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Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I can use in a family website #bessarabia

Alan Levitt
 

Some of my cousins and I are planning to create a family website that
would include photos of Kishinev pre 1907. Am looking for
suggestions for where I can access or obtain such photos - it would be
for a private family website.

Also, I am interested in learning if anyone has developed a family
website that includes not just family genealogy, but also family
history, memories, photos (not just of relatives). What, if any,
template did you use?

Thanks

Alan Levitt
LEVITT, LEVIT - Kishinev
GURMAN, Romania


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I can use in a family website #bessarabia

Alan Levitt
 

Some of my cousins and I are planning to create a family website that
would include photos of Kishinev pre 1907. Am looking for
suggestions for where I can access or obtain such photos - it would be
for a private family website.

Also, I am interested in learning if anyone has developed a family
website that includes not just family genealogy, but also family
history, memories, photos (not just of relatives). What, if any,
template did you use?

Thanks

Alan Levitt
LEVITT, LEVIT - Kishinev
GURMAN, Romania


Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland: Letter T

Lande
 

501 names of persons whose family names begin with the letter T have been added to the Reichsvereinigung database available at Steve Morse’s website under the holocaust heading Jewish Roof Organization.  This information will also be added to Jewishgen’s Holocaust database.This brings the total of names to 28,548.
 
As is the case with all of the names, the registration cards may be viewed on the Bad Arolsen website, though information and corrections have often been added from other sources.  The cards themselves often provide additional information, e.g other family members, profession, street address etc.  The database can also be searched by emigration destination, e.g. Argentina, or nature of death (suicide or euthanasia).
 
While all of the persons whose names appear in this collection resided/registered in Germany at some point between 1933 and 1942, many of them were born elsewhere, particularly in East Europe, and even in such unexpected places as New York and Tel Aviv.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Re: Seeking Rabbi Aryeh Leib BIALIK (circa 1850-1912)

Molly Staub
 

Are you familiar with the poet Chiam Nachman Bialik? I attended the Chiam Nachman Bialik Folk Shul (a Jewish school) in West Philadelphia in the 1940s. I believe it was at 59th and Locust streets . Teacher was Mr. Shichman.

Molly Arost Staub
Boca Raton, FL
Member Jewish Genealogy of Palm Beach County


Re: Rzeszow mescellanious records 1790 - 1840 #galicia #poland

Yaron Pedhazur
 

Thank you Ruben for your kind offer. 

would you be able to check out -- 


- Kalich / Kallech / Kalech
- URI / UHRI 
- Beer 
- Brawer. 

Best regards, 
Yaron Pedhazur 

yarpd@...

 


Article on Jewish Life in Prewar Rhodes--Memories of Stella Levi Age 96 #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Times has an article about Stella Levi a 96 year old Holocaust
survivor >from Rhodes, Greece. The article depicts her life on Rhodes until
taken to Auschwitz. The article also mentions a pop-up installation in
Greenwich Village, NY using concerts conversations, films, artifacts and
food to evoke Ms. . Levi's life and Jewish culture in prewar Rhodes. The
exhibit is called "Los Corassones Avlan," which means "hearts speak," an old
Sephardic saying in Judeo-Spanish. It is on view Sundays through Thursdays
from 1:00-9:00p.m. Fridays 1-4PM and Saturdays 5-10:30 PM at 148 West 4th
Street through November 24th. See: http://primolevicenter.org/

To read the article see:
www.nytimes.com/2019/11/15/nyregion/holocaust-survivor-stella-levi.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Article on Jewish Life in Prewar Rhodes--Memories of Stella Levi Age 96 #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Times has an article about Stella Levi a 96 year old Holocaust
survivor >from Rhodes, Greece. The article depicts her life on Rhodes until
taken to Auschwitz. The article also mentions a pop-up installation in
Greenwich Village, NY using concerts conversations, films, artifacts and
food to evoke Ms. . Levi's life and Jewish culture in prewar Rhodes. The
exhibit is called "Los Corassones Avlan," which means "hearts speak," an old
Sephardic saying in Judeo-Spanish. It is on view Sundays through Thursdays
from 1:00-9:00p.m. Fridays 1-4PM and Saturdays 5-10:30 PM at 148 West 4th
Street through November 24th. See: http://primolevicenter.org/

To read the article see:
www.nytimes.com/2019/11/15/nyregion/holocaust-survivor-stella-levi.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

Some years ago, I found information on line about my REICHZELIGMAN family, that had died in Zurich,

I wrote to the archives and they were very helpful.

Having said all that, I would suggest you write to the State Archives in Bern
https://www.sta.be.ch/sta/en/index/staatsarchiv/staatsarchiv/genealogie.html

They might be able to help you!

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel


Article on Jewish Life in Prewar Rhodes--Memories of Stella Levi Age 96 #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Times has an article about Stella Levi a 96 year old Holocaust survivor from Rhodes, Greece. The article depicts her life on Rhodes until taken to Auschwitz.  The article also mentions a pop-up installation in Greenwich Village, NY using concerts conversations, films, artifacts and food to evoke Ms. . Levi’s life and Jewish culture in prewar Rhodes. The exhibit is called “Los Corassones Avlan,” which means “hearts speak,” an old Sephardic saying in Judeo-Spanish. It is on view Sundays through Thursdays from 1:00-9:00p.m. Fridays 1-4PM and Saturdays 5-10:30 PM at 148 West 4th Street through November 24th. See: http://primolevicenter.org/

 

To read the article see: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/15/nyregion/holocaust-survivor-stella-levi.html

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Geographic naming conventions #belarus

SarahRose Werner <swerner@...>
 

I don't think one can overlook the convenience factor when sorting out
the geographical names our ancestors reported to officials. For example, my
grandmother and her brothers were >from Chepovichi in what was at the time
the Kiev gubernia. Their Ellis Island records specify Chepovichi (in
various versions of its Polish and German spellings).

However, once in the States, they all of them consistently reported
their birth places as Kiev. Why Kiev? I'm betting it's almost certainly
because Kiev is easier for American officials to spell! This would be
especially important for people like my grandmother who never learned to read and
write English.

And then there's my grandfather, born in Ozdamichi between David-Gorodok
and Turov. Thanks to the 1921 Quota Act, he kind of had to sneak into the
States by pretending his fianc=E9e's older brothers (who had become US
citizens) were *his* older brothers. As part of the charade, he
reported his place of birth on his Ellis Island records as Kiev - and then stuck
to this on all subsequent US records, including his naturalization a few
years later.

When you're evaluating information, you always need to consider not only
who was supplying the information but also whom they were supplying it *to*.

SarahRose Werner
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
RABINOWITZ: Chepovichi (Ukraine)
GITTELMAN: David-Gorodok/Turov (Belarus) =20


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: Geographic naming conventions #belarus

SarahRose Werner <swerner@...>
 

I don't think one can overlook the convenience factor when sorting out
the geographical names our ancestors reported to officials. For example, my
grandmother and her brothers were >from Chepovichi in what was at the time
the Kiev gubernia. Their Ellis Island records specify Chepovichi (in
various versions of its Polish and German spellings).

However, once in the States, they all of them consistently reported
their birth places as Kiev. Why Kiev? I'm betting it's almost certainly
because Kiev is easier for American officials to spell! This would be
especially important for people like my grandmother who never learned to read and
write English.

And then there's my grandfather, born in Ozdamichi between David-Gorodok
and Turov. Thanks to the 1921 Quota Act, he kind of had to sneak into the
States by pretending his fianc=E9e's older brothers (who had become US
citizens) were *his* older brothers. As part of the charade, he
reported his place of birth on his Ellis Island records as Kiev - and then stuck
to this on all subsequent US records, including his naturalization a few
years later.

When you're evaluating information, you always need to consider not only
who was supplying the information but also whom they were supplying it *to*.

SarahRose Werner
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
RABINOWITZ: Chepovichi (Ukraine)
GITTELMAN: David-Gorodok/Turov (Belarus) =20


Seeking Rabbi Aryeh Leib BIALIK (circa 1850-1912)

Richard Goldman
 

I am researching the BIALIK family from the area of Ostroleka, Poland. Rabbi Aryeh Leib BIALIK lived about 1850--1912. He had a daughter Sara BIALIK (1891-1979) who came to America and was married to Menachem SHAPIRO (1882-1967).   Rabbi BIALIK is somehow related to the the family of Benjamin BIALIK (1862-1911) married to Dina WEINGART (1863-1953) who is buried in Los Angeles with numerous descendants.

Dick Goldman
Boynton Beach, FL


Re: TEDESCO-Venice originally DEUTSCH from Austria? #austria-czech

Stephen Katz
 

Debbie Lifschitz asked about researching her anctstors with surnames Tedesco and Deutsch, who were possibly from Austria.

A great database for Austrian genealogical research is GenTeam. Its web address is genteam.org. I searched both "Deutsch" and "Tedesco" and came up with many entries both in Vienna ("Wien") and Lower Austria ("Niederoesterreich"), which includes Baden bei Wien. 

The GenTeam site is free, although you have to register. It does not reproduce the actual records, but it does give basic information concerning each entry.

I hope this helps.

Stephen Katz
Researching Katz (Novograd-Volynsk, Ukraine), Kaplan (Stakliskes, Lithuania), Vitkin (Kaunas, Lithuania), 


USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

  

 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced through the Federal Register that they intend to increase the request fees charged by them, including for genealogy services.  Currently, the G-1041 Index Search Request is $65 and form G-1041A Genealogy Records Request is $65. The USCIS proposes to raise the fees to $240 and $385 respectively.  These are a 269 percent and 492 percent change respectively (if I did my math correctly).  They are based on the projected costs and volumes of the genealogy program. The search fee is non-refundable if nothing is found in their search. The projected costs include a portion of Lockbox costs and an estimated staffing requirement for genealogy workload.

 

Under the provision of Regulatory Flexibity Act (page 62338) it states the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “does not have sufficient data on the requestors that file genealogy forms, Forms G–1041 and G– 1041A, to determine whether such filings were made by entities or individuals and thus is unable to determine if the fee increase for genealogy searches is likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.” Comments on the impact of increase on fees on small entities is for the public to comment.  DHS was not able to determine the numbers of regional centers or genealogy requestors that would be considered small entities. DHS has previously determined that requests for historical records are usually made by individuals. If professional genealogists and researchers submitted such requests in the past, they did not identify themselves as commercial requestors and thus could not be segregated in the data. Genealogists typically advise clients on how to submit their own requests. For those that submit requests on behalf of clients, DHS does not know the extent to which they can pass along the fee increases to their individual clients. Therefore, DHS does not currently have sufficient data to definitively assess the estimate of small entities for these requests.

 

Their rationale is after 10 years of operating the genealogy program with the ultimate goal to provide the search results and records more quickly when pre-existing digital records exist. They propose to encourage requestors to submit the electronic versions of Form G-1041 and Form G-1041 through the online portal at https://www.uscis.gov/genealogy, thereby reducing the administrative burden to USCIS. Requestors that cannot submit the forms electronically may still submit paper copies of both forms with the required filing fees.

 

Under the current system, a requestor fills out the search form, G-1041, pays the fee and waits to learn if records are found. If they are found, then the requestor must complete form G1041-A and pay the fee. What is being proposed, is USCIS to provide the requestor with those pre-existing digital records, if they exist, in response to the initial search request.  Records Index Search and provide the pre- existing digital records to either an electronic reading room that can be accessed with a unique pin number, by mail with a CD, or paper copy and not require Form G–1041A. If no records exist, or if only paper copies of the records exist, then the requestor must follow the current process.  With this new proposed changed USCIS plans to use from G-1041-A Genealogy Records Request to only paper file requests. Consistent with current practices, requestors must still pay the genealogy records request fee for a paper record requested. USCIS believes the change will increase efficiency and decrease future wait times for requestors.

 

The notice compares work volume from FY 2016/2017 the projected workload receipts for G-1041 the search request was 3,605 and projected for FY 2019/2020 4,650 an increase of 1, 045 requests.  For form G-1041A the records request, FY 2016-2017 was 2,410 and for FY 20192020 the projection is 2,550 or an increase of 140 records requests.


Fees must be remitted from a bank or other institution located in the United States and payable in U.S. Currency.


To read the proposed rule see:

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-14/pdf/2019-24366.pdf

The Genealogy section is Section N which starts on page 62315-62316.

See Section 103.40 for Genealogical Research Requests on page 62359.

There are fees with DACA renewals with and without ICE transfers and I do not know why there are genealogy requests tied to DACA renewal fees (page 62329, 62331).

 

See page 62343 (e) for Genealogy requests for their rationale for recovering costs of the program even though they do no know if there are professional genealogists or individuals requesting the records. They acknowledge that with their proposed electronic request form there may be a reduced administrative costs. DHS requests comments from the public on the impacts to small entities of the proposed fee increases to the genealogy forms.

 

This is a 92 page proposed rule the remainder does not affect genealogy.


Written comments must be submitted on or before December 16, 2019.  Comments must be identified by DHS Docket No. USCIS– 2019–0010 by one of the following methods:

•Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov

•By Mail: Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Mailstop  #2140, Washington, DC 20529–2140.

No hand delivered or couriered comments will be accepted. Nor will they accept anything on digital medial storage devices such as CDs/DVDs or USB drives.

 

Effective date is influenced by the FY 2020 which began on October 1,2019 there fore it may affect the second year of the biennial period.

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


Re: Russian army records from world war one #ukraine

sandy@...
 

I have long been trying to find army records for my maternal great, great grandfather who would have served probably in
the 1850s. I can't find anything. He was a lifer in their army. Sandy Bass-Cors

On Fri 15/11/19 4:48 AM , "Nancy Summers summ1@verizon.net" ukraine@lyris.jewishgen.org sent:

Does anyone know whether there are records of Jewish soldiers in the
Russian army in World War I? I am trying to find enlistment records,
discharge records or hospital/POW camp records. Also, I would appreciate
any thoughts you might have on some of the inconsistencies in the
story.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Russian army records from world war one #ukraine

sandy@...
 

I have long been trying to find army records for my maternal great, great grandfather who would have served probably in
the 1850s. I can't find anything. He was a lifer in their army. Sandy Bass-Cors

On Fri 15/11/19 4:48 AM , "Nancy Summers summ1@verizon.net" ukraine@lyris.jewishgen.org sent:

Does anyone know whether there are records of Jewish soldiers in the
Russian army in World War I? I am trying to find enlistment records,
discharge records or hospital/POW camp records. Also, I would appreciate
any thoughts you might have on some of the inconsistencies in the
story.


Re: 1944 Mauthausen Transports #hungary

tom
 

excuse my ignorance, but was mauthausen a death camp or a work camp? i vaguely
recall hearing the name of the place in the context of forced labour, possibly
earlier in the war, so it might help to understand the purpose of these transfers.


....... tom klein, toronto

vkahn@kmort.com wrote:

Peter Lande at the USHMM has contacted me about a collection he came across that he thought might be of interest to Hungarian researchers. It is a list of 1944 transports >from Auschwitz to Mauthausen, many of whom were Hungarian. The transports themselves are not on the web but the Mauthausen records are available on the Arolsen site. Peter says that the Polish Government is unlikely to permit the transport lists to be put on the web but one can still access the information on individuals.

[snip!]


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: 1944 Mauthausen Transports #hungary

tom
 

excuse my ignorance, but was mauthausen a death camp or a work camp? i vaguely
recall hearing the name of the place in the context of forced labour, possibly
earlier in the war, so it might help to understand the purpose of these transfers.


....... tom klein, toronto

vkahn@kmort.com wrote:

Peter Lande at the USHMM has contacted me about a collection he came across that he thought might be of interest to Hungarian researchers. It is a list of 1944 transports >from Auschwitz to Mauthausen, many of whom were Hungarian. The transports themselves are not on the web but the Mauthausen records are available on the Arolsen site. Peter says that the Polish Government is unlikely to permit the transport lists to be put on the web but one can still access the information on individuals.

[snip!]


Nancy Summers #ukraine

Eugene Gilman <egil25@...>
 

If your grandfather served in WW1 in Russian army that would be tzar's white
army.

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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Nancy Summers #ukraine

Eugene Gilman <egil25@...>
 

If your grandfather served in WW1 in Russian army that would be tzar's white
army.

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