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Re: From Jewish Genealogical Conference in Seattle #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi Bessarabian researchers,

I want to congratulate all who came to Seattle. It was a terrific time with wonderful lectures, seminars
and conversations.

I would like personally thank Matthew Mishory for a great film he brought to the conference. Thanks to
all who participated in the discussion after the film. We had a very meaningful conversation about the
film and preservation of Jewish heritage in Moldova.

I also think that we had a very good conversation at the Migration to Bessarabia lecture. You can read
excerpts >from the this lecture as well as Bessarabia Maps (see below).

Many thanks to all volunteers who helped at the ShareFair - Bessarabia SIG table, who were active at
the lecters, our Board Meeting.

(Bessarabia SIG Luncheon with presentation: Bessarabian Maps >from 18 century: >from Military
Topographic maps to town and shteitle maps. I think that this was a very good session with a lot of
feet back >from our group. As I have heard after the session, our members did not know about some of
the maps I presented at the lecture. Here is a direct link to the set of slides for the presentation:
www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/conferences/2016/BessarabianMaps.pdf

Lecture: When, Why and Where >from the Jews Arrived in Bessarabia/Moldova. (35-40 people came
the session). That topic one was always on my list, and this is a culmination of my research. Here is a
direct link to the set of slides:
www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/conferences/2016/MigrationToBessarabia.pdf)

For me it was a place to meet old and make new friends.

During the conference I had an important conversation with representative >from FamilySearch, who
said that FamilySearch are going back to Moldova Archives to photograph more records >from Moldovan
Archives, and that we agree of mutual help to each other organization. More details I will write later
when our agreement will be finalized.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: Re: From Jewish Genealogical Conference in Seattle #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi Bessarabian researchers,

I want to congratulate all who came to Seattle. It was a terrific time with wonderful lectures, seminars
and conversations.

I would like personally thank Matthew Mishory for a great film he brought to the conference. Thanks to
all who participated in the discussion after the film. We had a very meaningful conversation about the
film and preservation of Jewish heritage in Moldova.

I also think that we had a very good conversation at the Migration to Bessarabia lecture. You can read
excerpts >from the this lecture as well as Bessarabia Maps (see below).

Many thanks to all volunteers who helped at the ShareFair - Bessarabia SIG table, who were active at
the lecters, our Board Meeting.

(Bessarabia SIG Luncheon with presentation: Bessarabian Maps >from 18 century: >from Military
Topographic maps to town and shteitle maps. I think that this was a very good session with a lot of
feet back >from our group. As I have heard after the session, our members did not know about some of
the maps I presented at the lecture. Here is a direct link to the set of slides for the presentation:
www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/conferences/2016/BessarabianMaps.pdf

Lecture: When, Why and Where >from the Jews Arrived in Bessarabia/Moldova. (35-40 people came
the session). That topic one was always on my list, and this is a culmination of my research. Here is a
direct link to the set of slides:
www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/conferences/2016/MigrationToBessarabia.pdf)

For me it was a place to meet old and make new friends.

During the conference I had an important conversation with representative >from FamilySearch, who
said that FamilySearch are going back to Moldova Archives to photograph more records >from Moldovan
Archives, and that we agree of mutual help to each other organization. More details I will write later
when our agreement will be finalized.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Viewmate Translation Appreciated - German #germany

Neil Stone <neilmstone@...>
 

I would appreciate translation of four documents that will help extend
my family tree and connect with another, three relating to the surname
FABIAN. A fourth document relates to a FUNK relative.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=49950
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=49951
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=49952
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=49962

Many thanks in advance. Neil Stone, Radlett, UK
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Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


German SIG #Germany Viewmate Translation Appreciated - German #germany

Neil Stone <neilmstone@...>
 

I would appreciate translation of four documents that will help extend
my family tree and connect with another, three relating to the surname
FABIAN. A fourth document relates to a FUNK relative.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=49950
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=49951
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=49952
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=49962

Many thanks in advance. Neil Stone, Radlett, UK
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


Juvenile Reformatory: Schloss Flehingen #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Hello Fellow GerSIGers,

Does anyone know about a juvenile reformatory called Schloss Flehingen?
I recently learned that a relative spent time there in 1927 and again
in 1929 (so much for reformation!).

I found a description on the German Wikipedia that says that it is in
Oberdrdingenin the district of Karlsruhe, in the northwest of
Baden-Wuerttemberg. This brief article begins the history of the
Schloss (Castle) in 1355, brings it up to 1905, and then skips to
the present. To summarize the relevant part: In 1894 the Baden State
acquired the castle to establish an educational institution in it
and, between 1904 and 1905, the interiors were converted for this
purpose.

Today it is used as an educational center for the "Communal Association
for Youth and Social Affairs Baden-Wuerrttemberg (KVJS)" and it houses
four state-approved schools. The website for the for the KVJS itself
mentions three schools and doesn't seem to mention the history,
although I'm reading everything through the Google translator,
so it's possible I missed something.


I would like to find out about the period of time not mentioned in the
description, when it was a reformatory school. For example, was it
specifically for Jews and anti-Nazi activists, or was it more for
troubled teenagers/juvenile delinquents/petty criminals, etc.?
Was it more like school or prison ?

The only "old" reference that I was able to find to it online for
that was one regarding a Jehovah's witness teenager who had refused
to do a Nazi salute and was sent there in 1937.

If anyone has information about this place, or has a relative who spent
time there, I would love to hear >from you. Many thanks, as always,

Liz Hanellin liz_hanellin@yahoo.com

< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


German SIG #Germany Juvenile Reformatory: Schloss Flehingen #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Hello Fellow GerSIGers,

Does anyone know about a juvenile reformatory called Schloss Flehingen?
I recently learned that a relative spent time there in 1927 and again
in 1929 (so much for reformation!).

I found a description on the German Wikipedia that says that it is in
Oberdrdingenin the district of Karlsruhe, in the northwest of
Baden-Wuerttemberg. This brief article begins the history of the
Schloss (Castle) in 1355, brings it up to 1905, and then skips to
the present. To summarize the relevant part: In 1894 the Baden State
acquired the castle to establish an educational institution in it
and, between 1904 and 1905, the interiors were converted for this
purpose.

Today it is used as an educational center for the "Communal Association
for Youth and Social Affairs Baden-Wuerrttemberg (KVJS)" and it houses
four state-approved schools. The website for the for the KVJS itself
mentions three schools and doesn't seem to mention the history,
although I'm reading everything through the Google translator,
so it's possible I missed something.


I would like to find out about the period of time not mentioned in the
description, when it was a reformatory school. For example, was it
specifically for Jews and anti-Nazi activists, or was it more for
troubled teenagers/juvenile delinquents/petty criminals, etc.?
Was it more like school or prison ?

The only "old" reference that I was able to find to it online for
that was one regarding a Jehovah's witness teenager who had refused
to do a Nazi salute and was sent there in 1937.

If anyone has information about this place, or has a relative who spent
time there, I would love to hear >from you. Many thanks, as always,

Liz Hanellin liz_hanellin@yahoo.com

< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


New Internal Passports Files for Vilnius Received #general

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Two new files of Vilnius Internal Passports have been received. The files
contain 2,132 entries, numbered JU42443-JU43047 and JU43048-JU43899.

These new files are the bottom two files on the Vilnius Internal Passports
Shutterfly website on the Data page.

The Internal Passports have now been completely translated.

If you are not yet a qualifying contributor to the Vilnius Internal Passport
project, you may make your $100 contribution on the LitvakSIG website at
https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute/
[shortened url is https://goo.gl/fP1m2P - MODERATOR].

Scroll down and select Special Project, then choose Internal Passports from
the drop-down list.

These passports will become freely searchable in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania
Database (ALD) and the JewishGen All Country Lithuania Database in about 18
months.

LitvakSIG extends our sincere thanks to MyHeritage for their financial
support in translating and making these records available. Without their
assistance, we would not have been able to complete the Internal Passports
project.

We are now translating a collection of Foreign Passports. We anticipate
approximately 5,000 passports in this collection.

Happy hunting,

Eden Joachim
Coordinator, IP Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Internal Passports Files for Vilnius Received #general

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Two new files of Vilnius Internal Passports have been received. The files
contain 2,132 entries, numbered JU42443-JU43047 and JU43048-JU43899.

These new files are the bottom two files on the Vilnius Internal Passports
Shutterfly website on the Data page.

The Internal Passports have now been completely translated.

If you are not yet a qualifying contributor to the Vilnius Internal Passport
project, you may make your $100 contribution on the LitvakSIG website at
https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute/
[shortened url is https://goo.gl/fP1m2P - MODERATOR].

Scroll down and select Special Project, then choose Internal Passports from
the drop-down list.

These passports will become freely searchable in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania
Database (ALD) and the JewishGen All Country Lithuania Database in about 18
months.

LitvakSIG extends our sincere thanks to MyHeritage for their financial
support in translating and making these records available. Without their
assistance, we would not have been able to complete the Internal Passports
project.

We are now translating a collection of Foreign Passports. We anticipate
approximately 5,000 passports in this collection.

Happy hunting,

Eden Joachim
Coordinator, IP Project


BIRNKRANT / FAUSNER, Poland, 19th Century #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am hoping that I can get your help once again regarding my research
into my wife's family.

My wife's grandfather was Zisha (Sam) BIRNKRANT (1870-1938), born
in Sanok, Poland. He married Nentzia (Anna) LOWENTHAL (1886-1947), of
Brzesko, Poland. Four of their children were born in Sanok: Isadore
Louis (1904-1967), Saul (1906-1992), Harry (1909-1989), and Morris
(1913-1965). They immigrated to the United States in 1921. That year,
my wife's mother, Sarah (1921-2000), was born in Pittsburgh.

Zisha was one of four children. The others were Aaron (1878-1922),
Ethel (1866-1938), and Esther (1888-1952). Ethel married Abraham
MALLINGER (1864-1923), of Prusiek, Poland, and Esther married Max
MALLINGER (1875-1927). They also settled in Pittsburgh.

According to Zisha's death certificate, his parents were Isador L.
BIRNKRANT and Sarah FORSTAR. According to his sister Ethel's death
certificate, the parents were Isadore BERENKRANTZ (sic) and Sarah
FAUSNER.

I am trying to trace Isadore as well as other branches of the family
(which have some spelling variations of the last name) to the region
around Sanok. Some relatives lived in Olszanica, near Sanok, and others
lived in other towns in the general area. In addition, I am trying
to determine my wife's great-grandmother's name. I think it could be
FASNER, FAUSNER, FOSNER, FORSTAR, or something else.

Thank you for your help.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BIRNKRANT / FAUSNER, Poland, 19th Century #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am hoping that I can get your help once again regarding my research
into my wife's family.

My wife's grandfather was Zisha (Sam) BIRNKRANT (1870-1938), born
in Sanok, Poland. He married Nentzia (Anna) LOWENTHAL (1886-1947), of
Brzesko, Poland. Four of their children were born in Sanok: Isadore
Louis (1904-1967), Saul (1906-1992), Harry (1909-1989), and Morris
(1913-1965). They immigrated to the United States in 1921. That year,
my wife's mother, Sarah (1921-2000), was born in Pittsburgh.

Zisha was one of four children. The others were Aaron (1878-1922),
Ethel (1866-1938), and Esther (1888-1952). Ethel married Abraham
MALLINGER (1864-1923), of Prusiek, Poland, and Esther married Max
MALLINGER (1875-1927). They also settled in Pittsburgh.

According to Zisha's death certificate, his parents were Isador L.
BIRNKRANT and Sarah FORSTAR. According to his sister Ethel's death
certificate, the parents were Isadore BERENKRANTZ (sic) and Sarah
FAUSNER.

I am trying to trace Isadore as well as other branches of the family
(which have some spelling variations of the last name) to the region
around Sanok. Some relatives lived in Olszanica, near Sanok, and others
lived in other towns in the general area. In addition, I am trying
to determine my wife's great-grandmother's name. I think it could be
FASNER, FAUSNER, FOSNER, FORSTAR, or something else.

Thank you for your help.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


Linguist Alexandra Fanny BRODSKY #general

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with Alexandra (or other family member) who
wrote a book on her prominent BRODSKY family (sugar tycoons) of Kiev
and Odessa. Book called "Smoke Signals, >from Eminence to Exile".

Neil Rosenstein
www.neilrosenstein.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Linguist Alexandra Fanny BRODSKY #general

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with Alexandra (or other family member) who
wrote a book on her prominent BRODSKY family (sugar tycoons) of Kiev
and Odessa. Book called "Smoke Signals, >from Eminence to Exile".

Neil Rosenstein
www.neilrosenstein.com


Sharing DNA info on Geni in Israel #general

Rashi Rosenzweig
 

Good Morning Jewish Gen Gang:

Just recently found out that those of us who use Geni in Israel are
unable to upload their DNA information onto their Geni profiles
because of an ordinance >from within Israeli law. There are other
countries on the globe who have the same rules as well as the State of
Alaska (the only state in the USA that has this rule).

Does anyone know who we can approach within the government and perhaps
petition in order to change this?

Wishing you all a great day.

Kind regards,

Rashi Rosenzweig
Ra'anana, ISRAEL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sharing DNA info on Geni in Israel #general

Rashi Rosenzweig
 

Good Morning Jewish Gen Gang:

Just recently found out that those of us who use Geni in Israel are
unable to upload their DNA information onto their Geni profiles
because of an ordinance >from within Israeli law. There are other
countries on the globe who have the same rules as well as the State of
Alaska (the only state in the USA that has this rule).

Does anyone know who we can approach within the government and perhaps
petition in order to change this?

Wishing you all a great day.

Kind regards,

Rashi Rosenzweig
Ra'anana, ISRAEL


Rabbi YOSEF of Breznitz, 18-19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to our family tradition one of our ancestors was a Rabbi
YOSEF of Breznitz. We don't know his family name (if he had one) and
what town exactly is this place, most likely in the area of Kremenetz,
but there are several towns with similar sounding names.

