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Military Medal Citations #general

Richard Howells <richard.tawnies@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners

I came late to this thread having missed a few posts. As I understand it,
the notification of the award of a Military Medal is contained within the
London Gazette, but for the First World War contains only number, rank,
initials, surname, regiment and home town. Miltary Medal citations are
notoriously difficult to come by - there were so many awarded that very few
were recorded in the London Gazette. The best place to look is in the
battalion War Diary held at the Public Record Office at Kew, London. The
action for which a medal was won is usually described within the diary
although rarely the citation. The second place to look is in the
regimental museum - these often have more detail on a particular battle.
In my own grandfather's case I was fortunate to find that the regimental
archivist was compiling a book of all bravery awards for the regiment - and
my grandfather's citation was contained within the manuscript!

Good luck
Richard HOWELLS
Sandbach, Cheshire, England
richard.tawnies@bigfoot.com


November meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County will be
on Sunday, November 8, 1998 at 2pm. People can come as early 1:00pm to
shmooze and informally discuss successes, problems and solutions. The
topic for November will be "Passenger Arrival Records: Why They Are Valuable
to Genealogical Research." Feel free to bring any passenger arrival
records that you may already have. We will also approve our bylaws and
officers.

The meeting will be at the Avotaynu's offices in Bergenfield. Due to
limited seating at the Avotaynu office, please bring your own chair.

Directions to Avotaynu:
155 N. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, New Jersey
Phone: 201-387-7200 (1-800-286-8296 if you are >from a pay phone)
Parking: On-site parking. Park anywhere in the parking lot.

from New Jersey:
Get to NJ Route 4. Take the Teaneck Road exit toward Bergenfield (north on
Teaneck Road). After passing the Teaneck Armory on right, you enter
Bergenfield and the street name changes to Washington Avenue. Go through
town to 155 N. Washington Avenue (across the street >from a Wendy's).
Warning: There is a 155 SOUTH Washington Avenue which you will pass before
passing through the heart of the business district.

from Rockland County, New York:
Take the Palisade Interstate Parkway southbound to Exit 5S (Route 303,
Tappan). Continue on Route 303 southbound. When you enter New Jersey it
becomes Livingston Avenue. Continue some distance, about 7.5 miles, (the
name changes to Knickerbocker Road after passing the Oradell Reservoir) past
the Cresskill monument traffic circle. The first blinker after the circle
is Hickory Avenue. Right on Hickory to the end which is North Washington
Avenue in Bergenfield. Almost immediately after making a right the office
building is on the right.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Military Medal Citations #general

Richard Howells <richard.tawnies@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners

I came late to this thread having missed a few posts. As I understand it,
the notification of the award of a Military Medal is contained within the
London Gazette, but for the First World War contains only number, rank,
initials, surname, regiment and home town. Miltary Medal citations are
notoriously difficult to come by - there were so many awarded that very few
were recorded in the London Gazette. The best place to look is in the
battalion War Diary held at the Public Record Office at Kew, London. The
action for which a medal was won is usually described within the diary
although rarely the citation. The second place to look is in the
regimental museum - these often have more detail on a particular battle.
In my own grandfather's case I was fortunate to find that the regimental
archivist was compiling a book of all bravery awards for the regiment - and
my grandfather's citation was contained within the manuscript!

Good luck
Richard HOWELLS
Sandbach, Cheshire, England
richard.tawnies@bigfoot.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen November meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County will be
on Sunday, November 8, 1998 at 2pm. People can come as early 1:00pm to
shmooze and informally discuss successes, problems and solutions. The
topic for November will be "Passenger Arrival Records: Why They Are Valuable
to Genealogical Research." Feel free to bring any passenger arrival
records that you may already have. We will also approve our bylaws and
officers.

The meeting will be at the Avotaynu's offices in Bergenfield. Due to
limited seating at the Avotaynu office, please bring your own chair.

Directions to Avotaynu:
155 N. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, New Jersey
Phone: 201-387-7200 (1-800-286-8296 if you are >from a pay phone)
Parking: On-site parking. Park anywhere in the parking lot.

from New Jersey:
Get to NJ Route 4. Take the Teaneck Road exit toward Bergenfield (north on
Teaneck Road). After passing the Teaneck Armory on right, you enter
Bergenfield and the street name changes to Washington Avenue. Go through
town to 155 N. Washington Avenue (across the street >from a Wendy's).
Warning: There is a 155 SOUTH Washington Avenue which you will pass before
passing through the heart of the business district.

from Rockland County, New York:
Take the Palisade Interstate Parkway southbound to Exit 5S (Route 303,
Tappan). Continue on Route 303 southbound. When you enter New Jersey it
becomes Livingston Avenue. Continue some distance, about 7.5 miles, (the
name changes to Knickerbocker Road after passing the Oradell Reservoir) past
the Cresskill monument traffic circle. The first blinker after the circle
is Hickory Avenue. Right on Hickory to the end which is North Washington
Avenue in Bergenfield. Almost immediately after making a right the office
building is on the right.


Searching Ungvar/ Uzhorod- Rabbi Menachem Asch #general

emil grossman4 <jeds@...>
 

I'm also looking for any information available on his sons Rabbi Meir
Asch and Rabbi David Asch of Sobrance. I'm also searching for Rabbi
Yossef Meir Weiss of Sappinka. It is my understanding that Rabbi
Menachem and Rabbi Yossef Meir studied together. In trying to track down
my family tree I've come across these Rabbis and I'm trying to find out
how the family is connected. Rabbi Yitchok Issac Weiss who was a son of
Rabbi Yossef Meir took over his place as leader of the Sappinker
followers after his passing. Rabbi Yitchok Issac Weiss died in Aushwitz
in 1944. My late mother had two aunts who passed away in the late 1950's
by the names of Chaya and Rochelle Weiss and who lived on the Lower East
Side of New York. I'm told that they were direct descendants of Rabbi
Yossef Meyer Weiss of Sappinka.

Any insight or guidance would be very helpful.

Please write to Emil (Menachem) Grossman by Email to: jeds@shaw.wave.ca

Emil Grossman
Thornhill, Ontario.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Ungvar/ Uzhorod- Rabbi Menachem Asch #general

emil grossman4 <jeds@...>
 

I'm also looking for any information available on his sons Rabbi Meir
Asch and Rabbi David Asch of Sobrance. I'm also searching for Rabbi
Yossef Meir Weiss of Sappinka. It is my understanding that Rabbi
Menachem and Rabbi Yossef Meir studied together. In trying to track down
my family tree I've come across these Rabbis and I'm trying to find out
how the family is connected. Rabbi Yitchok Issac Weiss who was a son of
Rabbi Yossef Meir took over his place as leader of the Sappinker
followers after his passing. Rabbi Yitchok Issac Weiss died in Aushwitz
in 1944. My late mother had two aunts who passed away in the late 1950's
by the names of Chaya and Rochelle Weiss and who lived on the Lower East
Side of New York. I'm told that they were direct descendants of Rabbi
Yossef Meyer Weiss of Sappinka.

Any insight or guidance would be very helpful.

Please write to Emil (Menachem) Grossman by Email to: jeds@shaw.wave.ca

Emil Grossman
Thornhill, Ontario.


Westhoffen #general

Esther Ramon
 

Does anyone have any information about the history of the Jews in Westhoffen, the
cemetery and if there are Jews in Westhoffen today.
Thanks,
Esther Ramon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Westhoffen #general

Esther Ramon
 

Does anyone have any information about the history of the Jews in Westhoffen, the
cemetery and if there are Jews in Westhoffen today.
Thanks,
Esther Ramon


Re: email addresses #general

Beth Wellington <wellingtonbj@...>
 

Dorothy asked, "What do you do when you have changed
providers, and the search engines for email, such as infospace, still
have the old one."

I'd suggest that you register your current e-mail address with one of
the directory services, like Bigfoot or 411. Some search engines like
yahoo, which runs on 411 have a feature where you can enter the old
address and get a new one, I believe. Bigfoot also has a forwarding
feature >from an old address, but I'm not sure if that works when you
have ceased buying an address >from a commercial service, as my e-mail
is on a university computer and I also have a free web-page address,
neither of which expired.

Beth Wellington


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: email addresses #general

Beth Wellington <wellingtonbj@...>
 

Dorothy asked, "What do you do when you have changed
providers, and the search engines for email, such as infospace, still
have the old one."

I'd suggest that you register your current e-mail address with one of
the directory services, like Bigfoot or 411. Some search engines like
yahoo, which runs on 411 have a feature where you can enter the old
address and get a new one, I believe. Bigfoot also has a forwarding
feature >from an old address, but I'm not sure if that works when you
have ceased buying an address >from a commercial service, as my e-mail
is on a university computer and I also have a free web-page address,
neither of which expired.

Beth Wellington


Erste Filishter Society #general

Barbara Relles <rellesb@...>
 

I recently discovered that my gf Abraham Spiegeland is buried in the
Erste Filishter Section of the Mt. Hebron Cemetery. I also have learned
from other documents that he came >from Falesti, Bessarabia (now
Moldova). I am assuming that the Erste Filishter Society was indeed an
organization of immigrants >from Falesti. However, I have not been able
to unearth any information about this society. The cemetery no longer
has an address for this organization. Can anyone help?
Many thanks.
Barbara Relles

Also researching:
Pisnoy, Polishuk - Jashkov, Sokoliefka, Kiev, Ukraine
Spiegeland, Schwartz - Falesti, Bessarabia
Mathis, Grunberg - Fastov, Kiev, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Erste Filishter Society #general

