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Volunteers needed (Danzig/Gdansk) #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Are you interested in volunteering to transcribe or proofread
transcriptions of Jewish genealogical records >from Danzig/Gdansk?
JewishGen's Danzig/Gdansk SIG is looking for volunteers who can
confidently read handwritten Hebrew cursive or German Kurrent-style
script (Suetterlin, etc.), or who can photograph archival documents in
Berlin-Dahlem. These 18th-20th century records include vital records,
censuses, narrative documents (marriage concessions, property
concessions, contracts, disputes), synagogue seat records, and others.
Please email me for more details if you might be interested.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Volunteers needed (Danzig/Gdansk) #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Are you interested in volunteering to transcribe or proofread
transcriptions of Jewish genealogical records >from Danzig/Gdansk?
JewishGen's Danzig/Gdansk SIG is looking for volunteers who can
confidently read handwritten Hebrew cursive or German Kurrent-style
script (Suetterlin, etc.), or who can photograph archival documents in
Berlin-Dahlem. These 18th-20th century records include vital records,
censuses, narrative documents (marriage concessions, property
concessions, contracts, disputes), synagogue seat records, and others.
Please email me for more details if you might be interested.

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


Volunteers needed (Danzig/Gdansk) #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Are you interested in volunteering to transcribe or proofread
transcriptions of Jewish genealogical records >from Danzig/Gdansk?
JewishGen's Danzig/Gdansk SIG is looking for volunteers who can
confidently read handwritten Hebrew cursive or German Kurrent-style
script (Suetterlin, etc.), or who can photograph archival documents in
Berlin-Dahlem. These 18th-20th century records include vital records,
censuses, narrative documents (marriage concessions, property
concessions, contracts, disputes), synagogue seat records, and others.
Please email me for more details if you might be interested.

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


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Volunteers needed (Danzig/Gdansk) #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Are you interested in volunteering to transcribe or proofread
transcriptions of Jewish genealogical records >from Danzig/Gdansk?
JewishGen's Danzig/Gdansk SIG is looking for volunteers who can
confidently read handwritten Hebrew cursive or German Kurrent-style
script (Suetterlin, etc.), or who can photograph archival documents in
Berlin-Dahlem. These 18th-20th century records include vital records,
censuses, narrative documents (marriage concessions, property
concessions, contracts, disputes), synagogue seat records, and others.
Please email me for more details if you might be interested.

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


Announcing the publication of The Zbaraz Memorial Book (Zbarazh, Ukraine) #galicia

Joel Alpert
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce
the publication of its 77th title, The Zbaraz Memorial Book (Zbarazh,
Ukraine).

This is a hard cover book, 11 inches by 8.5 inches with 168 pages.
This book is a translation of Sefer Zbaraz.
Original Yizkor Book Editor: Moshe Sommerstein. Published in Tel Aviv 1983.

Primary Translator: Yaacov David Shulman
Layout: Donni Magid
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz

List price:$43.95 Available on Amazon for around $32; may have lower
prices elsewhere.
For more information go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Zbarazh.html

Alternate names for the town are: Alternate names: Zbarazh [Ukr, Rus,
Yid], Zbaraz [Pol], Sbarasch [Ger], Sparach, Zbarezh

Located at 49 40 Latitude and 25 47 Longitude and 12 miles NE of
Ternopil.

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Stryyivka 5 miles SSE
Vyshhorodok 11 miles NE
Ternopil 12 miles SW
Kamyanky 13 miles SE
Vishnevets 16 miles N
Novyy Oleksinets 17 miles NW
Skalat 18 miles SSE
Pidvolochysk 19 miles ESE
Belozerka 19 miles ENE

Researchers and descendants of the town will want to have this book.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project now has 77 titles available. To see
all the books, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in discovering
the history of your ancestors. This would make a birthday gift for a
loved one.

For orders of 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $23 per book
including shipping. (Amazon discount price is about $32 plus shipping.)
Email to ybip@... .

Email to ybip@... to get prices for other locations outside of
the US.

Joel Alpert
Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


STEINHARDT from Tarnobrzeg (Djikov) #galicia

Inacio Steinhardt
 

There were several families in Tarnobrzeg with the surname STEINHARDT.
There was a tradition that all belonged to the same family. I would like to
try to contact all people whose ancestors were Steinhardt >from Tarnobrzeg,
in order ro compare our family trees and/or DNA, to verify if this is true.

