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Steve Morse website back up and running #usa

Dick Plotz
 

Steve Morse's One-Step website <stevemorse.org> is back up and
running. Steve thanks all those who offered to help during the site's
outage.

Dick Plotz, Manager of Mailing Lists, JewishGen, Inc.


Early American SIG #USA Steve Morse website back up and running #usa

Dick Plotz
 

Steve Morse's One-Step website <stevemorse.org> is back up and
running. Steve thanks all those who offered to help during the site's
outage.

Dick Plotz, Manager of Mailing Lists, JewishGen, Inc.


JGSLA: "From Shtetl to City: Jewish Heritage Travel in Eastern Europe" this Sunday #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Please join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles for a
virtual shtetl adventure this Sunday:

June 14, 2015 2:00 PM

">from Shtetl to City: Jewish Heritage Travel in Eastern Europe"
Speaker: Ruth Ellen Gruber

American Jewish University
5600 Mulholland Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90077

The award-winning American writer Ruth Ellen Gruber has chronicled
contemporary Jewish developments in Europe for more than two
decades. In this presentation she'll offer an illustrated virtual tour of
far-flung synagogues, shtetls, Jewish cemeteries, and other Jewish
heritage sites in a variety of countries. She describes personal
experiences and discusses the many changes she has witnessed in
more than 20 years of her exploration of Jewish heritage in the
region known as Europe's Jewish heartland.

Ruth Ellen Gruber is a journalist, author, editor and researcher. She
coined the term "virtually Jewish" to describe the way the so-called
"Jewish space" in Europe is often filled by non-Jews. She authored the
National Geographic Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern
Europe and is the coordinator of the web site
www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu, an online resource for Jewish
heritage issues in 48 European countries, sponsored by the
Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe.

JGSLA members free, guests $5.00. The traveling library will be
available starting at 1:30PM.

More information on our website: http://www.jgsla.org

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, JGSLA
pweisberger@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JGSLA: "From Shtetl to City: Jewish Heritage Travel in Eastern Europe" this Sunday #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Please join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles for a
virtual shtetl adventure this Sunday:

June 14, 2015 2:00 PM

">from Shtetl to City: Jewish Heritage Travel in Eastern Europe"
Speaker: Ruth Ellen Gruber

American Jewish University
5600 Mulholland Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90077

The award-winning American writer Ruth Ellen Gruber has chronicled
contemporary Jewish developments in Europe for more than two
decades. In this presentation she'll offer an illustrated virtual tour of
far-flung synagogues, shtetls, Jewish cemeteries, and other Jewish
heritage sites in a variety of countries. She describes personal
experiences and discusses the many changes she has witnessed in
more than 20 years of her exploration of Jewish heritage in the
region known as Europe's Jewish heartland.

Ruth Ellen Gruber is a journalist, author, editor and researcher. She
coined the term "virtually Jewish" to describe the way the so-called
"Jewish space" in Europe is often filled by non-Jews. She authored the
National Geographic Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern
Europe and is the coordinator of the web site
www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu, an online resource for Jewish
heritage issues in 48 European countries, sponsored by the
Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe.

JGSLA members free, guests $5.00. The traveling library will be
available starting at 1:30PM.

More information on our website: http://www.jgsla.org

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, JGSLA
pweisberger@gmail.com


Oakland, Sunday, June 14, 2015: Social Media for Genealogists #general

janicemsj@...
 

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

Topic: Social Media for Genealogists
Speaker: Meredith Sellers

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602

Doors open 12:30 p.m.; program begins 1:00 p.m.; library available
until 4:00 p.m.

Meredith will provide case studies illustrating how social media can
complement your current research endeavors. She will also address the
pros and cons of different social media platforms and outline ways for
you to maintain a secure, controlled online presence.

There will be time before and after the talk to brainstorm with others
about your genealogy questions. Light kosher refreshments will be
served. Meetings are free and everyone interested is welcome to
attend. For more information visit http://www.sfbajgs.org/ .

Janice M. Sellers, Vice President
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Oakland, Sunday, June 14, 2015: Social Media for Genealogists #general

janicemsj@...
 

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

Topic: Social Media for Genealogists
Speaker: Meredith Sellers

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602

Doors open 12:30 p.m.; program begins 1:00 p.m.; library available
until 4:00 p.m.

Meredith will provide case studies illustrating how social media can
complement your current research endeavors. She will also address the
pros and cons of different social media platforms and outline ways for
you to maintain a secure, controlled online presence.

There will be time before and after the talk to brainstorm with others
about your genealogy questions. Light kosher refreshments will be
served. Meetings are free and everyone interested is welcome to
attend. For more information visit http://www.sfbajgs.org/ .

Janice M. Sellers, Vice President
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society


Elazar LIPSZYC or LIPSCHUETZ in Piotrkow Trybunalski #rabbinic

Simon Srebrny <srebrny@...>
 

I would be extremely grateful if somebody could take a look at the
photo of a tombstone in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, that I have
posted to ViewMate.

The inscription is in Hebrew, and my Hebrew is still not good enough
for me to be able to read it properly.

I think it is the tombstone of my 4G-grandfather Elazar LIPSZYC. That
name is certainly visible there. He is described in the top horizontal
line as HaTsadik HaKharif, but not as Rav.

A transcription or a translation would make me very happy! I know it
is a lot of work, so a summary with key data would be fine too.

Here is the photo:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM40791

Please respond via the form within ViewMate.

If anybody would care to discuss the LIPSZYC family in greater
detail, then write to me!

Many thanks in advance.

Simon Srebrny

(>from London, living in Berlin)

srebrny@icloud.com


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Elazar LIPSZYC or LIPSCHUETZ in Piotrkow Trybunalski #rabbinic

Simon Srebrny <srebrny@...>
 

I would be extremely grateful if somebody could take a look at the
photo of a tombstone in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, that I have
posted to ViewMate.

The inscription is in Hebrew, and my Hebrew is still not good enough
for me to be able to read it properly.

I think it is the tombstone of my 4G-grandfather Elazar LIPSZYC. That
name is certainly visible there. He is described in the top horizontal
line as HaTsadik HaKharif, but not as Rav.

A transcription or a translation would make me very happy! I know it
is a lot of work, so a summary with key data would be fine too.

Here is the photo:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM40791

Please respond via the form within ViewMate.

If anybody would care to discuss the LIPSZYC family in greater
detail, then write to me!

Many thanks in advance.

Simon Srebrny

(>from London, living in Berlin)

srebrny@icloud.com


Need identification of a WW2 Selective Service System Local Board Office #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

I am in possession of a photograph possibly taken in 1942 showing the
exterior of an Selective Service System draft registration office,
which I believe could be in St. Louis.

This view shows a window with the words " Selective Service, Local
Board - No.9" There are four people (staff?), three women and one
man, sitting on a brick wall under the window. Behind their heads is
a four figure number, perhaps the actual SSS office number? Alas all
one can make out are three of the four digits: 8 ? 2 6.

I have tried looking online but it appears that no-one has been keen
enough to make a hobby of compiling a list them all.

And before anyone asks I did try searching on Ancestry and within
just the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 database,
but alas Ancestry was up to its usual algorithm problems. Every
person who was listed as resident in St. Louis (the only restriction)
was, when the card was reviewed actually living somewhere else (ie:
Chicago, Brooklyn, etc).

Hence I wonder if anyone can help me?

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-London, England
now Folsom, CA

Searching for:
FRANKEL: Plock, Poland; London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland; London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania; London, England; NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland; London, England
Pinkus, Poland; London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland; London, England; NY, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need identification of a WW2 Selective Service System Local Board Office #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

I am in possession of a photograph possibly taken in 1942 showing the
exterior of an Selective Service System draft registration office,
which I believe could be in St. Louis.

This view shows a window with the words " Selective Service, Local
Board - No.9" There are four people (staff?), three women and one
man, sitting on a brick wall under the window. Behind their heads is
a four figure number, perhaps the actual SSS office number? Alas all
one can make out are three of the four digits: 8 ? 2 6.

I have tried looking online but it appears that no-one has been keen
enough to make a hobby of compiling a list them all.

And before anyone asks I did try searching on Ancestry and within
just the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 database,
but alas Ancestry was up to its usual algorithm problems. Every
person who was listed as resident in St. Louis (the only restriction)
was, when the card was reviewed actually living somewhere else (ie:
Chicago, Brooklyn, etc).

Hence I wonder if anyone can help me?

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-London, England
now Folsom, CA

Searching for:
FRANKEL: Plock, Poland; London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland; London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania; London, England; NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland; London, England
Pinkus, Poland; London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland; London, England; NY, USA


3rd Stolperstein ceremony - Thomasiusstrasse, Moabit, Berlin #general

Judith Elam
 

I have previously posted about the unprecedented Stolperstein project in
process, to honor Jewish victims who used to live on Thomasiusstrasse,
Moabit, Berlin. It all started in July 2012, when the last of several
Stolpersteine I had initiated was laid in front of #3 - in honor of Walter
WEISSTEIN, a 2nd cousin of my father's. It was the only stone on this short
street at that time. It immediately attracted the attention of a neighbor
next door, who distributed fliers to residents of the street, to see if
anyone else was interested in finding out if there were any other victims on
the street, and to get stones laid for them too. I have been assisting the
residents to find living relatives, many of whom have been present at the
Stolperstein ceremonies of their relatives. Some have even been hosted by
the current occupants of the apartment their parents and grandparents once
occupied.

Today about 65 residents are involved, and they have found 115 victims on
this short street. All the Stolpersteine are being sponsored by these
residents. The first group of 39 stones were laid in August 2014. 20 more
were laid in March 2015. 19 more stones will be laid on June 24, 2015. The
ceremony will start at 10.30 am at #13 Thomasiusstrasse. A cantor will
participate. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be a reception in a
nearby community hall afterwards.

This project was featured in the Sunday edition of Die Welt am Sonntag on
November 2nd, 2014 as a front page article. It was 5 pages long.
http://www.welt.de/lesestueck/2014/stolpersteine/

This is the first time this newspaper has ever featured such a long front
page article. This is also the first time residents of a single street have
banded together to honor their former Nachbarn - neighbors. It has been a
very emotional journey for all involved, but strong bonds have been formed
between the living relatives and the "godparents" of these stones, and
between the neighbors themselves, who didn't know each other before. Many
people's lives have been changed forever.

I will be present at this 3rd Stolperstein ceremony, and am honored to be
giving a speech (in English!) afterwards. If you are in Berlin at that
time, please do come. It would be nice to have a strong Jewish presence!
You may even get to glimpse Queen Elizabeth as she travels down the nearby
Spree river at exactly the same time, on her way to visit Chancellor Merkel!

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@hawaii.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 3rd Stolperstein ceremony - Thomasiusstrasse, Moabit, Berlin #general

Judith Elam
 

I have previously posted about the unprecedented Stolperstein project in
process, to honor Jewish victims who used to live on Thomasiusstrasse,
Moabit, Berlin. It all started in July 2012, when the last of several
Stolpersteine I had initiated was laid in front of #3 - in honor of Walter
WEISSTEIN, a 2nd cousin of my father's. It was the only stone on this short
street at that time. It immediately attracted the attention of a neighbor
next door, who distributed fliers to residents of the street, to see if
anyone else was interested in finding out if there were any other victims on
the street, and to get stones laid for them too. I have been assisting the
residents to find living relatives, many of whom have been present at the
Stolperstein ceremonies of their relatives. Some have even been hosted by
the current occupants of the apartment their parents and grandparents once
occupied.

Today about 65 residents are involved, and they have found 115 victims on
this short street. All the Stolpersteine are being sponsored by these
residents. The first group of 39 stones were laid in August 2014. 20 more
were laid in March 2015. 19 more stones will be laid on June 24, 2015. The
ceremony will start at 10.30 am at #13 Thomasiusstrasse. A cantor will
participate. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be a reception in a
nearby community hall afterwards.

This project was featured in the Sunday edition of Die Welt am Sonntag on
November 2nd, 2014 as a front page article. It was 5 pages long.
http://www.welt.de/lesestueck/2014/stolpersteine/

This is the first time this newspaper has ever featured such a long front
page article. This is also the first time residents of a single street have
banded together to honor their former Nachbarn - neighbors. It has been a
very emotional journey for all involved, but strong bonds have been formed
between the living relatives and the "godparents" of these stones, and
between the neighbors themselves, who didn't know each other before. Many
people's lives have been changed forever.

I will be present at this 3rd Stolperstein ceremony, and am honored to be
giving a speech (in English!) afterwards. If you are in Berlin at that
time, please do come. It would be nice to have a strong Jewish presence!
You may even get to glimpse Queen Elizabeth as she travels down the nearby
Spree river at exactly the same time, on her way to visit Chancellor Merkel!

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@hawaii.rr.com


Interruption of mail to Russia 100 years ago? #general

David Goldman
 

Hello, Jewishgenners. One of the letters I have in Russian is a 4-page
handwritten letter sent by my great-grandparents dated Nov. 20, 1918 to her
parents in the Odessa area. I simply assume that the letter was mailed and
eventually got returned back to her in Alberta, Canada (and she held on to
it for the rest of her life). In the letter my great-grandmother says that
they tried to send a telegram, but telegrams were not being accepted to be
sent to "Russia." I also assume they would not have written the letter had
they known mail was not being sent on to Odessa. Does anyone know whether
mail was perhaps intermittently interrupted on its way there? The armistice
was on November 11, 1918 and she wrote just a week and a half later!

Thanks,
David Goldman
NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Interruption of mail to Russia 100 years ago? #general

David Goldman
 

Hello, Jewishgenners. One of the letters I have in Russian is a 4-page
handwritten letter sent by my great-grandparents dated Nov. 20, 1918 to her
parents in the Odessa area. I simply assume that the letter was mailed and
eventually got returned back to her in Alberta, Canada (and she held on to
it for the rest of her life). In the letter my great-grandmother says that
they tried to send a telegram, but telegrams were not being accepted to be
sent to "Russia." I also assume they would not have written the letter had
they known mail was not being sent on to Odessa. Does anyone know whether
mail was perhaps intermittently interrupted on its way there? The armistice
was on November 11, 1918 and she wrote just a week and a half later!

Thanks,
David Goldman
NYC


Question about Fraud During U.S. Naturalization #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I've been researching my husband's family and come across something I
just accepted as unusual, but I'm starting to wonder if it's rare.

My husband's grandfather, Isidor Laks, was naturalized in 1941. When I
found those papers, they point out that he was previously naturalized
in in 1929 and that naturalization was cancelled for fraud. I found
the federal court case and the original application: he lied about how
he entered the country and he also applied in the wrong jurisdiction
(Manhattan instead of the Bronx).

He traveled >from Poland to Germany by land, then to Canada by ship. He
stayed in Montreal working. He entered the U.S. in 1920 by car.
Further research shows that on the first application he said he was
someone else who took the train across the border >from Canada.

Question 1: Has anyone else come across a case like this: citizenship
revoked and then granted at a later date?

Question 2: Does anyone know about the rules for accepting
border-crossings >from Canada for citizenship in that era? I'm trying
to understand why he would have lied about his entry. Enough time had
passed since his entry by car that he had met the residency
requirement for naturalization. I've speculated that he was only
supposed to be visiting here after his car trip in, but there's
nothing on the entry card that indicates the purpose of his visit or
how long he intended to stay. His wife-to-be was already waiting for
him in Bronx having traveled concurrently >from Lodz with the rest of
her family.

Bob Fitterman
bobf@jhu.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question about Fraud During U.S. Naturalization #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I've been researching my husband's family and come across something I
just accepted as unusual, but I'm starting to wonder if it's rare.

My husband's grandfather, Isidor Laks, was naturalized in 1941. When I
found those papers, they point out that he was previously naturalized
in in 1929 and that naturalization was cancelled for fraud. I found
the federal court case and the original application: he lied about how
he entered the country and he also applied in the wrong jurisdiction
(Manhattan instead of the Bronx).

He traveled >from Poland to Germany by land, then to Canada by ship. He
stayed in Montreal working. He entered the U.S. in 1920 by car.
Further research shows that on the first application he said he was
someone else who took the train across the border >from Canada.

Question 1: Has anyone else come across a case like this: citizenship
revoked and then granted at a later date?

Question 2: Does anyone know about the rules for accepting
border-crossings >from Canada for citizenship in that era? I'm trying
to understand why he would have lied about his entry. Enough time had
passed since his entry by car that he had met the residency
requirement for naturalization. I've speculated that he was only
supposed to be visiting here after his car trip in, but there's
nothing on the entry card that indicates the purpose of his visit or
how long he intended to stay. His wife-to-be was already waiting for
him in Bronx having traveled concurrently >from Lodz with the rest of
her family.

Bob Fitterman
bobf@jhu.edu


ViewMate - Bronx Marriage Records: Mother's Maiden Name #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group,

I have the marriage records >from the Bronx for two siblings, both
definitely >from the same parents.

I have two problems.
1. I can not decipher the mother's maiden name on either document. Can
you?
2. The names are different, but they had the same mother.

I was wondering if a possible explanation for the name differences that
the older record, the one that only shows the mother's maiden name
(without her given name) and comes immediately after Father's Name, might
sometimes refer to the paternal grandmother's maiden name. Did anyone
ever find this to be the case?

See the records on ViewMate:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM40757

(marriage record of Henry Rosen and Frances Bloom)

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM40758

(marriage record of Edith Rosen and Max Panken)

Can you please help decipher the mother's maiden name on each and offer
advice on why they might be different?
Thank you.

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

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate - Bronx Marriage Records: Mother's Maiden Name #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group,

I have the marriage records >from the Bronx for two siblings, both
definitely >from the same parents.

I have two problems.
1. I can not decipher the mother's maiden name on either document. Can
you?
2. The names are different, but they had the same mother.

I was wondering if a possible explanation for the name differences that
the older record, the one that only shows the mother's maiden name
(without her given name) and comes immediately after Father's Name, might
sometimes refer to the paternal grandmother's maiden name. Did anyone
ever find this to be the case?

See the records on ViewMate:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM40757

(marriage record of Henry Rosen and Frances Bloom)

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM40758

(marriage record of Edith Rosen and Max Panken)

Can you please help decipher the mother's maiden name on each and offer
advice on why they might be different?
Thank you.

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

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


Re: Records from Slavuta, Ukraine #general

Harvey Kabaker
 

The LDS Family History Library catalog has this one entry for Slavuta.
Perhaps you've seen it. A copy is also in the Los Angeles FamilySearch
Library in the JGSLA collection. No vital records on microfilm.

The Drama of Slavuta
Saul Moiseyevich Ginsburg, translated >from the Yiddish by Ephraim H,
Prombaum
Authors: Ginsburg, Saul Moiseyevich (Main Author)
Format: Books/Monographs
Language: English
Publication: Lanham [Maryland] : University Press of America, c1991
ISBN: 0819182974
Call number JGS 947.718 F2g

Translation of a series of 12 articles published in the "Jewish daily
forward" >from Dec. 12, 1937 to Feb 27, 1938 collectively entitled "Di
Slaviter drame" about Jewish persecutions in 19th century Russia.

--
Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD
Researching CUTLER, KOTLARSKY, SHAEFFER in Bila Tserkva;
KABAKER, OKUN, BERLUNSKY in Seirijai;
WEINHOUSE, MILLER in Edinet.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Records from Slavuta, Ukraine #general

Harvey Kabaker
 

The LDS Family History Library catalog has this one entry for Slavuta.
Perhaps you've seen it. A copy is also in the Los Angeles FamilySearch
Library in the JGSLA collection. No vital records on microfilm.

The Drama of Slavuta
Saul Moiseyevich Ginsburg, translated >from the Yiddish by Ephraim H,
Prombaum
Authors: Ginsburg, Saul Moiseyevich (Main Author)
Format: Books/Monographs
Language: English
Publication: Lanham [Maryland] : University Press of America, c1991
ISBN: 0819182974
Call number JGS 947.718 F2g

Translation of a series of 12 articles published in the "Jewish daily
forward" >from Dec. 12, 1937 to Feb 27, 1938 collectively entitled "Di
Slaviter drame" about Jewish persecutions in 19th century Russia.

--
Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD
Researching CUTLER, KOTLARSKY, SHAEFFER in Bila Tserkva;
KABAKER, OKUN, BERLUNSKY in Seirijai;
WEINHOUSE, MILLER in Edinet.

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