Date   

Searching: ADLER #general

1LT Eric Adler, 709th MP Battalion S-1 <s1709mp@...>
 

I am looking for on any and all information on descendants/ancestors
of Wolf ADLER. In the past, there have been family reunions in the U.S.
for his descendants, the most recent being in 1990 in Florida (I believe).

Wolf ADLER was born in April 1857 in Tarnow (Galicia). He was married
there to someone and had children, but then remarried someone named
Lena KREPS and had children by the following names: Louis (ADLER), Ana
(SHARP), Dora (BECKER), Tessie (ALTER), Sara (GLINN), and Esther
(POZNAK).

They immigrated to the U.S. in 1906 (after Louis in 1905), settling in
Newark and also building a hotel in Sharon Springs, New York.

Eric Louis Adler
s1709mp@email.hanau.army.mil


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: ADLER #general

1LT Eric Adler, 709th MP Battalion S-1 <s1709mp@...>
 

I am looking for on any and all information on descendants/ancestors
of Wolf ADLER. In the past, there have been family reunions in the U.S.
for his descendants, the most recent being in 1990 in Florida (I believe).

Wolf ADLER was born in April 1857 in Tarnow (Galicia). He was married
there to someone and had children, but then remarried someone named
Lena KREPS and had children by the following names: Louis (ADLER), Ana
(SHARP), Dora (BECKER), Tessie (ALTER), Sara (GLINN), and Esther
(POZNAK).

They immigrated to the U.S. in 1906 (after Louis in 1905), settling in
Newark and also building a hotel in Sharon Springs, New York.

Eric Louis Adler
s1709mp@email.hanau.army.mil


New LitvakSIG FAQ's Online #general

DBH12345
 

Thanks to the outstanding work of Howard Margol and Ada Greenblatt, with the
assistance of Judi S. Caplan, Davida Noyek Hander, David Hoffman and Marion
Werle, the LitvakSIG has an informative and comprehensive set of FAQ's
(Frequently Asked Questions and answers). These FAQ's can be reached >from the
LitvakSIG homepage and provide the most definitive, up to date information on
Jewish Genealogical Research in Lithuania. Go to the LitvakSIG Website and
click on FAQ's:

<http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak>

David Hoffman and Davida Noyek Handler
Co-Coordinators, LitvakSIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New LitvakSIG FAQ's Online #general

DBH12345
 

Thanks to the outstanding work of Howard Margol and Ada Greenblatt, with the
assistance of Judi S. Caplan, Davida Noyek Hander, David Hoffman and Marion
Werle, the LitvakSIG has an informative and comprehensive set of FAQ's
(Frequently Asked Questions and answers). These FAQ's can be reached >from the
LitvakSIG homepage and provide the most definitive, up to date information on
Jewish Genealogical Research in Lithuania. Go to the LitvakSIG Website and
click on FAQ's:

<http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak>

David Hoffman and Davida Noyek Handler
Co-Coordinators, LitvakSIG


What data in Bar admission documents? #general

Stuart LeVine <sblevine@...>
 

Following up on the discussion regarding Bar admission documents,
has anyone done this? If so what data was obtained? I have *many*
lawyers >from the 1890-1920 period in NY and would be interested if there
is useful data there.

Stuart LeVine
Jerusalem
sblevine@ibm.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What data in Bar admission documents? #general

Stuart LeVine <sblevine@...>
 

Following up on the discussion regarding Bar admission documents,
has anyone done this? If so what data was obtained? I have *many*
lawyers >from the 1890-1920 period in NY and would be interested if there
is useful data there.

Stuart LeVine
Jerusalem
sblevine@ibm.net


Karen HAW: e-mail address #general

Fred Apel <fredapel@...>
 

I received a message >from Karen Haw and have been trying to respond but
the email address is incorrect and the mail bounces back. Please send
the correct address.
Thank you
Fred Apel Michigan
fredapel@usa.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Karen HAW: e-mail address #general

Fred Apel <fredapel@...>
 

I received a message >from Karen Haw and have been trying to respond but
the email address is incorrect and the mail bounces back. Please send
the correct address.
Thank you
Fred Apel Michigan
fredapel@usa.net


Searching for a town #general

dfsm <dfsm@...>
 

I am looking for a town in Poland spelling of which I am not too sure of
Dzvitsa or Gevitza near Warsaw. My fathers family is originally >from there.
The name is Epstein. Any help would be appreciated. I looked this town up
in the JewishGen - Poland files and found nothing.

Thanks,
Felice Epstein
Monroe, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for a town #general

dfsm <dfsm@...>
 

I am looking for a town in Poland spelling of which I am not too sure of
Dzvitsa or Gevitza near Warsaw. My fathers family is originally >from there.
The name is Epstein. Any help would be appreciated. I looked this town up
in the JewishGen - Poland files and found nothing.

Thanks,
Felice Epstein
Monroe, NY


LITVAK's Without Home Computers: #lithuania

Adoniram@...
 

I read Marcia Silberfarb's message on today's digest. Being without a home
computer is only a problem if we allow it to be a problem. Our mission in
the LitvakSIG is to help all Litvaks research their ancestry. I would like to
help other Litvaks, get started or advance their searches. If one does not
own a home computer, he or she should not be blocked >from participation. Use
of an employer's computer has limitations; personal use of an employer's
computer during normal work hours may not be possible. So where else might
one get access to a computer and the internet. I have seen computers with
internet access in public libraries. I assume there is a user fee charge by
the library for use of the internet? I will canvass the North Shore Chicago
area for internet access >from the public library. If you have direct
knowledge of "libraries and internet" in your geographical area, please e-
mail: Adoniram@aol.com.
Elliott Lipschultz
Adoniram@aol.com
Northbrook, Illinois


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LITVAK's Without Home Computers: #lithuania

Adoniram@...
 

I read Marcia Silberfarb's message on today's digest. Being without a home
computer is only a problem if we allow it to be a problem. Our mission in
the LitvakSIG is to help all Litvaks research their ancestry. I would like to
help other Litvaks, get started or advance their searches. If one does not
own a home computer, he or she should not be blocked >from participation. Use
of an employer's computer has limitations; personal use of an employer's
computer during normal work hours may not be possible. So where else might
one get access to a computer and the internet. I have seen computers with
internet access in public libraries. I assume there is a user fee charge by
the library for use of the internet? I will canvass the North Shore Chicago
area for internet access >from the public library. If you have direct
knowledge of "libraries and internet" in your geographical area, please e-
mail: Adoniram@aol.com.
Elliott Lipschultz
Adoniram@aol.com
Northbrook, Illinois


Novices and experts #lithuania

haim harutz <yairharu@...>
 

In Litvaksig Digest of 6th August, Jackey Sullins writes:

I honestly wasn't paying attention to the previous dialogue Bret
mentions but I do have a thought on this. I agree that novices should
be brought along and helped but there are those out there who want the
rest of us to do the work for them. They don't consult the basic places
first like Jewishgen and avail themselves of all the databases. They go
directly to the digests and ask for help. I think we have to gently
point them in the right direction - not do the work for them. I also
think it should be done in a civil manner with patience.
I agree in part with Jackey's comments, which, if I may say so, were well
stated. However, as a relative novice, I would, with your permission, like
to add a few comments.

When I first subscribed to Litvaksig, about six months ago, I knew almost
nothing about Genealogy and its various tools and methods. I also new very
little about the Internet and E-mail. I would imagine that many new
subscribers are in the same or similar positions. While I am still far from
knowing everything, I have, with the help of many very talented people,
come a long way. I must thank all those fine people who have gone out of
their way to enlighten me.

I would agree that, for some, posting queries to the digest is the lazy
way out, and saves a lot of hassle for someone who is not so adept at
"surfing" around in the Jewishgen sea. Some people, however, don't always
know at the beginning which tools to look for and how to go about searching
them. Sometimes, they don't even know which questions to ask.

As the digest is aimed at all levels, >from rank beginners to highly
talented professional people, one must expect this sort of phenomenon to
occur occasionally. While, on occasion, one can find those who are
obviously "Lazy Buggers" (please forgive the crudity), who should be
jumped on with no mercy, most of the beginners are well-meaning people who
are in the early learning stages, and who sometimes require patience and
guidance >from those who are more experienced, and were themselves once
beginners.

