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Avigdor BRAUN from Rypin: ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group,

Can you offer assistance? I have posted two records related to Avigdor
BRAUN in Polish for which I need a loose translation. They are on
ViewMate.

1. Birth record of Avigdor BRAUN in Rypin in 1835:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29905

2. Marriage Birth record of Avigdor BRAUN to Raizel POSNER in Rypin in
1853: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29906

I do not need a full translation, I do not care who the witnesses are. I
would like the exact dates and the names of the parents and where they
are >from and any other detail on them. I also wonder if the name for
Avigdor, listed as "Wigdorem Hersza" on the marriage record means
Avigdor's FATHER was Hersz. Furthermore, Avigdor's father is shown on
the marriage record as "Hersza Isora (? or something like that, I can't
read it)". Does that mean that Hersh's father was some name starting
with "I". And can you decipher that name?

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Avigdor BRAUN from Rypin: ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group,

Can you offer assistance? I have posted two records related to Avigdor
BRAUN in Polish for which I need a loose translation. They are on
ViewMate.

1. Birth record of Avigdor BRAUN in Rypin in 1835:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29905

2. Marriage Birth record of Avigdor BRAUN to Raizel POSNER in Rypin in
1853: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29906

I do not need a full translation, I do not care who the witnesses are. I
would like the exact dates and the names of the parents and where they
are >from and any other detail on them. I also wonder if the name for
Avigdor, listed as "Wigdorem Hersza" on the marriage record means
Avigdor's FATHER was Hersz. Furthermore, Avigdor's father is shown on
the marriage record as "Hersza Isora (? or something like that, I can't
read it)". Does that mean that Hersh's father was some name starting
with "I". And can you decipher that name?

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com


Translations of German birth certificates for the Schenkels from Mosciska, Galicia #general

Naomi Leon <naomi.leon@...>
 

Hello Genners

I wonder if anyone would be kind enough to help me decipher the birth
certificates I have uploaded to Viewmate for the Schenkel family. They are in
German and while I can make out a certain amount of basic information, I
would be grateful for as detailed a translation as possible to give me
direction for further research.

I am especially interested in the information about the parents Ber
"Bernhard" SCHENKEL and Scheindel "Charlotte" BARDACH and the notes in the
'Anmerkung' columns.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29883

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29884

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29885

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29886

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29887

Thanks very much in advance for any help you can provide.

Best wishes

Naomi Leon
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translations of German birth certificates for the Schenkels from Mosciska, Galicia #general

Naomi Leon <naomi.leon@...>
 

Hello Genners

I wonder if anyone would be kind enough to help me decipher the birth
certificates I have uploaded to Viewmate for the Schenkel family. They are in
German and while I can make out a certain amount of basic information, I
would be grateful for as detailed a translation as possible to give me
direction for further research.

I am especially interested in the information about the parents Ber
"Bernhard" SCHENKEL and Scheindel "Charlotte" BARDACH and the notes in the
'Anmerkung' columns.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29883

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29884

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29885

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29886

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29887

Thanks very much in advance for any help you can provide.

Best wishes

Naomi Leon
=


Internet Archive's San Francisco Scanning Center Destroyed By Fire #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Last week a huge fire destroyed the Internet Archive's San Francisco
scanning center, which digitally preserves all manner of books, films
and microfilms for future use. The Archive lost some physical materials
which were in the process of being digitized, the bulk were in a separate
physical archive and no one was injured. What was lost included: 20 boxes of
books and film, some irreplaceable, most already digitized, and some replaceable;
an array cameras, lights, and scanning equipment worth hundreds of thousands
of dollars.

This is an example of how important it is for all of us to back up our
documents off site in case we are victims of fire, or other natural
disasters.

To read more go to:
http://gizmodo.com/the-internet-archives-scanning-center-has-been-destroy=
-14
60027106

http://blog.archive.org/2013/11/06/scanning-center-fire-please-help-rebui=
ld/

To learn more about Internet Archives go to: https://archive.org/about/

The above articles are being shared as a news item of interest to Jewish
genealogical researchers and does not represent an opinion of nor
endorsement by the IAJGS.


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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Internet Archive's San Francisco Scanning Center Destroyed By Fire #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Last week a huge fire destroyed the Internet Archive's San Francisco
scanning center, which digitally preserves all manner of books, films
and microfilms for future use. The Archive lost some physical materials
which were in the process of being digitized, the bulk were in a separate
physical archive and no one was injured. What was lost included: 20 boxes of
books and film, some irreplaceable, most already digitized, and some replaceable;
an array cameras, lights, and scanning equipment worth hundreds of thousands
of dollars.

This is an example of how important it is for all of us to back up our
documents off site in case we are victims of fire, or other natural
disasters.

To read more go to:
http://gizmodo.com/the-internet-archives-scanning-center-has-been-destroy=
-14
60027106

http://blog.archive.org/2013/11/06/scanning-center-fire-please-help-rebui=
ld/

To learn more about Internet Archives go to: https://archive.org/about/

The above articles are being shared as a news item of interest to Jewish
genealogical researchers and does not represent an opinion of nor
endorsement by the IAJGS.


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


Re: Seeking Birth Records from Pecs, Hungary #general

tom klein <bossman@...>
 

One place to look is familysearch.org (run by the Mormon church),
which has microfilmed b/m/d records >from Hungary.

A search of their catalogue shows that they have civil registers for
Pecs >from 1895-1921, and the images (758 pages of births for 1905-6)
are online at
<https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21550-36571-69?cc=1452460&wc=M944-2F6:1410771752>

( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/ovp2936 )

....... tom klein, toronto

"Lenard, Andrew" <lenard@indiana.edu> wrote:

Can anyone help me get started? I want to find contact to the
birth registry of the Hungarian city of Pecs, for the year 1905,
in order to verify the birth of a relative, whose DOB I likely
have. How do I access any useful source?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking Birth Records from Pecs, Hungary #general

tom klein <bossman@...>
 

One place to look is familysearch.org (run by the Mormon church),
which has microfilmed b/m/d records >from Hungary.

A search of their catalogue shows that they have civil registers for
Pecs >from 1895-1921, and the images (758 pages of births for 1905-6)
are online at
<https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21550-36571-69?cc=1452460&wc=M944-2F6:1410771752>

( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/ovp2936 )

....... tom klein, toronto

"Lenard, Andrew" <lenard@indiana.edu> wrote:

Can anyone help me get started? I want to find contact to the
birth registry of the Hungarian city of Pecs, for the year 1905,
in order to verify the birth of a relative, whose DOB I likely
have. How do I access any useful source?


Searching for my sister, Eugenia Chimowicz #general

Rosa Raskin
 

My blond-haired, blue-eyed sister, Eugenia Chimowicz, was a member of
a different Schindler's list, details being promoted by Amazon.com for
3 more days in "Walk Forward." My sister would be in her late 70's.
She disappeared in Stutthof during the week of Sept 3-10, 1944, at the
age of 9 years. Like many who originated in the Lodz Ghetto, she had
duplicate records. I donated my father and uncle's letters to USHMM,
these letters were in Israel, with a cousin who did not know that I
exist. My youngest sister and I donated mouth swabs in the Shoah DNA
project, and the book has been key in discovering new information as
all databases and contacts have been exhausted to date.

My Uncle Alfred (Abram Josef) Chimowicz chose the members of the 500,
the only group known to date to have made it through Auschwitz as a
group with young babies who were kept with their mothers.

I have included every name I know in "Walk Forward," perhaps someone
in this group might recognize a name, any assistance would be
incredible.

Thanks much in advance,

Rosa Shine Raskin (nee Chimowicz)
Highland Heights, Ohio 44143, USA
rosaraskin@gmail.com
http://www.amazon.com/Walk-Forward-ebook/dp/B009H6Y7AC
trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp7uQap6p2M

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses to Rosa, please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for my sister, Eugenia Chimowicz #general

Rosa Raskin
 

My blond-haired, blue-eyed sister, Eugenia Chimowicz, was a member of
a different Schindler's list, details being promoted by Amazon.com for
3 more days in "Walk Forward." My sister would be in her late 70's.
She disappeared in Stutthof during the week of Sept 3-10, 1944, at the
age of 9 years. Like many who originated in the Lodz Ghetto, she had
duplicate records. I donated my father and uncle's letters to USHMM,
these letters were in Israel, with a cousin who did not know that I
exist. My youngest sister and I donated mouth swabs in the Shoah DNA
project, and the book has been key in discovering new information as
all databases and contacts have been exhausted to date.

My Uncle Alfred (Abram Josef) Chimowicz chose the members of the 500,
the only group known to date to have made it through Auschwitz as a
group with young babies who were kept with their mothers.

I have included every name I know in "Walk Forward," perhaps someone
in this group might recognize a name, any assistance would be
incredible.

Thanks much in advance,

Rosa Shine Raskin (nee Chimowicz)
Highland Heights, Ohio 44143, USA
rosaraskin@gmail.com
http://www.amazon.com/Walk-Forward-ebook/dp/B009H6Y7AC
trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp7uQap6p2M

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses to Rosa, please


Re: surname origins #bessarabia

Anna Reuter <anna94306@...>
 

Dear Brian and Cousins:

The ultimate authority on surnames is Alexander Beider.

Here is a reference for you that may explain more.  
Beider, A. 2005. Scientific Approach to Etymology of Surnames. Names: A Journal of
Onomastics 53: 79-126.

In one of Beider's books,  he used my maternal GGF's surname to explain how a
"Russified Surname" and a German Ashkenazi  surname were linked.  Beider told me
privately that he only used linguistic methods.
I had the paper trail to prove his linguistic theory proved to be true for my maternal GGF.  

My Bessarabian Surname was originally Roiter, an Ashkenazi German-Jewish spelling.

Regards,

Anna Reuter  
Palo Alto, California


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: surname origins #bessarabia

Anna Reuter <anna94306@...>
 

Dear Brian and Cousins:

The ultimate authority on surnames is Alexander Beider.

Here is a reference for you that may explain more.  
Beider, A. 2005. Scientific Approach to Etymology of Surnames. Names: A Journal of
Onomastics 53: 79-126.

In one of Beider's books,  he used my maternal GGF's surname to explain how a
"Russified Surname" and a German Ashkenazi  surname were linked.  Beider told me
privately that he only used linguistic methods.
I had the paper trail to prove his linguistic theory proved to be true for my maternal GGF.  

My Bessarabian Surname was originally Roiter, an Ashkenazi German-Jewish spelling.

Regards,

Anna Reuter  
Palo Alto, California


Re: My grandfather disappearing #general

Sara Lynns
 

Want to thank those of you who responded with some helpful suggestions.
My grandparents divorced. common last name. I looked for my grandfather
not only in census, but in death records, too. as of yet, I've not found him.
I don't know if he decided to go back to the Ukraine or what happened??

Jackie Lerner.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: My grandfather disappearing #general

Sara Lynns
 

Want to thank those of you who responded with some helpful suggestions.
My grandparents divorced. common last name. I looked for my grandfather
not only in census, but in death records, too. as of yet, I've not found him.
I don't know if he decided to go back to the Ukraine or what happened??

Jackie Lerner.


Russian Translations-ViewMate-Ciechanow & Przasnysz Poland - 1870s, 80s, 90s #poland

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

I have posted more vital records written in Russian for which I'd like
translations of the important facts: names, locations, dates, ages,
occupations, relationships and witnesses.

The direct links are below.

Death Akt 52 for Ester ABLIZYNER in Ciechanow, 1880:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29602

Marriage Akt 15 for Abram ZILBERLISZ and Estera Marya DUCZYMINER in
Ciechanow, 1874:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29603

Marriage Akt 4 for Moszek KOPACKI and Ryfka DUCZYMINER in Przasnysz, 1890:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29607

Death Akt 16 for Mayta RYZ DUZYMINER in Przasnysz or Ciechanow, 1893
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29609

Marriage Akt 37 for Ester Chaia SIANO and Mendel Berek DUZYMINER in
Ciechanow, 1882:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29611

Please respond through the form on ViewMate or directly to me at
esjoachim@optonline.net

Many thanks for your help,

Eden Joachim


JRI Poland #Poland Russian Translations-ViewMate-Ciechanow & Przasnysz Poland - 1870s, 80s, 90s #poland

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

I have posted more vital records written in Russian for which I'd like
translations of the important facts: names, locations, dates, ages,
occupations, relationships and witnesses.

The direct links are below.

Death Akt 52 for Ester ABLIZYNER in Ciechanow, 1880:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29602

Marriage Akt 15 for Abram ZILBERLISZ and Estera Marya DUCZYMINER in
Ciechanow, 1874:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29603

Marriage Akt 4 for Moszek KOPACKI and Ryfka DUCZYMINER in Przasnysz, 1890:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29607

Death Akt 16 for Mayta RYZ DUZYMINER in Przasnysz or Ciechanow, 1893
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29609

Marriage Akt 37 for Ester Chaia SIANO and Mendel Berek DUZYMINER in
Ciechanow, 1882:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29611

Please respond through the form on ViewMate or directly to me at
esjoachim@optonline.net

Many thanks for your help,

Eden Joachim


RE : Looking for Gitl Chajkowski-Plac from Bialystok #poland

Nancy Prelaske <nancyprelaske@...>
 

Johannes,

I just finished reading a book written on the fate of Bialystok Jews, it did
talk about the orphanage, not sure if her name was mentioned, but it would
be a good source of information. The book is Rajzner, Rafael. "The Stories
Our Parents Found Too Painful To Tell." AMCL Publications. iBooks. I will
also go back and see if I can find reference to Gitl Chajkowski-Plac, if I
find it I will let you know privately.

Best regards,
Nancy Fink-Prelaske
nancyprelaske@comcast.net

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Subject: Looking for Gitl Chajkowski-Plac >from Bialystok
From: Johannes Kuber <johannes.kuber@web.de>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 19:20:24 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear fellow researchers,

I am currently volunteering at Yad Vashem; my main task is to gather
information about the Bialystok Massacre (27 June 1941) for a teaching unit
that will eventually be published by the International School for Holocaust
Studies. In the Bialystoker Memorial Book
(http://www.zchor.org/bialystok/yizkor6.htm), a woman by the name of Gitl
Chajkowski-Plac is mentioned who apparently saved 60 Jewish orphans at the
early stages of Nazi rule in Bialystok ("Disregarding danger, Gitl
Chajkowski-Plac saved sixty Jewish orphans and became their substitute
mother. She hid them in a cellar, where they remained throughout the early
days of the Nazi invasion of Bialystok."). This case is of great interest
for our project; however, this is the only mention of this brave woman I
have found anywhere. I would be grateful for any information that could
point me in the right direction, also regarding the fate of the orphans'
home.

I would also appreciate any suggestions on how to find survivors'
testimonies that specifically mention the events of 27 June 1941.

Thank you so much for your help!

Best regards >from Jerusalem
Johannes Kuber


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland RE : Looking for Gitl Chajkowski-Plac from Bialystok #poland

Nancy Prelaske <nancyprelaske@...>
 

Johannes,

I just finished reading a book written on the fate of Bialystok Jews, it did
talk about the orphanage, not sure if her name was mentioned, but it would
be a good source of information. The book is Rajzner, Rafael. "The Stories
Our Parents Found Too Painful To Tell." AMCL Publications. iBooks. I will
also go back and see if I can find reference to Gitl Chajkowski-Plac, if I
find it I will let you know privately.

Best regards,
Nancy Fink-Prelaske
nancyprelaske@comcast.net

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Subject: Looking for Gitl Chajkowski-Plac >from Bialystok
From: Johannes Kuber <johannes.kuber@web.de>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 19:20:24 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear fellow researchers,

I am currently volunteering at Yad Vashem; my main task is to gather
information about the Bialystok Massacre (27 June 1941) for a teaching unit
that will eventually be published by the International School for Holocaust
Studies. In the Bialystoker Memorial Book
(http://www.zchor.org/bialystok/yizkor6.htm), a woman by the name of Gitl
Chajkowski-Plac is mentioned who apparently saved 60 Jewish orphans at the
early stages of Nazi rule in Bialystok ("Disregarding danger, Gitl
Chajkowski-Plac saved sixty Jewish orphans and became their substitute
mother. She hid them in a cellar, where they remained throughout the early
days of the Nazi invasion of Bialystok."). This case is of great interest
for our project; however, this is the only mention of this brave woman I
have found anywhere. I would be grateful for any information that could
point me in the right direction, also regarding the fate of the orphans'
home.

I would also appreciate any suggestions on how to find survivors'
testimonies that specifically mention the events of 27 June 1941.

Thank you so much for your help!

Best regards >from Jerusalem
Johannes Kuber


UCLA Hillel Lecture on Lithuanian Jewry Thursday, November 14 #lithuania

loren greenberg
 

Hello,
I thought this event might be of interest to Los Angeles area Litvaks!

Regards,
Loren Greenberg Schonbrun
Venice, California

Distinguished Lecture Series Kicks Off - November 14, 2013

Hillel at UCLA presents Professor Sarunas Liekis >from the Vilnius
Yiddish Institute at Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania. He
will be lecturing on Lithuanian Jewry 1918-1940, >from National
Autonomy to Near-Destruction.

Professor Liekis is the Executive Director of the Vilnius Yiddish
Institute (VYI) and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Political
Science and Diplomacy at Vytautas Magnus University in Vilnius,
Lithuania. Liekis has his PH.D >from Brandeis University where his
thesis focused on the creation and ultimate failure of the autonomous
Lithuanian Ministry of Jewish Affairs. His thesis was later published
as A State within a State? Jewish Autonomy in Lithuania, 1918-1925.

Professor Liekis has also authored 1939, a study of that momentous
year for Lithuania and its Jewish citizens. Among its contributions,
1939 captures the distinctly different narratives of that year's
events by Lithuanians, Poles, Jews, Russians, and Belarusians. Most
recently Professor Liekis co-edited with Antony Polonsky and Chaeran
Freeze of Brandeis University Volume 25 of Polin, Jews in the Former
Grand Duchy of Lithuania since 1772. This 509-page volume is an
invaluable source for Lithuanian Jewish history and culture.

November 14, 2013 - 7:00-9:00pm
Hillel at UCLA

Free and Open to the Public
RSVP: 310-208-3081 ext. 108 or ucla.hillel.org/NovLecture2013


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania UCLA Hillel Lecture on Lithuanian Jewry Thursday, November 14 #lithuania

loren greenberg
 

Hello,
I thought this event might be of interest to Los Angeles area Litvaks!

Regards,
Loren Greenberg Schonbrun
Venice, California

Distinguished Lecture Series Kicks Off - November 14, 2013

Hillel at UCLA presents Professor Sarunas Liekis >from the Vilnius
Yiddish Institute at Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania. He
will be lecturing on Lithuanian Jewry 1918-1940, >from National
Autonomy to Near-Destruction.

Professor Liekis is the Executive Director of the Vilnius Yiddish
Institute (VYI) and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Political
Science and Diplomacy at Vytautas Magnus University in Vilnius,
Lithuania. Liekis has his PH.D >from Brandeis University where his
thesis focused on the creation and ultimate failure of the autonomous
Lithuanian Ministry of Jewish Affairs. His thesis was later published
as A State within a State? Jewish Autonomy in Lithuania, 1918-1925.

Professor Liekis has also authored 1939, a study of that momentous
year for Lithuania and its Jewish citizens. Among its contributions,
1939 captures the distinctly different narratives of that year's
events by Lithuanians, Poles, Jews, Russians, and Belarusians. Most
recently Professor Liekis co-edited with Antony Polonsky and Chaeran
Freeze of Brandeis University Volume 25 of Polin, Jews in the Former
Grand Duchy of Lithuania since 1772. This 509-page volume is an
invaluable source for Lithuanian Jewish history and culture.

November 14, 2013 - 7:00-9:00pm
Hillel at UCLA

Free and Open to the Public
RSVP: 310-208-3081 ext. 108 or ucla.hillel.org/NovLecture2013

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