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Trip to Lvov (Lviv) UKRAINE on April 2020 #galicia

Daniel Horowitz
 

Hi all,

I am planning a trip to Lvov (Lviv) next April 2020 for the first time,
and would like to hear any suggestions and comments about the
city.

I have some addresses >from ancestors that lived in the area, but I
also would like to visit the archive to do some research, go to the
cemetery looking for records or burials, visit synagogues and
Jewish areas (if they are) and of course do a bit of regular tourism
with my wife, mom and 2 kids (17 & 11).

Any suggestions, comments or tips would be appreciated. If you
have recommendations of locals that can help, much better.

Feel free to answer me directly.

Best regards

Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@microtarget.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send privately any recommendations
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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Trip to Lvov (Lviv) UKRAINE on April 2020 #galicia

Daniel Horowitz
 

Hi all,

I am planning a trip to Lvov (Lviv) next April 2020 for the first time,
and would like to hear any suggestions and comments about the
city.

I have some addresses >from ancestors that lived in the area, but I
also would like to visit the archive to do some research, go to the
cemetery looking for records or burials, visit synagogues and
Jewish areas (if they are) and of course do a bit of regular tourism
with my wife, mom and 2 kids (17 & 11).

Any suggestions, comments or tips would be appreciated. If you
have recommendations of locals that can help, much better.

Feel free to answer me directly.

Best regards

Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@microtarget.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send privately any recommendations
of paid guides and/or researchers.


Re: Searching for relatives

Richard Gross
 

I'm researching my husband's family from Lviv,Galicia. The earliest ancestor we have is Hersh Gross. One of the family, Samuel Gross who married Jessie Sloman in Leeds, UK, went to Brooklyn soon after the wedding where they raised three sons and a daughter. I wonder whether your Brooklyn family and our Brooklyn family were connected in any way.


VORZIMER not VORIZMER

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

CORRECTION OF TYPO

On Nov 20, 2019, at 9:36 AM, Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...> wrote:

I’m following the life of Bettina WORMSER,  d/o Joseph WORMSER and Sadie ANDERSON.

Bettina, b 1902, NYC wed Joseph David VORZIMER in 1923. She divorced him in Feb 1936 in Reno, Nevada.
,
They had two sons:  Benjamin (named for his paternal GF) b 1924. and James b about 1930.


The last mention I can find of these two boys is on the 1940 census.They are living with their mother at the home of their maternal GP.

The transcription lists them as Bettina BORZIR, Benjamin and James BORZIMER.

    i have Bettina’s remarriage in NYC and 1987 death in CT.   But cannot find obit or place of burial.

Does anyone know anything about mother or her two sons?

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, Arizona


Re: Help Stop USCIS Genealogy Program Fee Hikes

David Lewin
 

As I see it, RecordsNotRevenue.com is directed at US citizen.    This is an International problem, not an American one.

Please will you make a Petition place for all researchers to use

David Lewin
London


At 14:16 20/11/2019, Renée K. Carl wrote:
Building off of Jan Meisels Allen's 15 Nov post ( https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main/message/1150), I have more information to share on the outrageous proposal by USCIS Genealogy Program to raise the cost of accessing documents by more than 400%. An ad hoc group of genealogists, historians, and records access advocates have compiled a summary of the issues, information on the USCIS Genealogy program, and 3 easy steps you can take to help stop this fee hike.

Visit RecordsNotRevenue.com and please take a few minutes to post your comments on the fee hikes at the Federal Rulemaking Portal (not here!). All you need to know and all the links are located at RecordsNotRevenue.com .

Equally important, please share this information with your local JGS and other genealogy groups, historians, etc. This issue is important beyond the USCIS records. If it can happen to those records, it can happen to others!

Thank you for your time and assistance!
Renee K. Carl
Washington DC


Re: Relationship question

Alan Steinfeld
 

Betty is NOT the step mother of Edgar.  For this to be true, she would have to be currently married to Allen.

Good question.

Happy Thanksgiving to all


-----Original Message-----
From: JoRose <JoRose@...>
To: main <main@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 21, 2019 7:45 pm
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Relationship question

Allen and Betty marry and have a son--Charles.
They divorce.
Allen and Daisy marry and have a son--Edgar.
[Have you noticed that the names are in alphabetical order, for clarity.]
Facts:
Allen is the father of Charles and Edgar.
Daisy is the step-mother of Charles and the mother of Edgar.
Betty is the mother of Charles.
Is Betty the step-mother of Edgar?
Why or why not?
Thanks in advance for your opinion.


Re: Jewish Gravestones Used as Cobblestones in Prague to be Returned to Old Jewish Cemetery #Czech Republic

Joan A. Baronberg
 

I read this over three times to ensure there wasn’t a typo in the date. It is shocking to think that in the 1980s, Jewish cemetery stones were used for paving secular streets.
"Evidently the pieces were removed from the 19th century cemetery for street building in the late 1980s."


Relationship question

Josephine Rosenblum
 

Allen and Betty marry and have a son--Charles.
They divorce.
Allen and Daisy marry and have a son--Edgar.
[Have you noticed that the names are in alphabetical order, for clarity.]
Facts:
Allen is the father of Charles and Edgar.
Daisy is the step-mother of Charles and the mother of Edgar.
Betty is the mother of Charles.
Is Betty the step-mother of Edgar?
Why or why not?
Thanks in advance for your opinion.


Re: Help Stop USCIS Genealogy Program Fee Hikes

jbonline1111@...
 

Bob Bloomberg, you are comparing apples and oranges.  You, like the rest of us, can see SIG results, just not the latest ones if you choose not to contribute or cannot contribute. Even with a volunteer organization, there are always costs associated with any initiative.  I've been on the boards of several volunteer groups.  You'd be surprised what it costs to maintain them, even when volunteers do most of the work.


Those Who Were There: Voices From the Holocaust Podcast from Yale University's Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies # Holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

    

 

Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust  is a new podcast dedicated to sharing the history of the Holocaust through the first-hand testimonies of survivors and witnesses. It draws on recorded interviews from Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies (http://fortunoff.library.yale.edu/podcasts/), which comprises the oral histories of over 4,000 people.  The first six episodes of the inaugural ten episode season are available on  Apple Podcasts, google Play and Stricher and you can follow the podcast on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thosewhowerethere/)and Twitter

 

Narrated by Eleanor Reissa, actress and Yiddish theater director, and produced with historical oversight by Professor Samuel Kassow,

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Deportations from France #france #holocaust

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

Abby Pariser asked :

  In Lyon, France, the Museum of the Resistance, has huge book listing the 71,000+ Jews deported from Lyon in World War II.  I found 5 of my Pariser family that I had no idea about before this. 

  Are there other French cities with similar books listing the Jews, the "Juifs," deported to the camps?

 

There were about 6,000 Jews deported from Lyon and its prefectoral area during World War II, not 71,000. Altogether, from the entire France were deported around 76,000 Jews, and, counting those who died in internment camps in France and those who were executed in France, this amounts to around 79,000 persons with about 3950 survivors in 1945.

 

Regarding the specific question, a Memorial Book to the Jews deported from France was first published in 1978 by Serge Klarsfeld. The latest printed version of this Memorial is from 2012. Since then, I maintain a free, searchable version of this Memorial online, at  https://stevemorse.org/france   including corrections and additions. With this tool, it is possible to get the lists of the deportees who were born in a specific town or region, or those whose last address was in a specific town or departement, those who were sent to a given internment camp in France on their way to the concentration and extermination camps, or any combination between these criteria.

 

Regarding Lyon, a Memorial to these Jews deported from Lyon and around is about to be erected at one of the Jewish cemeteries of Lyon.

 

Jean-Pierre Stroweis

Jerusalem


Viewmate Polish translation - Barbasch #galicia

Milton Koch
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.

I would like a translation of the paragraph at the bottom of the page
of the marriage of Ryfka Barbasz and Mendel Wolf. It is on ViewMate
at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75936

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Milton Koch

BARBASCH - Pidvolochysk


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Viewmate Polish translation - Barbasch #galicia

Milton Koch
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.

I would like a translation of the paragraph at the bottom of the page
of the marriage of Ryfka Barbasz and Mendel Wolf. It is on ViewMate
at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75936

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Milton Koch

BARBASCH - Pidvolochysk


National Archives Social Security Numident Files Database Has Extractions from Some SS-5 Forms # United States #Archives #Social Security

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The U.S. National Archives Online Social Security Numident Files Database (1936-2007) includes some Application SS-5 files. These files have information about the person on the form from when they applied for a Social Security Card which is the SS-5 form. Note: not all data will be on each Numident file. Many of the Numident SS-5 files contains:

Name, Social Security number, date and place of birth, names of parents, other last name

 

The information from the National Archives Numident database is free.  Go to:

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=5057&cat=all&bc=sl

If you need to order the SS- form from the Social Security administration there is a fee. There is information on this in the article from Genealogy Roots see below.

 

Numident is the numerical identification system in the Social Security’s Administration’s computer database file of an abstract of the information contained in an application for a U.S. Social Security number (Form SS-5). This the definition from Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numident

 

Genealogy Roots Blog wrote about this on November 6, 2019, See:

https://genrootsblog.blogspot.com/2019/11/nara-online-social-security-numident-ss-5-forms.html

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


Re: Meaning of the Hungarian Term Kultusz Elöljáro

tom
 

it means "ritual leader", most likely not a rabbi or hazzan.


....... tom klein, toronto


ps. google translate is, at best, unreliable.  it's not very good for quaint 19th century phrases.