Thank you

Inacio Steinhardt
Ganei Tikva, Israel
inacio@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Announcing the publication of The Zbaraz Memorial Book (Zbarazh, Ukraine) #galicia

Joel Alpert
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce
the publication of its 77th title, The Zbaraz Memorial Book (Zbarazh,
Ukraine).

This is a hard cover book, 11 inches by 8.5 inches with 168 pages.
This book is a translation of Sefer Zbaraz.
Original Yizkor Book Editor: Moshe Sommerstein. Published in Tel Aviv 1983.

Primary Translator: Yaacov David Shulman
Layout: Donni Magid
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz

List price:$43.95 Available on Amazon for around $32; may have lower
prices elsewhere.
For more information go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Zbarazh.html

Alternate names for the town are: Alternate names: Zbarazh [Ukr, Rus,
Yid], Zbaraz [Pol], Sbarasch [Ger], Sparach, Zbarezh

Located at 49 40 Latitude and 25 47 Longitude and 12 miles NE of
Ternopil.

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Stryyivka 5 miles SSE
Vyshhorodok 11 miles NE
Ternopil 12 miles SW
Kamyanky 13 miles SE
Vishnevets 16 miles N
Novyy Oleksinets 17 miles NW
Skalat 18 miles SSE
Pidvolochysk 19 miles ESE
Belozerka 19 miles ENE

Researchers and descendants of the town will want to have this book.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project now has 77 titles available. To see
all the books, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in discovering
the history of your ancestors. This would make a birthday gift for a
loved one.

For orders of 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $23 per book
including shipping. (Amazon discount price is about $32 plus shipping.)
Email to ybip@... .

Email to ybip@... to get prices for other locations outside of
the US.

Joel Alpert
Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia STEINHARDT from Tarnobrzeg (Djikov) #galicia

Inacio Steinhardt
 

There were several families in Tarnobrzeg with the surname STEINHARDT.
There was a tradition that all belonged to the same family. I would like to
try to contact all people whose ancestors were Steinhardt >from Tarnobrzeg,
in order ro compare our family trees and/or DNA, to verify if this is true.

Thank you

Inacio Steinhardt
Ganei Tikva, Israel
inacio@...


Re: Mark Rubovits and Mark Fabian #hungary

tom
 

although most of the marriage/birth records that i have looked at have been of people in their 20s, at least, i did come across a notarial record in the budapest archives, of a marriage contract where the father was the legal representative for his underage daughter. (the record hasn't been digitized, so i can only see the catalogue entry online.)

what was the legal age of majority around 1890? i know that, anecdotally, some people married very young by our standards, but how many really young marriages have y'all seen in the records? and was it always a case of a young bride, or were some of the grooms also very young?


....... tom klein, toronto


ps. i would love to help with looking up Mark Rubovits' birth, but the accented letters in the town name make it indecipherable.

efrati345@... wrote:

[snip!] ...1895, when he got married and probably left. This is my great
grandfather - and in 1895 - my grandmother Laura Lea Fabian was 13. [snip!]


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Mark Rubovits and Mark Fabian #hungary

tom
 

although most of the marriage/birth records that i have looked at have been of people in their 20s, at least, i did come across a notarial record in the budapest archives, of a marriage contract where the father was the legal representative for his underage daughter. (the record hasn't been digitized, so i can only see the catalogue entry online.)

what was the legal age of majority around 1890? i know that, anecdotally, some people married very young by our standards, but how many really young marriages have y'all seen in the records? and was it always a case of a young bride, or were some of the grooms also very young?


....... tom klein, toronto


ps. i would love to help with looking up Mark Rubovits' birth, but the accented letters in the town name make it indecipherable.

efrati345@... wrote:

[snip!] ...1895, when he got married and probably left. This is my great
grandfather - and in 1895 - my grandmother Laura Lea Fabian was 13. [snip!]


Schreiber family from Sropkov #hungary

dan@...
 

I am tracking three interrelated Schreiber families >from Stropkov =
in Zemplen County and trying to figure out how they fit together.

In particular, I am trying to identify the parents of Elimelech =
Schreiber of Stropkov (1823?-1891).=20

Several trees on ancestry.com (perhaps copying each other) identify this =
Elimelech Schreiber of Stropkov as the son of Salamon and Terez =
Valenstein Schreiber of Papa, Hungary. This assertion strikes me as =
doubtful.=20

Elimelech's death record says he was born and died in Stropkov; Papa is =
200 miles >from Stropkov. The memoirs of Elimelech's son Isidore =
Schreiber say Elimelech lived after his marriage in 1842 in a brick =
cottage in Stropkov adjoining the house of Elimelech's parents (not =
named), which seems to imply that they had lived in Stropkov for quite =
some time. Isidore describes Elimelech's family as a "respected" family, =
which implies deep roots in Stropkov. But the 1848 census finds Salamon =
and Terez Schreiber living in Papa, 200 miles away, with their eight =
children. Isidore also says Elimelech was "the only son" of his family; =
but Salamon and Terez Schreiber of Papa had at least four sons, =
according to the 1848 census.

I am grateful to anyone who can shine light on this puzzle.

Dan Rottenberg


Dan Rottenberg
1315 Walnut St.
Suite 904
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 735-1455
Fax: (215) 735-1455
Home: <snip>
e-mail: dan@...
website: www.danrottenberg.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Schreiber family from Sropkov #hungary

dan@...
 

I am tracking three interrelated Schreiber families >from Stropkov =
in Zemplen County and trying to figure out how they fit together.

In particular, I am trying to identify the parents of Elimelech =
Schreiber of Stropkov (1823?-1891).=20

Several trees on ancestry.com (perhaps copying each other) identify this =
Elimelech Schreiber of Stropkov as the son of Salamon and Terez =
Valenstein Schreiber of Papa, Hungary. This assertion strikes me as =
doubtful.=20

Elimelech's death record says he was born and died in Stropkov; Papa is =
200 miles >from Stropkov. The memoirs of Elimelech's son Isidore =
Schreiber say Elimelech lived after his marriage in 1842 in a brick =
cottage in Stropkov adjoining the house of Elimelech's parents (not =
named), which seems to imply that they had lived in Stropkov for quite =
some time. Isidore describes Elimelech's family as a "respected" family, =
which implies deep roots in Stropkov. But the 1848 census finds Salamon =
and Terez Schreiber living in Papa, 200 miles away, with their eight =
children. Isidore also says Elimelech was "the only son" of his family; =
but Salamon and Terez Schreiber of Papa had at least four sons, =
according to the 1848 census.

I am grateful to anyone who can shine light on this puzzle.

Dan Rottenberg


Dan Rottenberg
1315 Walnut St.
Suite 904
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 735-1455
Fax: (215) 735-1455
Home: <snip>
e-mail: dan@...
website: www.danrottenberg.com


JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island's next meeting will be on Sunday,
September 22.

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY
www.miyjcc.org

Topic: "Two Horses in Lublin"

Guest Speaker: Dan Oren

Dan Oren will describe how he use unanticipated local records to investigate
genealogy and family history which revealed unthinkable discoveries.

Dan is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University and president and
founder of The Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland. He has worked for 30
years as a psychiatrist and faculty member at Yale University, the U.S.
National Institute of Mental Health and the University of Rzeszow, Poland.
His new book is "The Wedding Photo, a collection of family histories based on
genealogy.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Our "Mavens" will be available at
1:30 PM to take your genealogy questions.

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island's next meeting will be on Sunday,
September 22.

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY
www.miyjcc.org

Topic: "Two Horses in Lublin"

Guest Speaker: Dan Oren

Dan Oren will describe how he use unanticipated local records to investigate
genealogy and family history which revealed unthinkable discoveries.

Dan is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University and president and
founder of The Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland. He has worked for 30
years as a psychiatrist and faculty member at Yale University, the U.S.
National Institute of Mental Health and the University of Rzeszow, Poland.
His new book is "The Wedding Photo, a collection of family histories based on
genealogy.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Our "Mavens" will be available at
1:30 PM to take your genealogy questions.

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


JGS Toronto September Programme #general

Marla Waltman
 

Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019
Time: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Shaarei Shomayim Congregation,
470 Glencairn Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5N 1V8

Speaker: Ruth Mallin, Harvey Glasner, and Neil Richler

Workshop: Maximizing Member Benefits Through the Effective Use of Resources
on the JGS Toronto Website and JewishGen.org

Our speakers have all been long-time members of the JGS Toronto Board, and
are responsible for our online resources.
Ruth Mallin and Harvey Glasner are webmasters for the JGS Toronto website,
and will speak about using the website's resources effectively.
Neil Richler speaks regularly about genealogical resources available for
Jewish genealogy. He will speak about the resources available on
www.jewishgen.org .

