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Re: Visit to Vienna #austria-czech

david@...
 

Dear Group and Deborah,

The question of research into the fate of Nazi-appropriated property is
of interest to me as well . . . and I suspect it is of interest to
others in this SIG as well. My great-aunt and uncle established and ran
a successful paper and publishing company in Vienna. The company was
"Aryanized," and I was kindly provided a copy of all the documents >from
the era by the Vienna archives. But I am unsure what to do beyond this
to find out what ultimately became of this company as a corporate entity
after the War.

Naturally, despite my immediate family being the only surviving
descendants, we don't have any claim on the company 80 years later, but
I do want to know what became of it: It's mergers, or bankruptcy or
success.

Can anyone recommend a strategy or approach for people who are NOT going
to Vienna to learn of the fate of the businesses which were torn away
from their Jewish owners by the Aryanization process?
Thanks.

David Deutsch


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Visit to Vienna #austria-czech

david@...
 

Dear Group and Deborah,

The question of research into the fate of Nazi-appropriated property is
of interest to me as well . . . and I suspect it is of interest to
others in this SIG as well. My great-aunt and uncle established and ran
a successful paper and publishing company in Vienna. The company was
"Aryanized," and I was kindly provided a copy of all the documents >from
the era by the Vienna archives. But I am unsure what to do beyond this
to find out what ultimately became of this company as a corporate entity
after the War.

Naturally, despite my immediate family being the only surviving
descendants, we don't have any claim on the company 80 years later, but
I do want to know what became of it: It's mergers, or bankruptcy or
success.

Can anyone recommend a strategy or approach for people who are NOT going
to Vienna to learn of the fate of the businesses which were torn away
from their Jewish owners by the Aryanization process?
Thanks.

David Deutsch


Just Released in Hard Cover: "There Was A Shtetl In Lithuania: Dusiat Reflected In Reminiscences" #southafrica

Olga Zabludoff
 

Olga Zabludoff <ozabludoff8@gmail.com>

The JewishGen Yizkor-Books-in-Print project is celebrating
the publication of its 70th Yizkor book -- "There Was A Shtetl In
Lithuania: Dusiat Reflected In Reminiscences." At 960 pages, this
title is the largest Yizkor volume yet published by JewishGen.
Descendants of the shtetl Dusiat (Dusetos) will now have a virtual
encyclopedia in the English language of their ancestral shtetl.
Many neighboring communities >from the Zarasai district are also
covered in the text.

For details:

https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Dusetos.html

Available at:

Amazon (Be sure to check for lowest prices in New and Used Book Listings)

For non-US orders: try these Distributors for "Yizkor Books in Print"

List price: $77.95. Available on Amazon for around $56; may have lower
prices elsewhere.

Notice of special discounted prices to Libraries, Synagogues, Holocaust
Memorials and families:

We are pleased to announce that we can offer special discounted prices
for orders of five (5) books or more to a single address. The prices
are approximately 25% below the Amazon discounted price. The order can
be for five(or more) different titles or five (or more) copies of the
same book. (The five book minimum limit is firm.)

If you are interested in obtaining specific prices, please email
ybip@jewishgen.org

Olga Zabludoff and Hedva Scop, Editors
and
Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Just Released in Hard Cover: "There Was A Shtetl In Lithuania: Dusiat Reflected In Reminiscences" #southafrica

Olga Zabludoff
 

Olga Zabludoff <ozabludoff8@gmail.com>

The JewishGen Yizkor-Books-in-Print project is celebrating
the publication of its 70th Yizkor book -- "There Was A Shtetl In
Lithuania: Dusiat Reflected In Reminiscences." At 960 pages, this
title is the largest Yizkor volume yet published by JewishGen.
Descendants of the shtetl Dusiat (Dusetos) will now have a virtual
encyclopedia in the English language of their ancestral shtetl.
Many neighboring communities >from the Zarasai district are also
covered in the text.

For details:

https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Dusetos.html

Available at:

Amazon (Be sure to check for lowest prices in New and Used Book Listings)

For non-US orders: try these Distributors for "Yizkor Books in Print"

List price: $77.95. Available on Amazon for around $56; may have lower
prices elsewhere.

Notice of special discounted prices to Libraries, Synagogues, Holocaust
Memorials and families:

We are pleased to announce that we can offer special discounted prices
for orders of five (5) books or more to a single address. The prices
are approximately 25% below the Amazon discounted price. The order can
be for five(or more) different titles or five (or more) copies of the
same book. (The five book minimum limit is firm.)

If you are interested in obtaining specific prices, please email
ybip@jewishgen.org

Olga Zabludoff and Hedva Scop, Editors
and
Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print


(Russia) World War II Data Base Updated With Adding 18 Million Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The website Memory of the People added 18 million service records, 1.3
million award records and 900,000 killed in action records to the database
which now has 70 million records. To view the website see:
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/ it's in Russian. To view it in English see:
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/heroes/?adv_search=y If the search boxes do not
appear click on "specify". The key words need to be in Russian. Use Google
translate https://translate.google.com/ or Steve Morse's transliterating
English to Russian in One Step at:
https://stevemorse.org/russian/eng2rus.html
The website covers both Jewish and non-Jewish military records.

For some keywords in Russian, and tips for searching and looking at the
search page see:
https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/millions-of-records-added-to-wwii-database/
[or https://tinyurl.com/y7zekbyc --Mod]

The Russian Military Archives provides a guide to this database in English,
See:
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/how-to-search/
If it opens in Russian click on the EN on upper right

This website also has more free databases. See:
https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/free-databases/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Russia) World War II Data Base Updated With Adding 18 Million Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The website Memory of the People added 18 million service records, 1.3
million award records and 900,000 killed in action records to the database
which now has 70 million records. To view the website see:
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/ it's in Russian. To view it in English see:
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/heroes/?adv_search=y If the search boxes do not
appear click on "specify". The key words need to be in Russian. Use Google
translate https://translate.google.com/ or Steve Morse's transliterating
English to Russian in One Step at:
https://stevemorse.org/russian/eng2rus.html
The website covers both Jewish and non-Jewish military records.

For some keywords in Russian, and tips for searching and looking at the
search page see:
https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/millions-of-records-added-to-wwii-database/
[or https://tinyurl.com/y7zekbyc --Mod]

The Russian Military Archives provides a guide to this database in English,
See:
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/how-to-search/
If it opens in Russian click on the EN on upper right

This website also has more free databases. See:
https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/free-databases/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


For those interested in Kovel #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

There have been several recent additions to the translation of the Kovel
Yizkor book

Woe for this Beauty that is Rotting in the Earth
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kovel1/kov407.html#Page408

My Escape >from the Ghetto
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kovel1/kov462.html#Page469

How was I saved >from Destruction?
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kovel1/kov462.html#Page478

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen For those interested in Kovel #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

There have been several recent additions to the translation of the Kovel
Yizkor book

Woe for this Beauty that is Rotting in the Earth
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kovel1/kov407.html#Page408

My Escape >from the Ghetto
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kovel1/kov462.html#Page469

How was I saved >from Destruction?
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kovel1/kov462.html#Page478

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Visit to Vienna #austria-czech

Deborah HOLMAN
 

In a few weeks I will be making a 3 day visit to Vienna, the birthplace of my mother
and location of many ancestors. Amazingly, our hotel is within a hour circumference
drive of all the places we wish to visit.

We plan to take taxis to visit places but I am wondering if that is the best plan.

Also, I am very interested in locating information about my great-grandfather's
hat shops and factory. The business name was Lital. His name was Sigmund
LICHTENTHAL. Of course this business was appropriated by Hitler in late 1938.

I am also hoping to find some information on my other great-grandfather, Herman
SPIEGEL, who may have been a banker in early 1900 ( came >from Romania) and
went on to found a successful business in the Dutch Indies (1890ish-1910ish)
He and his family returned to Vienna around 1910 and he died in 1911.


I would very much appreciate any suggestions or guidance list members may have.

You may contact me off-list. Thank you!

Deborah Holman
Hamden, CT USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Visit to Vienna #austria-czech

Deborah HOLMAN
 

In a few weeks I will be making a 3 day visit to Vienna, the birthplace of my mother
and location of many ancestors. Amazingly, our hotel is within a hour circumference
drive of all the places we wish to visit.

We plan to take taxis to visit places but I am wondering if that is the best plan.

Also, I am very interested in locating information about my great-grandfather's
hat shops and factory. The business name was Lital. His name was Sigmund
LICHTENTHAL. Of course this business was appropriated by Hitler in late 1938.

I am also hoping to find some information on my other great-grandfather, Herman
SPIEGEL, who may have been a banker in early 1900 ( came >from Romania) and
went on to found a successful business in the Dutch Indies (1890ish-1910ish)
He and his family returned to Vienna around 1910 and he died in 1911.


I would very much appreciate any suggestions or guidance list members may have.

You may contact me off-list. Thank you!

Deborah Holman
Hamden, CT USA


Seeking finding aid for the Viennese Meldezettel #austria-czech

Deborah Dworski
 

Is there something akin to Researching Meldezettel for Dummies? I
have read and reread the Mormon microfilm catalog instructions for
determining which reel of the Vienna Population cards will contain a
given surname, and I admit defeat. I have zero comprehension of how
to proceed. Does anyone know of a tutorial for those of us who are
slow learners?

Sincerely,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

MODERATOR NOTE: Try https://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/TOWNS/Austria/meldezettel.htm


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Seeking finding aid for the Viennese Meldezettel #austria-czech

Deborah Dworski
 

Is there something akin to Researching Meldezettel for Dummies? I
have read and reread the Mormon microfilm catalog instructions for
determining which reel of the Vienna Population cards will contain a
given surname, and I admit defeat. I have zero comprehension of how
to proceed. Does anyone know of a tutorial for those of us who are
slow learners?

Sincerely,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

MODERATOR NOTE: Try https://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/TOWNS/Austria/meldezettel.htm


Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland: Lette N #general

Lande
 

On the occasion of my/our 62nd wedding anniversary I have completed indexing
the 994 Reichsvereinigung registration cards where the family/maiden names
begins with the letter N. (19,756 for A-N) As is the case with previous
letters of the alphabet, the material may be searched on Steve Morse's website
under Holocaust Jewish Roof Organizations. It will also appear on Jewishgen.
In many cases I have supplemented/corrected the information which appears on
the original cards (see below).

In addition to searches by surname, it is possible to use Steve Morse's
website to search by place of birth (Moscow or New York) and, for those who
succeeded in emigrating, by destination (Brazil or Shanghai). In this
connection researchers should be aware that Cuba as a destination was
usually an interim stop on the way to the United States.

Copies of the cards are held at the International Tracing Service at Bad
Arolsen, Germany and may be seen at ITS's website's digital
collections: https://digitalcollections.its-arolsen.org/01020401

If this list or the original cards raise questions please feel free to
contact me at pdlande@starpower.net.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

MODERATOR NOTE: Steve Morse website link to access the database is
https://stevemorse.org/jewishroof/jewishroof.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland: Lette N #general

Lande
 

On the occasion of my/our 62nd wedding anniversary I have completed indexing
the 994 Reichsvereinigung registration cards where the family/maiden names
begins with the letter N. (19,756 for A-N) As is the case with previous
letters of the alphabet, the material may be searched on Steve Morse's website
under Holocaust Jewish Roof Organizations. It will also appear on Jewishgen.
In many cases I have supplemented/corrected the information which appears on
the original cards (see below).

In addition to searches by surname, it is possible to use Steve Morse's
website to search by place of birth (Moscow or New York) and, for those who
succeeded in emigrating, by destination (Brazil or Shanghai). In this
connection researchers should be aware that Cuba as a destination was
usually an interim stop on the way to the United States.

