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Jewish Women in SA #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

An excellent article on SA Jewish Women
http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/south-africa


Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Jewish Women in SA #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

An excellent article on SA Jewish Women
http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/south-africa


Saul Issroff


If any of your relatives immigrated to Brazil (or even visited there)... #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

The FamilySearch website now has over 400,000 searchable images of
Brazil Immigration Cards, 1900-1965.

These cards were issued by Brazilian consulates in countries of
origin, granting permission for travelers (visitors as well as
immigrants) to enter Brazil.

Each card includes a photo and this information: name, date and place
of birth, nationality, place of residence, marital status, parents'
names, occupation, names of children under 18 traveling with the
immigrant, passport number and county, and location of the consulate
where the card were issued.

A longer description of the cards is at

<https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Brazil_Immigration_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)>

and they can be searched at

<https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932363>
(or tinyurl.com/Brazil-immcards ).

The cards are printed in Portuguese but not difficult to decipher. On
the cards I looked at, relatives' birth places are listed only as
"Polonia" (Poland) and "Alemanha" (Germany) but many cards do have
towns of birth.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia If any of your relatives immigrated to Brazil (or even visited there)... #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

The FamilySearch website now has over 400,000 searchable images of
Brazil Immigration Cards, 1900-1965.

These cards were issued by Brazilian consulates in countries of
origin, granting permission for travelers (visitors as well as
immigrants) to enter Brazil.

Each card includes a photo and this information: name, date and place
of birth, nationality, place of residence, marital status, parents'
names, occupation, names of children under 18 traveling with the
immigrant, passport number and county, and location of the consulate
where the card were issued.

A longer description of the cards is at

<https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Brazil_Immigration_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)>

and they can be searched at

<https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932363>
(or tinyurl.com/Brazil-immcards ).

The cards are printed in Portuguese but not difficult to decipher. On
the cards I looked at, relatives' birth places are listed only as
"Polonia" (Poland) and "Alemanha" (Germany) but many cards do have
towns of birth.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Sa Jews in Spanish Civil War #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

Martin Sugarman, Hon. archivist of AJEX has passed the following on.
Anyone with information or additional details of SA people in Spaniish
Civil War please contact Justin directly and copy me.

Saul Issroff

<<Dear Mr Sugarman,

My name is Justin Byrne, I am a British historian living in Spain,
with an interest in the International Brigades, particularly >from the
US. I have consulted your article on the Jewish brigaders many time
over the years, so many thanks for making it so easily available.

I am just beginning a project on South Africans in the SCW. So far I
have identified about 20 people with South African connections (many
appear to be have been British who passed through or were born there)
who were involved in the war in some capactiy or another, as medics,
journalists, pilots, as well as in the International Brigade. About
half of them were Jewish - there was mass inmigration >from Lithuania
and the now Baltic States at the end of the 19th-20the century.

I am writing to see if you could give me any more information about
any of the names which figure in your list, even if just the sources:
They are:

Leon Boyarski
Samuel Epstein 1298 (MML)
Vera Elkan (I have found a lot on her, very interesting)
Jacob (Jack Flior) a pilot- I have found a little about him, mainly in
an interview in a book on Jeiwsh antiapartheid activists
Wilhelm Herriberg (in Austrian list - South African/ British labourer
aged 5, wia, maybe the same person as)
Willy Heriberg (POW)
Jacobs- pilot
Jacob Nuss Mendelson, pilot
Paul Schuster Thaelman Batallion

I have also found listed as South Africans
Maurice Goldberg >from S. Rhodesia, held prisoner.

I would be very grateful for any information or suggestions you can give me

Dr Justin Byrne
Visiting Scholar
Center for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences
Instituto Juan March
C/ Castello 77
28006 Madrid
j.byrne@march.es >>


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Sa Jews in Spanish Civil War #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

Martin Sugarman, Hon. archivist of AJEX has passed the following on.
Anyone with information or additional details of SA people in Spaniish
Civil War please contact Justin directly and copy me.