What we do know is that his wife was a daughter of a Rabbi Arieh ben
Rav Shmuel who were themselves Rabbis of Kremenetz and who were
descendants of Reb. Naftali KATZ (the "Smichat Chachamim") and the
Mahara"l.

Rabbi Yosef had a son Israel of Ostrov (a chosid of R' Yehoshua
Heschel of Apta) whose son Yosef married the daughter of the Admo"r of
Lechowitz, R' Aharon and Perl.

Would be happy if anyone can identify the town of Brezhnitz (above)
and if the above Yosef had a family name and what it was.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari,
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi YOSEF of Breznitz, 18-19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to our family tradition one of our ancestors was a Rabbi
YOSEF of Breznitz. We don't know his family name (if he had one) and
what town exactly is this place, most likely in the area of Kremenetz,
but there are several towns with similar sounding names.

What we do know is that his wife was a daughter of a Rabbi Arieh ben
Rav Shmuel who were themselves Rabbis of Kremenetz and who were
descendants of Reb. Naftali KATZ (the "Smichat Chachamim") and the
Mahara"l.

Rabbi Yosef had a son Israel of Ostrov (a chosid of R' Yehoshua
Heschel of Apta) whose son Yosef married the daughter of the Admo"r of
Lechowitz, R' Aharon and Perl.

Would be happy if anyone can identify the town of Brezhnitz (above)
and if the above Yosef had a family name and what it was.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari,
Jerusalem


Mirel RUZIN, descendant of the Rabbi of Mezritch #general

Yosef Kaner <yosefkaner@...>
 

My father's mother's maiden name was Mirel RUZIN. The word in the family
back then was that she was a direct descendant of "the Rabbi >from Mezritch",
which may be referring to the Maggid of Mezritch. She would have been
born in the mid to late 1800s, probably 1860-1870.

Who has a detailed family tree of all of the Maggid's descendants on which
I might find Mirel Ruzin?

Thanks.

Yosef Kaner
Maale Adumim
moshiach.now@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mirel RUZIN, descendant of the Rabbi of Mezritch #general

Yosef Kaner <yosefkaner@...>
 

My father's mother's maiden name was Mirel RUZIN. The word in the family
back then was that she was a direct descendant of "the Rabbi >from Mezritch",
which may be referring to the Maggid of Mezritch. She would have been
born in the mid to late 1800s, probably 1860-1870.

Who has a detailed family tree of all of the Maggid's descendants on which
I might find Mirel Ruzin?

Thanks.

Yosef Kaner
Maale Adumim
moshiach.now@hotmail.com


Webmaster Needed for JewishGen's Success! Stories #general

Nancy Siegel <nancysiegel99@...>
 

JewishGen is looking for a new volunteer Webmaster for its online Success!
Stories publication. You can access these stories under the "About Us"
section of the website or via the following link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

The Success! Stories webzine is published several times a year on
JewishGen's website, with three or four stories in each issue. The Editor
works with the authors to finalize the stories and sends them to the
Webmaster. The Webmaster then formats the narratives and images for each
story and uploads the stories to the JewishGen website.

Following publication of each issue, the Webmaster updates the Index,
moves the prior issue to the Archives, and updates links.

The Webmaster will also be responsible for re-designing and updating
the Success! Stories webzine.

Qualifications:

** Expertise with HTML and experience with FTP'ing files;
** Experience in using Dreamweaver or similar programs;
** Experience working with Photoshop or a similar program to re-size,
edit, and caption photos;
** Prior experience formatting online newsletters preferred.

If you or someone you know may be qualified and interested, please contact
Nancy Siegel at success@lyris.jewishgen.org. Thank you!

Nancy Siegel
San Francisco, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Webmaster Needed for JewishGen's Success! Stories #general

Nancy Siegel <nancysiegel99@...>
 

JewishGen is looking for a new volunteer Webmaster for its online Success!
Stories publication. You can access these stories under the "About Us"
section of the website or via the following link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

The Success! Stories webzine is published several times a year on
JewishGen's website, with three or four stories in each issue. The Editor
works with the authors to finalize the stories and sends them to the
Webmaster. The Webmaster then formats the narratives and images for each
story and uploads the stories to the JewishGen website.

Following publication of each issue, the Webmaster updates the Index,
moves the prior issue to the Archives, and updates links.

The Webmaster will also be responsible for re-designing and updating
the Success! Stories webzine.

Qualifications:

** Expertise with HTML and experience with FTP'ing files;
** Experience in using Dreamweaver or similar programs;
** Experience working with Photoshop or a similar program to re-size,
edit, and caption photos;
** Prior experience formatting online newsletters preferred.

If you or someone you know may be qualified and interested, please contact
Nancy Siegel at success@lyris.jewishgen.org. Thank you!

Nancy Siegel
San Francisco, CA

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