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GerSIG Volunteer Index Projects [help wanted] #germany

Renee Klish \(G-Mail\)
 

Hello Again German Jewish Family Researchers and GerSig Members,

This is your friendly volunteer coordinator with a new update on our
volunteer projects. My last solicitation got us FOUR NEW VOLUNTEERS!!!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have assigned them films indexing Jewish
records >from towns in what was East Germany.

But, have no fear, I have PLENTY MORE town records that need indexing. If
any of these towns interest you, ESPECIALLY if you have ancestors that came
from there, this can be YOUR town to adopt and index. Just one little
warning; in some of the towns' records, the information is both in German
and Hebrew. My five years of Hebrew school did not prepare me for this, so,
needless to say, I would not be able to index those towns. BUT, I am sure
there are some of you out there who COULD DO IT.

Here are some of the towns which need indexing: Bleicherode,
Brandenburg/Havel, Burg, Coswig, Crivitz, Dargun, Dessau, Dresden, Doemitz,
Egeln, Eisenach, Eisleben, Ellrich, Erfurt, Frankfurt a. O., and it goes on
alphabetically. Just message me if there is a town you are interested in,
and I will check the list. AND, just to let you know, for some of these
towns, we have LOTS of films.

So, wonderful GerSigers, remember that this project can be done in the
comfort of your own home and, at your own pace. Of course, I would be
checking in with you periodically to see how you are coming along. I know
you have other things to do, such as living your lives, but a little time
each day would go a far distance.

Please message me and let me know if you are interested. I want to thank you
in advance, and will be willing to answer any questions you may have.

Renee Klish, GerSIG Volunteer Coordinator museumcurator40@...


German SIG #Germany GerSIG Volunteer Index Projects [help wanted] #germany

Renee Klish \(G-Mail\)
 

Hello Again German Jewish Family Researchers and GerSig Members,

This is your friendly volunteer coordinator with a new update on our
volunteer projects. My last solicitation got us FOUR NEW VOLUNTEERS!!!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have assigned them films indexing Jewish
records >from towns in what was East Germany.

But, have no fear, I have PLENTY MORE town records that need indexing. If
any of these towns interest you, ESPECIALLY if you have ancestors that came
from there, this can be YOUR town to adopt and index. Just one little
warning; in some of the towns' records, the information is both in German
and Hebrew. My five years of Hebrew school did not prepare me for this, so,
needless to say, I would not be able to index those towns. BUT, I am sure
there are some of you out there who COULD DO IT.

Here are some of the towns which need indexing: Bleicherode,
Brandenburg/Havel, Burg, Coswig, Crivitz, Dargun, Dessau, Dresden, Doemitz,
Egeln, Eisenach, Eisleben, Ellrich, Erfurt, Frankfurt a. O., and it goes on
alphabetically. Just message me if there is a town you are interested in,
and I will check the list. AND, just to let you know, for some of these
towns, we have LOTS of films.

So, wonderful GerSigers, remember that this project can be done in the
comfort of your own home and, at your own pace. Of course, I would be
checking in with you periodically to see how you are coming along. I know
you have other things to do, such as living your lives, but a little time
each day would go a far distance.

Please message me and let me know if you are interested. I want to thank you
in advance, and will be willing to answer any questions you may have.

Renee Klish, GerSIG Volunteer Coordinator museumcurator40@...


descendants of Sam and Sophie Cohen of Chicago #general

Daniel S. Katz
 

Hi,

I'm looking for descendants of Sam and Sophie Cohen of Chicago. Sam, who
was my great-great-uncle, died Sept 24, 1957. They had three daughters,
one of who moved to California.

Thanks,
Dan Katz
Illinois, United States

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen descendants of Sam and Sophie Cohen of Chicago #general

Daniel S. Katz
 

Hi,

I'm looking for descendants of Sam and Sophie Cohen of Chicago. Sam, who
was my great-great-uncle, died Sept 24, 1957. They had three daughters,
one of who moved to California.