Copies of the cards are held at the International Tracing Service at Bad
Arolsen, Germany and may be seen at ITS's website's digital
collections: https://digitalcollections.its-arolsen.org/01020401

If this list or the original cards raise questions please feel free to
contact me at pdlande@starpower.net.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

MODERATOR NOTE: Steve Morse website link to access the database is
https://stevemorse.org/jewishroof/jewishroof.html


Re: Paternal and Maternal designations within Family Finder (FTDNA) #dna

Janet Akaha <akaha@...>
 

In response to Steven Bloom and Jeffrey Herman re FTDNA and maternal and
paternal assignments.

The maternal and paternal matches are determined based on shared DNA. So
these are not just "in common with matches". The way this works is that
you have to attach your known DNA matches to your family tree. As you
are typing their name, Family Tree DNA will usually recognize the name
and give you a suggestion. Click on that suggestion and that person's
DNA will be added to your tree. When you go back to your match list
Family Tree DNA should "recalculate" and assign some of your matches to
either the paternal or maternal bucked depending on your relationship to
the person you just added. This generally only works up through 3rd
cousins. The goal is to extend this out to more distant cousins, and
ultimately to "paint the chromosome", but it is very useful in assigning
your matches to one of set of chromosomes. If someone matches on *both*
chromosomes they will be put in the purple bucket.

Janet Akaha


DNA Research #DNA Re: Paternal and Maternal designations within Family Finder (FTDNA) #dna

Janet Akaha <akaha@...>
 

In response to Steven Bloom and Jeffrey Herman re FTDNA and maternal and
paternal assignments.

The maternal and paternal matches are determined based on shared DNA. So
these are not just "in common with matches". The way this works is that
you have to attach your known DNA matches to your family tree. As you
are typing their name, Family Tree DNA will usually recognize the name
and give you a suggestion. Click on that suggestion and that person's
DNA will be added to your tree. When you go back to your match list
Family Tree DNA should "recalculate" and assign some of your matches to
either the paternal or maternal bucked depending on your relationship to
the person you just added. This generally only works up through 3rd
cousins. The goal is to extend this out to more distant cousins, and
ultimately to "paint the chromosome", but it is very useful in assigning
your matches to one of set of chromosomes. If someone matches on *both*
chromosomes they will be put in the purple bucket.

Janet Akaha


Re: Paternal and Maternal designations within Family Finder (FTDNA) #dna

Peggy Mosinger Freedman <peggyfreedman@...>
 

Here is more detail aboutPaternal and Maternal designations within Family
Finder (FTDNA)

This is a tool that is based on computer analysis of your data. You can
not turn it on and off. You start it by "assigning test results to
relatives on your family tree."

To assign test results to relatives:

1) Enter your own family tree by going to the Dashboard (for me,
this is the first page when I log in) and clicking on MENU symbol on the
top left (three horizontal lines and the words myFTDNA)

2) A menu opens, click on FAMILY TREE

3) Spend some time learning to navigate this area. You can enter
data, then delete it, so don't be afraid to experiment. In the beginning,
nothing will show but the test taker. You can upload a GEDCOM or enter
people individually by clicking on the icon for the person, then clicking
ADD RELATIONSHIP. I make a special GEDCOM that shows only direct
ancestors and one generation of their children in order to 1) protect
privacy and 2) simplify navigating this screen.

4) Because I do not show all my known cousins on my FamilyTree DNA
tree, I have an extra step. If I look at the match list, I have to be
sure that my known cousin with a DNA test is on the family tree that I
have created. I go to our most recent common ancestor and add the direct
relatives so that the matching person appears on the FamilyTree DNA tree.

5) On the Family Tree screen, click on the button on the top left
that says DNA MATCHES. A list of your matches should appear. Find the
name of the person that you know is a match and drag the name to the
circle on your tree that represents that person.

6) Your match will get an email asking if they accept the
relationship.

