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Researching Your Family History - NYC, Nov 12 & 19 #general

Jgsny@...
 

A joint JGS (NY)/ 92nd St YM-YWHA program, Researching Your Family History,
will be held on two Thursdays, November 12th & 19th, 7:00-9:00pm, at the 92nd
St Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY. Participants will receive a 100+
page syllabus. Discover the wide range of library and archival resources
available locally and elsewhere. Topics include naming traditions, vital
records, cemeteries, computer technology, census and naturalization records,
passenger lists, yizkor books, Holocaust research, finding survivors, and
researching in Eastern Europe. Two sessions, $40. Pre-registration required.
Register through the Y, either in person, by mail or telephone. Call
212-996-1100.

Estelle Guzik
Pres. JGS (NY)

Check our web site periodically for information on the 1999 Annual Conference
on Jewish Genealogy to be held in NYC August 8-13, 1999.
http://members.aol.com/nyc99conf


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching Your Family History - NYC, Nov 12 & 19 #general

Jgsny@...
 

A joint JGS (NY)/ 92nd St YM-YWHA program, Researching Your Family History,
will be held on two Thursdays, November 12th & 19th, 7:00-9:00pm, at the 92nd
St Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY. Participants will receive a 100+
page syllabus. Discover the wide range of library and archival resources
available locally and elsewhere. Topics include naming traditions, vital
records, cemeteries, computer technology, census and naturalization records,
passenger lists, yizkor books, Holocaust research, finding survivors, and
researching in Eastern Europe. Two sessions, $40. Pre-registration required.
Register through the Y, either in person, by mail or telephone. Call
212-996-1100.

Estelle Guzik
Pres. JGS (NY)

Check our web site periodically for information on the 1999 Annual Conference
on Jewish Genealogy to be held in NYC August 8-13, 1999.
http://members.aol.com/nyc99conf


Searching: Max (?) SCHNEIDER, NY in the 40's #general

Patrick Reynaud <PatTheGreat@...>
 

My great uncle was SCHNEIDER, I think his first name was Max. He managed Rocky Gratiano in the 40s.
His grandfather was Henry SCHWARTZ.
Please e~mail me privately.

Patrick Reynaud


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Max (?) SCHNEIDER, NY in the 40's #general

Patrick Reynaud <PatTheGreat@...>
 

My great uncle was SCHNEIDER, I think his first name was Max. He managed Rocky Gratiano in the 40s.
His grandfather was Henry SCHWARTZ.
Please e~mail me privately.

Patrick Reynaud


Re: British liberators of Concentration Camps #general

Alan Karbritz <AlanK@...>
 

Although not strictly a genealogical matter I thought I would mention a
story I was told by one of my father's cousins.

He was in the British 8th Army and fought with them through North Africa,
Italy and North West Europe.

He was with the first British troops that entered Belsen Concentration camp
and told me that the non Jewish troops were more horrified by what they saw
then the few Jewish soldiers and for a few hours the troops were killing
any SS guards that they could find. Many of the guards dressed up as
prisoners but were easily spotted by their good state of health or were
pointed out by "real" prisoners.

My cousin remembered watching a group of soldiers shooting SS guards when a
British Captain came up to them and shouted "what the hell are you men
doing!!" He was told by the British soldiers in no uncertain terms to mind
his own business and they carried on shooting the guards. The captain
wisely decided to beat a hasty retreat as the British soldiers were so
angry that they were really out of control.

However, within a few hours the first troops who entered calmed down and
the remaining guards were taken prisoner.

My cousin said that the reason the non Jewish soldiers were so angry was
because either they had never heard about what the Nazis were doing to the
Jews or never really believed what they had heard and when they saw with
their own eyes what had been done in the Camp they simply went berserk.

I am only retelling a story told to me and it may not all be accurate but I
am sure the story is true.

Alan Karbritz
London UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: British liberators of Concentration Camps #general

Alan Karbritz <AlanK@...>
 

Although not strictly a genealogical matter I thought I would mention a
story I was told by one of my father's cousins.

He was in the British 8th Army and fought with them through North Africa,
Italy and North West Europe.

He was with the first British troops that entered Belsen Concentration camp
and told me that the non Jewish troops were more horrified by what they saw
then the few Jewish soldiers and for a few hours the troops were killing
any SS guards that they could find. Many of the guards dressed up as
prisoners but were easily spotted by their good state of health or were
pointed out by "real" prisoners.

