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Portuguese Sephardic Jews

M Thatcher
 

Hi I am trying to trace my family named, DeFraytis, who left Portugal in around 1650 to escape the inquisition. They came and settled in the Rochester Kent and the surrounding towns.

There is family spoken history of three family groups coming together, they were Mariners and were so working in then Medway dock yards up until the late 19th century. The earliest I have managed to get back to is 1710 Francis Defrates,  It is possible his father was also called Francis born around 1680.

Any help would be most welcome. I am going to Rochester in November to do more research.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Regards Malcolm


Sharenson/Sherenson Research

Herbert Lazerow
 

Jews were allowed to live near Tomsk at that time if they lived in one of the agricultural communities there. As to their fates, they were not immune from the Stalin purges of the 1930s even if part of an agricultural community.
Bert
--
Herbert Lazerow
Professor of Law, University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110 U.S.A.
(619)260-4597 office, (858)453-2388 cell, lazer@...
Author: Mastering Art Law (Carolina Academic Press 2015)


Re: Irish Lord Mayor #lithuania

Susan Freeman
 

Susan,

Could your relative have been Gerald (Yoel) Goldberg, Lord Mayor of Cork in 1977? He was the son of immigrants from the village of Akmian, Kovno, Lithuania. He was born in Cork in 1912. His father, Louis Goldberg, arrived in Cork alone at age 14 in 1882. His mother, Rachel Sandler, also from Akmian, had immigrated to Cork earlier with her family. Louis lived with the Sandlers in Cork from the time he arrived, and Louis and Rachel eventually married in 1891. They moved to Limerick where they lived and had a store until the Limerick pogrom in 1904. They moved back to Cork with their family soon after. I've heard many wonderful stories about Goldberg on my visits to Cork.

Susan Freeman


Re: Please use ViewMate for translation requests

Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar)
 

Hello Odeda and fellow researches,

YES! I totally agree to your request of continuing to use the wonderful ViewMate-Tool. I also frequently transcribe or translate (and had my first requests, too) and find the discussion on abiguous wording very fruitful. Sometimes the first glance – and the following translation – is incorrect or information is missing and I truly believe that the more eyes scrutinize a translation the better it gets. The German word „Schwarmintelligenz“ = „wisdom of the crowd“ describes all the positive features. An individual answer will not reach the possible excellence a ViewMate-discussion will provide!

So: Please keep going! Thank you

Corinna

Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar) - D-22955 Hoisdorf (between Hamburg and Luebeck)

Researching: GOSLAR, KITZITAFF,/EHRMANN, WUERZBURG, MEHRGUT, SCHAFRANEK and many others, in Northern Germany and abroad (Grohnde, Bremen, Celle, Hamburg, Berlin)
specially: Dina GOSLAR (1881 in Luebeck, via Bordeaux, Beaufort en Vallee, Auschwitz)


Seeking Joel Stearman

Psydneyh1@...
 

I recovered a memory of your sister. Send your email. Sydney Herbert


Re: Ship name for passenger list

Renee Steinig
 

Jennifer Meltzer <jhmeltzer@...> wrote about her maternal grandmother, Jennie (Beck) Pearlman:

<<In 1925 she traveled on her own to visit the "Alte Heim" - the old country.... There is a photo of her on the ship, but the name is partly hidden. What's visible is _ _TZOW BREMAN. A key to finding the correct ship is that she was not an immigrant at this point, but an American passenger.>>

A Bremen passenger list (1907-1939) on Ancestry https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/webasm-9734/
shows that Jennie Pearlman, 49, departed Bremen on 5 Sept 1925 on the Lützow. The same database can be searched without an Ancestry subscription, at
http://212.227.236.244/passagierlisten/listen.php?submit_search=schiffsnamen&lang=en
(or https://tinyurl.com/BremenLists ).

Jennie is also listed in New York arrival records on Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/nypl/
Her surname is misspelled there -- PEARLEMAN. It's spelled correctly on the actual passenger list, which is headed "List of United State Citizens." Her entry includes her home address and a passport number. Her passport application isn't on Ancestry, but may be available from the U.S. State Department:
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/have-passport/passport-records.html

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


"Somebody Feed Phil" & other Events at Leo Baeck Institute in NYC, San Diego and in the Twin Cities #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

Information about LBI events, future and past, is available via:

https://www.lbi.org/events/

What are we going to feed Phil?

CJH Talks | Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, 7:00 PM - Center for Jewish History, NYC

Phil Rosenthal in Conversation with Marjorie Ingall

He's a native New Yorker, son of Holocaust survivors, and one of
Hollywood's most successful comedy writers. Co-creator of Everybody
Loves Raymond,

**** Phil Rosenthal now stars in the Netflix series 'Somebody Feed Phil'
- and travels the world to taste the best local cuisine.****

So, what will we feed Phil when he visits the Center for Jewish
History? With hundreds of vintage Jewish cookbooks here in the
archives, we have a few recipes in mind. (Crisco Recipes for the
Jewish Housewife, anyone?) Tablet's Marjorie Ingall joins Phil for a
mouthwatering conversation about his fabulous food forays, his
German-Jewish grandmothers, his favorite Jewish meals, and the two key
ingredients of his phenomenal show-biz success.

Presented by Center for Jewish History, American Jewish Historical
Society, Leo Baeck Institute & Tablet Magazine

Ticket Info: $20 general; $25 at the door Holiday Sale: $18 tickets
while supplies last

Visit https://www.lbi.org/events/ For full details about:

Lessons >from the German-Jewish Migration

TWIN CITIES Minnesota:: Lecture & Panel | Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Mount Zion Temple (map) 1300 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
This event explores the history of the German-Jewish diaspora through
the lens of material objects: How does one pack for displacement? What
things matter when one's life is turned upside down? How did objects
that were placed in boxes in Hamburg, Vienna or Frankfurt fit into new
homes in London, Buenos Aires or Minneapolis? <snip>

Visit https://www.lbi.org/events/ For full details about:

SAN DIEGO: Racism in German & American Cinema of the 1920s,
>from The Ancient Law to The Jazz Singer
Lecture & Panel | Thursday, October 24, 2019, 4:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, October 24, 2019 >from 5-7 PM in
the Atkinson Hall Auditorium at UC San Diego when film historian
Charles Musser (Yale) explores historical and contemporary perspectives
on the films The Ancient Law (1923) and The Jazz Singer (1927).
A reception will precede the lecture, starting at 4 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.

Thanks to David Brown


German SIG #Germany "Somebody Feed Phil" & other Events at Leo Baeck Institute in NYC, San Diego and in the Twin Cities #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

Information about LBI events, future and past, is available via:

https://www.lbi.org/events/

What are we going to feed Phil?

CJH Talks | Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, 7:00 PM - Center for Jewish History, NYC

Phil Rosenthal in Conversation with Marjorie Ingall

He's a native New Yorker, son of Holocaust survivors, and one of
Hollywood's most successful comedy writers. Co-creator of Everybody
Loves Raymond,

**** Phil Rosenthal now stars in the Netflix series 'Somebody Feed Phil'
- and travels the world to taste the best local cuisine.****

So, what will we feed Phil when he visits the Center for Jewish
History? With hundreds of vintage Jewish cookbooks here in the
archives, we have a few recipes in mind. (Crisco Recipes for the
Jewish Housewife, anyone?) Tablet's Marjorie Ingall joins Phil for a
mouthwatering conversation about his fabulous food forays, his
German-Jewish grandmothers, his favorite Jewish meals, and the two key
ingredients of his phenomenal show-biz success.

Presented by Center for Jewish History, American Jewish Historical
Society, Leo Baeck Institute & Tablet Magazine

Ticket Info: $20 general; $25 at the door Holiday Sale: $18 tickets
while supplies last

Visit https://www.lbi.org/events/ For full details about:

Lessons >from the German-Jewish Migration

TWIN CITIES Minnesota:: Lecture & Panel | Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Mount Zion Temple (map) 1300 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
This event explores the history of the German-Jewish diaspora through
the lens of material objects: How does one pack for displacement? What
things matter when one's life is turned upside down? How did objects
that were placed in boxes in Hamburg, Vienna or Frankfurt fit into new
homes in London, Buenos Aires or Minneapolis? <snip>

Visit https://www.lbi.org/events/ For full details about:

SAN DIEGO: Racism in German & American Cinema of the 1920s,
>from The Ancient Law to The Jazz Singer
Lecture & Panel | Thursday, October 24, 2019, 4:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, October 24, 2019 >from 5-7 PM in
the Atkinson Hall Auditorium at UC San Diego when film historian
Charles Musser (Yale) explores historical and contemporary perspectives
on the films The Ancient Law (1923) and The Jazz Singer (1927).
A reception will precede the lecture, starting at 4 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.

Thanks to David Brown


Searching for my Grandmother Selma ZWIENITSKI's grave #germany

Selma Sheridan
 

Dear researchers,

Online I have been unable to find the location of my Grandmother's grave, or
at least what happened to her body...

Selma ZWIENITSKI / SWINIZKI nee STIEFEL, born 8 June 1882 in Hamburg,
murdered 10 Nov. 1938 (Kristallnacht) in her home in Bremen.

There is a monument in Bremen for its World War II Jewish victims, with
their names on the base. But where is her grave?

Selma Sheridan, Oswego NY ssherida@twcny.rr.com


German SIG #Germany Searching for my Grandmother Selma ZWIENITSKI's grave #germany

Selma Sheridan
 

Dear researchers,

Online I have been unable to find the location of my Grandmother's grave, or
at least what happened to her body...

