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Re: Rabbinic ordination in Lithuania #rabbinic

Ittai Hershman
 

Historically, "semicha" -- the conferring of the title Rabbi -- was not
generally done through formal schooling, as became the norm in 20th
century America. In fact, the whole notion of yeshivas, or rabbinical
schools, as a training ground for rabbis is modern and Western
(specifically, Germany and then America). Even today, one can become an
Orthodox Rabbi through a private process of study and testing. See, for
instance, the Wikipedia entry for Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.

Tangentially, on the famous Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth
Century, see the seminal work of Shaul Stampfer.

-Ittai Hershman


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Rabbinic ordination in Lithuania #rabbinic

Ittai Hershman
 

Historically, "semicha" -- the conferring of the title Rabbi -- was not
generally done through formal schooling, as became the norm in 20th
century America. In fact, the whole notion of yeshivas, or rabbinical
schools, as a training ground for rabbis is modern and Western
(specifically, Germany and then America). Even today, one can become an
Orthodox Rabbi through a private process of study and testing. See, for
instance, the Wikipedia entry for Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.

Tangentially, on the famous Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth
Century, see the seminal work of Shaul Stampfer.

-Ittai Hershman


Triangulation #dna

Arlene Beare
 

I did a workshop on Double match Triangulation at the Orlando Conference. I
find it is very useful in helping me sort out possible matches and also from
which side they match. The programme only costs 40 US dollars for a
lifetime use and can be found at
http://www.doublematchtriangulator.com

The following address is also useful for learning about Triangulation-
https://segmentology.org/how-to-triangulate/

It is possible to triangulate using Tier 1 tools on Gedmatch but GEDmatch
only gives you some of the triangulations with some of your matches. DMT
gives you *all* of your triangulations with one specific person.

Louis Kessler who created the DMT software is very helpful and reading the
help notes on the site gives one a good idea of how to use the programme.
Arlene Beare UK


DNA Research #DNA Triangulation #dna

Arlene Beare
 

I did a workshop on Double match Triangulation at the Orlando Conference. I
find it is very useful in helping me sort out possible matches and also from
which side they match. The programme only costs 40 US dollars for a
lifetime use and can be found at
http://www.doublematchtriangulator.com

The following address is also useful for learning about Triangulation-
https://segmentology.org/how-to-triangulate/

It is possible to triangulate using Tier 1 tools on Gedmatch but GEDmatch
only gives you some of the triangulations with some of your matches. DMT
gives you *all* of your triangulations with one specific person.

Louis Kessler who created the DMT software is very helpful and reading the
help notes on the site gives one a good idea of how to use the programme.
Arlene Beare UK


(US) USCIS Webinar on World War l Repatriations--October 26, 2017 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) is offering a
free webinar on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The topic is:
World War l Repatriations. The webinar will not be recorded therefore to
learn about this topic you need to join them live!

The webinar: Hundreds of native-born and naturalized American lost their
U.S. citizenship by serving in the armed forces of an allied country during
World War l. Many were unaware that serving for their country of origin even
if an ally with the U.S. could cost them their US citizenship. Congress
passed a law in October 1917 which allowed them to resume citizenship.

Go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars under Live Webinars, scroll down
and click "On Demand Webinars", scroll to the October 26 date. Click on
"attend session".

When you click on attend session you will be redirected to the USCIS Adobe
Connect. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before-do these
**before** the webinar so you are ready to go at the correct time:
.. Test your connection:
https://uscisconnect.connectsolutions.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
.. Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
.. Visual Quick Start Guide
https://seminars.adobeconnect.com/_a227210/vqs-participants/

If you experience problems with Adobe Connect contact 1-888-220-5228.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) USCIS Webinar on World War l Repatriations--October 26, 2017 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) is offering a
free webinar on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The topic is:
World War l Repatriations. The webinar will not be recorded therefore to
learn about this topic you need to join them live!

The webinar: Hundreds of native-born and naturalized American lost their
U.S. citizenship by serving in the armed forces of an allied country during
World War l. Many were unaware that serving for their country of origin even
if an ally with the U.S. could cost them their US citizenship. Congress
passed a law in October 1917 which allowed them to resume citizenship.

Go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars under Live Webinars, scroll down
and click "On Demand Webinars", scroll to the October 26 date. Click on
"attend session".

