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Information on Emma Assa Larsen nee Sheiness #scandinavia

jsheines@...
 

I am interested in any information anyone can provide me on Emma Assa Larsen
nee Sheiness. The only data I find on her is on Ancestry.com. According to
that source she was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on August 27, 1905. She
married Erik Larsen on August 6, 1927, again in Copenhagen.

If you have any information on her, her ancestors, he descendents, etc.
please contact me directly at jsheines@swbell.net.

Thank you,

Herschel L. Sheiness


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Information on Emma Assa Larsen nee Sheiness #scandinavia

jsheines@...
 

I am interested in any information anyone can provide me on Emma Assa Larsen
nee Sheiness. The only data I find on her is on Ancestry.com. According to
that source she was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on August 27, 1905. She
married Erik Larsen on August 6, 1927, again in Copenhagen.

If you have any information on her, her ancestors, he descendents, etc.
please contact me directly at jsheines@swbell.net.

Thank you,

Herschel L. Sheiness


More Vienna-Theresienstadt-Treblinka info #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I received two responses >from the Terezin Memorial Archive. Alice
Berankova, berankova@pamatnik-terezin.cz, told me that they did not have the
transport list >from Vienna and to Treblinka. They only have a computerized
database of the Theresienstadt index cards for each inmate (the original of
which I received >from Jude Richter, jrichter@ushmm.org, of USHMM >from the
Bad Arolsen ITS files). I have replied and asked Ms. Berankova if she can
make a file >from her database of all the people on each of the transports
that I am researching.

Tomas Federovic, federovic@pamatnik-terezin.cz, of the history department of
the Terezin Memorial Archive told me that they do not possess any transport
lists, but suggested that I contact Yad Vashem for the Vienna-Theresienstadt
transport (IV/4) and the National Archive in Prague for the
Theresienstadt-Treblinka transport (Bp). He also referred me to the book of
Zdenko Lederer, Ghetto Theresienstadt. London: E. Goldston, 1953. 275p.

Our own Hans Peter Grab came up with the only explanation so far for the
change >from Maly Trostinec to Treblinka for Transport Bp. He says that in
1989 when the Berlin wall fell, German railroad records became available that
allowed researchers to determine that the destination was Treblinka. What exactly
these records were and who made the determination, I don't know yet.

Finally, I should correct my previous posting. The Vienna-Theresienstadt
Transport IV/4 left on July 14, 1942 and arrived on July 15, 1942, so it is
referred to by both those dates, depending on the perspective.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech More Vienna-Theresienstadt-Treblinka info #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I received two responses >from the Terezin Memorial Archive. Alice
Berankova, berankova@pamatnik-terezin.cz, told me that they did not have the
transport list >from Vienna and to Treblinka. They only have a computerized
database of the Theresienstadt index cards for each inmate (the original of
which I received >from Jude Richter, jrichter@ushmm.org, of USHMM >from the
Bad Arolsen ITS files). I have replied and asked Ms. Berankova if she can
make a file >from her database of all the people on each of the transports
that I am researching.

Tomas Federovic, federovic@pamatnik-terezin.cz, of the history department of
the Terezin Memorial Archive told me that they do not possess any transport
lists, but suggested that I contact Yad Vashem for the Vienna-Theresienstadt
transport (IV/4) and the National Archive in Prague for the
Theresienstadt-Treblinka transport (Bp). He also referred me to the book of
Zdenko Lederer, Ghetto Theresienstadt. London: E. Goldston, 1953. 275p.

Our own Hans Peter Grab came up with the only explanation so far for the
change >from Maly Trostinec to Treblinka for Transport Bp. He says that in
1989 when the Berlin wall fell, German railroad records became available that
allowed researchers to determine that the destination was Treblinka. What exactly
these records were and who made the determination, I don't know yet.