Selma ZWIENITSKI / SWINIZKI nee STIEFEL, born 8 June 1882 in Hamburg,
murdered 10 Nov. 1938 (Kristallnacht) in her home in Bremen.

There is a monument in Bremen for its World War II Jewish victims, with
their names on the base. But where is her grave?

Selma Sheridan, Oswego NY ssherida@twcny.rr.com


Ship name for passenger list

Jennifer Meltzer
 

My maternal grandmother, Jennie (Beck) PEARLMAN came to the USA in the 1890's.  In 1925 she traveled on her own to visit the "Alte Heim" - the old country.  In her case, this was Vilna, Lithuania (then part of the USSR) and Warsaw, Poland.  There is a photo of her on the ship, but the name is partly hidden.  What's visible is _ _TZOW BREMAN.  A key to finding the correct ship is that she was not an immigrant at this point, but an American passenger.

Does anyone know how I can figure out the full name of the ship and then find the manifest/passenger list?

Jennifer (Feldman) Meltzer, NYC
--
Researching: FELDMAN - Dvinsk, Latvia
      WEISMAN, KOPILOFF - Latvia
      PEARLMAN, RIFKIN, MELTZER  - Belarus to the Bronx
      SNYDER/SCNEIDER/SCHNEIDERMAN/SANDOW  - Vilna, Gt. Britain
      BECK - Vilna and Manila, Philippines


suggestions and opinions

Trudy Barch
 

As we know obituaries are an excellent source of genealogy information.  I am looking for recommendations of how to keep track of whose obituary you have.   So as not to repeat the same person again.    Thank you,    Trudy Barch, Florida


A Galician World Right in the Heart of Brooklyn #galicia

Steven Turner
 

A bit of Galicia in modern day Brooklyn. Hol Hamoed Sukkot in the
Shendishover Shul. This Rabbinical dynasty >from the shtetl that is today
called Sedziszow Malopolski in Poland is still going strong and I was
honored to be invited to their celebration tonight. The davening here
was authentic Galician. I found it so strange yet wonderful to see young
Yeshiva boys praying in this beautiful sounding Galician Hebrew. Listen
to the passion in their davening in the video linked to here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/32hxd43re9tmgsq/Hallel.mp4?dl=0

I was very excited to be an honoured guest tonight at the Shendishover
Shul in Brooklyn. Israel Horowitz and his father the Shendishover Rebbe
were so hospitable to me. I so much enjoyed their services. Their
passion in davening especially during Hallel was a joy and an experience
to behold. Afterwards they invited me into their beautiful Succah and
gifted me a jar of honey for a sweet New Year. Picture linked to here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6a4qcvlde4blqbb/ReceivingHoney.jpg?dl=0

The experience felt like taking a time warp back to Galicia while being
in the middle of Brooklyn. I so enjoyed their Galitzianer accented
Hebrew. It brought back memories of being in my grandparents' shul as
a young boy in East New York.

Wishing everybody a Shabbat Shalom and a Moadim L'Simcha.

Dr. Steven Turner
President
Gesher Galicia


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia A Galician World Right in the Heart of Brooklyn #galicia

Steven Turner
 

A bit of Galicia in modern day Brooklyn. Hol Hamoed Sukkot in the
Shendishover Shul. This Rabbinical dynasty >from the shtetl that is today
called Sedziszow Malopolski in Poland is still going strong and I was
honored to be invited to their celebration tonight. The davening here
was authentic Galician. I found it so strange yet wonderful to see young
Yeshiva boys praying in this beautiful sounding Galician Hebrew. Listen
to the passion in their davening in the video linked to here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/32hxd43re9tmgsq/Hallel.mp4?dl=0

I was very excited to be an honoured guest tonight at the Shendishover
Shul in Brooklyn. Israel Horowitz and his father the Shendishover Rebbe
were so hospitable to me. I so much enjoyed their services. Their
passion in davening especially during Hallel was a joy and an experience
to behold. Afterwards they invited me into their beautiful Succah and
gifted me a jar of honey for a sweet New Year. Picture linked to here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6a4qcvlde4blqbb/ReceivingHoney.jpg?dl=0

The experience felt like taking a time warp back to Galicia while being
in the middle of Brooklyn. I so enjoyed their Galitzianer accented
Hebrew. It brought back memories of being in my grandparents' shul as
a young boy in East New York.

Wishing everybody a Shabbat Shalom and a Moadim L'Simcha.

Dr. Steven Turner
President
Gesher Galicia


The forthcoming JGSGB Herts Group meeting #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

The next meeting of the Herts Group of JGSGB will take place from
2.30pm - 5pm on Sunday 24th November 2019 at Welwyn Garden Synagogue,
Handside Lane Welwyn Garden City AL8 6ST.

Dr Joel Levy, a former Vice Chairman of the Society, will give a talk
entitled "Coming a Full Circle". A golden opportunity for you to discuss your
researches, successes and problems that may you have encountered.
Members Free -
Guests £4 - deductible against taking out membership on the day
Refreshments

RSVPs please.

For further inquiries, contact 01707 377732 should you prefer the telephone,
rather than email.

The following meeting will be on the 5th January 2020 in St Albans.
Full details to follow.

Regards

Norman King (Convenor)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom The forthcoming JGSGB Herts Group meeting #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

The next meeting of the Herts Group of JGSGB will take place from
2.30pm - 5pm on Sunday 24th November 2019 at Welwyn Garden Synagogue,
Handside Lane Welwyn Garden City AL8 6ST.

Dr Joel Levy, a former Vice Chairman of the Society, will give a talk
entitled "Coming a Full Circle". A golden opportunity for you to discuss your
researches, successes and problems that may you have encountered.
Members Free -
Guests £4 - deductible against taking out membership on the day
Refreshments

RSVPs please.

For further inquiries, contact 01707 377732 should you prefer the telephone,
rather than email.

The following meeting will be on the 5th January 2020 in St Albans.
Full details to follow.

Regards

Norman King (Convenor)


Re: Irish Lord Mayor #lithuania

David Cherson
 

Barbara,
Correct on Robert Briscoe.  But I thought that there was a David O'Cohen who was Lord Mayor?

David


JGS of Buffalo Meeting & Presentation

Kathi Freudenheim
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Buffalo is presenting, “The Power of the Catalog-Unidexed Records and How to Find Them” on Sunday, October 27, 2019. It will be held from 1:30PM to 3:30PM at the Audubon Branch Library, at 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Williamsville, NY, 14228.

A video will be shown from this summer’s International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference that was held in Cleveland, Ohio. Over 75% of the records available on the Family Search website cannot be found with a simple search. We will show you how to find these records. Knowledge of FamilySearch.org and JewishGen.org is helpful, but not necessary. There will also be a discussion and Q & A on searching these two databases for Jewish records.

 

The talk is FREE and open to the public. We welcome newcomers to advanced genealogists. Members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Buffalo will be present to assist with questions, getting started and finding information and records.

 

Please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet.

To RSVP or for more information about the presentation or our upcoming meetings & programs contact: 716-839-4588 or JewishGenBuffalo@....  





A Galician World Right in the Heart of Brooklyn #galicia

Steven Turner
 

A bit of Galicia in modern day Brooklyn. Hol Hamoed Sukkot in the
Shendishover Shul. This Rabbinical dynasty from the shtetl that is
today called Sedziszow Malopolski in Poland is still going strong and
I was honoured to be invited to their celebration tonight. The
davening here was authentic Galician. I found it so strange yet
wonderful to see young Yeshiva boys praying in this beautifully
sounding Galician Hebrew. Listen to the passion in their davening in
the video linked to here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/32hxd43re9tmgsq/Hallel.mp4?dl=0.

I was very excited to be an honoured guest tonight at the Shendishover
Shul in Brooklyn. Israel Horowitz and his father the Shendishover
Rebbe were so hospitable to me. I so much enjoyed their services.
Their passion in davening especially during Hallel was a joy and an
experience to behold. Afterwards they invited me into their beautiful
Succah and gifted me a jar of honey for a sweet New Year. Picture
linked to here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6a4qcvlde4blqbb/ReceivingHoney.jpg?dl=0

The experience felt like taking a time warp back to Galicia while
being in the middle of Brooklyn. I so enjoyed their Galitzianer
accented Hebrew. It brought back memories of being in my grandparent's
shul as a young boy in East NY.

Wishing everybody a Shabbat Shalom and

a Moadim L'Simcha.
 


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

Bruce Drake
 

You’re living in a small shtetl in Belarus, or anywhere else in the
Pale, and you get sick. Or have a toothache. Or get something in your
eye. You need a doctor. A dentist. A pharmacy to duck into and get
some eye wash.

But in many towns, there was no doctor, or dentist or pharmacy. The
“doctor” in town had never studied medicine and, in “Folk Medicine”
from the Yizkor book of Horodetz (Gorodets) Belarus, the author’s
father became a widely-known healer pretty much by accident. The
“dentist” was Asher Dovid, the town’s ritual slaughterer, whose
technique was to talk away the toothache. (You could also put garlic
on the hurting tooth or “or wear the left shoe on the right foot
against Jewish customs). If there was no pharmacy to get some eye wash
for the bit of sand in your eye, there was always Yitzhak Aharon who
“was an expert in licking an eye.” There were also midwives, exorcists
and specialists in casting spells to deal with different ailments.

And so, “This is how Jews lived, became sick, recovered and died in Horodets.”

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2568571656498307?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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

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