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Vilnius internal passports - 1919-1940 #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

So far, 11,046 Vilnius internal passports have been translated and are
available on the following web site.

https://vilniusinternalpassports19191940.shutterfly.com

9,079 of those records are included in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database
(ALD) which can be accessed at www.litvaksig.org and also in the Jewishgen
Lithuania Database.

By a special arrangement, you can go to the following web site and see a
surname list, >from the 9,079 records, at no charge. The maiden names and
place of birth are also included. You will notice that a large percentage of
those listed were born outside of Vilnius, particularly in other parts of
Lithuania as well as in Belarus and Poland. This may enable you to find that
elusive ancestor you have been looking for.

https://vilniusinternalpassports19191940.shutterfly.com/surnamelist

To access the complete web site, and see all of the 11,046 translated
records, a $100 contribution to Litvak SIG is required. About 32,000 Vilnius
internal passports remain to be translated. Your contribution will enable you
to see all of those records as they are translated. There is an 18 month
delay before they are added to the databases.

To contribute, go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute and scroll down to
Special Projects. Select internal passports and, in the Notes block, key in
Vilnius. Feel free to use your credit card as the site is secure. For US
citizens, you contribution is tax deductible.

Even if your family left Lithuania before 1919, everyone did not leave.
Uncles, Aunts, siblings, cousins, etc., probably remained. Beginning in
1919, they had to have an internal passport in order to remain in Lithuania.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Howard Margol
Coordinator - Vilnius internal passport project


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilnius internal passports - 1919-1940 #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

So far, 11,046 Vilnius internal passports have been translated and are
available on the following web site.

https://vilniusinternalpassports19191940.shutterfly.com

9,079 of those records are included in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database
(ALD) which can be accessed at www.litvaksig.org and also in the Jewishgen
Lithuania Database.

By a special arrangement, you can go to the following web site and see a
surname list, >from the 9,079 records, at no charge. The maiden names and
place of birth are also included. You will notice that a large percentage of
those listed were born outside of Vilnius, particularly in other parts of
Lithuania as well as in Belarus and Poland. This may enable you to find that
elusive ancestor you have been looking for.

https://vilniusinternalpassports19191940.shutterfly.com/surnamelist

To access the complete web site, and see all of the 11,046 translated
records, a $100 contribution to Litvak SIG is required. About 32,000 Vilnius
internal passports remain to be translated. Your contribution will enable you
to see all of those records as they are translated. There is an 18 month
delay before they are added to the databases.

To contribute, go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute and scroll down to
Special Projects. Select internal passports and, in the Notes block, key in
Vilnius. Feel free to use your credit card as the site is secure. For US
citizens, you contribution is tax deductible.

Even if your family left Lithuania before 1919, everyone did not leave.
Uncles, Aunts, siblings, cousins, etc., probably remained. Beginning in
1919, they had to have an internal passport in order to remain in Lithuania.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Howard Margol
Coordinator - Vilnius internal passport project


Re: WWI rank of San. Vizefeldwebel #germany

Tobias A. Kemper <kemper@...>
 

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Hello Nancy Korn,

In my grandfather's Gebete der Israeliten that he carried in WWI,
his inscription reads: San. Vizefeldwebel Ludwig KORN Pion. Komp 362.
...
Was this a standard rank or more elevated, and what would it have meant
in terms of responsibilities?
for the rank of a Feldwebel, see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldwebel

"The highest ranking Non-Commissioned Officer until 1918, the Feldwebel
acted as Company Sergeant Major."

The Vize-Feldwebel was subordinated to the Feldwebel. There were two
main possibilities to get the rank of a Vizefeldwebel:

a) Professional soldiers after 15 years of duty.
b) So called "Einjaehrig-Freiwillige" (soldiers with higher education who
had passed their first officer's exam to get the rank of an Officer of
Reserve.

Also if anyone can point me to reference materials about the
Pion. Komp. 362 that would be very helpful.
It seems that Pionier-Kompanie 362 was founded in 1916.