Thanks,
Dan Katz
Illinois, United States

MODERATOR: Private responses only, please


Hebrew to English Translation #general

geoffrey
 

I have posted a hand written note in Hebrew which I believe is an engagement
contract between my late parents written in 1939. I would be grateful for a full
English translation.It is on Viewmate at the following address.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Viewmate/Viewmateview.asp?key=VM73613
Please respond via the form provided in the Viewmate image page.
Thank you very much.
Geoff Ackerman
Melbourne
Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew to English Translation #general

geoffrey
 

I have posted a hand written note in Hebrew which I believe is an engagement
contract between my late parents written in 1939. I would be grateful for a full
English translation.It is on Viewmate at the following address.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Viewmate/Viewmateview.asp?key=VM73613
Please respond via the form provided in the Viewmate image page.
Thank you very much.
Geoff Ackerman
Melbourne
Australia


Searching: RICHMAN / RISMANN, Lutsk -> Boston #general

Barbara Blumberg <barbara.blumberg@...>
 

My grandfather Max RICHMAN was >from Lutsk. He was born on or around February 20,
1895.

His parents were Morris RICHMAN and Celia BAYDER (or BADER). Max came to the US in
1913 through Boston, on the Cleveland which sailed >from Hamburg. The surname listed
on the ship's manifest was Rismann. Two passengers were listed as Chaim and
Pinchus.

Other records I have obtained include military enlistment and discharge papers,
naturalization application, SS5 Social Security application, and marriage
certificate. A photo of Max, and two photos of people I believe to be RICHMAN
relatives, are in this online album
https://1drv.ms/a/s!AkJ5bFI4a6GSg-skG31VpNZU6eJjag .

Please contact me if any of the above matches your family history.

Barbara Richman
New York, United States


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: RICHMAN / RISMANN, Lutsk -> Boston #general

Barbara Blumberg <barbara.blumberg@...>
 

My grandfather Max RICHMAN was >from Lutsk. He was born on or around February 20,
1895.

His parents were Morris RICHMAN and Celia BAYDER (or BADER). Max came to the US in
1913 through Boston, on the Cleveland which sailed >from Hamburg. The surname listed
on the ship's manifest was Rismann. Two passengers were listed as Chaim and
Pinchus.

Other records I have obtained include military enlistment and discharge papers,
naturalization application, SS5 Social Security application, and marriage
certificate. A photo of Max, and two photos of people I believe to be RICHMAN
relatives, are in this online album
https://1drv.ms/a/s!AkJ5bFI4a6GSg-skG31VpNZU6eJjag .

Please contact me if any of the above matches your family history.

Barbara Richman
New York, United States


Re: Emigration path from the cherkassy region #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Felissa has posted a number of questions about the immigrant voyage. "what the
typical path to the U.S. would have entailed for immigrants in the early 1900s from
the Cherkassy area of the Ukraine. How might they have travelled >from their village
to a port? If they went first to Great Britain and then to the U.S. how did
they know where to stay? When they arrived at Ellis Island or Boston was there a
network of help for these immigrants? What did travel by steerage mean? What were
sleeping arrangements? Would appreciate any help in understanding the brave journey
of my ancetors."

Felissa, >from my research the best source to answer many of these questions is
Irving Howe's great book, "The World of Our Fathers, the Journey of the East
European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made." For one thing, Howe
traced Ukrainian routes: (1) Jews coming >from the Ukraine and southern Russia
usually crossed the Austro-Hungarian border illegally, traveled by train to
Vienna or Berlin, and regroupedto major ports: Hamburg and Bremen in Germany,
Rotterdam and Amsterdam in Holland, and Antwerp in Belgium. (2) Jews emigrating
from western or northwestern Russia would surreptitiously cross the German border
and proceeded to Berlin and then the northern ports.

Howe also answers many of your other questions in detail, in an informative and
well paced book. This book was the major source for my presentation of "the
immigrant voyage", delivered at many JGS locations and available online >from the
2017 IAJGS conference. The Hamilton JGS just showed that presentation and we
skyped to answer questions afterward.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Emigration path from the cherkassy region #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Felissa has posted a number of questions about the immigrant voyage. "what the
typical path to the U.S. would have entailed for immigrants in the early 1900s from
the Cherkassy area of the Ukraine. How might they have travelled >from their village
to a port? If they went first to Great Britain and then to the U.S. how did
they know where to stay? When they arrived at Ellis Island or Boston was there a
network of help for these immigrants? What did travel by steerage mean? What were
sleeping arrangements? Would appreciate any help in understanding the brave journey
of my ancetors."

Felissa, >from my research the best source to answer many of these questions is
Irving Howe's great book, "The World of Our Fathers, the Journey of the East
European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made." For one thing, Howe
traced Ukrainian routes: (1) Jews coming >from the Ukraine and southern Russia
usually crossed the Austro-Hungarian border illegally, traveled by train to
Vienna or Berlin, and regroupedto major ports: Hamburg and Bremen in Germany,
Rotterdam and Amsterdam in Holland, and Antwerp in Belgium. (2) Jews emigrating
from western or northwestern Russia would surreptitiously cross the German border
and proceeded to Berlin and then the northern ports.

Howe also answers many of your other questions in detail, in an informative and
well paced book. This book was the major source for my presentation of "the
immigrant voyage", delivered at many JGS locations and available online >from the
2017 IAJGS conference. The Hamilton JGS just showed that presentation and we
skyped to answer questions afterward.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education


Re: Emigration path from the cherkassy region #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Felissa has posted a number of questions about the immigrant voyage. "
what the typical path to the U.S. would have
entailed for immigrants in the early 1900s >from the Cherkassy area of
the Ukraine. How might they have travelled >from their village to a
port? If they went first to Great Britain and then to the U.S. how did
they know where to stay? When they arrived at Ellis Island or Boston
was there a network of help for these immigrants? What did travel by
steerage mean? What were sleeping arrangements? Would appreciate any
help in understanding the brave journey of my ancestors."

Felissa, >from my research the best source to answer many of these questions is
Irving Howe's great book, "The World of Our Fathers, the Journey of
the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made."
For one thing, Howe traced Ukrainian routes: (1) Jews coming >from the
Ukraine and southern Russia usually crossed the Austro-Hungarian
border illegally, traveled by train to Vienna or Berlin, and regrouped
to major ports - Hamburg and Bremen in Germany, Rotterdam and Amsterdam
in Holland, and Antwerp in Belgium. (2) Jews emigrating >from western
or northwestern Russia would surreptitiously cross the German border
and proceeded to Berlin and then the northern ports.

Howe also answers many of your other questions in detail, in an
informative and well paced book.
This book was the major source for my presentation of "the immigrant
voyage", delivered at many JGS locations and available online >from the
2017 IAJGS conference. The Hamilton JGS just showed that presentation
and we skyped to answer questions afterward.

Phyllis Kramer, New York City & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine re: Emigration path from the cherkassy region #ukraine

Phyllis Kramer
 

Felissa has posted a number of questions about the immigrant voyage. "
what the typical path to the U.S. would have
entailed for immigrants in the early 1900s >from the Cherkassy area of
the Ukraine. How might they have travelled >from their village to a
port? If they went first to Great Britain and then to the U.S. how did
they know where to stay? When they arrived at Ellis Island or Boston
was there a network of help for these immigrants? What did travel by
steerage mean? What were sleeping arrangements? Would appreciate any
help in understanding the brave journey of my ancestors."

Felissa, >from my research the best source to answer many of these questions is
Irving Howe's great book, "The World of Our Fathers, the Journey of
the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made."
For one thing, Howe traced Ukrainian routes: (1) Jews coming >from the
Ukraine and southern Russia usually crossed the Austro-Hungarian
border illegally, traveled by train to Vienna or Berlin, and regrouped
to major ports - Hamburg and Bremen in Germany, Rotterdam and Amsterdam
in Holland, and Antwerp in Belgium. (2) Jews emigrating >from western
or northwestern Russia would surreptitiously cross the German border
and proceeded to Berlin and then the northern ports.

