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Help finding long lost cousin in Paris, France #general

Ron Goldman
 

Seeking info on Barbara Gene WILGRESS in Paris France

My first cousin, Barbara Gene WILGRESS (nee ROGERS) DOB *** 1925, New
York,NY USA grew up in Mt. Vernon, NY where she graduated >from A.B.Davis High
School and went on to graduate >from Wellesley College, Wellesley,MA in the
class of 1946 (Phi Beta Kapa).

She then went on for post grad studies at the University of Geneva and
subsequently met and married Edward Dana (Ted) WILGRESS on 16 July 1948 in
Paris, France.

Ted and Barbara then entered the Canadian Diplomatic Service, following in
the footsteps of Ted's father who was a Canadian Ambassador to (someplace or
another?), and they spent their career years at various postings around the
world prior to retiring in Paris.

Barbara had a daughter, Christina WILGRESS, DOB ** 1967 in Paris and
all that is known of Christina is that she was last reputed to be associated
with a major financial institution (bank, brokerage house ?) in Paris.

Ted WILGRESS died in Paris on 13 July 2009 and I'd appreciate any help on
current status of Barbara and Christina. Barbara would be 93 now if she's
still alive and Christina should be approaching 51 ***.

Somewhere in my records I have an address, *** Universite, but I have no
info as to whom it may belong, Barbara, or Christina, or ??

Thanks to any French genners who might help.

Ron Goldman, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: To protect privacy of living (or possibly living) people, birth
dates and recent addresses will not be posted. These have been replaced with ***.
If you have contact information to share with Ron, please send it to him via
email.


The September issue of the "Galitzianer" #general

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the release of the September 2018
issue of the "Galitzianer," the organization's quarterly research
journal.

We present a range of topics: >from the reviews of
Galician records to poignant personal stories. You will also discover
family pictures, old postcards, historical maps and more.

The content of this month's issue includes:

-- >from the Editor's Desk
-- Research Corner: The AGAD-Gesher Galicia Symposium;
Missing Galician Records by Tony Kahane
-- The Jewish Military Chaplaincy by Alex Feller
-- A Great-Grandmother's Memoir by Jacob Heisler
-- The Tale of Brother-Soldiers by Jeffrey Knisbacher
-- Galicia's Oil and WWI by Valerie Schatzker
-- Map Corner: No Quiet on the Eastern Front by Jay Osborn
-- Interview with Michael Tag: The Struggle to Survive
-- David's Story Uncovered by Elissa Sampson

We thank all who have responded to our call for papers on
Jewish experiences in World War I and acknowledge Joshua Grayson's
help with the publication of this retrospective.

The "Galitzianer" is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia, though
everyone is invited to submit articles on Galicia-related
themes. For more details, please go to
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions .

Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia

Send all inquiries to info@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help finding long lost cousin in Paris, France #general

Ron Goldman
 

Seeking info on Barbara Gene WILGRESS in Paris France

My first cousin, Barbara Gene WILGRESS (nee ROGERS) DOB *** 1925, New
York,NY USA grew up in Mt. Vernon, NY where she graduated >from A.B.Davis High
School and went on to graduate >from Wellesley College, Wellesley,MA in the
class of 1946 (Phi Beta Kapa).

She then went on for post grad studies at the University of Geneva and
subsequently met and married Edward Dana (Ted) WILGRESS on 16 July 1948 in
Paris, France.

Ted and Barbara then entered the Canadian Diplomatic Service, following in
the footsteps of Ted's father who was a Canadian Ambassador to (someplace or
another?), and they spent their career years at various postings around the
world prior to retiring in Paris.

Barbara had a daughter, Christina WILGRESS, DOB ** 1967 in Paris and
all that is known of Christina is that she was last reputed to be associated
with a major financial institution (bank, brokerage house ?) in Paris.

Ted WILGRESS died in Paris on 13 July 2009 and I'd appreciate any help on
current status of Barbara and Christina. Barbara would be 93 now if she's
still alive and Christina should be approaching 51 ***.

Somewhere in my records I have an address, *** Universite, but I have no
info as to whom it may belong, Barbara, or Christina, or ??

Thanks to any French genners who might help.

Ron Goldman, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: To protect privacy of living (or possibly living) people, birth
dates and recent addresses will not be posted. These have been replaced with ***.
If you have contact information to share with Ron, please send it to him via
email.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The September issue of the "Galitzianer" #general

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the release of the September 2018
issue of the "Galitzianer," the organization's quarterly research
journal.

We present a range of topics: >from the reviews of
Galician records to poignant personal stories. You will also discover
family pictures, old postcards, historical maps and more.

The content of this month's issue includes:

-- >from the Editor's Desk
-- Research Corner: The AGAD-Gesher Galicia Symposium;
Missing Galician Records by Tony Kahane
-- The Jewish Military Chaplaincy by Alex Feller
-- A Great-Grandmother's Memoir by Jacob Heisler
-- The Tale of Brother-Soldiers by Jeffrey Knisbacher
-- Galicia's Oil and WWI by Valerie Schatzker
-- Map Corner: No Quiet on the Eastern Front by Jay Osborn
-- Interview with Michael Tag: The Struggle to Survive
-- David's Story Uncovered by Elissa Sampson

We thank all who have responded to our call for papers on
Jewish experiences in World War I and acknowledge Joshua Grayson's
help with the publication of this retrospective.

The "Galitzianer" is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia, though
everyone is invited to submit articles on Galicia-related
themes. For more details, please go to
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions .

Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia

Send all inquiries to info@...


Hebrew translation on ViewMate for Samuel and Rose Reitman #general

Karen Zale
 

Dear Friends,

I've posted a tombstone for Samuel and Rose Reitman. I need the Hebrew translated
for each one. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69570

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Karen Zale
Plano, TX


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew translation on ViewMate for Samuel and Rose Reitman #general

Karen Zale
 

Dear Friends,

I've posted a tombstone for Samuel and Rose Reitman. I need the Hebrew translated
for each one. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69570

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Karen Zale
Plano, TX


Re: Akiva EGER birthday #general

Traude Triebel
 

Dear David Dubin,

Of course I know the problem with Julian vs. Gregorian calendar, thought about it

In a nutshell:
The original date for the birthday is the Hebrew date and **only** the Hebrew
date (!) and this is, as we read on the Torawimpel - the 1 Marcheshwan 522.
Now you can convert this 1 Marcheshwan in any calender you want, so if you
convert it in the Julian calendar it is the 18 October, in Gregorian calendar
the 29 October (!), if you convert it in the Coptic calendar it would be the
21 Paape 1478 etc.

So, we'll get:
01. Marcheshwan 522 = 18 October 1761 (Julian calendar) = 29 Oktober 1761
(Gregorian calendar) **and** this the conversion on the basis of the correct
source-date (the Hebrew date 1 Marcheshwan).

It would be a methodical mistake if we convert the common date (like 8 November
etc.) and then try to calculate which Hebrew date this would be:

11. Marcheshwan 522 = 28 October 1761 (Julian calendar) = 08 November 1761
(Gregorian calendar) **But: Akiba Eger was born on 1 Marcheshwan 522 and not on
11 Marcheshwan.

Please consider, that the Hebrew date (every Hebrew date and the Jewish
calendar) has not changed (was not adapted) when the Julian calendar was changed
to the Gregorian calendar.

Apart >from the basic question how reasonable it is to convert a Hebrew date in
the Julian calendar in 1761 (in a time, when in Pressburg and Eisenstadt and in
this region the Gregorian calendar was in use).

Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr.Neustadt

David Dubin wrote:

Is it possible that the discrepancy is simply the difference between the
Gregorian and Julian dates? Ten days apart is about right.
Traude Triebel wrote:
The Austrian Jewish Museum in Eisenstadt made a new hot announcement!
Sensational discovery! The Torah wimpel for the famous Rabbi Akiba
Eger - we can ultimately prove that he was born on 1 Cheshvan 522 = 29
October 1761 (and **not** as most sources claim on 8 November).

His brother Samuel was not born in 1755, but - as we reed in the
Pinkas MILA (circumcision register, Mohel book) - in 1762!
http://www.ojm.at/blog/2018/09/20/akiba-eger-der-geburtstag/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Akiva EGER birthday #general

Traude Triebel
 

Dear David Dubin,

Of course I know the problem with Julian vs. Gregorian calendar, thought about it

In a nutshell:
The original date for the birthday is the Hebrew date and **only** the Hebrew
date (!) and this is, as we read on the Torawimpel - the 1 Marcheshwan 522.
Now you can convert this 1 Marcheshwan in any calender you want, so if you
convert it in the Julian calendar it is the 18 October, in Gregorian calendar
the 29 October (!), if you convert it in the Coptic calendar it would be the
21 Paape 1478 etc.

