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

viuker11@...
 

Any information on BOHRER in Rzeszow?

Thank you 
Susan VIUKER Lieberman
NY NY


Call for Papers for the Galitzianer

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia’s journal, the Galitzianer, invites members and non-members of Gesher Galicia to submit articles with a clear connection to Jewish life in Austrian Galicia (1772–1918). Submissions can also relate to Jewish life in the territory of former Galicia during the interwar period and the Holocaust.

 

Although the subject area is broad, here are some suggestions for possible article submissions: 

  • Family stories, including ones that involve archival records from Galicia and other sources that have reshaped your understanding of your own family history
  • Profiles of Jewish writers, musicians, artists, political figures, or others who were active in Galicia
  • The intergenerational tensions over education and professional careers for Jewish women in Galicia 

Prior to submitting an article, please contact me at submissions@... with a brief description of your proposal. Once accepted, all submitted articles undergo editorial review and revisions to make sure they conform to the style and standards of the journal.

 

For more information about the Galitzianer, including instructions for authors, please consult our website at https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/.

 

Thank you,

 

Jodi G. Benjamin

Editor, The Galitzianer

Gesher Galicia


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Mt Zion Cemetery Project Volunteers

A. E. Jordan
 

A project is underway to catalog and hopefully map one of the largest individual plots at Mt Zion Cemetery in Queens, New York.  Thanks to a great group of volunteers from this discussion group, the Long Island JGS, and other social media sites we had a dozen people last Sunday and photographed over 2,000 stones including a lot of children.  The total plot is approximately 2,700 graves.

It's a first step that will now require sorting and reviewing the photos.  Some will need to be reshot and it appears we might have missed a few rows in the plot, so it will take time to complete but we got a great start.  With a little bit of luck we maybe able to create map to the plot as well as one does not exist currently.

Specially the plot is known as Judah-1 in the Mt Zion database with burials dating mostly from the 1890 to the 1930s.  If anyone here knows specially that they are looking for graves in the Judah-1 plot you can email me directly with the details.  At the moment, I have no way to locate the individual photos but as they are reviewed I can keep an eye out for the names.  But again that is only if they are specifically in Judah-1.

In the meantime, I wanted to say a big personal thank you to everyone who offered encouragement and specifically to: Alec Ferretti; Alex Calzareth; Barry Goldberg; Bill and Elaine Farran; Cat Hollander; Jeff Kagan; Lauren Orenstein; Norit Har-zvi; Renee Steineg; and Robyn Mooney for giving so generously of their time and for their efforts in producing these photos.

Allan Jordan


Re: Deep ancestry of the Maharal and others #austria-czech

Moishe Miller
 

Randy,
As you go about cleaning up, kindly reach out to me if you plan on cleaning up ancestry related to R' Elimelech Weissbloom (aka the Noam Elimelech, aka The Rebbe, Reb Mylech, aka R' Elimelech of Lizhensk), his nephew, Pesach Langsam, or his great- nephew, R' Tzvi Elimelech Spira (1783-1841, aka R' Hersh Mylech Spira, aka the Bnei Yissoschur).
 
Thank you for your efforts,
Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...


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

Debbie Lifshitz
 

I've hit a brick wall.
My TEDESCO family lived in Venice at least from the early 1790s, perhaps before, but not long.
They appear on the initial Census of Jews circa 1898 as Todesco d'Autriche. After that they appear in later censuses as TEDESCO. All first names and ages match. The family definitely lived in the Ashkenazi ghetto and spoke Yiddish (as well as Italian).
On the other hand, Selig Goldschmidt of Frankfurt, whose daughter married a Tedesco, wrote in his autobiography that the TEDESCO family originally came from Baden and that their original name was DEUTSCH.
Problems: Jews were not allowed to live in Baden near Vienna before 1806 (Encyclopedia Judaica and The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life), therefore this is not where they came from.
Germany, of course has a region called Baden but I am not sure how to proceed given that this is a region and not a town. 
Also, if they did come from Vienna (rather than Baden), would there be any documentation?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Debbie Lifschitz
Jerusalem


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

Dhalford7@...
 

This is probably of no help but three times great grandmother was Malka Heller from Belarus.

She married a Dovid Bargman.

Good luck,
Diane Halford


Re: Deep ancestry of the Maharal

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Yes. That is exactly what we are doing. Curators can now lock the profiles to prevent the addition of erroneous profiles. I am trying to clean up at least the top of the Maharal tree, based on recent scholarship, especially A. Putik and D. Polakovic (2009) 'Judah Loew ben Bezalel, Called Maharal. A study on his genealogy and biography', in P. Demetz (ed) Path of Life. Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel ca. 1525*1609, Academia, Prague, pp29-83. You can follow the discussions at https://www.geni.com/discussions/204049?msg=1343381 and https://www.geni.com/discussions/194554.

Apparently there are about 250,000 people descended from the Maharal on Geni. (I am just one of them.) Geni works like a giant jigsaw puzzle where we all collaborate and work together on the same tree. There are about 200 volunteer curators, like me, who can help resolve disputes and lock down profiles. The system works very well.

Randy Schoenberg


Re: Deep ancestry of the Maharal

Moishe Miller
 

Randy,
Could you outline your goals in GENI? Are you going to be locking/curating profiles so others can't go back and re-create the same issue? 

Moishe Miller


Re: Naming of first-born after grandfather's death #galicia

Diane Jackson <dij1218@...>
 

I agree with Debbie Wiener's assessment that this naming practice was
common among Ashkenazi Jews. But it's more difficult to make the
connection for the converse. My mother has three first cousins who were
all named for the same person (their grandmother). One would need
some additional details to determine the names of their parents, each
a different sibling. So David Scriven's gggf may have been named
Abraham Isak Pomeranz, but it may not have been the one whose record
he found.

Diane Jackson
New Hampshire

Debbie Wiener <dwiener@...> wrote:

Regarding David Scriven's post, I would say that in my experience
throughout Galicia (and probably the Ashkenazi world) the naming of
children after deceased ancestors was universally prevalent. It also
meant that there may have been siblings and children with the same
first name, if they were named after an earlier ancestor. So whilst it is
tricky for genealogists, it also points you in the right direction.

Whether the converse is true, I cannot say.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Naming of first-born after grandfather's death #galicia

Diane Jackson <dij1218@...>
 

I agree with Debbie Wiener's assessment that this naming practice was
common among Ashkenazi Jews. But it's more difficult to make the
connection for the converse. My mother has three first cousins who were
all named for the same person (their grandmother). One would need
some additional details to determine the names of their parents, each
a different sibling. So David Scriven's gggf may have been named
Abraham Isak Pomeranz, but it may not have been the one whose record
he found.

Diane Jackson
New Hampshire

Debbie Wiener <dwiener@...> wrote:

Regarding David Scriven's post, I would say that in my experience
throughout Galicia (and probably the Ashkenazi world) the naming of
children after deceased ancestors was universally prevalent. It also
meant that there may have been siblings and children with the same
first name, if they were named after an earlier ancestor. So whilst it is
tricky for genealogists, it also points you in the right direction.

Whether the converse is true, I cannot say.


geographic naming conventions #belarus

June Genis
 

I am having trouble pinpointing exactly where my Okun ancestors are
from because I don't quite understand the naming conventions used in
identifying geographic areas. At least two of my ancestral relatives
listed "Rogachev" as their former location on their US immigration
documents. At the time the town of Rogachev was in the Mogilev
Guberniya. Later on it appears in Gomel. However I have also seen
documents that appear to identify Rogachev as a ujzed. Most references
I have seen to Rogachev do not identify WHICH Rogachev they are
referring to, town or ujzed. Further confusing things is that I have
recently found information that indicates they may have been more
specifically >from Tikhinichi which appears to be some sort of
subdivision of Rogachev. I would appreciate any information that
might help me to more specifically identify where these places are and
what archives are likely to have documents for this area.

June Genis
Hemet, CA
Researching GENIS, OKUN, ETTINGER, KESLER/KESTLER/CHESLER in the
Polish and Russian Empires


Belarus SIG #Belarus geographic naming conventions #belarus

June Genis
 

I am having trouble pinpointing exactly where my Okun ancestors are
from because I don't quite understand the naming conventions used in
identifying geographic areas. At least two of my ancestral relatives
listed "Rogachev" as their former location on their US immigration
documents. At the time the town of Rogachev was in the Mogilev
Guberniya. Later on it appears in Gomel. However I have also seen
documents that appear to identify Rogachev as a ujzed. Most references
I have seen to Rogachev do not identify WHICH Rogachev they are
referring to, town or ujzed. Further confusing things is that I have
recently found information that indicates they may have been more
specifically >from Tikhinichi which appears to be some sort of
subdivision of Rogachev. I would appreciate any information that
might help me to more specifically identify where these places are and
what archives are likely to have documents for this area.

June Genis
Hemet, CA
Researching GENIS, OKUN, ETTINGER, KESLER/KESTLER/CHESLER in the
Polish and Russian Empires


Re: Deep ancestry of the Maharal

Rodger Cooper
 

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Rabbi Judah ben Bezalel Maharal of Prague Loew

Rabbi Judah ben Bezalel Maharal of Prague Loew

1512–1609

Birth 10 APR 1512 Pösen, Saale-Holzland-Kreis, Thueringen, Germany

Death 22 AUG 1609 Praha, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic

 
 
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6th great-grandfather of wife of 3rd great-uncle
 
Gitele Loew 1550-1635
Daughter of Rabbi Judah ben Bezalel Maharal of Prague Loew
 
 
Shimon HaLevi Brandeis 1635-1665
Son of Shmuel HaLevi Brandeis
 
Rauchama Nechama Brandeis(Perels) -1745
Daughter of Shimon HaLevi Brandeis
 
Merjam Perels
Daughter of Rauchama Nechama Brandeis(Perels)
 
Beer Aron Pereles (Porges)
Son of Merjam Perels
 
Maria Pereles (Porges)
Daughter of Beer Aron Pereles (Porges)
 
