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Updated Schmieheim Germany Kehilalinks Page #germany

Peter Dreifuss
 

To my fellow Gersiggers:

I have updated the Schmieheim, Germany KehilaLinks page. It is at:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Schmieheim/Index.html
The update includes:

- a new contributed story by Sandy Barnes about the life of
her great grandfather Morris (Maier) Baumann >from Schmieheim.

- a comprehensive description of research tools (with links
when appropriate) for family researchers wishing to explore their
Schmieheim roots. This includes specific links to all Schmieheim
Jewish vital records I found which cover births, deaths and marriages
for the Landesarchiv Baden-Wuerttemberg between 1819 and 1870.
- An updated and reorganized layout of pages for better navigation.
- Updated all hyperlinks

I enjoy your comments, questions, suggestions and contributions.

Peter Dreifuss, Burtonsville, Maryland padreifuss@me.com


German SIG #Germany Updated Schmieheim Germany Kehilalinks Page #germany

Peter Dreifuss
 

To my fellow Gersiggers:

I have updated the Schmieheim, Germany KehilaLinks page. It is at:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Schmieheim/Index.html
The update includes:

- a new contributed story by Sandy Barnes about the life of
her great grandfather Morris (Maier) Baumann >from Schmieheim.

- a comprehensive description of research tools (with links
when appropriate) for family researchers wishing to explore their
Schmieheim roots. This includes specific links to all Schmieheim
Jewish vital records I found which cover births, deaths and marriages
for the Landesarchiv Baden-Wuerttemberg between 1819 and 1870.
- An updated and reorganized layout of pages for better navigation.
- Updated all hyperlinks

I enjoy your comments, questions, suggestions and contributions.

Peter Dreifuss, Burtonsville, Maryland padreifuss@me.com


Rabbi Aaron Hart #rabbinic

Judy Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

Can anyone tell me who are the grandparents and great grandparents of Rabbi
Aaron Hart (1670-1756)

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Aaron Hart #rabbinic

Judy Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

Can anyone tell me who are the grandparents and great grandparents of Rabbi
Aaron Hart (1670-1756)

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch


DNA to prove parentage #dna

DAVID LEWIN <davidlewin@...>
 

I would love your guidance please.

I am in correspondence with a woman born 1953, who suspects that her
mother did not give birth to her, and is asking for help to find her
birth parents.

She is seriously thinking of taking legal action against members of
her hitherto family for wrongful deeds in the past, and I feel she
must have DNA testing to both prove that she is not her mother's
daughter and perhaps point the direction to her birth parentage.

Whom else can I ask if not you???

Can you please guide me - and bear in mind that I really do not know
anything about X and Y chromosomes etc....

Many thanks

David Lewin
London


DNA Research #DNA DNA to prove parentage #dna

DAVID LEWIN <davidlewin@...>
 

I would love your guidance please.

I am in correspondence with a woman born 1953, who suspects that her
mother did not give birth to her, and is asking for help to find her
birth parents.

She is seriously thinking of taking legal action against members of
her hitherto family for wrongful deeds in the past, and I feel she
must have DNA testing to both prove that she is not her mother's
daughter and perhaps point the direction to her birth parentage.

Whom else can I ask if not you???

Can you please guide me - and bear in mind that I really do not know
anything about X and Y chromosomes etc....

Many thanks

David Lewin
London


Re: Segal family Romania #general

Steven Cooper <s.cooper@...>
 

I'm quite certain they are referring to the King of Romania not a place.
On those forms there is usually reference to the reigning monarch. Clearly
they did not go to civics class at home and did not know his name!

Steven Cooper

On 2013-11-22, at 2:01 PM, "Bubylu@aol.com" <Bubylu@aol.com> wrote:

I just came across a copy of my grandfather Nathan Segall's (changed from
Segal). We were always led to believe that the family came to America from
Iasi, Romania, but on the naturalization paper I see that it states under
"former nationality" "King-Romania". Does anyone have any information on
King, Romania?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Segal family Romania #general

Steven Cooper <s.cooper@...>
 

I'm quite certain they are referring to the King of Romania not a place.
On those forms there is usually reference to the reigning monarch. Clearly
they did not go to civics class at home and did not know his name!

Steven Cooper

On 2013-11-22, at 2:01 PM, "Bubylu@aol.com" <Bubylu@aol.com> wrote:

I just came across a copy of my grandfather Nathan Segall's (changed from
Segal). We were always led to believe that the family came to America from
Iasi, Romania, but on the naturalization paper I see that it states under
"former nationality" "King-Romania". Does anyone have any information on
King, Romania?


Tifereth Achim Anshei Dinaburg #general

andrew@...
 

On 19 Nov 2013 I went to the Tifereth Achim Anshei Dinaburg section of
the Mount Neboh Cemetery in Queens, NY, where my great-grandparents
and other family members are buried. I took a photo of every
gravestone in the section, as best as I could. (For example, a few had
fallen face-down.)

I've done a first pass at transcribing the stones and posted the
resulting index on my website:

http://greenehouse.com/genealogy/MtNebohDinaburg.html

As Mt. Neboh does not have an available index of graves, I hope this
will be useful to others researching family who were members of
T.a.a.Dinaburg.

Best,
Andrew Greene
Newton, MA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please consider donating the transcriptions to JOWBR
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ >.


Re: Segal family Romania #general

Roger Lustig (GerSIG) <rlustig@...>
 

I think that means he was giving up his allegiance to the King of
Romania. You'll find plenty of petitions for naturalization that mention
"Czar of All the Russias," etc.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

On 11/22/2013 7:01 AM, Bubylu@aol.com wrote:
I just came across a copy of my grandfather Nathan Segall's (changed from
Segal). We were always led to believe that the family came to America from
Iasi, Romania, but on the naturalization paper I see that it states under
"former nationality" "King-Romania". Does anyone have any information on
King, Romania?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tifereth Achim Anshei Dinaburg #general

andrew@...
 

On 19 Nov 2013 I went to the Tifereth Achim Anshei Dinaburg section of
the Mount Neboh Cemetery in Queens, NY, where my great-grandparents
and other family members are buried. I took a photo of every
gravestone in the section, as best as I could. (For example, a few had
fallen face-down.)

I've done a first pass at transcribing the stones and posted the
resulting index on my website:

http://greenehouse.com/genealogy/MtNebohDinaburg.html

As Mt. Neboh does not have an available index of graves, I hope this
will be useful to others researching family who were members of
T.a.a.Dinaburg.

Best,
Andrew Greene
Newton, MA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please consider donating the transcriptions to JOWBR
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ >.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Segal family Romania #general

Roger Lustig (GerSIG) <rlustig@...>
 

I think that means he was giving up his allegiance to the King of
Romania. You'll find plenty of petitions for naturalization that mention
"Czar of All the Russias," etc.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

On 11/22/2013 7:01 AM, Bubylu@aol.com wrote:
I just came across a copy of my grandfather Nathan Segall's (changed from
Segal). We were always led to believe that the family came to America from
Iasi, Romania, but on the naturalization paper I see that it states under
"former nationality" "King-Romania". Does anyone have any information on
King, Romania?


Re: Help reconciling different name for same person on Ketubah vs Death Certificate #general

tom
 

Srul is a nickname for Yisrael.

Dov is Hebrew for bear, and Ber or Berel is Yiddish meaning the same
thing; they are often combined as Dov Ber.

Gershkovich is a Russian patronymic meaning son of Gersh, which is a
Russian form of Hirsch, because Cyrillic doesn't have the "H".
(which is the Yiddish form of tzvi, deer, the totemic animal
associated in the bible with Naftali.) So Yisrael Ber's father's
name was probably Hirsch, or one of its variants.

Most of this has been discussed on the list before, and should be in
the JewishGen infofile on Jewish naming customs.

....... tom klein, toronto

Joe Lewis <joelewis.cpa@gmail.com> wrote:

My paternal grandfather's name was Naum Lewinsky. On his Ketubah
written in Hebrew in 1902 (shown on Viewmate below), his father's name
is listed as Ysrael Duber. However, I also have a death certificate
written in Russian in 1904 (also shown on Viewmate) for Naum's father
that says his father's name was Srul-Ber Gershkovich Lewinsky.

At this point, I don't have any other documents indicating Naum's
father's name. Could these names be the same? If so, please explain
how. If not, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
MODERATOR NOTE: Please send further comments privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help reconciling different name for same person on Ketubah vs Death Certificate #general

tom
 

Srul is a nickname for Yisrael.

Dov is Hebrew for bear, and Ber or Berel is Yiddish meaning the same
thing; they are often combined as Dov Ber.

Gershkovich is a Russian patronymic meaning son of Gersh, which is a
Russian form of Hirsch, because Cyrillic doesn't have the "H".
(which is the Yiddish form of tzvi, deer, the totemic animal
associated in the bible with Naftali.) So Yisrael Ber's father's
name was probably Hirsch, or one of its variants.

Most of this has been discussed on the list before, and should be in
the JewishGen infofile on Jewish naming customs.

....... tom klein, toronto

Joe Lewis <joelewis.cpa@gmail.com> wrote:

My paternal grandfather's name was Naum Lewinsky. On his Ketubah
written in Hebrew in 1902 (shown on Viewmate below), his father's name
is listed as Ysrael Duber. However, I also have a death certificate
written in Russian in 1904 (also shown on Viewmate) for Naum's father
that says his father's name was Srul-Ber Gershkovich Lewinsky.

At this point, I don't have any other documents indicating Naum's
father's name. Could these names be the same? If so, please explain
how. If not, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
MODERATOR NOTE: Please send further comments privately.


Re: problem finding further information on Markt Berolzheim relatives #germany

Brian Stern <brians99@...>
 

On Nov 20, 2013, at 1:42 PM, Lin <lin2@cfl.rr.com> wrote:
I wonder if anyone has any ideas on how I could find futher
information on my maternal HERZ relatives >from Markt Berolzheim.

Hi,

A quick check of a maps web site indicates to me that Markt Berolzheim
is in Bavaria, near Noerdlingen and the Wuerttemberg border.

A quick web search for "juedische Markt Berolzheim" leads me to the
Alemannia Judaica web site page for the synagogue in Markt Berolzheim

http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/berolzheim_synagoge.htm

At the bottom of the page it tells me that Markt Berolzheim is in Middle
Franconia.

Another quick search for "Middle Franconia Jewish Records" leads me to
this document: "Jewish civil records of the 19th century in Southern
Germany" by Ralph Bloch. That document mentions that "The matrikel from
Middle Franconia have been published as a searchable compact disc"
called "Bavarian State Archives of Nuremberg: The Jewish Registers
1813 - 1861 for Middle Franconia, 2003 Bavarian State Archives.
ISBN [garbled - please write to Mr. Stern]

Records older than about 1870 in Germany are held in State archives. The
trick is to find out the correct archive that holds the records for the
town you're interested in. If the records for Markt Berolzheim are
available on the CD then you just need to find a copy.

BTW, the Alemannia Judaica web site has been adding short newspaper
articles that mention people >from the towns of interest. This is a
source that is hard for me to access generally. The Markt Berolzheim
page, for instance, has about twenty short articles shown.

Good luck, Brian Stern Lexington, KY brians99@bellsouth.net


Re: help reconciling different names #general

Neil Kominsky
 

My paternal grandfather's name was Naum Lewinsky. On his Ketubah
written in Hebrew in 1902 (shown on Viewmate below), his father's name
is listed as Ysrael Duber. However, I also have a death certificate
written in Russian in 1904 (also shown on Viewmate) for Naum's father
that says his father's name was Srul-Ber Gershkovich Lewinsky.
At this point, I don't have any other documents indicating Naum's
father's name. Could these names be the same? If so, please explain
how. If not, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
These are equivalent names. Srul is a Yiddish contraction of Yisrael.
Dov Ber is a compound name reflecting the word bear in both Hebrew
and Yiddish. (Parallel to such constructions as Aryeh Lev -- lion--
and Hersch Tzvi --deer). Duber is almost certainly a contraction of
Dov Ber.
It would make sense that the Russian document would use only the
secular = Yiddish names, whereas the ketubah would reflect the names
as they were used for ritual purposes in the community.

(Rabbi) Neil Kominsky
Brookline, MA

researching Blitstein (Vitebsk), Rothstein (Poland?), Samson (Iasi),
Chalit (Odessa), Kominsky (Aleksandriya, Ukraine), Medvedovsky
(Nikolaev, Ukraine), Frank (Alton Schoenbach, Bavaria), Rosenbaum
(Kunreuth, Bavaria), Pentlarz/ Pentlarge (Hostovice, Bohemia),
Kleemann (Werneck, Bavaria), May (Wolfsheim?, Alsace)


German SIG #Germany Re: problem finding further information on Markt Berolzheim relatives #germany

Brian Stern <brians99@...>
 

On Nov 20, 2013, at 1:42 PM, Lin <lin2@cfl.rr.com> wrote:
I wonder if anyone has any ideas on how I could find futher
information on my maternal HERZ relatives >from Markt Berolzheim.

Hi,

A quick check of a maps web site indicates to me that Markt Berolzheim
is in Bavaria, near Noerdlingen and the Wuerttemberg border.

A quick web search for "juedische Markt Berolzheim" leads me to the
Alemannia Judaica web site page for the synagogue in Markt Berolzheim

http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/berolzheim_synagoge.htm

At the bottom of the page it tells me that Markt Berolzheim is in Middle
Franconia.

Another quick search for "Middle Franconia Jewish Records" leads me to
this document: "Jewish civil records of the 19th century in Southern
Germany" by Ralph Bloch. That document mentions that "The matrikel from
Middle Franconia have been published as a searchable compact disc"
called "Bavarian State Archives of Nuremberg: The Jewish Registers
1813 - 1861 for Middle Franconia, 2003 Bavarian State Archives.
ISBN [garbled - please write to Mr. Stern]

Records older than about 1870 in Germany are held in State archives. The
trick is to find out the correct archive that holds the records for the
town you're interested in. If the records for Markt Berolzheim are
available on the CD then you just need to find a copy.

BTW, the Alemannia Judaica web site has been adding short newspaper
articles that mention people >from the towns of interest. This is a
source that is hard for me to access generally. The Markt Berolzheim
page, for instance, has about twenty short articles shown.

Good luck, Brian Stern Lexington, KY brians99@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: help reconciling different names #general

Neil Kominsky
 

My paternal grandfather's name was Naum Lewinsky. On his Ketubah
written in Hebrew in 1902 (shown on Viewmate below), his father's name
is listed as Ysrael Duber. However, I also have a death certificate
written in Russian in 1904 (also shown on Viewmate) for Naum's father
that says his father's name was Srul-Ber Gershkovich Lewinsky.
At this point, I don't have any other documents indicating Naum's
father's name. Could these names be the same? If so, please explain
how. If not, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
These are equivalent names. Srul is a Yiddish contraction of Yisrael.
Dov Ber is a compound name reflecting the word bear in both Hebrew
and Yiddish. (Parallel to such constructions as Aryeh Lev -- lion--
and Hersch Tzvi --deer). Duber is almost certainly a contraction of
Dov Ber.
It would make sense that the Russian document would use only the
secular = Yiddish names, whereas the ketubah would reflect the names
as they were used for ritual purposes in the community.

(Rabbi) Neil Kominsky
Brookline, MA

researching Blitstein (Vitebsk), Rothstein (Poland?), Samson (Iasi),
Chalit (Odessa), Kominsky (Aleksandriya, Ukraine), Medvedovsky
(Nikolaev, Ukraine), Frank (Alton Schoenbach, Bavaria), Rosenbaum
(Kunreuth, Bavaria), Pentlarz/ Pentlarge (Hostovice, Bohemia),
Kleemann (Werneck, Bavaria), May (Wolfsheim?, Alsace)


Anyone going to Poland in near future? #general

Stanley Diamond
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has a camera and lens needed
by our team in Poland for making scans of special record collections.

If you live in the U.S. and are going to Poland in the near future, we
hope you will consider volunteering to bring the camera and lens.
You will be met by our representative at your hotel so the handover
will be very simple.

Please let us know as soon as possible and we'll send the equipment
to you.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
SMSDiamond@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anyone going to Poland in near future? #general

Stanley Diamond
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has a camera and lens needed
by our team in Poland for making scans of special record collections.

If you live in the U.S. and are going to Poland in the near future, we
hope you will consider volunteering to bring the camera and lens.
You will be met by our representative at your hotel so the handover
will be very simple.

Please let us know as soon as possible and we'll send the equipment
to you.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
SMSDiamond@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.

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