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Israel Archives digitizes pre-independence records from Jerusalem #germany

Michael Moritz
 

The Israel Archives have recently put online some collections that
have significant value.

1. 1947 Jerusalem Census.

Images >from the 1947 Jerusalem census have been put online, and here
is an overview in Hebrew:
http://www.archives.gov.il/publication/MIFKAD47/

These records are not indexed, but instead searchable by Jerusalem
neighborhood. I was able to find relatives after considerable effort
by searching on the Israeli Genealogical Society's database, which
includes voter lists >from the early 1940s that states an individual's
neighborhood. Then I browsed within that neighborhood in the census
collection. Within a file, the entries are generally ordered by the
first letter of the last name (although not necessarily in perfect order).

There is no English search, so you have to be able to read Hebrew.

2. 1938-1939 German registration forms >from the Jerusalem Consulate

This collection is of significant value for those with German ancestry
that went to Jerusalem. There is seemingly a registration form for
every family that was a German citizen and living in Jerusalem as of
1938/early 1939. Each form includes birth date, place of birth,
parents' names, their birth dates and locations, and children's names.
The entries are ordered alphabetically. I submitted a request for
each entry to be digitized, but seemingly forgot the file for surnames
ranging >from S to Sch, so that was now requested to be added.

The collection is only for those living in Jerusalem--it does not
include Germans living in Tel Aviv or elsewhere.

Here are the direct links:

A-B: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805eac60
C-F: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43ac
G-J: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43ad
K-L: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43ae
M-N: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43af
O-R: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43f8
S-Sch: **to come**
St-Z: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706807d7372

Best, Michael Moritz, New York michael.d.moritz@gmail.com


Vides/Vidis/Widis from Ukmerge #lithuania

Pat Fuller
 

Hi Fellow Litvaks - An elderly relative (by marriage) has asked me to look
into the origins of his paternal (VIDERS) family. He knows they were
originally VIDIS or VIDES >from Ukmerge, but he wonders where the name
originally came from. He understands that the origin might be Spanish (or
possibly Italian), which could mean that he may be partly Sephardic. I
suggested that he have his DNA tested, so that might help if he decides to
do that.

If anyone has any information on the origins of the VIDIS/VIDES family,
please reply to me privately at patbfuller@roadrunner.com.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Pat Redman Fuller
Simi Valley, California, USA

RESEARCHING: FAINBOIM Basarabeasca Moldova; KAPLITS Ukmerge Lithuania;
LEVITAN Kaliningrad Russia; LIPPMAN Taurage Lithuania; MUSS Ukmerge
Lithuania; NATHANSON Taurage Lithuania; RACHBUCH Husi Romania; ROITMAN
Carpineni Moldova; SHKOLNIK Hincesti Moldova


German SIG #Germany Israel Archives digitizes pre-independence records from Jerusalem #germany

Michael Moritz
 

The Israel Archives have recently put online some collections that
have significant value.

1. 1947 Jerusalem Census.

Images >from the 1947 Jerusalem census have been put online, and here
is an overview in Hebrew:
http://www.archives.gov.il/publication/MIFKAD47/

These records are not indexed, but instead searchable by Jerusalem
neighborhood. I was able to find relatives after considerable effort
by searching on the Israeli Genealogical Society's database, which
includes voter lists >from the early 1940s that states an individual's
neighborhood. Then I browsed within that neighborhood in the census
collection. Within a file, the entries are generally ordered by the
first letter of the last name (although not necessarily in perfect order).

There is no English search, so you have to be able to read Hebrew.

2. 1938-1939 German registration forms >from the Jerusalem Consulate

This collection is of significant value for those with German ancestry
that went to Jerusalem. There is seemingly a registration form for
every family that was a German citizen and living in Jerusalem as of
1938/early 1939. Each form includes birth date, place of birth,
parents' names, their birth dates and locations, and children's names.
The entries are ordered alphabetically. I submitted a request for
each entry to be digitized, but seemingly forgot the file for surnames
ranging >from S to Sch, so that was now requested to be added.

The collection is only for those living in Jerusalem--it does not
include Germans living in Tel Aviv or elsewhere.

Here are the direct links:

A-B: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805eac60
C-F: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43ac
G-J: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43ad
K-L: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43ae
M-N: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43af
O-R: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43f8
S-Sch: **to come**
St-Z: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706807d7372

Best, Michael Moritz, New York michael.d.moritz@gmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vides/Vidis/Widis from Ukmerge #lithuania

Pat Fuller
 

Hi Fellow Litvaks - An elderly relative (by marriage) has asked me to look
into the origins of his paternal (VIDERS) family. He knows they were
originally VIDIS or VIDES >from Ukmerge, but he wonders where the name
originally came from. He understands that the origin might be Spanish (or
possibly Italian), which could mean that he may be partly Sephardic. I
suggested that he have his DNA tested, so that might help if he decides to
do that.

If anyone has any information on the origins of the VIDIS/VIDES family,
please reply to me privately at patbfuller@roadrunner.com.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Pat Redman Fuller
Simi Valley, California, USA

RESEARCHING: FAINBOIM Basarabeasca Moldova; KAPLITS Ukmerge Lithuania;
LEVITAN Kaliningrad Russia; LIPPMAN Taurage Lithuania; MUSS Ukmerge
Lithuania; NATHANSON Taurage Lithuania; RACHBUCH Husi Romania; ROITMAN
Carpineni Moldova; SHKOLNIK Hincesti Moldova


ViewMate German, WILDE SPITZ Breslau/Wroclaw #germany

Irene Newhouse
 

I have two more images >from a wedding composition my grandmother
wrote for her sister Martha SPITZ' marriage to Dr. Rabbi Georg WILDE
in 1918. I can read most of it; I only need help with the underlined
words. The URLs are:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM67156
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM67157

Thanks so much! Irene Newhouse, Kihei Hawaii USA


German SIG #Germany ViewMate German, WILDE SPITZ Breslau/Wroclaw #germany

Irene Newhouse
 

I have two more images >from a wedding composition my grandmother
wrote for her sister Martha SPITZ' marriage to Dr. Rabbi Georg WILDE
in 1918. I can read most of it; I only need help with the underlined
words. The URLs are:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM67156
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM67157

Thanks so much! Irene Newhouse, Kihei Hawaii USA


Research in Feodosia (Crimea) #general

Rony Golan
 

Hello JGenners,

I am looking for help in research in Feodosia (Crimea).

Can you share some tips on research in this town/district?

Do you know any professional genealogist that can help me do research there?

Please respond privately with any contact information.

Thank you,

Rony Golan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research in Feodosia (Crimea) #general

Rony Golan
 

Hello JGenners,

I am looking for help in research in Feodosia (Crimea).

Can you share some tips on research in this town/district?

Do you know any professional genealogist that can help me do research there?

Please respond privately with any contact information.

Thank you,

Rony Golan


Amy Halpern Degen re Bialystok cemetery #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with Amy (wife of Josh) of Groton, Mass. about
help in the Bagnowka cemetery in Bialystok.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Amy Halpern Degen re Bialystok cemetery #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with Amy (wife of Josh) of Groton, Mass. about
help in the Bagnowka cemetery in Bialystok.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Kupel Ukraine #general

Marilyn Robinson <jewishgemblog@...>
 

Marilyn Beychok Bloom-Houston wrote, "I have been searching for
information on the residents of the town of Kupel..." You can check
out information regarding Kupel Jews posted on my blog at:
http://yourjewishgem.blogspot.com/2018/06/kupel-ukraines-jewish-residents.html
("Kupel Ukraine's Jewish Residents"). There is information regarding
the Bchok/Bloom/Margulis, Goldenberg, Glazer/Glaser, and other
families available. Also available are articles and photos related to
Kupel. Additionally, there is data related to schools, voters list,
census, Holocaust, etc.

Regards,
Marilyn Robinson
Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kupel Ukraine #general

Marilyn Robinson <jewishgemblog@...>
 

Marilyn Beychok Bloom-Houston wrote, "I have been searching for
information on the residents of the town of Kupel..." You can check
out information regarding Kupel Jews posted on my blog at:
http://yourjewishgem.blogspot.com/2018/06/kupel-ukraines-jewish-residents.html
("Kupel Ukraine's Jewish Residents"). There is information regarding
the Bchok/Bloom/Margulis, Goldenberg, Glazer/Glaser, and other
families available. Also available are articles and photos related to
Kupel. Additionally, there is data related to schools, voters list,
census, Holocaust, etc.

Regards,
Marilyn Robinson
Florida


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

One of the dark periods for Jewish communities in the Russian Pale of
Settlement in the 19th century began in 1827 when Czar Nikolai issued
the Cantonist Decree requiring them to provide recruits for military
service. Under the order, the Jewish communities had to fill the debt
of military service with people, and not with money as had been the
practice. The term of service was 25 years, which began at age 18. But
"the most bitter of the cruel laws" imposed by Nikolai was to take Jews
aged 12 to 25 with the aim of forcing religious conversions to
Christianity by sending the younger ones to Cantonist institutions-
"small, weak, trembling children [stolen] >from their mothers. In 1856,
Aleksander II repealed the edict permitting the taking of children up
to 18 as soldiers.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1792391904116290

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

One of the dark periods for Jewish communities in the Russian Pale of
Settlement in the 19th century began in 1827 when Czar Nikolai issued
the Cantonist Decree requiring them to provide recruits for military
service. Under the order, the Jewish communities had to fill the debt
of military service with people, and not with money as had been the
practice. The term of service was 25 years, which began at age 18. But
"the most bitter of the cruel laws" imposed by Nikolai was to take Jews
aged 12 to 25 with the aim of forcing religious conversions to
Christianity by sending the younger ones to Cantonist institutions-
"small, weak, trembling children [stolen] >from their mothers. In 1856,
Aleksander II repealed the edict permitting the taking of children up
to 18 as soldiers.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1792391904116290

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


meaning of "x" before name in Polish Business Directory #general

hotdog <hotdog@...>
 

Dear One and All:

I would appreciate an explanation regarding the meaning of
"X" before the surname in the Polish Business Directory.

Thank you very much!

Jay Lenefsky -Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen meaning of "x" before name in Polish Business Directory #general

hotdog <hotdog@...>
 

Dear One and All:

I would appreciate an explanation regarding the meaning of
"X" before the surname in the Polish Business Directory.

Thank you very much!

Jay Lenefsky -Israel


KATZOFF-Brisk (Brest-Litovsk) #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I would be happy to connect with any members of my KATZOFF family
from Brisk/Brest-Litovsk.
My grandfather,Philip (Reuven Shraga) KATZOFF emigrated to the USA
around 1905. He was born just after his father passed away and is
such named for his father. He married Golda PUTERMAN. Some relatives
moved to Argentina.

BTW, it seems that in a Slavic language KATZOFF (variant spelling)
refers to someone in the lumber trade which my ancestors were
involved. We are not Cohanim (as some sources have suggested).

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari (Katzoff), Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KATZOFF-Brisk (Brest-Litovsk) #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I would be happy to connect with any members of my KATZOFF family
from Brisk/Brest-Litovsk.
My grandfather,Philip (Reuven Shraga) KATZOFF emigrated to the USA
around 1905. He was born just after his father passed away and is
such named for his father. He married Golda PUTERMAN. Some relatives
moved to Argentina.

BTW, it seems that in a Slavic language KATZOFF (variant spelling)
refers to someone in the lumber trade which my ancestors were
involved. We are not Cohanim (as some sources have suggested).

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari (Katzoff), Jerusalem


Re: Records from 1875 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

I want to add a few important points to my message >from yesterday:

- the two sets I am working, one "Out of Town List", we talked about and the second "General List in
Alpha order". That one is for men only, and it lists mostly boys, sometimes without parents, ages >from
several months.

- there were many Merchants, and Merchants of 2nd Gild who were registered in large towns, but
ived in agricultural colonies in Soroki uezd. Also a number of people where registered as Son of
Merchant or Brother of Merchant, but the Head of Household who was a Merchant was not listed.

- These are lists >from 1875. You know the Revision lists we had for 1824, 1835, 1848, 1854 and
1859. After that there are no Revision lists, but there are some other lists. Also the Revision lists
are compiled of people REGISTERED in particular town.

- also interesting thing, there are a number of families having TWO family names, like
KOLYUVSKIY / GOLOGARSKIY or OKSENGOREN / KOGAN. It is possible that the surname was
changed and here listed an old one and a new one, but might be some other reasons.

I got several replies on my first post, I hope that you can post some questions or comments right
into the Bessarabia Discussion group.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: Records from 1875 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

I want to add a few important points to my message >from yesterday:

- the two sets I am working, one "Out of Town List", we talked about and the second "General List in
Alpha order". That one is for men only, and it lists mostly boys, sometimes without parents, ages >from
several months.

- there were many Merchants, and Merchants of 2nd Gild who were registered in large towns, but
ived in agricultural colonies in Soroki uezd. Also a number of people where registered as Son of
Merchant or Brother of Merchant, but the Head of Household who was a Merchant was not listed.

- These are lists >from 1875. You know the Revision lists we had for 1824, 1835, 1848, 1854 and
1859. After that there are no Revision lists, but there are some other lists. Also the Revision lists
are compiled of people REGISTERED in particular town.

- also interesting thing, there are a number of families having TWO family names, like
KOLYUVSKIY / GOLOGARSKIY or OKSENGOREN / KOGAN. It is possible that the surname was
changed and here listed an old one and a new one, but might be some other reasons.

I got several replies on my first post, I hope that you can post some questions or comments right
into the Bessarabia Discussion group.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

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