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Re: 1876 List of melameds of Mstislavl Uezd, Mogilev guberniya #belarus

JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>
 

Dear All,
In the Russian Empire of the 19th century, day schools
(called cheder) were very common for Jewish boys. Cheder
teachers were called melamed, and each melamed had to obtain
a state teaching license to run the cheder and collect
tuition >from the parents. We are publishing the list
of the melameds of Mstislavl uezd, Mogilev guberniya who, in
1876, had obtained their teaching licenses.The list includes
melameds >from the following shtetls: MSTISLAVL, KAZIMIROVA
SLOBODA, KHISLAVICHI, MONASTYRSHCHINA, KLIMOVICHY, CHAUSY,
CHERIKOV.
For more details, please, visit our blog http://jhrgbelarus.wordpress.com/

Yuri Dorn
Coordinator of Jewish Heritage
Research Group in Belarus
www.jhrgbelarus.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re:1876 List of melameds of Mstislavl Uezd, Mogilev guberniya #belarus

JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>
 

Dear All,
In the Russian Empire of the 19th century, day schools
(called cheder) were very common for Jewish boys. Cheder
teachers were called melamed, and each melamed had to obtain
a state teaching license to run the cheder and collect
tuition >from the parents. We are publishing the list
of the melameds of Mstislavl uezd, Mogilev guberniya who, in
1876, had obtained their teaching licenses.The list includes
melameds >from the following shtetls: MSTISLAVL, KAZIMIROVA
SLOBODA, KHISLAVICHI, MONASTYRSHCHINA, KLIMOVICHY, CHAUSY,
CHERIKOV.
For more details, please, visit our blog http://jhrgbelarus.wordpress.com/

Yuri Dorn
Coordinator of Jewish Heritage
Research Group in Belarus
www.jhrgbelarus.org


Searching for Hugo,book of WWI letters #belarus

naomi rosenthal <naomiro999@...>
 

After Ruth Marcus posted her review of my book Searching for Hugo recently,
some people have inquired about purchasing it. It is available on amazon.com
as well as several European Amazon sites. However, I would urge you to wait
a few weeks, as I am currently making slight corrections. For example, the
name of the secretary of the Jewish community in Grodno was misread >from his
signature as being Schulz, but his descendant has given the correct name as
Schulkes. The corrected version should be available on amazon.com by October 1,
and on the European sites a little later. For those who have any questions,
I invite you to contact me directly.

Naomi Rosenthal
Berkeley, CA
US


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching for Hugo,book of WWI letters #belarus

naomi rosenthal <naomiro999@...>
 

After Ruth Marcus posted her review of my book Searching for Hugo recently,
some people have inquired about purchasing it. It is available on amazon.com
as well as several European Amazon sites. However, I would urge you to wait
a few weeks, as I am currently making slight corrections. For example, the
name of the secretary of the Jewish community in Grodno was misread >from his
signature as being Schulz, but his descendant has given the correct name as
Schulkes. The corrected version should be available on amazon.com by October 1,
and on the European sites a little later. For those who have any questions,
I invite you to contact me directly.

Naomi Rosenthal
Berkeley, CA
US


INTRO - Researching SEELIG and KATZ families from Posen/Pozan and Berlin #germany

Susan <staylormall@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I joined the group a couple of months ago and have been reading the group's
research issues with much interest. I have been doing genealogy research
for a number of years, researching multiple sides of my family using several
online tools. I live Corvallis, Oregon, USA and I am originally >from New York
state. My native language is English.

Currently I am researching my maternal Grandfather, Ernest SEELIG
and his parents, Emil SEELIG and Recha Katz SEELIG . I have run into
some research road blocks. I also hope to connect with possible relatives.
Any assistance and recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

What I know currently: Ernest SEELIG (maternal grandfather)

Born 14 May 1890, Posen, Prussia
Ernest Parents: as Identified on US Social Security and New York
marriage records; Emil SEELIG and Recha KATZ Seelig
German citizens
Ernest last residence before emigrating was Berlin, Germany
Per Naturalization records he immigrated to the United States
1908 via Genoa, Italy on the ship Duca Di Genova. Per the FALK
on the ship manifest. Any thoughts on why would he travel under
a different name? Why travel to US >from Italy rather than Germany?
I called the offices in NY to clarify the name differences on the
attached ship manifest versus all other documents. They had no additional
information. Departed Genoa, Italy - 20 October 1908
Arrived New York City - 2 November 1908
Petitioned and Naturalized in New York City. Naturalized 1921
Resided in New York City (Bronx and Manhattan) >from 1908 until his death in 1964
Married Kathryn Pauline AHRENS, 25 December 1915 in Bronx, New York.
Divorced 1926. Daughter, Irma Grace Elizabeth SEELIG, born 08 November 1916
(my mother)

My source documents include: US naturalization papers, New York marriage
certificate, US Social Security application, and US census records.

