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The NAHOUMs of Manisa, Turkey #sephardic

Paul Bencuya
 

Hi. I am Paul Sabetay Bencuya. My father Soly (Solomon) Bencuya was
born in 1924 in Manisa. His parents were Sabetay and Rachel Politi
Bencuya. Rachel's father was Joseph Politi and Sazbona Politi Nahoum.
I have been researching Sazbona's father, who is Yehuda Nahoum (based
on a distant cousin's knowledge). Yehuda's wife is not known. Another
family tree lists Sazbona Politi Nahum, but lists her father as Moreno
Nahum. Moreno was married to Esther Gabay and Moreno Nahum is listed
in the Jewish Gen database. Yehuda is not listed.

Does anyone have any insight in this (about 1850)? Unless they
are the same person, Sazbona's father can't be both Moreno and Yehuda.
Anyway, thank you for any help.
Paul Sabetay Bencuya


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim The NAHOUMs of Manisa, Turkey #sephardic

Paul Bencuya
 

Hi. I am Paul Sabetay Bencuya. My father Soly (Solomon) Bencuya was
born in 1924 in Manisa. His parents were Sabetay and Rachel Politi
Bencuya. Rachel's father was Joseph Politi and Sazbona Politi Nahoum.
I have been researching Sazbona's father, who is Yehuda Nahoum (based
on a distant cousin's knowledge). Yehuda's wife is not known. Another
family tree lists Sazbona Politi Nahum, but lists her father as Moreno
Nahum. Moreno was married to Esther Gabay and Moreno Nahum is listed
in the Jewish Gen database. Yehuda is not listed.

Does anyone have any insight in this (about 1850)? Unless they
are the same person, Sazbona's father can't be both Moreno and Yehuda.
Anyway, thank you for any help.
Paul Sabetay Bencuya


YDNA upgrades #dna

Roberta Berman
 

Hi,
Through the magic of DNA I learned that my gr-grandfather's Opinheim
line matches the YDNA of someone whose family is in Majorca and has
lived there at least as far back as the 1600s.

My gr-grandfather was born about 1825 in Brest-Litovsk, Belarus, quite
a distance >from Majorca. My cousin did the YDNA test at 37 markers
and is in the Iberian-Ashkenaz Project and the J1 Project. It has
been suggested that the YDNA test be upgraded to 67 markers and that
we also do a BigY test.

What would we learn >from the BigY? Where do we go >from here?

Thank you,
Roberta Berman
Southern California


DNA Research #DNA YDNA upgrades #dna

Roberta Berman
 

Hi,
Through the magic of DNA I learned that my gr-grandfather's Opinheim
line matches the YDNA of someone whose family is in Majorca and has
lived there at least as far back as the 1600s.

My gr-grandfather was born about 1825 in Brest-Litovsk, Belarus, quite
a distance >from Majorca. My cousin did the YDNA test at 37 markers
and is in the Iberian-Ashkenaz Project and the J1 Project. It has
been suggested that the YDNA test be upgraded to 67 markers and that
we also do a BigY test.

What would we learn >from the BigY? Where do we go >from here?

Thank you,
Roberta Berman
Southern California


Danzig Database Update #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

I am delighted to announce that the following datasets have been added
to the Danzig Database, which is included in searches of both
JewishGen's Germany and Poland Databases. For further details and
special search tips, see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/germany/danzig.htm

1) Danzig births 1905-1931, >from FHL microfilm 1184407/2.

2) Judenporzellan Purchased by Danzig Jews, thanks to the research of
Dr. Tobias Schenk. The Danzig records cover 1774-1786, pre-dating
surname adoption in the area, though about half of the people
mentioned might appear on the 1814 surname adoption list. For an
introduction by Dr. Schenk, see also
http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/judenporzellan.php

3) Protected Jews >from Hoppenbruch, Stolzenberg, and Langfuhr, 1773,
database-friendly version of content >from our SIG website.

Thanks to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for assistance in putting
the data online.

If you are researching people >from Danzig, please help prioritize
ongoing and future transcription efforts by completing the short
survey at https://goo.gl/forms/HQddpV0Eklq53tNH2 . Thank you.

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Danzig Database Update #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

I am delighted to announce that the following datasets have been added
to the Danzig Database, which is included in searches of both
JewishGen's Germany and Poland Databases. For further details and
special search tips, see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/germany/danzig.htm

1) Danzig births 1905-1931, >from FHL microfilm 1184407/2.

2) Judenporzellan Purchased by Danzig Jews, thanks to the research of
Dr. Tobias Schenk. The Danzig records cover 1774-1786, pre-dating
surname adoption in the area, though about half of the people
mentioned might appear on the 1814 surname adoption list. For an
introduction by Dr. Schenk, see also
http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/judenporzellan.php

3) Protected Jews >from Hoppenbruch, Stolzenberg, and Langfuhr, 1773,
database-friendly version of content >from our SIG website.

Thanks to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for assistance in putting
the data online.

If you are researching people >from Danzig, please help prioritize
ongoing and future transcription efforts by completing the short
survey at https://goo.gl/forms/HQddpV0Eklq53tNH2 . Thank you.

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Benno FRIEDMANN-born Nesterov, Russia 1874 #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

ronald friedman <friedman.ron@...>
 

Hello:

My grandfather was Benno Friedmann. He was born in or near
Stalluponen (today Nesterov, Russia) in East Prussia, Germany on
September 4, 1874 and died in San Francisco, CA on January 29, 1945.
He married Else Hirsch in approximately 1910 and they raised two sons
in Danzig (today Gdansk, Poland). They all left Europe in 1938 and
1939 and settled in San Francisco.

My inquiry has to to with trying to locate information about who
Benno's parents were and the names and history of his siblings. Benno
began a grain brokerage business in Danzig in approximately 1903. It
is possible that the town in which he was born was a neighboring town
to Stalluponen but family lore has his place of birth as Stalluponen.
His father may have had a retail shop of some kind there and he had at
least 2 or 3 siblings, some of whom may have moved to Berlin but I
don't know anything about their names or if they survived the war. I
would be grateful if anyone has any information which might shed some
light on this subject. Alternatively, if anyone knows of someone who
might be available to assist me in researching this issue I would be
willling to pay a reasonable fee for such services.

Thank you in advance for any information.

Ronald Friedman
friedman.ron@comcast.net
Menlo Park, CA


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Benno FRIEDMANN-born Nesterov, Russia 1874 #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

ronald friedman <friedman.ron@...>
 

Hello:

My grandfather was Benno Friedmann. He was born in or near
Stalluponen (today Nesterov, Russia) in East Prussia, Germany on
September 4, 1874 and died in San Francisco, CA on January 29, 1945.
He married Else Hirsch in approximately 1910 and they raised two sons
in Danzig (today Gdansk, Poland). They all left Europe in 1938 and
1939 and settled in San Francisco.

My inquiry has to to with trying to locate information about who
Benno's parents were and the names and history of his siblings. Benno
began a grain brokerage business in Danzig in approximately 1903. It
is possible that the town in which he was born was a neighboring town
to Stalluponen but family lore has his place of birth as Stalluponen.
His father may have had a retail shop of some kind there and he had at
least 2 or 3 siblings, some of whom may have moved to Berlin but I
don't know anything about their names or if they survived the war. I
would be grateful if anyone has any information which might shed some
light on this subject. Alternatively, if anyone knows of someone who
might be available to assist me in researching this issue I would be
willling to pay a reasonable fee for such services.

Thank you in advance for any information.

Ronald Friedman
friedman.ron@comcast.net
Menlo Park, CA


Village name #general

John Berkeley <gluckpast@...>
 

A 1946 application to travel >from Czechoslovakia gives Vnikov as the
individual's birthplace. However, I've been unable to discover the
identity or location of this village using the usual JewishGen databases.

If anyone can help, I should be most grateful.

John Berkeley (previously Berkovic)
Warwick, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Village name #general

John Berkeley <gluckpast@...>
 

A 1946 application to travel >from Czechoslovakia gives Vnikov as the
individual's birthplace. However, I've been unable to discover the
identity or location of this village using the usual JewishGen databases.

If anyone can help, I should be most grateful.

John Berkeley (previously Berkovic)
Warwick, UK


Unbroken Chain - second edition #general

Shlomo Yaakov Rapaport
 

Dear Friends

Does anyone know in Israel where there is a copy of the Unbroken Chain - second
edition that one can borrow just for a few days? even one... preferably in the
North.

Shlomo Rapaport Haifa

Researching ROKEACH + BERZ + RITEVSKY/ Vilkaviskis + Vistinetz-Lithuania
FINK + TICKOCINSKI/Lithuania and Sejny Suwalki Poland and Bialystok KANEL-
Bialystok LOEWENTHAL/Vistinetz, Germany + Lithuania RUSLANDER + GLASHENDLER/
Lithuania and Suwalki FEINSOD + FINE/ Kuznica RAPAPORT + RAPPAPORT + RAPNOSKY
+ KAMINSKY+ COHEN/ Nizhyn Ukraine

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Unbroken Chain - second edition #general

Shlomo Yaakov Rapaport
 

Dear Friends

Does anyone know in Israel where there is a copy of the Unbroken Chain - second
edition that one can borrow just for a few days? even one... preferably in the
North.

