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Re: New York Public Library - research advice #general

Erika Herzog
 

As someone who lives in New York I have found this thread truly amazing and very
helpful. I wonder if this great advice is compiled anywhere as a FAQ?

And as a fledgling librarian, I want to emphasize that it is really prudent and
important to contact the librarians ahead of time so that you can maximize your
research time at the library. Especially coming >from out of time specifically to do
research on these areas, I think that pre-visit contact will reduce a lot of
frustrations.

Great thread!

Erika Herzog, New York, NY * ID 100768 * erika_herzog@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New York Public Library - research advice #general

Erika Herzog
 

As someone who lives in New York I have found this thread truly amazing and very
helpful. I wonder if this great advice is compiled anywhere as a FAQ?

And as a fledgling librarian, I want to emphasize that it is really prudent and
important to contact the librarians ahead of time so that you can maximize your
research time at the library. Especially coming >from out of time specifically to do
research on these areas, I think that pre-visit contact will reduce a lot of
frustrations.

Great thread!

Erika Herzog, New York, NY * ID 100768 * erika_herzog@yahoo.com


Family Missing from 1911 Census #general

Moragaf@...
 

Hello

Wonder if anyone can give me any hints or tips where I go now.

My great grandfather was a Joseph Goldman. My Grandmother was born in
Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne in January 1909. Registered as Fanny Cameron
Goldman (although she was known as Frances and that name is on her marriage
certificate). He was a commercial traveller. I have searched the entire UK census
for 1911 and the whole family seems to have vanished. I know nothing else about
him other than his wife was Dolina and he was deceased by the time my grandmother
married in 1930.

Many thanks

Morag Fletcher
Glasgow
Scotland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family Missing from 1911 Census #general

Moragaf@...
 

Hello

Wonder if anyone can give me any hints or tips where I go now.

My great grandfather was a Joseph Goldman. My Grandmother was born in
Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne in January 1909. Registered as Fanny Cameron
Goldman (although she was known as Frances and that name is on her marriage
certificate). He was a commercial traveller. I have searched the entire UK census
for 1911 and the whole family seems to have vanished. I know nothing else about
him other than his wife was Dolina and he was deceased by the time my grandmother
married in 1930.

Many thanks

Morag Fletcher
Glasgow
Scotland


JGS (NY) 36th "Double Chai" Anniversary Celebration #general

Harriet Mayer
 

JGS (Jewish Genealogical Society - NY) is celebrating its 36th "Double Chai"
Anniversary on Sunday, October 27 at 1 PM at the Sutton Place Synagogue, 225
East 51st Street, New York, NY. The price of $40 per person includes a lovely
kosher luncheon and a fascinating talk "Beyond the Tree: Tools and Tips for Sharing
Your Family History" given by Tammy Hepps, the founder of Treelines.com, a family
story-sharing website.
Come see all your old friends, make new ones, and enjoy the talk and the
festivities.

Go to http://www.jgsny.org for more information and the chance to register.

Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS (NY) 36th "Double Chai" Anniversary Celebration #general

Harriet Mayer
 

JGS (Jewish Genealogical Society - NY) is celebrating its 36th "Double Chai"
Anniversary on Sunday, October 27 at 1 PM at the Sutton Place Synagogue, 225
East 51st Street, New York, NY. The price of $40 per person includes a lovely
kosher luncheon and a fascinating talk "Beyond the Tree: Tools and Tips for Sharing
Your Family History" given by Tammy Hepps, the founder of Treelines.com, a family
story-sharing website.
Come see all your old friends, make new ones, and enjoy the talk and the
festivities.

Go to http://www.jgsny.org for more information and the chance to register.

Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


Help with Town Name in Poland #general

Joan
 

This is an application for Social Security Number >from 1940 where the name of a
town in the Lublin area of Poland is creatively spelled. Help needed figuring out
what town this is. http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29248

Please respond via the Viewmate form.
Thanks in advance

Bobby FURST
CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with Town Name in Poland #general

Joan
 

This is an application for Social Security Number >from 1940 where the name of a
town in the Lublin area of Poland is creatively spelled. Help needed figuring out
what town this is. http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29248

Please respond via the Viewmate form.
Thanks in advance

Bobby FURST
CA


JGS (NY) 36th "Double Chai" Anniversary Celebration #bessarabia

Harriet Mayer
 

JGS (Jewish Genealogical Society - NY) is celebrating its 36th "Double Chai"
Anniversary on Sunday, October 27 at 1 PM at the Sutton Place Synagogue, 225
East 51st Street, New York, NY.

The price of $40 per person includes a lovely kosher luncheon and a fascinating talk "Beyond
the Tree: Tools and Tips for Sharing Your Family History" given by Tammy Hepps, the founder
of Treelines.com, a family story-sharing website. Come see all your old friends, make new ones,
and enjoy the talk and the festivities.

Go to http://www.jgsny.org  for more information and the chance to register.

Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia JGS (NY) 36th "Double Chai" Anniversary Celebration #bessarabia

Harriet Mayer
 

JGS (Jewish Genealogical Society - NY) is celebrating its 36th "Double Chai"
Anniversary on Sunday, October 27 at 1 PM at the Sutton Place Synagogue, 225
East 51st Street, New York, NY.

The price of $40 per person includes a lovely kosher luncheon and a fascinating talk "Beyond
the Tree: Tools and Tips for Sharing Your Family History" given by Tammy Hepps, the founder
of Treelines.com, a family story-sharing website. Come see all your old friends, make new ones,
and enjoy the talk and the festivities.

Go to http://www.jgsny.org  for more information and the chance to register.

Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


Pogrebishche Jewish Cemetery #ukraine

Joshua Skarf <jskarf@...>
 

I have finished uploading 600+ images of about 380 tombstones in the old Pogrebishche Jewish cemetery online.

I created a google account called "A. Pogrebishche" for the purpose of sharing these images.

Anyone who is interested in seeing them should send an email to pogrebishchejewishcemetery@gmail.com
and ask to have the album shared with them. I will then add your email address to the list of people who have
access to the album. This will also help create a list of people researching Pogrebishche.

Each photo has a caption, which you can see on the right side of the screen if viewing it in slideshow mode.
The caption is in the format A-001, A-002, etc. (we took pictures in four areas, which I called A, B, C, and D).

If there are more than one photo of a given headstone, they will be labeled as A-001a, A-001b, etc. It is possible that

I failed to notice that two photos were of the same tombstone, in which case please let me know and I'll adjust the captions.

In addition to the photos themselves, I have used the cemetery project's standard spreadsheet as the basis for a spreadsheet for
these tombstones. I started filling it out but realized that I needed help. Therefore, anyone who emails me will also get access
to the spreadsheet online, using google drive, and if you decipher some tombstones, I ask that you update the spreadsheet
so that others can see the information as well. Once the spreadsheet is filled out, we can submit it to be part of the searchable
database online.

Many of the tombstones are either illegible or broken. Some have writing in Hebrew and some in Russian. I tried to note this on
the spreadsheet. Sometimes manipulating the contrast and brightness of an image in photoshop helps make the writing more legible. 

Please be patient, I will try to check the email account once a day and share with people accordingly.

Sincerely,

Josh Skarf
Pogrebishche Town Leader


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Pogrebishche Jewish Cemetery #ukraine

Joshua Skarf <jskarf@...>
 

I have finished uploading 600+ images of about 380 tombstones in the old Pogrebishche Jewish cemetery online.

I created a google account called "A. Pogrebishche" for the purpose of sharing these images.

Anyone who is interested in seeing them should send an email to pogrebishchejewishcemetery@gmail.com
and ask to have the album shared with them. I will then add your email address to the list of people who have
access to the album. This will also help create a list of people researching Pogrebishche.

Each photo has a caption, which you can see on the right side of the screen if viewing it in slideshow mode.
The caption is in the format A-001, A-002, etc. (we took pictures in four areas, which I called A, B, C, and D).

If there are more than one photo of a given headstone, they will be labeled as A-001a, A-001b, etc. It is possible that

I failed to notice that two photos were of the same tombstone, in which case please let me know and I'll adjust the captions.

In addition to the photos themselves, I have used the cemetery project's standard spreadsheet as the basis for a spreadsheet for
these tombstones. I started filling it out but realized that I needed help. Therefore, anyone who emails me will also get access
to the spreadsheet online, using google drive, and if you decipher some tombstones, I ask that you update the spreadsheet
so that others can see the information as well. Once the spreadsheet is filled out, we can submit it to be part of the searchable
database online.

Many of the tombstones are either illegible or broken. Some have writing in Hebrew and some in Russian. I tried to note this on
the spreadsheet. Sometimes manipulating the contrast and brightness of an image in photoshop helps make the writing more legible. 

Please be patient, I will try to check the email account once a day and share with people accordingly.

Sincerely,

Josh Skarf
Pogrebishche Town Leader


Lodz ghetto work card #lodz #poland

Karen Amato
 

On a Lodz ghetto work identification card, what would "A.A.
Einsatzgruppe vom 05-Apr-1944" mean (in the far right column, titled
work history)?

Thanks,
Karen Amato


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Lodz ghetto work card #lodz #poland

Karen Amato
 

On a Lodz ghetto work identification card, what would "A.A.
Einsatzgruppe vom 05-Apr-1944" mean (in the far right column, titled
work history)?

Thanks,
Karen Amato


Re: Polish (and Russian) translations #lodz #poland

David W. Perle
 

Hello--it has come to my attention (thank you, Freda!) that the first
of the two links I gave below actually goes to an 1877 record >from
Kalisz that is in *Russian*, not actually in Polish! I have updated the
online request to reflect the actual language. Thank you to whoever can
translate that for me!

David W. Perle

-----Original Message-----
From: David W. Perle [mailto:dwperle@gmail.com]=20
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 12:09 AM
To: Lodz Area Research Group
Subject: [lodz] Polish translations

Hi! This is my first time posting documents for translation.
I've got two to start out with. The first is the birth record for my
great-grandfather (my namesake) in Kalisz, Dawid Wolf Perle.
The second is his parents' marriage record. I would love full
translations if possible;I'm quite curious what information these full
paragraphs contain! Also, you never know what clues they may contain in
helping to unlock other doors in searching for family information.
Thanks so much!

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29179
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29180

Oh, and if anyone can help with Russian and might e-mail me, I have
another record in Russian for Lithuania, but I'll skip posting the link
here, to keep things more on-topic.

David W. Perle

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Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland RE: Polish (and Russian) translations #poland #lodz

David W. Perle
 

Hello--it has come to my attention (thank you, Freda!) that the first
of the two links I gave below actually goes to an 1877 record >from
Kalisz that is in *Russian*, not actually in Polish! I have updated the
online request to reflect the actual language. Thank you to whoever can
translate that for me!

David W. Perle

-----Original Message-----
From: David W. Perle [mailto:dwperle@gmail.com]=20
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 12:09 AM
To: Lodz Area Research Group
Subject: [lodz] Polish translations

Hi! This is my first time posting documents for translation.
I've got two to start out with. The first is the birth record for my
great-grandfather (my namesake) in Kalisz, Dawid Wolf Perle.
The second is his parents' marriage record. I would love full
translations if possible;I'm quite curious what information these full
paragraphs contain! Also, you never know what clues they may contain in
helping to unlock other doors in searching for family information.
Thanks so much!

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29179
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29180

Oh, and if anyone can help with Russian and might e-mail me, I have
another record in Russian for Lithuania, but I'll skip posting the link
here, to keep things more on-topic.

David W. Perle

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View mate: looking for clues Abrams/Abramovich/Horwitz #lithuania

Nicole Martin <nmartin81@...>
 

Hi there, I have posted a photo to view mate that I just received from
my mother's cousin and would love to know if anyone can glean information
from it. I don't know much about this part of the family and can only
positively identify the woman seated in the middle of the photo as my 2x
great grandmother "Ida Horwitz" as she was listed on my g-grandfather's
immigration papers but we know the last name was actually "Abrams" or
"Abramovich" when they were in Lithuania.

Ida was born around 1850 and married "Morris". They lived in Taurage.
I am not sure when they died but grandkids and great grandkids that
appear to be namesakes of theirs begin to show up in the tree after
1910.

Morris and Ida had a number of children. Those who I know the names of
are Jacob (b 1871 d.1935 immigrated 1887 traveled back to Europe in 1897)
Sarah (b? d 1910) Sophie (b1886 d.1955) Harry (b?d?) and Tony (B? D?)
Louis (b.1886/7 d.1969 immigrated 1904). There may have been other
children who did not immigrate. We are not sure. The chi=
ldren who did immigrate; all settled in Chicago.

I am trying to figure out the best guess for the year the photo was
taken and even more importantly if it was taken in Lithuania or in the
US because until now I thought Ida and Morris never came to the US.
I am assuming the photo is of a wedding that that Ida's children are
behind her. I am not sure if there is a bride and groom in the back or
if it is of the bride and her immediate family.

Any clues someone can glean >from the clothing, traditions you know of,
etc etc I would be very grateful for.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29237

Thank you!!
Nicole Horwitz-Martin
Alameda, CA
researching surnames: Horwitz, Appel /Eppel, Abrams / Abramovich, Mark
researching cities: Taurage LT, Kaunas LT, Chicago US, Los Angeles US

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania View mate: looking for clues Abrams/Abramovich/Horwitz #lithuania

Nicole Martin <nmartin81@...>
 

Hi there, I have posted a photo to view mate that I just received from
my mother's cousin and would love to know if anyone can glean information
from it. I don't know much about this part of the family and can only
positively identify the woman seated in the middle of the photo as my 2x
great grandmother "Ida Horwitz" as she was listed on my g-grandfather's
immigration papers but we know the last name was actually "Abrams" or
"Abramovich" when they were in Lithuania.

Ida was born around 1850 and married "Morris". They lived in Taurage.
I am not sure when they died but grandkids and great grandkids that
appear to be namesakes of theirs begin to show up in the tree after
1910.

Morris and Ida had a number of children. Those who I know the names of
are Jacob (b 1871 d.1935 immigrated 1887 traveled back to Europe in 1897)
Sarah (b? d 1910) Sophie (b1886 d.1955) Harry (b?d?) and Tony (B? D?)
Louis (b.1886/7 d.1969 immigrated 1904). There may have been other
children who did not immigrate. We are not sure. The chi=
ldren who did immigrate; all settled in Chicago.

I am trying to figure out the best guess for the year the photo was
taken and even more importantly if it was taken in Lithuania or in the
US because until now I thought Ida and Morris never came to the US.
I am assuming the photo is of a wedding that that Ida's children are
behind her. I am not sure if there is a bride and groom in the back or
if it is of the bride and her immediate family.

Any clues someone can glean >from the clothing, traditions you know of,
etc etc I would be very grateful for.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29237

Thank you!!
Nicole Horwitz-Martin
Alameda, CA
researching surnames: Horwitz, Appel /Eppel, Abrams / Abramovich, Mark
researching cities: Taurage LT, Kaunas LT, Chicago US, Los Angeles US

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form


JGSLA - Sept 29 - "Recovering the Klimt Paintings" #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles invites you to our next program:

"Recovering The Gustav Klimt Paintings" & a self-guided tour of the new Los Angeles
Museum of the Holocaust speaker: E. Randol Schoenberg, museum president

Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Pan Pacific Park - 100 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036

Come early to take a self-guided tour of the oldest Holocaust museum in the United
States. The 3:30 PM lecture, by JGSLA member and acting Museum president Randy
Schoenberg, will cover his work as the lawyer who represented Maria Altmann in her
family's battle to recover paintings stolen by the Nazis during WWII.

Before they were confiscated in war, Mrs. Altmann's family owned six famous
paintings by Austrian master Gustav Klimt. Represented by Mr. Schoenberg, she sued
the Austrian government for their return. The case went all the way to the
United States Supreme Court, which was persuaded that the lawsuit could
go forward. Maria Altmann was the niece of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the model for Klimt's
famous gold painting, "The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer." This painting is second
in notoriety only to Klimt's The Kiss. Some historians believe the model in The
Kiss is also Adele Bloch-Bauer. Mrs. Altmann escaped Nazi-occupied Austria as a
newlywed shortly after her husband was released >from Dachau. At the age of 82
and still working >from her home as a seamstress, she sought help >from Mr.
Schoenberg for the return of the family Klimt paintings.

In 2006, an Austrian arbitration panel decided the paintings should be
returned. The recovery of the Klimt paintings, valued at $325 million,
is considered the largest single return of Nazi-stolen art in Austria.
Mr. Schoenberg used his fees to fund the relocation and expansion of
the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, which is the oldest Holocaust
museum in the United States and was founded in 1961 by survivors who
met in an English class at Hollywood High School. The museum is free
so that all can attend. Its mission is to commemorate and educate
about the Holocaust.

Randy Schoenberg is a board member of JewishGen and the co-founder of
JewishGen's Austria-Czech Special Interest Group. Professionally, he
is an attorney and serves on the boards of various philanthropic,
artistic and educational organizations. He volunteers as a curator on
Geni, managing over 100,000 profiles and town pages. He is also the
grandson of the Austrian composers Arnold Schoenberg and Eric Zeisl

Due to limited seating, no one will be admitted to the lecture without
a reservation. Please e-mail program chair Pamela Weisberger at:
pweisberger@gmail.com for more information. Limited spaces available.
Free for JGSLA members, $5 for guests.

More information on our website: http://www.jgsla.org

Check out the riches of the museum (including their unique Shoah
Foundation testimonies exhibit) here: http://www.lamoth.org/

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSLA - Sept 29 - "Recovering the Klimt Paintings" #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles invites you to our next program:

"Recovering The Gustav Klimt Paintings" & a self-guided tour of the new Los Angeles
Museum of the Holocaust speaker: E. Randol Schoenberg, museum president

Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Pan Pacific Park - 100 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036

Come early to take a self-guided tour of the oldest Holocaust museum in the United
States. The 3:30 PM lecture, by JGSLA member and acting Museum president Randy
Schoenberg, will cover his work as the lawyer who represented Maria Altmann in her
family's battle to recover paintings stolen by the Nazis during WWII.

Before they were confiscated in war, Mrs. Altmann's family owned six famous
paintings by Austrian master Gustav Klimt. Represented by Mr. Schoenberg, she sued
the Austrian government for their return. The case went all the way to the
United States Supreme Court, which was persuaded that the lawsuit could
go forward. Maria Altmann was the niece of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the model for Klimt's
famous gold painting, "The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer." This painting is second
in notoriety only to Klimt's The Kiss. Some historians believe the model in The
Kiss is also Adele Bloch-Bauer. Mrs. Altmann escaped Nazi-occupied Austria as a
newlywed shortly after her husband was released >from Dachau. At the age of 82
and still working >from her home as a seamstress, she sought help >from Mr.
Schoenberg for the return of the family Klimt paintings.

In 2006, an Austrian arbitration panel decided the paintings should be
returned. The recovery of the Klimt paintings, valued at $325 million,
is considered the largest single return of Nazi-stolen art in Austria.
Mr. Schoenberg used his fees to fund the relocation and expansion of
the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, which is the oldest Holocaust
museum in the United States and was founded in 1961 by survivors who
met in an English class at Hollywood High School. The museum is free
so that all can attend. Its mission is to commemorate and educate
about the Holocaust.

Randy Schoenberg is a board member of JewishGen and the co-founder of
JewishGen's Austria-Czech Special Interest Group. Professionally, he
is an attorney and serves on the boards of various philanthropic,
artistic and educational organizations. He volunteers as a curator on
Geni, managing over 100,000 profiles and town pages. He is also the
grandson of the Austrian composers Arnold Schoenberg and Eric Zeisl

Due to limited seating, no one will be admitted to the lecture without
a reservation. Please e-mail program chair Pamela Weisberger at:
pweisberger@gmail.com for more information. Limited spaces available.
Free for JGSLA members, $5 for guests.

More information on our website: http://www.jgsla.org

Check out the riches of the museum (including their unique Shoah
Foundation testimonies exhibit) here: http://www.lamoth.org/

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com

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