Regards, Tobias A. Kemper tobias.kemper@web.de


German SIG #Germany Re: WWI rank of San. Vizefeldwebel #germany

Tobias A. Kemper <kemper@...>
 

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rejected. Thanks for your cooperation. GerSIGmod

Hello Nancy Korn,

In my grandfather's Gebete der Israeliten that he carried in WWI,
his inscription reads: San. Vizefeldwebel Ludwig KORN Pion. Komp 362.
...
Was this a standard rank or more elevated, and what would it have meant
in terms of responsibilities?
for the rank of a Feldwebel, see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldwebel

"The highest ranking Non-Commissioned Officer until 1918, the Feldwebel
acted as Company Sergeant Major."

The Vize-Feldwebel was subordinated to the Feldwebel. There were two
main possibilities to get the rank of a Vizefeldwebel:

a) Professional soldiers after 15 years of duty.
b) So called "Einjaehrig-Freiwillige" (soldiers with higher education who
had passed their first officer's exam to get the rank of an Officer of
Reserve.

Also if anyone can point me to reference materials about the
Pion. Komp. 362 that would be very helpful.
It seems that Pionier-Kompanie 362 was founded in 1916.

Regards, Tobias A. Kemper tobias.kemper@web.de


my Neumanns in Glogow #galicia

Highman Heather
 

Dear fellow Genners,

I have found out >from my Grandparents' marriage certificate, that my
Grandfather Adolf/Abraham Hirsch Neumann, was born in Glogow. His
parents were Shimon and Bluma Sara / Gita Neumann, nee Spienadel.
I would like to know more about the family and the Jewish community
in Glogow.

Please reply privately to my e-mail address, unless of general interest,
as usual.

Thank you in advance,

Heather Highman
researching
NEUMANN Budapest, Israel, England, USA
STEMPEL Kracow, Zolinya, Israel, England USA
YARMALINSKI Kiev, England, USA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia my Neumanns in Glogow #galicia

Highman Heather
 

Dear fellow Genners,

I have found out >from my Grandparents' marriage certificate, that my
Grandfather Adolf/Abraham Hirsch Neumann, was born in Glogow. His
parents were Shimon and Bluma Sara / Gita Neumann, nee Spienadel.
I would like to know more about the family and the Jewish community
in Glogow.

Please reply privately to my e-mail address, unless of general interest,
as usual.

Thank you in advance,

Heather Highman
researching
NEUMANN Budapest, Israel, England, USA
STEMPEL Kracow, Zolinya, Israel, England USA
YARMALINSKI Kiev, England, USA


Early surnamed families DNA project (including families from Bohemia, Moravia, etc.) #austria-czech

rachelunkefer@...
 

Dear Austria-Czech siggers,

In 2009 we founded the Frankfurt DNA project to document the Y-DNA signatures of the major families of
Europe who had surnames prior to the 17th century. Our theory was that there would be many researchers
who would be DNA matches with one of these well-known families and could jump their pedigrees back by
hundreds of years by virtue of these matches. There would likely be missing generations in the paper trail,
but ultimately the deep pedigrees would be revealed.

We are now actively researching the Austria-Czech area because most of the old Frankfurt families had ties
to Prague and Vienna, as well as villages throughout Bohemia, Moravia, and Hungary. We have found descendants of the Bacharach rabbinic family in Kolin with a different surname, and Wertheimers who are the same genetic family as the Bacharachs. We expect there are many others who are descended >from these old Frankfurt families and don't yet know it.


If you have any of the surnames listed on our website, (e.g. Bachrach, Wertheimer, Spira, Weil, Rothschild,
Oppenheim(er), Guggenheim(er), Brill(in) and more), please get in touch.

If you have not had your Y-DNA tested, regardless of your surname, now is a good time to order the 37
marker test, as it is on sale at FTDNA.com through year-end. If you match with a well-documented family,
it's like winning the genealogy lottery.

Please visit our brand new website, with DNA information, family charts, and more.
http://jewsoffrankfurt.com

Rachel Unkefer and Janet Akaha, co-administrators
Virginia and California, respectively, United States


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Early surnamed families DNA project (including families from Bohemia, Moravia, etc.) #austria-czech

rachelunkefer@...
 

