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Beautiful pictures from the Galician area #general

Morton Rumberg
 

Hello Genners,

I received an email about a Russian photographer who over 100 years ago invented a
technique to take color pictures. They're beautifully done and the Boston Globe
has posted a few of them online. They were taken in and around Uzbekistan in 1910,
but provide an indication of dress, culture and conditions in the wider area.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html

Mort Rumberg
JGS, Sacramento, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Beautiful pictures from the Galician area #general

Morton Rumberg
 

Hello Genners,

I received an email about a Russian photographer who over 100 years ago invented a
technique to take color pictures. They're beautifully done and the Boston Globe
has posted a few of them online. They were taken in and around Uzbekistan in 1910,
but provide an indication of dress, culture and conditions in the wider area.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html

Mort Rumberg
JGS, Sacramento, CA


Queens County naturalizations - volume numbers #general

Renee Steinig
 

I am trying to track down the naturalization of Adolf WEISS (aka Adolph and WEISZ),
born in Hungary in the late 1860s. He was naturalized c. 1916, possibly in Queens
County, New York, where he lived by 1920 (Rockaway Beach).

I searched the Queens County naturalization petition index that's on the ItalianGen
site (http://www.italiangen.org) and found a number of entries for variations of
the name Adolf WEISS. Only one includes a year of birth, allowing me to eliminate
it. The others are:
Weisz Adolf - =A0Vol. 11, Pet. #2730
Weisz Adolph - Vol. 13, Pet. #3054
Weisz Adolf - Vol. 16, Pet. #3818
Weiss Adolph - Vol. 71, Pet. #16006
Weiss Adolph - Vol. 79, Pet. #19456

Does anyone know the likely years of these volume numbers?

Thansks.

Shana tova to all,

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Queens County naturalizations - volume numbers #general

Renee Steinig
 

I am trying to track down the naturalization of Adolf WEISS (aka Adolph and WEISZ),
born in Hungary in the late 1860s. He was naturalized c. 1916, possibly in Queens
County, New York, where he lived by 1920 (Rockaway Beach).

I searched the Queens County naturalization petition index that's on the ItalianGen
site (http://www.italiangen.org) and found a number of entries for variations of
the name Adolf WEISS. Only one includes a year of birth, allowing me to eliminate
it. The others are:
Weisz Adolf - =A0Vol. 11, Pet. #2730
Weisz Adolph - Vol. 13, Pet. #3054
Weisz Adolf - Vol. 16, Pet. #3818
Weiss Adolph - Vol. 71, Pet. #16006
Weiss Adolph - Vol. 79, Pet. #19456

Does anyone know the likely years of these volume numbers?

Thansks.

Shana tova to all,

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Search for family in Israel #germany

HHHeilbut@...
 

Dear GerSig members, a friend here in Cologne asked for help.
Here in Cologne, we are looking for the family of a grandmother.
Hermann and Theresia ROTHER had a daughter Sofie. They lived in
Breslau.
Sofie married 3 times. Last marriage took place in Tel Aviv.
Name of the groom was LINTSCHEWA, with whom she had a son.
Family adress was: Baruchstr. 15
from one of the earlier marriages she had a daughter named Tanja.
We have photos >from the family and would like to get in contact
with the above mentioned persons.
If there is anyone in Israel who could help finding members
of the family, we would be grateful.

Kind regards >from Helga Heilbut, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany


German SIG #Germany Search for family in Israel #germany

HHHeilbut@...
 

Dear GerSig members, a friend here in Cologne asked for help.
Here in Cologne, we are looking for the family of a grandmother.
Hermann and Theresia ROTHER had a daughter Sofie. They lived in
Breslau.
Sofie married 3 times. Last marriage took place in Tel Aviv.
Name of the groom was LINTSCHEWA, with whom she had a son.
Family adress was: Baruchstr. 15
from one of the earlier marriages she had a daughter named Tanja.
We have photos >from the family and would like to get in contact
with the above mentioned persons.
If there is anyone in Israel who could help finding members
of the family, we would be grateful.

Kind regards >from Helga Heilbut, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany


Family Research in Vienna #austria-czech

amira.kt5@...
 

Hello everyone -

I will be traveling to Vienna at the end
of the month (and subsequently on a bike trip
along the Danube). I would like to research my
family starting with my grandmother
Emilie (Emma) Kohn born FISCHEL.

Emma was born on 2/23/1886 in Vienna to Adolf Fischel
and Johanna nee Michalup Fischel.

