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ViewMate Translation Request - German (Bohemia) #austria-czech

larryfreund40@...
 

I've posted a marriage record in German for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate (in three parts) at the following
addresses (the document reads >from left to right, starting with
VM34422) ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34422

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34423

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34424

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

This is an 1879 Bohemian marriage record >from the town of Zduchovice
(Badatelna 2451, Image 30).

Thanks very much in advance for all help and/or suggestions.

Larry Freund
New York, NY


Pague Data Source #austria-czech

larryfreund40@...
 

I have recently become aware of a new (to me) source of Prague
data: "Students of Prague Universities 1882-1945." Beyond identifying
the names of the students, the digitized lists also provide the names
of the students' parents as well the location of the students' earlier
schools.

http://is.cuni.cz/webapps/archiv/public/?lang=en

Larry Freund
New York, NY


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ViewMate Translation Request - German (Bohemia) #austria-czech

larryfreund40@...
 

I've posted a marriage record in German for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate (in three parts) at the following
addresses (the document reads >from left to right, starting with
VM34422) ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34422

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34423

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34424

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

This is an 1879 Bohemian marriage record >from the town of Zduchovice
(Badatelna 2451, Image 30).

Thanks very much in advance for all help and/or suggestions.

Larry Freund
New York, NY


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Pague Data Source #austria-czech

larryfreund40@...
 

I have recently become aware of a new (to me) source of Prague
data: "Students of Prague Universities 1882-1945." Beyond identifying
the names of the students, the digitized lists also provide the names
of the students' parents as well the location of the students' earlier
schools.

http://is.cuni.cz/webapps/archiv/public/?lang=en

Larry Freund
New York, NY


records of WW2 foreign POWs held in U.S. #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

Does anyone have experience with records of foreign (specifically
Italian) prisoners of war held in the United States (specifically
Brooklyn) during World War II? Where would I find records of the
arrival, stay and departure of a specific POW?
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen records of WW2 foreign POWs held in U.S. #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

Does anyone have experience with records of foreign (specifically
Italian) prisoners of war held in the United States (specifically
Brooklyn) during World War II? Where would I find records of the
arrival, stay and departure of a specific POW?
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA


Re: One name: one person or two? #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

What is the likelihood that two girls would have the same name
in a town of 1,000 Jews?
I cannot comment on girls, but it is very likely that two boys
might have the same name because of the eastern European pattern of
naming persons after a deceased ancestor.
Typically, the first boy was named after the husband's father if
he was deceased. In one of my families, seven of nine children
named the first son Joshua after his deceased grandfather. Since 4
of the children were boys, there were four Joshua Kimmelmans of
roughly the same age.
Girls might be more difficult because the tradition was to name
the first girl after someone in the mother's family, so it was only
with the birth of the second girl that someone was named after
someone in the father's family.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: One name: one person or two? #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

What is the likelihood that two girls would have the same name
in a town of 1,000 Jews?
I cannot comment on girls, but it is very likely that two boys
might have the same name because of the eastern European pattern of
naming persons after a deceased ancestor.
Typically, the first boy was named after the husband's father if
he was deceased. In one of my families, seven of nine children
named the first son Joshua after his deceased grandfather. Since 4
of the children were boys, there were four Joshua Kimmelmans of
roughly the same age.
Girls might be more difficult because the tradition was to name
the first girl after someone in the mother's family, so it was only
with the birth of the second girl that someone was named after
someone in the father's family.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA


Re: One name: one person or two? #general

Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

Dave Strausfeld asks a seemingly simple question: How likely would it be for
there to be two roughly-the-same-age Jewish women of the same name in one
shtetl?

However, the answer is not as obvious as it would seem to be. If you look at
the old records, it is *more* likely, not less likely, that two people (in
this case women) of the same age with the same name (especially a
not-so-common name like Krikszer) would be found in the one town -- they
probably would have been first or second cousins to each other, named after
the same grandmother or great-grandmother. Plethoras of first cousins with
the same name in the same town were not at all unusual in the shtetls. I
have dealt with a very confusing situation like that in researching my own
ancestors, and it took quite some sorting out to figure out which branch was
which.

