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New Issue of JewishGen's Success! Stories #hungary

bounce-2619290-772961@...
 

We invite you to read the inspiring stories in the latest issue of
JewishGen's SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories
from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

In this issue:
....Rachel Lev-Leshem, whose mother was a Holocaust survivor, travels
to her ancestral town of Érmihályfalva, Romania. A chance meeting at
the town's Synagogue leads to the recovery of the Mezuzah >from her
great-grandparents' home.
....Marla Raucher Osborn sorts through family stories and vital
records to determine if her grandmother's Bessarabia family surname of
Heller had once been Blecher, as rumored.
....Aaron Hurwitz connects with an unknown branch of his Blistein
family as a result of his posts on JewishGen's Family Finder and
Family Tree of the Jewish People.
....Janet Silver Ghent is contacted by a formerly unknown distant
cousin as a result of her posting on JewishGen's Family Finder and
they collaborate to research their common ancestors.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel,
Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. We are sure you will be moved by
these stories and we encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at success@... .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Permanent Photo Exhibit in the historic Nagykanizsa Synagogue #hungary

ezwieback@...
 

A Permanent Photo Exhibit has recently been created in the historic
Nagykanizsa Synagogue (dedicated in 1821) by Levai Ibolya and her
staff. The exhibit displays many photos of individuals, families and
groups; many whom were victims of the Holocaust.
Historic photos and documents/letters of former Jewish residents (and
families) of Nagykanizsa are being solicited, to add to the Exhibit.
Scanned digital images are quite acceptable. Identification (name of the
person(s)) on the photos would be appreciated.

Viewing of the Exhibit in the Synagogue is by appointment and can be
arranged with Levai Ibolya at levaiibolya@...
<mailto:levaiibolya@...>. Mobile number; +36 30 385 2503
<tel:%2B36%2030%20385%202503>

Regards,
Ed Zwieback
Long Beach, California

--
Ed
Alternate e-mails; ezwieback@... or ed.zwieback@...


Hungary SIG #Hungary New Issue of JewishGen's Success! Stories #hungary

bounce-2619290-772961@...
 

We invite you to read the inspiring stories in the latest issue of
JewishGen's SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories
from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

In this issue:
....Rachel Lev-Leshem, whose mother was a Holocaust survivor, travels
to her ancestral town of Érmihályfalva, Romania. A chance meeting at
the town's Synagogue leads to the recovery of the Mezuzah >from her
great-grandparents' home.
....Marla Raucher Osborn sorts through family stories and vital
records to determine if her grandmother's Bessarabia family surname of
Heller had once been Blecher, as rumored.
....Aaron Hurwitz connects with an unknown branch of his Blistein
family as a result of his posts on JewishGen's Family Finder and
Family Tree of the Jewish People.
....Janet Silver Ghent is contacted by a formerly unknown distant
cousin as a result of her posting on JewishGen's Family Finder and
they collaborate to research their common ancestors.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel,
Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. We are sure you will be moved by
these stories and we encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at success@... .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Permanent Photo Exhibit in the historic Nagykanizsa Synagogue #hungary

ezwieback@...
 

A Permanent Photo Exhibit has recently been created in the historic
Nagykanizsa Synagogue (dedicated in 1821) by Levai Ibolya and her
staff. The exhibit displays many photos of individuals, families and
groups; many whom were victims of the Holocaust.
Historic photos and documents/letters of former Jewish residents (and
families) of Nagykanizsa are being solicited, to add to the Exhibit.
Scanned digital images are quite acceptable. Identification (name of the
person(s)) on the photos would be appreciated.

Viewing of the Exhibit in the Synagogue is by appointment and can be
arranged with Levai Ibolya at levaiibolya@...
<mailto:levaiibolya@...>. Mobile number; +36 30 385 2503
<tel:%2B36%2030%20385%202503>

Regards,
Ed Zwieback
Long Beach, California

--
Ed
Alternate e-mails; ezwieback@... or ed.zwieback@...


"Aufbau" -On line again via Leo Baeck Institute #germany

Frank Mecklenburg <fmecklenburg@...>
 

The German & English language newspaper "The Aufbau" is now, again, available online
by way of the Leo Baeck Institute and Internet Archive.

archive.org/details/aufbau

I discovered last night, it is fully word searchable within a selected calendar year. The
entire run of 1934 to 2004 is online. Before it was only 1934 to 1950.

When you call up one issue, any issue, you can search by keyword.
The character recognition is pretty good.
You will find in the upper right corner a search window, the results are dislayed
on the bottom with tear shape markers and text highlights.

In this connection, I want to voice my concern over the other Exilpresse
items that were taken offline along with Aufbau by the German National Library along with
periodicals >from the Nazi period, allegedly for copyright reasons. Not that I want to open
Pandora's box, but the same argument could be applied to anything of that period or later,
but it is striking that particularly the periodicals >from that period, which are crucial for
many research projects, were taken off.