What I would like to know and obtain documentation of:

Birth Record for Ernest SEELIG - 14 May 1890 Posen, Prussia
Residences/Addresses of Ernest Seelig between 1890 and 1908
Emigration date >from Germany, 1908
Confirmation of parents. Marriage record for Emil SEELIG and Recha KATZ
Dates of their birth and deaths
Identification of Emil and Recha's parents
Identification of any other children of Emil SEELIG and Recha KATZ
(I believe Ernest may have had a sister) Occupation of Emil SEELIG
Last known Residence/Address of Emil and Recha in Berlin, Germany

The Central Shoah Database identifies an Emil SEELIG. I cannot confirm if
this is my Emil SEELIG:
Emil SEELIG: born 08- 08-1871 in Hohensalza, Inowroclaw Poznan, Poland.
Deported >from Berlin and interned 1942 Theresienstadt/Terezin, Ghetto,
Czechoslovakia Death: 06 1944

Any and all advice or assistance will be appreciated. Thank you,

Susan Taylor-Mall Corvallis, Oregon stylormall@comcast.net


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Researching SEELIG and KATZ families from Posen/Pozan and Berlin #germany

Susan <staylormall@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I joined the group a couple of months ago and have been reading the group's
research issues with much interest. I have been doing genealogy research
for a number of years, researching multiple sides of my family using several
online tools. I live Corvallis, Oregon, USA and I am originally >from New York
state. My native language is English.

Currently I am researching my maternal Grandfather, Ernest SEELIG
and his parents, Emil SEELIG and Recha Katz SEELIG . I have run into
some research road blocks. I also hope to connect with possible relatives.
Any assistance and recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

What I know currently: Ernest SEELIG (maternal grandfather)

Born 14 May 1890, Posen, Prussia
Ernest Parents: as Identified on US Social Security and New York
marriage records; Emil SEELIG and Recha KATZ Seelig
German citizens
Ernest last residence before emigrating was Berlin, Germany
Per Naturalization records he immigrated to the United States
1908 via Genoa, Italy on the ship Duca Di Genova. Per the FALK
on the ship manifest. Any thoughts on why would he travel under
a different name? Why travel to US >from Italy rather than Germany?
I called the offices in NY to clarify the name differences on the
attached ship manifest versus all other documents. They had no additional
information. Departed Genoa, Italy - 20 October 1908
Arrived New York City - 2 November 1908
Petitioned and Naturalized in New York City. Naturalized 1921
Resided in New York City (Bronx and Manhattan) >from 1908 until his death in 1964
Married Kathryn Pauline AHRENS, 25 December 1915 in Bronx, New York.
Divorced 1926. Daughter, Irma Grace Elizabeth SEELIG, born 08 November 1916
(my mother)

My source documents include: US naturalization papers, New York marriage
certificate, US Social Security application, and US census records.

What I would like to know and obtain documentation of:

Birth Record for Ernest SEELIG - 14 May 1890 Posen, Prussia
Residences/Addresses of Ernest Seelig between 1890 and 1908
Emigration date >from Germany, 1908
Confirmation of parents. Marriage record for Emil SEELIG and Recha KATZ
Dates of their birth and deaths
Identification of Emil and Recha's parents
Identification of any other children of Emil SEELIG and Recha KATZ
(I believe Ernest may have had a sister) Occupation of Emil SEELIG
Last known Residence/Address of Emil and Recha in Berlin, Germany

The Central Shoah Database identifies an Emil SEELIG. I cannot confirm if
this is my Emil SEELIG:
Emil SEELIG: born 08- 08-1871 in Hohensalza, Inowroclaw Poznan, Poland.
Deported >from Berlin and interned 1942 Theresienstadt/Terezin, Ghetto,
Czechoslovakia Death: 06 1944

Any and all advice or assistance will be appreciated. Thank you,

Susan Taylor-Mall Corvallis, Oregon stylormall@comcast.net


Information about researcher David Lewin - "Search and Unite" #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

MODERATOR NOTES to all:
Please use the archives!

