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Cause of Death - Polish Records #general

Alice Greenberg <a-agreenberg@...>
 

Hi ! I have a death record of a family member and would appreciate some
assistance. I am trying to determine the cause of death The words look
like: zapalomis opow mozg gruilicre. Thanks to anyone who can translate
this.
Alice Greenberg
Searching LUSTIG - Krakow and Nowy Sacz, Poland
SCHLEIDER - Lemberg
SPIEGLER - Piatra, Romania
mailto:a-agreenberg@worldnet.att.net


Following and Insane Thread! #general

Foodphile@...
 

Hello everyone. This is really crazy, but I'd like to try something. My
grandmother, Yetta DUNETZ married Morris KELLNER in Brooklyn in 1917. Yetta
had 4 sisters. I've been able to trace one since I knew her last name.
(There is no bride index for Brooklyn) The others, Mollie, Sophie and Lena
seem to be lost to me. Yetta lived at 2249 Stillwell Avenue in 1970 and so
did her sister Mollie. I remember exactly that Mollie's building was
perpendicular to my grandma's.
This was a "city project" so I am wondering if anyone out there has ever
followed a thread like this and found a way to contact...I guess...the city
office or agency in Brooklyn that would have listings for tenants during that
time? I think that I would recognize Mollie's name if I saw it. My memory is
definetely not what I'd like it to be but since I still remember the words to
all the old rock n roll songs >from the 50's and 60's, Mollie's surname should
be easy!! Any suggestions? Thanks to all.

Meryl Persky
Calabasas, Ca.


Segall #general

PRES LOIS M FRIEDMAN <ZDJJ37A@...>
 

Michael Bernet,

Thanks for your suggestion on the different ways SEGALL might be
spelled , but I do know for a fact
that my guncle >from France did spell his name SEGALL as did his
brothers.

I appreciate your help.

Lois Friedman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cause of Death - Polish Records #general

Alice Greenberg <a-agreenberg@...>
 

Hi ! I have a death record of a family member and would appreciate some
assistance. I am trying to determine the cause of death The words look
like: zapalomis opow mozg gruilicre. Thanks to anyone who can translate
this.
Alice Greenberg
Searching LUSTIG - Krakow and Nowy Sacz, Poland
SCHLEIDER - Lemberg
SPIEGLER - Piatra, Romania
mailto:a-agreenberg@worldnet.att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Following and Insane Thread! #general

Foodphile@...
 

Hello everyone. This is really crazy, but I'd like to try something. My
grandmother, Yetta DUNETZ married Morris KELLNER in Brooklyn in 1917. Yetta
had 4 sisters. I've been able to trace one since I knew her last name.
(There is no bride index for Brooklyn) The others, Mollie, Sophie and Lena
seem to be lost to me. Yetta lived at 2249 Stillwell Avenue in 1970 and so
did her sister Mollie. I remember exactly that Mollie's building was
perpendicular to my grandma's.
This was a "city project" so I am wondering if anyone out there has ever
followed a thread like this and found a way to contact...I guess...the city
office or agency in Brooklyn that would have listings for tenants during that
time? I think that I would recognize Mollie's name if I saw it. My memory is
definetely not what I'd like it to be but since I still remember the words to
all the old rock n roll songs >from the 50's and 60's, Mollie's surname should
be easy!! Any suggestions? Thanks to all.

Meryl Persky
Calabasas, Ca.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Segall #general

PRES LOIS M FRIEDMAN <ZDJJ37A@...>
 

Michael Bernet,

Thanks for your suggestion on the different ways SEGALL might be
spelled , but I do know for a fact
that my guncle >from France did spell his name SEGALL as did his
brothers.

I appreciate your help.

Lois Friedman


Re: Searching TARAKAN from Gomel #belarus

Gary Reifman <greifman@...>
 

Since I learned what it meant a few years back, I have always
wondered as to the origin of the name. I can't imagine that the
children found it that funny in Gomel :)

Gary Reifman
NY, NY

Someone with a sense of humor(?) gave those people their surname.
In Russian, tarakan means cockroach.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Searching TARAKAN from Gomel #belarus

Gary Reifman <greifman@...>
 

Since I learned what it meant a few years back, I have always
wondered as to the origin of the name. I can't imagine that the
children found it that funny in Gomel :)

Gary Reifman
NY, NY

Someone with a sense of humor(?) gave those people their surname.
In Russian, tarakan means cockroach.


Ethics in Genealogy #general

Kitnick1@...
 

I'll be leading a discussion on Ethics in Genealogy
at our December JGS meeting. I'm interested in receiving
your story(ies) about how you handled a situation where
ethics played a role. In addition, if you're currently involved
in an unresolved situation, I'd like to hear about that too!
All information will be held strictly confidential.
Contact: Steven Kitnick, Immediate Past President
JGS of Sacramento <kitnick1@aol.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ethics in Genealogy #general

Kitnick1@...
 

I'll be leading a discussion on Ethics in Genealogy
at our December JGS meeting. I'm interested in receiving
your story(ies) about how you handled a situation where
ethics played a role. In addition, if you're currently involved
in an unresolved situation, I'd like to hear about that too!
All information will be held strictly confidential.
Contact: Steven Kitnick, Immediate Past President
JGS of Sacramento <kitnick1@aol.com>


Ancestry Country Study of Belarus #belarus

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

The following is >from Ancestry.com. Quoted with permission.

Israel Pickholtz

DATABASE OF THE DAY (Free for 10 Days!)
<<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>>
=======================================================

Country Study of Belarus

Belarus, as an independent nation, is a recent addition to the
nation-states of the world. Also known as White Russia in earlier
times, this country study illuminates the complex history, economy,
politics, and culture of this new east European nation. Created by the
Library of Congress as a resource for researchers, it was completed in
1995. This database contains a wealth of information which, although
not a list of names like most databases posted by Ancestry.com, can be
a great aid to understanding the larger culture in which ancestors
lived.

Bibliography: Fedor, Helen, ed. "Belarus, A Country Study." Washington
D.C.: Library of Congress, 1995.

To search this database, go to:
http://www.ancestry.com/ancestry/search/3375.htm


Belarus SIG #Belarus Ancestry Country Study of Belarus #belarus

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

The following is >from Ancestry.com. Quoted with permission.

Israel Pickholtz

DATABASE OF THE DAY (Free for 10 Days!)
<<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>>
=======================================================

Country Study of Belarus

Belarus, as an independent nation, is a recent addition to the
nation-states of the world. Also known as White Russia in earlier
times, this country study illuminates the complex history, economy,
politics, and culture of this new east European nation. Created by the
Library of Congress as a resource for researchers, it was completed in
1995. This database contains a wealth of information which, although
not a list of names like most databases posted by Ancestry.com, can be
a great aid to understanding the larger culture in which ancestors
lived.

Bibliography: Fedor, Helen, ed. "Belarus, A Country Study." Washington
D.C.: Library of Congress, 1995.

To search this database, go to:
http://www.ancestry.com/ancestry/search/3375.htm


Re: Reform Judaism in UK #general

David Bernheim <logicalconcepts@...>
 

The 'Reform Synagogues of Great Britain' is at the Sternberg Centre for
Judaism, 80 East End Road, London, N3 2SY. Tel: +44 (0)181 v349 4731,
fax: +44 (0)181 343 0901.

I do not know if there are there records held of people who converted to
the Jewish Faith in the UK(reform). There is a Reform Beth Din which _may_
be based at the same place.

David Bernheim
mailto:LogicalConcepts@compuserve.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Reform Judaism in UK #general

David Bernheim <logicalconcepts@...>
 

The 'Reform Synagogues of Great Britain' is at the Sternberg Centre for
Judaism, 80 East End Road, London, N3 2SY. Tel: +44 (0)181 v349 4731,
fax: +44 (0)181 343 0901.

I do not know if there are there records held of people who converted to
the Jewish Faith in the UK(reform). There is a Reform Beth Din which _may_
be based at the same place.

David Bernheim
mailto:LogicalConcepts@compuserve.com


Re: World War I and II Draft Registrations #general

Joshua and Adrienne Narrowe <narrowes@...>
 

Bert Lazerow kindly responded regarding the thread on WWII Draft
Records. He provided a nice summary of the location of WWI Draft
Registrations. However, David's original question did seem to be about
the location and availability of the WWII registrations.

Bert is right to be sceptical about these records being available, so I
need to offer clarification- it seems that some of these records are
available, some not yet. I probably should have given these full quotes
in the first place but wanted to save the space.

1) Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking eds. "The
Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy"- Rev ed., Ancestry, Inc.,
Salt Lake City, 1997 states the following (p. 642):
"On 27 April 1942, the Selective Service System held a fourth
registration for men born between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897
(ages forty-five to sixty-five). Cards >from this registration have been
acquired by the National Archives... [regional branches listed]...The
remaining registration cards are stored in the federal records centers.
They remain in the legal custody of the Selective Service System and are
subject to privacy laws."

2) Loretto Dennis Szucs "They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization
Records and Immigrant Origins ", Ancestry, Inc., Salt Lake City, 1998.
p. 70:
"World War II draft records have recently become available for some
states, and they are found in some regions of the National Archives.
World War II draft records would include virtually any male immigrant
born between 1875 and 1900, whether he had been naturalized or not."

Yet on this page is a photocopy of such a registration card, on which is
printed: (Registration Card- Men born on or after February 17, 1897 and
on or before December 31, 1921) So these registrations must be
accessible as well in some way.

--So the records >from this *fourth registration* are now becoming
available, and include birth town and country. I suspect that they are
available now as the youngest of these registrants would have just
passed their 100th birthdays.

Since my post, I have also received an email indicating that such
records are available in the Central Plains Regional Archives- Kansas
City.

Hope it helps,
Adrienne Narrowe
Scott AFB, IL


Bernard RIVENZON & Fannie (Fani) FIFFER (FEIFFER) Focsani, Romania #general

JackRobnsn@...
 

I am researching into the history of my grandparents >from Focsani. My
grandfather left Romania with his daughter Rose before 1907. My grandmother
followed in 1907 with her children Eti (later Ethel), Sofia (later Shirley),
twins Maria and Simon (later Mary and Sam) and Robert. The family name became
ROBINSON. If you can supply any information as to how to proceed I would
appreciate it.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: World War I and II Draft Registrations #general

Joshua and Adrienne Narrowe <narrowes@...>
 

Bert Lazerow kindly responded regarding the thread on WWII Draft
Records. He provided a nice summary of the location of WWI Draft
Registrations. However, David's original question did seem to be about
the location and availability of the WWII registrations.

Bert is right to be sceptical about these records being available, so I
need to offer clarification- it seems that some of these records are
available, some not yet. I probably should have given these full quotes
in the first place but wanted to save the space.

1) Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking eds. "The
Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy"- Rev ed., Ancestry, Inc.,
Salt Lake City, 1997 states the following (p. 642):
"On 27 April 1942, the Selective Service System held a fourth
registration for men born between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897
(ages forty-five to sixty-five). Cards >from this registration have been
acquired by the National Archives... [regional branches listed]...The
remaining registration cards are stored in the federal records centers.
They remain in the legal custody of the Selective Service System and are
subject to privacy laws."

2) Loretto Dennis Szucs "They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization
Records and Immigrant Origins ", Ancestry, Inc., Salt Lake City, 1998.
p. 70:
"World War II draft records have recently become available for some
states, and they are found in some regions of the National Archives.
World War II draft records would include virtually any male immigrant
born between 1875 and 1900, whether he had been naturalized or not."

Yet on this page is a photocopy of such a registration card, on which is
printed: (Registration Card- Men born on or after February 17, 1897 and
on or before December 31, 1921) So these registrations must be
accessible as well in some way.

--So the records >from this *fourth registration* are now becoming
available, and include birth town and country. I suspect that they are
available now as the youngest of these registrants would have just
passed their 100th birthdays.

Since my post, I have also received an email indicating that such
records are available in the Central Plains Regional Archives- Kansas
City.

Hope it helps,
Adrienne Narrowe
Scott AFB, IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bernard RIVENZON & Fannie (Fani) FIFFER (FEIFFER) Focsani, Romania #general

JackRobnsn@...
 

I am researching into the history of my grandparents >from Focsani. My
grandfather left Romania with his daughter Rose before 1907. My grandmother
followed in 1907 with her children Eti (later Ethel), Sofia (later Shirley),
twins Maria and Simon (later Mary and Sam) and Robert. The family name became
ROBINSON. If you can supply any information as to how to proceed I would
appreciate it.


Searching SCHNECKENDORF or SCHENENDORF fr Sambor/Drogobych #general

JackRobnsn@...
 

I am interested in learning any history concerning my grandfather Louis
SCHNECKENDORF. Some members of family use the name SCHENENDORF. I believe
they may have come >from Sambor or Drogobych. Louis left before 1890, Morris
before 1921 and Bertha stayed. Another sister may have stayed. Bertha may
have married someone name FICHTELBERG


Letter in Old German Script #general

Counsel17 <counsel17@...>
 

I have a letter >from 1862 which is virtually indecipherable to me. I have
tried to transcribe it, but there are too many gaps to render any sense. It
was written to my g-grandfather by an unknown friend. The other side of the
letter is also written on, and some of the ink has bled through, complicating
the situation. I have scanned the letter, and if anyone wishes to try their
hand, go to this address; if the AOL server is not too busy, you may be able to
download it. Please e-mail me if you have any suggestions; I have transcribed
some of the letter, and can share that.


http://members.aol.com./counsel17/FreundWilhelm.jpg
John D. Anderson
Searching: ANDERSON, DANNENBERG, DEUTSCH, FALK, FISCHER, HAUK, HIMMELREICH,
KLINE, LOEWY, PLAUT, ROSENBLATT, SCHAAN, SCHWABACHER and WOLF plus anyone else
who comes along!