Finally, I should correct my previous posting. The Vienna-Theresienstadt
Transport IV/4 left on July 14, 1942 and arrived on July 15, 1942, so it is
referred to by both those dates, depending on the perspective.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Museum of Family History May 2009 Update #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

Here’s what’s new this month at the Museum of Family History:

1. This past month I introduced a nice redesign of the Museum website. It’s
nice to have a change in design after four plus years, so I hope you enjoy
it. I think it’s more attractive and allows for easier access to major
exhibitions. You can still access most everything through the Site Map page,
but this is still a good added feature. You will also find that on all
redesigned pages, Google-powered search engines are available at the top of
each page, i.e. on more than three dozen pages. This should help you search
the site more easily.

Included with this redesign are indexes for all of the audio or video clips
on my site, which should be helpful to those who like to experience the
multimedia aspect of the site. These index pages include links to the pages
that contain each clip.

Also, for all those who have contributed material to my site, you are
entitled to receive all upcoming versions of the Museum’s new e-newsletter
Perspectives. This will provide all those who have participated in the
growth of the Museum to get advanced previews of exhibitions and more.
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/perspectives-signup.htm

During my talk at the upcoming Philly conference I will display for the
first time and talk in detail about three new interactive floor maps I’ve
created. These maps will provide a second way of accessing all the material
found on my site. For those of you who plan on attending my talk, bring your
imagination with you!

2. Exhibitions:

--The Jews of Latvia/Churbn Lettland: The Destruction of the Jews of Latvia:
All but a very small portion of the English translation of this book is now
online at the Museum. The full edition should be online within the week. You
can find it at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-churbn-lettland.htm .
Simply click on the word “here” on that page. Please note that many of the
exhibition’s URLs have changed, so please use the links in the new Table of
Contents page to arrive at the page or section you wish to read.
Please note that mention is made of transports of Jews >from Kovno and Vilna
are mentioned in the book.

--Synagogues of Europe: Photographs of two dozen synagogues that once stood
in Austria, mostly those once found in Vienna can be found at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/syn-europe-austria.htm . More synagogue photos
will be added over time >from more European countries.

--Yiddish Theatre Placards: More placards >from New York City Yiddish
productions starring Berta Kalich (as "Hamlet"), Boris Thomashefsky, Jacob
P. Adler et al. www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/yt-placard-toc.htm

--World Holocaust Memorials: United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:
Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs.
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/whm-morememorials.htm

Regards,
Steve Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com

steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Museum of Family History May 2009 Update #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

Here’s what’s new this month at the Museum of Family History:

1. This past month I introduced a nice redesign of the Museum website. It’s
nice to have a change in design after four plus years, so I hope you enjoy
it. I think it’s more attractive and allows for easier access to major
exhibitions. You can still access most everything through the Site Map page,
but this is still a good added feature. You will also find that on all
redesigned pages, Google-powered search engines are available at the top of
each page, i.e. on more than three dozen pages. This should help you search
the site more easily.

Included with this redesign are indexes for all of the audio or video clips
on my site, which should be helpful to those who like to experience the
multimedia aspect of the site. These index pages include links to the pages
that contain each clip.

Also, for all those who have contributed material to my site, you are
entitled to receive all upcoming versions of the Museum’s new e-newsletter
Perspectives. This will provide all those who have participated in the
growth of the Museum to get advanced previews of exhibitions and more.
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/perspectives-signup.htm

During my talk at the upcoming Philly conference I will display for the
first time and talk in detail about three new interactive floor maps I’ve
created. These maps will provide a second way of accessing all the material
found on my site. For those of you who plan on attending my talk, bring your
imagination with you!

2. Exhibitions:

--The Jews of Latvia/Churbn Lettland: The Destruction of the Jews of Latvia:
All but a very small portion of the English translation of this book is now
online at the Museum. The full edition should be online within the week. You
can find it at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-churbn-lettland.htm .
Simply click on the word “here” on that page. Please note that many of the
exhibition’s URLs have changed, so please use the links in the new Table of
Contents page to arrive at the page or section you wish to read.
Please note that mention is made of transports of Jews >from Kovno and Vilna
are mentioned in the book.

--Synagogues of Europe: Photographs of two dozen synagogues that once stood
in Austria, mostly those once found in Vienna can be found at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/syn-europe-austria.htm . More synagogue photos
will be added over time >from more European countries.

