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Looking for members of the GOLDBLATT-LEVIN family from Johannesburg #southafrica

Roy Ogus
 

I'm trying to make contact with any members of the family of the following
couple who were married in Johannesburg in 1927:

Date of marriage: 29 August 1927
Groom: David Jack GOLDBLATT, age 27, born in "Russia"
Bride: Leah LEVIN, age 24, born in "Russia"

The couple were living at 163 Smit Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, at the
time of the marriage.

Please let me know if you have any information about this family. Thanks!

Roy Ogus
California, USA
r_ogus at hotmail.com


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Looking for members of the GOLDBLATT-LEVIN family from Johannesburg #southafrica

Roy Ogus
 

I'm trying to make contact with any members of the family of the following
couple who were married in Johannesburg in 1927:

Date of marriage: 29 August 1927
Groom: David Jack GOLDBLATT, age 27, born in "Russia"
Bride: Leah LEVIN, age 24, born in "Russia"

The couple were living at 163 Smit Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, at the
time of the marriage.

Please let me know if you have any information about this family. Thanks!

Roy Ogus
California, USA
r_ogus at hotmail.com


Lowy-Wagschal family

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with the children of Feiga (nee Wagschal - of the Chassidic dynasty) Lowy - DRs Jos and Izzy (Israel) Lowy. Their grandfather was Rabbi  Joshua (Osias) Wagschal of Frysztak-Kortchin-Williamsburg, born Frysztak on June 3, 1889 and died in New York on September 6, 1944 and was buried in Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, 


Re: New records online: the New York City *Geographic* Birth Index, late 19th and early 20th century, from Reclaim The Records

A. E. Jordan
 


Brooke Schreier Ganz writes
There are many other films of this Geographic Birth Index, which
supposedly go up through the 1940's or possibly the early 1950's. We
believe they are still in the possession of the New York City
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and were not turned over to
the Archives.



I have had some experience with these files at the Health Department.  As part of a search a few years ago I asked for access to these files or the ability to check for a missing birth record.  It was a long drawn out process with the Health Department constantly asking me if I was the father of the child born in 1910 who died in 1912.  I got a certified copy of the death certificate from the Archives and using the DOH own rules I should have been permitted access to the birth record which was critical for the research.

After convincing DOH that it was mathematically (and biologically) impossible for me to be the father of a child who died 100-plus years ago one of the supervisors worked on my search.

When I raised the question of the geographic birth index to help solve the problem they admitted it exists on microfilm but later came back to me saying it was not possible that the records were "molding away" in their sub basement.

It would be great for Reclaim to win with the DOH but I fear what they may find.

Allan Jordan


Surnames: Palumbo - SIcily/ Homer - Poland

shefa22@...
 

bs'd

Hello Group!
I'm trying to find living relatives or historaical data on the names Palumbo and Homer.
Homer was my biological father's last name.
Palumbo is my great grandmother's name on paternal side.
Thanks in advance. 
May we all be successful in our family roots search!


Re: New records online: the New York City *Geographic* Birth Index, late 19th and early 20th century, from Reclaim The Records

Asparagirl
 

Judy writes:
"Manhattan 1910-1914 only has "a" which only goes through 425 East
Broadway (of course I need Norfolk St.) - will the rest of Manhattan
1910-1914 be added?"

Hi Judy,

Reclaim The Records has acquired, digitized, and posted online every
microfilm of the New York City Geographic Birth Index that the New
York City Municipal Archives currently has in their possession --
that's 96 microfilms. But as you've noticed, the records
unceremoniously cut off in the early twentieth century, in different
years depending on the Borough (county).

There are many other films of this Geographic Birth Index, which
supposedly go up through the 1940's or possibly the early 1950's. We
believe they are still in the possession of the New York City
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and were not turned over to
the Archives.

But as far as we know, the only way to get access to these newer
films, and the millions of names in them, would be to file a New York
State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request with the DOH. And
judging from the DOH's terrible behavior concerning FOIL and
historical records access, it is likely that they would ignore such a
FOIL request, or try to deny it on ridiculous terms, perhaps inventing
"creative" new FOIL exemptions, or claiming that their internal
policies or rules could somehow trump the state law. And therefore,
this request would most likely have to turn into a real Freedom of
Information lawsuit -- which is more accurately an "Article 78"
petition filed in the Supreme Court of New York.