Frank Mecklenburg, Leo Baeck Institute fmecklenburg@...


German SIG #Germany "Aufbau" -On line again via Leo Baeck Institute #germany

Frank Mecklenburg <fmecklenburg@...>
 

The German & English language newspaper "The Aufbau" is now, again, available online
by way of the Leo Baeck Institute and Internet Archive.

archive.org/details/aufbau

I discovered last night, it is fully word searchable within a selected calendar year. The
entire run of 1934 to 2004 is online. Before it was only 1934 to 1950.

When you call up one issue, any issue, you can search by keyword.
The character recognition is pretty good.
You will find in the upper right corner a search window, the results are dislayed
on the bottom with tear shape markers and text highlights.

In this connection, I want to voice my concern over the other Exilpresse
items that were taken offline along with Aufbau by the German National Library along with
periodicals >from the Nazi period, allegedly for copyright reasons. Not that I want to open
Pandora's box, but the same argument could be applied to anything of that period or later,
but it is striking that particularly the periodicals >from that period, which are crucial for
many research projects, were taken off.

Frank Mecklenburg, Leo Baeck Institute fmecklenburg@...


Kiev #ukraine

Jeffrey Levy <jeffrey@...>
 

Can anyone tell me if they have run into the following families in Kiev:

JAFFE and WILKOVSKY (or similar), SAPOLSKY (or similar)

I have an uncle that told me specifically that the JAFFE and his WILKOVSKY wife came to America >from Kiev around 1885/1890 to NY. Their documents only say Russia though.

I have hired 3 different researchers in Ukraine who all tell me that these names didn't exist in Kiev after much research, yet I have met handfuls of Jaffe descendants that tell me that their furthest ancestors that they can trace were also in Kiev.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeffrey Levy
Brooklyn, NY USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kiev #ukraine

Jeffrey Levy <jeffrey@...>
 

Can anyone tell me if they have run into the following families in Kiev:

JAFFE and WILKOVSKY (or similar), SAPOLSKY (or similar)

I have an uncle that told me specifically that the JAFFE and his WILKOVSKY wife came to America >from Kiev around 1885/1890 to NY. Their documents only say Russia though.

I have hired 3 different researchers in Ukraine who all tell me that these names didn't exist in Kiev after much research, yet I have met handfuls of Jaffe descendants that tell me that their furthest ancestors that they can trace were also in Kiev.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeffrey Levy
Brooklyn, NY USA


Re: Researching Lazerovich from Bacau, Romania #romania

Bob Wascou
 

Yes, there a branch of the National Archives of Romania located in
Bacau. ROM-SIG is in the process of indexing some marriages for
1868-1869 >from Bacau. They will be in the JewishGen Romanian Database
hopefully in July We also will work on marriages >from 1869-1872.

You have not indicated which vital records you are after or the dates.

ROM-SIG is looking for a person who lives in the Bacau area to
photograph the birth, marriage and death records >from Bacau, Moinesti,
Targu Ocna and Buhisi located in the Bacau archives. If anyone has a
contact in Bacau who might be interested in doing this please contact
me.


Bob Wascou
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator

On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 11:21 AM, E Feinstein <ericfeinstein@...> wrote:
Does anyone know if there are vital records extant for Bacau, Romania?
Are they in an archive? Researchers to recommend?
Looking for the name Lazerovich.

All the best

Eric FEINSTEIN
Clifton, New Jersey


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Researching Lazerovich from Bacau, Romania #romania

Bob Wascou
 

Yes, there a branch of the National Archives of Romania located in
Bacau. ROM-SIG is in the process of indexing some marriages for
1868-1869 >from Bacau. They will be in the JewishGen Romanian Database
hopefully in July We also will work on marriages >from 1869-1872.

You have not indicated which vital records you are after or the dates.

ROM-SIG is looking for a person who lives in the Bacau area to
photograph the birth, marriage and death records >from Bacau, Moinesti,
Targu Ocna and Buhisi located in the Bacau archives. If anyone has a
contact in Bacau who might be interested in doing this please contact
me.


Bob Wascou
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator

On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 11:21 AM, E Feinstein <ericfeinstein@...> wrote:
Does anyone know if there are vital records extant for Bacau, Romania?
Are they in an archive? Researchers to recommend?
Looking for the name Lazerovich.

All the best

Eric FEINSTEIN
Clifton, New Jersey


Obits Look-ups, Please -- HELLER, Bronx NY #general

Rachel Heller Bernstein <natrab@...>
 

Shalom,
I am researching the Heller family and have come across 2 men named
Israel Heller, who were born with-in 2-3 yrs of each other and died
with-in 2 yrs of each other:
One died aged 77 on 5 Jun 1943 in Bronx, NY.
The other died aged 80 on 22 Feb 1945, also in Bronx, NY.

