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Re: Thank you and encouragement for new members! #germany

Nicholas Landau <nicklandau@...>
 

Moderator note: There is a page at the GerSIG website
where you can list and link your personal family trees
and family information. *** Family Websites ***
http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/personal.htm

JewishGen and GerSIG ask you to type the
family names of your ancestors and their relatives
(eg. KOHN WEISKOPF ) in all capital letters. ========>

I have been a member of this group for a long while but I will confirm or
update the detail of my families >from Germany

1 Kohn/Weiskopf >from Wallerstein, Bavaria and Gunzenhausen, Bavaria

See http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/wallerstein_synagoge.htm
and http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/images/Images%20Bayern/WEISSKOPF.pdf
(family tree)

[A link to] The Geni family tree of my greatgrandmother, Chaya Landau
(nee Kohn) is available on request. This contains the whole family tree.

2 Rosenbaum, Wechsler >from Schwabach, Bavaria
See http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/schwabach_texte.htm
I think that the family Rosenbaum links families Weisskopf and Wecshler.

3 Cohnreich >from Krojanke formerly in West Prussia, now Poland and Anklam,
Germany. See:
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BADEN-WURTTEMBERG/2001-11/1005987736
See for instance
http://records.ancestry.com/Theodor_Cohnreich_records.ashx?pidG075234

See for Cohnreich ancestors
http://www.mundia.com/de/Search/Results?surname=COHNREICH&birthPlace=Deutschland

Nick Landau, UK nicklandau@hotmail.co.uk


German SIG #Germany Re: Thank you and encouragement for new members! #germany

Nicholas Landau <nicklandau@...>
 

Moderator note: There is a page at the GerSIG website
where you can list and link your personal family trees
and family information. *** Family Websites ***
http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/personal.htm

JewishGen and GerSIG ask you to type the
family names of your ancestors and their relatives
(eg. KOHN WEISKOPF ) in all capital letters. ========>

I have been a member of this group for a long while but I will confirm or
update the detail of my families >from Germany

1 Kohn/Weiskopf >from Wallerstein, Bavaria and Gunzenhausen, Bavaria

See http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/wallerstein_synagoge.htm
and http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/images/Images%20Bayern/WEISSKOPF.pdf
(family tree)

[A link to] The Geni family tree of my greatgrandmother, Chaya Landau
(nee Kohn) is available on request. This contains the whole family tree.

2 Rosenbaum, Wechsler >from Schwabach, Bavaria
See http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/schwabach_texte.htm
I think that the family Rosenbaum links families Weisskopf and Wecshler.

3 Cohnreich >from Krojanke formerly in West Prussia, now Poland and Anklam,
Germany. See:
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BADEN-WURTTEMBERG/2001-11/1005987736
See for instance
http://records.ancestry.com/Theodor_Cohnreich_records.ashx?pidG075234

See for Cohnreich ancestors
http://www.mundia.com/de/Search/Results?surname=COHNREICH&birthPlace=Deutschland

Nick Landau, UK nicklandau@hotmail.co.uk


View Mate Translation Request - Polish #poland

Jeff Jacobs
 

I would very much appreciate the help of anyone who can translate the
birth record of Hinda NOWACHOWICZ >from Mlawa. The record is here:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32808

If it is illegible, please let me know and I will try to get another
image. Unfortunately, my local LDS family history center has no way of
reproducing the record >from the microfilm reader and I am limited to
photographing the image.

Jeff Jacobs
Columbia, SC, USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


JRI Poland #Poland View Mate Translation Request - Polish #poland

Jeff Jacobs
 

I would very much appreciate the help of anyone who can translate the
birth record of Hinda NOWACHOWICZ >from Mlawa. The record is here:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32808

If it is illegible, please let me know and I will try to get another
image. Unfortunately, my local LDS family history center has no way of
reproducing the record >from the microfilm reader and I am limited to
photographing the image.

Jeff Jacobs
Columbia, SC, USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


Re: ZAS Family, Ukmerge #lithuania

Adina Bernstein
 

Hello David

I don't know about Lithuania during that period. But I do know that
my great grandfather, originally >from Poland had his family surname
changed several times. He also left for Germany for an apprenticeship
that eventually led him to America.

Adina Bernstein
Brooklyn NY
di12381@yahoo


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: ZAS Family, Ukmerge #lithuania

Adina Bernstein
 

Hello David

I don't know about Lithuania during that period. But I do know that
my great grandfather, originally >from Poland had his family surname
changed several times. He also left for Germany for an apprenticeship
that eventually led him to America.

Adina Bernstein
Brooklyn NY
di12381@yahoo


Re: conscription #lithuania

Joel Levinson
 

In terms of the conscription question, what I can add to this is that the
oldest male child was exempt >from conscription. I have two examples of
this in my family history.

On one side of the family, my grandfather used his older brother's
passport to flee to the US to avoid conscription. In another example,
a son born to my great-grandparents had the birth listed as being born
to another family in the town, using that family's last name, since they
had no male children. I understand >from a story of his life, written
by a grandson many years later about that happening. Even years
later, it was hard to put the pieces of that together, except that
descendents of the son with a different last name knew the story,
and the families were reunited almost 100 years later.

Joel Levinson
Northridge, CA

Searching: Baskind (Ilya), Levinson (Mariampol), Kottler (listed in
Revision list in Postov, but really lived on a farm/mill outside of town),
Kisber (same as Kottler)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: conscription #lithuania

Joel Levinson
 

In terms of the conscription question, what I can add to this is that the
oldest male child was exempt >from conscription. I have two examples of
this in my family history.

On one side of the family, my grandfather used his older brother's
passport to flee to the US to avoid conscription. In another example,
a son born to my great-grandparents had the birth listed as being born
to another family in the town, using that family's last name, since they
had no male children. I understand >from a story of his life, written
by a grandson many years later about that happening. Even years
later, it was hard to put the pieces of that together, except that
descendents of the son with a different last name knew the story,
and the families were reunited almost 100 years later.

Joel Levinson
Northridge, CA

Searching: Baskind (Ilya), Levinson (Mariampol), Kottler (listed in
Revision list in Postov, but really lived on a farm/mill outside of town),
Kisber (same as Kottler)


IAJGS Awards Nominations #galicia

Harvey Glasner <hsglasner@...>
 

IAJGS Requests Nominations for Annual Awards

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
is now accepting applications for their annual awards. They include:

1. IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award

2. Outstanding contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet,
Print or Electronic Product

3. Outstanding Publication by an IAJGS member organization

4. Outstanding Programming or Project that Advanced the Objectives
of Jewish Genealogy

All four Awards must be nominated by an IAJGS member organization,
although it is not uncommon for individuals or other organizations to
provide letters of supporting the nomination. The deadline for
nominations has been extended to May 15. A full explanation of the
Awards and the nomination process can be found at
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/awards/html.

Harvey Glasner
Awards Chairperson


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia IAJGS Awards Nominations #galicia

Harvey Glasner <hsglasner@...>
 

IAJGS Requests Nominations for Annual Awards

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
is now accepting applications for their annual awards. They include:

1. IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award

2. Outstanding contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet,
Print or Electronic Product

3. Outstanding Publication by an IAJGS member organization

4. Outstanding Programming or Project that Advanced the Objectives
of Jewish Genealogy

All four Awards must be nominated by an IAJGS member organization,
although it is not uncommon for individuals or other organizations to
provide letters of supporting the nomination. The deadline for
nominations has been extended to May 15. A full explanation of the
Awards and the nomination process can be found at
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/awards/html.

Harvey Glasner
Awards Chairperson


Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois - March 30, 2014: Finding Israeli Relatives and Holocaust Survivors #general

events@...
 

Press Release - Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois - Sunday,
March 14, 2014: Locating Israeli Relatives and Holocaust Survivors

Sunday, March 30, 2014: Locating Israeli Relatives and Holocaust
Survivors

Rose Lerer Cohen, a professional genealogist, writer and lecturer >from
Israel, will speak on Locating Israeli Relatives and Holocaust
Survivors: Search Strategies and Integrating Resources at the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 2
p.m. The meeting will be held at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster
St., Skokie, Ill.
The synagogue will open at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate JGSI members who
want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get help with
genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before the main program
begins at 2 p.m.

In her presentation, Dr. Cohen will explain how to find relatives in
Israel using resources of the Israel State Archives, Central Zionist
Archives and other smaller archives in Israel as well as databases and
whether language is indeed a barrier. She will describe the major
databases and depositories of Holocaust materials, including Yad Vashem
in Israel, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington,
D.C., and the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen, Germany.
She will also focus on search strategies and integrating resources
within the framework of genealogy and history, based on examples brought
by herself and on questions >from the audience.
Dr. Rose Lerer Cohen, a former South African who now lives in Jerusalem,
has pursued research cases in Eastern and Western Europe, Israel, South
Africa and the United States. She coordinates the Lithuanian Holocaust
Names Project and the Southern Africa Oral History Project. With Saul
Issroff, she co-authored The Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945: A Book
of Remembrance (Gefen: Jerusalem).
She is a board member of the Israel Genealogical Research Association, a
committee member of the Association for Oral History and a member of the
International Institute for Jewish Genealogy's Committee for Teaching
Genealogy at University Level. She is the former editor of Sharsheret
Hadorot, Genealogy Journal, Israel.


JGSI Press Release
Email: info@jgsi.org <mailto:info@jgsi.org>
Name: JGSI Info
Phone: 312-666-0100


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois - March 30, 2014: Finding Israeli Relatives and Holocaust Survivors #general

events@...
 

Press Release - Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois - Sunday,
March 14, 2014: Locating Israeli Relatives and Holocaust Survivors

Sunday, March 30, 2014: Locating Israeli Relatives and Holocaust
Survivors

Rose Lerer Cohen, a professional genealogist, writer and lecturer >from
Israel, will speak on Locating Israeli Relatives and Holocaust
Survivors: Search Strategies and Integrating Resources at the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 2
p.m. The meeting will be held at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster
St., Skokie, Ill.
The synagogue will open at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate JGSI members who
want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get help with
genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before the main program
begins at 2 p.m.

In her presentation, Dr. Cohen will explain how to find relatives in
Israel using resources of the Israel State Archives, Central Zionist
Archives and other smaller archives in Israel as well as databases and
whether language is indeed a barrier. She will describe the major
databases and depositories of Holocaust materials, including Yad Vashem
in Israel, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington,
D.C., and the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen, Germany.
She will also focus on search strategies and integrating resources
within the framework of genealogy and history, based on examples brought
by herself and on questions >from the audience.
Dr. Rose Lerer Cohen, a former South African who now lives in Jerusalem,
has pursued research cases in Eastern and Western Europe, Israel, South
Africa and the United States. She coordinates the Lithuanian Holocaust
Names Project and the Southern Africa Oral History Project. With Saul
Issroff, she co-authored The Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945: A Book
of Remembrance (Gefen: Jerusalem).
She is a board member of the Israel Genealogical Research Association, a
committee member of the Association for Oral History and a member of the
International Institute for Jewish Genealogy's Committee for Teaching
Genealogy at University Level. She is the former editor of Sharsheret
Hadorot, Genealogy Journal, Israel.


JGSI Press Release
Email: info@jgsi.org <mailto:info@jgsi.org>
Name: JGSI Info
Phone: 312-666-0100


Re: Official records from nazi era may still contain illegal entries #general

Robert Fraser
 

Dear Group -

Following up on this issue, I was recently given a scan of a
marriage document >from Vienna dated 1895.

Some little nazi functionary must have gone through the
archives. The entry is stamped with an official stamp dated
June 1939, to the effect that Israel-Sara are now officially
added to the names contained therein.

One wouldn't think they'd bother! But they did!

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

Snip....
Although the photostat of his original familienstammbuch
page was written in 1930 (and was attached to the official
record), the town's typewritten portion STILL has his Nazi
era middle name 'Israel'
inserted.
snip.....


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Official records from nazi era may still contain illegal entries #general

Robert Fraser
 

Dear Group -

Following up on this issue, I was recently given a scan of a
marriage document >from Vienna dated 1895.

Some little nazi functionary must have gone through the
archives. The entry is stamped with an official stamp dated
June 1939, to the effect that Israel-Sara are now officially
added to the names contained therein.

One wouldn't think they'd bother! But they did!

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

Snip....
Although the photostat of his original familienstammbuch
page was written in 1930 (and was attached to the official
record), the town's typewritten portion STILL has his Nazi
era middle name 'Israel'
inserted.
snip.....


Bessarabian directories now searchable #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

I would to comment on the online material >from Seven Bessarabian Directories
at http://genealogyindexer.org

Bessarabia Gubernia Address-Calendars for 1902, 1906 (partial), 1909, 1910,
and 1913; Chishinau and Bessarabia Directory for 1924 (Anuarul Orasului
Chisinau si al judetelelor din Basarabia si cu Calendarul); and Chisinau
Directory for 1940 (Anuarul Chisinaului).

It is a very good way to find some trace of your relatives, and I thing
Logan is doing a great service to all of us. In order to take advantage of
Logan's work you would need to have some Russian background or Romanian. I
wish we have more of such directories, especially PHONE directories from
Kishinev and other towns.

In a mean time I want to let you know that at Bessarabia SIG there is a
project to RESEARCH and translate Bessarabia Guberniya Address-Calendars.
That is a very different project, and a person who is working on it - Yuriy
Daylis - have uploaded to Bessarabia SIG a lot of material including
statistical tables, list of Jews involved in public life of Bessarabia. You
can get to this table at Bessarabia SIG / Research projects / 30. Bessarabia
Annual books, 1862-1914. 5 Books/calendars are already researched. A
Russian speaking person spend good amount of time to find out correct
translation of professions/departments. That was in fact a great research
work, because many of the terms >from 19 century even Russian speakers cannot
understand. Please check this tables out! They have great material in
them. By the way Rabbis were also considered as people involved in Public
life...

Also a group of people are working now on Chisinau Directory for 1940
(Anuarul Chisinaului), project leader Harvey Kabaker. That will be done
soon and the data will be uploaded to the JewishGen, Business directory.
You will find the list of people with profession, type of business, by
towns.

If any of you are interested in details or want to help in any of these two
projects, please email me at yefimk@verison.net.

Best regards,

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 Bessarabian directories now searchable #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

I would to comment on the online material >from Seven Bessarabian Directories
at http://genealogyindexer.org

Bessarabia Gubernia Address-Calendars for 1902, 1906 (partial), 1909, 1910,
and 1913; Chishinau and Bessarabia Directory for 1924 (Anuarul Orasului
Chisinau si al judetelelor din Basarabia si cu Calendarul); and Chisinau
Directory for 1940 (Anuarul Chisinaului).

It is a very good way to find some trace of your relatives, and I thing
Logan is doing a great service to all of us. In order to take advantage of
Logan's work you would need to have some Russian background or Romanian. I
wish we have more of such directories, especially PHONE directories from
Kishinev and other towns.

In a mean time I want to let you know that at Bessarabia SIG there is a
project to RESEARCH and translate Bessarabia Guberniya Address-Calendars.
That is a very different project, and a person who is working on it - Yuriy
Daylis - have uploaded to Bessarabia SIG a lot of material including
statistical tables, list of Jews involved in public life of Bessarabia. You
can get to this table at Bessarabia SIG / Research projects / 30. Bessarabia
Annual books, 1862-1914. 5 Books/calendars are already researched. A
Russian speaking person spend good amount of time to find out correct
translation of professions/departments. That was in fact a great research
work, because many of the terms >from 19 century even Russian speakers cannot
understand. Please check this tables out! They have great material in
them. By the way Rabbis were also considered as people involved in Public
life...

Also a group of people are working now on Chisinau Directory for 1940
(Anuarul Chisinaului), project leader Harvey Kabaker. That will be done
soon and the data will be uploaded to the JewishGen, Business directory.
You will find the list of people with profession, type of business, by
towns.

If any of you are interested in details or want to help in any of these two
projects, please email me at yefimk@verison.net.

Best regards,

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


Re: Town of "Seret" ? #romania

marcelbratu@...
 

Many time, like Yasse, (Iasi) are mistakes of spelling, poor knowledge of
Geography, etc. SERET is SIRET, near the big river Siret. a small town in
the North of Dorohoi , which before the WWII was a statel. Now, I don't
know, because I wasn't there for 80 years. Yes! at 9 years of age and before
I bathed in the river. Dr. Marcel Bratu

----- Original Message -----
From: "Weschler" <familywe@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Romania SIG" <rom-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 5:22 PM
Subject: RE:[rom-sig] Town of "Seret" ?


Hello all,

I'm struggling to know where to begin. All I know is that my father's side
of the family originated in a town in which the name phonetically sounds
like 'seret.'
Can anyone help with this?
Thanks

Peter Weschler


Romania SIG #Romania Re: RE:Town of "Seret" ? #romania

marcelbratu@...
 

Many time, like Yasse, (Iasi) are mistakes of spelling, poor knowledge of
Geography, etc. SERET is SIRET, near the big river Siret. a small town in
the North of Dorohoi , which before the WWII was a statel. Now, I don't
know, because I wasn't there for 80 years. Yes! at 9 years of age and before
I bathed in the river. Dr. Marcel Bratu

----- Original Message -----
From: "Weschler" <familywe@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Romania SIG" <rom-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 5:22 PM
Subject: RE:[rom-sig] Town of "Seret" ?


Hello all,

I'm struggling to know where to begin. All I know is that my father's side
of the family originated in a town in which the name phonetically sounds
like 'seret.'
Can anyone help with this?
Thanks

Peter Weschler


Re: Town of "Seret" ? #romania

Susan Steeble
 

Peter Weschler asked:

"I'm struggling to know where to begin. All I know is that my father's side
of the family originated in a town in which the name phonetically sounds
like 'seret.'
Can anyone help with this?"

I believe the town you're looking for is Siret, which is in
northeastern Suceava County in northeastern Romania, right next to the
border with Ukraine. It is 23 miles NNW of the town of Suceava. It was
formerly in Bukovina province, and you can see it as "Sereth" on this
1910 ethnographic map of Bukovina:
http://www.bukovinasociety.org/map1910.html

Here is a link to the Wikipedia article on Siret:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siret

And here is the YIVO Encyclopedia article:
http://www.yivoencyclopedia.org/article.aspx/Siret

Good luck with your research!

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD

Researching: FREEDHAND/FRIEDHAND/FRIEDGANT (Bershad, Ukraine > NY and CT,
Romania, France);
KESSELMAN (Chorna/Krasny Okna, Ukraine > NY); KAHAN (Grodno [now Belarus]
NY);
STUCHINSKY (Yurburg and Taurage [now Lithuania]); SLUTSKY/SLOTE (Kiev,
Ukraine > NY);
BODNAR (Mihaileni, Romania > Israel); GELBER and SCHECHTER (Bucecea, Tirgu
Neamt, and Iasi, Romania > Israel)


Romania SIG #Romania RE: Town of "Seret" ? #romania

Susan Steeble
 

Peter Weschler asked:

"I'm struggling to know where to begin. All I know is that my father's side
of the family originated in a town in which the name phonetically sounds
like 'seret.'
Can anyone help with this?"

I believe the town you're looking for is Siret, which is in
northeastern Suceava County in northeastern Romania, right next to the
border with Ukraine. It is 23 miles NNW of the town of Suceava. It was
formerly in Bukovina province, and you can see it as "Sereth" on this
1910 ethnographic map of Bukovina:
http://www.bukovinasociety.org/map1910.html

Here is a link to the Wikipedia article on Siret:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siret

And here is the YIVO Encyclopedia article:
http://www.yivoencyclopedia.org/article.aspx/Siret

Good luck with your research!

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD

Researching: FREEDHAND/FRIEDHAND/FRIEDGANT (Bershad, Ukraine > NY and CT,
Romania, France);
KESSELMAN (Chorna/Krasny Okna, Ukraine > NY); KAHAN (Grodno [now Belarus]
NY);
STUCHINSKY (Yurburg and Taurage [now Lithuania]); SLUTSKY/SLOTE (Kiev,
Ukraine > NY);
BODNAR (Mihaileni, Romania > Israel); GELBER and SCHECHTER (Bucecea, Tirgu
Neamt, and Iasi, Romania > Israel)

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