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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Registering a genealogy Web site? #general

Ehrlich <alan.ehrlich@...>
 

Using the main search engines (Yahoo, AltaVista, etc.) or a combination of
them like Cyber 411, I have found some excellent genealogy Web Sites over
the past months.

Now I have put my own family trees on-line http://homer.span.ch/~spaw3932/
(3000 family members >from present and former Germany) and I wonder if any
of you Internet pros at JGen can tell me how to go about getting my site
indexed by the various search engines.

Thanks for your advice.
Alan Ehrlich
Geneva Switzerland

EHRLICH: West Prussia, Neustadt bei Pinne, Berlin
BAUM: Posen city, Kurnik, Buk, Schroda, Moschin, Berlin
DELLEVIE: Rendsburg,Rotenburg,Kassel,Hamburg,Melsungen,Hersfeld,Gersfeld
JOSHUA/JOSUA: Hainsfarth bei Ottingen in Bayern, Hamburg
ADLER: Moerfelden, Ruesselsheim, Darmstadt
OPPENHEIMER: Bad Koenig im Odenwald, Darmstadt

MODERATOR NOTE: Have you also submitted your data to FTJP?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Helping friends into the country? #general

David Fielker <david@...>
 

I have a case similar to that of Allan Jordan. My ggmother, Velka
SCHNEEBAUM, arrived in 1907 with her daughter Pessie, aged 16. Next on the
list was another supposed daughter Rivka, aged 12. Rivka's details are
crossed through, and in a different handwriting is written "Feige BUCH,
niece, aged 16".

I have been unable to find any records for this mysterious "niece", and
although there are other people of that surname >from around the Jaroslaw
area of what was then Galicia, nothing connects with my family.

Incidentally, at the end of the passenger lists all three were noted as
being held for a Board of Special Inquiry (not surprisingly!), but I have
been unable to locate any record of the Inquiry.

David Fielker
London, UK


Registering a genealogy Web site? #general

Ehrlich <alan.ehrlich@...>
 

Using the main search engines (Yahoo, AltaVista, etc.) or a combination of
them like Cyber 411, I have found some excellent genealogy Web Sites over
the past months.

Now I have put my own family trees on-line http://homer.span.ch/~spaw3932/
(3000 family members >from present and former Germany) and I wonder if any
of you Internet pros at JGen can tell me how to go about getting my site
indexed by the various search engines.

Thanks for your advice.
Alan Ehrlich
Geneva Switzerland

EHRLICH: West Prussia, Neustadt bei Pinne, Berlin
BAUM: Posen city, Kurnik, Buk, Schroda, Moschin, Berlin
DELLEVIE: Rendsburg,Rotenburg,Kassel,Hamburg,Melsungen,Hersfeld,Gersfeld
JOSHUA/JOSUA: Hainsfarth bei Ottingen in Bayern, Hamburg
ADLER: Moerfelden, Ruesselsheim, Darmstadt
OPPENHEIMER: Bad Koenig im Odenwald, Darmstadt

MODERATOR NOTE: Have you also submitted your data to FTJP?


Re: Helping friends into the country? #general

David Fielker <david@...>
 

I have a case similar to that of Allan Jordan. My ggmother, Velka
SCHNEEBAUM, arrived in 1907 with her daughter Pessie, aged 16. Next on the
list was another supposed daughter Rivka, aged 12. Rivka's details are
crossed through, and in a different handwriting is written "Feige BUCH,
niece, aged 16".

I have been unable to find any records for this mysterious "niece", and
although there are other people of that surname >from around the Jaroslaw
area of what was then Galicia, nothing connects with my family.

Incidentally, at the end of the passenger lists all three were noted as
being held for a Board of Special Inquiry (not surprisingly!), but I have
been unable to locate any record of the Inquiry.

David Fielker
London, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Russian and Hebrew alphabets #general

Ray Saintonge <saintonge@...>
 

Carol & Ken Stirk wrote:

Is there anywhere on the Web to download the Russian and Hebrew
alphabets? Any assistance would be appreciated.
If you have Windows 95 or 98 you already have the Russian alphabet, as a
part of its support for all European languages. Go to the Control panel,
then add/remove programs, then Windows Setup, then Multilanguage Support.
This gives you five choices to be installed: Baltic, Central European,
Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish. Install Cyrillic to have the Russian
alphabet. If you're working a lot with other languages, it wouldn't be a
bad idea to install the others too.

Hebrew is another question. Although you may very well find it in
various font packages, there could be a major annoyance if you need these
characters for anything more than a few words. You would need to be
writing backward since Hebrew goes >from right to left. Looking for a basic
word processing program for Hebrew that takes that one simple fact into
account may be worthwhile.

Ray


Re: Russian and Hebrew alphabets #general

Ray Saintonge <saintonge@...>
 

Carol & Ken Stirk wrote:

Is there anywhere on the Web to download the Russian and Hebrew
alphabets? Any assistance would be appreciated.
If you have Windows 95 or 98 you already have the Russian alphabet, as a
part of its support for all European languages. Go to the Control panel,
then add/remove programs, then Windows Setup, then Multilanguage Support.
This gives you five choices to be installed: Baltic, Central European,
Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish. Install Cyrillic to have the Russian
alphabet. If you're working a lot with other languages, it wouldn't be a
bad idea to install the others too.

Hebrew is another question. Although you may very well find it in
various font packages, there could be a major annoyance if you need these
characters for anything more than a few words. You would need to be
writing backward since Hebrew goes >from right to left. Looking for a basic
word processing program for Hebrew that takes that one simple fact into
account may be worthwhile.

Ray


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A terminological point #general

Dick Plotz
 

Harold Pollins asked about the terms "given name" and "forename". I
believe the former is the usual term used in the US, while the latter is
the usual term used in the UK. We all ought to be aware of and understand
both usages, since they will both turn up in our genealogical reading, but
I see no reason for anyone to change >from using what they feel most
comfortable with.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI


Re: A terminological point #general

Dick Plotz
 

Harold Pollins asked about the terms "given name" and "forename". I
believe the former is the usual term used in the US, while the latter is
the usual term used in the UK. We all ought to be aware of and understand
both usages, since they will both turn up in our genealogical reading, but
I see no reason for anyone to change >from using what they feel most
comfortable with.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yahrzeit Tablets #general

Florence Marmor <fmarmor@...>
 

On Tue, 2 Feb 1999 Wildpom@... wrote:

Israel Pickholtz is absolutely right when he says; we should go to our
neighborhood shuls before their congregations are dissolved to obtain the
names on the Yahrzeit tablets. The concept is excellent and hopefully,
JewishGen will explore his suggestion for the possibilities of collecting
this type of data as another valuable source of genealogical information.
This is absolutely true. I had two Yahrzeit tablets >from a neighborhood
shul for a very long time. I posted a notice on JewishGen about them and
didn't get one response. I finally found a home in a synagogue in New
Jersey. After over 2 years, I was contacted regarding the tablets and the
gentleman wanted more information about one of the people. I had no more
information and thought that was understood. Not a word about the tablet
itself.

Florence Marmor fmarmor@... edge of Brooklyn, N.Y

Researching: LISSAUER, JONAP, BOGAR >from Hunfalu (Huncovce, Slovakia),
Szuha Kallo, Szin and Peder, Hungary (now Slovakia), etc.
LISSAUER >from Rawa Ruska, Galicia now Ukraine
JONAP >from Felso Vadasz, Hungary
BOGAR >from Janik, (Janok, Hungary), Slovakia
RINGELHEIM, WEISENFELD, SCHERZ, GROSS >from Manasterz and
Tarnowka, Galicia (now Poland)

See our web page on Mokom Sholom Cemetery, Ozone Park, N.Y. at
http://www.jewishinterest.com


Re: Yahrzeit Tablets #general

Florence Marmor <fmarmor@...>
 

On Tue, 2 Feb 1999 Wildpom@... wrote:

Israel Pickholtz is absolutely right when he says; we should go to our
neighborhood shuls before their congregations are dissolved to obtain the
names on the Yahrzeit tablets. The concept is excellent and hopefully,
JewishGen will explore his suggestion for the possibilities of collecting
this type of data as another valuable source of genealogical information.
This is absolutely true. I had two Yahrzeit tablets >from a neighborhood
shul for a very long time. I posted a notice on JewishGen about them and
didn't get one response. I finally found a home in a synagogue in New
Jersey. After over 2 years, I was contacted regarding the tablets and the
gentleman wanted more information about one of the people. I had no more
information and thought that was understood. Not a word about the tablet
itself.

Florence Marmor fmarmor@... edge of Brooklyn, N.Y

Researching: LISSAUER, JONAP, BOGAR >from Hunfalu (Huncovce, Slovakia),
Szuha Kallo, Szin and Peder, Hungary (now Slovakia), etc.
LISSAUER >from Rawa Ruska, Galicia now Ukraine
JONAP >from Felso Vadasz, Hungary
BOGAR >from Janik, (Janok, Hungary), Slovakia
RINGELHEIM, WEISENFELD, SCHERZ, GROSS >from Manasterz and
Tarnowka, Galicia (now Poland)

See our web page on Mokom Sholom Cemetery, Ozone Park, N.Y. at
http://www.jewishinterest.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: maiden names #general

Stephen Warshall <s_warshall@...>
 

Molly Gordy wrote:

Can someone tell me, would my immigrant
grandfather have listed his mom's maiden name on his
application for Social Security, his request for U.S. citizenship,
or any other American document that might be available to me?
SS applications do have a place for mother's full name, but petitions
for naturalization do not (at least did not before WW I; I do not
know about more recent petitions).

I have also found such "lost" maiden names in two other ways:

1. Death certificates in some locations (including NYC) have a place
for mother's maiden name. It is often left blank, but is sometimes
there.

2. Marriage certificates also may include mother's maiden name and
these are almost always filled in.

So I would start with your grandfather's death cert and marriage
cert (if he was married in the US). If that does not work, I would do
the same for his siblings (who presumably had the same mother). If
these searches fail, I would request the SSA and prepare for a
longish wait.

Good hunting.

Stephen Warshall <s_warshall@...>
Gloucester, MA


Re: maiden names #galicia

Stephen Warshall <s_warshall@...>
 

Molly Gordy wrote:

Can someone tell me, would my immigrant
grandfather have listed his mom's maiden name on his
application for Social Security, his request for U.S. citizenship,
or any other American document that might be available to me?
SS applications do have a place for mother's full name, but petitions
for naturalization do not (at least did not before WW I; I do not
know about more recent petitions).

I have also found such "lost" maiden names in two other ways:

1. Death certificates in some locations (including NYC) have a place
for mother's maiden name. It is often left blank, but is sometimes
there.

2. Marriage certificates also may include mother's maiden name and
these are almost always filled in.

So I would start with your grandfather's death cert and marriage
cert (if he was married in the US). If that does not work, I would do
the same for his siblings (who presumably had the same mother). If
these searches fail, I would request the SSA and prepare for a
longish wait.

Good hunting.

Stephen Warshall <s_warshall@...>
Gloucester, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding retirement home in Miami #general

Monica Talmor <mtalmor@...>
 

In the hope of finding the relatives of one of my grandfather's cousins, I
need a long time Miami resident to help me locate a Jewish retirement home
from 30 years ago, in the hope that it is either still in business or it's
records are available. I know this is a long shot, but I have to try. My
parents visited Beti (Betty?) Cohen, born Beti Elisca or Eliska in Iasi,
Romania, in the late 1960's. She was then in her 70's, in an elegant Jewish
retirement home. My father distinctly remembers that the street was a right
turn off Collins Ave. going south, a little bit south of the Fountainbleu
Hotel, which was on his left. He remembers that the street was wide and
busy, with many other retirement homes, and the one Beti was in was on the
right side of this street, about a block or two >from Collins Ave. If
someone could give me the names of several streets which fit these
criteria, I could then look up in the Yellow Pages for homes on those
streets, and by contacting them I might be able to find which one Beti was
in. It's not as impossible as I first thought it might be. Thank you to
anyone who is willing to help, I have had other successes with JewishGen's
help and I'm hoping for another one.

Monica Talmor
Hamden, CT
mtalmor@...

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Finding retirement home in Miami #general

Monica Talmor <mtalmor@...>
 

In the hope of finding the relatives of one of my grandfather's cousins, I
need a long time Miami resident to help me locate a Jewish retirement home
from 30 years ago, in the hope that it is either still in business or it's
records are available. I know this is a long shot, but I have to try. My
parents visited Beti (Betty?) Cohen, born Beti Elisca or Eliska in Iasi,
Romania, in the late 1960's. She was then in her 70's, in an elegant Jewish
retirement home. My father distinctly remembers that the street was a right
turn off Collins Ave. going south, a little bit south of the Fountainbleu
Hotel, which was on his left. He remembers that the street was wide and
busy, with many other retirement homes, and the one Beti was in was on the
right side of this street, about a block or two >from Collins Ave. If
someone could give me the names of several streets which fit these
criteria, I could then look up in the Yellow Pages for homes on those
streets, and by contacting them I might be able to find which one Beti was
in. It's not as impossible as I first thought it might be. Thank you to
anyone who is willing to help, I have had other successes with JewishGen's
help and I'm hoping for another one.

Monica Talmor
Hamden, CT
mtalmor@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Word in 1920 Census #general

David Rothman <aw605@...>
 

Subject says he is Butcher in Meat okish. What does last word mean?

Dave
David Rothman
Hawthorne, CA


Word in 1920 Census #general

David Rothman <aw605@...>
 

Subject says he is Butcher in Meat okish. What does last word mean?

Dave
David Rothman
Hawthorne, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Philadelphia founding members (1926) of Springville's Congregation Agudas Achim #general

Dina Greenberg <dgreen2@...>
 

I am searching for any living contacts to the following trustees of a
small Orthodox community that was establihed in 1927 in Mt. Laurel, NJ.
The synagogue was called Agudas Achim. All of the original members and
trustees were originally >from Phila: Nathan Laevsky, Harry Kitchman,
Louis Fine, Samuel Ackerman, Nathan Schultz, Jacob Ackerman, Hyman
Brooks, Aleck Marmer. Also, any clues on a Phila. Rabbi who may have
served this congreagation.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
D. Greenberg


Philadelphia founding members (1926) of Springville's Congregation Agudas Achim #general

Dina Greenberg <dgreen2@...>
 

I am searching for any living contacts to the following trustees of a
small Orthodox community that was establihed in 1927 in Mt. Laurel, NJ.
The synagogue was called Agudas Achim. All of the original members and
trustees were originally >from Phila: Nathan Laevsky, Harry Kitchman,
Louis Fine, Samuel Ackerman, Nathan Schultz, Jacob Ackerman, Hyman
Brooks, Aleck Marmer. Also, any clues on a Phila. Rabbi who may have
served this congreagation.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
D. Greenberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Palm Beach County JGSI Meeting #general

Curiousyl@...
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Palm Beach County, Inc.

February Membership Meeting

Wednesday, February 10, 1999

South County Civic Center
16700 Jog Road
Delray Beach, Florida
Time: 1 - 4 P.M.

PROGRAM: Robert Weiss, of Palo Alto, California, - Director and Past
President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
will lecture on Eastern European Documents.

Meeting open to members and guests. Newbies and experienced researchers
are welcome.

Al Leeds - Co-President
Sylvia Nusinov - Co-President

Further Information: Sylvia: curiousyl@...


Palm Beach County JGSI Meeting #general

Curiousyl@...
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Palm Beach County, Inc.

February Membership Meeting

Wednesday, February 10, 1999

South County Civic Center
16700 Jog Road
Delray Beach, Florida
Time: 1 - 4 P.M.

PROGRAM: Robert Weiss, of Palo Alto, California, - Director and Past
President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
will lecture on Eastern European Documents.

Meeting open to members and guests. Newbies and experienced researchers
are welcome.

Al Leeds - Co-President
Sylvia Nusinov - Co-President

Further Information: Sylvia: curiousyl@...