A search of the SIG archives via:
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop
captures 200+ SIG messages >from or about David Lewin and his work.
The separate JGDG archives contain 340 messages mentioning his name. See:
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop

David Lewin works as a professional researcher. For information about
professional genealogy researchers see JewishGen Info files:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/Researchers.htm
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ProfGen.html
=====================================================>

Dear SIGgers,
I have cousins whose last name is SCHRAMM. My great aunt Helene HUMBERG
married Hermann SCHRAMM. He was >from a part of Germany that evidently
became Poland, but was Germany when he was born, I think.

Today I got an email >from a David Lewin claiming to be part of a "search
and unite team" searching for people who have had art looted >from them
in Austria, Germany and property claims in the Czech Republic. It asks
me if I recognize the name SCHRAMM. It says there is a vague reference
in something to the name.

The SCHRAMMs I know are the grandchildren of this Hermann SCHRAMM. They
never met him as they are in their late 50s, early 60s and he died in
the late forties. Their grandmother, Helene HUMBERG SCHRAMM died in
1954. There is a related SCHRAMM family, as Hermann was married before
and his wife died. But I have never met that branch, though my cousins
know them.

Does anyone know anything about this David Lewin?
[Again, the archives contain a few hundred emails >from or about David Lewin.]

Should I delete the email or forward it to my cousins? Do you think
they were just splattering this email all over creation and I just
happened to get it. Or could they find my name through genealogical searching?

My cousins would know nothing, and I never heard anything about Hermann
having any kind of wealth or art. Of course there are probably further
relatives out there somewhere that no one knows.

At the bottom it say "Search and Unite attempts to locate people who
still exist out there . We also assist people in re-possession of
property in the Czech Republic and Israel." Since my relatives come
from Germany/Poland, should I just delete it?
Thanks, Lin Herz Palm Bay, Florida lin2@cfl.rr.com

MOD NOTE: Critiques of professional researchers and their work
must always be sent off list.


German SIG #Germany Information about researcher David Lewin - "Search and Unite" #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

MODERATOR NOTES to all:
Please use the archives!

A search of the SIG archives via:
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop
captures 200+ SIG messages >from or about David Lewin and his work.
The separate JGDG archives contain 340 messages mentioning his name. See:
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop

David Lewin works as a professional researcher. For information about
professional genealogy researchers see JewishGen Info files:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/Researchers.htm
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ProfGen.html
=====================================================>

Dear SIGgers,
I have cousins whose last name is SCHRAMM. My great aunt Helene HUMBERG
married Hermann SCHRAMM. He was >from a part of Germany that evidently
became Poland, but was Germany when he was born, I think.

Today I got an email >from a David Lewin claiming to be part of a "search
and unite team" searching for people who have had art looted >from them
in Austria, Germany and property claims in the Czech Republic. It asks
me if I recognize the name SCHRAMM. It says there is a vague reference
in something to the name.

The SCHRAMMs I know are the grandchildren of this Hermann SCHRAMM. They
never met him as they are in their late 50s, early 60s and he died in
the late forties. Their grandmother, Helene HUMBERG SCHRAMM died in
1954. There is a related SCHRAMM family, as Hermann was married before
and his wife died. But I have never met that branch, though my cousins
know them.

Does anyone know anything about this David Lewin?
[Again, the archives contain a few hundred emails >from or about David Lewin.]

Should I delete the email or forward it to my cousins? Do you think
they were just splattering this email all over creation and I just
happened to get it. Or could they find my name through genealogical searching?

My cousins would know nothing, and I never heard anything about Hermann
having any kind of wealth or art. Of course there are probably further
relatives out there somewhere that no one knows.

At the bottom it say "Search and Unite attempts to locate people who
still exist out there . We also assist people in re-possession of
property in the Czech Republic and Israel." Since my relatives come
from Germany/Poland, should I just delete it?
Thanks, Lin Herz Palm Bay, Florida lin2@cfl.rr.com

MOD NOTE: Critiques of professional researchers and their work
must always be sent off list.


Adopted great-grandmother's DNA Jewish roots #lithuania

Adam Waskelis <awaskelis@...>
 

Hello all,
My great-grandmother Mary Waskelis (Marijona Petrauskaite) 1893-1974 >from
Bartninkai, Marijampole County, was adopted by Juozas Petrauskas and Ona
Blazaitate. I have no information about her biological parents but DNA testing
of her daughter shows many Jewish relatives >from areas near Bartninkai in
Lithuania. Her daughter tested with Family Tree DNA Family Finder and will soon
be upgrading to MtDNA. I also have recently uploaded her DNA to Gedmatch.com
and am awaiting results >from there. I hope to uncover information about her
biological Jewish relatives. If anyone has any advice, please advise.

