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Re: Political Geography Question... #israel

Richard Cooper
 

From 1516 to 1865 most of what today is Israel was then the southern portion of the Eyalet of Damascus inside the Ottoman Empire,

Ric Cooper
Midhurst, UK


Ben GOLDSMITH

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am asking this on behalf of someone who has contacted me and is interested in contacting the descendants of this relative (the husband of my great-aunt) regarding his time in Corsicana, TX.

Ben GOLDSMITH was born in 1868 in Clinton, MO, and died in 1946 in Dallas.  He was married to Rose DAN, my grandfather's sister, who was born in 1885 in Liverpool, England, and died in 1963 in Houston, in 1905 in Memphis.  They had one daughter, Ruth, born in 1905 in Memphis and died in 1968 in Houston.

Ruth married Joe MILLER, born in 1903 in Houston and died in 1983 in Corsicana, in 1927 in Corsicana.  They had one son, Marvin MILLER, born in 1929 in Corsicana and died in 1990 in Houston.  Marvin was married twice, first to a woman named Anna in 1951 in Houston.  They had three children, Larry, Pamela, and Jonell.  They divorced and Marvin later married Claudia MARCOTTE, born in 1944 in Houston, in 1979 in Houston.

If anyone can help me with this request, I would appreciate it.
--
Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People

Ellen Barnett Cleary
 

Thank you to everyone who showed me how to find the link to upload my FTJP submission. Unfortunately it seems they are not accepting updates. 

Does anyone one know if they plan to accept them in the future and when they might begin to accept them again?

Ellen Cleary
San Francisco CA
USA


Re: Help required in tracing Polish roots #poland

Renee Steinig
 

The place may be Wilczyn, Poland, c.50 miles from Kalisz (https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-535503)

The JewishGen Family Finder (https://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/)  lists a veteran researcher who is interested in the surname KLECZEWSKI from that town.

Some KLECZEWSKI births, marriages, and deaths in Wilczyn are indexed on JRI-Poland.org -- all pre-1859. They don't include the first names you mentioned, but perhaps they'll eventually connect to your tree.

Renee

Renee Steinig
Dix Hills, NY, USA
genmaven@...

 Adrian <adrian.707@...> wrote:

<<I have recently found out the names of my paternal Great, great grandparents. My Great Grandfather, Morris Cletchesky, was born in Wilschien, a department of Kalisz in Russian Poland in 1861. His parents (my Great, Great Grand Parents) were Jacob & Hannah Cletchesky. This information came from the Certificate of Nationalization. Morris & his wife Leah (ne Witkowska) came to England along with Morris's brother Isaac in the 1880s & settled in Royal Mint Street, Whitechapel. Any help/ideas of how to trace back further would be much appreciated. Note: Cletchesky may be the phonetic spelling of the surname.>>


Descendants of Rabbi Menasseh ben Israel (Manoel de Soeiro) #rabbinic

Michael Sharp
 

I am looking for information on the descendants of Rabbi Menasseh ben Israel. A family story says that a child of a grandson of Menasseh ben Israel was orphaned in a plague outbreak in The Hague and was adopted by some Jewish merchants from Poland. My wife's grandfather claimed descent from the adopted boy. We have not yet been able to verify this. Does anyone have any information on Menasseh ben Israel's grandchildren? It would be his son's children that would be of interest as his daughter's family we believe settled in England. 


Re: Political Geography Question... #israel

Eva Lawrence
 

My Atlas of Times Past (John Haywood) records it as part of the Ottoman Empire after 1512,but the name of the area is down as Syria. That's an English view. I suppose what you called it depended on your political standpoint. One could equally have called it Eretz Yisrael..  
--
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Re: Political Geography Question... #israel

Eric Davis
 

At this point it still was firmly part of the Ottoman Empire.


Re: Political Geography Question... #israel

cohen.izzy@...
 

>> In 1761, what was the name (of the Area) used for where Israel is TODAY...? <<

According to Wikipedia, what is now Israel was part of Ottoman Syria, specifically a subdivision of the Eyalet of Damascus which included the Sanjaks of Damascus, Beirut, Sidon, Acre, Safad, Nablus, Jerusalem, Gaza, Hauran and Ma'an. In 1660 the Eyalet of Safad was established. It was later renamed the Eyalet of Sidon, and later, the Eyalet of Beirut. This changed in 1833 when some provinces were ceded to Egypt.


Re: Political Geography Question... #israel

Michael Hoffman
 

Ottoman Empire:  See https://israelipalestinian.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=001109  for maps and information.

 

BTW: https://israelipalestinian.procon.org/ is a very good and detailed source of info about the Israeli-Palestinikan conflict.

 

Michael Hoffman

 

 


Help required in tracing Polish roots #poland

adrian.707@btinternet.com
 

I have recently found out the names of my paternal Great, great grandparents. My Great Grandfather, Morris Cletchesky, was born in Wilschien, a department of Kalisz in Russian Poland in 1861. His parents (my Great, Great Grand Parents) were Jacob & Hannah Cletchesky. This information came from the Certificate of Nationalization. Morris & his wife Leah (ne Witkowska) came to England along with Morris's brother Isaac in the 1880s & settled in Royal Mint Street, Whitechapel. Any help/ideas of how to trace back further would be much appreciated. Note: Cletchesky may be the phonetic spelling of the surname.


Re: Political Geography Question... #israel

Jack de Lowe
 

Although the Ottoman Empire suffered many military defeats during the 1700s (especially at the hands of the Russians), the area that is now Israel was part of the Ottoman Empire. The Muslims living in the area now called Israel referred to themselves as Southern Syrians.


NYPL opens up some databases for remote use for library card holders

Bob Kosovsky
 

During the period that all NYPL branches and research centers are closed,
NYPL has arranged for some databases that are normally only available
within the buildings to be accessible remotely with your library card/pin.
The titles shown below can be accessed from the databases page
https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases or from the links
below:

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles-dat…/academic-search-premier

Ancestry
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles-da…/ancestry-library-edition

Business Source Complete
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articl…/business-source-premier-ebsco

Credo Reference
* https://www.nypl.org/col…/articles-databases/credo-reference

Gale Virtual Reference Library
* https://www.nypl.org/…/artic…/gale-virtual-reference-library

JSTOR
* https://www-jstor-org.i.ezproxy.nypl.org/

The New York Times 1980-present
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles…/new-york-times-1980-present

The New York Times, 1851-2016
* https://www.nypl.org/…/proquest-historical-newspapers-new-y…

Newspapers.com
* https://www.nypl.org/node/496043

Oxford Reference Online
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles-dat…/oxford-reference-online

ProQuest Research Library
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles-d…/proquest-research-library

Readex Databases, including America’s Historical Newspapers
*
https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases/alpha%3D%26subject%3D0%26location%3D0%26audience%3D0%26language%3D0%26keyword%3Dreadex%26limit%3D0

Wall Street Journal, 1889-present
* https://www.nypl.org/…/a…/wall-street-journal-1984-present-0


Bob Kosovsky
New York City


Political Geography Question... #israel

David Rosner
 

In 1761, what was the name (of the Area) used for where Israel is TODAY...?

Ottoman Empire...??

Something Else...??

David Rosner
Los Angeles, CA


JGS Montreal April 6th lecture meeting cancelled

Andreas Schwab
 

In order to protect our members and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, our April 6th lecture meeting has been cancelled. This cancellations follows the directive of Federation CJA and the advice of government health ministries. We will inform you when the situation changes.


Re: (Belgium) Historians Quit Belgium's Holocaust Museum over Anti-Israel Activist Being Honored

Marcel Apsel
 

I am following the discussion about 9 professors quitting the Scientific Counsel of the holocaust museum of Mechelen (Belgium).  All this started when the Belgian authorities wanted the original Dossin Barrack museum (which was meant to show and remember all activities about the holocaust and the resistance in Belgium during World War II), to be transformed through a new building opposite the Dossin Barrack itself into a place of activity where it should be possible to discuss all genocides over the world including racism.  The idea itself is good, but plenty of people believed this should be done through a different museum and not in the museum of Mechelen.  They were afraid that in the long run the holocaust (Jewish genocide), which is the main purpose of its existence would become a small part of its activities.  Nathan Ramat, who was the founder and first chairman of the Dossin Barrack museum told me, off record,  about 10 years ago, that the authorities intended to transform the original goal of the museum into a general genocide museum, The board at that time had to accept this,  if the Dossin Barrack museum wanted  to get financial funds.  And so it happened.  Nathan Ramet, who was knighted by the king of Belgium for his activities for talking about the holocaust, passed away about 8 years ago.  If he knows what happens now, he will turn around in his grave, being an Auschwitz survivor. 

The Anti-Israel Activist Brigitte Herremans, who will always criticize Israel and always defend Hamas will (in)directly give occasion to some severe anti-Israel activists to consider the Israelis as Nazi Germans in order to promote the conflict into a Palestinian holocaust.  The fact that Brigitte Herremans was supposed to get a honorary degree for her activities in the premises of the museum  is a bridge too far.  It would be the same thing as putting a wolf in the middle of a cattle of sheep.  Therefore the board of directors intervened and refused to have the ceremony for Brigitte Herremans to take place in the premises of the museum.  That therefore 9 professors withdraw their membership of the scientific board of the museum is their problem.  Most of those professors consider the holocaust as a personal interest of history without taking in consideration of sensitivities of survivors and their descendants in Belgium, Israel and the rest of the world.   

Has this any influence on Jewish genealogical research.  I really do not know, but on the long run it maybe can have an impact on the activities of the museum including further research of information of the holocaust in Belgium.

 

Marcel Apsel

Antwerpen, Belgium


Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People

Pieter Hoekstra
 

Alan, it looks fine to me this morning.

If you are still having trouble you can email your gedcom to; ftjpsubmissions@...

 


Name Indices added to most Yizkor-Books-in-Print Books #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 
Edited

JewishGen.org is pleased to announce that indices of
family names of people mentioned in Yizkor Books have  been added to most
books. Further everyone can access these Name Indices by opening the
Yizkor-Books-In-Print web page
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html and near the bottom of
each book noice there is a link to access the Name list.

It says:
"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

We are pleased to add this feature.

Joel Alpert
Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print project
JewishGen.org


Re: Great-grandfather Saul Isaiah BERALL from Romania #romania

Sam Wolff
 

Just to let you know that re Isaiah Abramovich, you might consider searching for Abramovici, as the name appears in the Craiova burial registry (but no Isaiah).
Sam Wolff
Jerusalem


Re: JewishGen & Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) #general #JewishGenUpdates

Pierre HAHN
 



On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 4:43 PM Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:

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Re: (Belgium) Historians Quit Belgium's Holocaust Museum over Anti-Israel Activist Being Honored

jbonline1111@...
 

Jan regularly posts information of general interest to genealogists on this forum.  I am grateful that she does.
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC