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free interactive charting software #general

Tamar Gold
 

Is there downloadable software, for free, that is interactive, the way
FTM or Ancestry are? We need to enter the family tree, but want to
have the option of entering more information about each person and
having it visible by clicking on the ancestor's name.

I recognize that this question is not really a Jewish genealogy
question, but I am sure it is one that would be of interest to others
in this forum. As more concerns are raised with posting trees to a
public venue, such as Ancestry or Geni, software that is sharable with
others, in a more private way, would be very useful. I'm sure there is
something out there already, I'm just not aware of it yet.

Tamar Gold
Elizabeth, NJ

MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please. Please note that extended
discussion of software is outside the scope of this group.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen free interactive charting software #general

Tamar Gold
 

Is there downloadable software, for free, that is interactive, the way
FTM or Ancestry are? We need to enter the family tree, but want to
have the option of entering more information about each person and
having it visible by clicking on the ancestor's name.

I recognize that this question is not really a Jewish genealogy
question, but I am sure it is one that would be of interest to others
in this forum. As more concerns are raised with posting trees to a
public venue, such as Ancestry or Geni, software that is sharable with
others, in a more private way, would be very useful. I'm sure there is
something out there already, I'm just not aware of it yet.

Tamar Gold
Elizabeth, NJ

MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please. Please note that extended
discussion of software is outside the scope of this group.


(US) Missing manifest for Moishe KAUFMAN, 1897/8 #general

Adam Goodheart
 

Dear experts,

Despite having some pretty good clues, I've searched long and
fruitlessly for the immigration record of my great-grandfather,
Moishe (later Morris) KAUFMAN, who arrived in the U.S. in
1897 or 1898.

Moishe's U.S. records consistently state that he was born in 1870.
His 1907 naturalization record gives his place of birth as
"Molitz," which is now Malec, Belarus, former Grodno Gubernia.
Many family stories say that he and his wife, Golde EPELBAUM,
both grew up in Brest-Litovsk (her birthplace, per the same
naturalization record).

I have found Golde's arrival record, as Golde Kaufmann (wrongly
indexed as "Raufmann") aboard the SS Elisabeth Rickmers >from
Bremen, docking at Baltimore on December 26, 1898.
She was traveling with her infant son, Chemje (later Nathan),
age 11 months. They are stated as having been living in
"Vladova" (probably Wlodawa, Poland, her parents' town of origin).
They were on their way to meet her husband in Pittsburgh, and
the address is that of Moishe's sister Fannie Kaufman and her
husband, Samuel WEISBRODE, who had immigrated in the 1880s.

If Golde and Moishe's infant son was less than a year old
in December 1898, then -- presuming Golde's fidelity --
we know that Moishe must have immigrated in 1897 or 1898.
He almost certainly would have named either the Weisbrodes or
his brother Aaron Kaufman (then living in NYC) on the manifest.

It states that he arrived aboard the SS Rotterdam, >from
Rotterdam to NYC, on August 22, 1894 (an impossible date,
given his son's age in 1898 -- unless he'd made an earlier
trip and then returned).

Given all the data I have, I feel like my great-grandfather
shouldn't be impossible to find ... I would be grateful for
any suggestions or clues >from the experts.

Adam Goodheart
Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Missing manifest for Moishe KAUFMAN, 1897/8 #general

Adam Goodheart
 

Dear experts,

Despite having some pretty good clues, I've searched long and
fruitlessly for the immigration record of my great-grandfather,
Moishe (later Morris) KAUFMAN, who arrived in the U.S. in
1897 or 1898.

Moishe's U.S. records consistently state that he was born in 1870.
His 1907 naturalization record gives his place of birth as
"Molitz," which is now Malec, Belarus, former Grodno Gubernia.
Many family stories say that he and his wife, Golde EPELBAUM,
both grew up in Brest-Litovsk (her birthplace, per the same
naturalization record).

I have found Golde's arrival record, as Golde Kaufmann (wrongly
indexed as "Raufmann") aboard the SS Elisabeth Rickmers >from
Bremen, docking at Baltimore on December 26, 1898.
She was traveling with her infant son, Chemje (later Nathan),
age 11 months. They are stated as having been living in
"Vladova" (probably Wlodawa, Poland, her parents' town of origin).
They were on their way to meet her husband in Pittsburgh, and
the address is that of Moishe's sister Fannie Kaufman and her
husband, Samuel WEISBRODE, who had immigrated in the 1880s.

If Golde and Moishe's infant son was less than a year old
in December 1898, then -- presuming Golde's fidelity --
we know that Moishe must have immigrated in 1897 or 1898.
He almost certainly would have named either the Weisbrodes or
his brother Aaron Kaufman (then living in NYC) on the manifest.

It states that he arrived aboard the SS Rotterdam, >from
Rotterdam to NYC, on August 22, 1894 (an impossible date,
given his son's age in 1898 -- unless he'd made an earlier
trip and then returned).

Given all the data I have, I feel like my great-grandfather
shouldn't be impossible to find ... I would be grateful for
any suggestions or clues >from the experts.

Adam Goodheart
Washington, D.C.


Re: 1000 Years of European Border Changes - Automated Map #general

Alan Shuchat
 

If you click to let the video fill the screen you'll see the dates just
above the map at the left. They are hard to read, as are the captions at
the lower left that describe the major events taking place. An earlier
version had larger dates at the center on the bottom, along with an
(annoying) sound track.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

theforsyths@verizon.net
I would find this video infinitely more useful if there were any way
that I could see to correlate any given map with a time-frame.
snip........


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1000 Years of European Border Changes - Automated Map #general

Alan Shuchat
 

If you click to let the video fill the screen you'll see the dates just
above the map at the left. They are hard to read, as are the captions at
the lower left that describe the major events taking place. An earlier
version had larger dates at the center on the bottom, along with an
(annoying) sound track.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

theforsyths@verizon.net
I would find this video infinitely more useful if there were any way
that I could see to correlate any given map with a time-frame.
snip........


Herzliya contact #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to contact Serena Isaacson of Herzlia, Israel,
with whom I was in touch back in March, 2006 about
the Roessler/Ressler family.

Neil Rosenstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Herzliya contact #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to contact Serena Isaacson of Herzlia, Israel,
with whom I was in touch back in March, 2006 about
the Roessler/Ressler family.

Neil Rosenstein


likely travel route from Minsk to Palestine in 1880s? #general

Jonathan Malamy
 

My 2xGreat Grandparents (David Eliezer RESNICK and Esther Reichel WEISBROD)
left Minsk for Palestine in the early 1880s. Can someone advise me or
point me to resources that helps me understand what that journey was like?
What route(s) did those in the First Aliya follow? Are there any travel
records likely generated >from such a journey?

Many thanks for your guidance and expertise.

Jonathan Malamy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen likely travel route from Minsk to Palestine in 1880s? #general

Jonathan Malamy
 

My 2xGreat Grandparents (David Eliezer RESNICK and Esther Reichel WEISBROD)
left Minsk for Palestine in the early 1880s. Can someone advise me or
point me to resources that helps me understand what that journey was like?
What route(s) did those in the First Aliya follow? Are there any travel
records likely generated >from such a journey?

Many thanks for your guidance and expertise.

Jonathan Malamy


Lipkany Jewish Cemetery destroyed! #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Yesterday, March 20, 2014 in Lipcani, Briceni district, fire almost
completely destroyed the Jewish cemetery.
http://daylinews.net/v-lipkanax-sgorelo-evrejskoe-kladbishhe/

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lipkany Jewish Cemetery destroyed! #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Yesterday, March 20, 2014 in Lipcani, Briceni district, fire almost
completely destroyed the Jewish cemetery.
http://daylinews.net/v-lipkanax-sgorelo-evrejskoe-kladbishhe/

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


what is a So 5 Quota immigrant (US)? #general

Jake Jacobs
 

I have a family immigration record to the US >from 1946. The card filled
out at immigration notes that the family came to the US in 1946 "as a So 5
Quota Immigrant for permanent residence." They were in fact Holocaust
survivors, so perhaps it relates to that.

Does anybody know what this quota was? I can't find reference to it online.
The second letter in So got typed over, so it may not be an O. And the
5 in "So 5" has some kind of mark next to it, which looks a bit like an
single quotation mark, but it may be a stray mark.

Would appreciate any information. Thank you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen what is a So 5 Quota immigrant (US)? #general

Jake Jacobs
 

I have a family immigration record to the US >from 1946. The card filled
out at immigration notes that the family came to the US in 1946 "as a So 5
Quota Immigrant for permanent residence." They were in fact Holocaust
survivors, so perhaps it relates to that.

Does anybody know what this quota was? I can't find reference to it online.
The second letter in So got typed over, so it may not be an O. And the
5 in "So 5" has some kind of mark next to it, which looks a bit like an
single quotation mark, but it may be a stray mark.

Would appreciate any information. Thank you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


New records available in Canada #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Searching for records in Canada?
A total of 7,358 personal names are now available on the Canadian
Jewish Heritage Network
(http://cjhn.ca ), including at least 451 files containing obituaries.
These include archival files of news clippings, correspondence
and some family trees.

They enhance the name resources already available through the
Family History section of the website at
http://www.cjhn.ca/en/family-history.aspx

For the moment these listings can best be searched using the
Advanced Search page of the website
at http://www.cjhn.ca/en/explore/advanced-search.aspx.

To preview ALL of this collection, enter the initials "zb" in the
box called "Numbers"

By early next week the names will all be indexed and available though the
general "Keyword Search" bar on the right of the home page.

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal
merlek@videotron.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New records available in Canada #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Searching for records in Canada?
A total of 7,358 personal names are now available on the Canadian
Jewish Heritage Network
(http://cjhn.ca ), including at least 451 files containing obituaries.
These include archival files of news clippings, correspondence
and some family trees.

They enhance the name resources already available through the
Family History section of the website at
http://www.cjhn.ca/en/family-history.aspx

For the moment these listings can best be searched using the
Advanced Search page of the website
at http://www.cjhn.ca/en/explore/advanced-search.aspx.

To preview ALL of this collection, enter the initials "zb" in the
box called "Numbers"

By early next week the names will all be indexed and available though the
general "Keyword Search" bar on the right of the home page.

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal
merlek@videotron.ca


Corrected URL: Announcing the 1910 Tarnopol Census of the Jewish Population on the All Galicia Database #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

The URL for the Tarnopol 1910 Jewish Census was listed
incorrectly in the earlier posting. It should be:

http://search.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Corrected URL: Announcing the 1910 Tarnopol Census of the Jewish Population on the All Galicia Database #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

The URL for the Tarnopol 1910 Jewish Census was listed
incorrectly in the earlier posting. It should be:

http://search.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


INTRO-researching STERN family from Monchengladbach, Germany and BLASCHKE family from Wroclaw, Poland (Breslau, Germany.) #germany

Rebecca Stern <rsternlmt@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I have just recently joined the group and have been doing genealogy
research for only 2 or 3 months. Clearly, I consider myself to be an
absolute beginner in doing any type of genealogy research. Currently,
I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but this is only temporary. Most
of my family lives in Boise, Idaho, and my husband and I will be
returning to some place in the US in the next few months. My native
language is English, and though I am not fluent in any other language,
I can pick out bits and pieces of French and Italian. I consider
myself an intermediate computer and internet user.

I have begun researching several branches of family, both >from my
father's and mother's sides. The branches applicable to this group
(and that I have entered in the JGFF) are:

STERN- Monchengladbach, Germany, moved to Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw,
Poland) in the early 1900's. Otto Stern joined his father-in-law
(Martin Blaschke) in some form of "credit investigation business." To
our knowledge, any family Otto had in Monchengladbach stayed there
when he moved to Breslau.

BLASCHKE- Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw, Poland)

Thus far, I know the birth and death dates of my grandfather, Frans
Martin STERN (born 1906 in Breslau/Wroclaw, died Dec. 1968 in
Rochester, NY) and that he, my grandmother (Dora Tchenio) and my
father (Daniel Stern) came to Rochester, NY in 1949 after spending the
War in Locarno, Switzerland.

We also know the birth dates of Frans' parents, Otto STERN (born Sept
4, 1876 in Monchengladbach) and Irma Salomon BLASCHKE (born Feb. 9,
1885 in Breslau.) They were married March 26, 1905 in Breslau. Their
last known address and contact was out of a letter >from Breslau in
April, 1942. I have not thus far found evidence of where they were
sent when the remaining Jews of Breslau were sent to the concentration camps.

The only other information I have found about the family is the names
of Irma BLASCHKE's parents...Martin Blaschke and Valeria FRIEDLAENDER.

My primary research goals now are to find family history for the
Stern/Blaschke families before the Holocaust and perhaps to learn
where Otto and Irma Stern were sent after April 1942.

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 625242.
Thank you so much, and I look forward to participation in this group!

Sincerely, Rebecca Stern rsternlmt@gmail.com

Moderator note: Welcome to GerSIG and thank you very much for this
great introduction!


German SIG #Germany INTRO-researching STERN family from Monchengladbach, Germany and BLASCHKE family from Wroclaw, Poland (Breslau, Germany.) #germany

Rebecca Stern <rsternlmt@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I have just recently joined the group and have been doing genealogy
research for only 2 or 3 months. Clearly, I consider myself to be an
absolute beginner in doing any type of genealogy research. Currently,
I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but this is only temporary. Most
of my family lives in Boise, Idaho, and my husband and I will be
returning to some place in the US in the next few months. My native
language is English, and though I am not fluent in any other language,
I can pick out bits and pieces of French and Italian. I consider
myself an intermediate computer and internet user.

I have begun researching several branches of family, both >from my
father's and mother's sides. The branches applicable to this group
(and that I have entered in the JGFF) are:

STERN- Monchengladbach, Germany, moved to Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw,
Poland) in the early 1900's. Otto Stern joined his father-in-law
(Martin Blaschke) in some form of "credit investigation business." To
our knowledge, any family Otto had in Monchengladbach stayed there
when he moved to Breslau.

BLASCHKE- Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw, Poland)

Thus far, I know the birth and death dates of my grandfather, Frans
Martin STERN (born 1906 in Breslau/Wroclaw, died Dec. 1968 in
Rochester, NY) and that he, my grandmother (Dora Tchenio) and my
father (Daniel Stern) came to Rochester, NY in 1949 after spending the
War in Locarno, Switzerland.

We also know the birth dates of Frans' parents, Otto STERN (born Sept
4, 1876 in Monchengladbach) and Irma Salomon BLASCHKE (born Feb. 9,
1885 in Breslau.) They were married March 26, 1905 in Breslau. Their
last known address and contact was out of a letter >from Breslau in
April, 1942. I have not thus far found evidence of where they were
sent when the remaining Jews of Breslau were sent to the concentration camps.

The only other information I have found about the family is the names
of Irma BLASCHKE's parents...Martin Blaschke and Valeria FRIEDLAENDER.

My primary research goals now are to find family history for the
Stern/Blaschke families before the Holocaust and perhaps to learn
where Otto and Irma Stern were sent after April 1942.

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 625242.
Thank you so much, and I look forward to participation in this group!

Sincerely, Rebecca Stern rsternlmt@gmail.com

Moderator note: Welcome to GerSIG and thank you very much for this
great introduction!

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