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Re: Jewish BMD registers in Berlin 1812-1938 #germany

Andreas Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

The Berlin State Archives (Landesarchiv Berlin) holds copies of Jewish
BMD records for the years 1812-1938 based on microfilms made by the
Gestapo during the war. Other holdings include grave lists for the
Schoenhauser Allee cemetery, lists of seats in the New Synagogue and
lists of orphans in the care of the Orphans Commission of the Jewish
Congregation. A database exists that contains part of the data.

A list of the records is found here (n German):
http://www.landesarchiv-berlin.de/php-bestand/frep120-pdf/frep120.pdf
The contents are described here (also in German):
http://tinyurl.com/2fgzg94

As far as I could find out, you will have to visit the archives in
person or send a representative even to consult the database. Please
note that personal records are protected until 10 years after the
death of the person concerned (90 years after birth if the death date
is not known) or 70 years after the event if the birth date is also
not known).

Andreas Schwab, Beaconsfield, Canada <andreas.schwab@...>


German SIG #Germany Re: Jewish BMD registers in Berlin 1812-1938 #germany

Andreas Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

The Berlin State Archives (Landesarchiv Berlin) holds copies of Jewish
BMD records for the years 1812-1938 based on microfilms made by the
Gestapo during the war. Other holdings include grave lists for the
Schoenhauser Allee cemetery, lists of seats in the New Synagogue and
lists of orphans in the care of the Orphans Commission of the Jewish
Congregation. A database exists that contains part of the data.

A list of the records is found here (n German):
http://www.landesarchiv-berlin.de/php-bestand/frep120-pdf/frep120.pdf
The contents are described here (also in German):
http://tinyurl.com/2fgzg94

As far as I could find out, you will have to visit the archives in
person or send a representative even to consult the database. Please
note that personal records are protected until 10 years after the
death of the person concerned (90 years after birth if the death date
is not known) or 70 years after the event if the birth date is also
not known).

Andreas Schwab, Beaconsfield, Canada <andreas.schwab@...>


U.S. Commission for Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad #belarus

AllanDolgow@...
 

In addition to IAJGS cemetery site, I found the United States Commission
for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad has several on-line
references on Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues and Mass Grave sites
at their web site:

www.heritageabroad.gov

It includes among other information
SurveysHistoric Jewish Sites in Romania, 2010,
Picture Appendix
Selected Muslim Historic Monuments and Sites in Bulgaria, 2010
Roma Historical and Cultural Heritage Sites in Poland, 2009, Appendix
Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and Monuments in Slovenia, 2006
Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and Mass Grave Sites in Ukraine, 2005
Jewish Monuments of Slovenia, 2nd revised edition, 1996
Survey of Historic Jewish Monuments in Poland,
2nd revised edition, 1995
Survey of Historic Jewish Monuments in the Czech Republic, 1994

It is a site to be explored.

Allan Dolgow
West Sacramento, CA
MODERATOR NOTE:" The Commission is seeking agreements with five other
countries: Azerbaijan; Belarus; Greece; the Russian Federation; and Turkey."
There is however extensive information on all aspects of Belarus >from history
to current events. Also US State Dept. travel information.


ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #belarus

bounce-2022379-772948@...
 

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* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web 2.0
tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to organize
and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read words
in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen service
where participants submit letters, documents and photos for
translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Administrator

Gary Sandler
ViewMate Webmaster


Belarus SIG #Belarus U.S. Commission for Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad #belarus

AllanDolgow@...
 

In addition to IAJGS cemetery site, I found the United States Commission
for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad has several on-line
references on Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues and Mass Grave sites
at their web site:

www.heritageabroad.gov

It includes among other information
SurveysHistoric Jewish Sites in Romania, 2010,
Picture Appendix
Selected Muslim Historic Monuments and Sites in Bulgaria, 2010
Roma Historical and Cultural Heritage Sites in Poland, 2009, Appendix
Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and Monuments in Slovenia, 2006
Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and Mass Grave Sites in Ukraine, 2005
Jewish Monuments of Slovenia, 2nd revised edition, 1996
Survey of Historic Jewish Monuments in Poland,
2nd revised edition, 1995
Survey of Historic Jewish Monuments in the Czech Republic, 1994

It is a site to be explored.

Allan Dolgow
West Sacramento, CA
MODERATOR NOTE:" The Commission is seeking agreements with five other
countries: Azerbaijan; Belarus; Greece; the Russian Federation; and Turkey."
There is however extensive information on all aspects of Belarus >from history
to current events. Also US State Dept. travel information.


Belarus SIG #Belarus ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #belarus

bounce-2022379-772948@...
 