Thanks!

Adam Waskelis


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Adopted great-grandmother's DNA Jewish roots #lithuania

Adam Waskelis <awaskelis@...>
 

Hello all,
My great-grandmother Mary Waskelis (Marijona Petrauskaite) 1893-1974 >from
Bartninkai, Marijampole County, was adopted by Juozas Petrauskas and Ona
Blazaitate. I have no information about her biological parents but DNA testing
of her daughter shows many Jewish relatives >from areas near Bartninkai in
Lithuania. Her daughter tested with Family Tree DNA Family Finder and will soon
be upgrading to MtDNA. I also have recently uploaded her DNA to Gedmatch.com
and am awaiting results >from there. I hope to uncover information about her
biological Jewish relatives. If anyone has any advice, please advise.

Thanks!

Adam Waskelis


Vilnius Ghetto lists #lithuania

Irene Newhouse
 

I'm looking for a good home for both volumes of the Vilnius Ghetto
lists published in the late '90s by the Jewish Museum in Vilnius,
as I'm out of space. I'm letting them go for reimbursement for
the postage. They can be shipped within the US by priority mail
flat rate box for $12.35, or they can go as media mail for much less,
but take a much longer time to arrive. I can check prices outside
the US if requested, but it will be much more than $12.35.
Yes, I've tried eBay, and yes, YIVO has a copy already.
Archives have their own space problems and are not generally
interested in duplicate copies.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The lists in these volumes were made in May, 1942.
An index to the lists may be searched by surname in the LitvakSIG
All Lithuania Database. Please respond privately to Irene.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilnius Ghetto lists #lithuania

Irene Newhouse
 

I'm looking for a good home for both volumes of the Vilnius Ghetto
lists published in the late '90s by the Jewish Museum in Vilnius,
as I'm out of space. I'm letting them go for reimbursement for
the postage. They can be shipped within the US by priority mail
flat rate box for $12.35, or they can go as media mail for much less,
but take a much longer time to arrive. I can check prices outside
the US if requested, but it will be much more than $12.35.
Yes, I've tried eBay, and yes, YIVO has a copy already.
Archives have their own space problems and are not generally
interested in duplicate copies.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The lists in these volumes were made in May, 1942.
An index to the lists may be searched by surname in the LitvakSIG
All Lithuania Database. Please respond privately to Irene.


Miedzyrzec Podlaski Cemetery #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello everyone
I know that the Jewish cemetery Miedzyrzec Podlaski was destroyed in the Holocaust ,
I also know a little residue that remained were destroyed and some leftovers
restored. Is there anyone who visited the cemetery there and want to give me a
report / pictures >from the situation there?
Thank you
David Nesher


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Miedzyrzec Podlaski Cemetery #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello everyone
I know that the Jewish cemetery Miedzyrzec Podlaski was destroyed in the Holocaust ,
I also know a little residue that remained were destroyed and some leftovers
restored. Is there anyone who visited the cemetery there and want to give me a
report / pictures >from the situation there?
Thank you
David Nesher


Bessarabia SIG meeting at Jewish Gen Society at Greater Boston #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston invites you to our meetings
(www.jgsgb.org).

This Sunday, September 21, 1:30pm historian Zack Wilske will present "Beyond
Passenger Lists: Documenting 20th Century Immigrant Lives".
Please see details at http://jgsgb.org/event/naturalization-and-ins-records/

We have a Bessarabia SIG group in Boston, and we meet usually before general
JGSGB meetings >from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
You can bring your questions to the session. We also will talk about the
conference in Salt Lake City and new Bessarabia SIG projects with many
volunteer opportunities to help our group.

JGSGB and Bessarabia SIG are meeting this Sunday at Gann Academy, 333
Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 United States.

All the best,

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Bessarabia SIG meeting at Jewish Gen Society at Greater Boston #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston invites you to our meetings
(www.jgsgb.org).

This Sunday, September 21, 1:30pm historian Zack Wilske will present "Beyond
Passenger Lists: Documenting 20th Century Immigrant Lives".
Please see details at http://jgsgb.org/event/naturalization-and-ins-records/

We have a Bessarabia SIG group in Boston, and we meet usually before general
JGSGB meetings >from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
You can bring your questions to the session. We also will talk about the
conference in Salt Lake City and new Bessarabia SIG projects with many
volunteer opportunities to help our group.

JGSGB and Bessarabia SIG are meeting this Sunday at Gann Academy, 333
Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 United States.

All the best,

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


OCJGS Meeting Sept 21 2014 #general

Joel Weintraub
 

You are invited to the Orange County Jewish Genealogical Society meeting
this Sunday, Sept. 21, >from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011
Camelback St, Newport Beach California. Our speaker is Jane Neff Rollins,
who will talk on ">from Chemorudka to Chicago" - Lessons learned >from tracing
one family's emigrantion. The talk is based on 30 years of oral history
interviews, microfilm and online sources, and family artifacts. For
information about the OCJGS visit our website at www.ocjgs.org.

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA
census1950@cox.net
https://sites.google.com/site/census1950/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen OCJGS Meeting Sept 21 2014 #general

Joel Weintraub
 

You are invited to the Orange County Jewish Genealogical Society meeting
this Sunday, Sept. 21, >from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011
Camelback St, Newport Beach California. Our speaker is Jane Neff Rollins,
who will talk on ">from Chemorudka to Chicago" - Lessons learned >from tracing
one family's emigrantion. The talk is based on 30 years of oral history
interviews, microfilm and online sources, and family artifacts. For
information about the OCJGS visit our website at www.ocjgs.org.

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA
census1950@cox.net
https://sites.google.com/site/census1950/


Re: Searching for siblings Jacob POLLAK #austria-czech

vshovlin@...
 

The Prague City Archives has listings for the families of both Adolf and Jacob. Both mention Bechcin and Adolf's lists Jibstebnitz as his birthplace. The girls will be harder to trace.

Here's the address for Adolf's record: http://amp.bach.cz/pragapublica/Zoomify.action?scanIndex=0&entityRef=%28%5En%29%28%28%28localArchiv%2C%5En%2Chot_%29%28unidata%29%29%28202862%29%29

Here's the address for Jakub's record: http://amp.bach.cz/pragapublica/Zoomify.action?scanIndex=0&entityRef=%28%5En%29%28%28%28localArchiv%2C%5En%2Chot_%29%28unidata%29%29%28202958%29%29

Virginia

Virginia Shovlin
vshovlin@sbcglobal.net


Subject: Searching for siblings Jacob POLLAK
From: danielat1@bigpond.com
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:57:56 +1000
X-Message-Number: 4

My great grandfather Jacob aka Jakub POLLAK born Bestin or Bechcin in
Bohemia in 1861 had eight siblings born in the many towns where his father
Yitzhak worked as a travelling Hebrew teacher. I have not been able to track
any of the eight and wonder if any other SIGGERS may have them on their tree
or come across them in their own research?
Do any of you know about Marie born Stresmir 1845 or Wolf aka Adolf born
Jistebnitz 1848 or Sofia born Bestin 1850 or Emilia born Bestin 1852 or Anna
born Wosek 1854 or Theresia aka Rosalie born Bestin 1856 or Eleanora born
Bestin 1857 or Lotti born Bestin 1859.
The POLLAK family moved to Prague in 1871 and lived in house 270 according
to the police records.
Their mother was Elizabeth POLLAK born Lochovice and died Prague 1890.
Yitzhak died also in Prague 1883. Jacob died in Terezin 1942.
Daniela Torsh
Sydney, Australia



Property in Hodonin #austria-czech

rickglaser@...
 

I was hoping that someone might be able to point me in the right direction
about how to respond.
I realize that this is not a strictly genealogical question, but it does
involve genealogy.


I received an email >from Petra Blahova, an official in the city of Hodonin,
saying that there was some property that belonged to my grandfather,
Richard Glaser, who died in 1939. The city of Hodonin wants to purchase it
from the heirs.
She sent me a document in Czech that looks like it may be some sort of land
record, naming my grandfather and his brother, presumably as the owners.

In order to proceed further, she asked for the address and date of birth of
each of the heirs.

In this age of identity theft, we are a bit wary of giving out this info,
not knowing what may be next - bank acct? something else?

She sent an aerial photo showing teh property, which is now a parking lot,
next to some buildings that look to be perhaps 10 stories tall. It is
about 700 sq. meters. I am thinking that there is not a huge value to this
property, but if we are entitled to it we would like to pursue it.


Has anyone had any experience with this sort of thing?
Any resources that you can point me to in order to further check out the
legitimacy of this?
Any other thoughts about this.
Thanks

Rick Glaser
Owings Mills MD

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