I would appreciate any obits, to help determine which Israel Heller
was the husband of Mary and the father of Gussie & Frieda. My next
step would be to order a copy of his death record, where hopefully,
his parents' names might be listed and it might also reveal where he
is buried.

Thanks, Rachel Heller Bernstein, Yerushalayim

Researching:
HELLER: Krakow (Kazimierz), Tarnow/ USA
FREY: Poland: Nowy Sacz, Labowa, Rzeszow/Austria: Wein/ Sweden, USA
DANZYGERs - Nowy Sacz / maybe Tarnow
TRAURIG: Nowy Sacz, Labowa/ NYC /Haifa (TOREN), Ma'agan Michael (LERECH)
DERSIEWICZ or DERSHOWITZ: Nowy Sacz, Labowa, Tarnow, USA
DEUTELBAUM: Nowy Sacz, Krakow, Tarnow/ NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Obits Look-ups, Please -- HELLER, Bronx NY #general

Rachel Heller Bernstein <natrab@...>
 

Shalom,
I am researching the Heller family and have come across 2 men named
Israel Heller, who were born with-in 2-3 yrs of each other and died
with-in 2 yrs of each other:
One died aged 77 on 5 Jun 1943 in Bronx, NY.
The other died aged 80 on 22 Feb 1945, also in Bronx, NY.

I would appreciate any obits, to help determine which Israel Heller
was the husband of Mary and the father of Gussie & Frieda. My next
step would be to order a copy of his death record, where hopefully,
his parents' names might be listed and it might also reveal where he
is buried.

Thanks, Rachel Heller Bernstein, Yerushalayim

Researching:
HELLER: Krakow (Kazimierz), Tarnow/ USA
FREY: Poland: Nowy Sacz, Labowa, Rzeszow/Austria: Wein/ Sweden, USA
DANZYGERs - Nowy Sacz / maybe Tarnow
TRAURIG: Nowy Sacz, Labowa/ NYC /Haifa (TOREN), Ma'agan Michael (LERECH)
DERSIEWICZ or DERSHOWITZ: Nowy Sacz, Labowa, Tarnow, USA
DEUTELBAUM: Nowy Sacz, Krakow, Tarnow/ NY


Re: Hebrew Translation Question #general

Twilite Motel <twilitemotel@...>
 

Happen to see the discussion and thought that maybe someone can help
me with the same question.

My grandfather is buried in Budapest in the Orthodox cemetery. Only
his mother's name is on the grave and I always wondered about it. I
have been there and saw the grave, I also know the name of his father
(my g-g-father) so I am sure that the father's name is not mentioned.

Does anyone have an explanation.

Thanks

Ariela Zucker


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew Translation Question #general

Twilite Motel <twilitemotel@...>
 

Happen to see the discussion and thought that maybe someone can help
me with the same question.

My grandfather is buried in Budapest in the Orthodox cemetery. Only
his mother's name is on the grave and I always wondered about it. I
have been there and saw the grave, I also know the name of his father
(my g-g-father) so I am sure that the father's name is not mentioned.

Does anyone have an explanation.

Thanks

Ariela Zucker


Viewmate cemetery map (town "Hotti, Bessarabia"?) - translation from Yiddish #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Dear all,

At an estate sale, I recently purchased a cloth map of a Jewish
cemetery, but have no idea where the cemetery is located. A few
dozen graves are indicated on it with burials dating >from 1898
through the late 1920s. I hope the text at the top of the cloth
shown in Viewmate 27581
(http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=27581)
will reveal the location of this cemetery. One wonderful Genner
already responded to suggest it's a place named Hott or Hotti in
Bessarabia. I cannot readily find online or in the JG Gazetteer a
town clearly named this - any suggestions? There is a county
"Hodin" in former Bessarabia and within it a town "Khotyn". Once
the place is identified I'd be happy to send this map to anyone
with a connection to the town indicated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate cemetery map (town "Hotti, Bessarabia"?) - translation from Yiddish #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Dear all,

At an estate sale, I recently purchased a cloth map of a Jewish
cemetery, but have no idea where the cemetery is located. A few
dozen graves are indicated on it with burials dating >from 1898
through the late 1920s. I hope the text at the top of the cloth
shown in Viewmate 27581
(http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=27581)
will reveal the location of this cemetery. One wonderful Genner
already responded to suggest it's a place named Hott or Hotti in
Bessarabia. I cannot readily find online or in the JG Gazetteer a
town clearly named this - any suggestions? There is a county
"Hodin" in former Bessarabia and within it a town "Khotyn". Once
the place is identified I'd be happy to send this map to anyone
with a connection to the town indicated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


Re: New to DNA Testing #dna

rayvenna@...
 

As a follow up to this, the closest Y-DNA match I've seen to date in
my research is an exact 37 out of 37 match. After e-mailing the
person, I suspect the most recent common ancestor was just before the
Expulsion >from Spain in 1492, since the match was with a man of
Mexican-American descent (been in the Americas >6 generations) and
was known to be descended >from Spanish colonists. My people, on the
other hand, were in Lithuania 6 generations ago, with one branch
having an oral history of having been a part of the Spanish Expulsion.

If you're looking for a match within 4 generations, you need an
autosomal test such as the FTDNA Family Finder test.

I agree with Sam that matches predicting a 2nd cousin or closer match
are the ones worth perusing. I've tested eight known relatives >from
different branches of the family I'm researching; the FamilyFinder
matches seem to predict a slightly closer relationship than the people
actually are.

Mindie Kaplan
Montgomery Village, MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sam" <Samat773@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:37:32 AM

Rochelle,
For near term ancestry Y-DNA is the wrong test. You need the FTDNA family
finder test which can be run on either sex. There's no guarantee of useful
results ; it all depends on who's been tested. It would take a degree of
chromosome matching predicting a second cousin relationship to be useful at
the g grandfather level if there's no surname match.

Sam Gelfand
Lewiston NY

-----Original Message-----
From: "Rochelle P. Gershenow" <rpgersh@...>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 07:17:11 -0400

My male cousin did the Y-DNA (67) test. (I am the genealogist so am the one
doing the followups.) He receives notices that he matches 12 out of 12 or
occasionally matches with a 25. When I look at the TIP for matching
individuals the percentage for a possible match within 4 generations is
quite low, and none of them have the same last name as our family for them
or their ancestors. My own information on our family extends back to our
mutual great grandfather. Does it make any sense to contact some of these
people? If not, do I just sit back and wait for a match at a higher level?


DNA Research #DNA Re: New to DNA Testing #dna

rayvenna@...
 

As a follow up to this, the closest Y-DNA match I've seen to date in
my research is an exact 37 out of 37 match. After e-mailing the
person, I suspect the most recent common ancestor was just before the
Expulsion >from Spain in 1492, since the match was with a man of
Mexican-American descent (been in the Americas >6 generations) and
was known to be descended >from Spanish colonists. My people, on the
other hand, were in Lithuania 6 generations ago, with one branch
having an oral history of having been a part of the Spanish Expulsion.

If you're looking for a match within 4 generations, you need an
autosomal test such as the FTDNA Family Finder test.

I agree with Sam that matches predicting a 2nd cousin or closer match
are the ones worth perusing. I've tested eight known relatives >from
different branches of the family I'm researching; the FamilyFinder
matches seem to predict a slightly closer relationship than the people
actually are.

Mindie Kaplan
Montgomery Village, MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sam" <Samat773@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:37:32 AM

Rochelle,
For near term ancestry Y-DNA is the wrong test. You need the FTDNA family
finder test which can be run on either sex. There's no guarantee of useful
results ; it all depends on who's been tested. It would take a degree of
chromosome matching predicting a second cousin relationship to be useful at
the g grandfather level if there's no surname match.

Sam Gelfand
Lewiston NY

-----Original Message-----
From: "Rochelle P. Gershenow" <rpgersh@...>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 07:17:11 -0400

My male cousin did the Y-DNA (67) test. (I am the genealogist so am the one
doing the followups.) He receives notices that he matches 12 out of 12 or
occasionally matches with a 25. When I look at the TIP for matching
individuals the percentage for a possible match within 4 generations is
quite low, and none of them have the same last name as our family for them
or their ancestors. My own information on our family extends back to our
mutual great grandfather. Does it make any sense to contact some of these
people? If not, do I just sit back and wait for a match at a higher level?


Surviving Torahs #poland

Siddy Rosenberg <siddyr@...>
 

In response to Fred Huss' posting on June 5:

"Does anyone know of a database or list of Torah scrolls that survived
from the towns and shtetls across Galicia?"
I personally don't know where the Torahs are >from but the Union for
Reform Judaism gave Torahs that survived the Holocaust to the Reform
congregations throughout the US and possible other places. My
congregation has 2 such Torahs. I suggest contacting the
URJ to see if they can help you.

Siddy Rosenberg
Louisville, KY


JRI Poland #Poland Surviving Torahs #poland

Siddy Rosenberg <siddyr@...>
 

In response to Fred Huss' posting on June 5:

"Does anyone know of a database or list of Torah scrolls that survived
from the towns and shtetls across Galicia?"
I personally don't know where the Torahs are >from but the Union for
Reform Judaism gave Torahs that survived the Holocaust to the Reform
congregations throughout the US and possible other places. My
congregation has 2 such Torahs. I suggest contacting the
URJ to see if they can help you.

Siddy Rosenberg
Louisville, KY

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