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Statistics on Conversos - Revisited Again #sephardic

douglasturner@...
 

In a previous post about the article "Coming Home after 500 Years" there was
a list of unusual customs and accoutrements unique to Ms. Genie MILGROM's
Catholic family but not to other Catholics in their community.

My apologies for omitting one custom which has been added to the original
list as #8 below:

1. Taking some dough when baking bread, wrapping it in foil, and placing it
the back of the oven to burn.

2. Checking eggs for blood spots and discarding any having them.

3. Checking vegetables carefully for bugs using a light.

4. Marrying cousins.

5. Rushing forward just before the moment a bride and groom were to be
married to pin white shawls to their shoulders.

6. A grandmother who was visibly upset at Genie's conversion. "'She kept
telling me it was dangerous to be a Jew.'"

7. Two items bequeathed to Genie by her grandmother after the latter's death
and without explanation, a tiny gold earring with a Star of David in the
center and a hand-shaped hamsa "of the type believed by some Mizrachi Jews
to ward off the ayin hara".

8. Burying the dead as soon as possible after the passing of the deceased.

Regarding #8 above the article states "Genie's beloved grandmother passed
away on a Friday morning. Genie assumed her family would wait a few days to
hold the funeral, as is common in the Catholic faith, but her mother shocked
her by saying that the family had a custom to bury people as soon as
possible. Nothing Genie said changed her mother's mind. Shabbos was
rapidly approaching, and with a sinking heart she realized that she wouldn't
be able to attend her grandmother's funeral."

Doug Turner


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Statistics on Conversos - Revisited Again #sephardic

douglasturner@...
 

In a previous post about the article "Coming Home after 500 Years" there was
a list of unusual customs and accoutrements unique to Ms. Genie MILGROM's
Catholic family but not to other Catholics in their community.

My apologies for omitting one custom which has been added to the original
list as #8 below:

1. Taking some dough when baking bread, wrapping it in foil, and placing it
the back of the oven to burn.

2. Checking eggs for blood spots and discarding any having them.

3. Checking vegetables carefully for bugs using a light.

4. Marrying cousins.

5. Rushing forward just before the moment a bride and groom were to be
married to pin white shawls to their shoulders.

6. A grandmother who was visibly upset at Genie's conversion. "'She kept
telling me it was dangerous to be a Jew.'"

7. Two items bequeathed to Genie by her grandmother after the latter's death
and without explanation, a tiny gold earring with a Star of David in the
center and a hand-shaped hamsa "of the type believed by some Mizrachi Jews
to ward off the ayin hara".

8. Burying the dead as soon as possible after the passing of the deceased.

Regarding #8 above the article states "Genie's beloved grandmother passed
away on a Friday morning. Genie assumed her family would wait a few days to
hold the funeral, as is common in the Catholic faith, but her mother shocked
her by saying that the family had a custom to bury people as soon as
possible. Nothing Genie said changed her mother's mind. Shabbos was
rapidly approaching, and with a sinking heart she realized that she wouldn't
be able to attend her grandmother's funeral."

Doug Turner


Looking for my relatives from my Family Berenstein from Chisinau - Moldova and, Help to translate from Russian

samuelrbg@...
 

Hi,

Here there are the pictures and the tombstones of the brothers of my great-gradfather Simrrah/Simão Berenstein that immigrated to Rio de Janeiro/Brazil in 1925-27:

1) Zanvel/Szioma that married to Sara Rivkah that had al least one son: Nesan/Neson Bernstein that was born about in 1938;

2) Boris/Berl that married to Mara/Marim daughter of Chunov, who had at least 04 childfren: Lucy(a) (a boy), Moishe, Manha, and more one boy that we dont know his name.

3) Tily - Tzyrl Bernstein, daughter of Itzig Bernstein that immigrated to USA in about 1911;

I would like so much help to find the descendants of Itzig(k), Boris and Zanvel Berenstein and help to translate what is written in their tombstones.

Sincerely,

Samuel (Simrrah) Rotband Berenstein Grinspun.


Re: Belchatow Kehillahlink, Roni Seibel Liebowitz #poland

xan madera
 

hi, doyou have the correct email?:
roni19@...

saludos  
xan
frankfurt/m


Re: KLein of Westbury, NY

Randi Patrick
 

I found this information related to the Kevin Klein surname:

Arnon:  30 Oct 1973
Beth Kara:  16 Mar 1975

Both are listed with the following addresses:

15 The Glenda, Roslyn, NY 11576
215 East 68th Street, Apt 2Y, Manhattan, NY  10065

Others with the Klein surname that were or are residing at the Manhattan/NYC address but it’s an apartment building so they’re probably not related:

Deborah E  20 May 1941 Apt 6-O
Diane L  1 Jun 1951 Apt 3N
Dorothy 11Apr 1918 Apt 5 I
Jonathan 2 Jun 1962 Apt 8Z
Marilyn 2 Apr1919 Apt. 2D
Zoe Graham 27 Nov 1996 Apt 2S







Re: BIERENKRANT--Argentina

Alberto Guido Chester
 

Since CEMLA has no Soundex capability and this surname is very strange to Spanish language, I suggest you try several spellings.
Virenkrant- Bierencrant- Bieren- Viren- ect etc

Besides, notice CEMLA is the only database for arrivals to Argentina, however its, unfortunately, incomplete.

