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gravestone search. #general

Denis Nathan <dnathan@...>
 

I am looking for help in obtaining a photograph or at least a transcription
of a gravestone in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens, NY. I have the date of
burial and memorial number.
However no name is available in cemetery's online database.
Denis Nathan

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen gravestone search. #general

Denis Nathan <dnathan@...>
 

I am looking for help in obtaining a photograph or at least a transcription
of a gravestone in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens, NY. I have the date of
burial and memorial number.
However no name is available in cemetery's online database.
Denis Nathan

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please


(Australia and New Zealand) Free Research Sites #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Family History Daily has published a list of 12 free research sites for
Australia and New Zealand. For those researching those areas these databases
may be help in your research. They did not include paid sites in this article
but there is a link in the article to accessing the card catalogues of Ancestry,
MyHeritage and Findmypast which all have databases covering the area.

To read the article go to: https://tinyurl.com/yb9gjdrk
Original url:
https://familyhistorydaily.com/free-genealogy-resources/free-genealogy-sites-for-australia-and-new-zealand/

I have no affiliation with any of the sites mentioned nor Family History
Daily and am sharing the information solely for the reader's information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Australia and New Zealand) Free Research Sites #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Family History Daily has published a list of 12 free research sites for
Australia and New Zealand. For those researching those areas these databases
may be help in your research. They did not include paid sites in this article
but there is a link in the article to accessing the card catalogues of Ancestry,
MyHeritage and Findmypast which all have databases covering the area.

To read the article go to: https://tinyurl.com/yb9gjdrk
Original url:
https://familyhistorydaily.com/free-genealogy-resources/free-genealogy-sites-for-australia-and-new-zealand/

I have no affiliation with any of the sites mentioned nor Family History
Daily and am sharing the information solely for the reader's information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Germany) Stolpersteine Stones Begin Being Removed in Munich #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Munich, Germany has begun installing new Holocaust memorials to replace the
brass Stolpersteine cobblestone reminders of the Nazi victims. The new
memorials are being installed with new plaques and steles (upright slab or
pillar serving as a monument). The memorial displays a picture of the person
and the details of their lives and persecution they suffered by the Nazis.
This follows a Bavarian Supreme Court ruling last December which backed the
city's 2015 decision to replace the cobblestones over claims they were
disrespectful. When completed there should be 10,000 people >from Munich who
are commemorated. A petition calling for their removal garnered over 100,000
signatures.

Stolpersteine "Stumbling Blocks" were placed in front of the homes where the
victims lived or their workplace.. Some believe the stones are
"disrespectful" because they get walked on and get dirty. Others believe it
is a fitting memorial. Still others do not want plaques on their walls or in
front of their homes. The Stolpersteine stones exist in more than 1,000
places in Europe. German artist Gunter Deming created the Stolpersteine and
he has many supporters in Germany and outside of Germany.

To read more see: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44979359. There is a
video of someone preserving the Stoplersteine embedded to this article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Germany) Stolpersteine Stones Begin Being Removed in Munich #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Munich, Germany has begun installing new Holocaust memorials to replace the
brass Stolpersteine cobblestone reminders of the Nazi victims. The new
memorials are being installed with new plaques and steles (upright slab or
pillar serving as a monument). The memorial displays a picture of the person
and the details of their lives and persecution they suffered by the Nazis.
This follows a Bavarian Supreme Court ruling last December which backed the
city's 2015 decision to replace the cobblestones over claims they were
disrespectful. When completed there should be 10,000 people >from Munich who
are commemorated. A petition calling for their removal garnered over 100,000
signatures.

Stolpersteine "Stumbling Blocks" were placed in front of the homes where the
victims lived or their workplace.. Some believe the stones are
"disrespectful" because they get walked on and get dirty. Others believe it
is a fitting memorial. Still others do not want plaques on their walls or in
front of their homes. The Stolpersteine stones exist in more than 1,000
places in Europe. German artist Gunter Deming created the Stolpersteine and
he has many supporters in Germany and outside of Germany.

To read more see: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44979359. There is a
video of someone preserving the Stoplersteine embedded to this article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Lithuania) Archaeologists Unearthed the Bimah of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

An International team of archeologists unearthed the bimah of the Great
Synagogue of Vilnius. The bimah is the synagogue's central prayer platform.
The Great Synagogue of Vilnius was a 17th-century building that was
destroyed by the Nazis and Soviets during World War II. The synagogue was
built in 1630 on a site that has been used as a synagogue beginning in 1440.