[This announcement is posted on behalf of the administrator and the
webmaster of JewishGen's ViewMate service. Please send your comments
to them using the webform at http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/help.asp]

---
The ViewMate team continues to improve the look and usability of
ViewMate. On 1 May 2010, ViewMate added these new enhancements:

* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web 2.0
tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to organize
and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read words
in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen service
where participants submit letters, documents and photos for
translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Administrator

Gary Sandler
ViewMate Webmaster


ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #galicia

Dick Plotz <Dick@...>
 

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the webmaster of JewishGen's ViewMate service. Please send your
comments to them using the webform at
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ViewMate. On 1 May 2010, ViewMate added these new
enhancements:

* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web
2.0 tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to
organize and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read
words in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen
service where participants submit letters, documents and photos
for translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Administrator

Gary Sandler
ViewMate Webmaster


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #galicia

Dick Plotz <Dick@...>
 

[This announcement is posted on behalf of the administrator and
the webmaster of JewishGen's ViewMate service. Please send your
comments to them using the webform at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/help.asp]

---
The ViewMate team continues to improve the look and usability of
ViewMate. On 1 May 2010, ViewMate added these new
enhancements:

* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web
2.0 tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to
organize and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read
words in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen
service where participants submit letters, documents and photos
for translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Administrator

Gary Sandler
ViewMate Webmaster


question about dates on ship manifest #general

sgootman@...
 

My friend found a ship manifest of her father-in-law who arrived
in Philadelphia >from Naples in 1921. She noticed that there
are additional dates listed on several of the passengers.
These dates are much later then the original voyage and are
different for different passengers. The dates appear to be
applied with a stamp. They appear next to the passenger name.
Does anyone know what these dates signify?
Thank you for your help.

Sheila Gootman
Long Island N.Y.

MODERATOR NOTE: It may be helpful to upload an image
showing these numbers on a passenger manifest to JewishGen's
ViewMate service. See <http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen question about dates on ship manifest #general

sgootman@...
 

My friend found a ship manifest of her father-in-law who arrived
in Philadelphia >from Naples in 1921. She noticed that there
are additional dates listed on several of the passengers.
These dates are much later then the original voyage and are
different for different passengers. The dates appear to be
applied with a stamp. They appear next to the passenger name.
Does anyone know what these dates signify?
Thank you for your help.

Sheila Gootman
Long Island N.Y.

MODERATOR NOTE: It may be helpful to upload an image
showing these numbers on a passenger manifest to JewishGen's
ViewMate service. See <http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/>.


GOLDHAMER, Batizovce, Slovakia-->Toronto #general

John Freeman
 

I am researching the family of Albert and Margaret GOLDHAMER who emigrated
from Batizovce, Slovakia in late 1890s along with daughter Anna. They
eventually had 4 sons, 2 of whom were born in Ontario, and the family lived
for the most part in Toronto >from 1910 to 1994. I have not been able to
locate the birth records of the older 2 sons Sol (also spelled Saul and
maybe originally Zoltan) and Charles. Family lore, as well as their own
biographies and obituaries, has these 2 as born in Philadelphia in 1901 and
1903 respectively, but I haven't been able to verify that. Similarly I have
not been able to find actual immigration/arrival records, which supposedly
were circa 1900 to US and 1905 to Canada. Any assistance would be
appreciated.

Jack Freeman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GOLDHAMER, Batizovce, Slovakia-->Toronto #general

John Freeman
 

I am researching the family of Albert and Margaret GOLDHAMER who emigrated
from Batizovce, Slovakia in late 1890s along with daughter Anna. They
eventually had 4 sons, 2 of whom were born in Ontario, and the family lived
for the most part in Toronto >from 1910 to 1994. I have not been able to
locate the birth records of the older 2 sons Sol (also spelled Saul and
maybe originally Zoltan) and Charles. Family lore, as well as their own
biographies and obituaries, has these 2 as born in Philadelphia in 1901 and
1903 respectively, but I haven't been able to verify that. Similarly I have
not been able to find actual immigration/arrival records, which supposedly
were circa 1900 to US and 1905 to Canada. Any assistance would be
appreciated.

Jack Freeman


records of marriages in South Africa #general

Adrian Freedman
 

Dear Genners
does anyone know how to get records of marriages >from synagogues in
Johannesburg south africa?
the synagogues where our parents and grandparents were married are
most likely closed by now as the Jews have migrated
I am thinking in particular of Fordsburg Jeppe and Kensington Synagogues
I would appreciate suggestions
Adrian Freedman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen records of marriages in South Africa #general

Adrian Freedman
 

Dear Genners
does anyone know how to get records of marriages >from synagogues in
Johannesburg south africa?
the synagogues where our parents and grandparents were married are
most likely closed by now as the Jews have migrated
I am thinking in particular of Fordsburg Jeppe and Kensington Synagogues
I would appreciate suggestions
Adrian Freedman


Plock (Plotz) Poland #general

Tony Hausner
 

We will be traveling to Plock in june as well as to the Ukraine,
Czech republic, and Vienna

Particularly would like advise on the former Jewish community in
Plock. Anyone with info that they can share, please contact me.

Have started to read town yizkor book on the web. Understand it is
available for sale.

thanks

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@...)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Plock (Plotz) Poland #general

Tony Hausner
 

We will be traveling to Plock in june as well as to the Ukraine,
Czech republic, and Vienna

Particularly would like advise on the former Jewish community in
Plock. Anyone with info that they can share, please contact me.

