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FREUND & EPPLE - NYC #general

Qedetc <qedetc@...>
 

Sorry to post to the list but I've lost the email address of the person I had
been in contact with.

Some months ago I corresponded with someone regarding these names and a New
Years Greetings post I had submitted. I may have further info.

Tracy Lewis
Anchorage, AK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FREUND & EPPLE - NYC #general

Qedetc <qedetc@...>
 

Sorry to post to the list but I've lost the email address of the person I had
been in contact with.

Some months ago I corresponded with someone regarding these names and a New
Years Greetings post I had submitted. I may have further info.

Tracy Lewis
Anchorage, AK


Re: Searching Rabbi Israel Jonah, Beaufort, SC 1855 #general

WESTON H. BYNG <lotswife@...>
 

I'm trying to find Rabbi Israel Jonah, his wife Sarah and daughter Rebecca
who was born in Beaufort SC in 1855.

At some point, they changed their name to Jones.

Cannot find them anywhere, although Rebecca married via Jewish Ketuba to
Louis Harrison in Florence, SC in 1875. No records with the state; no
records with any synagogues.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Caroline Byng


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching Rabbi Israel Jonah, Beaufort, SC 1855 #general

WESTON H. BYNG <lotswife@...>
 

I'm trying to find Rabbi Israel Jonah, his wife Sarah and daughter Rebecca
who was born in Beaufort SC in 1855.

At some point, they changed their name to Jones.

Cannot find them anywhere, although Rebecca married via Jewish Ketuba to
Louis Harrison in Florence, SC in 1875. No records with the state; no
records with any synagogues.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Caroline Byng


Searching: WEISSMAN #general

zerakodesh@...
 

Hello
Is anyone in touch with a Albert C. Toll who is looking for a Weissman
family? I would like to be in touch with him. I am looking for Tulchin people.
Thank you
Esther Feinstein Sackheim


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: WEISSMAN #general

zerakodesh@...
 

Hello
Is anyone in touch with a Albert C. Toll who is looking for a Weissman
family? I would like to be in touch with him. I am looking for Tulchin people.
Thank you
Esther Feinstein Sackheim


Researching Rabbinical families #general

Masnick, Burt <masnick@...>
 

My great grandfather was Rabbi Moshe Gedaliah Blitz. He was a prominent
rabbi in Montreal between 1904 and 1920, when he died. It has been
suggested to me that he (and his wife Breina Pakman Blitz of Dinevitz)
likely came >from long lines of Rabbis. I am clueless as to how to
discover whether Rabbi Blitz (or his wife) had siblings or ancestors who
were rabbis. Where do I begin? Where do I look. Is there someone I can
contact with knowledge of rabbinical families? Books? Archives? It would
be a great source of further info about my ancestors if I can locate
information that would let me know about either Rabbi Blitz's or Briena
Pakman Blitz's connections to earlier rabbinic lines.

Known as a scholar, he was a pulpit rabbi at Anshe Mishnais on Colonial
Street in Downtown Montreal. He was the head of the Bet Din of Montreal
and represented the Jewish population of Montreal when the then Prince
of Wales, Edward the 5th, visited Montreal. He was born in Skala (now in
Ukraine), married in Dinevitz (also in Ukraine), and studied with "the
Tarnipol Rabbi" before leaving Kamenetz-Podulsk for Montreal in 1904
with his six daughters and one son.

Thanks in advance to the ever-knowledgeable JewishGenners for any
assistance.

Burt Masnick

Researching
ANTONIR - BOTOSANI - ROMANIA
AXELRAD - DINEVITZ, UKRAINE
FOX - DINEVITZ, UKRAINE
BRONSTEIN - OSTROPOL, UKRAINE
BLITZ - DINEVITZ, SKALA, KAMENETS-PODULSK
FINKELSTEIN - DINEVITZ, KAMENETS-PODULSK
ABBREVIATED TO 6 LINES MAX.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching Rabbinical families #general

Masnick, Burt <masnick@...>
 

My great grandfather was Rabbi Moshe Gedaliah Blitz. He was a prominent
rabbi in Montreal between 1904 and 1920, when he died. It has been
suggested to me that he (and his wife Breina Pakman Blitz of Dinevitz)
likely came >from long lines of Rabbis. I am clueless as to how to
discover whether Rabbi Blitz (or his wife) had siblings or ancestors who
were rabbis. Where do I begin? Where do I look. Is there someone I can
contact with knowledge of rabbinical families? Books? Archives? It would
be a great source of further info about my ancestors if I can locate
information that would let me know about either Rabbi Blitz's or Briena
Pakman Blitz's connections to earlier rabbinic lines.

Known as a scholar, he was a pulpit rabbi at Anshe Mishnais on Colonial
Street in Downtown Montreal. He was the head of the Bet Din of Montreal
and represented the Jewish population of Montreal when the then Prince
of Wales, Edward the 5th, visited Montreal. He was born in Skala (now in
Ukraine), married in Dinevitz (also in Ukraine), and studied with "the
Tarnipol Rabbi" before leaving Kamenetz-Podulsk for Montreal in 1904
with his six daughters and one son.

Thanks in advance to the ever-knowledgeable JewishGenners for any
assistance.

Burt Masnick

Researching
ANTONIR - BOTOSANI - ROMANIA
AXELRAD - DINEVITZ, UKRAINE
FOX - DINEVITZ, UKRAINE
BRONSTEIN - OSTROPOL, UKRAINE
BLITZ - DINEVITZ, SKALA, KAMENETS-PODULSK
FINKELSTEIN - DINEVITZ, KAMENETS-PODULSK
ABBREVIATED TO 6 LINES MAX.


Email to Janet Berkman bounced #general

Danita Simon <dhsimon@...>
 

I am trying to reach Janet Berkman about a common family name. Her
E-mail obtained fron the JewishGen archives is not working. If she is
out there or anyone knows how to reach her E-mail me privately.

Danita Simon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Email to Janet Berkman bounced #general

Danita Simon <dhsimon@...>
 

I am trying to reach Janet Berkman about a common family name. Her
E-mail obtained fron the JewishGen archives is not working. If she is
out there or anyone knows how to reach her E-mail me privately.

Danita Simon


E-Mail to David Snyder bounced #general

Alex143403@...
 

Sorry to post this for all. Received mail >from a David Snyder in response to
a JGFF post. However, when I responded the address ds66@infomail.co.il , it
came back host unknown. If David or anyone who knows him can help, I'd be
grateful.

Jan Alexander


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen E-Mail to David Snyder bounced #general

Alex143403@...
 

Sorry to post this for all. Received mail >from a David Snyder in response to
a JGFF post. However, when I responded the address ds66@infomail.co.il , it
came back host unknown. If David or anyone who knows him can help, I'd be
grateful.

Jan Alexander


Re: Respond to messages, please. #general

leo <lherzenb@...>
 

I recently sent an e-mail message to almost all of the researchers listed in
the JGFF researching the name WEIL, who had e-mail addresses. There were 40
addressees and only 10 replied.
Cal Weil
San Diego, CA
IMHO a 25% reply to a broadcast request is great!

Leo Herzenberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Respond to messages, please. #general

leo <lherzenb@...>
 

I recently sent an e-mail message to almost all of the researchers listed in
the JGFF researching the name WEIL, who had e-mail addresses. There were 40
addressees and only 10 replied.
Cal Weil
San Diego, CA
IMHO a 25% reply to a broadcast request is great!

Leo Herzenberg


Re: N.Y.C.E.D. responses / Soundex codes #general

Qedetc <qedetc@...>
 

<snip>
I have one more question though. When you say SOUNDEX. I know it is a way
of looking up a name or names similar in sound. What I do not understand is,
how you use it. Is it a program you run or What?>
Gary,
Short but sweet. A soundex conversion drops vowels (because they exhibit the
greatest amount of change in pronunciation - think of the Bostonian *car*) and
converts all the consonants to a numerical code which relies on how a letter
is sounded (try sounding the letter *b* and the letter *v* and you can see how
they can easily be interchanged).

For the conversion itself, take a look at the NARA (National Archives) web page
at <www.nara.gov> and click on The Genealogy Page. There is not only an
explanation of the Soundex coding but even better a *Soundex machine* which
converts any name to its Soundex code.

Helpful to have because not only are the census records coded for soundex but
a number of Death Indexes as well.

Tracy Lewis
Anchorage, Alaska

Searching: LEWIS, Jacob - Russia pre 1861 (b.1846)>NY,PA,KS,LA,TX,AL,CA,NY
JACOBS, Hannah - Prussia pre 1861 (b.1846)> ditto


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: N.Y.C.E.D. responses / Soundex codes #general

Qedetc <qedetc@...>
 

<snip>
I have one more question though. When you say SOUNDEX. I know it is a way
of looking up a name or names similar in sound. What I do not understand is,
how you use it. Is it a program you run or What?>
Gary,
Short but sweet. A soundex conversion drops vowels (because they exhibit the
greatest amount of change in pronunciation - think of the Bostonian *car*) and
converts all the consonants to a numerical code which relies on how a letter
is sounded (try sounding the letter *b* and the letter *v* and you can see how
they can easily be interchanged).

