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ViewMate: Yiddish translation #general

ron arons
 

Shalom,

I have placed a letter in Yiddish on ViewMate. If anyone out there can
help translate even a portion of this, I sure would appreciate it. I'm
doing this as a favor for a friend. Here's the link to the letter (in
Yiddish) to be translated:

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=74600

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Yiddish translation #general

ron arons
 

Shalom,

I have placed a letter in Yiddish on ViewMate. If anyone out there can
help translate even a portion of this, I sure would appreciate it. I'm
doing this as a favor for a friend. Here's the link to the letter (in
Yiddish) to be translated:

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=74600

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


My Great Uncle's Marriage License -- Massachusetts, 1913 #general

George Rothstein
 

My great uncle, Max Shenkman (1890 - 1939) was married to Rebecca Tilles
and lived for many years in Great Barrington, MA. I have an article in
the Berkshire Eagle >from 1913 that reads 'The marriage of Max Shenkman
and Miss Rebecca Tillies [sic] will be performed Sunday evening, May 25,
1913 at 7 PM in Montville.'

I have checked local records for a marriage license in Great Barrington,
Sandisfield and New Marlboro as well as Massachusetts records in Boston
without success. Does anyone have any suggestions? My great grandfather,
Max's father, was very religious. I would have expected Max to have been
married by a rabbi.

Thank you,
George Rothstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My Great Uncle's Marriage License -- Massachusetts, 1913 #general

George Rothstein
 

My great uncle, Max Shenkman (1890 - 1939) was married to Rebecca Tilles
and lived for many years in Great Barrington, MA. I have an article in
the Berkshire Eagle >from 1913 that reads 'The marriage of Max Shenkman
and Miss Rebecca Tillies [sic] will be performed Sunday evening, May 25,
1913 at 7 PM in Montville.'

I have checked local records for a marriage license in Great Barrington,
Sandisfield and New Marlboro as well as Massachusetts records in Boston
without success. Does anyone have any suggestions? My great grandfather,
Max's father, was very religious. I would have expected Max to have been
married by a rabbi.

Thank you,
George Rothstein


(US) Millions of Books Are in Public Domain Due to Quirk of Copyright Law #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Prior to 1964, most US published books had a 28-year copyright term. To
extend the copyright the authors or publishers had to send in a separate
form. That did not happen in many cases, meaning they are in the public
domain today. Why prior to 1964? The Copyright Act of 1992 pushed the
date back established in The Copyright Act of 1976 and did away with
renewal for books published after January 1, 1964. See NYPL blog post
below for list of copyright laws and dates. Through the 1970s, the
Library of Congress published the Catalog of Copyright Entries, all the
registration and renewals of America's books.

The New York Public Library (NYPL) took the effort to make those books
free online today. The NYPL recently blogged about Copyright History at:
https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/05/31/us-copyright-history-1923-1964

This was not an easy task. The NYPL converted the registration and
copyright information into a searchable format, making the old
copyrights searchable and now knowing when, and if, they were renewed.

Around 80 percent of all the books published >from 1923 to 1964 are in the
public domain and free. The NYPL blog post (see above) they covered
copyright history. They state there are 642,000 registered copyrights with
only 25 percent (162,000) having renewed their copyright, the remaining
480,000 are probably in the public domain. To read more see the
aforementioned URL. I would encourage you to read the article as it
includes the convoluted history on copyright and what they have done to
list the books.

The Internet Archive https://archive.org/search.php has digital copies of
the books. I entered into the search bar "Jewish" (54,000 entries); "Jewish
Genealogy" (435 entries); and "Genealogy"(146,000 entries)

The Hathi Trust https://www.hathitrust.org/ , is a digital library has
uploaded some of the newly free books.

The bottom line is there are many books of interest on genealogy, Jewish
genealogy and general Jewish category that are no longer under copyright
protection and may be downloaded >from the above sources.

To read more see: https://tinyurl.com/yxp8fgvq
Original url:
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kz4e3e/millions-of-books-are-secretly-in-the-public-domain-you-can-download-them-free

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Millions of Books Are in Public Domain Due to Quirk of Copyright Law #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Prior to 1964, most US published books had a 28-year copyright term. To
extend the copyright the authors or publishers had to send in a separate
form. That did not happen in many cases, meaning they are in the public
domain today. Why prior to 1964? The Copyright Act of 1992 pushed the
date back established in The Copyright Act of 1976 and did away with
renewal for books published after January 1, 1964. See NYPL blog post
below for list of copyright laws and dates. Through the 1970s, the
Library of Congress published the Catalog of Copyright Entries, all the
registration and renewals of America's books.

The New York Public Library (NYPL) took the effort to make those books
free online today. The NYPL recently blogged about Copyright History at:
https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/05/31/us-copyright-history-1923-1964

This was not an easy task. The NYPL converted the registration and
copyright information into a searchable format, making the old
copyrights searchable and now knowing when, and if, they were renewed.

Around 80 percent of all the books published >from 1923 to 1964 are in the
public domain and free. The NYPL blog post (see above) they covered
copyright history. They state there are 642,000 registered copyrights with
only 25 percent (162,000) having renewed their copyright, the remaining
480,000 are probably in the public domain. To read more see the
aforementioned URL. I would encourage you to read the article as it
includes the convoluted history on copyright and what they have done to
list the books.

The Internet Archive https://archive.org/search.php has digital copies of
the books. I entered into the search bar "Jewish" (54,000 entries); "Jewish
Genealogy" (435 entries); and "Genealogy"(146,000 entries)

The Hathi Trust https://www.hathitrust.org/ , is a digital library has
uploaded some of the newly free books.

The bottom line is there are many books of interest on genealogy, Jewish
genealogy and general Jewish category that are no longer under copyright
protection and may be downloaded >from the above sources.

To read more see: https://tinyurl.com/yxp8fgvq
Original url:
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kz4e3e/millions-of-books-are-secretly-in-the-public-domain-you-can-download-them-free

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Seeking information about Solinka #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Vicki Schulkin posted: "I am interested in learning more about my
family in Solinka...I'm particularly interested in where I might find
earlier records. I'd also be interested in finding general
information about the the village - such as what the Jewish population
was at various times, and the population as a whole, and what
businesses there might have been. "

Vicki ...i began with the the communities database...which has 6500
towns with Jewish inhabitants and institutions around 1900..Solinka
isnt there, but Solinka is in the gazetteer, which has millions of
eastern european towns. There i found Solinka ..important to note the
coordinates 4910/2214...and the nearest towns listed under the target
icon are Cisna, about 6 miles NE and Wola Michowa about 6 miles NW.
Both these towns were in the galician district of Lisko and are now in
southern poland.

when i searched the Gesher Galicia town locator (at
https://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/) for solinka, it
said the administrative district was Lisko, but the Jewish District
was Wola Michowa...the Jewish District is where you should look for
records.

i would look in the following databases..for both wola michowa and
solinko....(this is important!)

1. Jewish Records Indexing - Poland:
(https://jri-poland.org/jriplweb.htm) More than 5.3 million Jewish
birth, marriage and death records >from over 550 Polish towns, as well
as indices >from other sources, such as census records, legal notices,
passports and newspaper announcements. When you search here, you might
try searching for the town, using the soundex, and also for your
surnames, using a circle around 15 miles >from 4910/2214...that will
query records within the area of Solinka. Or, in JRIP, search records
in the LWOW district of galicia.

2. The JewishGen Poland Database: More than 7.7 million records for
Poland, >from a variety of sources, including: vital records, business
directories, voter lists, passenger manifests, Yizkor books and other
Holocaust sources. A joint project of Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland and JewishGen. https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/#Poland
this includes the 1891 galician business directory.

3. Gesher Galicia: https://search.geshergalicia.org/

i would try google for both towns. I would try the 1900 census for
galicia (the Gemeindelexikon has no surnames but it does contain the
numbers of Jews and lists institutions in all the towns). It is online
but requires many steps...an explanation is here:
http://galiziengermandescendants.org/Data/galizien_village_finding_aid.pdf
and here: http://www.halgal.com/gemeindelexikon.html

I would try searching books of Jewish life in galicia...Irving Howe,
World of our Fathers comes to mind...and i'know there are many others.
happy hunting
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
director.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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking information about Solinka #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Vicki Schulkin posted: "I am interested in learning more about my
family in Solinka...I'm particularly interested in where I might find
earlier records. I'd also be interested in finding general
information about the the village - such as what the Jewish population
was at various times, and the population as a whole, and what
businesses there might have been. "

Vicki ...i began with the the communities database...which has 6500
towns with Jewish inhabitants and institutions around 1900..Solinka
isnt there, but Solinka is in the gazetteer, which has millions of
eastern european towns. There i found Solinka ..important to note the
coordinates 4910/2214...and the nearest towns listed under the target
icon are Cisna, about 6 miles NE and Wola Michowa about 6 miles NW.
Both these towns were in the galician district of Lisko and are now in
southern poland.

when i searched the Gesher Galicia town locator (at
https://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/) for solinka, it
said the administrative district was Lisko, but the Jewish District
was Wola Michowa...the Jewish District is where you should look for
records.

i would look in the following databases..for both wola michowa and
solinko....(this is important!)

1. Jewish Records Indexing - Poland:
(https://jri-poland.org/jriplweb.htm) More than 5.3 million Jewish
birth, marriage and death records >from over 550 Polish towns, as well
as indices >from other sources, such as census records, legal notices,
passports and newspaper announcements. When you search here, you might
try searching for the town, using the soundex, and also for your
surnames, using a circle around 15 miles >from 4910/2214...that will
query records within the area of Solinka. Or, in JRIP, search records
in the LWOW district of galicia.

2. The JewishGen Poland Database: More than 7.7 million records for
Poland, >from a variety of sources, including: vital records, business
directories, voter lists, passenger manifests, Yizkor books and other
Holocaust sources. A joint project of Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland and JewishGen. https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/#Poland
this includes the 1891 galician business directory.

3. Gesher Galicia: https://search.geshergalicia.org/

i would try google for both towns. I would try the 1900 census for
galicia (the Gemeindelexikon has no surnames but it does contain the
numbers of Jews and lists institutions in all the towns). It is online
but requires many steps...an explanation is here:
http://galiziengermandescendants.org/Data/galizien_village_finding_aid.pdf
and here: http://www.halgal.com/gemeindelexikon.html

I would try searching books of Jewish life in galicia...Irving Howe,
World of our Fathers comes to mind...and i'know there are many others.
happy hunting
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
director.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


Skever and Shpikov TWERSKY rebbes #rabbinic

Susan Berson <bersons2@...>
 

I believe that my great-grandfather, Chaim GENN, and my great-great-
grandfather, Leib ULITSKY (Chaim's father-in-law) were gabbaim to the
Skeverer rebbe Yitzhak TWERSKY, and later to his son Menachem-Nachum
TWERSKY (aka NECHUMTZI) and grandson Mordecai (Mottele) TWERSKY. In
approximately 1884, when my grandmother was six years old, the family
moved >from Skever to Shpikov to follow Rabbi Menachem-Nachum TWERSKY
to the rabbi's new post as the Shpikover rebbe. Unfortunately, Rabbi
Menachem-Nachum died soon thereafter; he was succeeded in Shpikov by
his son Rabbi Mordecai TWERSKY.

In a contemporary 19th century memoir, written in Hebrew by M. Glubman
(who knew the family), my relatives are described in detail. They are
referred to only as Reb Chaim and Reb Leib. Reb Leib was also referred
to as Leibish. It is said that Leib "inherited the position of gabbai
from the gabbaim of the Maggid of Chernobyl." Chaim and Leib lived in
the Twersky compound in Shpikov, and my grandmother was raised there.

Thus, my relatives were not rabbis, but they worked closely within the
TWERSKY dynasty. I'm wondering if anyone has further information about
the particular rabbis mentioned above and/or my family and their
rabbinic connection. Does the New Square, NY, community have archives
and is there anyone to approach about research there?

Susan Berson
Denver, Colorado
U.S.A.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Skever and Shpikov TWERSKY rebbes #rabbinic

Susan Berson <bersons2@...>
 

I believe that my great-grandfather, Chaim GENN, and my great-great-
grandfather, Leib ULITSKY (Chaim's father-in-law) were gabbaim to the
Skeverer rebbe Yitzhak TWERSKY, and later to his son Menachem-Nachum
TWERSKY (aka NECHUMTZI) and grandson Mordecai (Mottele) TWERSKY. In
approximately 1884, when my grandmother was six years old, the family
moved >from Skever to Shpikov to follow Rabbi Menachem-Nachum TWERSKY
to the rabbi's new post as the Shpikover rebbe. Unfortunately, Rabbi
Menachem-Nachum died soon thereafter; he was succeeded in Shpikov by
his son Rabbi Mordecai TWERSKY.

In a contemporary 19th century memoir, written in Hebrew by M. Glubman
(who knew the family), my relatives are described in detail. They are
referred to only as Reb Chaim and Reb Leib. Reb Leib was also referred
to as Leibish. It is said that Leib "inherited the position of gabbai
from the gabbaim of the Maggid of Chernobyl." Chaim and Leib lived in
the Twersky compound in Shpikov, and my grandmother was raised there.

Thus, my relatives were not rabbis, but they worked closely within the
TWERSKY dynasty. I'm wondering if anyone has further information about
the particular rabbis mentioned above and/or my family and their
rabbinic connection. Does the New Square, NY, community have archives
and is there anyone to approach about research there?

Susan Berson
Denver, Colorado
U.S.A.


Kinos By Rav Weissmandl #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Would appreciate if someone can advise me of an english translation
of the kinos by Rav M"B Weissmandl zt"l on the Holocaust.

Bezalel Weill


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Kinos By Rav Weissmandl #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Would appreciate if someone can advise me of an english translation
of the kinos by Rav M"B Weissmandl zt"l on the Holocaust.

Bezalel Weill


Seeking Moshe JEWELSOHN / YEVELSON and his father Hirsch, from Riga #general

Orit Lavi
 

Dear Friends,

Moshe JEWELSOHN (various spellings) was born in Riga in 1901, to Hirsch and
Chava. In 1921 he immigrated to Palestine, as did his parents, and some of
his siblings.

Other siblings remained in Riga, or immigrated to the USA and to Brazil.

Before he came to Palestine, he appeared under the names Moses, Moisi.

I lost track of Moshe since the 1920s, in Palestine. Any info about him
would be highly appreciated.

The father Hirsch JEWELSOHN / YEVELSON was widowed in Tel Aviv in 1928.
Following that, I also lost track of him.

He was born in Riga ca. 1864 to Shalom (Scholom). In Tel Aviv he was
registered as Zvi.

Any info about his fate would also be most welcome.

Thanks a lot in advance, and Shabbat Shalom

Orit Lavi
Tsukey Yam, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Moshe JEWELSOHN / YEVELSON and his father Hirsch, from Riga #general

Orit Lavi
 

Dear Friends,

Moshe JEWELSOHN (various spellings) was born in Riga in 1901, to Hirsch and
Chava. In 1921 he immigrated to Palestine, as did his parents, and some of
his siblings.

Other siblings remained in Riga, or immigrated to the USA and to Brazil.

Before he came to Palestine, he appeared under the names Moses, Moisi.

I lost track of Moshe since the 1920s, in Palestine. Any info about him
would be highly appreciated.

The father Hirsch JEWELSOHN / YEVELSON was widowed in Tel Aviv in 1928.
Following that, I also lost track of him.

He was born in Riga ca. 1864 to Shalom (Scholom). In Tel Aviv he was
registered as Zvi.

Any info about his fate would also be most welcome.

Thanks a lot in advance, and Shabbat Shalom

Orit Lavi
Tsukey Yam, Israel


Searching for Eric ROSENBERG fm Sombor #hungary

Amit N
 

Hello,

I am searching for a man named Eric ROSENBERG. He was the son of Nik
and Sylvia ROSENBERG (nee Fletcher) and originated in South Africa
(Bloemfontain I believe). I have previously corresponded with Sylvia,
but that was a few years ago and we lost touch.
Nik ROSENBERG was born in Sombor and he was a cousin of my
great-grandmother. I would be very happy to reach an email address for
Eric and talk to him.

Thank you in advance,
Amit Naor
Israel

Moderator: Please respond off-list.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Searching for Eric ROSENBERG fm Sombor #hungary

Amit N
 

Hello,

I am searching for a man named Eric ROSENBERG. He was the son of Nik
and Sylvia ROSENBERG (nee Fletcher) and originated in South Africa
(Bloemfontain I believe). I have previously corresponded with Sylvia,
but that was a few years ago and we lost touch.
Nik ROSENBERG was born in Sombor and he was a cousin of my
great-grandmother. I would be very happy to reach an email address for
Eric and talk to him.

Thank you in advance,
Amit Naor
Israel

Moderator: Please respond off-list.


Buchenwald Money transactions cards #germany

Peter Heilbrunn <pheilbrunn@...>
 

Hi,

I have a copy of my father's 1939 money transaction card. Can anyone tell
me who would have supplied the money and on what it might have been spent?

Money administration cards of prisoners of CC Buchenwald, 1937 - 1945:
The money administration cards contain the following information: name,
first name, prisoner number, date of birth, date of deposit and disbursement,
respectively, amount of deposit, disbursement and the money on account,
signature of the prisoner.

Regards, Peter Heilbrunn Amersham England pheilbrunn@...


German SIG #Germany Buchenwald Money transactions cards #germany

Peter Heilbrunn <pheilbrunn@...>
 

Hi,

I have a copy of my father's 1939 money transaction card. Can anyone tell
me who would have supplied the money and on what it might have been spent?

Money administration cards of prisoners of CC Buchenwald, 1937 - 1945:
The money administration cards contain the following information: name,
first name, prisoner number, date of birth, date of deposit and disbursement,
respectively, amount of deposit, disbursement and the money on account,
signature of the prisoner.

Regards, Peter Heilbrunn Amersham England pheilbrunn@...


Seeking information about Solinka #general

Vicki Schulkin <vickischulkin@...>
 

I am interested in learning more about my family in Solinka, a village in
Southeastern Poland, on the Slovak border, that was in Austria-Hungary before
WW I. I know quite a bit already - a cousin in Czechoslovakia found references
to the family in Solinka a registry in the Sanok archives >from about 1931.
One small branch is represented by pages of testimony in Yad Vashem. My
great-grandfather was listed in the Polish Business Directory for 1929, and
his death was noted in 1938.

This was a lot more than I ever expected to find, and I'm looking for advice
on where else I might look, either within JewishGen databases, or elsewhere.
I'm particularly interested in where I might find earlier records. I'd also
be interested in finding general information about the the village - such as
what the Jewish population was at various times, and the population as a
whole, and what businesses there might have been.

Thanks for any suggestions,

Vicki Schulkin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking information about Solinka #general

Vicki Schulkin <vickischulkin@...>
 

I am interested in learning more about my family in Solinka, a village in
Southeastern Poland, on the Slovak border, that was in Austria-Hungary before
WW I. I know quite a bit already - a cousin in Czechoslovakia found references
to the family in Solinka a registry in the Sanok archives >from about 1931.
One small branch is represented by pages of testimony in Yad Vashem. My
great-grandfather was listed in the Polish Business Directory for 1929, and
his death was noted in 1938.

This was a lot more than I ever expected to find, and I'm looking for advice
on where else I might look, either within JewishGen databases, or elsewhere.
I'm particularly interested in where I might find earlier records. I'd also
be interested in finding general information about the the village - such as
what the Jewish population was at various times, and the population as a
whole, and what businesses there might have been.

Thanks for any suggestions,

Vicki Schulkin