Barbara Relles <rellesb@...>
 

I recently discovered that my gf Abraham Spiegeland is buried in the
Erste Filishter Section of the Mt. Hebron Cemetery. I also have learned
from other documents that he came >from Falesti, Bessarabia (now
Moldova). I am assuming that the Erste Filishter Society was indeed an
organization of immigrants >from Falesti. However, I have not been able
to unearth any information about this society. The cemetery no longer
has an address for this organization. Can anyone help?
Many thanks.
Barbara Relles

Also researching:
Pisnoy, Polishuk - Jashkov, Sokoliefka, Kiev, Ukraine
Spiegeland, Schwartz - Falesti, Bessarabia
Mathis, Grunberg - Fastov, Kiev, Ukraine


Book Request - Thanks #general

Ellis R. & Jana M. Jackson <erjackson@...>
 

Thank you to all who offered their assistance.

Cheers,

Jana M. Jackson
erjackson@enterprise.net
Lakenheath, Suffolk, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Book Request - Thanks #general

Ellis R. & Jana M. Jackson <erjackson@...>
 

Thank you to all who offered their assistance.

Cheers,

Jana M. Jackson
erjackson@enterprise.net
Lakenheath, Suffolk, England


Albert Varadi from Oradea #hungary

Susanna Vendel <susanna.vendel@...>
 

To all H-sigs researching Oradea/Nagyvarad

As I experienced on our E-mail list there are some researchers interested
in Oradea (Romania) and I put my hope to you to help me find information
about a person who it is said belongs to My father's family (WEISZ/WEISS).
To this moment I never succeeded to find any links to him.

Albert Varadi was an artist, a portraitist, very talented. I have some of
his etchings, saved by my grandfather. He lived in Oradea around 1920 and
his portraits/etchings were hanged in Feher Dezso's editorial room for the
newspaper "Nagyvradi Naplo". This artist died in Paris after 1932 (?). I
tried to find information about him through the cemeteries in Paris but
without the precise date of death and name of the cemetery it was
impossible to find him.

I have no connections in Oradea who could help me to make some look ups at
the Museum of Art or other places. So any suggestions >from you about how to
find information in Oradea about him would be very much appreciated.

Susanna Vendel, Stockholm
susanna.vendel@swipnet.se


Hungary SIG #Hungary Albert Varadi from Oradea #hungary

Susanna Vendel <susanna.vendel@...>
 

To all H-sigs researching Oradea/Nagyvarad

As I experienced on our E-mail list there are some researchers interested
in Oradea (Romania) and I put my hope to you to help me find information
about a person who it is said belongs to My father's family (WEISZ/WEISS).
To this moment I never succeeded to find any links to him.

Albert Varadi was an artist, a portraitist, very talented. I have some of
his etchings, saved by my grandfather. He lived in Oradea around 1920 and
his portraits/etchings were hanged in Feher Dezso's editorial room for the
newspaper "Nagyvradi Naplo". This artist died in Paris after 1932 (?). I
tried to find information about him through the cemeteries in Paris but
without the precise date of death and name of the cemetery it was
impossible to find him.

I have no connections in Oradea who could help me to make some look ups at
the Museum of Art or other places. So any suggestions >from you about how to
find information in Oradea about him would be very much appreciated.

Susanna Vendel, Stockholm
susanna.vendel@swipnet.se


Re: Conscription lists #hungary

cohentalk@...
 

Dear Maureen,

Could you please explain the term religious confession. I don't know if this
was connected to the Catholic religion. You mentioned it in reference to
release >from taxation for Hungarian subjects.

Thanks for helping,
Linda
cohentalk@aol.com
MichiganUSA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Conscription lists #hungary

cohentalk@...
 

Dear Maureen,

Could you please explain the term religious confession. I don't know if this
was connected to the Catholic religion. You mentioned it in reference to
release >from taxation for Hungarian subjects.

Thanks for helping,
Linda
cohentalk@aol.com
MichiganUSA


Re: jri-pl digest: October 31, 1998 #poland

Ikesspot@...
 

I have a fairly good road map of Poland and could find no such name as
Vassaria. In Polish, there does not appear to exist the letter 'V'. Nor is
there anything similar under 'W', pronounced like a 'V'. However, Warsaw
(Varsovie in French)
is Warszawa in Polish and pronounced something like "Var-sha-va". Could yor
family simply have meant Warsaw?

Good luck.


JRI Poland #Poland Re: jri-pl digest: October 31, 1998 #poland

Ikesspot@...
 

I have a fairly good road map of Poland and could find no such name as
Vassaria. In Polish, there does not appear to exist the letter 'V'. Nor is
there anything similar under 'W', pronounced like a 'V'. However, Warsaw
(Varsovie in French)
is Warszawa in Polish and pronounced something like "Var-sha-va". Could yor
family simply have meant Warsaw?

Good luck.