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Attn: Those Making Ancestral Town Visits (JOWBR Request) #belarus

Nolan Altman
 

If you're considering a visit to your ancestral town this spring, summer or
fall, and will also be visiting the local cemetery, please consider taking
photos of the remaining headstones for submission to JewishGen's JOWBR
database. As you know, JewishGen's goal is to preserve genealogical
information for future generations and virtually preserving headstones,
especially if they include Hebrew patronymic names, is incredibly valuable
to researchers.

Please check our current Cemetery Inventory at
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ to see if we already have any
data or photos for a particular cemetery and the date the last update was
done.no point duplicating work. Information on making submissions can be
found at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
We request that submissions include complete, or near complete cemeteries,
not just family stones.

If you have any questions, please contact me at mailto:NAltman@jewishgen.org

Nolan Altman


Belarus SIG #Belarus Attn: Those Making Ancestral Town Visits (JOWBR Request) #belarus

Nolan Altman
 

If you're considering a visit to your ancestral town this spring, summer or
fall, and will also be visiting the local cemetery, please consider taking
photos of the remaining headstones for submission to JewishGen's JOWBR
database. As you know, JewishGen's goal is to preserve genealogical
information for future generations and virtually preserving headstones,
especially if they include Hebrew patronymic names, is incredibly valuable
to researchers.

Please check our current Cemetery Inventory at
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ to see if we already have any
data or photos for a particular cemetery and the date the last update was
done.no point duplicating work. Information on making submissions can be
found at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
We request that submissions include complete, or near complete cemeteries,
not just family stones.

If you have any questions, please contact me at mailto:NAltman@jewishgen.org

Nolan Altman


JOWBR and Memorial Plaques Database Updates #belarus

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR and Memorial Plaques Databases will
include all submissions received by May 31 and will be uploaded in June
prior to the summer IAJGS conference in Warsaw. If you miss this cut-off,
the following update will include submissions through November 30th and will
be uploaded for calendar year-end.

If you have any questions, please contact me at mailto:NAltman@jewishgen.org

Nolan Altman


Belarus SIG #Belarus JOWBR and Memorial Plaques Database Updates #belarus

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR and Memorial Plaques Databases will
include all submissions received by May 31 and will be uploaded in June
prior to the summer IAJGS conference in Warsaw. If you miss this cut-off,
the following update will include submissions through November 30th and will
be uploaded for calendar year-end.

If you have any questions, please contact me at mailto:NAltman@jewishgen.org

Nolan Altman


Looking for descendants of Israel SCHOENBERG from Chorostow #general

Milton Koch
 

I am searching for any descendants of Israel, who was born in 1877, whose
mother was Schlome SELZER >from Trembowla.
My PGGM was Schlome Selzer >from Trembowla, but she was married to my PGGF,
Chaim KOCH.
So, I am wondering whether there were actually two women with the exact same
name in Trembowla, around the same time period.

Thank you.

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
SELZER-TREMBOWLA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for descendants of Israel SCHOENBERG from Chorostow #general

Milton Koch
 

I am searching for any descendants of Israel, who was born in 1877, whose
mother was Schlome SELZER >from Trembowla.
My PGGM was Schlome Selzer >from Trembowla, but she was married to my PGGF,
Chaim KOCH.
So, I am wondering whether there were actually two women with the exact same
name in Trembowla, around the same time period.

Thank you.

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
SELZER-TREMBOWLA


Lwow - census 1910/1 #galicia

Daniella Alyagon
 

I have recently discovered by chance a document regarding a census I
assume took place around 1910.

The document dated 1911 concerning my great-grandmother states that
she was fined 40 kroner or 4-day detention for entry in the census, that
her language is colloquial it`s Jewish. It was against the regulation and
despite her regret, it was unacceptable.

I was wondering if the records >from this census have survived and if so
where are they located.

Thank you,

Daniella Alyagon

Researching: MESSER >from Lwow, EIFERMAN >from Kolomyya, FROSTIG
from Zolkiew and Mosty Wielki, ROTHENSTREICH >from Kolomyya,
GRANZBAUER >from Zolkiew


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Lwow - census 1910/1 #galicia

Daniella Alyagon
 

I have recently discovered by chance a document regarding a census I
assume took place around 1910.

The document dated 1911 concerning my great-grandmother states that
she was fined 40 kroner or 4-day detention for entry in the census, that
her language is colloquial it`s Jewish. It was against the regulation and
despite her regret, it was unacceptable.

I was wondering if the records >from this census have survived and if so
where are they located.

Thank you,

Daniella Alyagon

Researching: MESSER >from Lwow, EIFERMAN >from Kolomyya, FROSTIG
from Zolkiew and Mosty Wielki, ROTHENSTREICH >from Kolomyya,
GRANZBAUER >from Zolkiew


Edmonton Federation Cemetery photo required #unitedkingdom

Myra Waddell
 

I wonder whether anyone will be visiting the above cemetery in the near
future and would be good enough to take a photo of a gravestone for me.
I have the whereabouts of the grave which I will pass to whoever can
assist me with this. Just email me. The stone might be that of my
great-uncle.  A photo would, hopefully, end a family mystery for me.
Bit far for me to go there as I live in Australia.

Myra Waddell.
South Australia.

BORKOVSKY - Lomza Gubernia, Poland; Irkutsk, Siberia; Hailar and Harbin,
China; Israel.
BORZIANSKY - Kamyanets-Podolskiy and Vinnitsa, Ukraine.
GOLDENBERG - Bucharest, Romania; Paris, France. England.
HOFFMAN - Braila and Bucharest, Romania.
UZNER/HAUSNER/OSNER/POSNER - Chotyn and Kishinev, Bessarabia/Romania.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Edmonton Federation Cemetery photo required #unitedkingdom

Myra Waddell
 

I wonder whether anyone will be visiting the above cemetery in the near
future and would be good enough to take a photo of a gravestone for me.
I have the whereabouts of the grave which I will pass to whoever can
assist me with this. Just email me. The stone might be that of my
great-uncle.  A photo would, hopefully, end a family mystery for me.
Bit far for me to go there as I live in Australia.

Myra Waddell.
South Australia.

BORKOVSKY - Lomza Gubernia, Poland; Irkutsk, Siberia; Hailar and Harbin,
China; Israel.
BORZIANSKY - Kamyanets-Podolskiy and Vinnitsa, Ukraine.
GOLDENBERG - Bucharest, Romania; Paris, France. England.
HOFFMAN - Braila and Bucharest, Romania.
UZNER/HAUSNER/OSNER/POSNER - Chotyn and Kishinev, Bessarabia/Romania.


Translation Polish - birth of Bine GINSBERG from Przemysl #general

Tsiporah Trom
 

Please can someone have a look at the following entry in the birth index of
Przemysl:

Entry 66: 1861, April 5: Bine Ginsberg, father Moses Ginsberg, mother
Rachel

At the link below:

https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/56/1924/0/-/2/skan/full/eqZEu-Tpl4b5b82EMrQTBg

There seems to be a lot of added scribbling in this line.

Can someone decipher anything of importance ?
A town name ? grandparents' names ?

That would help me a lot in going further down, as Ginsberg is quite a
common name.

Best regards,

Tsiporah Trom
Antwerp, Belgium

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately via email.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation Polish - birth of Bine GINSBERG from Przemysl #general

Tsiporah Trom
 

Please can someone have a look at the following entry in the birth index of
Przemysl:

Entry 66: 1861, April 5: Bine Ginsberg, father Moses Ginsberg, mother
Rachel

At the link below:

https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/56/1924/0/-/2/skan/full/eqZEu-Tpl4b5b82EMrQTBg

There seems to be a lot of added scribbling in this line.

Can someone decipher anything of importance ?
A town name ? grandparents' names ?

That would help me a lot in going further down, as Ginsberg is quite a
common name.

Best regards,

Tsiporah Trom
Antwerp, Belgium

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately via email.


Seeking Surname SHEER Birth record Year 1901, difficulty finding birth records for Philadelphia #general

Beth Burnham
 

My grandfather Manuel Jacob SHEER was born 11/05/1901 in Philadelphia
PA and in 1901, there were only 2 synagogues which could have kept any
records according to my searches on ancestry.com. There is no easy way
to view the synagogue records. I've spent hours pouring through the 2
oldest synagogues Congregation Rodeph Shalom and Mikveh Israel Jewish
Congregation. I am unaware of any other place where it could have been
recorded.

Birth records for PA did not go into effect until 1906, would it still
possibly be recorded with the state that late?

His older brother Robert Sheer was born in 1900 in Rhode Island
according to the census records, and his parents were married the
prior year in 1899 (Harry Israel Sheer to Sarah Muffs). I can not find
their marriage records in the synagogues in Philadelphia, which is
where their family was known to have immigrated >from Russia, the
Sheers went back and forth >from Philly to New Haven CT and are buried
in New York area.

Any advise about how to obtain any birth records for my grandfather in
1901 is appreciated. I imagine I could check the synagogue in Rhode
Island for a marriage record but that won't help me to find my
grandfather's birth information. My mother thinks she remembers the
name of a street where they lived in Philly and some stories about my
great grandfather who left the family business to relocate to
Connecticut due to an allergy to horse hair which was the nindustry
that his relatives were in. Thank you!!

Sincerely,

Beth Zinderman Burnham


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Surname SHEER Birth record Year 1901, difficulty finding birth records for Philadelphia #general

Beth Burnham
 

My grandfather Manuel Jacob SHEER was born 11/05/1901 in Philadelphia
PA and in 1901, there were only 2 synagogues which could have kept any
records according to my searches on ancestry.com. There is no easy way
to view the synagogue records. I've spent hours pouring through the 2
oldest synagogues Congregation Rodeph Shalom and Mikveh Israel Jewish
Congregation. I am unaware of any other place where it could have been
recorded.

Birth records for PA did not go into effect until 1906, would it still
possibly be recorded with the state that late?

His older brother Robert Sheer was born in 1900 in Rhode Island
according to the census records, and his parents were married the
prior year in 1899 (Harry Israel Sheer to Sarah Muffs). I can not find
their marriage records in the synagogues in Philadelphia, which is
where their family was known to have immigrated >from Russia, the
Sheers went back and forth >from Philly to New Haven CT and are buried
in New York area.

Any advise about how to obtain any birth records for my grandfather in
1901 is appreciated. I imagine I could check the synagogue in Rhode
Island for a marriage record but that won't help me to find my
grandfather's birth information. My mother thinks she remembers the
name of a street where they lived in Philly and some stories about my
great grandfather who left the family business to relocate to
Connecticut due to an allergy to horse hair which was the nindustry
that his relatives were in. Thank you!!

Sincerely,

Beth Zinderman Burnham


(Germany) German Lost Art Foundation and Mosse Art Research Institute Traced Nazi-Looted Art and Launched Online Database #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmeiselsallen@...>
 

Last year I posted about the German Lost Art Foundation which is a project of
the German government which began subsidizing private collectors attempts to
return Nazi looted art to the families of the original owners. The government
funding this at 3.4 million Euros, about $4 million USD. The fund helps the
current generation of owners find out how the art objects came into their
family. Under German law the descendants of the original Jewish owners must
rely on the good will of the private collectors. Museums, however are bound
by international principles which require them to reach "just and fair
solutions." There are also statute of limitations that some current holders
of stolen art rely upon to prevent return of the stolen Nazi-era artworks.

Rudolf Mosse was one of the richest men in Berlin at the end of the 19th
century and thousands of paintings, books, sculptures and antiques were
seized >from him. The Mosse Art Research Initiative announced last year that
heirs and the Lost Art Foundation funded 500,000 Euros to help trace the
Nazi-looted art and return it to the rightful heirs. This is the first
cooperative research project between the heirs of a Jewish collector looted
by the Nazis and the German government.

Thus far, they have traced eight works - one at Vienna's Belvedere Palace
Museum, another at the Tel Aviv (Israel) Museum and Arkell Museum in
Canahohaire, New York, and Gdansk Polish Museum - the later which has not
yet been recovered. The Belvedere Palace Museum also housed the famous
Klimt painting, of the story of the Woman in Gold fame (Portrait of Adele
Bloch-Bauer I). Berlin's State Museums have restituted nine works in their
collections looted >from Mosse. Much of the looted art is also in private
collections.

To read more about the family and the art see:
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/german-researchers-trace-jewish-newspaper-mogul-s-vast-art-collection
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/kryW73 ]

The Mosse Art Research Initiative (MARI) database may be accessed at:
https://www.mari-portal.de/db . It is in German and English.

The German Lost Art Database may be accessed at:
http://www.lostart.de/Webs/EN/LostArt/Index.html This website is in English,
German and Russian.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Germany) German Lost Art Foundation and Mosse Art Research Institute Traced Nazi-Looted Art and Launched Online Database #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmeiselsallen@...>
 

Last year I posted about the German Lost Art Foundation which is a project of
the German government which began subsidizing private collectors attempts to
return Nazi looted art to the families of the original owners. The government
funding this at 3.4 million Euros, about $4 million USD. The fund helps the
current generation of owners find out how the art objects came into their
family. Under German law the descendants of the original Jewish owners must
rely on the good will of the private collectors. Museums, however are bound
by international principles which require them to reach "just and fair
solutions." There are also statute of limitations that some current holders
of stolen art rely upon to prevent return of the stolen Nazi-era artworks.

Rudolf Mosse was one of the richest men in Berlin at the end of the 19th
century and thousands of paintings, books, sculptures and antiques were
seized >from him. The Mosse Art Research Initiative announced last year that
heirs and the Lost Art Foundation funded 500,000 Euros to help trace the
Nazi-looted art and return it to the rightful heirs. This is the first
cooperative research project between the heirs of a Jewish collector looted
by the Nazis and the German government.

Thus far, they have traced eight works - one at Vienna's Belvedere Palace
Museum, another at the Tel Aviv (Israel) Museum and Arkell Museum in
Canahohaire, New York, and Gdansk Polish Museum - the later which has not
yet been recovered. The Belvedere Palace Museum also housed the famous
Klimt painting, of the story of the Woman in Gold fame (Portrait of Adele
Bloch-Bauer I). Berlin's State Museums have restituted nine works in their
collections looted >from Mosse. Much of the looted art is also in private
collections.

To read more about the family and the art see:
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/german-researchers-trace-jewish-newspaper-mogul-s-vast-art-collection
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/kryW73 ]

The Mosse Art Research Initiative (MARI) database may be accessed at:
https://www.mari-portal.de/db . It is in German and English.

The German Lost Art Database may be accessed at:
http://www.lostart.de/Webs/EN/LostArt/Index.html This website is in English,
German and Russian.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: ViewMate translation request - Hebrew (tombstone) #general

Deborah Schultz
 

Hello. I've posted a photo of a tombstone in Hebrew, for which I need
some translation help (to confirm the day, year, and name of
deceased). It's on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66659

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application. I
tried to be detailed enough in my question to hopefully make it clear
what I need. Thanks so much!

Deborah Schultz, Metro Detroit Mich
schultzd@umich.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: ViewMate translation request - Hebrew (tombstone) #general

Deborah Schultz
 

Hello. I've posted a photo of a tombstone in Hebrew, for which I need
some translation help (to confirm the day, year, and name of
deceased). It's on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66659

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application. I
tried to be detailed enough in my question to hopefully make it clear
what I need. Thanks so much!

Deborah Schultz, Metro Detroit Mich
schultzd@umich.edu


Given Name Irsza #general

Judith Singer
 

The given name "Irsza" appears in the 1784 Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Poll Tax List for Kavarskas. I assume this, like other names on the
List, is a Polish spelling. Can someone tell me please the Lithuanian
version of this name? It is not on the JewishGen GIven Name Database
for either Poland or Lithuania nor is it in Boris Feldblyum's book on
Russian-Jewish given names. Thank you -

Judith Singer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given Name Irsza #general

Judith Singer
 

The given name "Irsza" appears in the 1784 Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Poll Tax List for Kavarskas. I assume this, like other names on the
List, is a Polish spelling. Can someone tell me please the Lithuanian
version of this name? It is not on the JewishGen GIven Name Database
for either Poland or Lithuania nor is it in Boris Feldblyum's book on
Russian-Jewish given names. Thank you -

Judith Singer

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