I would welcome suggestions as to where and how to begin
the research. I assume that the Judische Gemeinde would be
a good starting place. I also plan to explore the neighborhood
where the family lived (after I acquire this information) and visit the
cemetery.

Any suggestions are welcome. Kindly respond directly to:
amira.kt5@verizon.net

Thank you so much and Shana Tova,
Amira Kohn-Trattner


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Family Research in Vienna #austria-czech

amira.kt5@...
 

Hello everyone -

I will be traveling to Vienna at the end
of the month (and subsequently on a bike trip
along the Danube). I would like to research my
family starting with my grandmother
Emilie (Emma) Kohn born FISCHEL.

Emma was born on 2/23/1886 in Vienna to Adolf Fischel
and Johanna nee Michalup Fischel.

I would welcome suggestions as to where and how to begin
the research. I assume that the Judische Gemeinde would be
a good starting place. I also plan to explore the neighborhood
where the family lived (after I acquire this information) and visit the
cemetery.

Any suggestions are welcome. Kindly respond directly to:
amira.kt5@verizon.net

Thank you so much and Shana Tova,
Amira Kohn-Trattner


"Remember Me to the Little Ones" - new book #poland

Janette <janettes@...>
 

"Remember Me to the Little Ones" is a newly published book by Nancy
Kravetz. Among the family names she researched >from Eishyshok, Rosson
and Ostrog were Jaffe, Wein, Wajn, Pelovsky, Black, Kagan, Perlow,
Dubois, Weomberger, Allen, Shube and Clayman.

She meticulously traces the family in their wanderings to France, Israel
and the United States. One of the many quotations >from the book's
sidebars says: "It took six months to get here. My grandfather hired an
armed guard on horseback to accompany the family and other people
traveling with us >from the village. We left Ostryna by horse and wagon"

The book's premium quality paper, 400 superb illustrations and
photographs, glossary, index, and large foldout family history gate fold
all make for clarity in reading the texts and an enjoyable experience.
The book itself is 191 pages. Arthur Kurzweil wrote the Forward and
called this "Everypersons story"---how true.

"Remember Me" should inspire anyone doing family genealogy to publish
their work in some form as a legacy for their family and heirs. The
quality of this book will set the gold standard for new publications.

"Remember Me" is available in soft cover for $25 + $5 shipping and
handling. Proceeds >from the sale of the book benefit the religious
school children at Beth EL Congregation. Please send checks made out to
Beth El Congregation, to my attention (att: Janette Silverman) Beth El
Congregation, 1118 W Glendale Ave., Phoeniz, AZ 85021. Credit card
orders are accepted by phone (602-944-3359 ext 123) or email
jsilverman@bethelphoenix.com .

Janette Silverman
President, Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Society
Phoenix, AZ

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This constitutes the one-time allowable announcement
of a commercial product of interest and importance to the readers of
this list.


JRI Poland #Poland "Remember Me to the Little Ones" - new book #poland

Janette <janettes@...>
 

"Remember Me to the Little Ones" is a newly published book by Nancy
Kravetz. Among the family names she researched >from Eishyshok, Rosson
and Ostrog were Jaffe, Wein, Wajn, Pelovsky, Black, Kagan, Perlow,
Dubois, Weomberger, Allen, Shube and Clayman.

She meticulously traces the family in their wanderings to France, Israel
and the United States. One of the many quotations >from the book's
sidebars says: "It took six months to get here. My grandfather hired an
armed guard on horseback to accompany the family and other people
traveling with us >from the village. We left Ostryna by horse and wagon"

The book's premium quality paper, 400 superb illustrations and
photographs, glossary, index, and large foldout family history gate fold
all make for clarity in reading the texts and an enjoyable experience.
The book itself is 191 pages. Arthur Kurzweil wrote the Forward and
called this "Everypersons story"---how true.

"Remember Me" should inspire anyone doing family genealogy to publish
their work in some form as a legacy for their family and heirs. The
quality of this book will set the gold standard for new publications.

"Remember Me" is available in soft cover for $25 + $5 shipping and
handling. Proceeds >from the sale of the book benefit the religious
school children at Beth EL Congregation. Please send checks made out to
Beth El Congregation, to my attention (att: Janette Silverman) Beth El
Congregation, 1118 W Glendale Ave., Phoeniz, AZ 85021. Credit card
orders are accepted by phone (602-944-3359 ext 123) or email
jsilverman@bethelphoenix.com .