--Yiddish Theatre Placards: More placards >from New York City Yiddish
productions starring Berta Kalich (as "Hamlet"), Boris Thomashefsky, Jacob
P. Adler et al. www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/yt-placard-toc.htm

--World Holocaust Memorials: United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:
Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs.
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/whm-morememorials.htm

Regards,
Steve Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com

steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Re: Facebook as a genealogical resource #general

Martin Fischer
 

I recently wrote an article for my family history Web site,
martinfischer.webs.com, explaining how I was invited to a distant
cousin's funeral via Facebook just a few weeks after I had
established contact with her for the first time through that
popular social networking site.

(She was descended >from my FISCHER, SLUPSKY and KOBER ancestors.)

You can read the article at
http://martinfischer.webs.com/Melissa%20Duke%20Mooney.htm

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Facebook as a genealogical resource #general

Martin Fischer
 

I recently wrote an article for my family history Web site,
martinfischer.webs.com, explaining how I was invited to a distant
cousin's funeral via Facebook just a few weeks after I had
established contact with her for the first time through that
popular social networking site.

(She was descended >from my FISCHER, SLUPSKY and KOBER ancestors.)

You can read the article at
http://martinfischer.webs.com/Melissa%20Duke%20Mooney.htm

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA


German Police Identification Cards at YIVO in New York #general

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

A finding aid for circa 5,000 Kennkarten (German Police
Identification Cards) in YIVO's RG222 collection is now available
at the Center for Jewish History/YIVO. The index, arranged
alphabetically, can be viewed in the 3rd floor Reading Room, at
15 West 16th Street, NYC. In the Winter 2009 edition of YIVO News,
it was announced that grants >from the Conference of Material Claims
Against Germany and the Fondation Pour la Menoire de la Shoah in
Paris, were made to microfilm and digitize these identification
cards. Microfilming was recently completed.

The cards provide biographical information on 4,689 Jewish persons
who lived in Germany 1939-1941. The cards, on had stock paper,
include a photo of the individual if he or she was over the age of
10. They appear to be the master copy of the Kennkarte required
to be carried by every resident of Germany. Only a small fraction
found its way into this collection. Five locations account for
58.4% of the collection: Mainz (Stadt & Land: 1,125 individuals),
Frankfurt A.M. (502 individuals), Geissen (431 individuals),
Darmstadt (Stadt & Land: 426 individuals), and Worms (255
individuals).

These handwritten cards, in Suetterlin script, are 8" x 5 3/4."
A large "J" (for" "Jewish") is printed in gold color at the center.
At the top of the card is the name of the town of residence and
an identification number. Data elements include name (surname,
first name, maiden name). The middle names "Sara" for a woman,
and "Israel" for a man, are included on every card. Also included
are date & place of birth, occupation, physical marks (scars,
missing limbs, blindness, etc) and signature. The German
authorities added notes in the margins or on the back of the card,
if the person (1) was physically or mentaly unable to sign; (2) if
the person had died; and (3) if the person moved to another locality
in Germany or had emigrated. In a handful of cases, a page was
attached to the I.D. card with more information.

Jerry Seligsohn
Volunteer Archivist


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German Police Identification Cards at YIVO in New York #general

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

A finding aid for circa 5,000 Kennkarten (German Police
Identification Cards) in YIVO's RG222 collection is now available
at the Center for Jewish History/YIVO. The index, arranged
alphabetically, can be viewed in the 3rd floor Reading Room, at
15 West 16th Street, NYC. In the Winter 2009 edition of YIVO News,
it was announced that grants >from the Conference of Material Claims
Against Germany and the Fondation Pour la Menoire de la Shoah in
Paris, were made to microfilm and digitize these identification
cards. Microfilming was recently completed.

The cards provide biographical information on 4,689 Jewish persons
who lived in Germany 1939-1941. The cards, on had stock paper,
include a photo of the individual if he or she was over the age of
10. They appear to be the master copy of the Kennkarte required
to be carried by every resident of Germany. Only a small fraction
found its way into this collection. Five locations account for
58.4% of the collection: Mainz (Stadt & Land: 1,125 individuals),
Frankfurt A.M. (502 individuals), Geissen (431 individuals),
Darmstadt (Stadt & Land: 426 individuals), and Worms (255
individuals).

