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Harry Benjamin #unitedkingdom

Sue Levy
 

I am seeking anything at all to do with Harry Benjamin MBNA (born 1987), a
London physician and strong advocate for nature cure and wellness through
diet and lifestyle at a time when such a thing was viewed with scepticism.
He authored numerous books, including 'Better Sight Without Glasses'.

Harry Benjamin was a cousin of my mother-in-law Miriam Levy nee Benjamin,
though they never met: Harry lived in England, Miriam was a New Zealander.

Their ancestry goes to back to the town of Sompolna in Poland, whence the
surname Benjamin was originally Sompolinski. Harry's grandfather was
Benjamin Sompolinski. Benjamin's children included Miriam's father Jacob
Benjamin, and Harry's parents Simon Benjamin and Betsy Newman.

Harry's siblings were Edward (Tobias) b 1898 and Beatrice b 1906.

Any anecdotes, family connections or information would be much appreciated.

Sue Levy
Perth, Australia
BENJAMIN, SOMPOLINSKI

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Harry Benjamin #unitedkingdom

Sue Levy
 

I am seeking anything at all to do with Harry Benjamin MBNA (born 1987), a
London physician and strong advocate for nature cure and wellness through
diet and lifestyle at a time when such a thing was viewed with scepticism.
He authored numerous books, including 'Better Sight Without Glasses'.

Harry Benjamin was a cousin of my mother-in-law Miriam Levy nee Benjamin,
though they never met: Harry lived in England, Miriam was a New Zealander.

Their ancestry goes to back to the town of Sompolna in Poland, whence the
surname Benjamin was originally Sompolinski. Harry's grandfather was
Benjamin Sompolinski. Benjamin's children included Miriam's father Jacob
Benjamin, and Harry's parents Simon Benjamin and Betsy Newman.

Harry's siblings were Edward (Tobias) b 1898 and Beatrice b 1906.

Any anecdotes, family connections or information would be much appreciated.

Sue Levy
Perth, Australia
BENJAMIN, SOMPOLINSKI

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.


Klara STEINWEG in Unna #germany

redel.mike@...
 

Dear gersigs,

I hope you could help me to find informations about the following Person.

Klara Steinweg was Born 18-Mar-1903 in Unna to I. Steinweg. He was
banker. I don=C2=B4t know the Name of the mother. she married twice a F. W.
Schulte Buxloh and went to Gelsenkirchen.

Klara was 1909 in a private school in Berlin - 1910 till 1913 in the
Lyceum Bochum. 1913 in the Victoria school in Essen. She studied in
Munic Berlin ,and Goettingen 1926 in Florence. After the WW II she
lived in Florence again. 1972 she visit Germany and died in Westfalia.

I hope to get more informations About the parents. When and where did she d=
ied.

Regards

Mike Redel, Unna - Germany


German SIG #Germany Klara STEINWEG in Unna #germany

redel.mike@...
 

Dear gersigs,

I hope you could help me to find informations about the following Person.

Klara Steinweg was Born 18-Mar-1903 in Unna to I. Steinweg. He was
banker. I don=C2=B4t know the Name of the mother. she married twice a F. W.
Schulte Buxloh and went to Gelsenkirchen.

Klara was 1909 in a private school in Berlin - 1910 till 1913 in the
Lyceum Bochum. 1913 in the Victoria school in Essen. She studied in
Munic Berlin ,and Goettingen 1926 in Florence. After the WW II she
lived in Florence again. 1972 she visit Germany and died in Westfalia.

I hope to get more informations About the parents. When and where did she d=
ied.

Regards

Mike Redel, Unna - Germany


Looking for 2nd GGrandfather, Surname BARNETT #general

yvonne baines
 

Dear Geners,
According to census records my 1st great grandmother Miriam Barnett was born in
Poland, with a possibility of the city being Warsaw. She married my 1st great
grandfather Israel (Joseph) Cohen around 1866, I do not know where but they settled
in Liverpool and attended the 'Old Hebrew Congregation'. Miriam died in May 1915.
Her headstone shows her fathers name to be Moshe Mordechai BARNETT. Does this ring
a little bell with anyone. ?
A great big thank you in anticipation,
gratefully yours,
Yvonne Tamtom

