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Need help with: KOMINSKY, KULINSKY, KAY, BARTH, GERSON, PRELUTZKY in Illinois, USA #USA #chicago #Help

Yohanan
 

I am asking for your help in finding any contact or any more family information of families KOMINSKY, KULINSKY, KAY, BARTH, GERSON, PRELUTZKY,
probabaly from Illinois, USA.
This is a follow up to my enquiry from a few days ago " Looking for Lois KULINSKY in USA ".  
I have found out that, sadly, Lois died a couple of months ago.
Though Renne kindly sent me the attached obituary from 1989 of Lois's father Ben Kay which includes the above surnames and whom I wish to contact now.
There is a good chance that they are newly discovered cousins.

Thank you for your help

Yohanan LOEFFLER
Melbourne Australia

Re: Where is Politzk, Russia? #russsia #Lithuania

Russ Maurer
 

Consider Polatsk, Belarus, about 150 miles from Vilnius. Less likely option: Płock ("Plotsk"), Poland. Both were within the Russian empire prior to WWI.

Russ Maurer

Re: finding ship manifest

Hilary Henkin
 

Where did it sail TO?

Hilary Henkin


--
Can anyone tell me where I can find the manifest for the Empress of France ship that sailed from Calais, France in December, 1956?
Thanks very much.
_._,_._,_

DNA Research #DNA Conceptual Guidance On Y111 YDNA Haplogroup Interpretation #DNA

Adam Cherson
 

Dear Genetic Genealogists,

I would like to ask the actual geneticists about something I am
encountering in my live research with the J-S12192 set of sub-branches.

In order to help explain this I have made available an image of the
current FTDNA haplotree for this region:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b2vadr6o9eymufw/S12192_yDNA7or8_08NOV2019.JPG

On the chart I've highlighted my family's yDNA group in gray and the
other groups in yellow.

As shown there, our family is matching persons in haplogroups from
sister branches as closely, or sometimes even more closely, than persons
in our own haplogroup.

I have two questions relating to the tree shown:

1) what could it mean that there are such close Y111 distances between
persons in haplogroups across sister branches?

2) what could it mean the there is such a large gap of time between the
estimated formation of J-S12192 circa 210 CE and the formation of
J-ZS2375 circa 1080 CE, followed by the rapid fire formation of so many
sub-groups of J-ZS2375?

I look forward to hearing some guidance.

Please feel free to contact me for additional details if needed.

Adam Cherson
NY, NY

Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia (Sweden) ArkivDigital Free Access Through November 10 #scandinavia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Starting today through Sunday, November 10 ArkivDigital is offering free
access. You can browse for free more than 85 million photographed color
images of their collections which include religious records, more than 160
million register posts searchable by name estate inventories, tax registers,
military rolls, spy documents, passenger ship manifests, and more. You can
search by name in the household congregation books for all of Sweden between
1860 and 1947. Also available are millions of aerial photos of Sweden.

You are required to register first. Go to:
https://www.arkivdigital.net/users/register You need to provide your name,
email address , street address and password. No credit card information is
requested. Then start the program in your browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox
and Edge. If you have previously registered you do not have to reregister.

After you have registered click on "start the program" -the blue button".
You can select English or Swedish as the language of choice in the upper
right hand corner. They recommend Chrome as your browser for the best
functionality. You will have to insert your email address and password
again.

If you think you might not have ancestors >from Sweden, there have been Jews
in Sweden since the early 1700's. albeit a small population. Sweden opened
its doors to Jews during WWII and again in 1956 when Jews were fleeing
Hungary and then again when fleeing Communists in 1968. According to the
Jewish Virtual Library the Jewish population increased tremendously between
1850 and 1920 due to immigration >from Russia and Poland. The population
reached nearly 6,500 in 1920. Small groups of German, Austrian, and Czech
Jews were allowed to immigrate to Sweden during the 1930's. Once the Nazi
brutalities were known Sweden opened its doors to Jews. In 1942, Sweden
allowed the immigration of 900 Norwegian Jews. In October 1943, Sweden gave
asylum to more than 8,000 Danish Jews, the whole Danish Jewish community,
which came to Sweden via small fishing boats. The Jewish population doubled
between 1945-1970.

Questions on this can be sent to ArkivDigital in Swedish time to
kundtjanst@...

I have no affiliation with ArkivDigital and am posting this solely for the
information of the readers.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Esther Riva Solomon

Mark Budman
 

Hello,

I was wondering if someone could assist me. I would like to find out information on Esther Riva Solomon. The only information that I have been able to find is that she wrote a cookbook.

I am interested in her because she might be a relative, but I have not been able to find additional information outside of her cookbook.

Any assistance / guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Mark
mark@...

