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What does surname Chamita have to do with Shmidt?? #general

Dina Hill
 

Hello All,

It has been a long time since I posted, but I am still on my never
ending search of my mom's maiden name CHAMITA. What I find fascinating
and absolutely mysterious is that when I search CHAMITA in the white
pages and even on Cemetery online requesting exact spelling and not
the soundex, it brings me to people with the last names of Schmidt,
Schmit and even Smith!!

Is that possible that whoever was named CHAMITA changed their surname
to one of those? It's such a mystery to me. How can my mom have had
such a unique maiden name that all that had that name are deceased?
Granted, many were killed in the Holocaust (including my mom's 3
brothers and her dad).

There was a woman I was expecting for an appointment at my job who has
the last CHAMETA, and I was so extremely anxious to see her and speak
to her and ask her where she is from, but I cannot write to her even
though I know her address because it's not professional of me. It
could jeopardize my job so you can imagine how frustrating that is for
me. I have her address but she is not listed in the white pages
online so I don't know if I can do that. What is interesting is that
her first name is spelled the way it would be in Spanish. I can't say
more on that subject but it is very frustrating for me. Perhaps she
will reschedule and come into the office. I asked my assistant
manager if he thought it would be ok for me to ask her where she is
from.

Anyway, if someone knows how come the search engines are sending me to
Shmidt and Smith when CHAMITA is clearly different, please let me
know. I am so familiar with the soundex on Jewishgen and others as
well as I am a member of Ancestry.com too and I always request search
exactly.

Best Regards,
Dina Aptekar Hill

Searching:CHAMITA, KLAJNKOFMAN, APTEKAR, HELFMAN, CHILL, HILL, GABRIEL, MUSZKAT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What does surname Chamita have to do with Shmidt?? #general

Dina Hill
 

Hello All,

It has been a long time since I posted, but I am still on my never
ending search of my mom's maiden name CHAMITA. What I find fascinating
and absolutely mysterious is that when I search CHAMITA in the white
pages and even on Cemetery online requesting exact spelling and not
the soundex, it brings me to people with the last names of Schmidt,
Schmit and even Smith!!

Is that possible that whoever was named CHAMITA changed their surname
to one of those? It's such a mystery to me. How can my mom have had
such a unique maiden name that all that had that name are deceased?
Granted, many were killed in the Holocaust (including my mom's 3
brothers and her dad).

There was a woman I was expecting for an appointment at my job who has
the last CHAMETA, and I was so extremely anxious to see her and speak
to her and ask her where she is from, but I cannot write to her even
though I know her address because it's not professional of me. It
could jeopardize my job so you can imagine how frustrating that is for
me. I have her address but she is not listed in the white pages
online so I don't know if I can do that. What is interesting is that
her first name is spelled the way it would be in Spanish. I can't say
more on that subject but it is very frustrating for me. Perhaps she
will reschedule and come into the office. I asked my assistant
manager if he thought it would be ok for me to ask her where she is
from.

Anyway, if someone knows how come the search engines are sending me to
Shmidt and Smith when CHAMITA is clearly different, please let me
know. I am so familiar with the soundex on Jewishgen and others as
well as I am a member of Ancestry.com too and I always request search
exactly.

Best Regards,
Dina Aptekar Hill

Searching:CHAMITA, KLAJNKOFMAN, APTEKAR, HELFMAN, CHILL, HILL, GABRIEL, MUSZKAT


Searching surnames in S-fly Data #general

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear All,

I raise this as a research question rather than as a computer
issue: Is there a way to do a Steve Morse One Step search of records,
such as the Kaunas District or Ukmerge District (Lithuania) records,
that are in the cloud on the S-fly site, assuming one is a contributor
to such district research and has a password? For example, it would be
invaluable to be able to search GOLDSMITH and find where it occurs in
all data on a particular district's site.

Thank you and best regards,
Susan Goldsmith
San Francisco Bay Area, CA US

GOLDSHMIDT,GITTES (GADIE,GADYE,GIDUT,GDUD), F(P)ILVINSKY, SHLOMOVICH,
DRUSKOVICH, LANGMAN, RANDMAN, ROCHELSON, Lithuania:Seta, Kaunas, Jonava,
Ukmerge, Vandziogala, Kedainiai, Krakes, Adutiskis, Zemaiciu Naumiestes
TOBIAS, ROZHANSKY, MIRANSKY, BILINSKY, FOGEL, PROTAS, RUSEK, TRIBUKH
Belarus: NovyySverzhen, Stolbtsy, Mir, Yasevichi, GUREWICZ, DRASNAN
Belarus: Dolginovo, Vileika TSOREF, AMORON, LUKMAN, ZILBOVITZ Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching surnames in S-fly Data #general

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear All,

I raise this as a research question rather than as a computer
issue: Is there a way to do a Steve Morse One Step search of records,
such as the Kaunas District or Ukmerge District (Lithuania) records,
that are in the cloud on the S-fly site, assuming one is a contributor
to such district research and has a password? For example, it would be
invaluable to be able to search GOLDSMITH and find where it occurs in
all data on a particular district's site.