Good luck!


Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina



Re: Belchatow Kehillahlink, Roni Seibel Liebowitz #poland

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Ben —  Always check Facebook…..   She has a FB page.   
     And did you google her name?  There are lots of references to her — I would guess that at least one has a way to contact her.

Barbara
Tucson

On Nov 26, 2019, at 6:34 AM, btkerman via Groups.Jewishgen.Org <btkerman=yahoo.com@...> wrote:

I have been unsuccessfully trying to make contact with Roni Seibel Liebowitz who is listed as the manager of the Kehillahlink page for Belchatow Poland. The webpage doesn't look like it has been updated since 2016/17, but I would like to speak with Roni or anyone who has knowledge of the records that exist for Belchatow.
Thanks in advance for any assistance! 
Binyamin Kerman, 
Baltimore MD
_._,_._,_


Zev Brandwein in Monsey, Typesetting Manager

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Zev Brandwein, son of Rabbi
Arie Carmi. Carmi's sister if Tzofia living in Toronto. They descend
from the Brandwein rabbinical family of Jerusalem.


Stephen Weismann

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Stephen Weismann, born in 1937 in NYC, son of Philip and Lydia Weismann. Philp's sister Belle Chava married Nathan Geier. They descended from the Weissman-Horowitz rabbinical family.


KLein of Westbury, NY

Neil Rosenstein
 

  Trying to make contact with the family of the late Jack Klein, father of Eran Eliyahu, Arnon (married in 2003 to Beth Mann) and Ilan Klein. They descend from Rabbi Shmelke of Selish.  


Viewmate 76010 translation from German, please

Helene Bergman
 

I believe that this is a letter from Feb 1944 written to my grandmother by her younger brother who was stuck in Prague.
TIA


Translation for German to English requested #germany

friedman.ron@...
 

Hello GerSigers:

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. It
is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75957

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

Thank you very much. Ronald Friedman Menlo Park, California


German SIG #Germany Translation for German to English requested #germany

friedman.ron@...
 

Hello GerSigers:

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. It
is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75957

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

Thank you very much. Ronald Friedman Menlo Park, California


Re: Mount Zion Cemetery seeks old photos and documents

jbonline1111@...
 

"Do they want photos of people who are buried there or only photos of the cemetery?"  I called and asked as my great-grandparents and my grandfather are buried there.  They want photos of people visiting the cemetery  in front of gravestones only. Sadly, I was there so long ago that I did not take a photo.


Re: Deportations from France #france #holocaust

jbonline1111@...
 

People deported from other countries to France are also listed in the https://stevemorse.org/france pages.  I found the parents of a friend who survived the Shoah.  They were from Germany, but were interned in France at Gurs.


Re: legal changed names - general

jbonline1111@...
 

My grandmother was included in her husband's naturalization around 1923 or so.  

It is still legal to use any name a person wishes, as long as it is not used for fraudulent purposes.  My father did so from at least the early 1940s until his death five years ago without legally changing his name.  When we children came along, we were given the last name my father used on our birth certificates.  Obviously, names can also be changed through legal requests for name change, as some people I know have done. 

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, spelling was rather fluid.  For example, my mother's birth certificate spells her first name as "Silvia" though she always spelled it "Sylvia."  Her last name also had a spelling different from the one the family used by the time I came along.   

I hope this is some help. 


Re: Eilat Gordin Levitan

gdh2_98
 

You can google her name to see several ways to contact her. She has a blog. 


Re: Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of November 2019 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the Bessarabia SIG projects for the month of November 2019.
See also at What's New at Bessarabia SIG website.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
-- Completed photographing and indexing of Phase 6 of Beltsy Jewish Cemetery and sent to JOWBR 525 burial records with 502 images. See information at the Beltsy Jewish Cemetery Report at Bessarabia SIG website (https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/cemetery/beltsi/BeltsiCemeteryReport.pdf ). We have now almost 5,000 burial records for Beltsy Jewish Cemetery, and more will come.

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:
-- Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in December of 2019. A number of Revision List sets are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Khotin, Faleshty, Brichany, Beltsy, Soroki, etc, see the progress at https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsNovember2019.pdf


Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or you want to help us in our projects.

Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of November 2019 #ukraine

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the Bessarabia SIG projects for the month of November 2019.
See also at What's New at Bessarabia SIG website.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
-- Completed photographing and indexing of Phase 6 of Beltsy Jewish Cemetery and sent to JOWBR 525 burial records with 502 images. See information at the Beltsy Jewish Cemetery Report at Bessarabia SIG website (https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/cemetery/beltsi/BeltsiCemeteryReport.pdf ). We have now almost 5,000 burial records for Beltsy Jewish Cemetery, and more will come.

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:
-- Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in December of 2019. A number of Revision List sets are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Khotin, Faleshty, Brichany, Beltsy, Soroki, etc, see the progress at https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsNovember2019.pdf


Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or you want to help us in our projects.

Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Poland to Cuba

Anna Lipshaw
 

Hi!

my grandmother left Poland and went to Cuba before going to Mexico. I’d there anyway to find when she left Poland and what ship She might have been on? Ive searched manifests but I can’t find her. I don’t have any details besides her name. To complicate things further I recently learned her birthday was different than what was documented here in the US.

thanks in advance for your help!
anna 

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