Re: grave on Mt. Of Olives

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Sadly the English version of the search page is blank and unusable.The Hebrew version works.
The English version works, you need a bit of patience, and then, a click on the (upper right hand corner)  X where you see a blank. 
After that, you can fill in names - and find some graves.

Odeda.


Re: Surnames: Palumbo - SIcily/ Homer - Poland

Nardo Bonomi
 

 
Jews are attested in Sicily since the oldest times.
Jews were an high percentage of the population in Sicily before the expulsion of the year 1492.
After the persecution some Sicilian Jews ran away, some converted and some secretly practiced Judaism for generations (Anusim).
As you know the surname means dove and it is the equivalent to the Hebrew Jonah.
Some Palumbo who were surely Jews are attested in Sicily in the 16th century and were persecuted by the Inquisition because Judaizing after the expulsion .
They are attested in the towns of Nicosia  Palermo, Piazza  Armerina
 
Nardo Bonomi Braverman
Firenze – Italy
(Author of http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/Italy/italian.htm)
 

Re: Cemeteries in Israel

Dahn Cukier
 

Sorry to bust a bubble, but no. Only some
of the larger cemeteries have been done.

Problem that needs fixing. The search does not search with soundex.
Otherwise it seems fine.

When searching and not finding the grave, enter
one of the names and the father's name, narrow
the search years. I looked for a cousin I know is buried in
Jerusalem. I also know his family name is not spelled as
it sounds. I looked by first name and year of death and found
a fine photo of the grave.


BUT I am not surprised and I know that other
databases are no better. The official Tel Aviv
web site has many mistakes and when I find a
difference, I write to them. The same with the Ministry
of Defense, which has many mistakes also.

If you are planning to visit, I suggest looking
at Gravez which shows the "address" not only the
GPS location. My sister is buried on the 5th floor,
the first 2 floors have 4 graves at the same GPS each.

Dahn Cukier

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, 3:17:57 PM GMT+2, blankdavid via Groups.Jewishgen.Org <blankdavid=mac.com@...> wrote:


New app for cell phone.   GRAVEZ

Able to search all cemeteries in Israel.

Great app

David Blank
Jerusalem

Re: grave on Mt. of Olives

yknowus@...
 

Roberta Lipitz wrote: " Looking for grave of Great Grandfather Hersche Shore buried on Mount Of Olives.  Unfortunately do not know dating.  Only know that he definitely left Jaffa (out of ship from Le Havre, France) July 1903 and went back to be buried years later in Jerusalem.

Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated. "

My son Aharon Epstein mans the information booth on the Mount of Olives; helps to maintain the database; and also helps people locate graves. Write to Har-hazetim@... or call 972-2-627-5050 Sun-Thurs 09:00-17:00 (Israel time).

There is also a website:  https://mountofolives.co.il/en/  but my son cautions that it only works with Chrome and that people should cancel the auto-translate (sorry, it's a work in progress).

Several articles have been written about my son and the work the City of David is doing at the Mount of Olives. They are really doing amazing work helping people locate family members and in adding graves to the database.  

Varda Epstein
Efrat, Israel

Re: Dorohi cemetery (Romania)

David Lewin
 

please where is that list kept?

David Lewin
London


At 09:08 PM 07-11-19, Malka wrote:
Hello Genners,
 
I have been working on the Dorohoi Jewish Cemetery listing  and it is  now at 93%.  No further images are available.  I’ll be happy to complete the listing once I am informed that the rest of the images have been released.   Shalom, Malka
 

please help Genner # 546778

cohen.izzy@...
 

Kathy Miller wrote:
Michael Herlitz lives in Bahnhofsstrasse 29 , Marburg. I've written to him with no response.

Psych. Michael Herlitz is on Facebook at
with that exact address in Marburg 35037
with phone number is +49 6421 681546
His mental health clinic is described here:
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Best regards,
Israel A. Cohen

An Article About The Old Cemetery in Brody

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Does any of you have an  easy access to this article which was published in 1920?
 
I am specially interested in a head stone from 1751(1751) bearing the the surname APTEIKER( אפטייקר(
 
 
"Gelber, Nathan Michael. “Aus dem Pinax des alten Judenfriedhofes in Brody (1699–1831). [From the pinax of Brody’s old Jewish cemetery.]”

Jahrbuch der Jüdisch-Literarischen Gesellschaft (1920): 119–41"
 
Many thanks from Jerusalem
 
Jacob Rosen
 
 

JRI Poland #Poland An Article About The Old Cemetery in Brody #Poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Does any of you have an easy access to this article which was published
in 1920?

I am specially interestd in a head stone >from 1751(1751) bearing the the
surname APTEIKER( in Hebrew letters which I cannot print in this email
system):

"Gelber, Nathan Michael. Aus dem Pinax des alten Judenfriedhofes in
Brody (1699-1831). [>from the pinax of Brody's old Jewish
cemetery.] Jahrbuch der Judisch-Literarischen Gesellschaft
(1920): 119=E2=80=9341"

Many thanks >from Jerusalem

Jacob Rosen

Re: NYC Area Volunteers for a Cemetery Project this Sunday

Carole Brewster
 

Hi Allan,
I live in Florida so obviously can't help you this Sunday.
I've read you go thru various cemeteries in New York. I have a grandmother buried at Mt.Hebron, Flushing if you could ever look for that stone: 
N.Y.Society: Knehin Stanislauer 5 10 f 33  Fannie Janofsky Hoffman.  Her sister Rebecca Janofsky Hoffman is also buried there (yes Rebecaa married Phillip and Fannie passed.

Do you know anyone who does this in NJ?

Thanks
Carole Hoffman Brewster
hoffbrew@...

translation from Polish (or maybe Russian)

Nurit Har-zvi
 

Hello,
I would like to request a translation of a document that I have placed
on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75757

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Nurit Har-zvi
New York

This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page

Bruce Drake
 

As if suffering through the horrors of the Nazi occupation was not enough, many of those who survived grappled with sorrow and loss when they returned to their home towns and found little or nothing left of the people and places they had known. “Dabrowa without Jews,” from the Yizkor book of Dabrowa Gornicza in Poland, is Juda Parasol’s account of returning to the town where he was born after a 15 year absence. He had been expelled to Siberia and, while there, received a last letter from his father wishing the family could be together again. But they had all died in Auschwitz. “Now I am standing in front of my father's house, and tears of murdered blood wash the windows,” Parasol laments. “The doors in front of me are locked and a cold, distant wind blows from them. The heart no longer wants to believe that here once lived Jews.”  


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia An Article About The Old Cemetery in Brody #Galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Does any of you have easy access to this article which was published in
1920?

Gelber, Nathan Michael. Aus dem Pinax des alten Judenfriedhofes in
Brody (1699-1831). [>from the pinax of Brody's old Jewish cemetery.]
Jahrbuch der Juedisch-Literarischen Gesellschaft (1920).

I am specially interested in a headstone >from 1751 bearing the surname
APTEIKER (in Hebrew letters, which I cannot print in this email system).

Many thanks >from Jerusalem

Jacob Rosen

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom (UK) General Register Office Added Death Records Index from 1984-2019 #UnitedKingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United Kingdom's General Register Office (GRO) has added the index of
deaths >from 1984 to 2019. These cover England and Wales records only.

It is recommended that you go to the FAQs before ordering:
https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/faq.asp#GROIndexReferences
This also includes the pricing and explains the GRO indexing reference
numbers.

Go to:
https://www.gro.gov.uk. Click on order records online. You must be
registered with email address and password to proceed. The next window asks
what you want to do and click on the GRO Indexes. That will open asking if
you want birth or death indexes and then fill out the form for whom you are
looking for.

Note: birth records are available only through 1918 due to the 100 privacy
requirement.

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS United Kingdom for informing us about
the death index update.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Ancestry Canada and Ancestry UK Offering Free Access to War Time Records #UnitedKingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Canada
Ancestry is offering free access to all Canadian Military Records >from 8
November 2019 to 11 November 2019 11:59 p.m. ET
Please use the time converter to check the time in your time zone;
http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc

You must register with your name, email address and password. Go to:
https://www.ancestry.ca/cs/remembrance-day
Fill out the form with the person you are searching with their name and
location and birth year if you have it. When the results page comes up
select the record for your person. Then select the record. If you want to
save the record to your computer click on the green save box in the upper
right. If you want to print or download click on the tools icon on the
right of the screen.

to see the list of collections available for free during this promotion go
to:
https://www.ancestry.ca/search/categories/ca_military/

After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records
in the featured collection using a paid Ancestry membership. If you try to
access any records not included in the free offer you will be invited to
subscribe.

United Kingdom

Ancestry is offering free access to all United Kingdom Military Records
(World War l and World War ll) >from 8 November 2019 to 11 November 2019
11:59 p.m. ET
Please use the time converter to check the time in your time zone:
http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc
You must register with your name, email address and password. You must
register separately >from your US or Canadian subscription.

to see the records included in the free access to military records go to:
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/categories/uk_wartime_collections/
On the top of the page fill out the form with the person you are searching with
their name and location and birth year if you have it. When the results
page comes up select the record for your person. Then select the record. If
you want to save the record to your computer click on the green save box in
the upper right. If you want to print or download click on the tools icon
on the right of the screen.

After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records
in the featured collection using a paid Ancestry membership. If you try to
access any records not included in the free offer you will be invited to
subscribe.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee