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Hire a Researcher in Romania #general

Bubylu@...
 

Hello,
I would like to hire a researcher to find information on our family who is
from Iasi, Romania.
I would also appreciate if anyone can provide me with the name of a reliable
researcher who they have used successfully. All recommendations would be
most appreciated.
-Please respond in private.

Thank you,
Lois Segal Friedman
Bubylu@...


Access to Estate Records Threatened in Montgonmery County - Threat Cancelled #general

dennis gries
 

Hello --

In regard to the Montgomery County PA restrictions, which I have been aware
of for several weeks, and have written a letter of comment noting the
apparent violation of PA open records laws....

My local contact in Montgomery County government reports:

"That ruling has been rescinded, come on in!
It was the quick action of some concerned researchers who got their letters
and emails sent off to the County Commissioners and decision makers!
(including you!)
Let's hope the crisis is forever gone!"

Please note that there is an issue with SSANs of survivors in that they do
appear on some PA Inheritance Tax Returns, on the schedule that lists them.
That schedule is invaluable to us as genealogists, and we SHOULD NOT make
note of those numbers when we extract data. Of course, identify thieves
don't have the time and inclination, and we researchers who do appear at the
Montgomery Archives become rather known to the staff.

Best of my knowledge, there is no authority to block access to financial
details of probate. That is why trusts are set up pre-death, to avoid
probate and public information access.

Dennis Gries


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hire a Researcher in Romania #general

Bubylu@...
 

Hello,
I would like to hire a researcher to find information on our family who is
from Iasi, Romania.
I would also appreciate if anyone can provide me with the name of a reliable
researcher who they have used successfully. All recommendations would be
most appreciated.
-Please respond in private.

Thank you,
Lois Segal Friedman
Bubylu@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Access to Estate Records Threatened in Montgonmery County - Threat Cancelled #general

dennis gries
 

Hello --

In regard to the Montgomery County PA restrictions, which I have been aware
of for several weeks, and have written a letter of comment noting the
apparent violation of PA open records laws....

My local contact in Montgomery County government reports:

"That ruling has been rescinded, come on in!
It was the quick action of some concerned researchers who got their letters
and emails sent off to the County Commissioners and decision makers!
(including you!)
Let's hope the crisis is forever gone!"

Please note that there is an issue with SSANs of survivors in that they do
appear on some PA Inheritance Tax Returns, on the schedule that lists them.
That schedule is invaluable to us as genealogists, and we SHOULD NOT make
note of those numbers when we extract data. Of course, identify thieves
don't have the time and inclination, and we researchers who do appear at the
Montgomery Archives become rather known to the staff.

Best of my knowledge, there is no authority to block access to financial
details of probate. That is why trusts are set up pre-death, to avoid
probate and public information access.

Dennis Gries


NEED HELP WITH TRANSLATION OF TOMBSTONE #sephardic

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Hello,

This is one of the most interesting tombstones that I have encountered in
the Jewish cemetery on the Island of Rhodes. It is very elaborate wiith
symbols on the bottom, probably related to his occupation, a column written
on the left side, and most importantly includes numerous generations of the
deceased. I believe that this tombstone is the brother of my great great
grandfather. If that is the case, this will allow me to know the paternal
ancestry of the family probably back to the 1500s. Therefore, I would
appreciate your help to translate and interprete the tombstone.

Please click on the link below which will take you directly to the image
VM9013 on viewmate:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9013

Thanking you in advance,

Sincerely,

Bob RUBIN MAYO
bob_rubin@...


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim NEED HELP WITH TRANSLATION OF TOMBSTONE #sephardic

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Hello,

This is one of the most interesting tombstones that I have encountered in
the Jewish cemetery on the Island of Rhodes. It is very elaborate wiith
symbols on the bottom, probably related to his occupation, a column written
on the left side, and most importantly includes numerous generations of the
deceased. I believe that this tombstone is the brother of my great great
grandfather. If that is the case, this will allow me to know the paternal
ancestry of the family probably back to the 1500s. Therefore, I would
appreciate your help to translate and interprete the tombstone.

Please click on the link below which will take you directly to the image
VM9013 on viewmate:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9013

Thanking you in advance,

Sincerely,

Bob RUBIN MAYO
bob_rubin@...


Re: MANNES / BLUMENAU - Tukums to Cape Town #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Dear Nigel:

Are you actually interested in the Blumenau family or just the Mannes
family? And, are you only interested in the descendants or this particular
woman Hilda?

There is much in the way of records for the Blumenau or Blumeneau family in
Latvia. The family lived in Tukums, Sabile, and other nearby towns.

It is quite possible for a family to have the same name, live in the same
town and not be related. Reasons being they took the name to avoid the
draft, they actually were >from different places originally, i.e., Germany or
Lithuania, they took the mother's name, they were adopted, etc., etc.

On the other hand, they might be related, but the connection is so far
removed that neither family remembers it and they have lost contact with
each other's branch.

I have found that this is often the case where there has been a family
"farrible" or argument in the past or when one branch obtains greater
wealth, education or standing in the community than the other.

Sometimes, one finds what I often call "orphan" individuals who cannot be
connected to the rest of their family due to various reasons. The major one
being their parents are not known or their descendants are not known.

One such example is a Sara Blumenau who married an Abraham Gersohn and who
died in Cape Town in 1944 whose connection to the rest of the Blumenau
family is not known. It is supposed that she came to SA >from Tukums,
Latvia.

By the way, Bernhard or Bernard Blumenau had a sister Hilda!!!

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica RE: MANNES / BLUMENAU - Tukums to Cape Town #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Dear Nigel:

Are you actually interested in the Blumenau family or just the Mannes
family? And, are you only interested in the descendants or this particular
woman Hilda?

There is much in the way of records for the Blumenau or Blumeneau family in
Latvia. The family lived in Tukums, Sabile, and other nearby towns.

It is quite possible for a family to have the same name, live in the same
town and not be related. Reasons being they took the name to avoid the
draft, they actually were >from different places originally, i.e., Germany or
Lithuania, they took the mother's name, they were adopted, etc., etc.

On the other hand, they might be related, but the connection is so far
removed that neither family remembers it and they have lost contact with
each other's branch.

I have found that this is often the case where there has been a family
"farrible" or argument in the past or when one branch obtains greater
wealth, education or standing in the community than the other.

Sometimes, one finds what I often call "orphan" individuals who cannot be
connected to the rest of their family due to various reasons. The major one
being their parents are not known or their descendants are not known.

One such example is a Sara Blumenau who married an Abraham Gersohn and who
died in Cape Town in 1944 whose connection to the rest of the Blumenau
family is not known. It is supposed that she came to SA >from Tukums,
Latvia.

By the way, Bernhard or Bernard Blumenau had a sister Hilda!!!

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


German spelling #germany

Lande
 

A recent inquiry where a researcher could not initially find the family name
BAER underlines the need to consider possible diacritics. The name was
ultimately found in a German reference book under the name Bar, with an
umlaut over the letter a. Similar problems exist with many place, (Munster)
and family (Muller) names, with or without an umlaut on the u. If you don't
know the correct spelling check both. The moral of the story is "think German".

Peter Lande Washington, D. C. <pdlande@...>

Seconded by the Moderator who used to miss many references to his Löwenstein
ancestors because he failed to look also for Loewenstein in the same lists.


German SIG #Germany German spelling #germany

Lande
 

A recent inquiry where a researcher could not initially find the family name
BAER underlines the need to consider possible diacritics. The name was
ultimately found in a German reference book under the name Bar, with an
umlaut over the letter a. Similar problems exist with many place, (Munster)
and family (Muller) names, with or without an umlaut on the u. If you don't
know the correct spelling check both. The moral of the story is "think German".

Peter Lande Washington, D. C. <pdlande@...>

Seconded by the Moderator who used to miss many references to his Löwenstein
ancestors because he failed to look also for Loewenstein in the same lists.


Books from JGSGB #yizkorbooks

cyril fox <cyril@...>
 

For the Yizkor discussion group

May I bring to your attention some recent publications >from the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB).