These handwritten cards, in Suetterlin script, are 8" x 5 3/4."
A large "J" (for" "Jewish") is printed in gold color at the center.
At the top of the card is the name of the town of residence and
an identification number. Data elements include name (surname,
first name, maiden name). The middle names "Sara" for a woman,
and "Israel" for a man, are included on every card. Also included
are date & place of birth, occupation, physical marks (scars,
missing limbs, blindness, etc) and signature. The German
authorities added notes in the margins or on the back of the card,
if the person (1) was physically or mentaly unable to sign; (2) if
the person had died; and (3) if the person moved to another locality
in Germany or had emigrated. In a handful of cases, a page was
attached to the I.D. card with more information.

Jerry Seligsohn
Volunteer Archivist


Siblings in New York early 20th century: same or different mothers? #general

Dana Krug
 

Fellow JewishGeners,

We have been trying to find the name of the mother of my GGM and
five of her brothers. They all had the same father, but we believe
that some of them had different mothers. We have the New York
marriage certificates for each of the siblings (except for one).
They were all married between 1900 and 1925 in New York City.

My great grandmother's New York marriage certificate states her
mother as Anna Heiman. One brother's New York death certificate
says Feiga Samuels; another one's New York marriage certificate
says Suhi Janis (it is hard to decipher). A third brother's New
York marriage certificate says Simina (as the first name, or
something like that). And it appears that a fourth brother's New
York marriage certificate says Simina too, although not sure if
that is the maiden name of the mother or her first name. How can
we figure out which siblings had the same mother? What
documentation should we try to obtain?

Thanks for any help. Please reply privately.

Dana Krug
Princeton Jct., NJ
researching Aderschlager, Gissen, Bierman, Berkowitz (Pilsen area),
Harris, Harrison, Munsky, Schoenfeld (Iasi area) and Krug

MODERATOR NOTE: While responses should be sent privately to Dana
Krug as requested, suggestions that may be of general interest can
also be copied to the group, where we will consider them for posting.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Siblings in New York early 20th century: same or different mothers? #general

Dana Krug
 

Fellow JewishGeners,

We have been trying to find the name of the mother of my GGM and
five of her brothers. They all had the same father, but we believe
that some of them had different mothers. We have the New York
marriage certificates for each of the siblings (except for one).
They were all married between 1900 and 1925 in New York City.

My great grandmother's New York marriage certificate states her
mother as Anna Heiman. One brother's New York death certificate
says Feiga Samuels; another one's New York marriage certificate
says Suhi Janis (it is hard to decipher). A third brother's New
York marriage certificate says Simina (as the first name, or
something like that). And it appears that a fourth brother's New
York marriage certificate says Simina too, although not sure if
that is the maiden name of the mother or her first name. How can
we figure out which siblings had the same mother? What
documentation should we try to obtain?

Thanks for any help. Please reply privately.

Dana Krug
Princeton Jct., NJ
researching Aderschlager, Gissen, Bierman, Berkowitz (Pilsen area),
Harris, Harrison, Munsky, Schoenfeld (Iasi area) and Krug

MODERATOR NOTE: While responses should be sent privately to Dana
Krug as requested, suggestions that may be of general interest can
also be copied to the group, where we will consider them for posting.


Re: Scout camps for NYC in the 1920s #general

Thomas Lerman
 

I do not have information for you concerning your specific request.
However, as an active Scouter, I can probably give you some good
places to look.

You can find the National Council at http://scouting.org/. >from here,
you can find the "Local Council" based upon the ZIP code of the area.
I know that several councils have historical information for the
council. The National Council may have earlier historical information
including possible publications. So, those are the two places I would
suggest checking through: the National Council and the Local Council.

Thomas Lerman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Scout camps for NYC in the 1920s #general

Thomas Lerman
 

I do not have information for you concerning your specific request.
However, as an active Scouter, I can probably give you some good
places to look.