Amit N wrote:

While trying to decipher an Hungarian book about the Jewish community
in Sombor, I have symbled upon the term mentioned above. Using Google
Translate and the help of some Hungarian speakers, I have managed to
understand that "Eloljaro" means someone who's in charge of something,
but I couldn't quite decipher the full meaning of the full term.
Perhaps someone here with some knowledge of how Jewish communities in
the Hungarian sphere acted, would be able to explain some more.


More on USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

Jan Meisels Allen
 

  

 

 

On November 15, I posted to this forum about the proposed fee increase by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for genealogical files. USCIS proposes a raise in its two Genealogy Program fees from $65 to $240 and $385 and possibly more if you require paper copies.  These are a 269 percent and 492 percent change respectively (if I did my math correctly).  While I wrote only about the genealogy fee increase in the 92 page proposed rule there are other immigration fees being increased.

 

A coalition of genealogists, historians and records access advocates have created a portal about this with suggestions.  Please see: https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/

 

This is an uphill battle and only with thousands of comments submitted will we have a chance to change these proposed fees.

 

Please read the rule and submit your comments before December 16 the deadline. The coalition also suggests you copy your comments to your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators. To contact your US Senator go to: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state&Sort=ASC

For your US Representative go to https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

There are finding aides if you don’t know who your elected officials are.

 

To read the proposed rule see:

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-14/pdf/2019-24366.pdf

The Genealogy section is Section N which starts on page 62315-62316.

See Section 103.40 for Genealogical Research Requests on page 62359.

There are fees with DACA renewals with and without ICE transfers and I do not know why there are genealogy requests tied to DACA renewal fees (page 62329, 62331).

 

This is a 92 page proposed rule the remainder does not affect genealogy.


Written comments must be submitted on or before December 16, 2019.  Comments must be identified by DHS Docket No. USCIS– 2019–0010 by one of the following methods:

•Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov

•By Mail: Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Mailstop  #2140, Washington, DC 20529–2140.

No hand delivered or couriered comments will be accepted. Nor will they accept anything on digital medial storage devices such as CDs/DVDs or USB drives.

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Meaning of the Hungarian Term Kultusz Eloljaro #hungary

smartlines@...
 

I am not sure of the proper English term, but he is a sort of "lay =
elder", a
leader of the Jewish Community. Unlike the rabbi who is a spiritual =
leader,
the role of the elders is to manage and control all kinds of social and
financial matters, as well as to represent the Community externally.
Regards
Andras Hirschler



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Subject: Meaning of the Hungarian Term Kultusz Eloljaro
From: amitna87@gmail.com
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:32:55 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear all,

While trying to decipher an Hungarian book about the Jewish community
in Sombor, I have stumbled upon the term mentioned above. Using Google
Translate and the help of some Hungarian speakers, I have managed to
understand that "Eloljaro" means someone who's in charge of something,
but I couldn't quite decipher the full meaning of the full term.
Perhaps someone here with some knowledge of how Jewish communities in
the Hungarian sphere acted, would be able to explain some more.

Thanks,
Amit Naor
Israel


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Meaning of the Hungarian Term Kultusz Eloljaro #hungary

smartlines@...
 

I am not sure of the proper English term, but he is a sort of "lay =
elder", a
leader of the Jewish Community. Unlike the rabbi who is a spiritual =
leader,
the role of the elders is to manage and control all kinds of social and
financial matters, as well as to represent the Community externally.
Regards
Andras Hirschler



1. Meaning of the Hungarian Term Kultusz Eloljaro

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Subject: Meaning of the Hungarian Term Kultusz Eloljaro
From: amitna87@gmail.com
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:32:55 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear all,

While trying to decipher an Hungarian book about the Jewish community
in Sombor, I have stumbled upon the term mentioned above. Using Google
Translate and the help of some Hungarian speakers, I have managed to
understand that "Eloljaro" means someone who's in charge of something,
but I couldn't quite decipher the full meaning of the full term.
Perhaps someone here with some knowledge of how Jewish communities in
the Hungarian sphere acted, would be able to explain some more.

Thanks,
Amit Naor
Israel


Searching for BORKUM family #southafrica

Jules Feldman
 

I would like to make contact with Ivor (or perhaps Ivan) BORKUM and his
sister Ilana BERKOWITZ, son and daughter of Phillip and Janie BORKUM of
Johannesburg.
I will be grateful if one of the members of this forum can put me in contact
with one or both of them.
Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel

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South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Searching for BORKUM family #southafrica

Jules Feldman
 

I would like to make contact with Ivor (or perhaps Ivan) BORKUM and his
sister Ilana BERKOWITZ, son and daughter of Phillip and Janie BORKUM of
Johannesburg.
I will be grateful if one of the members of this forum can put me in contact
with one or both of them.
Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel

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