So, we'll get:
01. Marcheshwan 522 = 18 October 1761 (Julian calendar) = 29 Oktober 1761
(Gregorian calendar) **and** this the conversion on the basis of the correct
source-date (the Hebrew date 1 Marcheshwan).

It would be a methodical mistake if we convert the common date (like 8 November
etc.) and then try to calculate which Hebrew date this would be:

11. Marcheshwan 522 = 28 October 1761 (Julian calendar) = 08 November 1761
(Gregorian calendar) **But: Akiba Eger was born on 1 Marcheshwan 522 and not on
11 Marcheshwan.

Please consider, that the Hebrew date (every Hebrew date and the Jewish
calendar) has not changed (was not adapted) when the Julian calendar was changed
to the Gregorian calendar.

Apart >from the basic question how reasonable it is to convert a Hebrew date in
the Julian calendar in 1761 (in a time, when in Pressburg and Eisenstadt and in
this region the Gregorian calendar was in use).

Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr.Neustadt

David Dubin wrote:

Is it possible that the discrepancy is simply the difference between the
Gregorian and Julian dates? Ten days apart is about right.
Traude Triebel wrote:
The Austrian Jewish Museum in Eisenstadt made a new hot announcement!
Sensational discovery! The Torah wimpel for the famous Rabbi Akiba
Eger - we can ultimately prove that he was born on 1 Cheshvan 522 = 29
October 1761 (and **not** as most sources claim on 8 November).

His brother Samuel was not born in 1755, but - as we reed in the
Pinkas MILA (circumcision register, Mohel book) - in 1762!
http://www.ojm.at/blog/2018/09/20/akiba-eger-der-geburtstag/


TIKOCKI #poland

Suzanne Scheraga <sischeraga@...>
 

Response to message Tekotsky

Myrna Teck wrote: "I am searching for Tekotsky >from Grodno or surrounding
shtetls. Also for Gupferstrin >from Goniadz and surrounding shtetls.
Thanks in advance for your assistance."

There are Tikocki family members listed in the Goniadz Yizkor Book online
at https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/gon741.html. I would also
suggest searching JRI-Poland at http://jri-poland.org.

Suzanne Scheraga
Goniadz, Poland Yizkor Book Coordinator

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BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland TIKOCKI #poland

Suzanne Scheraga <sischeraga@...>
 

Response to message Tekotsky

Myrna Teck wrote: "I am searching for Tekotsky >from Grodno or surrounding
shtetls. Also for Gupferstrin >from Goniadz and surrounding shtetls.
Thanks in advance for your assistance."

There are Tikocki family members listed in the Goniadz Yizkor Book online
at https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/gon741.html. I would also
suggest searching JRI-Poland at http://jri-poland.org.

Suzanne Scheraga
Goniadz, Poland Yizkor Book Coordinator

---


INTRO - Researching KRAMER family from Hoechst, Hesse-Nassau #germany

Tina Isaacs <tina.isaacsknox@...>
 

Dear GerSig members
I have been researching my and my husband's families on Ancestry.com
for a few months. While I have managed to trace my paternal line
fairly well, I have hit a brick wall on an important part of my
maternal line -- my maternal grandmother's family. I'm probably on
the intermediate scale for doing research -- I have a PhD in history
so I understand the basic concepts, but have not done primary research
in geneology. I live in London, England and my native language is
English (I spent the first 40 years of my life in the US and am a dual
US/UK citizen).

My interest in tracing my German ancesters stems >from my interest in
becoming a German citizen (along with my daughter and son) because
once Brexit is in place we will lose our direct ties with the rest of
the EU. My mother's immediate family left Germany in July 1937 and I
have traced the ship on which they sailed to New York (my mother was
almost nine years old at the time). I have identified the names and
birth and death dates of both my grandparents, but have hit a brick
wall with my grandmother's parents, although I have their names (and
my great-grandmother's maiden name). I believe I have been more
successful in tracing back my maternal grandfather's relatives, mainly
thanks to others' research on ancestry.com. My primary research goal
at the moment is to trace my maternal grandmother's family so I can
get a more complete picture. My JGFF Research ID number is 805695.
The family names that I have entered in the JGFF, with no luck
whatsoever, are Bernhard KRAMER and Jamen BLUMENTHAL >from Hoechst
during the period 1870 - 1937. I believe that my great-grandfather
had died prior to 1937, but I remember my great-grandmother >from when
I was very little in New Jersey. However, she is not on the ship
manifest that my mother and grandparents were on, so she must have
come to the US earlier or later (this is unlikely) than they did.

Regards, Tina Isaacs in the UK


Hamburg Passenger Lists Conundrum #germany

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

Hi,
My great-grandparents, Joseph and Irma ZEISLER, and their
three-month-old son Jeno, are listed on two Hamburg passenger lists
three days apart; March 29, 1881 and again on April 1, 1881. The
destination is the same, as is the port of arrival (Hull), but the ship
is different. The one on March 29, is the Flamingo, and the one on April
1, is the Hansa. Can anyone tell me why they would be listed on two
different ships heading for the same port three days apart? They would
have arrived in Hamburg >from Budapest.

In addition, and to add to my confusion, one person listed immediately
after the ZEISLERs is Tuso, Julia (29 year old spinster). She also shows
up on the second list, again, immediately after my family. However,
other passengers listed on the first ship (Flamingo) arrived in New York
on the City of New York, while my family (and Julia) arrived on The City
of Berlin.

I'm guessing that one of my family might have been sick after the
manifest was created and were required to seek medical attention in
town, or could it have been something else? Ancestry.com's All UK
Incoming Passenger List has no results for my family or for Julia Tuso
in 1881.

Any thoughts? Off list replies are welcome. Thanks!

Jerry Zeisler, Portland, Oregon USA jzeisler@...


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Researching KRAMER family from Hoechst, Hesse-Nassau #germany

Tina Isaacs <tina.isaacsknox@...>
 

Dear GerSig members
I have been researching my and my husband's families on Ancestry.com
for a few months. While I have managed to trace my paternal line
fairly well, I have hit a brick wall on an important part of my
maternal line -- my maternal grandmother's family. I'm probably on
the intermediate scale for doing research -- I have a PhD in history
so I understand the basic concepts, but have not done primary research
in geneology. I live in London, England and my native language is
English (I spent the first 40 years of my life in the US and am a dual
US/UK citizen).

My interest in tracing my German ancesters stems >from my interest in
becoming a German citizen (along with my daughter and son) because
once Brexit is in place we will lose our direct ties with the rest of
the EU. My mother's immediate family left Germany in July 1937 and I
have traced the ship on which they sailed to New York (my mother was
almost nine years old at the time). I have identified the names and
birth and death dates of both my grandparents, but have hit a brick
wall with my grandmother's parents, although I have their names (and
my great-grandmother's maiden name). I believe I have been more
successful in tracing back my maternal grandfather's relatives, mainly
thanks to others' research on ancestry.com. My primary research goal
at the moment is to trace my maternal grandmother's family so I can
get a more complete picture. My JGFF Research ID number is 805695.
The family names that I have entered in the JGFF, with no luck
whatsoever, are Bernhard KRAMER and Jamen BLUMENTHAL >from Hoechst
during the period 1870 - 1937. I believe that my great-grandfather
had died prior to 1937, but I remember my great-grandmother >from when
I was very little in New Jersey. However, she is not on the ship
manifest that my mother and grandparents were on, so she must have
come to the US earlier or later (this is unlikely) than they did.

Regards, Tina Isaacs in the UK


German SIG #Germany Hamburg Passenger Lists Conundrum #germany

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

Hi,
My great-grandparents, Joseph and Irma ZEISLER, and their
three-month-old son Jeno, are listed on two Hamburg passenger lists
three days apart; March 29, 1881 and again on April 1, 1881. The
destination is the same, as is the port of arrival (Hull), but the ship
is different. The one on March 29, is the Flamingo, and the one on April
1, is the Hansa. Can anyone tell me why they would be listed on two
different ships heading for the same port three days apart? They would
have arrived in Hamburg >from Budapest.

In addition, and to add to my confusion, one person listed immediately
after the ZEISLERs is Tuso, Julia (29 year old spinster). She also shows
up on the second list, again, immediately after my family. However,
other passengers listed on the first ship (Flamingo) arrived in New York
on the City of New York, while my family (and Julia) arrived on The City
of Berlin.

I'm guessing that one of my family might have been sick after the
manifest was created and were required to seek medical attention in
town, or could it have been something else? Ancestry.com's All UK
Incoming Passenger List has no results for my family or for Julia Tuso
in 1881.

Any thoughts? Off list replies are welcome. Thanks!

Jerry Zeisler, Portland, Oregon USA jzeisler@...


The September issue of the "Galitzianer" #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the release of the September 2018
issue of the "Galitzianer," the organization's quarterly research journal.

We present a range of topics: >from the reviews of Galician records to
poignant personal stories. You will also discover family pictures, old
postcards, historical maps and more.

The content of this month's issue includes:

-- >from the Editor's Desk
-- Research Corner: The AGAD-Gesher Galicia Symposium;
Missing Galician Records by Tony Kahane
-- The Jewish Military Chaplaincy by Alex Feller
-- A Great-Grandmother's Memoir by Jacob Heisler
-- The Tale of Brother-Soldiers by Jeffrey Knisbacher
-- Galicia's Oil and WWI by Valerie Schatzker
-- Map Corner: No Quiet on the Eastern Front by Jay Osborn
-- Interview with Michael Tag: The Struggle to Survive
-- David's Story Uncovered by Elissa Sampson

We thank all who have responded to our call for papers on Jewish
experiences in World War I and acknowledge Joshua Grayson's help with
the publication of this retrospective.

The "Galitzianer" is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia, though
everyone is invited to submit articles on Galicia-related themes. For more
details, please go to
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions.


Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia

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ViewMate translation request - Polish #galicia

Errol Schneegurt
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69562

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Errol Schneegurt
eslviv@...
Long Island, NY


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia The September issue of the "Galitzianer" #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the release of the September 2018
issue of the "Galitzianer," the organization's quarterly research journal.

We present a range of topics: >from the reviews of Galician records to
poignant personal stories. You will also discover family pictures, old
postcards, historical maps and more.

The content of this month's issue includes:

-- >from the Editor's Desk
-- Research Corner: The AGAD-Gesher Galicia Symposium;
Missing Galician Records by Tony Kahane
-- The Jewish Military Chaplaincy by Alex Feller
-- A Great-Grandmother's Memoir by Jacob Heisler
-- The Tale of Brother-Soldiers by Jeffrey Knisbacher
-- Galicia's Oil and WWI by Valerie Schatzker
-- Map Corner: No Quiet on the Eastern Front by Jay Osborn
-- Interview with Michael Tag: The Struggle to Survive
-- David's Story Uncovered by Elissa Sampson

We thank all who have responded to our call for papers on Jewish
experiences in World War I and acknowledge Joshua Grayson's help with
the publication of this retrospective.

The "Galitzianer" is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia, though
everyone is invited to submit articles on Galicia-related themes. For more
details, please go to
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions.


Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia

---
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
Send all inquiries to info@...
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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate translation request - Polish #galicia

Errol Schneegurt
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69562

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Errol Schneegurt
eslviv@...
Long Island, NY


Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group meeting, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 #general

Emily Garber
 

The Phoenix (Arizona) Jewish Genealogy Group will hold its first
meeting of the new year on Sunday, September 30, 2018 >from 1-3 pm in
room 104 at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N.
Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85254.

This will be an opportunity to hear Jewish genealogy news >from those
who attended the International Association of Jewish Genealogy
Societies conference in Warsaw.

There will also be a mentoring session to hear (and address) research
challenges.

Emily Garber
Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group
https://azjhs.org/Genealogy.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group meeting, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 #general

Emily Garber
 

The Phoenix (Arizona) Jewish Genealogy Group will hold its first
meeting of the new year on Sunday, September 30, 2018 >from 1-3 pm in
room 104 at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N.
Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85254.

This will be an opportunity to hear Jewish genealogy news >from those
who attended the International Association of Jewish Genealogy
Societies conference in Warsaw.

There will also be a mentoring session to hear (and address) research
challenges.

Emily Garber
Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group
https://azjhs.org/Genealogy.html