Dear Austria-Czech siggers,

In 2009 we founded the Frankfurt DNA project to document the Y-DNA signatures of the major families of
Europe who had surnames prior to the 17th century. Our theory was that there would be many researchers
who would be DNA matches with one of these well-known families and could jump their pedigrees back by
hundreds of years by virtue of these matches. There would likely be missing generations in the paper trail,
but ultimately the deep pedigrees would be revealed.

We are now actively researching the Austria-Czech area because most of the old Frankfurt families had ties
to Prague and Vienna, as well as villages throughout Bohemia, Moravia, and Hungary. We have found descendants of the Bacharach rabbinic family in Kolin with a different surname, and Wertheimers who are the same genetic family as the Bacharachs. We expect there are many others who are descended >from these old Frankfurt families and don't yet know it.


If you have any of the surnames listed on our website, (e.g. Bachrach, Wertheimer, Spira, Weil, Rothschild,
Oppenheim(er), Guggenheim(er), Brill(in) and more), please get in touch.

If you have not had your Y-DNA tested, regardless of your surname, now is a good time to order the 37
marker test, as it is on sale at FTDNA.com through year-end. If you match with a well-documented family,
it's like winning the genealogy lottery.

Please visit our brand new website, with DNA information, family charts, and more.
http://jewsoffrankfurt.com

Rachel Unkefer and Janet Akaha, co-administrators
Virginia and California, respectively, United States


Re: Familianten search #austria-czech

Bob Lenk
 

The Familianten records for this town appear to be under IV. BYDZOVSKY (
Novy Bydzov / Neu Bidschow), also known as Bidschover Kreis, in Volume
I. An index of surnames can be found at

http://www.toledot.org/ihbf28.htm

Note that it is near the border of VI. HRADECKY ( Hradec Kralove /
Koniggratz ) and appears >from the map at
http://www.toledot.org/kraje.html to be in that region/kraj.

Best of luck,
Bob Lenk
Greeley, CO USA


WWI - Jewish Soldiers from Vienna #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

leah9knud@activ8.net.au said:
snip...........

Coming up to the commemoration of the beginning of WWI next
year, I have been wondering about what to do with much of
our extended families documents, etc.
Snip...

Dear Lorraine - whatever you decide to do, don't discard
any of your priceless documents. Even if you can't read them
now. File them in appropriate protective holders. In due
course, you may put them together and write a book, like I
did. It took 45 years, but it all came together and the old
documents were of inestimable value.

Cheers -

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia


Birth records in Bratislava #austria-czech

gluckpast@...
 

Can anyone suggest where any surviving records >from 1940 of hospital
births in Bratislava might be found? The key date is July 1st.

John Berkeley (previously Berkovic)
Warwick, UK

GLUCK (Khust, Velyka Kopania), BERKOVIC (Sokirnitsa)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Familianten search #austria-czech

Bob Lenk
 

The Familianten records for this town appear to be under IV. BYDZOVSKY (
Novy Bydzov / Neu Bidschow), also known as Bidschover Kreis, in Volume
I. An index of surnames can be found at

http://www.toledot.org/ihbf28.htm

Note that it is near the border of VI. HRADECKY ( Hradec Kralove /
Koniggratz ) and appears >from the map at
http://www.toledot.org/kraje.html to be in that region/kraj.

Best of luck,
Bob Lenk
Greeley, CO USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech WWI - Jewish Soldiers from Vienna #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

leah9knud@activ8.net.au said:
snip...........

Coming up to the commemoration of the beginning of WWI next
year, I have been wondering about what to do with much of
our extended families documents, etc.
Snip...

Dear Lorraine - whatever you decide to do, don't discard
any of your priceless documents. Even if you can't read them
now. File them in appropriate protective holders. In due
course, you may put them together and write a book, like I
did. It took 45 years, but it all came together and the old
documents were of inestimable value.

Cheers -

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Birth records in Bratislava #austria-czech

gluckpast@...
 

Can anyone suggest where any surviving records >from 1940 of hospital
births in Bratislava might be found? The key date is July 1st.

John Berkeley (previously Berkovic)
Warwick, UK

GLUCK (Khust, Velyka Kopania), BERKOVIC (Sokirnitsa)


Famous rabbinical lines with ties to the Frankfurt area and our new website #rabbinic

Janet Akaha <Akaha@...>
 

Dear RavSig,

About 3 years ago Rachel Unkefer and I started a Y DNA project for
the Jewish families of the Frankfurt area who have documented
lineages that go back at least to the 17th Century. However,
because these families traveled widely, we expect that the DNA of
the Jews >from the Frankfurt/Worms/Mainz area represents most of the
rabbinical families of Eastern and Western Europe. This is
illustrated by the fact that we have several different clusters
where the oldest known common ancestor lived as far back as the
12th-14th Century. Among our members are documented direct line
male "Y" offspring of such rabbinical dynasties as; WEIL,
BACHARACH, TREVES, MaHaRaL of Prague (originally >from Worms), and
HALPERN/HEILBRONN(ER). I also have a cluster with SPIRA/SPIER who I
believe I will be able to show are offspring of the SPIRA family of
the 14th Century. I am now in touch with other of other rabbinical
families such as; EPSTEIN, HOROWITZ, LURIA, BRILLIN, & FRAENKEL.
So just because the name of our project began as Frankfurt, you can
see that this goes well beyond borders.

We would like to invite you to visit our new website at;
http://jewsoffrankfurt.com

You will find "Y Family Charts" for many of the families we are
researching. As our charts differ >from normal family trees, please
read our "Start Here" page first so you can better understand this
difference. I haven't quite been able to add charts for all of them
yet, but we have about 40 charts online now. Our surname list
which appears on the home page is not exhaustive and we do not
restrict the project only to the Frankfurt area, as we know that
Frankfurt was closely tied to other communities like Hamburg, Metz,
and even Prague. But if a surname appears in the Ele Toldot records
of Shlomo Ettlinger prior to 1700, that would clearly qualify a
direct line male offspring to join. Even if you don't understand
how Y DNA can be helpful in your own personal research, please visit
our website. We have tried to explain in simple terms some of the
basics. For those of you who are scared of DNA for either privacy
reasons or a lack of science background, we have additional
information on genetic genealogy on our website that will help
clarify. But if you still have concerns or questions, please contact
us.

I would welcome emails >from anyone who would like to assist us in in
either researching, contacting, or testing a participant. If you
think you might have a family that qualifies for our project, please
email me first. We consider surname, geography and pedigree in
deciding if someone's lineage fits. If you do not have the Y DNA
for your Frankfurt line, we may be able to help you find someone who
does. We also welcome volunteers, and I would be willing to share
some of my information (which includes much of Ele Toldot) with
anyone who would like to assist us.

Best Regards,

Janet Billstein Akaha
Corral de Tierra, California
akaha@comcast.net

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for more information.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Famous rabbinical lines with ties to the Frankfurt area and our new website #rabbinic

Janet Akaha <Akaha@...>
 

Dear RavSig,

About 3 years ago Rachel Unkefer and I started a Y DNA project for
the Jewish families of the Frankfurt area who have documented
lineages that go back at least to the 17th Century. However,
because these families traveled widely, we expect that the DNA of
the Jews >from the Frankfurt/Worms/Mainz area represents most of the
rabbinical families of Eastern and Western Europe. This is
illustrated by the fact that we have several different clusters
where the oldest known common ancestor lived as far back as the
12th-14th Century. Among our members are documented direct line
male "Y" offspring of such rabbinical dynasties as; WEIL,
BACHARACH, TREVES, MaHaRaL of Prague (originally >from Worms), and
HALPERN/HEILBRONN(ER). I also have a cluster with SPIRA/SPIER who I
believe I will be able to show are offspring of the SPIRA family of
the 14th Century. I am now in touch with other of other rabbinical
families such as; EPSTEIN, HOROWITZ, LURIA, BRILLIN, & FRAENKEL.
So just because the name of our project began as Frankfurt, you can
see that this goes well beyond borders.

We would like to invite you to visit our new website at;
http://jewsoffrankfurt.com

You will find "Y Family Charts" for many of the families we are
researching. As our charts differ >from normal family trees, please
read our "Start Here" page first so you can better understand this
difference. I haven't quite been able to add charts for all of them
yet, but we have about 40 charts online now. Our surname list
which appears on the home page is not exhaustive and we do not
restrict the project only to the Frankfurt area, as we know that
Frankfurt was closely tied to other communities like Hamburg, Metz,
and even Prague. But if a surname appears in the Ele Toldot records
of Shlomo Ettlinger prior to 1700, that would clearly qualify a
direct line male offspring to join. Even if you don't understand
how Y DNA can be helpful in your own personal research, please visit
our website. We have tried to explain in simple terms some of the
basics. For those of you who are scared of DNA for either privacy
reasons or a lack of science background, we have additional
information on genetic genealogy on our website that will help
clarify. But if you still have concerns or questions, please contact
us.

I would welcome emails >from anyone who would like to assist us in in
either researching, contacting, or testing a participant. If you
think you might have a family that qualifies for our project, please
email me first. We consider surname, geography and pedigree in
deciding if someone's lineage fits. If you do not have the Y DNA
for your Frankfurt line, we may be able to help you find someone who
does. We also welcome volunteers, and I would be willing to share
some of my information (which includes much of Ele Toldot) with
anyone who would like to assist us.

Best Regards,

Janet Billstein Akaha
Corral de Tierra, California
akaha@comcast.net

MODERATOR NOTE: This message is posted for information only, and is not
the start of a thread. Extended discussion of the use of DNA testing in
genealogy is beyond the scope of the RavSIG list. JewishGen maintains
a separate list for these discussions. See http://www.jewishgen.org/DNA/
for more information.


Detailed descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I've heard over the last few years that there was a project to
detail the descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin, over and above the
tree that appear in various books on the yeshiva.

Most of the published trees include primarily those who became well
know rabbis or daughters who married famous rabbinical figures. I'm
looking for a tree which includes as many unknown individuals as
possible. Or even non-biological children who grew up in homes of
descendants of R' Chaim.

eg: R' Itzaleh (R'Chaim's son) had a daughter married to a R'Shmuel
LANDAU . They both passed away relatively young. The books published
in past decades mention one daughter who married a well known Rabbi. I
am wondering if they had other children who weren't listed as they
didn't marry rabbis?

I am not sure which Israeli charedi forum this post would be
appropriate, o I would appreciate if someone could forward the above
question to Israeli and/or Charedi forums.

Thanks.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Detailed descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I've heard over the last few years that there was a project to
detail the descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin, over and above the
tree that appear in various books on the yeshiva.

Most of the published trees include primarily those who became well
know rabbis or daughters who married famous rabbinical figures. I'm
looking for a tree which includes as many unknown individuals as
possible. Or even non-biological children who grew up in homes of
descendants of R' Chaim.

eg: R' Itzaleh (R'Chaim's son) had a daughter married to a R'Shmuel
LANDAU . They both passed away relatively young. The books published
in past decades mention one daughter who married a well known Rabbi. I
am wondering if they had other children who weren't listed as they
didn't marry rabbis?

I am not sure which Israeli charedi forum this post would be
appropriate, o I would appreciate if someone could forward the above
question to Israeli and/or Charedi forums.

Thanks.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Library of Ets Haim Amsterdam online #sephardic

Ton Tielen
 

Dear all,

Since last week the Ets Haim Library in Amsterdam - the oldest still
functioning jewish library in the world, has begun to put its
manuscripts online. Twohundred works are now online, and in the end
there will be over 500.

http://www.etshaimmanuscripts.nl/manuscripts/

See here the beauty, richness and diversity of jewish and sephardic culture.

There will also be some manuscripts of a genealogical nature in the
future, e.g. about the families Aboab and Sarucco.

Best regards, Ton Tielen, The Hague


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Library of Ets Haim Amsterdam online #sephardic

Ton Tielen
 

Dear all,

Since last week the Ets Haim Library in Amsterdam - the oldest still
functioning jewish library in the world, has begun to put its
manuscripts online. Twohundred works are now online, and in the end
there will be over 500.

http://www.etshaimmanuscripts.nl/manuscripts/

See here the beauty, richness and diversity of jewish and sephardic culture.

There will also be some manuscripts of a genealogical nature in the
future, e.g. about the families Aboab and Sarucco.

Best regards, Ton Tielen, The Hague

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