Shlomo Rapaport Haifa

Researching ROKEACH + BERZ + RITEVSKY/ Vilkaviskis + Vistinetz-Lithuania
FINK + TICKOCINSKI/Lithuania and Sejny Suwalki Poland and Bialystok KANEL-
Bialystok LOEWENTHAL/Vistinetz, Germany + Lithuania RUSLANDER + GLASHENDLER/
Lithuania and Suwalki FEINSOD + FINE/ Kuznica RAPAPORT + RAPPAPORT + RAPNOSKY
+ KAMINSKY+ COHEN/ Nizhyn Ukraine

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Helen Goldfisher #general

Nicole Yossefi <nicole.y.de.c@...>
 

Hello to all
Do any one knows something about the family of Helen Goldfisher? They lived in 131
Nagle Av. , New York 10040 in the sixties. She gave a testimony in Yad Vashem for
her brother Mordechai Hirschfeld. Her single name was Henia or Hencza Hirschfeld
from Tarnawka, Poland. I would like to contact her descendants.
Many thanks in advance,
Nicole Yossefi
Searching HIRSCHFELD, STIEGLITZ, FELSENSTEIN, POLLNER, ZELLERKRAUT,
SIEBZEHNER, MEDON, WIESSENFELD.

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Helen Goldfisher #general

Nicole Yossefi <nicole.y.de.c@...>
 

Hello to all
Do any one knows something about the family of Helen Goldfisher? They lived in 131
Nagle Av. , New York 10040 in the sixties. She gave a testimony in Yad Vashem for
her brother Mordechai Hirschfeld. Her single name was Henia or Hencza Hirschfeld
from Tarnawka, Poland. I would like to contact her descendants.
Many thanks in advance,
Nicole Yossefi
Searching HIRSCHFELD, STIEGLITZ, FELSENSTEIN, POLLNER, ZELLERKRAUT,
SIEBZEHNER, MEDON, WIESSENFELD.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Subcarpathian SIG Document Acquisition #subcarpathia

Lara Diamond
 

Fellow Subcarpathian Researchers,

I'm happy to inform you that the Subcarpathian SIG is currently in the
process of acquiring records >from the area. We already have copies of
all Jewish records >from over 75 record books (with more coming in the
next few weeks). The books we have so far cover births, marriages and
deaths in 13 Subcarpathian towns >from 1895 through the late
1920s/early 1930s (depending on the town). These include many late
registrations were made for births as far back as the 1840s and
marriages >from the 1860s and 1870s, so these books contain records
spanning nearly 200 years.

Thanks to generous donations made at the IAJGS conference this summer,
we have been able to acquire these as well as others which are
currently in the process of being photographed. However, with the
sheer number of available books (and after finishing working on the
post-1895 books, I hope to move into some available pre-1895 Jewish
vital record books as well as census records for the area), we will
need additional donations to continue this effort. Donations can be
made via JewishGen at the following link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=50
to the SubCarpathia SIG General Fund.

I've already transcribed some of these books, and those transcriptions
will be sent to JewishGen to allow others to search. But I'll need
help with transcribing all of the books we already have and the ones
we hope to get shortly. If you can read English, you can transcribe
these records. Records until WWI are in Hungarian; post-WWI they are
in Czech. Both use the Latin alphabet, so you'll be able to read
names and towns. I do not speak Hungarian or Czech but have been able
to fully transcribe these books.

(Note that the exception is a short time period generally in the late
1920s/early 1930s where records are written in Cyrillic characters.
If you can read Russian and can help with transcribing these records,
please let me know.)

Those who either donate at least $100 or transcribe at least 500
records will qualify to get copies of transcriptions (in Excel format)
as they are completed. All transcriptions will eventually be placed
on JewishGen for people to search freely as well.

Lara Diamond (Subcarpathian SIG Leader)
Baltimore, MD USA
http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com/


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Subcarpathian SIG Document Acquisition #subcarpathia

Lara Diamond
 

Fellow Subcarpathian Researchers,

I'm happy to inform you that the Subcarpathian SIG is currently in the
process of acquiring records >from the area. We already have copies of
all Jewish records >from over 75 record books (with more coming in the
next few weeks). The books we have so far cover births, marriages and
deaths in 13 Subcarpathian towns >from 1895 through the late
1920s/early 1930s (depending on the town). These include many late
registrations were made for births as far back as the 1840s and
marriages >from the 1860s and 1870s, so these books contain records
spanning nearly 200 years.

Thanks to generous donations made at the IAJGS conference this summer,
we have been able to acquire these as well as others which are
currently in the process of being photographed. However, with the
sheer number of available books (and after finishing working on the
post-1895 books, I hope to move into some available pre-1895 Jewish
vital record books as well as census records for the area), we will
need additional donations to continue this effort. Donations can be
made via JewishGen at the following link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=50
to the SubCarpathia SIG General Fund.

I've already transcribed some of these books, and those transcriptions
will be sent to JewishGen to allow others to search. But I'll need
help with transcribing all of the books we already have and the ones
we hope to get shortly. If you can read English, you can transcribe
these records. Records until WWI are in Hungarian; post-WWI they are
in Czech. Both use the Latin alphabet, so you'll be able to read
names and towns. I do not speak Hungarian or Czech but have been able
to fully transcribe these books.

(Note that the exception is a short time period generally in the late
1920s/early 1930s where records are written in Cyrillic characters.
If you can read Russian and can help with transcribing these records,
please let me know.)

Those who either donate at least $100 or transcribe at least 500
records will qualify to get copies of transcriptions (in Excel format)
as they are completed. All transcriptions will eventually be placed
on JewishGen for people to search freely as well.

Lara Diamond (Subcarpathian SIG Leader)
Baltimore, MD USA
http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com/


Re: Village name #general

Alexander Sharon
 

John Berkley wrote:
A 1946 application to travel >from Czechoslovakia gives Vnikov as the individual's
birthplace. However, I've been unable to discover the identity or location of this
village using the usual JewishGen databases.


John,

It appears to be misspelled name of village Vojnikov in Czechia at 4921 1411.
Place is located few miles distance >from the known in Southern Bohemia Jewish town
Pisek.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vojn%C3%ADkov

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Village name #general

Alexander Sharon
 

John Berkley wrote:
A 1946 application to travel >from Czechoslovakia gives Vnikov as the individual's
birthplace. However, I've been unable to discover the identity or location of this
village using the usual JewishGen databases.


John,

It appears to be misspelled name of village Vojnikov in Czechia at 4921 1411.
Place is located few miles distance >from the known in Southern Bohemia Jewish town
Pisek.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vojn%C3%ADkov

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Now Available: Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: 2016 - Edition #general

Gary Mokotoff
 

The 2016-2017 version of "Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy" is now in
print. The book is normally updated annually since 2010 because of the
dynamic growth of Jewish genealogy research. But, as the author, I concluded
that prior to now, there wasn't sufficient new material to create an updated
edition.

All sections have been reevaluated to confirm they are current. Significant
additions include Avotaynu Online, Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook and
the Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy website. The My Heritage description
has been updated to reflect the additional functionality of the site.

The book is not a beginner's guide, but a primer to demonstrate that there
is a world of records and resources to trace your Jewish family history. The
book is only 104 pages, making it quick reading, yet it holds is a wealth of
information.

Additional information, including the Table of Contents, is available at
http://www.avotaynu.com/books/GettingStarted.htm. Avotaynu offers the book
to Jewish genealogical societies at half price when at least 20 copies are
ordered. Some societies distribute the book at no charge to new members who
are starting to research their Jewish roots. Others use it as part of
beginners' workshops.

Gary Mokotoff


MODERATOR: This is a one-time announcement of a commercial book of genealogical
interest


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Now Available: Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: 2016 - Edition #general

Gary Mokotoff
 

The 2016-2017 version of "Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy" is now in
print. The book is normally updated annually since 2010 because of the
dynamic growth of Jewish genealogy research. But, as the author, I concluded
that prior to now, there wasn't sufficient new material to create an updated
edition.

All sections have been reevaluated to confirm they are current. Significant
additions include Avotaynu Online, Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook and
the Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy website. The My Heritage description
has been updated to reflect the additional functionality of the site.

The book is not a beginner's guide, but a primer to demonstrate that there
is a world of records and resources to trace your Jewish family history. The
book is only 104 pages, making it quick reading, yet it holds is a wealth of
information.

Additional information, including the Table of Contents, is available at
http://www.avotaynu.com/books/GettingStarted.htm. Avotaynu offers the book
to Jewish genealogical societies at half price when at least 20 copies are
ordered. Some societies distribute the book at no charge to new members who
are starting to research their Jewish roots. Others use it as part of
beginners' workshops.

Gary Mokotoff


MODERATOR: This is a one-time announcement of a commercial book of genealogical
interest

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