Janette Silverman
President, Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Society
Phoenix, AZ

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This constitutes the one-time allowable announcement
of a commercial product of interest and importance to the readers of
this list.


A Catholic Levite? #poland

Yossi Yagur <yagury@...>
 

Hi,
First, I'd like to thank all 49 members who've answered my previous question
about the "mysterious" Hebrew word in a Katowice birth record. Answers were
unanimous; the word is HaLevi. This was also my assumption.

Now to the real annoying issue:
I've found another birth record (no further details due to privacy rules),
made on the same time frame (1908) in Katowice, in which father's Hebrew
first name is followed by the Hebrew term HaLevi - like the one I've
previously presented to you.

The problem is: The newborn child later stated in his memoir that his father
was a Catholic person >from Belgium (no mistake, same first name and
surname).

I have two possible explanations:
1. The father was really a Catholic, and fooled the record. Is this
possible? And if so, wasn't it sufficient to state he is Jewish, without the
need to state he is a Levite?
2. The father converted his religion after the birth of this child (he
divorced the Jewish mother a year later). Than why did the son claim his
father was a Catholic? This may be explained by him having a non-usual
person.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.
Happy new year
Yossi Yagur
Petah-Tiqwa, Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland A Catholic Levite? #poland

Yossi Yagur <yagury@...>
 

Hi,
First, I'd like to thank all 49 members who've answered my previous question
about the "mysterious" Hebrew word in a Katowice birth record. Answers were
unanimous; the word is HaLevi. This was also my assumption.

Now to the real annoying issue:
I've found another birth record (no further details due to privacy rules),
made on the same time frame (1908) in Katowice, in which father's Hebrew
first name is followed by the Hebrew term HaLevi - like the one I've
previously presented to you.

The problem is: The newborn child later stated in his memoir that his father
was a Catholic person >from Belgium (no mistake, same first name and
surname).

I have two possible explanations:
1. The father was really a Catholic, and fooled the record. Is this
possible? And if so, wasn't it sufficient to state he is Jewish, without the
need to state he is a Levite?
2. The father converted his religion after the birth of this child (he
divorced the Jewish mother a year later). Than why did the son claim his
father was a Catholic? This may be explained by him having a non-usual
person.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.
Happy new year
Yossi Yagur
Petah-Tiqwa, Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


A Catholic Levite? #germany

Yossi Yagur <yagury@...>
 

Hi,
First, I'd like to thank all 49 members who've answered my previous question
about the "mysterious" Hebrew word in a Katowice birth record. Answers were
unanimous; the word is HaLevi. This was also my assumption.

Now to the real annoying issue:
I've found another birth record (no further details due to privacy rules),
made on the same time frame (1908) in Katowice, in which father's Hebrew
first name is followed by the Hebrew term HaLevi - like the one I've
previously presented to you.
The problem is: The newborn child later stated in his memoir that his father
was a Catholic person >from Belgium (no mistake, same first name and
surname).
I have two possible explanations:
1. The father was really a Catholic, and fooled the record. Is this
possible? And if so, wasn't it sufficient to state he is Jewish, without the
need to state he is a Levite?

2. The father converted his religion after the birth of this child (he
divorced the Jewish mother a year later). Than why did the son claim his
father was a Catholic? This may be explained by him having a non-usual person.
Comments and suggestions are welcome. Happy new year

Yossi Yagur, Petah-Tiqwa, Israel yagury@netvision.net.il


German SIG #Germany A Catholic Levite? #germany

Yossi Yagur <yagury@...>
 

Hi,
First, I'd like to thank all 49 members who've answered my previous question
about the "mysterious" Hebrew word in a Katowice birth record. Answers were
unanimous; the word is HaLevi. This was also my assumption.

Now to the real annoying issue:
I've found another birth record (no further details due to privacy rules),
made on the same time frame (1908) in Katowice, in which father's Hebrew
first name is followed by the Hebrew term HaLevi - like the one I've
previously presented to you.
The problem is: The newborn child later stated in his memoir that his father
was a Catholic person >from Belgium (no mistake, same first name and
surname).
I have two possible explanations:
1. The father was really a Catholic, and fooled the record. Is this
possible? And if so, wasn't it sufficient to state he is Jewish, without the
need to state he is a Levite?