A school was built by the Soviets' over the Grand Synagogue in 1950's. They
were tearing down the school when they found it under the office of the
principal of a kindergarten.

The Nazis burned down the synagogue and the remains were later demolished by
the Soviet regime that built a kindergarten, later turned into the primary
school, on the property.

Before the war, Jews accounted for around one-third of the city's then
60,000 residents, but most of them perished under Nazi Germany's 1941-1944
occupation.

To read more see:
https://eurojewcong.org/news/communities-news/lithuania/archeologists-find-bimah-of-historic-synagogue-in-vilnius-destroyed-by-nazis-and-soviets/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/ya7zfqlz )

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Lithuania) Archaeologists Unearthed the Bimah of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

An International team of archeologists unearthed the bimah of the Great
Synagogue of Vilnius. The bimah is the synagogue's central prayer platform.
The Great Synagogue of Vilnius was a 17th-century building that was
destroyed by the Nazis and Soviets during World War II. The synagogue was
built in 1630 on a site that has been used as a synagogue beginning in 1440.

A school was built by the Soviets' over the Grand Synagogue in 1950's. They
were tearing down the school when they found it under the office of the
principal of a kindergarten.

The Nazis burned down the synagogue and the remains were later demolished by
the Soviet regime that built a kindergarten, later turned into the primary
school, on the property.

Before the war, Jews accounted for around one-third of the city's then
60,000 residents, but most of them perished under Nazi Germany's 1941-1944
occupation.

To read more see:
https://eurojewcong.org/news/communities-news/lithuania/archeologists-find-bimah-of-historic-synagogue-in-vilnius-destroyed-by-nazis-and-soviets/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/ya7zfqlz )

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Miriam Wollstein -Jerusalem #general

Karen Catania
 

Dear Genners,
Miriam Wollstein was born in Jerusalem 14 July 1925 to woman with the last name of
Bukas. She dropped her off at the WIZO baby home in Jerusalem and was adopted by
Sister Rosa Wollstein. Supposedly, the birth Mother Bukas left and went to Aleppo.
We would live to find out her name if possible. She also married Eliyahu Morag and
lived on a Kubbitz in Nitsanim. I would also like to find the birth date of
Eliyahu.
Thank you to all

Best Regards,
Karen Catania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Miriam Wollstein -Jerusalem #general

Karen Catania
 

Dear Genners,
Miriam Wollstein was born in Jerusalem 14 July 1925 to woman with the last name of
Bukas. She dropped her off at the WIZO baby home in Jerusalem and was adopted by
Sister Rosa Wollstein. Supposedly, the birth Mother Bukas left and went to Aleppo.
We would live to find out her name if possible. She also married Eliyahu Morag and
lived on a Kubbitz in Nitsanim. I would also like to find the birth date of
Eliyahu.
Thank you to all

Best Regards,
Karen Catania


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen's Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt >from the Yizkor book of Ciechanowiec, Poland is a little hard
to sum up. It is titled "Ciechanowiec Humor" and some of the anecdotes in it fit
that bill - like the Hasidic who had played cards late into the night and when he
dozed off in shul the next day and a neighbor had to nudge him when he was called
to Torah, awakened with a start and shouted "I pass, I pass." But other items are
more like pages >from life in the town, describing the arrival of gas street lamps
(before their arrival "if there were no moon, you could see little" at night), the
advent of electricity ("Who does not recall the thrill of that first night when
electricity invaded our homes?) and the first appearance of a radio (to listen, you
got in line for the privilege of paying ten groschen to use an earphone for half
an hour).

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1856173821071431

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen's Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt >from the Yizkor book of Ciechanowiec, Poland is a little hard
to sum up. It is titled "Ciechanowiec Humor" and some of the anecdotes in it fit
that bill - like the Hasidic who had played cards late into the night and when he
dozed off in shul the next day and a neighbor had to nudge him when he was called
to Torah, awakened with a start and shouted "I pass, I pass." But other items are
more like pages >from life in the town, describing the arrival of gas street lamps
(before their arrival "if there were no moon, you could see little" at night), the
advent of electricity ("Who does not recall the thrill of that first night when
electricity invaded our homes?) and the first appearance of a radio (to listen, you
got in line for the privilege of paying ten groschen to use an earphone for half
an hour).

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1856173821071431

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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


Re: My Grandparents Town #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Joyce posted:
"My grandparents (Weinstein-Malsman) came >from a small town in Russia (what is now
Ukraine). The Russian name of the town is Krevye Ozero. The name I grew up
knowing was Krevozer. Is there anyone out there who has some relatives that came
from that town? If there is a list someplace, I would appreciate knowing about
it so I can possibly trace some relatives. Is there a burial society list
available? Any information will be much appreciated."

