Date   

Re: Iron Cross recipient #germany

Roger Lustig
 

The Bavarian army didn't award the Eiserne Kreuz (Iron Cross,
abbreviated EK) until WW II. Before then it was strictly Prussian.

If he had been Prussian and at the front in the First World War
for any length of time, especially as an officer, he'd have received
at least the 2nd-class Iron Cross and probably the 1st. Over 4
million EK2 were awarded during WW I; and about 150,000 EK1.

Do you know the unit he served in? Much German WW I stuff is lost,
though the Bavarian muster books--with great detail--are available and
indexed at ancestry.com.

Roger Lustig, Princeton, NJ, research co-ordinator, GerSIG

On 9/2/2011 11:07 PM, Helen Levy wrote:
arl (Karl) LEVI, born 1872 in Freudental, the son of David LEVI and
Mathilde WEIL, was an officer in the German army. Family rumor is that
he received the Iron Cross? How can I research that he did?


German SIG #Germany Re: Iron Cross recipient #germany

Roger Lustig
 

The Bavarian army didn't award the Eiserne Kreuz (Iron Cross,
abbreviated EK) until WW II. Before then it was strictly Prussian.

If he had been Prussian and at the front in the First World War
for any length of time, especially as an officer, he'd have received
at least the 2nd-class Iron Cross and probably the 1st. Over 4
million EK2 were awarded during WW I; and about 150,000 EK1.

Do you know the unit he served in? Much German WW I stuff is lost,
though the Bavarian muster books--with great detail--are available and
indexed at ancestry.com.

Roger Lustig, Princeton, NJ, research co-ordinator, GerSIG

On 9/2/2011 11:07 PM, Helen Levy wrote:
arl (Karl) LEVI, born 1872 in Freudental, the son of David LEVI and
Mathilde WEIL, was an officer in the German army. Family rumor is that
he received the Iron Cross? How can I research that he did?


Hurricane Irene, Cemetery Destruction and JOWBR #general

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

Some of you may have seen the story of the Rochester, Vermont cemetery that
was destroyed by Hurricane Irene,
http://www.wcax.com/story/15354297/flooding-destroys-cemetery-in-rochester

The destruction of cemeteries, whether by sudden forces of nature or the
passage of time, is another reason to consider indexing and submitting
photos and records to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry - http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) project where the
information will have a permanent home for researchers and family members to
access into the future. When you think about cemeteries in poor condition,
most of us only think about Eastern European and other foreign cemeteries.
Sadly, the same has been happening with cemeteries in the United States as
well. Due to shifting Jewish populations or burial societies that do not
have management to continue monitoring and paying for maintenance we see
cemeteries and cemetery sections fall into disrepair close to home.

If you're interested in helping index and/or photographing Jewish
cemeteries, please see the written instructions at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or watch our
explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/
If you have any further questions, please contact me directly at
NAltman@...

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator
NAltman@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hurricane Irene, Cemetery Destruction and JOWBR #general

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

Some of you may have seen the story of the Rochester, Vermont cemetery that
was destroyed by Hurricane Irene,
http://www.wcax.com/story/15354297/flooding-destroys-cemetery-in-rochester

The destruction of cemeteries, whether by sudden forces of nature or the
passage of time, is another reason to consider indexing and submitting
photos and records to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry - http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) project where the
information will have a permanent home for researchers and family members to
access into the future. When you think about cemeteries in poor condition,
most of us only think about Eastern European and other foreign cemeteries.
Sadly, the same has been happening with cemeteries in the United States as
well. Due to shifting Jewish populations or burial societies that do not
have management to continue monitoring and paying for maintenance we see
cemeteries and cemetery sections fall into disrepair close to home.

If you're interested in helping index and/or photographing Jewish
cemeteries, please see the written instructions at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or watch our
explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/
If you have any further questions, please contact me directly at
NAltman@...

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator
NAltman@...


Re: ukraine digest: September 02, 2011 topic "Woman studying" #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

In response to "Woman Studying Medicine"

On the Russian language forum site, Jewish Roots, there are postings about education in the Russian Empire.

http://www.forum.j-roots.info/viewforum.php?f=34&sid=816384b283fa17fb5c7a629e2aea5759

A few of the topics include:

Imperial Universities of the Russian Empire
Higher technical educational institutions of the Russian Empire
List of higher education institutions of the Russian Empire
Discussion of the possibilities of search. Questions and Answers
Ekaterynoslavsky Jewish Polytechnic Institute
EVLITLO Moscow State Pedagogical Institute. Bubnov
Commercial education
On a traditional Jewish education
Russian Jews in foreign universities
Jewish student samoperepisi
Education documents containing genealogich. information

The discussions are in Russian. If you join the forum, you can post questions.