My cousin remembered watching a group of soldiers shooting SS guards when a
British Captain came up to them and shouted "what the hell are you men
doing!!" He was told by the British soldiers in no uncertain terms to mind
his own business and they carried on shooting the guards. The captain
wisely decided to beat a hasty retreat as the British soldiers were so
angry that they were really out of control.

However, within a few hours the first troops who entered calmed down and
the remaining guards were taken prisoner.

My cousin said that the reason the non Jewish soldiers were so angry was
because either they had never heard about what the Nazis were doing to the
Jews or never really believed what they had heard and when they saw with
their own eyes what had been done in the Camp they simply went berserk.

I am only retelling a story told to me and it may not all be accurate but I
am sure the story is true.

Alan Karbritz
London UK


JONAVA #general

charles fleishman <charlesf@...>
 

Is anyone aware if the JONAVA SOCIETY currently exists? My grandparents
used to attend social events in New York City and I also know of a group
that was located in Hartford, Connecticut.

Charlie Fleishman
Eugene, Oregon

Researching:
FLEISHMAN, RAPPING, CHOSID of Jonava, Lithuania
HUTKIN of Dokshitzy, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JONAVA #general

charles fleishman <charlesf@...>
 

Is anyone aware if the JONAVA SOCIETY currently exists? My grandparents
used to attend social events in New York City and I also know of a group
that was located in Hartford, Connecticut.

Charlie Fleishman
Eugene, Oregon

Researching:
FLEISHMAN, RAPPING, CHOSID of Jonava, Lithuania
HUTKIN of Dokshitzy, Belarus


Searching: Martha WHITE (late 1700's) #general

STAN AND JUSTINE ORME <ORMEFAM@...>
 

Looking for
WHITE Martha
m. Isaac Samuel son of Hartog Samuel of Nuirenberg b. 1753 & Lea Isaac
of Amsterdam b.1752
It is thought that Martha's surname has been changed >from Weiss.
They had a daughter named Rebecca who subsequently married twice. The
lineage is known >from thereon.
Any help with this would be really appreciated.

Justine Orme of New Zealand


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Martha WHITE (late 1700's) #general

STAN AND JUSTINE ORME <ORMEFAM@...>
 

Looking for
WHITE Martha
m. Isaac Samuel son of Hartog Samuel of Nuirenberg b. 1753 & Lea Isaac
of Amsterdam b.1752
It is thought that Martha's surname has been changed >from Weiss.
They had a daughter named Rebecca who subsequently married twice. The
lineage is known >from thereon.
Any help with this would be really appreciated.

Justine Orme of New Zealand


Re: Access to WWI Draft cards at NA in DC #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

In a post dated 10/27/98, "deborah dworski"
spoke regarding the WWI draft registration cards. A portion of it:

Within the past two weeks the U.S. NA in Washington, D.C.
has greatly expanded its microfilm collection of World War I
draft registration cards. the original registrations are at the
NA in Atlanta. up until now, very little of the collection has been
publicly accessible in Washington.
For those of you running to DC, caveat emptor. I have looked at
similar films in Phila. The films at the Phila NA are hard to read
and make very poor copies. I found a few which I copied, and
then sent to Ga for good copies. So if you find anything in DC,
and it doesn't copy too well, I would suggest using it to request
a nice copy >from the NA in Georgia.

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Access to WWI Draft cards at NA in DC #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

In a post dated 10/27/98, "deborah dworski"
spoke regarding the WWI draft registration cards. A portion of it:

Within the past two weeks the U.S. NA in Washington, D.C.
has greatly expanded its microfilm collection of World War I
draft registration cards. the original registrations are at the
NA in Atlanta. up until now, very little of the collection has been
publicly accessible in Washington.
For those of you running to DC, caveat emptor. I have looked at
similar films in Phila. The films at the Phila NA are hard to read
and make very poor copies. I found a few which I copied, and
then sent to Ga for good copies. So if you find anything in DC,
and it doesn't copy too well, I would suggest using it to request
a nice copy >from the NA in Georgia.

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/


Genealogy Forum on AOL Website #general

Terry Ann <terryann@...>
 

...Just found out that the Genealogy Forum on America Online has a new Website.
It's at:

http://www.genealogyforum.com/

It's really nice.

--Terry Ann


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy Forum on AOL Website #general

Terry Ann <terryann@...>
 

...Just found out that the Genealogy Forum on America Online has a new Website.
It's at:

http://www.genealogyforum.com/

It's really nice.

--Terry Ann


Re: Finding an email address #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Stan, and any other JewishGenner searching an email address of
previous posters to the discussion group.....

First check the JewishGen Discussion Group Archived
messages (http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop)
.... then, if you don't find them all (I don't ever
remember seeing the name Bruce Jackson posting to our discussion
group) check dejanews <www.dejanews.com> to see if he's posted
anywhere.
Other sources for email addresses are:
http://www.infospace.com/
www.whowhere.com
www.four11.com

Hope this helps
Carol Skydell
Chilmark MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding an email address #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Stan, and any other JewishGenner searching an email address of
previous posters to the discussion group.....

First check the JewishGen Discussion Group Archived
messages (http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop)
.... then, if you don't find them all (I don't ever
remember seeing the name Bruce Jackson posting to our discussion
group) check dejanews <www.dejanews.com> to see if he's posted
anywhere.
Other sources for email addresses are:
http://www.infospace.com/
www.whowhere.com
www.four11.com

Hope this helps
Carol Skydell
Chilmark MA


Shtetl Lavanovich #general

gordon <gordon@...>
 

Need help with a shtetl for my GRODINSKY clan:
On the Shtetl Seeker, I found LOHWINOWICZE (LOGVINOVICHE) in Belarus, 75.5
miles SSW of Minsk.
Can anyone tell me if this is in the Grodno Gubernia? If not, any
other suggestions for a town similar in name in that Gubernia??

Thank you
David Gordon
formerly of Kfar Saba; now of Millburn, NJ

Also researching:
PARANSKY - Ruzhin, Ukraine; KAPLINSKY; ROSENWASSER; ROSENBERG; SACHAROW -
Poltava; COOPER - Poland; KATZOWSKY -Peryaslav; TOLCHINSKY; HECHT - Ruzhin;
GELTZER - Iasi, Rumania; GOLDENBERG -Iasi. and many ALGERIAN surnames...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shtetl Lavanovich #general

gordon <gordon@...>
 

Need help with a shtetl for my GRODINSKY clan:
On the Shtetl Seeker, I found LOHWINOWICZE (LOGVINOVICHE) in Belarus, 75.5
miles SSW of Minsk.
Can anyone tell me if this is in the Grodno Gubernia? If not, any
other suggestions for a town similar in name in that Gubernia??

Thank you
David Gordon
formerly of Kfar Saba; now of Millburn, NJ

Also researching:
PARANSKY - Ruzhin, Ukraine; KAPLINSKY; ROSENWASSER; ROSENBERG; SACHAROW -
Poltava; COOPER - Poland; KATZOWSKY -Peryaslav; TOLCHINSKY; HECHT - Ruzhin;
GELTZER - Iasi, Rumania; GOLDENBERG -Iasi. and many ALGERIAN surnames...


JGSGB Lecture: Chassidism by Dr Neil Rosenstein #general

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Reminders:

Monday November 16th

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain in conjunction with
Spiro Ark at 8 pm Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, main entrance,
the Burroughs, Hendon NW4 :

"The Historical Roots of Chassidism- or the Inside Story of Chassidic
Dynasties".

Dr Neil Rosenstein (New Jersey).

Noted genealogist and author of
The Unbroken Chain
The Feast and the Fast - (The Tosfos, Yomtov Lipman Heller)
Rabbi Elijah, The Vilna Gaon and his cousinhood
from King David to Baron David
The Margolis Family
Latter Day Leaders, Sages and Scholars.


JGS Members and friends of Spiro Ark: £5
Others £6.
Enquiries: 0181 201 7172

See the JGSGB web page Http://www.ort.org/jgsgb
Dr Saul issroff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGB Lecture: Chassidism by Dr Neil Rosenstein #general

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Reminders:

Monday November 16th

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain in conjunction with
Spiro Ark at 8 pm Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, main entrance,
the Burroughs, Hendon NW4 :

"The Historical Roots of Chassidism- or the Inside Story of Chassidic
Dynasties".

Dr Neil Rosenstein (New Jersey).

Noted genealogist and author of
The Unbroken Chain
The Feast and the Fast - (The Tosfos, Yomtov Lipman Heller)
Rabbi Elijah, The Vilna Gaon and his cousinhood
from King David to Baron David
The Margolis Family
Latter Day Leaders, Sages and Scholars.


JGS Members and friends of Spiro Ark: £5
Others £6.
Enquiries: 0181 201 7172

See the JGSGB web page Http://www.ort.org/jgsgb
Dr Saul issroff