The doors for the programme open at 7:30 pm. For more details about this
programme go to
https://jgstoronto.ca/event/jgs-toronto-workshop-maximizing-member-benefits-through-effective-use-of-the-jgs-toronto-website-and-jewishgen-org/
[MOD. NOTE: shortedned URL - https://tinyurl.com/y6tc6usm ]

Our website at https://jgstoronto.ca/ contains news, other upcoming meeting
notices, and links to Toronto, Ontario, and Canadian genealogical resources.
We also have a Facebook page (Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto) and
twitter account (@jgsoftoronto).

Member are welcome to all programmes free of charge. A guest fee of $5 for
the programme can be applied toward annual membership.

Marla Waltman for the JGS Toronto


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Toronto September Programme #general

Marla Waltman
 

Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019
Time: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Shaarei Shomayim Congregation,
470 Glencairn Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5N 1V8

Speaker: Ruth Mallin, Harvey Glasner, and Neil Richler

Workshop: Maximizing Member Benefits Through the Effective Use of Resources
on the JGS Toronto Website and JewishGen.org

Our speakers have all been long-time members of the JGS Toronto Board, and
are responsible for our online resources.
Ruth Mallin and Harvey Glasner are webmasters for the JGS Toronto website,
and will speak about using the website's resources effectively.
Neil Richler speaks regularly about genealogical resources available for
Jewish genealogy. He will speak about the resources available on
www.jewishgen.org .

The doors for the programme open at 7:30 pm. For more details about this
programme go to
https://jgstoronto.ca/event/jgs-toronto-workshop-maximizing-member-benefits-through-effective-use-of-the-jgs-toronto-website-and-jewishgen-org/
[MOD. NOTE: shortedned URL - https://tinyurl.com/y6tc6usm ]

Our website at https://jgstoronto.ca/ contains news, other upcoming meeting
notices, and links to Toronto, Ontario, and Canadian genealogical resources.
We also have a Facebook page (Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto) and
twitter account (@jgsoftoronto).

Member are welcome to all programmes free of charge. A guest fee of $5 for
the programme can be applied toward annual membership.

Marla Waltman for the JGS Toronto


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

Most of the Yizkor book excerpts I present each week are dramatic
ones: harrowing tales of survival, grim tales of death and struggles
of daily life. But I found myself touched by this affectionate
portrait of a father in this chapter >from the Yizkor book of Rokiskis,
Lithuania. In "My Father's Nigun" (melody), Shlomo Rubin remembers how
his father - someone who had no education beyond the cheder and at a
young age "had to hitch himself up to the wagon of life" - would wake
up early, and fortified by tea, "read the Psalms with such a touching
melody that engraved itself deep inside me." He was a man who saved
the best of the fish he sold >from his cart for his poorer customers.
And he was a man moved to copious tears in the synagogue, particularly
during the Day of Awe, when his cries sounded like they had been "torn
from the deepest cells in his heart - the pain that had collected in him
during an entire year."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2495202600501880?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

Most of the Yizkor book excerpts I present each week are dramatic
ones: harrowing tales of survival, grim tales of death and struggles
of daily life. But I found myself touched by this affectionate
portrait of a father in this chapter >from the Yizkor book of Rokiskis,
Lithuania. In "My Father's Nigun" (melody), Shlomo Rubin remembers how
his father - someone who had no education beyond the cheder and at a
young age "had to hitch himself up to the wagon of life" - would wake
up early, and fortified by tea, "read the Psalms with such a touching
melody that engraved itself deep inside me." He was a man who saved
the best of the fish he sold >from his cart for his poorer customers.
And he was a man moved to copious tears in the synagogue, particularly
during the Day of Awe, when his cries sounded like they had been "torn
from the deepest cells in his heart - the pain that had collected in him
during an entire year."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2495202600501880?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


MENAKER / MINAKER #southafrica

sakina.bryant@...
 

Seeking the descendants of Nissan/Nathan Menaker or Minaker and Mindel
Minaker (Rosenberg), b. 1830's; I know Simon Minaker and Evelyn
(Evelow?) >from Germiston were their kids. Others went to NYC, where
they are buried next to my great-great-grandparents, who have the same
surname -- Menaker.

We have a genetic connection and I believe they were >from the same shtetl.

Sincerely,

Sakina Bryant


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica MENAKER / MINAKER #southafrica

sakina.bryant@...
 

Seeking the descendants of Nissan/Nathan Menaker or Minaker and Mindel
Minaker (Rosenberg), b. 1830's; I know Simon Minaker and Evelyn
(Evelow?) >from Germiston were their kids. Others went to NYC, where
they are buried next to my great-great-grandparents, who have the same
surname -- Menaker.

We have a genetic connection and I believe they were >from the same shtetl.

Sincerely,

Sakina Bryant