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B'R abbreviation #general

Asher Bar-Zev <bar-zev@...>
 

Mike:

B"R or bet resh usually stands for b'reb which is an abbreviation for ben
reb or "son of mister". The term reb is not to be confused with rav or
rabbi. It's a modest honorific.

Asher Bar-Zev

Researching:

LANGENAUER - Turka,or Zidachov,or Jaroslav,or Rybnik (Ukraine form.Galicia
REITER - Turka (Ukraine, formerly Galicia)
HERZOG - Turka (Ukraine, formerly Galicia)
KAMMERMANN - Borislav (Ukraine, formerly Galicia)
WEISSBLUM - Galicia
GEWIRTZMAN - Sieniawa, or Cieszanow (Poland, formerly Galicia), or Vienna


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen B'R abbreviation #general

Asher Bar-Zev <bar-zev@...>
 

Mike:

B"R or bet resh usually stands for b'reb which is an abbreviation for ben
reb or "son of mister". The term reb is not to be confused with rav or
rabbi. It's a modest honorific.

Asher Bar-Zev

Researching:

LANGENAUER - Turka,or Zidachov,or Jaroslav,or Rybnik (Ukraine form.Galicia
REITER - Turka (Ukraine, formerly Galicia)
HERZOG - Turka (Ukraine, formerly Galicia)
KAMMERMANN - Borislav (Ukraine, formerly Galicia)
WEISSBLUM - Galicia
GEWIRTZMAN - Sieniawa, or Cieszanow (Poland, formerly Galicia), or Vienna


Der Israelit Newspaper #general

Claude M. Oulman <oulman@...>
 

from 1860 to 1938 "Der Israelit" was published in Frankfurt. I understand
it was a major newspaper for observant Jews. Does anyone out there in
JGland know if there is a US library housing this publication? Of course, I
am hoping for a fully indexed set of papers!

Help please.

Claude M. Oulman
Butte, Montana


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Der Israelit Newspaper #general

Claude M. Oulman <oulman@...>
 

from 1860 to 1938 "Der Israelit" was published in Frankfurt. I understand
it was a major newspaper for observant Jews. Does anyone out there in
JGland know if there is a US library housing this publication? Of course, I
am hoping for a fully indexed set of papers!

Help please.

Claude M. Oulman
Butte, Montana


Reply: Children saved from WWII by going to England #general

GJONESHOME@...
 

Edward Rosenbaum wrote:

During WWII, some German Jewish children were saved by being sent to
England and being adopted there. Can anyone tell me if (1) the Jewish
children >from Poland may have been involved in such a plan, and (2) if
there is an organization that can be contacted regarding the possible
whereabouts of these children.
I do not know if this pertains to the children you are looking for but there
is a book about 732 children coming to England after the war. They were
Polish and Hungarian.

The book is "The Boys" Triumph over Adversity" by Martin Gilbert. The Story
of 732 Young Concentration Camp survivors.

ISDN 0-75380-032-2. It is 7.99 pounds sterling in the U.K.


For more details please Email me directly.

SEARCHING FOR:
Leo BLOCH: NYC NY Born June 14, 1879 Died: Jan 20, 1914
Pauline LEVI (BLOCH) Died Nov 21, 1920
Simon BLOCH Born Bohemia Germany 1848


Gary R. Jones <gjoneshome@aol.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reply: Children saved from WWII by going to England #general

GJONESHOME@...
 

Edward Rosenbaum wrote:

During WWII, some German Jewish children were saved by being sent to
England and being adopted there. Can anyone tell me if (1) the Jewish
children >from Poland may have been involved in such a plan, and (2) if
there is an organization that can be contacted regarding the possible
whereabouts of these children.
I do not know if this pertains to the children you are looking for but there
is a book about 732 children coming to England after the war. They were
Polish and Hungarian.

The book is "The Boys" Triumph over Adversity" by Martin Gilbert. The Story
of 732 Young Concentration Camp survivors.

ISDN 0-75380-032-2. It is 7.99 pounds sterling in the U.K.


For more details please Email me directly.

SEARCHING FOR:
Leo BLOCH: NYC NY Born June 14, 1879 Died: Jan 20, 1914
Pauline LEVI (BLOCH) Died Nov 21, 1920
Simon BLOCH Born Bohemia Germany 1848


Gary R. Jones <gjoneshome@aol.com>


Re London directories #general

David Fielker <david@...>
 

London Post Office directories, or other similar ones, are not like US city
directories. They either give lists of streets, as Joseph T. Zamrin
discovered, or they will list trades under surnames if the person had his
own business.

If your ancestors did not have their own businesses, then I can only think
of two ways to find an address ini order to look up a census record.

One is to find a naturalisation record, which of course will only exist if
the person was naturalised. Naturalisations are indexed at the Public
Record Office at Kew, and the background papers often list current and
former addresses.

The other way is if a vital event occurred around the time of the census.
Birth and marriage certificates give addresses of the parties concerned,
and death certificates give the address where the deceased died, as well as
that of the informant, who was usually a relative.

David Fielker
London, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re London directories #general

David Fielker <david@...>
 

London Post Office directories, or other similar ones, are not like US city
directories. They either give lists of streets, as Joseph T. Zamrin
discovered, or they will list trades under surnames if the person had his
own business.

If your ancestors did not have their own businesses, then I can only think
of two ways to find an address ini order to look up a census record.

One is to find a naturalisation record, which of course will only exist if
the person was naturalised. Naturalisations are indexed at the Public
Record Office at Kew, and the background papers often list current and
former addresses.

The other way is if a vital event occurred around the time of the census.
Birth and marriage certificates give addresses of the parties concerned,
and death certificates give the address where the deceased died, as well as
that of the informant, who was usually a relative.

David Fielker
London, UK


Surnames based on place names #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Michael Bernet <MBernet@aol.com> wrote:

==It is very useful, too, to explore family names. Often it
will be a clue in which past of Europe to seek for the earliest
ancestors (but they probably won't have that name in the town
of origin--a Jew has no reason to be called Konigshofer when he
lives in Konigshof or Konigshofen--but when he moves to another
town, that's when that surname sticks to him).
This is not always true. In 90% of the towns for which I have
extracted the earliest Jewish vital records (Kingdom of Poland,
1808-1825 -- the period during which Jewish surnames were first
used there), there is always at least one family that adopts
the name of the town. There's the SOBKOWSKI family in Sobkow,
the LOSICE family in Losice, the GRAJEWSKI family in Grajewo,
the LOZDZIEYSKI family in Lozdzieje, the KRUSZKIEWICZ family
in the village of Krusza, the KOLENSKI family in Kolno, the
MORDSKI family in Mordy, the RADZILOWSKI family in Radzilow,
etc., etc.

All of these surnames were present in the specified towns
beginning in the early 1820s, which is where these people
were residing at the time that Jewish surnames were first
assigned in the Kingdom of Poland (Russian Poland) --
October 1821.

For full copies of the extracts >from these towns, see
back issues of "Landsmen" (Quarterly Publication of the
Suwalk-Lomza Interest Group for Jewish Genealogists)
<http://www.jewishgen.org/SuwalkLomza>, and the
"Kielce-Radom SIG Journal", <http://www.jewishgen.org/krsig>.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Surnames based on place names #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Michael Bernet <MBernet@aol.com> wrote:

==It is very useful, too, to explore family names. Often it
will be a clue in which past of Europe to seek for the earliest
ancestors (but they probably won't have that name in the town
of origin--a Jew has no reason to be called Konigshofer when he
lives in Konigshof or Konigshofen--but when he moves to another
town, that's when that surname sticks to him).
This is not always true. In 90% of the towns for which I have
extracted the earliest Jewish vital records (Kingdom of Poland,
1808-1825 -- the period during which Jewish surnames were first
used there), there is always at least one family that adopts
the name of the town. There's the SOBKOWSKI family in Sobkow,
the LOSICE family in Losice, the GRAJEWSKI family in Grajewo,
the LOZDZIEYSKI family in Lozdzieje, the KRUSZKIEWICZ family
in the village of Krusza, the KOLENSKI family in Kolno, the
MORDSKI family in Mordy, the RADZILOWSKI family in Radzilow,
etc., etc.

All of these surnames were present in the specified towns
beginning in the early 1820s, which is where these people
were residing at the time that Jewish surnames were first
assigned in the Kingdom of Poland (Russian Poland) --
October 1821.

For full copies of the extracts >from these towns, see
back issues of "Landsmen" (Quarterly Publication of the
Suwalk-Lomza Interest Group for Jewish Genealogists)
<http://www.jewishgen.org/SuwalkLomza>, and the
"Kielce-Radom SIG Journal", <http://www.jewishgen.org/krsig>.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Sephardic roots #general

beth wellington <bjwellington@...>
 

Although now named Wellington, family history has it that my father's
grandfather's birth name was somthing like DeAveros (perhaps
DaAveiros?). One legend was that we were somehow descended >from the
Moorish philosopher, AVEROS. Someone told my father this is false;
the name reflects origin >from a Portuguese town. The database reveals
no hints, except in the "sounds like" mode, which relates the name to
DeVries among others.

Help! Anyone out there know anything?

Also, in our neck of Appalachia, the Melungeons are thought possible
to be descended >from Portuguese Jews >from Barbados, with English names
like Atkins, Coles and Sizemore, who somehow migrated to the mountains.

Anybody who can enlighten me on either topic please contact me.

Many thanks!

Beth


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sephardic roots #general

beth wellington <bjwellington@...>
 

Although now named Wellington, family history has it that my father's
grandfather's birth name was somthing like DeAveros (perhaps
DaAveiros?). One legend was that we were somehow descended >from the
Moorish philosopher, AVEROS. Someone told my father this is false;
the name reflects origin >from a Portuguese town. The database reveals
no hints, except in the "sounds like" mode, which relates the name to
DeVries among others.

Help! Anyone out there know anything?

Also, in our neck of Appalachia, the Melungeons are thought possible
to be descended >from Portuguese Jews >from Barbados, with English names
like Atkins, Coles and Sizemore, who somehow migrated to the mountains.

Anybody who can enlighten me on either topic please contact me.

Many thanks!

Beth


GREENSPAN, FOX & COHN of Plock, Raciaz, Poland, NY and TX #general

COHNSIMCHA@...
 

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Susana,
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Cc: COHNSIMCHA@aol.com
Subject: GREENSPAN, FOX & COHN of Plock, Raciaz, Poland, NY and TX
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 23:40:33 EDT
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I am attempting to locate decendants of my grandfather Sam COHN who was from
Raciaz, Poland and immigrated to Texas in 1921. I have located some old
letters and located new cousins in Israel which has produced the following new
information:

My grandfather Sam COHN had either a sister or first cousin named Rose FOX. I
have many letters >from her dated around 1939. She was married to David FOX and
they lived on Cruger Ave. in the Bronx. I located a wedding invitation for
their son David FOX who was married to Marlene BRIKLOD on Thursday November
23, 1950 at the Temple Adath Israel in Bronx, NY. In addition, the family
owned a produce business in the Washington Market. David and Rose FOX might
have been Sophie KUGLER.

In addition, I am searching for the Shlomo GREENSPAN/GRINSPAN family of
Brooklyn. Shlomo was the author of Zdin in Plotzk/Jews is Plotsk 1960. His
son's name is Isadore GREENSPAN and his daughter is Nayma.

Also searching Hershel GREENSPAN family of Argentina. Hershel had a daughter
who might live in Paris and a son Gerard GREENSPAN who most likely lives in
Argentina.

Jack GREENSPAN was >from Raciaz, Poland and his mother was my grandfather's
sister. According to the Raciaz Yizkhor book, Jack's mother and father should
be Label and Hinda GREENSPAN. Jack lived at my grandparent's Rose and Sam
COHN's house in Taft,TX after returning >from the war to the USA. Jack
GREENSPAN married Lillian and had a daughter Sipora after moving to Los
Angeles, CA. Jack GREENSPAN may have owned a chain of beverage stores.

In addition, I have very recently sent correspondence to the two following
persons by regular mail:

David AIZENBERG of Paris and Stella TJAJKOWSKI of Stockholm.
If you see this posting and you would like to communicate with me by
electronic mail, please contact me at cohnsimcha@aol.com

I would be happy to hear >from you. Happy New Year. Stuart Cohn

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fwd: GREENSPAN, FOX & COHN of Plock, Raciaz, Poland, NY and TX #general

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From: COHNSIMCHA@aol.com
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To: sgjewish@trace.cgsg.com
Cc: COHNSIMCHA@aol.com
Subject: GREENSPAN, FOX & COHN of Plock, Raciaz, Poland, NY and TX
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 23:40:33 EDT
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit

I am attempting to locate decendants of my grandfather Sam COHN who was from
Raciaz, Poland and immigrated to Texas in 1921. I have located some old
letters and located new cousins in Israel which has produced the following new
information:

My grandfather Sam COHN had either a sister or first cousin named Rose FOX. I
have many letters >from her dated around 1939. She was married to David FOX and
they lived on Cruger Ave. in the Bronx. I located a wedding invitation for
their son David FOX who was married to Marlene BRIKLOD on Thursday November
23, 1950 at the Temple Adath Israel in Bronx, NY. In addition, the family
owned a produce business in the Washington Market. David and Rose FOX might
have been Sophie KUGLER.

In addition, I am searching for the Shlomo GREENSPAN/GRINSPAN family of
Brooklyn. Shlomo was the author of Zdin in Plotzk/Jews is Plotsk 1960. His
son's name is Isadore GREENSPAN and his daughter is Nayma.

Also searching Hershel GREENSPAN family of Argentina. Hershel had a daughter
who might live in Paris and a son Gerard GREENSPAN who most likely lives in
Argentina.

Jack GREENSPAN was >from Raciaz, Poland and his mother was my grandfather's
sister. According to the Raciaz Yizkhor book, Jack's mother and father should
be Label and Hinda GREENSPAN. Jack lived at my grandparent's Rose and Sam
COHN's house in Taft,TX after returning >from the war to the USA. Jack
GREENSPAN married Lillian and had a daughter Sipora after moving to Los
Angeles, CA. Jack GREENSPAN may have owned a chain of beverage stores.

In addition, I have very recently sent correspondence to the two following
persons by regular mail:

David AIZENBERG of Paris and Stella TJAJKOWSKI of Stockholm.
If you see this posting and you would like to communicate with me by
electronic mail, please contact me at cohnsimcha@aol.com

I would be happy to hear >from you. Happy New Year. Stuart Cohn

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Anne Frank #general

Eddy Fraifeld <efraifeld@...>
 

To those of you interested in Anne Frank, Tuesday the 15th 9pm EST on
A&E there will be a new documentary.
Anne is a cousin of mine through her mothers side. This documentary
focuses on a new biography being released on her. The author came and
did extensive research in my genealogical files of the HOLLANDER
family (her mothers family) which has been minimized in all previous
publications.
Additionally they will I am sure be focusing on the "missing pages" of
the diary which have as of late been making the news.
I have neither financial interest or editorial control, or for that
matter even exact knowledge over what the program will cover. The
book's author has however informed me that the book will likely
include the genealogical chart in the US print version.

Eddy Fraifeld
Danville, Virginia
efraifeld@mindspring.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anne Frank #general

Eddy Fraifeld <efraifeld@...>
 

To those of you interested in Anne Frank, Tuesday the 15th 9pm EST on
A&E there will be a new documentary.
Anne is a cousin of mine through her mothers side. This documentary
focuses on a new biography being released on her. The author came and
did extensive research in my genealogical files of the HOLLANDER
family (her mothers family) which has been minimized in all previous
publications.
Additionally they will I am sure be focusing on the "missing pages" of
the diary which have as of late been making the news.
I have neither financial interest or editorial control, or for that
matter even exact knowledge over what the program will cover. The
book's author has however informed me that the book will likely
include the genealogical chart in the US print version.

Eddy Fraifeld
Danville, Virginia
efraifeld@mindspring.com


Re: Children saved from WWII by going to England #general

David Bernheim <logicalconcepts@...>
 

During WWII, some German Jewish children were saved by being sent to
England
and being adopted there ...

Is there is an organization that can be contacted?
You might try contacting the Reunion of Kindertransport,

1A Frognal, London NW3, England
Tel: +44 (0)171 431 6161

David Bernheim

MODERATOR NOTE: Since the original question has been
answered satisfactorily, we can now close this thread.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Children saved from WWII by going to England #general

David Bernheim <logicalconcepts@...>
 

During WWII, some German Jewish children were saved by being sent to
England
and being adopted there ...

Is there is an organization that can be contacted?
You might try contacting the Reunion of Kindertransport,

1A Frognal, London NW3, England
Tel: +44 (0)171 431 6161

David Bernheim

MODERATOR NOTE: Since the original question has been
answered satisfactorily, we can now close this thread.


Cohen and Levi genes #general

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

The recent paper in Nature " Origins of Old Testament Priests" was in
Nature Vol394 p138-9 9 July 1998 by Mark Thomas, Skorecki, Ben-ami,
Parfitt, Bradman and Goldstein.

Also see: 'Genes traced the Jewish Priesthood to Exodus' by Nigel Hawkes
in the Times around the same date.
--
Dr Saul Issroff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cohen and Levi genes #general

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

The recent paper in Nature " Origins of Old Testament Priests" was in
Nature Vol394 p138-9 9 July 1998 by Mark Thomas, Skorecki, Ben-ami,
Parfitt, Bradman and Goldstein.

Also see: 'Genes traced the Jewish Priesthood to Exodus' by Nigel Hawkes
in the Times around the same date.
--
Dr Saul Issroff