All the best,
Chaim Charutz - Petach Tikva, Israel.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Novices and experts #lithuania

haim harutz <yairharu@...>
 

In Litvaksig Digest of 6th August, Jackey Sullins writes:

I honestly wasn't paying attention to the previous dialogue Bret
mentions but I do have a thought on this. I agree that novices should
be brought along and helped but there are those out there who want the
rest of us to do the work for them. They don't consult the basic places
first like Jewishgen and avail themselves of all the databases. They go
directly to the digests and ask for help. I think we have to gently
point them in the right direction - not do the work for them. I also
think it should be done in a civil manner with patience.
I agree in part with Jackey's comments, which, if I may say so, were well
stated. However, as a relative novice, I would, with your permission, like
to add a few comments.

When I first subscribed to Litvaksig, about six months ago, I knew almost
nothing about Genealogy and its various tools and methods. I also new very
little about the Internet and E-mail. I would imagine that many new
subscribers are in the same or similar positions. While I am still far from
knowing everything, I have, with the help of many very talented people,
come a long way. I must thank all those fine people who have gone out of
their way to enlighten me.

I would agree that, for some, posting queries to the digest is the lazy
way out, and saves a lot of hassle for someone who is not so adept at
"surfing" around in the Jewishgen sea. Some people, however, don't always
know at the beginning which tools to look for and how to go about searching
them. Sometimes, they don't even know which questions to ask.

As the digest is aimed at all levels, >from rank beginners to highly
talented professional people, one must expect this sort of phenomenon to
occur occasionally. While, on occasion, one can find those who are
obviously "Lazy Buggers" (please forgive the crudity), who should be
jumped on with no mercy, most of the beginners are well-meaning people who
are in the early learning stages, and who sometimes require patience and
guidance >from those who are more experienced, and were themselves once
beginners.

All the best,
Chaim Charutz - Petach Tikva, Israel.


Historical Note on Health Examinations #general

David Sencer <dsencer@...>
 

Recently there have been a series of posting on medial examinations
overseas. There is an interesting piece of history that has never
been published but should see the light of day. (Please excuse me
if my dates are general. I am too lazy to go back to sources that
may be difficult to find.)

The United States Public Health Service (PHS) was founded 200 years
ago to protect the country >from the importation of epidemic diseases
such as cholera, yellow fever and smallpox. Institutions were
established in major port cities for the hospitalization of ill merchant sailors as a form of quarantine. If an immigrant were aboard the ship where there was a recognized case of an epidemic disease, the ship was
made to lay to in the harbor and fly a yellow flag for the length of the incubation period of the disease.

In the late 1800=92s this was expanded to a program of examination of
immigrants at the port of entry to determine if they were well enough
not to become a burden on the United States if they were admitted.
If they were deemed unfit they were not allowed entry and repatriated.
The medical procedures at Ellis Island have been widely documented.

from these beginning the PHS established a Quarantine Service to examine
immigrants and to board ships to see if there was disease. After WWII
the PHS furnished physicians >from the Quarantine Service to staff and
oversee medical examination units where visa applicants were examined
prior to being granted a visa. The major ports of embarkation in Europe were staffed as was Manila, Hong Kong and Mexico City.

In 1966 the responsibility for the Quarantine Service was transferred
fro the Bureau of Hospitals of the PHS to the Centers for Disease Control
since the rationale for quarantine was to prevent the spread of disease,
and the epidemiological approach of CDC was uniquely qualified for this
purpose. (Whether quarantine ever did any good in the prevention of the
spread of disease is another matter that will not be discussed here.)

As part of the transfer, documents and memorabilia were sent to CDC from
the Washington office. Among these was an old scrap book with black pages
and black and white photographs. There was no title to the scrap book and
no captions, just pictures.

The first pictures were of rolling fields and then the excavation and
erection of a large building. The motor vehicles were of 1920 vintage and
with a magnifying glass it could be determined that the signs on the cars
were in Polish. The pictures continued to show the construction of a large
building of several floors, a large eating area with a beer parlor and a
flag with the Polish eagle.