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only, please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for 2nd GGrandfather, Surname BARNETT #general

yvonne baines
 

Dear Geners,
According to census records my 1st great grandmother Miriam Barnett was born in
Poland, with a possibility of the city being Warsaw. She married my 1st great
grandfather Israel (Joseph) Cohen around 1866, I do not know where but they settled
in Liverpool and attended the 'Old Hebrew Congregation'. Miriam died in May 1915.
Her headstone shows her fathers name to be Moshe Mordechai BARNETT. Does this ring
a little bell with anyone. ?
A great big thank you in anticipation,
gratefully yours,
Yvonne Tamtom

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only, please


YIVO Vilna Online Collections #general

Carol Hoffman
 

Over 1.3 million documents and books are already available for search
online https://vilnacollections.yivo.org/ through the Vilna
Collections web portal. This major project is one of combined effort
between the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the Lithuanian Central
State Archives LCVA, the Martynas Mazvydas National Library of
Lithuania, and the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of
Science. The past, once through to have been lost to the world of
scholars and learned, is now becoming alive and enabling us to access it.

The article, A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts, detailing the chilling past
of protecting and discovering this rich collection appeared in the New
York Times in January 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/18/arts/a-trove-of-yiddish-artifacts-rescued-from-the-nazis-and-oblivion.html?_r=0.
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/y82wsuch )

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen YIVO Vilna Online Collections #general

Carol Hoffman
 

Over 1.3 million documents and books are already available for search
online https://vilnacollections.yivo.org/ through the Vilna
Collections web portal. This major project is one of combined effort
between the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the Lithuanian Central
State Archives LCVA, the Martynas Mazvydas National Library of
Lithuania, and the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of
Science. The past, once through to have been lost to the world of
scholars and learned, is now becoming alive and enabling us to access it.

The article, A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts, detailing the chilling past
of protecting and discovering this rich collection appeared in the New
York Times in January 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/18/arts/a-trove-of-yiddish-artifacts-rescued-from-the-nazis-and-oblivion.html?_r=0.
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/y82wsuch )

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv


Subject Line: INTRO - researching HART family from Posen, Saale, Holzland, Kreis, Thueringen, Germany and BENNETT Margarita A. Hamburg, Germany. #germany

Merry Nessinger <navajo35@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for
thirteen years. I consider myself to be beginner in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research.

I live in Scottsdale, Arizona. United States. My native language is
English and I know no other languages.

I consider myself advanced in using a computer. My experience in using
the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the name, place of birth, and death date of my
great-grandfather but he is the only person in the HART family (other
than my father) for whom I have this information. I am also looking for
the information on my paternal great-great-grandmother,
great-grandmother and grandmother.

My primary research goals now are to find out: full names, places of
birth, birth and death dates for my great-great- grandparents,
great-grandparents, grandparents and those who preceded them and
Margarita A BENNETT whose date of birth is about 1912 in Hamburg,
Germany and her family.

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 220965.


The family names and ancestral towns that I have entered in the JGFF
(JewishGen Family Finder) are:

HART Morris >from Posen, Saale, Holzland, Kreis, Thueringen, Germany to
New York City.1814 1850
HART Mitchel New York, New York 1851

Meredith (Merry) Hart Nessinger Scottsdale, Arizona, United States,=


German SIG #Germany Subject Line: INTRO - researching HART family from Posen, Saale, Holzland, Kreis, Thueringen, Germany and BENNETT Margarita A. Hamburg, Germany. #germany

Merry Nessinger <navajo35@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for
thirteen years. I consider myself to be beginner in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research.

I live in Scottsdale, Arizona. United States. My native language is
English and I know no other languages.

I consider myself advanced in using a computer. My experience in using
the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the name, place of birth, and death date of my
great-grandfather but he is the only person in the HART family (other
than my father) for whom I have this information. I am also looking for
the information on my paternal great-great-grandmother,
great-grandmother and grandmother.

My primary research goals now are to find out: full names, places of
birth, birth and death dates for my great-great- grandparents,
great-grandparents, grandparents and those who preceded them and
Margarita A BENNETT whose date of birth is about 1912 in Hamburg,
Germany and her family.

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 220965.


The family names and ancestral towns that I have entered in the JGFF
(JewishGen Family Finder) are:

HART Morris >from Posen, Saale, Holzland, Kreis, Thueringen, Germany to
New York City.1814 1850
HART Mitchel New York, New York 1851

Meredith (Merry) Hart Nessinger Scottsdale, Arizona, United States,=


(Sweden) Free Access to ArkivDigital Through January 20, 2019 Swedish Time #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

ArkivDigital is offering free access All-in-one this weekend Friday, January
18- Sunday, January 20=97European time. Go to:
http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc and follow the instructions.

New users and users with Base subscription get access to everything in
their database, All-in-one during the weekend. Their collections include
religious records, more than 150 million register posts searchable by name
estate inventories, tax registers, military rolls, spy documents, passenger
ship manifests, and more. They recently launched an interactive map for
their aerial photographs of houses, farms and cottages all over Sweden. They
also have a portrait collection with 350,000 photographs.

If you have not previously registered, then you are required to register V
with our name, address, email address, country and phone, password. Then
start the program in your browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge.

In order to search their indexes you need to install their new software
ArkivDigital2.0-web version. You must also register with them- no credit
card information is required, If you registered previously with ArkivDIgital
it is not necessary to reregister.
To register , download the software and start the program go to:
https://www.arkivdigital.net/products/adonline/try-for-free

After you have registered click on "start the program" the "blue button".
You can select English or Swedish as the language of choice in the upper
right hand corner. They recommend Chrome as your browser for the best
functionality. You will have to insert your email address and password again

If you think you might not have ancestors >from Sweden, there have been Jews
in Sweden since the early 1700s. albeit a small population. Sweden opened
its doors to Jews during WWII and again in 1956 when Jews were fleeing
Hungary and then again when fleeing Communists in 1968. According to the
Jewish Virtual Library the Jewish population increased tremendously between
1850 and 1920 due to immigration >from Russia and Poland. The population
reached nearly 6,500 in 1920. Small groups of German, Austrian, and Czech
Jews were allowed to immigrate to Sweden during the 1930's. Once the Nazi
brutalities were known Sweden opened its doors to Jews. In 1942, Sweden
allowed the immigration of 900 Norwegian Jews. In October 1943, Sweden gave
asylum to more than 8,000 Danish Jews, the whole Danish Jewish community,
which came to Sweden via small fishing boats. The Jewish population doubled
between 1945-1970.

Questions on this can be sent to ArkivDigital in Swedish time to
kundtjanst@arkivdigital.se

I have no affiliation with ArkivDigital and am posting this solely for the
information of the readers.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Sweden) Free Access to ArkivDigital Through January 20, 2019 Swedish Time #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

ArkivDigital is offering free access All-in-one this weekend Friday, January
18- Sunday, January 20=97European time. Go to:
http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc and follow the instructions.

New users and users with Base subscription get access to everything in
their database, All-in-one during the weekend. Their collections include
religious records, more than 150 million register posts searchable by name
estate inventories, tax registers, military rolls, spy documents, passenger
ship manifests, and more. They recently launched an interactive map for
their aerial photographs of houses, farms and cottages all over Sweden. They
also have a portrait collection with 350,000 photographs.

If you have not previously registered, then you are required to register V
with our name, address, email address, country and phone, password. Then
start the program in your browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge.

In order to search their indexes you need to install their new software
ArkivDigital2.0-web version. You must also register with them- no credit
card information is required, If you registered previously with ArkivDIgital
it is not necessary to reregister.
To register , download the software and start the program go to:
https://www.arkivdigital.net/products/adonline/try-for-free

After you have registered click on "start the program" the "blue button".
You can select English or Swedish as the language of choice in the upper
right hand corner. They recommend Chrome as your browser for the best
functionality. You will have to insert your email address and password again

If you think you might not have ancestors >from Sweden, there have been Jews
in Sweden since the early 1700s. albeit a small population. Sweden opened
its doors to Jews during WWII and again in 1956 when Jews were fleeing
Hungary and then again when fleeing Communists in 1968. According to the
Jewish Virtual Library the Jewish population increased tremendously between
1850 and 1920 due to immigration >from Russia and Poland. The population
reached nearly 6,500 in 1920. Small groups of German, Austrian, and Czech
Jews were allowed to immigrate to Sweden during the 1930's. Once the Nazi
brutalities were known Sweden opened its doors to Jews. In 1942, Sweden
allowed the immigration of 900 Norwegian Jews. In October 1943, Sweden gave
asylum to more than 8,000 Danish Jews, the whole Danish Jewish community,
which came to Sweden via small fishing boats. The Jewish population doubled
between 1945-1970.