For Dave to answer definitively the question of whether there was one Sluwa
Krikszer or two, he should first look closely at the details in the
documents he already has, namely Sluwa's and her (possible) brother's birth
records. What is the mother's name? What is the father's occupation? How old
are both the mother and the father? If the details match, that indicates
that the fathers, named as Majer in Sluwa's birth record and Moshe in the
son's, were one and the same person (his full name may have been Moshe Majer
or Majer Moshe). If the details vary wildly -- with, for example, Majer
being described as a butcher aged 28 while Moshe is described as a shoemaker
aged 45 -- that would show they are two different men. If looking at just
those two documents doesn't clarify things enough, I'd suggest trying to get
any other birth/marriage/death documents possible >from the town for any
other siblings or possible siblings, as well as for Majer / Moshe and the
mother/s. The key to solving this will be in the details.

Good luck,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: One name: one person or two? #general

Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

Dave Strausfeld asks a seemingly simple question: How likely would it be for
there to be two roughly-the-same-age Jewish women of the same name in one
shtetl?

However, the answer is not as obvious as it would seem to be. If you look at
the old records, it is *more* likely, not less likely, that two people (in
this case women) of the same age with the same name (especially a
not-so-common name like Krikszer) would be found in the one town -- they
probably would have been first or second cousins to each other, named after
the same grandmother or great-grandmother. Plethoras of first cousins with
the same name in the same town were not at all unusual in the shtetls. I
have dealt with a very confusing situation like that in researching my own
ancestors, and it took quite some sorting out to figure out which branch was
which.

For Dave to answer definitively the question of whether there was one Sluwa
Krikszer or two, he should first look closely at the details in the
documents he already has, namely Sluwa's and her (possible) brother's birth
records. What is the mother's name? What is the father's occupation? How old
are both the mother and the father? If the details match, that indicates
that the fathers, named as Majer in Sluwa's birth record and Moshe in the
son's, were one and the same person (his full name may have been Moshe Majer
or Majer Moshe). If the details vary wildly -- with, for example, Majer
being described as a butcher aged 28 while Moshe is described as a shoemaker
aged 45 -- that would show they are two different men. If looking at just
those two documents doesn't clarify things enough, I'd suggest trying to get
any other birth/marriage/death documents possible >from the town for any
other siblings or possible siblings, as well as for Majer / Moshe and the
mother/s. The key to solving this will be in the details.

Good luck,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.


BAKST and KELMAN family (and rabbis) in Detroit area #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to get contact information of the BAKST family -

1. Surke Bakst, married Falke KELMAN, and resided in Detroit.Parents
of Leo, Rubin, David and Rose.
2. Surke's brother - Jacob Joshua Bakst father of

1. R. Leo (Leib) Bakst, born about 1920, resided in Southfield, MI
where he was a Rosh Yeshiva.

2. R. David Bakst, born about 1920, was an executive director of The
Council of Orthodox Rabbis in Detroit and was supervising rabbi at
Sinai Hospital >from 1953.
Children - Sarah, Roslin Riva (married Rivlin) Jacob and Norbert.
--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BAKST and KELMAN family (and rabbis) in Detroit area #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to get contact information of the BAKST family -

1. Surke Bakst, married Falke KELMAN, and resided in Detroit.Parents
of Leo, Rubin, David and Rose.
2. Surke's brother - Jacob Joshua Bakst father of

1. R. Leo (Leib) Bakst, born about 1920, resided in Southfield, MI
where he was a Rosh Yeshiva.

2. R. David Bakst, born about 1920, was an executive director of The
Council of Orthodox Rabbis in Detroit and was supervising rabbi at
Sinai Hospital >from 1953.
Children - Sarah, Roslin Riva (married Rivlin) Jacob and Norbert.
--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Rabbi Akiva Eger's students--who received Smicha? and #rabbinic

Jim Bennett
 

In 2012 Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman Rakow of London compiled a list of 139 men who
had been pupils of R. Akiva Eger over the years.
But there's no indication which of them received smicha >from the Rav. Among
them he lists my ancestor Rabbi Yehuda Loeb Blaschke,
Who also learned with other rabbanim in Lissa. He could have been musmach
by any of them.

Does anyone know the answer to this? Does anyone have the email address of
R. Rakow's son Betzalel in Gateshead, please.

Hodesh Tov

Jim Bennett
Haifa

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Akiva Eger's students--who received Smicha? and #rabbinic

Jim Bennett
 

In 2012 Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman Rakow of London compiled a list of 139 men who
had been pupils of R. Akiva Eger over the years.
But there's no indication which of them received smicha >from the Rav. Among
them he lists my ancestor Rabbi Yehuda Loeb Blaschke,
Who also learned with other rabbanim in Lissa. He could have been musmach
by any of them.

Does anyone know the answer to this? Does anyone have the email address of
R. Rakow's son Betzalel in Gateshead, please.

Hodesh Tov

Jim Bennett
Haifa

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


BAKST and KELMAN family (and rabbis) in Detroit area #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to get contact information of the BAKST family -

1. Surke Bakst, married Falke KELMAN, and resided in Detroit.Parents
of Leo, Rubin, David and Rose.
2. Surke's brother - Jacob Joshua Bakst father of

1. R. Leo (Leib) Bakst, born about 1920, resided in Southfield, MI
where he was a Rosh Yeshiva.

2. R. David Bakst, born about 1920, was an executive director of The
Council of Orthodox Rabbis in Detroit and was supervising rabbi at
Sinai Hospital >from 1953.
Children - Sarah, Roslin Riva (married Rivlin) Jacob and Norbert.
--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic BAKST and KELMAN family (and rabbis) in Detroit area #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to get contact information of the BAKST family -

1. Surke Bakst, married Falke KELMAN, and resided in Detroit.Parents
of Leo, Rubin, David and Rose.
2. Surke's brother - Jacob Joshua Bakst father of

1. R. Leo (Leib) Bakst, born about 1920, resided in Southfield, MI
where he was a Rosh Yeshiva.

2. R. David Bakst, born about 1920, was an executive director of The
Council of Orthodox Rabbis in Detroit and was supervising rabbi at
Sinai Hospital >from 1953.
Children - Sarah, Roslin Riva (married Rivlin) Jacob and Norbert.
--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Mr Kuperman Hebrew Teacher Cape Town mid1900s #general

Rosalind
 

Can someone give me the first name of Mr Kuperman, who was a Hebrew teacher
in Talmud Torah schools in Cape Town >from about 1930 to mid 20th century? I
believe he had a son a cardiologist. Was his wife Chaya? Any useful genealogical
info would be helpful. Thank you very much in advance

Ros Romem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mr Kuperman Hebrew Teacher Cape Town mid1900s #general

Rosalind
 

Can someone give me the first name of Mr Kuperman, who was a Hebrew teacher
in Talmud Torah schools in Cape Town >from about 1930 to mid 20th century? I
believe he had a son a cardiologist. Was his wife Chaya? Any useful genealogical
info would be helpful. Thank you very much in advance

Ros Romem


JOWBR Grows to Over 2 Million Records #latinamerica

bounce-2807367-772964@...
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a
new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the first two
explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 124,000 new records and 25,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 190 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 2.27 million records >from almost 4,400 cemeteries /
cemetery sections representing 85 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to records
from under-represented countries. In addition, without our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the
information >from some very difficult to read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections >from Cleveland,
Ohio and surrounding areas, Leeds, England, various German towns, Bialystok,
Poland, Chernigov, Ukraine, Shanghai, China, and an annual update >from the
US Veterans Administration. Please check our online cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
June, 2014


Latin America #LatinAmerica JOWBR Grows to Over 2 Million Records #latinamerica

bounce-2807367-772964@...
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a
new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the first two
explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 124,000 new records and 25,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 190 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 2.27 million records >from almost 4,400 cemeteries /
cemetery sections representing 85 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to records
from under-represented countries. In addition, without our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the
information >from some very difficult to read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections >from Cleveland,
Ohio and surrounding areas, Leeds, England, various German towns, Bialystok,
Poland, Chernigov, Ukraine, Shanghai, China, and an annual update >from the
US Veterans Administration. Please check our online cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
June, 2014

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