Joyce: Indeed there is a list, and a JewishGen community page for Krevye Ozero,
then in Podalia, now in the Ukraine, Go here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1043802
and follow all the links on the page; see the map, the history and governments of
the town, the towns around it that had a significant Jewish presence, the databases
that have information about this ancestral town; especially do click on the Family
Finder link on the upper right corner and see the 76 surnames posted by your fellow
JewishGenners. Email those seeking similar surnames/towns and then add your own
surname and town to our JGFF.

Really, JewishGen has the information you are seeking!
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education
Researching (all Galicia) KRAMER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna
SCHEINER, KANDEL >from Strzyzow & Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn, Burstyn
STECHER, TRACHMAN >from Nowy Zmigrod, Dukla
family web site: https://KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: My Grandparents Town #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Joyce posted:
"My grandparents (Weinstein-Malsman) came >from a small town in Russia (what is now
Ukraine). The Russian name of the town is Krevye Ozero. The name I grew up
knowing was Krevozer. Is there anyone out there who has some relatives that came
from that town? If there is a list someplace, I would appreciate knowing about
it so I can possibly trace some relatives. Is there a burial society list
available? Any information will be much appreciated."

Joyce: Indeed there is a list, and a JewishGen community page for Krevye Ozero,
then in Podalia, now in the Ukraine, Go here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1043802
and follow all the links on the page; see the map, the history and governments of
the town, the towns around it that had a significant Jewish presence, the databases
that have information about this ancestral town; especially do click on the Family
Finder link on the upper right corner and see the 76 surnames posted by your fellow
JewishGenners. Email those seeking similar surnames/towns and then add your own
surname and town to our JGFF.

Really, JewishGen has the information you are seeking!
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education
Researching (all Galicia) KRAMER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna
SCHEINER, KANDEL >from Strzyzow & Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn, Burstyn
STECHER, TRACHMAN >from Nowy Zmigrod, Dukla
family web site: https://KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


Seeking Hartford Jewish community records, 1852-54 #usa

Michael Rubin
 

Moderator note: Please always be specific about place names.
This is especially true with names of towns in Europe but also
applies to the USA. Must we assume you refer to Hartford CT? MOD 1 --->

I am seeking documents related to members of the Hartford Jewish community
>from 1852 to 1854. I am aware of the Ararat Lodge and Cong. Beth Israel.
Any recommendations on documents >from other institutions would be of
interest.

I am researching Jacob ROSENSTOCK, in Hartford during that period.
Thank you.

Michael Rubin, Boston, MA rubinmichaels@...


JewishGen offers New Class: Jewish Genealogy in East Prussia and the Baltic States #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers New Class: Jewish Genealogy in East Prussia and the
Baltic States August 3 - August 26.

For the first time, JewishGen is offering a research class with focus
on Jewish Genealogical research in East Prussia and the Baltic States.

This course will focus on the modern countries of Lithuania (Kaunas),
Latvia, Estonia and the western part of East Prussia that borders the
Baltic Sea.

This region was once inhabited by the Baltic Prussians and Jews where
German language and culture dominated. Regional wars, famine, trade and
treaties influenced Jews who were permitted to live there. The ports and
the rivers that ran into the Baltic determined Jewish life.

If your ancestral roots were in East Prussia, Northern Poland, Western
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia this class may help you break stumbling
blocks in your research. We will work at records still in existence for
these areas. Where records are sparse we will concentrate on finding
alternate sources.

JewishGen education classes are private, open for your posts 24/7.
You post your family information and the instructor will help you set
objectives to find the solutions for finding missing data.

Tuition for this class is $125. for three weeks of instruction.

If you are interested in this class, we encourage you to send the
instructor a brief summary of your research information and your
questions to see if your research project fits within the scope of
this class. More information

https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

For information about the Application
click on Requirements and Course Details.

Send your questions and application to nholden@...

Nancy Holden
Curriculum Moderator
JewishGen Education


Early American SIG #USA Seeking Hartford Jewish community records, 1852-54 #usa

Michael Rubin
 

Moderator note: Please always be specific about place names.
This is especially true with names of towns in Europe but also
applies to the USA. Must we assume you refer to Hartford CT? MOD 1 --->

I am seeking documents related to members of the Hartford Jewish community
>from 1852 to 1854. I am aware of the Ararat Lodge and Cong. Beth Israel.
Any recommendations on documents >from other institutions would be of
interest.

I am researching Jacob ROSENSTOCK, in Hartford during that period.
Thank you.

Michael Rubin, Boston, MA rubinmichaels@...


Early American SIG #USA JewishGen offers New Class: Jewish Genealogy in East Prussia and the Baltic States #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers New Class: Jewish Genealogy in East Prussia and the
Baltic States August 3 - August 26.

For the first time, JewishGen is offering a research class with focus
on Jewish Genealogical research in East Prussia and the Baltic States.

This course will focus on the modern countries of Lithuania (Kaunas),
Latvia, Estonia and the western part of East Prussia that borders the
Baltic Sea.

This region was once inhabited by the Baltic Prussians and Jews where
German language and culture dominated. Regional wars, famine, trade and
treaties influenced Jews who were permitted to live there. The ports and
the rivers that ran into the Baltic determined Jewish life.

If your ancestral roots were in East Prussia, Northern Poland, Western
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia this class may help you break stumbling
blocks in your research. We will work at records still in existence for
these areas. Where records are sparse we will concentrate on finding
alternate sources.

JewishGen education classes are private, open for your posts 24/7.
You post your family information and the instructor will help you set
objectives to find the solutions for finding missing data.

Tuition for this class is $125. for three weeks of instruction.

If you are interested in this class, we encourage you to send the
instructor a brief summary of your research information and your
questions to see if your research project fits within the scope of
this class. More information

https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

For information about the Application
click on Requirements and Course Details.

Send your questions and application to nholden@...

Nancy Holden
Curriculum Moderator
JewishGen Education


members of FINK and SPREI family #germany

Peter Sprung <psprung@...>
 

Dear Gersig,

I am researching certain family members who lived in or near Grybow,
Poland and Leipzig, Germany.

Abraham FINK and Malka Sarah FINK (nee SPREI) were husband and wife.
Both are believed to have been >from Grybow or thereabouts. Their dates
of birth are unknown. They may have lived later in Leipzig, Germany.

Abraham and Malka Sarah had a daughter named Chaje Klara, who was born
in Grybow on January 24, 1893, and a son named Isadore, whose birth
date is unknown.

Chaje Klara FINK married Chune Markus SPRUNG, who was >from Brody, and
after moving to Leipzig, Germany, they had three children: Lilli,
Sylvia, and Heinz. Chaje Klara died in the Holocaust.

Chaje Klara's first cousin was Marja SPREI, place and date of birth
unknown. As of the 1940's, Marja was living in Malvern, UK, and was
married to Hendryk WEKSNER, who was >from Krakow.

Other possible relatives of these persons were: Amalie Fink/Sprei,
Israel FINK, Marie SPREI, and Abraham Salomon Sprei, all living in
Leipzig.

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone having relevant information.

Peter C. Sprung Washington, D.C. USA <psprung@...>

Moderator reminder:
Family names (last names) of people you are researching and their
spouses and relatives should be typed with all capital letters
(example: FINK --- SPREI) every time they are included in any
part of email to this list. Messages that don't comply with
the list format guidelines may not be approved for distribution.


German SIG #Germany members of FINK and SPREI family #germany

Peter Sprung <psprung@...>
 

Dear Gersig,

I am researching certain family members who lived in or near Grybow,
Poland and Leipzig, Germany.

Abraham FINK and Malka Sarah FINK (nee SPREI) were husband and wife.
Both are believed to have been >from Grybow or thereabouts. Their dates
of birth are unknown. They may have lived later in Leipzig, Germany.

Abraham and Malka Sarah had a daughter named Chaje Klara, who was born
in Grybow on January 24, 1893, and a son named Isadore, whose birth
date is unknown.

Chaje Klara FINK married Chune Markus SPRUNG, who was >from Brody, and
after moving to Leipzig, Germany, they had three children: Lilli,
Sylvia, and Heinz. Chaje Klara died in the Holocaust.

Chaje Klara's first cousin was Marja SPREI, place and date of birth
unknown. As of the 1940's, Marja was living in Malvern, UK, and was
married to Hendryk WEKSNER, who was >from Krakow.

Other possible relatives of these persons were: Amalie Fink/Sprei,
Israel FINK, Marie SPREI, and Abraham Salomon Sprei, all living in
Leipzig.

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone having relevant information.

Peter C. Sprung Washington, D.C. USA <psprung@...>

Moderator reminder:
Family names (last names) of people you are researching and their
spouses and relatives should be typed with all capital letters
(example: FINK --- SPREI) every time they are included in any
part of email to this list. Messages that don't comply with
the list format guidelines may not be approved for distribution.