The next pictures show a steam engine train arriving and debarking throngs
of people carrying bags and sacks over their shoulders. Many of the men
had long beards. The photos continue with pictures (all decent!) of people
taking showers and their hair being combed. Some of the hair was shaved,
but all the people looked happy. There was a large steam oven where their
clothes were treated. There was one picture of a man in a long white coat
and the only caption in the scrap book identified him as a physician.

The people were shown in the mess hall and beer parlor and finally getting
on buses. The buses arrived at the dock and the SS Batory was boarded.
The port was recognizable as Gdansk.

This was a hospital (hotel!) where immigrants were deloused. Lice are the
vector of typhus fever and good preventive medicine was being practiced.
All of the people were deloused with soap, water, combing of nits (the egg
sacs) and shaving where necessary. This would prevent the spread of lice
aboard ship where the accommodations would be crowded. Rather than being
turned away >from the United States for infestations, they were treated
before departure, not only good medicine, but more humane.

It turns out that similar institutions were constructed in Vienna,
Frankfort and Dublin, major ports of departure for people who had lived in
areas where typhus fever was endemic. Searches of PHS Annual Reports to
Congress and budgets of the times failed to find any mention of this
activity. What would some of our anti-immigrant Congressmen say to that?

In 1968 I was in Gdansk and showed the pictures of the building to some of
the older people and they said, that's the school!

David J. Sencer, M.D., M.P.H.
Former Director of Centers for Disease Control
Atlanta, GA 30329
dsencer@atl.mediaone.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Historical Note on Health Examinations #general

David Sencer <dsencer@...>
 

Recently there have been a series of posting on medial examinations
overseas. There is an interesting piece of history that has never
been published but should see the light of day. (Please excuse me
if my dates are general. I am too lazy to go back to sources that
may be difficult to find.)

The United States Public Health Service (PHS) was founded 200 years
ago to protect the country >from the importation of epidemic diseases
such as cholera, yellow fever and smallpox. Institutions were
established in major port cities for the hospitalization of ill merchant sailors as a form of quarantine. If an immigrant were aboard the ship where there was a recognized case of an epidemic disease, the ship was
made to lay to in the harbor and fly a yellow flag for the length of the incubation period of the disease.

In the late 1800=92s this was expanded to a program of examination of
immigrants at the port of entry to determine if they were well enough
not to become a burden on the United States if they were admitted.
If they were deemed unfit they were not allowed entry and repatriated.
The medical procedures at Ellis Island have been widely documented.

from these beginning the PHS established a Quarantine Service to examine
immigrants and to board ships to see if there was disease. After WWII
the PHS furnished physicians >from the Quarantine Service to staff and
oversee medical examination units where visa applicants were examined
prior to being granted a visa. The major ports of embarkation in Europe were staffed as was Manila, Hong Kong and Mexico City.

In 1966 the responsibility for the Quarantine Service was transferred
fro the Bureau of Hospitals of the PHS to the Centers for Disease Control
since the rationale for quarantine was to prevent the spread of disease,
and the epidemiological approach of CDC was uniquely qualified for this
purpose. (Whether quarantine ever did any good in the prevention of the
spread of disease is another matter that will not be discussed here.)

As part of the transfer, documents and memorabilia were sent to CDC from
the Washington office. Among these was an old scrap book with black pages
and black and white photographs. There was no title to the scrap book and
no captions, just pictures.

The first pictures were of rolling fields and then the excavation and
erection of a large building. The motor vehicles were of 1920 vintage and
with a magnifying glass it could be determined that the signs on the cars
were in Polish. The pictures continued to show the construction of a large
building of several floors, a large eating area with a beer parlor and a
flag with the Polish eagle.

The next pictures show a steam engine train arriving and debarking throngs
of people carrying bags and sacks over their shoulders. Many of the men
had long beards. The photos continue with pictures (all decent!) of people
taking showers and their hair being combed. Some of the hair was shaved,
but all the people looked happy. There was a large steam oven where their
clothes were treated. There was one picture of a man in a long white coat
and the only caption in the scrap book identified him as a physician.

The people were shown in the mess hall and beer parlor and finally getting
on buses. The buses arrived at the dock and the SS Batory was boarded.
The port was recognizable as Gdansk.