Thank you and best regards,
Susan Goldsmith
San Francisco Bay Area, CA US

GOLDSHMIDT,GITTES (GADIE,GADYE,GIDUT,GDUD), F(P)ILVINSKY, SHLOMOVICH,
DRUSKOVICH, LANGMAN, RANDMAN, ROCHELSON, Lithuania:Seta, Kaunas, Jonava,
Ukmerge, Vandziogala, Kedainiai, Krakes, Adutiskis, Zemaiciu Naumiestes
TOBIAS, ROZHANSKY, MIRANSKY, BILINSKY, FOGEL, PROTAS, RUSEK, TRIBUKH
Belarus: NovyySverzhen, Stolbtsy, Mir, Yasevichi, GUREWICZ, DRASNAN
Belarus: Dolginovo, Vileika TSOREF, AMORON, LUKMAN, ZILBOVITZ Israel


Lithuanian Parliament Adopts Measure to Compensate for Seizure of Jewish Property #general

Stacye <FernsAndNettles@...>
 

As a part of the restitution process, here is the (just released)
official announcement by the Lithuanian Minister of Culture that the
Vilnius Jewish Library will open in Vilna in the late Fall 2011.

Though specifically cultural in its orientation, the Library will
contain a large collection of books and multimedia directly related to
Judiasm, Yiddish, and of the Holocaust ~ items already in Vilna coming
from German Jewish Organizations earlier this year.
American Wyman Brent will be curator of the Library.

Here is the article ~
http://www.delfi.lt/news/daily/lithuania/article.php?id=46987937

(Did not translate well with Google Translator).

Stacye Mehard
Virginia

MODERATOR NOTE: The article is in Lithuanian only.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lithuanian Parliament Adopts Measure to Compensate for Seizure of Jewish Property #general

Stacye <FernsAndNettles@...>
 

As a part of the restitution process, here is the (just released)
official announcement by the Lithuanian Minister of Culture that the
Vilnius Jewish Library will open in Vilna in the late Fall 2011.

Though specifically cultural in its orientation, the Library will
contain a large collection of books and multimedia directly related to
Judiasm, Yiddish, and of the Holocaust ~ items already in Vilna coming
from German Jewish Organizations earlier this year.
American Wyman Brent will be curator of the Library.

Here is the article ~
http://www.delfi.lt/news/daily/lithuania/article.php?id=46987937

(Did not translate well with Google Translator).

Stacye Mehard
Virginia

MODERATOR NOTE: The article is in Lithuanian only.


Re: Trip to Mogilev Podolsky & Shargorod, Moses Herder and Am Olam Colony #general

Bob Roudman
 

Faith Klein wrote:
I am planning a trip to the Ukraine June 28-July 6 led by an
experienced Ukrainian guide. We plan to visit my mother's ancestral
towns of Mogilev Podolsky and Shargorod. My gg grand. Moses
Herder left there in 1872 as one of the leaders of the Om Olam,.........

Faith,
The only book that I know of on Jewish tombstones, many in the
Ukraine, is "Carved Memories", "Heritage in Stone >from the Russian
Pale", by David Goberman.

I was excited to read that your gg grandfather was Moses Herder.
My great grand uncle was part of the Arkansas Am Olam Colony that,
according to Don Chauls his gg grandson, Moses Herder was instrumental in
starting.
I have also read "Memories of Yesterday" by Kate Herder, as
transcribed by Irving Robbins in 1974, were Kate tells the story of
her experience with the Arkansas Colony. I have tried to locate a
complete roster of the members of the Arkansas Colony but it is
unlikely that one ever existed. Abraham Millner and his twin sons
Joseph and Zundel (John) Millner joined Moses Herder's Am Olam
group in New York. My great grandfather, (Abraham's brother) was
Sholom Shockna Millner. After the tragic failure in Arkansas Abraham
and his sons travelled to St. Louis were they settled. If you have any
documentation or information on the Arkansas Colony I would love
to hear about it.

Bob Roudman
San Rafael, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Trip to Mogilev Podolsky & Shargorod, Moses Herder and Am Olam Colony #general

Bob Roudman
 

Faith Klein wrote:
I am planning a trip to the Ukraine June 28-July 6 led by an
experienced Ukrainian guide. We plan to visit my mother's ancestral
towns of Mogilev Podolsky and Shargorod. My gg grand. Moses
Herder left there in 1872 as one of the leaders of the Om Olam,.........

Faith,
The only book that I know of on Jewish tombstones, many in the
Ukraine, is "Carved Memories", "Heritage in Stone >from the Russian
Pale", by David Goberman.

I was excited to read that your gg grandfather was Moses Herder.
My great grand uncle was part of the Arkansas Am Olam Colony that,
according to Don Chauls his gg grandson, Moses Herder was instrumental in
starting.
I have also read "Memories of Yesterday" by Kate Herder, as
transcribed by Irving Robbins in 1974, were Kate tells the story of
her experience with the Arkansas Colony. I have tried to locate a
complete roster of the members of the Arkansas Colony but it is
unlikely that one ever existed. Abraham Millner and his twin sons
Joseph and Zundel (John) Millner joined Moses Herder's Am Olam
group in New York. My great grandfather, (Abraham's brother) was
Sholom Shockna Millner. After the tragic failure in Arkansas Abraham
and his sons travelled to St. Louis were they settled. If you have any
documentation or information on the Arkansas Colony I would love
to hear about it.

Bob Roudman
San Rafael, CA


Seeking documents from former Yugoslavia #general

Caryn
 

A branch of my family emigrated to Buenos Aires in the 1920's >from the former
Yugoslavia. Those that stayed, perished in Jasenovac Concentration Camp. Could
someone suggest how I would apply for documents >from Yugoslavia? Is it even a
possibility?

Caryn Friedlander Levinson
carynlev@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking documents from former Yugoslavia #general

Caryn
 

A branch of my family emigrated to Buenos Aires in the 1920's >from the former
Yugoslavia. Those that stayed, perished in Jasenovac Concentration Camp. Could
someone suggest how I would apply for documents >from Yugoslavia? Is it even a
possibility?

Caryn Friedlander Levinson
carynlev@yahoo.com


New York Times Blog Article on Nazi Photo Album #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

GeneaNet website has a link go to: http://tinyurl.com/449h6vq
original url:
http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/06/Mysteries-of-a-Nazi-Photo-Album.html
to a recent --June 21st New York Times Lens (Photography) Blog article on
the mysteries of a Nazi Photo Album--photography by Franz Kreiger who
obviously had access to Nazi Leaders as well as victims. There are
many photographs posted and some may be well known- at least one
is in Steven Spielberg's Jewish Film Archive in Yad Vashem. Some
photographs include towns/cities included in a convoy to the eastern front
of WWII--
For the story and accessing the photographs go to:
http://tinyurl.com/42ggzoh
original url:
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/mysteries-of-a-nazi-photo-album/
Follow-up to the story and more photos of cities including the destruction
of Minsk
and nazis are able to be seen at:
http://tinyurl.com/3sx74k3
original url:
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/22/world-war-ii-mystery-solved-in-a-few-hours/

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New York Times Blog Article on Nazi Photo Album #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

GeneaNet website has a link go to: http://tinyurl.com/449h6vq
original url:
http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/06/Mysteries-of-a-Nazi-Photo-Album.html
to a recent --June 21st New York Times Lens (Photography) Blog article on
the mysteries of a Nazi Photo Album--photography by Franz Kreiger who
obviously had access to Nazi Leaders as well as victims. There are
many photographs posted and some may be well known- at least one
is in Steven Spielberg's Jewish Film Archive in Yad Vashem. Some
photographs include towns/cities included in a convoy to the eastern front
of WWII--
For the story and accessing the photographs go to:
http://tinyurl.com/42ggzoh
original url:
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/mysteries-of-a-nazi-photo-album/
Follow-up to the story and more photos of cities including the destruction
of Minsk
and nazis are able to be seen at:
http://tinyurl.com/3sx74k3
original url:
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/22/world-war-ii-mystery-solved-in-a-few-hours/

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Jelgava birth records 1882 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Latvia SIG #Latvia Jelgava birth records 1882 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Lithuania internal passport records #general

Howard Margol
 

The following Lithuania internal passport records, 1919-1940, have been
added to the searchable database.

Panevezys - 960 records
Siauliai - 798 records
Ukmerge - 2,077 records

Total - 3,835 records

To learn about internal passports, and to search the database, please go
to http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

Now is the time to do another surname search in the database even if your
ancestors lived elsewhere in Lithuania other than in the above three
districts. Many times, the place of birth is listed which could be anywhere in
Lithuania. Most internal passport records also include the date of birth.
This is especially important in case the original birth record no longer
exists.

If you have any questions about the availability of internal passports for
your town, please contact me. In case you make a contribution to the
internal passport project, please let me know that as well.

Howard Margol
Founder-Coordinator, Internal Passport Project
homargol@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lithuania internal passport records #general

Howard Margol
 

The following Lithuania internal passport records, 1919-1940, have been
added to the searchable database.

Panevezys - 960 records
Siauliai - 798 records
Ukmerge - 2,077 records

Total - 3,835 records

To learn about internal passports, and to search the database, please go
to http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

Now is the time to do another surname search in the database even if your
ancestors lived elsewhere in Lithuania other than in the above three
districts. Many times, the place of birth is listed which could be anywhere in
Lithuania. Most internal passport records also include the date of birth.
This is especially important in case the original birth record no longer
exists.

If you have any questions about the availability of internal passports for
your town, please contact me. In case you make a contribution to the
internal passport project, please let me know that as well.

Howard Margol
Founder-Coordinator, Internal Passport Project
homargol@aol.com


Re: How to document a birth without a birth certificate? #general

Paul Silverstone
 

My aunt who was born in Russian Poland in 1890 obtained a US passport in
1933. She arrived in NY in 1892 with her mother & sister.
Nevertheless her passport shows that she was born in New York. Her
passport application should have a letter or such >from someone who
would attest to her NY birth but it is not there.

On 6/24/2011 3:10 PM, BJ Rudman wrote:
Question: If someone does not have a birth certificate, how are
they able to get a driver's license or passport?
--
Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How to document a birth without a birth certificate? #general

Paul Silverstone
 

My aunt who was born in Russian Poland in 1890 obtained a US passport in
1933. She arrived in NY in 1892 with her mother & sister.
Nevertheless her passport shows that she was born in New York. Her
passport application should have a letter or such >from someone who
would attest to her NY birth but it is not there.

On 6/24/2011 3:10 PM, BJ Rudman wrote:
Question: If someone does not have a birth certificate, how are
they able to get a driver's license or passport?
--
Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu


Searching info about my Ggrandparents SCHOENFELD and ROSEN 1850 living in Pest #hungary

xandra2@...
 

My name is Alexandra Innes [born SCHOENFELDT] NB: My father added the "t"
in Canada during 1930's so that English-speakers could pronounce the name
correctly. [It didn't work, they tried to say the "d" and the "t"!]
I live in Victoria, B.C. Canada and didn't successfully figure out "plain
text" until today. Otherwise I have been researching paternal and maternal
genealogy for years.

Rabbinical records in Hungary show that Ignatz SCHOENFELD and Elise ROSEN
had 2 sons: Alexander D of B 1850 and Isidor Sigmund D of B 1854.

Alexander was my grandfather and his son, my father, Max Otto SCHOENFELD"T"
died in 1940 when I was 41/2 yrs. old. No family history had been written;
or told to my Mother.

There are no rabbinical records >from Hungary showing birth, marriage or
death of Ignatz SCHOENFELD or Elise ROSEN. I am looking for info. which I
think must be in another country, probably Germany. Now that I understand
"plain text" I expect great things.

I hope there are others who have a connection to this family.

I did hear >from a family related by marriage to my Greatuncle Isidor S. in
New York, N.Y. He emigrated to New York in the late 1880's. But, still I
have no info. on where his parents, my Greatgrandparents Ignatz SCHOENFELD
and Elise ROSEN were, born, married, died.

I would be happy to help anyone with Canadian records email addresses or any
other info. about things Canadian. All the best to you and yours.

Alexandra Innes
xandra2@shaw.ca


Hungary SIG #Hungary Searching info about my Ggrandparents SCHOENFELD and ROSEN 1850 living in Pest #hungary

xandra2@...
 

My name is Alexandra Innes [born SCHOENFELDT] NB: My father added the "t"
in Canada during 1930's so that English-speakers could pronounce the name
correctly. [It didn't work, they tried to say the "d" and the "t"!]
I live in Victoria, B.C. Canada and didn't successfully figure out "plain
text" until today. Otherwise I have been researching paternal and maternal
genealogy for years.

Rabbinical records in Hungary show that Ignatz SCHOENFELD and Elise ROSEN
had 2 sons: Alexander D of B 1850 and Isidor Sigmund D of B 1854.

Alexander was my grandfather and his son, my father, Max Otto SCHOENFELD"T"
died in 1940 when I was 41/2 yrs. old. No family history had been written;
or told to my Mother.

There are no rabbinical records >from Hungary showing birth, marriage or
death of Ignatz SCHOENFELD or Elise ROSEN. I am looking for info. which I
think must be in another country, probably Germany. Now that I understand
"plain text" I expect great things.

I hope there are others who have a connection to this family.

I did hear >from a family related by marriage to my Greatuncle Isidor S. in
New York, N.Y. He emigrated to New York in the late 1880's. But, still I
have no info. on where his parents, my Greatgrandparents Ignatz SCHOENFELD
and Elise ROSEN were, born, married, died.

I would be happy to help anyone with Canadian records email addresses or any
other info. about things Canadian. All the best to you and yours.

Alexandra Innes
xandra2@shaw.ca

191061 - 191080 of 668826