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National Library of Israel Working with Google Uploads 120,000 Books Online #israel

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The National Library of Israel (NLI) working with Google, are uploading 120,000 historic books online opening access to these books to audiences across the globe. The books include all of the NLI out-of-copyright, royalty-free books that have not yet been digitized. Just less than half are written in Hebrew script, in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and other languages of the Jewish world. The rest are in Latin, German. French, Arabic and Russian.

 

It is expected to take 2 years to complete the project with transporting the books to Google’s digitization center in Germany.  Each month books, will be shipped, scanned and shipped back to Israel.


To read more see:

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/National-Library-of-Israel-uploads-120000-historic-books-online-607370

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


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

Marilyn Robinson
 

Hi Ruben,
I am looking for information about Jakob SCHUTZ (umlaute---2 dots---over the "u" in Schutz). He was born in Ulanow (1832) but at some time resided in Rzeszow---date unknown. He was married to Malka REGENT.
Thank you for your efforts.
Regards,
Marilyn Robinson
marilyn4622R@...


Re: Gorond

Susan&David
 

Are sure it is not a misspelling of Grodno?    
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/hrodna/Home.html

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 11/13/2019 9:31 PM, mermelsteina@... wrote:
Does anyone know anything about the town of Gorond? (Also known as Goronda and Horonda.) Does anyone have any documents relating to that town and/or families that lived there?


Gorond

mermelsteina@...
 

Does anyone know anything about the town of Gorond? (Also known as Goronda and Horonda.) Does anyone have any documents relating to that town and/or families that lived there?


Re: name translation help

Trudy Barch
 

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and inputs.   Checking it all out tonight.
Trudy


Re: Germany Easing of Restoration of German Citizenship for Descendants of Nazi Persecution #germany

Robert Heuman
 

There is another reason for doing this... it gets you into the entire
European Union with that one citizenship. If I or my children choose to
do it, it will be because of that rather than any intention of going to
or living in Germany.

FWIW,
RsH, whose parents got out in 1939 from the Friesheim area.


On Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:10:01 -0800, you wrote:

Hi,
Personally I am glad to see Germany move further in reconciliation, etc., and I have always maintained that they are far ahead of Austria in this regard.  However I find it absurd and a little bit insulting to see Jews trying to claim German citizenship.  I can't help but think that there are two things that influence this "movement" and have very little to do with German reconciliation. One is how people view the current (US) administration (yes, "him") and their fears of the US going extreme right-wing (won't happen, we are still and will remain a democracy), and two not giving a thought to aliyah to Israel because of their dislike of Netanyahu, et.al.  Well they still engage in free and democratic elections in Israel (perhaps too many lol) and once you become a citizen you can vote.  I did and I have voted in past elections.  But if you really do want to acquire German citizenship then I would require that you do the following: for men, put on a kippah and walk the streets of
German cities, say Berlin for example.  Or for both men and women wear some identifying clothing that makes gentiles think that you are Jewish, whether you are or not.  If you come out of that experience with no problems, etc. then fine become a German citizen if that is what you want.  As my father would say "Gain und zay gezint".

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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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Ester Porges 1804-1859
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