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The Kahana Lineage - Family Tree Facts and Fiction #general

Malki2003@...
 

Greetings:

I have done extensive research on the Kahana Family. While I found lot of
reliable detailed and well sourced information up to the Kuntras Hasfeikas,
Rabbi Yehuda Kahana, and his father, the remaining links >from the Kuntras
Hasfeikas to the Tosfos Yom Tov are murky and do not contain any (reliable)
sources and neither do they contain any specific information about these
people. No date or place of birth, date of death, places they lived and who
they married.

All the sources that I have seen are all dated within the late 1800, nothing
prior to that. They all seem to be copying >from each other. The most popular
version of the tree I have seen is as follows.

R' Yehuda, R' Yosef, R' Chaim, Yechiel Mechyl, R' Yehuda and finally R'
Yaackov Yosef son-in-law of the Tosfos Yom Tov.

The same is true with the premise that the origin of the Tosfos Yom Tov is
a descendant of the Anav tribe, which is also based on hearsay with no one
really knowing the source. Very little is known about the Tosfos Yom Tov's
grand father R' Moshe and there was at least one more R' Moshe
Walersteins, but somehow it's assumed that they are all >from one family,
while in fact the name Walerstein was a name for a town.

Please, if you have any reliable sources for the grandparents of the
Kuntras Hasfeikas up to the Tosfos Yom Tov and >from the Tosfos Yom Tov to the
the Anav tribe, please let me know.

Kind Regards
Malki
NY, USA

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Double Marriage Registration #general

Jacqueline DAVIS <jdavis318@...>
 

My parents were married twice. The first time in a civil ceremony because my
grandmother did not approve of my father, and they told no-one. The second time
in the religious ceremony. I guess my father was finally accepted.

Jacqueline Davis
Ottawa, Canada
jdavis318@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Kahana Lineage - Family Tree Facts and Fiction #general

Malki2003@...
 

Greetings:

I have done extensive research on the Kahana Family. While I found lot of
reliable detailed and well sourced information up to the Kuntras Hasfeikas,
Rabbi Yehuda Kahana, and his father, the remaining links >from the Kuntras
Hasfeikas to the Tosfos Yom Tov are murky and do not contain any (reliable)
sources and neither do they contain any specific information about these
people. No date or place of birth, date of death, places they lived and who
they married.

All the sources that I have seen are all dated within the late 1800, nothing
prior to that. They all seem to be copying >from each other. The most popular
version of the tree I have seen is as follows.

R' Yehuda, R' Yosef, R' Chaim, Yechiel Mechyl, R' Yehuda and finally R'
Yaackov Yosef son-in-law of the Tosfos Yom Tov.

The same is true with the premise that the origin of the Tosfos Yom Tov is
a descendant of the Anav tribe, which is also based on hearsay with no one
really knowing the source. Very little is known about the Tosfos Yom Tov's
grand father R' Moshe and there was at least one more R' Moshe
Walersteins, but somehow it's assumed that they are all >from one family,
while in fact the name Walerstein was a name for a town.

Please, if you have any reliable sources for the grandparents of the
Kuntras Hasfeikas up to the Tosfos Yom Tov and >from the Tosfos Yom Tov to the
the Anav tribe, please let me know.

Kind Regards
Malki
NY, USA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Double Marriage Registration #general

Jacqueline DAVIS <jdavis318@...>
 

My parents were married twice. The first time in a civil ceremony because my
grandmother did not approve of my father, and they told no-one. The second time
in the religious ceremony. I guess my father was finally accepted.

Jacqueline Davis
Ottawa, Canada
jdavis318@...