For the conversion itself, take a look at the NARA (National Archives) web page
at <www.nara.gov> and click on The Genealogy Page. There is not only an
explanation of the Soundex coding but even better a *Soundex machine* which
converts any name to its Soundex code.

Helpful to have because not only are the census records coded for soundex but
a number of Death Indexes as well.

Tracy Lewis
Anchorage, Alaska

Searching: LEWIS, Jacob - Russia pre 1861 (b.1846)>NY,PA,KS,LA,TX,AL,CA,NY
JACOBS, Hannah - Prussia pre 1861 (b.1846)> ditto


Re: The Danish and Swedish Emigration Archives #general

Joel Jakobson <j.j@...>
 

Let me just add a few things to Elsebeth Paikin's recent information about
the searchable emigrant database in Denmark. Ships ARE listed if you - after
finding the person - download the scanned original document. There you find
the ship's name in the column "Anmaerkninger" (=comments).

Another thing, when performing a wild card search, don't use the *-character
(asterisk). Just type the beginning of the name

The adress again:
http://users.cybercity.dk/~ccc13656/

For those believing their anscestors came trough the harbour of Bergen,
Norway, there is a searchable database at:
http://www.hist.uib.no/arkivverket/index-en.htm
Only the front page is in English.

Finally, there is no searchable on-line database for emigrants >from Swedish
ports.

Regards
Joel Jakobson
Stockholm, Sweden

Researching:
WARZABU/WALDO, Latvia (Daugavpils)/Finland/USA
JACOBSOHN, JOEL, Latvia (Jelgava)
BECKER, GOLDBLATT, MOLLET, SELIKOWITZ, Lithuania (Leckava, Skuodas)
HIRSCHHORN, Latvia/Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Danish and Swedish Emigration Archives #general

Joel Jakobson <j.j@...>
 

Let me just add a few things to Elsebeth Paikin's recent information about
the searchable emigrant database in Denmark. Ships ARE listed if you - after
finding the person - download the scanned original document. There you find
the ship's name in the column "Anmaerkninger" (=comments).

Another thing, when performing a wild card search, don't use the *-character
(asterisk). Just type the beginning of the name

The adress again:
http://users.cybercity.dk/~ccc13656/

For those believing their anscestors came trough the harbour of Bergen,
Norway, there is a searchable database at:
http://www.hist.uib.no/arkivverket/index-en.htm
Only the front page is in English.

Finally, there is no searchable on-line database for emigrants >from Swedish
ports.

Regards
Joel Jakobson
Stockholm, Sweden

Researching:
WARZABU/WALDO, Latvia (Daugavpils)/Finland/USA
JACOBSOHN, JOEL, Latvia (Jelgava)
BECKER, GOLDBLATT, MOLLET, SELIKOWITZ, Lithuania (Leckava, Skuodas)
HIRSCHHORN, Latvia/Lithuania


Re: Meaning of the word "Chawer" #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Could anyone give me the meaning of the Hebrew(?) word "Chawer". It
occurs in the German translation of a Hebrew grave inscription: " .
. . Isaac Sohn des Chawers Herrn Blumenthal . . .".
Bruce Hill
Yes, "Chawer" is a Hebrew word in German transliteration (where "w" has
the sound of English "v"). The word means literally "comrade" or
"fellow" or "associate" -- but has come to mean more generally "friend."
Possibly the "Chawer" Blumenthal on your inscription was a member of some
Bund-type group or masonic-type group, whose members called each other
"comrade." (You didn't say in which city or country where this grave was
located.)

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Meaning of the word "Chawer" #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Could anyone give me the meaning of the Hebrew(?) word "Chawer". It
occurs in the German translation of a Hebrew grave inscription: " .
. . Isaac Sohn des Chawers Herrn Blumenthal . . .".
Bruce Hill
Yes, "Chawer" is a Hebrew word in German transliteration (where "w" has
the sound of English "v"). The word means literally "comrade" or
"fellow" or "associate" -- but has come to mean more generally "friend."
Possibly the "Chawer" Blumenthal on your inscription was a member of some
Bund-type group or masonic-type group, whose members called each other
"comrade." (You didn't say in which city or country where this grave was
located.)

Judith Romney Wegner