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Need New York Public Library copies; will provide similar at the Library of Congress in return #general

e l
 

Ladies and Gentlemen in or near New York City

I seek an exchange of help. I need 2 or 3 microfilm pages of a newspaper scanned or
photocopied at the New York Public Library. I am in Washington, DC and would be
happy to do similar copying (and limited research) at the Library of Congress in
return. Please contact me privately at luft1111@hotmail.com for full details.

Sincerely
Edward David Luft
Washington, DC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need New York Public Library copies; will provide similar at the Library of Congress in return #general

e l
 

Ladies and Gentlemen in or near New York City

I seek an exchange of help. I need 2 or 3 microfilm pages of a newspaper scanned or
photocopied at the New York Public Library. I am in Washington, DC and would be
happy to do similar copying (and limited research) at the Library of Congress in
return. Please contact me privately at luft1111@hotmail.com for full details.

Sincerely
Edward David Luft
Washington, DC


Exibition in Rostock: "The JOSEPHY Family. Way of life of a German-Jewish family from Schwaan 1714 - 2012" #general

Robert Dupuis <R.Dupuis@...>
 

"The JOSEPHY Family. Way of life of a German-Jewish family >from Schwaan 1714-2012"
Exibition into the Max-Samuel-Haus Foundation for Jewish History and Culture in
Rostock Schillerplatz 10, 18055 Rostock, Germany

More informations you can find on the homepage of the Max-Samuel-House:

www.max-samuel-haus.de / www.juden-in-rostock.de

Robert Dupuis, Berlin R.Dupuis@gmx.de

MODERATOR NOTE: The websites are in German. Google translate and other on-line
translator tools will give a pretty good translation of the information at the
websites


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Exibition in Rostock: "The JOSEPHY Family. Way of life of a German-Jewish family from Schwaan 1714 - 2012" #general

Robert Dupuis <R.Dupuis@...>
 

"The JOSEPHY Family. Way of life of a German-Jewish family >from Schwaan 1714-2012"
Exibition into the Max-Samuel-Haus Foundation for Jewish History and Culture in
Rostock Schillerplatz 10, 18055 Rostock, Germany

More informations you can find on the homepage of the Max-Samuel-House:

www.max-samuel-haus.de / www.juden-in-rostock.de

Robert Dupuis, Berlin R.Dupuis@gmx.de

MODERATOR NOTE: The websites are in German. Google translate and other on-line
translator tools will give a pretty good translation of the information at the
websites


Re: Difference of spelling of names from France to USA #general

Jules Levin
 

On 7/28/2012 2:36 AM, cecilia wrote:
[...] "immigration officer interviewing an immigrant"--did they really have
enough immigration officers who spoke all the languages these immigrants would
have used?
All the messages I have read are ignoring the fact that half the immigration
officers were immigrants--naturalized--themselves. Just as today half the agents
on our southern border are Hispanic. It may not fit our stereotypes but the US was
a multi-lingual country in the 19th Century. A German-language newspaper had the
largest circulation, and by the way, European peasants were also not so
monolingual. Some form of German was a lingua franca in Central and parts of
Eastern Europe.
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Difference of spelling of names from France to USA #general

Jules Levin
 

On 7/28/2012 2:36 AM, cecilia wrote:
[...] "immigration officer interviewing an immigrant"--did they really have
enough immigration officers who spoke all the languages these immigrants would
have used?
All the messages I have read are ignoring the fact that half the immigration
officers were immigrants--naturalized--themselves. Just as today half the agents
on our southern border are Hispanic. It may not fit our stereotypes but the US was
a multi-lingual country in the 19th Century. A German-language newspaper had the
largest circulation, and by the way, European peasants were also not so
monolingual. Some form of German was a lingua franca in Central and parts of
Eastern Europe.
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


Viewmate 23833 - Short Yiddish Photo Inscription #general

Judy Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

I would be very grateful if someone would give me the translation of the short
inscription on the back of a photograph. I am especially interested in the surname.
The first two names are Mordecai David.

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch
Los Angeles

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL is
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23833


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate 23833 - Short Yiddish Photo Inscription #general

Judy Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

I would be very grateful if someone would give me the translation of the short
inscription on the back of a photograph. I am especially interested in the surname.
The first two names are Mordecai David.

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch
Los Angeles

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL is
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23833


Name That Shtetl! (Or, a tale of two GREENBERG families of New Haven, Connecticut.) #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

I need some help, please, deciphering the names of two Russian Empire shtetls that
show up in a 1926 death certificate >from New Haven, Connecticut. They may be the
only clues to a long-time brickwall in my family. But first, a little backstory...

The life and ancestry of my great-great-grandfather Jacob ("Jack" or "John")
(Ya'akov) GREENBERG has been a frustrating question mark in my family tree, made
even more annoying by the fact that he died at an unknown date and location in the
United States, where one would think research would be even easier to do than in
"the Old Country".

Jacob was born, we think, in June 1867. He immigrated to New York on, we think,
February 5, 1885, seemingly alone, and settled in New Haven, Connecticut. He
married Julia ROSENSTEIN (1872-1945) on December 29, 1891 in New Haven, the
daughter of Nathan and Lena (Leah), whose ROSENSTEIN family had fled to the US
just after the Elizabethgrad (now Kirovograd) pogrom circa 1881.

Jacob naturalized on October 27, 1900 in Hartford, Connecticut. His naturalization
papers say that he was disclaiming allegiance to the Russian czar, but because this
was before 1906, they give little other information about him.

Most sources I have seen say Jacob was born in the Russian Empire, one source
mentioning Odessa specifically, but he listed his nationality and his parents'
nationality as German (!?) on his New Haven marriage certificate in 1891. (I do
not see any sign of him in the Odessa records that are available online.)

Jacob and Julia had at least nine children together in the US: Sophie (Sophia),
Ella (Elenor), Paulene (Pauline), Molly (Mollie, Millie), Ida (Eda), Abraham,
Murray (Morris), Edward (Fred, Frederick, or Eddie), and perhaps one more unknown
sister. Jacob was a tailor and they moved around several northeastern cities
between 1892 and 1907, including New Haven (Conn.), Springfield (Mass.), Holyoke
(Mass.), South Haldey (Mass.), possibly Astoria, Queens, New York City, and
possibly other areas in New York City.

Here is where it gets confusing: family stories say that Jacob died young, around
1907, in New Haven, forcing a widowed Julia to re-marry at least three or four more
times in order to care for their many children. One of them was my
great-grandfather Murray (Morris) GREENBERG, born 1903, who grew up very poor in
New Haven, Connecticut and later moved to New York.

There is indeed a Jacob GREENBERG who died in 1907 in Hamden (a small town right
near New Haven) and who is buried in an old Jewish cemetery in New Haven. He is
the only person with that name, or anything like it, who died in the state of
Connecticut in that time period. However, his death certificate seems to indicate
that it is not my great-great-grandfather; it says that he was only 24 (born 1883)
and single and his parents were born in Romania, none of which sounds promising. I
have not been able to locate any other Jacob GREENBERG's who died in the northeast
United States circa 1907 with the "correct" (or nearly correct) attributes. So,
I'm stuck with a dead end, and it's been like that for years now. Very
frustrating!

However, also living in New Haven, Connecticut in the same time period was another
immigrant named Mendel (Menachem Mendel) GREENBERG, born May 1868, son of Benjamin
Yedidah and Mattie (Mollie?) Yocheved, husband to Minnie (Risa Minna), and father
to at least eight children: Bennie (Bernie), Samuel, Mary (Minnie), Alexander Elias
(Ellie), Phillip, George J., Louis, and Bella A. At once point, they lived
right next door to "my" Greenberg family. Furthermore, this Mendel Greenberg
naturalized in the same court in Hartford Connecticut in 1900 just one week before
Jacob. Hartford is forty miles away >from New Haven, not a one-day trip back in
1900, so perhaps they traveled together.

It could all be a coincidence, since Greenberg is not an uncommon name, but I feel
like I have no other ideas to try out at this point but to try to trace Mendel
Greenberg's family tree and see if Jacob was his elder brother, or a cousin.

I have obtained Mendel's 1926 death certificate and posted it to ViewMate. His
place of birth, and the towns of his parents' places of birth are indicated with
red outlined boxes. It looks like Mendel and his father were born in the same
town. Unfortunately, I cannot figure out the names of these towns, nor what modern
country they would be in today. Here is the link to the image:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23853

One town looks like "Zarnel" or "Zurnel", and other other looks like "Berrs" or
"Beres." (with possibly a period after it?). It's probably more likely than not
that the two towns are near each other, if that helps the identification process
at all. Or perhaps I'm misreading the handwriting. The only name that seems
possible in the JewishGen Communities database is perhaps Zarnow, Poland for
"Zarnel", but it's iffy.

Any guesses as to the identity of these towns, or any further information about
either of these two Greenberg families, would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name That Shtetl! (Or, a tale of two GREENBERG families of New Haven, Connecticut.) #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

I need some help, please, deciphering the names of two Russian Empire shtetls that
show up in a 1926 death certificate >from New Haven, Connecticut. They may be the
only clues to a long-time brickwall in my family. But first, a little backstory...

The life and ancestry of my great-great-grandfather Jacob ("Jack" or "John")
(Ya'akov) GREENBERG has been a frustrating question mark in my family tree, made
even more annoying by the fact that he died at an unknown date and location in the
United States, where one would think research would be even easier to do than in
"the Old Country".

Jacob was born, we think, in June 1867. He immigrated to New York on, we think,
February 5, 1885, seemingly alone, and settled in New Haven, Connecticut. He
married Julia ROSENSTEIN (1872-1945) on December 29, 1891 in New Haven, the
daughter of Nathan and Lena (Leah), whose ROSENSTEIN family had fled to the US
just after the Elizabethgrad (now Kirovograd) pogrom circa 1881.

Jacob naturalized on October 27, 1900 in Hartford, Connecticut. His naturalization
papers say that he was disclaiming allegiance to the Russian czar, but because this
was before 1906, they give little other information about him.

Most sources I have seen say Jacob was born in the Russian Empire, one source
mentioning Odessa specifically, but he listed his nationality and his parents'
nationality as German (!?) on his New Haven marriage certificate in 1891. (I do
not see any sign of him in the Odessa records that are available online.)

Jacob and Julia had at least nine children together in the US: Sophie (Sophia),
Ella (Elenor), Paulene (Pauline), Molly (Mollie, Millie), Ida (Eda), Abraham,
Murray (Morris), Edward (Fred, Frederick, or Eddie), and perhaps one more unknown
sister. Jacob was a tailor and they moved around several northeastern cities
between 1892 and 1907, including New Haven (Conn.), Springfield (Mass.), Holyoke
(Mass.), South Haldey (Mass.), possibly Astoria, Queens, New York City, and
possibly other areas in New York City.

Here is where it gets confusing: family stories say that Jacob died young, around
1907, in New Haven, forcing a widowed Julia to re-marry at least three or four more
times in order to care for their many children. One of them was my
great-grandfather Murray (Morris) GREENBERG, born 1903, who grew up very poor in
New Haven, Connecticut and later moved to New York.

There is indeed a Jacob GREENBERG who died in 1907 in Hamden (a small town right
near New Haven) and who is buried in an old Jewish cemetery in New Haven. He is
the only person with that name, or anything like it, who died in the state of
Connecticut in that time period. However, his death certificate seems to indicate
that it is not my great-great-grandfather; it says that he was only 24 (born 1883)
and single and his parents were born in Romania, none of which sounds promising. I
have not been able to locate any other Jacob GREENBERG's who died in the northeast
United States circa 1907 with the "correct" (or nearly correct) attributes. So,
I'm stuck with a dead end, and it's been like that for years now. Very
frustrating!

However, also living in New Haven, Connecticut in the same time period was another
immigrant named Mendel (Menachem Mendel) GREENBERG, born May 1868, son of Benjamin
Yedidah and Mattie (Mollie?) Yocheved, husband to Minnie (Risa Minna), and father
to at least eight children: Bennie (Bernie), Samuel, Mary (Minnie), Alexander Elias
(Ellie), Phillip, George J., Louis, and Bella A. At once point, they lived
right next door to "my" Greenberg family. Furthermore, this Mendel Greenberg
naturalized in the same court in Hartford Connecticut in 1900 just one week before
Jacob. Hartford is forty miles away >from New Haven, not a one-day trip back in
1900, so perhaps they traveled together.

It could all be a coincidence, since Greenberg is not an uncommon name, but I feel
like I have no other ideas to try out at this point but to try to trace Mendel
Greenberg's family tree and see if Jacob was his elder brother, or a cousin.

I have obtained Mendel's 1926 death certificate and posted it to ViewMate. His
place of birth, and the towns of his parents' places of birth are indicated with
red outlined boxes. It looks like Mendel and his father were born in the same
town. Unfortunately, I cannot figure out the names of these towns, nor what modern
country they would be in today. Here is the link to the image:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23853

One town looks like "Zarnel" or "Zurnel", and other other looks like "Berrs" or
"Beres." (with possibly a period after it?). It's probably more likely than not
that the two towns are near each other, if that helps the identification process
at all. Or perhaps I'm misreading the handwriting. The only name that seems
possible in the JewishGen Communities database is perhaps Zarnow, Poland for
"Zarnel", but it's iffy.

Any guesses as to the identity of these towns, or any further information about
either of these two Greenberg families, would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California


Berlin Stolpersteine #germany

Judith Elam
 

Here is a link to the photos and details of the Berlin Stolpersteine
(stumbling blocks or memorial stones) that have been installed to date.
They are listed in alphabetical order by name of victim. Each block gives
the name, date of birth, and place and date of murder. They are installed
on the street in front of where the victims were living, prior to their
relocation to a Juedehaus or deportation. The list is shown as current, as
of July 10, 2012.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:OTFW/Bilder/Gedenktafeln/Stolpersteine

Judith Elam Kihei, HI elamj@hawaii.rr.com


German SIG #Germany Berlin Stolpersteine #germany

Judith Elam
 

Here is a link to the photos and details of the Berlin Stolpersteine
(stumbling blocks or memorial stones) that have been installed to date.
They are listed in alphabetical order by name of victim. Each block gives
the name, date of birth, and place and date of murder. They are installed
on the street in front of where the victims were living, prior to their
relocation to a Juedehaus or deportation. The list is shown as current, as
of July 10, 2012.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:OTFW/Bilder/Gedenktafeln/Stolpersteine

Judith Elam Kihei, HI elamj@hawaii.rr.com


ViewMate Image #23817 #galicia

Gail Billow
 

Dear Genners,

Posted on ViewMate is a very cropped image I believe of my paternal
grandfather Markus Spiegel's 1902 passenger manifest to Ellis Island.
It lists the name of his brother (or brother-in-law?) who I have never
heard of before. (I have found many family birth records at jri-pl,
including my gf's.) Please identify this person: ... Spiegel and
respond to me privately at: gbillow@hvc.rr.com

Thank you,
Gail Spiegel Billow
New Paltz, NY, USA

ViewMate address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23817

Researching in Galicia
Trembowla: SPIEGEL, RINTEL, KOLIN; Chorostkow: BLECHER, SPIEGEL
Ulaszkowce, Jagielnica: ALLWEIL, TAJBER; Zbaraz: BIALAZURKER, GEIST
Buczacz: KLANG; Lemberg/Lviv: HIRSCH, TUMIN;
Welica/Wieliczka: SPIEGEL


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate Image #23817 #galicia

Gail Billow
 

Dear Genners,

Posted on ViewMate is a very cropped image I believe of my paternal
grandfather Markus Spiegel's 1902 passenger manifest to Ellis Island.
It lists the name of his brother (or brother-in-law?) who I have never
heard of before. (I have found many family birth records at jri-pl,
including my gf's.) Please identify this person: ... Spiegel and
respond to me privately at: gbillow@hvc.rr.com

Thank you,
Gail Spiegel Billow
New Paltz, NY, USA

ViewMate address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23817

Researching in Galicia
Trembowla: SPIEGEL, RINTEL, KOLIN; Chorostkow: BLECHER, SPIEGEL
Ulaszkowce, Jagielnica: ALLWEIL, TAJBER; Zbaraz: BIALAZURKER, GEIST
Buczacz: KLANG; Lemberg/Lviv: HIRSCH, TUMIN;
Welica/Wieliczka: SPIEGEL


Translation please #general

Palekaiko
 

Please help me with the German to English translation that appears on this picture
posted on Viewmate. Word for word translation please.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23769

The photo is of Adelheid Rubel Rutner and her son, Charlie. Adelhei,her siblings
and mother, Dorothea Dressler Rubel immigrated to Buenos Aires >from Vienna (via
Hamburg) in 1910. Supposedly, Dorothea's husband, Aron Rubel accompanied them, but
I am unable to find evidence of this travelling to Buenos Aires. They returned to
Vienna at some point after the conclusion of WW I. Adelheid was married to Max
Rutner. I am searching everywhere for evidence that these three (Max, Adelheid and
Charlie) died in the Holocaust. As of today, no luck. Adelheid's brothers, Max,
Theodor and Adolph immigrated to the US successfully about 1938.

Thanks,

Michael Diamant
Hawaii


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation please #general

Palekaiko
 

Please help me with the German to English translation that appears on this picture
posted on Viewmate. Word for word translation please.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23769

The photo is of Adelheid Rubel Rutner and her son, Charlie. Adelhei,her siblings
and mother, Dorothea Dressler Rubel immigrated to Buenos Aires >from Vienna (via
Hamburg) in 1910. Supposedly, Dorothea's husband, Aron Rubel accompanied them, but
I am unable to find evidence of this travelling to Buenos Aires. They returned to
Vienna at some point after the conclusion of WW I. Adelheid was married to Max
Rutner. I am searching everywhere for evidence that these three (Max, Adelheid and
Charlie) died in the Holocaust. As of today, no luck. Adelheid's brothers, Max,
Theodor and Adolph immigrated to the US successfully about 1938.

Thanks,

Michael Diamant
Hawaii


translation request - Hebrew /Polish and yiddish #general

David Syner
 

I've posted a photo of a headstone written in Hebrew and the posted of a postcard
written in Polish (or yiddish not sure) for which I need a loose translation. It
is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23822

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23825

Thanks in advance!

--
David Syner
Los Angeles, CA
Dsyner@sbcglobal.net

Researching
SINER/ZINNER/ZINER New York, Russia SCHMALTZ / SCHMALZNew York, Luna, Grodno,
Stoll, Rudman, Carbella ;Russia ( Grodno is now Hrodna, Belarus ) SCHULTZ TENN,,
AVES, Russia POUSNER/POSNER, New York,Russia BERLIN Detroit BELENKY / BIELINKA /
BELLINSKY Libau, Latvia , Mohilew NEWMAN Detroit NEIMAN/NUONAW/ PENICA / PENITZ
Krasosielc, Poland, Warshaw MELTZER, Detroit, Katrinslove or Poltavia or
Gatrinslove (sp), Russia, or Yekahnislaw or Ekaterinoslau (Ekaterinoslav is now


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen translation request - Hebrew /Polish and yiddish #general

David Syner
 

I've posted a photo of a headstone written in Hebrew and the posted of a postcard
written in Polish (or yiddish not sure) for which I need a loose translation. It
is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23822

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23825

Thanks in advance!

--
David Syner
Los Angeles, CA
Dsyner@sbcglobal.net

Researching
SINER/ZINNER/ZINER New York, Russia SCHMALTZ / SCHMALZNew York, Luna, Grodno,
Stoll, Rudman, Carbella ;Russia ( Grodno is now Hrodna, Belarus ) SCHULTZ TENN,,
AVES, Russia POUSNER/POSNER, New York,Russia BERLIN Detroit BELENKY / BIELINKA /
BELLINSKY Libau, Latvia , Mohilew NEWMAN Detroit NEIMAN/NUONAW/ PENICA / PENITZ
Krasosielc, Poland, Warshaw MELTZER, Detroit, Katrinslove or Poltavia or
Gatrinslove (sp), Russia, or Yekahnislaw or Ekaterinoslau (Ekaterinoslav is now


ViewMate translation request - Hebrew #general

Jean Warwick
 

Hello All

I've posted a Grave stone for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the
following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23859
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Jean Warwick
Coventry, England UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Hebrew #general

Jean Warwick
 

Hello All

I've posted a Grave stone for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the
following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23859
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Jean Warwick
Coventry, England UK

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