Howe also answers many of your other questions in detail, in an
informative and well paced book.
This book was the major source for my presentation of "the immigrant
voyage", delivered at many JGS locations and available online >from the
2017 IAJGS conference. The Hamilton JGS just showed that presentation
and we skyped to answer questions afterward.

Phyllis Kramer, New York City & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education


Translation From Yiddish and Russian #belarus

Molly Mark Strauss <sjrstrauss@...>
 

Hello Everyone,
I have a letter that was written by my great-grandfather >from Belarus to
my grandfather in the US that I would love to have translated. It
appears to be a mixture of old Russian and Yiddish. If anyone thinks
they might be able to help with this, please contact me. My 88 year old
mother would be so delighted.


Molly Strauss


Belarus SIG #Belarus Translation From Yiddish and Russian #belarus

Molly Mark Strauss <sjrstrauss@...>
 

Hello Everyone,
I have a letter that was written by my great-grandfather >from Belarus to
my grandfather in the US that I would love to have translated. It
appears to be a mixture of old Russian and Yiddish. If anyone thinks
they might be able to help with this, please contact me. My 88 year old
mother would be so delighted.


Molly Strauss


Translation from Polish #poland

Janis Schonholz <jschonholz@...>
 

Hello Fellow Researchers,

I would appreciate a full translation of the following birth/death
records >from Zgierz. They may be my husband's grandfather and uncles.
They can be viewed >from the following links:


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73634

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73635

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73636

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73637

A full translation would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Janis Schonholz

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JRI Poland #Poland Translation from Polish #poland

Janis Schonholz <jschonholz@...>
 

Hello Fellow Researchers,

I would appreciate a full translation of the following birth/death
records >from Zgierz. They may be my husband's grandfather and uncles.
They can be viewed >from the following links:


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73634

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73635

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73636

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73637

A full translation would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Janis Schonholz

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ViewMate translation requests - Russian #poland

Steven A. Zedeck <steven@...>
 

Hi,
I've posted several vital records in Russian for which I'd like a full
translation or extract.
It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73594

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73595

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73631

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thanks in advance,
Steve


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation requests - Russian #poland

Steven A. Zedeck <steven@...>
 

Hi,
I've posted several vital records in Russian for which I'd like a full
translation or extract.
It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73594

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73595

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73631

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thanks in advance,
Steve


The titles of GenAmi 88, France #general

Micheline GUTMANN
 

The titles of GenAmi 88:
At Evian conference in 1938: nobody wants to receive German Jews under threat.
A memory trip to the borders of Poland and Lithuania (Przerosl, Bialystok,
Suwalki, Tykocin, Ziezmariai, Merkin, Druskininkai).
Jozef Israels, painter of social realism in the Netherlands and his ancestry.
Recently the tomb of Man Ray was desecrated, the stele reversed and his
portrait broken, we speak of this great artist.
Good bye Angela! Angela Shire, a great English genealogist who helped me so
much, has died.
As always, an interesting book review.

Micheline Gutmann, President of GenAmi, Paris, France
www.genami.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The titles of GenAmi 88, France #general

Micheline GUTMANN
 

The titles of GenAmi 88:
At Evian conference in 1938: nobody wants to receive German Jews under threat.
A memory trip to the borders of Poland and Lithuania (Przerosl, Bialystok,
Suwalki, Tykocin, Ziezmariai, Merkin, Druskininkai).
Jozef Israels, painter of social realism in the Netherlands and his ancestry.
Recently the tomb of Man Ray was desecrated, the stele reversed and his
portrait broken, we speak of this great artist.
Good bye Angela! Angela Shire, a great English genealogist who helped me so
much, has died.
As always, an interesting book review.

Micheline Gutmann, President of GenAmi, Paris, France
www.genami.org