeting to find out about this fascinating source of
information.

The library will be open after the meeting until 10:00 PM. Mentors will be
available to help answer your questions. A computer is available for access to
Jewishgen and the Internet.

Visit our web site at www1.jewishgen.org/ajgs/jgs-sacramento/ or call
916-486-0906 ext. 361 for more information about the JGSS.

Bob Wascou
President
JGSS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Stropkov, Slovakia #general

melody gross <melody@...>
 

Would those who research Stropkov, Slovakia please contact me concerning
the rennovation of the cemetery?

Thanks
Melody Amsel Gross in sunny Beersheva, Israel

Searching: AMSEL/Stropkov, Olka, Vraanov, Michalovce,Humenne,Hertnick,anywhere;
BAUM/Stropkov, Okruhle; LANDAU/Humenne, Ladimirova
RITTER/Stropkov, Chotca; SCHWARTZ,SCHONFELD/Stropkov
ZAZULIA,BECKER,POLLACK,MORGENSTERN/Navastelitza, Chotin, Klishkovitz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: JGS Sacramento #general

RobertW252@...
 

The September meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento will be
held on September 14th at 7:00 PM. The meeting will take place in the Arts and
Craft room of the Albert Einstein Center, 1935 Wright St. (between Wyda Way
and Cottage Way), Sacramento. Guests are welcomed.

Bonnie Kaplan will talk on the Wimples as a source of genealogical
information. She recently returned >from Israel where she did research on the
subject. Attend this meeting to find out about this fascinating source of
information.

The library will be open after the meeting until 10:00 PM. Mentors will be
available to help answer your questions. A computer is available for access to
Jewishgen and the Internet.

Visit our web site at www1.jewishgen.org/ajgs/jgs-sacramento/ or call
916-486-0906 ext. 361 for more information about the JGSS.

Bob Wascou
President
JGSS


Tarnow visit #general

Pat Jortner <patp@...>
 

By accident, I deleted the message >from the gentleman who is going to
Tarnow in October. I would like to get in touch with him. Will you
tell me who it was?

Pat Jortner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tarnow visit #general

Pat Jortner <patp@...>
 

By accident, I deleted the message >from the gentleman who is going to
Tarnow in October. I would like to get in touch with him. Will you
tell me who it was?

Pat Jortner