Dr Cyril Fox
Vice-Chairman
JGSGB

================================================================

Title: A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in the United Kingdom

Rosemary Wenzerul

Detailed information on resources throughout the UK with a large section on
London (including Archives, Libraries, Museums, Record Offices, Synagogues
etc). It has specific sections on using public records, cemeteries,
computers in genealogy, medical records, burial records and marriage
records. A full list of Jewish cemeteries in the United Kingdom, and where
to find them. A bibliography contains many books relating specifically to
individual towns.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Title: A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Lithuania

Sam Aaron

How to identify your ancestral shtetl, how to start off your research, and
find information on your ancestors. Includes suggestions on where to look
for clues to your ancestors in UK, USA, Israeli and South African records.
Also useful to those researching their roots in Eastern European countries
other than Lithuania".
_________________________________________________________________

Title: A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia 2nd Edition

Arlene Beare

How to research Jewish genealogy in the former Russian Empire with special
reference to the laws governing Jews in the Baltic countries of Latvia and
Estonia. Subjects include a brief history of Latvia, information on archival
research inside and outside Latvia, conscription, emigration, the Holocaust
in Latvia including Rumbula memorial, cemeteries, museums and libraries.
Updated internet section. Short guided tour of what Jewish sites to see
when visiting Riga with maps and coloured pictures. A listing of Jewish
Firms in Riga in 1891 has many names and addresses.

The Estonian section includes a short history of the Country, archives and
resources, Holocaust, Jewish schools and education, bibliography and
references.
_________________________________________________________________

Title: A Guide to Reading Hebrew Inscriptions and Documents

Rosemary Wenzerul

An indispensable guide to reading tombstones and Hebrew documents.
_________________________________________________________________

Title: A Guide to Organising your Family History Records
Rosemary Wenzerul
How to collect , store and retrieve all your records.

_______________________________________________________________

Title: Jewish Memorial (Yizkor) Books in the United Kingdom – Destroyed
European Communities

Cyril Fox and Saul Issroff

This book is a unique listing of approximately 1,000 Yizkor Books and
memorbücher in 32 academic libraries in the United Kingdom.
Localities such as country or place names are listed alphabetically. The
original language(s) of each book are noted.
A list of books translated or partly translated into English is given.
_________________________________________________________________

Title: Genealogical Resources within the Jewish Home and Family

Rosemary Wenzerul

How to amass records with the home and family.

___________________________________________________________

Title: A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Germany and Austria

Thea Skyte and Randol Schoenberg

How to find German and Austrian records.
__________________________________________________________________

The Jewish Victorian 1861-1870
and
Jewish Victorian 1871-1880

Doreen Berger

The Jewish Victorian series contains all the births, marriages and deaths
that were published in the Jewish Newspapers* of the period. It also
includes obituaries, messages of condolence, wills, unusual deaths, awards
received, gifts given, examinations passed, and news items relating to named
individuals.

*UK Jewish Newspapers only

===========================================================


These books are available for sale through the website
www.jgsgb.org.uk.


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Books from JGSGB #yizkorbooks

cyril fox <cyril@...>
 

For the Yizkor discussion group

May I bring to your attention some recent publications >from the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB).

Dr Cyril Fox
Vice-Chairman
JGSGB

================================================================

Title: A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in the United Kingdom

Rosemary Wenzerul

Detailed information on resources throughout the UK with a large section on
London (including Archives, Libraries, Museums, Record Offices, Synagogues
etc). It has specific sections on using public records, cemeteries,
computers in genealogy, medical records, burial records and marriage
records. A full list of Jewish cemeteries in the United Kingdom, and where
to find them. A bibliography contains many books relating specifically to
individual towns.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Title: A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Lithuania

Sam Aaron

How to identify your ancestral shtetl, how to start off your research, and
find information on your ancestors. Includes suggestions on where to look
for clues to your ancestors in UK, USA, Israeli and South African records.
Also useful to those researching their roots in Eastern European countries
other than Lithuania".
_________________________________________________________________

Title: A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia 2nd Edition

Arlene Beare

How to research Jewish genealogy in the former Russian Empire with special
reference to the laws governing Jews in the Baltic countries of Latvia and
Estonia. Subjects include a brief history of Latvia, information on archival
research inside and outside Latvia, conscription, emigration, the Holocaust
in Latvia including Rumbula memorial, cemeteries, museums and libraries.
Updated internet section. Short guided tour of what Jewish sites to see
when visiting Riga with maps and coloured pictures. A listing of Jewish
Firms in Riga in 1891 has many names and addresses.