When you click on attend session you will be redirected to the USCIS Adobe
Connect. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before-do these
**before** the webinar so you are ready to go at the correct time:
.. Test your connection:
https://uscisconnect.connectsolutions.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
.. Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
.. Visual Quick Start Guide
https://seminars.adobeconnect.com/_a227210/vqs-participants/

If you experience problems with Adobe Connect contact 1-888-220-5228.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Families in Hesse plus question about Jewish Transmigration Bureau Deposit Card #general

Alice Josephs
 

Hi,

I am looking for information on my up to now mysterious family of my late
maternal grandmother Paula MARKUS. Mining Ancestry.com records, I have
managed to construct a family tree with the following surnames and towns.
Has anyone any information on these families?

DAVID Fischborn, Main-Kinzig-Kreis/Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
GOLDSCHMIDT Hermannstein, Wetzlar, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Hesse, Germany
GRUEN Luetterz, Gersfeld, Fulda, Hesse, Germany
LOEBENSTEIN Markoebel, Hammersbach, Hesse Germany
MARKUS Otterstadt, Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Rheinland Pfalz/Hainchen, Kreis
Büdingen, Hesse/Roedelheim, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
REIS Huettengesaess, Rheinland Pfalz, Germany
REGENSTEIN Leeheim, Gross-Gerau, Hesse, Germany
SALOMON Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
SPEYER Lindheim, Altenstadt, Wetteraukreis, Hesse, Germany

I am looking especially for the fate and/or descendants of:

Albert DAVID b: 15 Jun 1880 in Hesse, Germany
............ + Olga SALOMON b: 23 Aug 1883, m: 07 Jan 1909 in Frankfurt am
Main, Hesse, Germany

Theodor DAVID b: 19 Apr 1881
............ + Batti (Fanny) LOEBENSTEIN b: 05 Jun 1898 in Markoebel,
Hammersbach, Hesse, Germany m: 21 Dec 1923 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse,
Germany

Albert and Theodor DAVID are the maternal first cousins of my maternal great
grandfather Abraham MARKUS of Roedelheim, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany.

Theodor and Fanny DAVID seem to be in the Jewish Transmigration Records with
Fanny as the beneficiary and Theodor as the depositor to go to Buenos Aires,
Argentina. The card only has their names and Frankfurt am Main on it and I
do not have any date for the card.

However I think they disappear off Frankfurt am Main Ancestry.com records
around 1937. The card is stamped "closed." If anyone can also help me with the
significance of this, I would be very grateful.

I would be grateful if you would copy any list mailing direct to me.

Alice Josephs
London, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Families in Hesse plus question about Jewish Transmigration Bureau Deposit Card #general

Alice Josephs
 

Hi,

I am looking for information on my up to now mysterious family of my late
maternal grandmother Paula MARKUS. Mining Ancestry.com records, I have
managed to construct a family tree with the following surnames and towns.
Has anyone any information on these families?

DAVID Fischborn, Main-Kinzig-Kreis/Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
GOLDSCHMIDT Hermannstein, Wetzlar, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Hesse, Germany
GRUEN Luetterz, Gersfeld, Fulda, Hesse, Germany
LOEBENSTEIN Markoebel, Hammersbach, Hesse Germany
MARKUS Otterstadt, Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Rheinland Pfalz/Hainchen, Kreis
Büdingen, Hesse/Roedelheim, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
REIS Huettengesaess, Rheinland Pfalz, Germany
REGENSTEIN Leeheim, Gross-Gerau, Hesse, Germany
SALOMON Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
SPEYER Lindheim, Altenstadt, Wetteraukreis, Hesse, Germany

I am looking especially for the fate and/or descendants of:

Albert DAVID b: 15 Jun 1880 in Hesse, Germany
............ + Olga SALOMON b: 23 Aug 1883, m: 07 Jan 1909 in Frankfurt am
Main, Hesse, Germany

Theodor DAVID b: 19 Apr 1881
............ + Batti (Fanny) LOEBENSTEIN b: 05 Jun 1898 in Markoebel,
Hammersbach, Hesse, Germany m: 21 Dec 1923 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse,
Germany

Albert and Theodor DAVID are the maternal first cousins of my maternal great
grandfather Abraham MARKUS of Roedelheim, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany.

Theodor and Fanny DAVID seem to be in the Jewish Transmigration Records with
Fanny as the beneficiary and Theodor as the depositor to go to Buenos Aires,
Argentina. The card only has their names and Frankfurt am Main on it and I
do not have any date for the card.

However I think they disappear off Frankfurt am Main Ancestry.com records
around 1937. The card is stamped "closed." If anyone can also help me with the
significance of this, I would be very grateful.

I would be grateful if you would copy any list mailing direct to me.

Alice Josephs
London, UK


Resuming Lookups in NYC #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be resuming lookups/cemetery visits in the New York area.
Generally I offer if anyone needs documents >from the New York Municipal
Archives or naturalizations or Manhattan probate. I might also be doing
the NY Public Library lookups and I visit cemeteries.

I know some of you have been trying to contact me off life about this.
If you have been trying to contact me recently about this please resend
because if you are not aware I have been off-line because my mother
passed away. My email is going to be difficult to sort out and I fear I
have lost some requests.

I also currently have requests for Salem Fields and Mt. Hebron cemeteries.
I group the cemetery requests and periodically go to photograph graves
for people.

For those not familiar with the mitzvah I perform for the group, the details
are below:

I get copies of certificates at the NYC Municipal Archives.
Anyone who has availed my services in the past knows I have a sort of set
routine.
On these trips I am basically working as your eyes and legs for people who
can not get to the Archives themselves. Generally what I do is transcribe
certificates (or buy copies) where you have already found the numbers >from
the online indexes or sometimes check for missing records with the tools
at the Archives.

Yes I can retrieve the City Clerk marriage licenses, the ones where the
indexes went on line recently, and up to 1950 is available at the Archives.
As a reminder I can only access births through 1909, marriages through 1937,
City Clerk licenses through 1950 (after that requires going to the marriage
bureau); and deaths through 1948.

Also I can do naturalizations at the NY Supreme Court which is in the same
building and probates for Manhattan.

I ask everyone to cover the costs including the printing of certificates (if
you want them) which is $11 each plus to help offset my costs.

What I do is take the details you have and in the case of the Archives I
actually look at each certificate on the microfilm before placing the copy
order to make sure it is what you said it was. Sometimes I have to clean up
errors in transcription of numbers, research >from your info to find the
correct certificate number. etc.

I pay for the certificates and then trust you to reimburse me. I can either
scan and email or mail certificates. I type notes and email.

Please understand that generic searches when you only have vague details
(like Hirsch married Sima but that's all I know) or are trying to breakdown
a brickwall that you have been working at for years requires an investment
of time beyond a quick retrieval and I can not include in this offer.

I am always happy to discuss any and all research questions involving NYC
area look ups.

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Resuming Lookups in NYC #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be resuming lookups/cemetery visits in the New York area.
Generally I offer if anyone needs documents >from the New York Municipal
Archives or naturalizations or Manhattan probate. I might also be doing
the NY Public Library lookups and I visit cemeteries.

I know some of you have been trying to contact me off life about this.
If you have been trying to contact me recently about this please resend
because if you are not aware I have been off-line because my mother
passed away. My email is going to be difficult to sort out and I fear I
have lost some requests.

I also currently have requests for Salem Fields and Mt. Hebron cemeteries.
I group the cemetery requests and periodically go to photograph graves
for people.

For those not familiar with the mitzvah I perform for the group, the details
are below:

I get copies of certificates at the NYC Municipal Archives.
Anyone who has availed my services in the past knows I have a sort of set
routine.
On these trips I am basically working as your eyes and legs for people who
can not get to the Archives themselves. Generally what I do is transcribe
certificates (or buy copies) where you have already found the numbers >from
the online indexes or sometimes check for missing records with the tools
at the Archives.

Yes I can retrieve the City Clerk marriage licenses, the ones where the
indexes went on line recently, and up to 1950 is available at the Archives.
As a reminder I can only access births through 1909, marriages through 1937,
City Clerk licenses through 1950 (after that requires going to the marriage
bureau); and deaths through 1948.

Also I can do naturalizations at the NY Supreme Court which is in the same
building and probates for Manhattan.

I ask everyone to cover the costs including the printing of certificates (if
you want them) which is $11 each plus to help offset my costs.

What I do is take the details you have and in the case of the Archives I
actually look at each certificate on the microfilm before placing the copy
order to make sure it is what you said it was. Sometimes I have to clean up
errors in transcription of numbers, research >from your info to find the
correct certificate number. etc.

I pay for the certificates and then trust you to reimburse me. I can either
scan and email or mail certificates. I type notes and email.

Please understand that generic searches when you only have vague details
(like Hirsch married Sima but that's all I know) or are trying to breakdown
a brickwall that you have been working at for years requires an investment
of time beyond a quick retrieval and I can not include in this offer.

I am always happy to discuss any and all research questions involving NYC
area look ups.

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


Re: Tranvenet and Domravent towns in Tergo-Morah district in Transylvania #general

Vivian Kahn
 

The place David is trying to identify is probably Tarnaveni a city in Mures
county, Romania. It was previously, Dicsoszentmarton, Hungary. "Domvarent"
is probably a botched pronunciation of Diciosanmartin, another name for the
same place. "Tergo-Morah is not a district but rather the city Targu Mures,
formerly Marosvasarhely, in the Hungarian county of Maros-Torda. Targu Mures
is the seat of Mures county, Romania.

Because of privacy laws, very unlikely that a researcher would be able to
obtain a birth certificate >from 1937.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator

On Oct 17, 2017, <davidnead@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm looking for a 1937 birth certificate >from a woman >from a town
called Tranvenet (Tranvemet? ) or something similar, she was close to
a town called Domravent (Domravemt?) or something similar. Both are in
Tergo-Morah district in Transylvania.

I look for these two towns to find their birth registration books, but
I can not find any of them.

Thank you all!
David Nesher
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tranvenet and Domravent towns in Tergo-Morah district in Transylvania #general

Vivian Kahn
 

The place David is trying to identify is probably Tarnaveni a city in Mures
county, Romania. It was previously, Dicsoszentmarton, Hungary. "Domvarent"
is probably a botched pronunciation of Diciosanmartin, another name for the
same place. "Tergo-Morah is not a district but rather the city Targu Mures,
formerly Marosvasarhely, in the Hungarian county of Maros-Torda. Targu Mures
is the seat of Mures county, Romania.

Because of privacy laws, very unlikely that a researcher would be able to
obtain a birth certificate >from 1937.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator

On Oct 17, 2017, <davidnead@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm looking for a 1937 birth certificate >from a woman >from a town
called Tranvenet (Tranvemet? ) or something similar, she was close to
a town called Domravent (Domravemt?) or something similar. Both are in
Tergo-Morah district in Transylvania.

I look for these two towns to find their birth registration books, but
I can not find any of them.

Thank you all!
David Nesher
Israel


Jewish Heritage Travel in the Baltics #lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

I will be in Poland and the Baltic States in May and again in August
2018.

Many have followed my Jewish heritage travel posts on Jewishgen,
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and WordPress.
I have visited many shtetls, met the leading guides, educators and
locals, and had interesting and exciting encounters in my seven visits
to Poland and the Baltic States since 2011.=20

I also run a portfolio of 77 JewishGen KehilaLinks, which includes 35
shtetls in Lithuania, 7 in Poland, 6 in Belarus and 2 in Latvia -
http://elirab.me/kehila/

If you or your small group are interested in a bespoke heritage tour of
the Litvak shtetls, please email me privately at eli@elirab.com


Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Jewish Heritage Travel in the Baltics #lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

I will be in Poland and the Baltic States in May and again in August
2018.

Many have followed my Jewish heritage travel posts on Jewishgen,
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and WordPress.
I have visited many shtetls, met the leading guides, educators and
locals, and had interesting and exciting encounters in my seven visits
to Poland and the Baltic States since 2011.=20

I also run a portfolio of 77 JewishGen KehilaLinks, which includes 35
shtetls in Lithuania, 7 in Poland, 6 in Belarus and 2 in Latvia -
http://elirab.me/kehila/

If you or your small group are interested in a bespoke heritage tour of
the Litvak shtetls, please email me privately at eli@elirab.com


Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me


Searching for Berman ancestors #lithuania

Sheila Berman
 

I am writing for some guidance on finding a branch of my family in the
Litvak Sig records. I consider reasonably myself proficient with this
database, finding records for two branches of my family going back to
the early 1800s. I am at a brick wall,however, in finding
information on my Berman ancestors >from Jurbakas ( Yurburg). I have
searched on several name variations and have not limited my searches to
one geographic area. I have only found one record for this family ,
a 1930 marriage record of a great aunt:

Bermanyte, Sara and Isakas Kantaravichius, married 19 Jan 1930.
Sara's parents listed as Mausha and Khasia Gordonaite/Gordon
from Jurbakas
My grandfather, Samuel (Shumel) Berman was born around 1885 and, in
addition to Sara, he had the following siblings

Meier, born abt 1886
Gittel, born about 1882
Sol, born born about 1900

I am trying to determine if I am not searching the database correctly,
or if family/revision lists exist but have not yet been translated.

Thanks to any guidance you can provide

Sheila Berman
Andover, MA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Searching for Berman ancestors #lithuania

Sheila Berman
 

I am writing for some guidance on finding a branch of my family in the
Litvak Sig records. I consider reasonably myself proficient with this
database, finding records for two branches of my family going back to
the early 1800s. I am at a brick wall,however, in finding
information on my Berman ancestors >from Jurbakas ( Yurburg). I have
searched on several name variations and have not limited my searches to
one geographic area. I have only found one record for this family ,
a 1930 marriage record of a great aunt:

Bermanyte, Sara and Isakas Kantaravichius, married 19 Jan 1930.
Sara's parents listed as Mausha and Khasia Gordonaite/Gordon
from Jurbakas
My grandfather, Samuel (Shumel) Berman was born around 1885 and, in
addition to Sara, he had the following siblings

Meier, born abt 1886
Gittel, born about 1882
Sol, born born about 1900

I am trying to determine if I am not searching the database correctly,
or if family/revision lists exist but have not yet been translated.

Thanks to any guidance you can provide

Sheila Berman
Andover, MA


Jewish Heritage Travel In Poland and The Baltics #poland

Eli Rabinowitz
 

I will be in Poland and the Baltic States in May and again in August
2018.

Many have followed my Jewish heritage travel posts on Jewishgen,
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and WordPress.
I have visited many shtetls, met the leading guides, educators and
locals, and had interesting and exciting encounters in my seven visits
to Poland and the Baltic States since 2011.

I also run a portfolio of 77 JewishGen KehilaLinks, which includes 35
shtetls in Lithuania, 7 in Poland, 6 in Belarus and 2 in Latvia -
http://elirab.me/kehila/ <http://elirab.me/kehila/>

If you or your small group are interested in a bespoke heritage tour of
the Litvak shtetls, please email me privately at eli@elirab.com
<mailto:eli@elirab.com>


Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me <http://elirab.me/>


JRI Poland #Poland Jewish Heritage Travel In Poland and The Baltics #poland

Eli Rabinowitz
 

I will be in Poland and the Baltic States in May and again in August
2018.

Many have followed my Jewish heritage travel posts on Jewishgen,
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and WordPress.
I have visited many shtetls, met the leading guides, educators and
locals, and had interesting and exciting encounters in my seven visits
to Poland and the Baltic States since 2011.

I also run a portfolio of 77 JewishGen KehilaLinks, which includes 35
shtetls in Lithuania, 7 in Poland, 6 in Belarus and 2 in Latvia -
http://elirab.me/kehila/ <http://elirab.me/kehila/>

If you or your small group are interested in a bespoke heritage tour of
the Litvak shtetls, please email me privately at eli@elirab.com
<mailto:eli@elirab.com>


Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me <http://elirab.me/>


JGS of Georgia meeting: Oct 22, 2017 #general

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

The JGS of Georgia will have a video presentation of W. Todd Knowles speaking
about "Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch for Jewish Research"

Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:00 PM
at The Breman Museum
1440 Spring Street
Atlanta, Georgia

Admission is free to members.
Non-Members will pay for Museum Admission.

Please contact me for more information.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
https://www.jewishgen.org/jgsg/


Translation from Polish to English #poland

John <johnebos@...>
 

Hello,

I have posted some Polish language vital records needing translation to
English. Looking for any names and locations associated with the record.

Lejbus Groshaus death record >from 1860, akt 33
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60848

Ryfka Groshaus birth record >from 1864, akt 44,
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60847

Chisia Groshaus birth record >from 1860, akt 32
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60845

Zysiel Groshaus Akt marriage record from, 1854 Akt 7,
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60843

Please reply directly to me.

Thanks in advance for your help,

John Epstein
Jupiter FL USA

Researching ALTWERGER (Klimontow, Poland), GROSHAUS (Osiek, Poland)

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