You can translate by using an online translator, such as Google Language Tools, to convert the website into English or another language, if necessary:

http://www.google.com/language_tools

or download Google Toolbar (with translation capability for IE or Firefox browsers):
http://www.google.com/toolbar/ff/index.html#tracking=1&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-bk&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=google%20tool%20bar&tbbrand=GZAG

Google Chrome downloaded (http://www.google.com/chrome) and then using a translator add-on is also great.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


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Subject: Woman born 1881 studying medicine? MIZRACH / BROCHIS
From: dana.dimitriu@...
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 19:29:31 +0200 (CEST)
X-Message-Number: 3

Dear all,

I have a question regarding the possibilities a woman had of studying medicine at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: ukraine digest: September 02, 2011 topic "Woman studying" #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

In response to "Woman Studying Medicine"

On the Russian language forum site, Jewish Roots, there are postings about education in the Russian Empire.

http://www.forum.j-roots.info/viewforum.php?f=34&sid=816384b283fa17fb5c7a629e2aea5759

A few of the topics include:

Imperial Universities of the Russian Empire
Higher technical educational institutions of the Russian Empire
List of higher education institutions of the Russian Empire
Discussion of the possibilities of search. Questions and Answers
Ekaterynoslavsky Jewish Polytechnic Institute
EVLITLO Moscow State Pedagogical Institute. Bubnov
Commercial education
On a traditional Jewish education
Russian Jews in foreign universities
Jewish student samoperepisi
Education documents containing genealogich. information

The discussions are in Russian. If you join the forum, you can post questions.

You can translate by using an online translator, such as Google Language Tools, to convert the website into English or another language, if necessary:

http://www.google.com/language_tools

or download Google Toolbar (with translation capability for IE or Firefox browsers):
http://www.google.com/toolbar/ff/index.html#tracking=1&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-bk&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=google%20tool%20bar&tbbrand=GZAG

Google Chrome downloaded (http://www.google.com/chrome) and then using a translator add-on is also great.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Woman born 1881 studying medicine? MIZRACH / BROCHIS
From: dana.dimitriu@...
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 19:29:31 +0200 (CEST)
X-Message-Number: 3

Dear all,

I have a question regarding the possibilities a woman had of studying medicine at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


FW: Demolition of synagogue Goldne-Roize in Lviv #ukraine

Eli Brauner
 

Dear members of Ukraine SIG,

Please follow the link:
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Ukraine+cleanses+history/5342964/story.html

In Lviv the remains of the famous synagogue once the pride of the Jewish
community are removed.
It is an outrage.
Please do all in your power to stop the demolition.

Eli Brauner
Israel


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine FW: Demolition of synagogue Goldne-Roize in Lviv #ukraine

Eli Brauner
 

Dear members of Ukraine SIG,

Please follow the link:
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Ukraine+cleanses+history/5342964/story.html

In Lviv the remains of the famous synagogue once the pride of the Jewish
community are removed.
It is an outrage.
Please do all in your power to stop the demolition.

Eli Brauner
Israel


The JewishGen ShtetlSeeker is now the JewishGen Gazetteer #belarus

bounce-2281955-772948@...
 

On August 16th, at the recent IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
Warren Blatt announced that the "JewishGen ShtetlSeeker" was being
renamed to become the "JewishGen Gazetteer." This name was chosen to
more accurately reflect the contents of the database.

The JewishGen Gazetteer is based upon data >from the U.S. Board on
Geographic Names, and contains the names of one million localities
from 54 countries throughout Europe, North Africa, the Middle East,
and Central Asia.

Along with the name change, a number of significant improvements
have been made:

1. The geographic scope has been expanded to include:
a. Scandinavia: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
b. Iberia: Spain and Portugal.
c. Luxembourg.
d. Kyrgyzstan (the only former Soviet Republic not previously included).
e. Yemen.

2. Improved Search Functionality:
a. Names in non-Latin alphabets (such as Arabic and Cyrillic) are
now displayed (this is extremely useful when trying to locate towns based
upon old documents).
b. "Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching," a more advanced and accurate
form of Soundex coding, has been implemented.
c. Search results are now displayed in order of relevance, with
the most likely matches appearing first.

The JewishGen Gazetteer has helped thousands of people identify the places
where their ancestors lived. The new name of the database, along with the
technical improvements, will enable JewishGen to continue helping amateur
and professional genealogists as they research their Jewish family history
and heritage.

The database can be accessed by visiting
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp>.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please email info@....

We hope you will find this change beneficial, and thank you for your
continued support of JewishGen's important work.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus The JewishGen ShtetlSeeker is now the JewishGen Gazetteer #belarus

bounce-2281955-772948@...
 

On August 16th, at the recent IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
Warren Blatt announced that the "JewishGen ShtetlSeeker" was being
renamed to become the "JewishGen Gazetteer." This name was chosen to
more accurately reflect the contents of the database.

The JewishGen Gazetteer is based upon data >from the U.S. Board on
Geographic Names, and contains the names of one million localities
from 54 countries throughout Europe, North Africa, the Middle East,
and Central Asia.

Along with the name change, a number of significant improvements
have been made:

1. The geographic scope has been expanded to include:
a. Scandinavia: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
b. Iberia: Spain and Portugal.
c. Luxembourg.
d. Kyrgyzstan (the only former Soviet Republic not previously included).
e. Yemen.

2. Improved Search Functionality:
a. Names in non-Latin alphabets (such as Arabic and Cyrillic) are
now displayed (this is extremely useful when trying to locate towns based
upon old documents).
b. "Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching," a more advanced and accurate
form of Soundex coding, has been implemented.
c. Search results are now displayed in order of relevance, with
the most likely matches appearing first.

The JewishGen Gazetteer has helped thousands of people identify the places
where their ancestors lived. The new name of the database, along with the
technical improvements, will enable JewishGen to continue helping amateur
and professional genealogists as they research their Jewish family history
and heritage.

The database can be accessed by visiting
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp>.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please email info@....

We hope you will find this change beneficial, and thank you for your
continued support of JewishGen's important work.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@...


2011 Belarus SIG meeting #belarus

david.feldman@...
 

For all who did not attend the Belarus SIG meeting at the 31th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy on August 18, 2011 in
Washington, DC, below is a link to the slide presentation we went over.

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/DC_2011_Conf_Belarus_SIG_Meeting.pps

As you will see, the Belarus SIG was extremely busy over the past year.
Thanks to Jim Yarin, Ruth Marcus and Ruth Silver we have indexed and
put up 22,000 records >from 1850-1858 Revision Lists for Grodno.
Details of what has been put up can be seen on slide 11.
In addition, Paul Zoglin is in the process of putting up an
additional 40,000 records. Details on these records can be seen
on the project summaries shown on slides 7 to 22.

On slide 2 you can see the SIG leadership, my co-coordinator,
Sharon Fingold (sfingold@...), our research coordinator,
Ruth Silver (rescoord@...), our new database coordinator
Paul Zoglin (pzoglin@...), our newsletter editor, Taube Import
and our webmaster, Kevin Hanit. On slide 3 you can see the project
coordinators for each of the towns where we currently have projects.
At the conference we had numerous people volunteer for project
coordinator positions, but if you have any interest in helping with
the projects please contact Ruth.

Slides 4-6 are Paul Zoglin's database coordinator's report.
Paul has done an enormous amount of work this year to properly list
all the data sources associated with all of our data and the additional
40,000 records should be up soon. On slide 5 Paul is taking on an
even bigger project trying to develop a list of all data records
that are not currently in our JewishGen Belarus Database, which
should form the basis for our future work.

Also, on slides 26 and 27 you can see how you can help. At the
conference I had these really nice maps of Belarus available for $100.
If you are interested just go to the Belarus JewishGen-erosity site:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=1

and make a $100 donation to whichever project you want, and let me know
that you have done so, and I will send you a map.

If you have any questions about the slides please feel free to
contact me or the other e-mail addresses I listed above.

Looking forward to having another great year.

Best Regards,

Dave Feldman
Belarus SIG Coordinator
dfeldman@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus 2011 Belarus SIG meeting #belarus

david.feldman@...
 

For all who did not attend the Belarus SIG meeting at the 31th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy on August 18, 2011 in
Washington, DC, below is a link to the slide presentation we went over.

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/DC_2011_Conf_Belarus_SIG_Meeting.pps

As you will see, the Belarus SIG was extremely busy over the past year.
Thanks to Jim Yarin, Ruth Marcus and Ruth Silver we have indexed and
put up 22,000 records >from 1850-1858 Revision Lists for Grodno.
Details of what has been put up can be seen on slide 11.
In addition, Paul Zoglin is in the process of putting up an
additional 40,000 records. Details on these records can be seen
on the project summaries shown on slides 7 to 22.

On slide 2 you can see the SIG leadership, my co-coordinator,
Sharon Fingold (sfingold@...), our research coordinator,
Ruth Silver (rescoord@...), our new database coordinator
Paul Zoglin (pzoglin@...), our newsletter editor, Taube Import
and our webmaster, Kevin Hanit. On slide 3 you can see the project
coordinators for each of the towns where we currently have projects.
At the conference we had numerous people volunteer for project
coordinator positions, but if you have any interest in helping with
the projects please contact Ruth.

Slides 4-6 are Paul Zoglin's database coordinator's report.
Paul has done an enormous amount of work this year to properly list
all the data sources associated with all of our data and the additional
40,000 records should be up soon. On slide 5 Paul is taking on an
even bigger project trying to develop a list of all data records
that are not currently in our JewishGen Belarus Database, which
should form the basis for our future work.

Also, on slides 26 and 27 you can see how you can help. At the
conference I had these really nice maps of Belarus available for $100.
If you are interested just go to the Belarus JewishGen-erosity site:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=1

and make a $100 donation to whichever project you want, and let me know
that you have done so, and I will send you a map.

If you have any questions about the slides please feel free to
contact me or the other e-mail addresses I listed above.

Looking forward to having another great year.

Best Regards,

Dave Feldman
Belarus SIG Coordinator
dfeldman@...


Searching: for Joseph COHN #belarus

David Laskin
 

Dear Genners,
I am working on my mother's family whose name was HAKOHEN or
KAGANOVICH (various spellings) in Rakov and Volozhin (presentday
Belarus). I have traced my mother's grandfather -- Avram Akiva
(Abraham Cohen in the US) and all of his siblings (Arie, Leah Golda,
Herman, Shalom Tvi) except for ONE. The one I am searching for was
named Yasef Bear Kaganovich (various spellings) in Russia and Joseph
COHN (no "e") when he emigrated to Hoboken in 1901. On the 1910
census he is listed as living at 406 Newark Street in Hoboken with
his wife Ethel and children Herman 20, Sarah 17 and Rachel 14.
Profession is rabbi. I would love to hear >from any of Joseph's
descendants -- I can put you in touch with many many family members!
Thanks.

David Laskin, Seattle, WA
MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching: for Joseph COHN #belarus

David Laskin
 

Dear Genners,
I am working on my mother's family whose name was HAKOHEN or
KAGANOVICH (various spellings) in Rakov and Volozhin (presentday
Belarus). I have traced my mother's grandfather -- Avram Akiva
(Abraham Cohen in the US) and all of his siblings (Arie, Leah Golda,
Herman, Shalom Tvi) except for ONE. The one I am searching for was
named Yasef Bear Kaganovich (various spellings) in Russia and Joseph
COHN (no "e") when he emigrated to Hoboken in 1901. On the 1910
census he is listed as living at 406 Newark Street in Hoboken with
his wife Ethel and children Herman 20, Sarah 17 and Rachel 14.
Profession is rabbi. I would love to hear >from any of Joseph's
descendants -- I can put you in touch with many many family members!
Thanks.

David Laskin, Seattle, WA
MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Abrahams Family New York #unitedkingdom

de.cantor@...
 

My great uncle, Alec Schwartz emigrated >from the UK to the United States in
January 1912 and gave his destination as c/o M. Abrahams,1720 Prospect
Place, Brooklyn, NY. If anyone in the US with access to the 1910 census
could look up that combination of name and address, I would be most grateful
if they could send me details of the other members of the household.

Regards

David Cantor
United Kingdom
MODERATORS'S NOTE: Please respond privately to Mr. Cantor


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Abrahams Family New York #unitedkingdom

de.cantor@...
 

My great uncle, Alec Schwartz emigrated >from the UK to the United States in
January 1912 and gave his destination as c/o M. Abrahams,1720 Prospect
Place, Brooklyn, NY. If anyone in the US with access to the 1910 census
could look up that combination of name and address, I would be most grateful
if they could send me details of the other members of the household.

Regards

David Cantor
United Kingdom
MODERATORS'S NOTE: Please respond privately to Mr. Cantor


Re: Looking for GRUNWALDS from Bekes, nearby areas in Hungary #hungary

tom
 

i have a related family of GRUNWALDs >from gyula, which was near
bekescsaba, where my father's family is from. unfortunately, i have
very little information about them, except a few anecdotes, and the
fact that they were our relatives.

GRUNWALD Bernat and HALASI Janka had 4 sons: Istvan, Laszlo, Imre
and Pal. Bernat's mother was KLEIN Pepi.

and if you find out any more, i'd love to hear about it.


....... tom klein, toronto

jake6621@... wrote:

Am interested in finding information on GRUNWALDS >from Bekes area of
Hungary. My g'uncle Imre LASZLO
('Laci") Havas married Iren(""Pircsi") GRUNWALD around 1943 in
Bekes. Pircsi was an orphan and my g'parents
did not have more information about her parents. She was born about
1910. She survived the camps (I believe
Bergen-Belsen), but died shortly afterwards in a hospital in
Sweden. Her husband Laci disappeared in the
Hungarian Labor Service.
Would appreciate any information.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Looking for GRUNWALDS from Bekes, nearby areas in Hungary #hungary

tom
 

i have a related family of GRUNWALDs >from gyula, which was near
bekescsaba, where my father's family is from. unfortunately, i have
very little information about them, except a few anecdotes, and the
fact that they were our relatives.

GRUNWALD Bernat and HALASI Janka had 4 sons: Istvan, Laszlo, Imre
and Pal. Bernat's mother was KLEIN Pepi.

and if you find out any more, i'd love to hear about it.


....... tom klein, toronto

jake6621@... wrote:

Am interested in finding information on GRUNWALDS >from Bekes area of
Hungary. My g'uncle Imre LASZLO
('Laci") Havas married Iren(""Pircsi") GRUNWALD around 1943 in
Bekes. Pircsi was an orphan and my g'parents
did not have more information about her parents. She was born about
1910. She survived the camps (I believe
Bergen-Belsen), but died shortly afterwards in a hospital in
Sweden. Her husband Laci disappeared in the
Hungarian Labor Service.
Would appreciate any information.


Introduction #ukraine

Cyndi Norwitz
 

Just wanted to say hello to everyone. I am fairly new to genealogy
and am just in the process of getting the basic info I already know
into Family Tree Maker (I have the Mac 2010 version) and a couple
extras like free Ancestry weeks and so forth. Then I'll activate my
Ancestry subscription and do some serious searching.

As it turns out, the Ukraine figures in many lines in my family and my
husband's as well. I haven't tracked down all places yet so there are
probably several I don't know about yet that are listed as "Russia."

* = prominent surname in my (our) lines, not just a marriage.

Berdychiv, Zhytomyr, Ukraine - Dubiner*, Barshtman

Chudnov, Ukraine (sometimes spelled Chodnov) - Dubiner*, Dubin*, Kaiser

Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine - Greensport, Rudy

Luts'k, Volyn', Ukraine - Schinier

Then the main line for me is my paternal grandmother's, the
Friedmans. She was born in Newark NJ but most of her older siblings
and her parents came >from what I was always told was a small town
outside of Kiev. An uncle will be sending me his GEDCOM soon but
another uncle writes: "They came >from what is now Belarus >from a town
not far >from Minsk." The info I've found so far (census) just says
"Russia."

I'm still doing searches so I'm sure I'll have much more info even a
month >from now. So not looking for anything in particular and just
wanted to say hi.

Cyndi


LOOKING FOR THE RESNIK FAMILY #ukraine

erserwer@...
 

I think I have narrowed down my search for this part of my family. Now,
I need to find out if I can get any records for my relatives on-line
for the city of Kherson and the towns of Wradiewka (Vradiyivka) or
Odradivka, formerly in the Russian Empire and now in the Ukraine.
Their names were Joseph, Marjem or Mary, Golda , H.Resnik and Sarah
Dovarosky.

Thank you for any help you can give regarding research or if you may
know of them.

Sincerely,
EILEEN SERWER
NEW YORK

187881 - 187900 of 670750