Have started to read town yizkor book on the web. Understand it is
available for sale.

thanks

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@...)


Re: Hunbany, Romania #general

tom
 

I don't have a straight answer for you, but I can make a couple of
suggestions:

It's always better to provide as much information as you have. For
instance, given your ggf's name and date of arrival, it would be
possible to look up his manifest and check your reading of the town's
name. Or you might want to post an image of the manifest to ViewMate,
so others can try to decipher the name.

As for the name itself, given that Transylvania (the border region
between Hungary and Romania) is famous for mining, the second part,
"bany" is probably >from the Hungarian "banya", meaning mine. "Hun"
might just refer to Hungarian, but as it happens, there is also a
formerly Hungarian county, Hunyad, and at least one town in Hunyad,
Korosbanya (Romanian: Baia de Cris), that might be a suspect. In
addition, there are several dozen Romanian towns listed on transindex
whose former Hungarian names contain "banya". (It's also a possibility
that the name is abbreviated, either intentionally because it was long,
or because the official recording the information had difficulty with it.)

For looking up place names, the 1913 gazetteer at http://www.bogardi.com
and the index of Hungarian place names at
http://sebok2.adatbank.transindex.ro/ are good places to start.

And it's always a good idea to post questions to the Romanian (and
Hungarian) special interest groups, where you might find more specialized
knowledge.

....... tom klein, toronto

"Albert Brookenthal" <albert@...> wrote:

Dear JewishGen members: I have been looking for the village - shtetl - town
Hunbany, Romania for many many years. I have checked in very old Atlases' at
the Library, I have checked on the Internet, and have checked with members
at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan. I found no information on
maps, on the Internet or >from any Genealogical Societies. I have received
possible locations and different names for this village, shtetl or town. The
name of this place was on my great grandfather ship manfest. Does any
JewishGen member know anything about this village-shtetl-town??? Has anybody
ever heard this village-shtetl-town name?? I am now 82 years old and after
15 years, I am slowing down on my researching.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hunbany, Romania #general

tom
 

I don't have a straight answer for you, but I can make a couple of
suggestions:

It's always better to provide as much information as you have. For
instance, given your ggf's name and date of arrival, it would be
possible to look up his manifest and check your reading of the town's
name. Or you might want to post an image of the manifest to ViewMate,
so others can try to decipher the name.

As for the name itself, given that Transylvania (the border region
between Hungary and Romania) is famous for mining, the second part,
"bany" is probably >from the Hungarian "banya", meaning mine. "Hun"
might just refer to Hungarian, but as it happens, there is also a
formerly Hungarian county, Hunyad, and at least one town in Hunyad,
Korosbanya (Romanian: Baia de Cris), that might be a suspect. In
addition, there are several dozen Romanian towns listed on transindex
whose former Hungarian names contain "banya". (It's also a possibility
that the name is abbreviated, either intentionally because it was long,
or because the official recording the information had difficulty with it.)

For looking up place names, the 1913 gazetteer at http://www.bogardi.com
and the index of Hungarian place names at
http://sebok2.adatbank.transindex.ro/ are good places to start.

And it's always a good idea to post questions to the Romanian (and
Hungarian) special interest groups, where you might find more specialized
knowledge.

....... tom klein, toronto

"Albert Brookenthal" <albert@...> wrote:

Dear JewishGen members: I have been looking for the village - shtetl - town
Hunbany, Romania for many many years. I have checked in very old Atlases' at
the Library, I have checked on the Internet, and have checked with members
at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan. I found no information on
maps, on the Internet or >from any Genealogical Societies. I have received
possible locations and different names for this village, shtetl or town. The
name of this place was on my great grandfather ship manfest. Does any
JewishGen member know anything about this village-shtetl-town??? Has anybody
ever heard this village-shtetl-town name?? I am now 82 years old and after
15 years, I am slowing down on my researching.


Re: Tarnobrzeg #galicia

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

I am sorry, I was not clear enough the Facebook page for Tarnobrzeg
is called; The Community of Tarnobrzeg-Dzikow. I have down loaded a
lot of documents and postcards. It is much easier to put them up
there..except I had trouble with jpg mixed with word. I hope you'll
enjoy the info..

Gayle Schlissel Riley >from San Gabriel
PS those that don't know..Arnie Schlissel's transliteration of the
yizkor book is up on the Tarnobrzeg yizkor book page on Jewishgen.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tarnobrzeg #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

I am sorry, I was not clear enough the Facebook page for Tarnobrzeg
is called; The Community of Tarnobrzeg-Dzikow. I have down loaded a
lot of documents and postcards. It is much easier to put them up
there..except I had trouble with jpg mixed with word. I hope you'll
enjoy the info..

Gayle Schlissel Riley >from San Gabriel
PS those that don't know..Arnie Schlissel's transliteration of the
yizkor book is up on the Tarnobrzeg yizkor book page on Jewishgen.