The Estonian section includes a short history of the Country, archives and
resources, Holocaust, Jewish schools and education, bibliography and
references.
_________________________________________________________________

Title: A Guide to Reading Hebrew Inscriptions and Documents

Rosemary Wenzerul

An indispensable guide to reading tombstones and Hebrew documents.
_________________________________________________________________

Title: A Guide to Organising your Family History Records
Rosemary Wenzerul
How to collect , store and retrieve all your records.

_______________________________________________________________

Title: Jewish Memorial (Yizkor) Books in the United Kingdom – Destroyed
European Communities

Cyril Fox and Saul Issroff

This book is a unique listing of approximately 1,000 Yizkor Books and
memorbücher in 32 academic libraries in the United Kingdom.
Localities such as country or place names are listed alphabetically. The
original language(s) of each book are noted.
A list of books translated or partly translated into English is given.
_________________________________________________________________

Title: Genealogical Resources within the Jewish Home and Family

Rosemary Wenzerul

How to amass records with the home and family.

___________________________________________________________

Title: A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Germany and Austria

Thea Skyte and Randol Schoenberg

How to find German and Austrian records.
__________________________________________________________________

The Jewish Victorian 1861-1870
and
Jewish Victorian 1871-1880

Doreen Berger

The Jewish Victorian series contains all the births, marriages and deaths
that were published in the Jewish Newspapers* of the period. It also
includes obituaries, messages of condolence, wills, unusual deaths, awards
received, gifts given, examinations passed, and news items relating to named
individuals.

*UK Jewish Newspapers only

===========================================================


These books are available for sale through the website
www.jgsgb.org.uk.


Hire a Researcher in Romania #romania

Bubylu@...
 

Hello,

I would like to hire a researcher to find information on our family who is
from Iasi, Romania. I would also appreciate if anyone can provide me
with the name of a reliable researcher who they have used successfully.
All recommendations would be most appreciated.
-Please respond in private.

Thank you,
Lois Segal Friedman
Bubylu@...


Romania SIG #Romania Hire a Researcher in Romania #romania

Bubylu@...
 

Hello,

I would like to hire a researcher to find information on our family who is
from Iasi, Romania. I would also appreciate if anyone can provide me
with the name of a reliable researcher who they have used successfully.
All recommendations would be most appreciated.
-Please respond in private.

Thank you,
Lois Segal Friedman
Bubylu@...


1897 Russian Census #belarus

Sfingold
 

I recently received a message asking about the
availability of 1897 Russian Census information for a
couple of areas in Belarus. Not having the answer, I
immediately asked Dave Fox if he had any info. He
sent a very informative response (as usual) and I
thought I better share the answer in case anyone else
has a similar question. By sending this information
to the SIG, we'll be able to find it again in our
email archives.

Here's Dave's answer: "The 1897 Grodno gubernia All
Russia Census project has been completed and is in
the All Belarus Database. It is only for the very
fragmented documents that remained in the Grodno
Archive. It includes some towns that were in Grodno
gubernia which are no in eastern Poland and the
project was partially funded by the Bialystok SIG. To
the best of my knowledge, the 1897 Census for Minsk,
Vitebsk, and Mogilev gubernia’s did not survive,
although statistical data (not of any real value to
genealogists) did survive. If someone knows that
census data (actual names, etc) for these other
gubernias do exist, I would certainly like to get some
details. By the way, the 1897 All Russia Census for
Vilna gubernia, and parts of Latvia have been found
and the data is on JewishGen."

If you are interested in the census and what records
are available on the JewishGen Belarus SIG site and
the larger JewishGen site, see
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/intro_1897_russian_census.htm.

