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ShtetLinks Passes 115! #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

The ShtetLinks Project is proud to announce the addition of our 115th
shtetl. Yours should be next. We have now posted web sites for 115
places around the world where Jews have lived. Each site represents the
work of people researching these places and carries a wide variety of
information, ranging >from pictures to discussions of the shoah and its
effects. A shtetl, for our purposes, is not limited to Eastern Europe,
but can be anywhere in the world. To all of you who have information on
a Jewish settlement, we issue the invitation to let JewishGen host the
results of your efforts, to aid future researchers interested in your
town, village, or big city. To see the pages, point your browser to
<www.jewishgen.org/ShtetLinks> and find your shtetl. If it is not
listed, follow the directions to let us know you will put your site up
on our site! With the able assistance of Rachel Unkefer and Andy
Cassel, your place can be memorialized and commemorated for the world to
see. We can't do the research for you, but we can help with your
presentation of it. See you soon on ShtetLinks.

Chuck Weinstein
JewishGen ShtetLinks Coordinator
cweinstein@jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ShtetLinks Passes 115! #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

The ShtetLinks Project is proud to announce the addition of our 115th
shtetl. Yours should be next. We have now posted web sites for 115
places around the world where Jews have lived. Each site represents the
work of people researching these places and carries a wide variety of
information, ranging >from pictures to discussions of the shoah and its
effects. A shtetl, for our purposes, is not limited to Eastern Europe,
but can be anywhere in the world. To all of you who have information on
a Jewish settlement, we issue the invitation to let JewishGen host the
results of your efforts, to aid future researchers interested in your
town, village, or big city. To see the pages, point your browser to
<www.jewishgen.org/ShtetLinks> and find your shtetl. If it is not
listed, follow the directions to let us know you will put your site up
on our site! With the able assistance of Rachel Unkefer and Andy
Cassel, your place can be memorialized and commemorated for the world to
see. We can't do the research for you, but we can help with your
presentation of it. See you soon on ShtetLinks.

Chuck Weinstein
JewishGen ShtetLinks Coordinator
cweinstein@jewishgen.org


Searching: SEIDENWAR - Tarnow and Germany #general

Michael Trapunsky <mtrap@...>
 

Hi all,

I am doing research on the SEIDENWAR family >from Tarnow and Germany. Yakov
SEIDENWAR (my wife's great great grandfather) lived in Tarnow in the mid to
late 1800's. He had at least 3 sons:

Meir SEIDENWAR lived in Tarnow and died in 1942 at the hands of the Nazis.

Getzel SEIDENWAR and another brother moved to Germany sometime in the late
1800's or early 1900's and were assumed to have been killed there.

If anyone has any information on this family I would love to hear >from you.

Thanks very much.

Michael Trapunsky
Rego Park, NY
mtrap@idt.net


Searching: WAJSWOL - Tarnow and Lodz #general

Michael Trapunsky <mtrap@...>
 

Hi all,

I am doing research on the WAJSWOL (pronounced WEISWOL) family >from Tarnow
and Lodz. Eliezer WAJSWOL (my wife's great great grandfather) lived in
Tarnow in the mid to late 1800's. He was one of at least 8 or 9 siblings
who lived in these 2 towns. One of the brothers who lived in Lodz was David
WAJSWOL.

If anyone has any information on this family I would love to hear >from you.

Thanks very much.

Michael Trapunsky
Rego Park, NY
mtrap@idt.net


Curious genealogical relationships #general

Arthur Blutstein <meandart@...>
 

1-We all know about 1st, 2nd etc cousins & the once/twice etc.-removed
cousins. Now, there are half brothers/sisters. Is there an accepted
term/phrase for what would be half cousins. Are they indeed referred to as
"half cousins"?
2-is there established etiquette for noting offspring created by artificial
insemination >from an anonymous donor?
Art


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: SEIDENWAR - Tarnow and Germany #general

Michael Trapunsky <mtrap@...>
 

Hi all,

I am doing research on the SEIDENWAR family >from Tarnow and Germany. Yakov
SEIDENWAR (my wife's great great grandfather) lived in Tarnow in the mid to
late 1800's. He had at least 3 sons:

Meir SEIDENWAR lived in Tarnow and died in 1942 at the hands of the Nazis.

Getzel SEIDENWAR and another brother moved to Germany sometime in the late
1800's or early 1900's and were assumed to have been killed there.

If anyone has any information on this family I would love to hear >from you.

Thanks very much.

Michael Trapunsky
Rego Park, NY
mtrap@idt.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: WAJSWOL - Tarnow and Lodz #general

Michael Trapunsky <mtrap@...>
 

Hi all,

I am doing research on the WAJSWOL (pronounced WEISWOL) family >from Tarnow
and Lodz. Eliezer WAJSWOL (my wife's great great grandfather) lived in
Tarnow in the mid to late 1800's. He was one of at least 8 or 9 siblings
who lived in these 2 towns. One of the brothers who lived in Lodz was David
WAJSWOL.

If anyone has any information on this family I would love to hear >from you.

Thanks very much.

Michael Trapunsky
Rego Park, NY
mtrap@idt.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Curious genealogical relationships #general

Arthur Blutstein <meandart@...>
 

1-We all know about 1st, 2nd etc cousins & the once/twice etc.-removed
cousins. Now, there are half brothers/sisters. Is there an accepted
term/phrase for what would be half cousins. Are they indeed referred to as
"half cousins"?
2-is there established etiquette for noting offspring created by artificial
insemination >from an anonymous donor?
Art


Yad VaShem sources #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

When requesting Pages of Testimony, Yad VaShem reminds
us that we would do well to do the research ourselves.
What they do not tell us is that we can only do so on
Fridays and by appointment.

Furthermore, the Pages are arranged in several
different indecies, making it almost inevitable that
you will miss things if you don't do it yourself.

What I did find useful when I was there yesterday was
the Red Cross microfilms. These are films of card files,
arranged in alphabetical order based roughly on a German
version of Soundex. They refer to anything the Red Cross
got their hands on, mostly transports, but also notes about
people who were have known to have gone to other places
after the War.

Some cards have parents names, birthdates, address before
the War, birthplaces or other information. Some have very
little.

I found over sixty cards for Pickholz (of various spellings),
of which probably a quarter were repeats, but sometimes with
new information.

It takes about twenty minutes to order the film to the reading
room. There is a printer on one of the machines and they
charge one sheqel per page (two cards).

Israel Pickholtz


Holocaust sources #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

Has anyone done a brief description on what is available
at the US Holocaust Museum that is not available at Yad
VaShem?

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yad VaShem sources #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

When requesting Pages of Testimony, Yad VaShem reminds
us that we would do well to do the research ourselves.
What they do not tell us is that we can only do so on
Fridays and by appointment.

Furthermore, the Pages are arranged in several
different indecies, making it almost inevitable that
you will miss things if you don't do it yourself.

What I did find useful when I was there yesterday was
the Red Cross microfilms. These are films of card files,
arranged in alphabetical order based roughly on a German
version of Soundex. They refer to anything the Red Cross
got their hands on, mostly transports, but also notes about
people who were have known to have gone to other places
after the War.

Some cards have parents names, birthdates, address before
the War, birthplaces or other information. Some have very
little.

I found over sixty cards for Pickholz (of various spellings),
of which probably a quarter were repeats, but sometimes with
new information.

It takes about twenty minutes to order the film to the reading
room. There is a printer on one of the machines and they
charge one sheqel per page (two cards).

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust sources #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

Has anyone done a brief description on what is available
at the US Holocaust Museum that is not available at Yad
VaShem?

Israel Pickholtz


Descendants of the Hacham Zvi #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

My not-yet-relative Rabbi Yehudah Gershon Pickholz
(b. 1844) writes several times that his mother is a
descendant of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Ashkenazi, the Hacham Zvi.

I assume that the connection is not via the Hacham Zvi's
famous son Rabbi Yaakov Emden (Yavitz) - he would have said
so.

Does anyone have a genealogy of the Hacham Zvi's descendants?

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendants of the Hacham Zvi #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

My not-yet-relative Rabbi Yehudah Gershon Pickholz
(b. 1844) writes several times that his mother is a
descendant of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Ashkenazi, the Hacham Zvi.

I assume that the connection is not via the Hacham Zvi's
famous son Rabbi Yaakov Emden (Yavitz) - he would have said
so.

Does anyone have a genealogy of the Hacham Zvi's descendants?

Israel Pickholtz


Searching: BOCHENEK / BOCK / BOCH #general

LASSER3 <LASSER3@...>
 

Shalom Haverim!

I am looking for a connection to my father's second cousins, the
children of Joseph BOCHENEK who went by either BOCK or BOCH in this
country. Joseph was born in Czestochowa Poland circa 1880, one of five
children of Israel and Leah BOCHENEK. Joseph became a doctor for the US
Army and served his tour of duty on Long Island.

Joseph's children are Eugene, Oliver and Irvina BOCK or BOCH. Their
mother was Fannie and the children (now in their 70's or so) were raised
on Long Island, NY.

Sincerely,
Martha Eisenberg Lasser
Diamond Bar California
lasser3@prodigy.net

Also searching FAJL/FEIL, EISENBERG of Warsaw, HENDEL, NOVADVORSKI,
KLANG, LASSER/LESSOR/GLASER of Kovna and many others.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: BOCHENEK / BOCK / BOCH #general

LASSER3 <LASSER3@...>
 

Shalom Haverim!

I am looking for a connection to my father's second cousins, the
children of Joseph BOCHENEK who went by either BOCK or BOCH in this
country. Joseph was born in Czestochowa Poland circa 1880, one of five
children of Israel and Leah BOCHENEK. Joseph became a doctor for the US
Army and served his tour of duty on Long Island.

Joseph's children are Eugene, Oliver and Irvina BOCK or BOCH. Their
mother was Fannie and the children (now in their 70's or so) were raised
on Long Island, NY.

Sincerely,
Martha Eisenberg Lasser
Diamond Bar California
lasser3@prodigy.net

Also searching FAJL/FEIL, EISENBERG of Warsaw, HENDEL, NOVADVORSKI,
KLANG, LASSER/LESSOR/GLASER of Kovna and many others.


Searching: NOAR #general

Scott Noar <sman@...>
 

I would be interested in hearing >from anyone with any informatin
regarding the family name Noar.

Thanks
Scott Noar


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: NOAR #general

Scott Noar <sman@...>
 

I would be interested in hearing >from anyone with any informatin
regarding the family name Noar.

Thanks
Scott Noar


NYC info needed #general

Anita Berk <anitab@...>
 

Could any of you NY City dwellers help me?

I am looking for my great-uncle on the 1910 NYC census, but I don't have
an address.

What were the boundaries of Harlem in 1910?

I was hoping to find out what ED's these streets encompassed, then search
each one till I hopefully found him.

However, I am open to any suggestions....

Thanks

Anita Berk
anitab@starmail.com

(MODERATOR NOTE: Try looking him up a City Directory first,
to locate his address. City Directories are available on
microfilm at major public libraries, and via the LDS).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC info needed #general

Anita Berk <anitab@...>
 

Could any of you NY City dwellers help me?

I am looking for my great-uncle on the 1910 NYC census, but I don't have
an address.

What were the boundaries of Harlem in 1910?

I was hoping to find out what ED's these streets encompassed, then search
each one till I hopefully found him.

However, I am open to any suggestions....

Thanks

Anita Berk
anitab@starmail.com

(MODERATOR NOTE: Try looking him up a City Directory first,
to locate his address. City Directories are available on
microfilm at major public libraries, and via the LDS).