And we're perfectly happy to do that, if needed! Since our founding in
2015, Reclaim The Records has filed *nine* lawsuits against various
city, state, and federal government agencies...well, so far. And other
than the awesome Alex Krakovsky in Ukraine, we seem to be the only
genealogists in the world who actually fight for genealogical records
access in court. And we're pretty good at it. ;-)

But the thing is, Reclaim The Records is *already* suing the NYC DOH
in a different Freedom of Information suit right now, fighting for the
first-ever public release of all New York City death certificates for
1949-1968. And we're also attempting to strike down their awful new
rules against access to NYC birth and death certificates. You can read
more about that ongoing case here:
https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/records-request/24/
(FYI, the first hearing is coming up this Thursday!)

So if you'd like to help fund *another* lawsuit to sue the NYC DOH
under FOIL, to get the other forty years of the New York Geographical
Birth Index out of the hands of the DOH and onto the Internet where it
belongs, we would be happy to help. And it's certainly something that
we might chose to do in the future. But the reality is that these
lawsuits cost money, and we're a small non-profit, with an
all-volunteer board. So we need to pick and choose our battles, and
schedule these lawsuits strategically...and also ask for donations, to
help make these lawsuits a reality.

To sum up: yes, of course we want to get the rest of this great record
set, and many other historical records too, and not just in New York
-- but the only way to make that kind of thing happen is to raise more
funding to hire lawyers, or else find more attorneys who are willing
to work with us pro bono. The good news is that the law is quite often
on our side, and that these suits can work really well. The bad news
is that we have to pace ourselves and can only file and manage a few
suits a year, so that our ambitions don't outstrip our bank account.
;-)


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Mill Valley, California


Re: grave on Mt. Of Olives

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Mt olives records are in Mea Sherim. They have wonderful maps. I got my great grandfathers records there..Gayle
Louis Littman Gold


Re: New records online: the New York City *Geographic* Birth Index, late 19th and early 20th century, from Reclaim The Records

Judy Kaufman
 

Manhattan 1910-1914  only has "a" which only goes through 425 East Broadway (of course I need Norfolk St.) - will the rest of Manhattan 1910-1914 be added?


Help - Crack a puzzle about Ptaszek family research

דוד נ.א.
 

Summary:
1. Could it be that "Beyla" in one record is "Dwora" in another?
2. Is "Myszka" likely to be "Hisza"?

Baruch Hashem, I managed to reach my family research a few generations
back to the early nineteenth century, to a grandfather named Asher
Ptaszek, from the town of Miedzyrzec. Except here, I was stopped by a
fascinating challenge.

"Grandpa Asher" had a brother, named Nachman. On the other hand, I
found in the town a man named Nachman Ptaszek. If Nachman is the
brother of "Asher" - then it fascinating. Because the documents tell
about Nahman's parents and even his grandparents (until 1760!), And
also about his many descendants, of whom I also found people living
with us today.

But, how disappointing: I can't find conclusive proof of Nachman's
identification as Asher's brother. On the one hand, all signs indicate
that they are siblings, but on the other hand - there is some data
that contradicts that. And the "conclusive " proof - I don't, because
I don't have enough data on Asher's family.

I won't give you all the data and image analysis here, because it will
be long, I'll just share with you the basics, and the problems that
mark me.

The documents clearly state that Asher's wife called "Dwora" and that
he had a brother called Asher. And also Nachman's documents say he had
a brother named Asher. In terms of age - they are similar, both about
1808. Other signs indicate a match.

So why not? Mainly because of the following reason:
I found the death record of a person named Asher Ptaszek. It can be a
good match for my grandfather, especially in light of the fact that he
died young (24), like my grandfather. But, my grandfather's wife was
called "Dwora", and the widow of this "Asher" was called "Beyla".

The names are quite different, it seems that the clerk was wrong. She
may have been called two names "Dwora Beyla" but that is also
unlikely. Deborah appears in her name so her only name in three
certificates over different periods (birth, marriage, and death of her
daughter), strange that in one certificate only Beyla appears as a
single name.

And assuming this Asher is not "My Grandfather Asher" is a problem.
Because the names of his parents are very similar to the names of
Nachman's parents, and very likely they are brothers, and if so he is
Nachman's brother and not "mine".

The parents of this Asher (from the death certificate) called Samuel
and "Myszka," while Nachman's parents called Samuel and "Hisza." It's
probably the same people. Especially as far as I know - there is no
such woman's name "Myszka", very likely it is the clerk's mistake in
identifying the sound. How about that?

Thank you for your help
David Nesher
Israel


Givatayim, Israel Meeting Nov. 13, 2019 Pedigree Scrolls Throughout Jewish History

Hinda Solomon
 

 Israel Genealogy Research Association - Lecturer Beniamin Panteliat.
The lecture will be in Hebrew.

  As part of the International Month of Jewish Genealogy, Beniamin
  Panteliat will introduce us to the world of pedigree scrolls of the Jewish
  people. What are they?  When did they come into being? And why? How were relationships documented?
  How was  documentation kept in different periods and how was it passed from generation
  to generation? Why did the members of the Ibn Danan family from Morocco make
  sure to write down their yichus as far as Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon on every ketubah?

Beniamin Panteliat is an expert in rabbinical genealogy, and helps bridge the gap between ancient genealogies
  and modern family trees.

  Shazar Community Center, 30 Yavne’eli St.,  Givatayim, Israel
  Entrance fee NIS 20. IGRA members no charge

 7:30  PM  -Mingling and light refreshments
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Lecture

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/zvesttigzxJT6ViQ7
Website: http://genealogy.org.il/
 E-mail:  hinda@...

Posted by Hinda Solomon
Rishon LeZion, Israel


Phoenix (Arizona) Jewish Genealogy Group meeting - 10 Nov. 2019

Emily Garber
 

The Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group will hold its next meeting on 10 November 2019 from 1-3 PM at:
The New Shul
7825 E. Paradise Lane
Scottsdale, Arizona

Emily Garber will present, “Planning for Success: A Strategy for Effective Family History Research.”

Approaching genealogy research in an organized fashion can not only save time and effort, but also improve research results. This talk will outline strategies and suggested formats for successful family history research including: formulating research questions, evaluating what we already know, brainstorming one’s approach, conducting research, and getting it all down on paper.

Emily Garber, chair of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy group, is a genealogy author, speaker and researcher. She has been researching her Jewish heritage since 2007 and holds a certificate from Boston University’s Genealogical research program. She is author of several articles published in Avotaynu and most recently completed The Baum Family of Kansas City, a two-volume family history of a Bavarian Jewish family.

After Emily’s presentation there will be ample time for mentoring. Have research questions ready!

Emily Garber
Chair
Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group
Arizona Jewish Historical Society


Re: Date of Birth input into databases

Louis Zetler
 

Note that Lithuania had a different calendar and only started following the Gregorian in the early 1900 (subject to correction. So when taking Lithuanian records which are also in Hebrew/Yiddish, convert the Hebrew date to the Gregorian date.


Re: who are or where is Bialostoker #poland

David Syner
 

Thanks to everyone for all the leads

 

-- 
David Syner
Los Angeles, CA
cell 310-801-2279

Dsyner@...

Family website
http://www.davidsyner.com/familytree/

Researching
SINER / ZINNER / ZINER New YorkBialystok

SCHMALTZ / SCHMALZ/SZMALZ New York, Luna, Grodno, Stoll, Rudman, Carbella ;Russia ( Grodno is now Hrodna, Belarus ) SCHULTZ TENN, AVES, Russia  POUSNER / POSNER, New York,Russia BERLIN Detroit BELENKY / BIELINKA / BELLINSKY Libau, Latvia , Mohilew  NEWMAN Detroit NEIMAN / NUONAW/ PENICA / PENITZ Krasosielc, Poland, Warshaw  MELTZERDetroit, Katrinslove or Poltavia or Gatrinslove (sp), Russia, or Yekahnislaw or Ekaterinoslau (Ekaterinoslav is now Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) DEITCH, Russia   RACHATAN/RACHIDSON /RUSICHAU / RUSICHAN / KrasechanDwinsk,Russia( Dwinsk is Daugavpils, Latvia) BELIAK/ BIELAK / BELAK Toronta, CanadaBreslaw, Slobotka,  Riga, Dwinsk


Re: Family Names at end of e-mails?

jbonline1111@...
 