This was a hospital (hotel!) where immigrants were deloused. Lice are the
vector of typhus fever and good preventive medicine was being practiced.
All of the people were deloused with soap, water, combing of nits (the egg
sacs) and shaving where necessary. This would prevent the spread of lice
aboard ship where the accommodations would be crowded. Rather than being
turned away >from the United States for infestations, they were treated
before departure, not only good medicine, but more humane.

It turns out that similar institutions were constructed in Vienna,
Frankfort and Dublin, major ports of departure for people who had lived in
areas where typhus fever was endemic. Searches of PHS Annual Reports to
Congress and budgets of the times failed to find any mention of this
activity. What would some of our anti-immigrant Congressmen say to that?

In 1968 I was in Gdansk and showed the pictures of the building to some of
the older people and they said, that's the school!

David J. Sencer, M.D., M.P.H.
Former Director of Centers for Disease Control
Atlanta, GA 30329
dsencer@atl.mediaone.net


Which Gubernya? #general

Arthur Eisenberg <ae9h@...>
 

I'm interested in towns in and around Pinsk....specifically Telechan

What Gubernya is Pinsk in?? What about Telechan (50 km NNW of Pinsk)??

Can anybody out there help me??

Thanks in advance.

Arthur Eisenberg
ae9h@juno.com
Newton, Ma.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Which Gubernya? #general

Arthur Eisenberg <ae9h@...>
 

I'm interested in towns in and around Pinsk....specifically Telechan

What Gubernya is Pinsk in?? What about Telechan (50 km NNW of Pinsk)??

Can anybody out there help me??

Thanks in advance.

Arthur Eisenberg
ae9h@juno.com
Newton, Ma.


MALA ZIMETBAUM #general

Stephen G. Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

Robert Ross<ross3@penn.com> wrote me after reading my on-line story about
the great Jewish heroine Mala Zimetbaum. It is available at:
http://www.bravenewweb.com/idea/Esrati-MalasLastWords.html
Mr. Morris seeks information about any possible surviving Zimetbaums as per
the following letter. Please respond to him directly. I would be pleased to
receive copies.

Dear Mr. Esrati:
I have just finished reading your on-line article on Mala Zimetbaum.
My interest stems in the fact that my grandmother was named Anna
Zimetbaum(4/29/03-6/11/92)-her father Morris Zimetbaum had supposedly
migrated here >from Austria in 1900, and so the old story goes, Morris'
father had been the chief rabbi in Austria-Hungary. Also, supposedly after
Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914, Morris' father had
disappeared. Anyway, my grandmother was allegedly a cousin of Mala
Zimetbaum-there are no living Zimetbaums in this country that I know(none
of Morris' siblings ever made it to the USA) >from my grandmother's family
save one first cousin of my mother's. Thus, I would be curious if you knew
if any other Zimetbaums still survive in Europe. Thank you for your time.
Sincerely, Robert T Ross


Stephen G. Esrati
stevsta@gwis.com
PO Box 20130
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
(216) 561-9393


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MALA ZIMETBAUM #general

Stephen G. Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

Robert Ross<ross3@penn.com> wrote me after reading my on-line story about
the great Jewish heroine Mala Zimetbaum. It is available at:
http://www.bravenewweb.com/idea/Esrati-MalasLastWords.html
Mr. Morris seeks information about any possible surviving Zimetbaums as per
the following letter. Please respond to him directly. I would be pleased to
receive copies.

Dear Mr. Esrati:
I have just finished reading your on-line article on Mala Zimetbaum.
My interest stems in the fact that my grandmother was named Anna
Zimetbaum(4/29/03-6/11/92)-her father Morris Zimetbaum had supposedly
migrated here >from Austria in 1900, and so the old story goes, Morris'
father had been the chief rabbi in Austria-Hungary. Also, supposedly after
Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914, Morris' father had
disappeared. Anyway, my grandmother was allegedly a cousin of Mala
Zimetbaum-there are no living Zimetbaums in this country that I know(none
of Morris' siblings ever made it to the USA) >from my grandmother's family
save one first cousin of my mother's. Thus, I would be curious if you knew
if any other Zimetbaums still survive in Europe. Thank you for your time.
Sincerely, Robert T Ross


Stephen G. Esrati
stevsta@gwis.com
PO Box 20130
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
(216) 561-9393