You can find the National Council at http://scouting.org/. >from here,
you can find the "Local Council" based upon the ZIP code of the area.
I know that several councils have historical information for the
council. The National Council may have earlier historical information
including possible publications. So, those are the two places I would
suggest checking through: the National Council and the Local Council.

Thomas Lerman


Complete "Churbn Lettland" book, English translation, now available #latvia

steve725@...
 

Greetings,

Re "The Jews of Latvia/Churbn Lettland: The Destruction of the Jews of
Latvia" book written by survivor Max Kaufmann in 1947:
All but a very small portion of the English translation of this book is now
online at the Museum. The full edition should be online within the week. You
can read it now at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-churbn-lettland.htm .
Simply click on the word “here” on the page to arrive at the book's Table of
Contents. Please note that many of the exhibition’s URLs have changed, so
please use the links in the new Table of Contents page to arrive at the page
or section you wish to read.
Please note that mention is made of transports of Jews >from Kovno and Vilna
are mentioned in the book.
If you haven't already, please visit "The Jews of Latvia" at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-latvia.htm .


Best,

Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Complete "Churbn Lettland" book, English translation, now available #latvia

steve725@...
 

Greetings,

Re "The Jews of Latvia/Churbn Lettland: The Destruction of the Jews of
Latvia" book written by survivor Max Kaufmann in 1947:
All but a very small portion of the English translation of this book is now
online at the Museum. The full edition should be online within the week. You
can read it now at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-churbn-lettland.htm .
Simply click on the word “here” on the page to arrive at the book's Table of
Contents. Please note that many of the exhibition’s URLs have changed, so
please use the links in the new Table of Contents page to arrive at the page
or section you wish to read.
Please note that mention is made of transports of Jews >from Kovno and Vilna
are mentioned in the book.
If you haven't already, please visit "The Jews of Latvia" at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-latvia.htm .


Best,

Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Re: Contact information of distant relative #general

Dana Krug
 

Thanks to all of my fellow JewishGeners who responded to this and helped me
find my relative. I have found the Bobbi Singer I was seeking. She lives in
Seattle, WA now and I spoke to her this afternoon. Thanks to all of your
help!

Dana Krug


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Contact information of distant relative #general

Dana Krug
 

Thanks to all of my fellow JewishGeners who responded to this and helped me
find my relative. I have found the Bobbi Singer I was seeking. She lives in
Seattle, WA now and I spoke to her this afternoon. Thanks to all of your
help!

Dana Krug


Re: Scout camps for NYC in the 1920s #general

Walter Greenspan
 

Mark Shofron, if you haven't already done so, you might want to see if the
National Scouting Museum could be of some help:

National Scouting Museum
Boy Scouts of America, S505
1329 West Walnut Hill Lane
Irving, TX 75038

800-303-3047
972-580-2100

http://www.bsamuseum.org/

Contact form:
http://www.bsamuseum.org/contact/index.html

I hope this information is useful or, at least, interesting.

Regards,

Walter Greenspan
Great Falls, MT & Jericho, NY


Warsaw Cemetery data #general

Peter Lebensold
 

A month or so back, I enquired about what additional information
might be available >from Mr. Szpilman regarding the data - indexed
by him - that appears on JRI-Poland.

I have thanked personally each of those who were kind enough to
respond.

But I thought "the group" might like to know that two of those
who responded to my query directed me to
http://www.cemetery.jewish.org.pl/ , which appears to be a
privately-funded alternative approach. In my specific case, while
there are 22 Lebensolds currently listed in the data >from Mr.
Szpilman that apears on the JRI-Poland website, I found * 27 * at
the alternative site, often with additional data (usually names of
parents and spouses) immediately available. On the other hand, at
first glance it would appear that at least 3 of the 22 names at
JRI-Poland are not currently duplicated in the data at
http://www.cemetery.jewish.org.pl . Rich pickings nonetheless!

I assume both Mr. Szpilman - who has done marvelous work on our
behalf for years - and this "alternative" group are indexing the
same cemetery, the same gravestones, and I have no idea what the
nature of the relationship between them may be.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto