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Re: Seeking Rabbi Aryeh Leib BIALIK (circa 1850-1912)

Molly Staub
 

Are you familiar with the poet Chiam Nachman Bialik? I attended the Chiam Nachman Bialik Folk Shul (a Jewish school) in West Philadelphia in the 1940s. I believe it was at 59th and Locust streets . Teacher was Mr. Shichman.

Molly Arost Staub
Boca Raton, FL
Member Jewish Genealogy of Palm Beach County

Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I can use in a family website #Bessarabia

Alan Levitt
 

Some of my cousins and I are planning to create a family website that
would include photos of Kishinev pre 1907. Am looking for
suggestions for where I can access or obtain such photos - it would be
for a private family website.

Also, I am interested in learning if anyone has developed a family
website that includes not just family genealogy, but also family
history, memories, photos (not just of relatives). What, if any,
template did you use?

Thanks

Alan Levitt
LEVITT, LEVIT - Kishinev
GURMAN, Romania

Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia asking questions #Bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers, how are you all doing?

After my last message about new microfilms, records I received several
emails >from people who might help us translating, transcribing.
That is very good. That may speed up our work on Bessarabia Revision Lists,
and other projects.

I am also getting a lot of emails >from people who are stuck with their
research and want to see if I can help.

My first reaction usually is asking to send this post to the whole
Bessarabia SIG list. We have almost 1,000 members (Alan can correct me)
and there might people who are also researching families in the same
town or even the same families!

Here are also a few steps for our researchers:

- At the JewishGen.org registration page put as many surnames/towns you are
researching as possible
- Find out WHO else researching that town or surname/town, and communicate
with these members. This is how I found a lot of family members, my family
lost about 100(!) years ago.
- Search not only Romania (Bessarabia)databases, but all databases at
JewishGen. You may not know that your relative before coming to Kishinev,
lived in Mogilev-Podolskiy for example or in Vilna
- If you do know that your ancestors lived somewhere else, and moved, you
can search specifically that database and search by name or by "Any field"
and put value like Kishinev for example or some other town your relatives
lived in Bessarabia.
- If you know the town your ancestors lived, visit the town website, also
check out of we have Yizkor Book for that town translated.

This is like a minimum research to do, and please post message to our
group... send it to me (I would try to respond as soon as I can), not
only write Questions/issues, but also with your success stories. I know
many of you discovered a lot of your families, and I heard >from some of
you, but I want our group to hear too.

All the best,

Shabbat Shalom
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

MODERATOR NOTE: As of today the Bessarabia SIG Discussion
Group has 919 members

Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland: Letter T

Lande
 

501 names of persons whose family names begin with the letter T have been added to the Reichsvereinigung database available at Steve Morse’s website under the holocaust heading Jewish Roof Organization.  This information will also be added to Jewishgen’s Holocaust database.This brings the total of names to 28,548.
 
As is the case with all of the names, the registration cards may be viewed on the Bad Arolsen website, though information and corrections have often been added from other sources.  The cards themselves often provide additional information, e.g other family members, profession, street address etc.  The database can also be searched by emigration destination, e.g. Argentina, or nature of death (suicide or euthanasia).
 
While all of the persons whose names appear in this collection resided/registered in Germany at some point between 1933 and 1942, many of them were born elsewhere, particularly in East Europe, and even in such unexpected places as New York and Tel Aviv.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

Ellen
 

I found the proposed rule as it relates to genealogy records very confusing.  I recently submitted a Form G-1041 by mail - I did not see a way to submit it electronically.  I have yet to receive a response from USCIS.  What do they mean by "pre-existing digital records" and how would I know whether they are available?  Is the $385 for all records or only for a single item, like a visa application?  I'm trying to understand whether the proposed changes (other than the considerable cost increases) would be beneficial.

Ellen 
Saratoga County, NY 

Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The home page for USCIS genealogy is: https://www.uscis.gov/genealogy  On the right under additional help is a link to order online or or go directly to:
 https://genealogy.uscis.dhs.gov/ which is the web page for requests and fill out which form you need, the index search, the search if you know the case ID or the for where you don't know the search ID.

Yes, the fees are per request so if you are looking for Hannah Gold and they have the record for her it will be $385. If you are looking for multiple people it will be a multiple of that fee.

Preexisting digital records means the records have been digitized and exist as such, If they don't have them digitized then the paper copy is the route and fee one had to pay.

I have no idea how long it takes for USCIS to reply--the request center is in Missouri.

Welcome to government speak and reading regulations.

There is nothing beneficial to the proposed rule in my estimation other than they are dramatically raising the prices so get your orders in soon before the proposed regulation becomes final.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee




On Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:43:03 AM PST, lnmp <lnmp@...> wrote:


I found the proposed rule as it relates to genealogy records very confusing.  I recently submitted a Form G-1041 by mail - I did not see a way to submit it electronically.  I have yet to receive a response from USCIS.  What do they mean by "pre-existing digital records" and how would I know whether they are available?  Is the $385 for all records or only for a single item, like a visa application?  I'm trying to understand whether the proposed changes (other than the considerable cost increases) would be beneficial.

Ellen 
Saratoga County, NY 

Hungary SIG #Hungary Proposals and Luncheon Speaker for 2020 IAJGS Conference #Hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Although the conference seems many, many months away, the organizers =
want to receive proposals for sessions and luncheon speakers by November =
27. I have already heard >from two researchers who have presented in the =
past and will be proposing sessions for San Diego. I would appreciate =
other suggestions. Please don=E2=80=99t suggest topics! I need ideas for =
speakers who are capable of presenting sessions on these topics. I=E2=80=99=
d appreciate receiving your suggestions ASAP.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director=

Hungary SIG #Hungary FW: Mauthausen/Gusen Death Book #Hungary

Joyce Field
 

Questions about Mauthausen have recently been posted. I just want to point =
out that the JewishGen Holocaust Database has a datafile of over 38,000 na=
mes of prisoners in Mauthausen that you might want to search.

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/0117_Mauthausen-Gusen-Death-B=
ook.html

Joyce Field
jfield@...

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Russian army records from world war one #Ukraine

Beverley Davis
 

My story is a little different >from other recent messages re Russian army records >from world war one, but SIG members may find it of interest.

My uncle Leizer (Lazarus) BLATT was born in Dvinsk, Russia (later known as Denenburg, now Daugavpils, Latvia) in January 1898. When he was six months old his mother travelled to London with four children to join her husband who had come earlier. Four more children were born in London, with my late mother being the youngest.

During 1917, Britain and Russia agreed to a convention involving the introduction of conscription of Russian aliens in Britain. With the passage of an Act for the Conscripting of Friendly Aliens those Jews who were called up to the British Army were given the alternative of returning to Russia to serve in the Russian Army. Nineteen-year-old Leizer chose this option; he did not return to England, and the family presumed that he had been killed in action.

I would be doubtful (but ecstatic) if any record could be found of his service and/or his fate.

Beverley Davis
Melbourne, Australia

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine World War l Russian Army Database #Ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Nancy Summers inquired it there was a database on Jewish soldiers in the
Russian Army during World War l. I don't know of a specific Jewish database
of soldiers but there is an all-inclusive database for 1,068,811 soldiers in
World War l which may be found at:
https://1914.svrt.ru/index.php which is in Russian, but if you read the
article at it gives a method to search in English:
https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/time-killing-google-searc
h-leads-to-massive-wwi-database/


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Russian army records from world war one #Ukraine

Bena Shklyanoy <benagen@...>
 

The Tsar's army didn't exist after the Bolshevik Revolution (Nov
1917). After that, the army that fought the Red Army (organized in
1918) was called the White Army (1918-1923) in contrast to the Red.
There were relatively few Jews who fought in the White Army because it
was known for its vicious pogroms whereas the Red Army was not. Can't
imagine many army records would exist >from that time period but those
that do would more probably be >from the pre-Revolution portion of the
WWI.

Bena Shklyanoy, Chicago

Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Business Directories 1895 - 1912 #Bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

We have a Business Directories translation project which was started couple
of years ago, and not moving much.
I looked into some directories today and found terrific information for us.
First of all you may know that Jews owned many of businesses even in places
where Jews were not majority of population. Our ancestors owned Drug Stores
and Groceries, Textile stores and Bread and Grain productions, mills, etc.
etc.

Is it not interesting for you to find out about a business of your
ancestors? In some cases in towns it even tells where that business was. I
was very much interested to find out about several of my relatives in a few
towns who had businesses >from pretty small to a large one.

We need a group of people who can read printed Russian to translate a
portion of the directories. If you are interested in a particular town,
village - you will receive an assignment for a district with that
town/village in.

Project Manager for the Business Directories is Jeff Wexler
(mailto:jeffwexler@... ) If you want to help with this project,
please email directly to Jeff, and let him know what District you want to
work on.

Let me know if you have any questions.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan

Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia RE: Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I can use in a family website #Bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Corrections to my message... on a best site I made a mistake. It should be

http://oldchisinau.com/

Thanks, Yefim

-----Original Message-----
From: Bessarabia SIG <bessarabia@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:20 AM
To: Bessarabia SIG <bessarabia@...>
Subject: RE: Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev.....

Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I can use in a family website #Bessarabia

Renée K. Carl
 

Most of these are not >from pre-1907 but they might be of interest.
Note that not all things >from the Library of Congress are copyright
free. There is information at the bottom of each page that will help
you determine that.

https://www.loc.gov/photos/?q=kishinev

Renee Carl
Washington DC

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 2:33 AM Bessarabia SIG digest <bessarabia@...> wrote:

Subject: Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I can use in a family website
From: Alan Levitt <alanmlevitt@...>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 22:57:31 -0500


Some of my cousins and I are planning to create a family website that
would include photos of Kishinev pre 1907. Am looking for
suggestions for where I can access or obtain such photos - it would be
..............

Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Technical questions about new additions to Belarus database #Belarus

Matthew Klionsky <klionsky@...>
 

I've taken a starting look at this new data. Fortunately for me, there's
LOTS of new Revision List records involving names of my personal family
interest. I'm working to interpret the new data and integrate it with
prior info in my files, and I find myself with an immediate observation
of differences >from previously available information that probably results
from technical changes in how the new records were created, so I'm hoping
someone involved with translation/transliteration of the records can provide
a little insight..

I'll frame the question with respect to my KLIONSKY surname.= Years ago,
when I first did a phonetic search for that name in the JGen Belarus
database, there were 'hits' for the 1874 Borisov Revision List, all pertaining
to households with a KLIONSKI spelling, and there was only one hit for any
other Revision List (Minsk 1858; this used a KLONSKII spelling). Of the
additional Revision List hits pulled >from the newly added records with
a similar phonetic search, there's one hit >from 1850, 3 >from 1894, and the
rest >from 1858. Among them, these new hits use the following spellings:
KLIONSKIY, KLYONSKIY, KLEONSKIY, KLENSKIY and KLENSKY - and NONE of the
new hits used the KLIONSKI spelling used for ALL the previous 1874 hits.
Yet, it seems pretty clear that some of the people who appear on the 1874
lists are identical to those >from earlier and later lists. My question is,
do these spelling variants result >from application of some standard, fixed
transliteration rules, suggesting that households with different
transliterated latin-alphabet spellings also had different original cyrillic
spellings? Or, might all these spellings represent the same cyrillic
-spelled name, just transliterated differently into latin letters for
different lists, or in different transcription batches?

Matthew Klionsky
Chicago







On Monday, November 11, 2019, 02:31:16 AM CST, Belarus SIG digest <belarus@=
lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:=20





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The 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is now
history, but you can still enjoy the presentations by purchasing the
Fleetwood audio/video recordings (visit fleetwood.iajgs2019.org).
BELARUS Digest for Sunday, November 10, 2019.

1. New Belarus data

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Subject: New Belarus data
From: Paul mz <paulmz@...>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 18:37:50 +0000
X-Message-Number: 1

The JewishGen Belarus Research Division (formally referred to as the Belaru=
s
SIG) is pleased to announce the uploading of approximately 45,000 new recor=
ds
to the online database.=C2=A0 See the bottom of this message for a detailed=
list.


Records can be searched via the JewishGen Belarus database:

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/belarus/

Special thanks to the following for their help with these records:=20

Boris Berman, Constantine Reif, Dena Whitman, Daniel Eig, Ella Goldshmid,=
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Frank Proschan, Greg Mirsky, Gregori Sladkevich, Igor Apelsinov, Irina
Zabelyshinsky, Jane Sverzhinsky, Joshua Kaufman, Ludmila Zapletnyuk, Mikhai=
l=20
Bakhrakh, Misha Korman, Natasha Grinberg, Rimma Dechter, Ronnie Harpaz, Sim=
on=20
Goldshmid, Tatyana Factorovich, Vasily Vishnevskiy, Vitaliy Kosyrkov,
Vitaly Charny, Vladimir Golynya, Zhanna Glazenburg
And thanks to Avraham Groll, Scott Seindenstock, Warren Blatt and Anne Vacc=
ari
at JewishGen.

List of newly uploaded records:

Berezino: 1850 revision lists
Bobovnya: 1850 revision lists
Bogushevichi: 1850 revision lists
Borisov: 1858 revision lists
Brest Litovsk: 1891 family lists
Delyatichi: 1850 revision lists
Delyatichi: 1874 supplemental revision lists
Derechin: 1892 family lists
Dolmatovshchina: 1850 revision lists
Dukora: 1850 revision lists
Grodno: 1891 family lists
Grozovo: 1850 revision lists
Igumen / Chervyen: 1850 revision lists
Kalinkovichi: 1858 revision lists
Kholuy / Lipen: 1850 revision lists
Khotimsk: 1858 revision lists
Khotvizh: 1858 revision lists
Klichev: 1850 revision lists
Klimovichi: 1858 revision lists
Kopyl': 1850 revision lists
Korelichi: 1850 revision lists
Korma: 1858 revision lists
Kostyukovichi: 1858 revision lists
Krichev: 1850 revision lists
Kroshin: 1850 revision lists
Lapichi: 1850 revision lists
Losha: 1850 revision lists
Lozovitsa: 1858 revision lists
Lyuban': 1858 revision lists
Lyubcha: 1850 revision lists
Martynovka: 1858 revision lists
Miloslavichi: 1858 revision lists
Mogil'no: 1850 revision lists
Negin: 1858 revision lists
Negnevichi: 1850 revision lists
Novogrudok: 1850 revision lists
Ozarichi: 1858 revision lists
Parichi: 1858 revision lists
Petrovichi: 1858 revision lists
Pogost: 1850 revision lists
Pukhovichi: 1850 revision lists
Rodnya: 1858 revision lists
Rogachev: 1858 revision lists
Ruzhany: 1895 family lists
Shatsk: 1850 revision lists
Shchedrin: 1871 supplemental revision lists
Shumyachi: 1858 revision lists
Slutsk: 1850 revision lists
Smilovichi: 1850 revision lists
Svisloch: 1858 revision lists
Uzda: 1850 revision lists
Uzlyany: 1850 revision lists
Yeremichi: 1850 revision lists
Zabychanye: 1858 revision lists
Zembin: 1858 revision lists

Thanks for your support.

The JewishGen Belarus Research Division team



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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Mogilev Podilsky 1834 & 1850 Census #Ukraine

S Gruber <scyg26@...>
 

I will have a researcher look through the 1834 & 1850 Censuses for
Mogilev Podilsky.

If anyone wants me to check their family in this census, shall please
let me know.

Shmiel Gruber
scyg26@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.

Belarus SIG #Belarus Lapichy in Belarus #Belarus

Jeff at SG
 

Some time ago I downloaded >from Jewishgen a semi-humerous piece entitled
"Lapitch and Til Eulenspiegel" by Yakov Davidon (translated by Eial Dujovny).
can't seem to find it again on Jewishgen.

Does anyone know where it is and if it's a serious account or a spoof?

Thanks.
Jeff Malka
researching the Gelfands of Lapichy and Cherven

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ViewMate translation request - Russian on back of photo #Ukraine

ssroth@...
 

Dear friends,
I'm hoping somebody can help me translate a Russian note on the back of a
photo. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75912
Unfortunately someone trimmed the photo along with the text on the back. I'm
hoping someone can translate what remains here.
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you so much.
Sheree Roth
Palo Alto, CA

Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia 2020 Conference in San Diego #Bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

You all know that our next Jewish Genealogical Conference is going to be in
San Diego, California next summer.

I want to encourage you to come and enjoy a great environment of
genealogical researchers who are trying to get more about their families,
but also to help others. As I mentioned many many times in order to advance
your research you may need to help others. Remember we are all connected,
and people at the conference are trying hard to help others. There are many
classes for beginners, and advance researchers, translation services,
mentoring services.

Our Bessarabia SIG always has a good presentation at the conference. You
can read about our last 8 years participations at these conference! You
could find texts of presentations, even audio discussions >from some sessions
at this site:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/PTM_ArticleList.asp?attid=16&ord=D
Also >from last conference I started to have personal one-on-one
consultations with our members. I believe these meetings were very
productive.

If you are planning to come, or even considering such possibility, please
let me know. We need to plan our meetings, accordingly.

I am also asking our members to share their research, a let people at the
conference to know about your methods, success stories. Maybe someone can
let us know about a Jewish history of a district or town of Bessarabia, like
Khotin or Soroki for example.

I would be glad to help you if you have any questions.

I wish all the best, and hopefully we meet at the conference in San Diego.

All the best,
Yefim

Re: TEDESCO-Venice originally DEUTSCH from Austria? #Austria-Czech

Reuven Mohr
 

Debbie,
if Selig Goldschmidt's biography with Tedesco from Baden near Wien is not relevant, so also the former name Deutsch is probably not relevant. I think any German speaking Jew coming to Italy with or without a fixed last name might end up with the name Tedesco. 

Quite a few Jews from Hohenems moved to Italy (Trieste I know for sure). They would have been Austrians.

I'm aware that this is not making your research easier.

Reuven Mohr
Israel