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Re: Death Cert. from Michigan #general

Gil and Marcia DeVries <marciadv@...>
 

Re J D Meyer's request where to obtain death certificate for Michigan,
VitalChek's website at www.vitalChek.com has lists of each state,
with fax, phone, and address; and printable forms to fax or mail. For
Michigan they charge $13.00 for a certified death certificate.

Marcia DeVries
Coarsegold,CA
marciadv@sierratel.com

Searching:
KATZEL: Vilkomir>Cleveland
BRAUER: Lithuania>London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Death Cert. from Michigan #general

Gil and Marcia DeVries <marciadv@...>
 

Re J D Meyer's request where to obtain death certificate for Michigan,
VitalChek's website at www.vitalChek.com has lists of each state,
with fax, phone, and address; and printable forms to fax or mail. For
Michigan they charge $13.00 for a certified death certificate.

Marcia DeVries
Coarsegold,CA
marciadv@sierratel.com

Searching:
KATZEL: Vilkomir>Cleveland
BRAUER: Lithuania>London


First Names Ruchele, Leibel #general

gen@...
 

Can anyone give me the English for the following first names:
Ruchele
Leibel

Thanks in advance,
Stephen Cohen

BAUM (Germany:Bosen), EISENKRAMER & LEFEVRE (Germany:Rhineland
Palatine), BASIST (Belarus:Lida District), SHEINHOUSE
(Belarus:Radoshkovichi & Molodechno) BIRNBAUM, GOLDBERG,
SCHNEPS (Debica, Poland, KREINDLER (Poland)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please consult our FAQ on Jewish Names
at www.jewishgen.org./infofiles/faq.html.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First Names Ruchele, Leibel #general

gen@...
 

Can anyone give me the English for the following first names:
Ruchele
Leibel

Thanks in advance,
Stephen Cohen

BAUM (Germany:Bosen), EISENKRAMER & LEFEVRE (Germany:Rhineland
Palatine), BASIST (Belarus:Lida District), SHEINHOUSE
(Belarus:Radoshkovichi & Molodechno) BIRNBAUM, GOLDBERG,
SCHNEPS (Debica, Poland, KREINDLER (Poland)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please consult our FAQ on Jewish Names
at www.jewishgen.org./infofiles/faq.html.


Searching: CALKA,SALKA,TSALKA #general

Daniel Bernstein <ibexikon@...>
 

Shalom Jewishgenners!

I am searching for any information regarding the background of my
maternal grandfather Jankiel Zvi CALKA, presumably born in Lomza
Gubernia -- circa 1865 in the vicinity of Ostroleka. About 1915 he and
my grandmother Eva STERDYNER CALKA moved to Ostrow Mazowiecka where they
were killed in 1939.

Jankiel Zvi CALKA had three sons and three daughters. Esther Calka
PALUCH
was killed along with her family in Nasielsk in 1939. Sura Calka
FARBIARZ
survived the war in Russia and immigrated to Israel. My mother, Miriam
Calka Bernstein came to the United States in 1922 and spent most of her
life in Lowell, Mass.

In the United States the name CALKA was changed to SALKA. The three
brothers Samuel, Phillip, and Carl SALKA all came here during the first
quarter of this century. Their offspring are in Seattle, WA; California;
Colorado; Florida and New Jersey.

Jankiel Zvi CALKA had four brothers: HERSCHEL who had lived in OSTROW
and died in the holocaust (any immediate family members are unknown);
ABRAM immigrated to Israel - his descendants are known; ITZHAK had lived
in MYSZYNIEC - and died in the holocaust. No information about his
family or survivors; SHMULIK lived in Lomza and immigrated to the United
States
before WW II. No knowledge of his descendants or their whereabouts or
their surname.

Some of my previous research has found a couple of CALKA families who do
not appear to be directly related. I have found the names SOLKA, SALKY,
SILBER in this country whose names were originally CALKA. It is possible
that CHARLES, CHALLE, could be related as all, including CALKA, are
derived >from BEZALEL/BETZALEL.

Any information, help as to the whearabouts of the missing members of my
family will be most appreciated.

Happy New Year.

Daniel Bernstein
San Francisco, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: CALKA,SALKA,TSALKA #general

Daniel Bernstein <ibexikon@...>
 

Shalom Jewishgenners!

I am searching for any information regarding the background of my
maternal grandfather Jankiel Zvi CALKA, presumably born in Lomza
Gubernia -- circa 1865 in the vicinity of Ostroleka. About 1915 he and
my grandmother Eva STERDYNER CALKA moved to Ostrow Mazowiecka where they
were killed in 1939.

Jankiel Zvi CALKA had three sons and three daughters. Esther Calka
PALUCH
was killed along with her family in Nasielsk in 1939. Sura Calka
FARBIARZ
survived the war in Russia and immigrated to Israel. My mother, Miriam
Calka Bernstein came to the United States in 1922 and spent most of her
life in Lowell, Mass.

In the United States the name CALKA was changed to SALKA. The three
brothers Samuel, Phillip, and Carl SALKA all came here during the first
quarter of this century. Their offspring are in Seattle, WA; California;
Colorado; Florida and New Jersey.

Jankiel Zvi CALKA had four brothers: HERSCHEL who had lived in OSTROW
and died in the holocaust (any immediate family members are unknown);
ABRAM immigrated to Israel - his descendants are known; ITZHAK had lived
in MYSZYNIEC - and died in the holocaust. No information about his
family or survivors; SHMULIK lived in Lomza and immigrated to the United
States
before WW II. No knowledge of his descendants or their whereabouts or
their surname.

Some of my previous research has found a couple of CALKA families who do
not appear to be directly related. I have found the names SOLKA, SALKY,
SILBER in this country whose names were originally CALKA. It is possible
that CHARLES, CHALLE, could be related as all, including CALKA, are
derived >from BEZALEL/BETZALEL.

Any information, help as to the whearabouts of the missing members of my
family will be most appreciated.

Happy New Year.

Daniel Bernstein
San Francisco, CA


Searching: VASEN family (Meiderich, Germany) #general

julieb <badgerX@...>
 

Searching for members of the Vasen family >from Meiderich, Germany, (now
Duisberg). Possibly >from Vaasen, Holland.
First names include Lena, Rebecca, Herman, Federick, Benjamin.
Reply to Julie Beardsley, badgerX@pacbell.net
Thank You


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: VASEN family (Meiderich, Germany) #general

julieb <badgerX@...>
 

Searching for members of the Vasen family >from Meiderich, Germany, (now
Duisberg). Possibly >from Vaasen, Holland.
First names include Lena, Rebecca, Herman, Federick, Benjamin.
Reply to Julie Beardsley, badgerX@pacbell.net
Thank You


Mogilev birth index #belarus

Geoff Shapiro <geoffs@...>
 

Hello,

I am reading a number of messages that talk about the Mogilev Birth
index but I have no idea how to get access to that database. Can anyone
be kind enough to clue me in?

I would like to look up relatives that lived in Gomel -- RUDNITZKY or
RUDINSKY, and CHODUS.

Thanks,
Geoff Shapiro
Portland, OR


Belarus SIG #Belarus Mogilev birth index #belarus

Geoff Shapiro <geoffs@...>
 

Hello,

I am reading a number of messages that talk about the Mogilev Birth
index but I have no idea how to get access to that database. Can anyone
be kind enough to clue me in?

I would like to look up relatives that lived in Gomel -- RUDNITZKY or
RUDINSKY, and CHODUS.

Thanks,
Geoff Shapiro
Portland, OR


Re: Chelmno death camp #general

ada01@...
 

Daniel Wagner wrote:
In addition, there is a most unique document on the web, which
contains final testimonies of the last Jewish prisoners in the death
camp of Chelmno. ... They were translated to English by Ada Holtzman
Shalom,

Further to the email of Daniel Wagner I wish to add some notes and the index. Last October I started translating this unique document which contain the last
testimonies of the last prisoners of Chelmno, recording the
horrors taken place in the first death camp Chelmno. For months and months I
couldn't complete it, being too hard for my nerves, and too difficult to touch. It
is the SHOA itself. A rare document, written by the last prisoners, who knew they
are doomed as well, as witnessed the most horrible crime ever committed by the
Germans against the Jewish people. I myself lost in this death camp 16 uncles and
aunts, 13 nephews and nieces, 2 grandparents and one great grandfather, as well
as hundreds(!) of other relatives >from my parents hometown Gombin (Gabin) and Lodz.

My most desired wish is that any of the relatives mentioned in the pages of the last
testimonies, will be located through the internet, using this media, in a delay of
53-55 years though... I wish that them or their descendants would get these last
messages of their beloved ones, their testaments... At last they might know anything
about their beloved brother who disappeared without leaving any trace, like 6
million others... At least they should know how brave their brother was, trying the
only thing he could have done, documenting the horrors in the most incredible way,
leaving traces for the future generations to know, an act of heroism under the
conditions which prevailed in the death camp.
This is also commemoration to the victims who have no tombstones and their ashes
fill the flower beds of Chelmno and all the other killing fields of Poland and
Europe.(SNIP)

See the document posted at my web site:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/chelmno.htm

I also posted another page with two other testaments of the last prisoners of
Chelmno; the index of the victims and their possible surviving relatives, in both documents and the places mentioned.

Ada Holtzman
Web site:http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chelmno death camp #general

ada01@...
 

Daniel Wagner wrote:
In addition, there is a most unique document on the web, which
contains final testimonies of the last Jewish prisoners in the death
camp of Chelmno. ... They were translated to English by Ada Holtzman
Shalom,

Further to the email of Daniel Wagner I wish to add some notes and the index. Last October I started translating this unique document which contain the last
testimonies of the last prisoners of Chelmno, recording the
horrors taken place in the first death camp Chelmno. For months and months I
couldn't complete it, being too hard for my nerves, and too difficult to touch. It
is the SHOA itself. A rare document, written by the last prisoners, who knew they
are doomed as well, as witnessed the most horrible crime ever committed by the
Germans against the Jewish people. I myself lost in this death camp 16 uncles and
aunts, 13 nephews and nieces, 2 grandparents and one great grandfather, as well
as hundreds(!) of other relatives >from my parents hometown Gombin (Gabin) and Lodz.

My most desired wish is that any of the relatives mentioned in the pages of the last
testimonies, will be located through the internet, using this media, in a delay of
53-55 years though... I wish that them or their descendants would get these last
messages of their beloved ones, their testaments... At last they might know anything
about their beloved brother who disappeared without leaving any trace, like 6
million others... At least they should know how brave their brother was, trying the
only thing he could have done, documenting the horrors in the most incredible way,
leaving traces for the future generations to know, an act of heroism under the
conditions which prevailed in the death camp.
This is also commemoration to the victims who have no tombstones and their ashes
fill the flower beds of Chelmno and all the other killing fields of Poland and
Europe.(SNIP)

See the document posted at my web site:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/chelmno.htm

I also posted another page with two other testaments of the last prisoners of
Chelmno; the index of the victims and their possible surviving relatives, in both documents and the places mentioned.

Ada Holtzman
Web site:http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


Newsgroup query #general

jon glazer
 

Hi,
Sorry to be a bit off-topic with this but I've been unable to get any
response >from the Newsgroup for over a month and don't know
if the problem is at my end or due to changes elsewhere. I have tried
Unsubscribing and re-Subscribing to no avail.
Please clue me in?
Jon Glazer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Newsgroup query #general

jon glazer
 

Hi,
Sorry to be a bit off-topic with this but I've been unable to get any
response >from the Newsgroup for over a month and don't know
if the problem is at my end or due to changes elsewhere. I have tried
Unsubscribing and re-Subscribing to no avail.
Please clue me in?
Jon Glazer


Database: To split or not to split; that is the question! #general

Paul & Joan Blumstein <pbjb@...>
 

My database has 600+ people >from my side of the family and 500+ people from
my wife's side. (No running into another genealogist with a gedcom file,
yet).

Anywho, I started it as one db thinking that my kids and succeeding
generations will have the whole enchilda of their ancestors. (Enchilda does
not imply that we are sephardic :-).

However, when I need to make GEDCOM files, it is of one family or the other.
That is a problem. I use Reunion 5 (Mac) and tediously mark one family &
make a gedcom. Then there is a way to swap the marked and unmarked. By
keeping sets, it would help for next time, but a I'd have to include new
people in the set. Work! Ouch!

Separate databases would solve this. I guess that someone could later merge
the two. (Off hand, I don't know how easy or hard this is).

Anyway, there are advantages & disadvantages to either method.

Who has faced the same dilemna? How did you resolve it? Please post this as
it may make an interesting discussion.

Thanks,
Paul

Researching: BLUMSTEIN (Poland), KRET (Poland), LOVINGER (Slovakia),
EIDELHOCH (Hungary/Ukraine)
Wife's Research: LEITER (Galicia), SEKZER (Russia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Database: To split or not to split; that is the question! #general

Paul & Joan Blumstein <pbjb@...>
 

My database has 600+ people >from my side of the family and 500+ people from
my wife's side. (No running into another genealogist with a gedcom file,
yet).

Anywho, I started it as one db thinking that my kids and succeeding
generations will have the whole enchilda of their ancestors. (Enchilda does
not imply that we are sephardic :-).

However, when I need to make GEDCOM files, it is of one family or the other.
That is a problem. I use Reunion 5 (Mac) and tediously mark one family &
make a gedcom. Then there is a way to swap the marked and unmarked. By
keeping sets, it would help for next time, but a I'd have to include new
people in the set. Work! Ouch!

Separate databases would solve this. I guess that someone could later merge
the two. (Off hand, I don't know how easy or hard this is).

Anyway, there are advantages & disadvantages to either method.

Who has faced the same dilemna? How did you resolve it? Please post this as
it may make an interesting discussion.

Thanks,
Paul

Researching: BLUMSTEIN (Poland), KRET (Poland), LOVINGER (Slovakia),
EIDELHOCH (Hungary/Ukraine)
Wife's Research: LEITER (Galicia), SEKZER (Russia)


Tracing a Kohen #general

COL HARRY E STEIN <YTPT23A@...>
 

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. My father and mother were
first cousins having been the children of brothers. The same lineage,
therefore, follows >from the matriarchal line as well as the
patriarchal line. The question is how does the religious designation
of "Kohen" follow the genealogical line? I am given to understand
that there are religious rules governing the conduct of Kohens. Can
any of these rules be a clue in following the family line, for
example, by choice of profession or marriage? There appears to be
Rabbis in the family. Thank you

Harry Stein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tracing a Kohen #general

COL HARRY E STEIN <YTPT23A@...>
 

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. My father and mother were
first cousins having been the children of brothers. The same lineage,
therefore, follows >from the matriarchal line as well as the
patriarchal line. The question is how does the religious designation
of "Kohen" follow the genealogical line? I am given to understand
that there are religious rules governing the conduct of Kohens. Can
any of these rules be a clue in following the family line, for
example, by choice of profession or marriage? There appears to be
Rabbis in the family. Thank you

Harry Stein


Email to Charlotte Guthmann Opfermann bounced #general

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

I am trying to get in touch with Charlotte Guthmann Opfermann regarding
Jewish cemeteries in Belarus. My mail to her latest e-mail address
<Charlotte@aol.com> is bouncing back. Does anyone know how to reach her?
Peter Lande >from the Holocaust Museum is also trying to contact Charlotte.

Please respond by private e-mail.

David M. Fox
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>;

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,
TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Email to Charlotte Guthmann Opfermann bounced #general

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

I am trying to get in touch with Charlotte Guthmann Opfermann regarding
Jewish cemeteries in Belarus. My mail to her latest e-mail address
<Charlotte@aol.com> is bouncing back. Does anyone know how to reach her?
Peter Lande >from the Holocaust Museum is also trying to contact Charlotte.

Please respond by private e-mail.

David M. Fox
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>;

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,
TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH