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Be Inspired by Three New Success Stories! #france

bounce-3732334-772957@...
 

What do old Jewish New Year's postcards >from Pinsk, school records
from Dubno dated 1846, and a young girl >from Rimalov standing alone on
a Philadelphia dock in 1904 have in common? They are the inspirations
for three moving success stories recently published to our website.

You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button on the
website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

Postcards >from Pinsk:
A ViewMate Success Story
By Linda Ewall Krocker

Through a Ukrainian Brick Wall
By Shirley Ginzburg

What if it Hadn't Happened This Way?
My Grandmother's Arrival in America
By Marilyn Goldenberg Gelber

Thank you to the authors who shared their stories with us, and to our
Success! Stories Webmaster and Associate Editor, Richard Baum. We
encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Editor, JewishGen's Success! Stories


French SIG #France Be Inspired by Three New Success Stories! #france

bounce-3732334-772957@...
 

What do old Jewish New Year's postcards >from Pinsk, school records
from Dubno dated 1846, and a young girl >from Rimalov standing alone on
a Philadelphia dock in 1904 have in common? They are the inspirations
for three moving success stories recently published to our website.

You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button on the
website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

Postcards >from Pinsk:
A ViewMate Success Story
By Linda Ewall Krocker

Through a Ukrainian Brick Wall
By Shirley Ginzburg

What if it Hadn't Happened This Way?
My Grandmother's Arrival in America
By Marilyn Goldenberg Gelber

Thank you to the authors who shared their stories with us, and to our
Success! Stories Webmaster and Associate Editor, Richard Baum. We
encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Editor, JewishGen's Success! Stories


Locating MALEK birth records from Sighet #romania

Kfir Ovadia <kfir.ovadia@...>
 

Hello,
My great grandfather and his siblings were born in Sighet during 1900-1910.
I was able to find several of the siblings but not all,on Maramaros project
page <https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary/Maramaros.htm>. I saw that
the book that should hold their birth records has been indexed:
(Register Book #282-A ).But I can't find my great grandfather or his siblings.
Any thoughts?

I also tried searching with parents names.
Father: Izsak/issac FISCHLER (sometimes was misspelled as FISCHER)
Mother: Yda/Ida MALEK
Probably it was illegal marriage as all their children got the
mother's surname, MALEK.

looking for records of:
Lazar MALEK - born 26th of June 1902
Ghizella MALEK - 28th of Dec.1900
Blanka MALEK ~1898-1906
Regina/Reghina MALEK ~1901

Saw on JewishGen the records for; Herman Moshe, Mano Mandel,
Chaya Blanka and Avarham Haim.

Thanks.
Kfir Ovadia


Romania SIG #Romania Locating MALEK birth records from Sighet #romania

Kfir Ovadia <kfir.ovadia@...>
 

Hello,
My great grandfather and his siblings were born in Sighet during 1900-1910.
I was able to find several of the siblings but not all,on Maramaros project
page <https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary/Maramaros.htm>. I saw that
the book that should hold their birth records has been indexed:
(Register Book #282-A ).But I can't find my great grandfather or his siblings.
Any thoughts?

I also tried searching with parents names.
Father: Izsak/issac FISCHLER (sometimes was misspelled as FISCHER)
Mother: Yda/Ida MALEK
Probably it was illegal marriage as all their children got the
mother's surname, MALEK.

looking for records of:
Lazar MALEK - born 26th of June 1902
Ghizella MALEK - 28th of Dec.1900
Blanka MALEK ~1898-1906
Regina/Reghina MALEK ~1901

Saw on JewishGen the records for; Herman Moshe, Mano Mandel,
Chaya Blanka and Avarham Haim.

Thanks.
Kfir Ovadia


ViewMate: Marriage or death record? not sure....Russian to English #general

rivrkeeper@...
 

Hi, I've posted a document on ViewMate, in Russian, that I need translated to
English. Not sure of the type of record but my thinking is marriage, but I
could be wrong. I'd like any information that it contains ie, type of record,
names, dates and town where it took place. Please respond using the form
provided by ViewMate.

Thank you,

Matt Handelman

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=75089


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Marriage or death record? not sure....Russian to English #general

rivrkeeper@...
 

Hi, I've posted a document on ViewMate, in Russian, that I need translated to
English. Not sure of the type of record but my thinking is marriage, but I
could be wrong. I'd like any information that it contains ie, type of record,
names, dates and town where it took place. Please respond using the form
provided by ViewMate.

Thank you,

Matt Handelman

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=75089


Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Klausner of Krakow #rabbinic

Brian Blitz
 

If anyone has any information about Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Klausner
of Krakow, specifically who he was and what community he served, I
would appreciate if you could pass that along. Klausner may have been
in Krakow in the 1920s/30s and may have been a Bobovar hasid.

My great-great uncle, Nuchem Salz, may have been his assistant in
Krakow before the war, perhaps in the 20s and 30s. Nuchem's tombstone
states that he served Rabbi Klausner. Nuchem was a Bobovar Hasid, so
Klausner could have also been Bobovar.

Any leads would be most appreciated. Thank you.

Brian Blitz
blitzba@hotmail.com


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Klausner of Krakow #rabbinic

Brian Blitz
 

If anyone has any information about Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Klausner
of Krakow, specifically who he was and what community he served, I
would appreciate if you could pass that along. Klausner may have been
in Krakow in the 1920s/30s and may have been a Bobovar hasid.

My great-great uncle, Nuchem Salz, may have been his assistant in
Krakow before the war, perhaps in the 20s and 30s. Nuchem's tombstone
states that he served Rabbi Klausner. Nuchem was a Bobovar Hasid, so
Klausner could have also been Bobovar.

Any leads would be most appreciated. Thank you.

Brian Blitz
blitzba@hotmail.com


Finding A Survivor Listed in the Names and Fates Project #latvia

Barnaby Levin <bl487@...>
 

Dear Latvia SIG,

I am writing to ask for advice and help to find information regarding
my grandfather's cousin, Vladimir Luntz, who lived in Riga before the
war with his mother Anna Luntz (born Anna Lewin), and his grandmother
Hinda Lewin (my great-great-grandmother).

I recently discovered an entry for Vladimir in the Latvian Names and
Fates Project: http://names.lu.lv/cgi-bin/one?lang=en&code=421316065979
The entry says that he fled >from Riga into the USSR during the war,
and survived.

My family and I would desperately like to find out what happened to
Vladimir after the war.

Can anybody in the SIG offer help or advice for my search?

Thank you for any help you can give.

Barnaby Levin


Latvia SIG #Latvia Finding A Survivor Listed in the Names and Fates Project #latvia

Barnaby Levin <bl487@...>
 

Dear Latvia SIG,

I am writing to ask for advice and help to find information regarding
my grandfather's cousin, Vladimir Luntz, who lived in Riga before the
war with his mother Anna Luntz (born Anna Lewin), and his grandmother
Hinda Lewin (my great-great-grandmother).

I recently discovered an entry for Vladimir in the Latvian Names and
Fates Project: http://names.lu.lv/cgi-bin/one?lang=en&code=421316065979
The entry says that he fled >from Riga into the USSR during the war,
and survived.

My family and I would desperately like to find out what happened to
Vladimir after the war.

Can anybody in the SIG offer help or advice for my search?

Thank you for any help you can give.

Barnaby Levin


WAJESGAUF/GYNBAUM (LENCZNER), Piotrkow/Sosnowiec, Poland #general

H Michael McTeer <mcteer@...>
 

Seeking information on Rywka GRYNBAUM, b. abt 1885, d/o Jozef Icyk
GRYNBAUM and Sura/Sara FOGEL. Source jewishgen.org 1908 Sosnowiec
marriage to Chaim WAJSGAUF b. abt 1879, s/o Chaskiel WAJSGAUF and Alta
Brucha BELCHATOWSKA. According to jewishgen.org index, parents may have
been couple married 1873, Piotrkow.

There are only 16 'hits' for WAJESGAUF, primarily Piotrkow and the 1908
Sosnowiec marriage. No one apparently is researching name. Have no idea
what other possible variant surname spellings might be.

Due to parental information provided in index for marriage, believe
Rywka to be sister of probable Holocaust victim, Izrael Dawid GRYNBAUM,
b. 13 Dec 1880, Bendzin. Izrael was husband of my great grandmother's
sister, Golda (LENCZNER) GRYNBAUM, 1884-1943, d. Sosnowiec. Golda's
daughter, Brucha, b. 1925, probable Holocaust victim. Two sons, Josef
and Icchkok (Louis GREER) survived.

Also recently found some possible information regarding LIEBERMAN
family. My great grandmother, Liba (LENCZNER) was first married to
Jankiel LIBERMAN b. 28 Nov 1871. Jankiel was alive prior to the invasion
and in contact with his daughter (d/o Liba), Bertha (LIBERMAN)
BLUMENFELD of St. Louis, MO, USA. Jankiel and second family believed
perished. Have found Pages of Testimony filed by M. MINC (d. 2004,
Canada). Jankiel's sister, Hudesa Chudesa (LIEBERMAN) 1863-1902 m.
Lejzor KRAWIEC b. abt 1861, (m. 28 Feb 1886, Zarki). Apparently they had
a son, Mordechai KRAWIEC, b. abt 1895 (Zawiercie?) for whom his
daughter, the late M. MINC filed a POT. Mrs. MINC also filed a POT for
her brother, Bercio Dov KRAWIEC, b. 1923.

Posted primarily for the 'record'. But if anyone has information on
these families, please contact me privately, Thanks.

Michael McTeer (#13488), Crowley, TX USA, mcteer@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WAJESGAUF/GYNBAUM (LENCZNER), Piotrkow/Sosnowiec, Poland #general

H Michael McTeer <mcteer@...>
 

Seeking information on Rywka GRYNBAUM, b. abt 1885, d/o Jozef Icyk
GRYNBAUM and Sura/Sara FOGEL. Source jewishgen.org 1908 Sosnowiec
marriage to Chaim WAJSGAUF b. abt 1879, s/o Chaskiel WAJSGAUF and Alta
Brucha BELCHATOWSKA. According to jewishgen.org index, parents may have
been couple married 1873, Piotrkow.

There are only 16 'hits' for WAJESGAUF, primarily Piotrkow and the 1908
Sosnowiec marriage. No one apparently is researching name. Have no idea
what other possible variant surname spellings might be.

Due to parental information provided in index for marriage, believe
Rywka to be sister of probable Holocaust victim, Izrael Dawid GRYNBAUM,
b. 13 Dec 1880, Bendzin. Izrael was husband of my great grandmother's
sister, Golda (LENCZNER) GRYNBAUM, 1884-1943, d. Sosnowiec. Golda's
daughter, Brucha, b. 1925, probable Holocaust victim. Two sons, Josef
and Icchkok (Louis GREER) survived.

Also recently found some possible information regarding LIEBERMAN
family. My great grandmother, Liba (LENCZNER) was first married to
Jankiel LIBERMAN b. 28 Nov 1871. Jankiel was alive prior to the invasion
and in contact with his daughter (d/o Liba), Bertha (LIBERMAN)
BLUMENFELD of St. Louis, MO, USA. Jankiel and second family believed
perished. Have found Pages of Testimony filed by M. MINC (d. 2004,
Canada). Jankiel's sister, Hudesa Chudesa (LIEBERMAN) 1863-1902 m.
Lejzor KRAWIEC b. abt 1861, (m. 28 Feb 1886, Zarki). Apparently they had
a son, Mordechai KRAWIEC, b. abt 1895 (Zawiercie?) for whom his
daughter, the late M. MINC filed a POT. Mrs. MINC also filed a POT for
her brother, Bercio Dov KRAWIEC, b. 1923.

Posted primarily for the 'record'. But if anyone has information on
these families, please contact me privately, Thanks.

Michael McTeer (#13488), Crowley, TX USA, mcteer@gmail.com


Re: Proving ancestry in Nazi Europe #general

Eva Lawrence
 

To back up Thomas Kemper, I'd like to reprise a post I'd already sent,
but unfortunately in formatted form. Genealogy was quite a popular
gentleman's hobby among middle-class Jews, well before the Nazi
administration made terrible use of it.

I have copies of a letter >from my great-uncle, dated 1924, asking the
Burgermeister of Biedesheim in Bavaria for details of his maternal
grandfather's family (12 children!). He received a detailed reply,
with exact the date of birth for each. My late father, too, left file of
family trees and correspondence on the subject. His research was made
for his own pleasure, but the results may well have saved our lives,
when he was able to contact family members who provided the guarantees
for our entry visas.

Family records were kept locally under every European jurisdiction,
to keep tabs on the population for all sorts of administrative purposes
(eg road maintenance, property law, market licences, taxation, school
administration, workhouses) I don't know the American system, but in
Europe they have been universal, and don't per se have any sinister
connotations.

In Germany (as in England) they were the province of local religious
organisations, be they church or synagogue until the start of the 1800s.
If there was no formal local community, the recording task fell to
the local Protestant clergyman. Some GerSiggers have been perturbed to
find their ancestors BMDs in Church records, but this only happened if
there was no recognised local Jewish community.

It was the French Revolutionaries and then Napoleon Bonaparte who first
introduced the new concept of Civil registration, in order to curb the
political power of the Churches (and the Rabbis).

Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Proving ancestry in Nazi Europe #general

Eva Lawrence
 

To back up Thomas Kemper, I'd like to reprise a post I'd already sent,
but unfortunately in formatted form. Genealogy was quite a popular
gentleman's hobby among middle-class Jews, well before the Nazi
administration made terrible use of it.

I have copies of a letter >from my great-uncle, dated 1924, asking the
Burgermeister of Biedesheim in Bavaria for details of his maternal
grandfather's family (12 children!). He received a detailed reply,
with exact the date of birth for each. My late father, too, left file of
family trees and correspondence on the subject. His research was made
for his own pleasure, but the results may well have saved our lives,
when he was able to contact family members who provided the guarantees
for our entry visas.

Family records were kept locally under every European jurisdiction,
to keep tabs on the population for all sorts of administrative purposes
(eg road maintenance, property law, market licences, taxation, school
administration, workhouses) I don't know the American system, but in
Europe they have been universal, and don't per se have any sinister
connotations.

In Germany (as in England) they were the province of local religious
organisations, be they church or synagogue until the start of the 1800s.
If there was no formal local community, the recording task fell to
the local Protestant clergyman. Some GerSiggers have been perturbed to
find their ancestors BMDs in Church records, but this only happened if
there was no recognised local Jewish community.

It was the French Revolutionaries and then Napoleon Bonaparte who first
introduced the new concept of Civil registration, in order to curb the
political power of the Churches (and the Rabbis).

Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK


Our memories of Phyllis Kramer z"l #general

Stanley Diamond
 

The JRI-Poland family is saddened in learning of the passing of Phyllis Kramer
z"l, a long-time friend of and volunteer for our organization.

Others have rightly lauded her devotion to Jewish family history and genealogy,
and her efforts to help on many levels. Phyllis truly set a high mark and left
a legacy that we might all try to emulate in one way or another, to the best
of our ability.

On a personal level, I have been a witness to Phyllis' passion, intelligence
and bottomless commitment for and to the Jewish genealogical world, serving
with her on an advisory board, working on a few of her educational projects
and, of course, as a JRI-Poland town leader. I will miss the sparkle in her
eyes and those warm hugs at the annual conferences.

May the memory of Phyllis be for a blessing.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director,
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Our memories of Phyllis Kramer z"l #general

Stanley Diamond
 

The JRI-Poland family is saddened in learning of the passing of Phyllis Kramer
z"l, a long-time friend of and volunteer for our organization.

Others have rightly lauded her devotion to Jewish family history and genealogy,
and her efforts to help on many levels. Phyllis truly set a high mark and left
a legacy that we might all try to emulate in one way or another, to the best
of our ability.

On a personal level, I have been a witness to Phyllis' passion, intelligence
and bottomless commitment for and to the Jewish genealogical world, serving
with her on an advisory board, working on a few of her educational projects
and, of course, as a JRI-Poland town leader. I will miss the sparkle in her
eyes and those warm hugs at the annual conferences.

May the memory of Phyllis be for a blessing.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director,
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Looking for information on Rosa NORVICK #general

Shulamit
 

Looking for any information on the Rose/Rosa NORVICK who married Getzel
BLOCH/BLOGH (1871-1941) in 1937 (as his third wife). She was possibly the
Rose BLOCH whose death aged 75 was recorded in Uxbridge in 1944.

There was a NORVICK family in Bryn Mawr, and Getzel BLOCH was a
chazan-shochet there in his early days in Britain.

Shulamit Spain


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for information on Rosa NORVICK #general

Shulamit
 

Looking for any information on the Rose/Rosa NORVICK who married Getzel
BLOCH/BLOGH (1871-1941) in 1937 (as his third wife). She was possibly the
Rose BLOCH whose death aged 75 was recorded in Uxbridge in 1944.

There was a NORVICK family in Bryn Mawr, and Getzel BLOCH was a
chazan-shochet there in his early days in Britain.

Shulamit Spain


Our memories of Phyllis Kramer z"l #belarus

Stanley Diamond
 

The JRI-Poland family is saddened in learning of the passing of Phyllis Kramer z"l,
a long-time friend of and volunteer for our organization.

Others have rightly lauded her devotion to Jewish family history and genealogy,
and her efforts to help on many levels. Phyllis truly set a high mark and left a
legacy that we might all try to emulate in one way or another, to the best of our
ability.

On a personal level, I have been a witness to Phyllis' passion, intelligence and
bottomless commitment for and to the Jewish genealogical world, serving with her
on an advisory board, working on a few of her educational projects and, of course,
as a JRI-Poland town leader. I will miss the sparkle in her eyes and those warm
hugs at the annual conferences.

May the memory of Phyllis be for a blessing.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director,
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Belarus SIG #Belarus Our memories of Phyllis Kramer z"l #belarus

Stanley Diamond
 

The JRI-Poland family is saddened in learning of the passing of Phyllis Kramer z"l,
a long-time friend of and volunteer for our organization.

Others have rightly lauded her devotion to Jewish family history and genealogy,
and her efforts to help on many levels. Phyllis truly set a high mark and left a
legacy that we might all try to emulate in one way or another, to the best of our
ability.

On a personal level, I have been a witness to Phyllis' passion, intelligence and
bottomless commitment for and to the Jewish genealogical world, serving with her
on an advisory board, working on a few of her educational projects and, of course,
as a JRI-Poland town leader. I will miss the sparkle in her eyes and those warm
hugs at the annual conferences.

May the memory of Phyllis be for a blessing.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director,
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

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