2. The father converted his religion after the birth of this child (he
divorced the Jewish mother a year later). Than why did the son claim his
father was a Catholic? This may be explained by him having a non-usual person.
Comments and suggestions are welcome. Happy new year

Yossi Yagur, Petah-Tiqwa, Israel yagury@netvision.net.il


16 mm Postcards exhibition at the Center for Jewish History #general

Joan A. Baronberg
 

As a follow-up to Howard Orenstein's posting about
The "16 mm Postcards" exhibition at the Center for Jewish History draws >from 26
films >from the collection that resides in the archives of YIVO Institute for Jewish
Research.

I'd like to note that there is a wonderful film about the little community of
Suchostaw (near Chortkov, currently Ukraine) housed at the Museum of Jewish
Heritage in Battery Park, lower Manhattan. This 16mm film was also taken in the
1930s by an American going back to visit his hometown. It shows what are probably
typical shtetl "streets," the little shul, and what looks like daily life.
Suchostaw is one of the earliest towns to be incorporated onto the JewishGen
website and can currently be accessed at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/SRRGhome.html

Shanah tovah,
Joan Baronberg, Denver, CO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 16 mm Postcards exhibition at the Center for Jewish History #general

Joan A. Baronberg
 

As a follow-up to Howard Orenstein's posting about
The "16 mm Postcards" exhibition at the Center for Jewish History draws >from 26
films >from the collection that resides in the archives of YIVO Institute for Jewish
Research.

I'd like to note that there is a wonderful film about the little community of
Suchostaw (near Chortkov, currently Ukraine) housed at the Museum of Jewish
Heritage in Battery Park, lower Manhattan. This 16mm film was also taken in the
1930s by an American going back to visit his hometown. It shows what are probably
typical shtetl "streets," the little shul, and what looks like daily life.
Suchostaw is one of the earliest towns to be incorporated onto the JewishGen
website and can currently be accessed at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/SRRGhome.html

Shanah tovah,
Joan Baronberg, Denver, CO


Krasilov Scherer or Shear #general

Henry <alison@...>
 

Dear Genners,
A friend who has no experience in Genning asked me the following question.

We met a man on a tiyul last winter who strongly resembled my father's family. When
I told him that my father came >from a town in Russia called Krasilov, he said that
there was no connection. His father came >from Vienna. Then at the end of the tiyul
we learned that his last name, Scherer, and my father's last name, Shear, were
virtually the same. I told him that when my brother comes to Jerusalem in August,
we'll get together. Which we did. I feel more strongly than ever because of the
meeting that we're >from the same family.

How do I find out whether the Scherers >from Vienna and the Shears >from Krasilov are
from the same family?
Sincerely,
Henry Tobias
Maale Adumim, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Krasilov Scherer or Shear #general

Henry <alison@...>
 

Dear Genners,
A friend who has no experience in Genning asked me the following question.

We met a man on a tiyul last winter who strongly resembled my father's family. When
I told him that my father came >from a town in Russia called Krasilov, he said that
there was no connection. His father came >from Vienna. Then at the end of the tiyul
we learned that his last name, Scherer, and my father's last name, Shear, were
virtually the same. I told him that when my brother comes to Jerusalem in August,
we'll get together. Which we did. I feel more strongly than ever because of the
meeting that we're >from the same family.

How do I find out whether the Scherers >from Vienna and the Shears >from Krasilov are
from the same family?
Sincerely,
Henry Tobias
Maale Adumim, Israel


Re: Conscription of British Jews into Russia Army c. WWI #general

Snillop47@...
 

The latest book on this subject is by Harry Shukman,War or Revolution: Russian
Jews and Conscription in Britain 1917 ( Vallentine, Mitchell, London, 2006). A
convention of 1917 pressurised Russian Jewish men in Britain to join the British
Army or to return to Russia to fight with the Russian Army.there were 31,000 men in
this catergory of who slightly fewer that 4,000 went to Russia, apparently
reluctantly.

Harold Pollins,
Oxford


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Conscription of British Jews into Russia Army c. WWI #general

Snillop47@...
 

The latest book on this subject is by Harry Shukman,War or Revolution: Russian
Jews and Conscription in Britain 1917 ( Vallentine, Mitchell, London, 2006). A
convention of 1917 pressurised Russian Jewish men in Britain to join the British
Army or to return to Russia to fight with the Russian Army.there were 31,000 men in
this catergory of who slightly fewer that 4,000 went to Russia, apparently
reluctantly.

Harold Pollins,
Oxford

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