Saul Issroff

<<Dear Mr Sugarman,

My name is Justin Byrne, I am a British historian living in Spain,
with an interest in the International Brigades, particularly >from the
US. I have consulted your article on the Jewish brigaders many time
over the years, so many thanks for making it so easily available.

I am just beginning a project on South Africans in the SCW. So far I
have identified about 20 people with South African connections (many
appear to be have been British who passed through or were born there)
who were involved in the war in some capactiy or another, as medics,
journalists, pilots, as well as in the International Brigade. About
half of them were Jewish - there was mass inmigration >from Lithuania
and the now Baltic States at the end of the 19th-20the century.

I am writing to see if you could give me any more information about
any of the names which figure in your list, even if just the sources:
They are:

Leon Boyarski
Samuel Epstein 1298 (MML)
Vera Elkan (I have found a lot on her, very interesting)
Jacob (Jack Flior) a pilot- I have found a little about him, mainly in
an interview in a book on Jeiwsh antiapartheid activists
Wilhelm Herriberg (in Austrian list - South African/ British labourer
aged 5, wia, maybe the same person as)
Willy Heriberg (POW)
Jacobs- pilot
Jacob Nuss Mendelson, pilot
Paul Schuster Thaelman Batallion

I have also found listed as South Africans
Maurice Goldberg >from S. Rhodesia, held prisoner.

I would be very grateful for any information or suggestions you can give me

Dr Justin Byrne
Visiting Scholar
Center for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences
Instituto Juan March
C/ Castello 77
28006 Madrid
j.byrne@march.es >>


a new map site #courland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

A Baltic German acquaintance just sent me this URL, which I found very
helpful in locating the estates where my Courlander forefathers worked
and whose exact locations had long eluded me. I hope that you will find
the site helpful!

http://marnitz.eu/Karte/

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia a new map site #courland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

A Baltic German acquaintance just sent me this URL, which I found very
helpful in locating the estates where my Courlander forefathers worked
and whose exact locations had long eluded me. I hope that you will find
the site helpful!

http://marnitz.eu/Karte/

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel


Paris 2012 - newsletter #6 #latinamerica

bounce-2393726-772964@...
 

ONLY SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION

The full registration rates <www.paris2012.eu/products>* include:

- Access to more than 200 LECTURES** (including over 100 taking place in
three rooms with simultaneous translation) and WORKSHOPS (including a
beginner's workshop*** and a children workshop)

- Access to SIGs and BOFs meetings (excluding meals),

- Access to the FILM FESTIVAL (some 15 films, including some never
released),

- Access to EXHIBITIONS,

- Access to the RESOURCE ROOM, its experts, its books and its twenty
computers,

- Access to the VENDORS ROOM, and the Sunday afternoon SIG FAIR

- Access to BOOK SIGNINGS

- Access to the MUSICAL SHOWS (except the one related to the Gala evening)

- Access to the OPENING EVENING RECEPTION on Sunday

- BAG and CONFERENCE HANDOUTS (Daily planner, Speaker handouts, 1 syllabus
for a couple).

Don't forget to sign for the GALA EVENING, the GUIDED TOURS in Paris as well
as for BREAKFASTS and LUNCHES


The committee
www.paris2012.eu
contact@paris2012.eu

*A paper register form may be asked to the CGJ: 33- 1 40 23 04 90),
genealoj@free.fr

** SPEAKERS, if you did not reveive your confirmation letter, maybe it has
been rejected by your security system. Make sure you are on the program
http://www.paris2012.eu/event_leaders

**Except for computers workshops


Latin America #LatinAmerica Paris 2012 - newsletter #6 #latinamerica

bounce-2393726-772964@...
 