7) When the other person accepts that this is a real match, allow
the computers some time to analyze all your matches. If your known
match is related to only one of your parents, you will begin to get pink
and blue boxes on your unknown matches that indicate they are related to
both you and your cousin.

I tested my mother -- her father was >from Lithuania and her mother's
family is >from Hungary. Because a number of known cousins have also
tested, I have a better idea which side of the tree to look for unknown
matches if they have a pink or blue icon on them.

Hope this helps!

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, GA


DNA Research #DNA Re: Paternal and Maternal designations within Family Finder (FTDNA) #dna

Peggy Mosinger Freedman <peggyfreedman@...>
 

Here is more detail aboutPaternal and Maternal designations within Family
Finder (FTDNA)

This is a tool that is based on computer analysis of your data. You can
not turn it on and off. You start it by "assigning test results to
relatives on your family tree."

To assign test results to relatives:

1) Enter your own family tree by going to the Dashboard (for me,
this is the first page when I log in) and clicking on MENU symbol on the
top left (three horizontal lines and the words myFTDNA)

2) A menu opens, click on FAMILY TREE

3) Spend some time learning to navigate this area. You can enter
data, then delete it, so don't be afraid to experiment. In the beginning,
nothing will show but the test taker. You can upload a GEDCOM or enter
people individually by clicking on the icon for the person, then clicking
ADD RELATIONSHIP. I make a special GEDCOM that shows only direct
ancestors and one generation of their children in order to 1) protect
privacy and 2) simplify navigating this screen.

4) Because I do not show all my known cousins on my FamilyTree DNA
tree, I have an extra step. If I look at the match list, I have to be
sure that my known cousin with a DNA test is on the family tree that I
have created. I go to our most recent common ancestor and add the direct
relatives so that the matching person appears on the FamilyTree DNA tree.

5) On the Family Tree screen, click on the button on the top left
that says DNA MATCHES. A list of your matches should appear. Find the
name of the person that you know is a match and drag the name to the
circle on your tree that represents that person.

6) Your match will get an email asking if they accept the
relationship.

7) When the other person accepts that this is a real match, allow
the computers some time to analyze all your matches. If your known
match is related to only one of your parents, you will begin to get pink
and blue boxes on your unknown matches that indicate they are related to
both you and your cousin.

I tested my mother -- her father was >from Lithuania and her mother's
family is >from Hungary. Because a number of known cousins have also
tested, I have a better idea which side of the tree to look for unknown
matches if they have a pink or blue icon on them.

Hope this helps!

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, GA


Re: Paternal and Maternal designations within Family Finder (FTDNA) #dna

Sarah L Meyer
 

1. Paternal and Maternal designations within Family Finder (FTDNA)
First you need to have your family tree on FTDNA. Then you have look at
your known DNA matches and drag the DNA match to the appropriate person on
the tree. You have to either uncheck the send an email - or leave it checked
and finally there is a button at the very bottom of the screen that says
Confirm or Cancel. You need to click on confirm. Once you have a
sufficient number of relatives with the DNA matching on the tree, then FTDNA
will split your results. Be aware that there will still be people where
there is insufficient evidence to assign them to a side - or people other
than siblings and children, that will get assigned to both sides.
Sarah Christiansen
Georgetown TX
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


DNA Research #DNA RE: Paternal and Maternal designations within Family Finder (FTDNA) #dna

Sarah L Meyer
 

1. Paternal and Maternal designations within Family Finder (FTDNA)
First you need to have your family tree on FTDNA. Then you have look at
your known DNA matches and drag the DNA match to the appropriate person on
the tree. You have to either uncheck the send an email - or leave it checked
and finally there is a button at the very bottom of the screen that says
Confirm or Cancel. You need to click on confirm. Once you have a
sufficient number of relatives with the DNA matching on the tree, then FTDNA
will split your results. Be aware that there will still be people where
there is insufficient evidence to assign them to a side - or people other
than siblings and children, that will get assigned to both sides.
Sarah Christiansen
Georgetown TX
https://www.sarahsgenies.com

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