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Bertha LEVIN, Montreal #general

Dror
 

Shalom,
I try to trace my great aunt Bertha (Bassie) Levin (Levine) who lived in
Montreal Canada.
Maybe her husband was called Hirsch or Girsh - Gershel / Hershel Levin.
Bertha's daughter named was Maria (Marusia).
Bertha and her family were originally >from Belarus. Bertha was a high school
teacher of literature and was specialist mainly in Russian literature.
Perhaps, they lived in a suburb or town outside the city.
Thanks and Shabbat Shalom,
Dror Voichansky,
Israel
dvi@mh.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bertha LEVIN, Montreal #general

Dror
 

Shalom,
I try to trace my great aunt Bertha (Bassie) Levin (Levine) who lived in
Montreal Canada.
Maybe her husband was called Hirsch or Girsh - Gershel / Hershel Levin.
Bertha's daughter named was Maria (Marusia).
Bertha and her family were originally >from Belarus. Bertha was a high school
teacher of literature and was specialist mainly in Russian literature.
Perhaps, they lived in a suburb or town outside the city.
Thanks and Shabbat Shalom,
Dror Voichansky,
Israel
dvi@mh.org.il


Rabbi Ashinsky of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I have a large group photo taken at a Mizrachi Convention in
Cincinnati, Ohio sometime in the 1930's (I am guessing).
The information on the photo appears to say "Welcome to the
Representatives of the Mizrachi in the Name
of the Manischewitz Brothers of Cincinnati". A date of November 17-21
appears, with the year hidden behind
someone's head.

The only person I can recognize on the photo is my great-grandfather,
Samuel Weiner. Another person identified
a gentleman as possibly being Rabbi Ashinsky >from Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania.

If you are related to Rabbi Ashingsky and could confirm this photo of
him, please get in touch with me.

Carol Rombro Rider
Baltimore, Maryland USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Ashinsky of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I have a large group photo taken at a Mizrachi Convention in
Cincinnati, Ohio sometime in the 1930's (I am guessing).
The information on the photo appears to say "Welcome to the
Representatives of the Mizrachi in the Name
of the Manischewitz Brothers of Cincinnati". A date of November 17-21
appears, with the year hidden behind
someone's head.

The only person I can recognize on the photo is my great-grandfather,
Samuel Weiner. Another person identified
a gentleman as possibly being Rabbi Ashinsky >from Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania.

If you are related to Rabbi Ashingsky and could confirm this photo of
him, please get in touch with me.

Carol Rombro Rider
Baltimore, Maryland USA


New Dresden KehilaLink #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi

I wish to introduce my new Dresden kehilalink.

Although I have no immediate past connections to Germany, I am
part of the Rabbinic Katzenellenbogen Family Tree, which dates
back to the locality of Katzenelnbogen in the Prussian province
of Hesse-Nassau >from around the 1300s.

I travelled to Berlin last year and to Freiburg im Breisgau and
Dresden this year, visiting Jewish and other sites and taking
lots of photos. As a result, I decided to volunteer my services to
JewishGen and set up a kehilalink for Dresden, which I have just
completed stage one.

The kehilalink can be accessed at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dresden/

with more information at http://elirab.me

Here you can also search and view my photos of Berlin and Freiburg
in Breisgau, by entering these city names in the search engine.

I have set up nine other kehilalinks which can be accessed at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/Kehilalinks.html

Should you have genealogical or other connections to Dresden, please
email me to see if we can add something of yours to the kehilalink.
I am looking for appropriate memoirs, stories, photos or videos of a
Jewish nature.

My kehilalinks are Jewish community sites where we can share our
stories and which will grow over time.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Dresden KehilaLink #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi

I wish to introduce my new Dresden kehilalink.

Although I have no immediate past connections to Germany, I am
part of the Rabbinic Katzenellenbogen Family Tree, which dates
back to the locality of Katzenelnbogen in the Prussian province
of Hesse-Nassau >from around the 1300s.

I travelled to Berlin last year and to Freiburg im Breisgau and
Dresden this year, visiting Jewish and other sites and taking
lots of photos. As a result, I decided to volunteer my services to
JewishGen and set up a kehilalink for Dresden, which I have just
completed stage one.

The kehilalink can be accessed at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dresden/

with more information at http://elirab.me

Here you can also search and view my photos of Berlin and Freiburg
in Breisgau, by entering these city names in the search engine.

I have set up nine other kehilalinks which can be accessed at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/Kehilalinks.html

Should you have genealogical or other connections to Dresden, please
email me to see if we can add something of yours to the kehilalink.
I am looking for appropriate memoirs, stories, photos or videos of a
Jewish nature.

My kehilalinks are Jewish community sites where we can share our
stories and which will grow over time.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth


Re: Beniaminovich / Bonevich #belarus

Avigdor Ben-Dov <avigdorbd@...>
 

Israel Pickholtz presents a puzzle of sorts. The patronymic he
identifies as Benyamin is fine, but the second patronym could also be
a matronym? Boneh could be a feminine form (per Kolatch) and might
suggest the mother. If this is so, then the two Zalmans could be the
same. In the absence of more documented information, the issue is
still fuzzy.
Avigdor Ben-Dov
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Beniaminovich / Bonevich #general

Avigdor Ben-Dov <avigdorbd@...>
 

Israel Pickholtz presents a puzzle of sorts. The patronymic he
identifies as Benyamin is fine, but the second patronym could also be
a matronym? Boneh could be a feminine form (per Kolatch) and might
suggest the mother. If this is so, then the two Zalmans could be the
same. In the absence of more documented information, the issue is
still fuzzy.
Avigdor Ben-Dov
Jerusalem


Re: What Can I Do With Old, Unidentified Family Photographs? #general

Erika Herzog
 

To follow up on this thread I set up a Flickr account for anyone who
is interested in uploading orphan photos they have scanned. The name
of the account is Digital.PhotoRepository.

Option 1: You can email photos to flickr yourself by sending them to
the following unique email address.

field61dogs@photos.flickr.com

Option 2: Or you can send them off list to photo.digitalrepository@gmail.com

Option 3: If scanning is too much of a problem you can mail them to me
and I can scan them and upload them to Flickr. I guess I will just
keep the photos and add them to my personal "archive."

All photos will have a creative commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license
automatically applied.

These images will be google searchable.

This repository is meant to be for orphan photos who have no home and
is in response to Shelda's posting here.

Please contact me at erika_herzog@yahoo.com if you have any questions
or concerns.

This is a one-time post of information about a volunteer service I am
offering. I have no affiliation with any of the services listed here.

Erika Herzog

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. This post is for informational
purposes only. Thanks to Erika for her offer.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What Can I Do With Old, Unidentified Family Photographs? #general

Erika Herzog
 

To follow up on this thread I set up a Flickr account for anyone who
is interested in uploading orphan photos they have scanned. The name
of the account is Digital.PhotoRepository.

Option 1: You can email photos to flickr yourself by sending them to
the following unique email address.

field61dogs@photos.flickr.com

Option 2: Or you can send them off list to photo.digitalrepository@gmail.com

Option 3: If scanning is too much of a problem you can mail them to me
and I can scan them and upload them to Flickr. I guess I will just
keep the photos and add them to my personal "archive."

All photos will have a creative commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license
automatically applied.

These images will be google searchable.

This repository is meant to be for orphan photos who have no home and
is in response to Shelda's posting here.

Please contact me at erika_herzog@yahoo.com if you have any questions
or concerns.

This is a one-time post of information about a volunteer service I am
offering. I have no affiliation with any of the services listed here.

Erika Herzog

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. This post is for informational
purposes only. Thanks to Erika for her offer.


Re: Looking for contact information in Israel #general

Avigdor Ben-Dov <avigdorbd@...>
 

Carol Samborn needs to use the English Bezek phone directory available
online too, I believe, to find her Israeli relatives. It is a lot to
ask to do so many surnames, but perhaps knowing one or two might lead
to others who are in contact with those.
Avigdor Ben-Dov
Jerusalem
SOLARSZ, NURZYCZ, SUSMAN/ZYSMAN, RUDKIEWICZ

From: "carol.samborn@gmail.com" <carol.samborn@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:11:42 +0000

I am trying to find the addresses and/or telephone numbers of some
relatives I discovered who live in Israel. I am going to Israel in a
few weeks and I would like to get in touch with them. I have tried
Google and also Israel genealogy research association. Please help.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for contact information in Israel #general

Avigdor Ben-Dov <avigdorbd@...>
 

Carol Samborn needs to use the English Bezek phone directory available
online too, I believe, to find her Israeli relatives. It is a lot to
ask to do so many surnames, but perhaps knowing one or two might lead
to others who are in contact with those.
Avigdor Ben-Dov
Jerusalem
SOLARSZ, NURZYCZ, SUSMAN/ZYSMAN, RUDKIEWICZ

From: "carol.samborn@gmail.com" <carol.samborn@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:11:42 +0000

I am trying to find the addresses and/or telephone numbers of some
relatives I discovered who live in Israel. I am going to Israel in a
few weeks and I would like to get in touch with them. I have tried
Google and also Israel genealogy research association. Please help.


Rabbi Dovid BIEDERMAN of Lalov #general

avraham997@...
 

As a grandson of Rabbi Dovid BIEDERMAN of Lalov, I am in the middle of book
editing history, I would like to use this platform, there might be some
grandson or family who not appeared in the book, tferet beath dovid

The book was poblished in year 1966

I would love to contact any member of these family to exchange information.

Avraham LAPA
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Dovid BIEDERMAN of Lalov #general

avraham997@...
 

As a grandson of Rabbi Dovid BIEDERMAN of Lalov, I am in the middle of book
editing history, I would like to use this platform, there might be some
grandson or family who not appeared in the book, tferet beath dovid

The book was poblished in year 1966

I would love to contact any member of these family to exchange information.

Avraham LAPA
Israel


Photographs requested - Mount Zion Cemetery #general

John Diener
 

I am hoping that someone going to Mount Zion Cemetery in New York
would be kind enough to take 3 pictures for me in the Ottiker
section. If you are able to do so, please email me and I will
provide you with the exact location.

John Diener
Ottawa, Ontario


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photographs requested - Mount Zion Cemetery #general

John Diener
 

I am hoping that someone going to Mount Zion Cemetery in New York
would be kind enough to take 3 pictures for me in the Ottiker
section. If you are able to do so, please email me and I will
provide you with the exact location.

John Diener
Ottawa, Ontario


Four New Cadastral Maps for Tovste (Tluste) in the Gesher Galicia Map Room #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia announces the addition of four new maps to the
Cadastral Map Room for Tovst: http://maps.geshergalicia.org (and
scroll down to the alphabetical listings)

Primary Map: Tovste (Tluste) Center Cadastral Map, 1858

Partial cadastral map of the town center of Tovste (Tluste),
in the Zalischyky Raion of Ternopil Oblast in western Ukraine, from
1858. Two sheets >from an original seven-sheet set, showing the entire
residential and market sections of the town. Panel-cut, cloth-backed,
and folded for portability, with numerous hand-written annotations for
a later edition.

The map shows house and property numbers, as well as land owners'
names written on nearly every farm parcel. Details in the map include
two churches in the market area and a synagogue at the market edge
(near the reservoir), Christian and Jewish cemeteries, and extensive
waterways.

Three other Tovste maps are also available:

- an undated cadastral map of the Tovste town center, which shows the
same view in greater and later detail; note the beautiful cursive
writing of the landowner names.
- an 1899 cadastral map fragment of the Tovste town center, rather
worn but showing the development of the town center over time; and
- a pair of undated sketches of the Tovste central and outer markets,
showing the name and location of every merchant in the squares. These
"close-up" views of the market squares offer invaluable insights into
the business lives of your ancestors.

(By "layering" the maps you can get a portrait of the growth of time
and a story of the town can emerge.)

How does one know if cadastral maps exist for an ancestral town or village?

Gesher Galicia has researchers consult the card catalogs in various
archives to find the entries for maps. Certain towns will have maps
scattered among many repositories like: the Central State Historical
Archives in Lviv, Ukraine the Ternopil Oblast Archives (Ukraine,) and
Polish State Regional Archives in Przemysl, Reszow and Krakow and
other Polish towns. (Note that these maps were created for towns in
the Austro-Hungarian Empire and will not likely be found for places in
Congress Poland. Galician maps will not be found in the Austrian
Archives as the cadastral maps created by the Empire were repatriated
to the successor states after WWI.)

Thanks for Jay Osborn, Gesher Galicia's Map Room coordinator for these
additions and the descriptions. Even if Tvoste in not "your" town,
these beautiful maps are worthy of review.

There are many scanned maps that are in the queue to be "stitched" and
as we add new maps we will post the information online. If you want
to learn more about this project go to:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records/

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Four New Cadastral Maps for Tovste (Tluste) in the Gesher Galicia Map Room #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia announces the addition of four new maps to the
Cadastral Map Room for Tovst: http://maps.geshergalicia.org (and
scroll down to the alphabetical listings)

Primary Map: Tovste (Tluste) Center Cadastral Map, 1858

Partial cadastral map of the town center of Tovste (Tluste),
in the Zalischyky Raion of Ternopil Oblast in western Ukraine, from
1858. Two sheets >from an original seven-sheet set, showing the entire
residential and market sections of the town. Panel-cut, cloth-backed,
and folded for portability, with numerous hand-written annotations for
a later edition.

The map shows house and property numbers, as well as land owners'
names written on nearly every farm parcel. Details in the map include
two churches in the market area and a synagogue at the market edge
(near the reservoir), Christian and Jewish cemeteries, and extensive
waterways.

Three other Tovste maps are also available:

- an undated cadastral map of the Tovste town center, which shows the
same view in greater and later detail; note the beautiful cursive
writing of the landowner names.
- an 1899 cadastral map fragment of the Tovste town center, rather
worn but showing the development of the town center over time; and
- a pair of undated sketches of the Tovste central and outer markets,
showing the name and location of every merchant in the squares. These
"close-up" views of the market squares offer invaluable insights into
the business lives of your ancestors.

(By "layering" the maps you can get a portrait of the growth of time
and a story of the town can emerge.)

How does one know if cadastral maps exist for an ancestral town or village?

Gesher Galicia has researchers consult the card catalogs in various
archives to find the entries for maps. Certain towns will have maps
scattered among many repositories like: the Central State Historical
Archives in Lviv, Ukraine the Ternopil Oblast Archives (Ukraine,) and
Polish State Regional Archives in Przemysl, Reszow and Krakow and
other Polish towns. (Note that these maps were created for towns in
the Austro-Hungarian Empire and will not likely be found for places in
Congress Poland. Galician maps will not be found in the Austrian
Archives as the cadastral maps created by the Empire were repatriated
to the successor states after WWI.)

Thanks for Jay Osborn, Gesher Galicia's Map Room coordinator for these
additions and the descriptions. Even if Tvoste in not "your" town,
these beautiful maps are worthy of review.

There are many scanned maps that are in the queue to be "stitched" and
as we add new maps we will post the information online. If you want
to learn more about this project go to:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records/

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Searching WERTHEIM(ER), Prossnitz, Moravia #austria-czech

ron@...
 

Hi,

Hello,

I am researching my Wertheim(er) family >from Prossnitz, Moravia.

Our old Hungarian family tree references a Meir Wertheim >from Prostic (aka
Prossnitz or Projstejov.) This Meir would have lived around the mid-late
17th into the 18th century and had a daughter named Gutel d. 1784.

An 1892 book "Urkundliches aus den Leben Samson Wertheimers" by David Kaufmann
makes reference to a Mose Wertheimer who by 1722 was already the leader
of the Prossnitz kehillah, his father was Meir Wertheimer and his heirs (not
clear if sons) were Gerson, Abraham and Liebele.

There is a high likelihood that this Meir >from the book, probably a cousin
of Samson Wertheimer 1658-1724, is our Meir Wertheim.

My lofty goal is to research all Wertheim(er)s >from Prossnitz:
. Locate old documents tracing their arrival to the area,
. Determine their ancestral connection to Samson Wertheimer 1658-1724,
. Create a family tree of all descendants,
. Make contact with living relatives, and
. Match autosomal and Y-DNA results.

Anyone >from this family, or any knowledge of it, please make contact with me.

I am also seeking a genealogist to do the local research in Prostejov and the Czech Republic.

For anyone possibly related, I have significant research already done on the Hungarian branch
of the family with many 19th century documents and a large family tree which I am happy to share.

Thank you,

Ron Kenan
Los Angeles, CA, USA
ron@kenanent.com


Boston Globe report on the ancestry of John Kerry #austria-czech

chipman@...
 

Dear Members

You may have read the article in the Boston Globe on the ancestry of John
Kerry which appeared on Sunday 13 July. The journalist does not quote the
source of his information, merely referring to "a genealogist". I would like
you to know that the genealogist in question is our Austria-Czech member
Traude Triebel, whom many of you know >from her remarkable research.

Dr. Harold Chipman
Istanbul, Turkey

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