ONLY SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION

The full registration rates <www.paris2012.eu/products>* include:

- Access to more than 200 LECTURES** (including over 100 taking place in
three rooms with simultaneous translation) and WORKSHOPS (including a
beginner's workshop*** and a children workshop)

- Access to SIGs and BOFs meetings (excluding meals),

- Access to the FILM FESTIVAL (some 15 films, including some never
released),

- Access to EXHIBITIONS,

- Access to the RESOURCE ROOM, its experts, its books and its twenty
computers,

- Access to the VENDORS ROOM, and the Sunday afternoon SIG FAIR

- Access to BOOK SIGNINGS

- Access to the MUSICAL SHOWS (except the one related to the Gala evening)

- Access to the OPENING EVENING RECEPTION on Sunday

- BAG and CONFERENCE HANDOUTS (Daily planner, Speaker handouts, 1 syllabus
for a couple).

Don't forget to sign for the GALA EVENING, the GUIDED TOURS in Paris as well
as for BREAKFASTS and LUNCHES


The committee
www.paris2012.eu
contact@paris2012.eu

*A paper register form may be asked to the CGJ: 33- 1 40 23 04 90),
genealoj@free.fr

** SPEAKERS, if you did not reveive your confirmation letter, maybe it has
been rejected by your security system. Make sure you are on the program
http://www.paris2012.eu/event_leaders

**Except for computers workshops


Re: Help finding the RUSZ Surname #hungary

j.kovacs@...
 

Dave,
Here is an idea. My stepfather was born in Drochobycz, Poland or as he said in
Austro- Hungary and his last name was Russ. Today Drochobycz is in the
Ukraine. There are some descendants of the Russ family and in all likelihood
others like you have that name. The spelling of Rusz in Hungary is probably
because of the way Hungarians pronounce two "s" like Rush, but with the
Hungarian "sz" it becomes Russ and the "u" is pronounced like in you. So perhaps
it originated in the area of Poland. By the way my grandfather's first name was
Oskar or Osias and my Hungarian mother called him Oszi maybe something like your
Osan.
John Kovacs

----- Original Message ----
From: H-SIG digest <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: h-sig digest recipients <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tue, March 27, 2012 2:04:05 AM
Subject: h-sig digest: March 26, 2012

H-SIG Digest for Monday, March 26, 2012.

1. Help finding the RUSZ Surname

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Subject: Help finding the RUSZ Surname
From: daveruss@gmail.com
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:19:42 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Hello All!

I have been searching my family history for some time and have hit
some roadblocks. I thought it would be worth a shot now to send an
e-mail.

My Great Grandfather George Russ (GyorgiRusz) came >from Szatmar,
Hungary born 1908 and immigrated to Dearborn Michigan in 1914. He had
a brother Steven (Isvan), and was also accompanied by their
Grandfather Lewis (Illes) Osan. They all were born in Szatmar.

His mother was Maria Osan and his father was either George or Peter
Rusz. He passed away between 1910 and 1911 in Hungary as there is a
picture of a Black Glass horse drawn hearse.

I have found there are a few pockets of Rusz's but have had zero luck
connecting the dots. The next step will be to look in the current
phone book and maybe send a few letters.

Thank you for any thoughts or help!

Dave Russ


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Help finding the RUSZ Surname #hungary

j.kovacs@...
 

Dave,
Here is an idea. My stepfather was born in Drochobycz, Poland or as he said in
Austro- Hungary and his last name was Russ. Today Drochobycz is in the
Ukraine. There are some descendants of the Russ family and in all likelihood
others like you have that name. The spelling of Rusz in Hungary is probably
because of the way Hungarians pronounce two "s" like Rush, but with the
Hungarian "sz" it becomes Russ and the "u" is pronounced like in you. So perhaps
it originated in the area of Poland. By the way my grandfather's first name was
Oskar or Osias and my Hungarian mother called him Oszi maybe something like your
Osan.
John Kovacs

----- Original Message ----
From: H-SIG digest <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: h-sig digest recipients <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tue, March 27, 2012 2:04:05 AM
Subject: h-sig digest: March 26, 2012

H-SIG Digest for Monday, March 26, 2012.

1. Help finding the RUSZ Surname

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

Subject: Help finding the RUSZ Surname
From: daveruss@gmail.com
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:19:42 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Hello All!

I have been searching my family history for some time and have hit
some roadblocks. I thought it would be worth a shot now to send an
e-mail.

My Great Grandfather George Russ (GyorgiRusz) came >from Szatmar,
Hungary born 1908 and immigrated to Dearborn Michigan in 1914. He had
a brother Steven (Isvan), and was also accompanied by their
Grandfather Lewis (Illes) Osan. They all were born in Szatmar.

His mother was Maria Osan and his father was either George or Peter
Rusz. He passed away between 1910 and 1911 in Hungary as there is a
picture of a Black Glass horse drawn hearse.

I have found there are a few pockets of Rusz's but have had zero luck
connecting the dots. The next step will be to look in the current
phone book and maybe send a few letters.

Thank you for any thoughts or help!

Dave Russ


Re: Help finding the RUSZ Surname #hungary

Asparagirl
 

Hi Dave,

Szatmar, Hungary is today in Romania -- and like many Romanian towns
and counties, its genealogical records have actually been openly
available to researchers for the past several years, as long as the
records are more than 100 years old, for privacy reasons. Romania
used to be a terribly hard place to do genealogy research, and now
it's suddenly one of the best and easiest. Pretty much nothing is on
microfilm, as the LDS Church still doesn't have permission to film
there, but you can hire a researcher to go into any of the small
regional archives branches and photograph up to five books per day,
with no restrictions on the number of photographs, just the number of
books.

In fact, many of the late 19th Century Jewish records >from Szatmar
(Satmar, Satu Mare) have *already* been digitally photographed! But
the information is not online yet. The photos are just awaiting
someone -- maybe you? maybe someone else reading this? -- to set up a
formal indexing project through JewishGen's H-SIG and index them.
There have been several attempts to set this up over the past few
years, but for whatever reason, it still hasn't happened. It's
actually been kind of maddening.

If anyone reading this has family >from Szatmar and wants to work on
transcribing records >from that area, please contact Vivian Kahn, head
of H-SIG, and volunteer. Hopefully, someone can *finally* get a
Szatmar indexing project off the ground!

(I run the H-SIG indexing project for the county next door to Szatmar
-- Maramaros county, now split up between Maramures county Romania and
sub-Carpathian Ukraine.)


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Help finding the RUSZ Surname #hungary

Asparagirl
 

Hi Dave,

Szatmar, Hungary is today in Romania -- and like many Romanian towns
and counties, its genealogical records have actually been openly
available to researchers for the past several years, as long as the
records are more than 100 years old, for privacy reasons. Romania
used to be a terribly hard place to do genealogy research, and now
it's suddenly one of the best and easiest. Pretty much nothing is on
microfilm, as the LDS Church still doesn't have permission to film
there, but you can hire a researcher to go into any of the small
regional archives branches and photograph up to five books per day,
with no restrictions on the number of photographs, just the number of
books.

In fact, many of the late 19th Century Jewish records >from Szatmar
(Satmar, Satu Mare) have *already* been digitally photographed! But
the information is not online yet. The photos are just awaiting
someone -- maybe you? maybe someone else reading this? -- to set up a
formal indexing project through JewishGen's H-SIG and index them.
There have been several attempts to set this up over the past few
years, but for whatever reason, it still hasn't happened. It's
actually been kind of maddening.

If anyone reading this has family >from Szatmar and wants to work on
transcribing records >from that area, please contact Vivian Kahn, head
of H-SIG, and volunteer. Hopefully, someone can *finally* get a
Szatmar indexing project off the ground!

(I run the H-SIG indexing project for the county next door to Szatmar
-- Maramaros county, now split up between Maramures county Romania and
sub-Carpathian Ukraine.)


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California


Fw: Family Chemerofsky #poland

Rita
 

It has been a couple of years since I have posted a request for my
Chemerofsky/Shamerofsky & var. Family.
They must have arrived in UK around 1890.I have no knowledge of them prior
to this.
He was Moshe (Morris) Chemerofsky b ABT 1873 & she was Rose Levitski b ABT
1877.
He had a sister Ada Chemerofsy b ABT 1881 According to Ada's marriage cert,
married UK, their father was Solomon.
A few of Ada's documents appear to indicate that they came >from Belarus or
maybe Lithuania.
Does anyone have any names like Chemerofsky / Shamerofsky & the many
variants in their tree.

Rita Park
New South Wales
Australia


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Fw: Family Chemerofsky #poland

Rita
 

It has been a couple of years since I have posted a request for my
Chemerofsky/Shamerofsky & var. Family.
They must have arrived in UK around 1890.I have no knowledge of them prior
to this.
He was Moshe (Morris) Chemerofsky b ABT 1873 & she was Rose Levitski b ABT
1877.
He had a sister Ada Chemerofsy b ABT 1881 According to Ada's marriage cert,
married UK, their father was Solomon.
A few of Ada's documents appear to indicate that they came >from Belarus or
maybe Lithuania.
Does anyone have any names like Chemerofsky / Shamerofsky & the many
variants in their tree.

Rita Park
New South Wales
Australia


From Lithuania: KALISKY,SHUDKVA, MORDKOVICH #lithuania

Ann Linder
 

Anyone researching KALISKY, Sara or SUDKOVA (SHUDKVA), Sara from
Lithuania (possibly >from Smorgon near Vilna). late 1800s is the
time frame.
We are unsure of her correct maiden name; maybe she was >from Sudkova
and that became part of her name??
Her husband's given name was Moshe and his surname was possibly
MORDECAI or MORDKOVICH or MORDUKHOVICH . (Are those 3 names the
same??)
Sara's husband died before 1899.
One death record found but in Vilna for a MORDUKHOVICH,
Movsha ; nothing for Sara.

--
Ann Linder
Florida USA

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania From Lithuania: KALISKY,SHUDKVA, MORDKOVICH #lithuania

Ann Linder
 

Anyone researching KALISKY, Sara or SUDKOVA (SHUDKVA), Sara from
Lithuania (possibly >from Smorgon near Vilna). late 1800s is the
time frame.
We are unsure of her correct maiden name; maybe she was >from Sudkova
and that became part of her name??
Her husband's given name was Moshe and his surname was possibly
MORDECAI or MORDKOVICH or MORDUKHOVICH . (Are those 3 names the
same??)
Sara's husband died before 1899.
One death record found but in Vilna for a MORDUKHOVICH,
Movsha ; nothing for Sara.

--
Ann Linder
Florida USA

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Rota Devorah JOELSON in Lithuania #lithuania

Helene Bergman <helenebergman@...>
 

Just learned that my ggm's maiden name was Rota Devorah JOELSON. She
was married to my ggf Chaim FARFEL who was born in 1865, and I assume
that they were approximately the same age. She died around 1900, soon
after giving birth to my grandmother. He came to the US in 1906 with
their children, his second wife, and their children. They were from
Zarasai. If anyone has any connections to this family, I would
appreciate it.

Lanie Bergman
Bronx NY

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Rota Devorah JOELSON in Lithuania #lithuania

Helene Bergman <helenebergman@...>
 

Just learned that my ggm's maiden name was Rota Devorah JOELSON. She
was married to my ggf Chaim FARFEL who was born in 1865, and I assume
that they were approximately the same age. She died around 1900, soon
after giving birth to my grandmother. He came to the US in 1906 with
their children, his second wife, and their children. They were from
Zarasai. If anyone has any connections to this family, I would
appreciate it.

Lanie Bergman
Bronx NY

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions of research methods or resources may be shared with
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