I don't think it was ever a "requirement" to include family surnames in posts, but it's certainly helpful.  In that vein, I'd suggest also including specific names in the title of the post, such as "researching Slonimsky cousins" rather than "looking for cousins."  That makes it easier for others to know whether they may be able to help without reading the entire email. 

Barbara Sloan

Searching SLONIMSKY, PASSIN, SLATAS


Re: Family Names at end of e-mails?

fotolinda
 

Thank you for this! I just went in and made a signature line. Greatly appreciate it!


Linda D. Epstein
@fotolinda



--
Searching: TIKOTZINSKI---> EPSTEIN, Grodno and Sokolka
SAFIAN, SAFFIAN, WEINSTEIN, GROSSMAN, SABSEWITZ, SPUND


ZOLDAN-WEISS, Satmar Rebbe, R. Yoel Teitlebaum, Yismach Moshe #rabbinic

David Zoldan
 

Hi,

My relative is Yaakov Shmuel Zoldan (circa 1850-60 until 1920).

He married Hendel Weiss who was known to be a "cousin" of the Satmar
Rebbe, Rabbi Yoel Teitlebaum.

I have been researching together with some cousins who are descendants
of Hendel Weiss Zoldan. We believe the connection can be traced back
to the ancestor of Rabbi Yoel Teitlebaum who was named Tzvi Hirsch
(Schiff) Teitlebaum.

from Tzvi Hirsh's first wife was born a son named Rabbi Moshe
Teitlebaum, well known as the "Yismach Moshe".

from Tzvi Hirsh's second wife was a daughter named Sara who married
Menachem Weiss. We believe it is likely that these are the
grandparents or great grandparents of Hendel Weiss Zoldan.

Sara and Menachem Weiss had a son Efraim Weiss born 1812 and a son
Herman Armin (Tzvi) as well as an additional child. We believe our
Hendel Weiss Zoldan is likely a daughter (or granddaughter) of either
Efraim Weiss or Herman Armin Tzvi Weiss or another unknown brother.

Does anybody have any additional information or any idea where to turn
to regarding this Weiss family. We believe we have exhausted the well-
known genealogy sites.

Thank you in advance for any lead or information,

David Zoldan
Researcher # 382214

Researching -- Zoldan, Weissberger, Shlezinger, Steinberg, many others
in the Carpathians
Bienenfeld, Einbinder, Chesner, Rozenknopf, Sowa, many other in Poland


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic ZOLDAN-WEISS, Satmar Rebbe, R. Yoel Teitlebaum, Yismach Moshe #rabbinic

David Zoldan
 

Hi,

My relative is Yaakov Shmuel Zoldan (circa 1850-60 until 1920).

He married Hendel Weiss who was known to be a "cousin" of the Satmar
Rebbe, Rabbi Yoel Teitlebaum.

I have been researching together with some cousins who are descendants
of Hendel Weiss Zoldan. We believe the connection can be traced back
to the ancestor of Rabbi Yoel Teitlebaum who was named Tzvi Hirsch
(Schiff) Teitlebaum.

from Tzvi Hirsh's first wife was born a son named Rabbi Moshe
Teitlebaum, well known as the "Yismach Moshe".

from Tzvi Hirsh's second wife was a daughter named Sara who married
Menachem Weiss. We believe it is likely that these are the
grandparents or great grandparents of Hendel Weiss Zoldan.

Sara and Menachem Weiss had a son Efraim Weiss born 1812 and a son
Herman Armin (Tzvi) as well as an additional child. We believe our
Hendel Weiss Zoldan is likely a daughter (or granddaughter) of either
Efraim Weiss or Herman Armin Tzvi Weiss or another unknown brother.

Does anybody have any additional information or any idea where to turn
to regarding this Weiss family. We believe we have exhausted the well-
known genealogy sites.

