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Harry LEVINSON, Chicago #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I am trying to trace descendants of Harry and Fanny LEVINSON >from Chicago.

I was sent this -

'This is >from John William Leonard's The Book of Chicagoans:

"LEVINSON, Harry Charles, lawyer; b. Maryampol, Russia, Mar. 12, 1879; s. Isaac
and Sophia (Reichseligman) Levinson; grad. Medill High Sch., Chicago, 1894;
LL.B., Lake Forest Univ., 1900; m. Chicago, Dec. 17, 1902, Fannie Conn. Admitted
to bar, 1900, and since practiced in Chicago; mem. Smith, Fake, Levinson &
Hoffman; dir. Independent Drug Co.; sec. 111. Packing Co., Brandeis Auto Sales
Co., Shorham Hotel Co. Mem. 111. State and Chicago bar assns. Trustee Temple
Israel. Mason, K.P. Home: 918 Hyde Park Boul. Office: 29 S. La Salle St."

which gives me lots of information about Harry and, as far as Im concerned, the
important part, is his mother Sophia nee REICHSELIGMAN. She is my first cousin,
three times removed!

I have him on the 1910 census living with his in-laws Samuel COHN and what looks
like Josephina, and two of his brothers-in-laws, Harry and Benjamin.

If anyone is researching these people, I would love to hear >from them.

Thanks.

Regards,
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Harry LEVINSON, Chicago #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I am trying to trace descendants of Harry and Fanny LEVINSON >from Chicago.

I was sent this -

'This is >from John William Leonard's The Book of Chicagoans:

"LEVINSON, Harry Charles, lawyer; b. Maryampol, Russia, Mar. 12, 1879; s. Isaac
and Sophia (Reichseligman) Levinson; grad. Medill High Sch., Chicago, 1894;
LL.B., Lake Forest Univ., 1900; m. Chicago, Dec. 17, 1902, Fannie Conn. Admitted
to bar, 1900, and since practiced in Chicago; mem. Smith, Fake, Levinson &
Hoffman; dir. Independent Drug Co.; sec. 111. Packing Co., Brandeis Auto Sales
Co., Shorham Hotel Co. Mem. 111. State and Chicago bar assns. Trustee Temple
Israel. Mason, K.P. Home: 918 Hyde Park Boul. Office: 29 S. La Salle St."

which gives me lots of information about Harry and, as far as Im concerned, the
important part, is his mother Sophia nee REICHSELIGMAN. She is my first cousin,
three times removed!

I have him on the 1910 census living with his in-laws Samuel COHN and what looks
like Josephina, and two of his brothers-in-laws, Harry and Benjamin.

If anyone is researching these people, I would love to hear >from them.

Thanks.

Regards,
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


(UK) Ancestry.co.uk Free Access All UK and Irish Records Through July 9 #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry UK is offering free access to their UK and Irish records, including
the 1939 Register >from July 6-9 23:59 BST. (To find your local time zone go
to time zone converter http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc). You
will need to register with your name, email address and password. Due to the
General Data Protection Regulation you may get a page that asks you to
confirm and consent to cookies and other privacy items. Only Ancestry UK is
offering this opportunity not the other Ancestry sites.

To start your search and register go to:
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/free-access
To see the data collections included in this special free access opportunity
see: https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/uk_collections

Once you have done your search and the records you are interested in are
returned in the results, click on the link for the record, and then on the
green view. With the record open you can save it to your computer by
clicking on the green save button in the upper right hand corner You can
save or print the record. Below the green save is a line of icons. If you
click on the tool icon you can print, download , rotate, and flip.

If you try to access other collections, you will be directed to a page to
subscribe. If you try the featured collection after the offering is over,
you will also be invited to subscribe.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information to the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom (UK) Ancestry.co.uk Free Access All UK and Irish Records Through July 9 #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry UK is offering free access to their UK and Irish records, including
the 1939 Register >from July 6-9 23:59 BST. (To find your local time zone go
to time zone converter http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc). You
will need to register with your name, email address and password. Due to the
General Data Protection Regulation you may get a page that asks you to
confirm and consent to cookies and other privacy items. Only Ancestry UK is
offering this opportunity not the other Ancestry sites.

To start your search and register go to:
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/free-access
To see the data collections included in this special free access opportunity
see: https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/uk_collections

Once you have done your search and the records you are interested in are
returned in the results, click on the link for the record, and then on the
green view. With the record open you can save it to your computer by
clicking on the green save button in the upper right hand corner You can
save or print the record. Below the green save is a line of icons. If you
click on the tool icon you can print, download , rotate, and flip.

If you try to access other collections, you will be directed to a page to
subscribe. If you try the featured collection after the offering is over,
you will also be invited to subscribe.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information to the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Odessa Census 1897 #ukraine

Alan Shuchat
 

The images >from the 1897 census for Odessa are online at familysearch.org but are not yet translated or indexed. All you can do right now is scroll through the images, but you need to be able to read handwritten Russian or Hebrew to identify the families. Here is the link:

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2380520?collectionNameFilter=true

Subject: Odessa Census 1897
From: jslcalif <jslcalif@...>
...
I've just read Janette's 7/1/18 post showing a list of several resources
that have been "added...to the JewishGen Ukraine databases".

I'm interested in the 1897 Odessa Census listed,
but it does not appear among the databases when I check.

The website's Odessa city page, on my computer,
appears to have not been updated to show any progress at all
on Ariel Parkansky's project past the first stage.
...
Jill LIEBSTER
California

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Re: Odessa Census 1897 #ukraine

SarahRose Werner <swerner@...>
 

With reference to Jill Liebster's post of 05 Jul 2018, the FHL is showing
the 1897 Odessa Census Records as being available in images only:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2380520

There are 67,250 images. These are neither translated nor indexed.
However, they records are arranged by street named, and, "there are 2
inventories in the collection that will help to coordinate the street name
with the correct volume."

SarahRose WERNER
Saint John, New Brunswick


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Odessa Census 1897 #ukraine

Alan Shuchat
 

The images >from the 1897 census for Odessa are online at familysearch.org but are not yet translated or indexed. All you can do right now is scroll through the images, but you need to be able to read handwritten Russian or Hebrew to identify the families. Here is the link:

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2380520?collectionNameFilter=true

Subject: Odessa Census 1897
From: jslcalif <jslcalif@...>
...
I've just read Janette's 7/1/18 post showing a list of several resources
that have been "added...to the JewishGen Ukraine databases".

I'm interested in the 1897 Odessa Census listed,
but it does not appear among the databases when I check.

The website's Odessa city page, on my computer,
appears to have not been updated to show any progress at all
on Ariel Parkansky's project past the first stage.
...
Jill LIEBSTER
California

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Odessa Census 1897 #ukraine

SarahRose Werner <swerner@...>
 

With reference to Jill Liebster's post of 05 Jul 2018, the FHL is showing
the 1897 Odessa Census Records as being available in images only:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2380520

There are 67,250 images. These are neither translated nor indexed.
However, they records are arranged by street named, and, "there are 2
inventories in the collection that will help to coordinate the street name
with the correct volume."

SarahRose WERNER
Saint John, New Brunswick


Article on Budapest's Other Jewish Quarter #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Most visitors to Budapest visit the 7th District which was the Jewish
quarter and is home to the Dohany Street Synagogue. This article is about
the 8th district which includes the Teleki Square shul, a hidden synagogue
in an apartment block that has continuously operated for almost 100 years.
It is the only apartment shul still operating in the area which at one time
was home to 30,000 Jews.

To read the article go to:
https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/261385/budapests-other-je
wish-quarter

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA , USA

SEARCHING:
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,
Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania


Hungary SIG #Hungary Article on Budapest's Other Jewish Quarter #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Most visitors to Budapest visit the 7th District which was the Jewish
quarter and is home to the Dohany Street Synagogue. This article is about
the 8th district which includes the Teleki Square shul, a hidden synagogue
in an apartment block that has continuously operated for almost 100 years.
It is the only apartment shul still operating in the area which at one time
was home to 30,000 Jews.

To read the article go to:
https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/261385/budapests-other-je
wish-quarter

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA , USA

SEARCHING:
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,
Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania


Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland #general

sjhoi@...
 

Ethical Will is Focus of Jewish Genealogy Society Meeting

Attorney Harry Brown, a senior partner at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan &
Aronoff LLP, and founding chairman of its Health Care and Life Sciences
Department, will be the featured speaker at the July 11 meeting of the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. Brown will explain the importance of
creating ethical wills that express personal values and beliefs passed from
one generation to the next.

Brown is a frequent lecturer on health care topics, including decisions
involving Medicare, Medicaid and end-of-life issues. He was trained as a
rabbi at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Rabbinical Seminary in New York City.
Brown will share examples of ethical wills and explain how they are written
in contemplation of death to create something of meaning that will live on,
providing a sense of completion to our lives.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar
Road, Beachwood starting at 7:30 P.M. Guests are welcome. RSVP to:
Programming@....

Stewart Hoicowitz
1st Vice President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland #general

sjhoi@...
 

Ethical Will is Focus of Jewish Genealogy Society Meeting

Attorney Harry Brown, a senior partner at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan &
Aronoff LLP, and founding chairman of its Health Care and Life Sciences
Department, will be the featured speaker at the July 11 meeting of the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. Brown will explain the importance of
creating ethical wills that express personal values and beliefs passed from
one generation to the next.

Brown is a frequent lecturer on health care topics, including decisions
involving Medicare, Medicaid and end-of-life issues. He was trained as a
rabbi at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Rabbinical Seminary in New York City.
Brown will share examples of ethical wills and explain how they are written
in contemplation of death to create something of meaning that will live on,
providing a sense of completion to our lives.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar
Road, Beachwood starting at 7:30 P.M. Guests are welcome. RSVP to:
Programming@....

Stewart Hoicowitz
1st Vice President


Research question: I do not understand is meaning of "Austrittskarteikarten" #germany

William Hunter <nickh2@...>
 

Researching ALBAHARY. I've received information >from central archive
Berlin Synagogue.

The email is all in German and only part I do not understand is meaning of
"Austrittskarteikarten" which translates as exit index

I have dates for a number of family members with dates in early 20th century
. Does this imply these people left the Jewish faith? Or just left this
par ticular Jewish community?

Bill Hunter nickh2@...


German SIG #Germany Research question: I do not understand is meaning of "Austrittskarteikarten" #germany

William Hunter <nickh2@...>
 

Researching ALBAHARY. I've received information >from central archive
Berlin Synagogue.

The email is all in German and only part I do not understand is meaning of
"Austrittskarteikarten" which translates as exit index

I have dates for a number of family members with dates in early 20th century
. Does this imply these people left the Jewish faith? Or just left this
par ticular Jewish community?

Bill Hunter nickh2@...


Reason for conversion to Lutheranism? #germany

Jeffrey Herrmann
 

My 3rd great-grandfather was born Bernhard Passach Herschel in October
1800 in Hamburg into the family of a prosperous Jewish merchant, Meyer
Michel Herschel. The Herschels had lived in Hamburg since the time of
my 6th great-grandfather and perhaps longer. Bernhard lived with his
family at least until 1817, when his father, who had been economically
ruined by the Napoleonic occupation of Hamburg, died in his early 40s.
The next thing I know about him is that in November 1820 Bernhard was
in Frankfurt am Main, where he was baptized into the Lutheran faith.
Then in December 1820 he had a son with a Roman Catholic woman ( out
of wedlock), and the boy was baptized in a Lutheran church in nearby
Offenbach. He married the woman in Offenbach in May 1821, and by 1823
they appeared back in Hamburg, where they had nine children in all and
lived out the rest of their lives. Incidentally, Bernhard Anton
Herrmann became an important figure in the theatre in Hamburg.
I have searched exhaustively in Hamburg for some evidence of what
motivated Bernhard to convert and found nothing. His mother and
siblings remained Jews, and they all even lived in the same large
apartment block in Hamburg for a few years. They must have seen each
other often but I have found nothing about how Bernhard got on with
them after his conversion.
Recently I asked the reasearch office of the Institute fuer [e=3Dumlaut]
Stadtsgechichte whether they have any records that might shed light on
why Bernhard converted. They replied, understandably, that the
motives for a conversion are quite rightly closed to them. (Seine
Motive zum =C3=9Cbertritt zum Christentum sind den amtlichen Registern erst
recht verschlossen.)
The relevant Lutheran body, the Evangelischer Regionalverband
Frankfurt am Main, has so far failed to even respond to my inquiries.
Any suggestions for how I might pursue the question of specifically
what drove my 3rd great-grandfather to convert would be greatly
appreciated.

Jeffrey Herrmann, London


Leipzig registers #germany

weinberg@...
 

Does anyone >from our group know whether the 19th century birth, marriage =
and death registers for the Jewish community of Leipzig survived the War =
and, if so, whether they have been photocopied on a web-accessible =
archive site? Thanks
Bob Weinberg, Brookline MA


Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D, Member
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research =20
Professor of Biology, MIT
Director, MIT Ludwig Center for Molecular Oncology
455 Main Street, Suite #301
Cambridge, MA 02142
617 258-5159
617 258-5213 Fax
weinberg@...


German SIG #Germany Reason for conversion to Lutheranism? #germany

Jeffrey Herrmann
 

My 3rd great-grandfather was born Bernhard Passach Herschel in October
1800 in Hamburg into the family of a prosperous Jewish merchant, Meyer
Michel Herschel. The Herschels had lived in Hamburg since the time of
my 6th great-grandfather and perhaps longer. Bernhard lived with his
family at least until 1817, when his father, who had been economically
ruined by the Napoleonic occupation of Hamburg, died in his early 40s.
The next thing I know about him is that in November 1820 Bernhard was
in Frankfurt am Main, where he was baptized into the Lutheran faith.
Then in December 1820 he had a son with a Roman Catholic woman ( out
of wedlock), and the boy was baptized in a Lutheran church in nearby
Offenbach. He married the woman in Offenbach in May 1821, and by 1823
they appeared back in Hamburg, where they had nine children in all and
lived out the rest of their lives. Incidentally, Bernhard Anton
Herrmann became an important figure in the theatre in Hamburg.
I have searched exhaustively in Hamburg for some evidence of what
motivated Bernhard to convert and found nothing. His mother and
siblings remained Jews, and they all even lived in the same large
apartment block in Hamburg for a few years. They must have seen each
other often but I have found nothing about how Bernhard got on with
them after his conversion.
Recently I asked the reasearch office of the Institute fuer [e=3Dumlaut]
Stadtsgechichte whether they have any records that might shed light on
why Bernhard converted. They replied, understandably, that the
motives for a conversion are quite rightly closed to them. (Seine
Motive zum =C3=9Cbertritt zum Christentum sind den amtlichen Registern erst
recht verschlossen.)
The relevant Lutheran body, the Evangelischer Regionalverband
Frankfurt am Main, has so far failed to even respond to my inquiries.
Any suggestions for how I might pursue the question of specifically
what drove my 3rd great-grandfather to convert would be greatly
appreciated.

Jeffrey Herrmann, London


German SIG #Germany Leipzig registers #germany

weinberg@...
 

Does anyone >from our group know whether the 19th century birth, marriage =
and death registers for the Jewish community of Leipzig survived the War =
and, if so, whether they have been photocopied on a web-accessible =
archive site? Thanks
Bob Weinberg, Brookline MA


Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D, Member
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research =20
Professor of Biology, MIT
Director, MIT Ludwig Center for Molecular Oncology
455 Main Street, Suite #301
Cambridge, MA 02142
617 258-5159
617 258-5213 Fax
weinberg@...


Help in locating town #lithuania

Richard Stower
 

Hello


My grandfather-in-law, according to his naturalization papers, came >from
a town named GIZEJIKANIS. Family lore has it that he came >from
Lithuania, but was an ethnic Pole. I have not been able to locate this
town or district or neighborhood anywhere. Has anyone heard of this
place and can you tell me its location. Thank you.

Richard Stower
Yarmouth, Maine


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Help in locating town #lithuania

Richard Stower
 

Hello


My grandfather-in-law, according to his naturalization papers, came >from
a town named GIZEJIKANIS. Family lore has it that he came >from
Lithuania, but was an ethnic Pole. I have not been able to locate this
town or district or neighborhood anywhere. Has anyone heard of this
place and can you tell me its location. Thank you.

Richard Stower
Yarmouth, Maine

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