Questions on this can be sent to ArkivDigital in Swedish time to
kundtjanst@arkivdigital.se

I have no affiliation with ArkivDigital and am posting this solely for the
information of the readers.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Was Rabbi Boruch Ber LEIBOWITZ From The Tribe Of Levy #rabbinic

Robert Tachna
 

Can anyone tell me if Rabbi Boruch Ber LEIBOWITZ, who lived >from 1862 -
November 17, 1939, was >from the tribe of Levy?  I am asking because my
oldest known ancestor who I have found >from my research was Boruch Ber
TACHNA who was a Levy.  I am trying to see if there could be any way to
suppose if Rabbi Boruch Ber LEIBOWITZ could possibly be related to my
family.

The surname LEIBOWITZ denotes that he was of the family of Leib or was a
descendant of a man named Leib.  My ancestor Boruch Ber TACHNA had many
grandchildren and great grandchildren who were named Leib.  I am
wondering if perhaps there may be a common ancestry.  The TACHNA family
is >from the tribe of Levy and ascertaining if Rabbi Boruch Ber LEIBOWITZ
was a Levy could help discern the possibility of any common family relation.

Thank you,
Robert Tachna
rhtachna@gmail.com


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Was Rabbi Boruch Ber LEIBOWITZ From The Tribe Of Levy #rabbinic

Robert Tachna
 

Can anyone tell me if Rabbi Boruch Ber LEIBOWITZ, who lived >from 1862 -
November 17, 1939, was >from the tribe of Levy?  I am asking because my
oldest known ancestor who I have found >from my research was Boruch Ber
TACHNA who was a Levy.  I am trying to see if there could be any way to
suppose if Rabbi Boruch Ber LEIBOWITZ could possibly be related to my
family.

The surname LEIBOWITZ denotes that he was of the family of Leib or was a
descendant of a man named Leib.  My ancestor Boruch Ber TACHNA had many
grandchildren and great grandchildren who were named Leib.  I am
wondering if perhaps there may be a common ancestry.  The TACHNA family
is >from the tribe of Levy and ascertaining if Rabbi Boruch Ber LEIBOWITZ
was a Levy could help discern the possibility of any common family relation.

Thank you,
Robert Tachna
rhtachna@gmail.com


Rabbi Isacher Baer / Behr Yissachar #rabbinic

Caroline F Gries <cfgries@...>
 

I am looking for any info on my 6th Great Grandfather Rabbi
Isachar Baer / Behr Yissachar >from Karbach Germany, 1728-1797. His
children were : Brentel, Josef, Benjamin, Salomon, Sara and Ettel.
I was wondering if any of his sons were Rabbis.

My other 6th Great Grandfather was Mohel Jonas ben Salomon/
Jona Salomon SCHNAITTACH >from Bechhofen Germany 1711 and died in 1786
in Ansbach. Was his father Salomon Nachman ben Loew 1966 Bohemia -
1767 Bechhofen a Rabbi ? Mohel Jonas ben Salomon / Jona Salomon
Schnaittach son was Rabbi Elkan Bar Jonas ADLER 1763-1822. Were there
other Rabbis in this family ?

Im off to Israel in March where I will see Mohel Jonas ben
Salomon circumsion book where he kept his records at the Israeli Jewish
Museum. Id love to learn more about him before I go.

Thanks
Caroline F Gries
Aurora, CO
cfgries@comcast.net


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Isacher Baer / Behr Yissachar #rabbinic

Caroline F Gries <cfgries@...>
 

I am looking for any info on my 6th Great Grandfather Rabbi
Isachar Baer / Behr Yissachar >from Karbach Germany, 1728-1797. His
children were : Brentel, Josef, Benjamin, Salomon, Sara and Ettel.
I was wondering if any of his sons were Rabbis.

My other 6th Great Grandfather was Mohel Jonas ben Salomon/
Jona Salomon SCHNAITTACH >from Bechhofen Germany 1711 and died in 1786
in Ansbach. Was his father Salomon Nachman ben Loew 1966 Bohemia -
1767 Bechhofen a Rabbi ? Mohel Jonas ben Salomon / Jona Salomon
Schnaittach son was Rabbi Elkan Bar Jonas ADLER 1763-1822. Were there
other Rabbis in this family ?

Im off to Israel in March where I will see Mohel Jonas ben
Salomon circumsion book where he kept his records at the Israeli Jewish
Museum. Id love to learn more about him before I go.

Thanks
Caroline F Gries
Aurora, CO
cfgries@comcast.net


Locating where someone was cremated (near Bordeaux), Anice Hall #france

Joyaa Antares
 

Hi All,

I have learnt that a cousin, Anice Hall (nee Zausmer), was cremated in or
near Bordeaux shortly after her death, which is believed to be 11th or 12th
October 1987.
Is there any way to establish in which crematorium she was cremated?
Thanks. Best wishes to all.

Joyaa ANTARES, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
___________________________
Researching ZAUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in
Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya
ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk
KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London
LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg


French SIG #France Locating where someone was cremated (near Bordeaux), Anice Hall #france

Joyaa Antares
 

Hi All,

I have learnt that a cousin, Anice Hall (nee Zausmer), was cremated in or
near Bordeaux shortly after her death, which is believed to be 11th or 12th
October 1987.
Is there any way to establish in which crematorium she was cremated?
Thanks. Best wishes to all.

Joyaa ANTARES, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
___________________________
Researching ZAUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in
Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya
ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk
KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London
LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg


Revision Lists #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

Our Revision List team has started working on a new set of records for the
Revision Lists. In this new load (in June, 2019) we will have sets of
records for Kishinev, Bendery, Ataki, Faleshty, Izmail, Romanenko colony and
more.

At the beginning of February you will get a table of what records are in
progress.

There is one thing I want to share with you, and possible to get an advice.
I always wanted for each set of records display for you Title page of the
set, as well as Ending pages. The ending pages in many cases have
signatures of some of the members of the community. Today I looked at some
microfilms, we have in many cases a "second" set of the same records. Well,
maybe not exactly the same, that is why I am going thru the records and if
there are differences or missing pages, we will take records >from the
"second" copy. I worked with Ataki set ("second" copy), and found after a
full Revision, there are signatures (in Hebrew/Yiddish) of about 150 people,
probably heads of households, and I believe that this might be of interest
to many of you. I remember how I was happy when found in one of the
Revisions a signature of my great great great grandfather...

The question is, how we going to process these pages? It is not just
translation/transcribing, we need to display the images. I am going to
consult with JewishGen on this, and possible for now, we can have these
signature documents at our Bessarabia SIG database.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Shabbat Shalom,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Revision Lists #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

Our Revision List team has started working on a new set of records for the
Revision Lists. In this new load (in June, 2019) we will have sets of
records for Kishinev, Bendery, Ataki, Faleshty, Izmail, Romanenko colony and
more.

At the beginning of February you will get a table of what records are in
progress.

There is one thing I want to share with you, and possible to get an advice.
I always wanted for each set of records display for you Title page of the
set, as well as Ending pages. The ending pages in many cases have
signatures of some of the members of the community. Today I looked at some
microfilms, we have in many cases a "second" set of the same records. Well,
maybe not exactly the same, that is why I am going thru the records and if
there are differences or missing pages, we will take records >from the
"second" copy. I worked with Ataki set ("second" copy), and found after a
full Revision, there are signatures (in Hebrew/Yiddish) of about 150 people,
probably heads of households, and I believe that this might be of interest
to many of you. I remember how I was happy when found in one of the
Revisions a signature of my great great great grandfather...

The question is, how we going to process these pages? It is not just
translation/transcribing, we need to display the images. I am going to
consult with JewishGen on this, and possible for now, we can have these
signature documents at our Bessarabia SIG database.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Shabbat Shalom,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

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