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Finding a Genealogist

Dan Oren
 

I "do" my own genealogy and have many friends in our genealogy world, but have a friend who does NOT want to do the work herself and is looking to hire a genealogist specializing in American and Eastern European Jewish roots. Can any of you personally recommend someone available for hire and let me know how they charge for their services. Please reply privately.
Thank you,
Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA


#CryptoJewry #Sephardic #Israel #israel

Rogelio De los Santos Tandoc Jr.
 

My mother told me and brothers about our great grandfather and his seblings were Jews who escaped from Spain during 1800s because of great persecution. During her funeral service my uncle reminded me about my great grandfather. Three years later my uncle died too, it's because were been told by our ancestors about our lineage, are we also Jews?


Passage Libau, Latvia to Jaffa, Palestine

Roberta Lipitz
 

My grandmother Fanny (maiden name Shore) born Libau 1888-1890.  Looking for birth certificate and possibly travel papers to Jaffa.  Am not sure of dates of travel and arrival and all I have is ship's manifest when she, her father and younger sister, arrived to Ellis Island in 1903.  I know that this is asking for a lot but have hit the "brick wall."  I do know through IGRA that these were the Ottoman Empire period and travel documents were difficult to find.

Thanks in advance for any help and/or advice.

Sincerely,
Roberta Lipitz


Re: Polish citizenship #poland

adam teitelbaum
 

It is true that you do not need to use a Polish agency to get your Polish citizenship. However my experience has been that you can only receive some documents by having them mailed to person with an address in Poland. 


Re: #Israel #passengerists #israel

Rose Feldman
 

This list and many others to do with Tel Aviv are searchable on the IGRA website.  Registration to so a search is free.

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year  
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Help us index more records at http://igra.csindexing.com

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl


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Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year  
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy


Re: ViewMate Translation Request Yizkor Book Article in Hebrew

David Lewin
 

At 03:22 23/10/2019, Dave Lichtenstein wrote:
Hello Everybody


My apologies for this second posting. I was mistaken that the language
recquiring translation from into English was Yiddish when in fact it is
Hebrew.

I've posted three pages of a Yizkor Book article "The Beitar and the
Revisionist movements in Pinczow" which mentions my maternal grandfather
Zelig Hering (whom I never met as he perished in Auschwitz) featured in "A
Book of Memory of the Jewish Community of Pinczow, Poland". I understand
that his name appears in the text which refers to the two group photographs
in the article. The article appears in pages 210-212 of the Book and is
available on ViewMate at the following addresses...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75566 ;
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75568 and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75569

I am of course looking for a complete translatlion of the text. I want to
know more about the Beitar and revisionist movements in Pinczow during the
two World Wars and also my grandfather's role in it.

Thank you very much.

Dave Lichtenstein


Researching HEING in Pinczow
Located in Sydney, Australia
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Let me know in a while if you still need help - then I will do it

David Lewin
London

Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage of so many years since World War II, may still exist "out there".
We also assist in the process of re-possession of property in the Czech Republic and Israel.
See our Web pages at https://remember.org/unite/ and at https://searchandunite.org/


Re: Bad Arolsen Archives #holocaust

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 


GREAT IDEA, PETER!

But the URL is incorrect.  It should be  https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/person_advance_search.php

  and the word master should be deleted.

Barbara Mannlein


On Oct 22, 2019, at 7:50 PM, Lande <pdlande@...> wrote:

As has been previously reported, the Bad Arolsen archives are gradually
posting material online from their massive holdings. The United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has integrated and made available in its
HSV (Holocaust Survivors and Victims) database over 800,000 name records
from Arolsen’s WWII Displaced Persons Care and Maintenance (CM/1) files and
other online collections,
https://www.ushmm.org/online/source_view.php?Sourceid=46460.

The purpose of this feature is to create a “one-step search” platform for
users. You can simply search a name here:


If a name
appears in these Arolsen collections you will see the full record and
digitized documents in Arolsen’s digital collections online by clicking the
name link on the Search Results.

Overall, the USHMM’s HSV database contains over 8 million entries, with
5,669,000 of these entries available on the public website. The remainder
cannot be publicly posted due to restrictions imposed by the organizations
which provided the data, but all may be viewed by visitors to the Museum.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.
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Re: Seeking people connected to the Brodsky family “Sugar Kings of Ukraine” #ukraine

sharon@...
 

I also have stories about the Brodsky family.
 
