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Searching:AXELROD #belarus

Jeff Miller
 

I am seeking information and family connections for the following family:
Joseph AXELROD and Ida GOLDBERG or Annie TREITLIN or Rebecca OCHSHORN (he was
widowed and remarried at least once) were parents of Celia, Lena (Luba), Leon, Louis,
Gussie,Benjamin, Annie, Mary.

Nathan BORSUK married Lena (Luba) Axelrod, Gussie married Isie (Izzy)SCHAPIRO,
Leon married Fanny WILLENCHICK. Leon was a dentist and had children who
lived in Guam. Celia lived in New Jersey, Mary was a nurse who lived in California.

Please send family information directly to me.

Jeff Miller
Maryland
singingtm@comcast.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching:AXELROD #belarus

Jeff Miller
 

I am seeking information and family connections for the following family:
Joseph AXELROD and Ida GOLDBERG or Annie TREITLIN or Rebecca OCHSHORN (he was
widowed and remarried at least once) were parents of Celia, Lena (Luba), Leon, Louis,
Gussie,Benjamin, Annie, Mary.

Nathan BORSUK married Lena (Luba) Axelrod, Gussie married Isie (Izzy)SCHAPIRO,
Leon married Fanny WILLENCHICK. Leon was a dentist and had children who
lived in Guam. Celia lived in New Jersey, Mary was a nurse who lived in California.

Please send family information directly to me.

Jeff Miller
Maryland
singingtm@comcast.net


Gesher Galicia - Nov. 13 - Unusual Records & Archive Update! in Boston area #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia program reminder:

If you live in New England, we will be holding a Gesher Galicia
Regional Meeting at 11:30 AM on Sunday, November 13 in at
Temple Emanuel, in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, sponsored
by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston and open
to all.

Lunch will be available following the Gesher Galicia meeting,
but please reserve this in advance by writing to
GGlunch@jgsgb.org by November 9. Lunch will be kosher and
cost $15.

Our Program:

Learn about the exciting new -- and unusual -- resources
available >from the Ternopil and Lviv, Ukraine archives,
including voter and school lists for Galician towns >from the
interwar years, the Lviv family registration books for the 19th
and 20th centuries, 1930 Jewish taxpayer lists, Lviv University
records >from DALO (the Oblast archive), magnate records and
the lists of Jewish tavern owners and school teachers dating
back to 1788 found in the Stefanyk Library in Lviv, all with
surnames! We'll also highlight the Galician holdings of the
Vienna State Archives including kahal records and court cases
-- many with actual signatures of your ancestors. An update
on the All Galicia Database and the cadastral map program
will also be provided along with a short video tour of the
Brody (Ukraine) Cemetery.

Stay after lunch for the regular JGSGB program, "Chutes &
Ladders: Creative Approaches to Genealogy" starting at 2:00 PM.
(Remember to make your reservations if interested in lunch.)

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.GesherGalicia.org
http://search.geshergalicia.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia - Nov. 13 - Unusual Records & Archive Update! in Boston area #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia program reminder:

If you live in New England, we will be holding a Gesher Galicia
Regional Meeting at 11:30 AM on Sunday, November 13 in at
Temple Emanuel, in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, sponsored
by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston and open
to all.

Lunch will be available following the Gesher Galicia meeting,
but please reserve this in advance by writing to
GGlunch@jgsgb.org by November 9. Lunch will be kosher and
cost $15.

Our Program:

Learn about the exciting new -- and unusual -- resources
available >from the Ternopil and Lviv, Ukraine archives,
including voter and school lists for Galician towns >from the
interwar years, the Lviv family registration books for the 19th
and 20th centuries, 1930 Jewish taxpayer lists, Lviv University
records >from DALO (the Oblast archive), magnate records and
the lists of Jewish tavern owners and school teachers dating
back to 1788 found in the Stefanyk Library in Lviv, all with
surnames! We'll also highlight the Galician holdings of the
Vienna State Archives including kahal records and court cases
-- many with actual signatures of your ancestors. An update
on the All Galicia Database and the cadastral map program
will also be provided along with a short video tour of the
Brody (Ukraine) Cemetery.

Stay after lunch for the regular JGSGB program, "Chutes &
Ladders: Creative Approaches to Genealogy" starting at 2:00 PM.
(Remember to make your reservations if interested in lunch.)

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.GesherGalicia.org
http://search.geshergalicia.org


Looking for Ivano-Frankovsk (Stanislawow) & Lvov Researcher #galicia

Anita Hasson <hassony@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I'm looking for a researcher in Ivano-Frankovsk (Stanislawow) and
Lvov Archives.

I shall be grateful, if you could recommend me some reliable
researcher, and give me some tips >from your experience how to
handle the research.

Thanks in advance -
Anita Hasson, Israel.

Researching:
HESSEL (Ivano-Frankovsk (Stanislawow), Peczenizhyn, Kolomyya)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send names of researchers and
comments about them privately.


Father Debois #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

from Yahad-in-unum. Father Desbois and Yahad-In Unum were
featured in the most recent issue of Moment Magazine. The story has
also just been carried by the Huffington Post which has millions of
readers across the world. Please find both links below:
http://momentmag.com/moment/issues/2011/12/desbois.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/03/60-years-after-the-holoca_n_1074267.html

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


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Looking for Ivano-Frankovsk (Stanislawow) & Lvov Researcher #galicia

Anita Hasson <hassony@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I'm looking for a researcher in Ivano-Frankovsk (Stanislawow) and
Lvov Archives.

I shall be grateful, if you could recommend me some reliable
researcher, and give me some tips >from your experience how to
handle the research.

Thanks in advance -
Anita Hasson, Israel.

Researching:
HESSEL (Ivano-Frankovsk (Stanislawow), Peczenizhyn, Kolomyya)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send names of researchers and
comments about them privately.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Father Debois #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

from Yahad-in-unum. Father Desbois and Yahad-In Unum were
featured in the most recent issue of Moment Magazine. The story has
also just been carried by the Huffington Post which has millions of
readers across the world. Please find both links below:
http://momentmag.com/moment/issues/2011/12/desbois.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/03/60-years-after-the-holoca_n_1074267.html

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


Re: Seeking my ggrandmother's maiden name #general

Dorothy Leivers <dorfleiv@...>
 

"Elizabeth S. Lourie" <lourie@verizon.net>Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 wrote:
Does anyone have a suggestion on how to do a search with just given
names of mother and maternal grandfather? >from Vilijampole births in
1880s and '90s, I know the father's name (Uriash DUSKES) and mother's and
grandfather's given names (Leya and Faivush)...

The Vilijampole vital records are being translated by LitvakSIG through
its Kaunas District Research Group. The Kaunas District Research Group
provides its contributors with copies of the excel spreadsheets for
translated data. You can carry out all sorts of data searches oh these
spreadsheets and sorting the data by mother's given name would be quite
simple.

Dorothy Leivers
Coordinator of the District Coordinators of LitvakSIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking my ggrandmother's maiden name #general

Dorothy Leivers <dorfleiv@...>
 

"Elizabeth S. Lourie" <lourie@verizon.net>Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 wrote:
Does anyone have a suggestion on how to do a search with just given
names of mother and maternal grandfather? >from Vilijampole births in
1880s and '90s, I know the father's name (Uriash DUSKES) and mother's and
grandfather's given names (Leya and Faivush)...

The Vilijampole vital records are being translated by LitvakSIG through
its Kaunas District Research Group. The Kaunas District Research Group
provides its contributors with copies of the excel spreadsheets for
translated data. You can carry out all sorts of data searches oh these
spreadsheets and sorting the data by mother's given name would be quite
simple.

Dorothy Leivers
Coordinator of the District Coordinators of LitvakSIG


Re: Changing confessional status #general

Roberta Sheps
 

Dear Sharon,

Look at the date. Hungary became an ally of the Nazis, anti-semitism was
endemic. Unless your grandfather underwent a true conversion experience,
the most likely answer is that he converted to avoid persecution.

As to the second question, I can't help.

Best wishes,

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon Southwell [mailto:ssouthwell@zoneforlearning.co.uk]
Sent: 04 November 2011 13:57

Although I have been researching my family tree for what seems like a
decade or more I am still very much a beginner. Today, the Hungarian
Archives informed me that my grand father had

"changed his confessional status >from jewish to evangelistic in 1938"

My questions are that based on your experience:

1. why would someone do this?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Changing confessional status #general

Roberta Sheps
 

Dear Sharon,

Look at the date. Hungary became an ally of the Nazis, anti-semitism was
endemic. Unless your grandfather underwent a true conversion experience,
the most likely answer is that he converted to avoid persecution.

As to the second question, I can't help.

Best wishes,

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon Southwell [mailto:ssouthwell@zoneforlearning.co.uk]
Sent: 04 November 2011 13:57

Although I have been researching my family tree for what seems like a
decade or more I am still very much a beginner. Today, the Hungarian
Archives informed me that my grand father had

"changed his confessional status >from jewish to evangelistic in 1938"

My questions are that based on your experience:

1. why would someone do this?


Re: Changing confessional status #general

Robert Fraser
 

I can't speak specifically for Hungarian converts to
'evangelistic', but it's probably fairly clear that with the
coming of the Nazis, many Jews in many countries went
through a pro-forma conversion away >from Judaism. It was
hope that this would save them >from arrest and persecution.
It sometimes helped, often it didn't - the nazi ideology
considered 'half-Jews' to be Jewish enough for persecution.

My Mother's sister in Vienna went through such a formal
denial of Jewish status and her husband also passed himself
off as a Christian. The suffered but they survived the war
years.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER;
Moravia, Vienna, USA and the world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia,
Vienna
WORTMANN; Slovakia, USA: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland, ?

Sharon Southwell wrote:

"Although I have been researching my family tree for what
seems like a decade or more I am still very much a beginner.
Today, the Hungarian Archives informed me that my grand
father had "changed his confessional status >from jewish to
evangelistic in 1938."


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Changing confessional status #general

Robert Fraser
 

I can't speak specifically for Hungarian converts to
'evangelistic', but it's probably fairly clear that with the
coming of the Nazis, many Jews in many countries went
through a pro-forma conversion away >from Judaism. It was
hope that this would save them >from arrest and persecution.
It sometimes helped, often it didn't - the nazi ideology
considered 'half-Jews' to be Jewish enough for persecution.

My Mother's sister in Vienna went through such a formal
denial of Jewish status and her husband also passed himself
off as a Christian. The suffered but they survived the war
years.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER;
Moravia, Vienna, USA and the world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia,
Vienna
WORTMANN; Slovakia, USA: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland, ?

Sharon Southwell wrote:

"Although I have been researching my family tree for what
seems like a decade or more I am still very much a beginner.
Today, the Hungarian Archives informed me that my grand
father had "changed his confessional status >from jewish to
evangelistic in 1938."


Re: Changing confessional status #general

Cicely Bonnin <Cicely.Bonnin@...>
 

Hello Sharon,

It is possible German was the original language of the record of
your grandfather's conversion. If so, it will be useful for you to
know that the German word for protestant (noun) is 'Evangelishe'.
It was probably of most salience that your grandfather became a
Protestant Christian rather than a Catholic Christian.
Hope this is of some use!

Cicely Bonnin
Brisbane, Australia
cicely.bonnin@uqconnect.net

From: Sharon Southwell <ssouthwell@zoneforlearning.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:57:13 +0000
Although I have been researching my family tree for what seems like a
decade or more I am still very much a beginner. Today, the Hungarian
Archives informed me that my grand father had
"changed his confessional status >from jewish to evangelistic in 1938"

My questions are that based on your experience:

1. why would someone do this?
2. was "evangelistic" a specific term for evangelist or a term generally
encompassing Christianity.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Changing confessional status #general

Cicely Bonnin <Cicely.Bonnin@...>
 

Hello Sharon,

It is possible German was the original language of the record of
your grandfather's conversion. If so, it will be useful for you to
know that the German word for protestant (noun) is 'Evangelishe'.
It was probably of most salience that your grandfather became a
Protestant Christian rather than a Catholic Christian.
Hope this is of some use!

Cicely Bonnin
Brisbane, Australia
cicely.bonnin@uqconnect.net

From: Sharon Southwell <ssouthwell@zoneforlearning.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:57:13 +0000
Although I have been researching my family tree for what seems like a
decade or more I am still very much a beginner. Today, the Hungarian
Archives informed me that my grand father had
"changed his confessional status >from jewish to evangelistic in 1938"

My questions are that based on your experience:

1. why would someone do this?
2. was "evangelistic" a specific term for evangelist or a term generally
encompassing Christianity.


Re: Changing confessional status #general

Gary Gershfield
 

I was researching a family >from Budapest,Hungary,where they converted to
the Reformed(Calvinist) Church >from 1927-1937.

Many of the adult children remained in Budapest during the Holocaust in
their new faith. One son,however, was discovered to be Jewish, and was killed
in a concentration camp. Following his tragic death, the wife and son
returned to the Jewish faith, and buried in a Jewish cemetery.

Gary Gershfield
NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Changing confessional status #general

Gary Gershfield
 

I was researching a family >from Budapest,Hungary,where they converted to
the Reformed(Calvinist) Church >from 1927-1937.

Many of the adult children remained in Budapest during the Holocaust in
their new faith. One son,however, was discovered to be Jewish, and was killed
in a concentration camp. Following his tragic death, the wife and son
returned to the Jewish faith, and buried in a Jewish cemetery.

Gary Gershfield
NY


[UK] National Archives Adds WWI Nursing Records And More #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives of the United Kingdom has added over 15,000
WWI nursing records >from 1902 to 1922. Information includes date
and place of birth, training prior to and during the war,
references to their suitability as military nurses, hospitals,
field ambulances, casualty clearing stations and other medical
units they served in confidential reports containing their superiors'
assessment of their performance.

To read more go to: http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/635.htm

Searching the records is free but a small charge applies £3.50 to
view full transcripts and download documents.

To access the records: nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/nursing.

Also available are other First World War record series to search,
including 5 million campaign medal index cards (again searching is free
but a small charge applies to view full transcripts and download
documents. The Medal Index Cards (MICs) were created by the Army Medal
Office towards the end of the First World War. The cards record an
individual's medal entitlement, their rank(s), or unit(s) and often the
first theater of war in which they served.
To read more and access go to:
http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/medals.asp

To see what is available at the National archives [UK] go to:
http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/default.htm

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [UK] National Archives Adds WWI Nursing Records And More #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives of the United Kingdom has added over 15,000
WWI nursing records >from 1902 to 1922. Information includes date
and place of birth, training prior to and during the war,
references to their suitability as military nurses, hospitals,
field ambulances, casualty clearing stations and other medical
units they served in confidential reports containing their superiors'
assessment of their performance.

To read more go to: http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/635.htm

Searching the records is free but a small charge applies £3.50 to
view full transcripts and download documents.

To access the records: nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/nursing.

Also available are other First World War record series to search,
including 5 million campaign medal index cards (again searching is free
but a small charge applies to view full transcripts and download
documents. The Medal Index Cards (MICs) were created by the Army Medal
Office towards the end of the First World War. The cards record an
individual's medal entitlement, their rank(s), or unit(s) and often the
first theater of war in which they served.
To read more and access go to:
http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/medals.asp

To see what is available at the National archives [UK] go to:
http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/default.htm

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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