Thank you in advance for any lead or information,

David Zoldan
Researcher # 382214

Researching -- Zoldan, Weissberger, Shlezinger, Steinberg, many others
in the Carpathians
Bienenfeld, Einbinder, Chesner, Rozenknopf, Sowa, many other in Poland


Call for Proposals - IAJGS Conference in San Diego #rabbinic

Chuck Weinstein
 

The IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call for Proposals is now open! Deadline will be Wednesday, November
27, 2019!

If you wish to be considered as a speaker for this important conference
on Jewish Genealogy, please go to our website at: www.iajgs2020.org and
read our Call for Proposals to begin the submission process. While
covering all the major Jewish Genealogy topics that you've come to rely
on the IAJGS conferences for, we will also be looking for proposed
presentations which focus on the following hot topics:

1) A "Beginners" track for those who have never attended an IAJGS
conference before and who may or may not consider themselves new to
Jewish genealogy.
2) A "DNA" track to help all of us become better acquainted with the
immense insight that DNA is adding to the field of genealogy.
3) A "Heritage" track to help provide cultural context that both
inspires and enhances our genealogical explorations.
4) A "Shoah" track specifically to honor the memory of those who were
lost in the calamity of World War II.
5) A "Military" track -- With the US Naval Base San Diego just a few
blocks >from our convention, we hope to offer sessions which will
recognize military angles to Jewish genealogy, both >from the USA and
the rest of the world.
6) A "Latin America" track – Recognizing San Diego's proximity to
Central and South America and the need to find and understand our
relatives who live or lived south of the border.

All other subjects related to Jewish Genealogy and Genealogy in general,
will, of course, be considered.

See our web page at www.iajgs2020.org for more information.

Write to speakerhelp@... or program@... for answers
to questions about the submittal.

Best of luck >from all of us - and thank you!

Chuck Weinstein
Communications Director - IAJGS 40th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Call for Proposals - IAJGS Conference in San Diego #rabbinic

Chuck Weinstein
 

The IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call for Proposals is now open! Deadline will be Wednesday, November
27, 2019!

If you wish to be considered as a speaker for this important conference
on Jewish Genealogy, please go to our website at: www.iajgs2020.org and
read our Call for Proposals to begin the submission process. While
covering all the major Jewish Genealogy topics that you've come to rely
on the IAJGS conferences for, we will also be looking for proposed
presentations which focus on the following hot topics:

1) A "Beginners" track for those who have never attended an IAJGS
conference before and who may or may not consider themselves new to
Jewish genealogy.
2) A "DNA" track to help all of us become better acquainted with the
immense insight that DNA is adding to the field of genealogy.
3) A "Heritage" track to help provide cultural context that both
inspires and enhances our genealogical explorations.
4) A "Shoah" track specifically to honor the memory of those who were
lost in the calamity of World War II.
5) A "Military" track -- With the US Naval Base San Diego just a few
blocks >from our convention, we hope to offer sessions which will
recognize military angles to Jewish genealogy, both >from the USA and
the rest of the world.
6) A "Latin America" track – Recognizing San Diego's proximity to
Central and South America and the need to find and understand our
relatives who live or lived south of the border.

All other subjects related to Jewish Genealogy and Genealogy in general,
will, of course, be considered.

See our web page at www.iajgs2020.org for more information.

Write to speakerhelp@... or program@... for answers
to questions about the submittal.

Best of luck >from all of us - and thank you!

Chuck Weinstein
Communications Director - IAJGS 40th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Searching for Tosca (Tovah/Tauba) Krakowski (Goteborg, Sweden) #scandinavia

Avraham Y. Kahana <avreimale@...>
 

I am searching for a woman named Tosca Krakowski, that shows up in the
following testimonial page in Yad Vashem. The source states Tosca is a
daughter of Rafael Szczuciner z'l who perished in the Holocaust. The
source was compiled by jews members of the jewish community of
Goteborg, Sweden.

https://yvng.yadvashem.org/nameDetails.html?language=en&itemId=9106030&ind=3

I am guessing Tosca may have lived in Sweden sometime. (Her Hebrew
name may be Tovah (Tauba in Polish).
Rafael is my relative, and me and Tosca have never heard of each other.

I see one Naftali Krawkoski mentioned in the Sweden National Archives,
possibly married to a Barbara Krajnik (my guess).

If any of you can help locating her whereabouts, I would appreciate.

Regards,
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana
Israel