Ester Porges 1804-1859
Daughter of Maria Pereles (Porges)
 
Simon Juda Austerlitz 1797-1864
Husband of Ester Porges
 
Juda Jakob Austerlitz 1759-1829
Father of Simon Juda Austerlitz
 
Herschmann Austerlitz 1791-1859
Son of Juda Jakob Austerlitz
 
Emanuel Harry Austerlitz 1839-1927
Son of Herschmann Austerlitz
 
Harry Emanuel Austerlitz 1870-1918
Son of Emanuel Harry Austerlitz
 
Carolyn Miller Cooper 1908-1990
Daughter of Harry Emanuel Austerlitz
 
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ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland #lodz

Jonas Knopman <jonasknopman@...>
 

I've posted letters in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following addresses.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75845
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75846
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75847
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75849

Those are farewell notes that children, friends of my father Szyja
KNOPMAN, wrote to him in Poland before he and his family came to
Brazil in 1939, just months before the war. I'd like to know what they
wrote to him.
It's so sad to think that, probably, all of them died in the war.

Thank you, very much.
Jonas KNOPMAN

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Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland ViewMate translation request - Polish #lodz #poland

Jonas Knopman <jonasknopman@...>
 

I've posted letters in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following addresses.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75845
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75846
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75847
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75849

Those are farewell notes that children, friends of my father Szyja
KNOPMAN, wrote to him in Poland before he and his family came to
Brazil in 1939, just months before the war. I'd like to know what they
wrote to him.
It's so sad to think that, probably, all of them died in the war.

Thank you, very much.
Jonas KNOPMAN

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on
the Viewmate form.


Searching for SCHLIESZER in Sombor #hungary

Amit N
 

Hello all,

I am trying to find information regarding a SCHLIESZER family from
Sombor, present day Serbia.
Specifically I am interested in the family of Sandor SCHLIESZER who
married at one time Berta SINGER (b. 1877). In an uncommon step for
that time, they divorced - were there records for such an act? They
apparently had two children together: Erzsebet and Imre.
If anyone has some information about them I would be very grateful.

Best regards,
Amit Naor
Israel


Hungary SIG #Hungary Searching for SCHLIESZER in Sombor #hungary

Amit N
 

Hello all,

I am trying to find information regarding a SCHLIESZER family from
Sombor, present day Serbia.
Specifically I am interested in the family of Sandor SCHLIESZER who
married at one time Berta SINGER (b. 1877). In an uncommon step for
that time, they divorced - were there records for such an act? They
apparently had two children together: Erzsebet and Imre.
If anyone has some information about them I would be very grateful.

Best regards,
Amit Naor
Israel


Call for Papers for the Galitzianer #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia's journal, the Galitzianer, invites members and
non-members of Gesher Galicia to submit articles with a clear
connection to Jewish life in Austrian Galicia (1772 - 1918).
Submissions can also relate to Jewish life in the territory of
former Galicia during the interwar period and the Holocaust.

Although the subject area is broad, here are some suggestions for
possible article submissions:

** Family stories, including ones that involve archival records from
Galicia and other sources that have reshaped your understanding of
your own family history

** Profiles of Jewish writers, musicians, artists, political figures,
or others who were active in Galicia

** The intergenerational tensions over education and professional
careers for women in Galicia

Prior to submitting an article, please contact me at
submissions@... with a brief description of your
proposal. Once accepted, all submitted articles undergo editorial
review and revisions to make sure they conform to the style and
standards of the journal.

For more information about the "Galitzianer," including instructions
for authors, please consult our website at
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/.

Thank you,

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
Send all inquiries to submissions@...
---


JRI Poland #Poland Call for Papers for the Galitzianer #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia's journal, the Galitzianer, invites members and
non-members of Gesher Galicia to submit articles with a clear
connection to Jewish life in Austrian Galicia (1772 - 1918).
Submissions can also relate to Jewish life in the territory of
former Galicia during the interwar period and the Holocaust.

Although the subject area is broad, here are some suggestions for
possible article submissions:

** Family stories, including ones that involve archival records from
Galicia and other sources that have reshaped your understanding of
your own family history

** Profiles of Jewish writers, musicians, artists, political figures,
or others who were active in Galicia

** The intergenerational tensions over education and professional
careers for women in Galicia

Prior to submitting an article, please contact me at
submissions@... with a brief description of your
proposal. Once accepted, all submitted articles undergo editorial
review and revisions to make sure they conform to the style and
standards of the journal.

For more information about the "Galitzianer," including instructions
for authors, please consult our website at
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/.

Thank you,

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
Send all inquiries to submissions@...
---


Re: ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland

jonasknopman@...
 

I've posted letters in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following addresses.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75845
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75846
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75847
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75849

Those are farewell notes that children, friends of my father Szyja
KNOPMAN, wrote to him in Poland before he and his family came to
Brazil in 1939, just months before the war. I'd like to know what they
wrote to him. It's so sad to think that, probably, all of them died in
the war.

Thank you, very much.
Jonas KNOPMAN

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please reply privately or via the Viewmate
form.