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Photos of my recent roots trip #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

Please visit:

http://elirab.me

You can scroll back or use the search engine to find
places of interest to you.

I visited many towns and shtetls in Lithuania and Latvia,
focussing on places of Jewish interest, photographing cemeteries,
memorial sites, synagogues, museums and buildings which were
previously Jewish.

Using international mobile roaming and GPS, I was able to
find and pinpoint many sites and addresses.

I met friendly and helpful people, including community leaders and
Jewish guides, who made this trip an exceptional experience.

I took more than 8000 photos, which speak for themselves and certainly
paint a thousand words!

If you want more information on my travels, please contact me privately.


Places visited in Lithuania:

Kaunas, Babtai, Raseiniai, Klaipeda, Curonian Spit, Kretinga, Palanga,
Siauliai, Telsiai, Plunge, Salantai, Plateliai, Joniskis, Zagare,
Kriukai, Panevezys, Kedainiai, Ruodiai, Ukmerge, Vilnius,
Paneriai, Trakai, Grutas Parkas and Druskininkai

Latvia:

Liepaja, Skeda, Azpute, Riga, Jurmala, Tukums, Jelgava,
Bauska and Rundale Palace.

My visit to Kedainiai, the birthplace of my 3rd great grandfather,
Avraham Shlomo Zalman Tzoref was particularly special.
In this town, where Tzoref was influenced by his teacher, the Vilna
Gaon, I was able to meet with another teacher, Laima Ardaviciene and her
students.
See their website:

http://allequalalldifferent.weebly.com/rooted-in-keidan.html

The town has a lovely cultural centre in what used to be the complex of
two synagogues. Rimantas Dirgulis and his team have helped make
this a most interesting town to visit.

I encourage people to visit their ancestral places and so connect with
their roots, a worthwhile trip to make!

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth Australia
eli@elirab.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photos of my recent roots trip #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

Please visit:

http://elirab.me

You can scroll back or use the search engine to find
places of interest to you.

I visited many towns and shtetls in Lithuania and Latvia,
focussing on places of Jewish interest, photographing cemeteries,
memorial sites, synagogues, museums and buildings which were
previously Jewish.

Using international mobile roaming and GPS, I was able to
find and pinpoint many sites and addresses.

I met friendly and helpful people, including community leaders and
Jewish guides, who made this trip an exceptional experience.

I took more than 8000 photos, which speak for themselves and certainly
paint a thousand words!

If you want more information on my travels, please contact me privately.


Places visited in Lithuania:

Kaunas, Babtai, Raseiniai, Klaipeda, Curonian Spit, Kretinga, Palanga,
Siauliai, Telsiai, Plunge, Salantai, Plateliai, Joniskis, Zagare,
Kriukai, Panevezys, Kedainiai, Ruodiai, Ukmerge, Vilnius,
Paneriai, Trakai, Grutas Parkas and Druskininkai

Latvia:

Liepaja, Skeda, Azpute, Riga, Jurmala, Tukums, Jelgava,
Bauska and Rundale Palace.

My visit to Kedainiai, the birthplace of my 3rd great grandfather,
Avraham Shlomo Zalman Tzoref was particularly special.
In this town, where Tzoref was influenced by his teacher, the Vilna
Gaon, I was able to meet with another teacher, Laima Ardaviciene and her
students.
See their website:

http://allequalalldifferent.weebly.com/rooted-in-keidan.html

The town has a lovely cultural centre in what used to be the complex of
two synagogues. Rimantas Dirgulis and his team have helped make
this a most interesting town to visit.

I encourage people to visit their ancestral places and so connect with
their roots, a worthwhile trip to make!

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth Australia
eli@elirab.com


Re: Hungarian Proof of Residency to Avoid Deportation #general

tom
 

The pages are birth certificates.

The history was that the Hungarian government, although allied with
Germany, and discriminating against Jews, was faced with a political
dilemma: because folklore said that the Jews had arrived in Hungary
with the magyar tribes (in actual fact there are records of Jews
there in roman times), the government initially only talked about
deporting "foreign jews", who had migrated >from other countries.
(jews in hungary were granted civil rights ahead of most of Europe,
and therefore attracted immigration even >from other parts of the
empire.) so they required proof of being "Hungarian".

The "foreign jews" were supposedly deported to kamenets podolsk, but
were actually taken there and for the most part murdered. And of
course, later on, they rounded up all Jews.


....... tom klein, toronto


moishe.miller@totalben.com> wrote:
I would like to know where I can learn more about something my late
uncle told me. He said that as a resident of Nyirbator, Hungary, the
family was able to prove they had lived in Hungary for four generations
and as such avoid some type of deportation.
snip..........


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hungarian Proof of Residency to Avoid Deportation #general

tom
 

The pages are birth certificates.

The history was that the Hungarian government, although allied with
Germany, and discriminating against Jews, was faced with a political
dilemma: because folklore said that the Jews had arrived in Hungary
with the magyar tribes (in actual fact there are records of Jews
there in roman times), the government initially only talked about
deporting "foreign jews", who had migrated >from other countries.
(jews in hungary were granted civil rights ahead of most of Europe,
and therefore attracted immigration even >from other parts of the
empire.) so they required proof of being "Hungarian".

The "foreign jews" were supposedly deported to kamenets podolsk, but
were actually taken there and for the most part murdered. And of
course, later on, they rounded up all Jews.


....... tom klein, toronto


moishe.miller@totalben.com> wrote:
I would like to know where I can learn more about something my late
uncle told me. He said that as a resident of Nyirbator, Hungary, the
family was able to prove they had lived in Hungary for four generations
and as such avoid some type of deportation.
snip..........


Re: Headstone Photo Help New Orleans #general

Shelly Chandhok
 

I tried to send this photo to Tommy Abrams but this email address
bounced. If he can contact me directly, we can find out what's wrong.
Shelly Chandhok

On Jun 11, 2014, at 7:24 PM, news@fx26.iad.highwinds-media.com, =
news@fx26.iad.highwinds-media.com wrote:

Apologies. My email address was improperly configured on my original
post. Here it is. Thank you.

Tommy Abrams
Waukee, Iowa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Headstone Photo Help New Orleans #general

Shelly Chandhok
 

I tried to send this photo to Tommy Abrams but this email address
bounced. If he can contact me directly, we can find out what's wrong.
Shelly Chandhok

On Jun 11, 2014, at 7:24 PM, news@fx26.iad.highwinds-media.com, =
news@fx26.iad.highwinds-media.com wrote:

Apologies. My email address was improperly configured on my original
post. Here it is. Thank you.

Tommy Abrams
Waukee, Iowa


Bienkes - what does it mean? #general

Larry Freund & Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gbfreund18@...>
 

I am translating the Czyzewo Yizkor Book and have come upon a word that
is not in any Yiddish dictionary, nor in Stutchkoff's Theasurus. The
word is "bienkes" - bet, yud, ayin, nun, kuf, ayin, semakh.

The paragraph in which the word appears is translated as follows:

I ran with all my strength, not looking back. I crossed the 300-meter
field that cut across the forest as if in one leap. I finally stopped
when I was outside of Dmochy, stretched out on the ground and listened
to the distant noises that came >from the right. The Germans had departed
on the bienkes.

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who recognizes this word.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
New York, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bienkes - what does it mean? #general

Larry Freund & Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gbfreund18@...>
 

I am translating the Czyzewo Yizkor Book and have come upon a word that
is not in any Yiddish dictionary, nor in Stutchkoff's Theasurus. The
word is "bienkes" - bet, yud, ayin, nun, kuf, ayin, semakh.

The paragraph in which the word appears is translated as follows:

I ran with all my strength, not looking back. I crossed the 300-meter
field that cut across the forest as if in one leap. I finally stopped
when I was outside of Dmochy, stretched out on the ground and listened
to the distant noises that came >from the right. The Germans had departed
on the bienkes.

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who recognizes this word.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
New York, New York


Re: Shoshana Gross, Melrose Park, PA #general

Peter Lebensold <peterlebensold@...>
 

Neil Rosenstein wrote:
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:46:39 -0400

Trying to reestablish contact Shoshana Gross on her work on the
Ashkenazi rabbinical family of Kalisz and Zawichost.

Quick tip for neophyte genealogists:

It never hurts to try Googling a name (especially if there is
something slightly unusual about it - as, in this case, the given
name "Shoshana").

A Google quickly turns up the address and phone number of a "Shoshana E. Gross"
in Highland Park, NJ.

Probably a good idea to try the Google (or an online phone
directory) before going to the trouble of asking JGDG members
for their help.

Peter


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Shoshana Gross, Melrose Park, PA #general

Peter Lebensold <peterlebensold@...>
 

Neil Rosenstein wrote:
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:46:39 -0400

Trying to reestablish contact Shoshana Gross on her work on the
Ashkenazi rabbinical family of Kalisz and Zawichost.

Quick tip for neophyte genealogists:

It never hurts to try Googling a name (especially if there is
something slightly unusual about it - as, in this case, the given
name "Shoshana").

A Google quickly turns up the address and phone number of a "Shoshana E. Gross"
in Highland Park, NJ.

Probably a good idea to try the Google (or an online phone
directory) before going to the trouble of asking JGDG members
for their help.

Peter


ViewMate: Translation of Russian Marriage Document #general

Marsha
 

Hi

I would appreciate a translation of an 1896 Russian
marriage document >from Warsaw for the marriage of Srul Chil ZMIDEK
to Necha Ryfka GOLDSHTEYN. Someone has been very kind and has provided
an extract. If anyone is able to provide a loose translation of the
whole document I would be very grateful.

The document is on viewmate at

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=34189

Please respond by email or on the viewmate form.

Many thanks for your help

Marsha Rosenberg
London UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Translation of Russian Marriage Document #general

Marsha
 

Hi

I would appreciate a translation of an 1896 Russian
marriage document >from Warsaw for the marriage of Srul Chil ZMIDEK
to Necha Ryfka GOLDSHTEYN. Someone has been very kind and has provided
an extract. If anyone is able to provide a loose translation of the
whole document I would be very grateful.

The document is on viewmate at

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=34189

Please respond by email or on the viewmate form.

Many thanks for your help

Marsha Rosenberg
London UK


Viewmate: Reading an entry on a passenger manifest 1902 #general

Marsha
 

Hi

I would appreciate help deciphering the annotations on a
Philadelphia passenger list >from 1902.

I believe that "B.Block" is a person and would like to know how he
is connected to or what service he provided to the passenger
Louis Want. B.Block is mentioned twice - once on the line for
Louis Want and once on the line for another passenger described as
Louis's friend.

The document extract is on viewmate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=34191
I can email the whole page if that is of help.

Please respond by email or on the viewmate form.

Many thanks for your help

Marsha Rosenberg
London UK

Researching WANT Dobrzyn nad Wisla, Richmond, Virginia
Darlington South Carolina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate: Reading an entry on a passenger manifest 1902 #general

Marsha
 

Hi

I would appreciate help deciphering the annotations on a
Philadelphia passenger list >from 1902.

I believe that "B.Block" is a person and would like to know how he
is connected to or what service he provided to the passenger
Louis Want. B.Block is mentioned twice - once on the line for
Louis Want and once on the line for another passenger described as
Louis's friend.

The document extract is on viewmate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=34191
I can email the whole page if that is of help.

Please respond by email or on the viewmate form.

Many thanks for your help

Marsha Rosenberg
London UK

Researching WANT Dobrzyn nad Wisla, Richmond, Virginia
Darlington South Carolina


ViewMate: Transliteration of Hebrew/Yiddish name #general

Marsha
 

Hi-

I would appreciate help with transliterating a name in Hebrew characters.
The writing is a signature on a UK census document for 1911. The lady's
English name was Kate BENJAMIN or WISLA or WEISLA or VESTLAR or WEISS.
Her name in Poland was Gittel WISLA. Her Hebrew name was Gittel
bat Yosef Halevi. The document is on viewmate at

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=34190

Please respond by email or on the viewmate form

Many thanks for your help

Marsha Rosenberg
London UK
Researching STUPAJ, WISLA, ZEMEL >from Plock, Wyszogrod, Gabin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Transliteration of Hebrew/Yiddish name #general

Marsha
 

Hi-

I would appreciate help with transliterating a name in Hebrew characters.
The writing is a signature on a UK census document for 1911. The lady's
English name was Kate BENJAMIN or WISLA or WEISLA or VESTLAR or WEISS.
Her name in Poland was Gittel WISLA. Her Hebrew name was Gittel
bat Yosef Halevi. The document is on viewmate at

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=34190

Please respond by email or on the viewmate form

Many thanks for your help

Marsha Rosenberg
London UK
Researching STUPAJ, WISLA, ZEMEL >from Plock, Wyszogrod, Gabin


Success in family search and my most sincere thanks #unitedkingdom

a.watson.genas@...
 

Many thanks to Miriam Margolyes, Simon Srebrny & Sally Walters.
At the beginning of the week, after my post on JCR-UK, Myriam, Simon
and Sally passed on information enabling me to find the descendant of
Martin Fabian, Eric Elias. This was a puzzle that I had n't managed to
piece together for at least 6 months. Exchanging mails as from
Thursday, he told me that all his life he had been convinced that he
was the only surviving member of the Fabians of Neuwedell, Berlin, and
Hamburg, so he was obviously quite surprised!
The most difficult thing for me now is to distill the information that
I have about our family in order to make it comprehensible to him. We
are hoping to meet up at some point, and with his permission I will
post a photo of us at that time on your site.

With many thanks
Alexander Watson


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Success in family search and my most sincere thanks #unitedkingdom

a.watson.genas@...
 

Many thanks to Miriam Margolyes, Simon Srebrny & Sally Walters.
At the beginning of the week, after my post on JCR-UK, Myriam, Simon
and Sally passed on information enabling me to find the descendant of
Martin Fabian, Eric Elias. This was a puzzle that I had n't managed to
piece together for at least 6 months. Exchanging mails as from
Thursday, he told me that all his life he had been convinced that he
was the only surviving member of the Fabians of Neuwedell, Berlin, and
Hamburg, so he was obviously quite surprised!
The most difficult thing for me now is to distill the information that
I have about our family in order to make it comprehensible to him. We
are hoping to meet up at some point, and with his permission I will
post a photo of us at that time on your site.

With many thanks
Alexander Watson


ViewMate translation request - Russian #lodz #poland

Gene Caspi <genea.caspi@...>
 

I've posted a marriage record in Russian of my great-grandparents from
Piotrkow Trybunalski (Dawid Zelwer and Haia Riwka Najmark), for which
I need a translation. It is in two parts on ViewMate at the following
addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM31796
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM31797

I would especially appreciate a complete translation, or as complete
as feasible, as the details are important to my research.

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

Abba Caspi


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland ViewMate translation request - Russian #lodz #poland

Gene Caspi <genea.caspi@...>
 

I've posted a marriage record in Russian of my great-grandparents from
Piotrkow Trybunalski (Dawid Zelwer and Haia Riwka Najmark), for which
I need a translation. It is in two parts on ViewMate at the following
addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM31796
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM31797

I would especially appreciate a complete translation, or as complete
as feasible, as the details are important to my research.

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

Abba Caspi

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