US Congress FOIA Fast Track Bill #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On May 5 the US Senate passed by voice vote S 3111 which creates a 16-member
commission to recommend how to stop a recent trend toward lengthy Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) delays. The purpose of the commission is to recommend to
the Congress and the president steps to help eliminate FOIA backlogs. The
commission has one year to make its recommendations,

To read the Senate bill see:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:s3111.es:

The companion bill in the House of Representatives, H.R. 5087 has had no action
since it was introduced on April 20th.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Library and Archives of Canada digitized ocean arrivals 1919-1924 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Library and Archives of Canada has placed oh their website, newly digitized
images and new html pages for Form 30A (ocean arrivals, 1919-1924). The images
are not searchable by keyword as its not a database, but the actual images-meaning
you will have to search page by page. For instructions on this new microform
digitization please see:
http://tinyurl.com/2wdjhlx

Thank you to Dick Eastman for altering us to this new posting.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: The full address for the URL above is:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-110.02-e.php?&q2=1&interval=30&sk=0&&PHPSESSID=pf7jsbfdjlvmpemajnehu0e7p1

Re: Using the name of a deceased sibling #general

Hilary Henkin
 

I don't know about someone naming themselves after a deceased sibling, but my
mother, born in 1924, was named for her deceased older sister (1917-1921). She was
the next girl born after the toddler died. It's possible both were named for an
elder ancestor, but I haven't found any such ancestor yet.

Hilary Henkin
North Hollywood, Calif.

a1steve's rubbish removals wrote:

Would it be out of the ordinary for a person to name themselves after a deceased
sibling and carry on using that name on a Hebrew Marriage Authorisation, in this
case, for 1898 in the UK. The name is also used on her matzevah and was used for
civil purposes as well.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen US Congress FOIA Fast Track Bill #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On May 5 the US Senate passed by voice vote S 3111 which creates a 16-member
commission to recommend how to stop a recent trend toward lengthy Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) delays. The purpose of the commission is to recommend to
the Congress and the president steps to help eliminate FOIA backlogs. The
commission has one year to make its recommendations,

To read the Senate bill see:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:s3111.es:

The companion bill in the House of Representatives, H.R. 5087 has had no action
since it was introduced on April 20th.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Library and Archives of Canada digitized ocean arrivals 1919-1924 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Library and Archives of Canada has placed oh their website, newly digitized
images and new html pages for Form 30A (ocean arrivals, 1919-1924). The images
are not searchable by keyword as its not a database, but the actual images-meaning
you will have to search page by page. For instructions on this new microform
digitization please see:
http://tinyurl.com/2wdjhlx

Thank you to Dick Eastman for altering us to this new posting.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: The full address for the URL above is:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-110.02-e.php?&q2=1&interval=30&sk=0&&PHPSESSID=pf7jsbfdjlvmpemajnehu0e7p1

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Using the name of a deceased sibling #general

Hilary Henkin
 

I don't know about someone naming themselves after a deceased sibling, but my
mother, born in 1924, was named for her deceased older sister (1917-1921). She was
the next girl born after the toddler died. It's possible both were named for an
elder ancestor, but I haven't found any such ancestor yet.

Hilary Henkin
North Hollywood, Calif.

a1steve's rubbish removals wrote:

Would it be out of the ordinary for a person to name themselves after a deceased
sibling and carry on using that name on a Hebrew Marriage Authorisation, in this
case, for 1898 in the UK. The name is also used on her matzevah and was used for
civil purposes as well.

HARRIS from LEEDS, SULWAKI and LIVONIA/UK NATURALISATION #general

a1steve's rubbish removals <a1steve@...>
 

Dear All

Have received UK Naturalisation info as per below >from 1886 for Benjamin/Harris
HARRIS.

I'd be interested to hear >from anyone who is searching HARRIS >from Sulwaki and also
from Livonia, Latvia, where Sarah Rebecca was born. Benjamin's wife was Annie nee
SILVERMAN. I have further information going forward except for Barnett and the
Cemetery where Benjamin is buried is in a state of collapse so I'm not sure of his
father's name.

Benjamin HARRIS 32 Bridge Street Leeds, Yorks born at Sackie in the province of
Suwalski, Russia. 13th of January 1847, at the age of 39 is a Tinner. Married has
7 children living with him - Sarah 19, Barnett 17, Betsy 15, Leah 10, Jane 8,
Lilly 4 and Rachel 18 months. Place of Business 32 Bridge Lived August 1881 at 13
Gower Str. Leeds, 1882-83, 21 St. Johns Court, Leeds Lived at 32 Bridge for 3 yrs.
7 months. He has the desire to obtain the right to vote Edwin GRANT signs for him.
then a series of people vouch for him B. WALKER 4 Hope St. Leeds George BUCKLEY 74
Templar St Leeds Jeremiah BUCKLEY 5 St. Agnes Rd Leeds Mr. DUCKWORTH, Enfield
Terrace Roundhay Rd Leeds Herman LANDA, 5 Templar St. was his Agent.

Residence in UK shown >from August 1881. Benjamin Harris has been in business as a
Tinsmith and resided in Leeds for the last six years. His referees are all
respectable men and their signatures are genuine. Harris resides at 23 Bridge
Street and 32 Bridge as stated in the memorial. Alien Benjamin Harris: Favourable
Report

Naomi Ogin a1steve@...
Brisbane

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HARRIS from LEEDS, SULWAKI and LIVONIA/UK NATURALISATION #general

a1steve's rubbish removals <a1steve@...>
 

Dear All

Have received UK Naturalisation info as per below >from 1886 for Benjamin/Harris
HARRIS.

I'd be interested to hear >from anyone who is searching HARRIS >from Sulwaki and also
from Livonia, Latvia, where Sarah Rebecca was born. Benjamin's wife was Annie nee
SILVERMAN. I have further information going forward except for Barnett and the
Cemetery where Benjamin is buried is in a state of collapse so I'm not sure of his
father's name.

Benjamin HARRIS 32 Bridge Street Leeds, Yorks born at Sackie in the province of
Suwalski, Russia. 13th of January 1847, at the age of 39 is a Tinner. Married has
7 children living with him - Sarah 19, Barnett 17, Betsy 15, Leah 10, Jane 8,
Lilly 4 and Rachel 18 months. Place of Business 32 Bridge Lived August 1881 at 13
Gower Str. Leeds, 1882-83, 21 St. Johns Court, Leeds Lived at 32 Bridge for 3 yrs.
7 months. He has the desire to obtain the right to vote Edwin GRANT signs for him.
then a series of people vouch for him B. WALKER 4 Hope St. Leeds George BUCKLEY 74
Templar St Leeds Jeremiah BUCKLEY 5 St. Agnes Rd Leeds Mr. DUCKWORTH, Enfield
Terrace Roundhay Rd Leeds Herman LANDA, 5 Templar St. was his Agent.

Residence in UK shown >from August 1881. Benjamin Harris has been in business as a
Tinsmith and resided in Leeds for the last six years. His referees are all
respectable men and their signatures are genuine. Harris resides at 23 Bridge
Street and 32 Bridge as stated in the memorial. Alien Benjamin Harris: Favourable
Report

Naomi Ogin a1steve@...
Brisbane

Benjamin Witz, Piquetberg #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I am looking for the family of Benjamin Witz who was naturalized in
Piquetberg in 1904. He was originally >from Kupiskis, Lithuania, and may
have been related to or been a friend of Simon Shaffer, who also came >from
Kupiskis. I am also looking for Simon's family.

Thanks for any assistance that can be provided.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Benjamin Witz, Piquetberg #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I am looking for the family of Benjamin Witz who was naturalized in
Piquetberg in 1904. He was originally >from Kupiskis, Lithuania, and may
have been related to or been a friend of Simon Shaffer, who also came >from
Kupiskis. I am also looking for Simon's family.

Thanks for any assistance that can be provided.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

Re: austriaczech digest: May 23, 2010 #austria-czech

morav@...
 

Regarding the cadastral maps that Vera Finberg told us about. These are amazing. Does anyone know if there
is some way to find out about land ownership at the time of these maps? That is, who owned what lots?

Thank you, Philip Moravcik

Cadastral maps of Bohemia and Moravia #austria-czech

hastar835@...
 

With reference to Vera Finberg's most interesting message on the 24th inst.
the first of the two websites mentioned does indeed enable one to find maps
of the desired places; however the scale is so small that the numbers of the
plots and other details are almost impossible to read. When I clicked on the
second of the websites Vera mentions (archivnimapy) to see if it might
actually be possible to acquire copies of the maps concerned in a scale to
make the information more accessible there is indeed a lead to an internet
shop and a price list. However, when I clicked on either a large warning
notice comes up on my screen which tells me that the sites are INSECURE and
I should be entering them at my own risk.

Before venturing further I wonder if any SIG member has had a similar
experience and whether they have ignored the warning - with or without
adverse consequences.

Harry Stadler
Cranleigh, Surrey UK

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: austriaczech digest: May 23, 2010 #austria-czech

morav@...
 

Regarding the cadastral maps that Vera Finberg told us about. These are amazing. Does anyone know if there
is some way to find out about land ownership at the time of these maps? That is, who owned what lots?

Thank you, Philip Moravcik

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Cadastral maps of Bohemia and Moravia #austria-czech

hastar835@...
 

With reference to Vera Finberg's most interesting message on the 24th inst.
the first of the two websites mentioned does indeed enable one to find maps
of the desired places; however the scale is so small that the numbers of the
plots and other details are almost impossible to read. When I clicked on the
second of the websites Vera mentions (archivnimapy) to see if it might
actually be possible to acquire copies of the maps concerned in a scale to
make the information more accessible there is indeed a lead to an internet
shop and a price list. However, when I clicked on either a large warning
notice comes up on my screen which tells me that the sites are INSECURE and
I should be entering them at my own risk.

Before venturing further I wonder if any SIG member has had a similar
experience and whether they have ignored the warning - with or without
adverse consequences.

Harry Stadler
Cranleigh, Surrey UK

Searching for Ex-Czech HELLER brothers #austria-czech

davidlewin@...
 

I had wonderful help >from Judith Wolkovitch today which shed new light on what I know about the brothers.
Judith found both the naturalization of the HELLER brothers and a 1946 record of a ships voyage to Halifax,
Canada

Because there have been some name chages as a result, I am re-posting this:

We now have

1
Alfred HELLER used the name HILLIARD
1946 address was London N.W. 3 Perceval Avenue 8Scientist, at 117 Randolph Avenue London W9
18 March 1947 he is a
2
Arnold HELLER , I had Wales c/o Style Novelties Ltd. 4 Dec
On the papers here he is in
1946 Naturalisation Notice: HELLER Hanus (also known as Jan HELLER);;
Czechoslovakia, Manager, 1 Hoel Wen, Rhiwbnia, Cardiff, Glamorganshire
1946 To Halifax Canada as Hannus Jan aged 42 ie born 1904 Feather trader
wife: Alice HELLER aged 36 ie born 1910
Henry Peter HELLER (known as Henry Peter HELLER) Child of Hanus HELLER aged 13 ie born 1933
3
HELLER Jan, Surrey Weybridge The Flat 43 Monument Hill
3 Dec. 1946, Naturalisation Notice:
HELLER Hans Wilhelm; Czechoslovakia; Manager; 43 Monument Hill. Weybridge Surrey
I I do not know why there are 2 Jan's - could the London Gazette have gotr that wrong?
Does this ring any bells with any of you please?
Many thanks
David Lewin, London

Re: Searching for ex-Czech HELLER brothers #austria-czech

schwarzs@...
 

Hi David, back in the early 1950's I meet a Professor Heller in Swansea,
apparently he was a lecturer at the Swansea University. In the mid 1950 we
also supplied Rubber mouldings to a company in the Rhondda Valley, the
mouldings were used to produce fancy Jewellery ! - Regards Herb Schwarz,
Ontario,Canada