My paternal Grandfather, Jacob Zamansky, and his family were master carpenters who worked for the Brodsky
sugar beet farms. My maternal Grandmother Schifra Dolinsky’s father was a bookkeeper for the family.
At one point in time it was told to me that her father Moishe Dolinsky also kept the books for the Brodsky synogogue in
either Smila or Kiyev.
I don’t know what happened to Moishe but his wife Dina and all but one daughter were able
to come to this country. Genia Dolinsky Krupnik supposedly died in the Shoach.
 
There were also many Brodsky family members who emigrated and settled in the Hudson Valley
of New York.
 
Sharon Zamansky Kushner
Colorado Springs CO
 
Researching: ZAMANSKY, DOLINSKY, ANNAPOLSKY, AND CHERKASSKY
all from Smila, Odessa and Kiyev in Ukraine.


Bad Arolsen Archives #holocaust

Lande
 

As has been previously reported, the Bad Arolsen archives are gradually
posting material online from their massive holdings. The United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has integrated and made available in its
HSV (Holocaust Survivors and Victims) database over 800,000 name records
from Arolsen’s WWII Displaced Persons Care and Maintenance (CM/1) files and
other online collections,
https://www.ushmm.org/online/source_view.php?Sourceid=46460.

The purpose of this feature is to create a “one-step search” platform for
users. You can simply search a name here:
hrrps://masterwww.ushmm.org/online/hsv/person_advance_search.php. If a name
appears in these Arolsen collections you will see the full record and
digitized documents in Arolsen’s digital collections online by clicking the
name link on the Search Results.

Overall, the USHMM’s HSV database contains over 8 million entries, with
5,669,000 of these entries available on the public website. The remainder
cannot be publicly posted due to restrictions imposed by the organizations
which provided the data, but all may be viewed by visitors to the Museum.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


ViewMate Translation Request Yizkor Book Article in Hebrew

Dave Lichtenstein
 

Hello Everybody


My apologies for this second posting. I was mistaken that the language
recquiring translation from into English was Yiddish when in fact it is
Hebrew.

I've posted three pages of a Yizkor Book article "The Beitar and the
Revisionist movements in Pinczow" which mentions my maternal grandfather
Zelig Hering (whom I never met as he perished in Auschwitz) featured in "A
Book of Memory of the Jewish Community of Pinczow, Poland". I understand
that his name appears in the text which refers to the two group photographs
in the article. The article appears in pages 210-212 of the Book and is
available on ViewMate at the following addresses...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75566 ;
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75568 and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75569

I am of course looking for a complete translatlion of the text. I want to
know more about the Beitar and revisionist movements in Pinczow during the
two World Wars and also my grandfather's role in it.

Thank you very much.

Dave Lichtenstein


Researching HEING in Pinczow
Located in Sydney, Australia


Re: Lithuanian Revision Lists online - Fond 515/15 - Vilna #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

I neglected to mention the method used to find these records on the Familysearch website. Go to the catalog and perform a dual search as follows:

1. Enter Vilnius as the place name
2. select Keyword and enter census

It is interesting to note these records are filed under census rather than separating the records by religion and categorizing the ones for the Jewish community under "Jewish records". Let this be  word to the wise sleuth  - when searching through Familysearch for records, absolutely do not limit your search to the "Jewish records" section.

Joel Ratner


Re: Polish citizenship #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Denise commented that she handled the entire application on her own without
the assistance of an agency or lawyer.  Based on the many people who have 
contacted JRI-Poland over the years in search of help in locating the documents
they need to complete the application, I would comment that Denise is the one of
the exceptions rather than the rule. 

We have have been witness to or learned of many cases that stretched on for an
interminable length of time - for a variety of reasons - often caused by the intricacies
of applicable laws, additional documents required, such as proof of residence in
Poland within the prescribed period, and on and on. 

We have built a list of reputable companies providing guidance and carrying out
such applications (not lawyers who have fee schedules that can be excessive. 
A few companies with which we are familiar will examine the documents you
already have and what you know about your ancestor(s) circumstances and then
comment on your eligibility without charge .  

Questions welcomed.  Write to PolishPassports@...

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, JRI-Poland
www.jri-poland.org




Re: Converso children

friedman@...
 

regarding question #2, if the woman converts prior to having children, the children willl automatically be Jewish.  If the woman converts after the children are born, the children also have to undergo a conversion... the type of process will depend on their ages.

in either event, a reliable rabbinic authority should be consulted


#Israel #passengerists #israel

Linda Kelley
 

Looking or Yakov/Jacob RASHAL b. about 1896 in Zalatopol, Ukraine, and wife Hinde, b. about 1897, on the SS RUSLAN, from Odessa to Jaffa, Palestine. This was a famous passage that arrived in Jaffa on 19 December 1919, and helped begin the Third Aliyah. Does anyone have a passenger list?
Yakov was the son of Benzion RASHAL. Benzion was probably born before 1875, and may have also come to live in Tel Aviv. Yakov and Hinde lived in Petach Tikvah, Palestine. Their daughter, Rivka, was born there about 1928.
Jacob, Hinde [later called Ida], and Rivka, came to the USA in March 1929.
Thank you very much!
Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA


Thank you To Nu? What's Nu? A search tip and A Uruguay research request re GOLDSHMIDT

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear Jewish Gen members and Gary,

Thank you to Nu? What's Nu?, edited by Gary Mokotoff for helping to weaken a brick wall. Gary mentioned that Family Search now has Uruguay Passenger Records online. I knew that Goldsmith family from Lithuania emigrated to Montevideo, Uruguay but not when. I found their records, thanks to Gary.

I want to share a research tip: Initially I searched Goldshmidt and did not find them. I then did a Gold* search which required perusing over 700 records, but I found them with the name spelled as Goldemidas.

Has anyone used a Uruguay researcher successfully? Has anyone had successful dealings with the Montevideo Jewish Community?

Thank you,
Susan Goldsmith
San Francisco Bay Area


Re: ViewMate Translation Request Yizkor Book Article

Jack Berger
 

David,

If the Yizkor Book hasn't been bowdlerized by unskilled hands yet, I would consider a full translation as a project.

If this interests you, contact me via e-mail directly at jsberger@...


Searching for Rauch, Todt and Ropschitz #austria-czech #galicia #holocaust #poland

YBentham
 

Hello

My late father's name was ROPSCHITZ although there are variants spelt ROPSCHUTZ and ROBSHUTZ.  Both his elderly parents and 3 married sisters and one brother died in Auschwitz. Until today I did not know the married surnames of two of the sisters so now I am hoping there may be some family left somewhere. The sisters names I now have are as follows: Amalia Merkel (married to Ludwig), Klara TODT and Roza RAUCH. They were born in Lwow in 1891, 1892 and 1897. 
Thanks for any help. Yolanda, Somerset, England.


Re: South African Naturalisation Certificate #lithuania

Shana Mink
 

Dear Louis
So if you think they have not indexed the naturalisations, where do you think the repositories of naturalisations are? Where could I search the unindexed documents? 
Alternately - naturalisations were always advertised in the government gazette. 
How can I search an archive of government gazettes? Would you know? 
If you don’t who should I ask? 
Back to that jewishgen group? 
Regards. 
Shana 

On Tue, 22 Oct 2019 at 18:35, Louis Zetler <louis.zetler@...> wrote:
Hi Shana,

I did a search on Barney in the Pietermaritzburg Archives Repository. Not one single naturalization application! In my opinion, they have not indexed the naturalization applications. That is why they can't find it!

Louis Zetler
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Shana Mink
P.O. Box 4 Modderfontein 1645 Johannesburg Gauteng Soth Africa
31 Tregoning Street Linksfield 2192 Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa
Tel: +2711 6409480
Fax: +27114854114
email: katzfamily@... or shana.mink@...


Re: South African Naturalisation Certificate #lithuania

Louis Zetler
 

Hi Shana,

I did a search on Barney in the Pietermaritzburg Archives Repository. Not one single naturalization application! In my opinion, they have not indexed the naturalization applications. That is why they can't find it!

Louis Zetler


Stern sisters in Israel #germany #israel

Karen Catania
 

Three Stern sisters from Wieseck, Germany immigrated to Palestine in
the late 1920's. All daughters of Julius Stern, Mother Betty Hobach -
All born 1907 or before.
I would like to find their birth and death and any other pertinent
information on the following
Hedwig "Hede" Stern married to Walter Turnowsky, son Dan Toren
I believe she died in Ramat Gan
Betty Stern married Hugo Ranon, they 2 daughters Naomi and Edna.
We believe she died 7 January 1979 in Israel.
Selma Stern we believe never married, but we are not sure.
Any clues will help solve a family mystery.
Thank you
Karen Sobel

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Best Regards,
Karen Catania