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Re: Erasmus High School in NYC??? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

This is a very famous public school in New York and is still there. Try one
of the internet phone books like Big Yellow (http://www.bigyellow.com) or
alike -- go the white pages section and I am sure you will find the school
listed. Another alternative would be the New York City Board of Education.
No idea on what they do about keeping old school records but I am sure someone
there could tell you where you have to look. The school also likely had
yearbooks that you might be able to find at the school or else in the public
library. The New York City Public Library has an online catalogue on the
internet that you can search too.

Hope some of that helps.

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


Re: Erasmus High School in NYC??? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-08-27 17:43:57 EDT, BSHRINK@AOL.COM writes:

<< Has anyone ever heard of this public school?? My grandmother said she
went
to Erasmus High in the early 1900's...does anyone know where I could find
information about her attendance there??? or a year book?? or any info???
>>

Hi, Betty. I think we communicated a few years back.

Erasmus has an illustrious history. Was founded in colonial times, I think,
and still has the original schoolhouse on the premises. An impressive
building. It nurtured much of Brooklyn's Jewish intelligentsia in the first
half of the century.

Though recently restored, it has a poor reputation among Brooklyn High
schools. It's located at the junction of Church Avenue and Flatbush Avenue,
about a mile >from my home. When I bought my house I acquired with it a
trunkful of olde books. One of them was about Erasmus High. Tell me what
years and I'll look for it in the basement next time I venture down.

Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, Hirschaid, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF[F] Furth, Nurnberg, Wurzburg, Frankfurt, Antwerp, Rotterdam

WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.


Re: Erasmus High School #general

dardasht@...
 

Erasmus HS was in Flatbush, Brooklyn, not in New York City (which
is Manhattan). Big school built around a courtyard in which a small
wood frame house sat, serving as administration office. Always assumed
this was the humble beginnings of this large school.
Many famous and not-so-famous people went there, such as Barbra
Streisand. The school's library might have a set of yearbooks. It was
quite a famous school in its day. Since I haven't lived in Brooklyn since
1970, don't have very current info.
Sorry not to have more information. I lived in East Flatbush,
which was Tilden HS district, but shlepped to the High School of Music
and Art in Manhattan when it was on the CCNY campus (135th st.).
Good luck.
Schelly Dardashti
dardasht@ix.netcom.com


Re: Erasmus High School in NYC??? #general

Judith27
 

Betty Feir <bshrink@aol.com> asked:

Has anyone ever heard of this public school?? > My grandmother said she went
to Erasmus >High in the early 1900's...does anyone know where I could find
information about her attendance there??? or a year book?? or any info???
Erasmus Hall High School is in Brooklyn, on Flatbush Avenue near Church
Avenue. If my memory is correct, Barbra Streisand went there. I believe it is
supposed to be one of the oldest schools in NYC.
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan <Judith27@aol.com>
Long Beach, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Erasmus High School in NYC??? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

This is a very famous public school in New York and is still there. Try one
of the internet phone books like Big Yellow (http://www.bigyellow.com) or
alike -- go the white pages section and I am sure you will find the school
listed. Another alternative would be the New York City Board of Education.
No idea on what they do about keeping old school records but I am sure someone
there could tell you where you have to look. The school also likely had
yearbooks that you might be able to find at the school or else in the public
library. The New York City Public Library has an online catalogue on the
internet that you can search too.

Hope some of that helps.

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Erasmus High School in NYC??? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-08-27 17:43:57 EDT, BSHRINK@AOL.COM writes:

<< Has anyone ever heard of this public school?? My grandmother said she
went
to Erasmus High in the early 1900's...does anyone know where I could find
information about her attendance there??? or a year book?? or any info???
>>

Hi, Betty. I think we communicated a few years back.

Erasmus has an illustrious history. Was founded in colonial times, I think,
and still has the original schoolhouse on the premises. An impressive
building. It nurtured much of Brooklyn's Jewish intelligentsia in the first
half of the century.

Though recently restored, it has a poor reputation among Brooklyn High
schools. It's located at the junction of Church Avenue and Flatbush Avenue,
about a mile >from my home. When I bought my house I acquired with it a
trunkful of olde books. One of them was about Erasmus High. Tell me what
years and I'll look for it in the basement next time I venture down.

Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, Hirschaid, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF[F] Furth, Nurnberg, Wurzburg, Frankfurt, Antwerp, Rotterdam

WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Erasmus High School #general

dardasht@...
 

Erasmus HS was in Flatbush, Brooklyn, not in New York City (which
is Manhattan). Big school built around a courtyard in which a small
wood frame house sat, serving as administration office. Always assumed
this was the humble beginnings of this large school.
Many famous and not-so-famous people went there, such as Barbra
Streisand. The school's library might have a set of yearbooks. It was
quite a famous school in its day. Since I haven't lived in Brooklyn since
1970, don't have very current info.
Sorry not to have more information. I lived in East Flatbush,
which was Tilden HS district, but shlepped to the High School of Music
and Art in Manhattan when it was on the CCNY campus (135th st.).
Good luck.
Schelly Dardashti
dardasht@ix.netcom.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Erasmus High School in NYC??? #general

Judith27
 

Betty Feir <bshrink@aol.com> asked:

Has anyone ever heard of this public school?? > My grandmother said she went
to Erasmus >High in the early 1900's...does anyone know where I could find
information about her attendance there??? or a year book?? or any info???
Erasmus Hall High School is in Brooklyn, on Flatbush Avenue near Church
Avenue. If my memory is correct, Barbra Streisand went there. I believe it is
supposed to be one of the oldest schools in NYC.
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan <Judith27@aol.com>
Long Beach, NY


* LDS information needed #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

This may sound a stupid question but please bear with me :)

In Sao Paulo (Brazil) the FHC is very modest. It only has one computer and
3 microfilm readers. A lady (sister) takes care of searching the CDs for
cities and family names. It is a cumbersome and time consuming method.
Therefor, this peculiar situation justifies my question:

Is it possible to purchase the CDs for the International Genealogical Index
and the Family History Library Catalog? If the answer is positive, where
can I buy them? I visited the LDS site but nowhere could I find such
information.

Many thanks in advance. Please answer in private.
Tom


Hungary SIG #Hungary * LDS information needed #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

This may sound a stupid question but please bear with me :)

In Sao Paulo (Brazil) the FHC is very modest. It only has one computer and
3 microfilm readers. A lady (sister) takes care of searching the CDs for
cities and family names. It is a cumbersome and time consuming method.
Therefor, this peculiar situation justifies my question:

Is it possible to purchase the CDs for the International Genealogical Index
and the Family History Library Catalog? If the answer is positive, where
can I buy them? I visited the LDS site but nowhere could I find such
information.

Many thanks in advance. Please answer in private.
Tom


Re: "Schei" = Shaye (Yeshayahu) #general

Richard Mateles <rmateles@...>
 

Shai is also a common Israeli first name, which is not short for Yeshaiyahu,
but is the Hebrew word for "gift."

Rich Mateles


Judith Romney Wegner wrote in message ...

Subject: Schei as a first name
Schei (pronounced like English "shy") would be the German transliteration
for the name more familiar to us as "Shaye" in English transliteration.


Ellis Island Searchable Database #general

Seflaum@...
 

To Jewishgenners,

This may be old news to many of you, but I have just discovered that the web
site:

www.ellisisland.org

has a searchable database of names on the Wall of Honor at Ellis Island. Hope
it helps someone find a family member.

Shirley Flaum
Houston, Texas


LOIS FRIEDMAN-SEGALL #general

LVolin <lvolin@...>
 

I spotted messages to you in the Jewish genealogy newsgroup. I have relatives
named SEGAL in France. Their parents and grandparents were >from Roumania.
What names do you have? Please email to me.
Linda Volin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Schei" = Shaye (Yeshayahu) #general

Richard Mateles <rmateles@...>
 

Shai is also a common Israeli first name, which is not short for Yeshaiyahu,
but is the Hebrew word for "gift."

Rich Mateles


Judith Romney Wegner wrote in message ...

Subject: Schei as a first name
Schei (pronounced like English "shy") would be the German transliteration
for the name more familiar to us as "Shaye" in English transliteration.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis Island Searchable Database #general

Seflaum@...
 

To Jewishgenners,

This may be old news to many of you, but I have just discovered that the web
site:

www.ellisisland.org

has a searchable database of names on the Wall of Honor at Ellis Island. Hope
it helps someone find a family member.

Shirley Flaum
Houston, Texas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LOIS FRIEDMAN-SEGALL #general

LVolin <lvolin@...>
 

I spotted messages to you in the Jewish genealogy newsgroup. I have relatives
named SEGAL in France. Their parents and grandparents were >from Roumania.
What names do you have? Please email to me.
Linda Volin


Re URLs #general

arlene parnes <arlene@...>
 

Please everyone when you type a URL make it "clickable" I find it very
difficult to read these addresses, let alone have to copy the whole thing by
hand.

.
Thanks
Arlene in FL
----


Watch out for "Surname Book Offfer" #general

RKaminker <rkaminker@...>
 

I recently received an offer >from Halbert's of Bath Ohio for a special book on
my family surname for $38.95. It promised sources of information on my family
name by searching hundreds of millions of data records. When I received it, 99%
of the information was generic boilerplate and 1% of it was Kaminker names and
addresses >from around the world. The information they provided was not even
what most people can get >from surfing the net. They did not even have me or my
parents who are both listed in US directories.

Basically, I would not recommend its purchase.

Ron Kaminker
LA, CA


Re: Jews in the Austrian Army #general

Rakoff125
 

You wrote " If anyone has access to records of Jews in the Austrian army, .."

In my files are notes >from Jan. 2, 1998 >from Andras that he posted that he has
a list of the Jewish soldiers in WWI sorted by towns. Also a note >from Vivian
Kahn saying the FHL has 6500 reels of Aust.-Hung. military records. Pull their
postings >from the archive for greater detail. An Aaron Rosenberg also put in
some information at some point re: a key to the headings of the military muster
rolls. Write me back if you can't get the information, I only copied what is
personally relevant and don't know if the whole posting of these folks is more
usefull to you.

good luck! Linda Rakoff, Newton, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re URLs #general

arlene parnes <arlene@...>
 

Please everyone when you type a URL make it "clickable" I find it very
difficult to read these addresses, let alone have to copy the whole thing by
hand.

.
Thanks
Arlene in FL
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