All the best,

Sharon Fingold
sfingold@...
co-coordinator of the Belarus SIG


Belarus SIG #Belarus 1897 Russian Census #belarus

Sfingold
 

I recently received a message asking about the
availability of 1897 Russian Census information for a
couple of areas in Belarus. Not having the answer, I
immediately asked Dave Fox if he had any info. He
sent a very informative response (as usual) and I
thought I better share the answer in case anyone else
has a similar question. By sending this information
to the SIG, we'll be able to find it again in our
email archives.

Here's Dave's answer: "The 1897 Grodno gubernia All
Russia Census project has been completed and is in
the All Belarus Database. It is only for the very
fragmented documents that remained in the Grodno
Archive. It includes some towns that were in Grodno
gubernia which are no in eastern Poland and the
project was partially funded by the Bialystok SIG. To
the best of my knowledge, the 1897 Census for Minsk,
Vitebsk, and Mogilev gubernia’s did not survive,
although statistical data (not of any real value to
genealogists) did survive. If someone knows that
census data (actual names, etc) for these other
gubernias do exist, I would certainly like to get some
details. By the way, the 1897 All Russia Census for
Vilna gubernia, and parts of Latvia have been found
and the data is on JewishGen."

If you are interested in the census and what records
are available on the JewishGen Belarus SIG site and
the larger JewishGen site, see
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/intro_1897_russian_census.htm.

All the best,

Sharon Fingold
sfingold@...
co-coordinator of the Belarus SIG


Re: latvia digest: December 05, 2006 #latvia

Jacob Weiner <jbwncster@...>
 

I am related to a PERLMAN >from latvia who moved to america and had
married a WEINER. do you know of them?

jacob weiner
Raleigh,NC
jbwncster@...

Patricia Wilson (Israel) wrote:
-------------------------------

Subject: MANNES / BLUMENAU - Tukums.
From: "Nigel Wilson" <wilsonettes@...>
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 20:11:30 +0000
Searching for members of the following families:- MANNES and BLUMENAU
originally >from Tukums, Latvia.
Patricia Wilson (Israel)


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: latvia digest: December 05, 2006 #latvia

Jacob Weiner <jbwncster@...>
 

I am related to a PERLMAN >from latvia who moved to america and had
married a WEINER. do you know of them?

jacob weiner
Raleigh,NC
jbwncster@...

Patricia Wilson (Israel) wrote:
-------------------------------

Subject: MANNES / BLUMENAU - Tukums.
From: "Nigel Wilson" <wilsonettes@...>
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 20:11:30 +0000
Searching for members of the following families:- MANNES and BLUMENAU
originally >from Tukums, Latvia.
Patricia Wilson (Israel)


Re: latvia digest: December 06, 2006 #latvia

Jacob Weiner <jbwncster@...>
 

I might be able to help you. my grandfather was >from latvia and his
last name was WEINER. I think is mother's name was Betty. He moved
to Los Angeles, CA.

Original message:
---------------------
Subject: TUBIANSKY (WEINER)
From: "scott davis" <scottdav60@...>

My great-aunt BETTY (BASYA?) TUBIANSKY - born c. 1880 - left Liepaja,
Latvia around 1900 for Palestine. There she married a man named WEINER,
had 2 kids and divorced. It is believed she lived in Haifa.

I am trying to find out what happened to her. Any leads or suggestions are
greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Donna Schatz
Richmond VA
USA


--
Jacob Weiner, Raleigh,NC
jbwncster@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: latvia digest: December 06, 2006 #latvia

Jacob Weiner <jbwncster@...>
 

I might be able to help you. my grandfather was >from latvia and his
last name was WEINER. I think is mother's name was Betty. He moved
to Los Angeles, CA.

Original message:
---------------------
Subject: TUBIANSKY (WEINER)
From: "scott davis" <scottdav60@...>

My great-aunt BETTY (BASYA?) TUBIANSKY - born c. 1880 - left Liepaja,
Latvia around 1900 for Palestine. There she married a man named WEINER,
had 2 kids and divorced. It is believed she lived in Haifa.

I am trying to find out what happened to her. Any leads or suggestions are
greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Donna Schatz
Richmond VA
USA


--
Jacob Weiner, Raleigh,NC
jbwncster@...