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your thoughts/ideas/suggestions

Trudy Barch
 

According to all U.S. census records available  Nathan and Solomon Gottstein are brothers.  When the family first came to America they lived in Des Moines, Iowa.  Shortly after the father passed away, the family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where they spent the rest of their lives. I found the cemetery where Nathan, his wife, and Solomon are buried.   I have communicated with the cemetery office who brought to my attention that the tombstones have different father’s name.   I have spent the evening trying to figure this out  I have used all the usual sites we, genealogists look at.  But I am missing something    Your thoughts, suggestions, ideas would be appreciated.  

The father, Louis Gottstein died in 1910 in Des Moines but I was unable to find anything on his death or a cemetery for him. The mother, Sarah is on all the census records as widow and as far as I can tell never remarried.  She is buried in the Minneapolis area.  The family is from Lithuania and immigrated in 1910.

Thank you for all suggestions and helpful ideas that you might be able to give me.

Trudy Barch,  Florida


JGSCMd meeting on Nov 18 in Columbia, MD

Marlene Bishow
 

#USA, #Jewishgen

 

The Jewish Genealogy Society

of Central Maryland

 

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM

 

"Jewishgen: What's New, What's Up?

Speaker: Marlene Bishow

 

Charges have begum to the antique format and databases at Jewishgen. How can your research benefit from the additions and changes?

 

Attendees are encouraged to bring information about new sites that they have discovered and used.

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Marlene Katz Bishow is the founder of JGSCMd. She has been researching her extended family for 63 years. During the past two decades, Marlene has taught genealogy, edited three books on Jewish genealogy, served for seven years as President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, and co-chaired the 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

 

As usual, our meeting will be held at the Residences at Vantage Point, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD.

 

Marlene Bishow

JGSCMd Director

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: TEDESCO-Venice originally DEUTSCH from Austria? #austria-czech

Reuven Mohr
 

Debbie,
if Selig Goldschmidt's biography with Tedesco from Baden near Wien is not relevant, so also the former name Deutsch is probably not relevant. I think any German speaking Jew coming to Italy with or without a fixed last name might end up with the name Tedesco. 

Quite a few Jews from Hohenems moved to Italy (Trieste I know for sure). They would have been Austrians.

I'm aware that this is not making your research easier.

Reuven Mohr
Israel


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Russian army records from world war one #ukraine

Bena Shklyanoy <benagen@...>
 

The Tsar's army didn't exist after the Bolshevik Revolution (Nov
1917). After that, the army that fought the Red Army (organized in
1918) was called the White Army (1918-1923) in contrast to the Red.
There were relatively few Jews who fought in the White Army because it
was known for its vicious pogroms whereas the Red Army was not. Can't
imagine many army records would exist >from that time period but those
that do would more probably be >from the pre-Revolution portion of the
WWI.

Bena Shklyanoy, Chicago


Re: Russian army records from world war one #ukraine

Bena Shklyanoy <benagen@...>
 

The Tsar's army didn't exist after the Bolshevik Revolution (Nov
1917). After that, the army that fought the Red Army (organized in
1918) was called the White Army (1918-1923) in contrast to the Red.
There were relatively few Jews who fought in the White Army because it
was known for its vicious pogroms whereas the Red Army was not. Can't
imagine many army records would exist >from that time period but those
that do would more probably be >from the pre-Revolution portion of the
WWI.

Bena Shklyanoy, Chicago


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine World War l Russian Army Database #ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Nancy Summers inquired it there was a database on Jewish soldiers in the
Russian Army during World War l. I don't know of a specific Jewish database
of soldiers but there is an all-inclusive database for 1,068,811 soldiers in
World War l which may be found at:
https://1914.svrt.ru/index.php which is in Russian, but if you read the
article at it gives a method to search in English:
https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/time-killing-google-searc
h-leads-to-massive-wwi-database/


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


World War l Russian Army Database #ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Nancy Summers inquired it there was a database on Jewish soldiers in the
Russian Army during World War l. I don't know of a specific Jewish database
of soldiers but there is an all-inclusive database for 1,068,811 soldiers in
World War l which may be found at:
https://1914.svrt.ru/index.php which is in Russian, but if you read the
article at it gives a method to search in English:
https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/time-killing-google-searc
h-leads-to-massive-wwi-database/


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Russian army records from world war one #ukraine

Beverley Davis
 

My story is a little different >from other recent messages re Russian army records >from world war one, but SIG members may find it of interest.

My uncle Leizer (Lazarus) BLATT was born in Dvinsk, Russia (later known as Denenburg, now Daugavpils, Latvia) in January 1898. When he was six months old his mother travelled to London with four children to join her husband who had come earlier. Four more children were born in London, with my late mother being the youngest.

During 1917, Britain and Russia agreed to a convention involving the introduction of conscription of Russian aliens in Britain. With the passage of an Act for the Conscripting of Friendly Aliens those Jews who were called up to the British Army were given the alternative of returning to Russia to serve in the Russian Army. Nineteen-year-old Leizer chose this option; he did not return to England, and the family presumed that he had been killed in action.

I would be doubtful (but ecstatic) if any record could be found of his service and/or his fate.

Beverley Davis
Melbourne, Australia


Re: Russian army records from world war one #ukraine

Beverley Davis
 

My story is a little different >from other recent messages re Russian army records >from world war one, but SIG members may find it of interest.

My uncle Leizer (Lazarus) BLATT was born in Dvinsk, Russia (later known as Denenburg, now Daugavpils, Latvia) in January 1898. When he was six months old his mother travelled to London with four children to join her husband who had come earlier. Four more children were born in London, with my late mother being the youngest.

During 1917, Britain and Russia agreed to a convention involving the introduction of conscription of Russian aliens in Britain. With the passage of an Act for the Conscripting of Friendly Aliens those Jews who were called up to the British Army were given the alternative of returning to Russia to serve in the Russian Army. Nineteen-year-old Leizer chose this option; he did not return to England, and the family presumed that he had been killed in action.

I would be doubtful (but ecstatic) if any record could be found of his service and/or his fate.

Beverley Davis
Melbourne, Australia


FW: Mauthausen/Gusen Death Book #hungary

Joyce Field
 

Questions about Mauthausen have recently been posted. I just want to point =
out that the JewishGen Holocaust Database has a datafile of over 38,000 na=
mes of prisoners in Mauthausen that you might want to search.

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/0117_Mauthausen-Gusen-Death-B=
ook.html

Joyce Field
jfield@nlci.com


Proposals and Luncheon Speaker for 2020 IAJGS Conference #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Although the conference seems many, many months away, the organizers =
want to receive proposals for sessions and luncheon speakers by November =
27. I have already heard >from two researchers who have presented in the =
past and will be proposing sessions for San Diego. I would appreciate =
other suggestions. Please don=E2=80=99t suggest topics! I need ideas for =
speakers who are capable of presenting sessions on these topics. I=E2=80=99=
d appreciate receiving your suggestions ASAP.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director=


Hungary SIG #Hungary FW: Mauthausen/Gusen Death Book #hungary

Joyce Field
 

Questions about Mauthausen have recently been posted. I just want to point =
out that the JewishGen Holocaust Database has a datafile of over 38,000 na=
mes of prisoners in Mauthausen that you might want to search.

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/0117_Mauthausen-Gusen-Death-B=
ook.html

Joyce Field
jfield@nlci.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Proposals and Luncheon Speaker for 2020 IAJGS Conference #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Although the conference seems many, many months away, the organizers =
want to receive proposals for sessions and luncheon speakers by November =
27. I have already heard >from two researchers who have presented in the =
past and will be proposing sessions for San Diego. I would appreciate =
other suggestions. Please don=E2=80=99t suggest topics! I need ideas for =
speakers who are capable of presenting sessions on these topics. I=E2=80=99=
d appreciate receiving your suggestions ASAP.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director=


Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The home page for USCIS genealogy is: https://www.uscis.gov/genealogy  On the right under additional help is a link to order online or or go directly to:
 https://genealogy.uscis.dhs.gov/ which is the web page for requests and fill out which form you need, the index search, the search if you know the case ID or the for where you don't know the search ID.

Yes, the fees are per request so if you are looking for Hannah Gold and they have the record for her it will be $385. If you are looking for multiple people it will be a multiple of that fee.

Preexisting digital records means the records have been digitized and exist as such, If they don't have them digitized then the paper copy is the route and fee one had to pay.

I have no idea how long it takes for USCIS to reply--the request center is in Missouri.

Welcome to government speak and reading regulations.

There is nothing beneficial to the proposed rule in my estimation other than they are dramatically raising the prices so get your orders in soon before the proposed regulation becomes final.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee




On Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:43:03 AM PST, lnmp <lnmp@...> wrote:


I found the proposed rule as it relates to genealogy records very confusing.  I recently submitted a Form G-1041 by mail - I did not see a way to submit it electronically.  I have yet to receive a response from USCIS.  What do they mean by "pre-existing digital records" and how would I know whether they are available?  Is the $385 for all records or only for a single item, like a visa application?  I'm trying to understand whether the proposed changes (other than the considerable cost increases) would be beneficial.

Ellen 
Saratoga County, NY 


Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

Ellen
 

I found the proposed rule as it relates to genealogy records very confusing.  I recently submitted a Form G-1041 by mail - I did not see a way to submit it electronically.  I have yet to receive a response from USCIS.  What do they mean by "pre-existing digital records" and how would I know whether they are available?  Is the $385 for all records or only for a single item, like a visa application?  I'm trying to understand whether the proposed changes (other than the considerable cost increases) would be beneficial.

Ellen 
Saratoga County, NY 


asking questions #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers, how are you all doing?

After my last message about new microfilms, records I received several
emails >from people who might help us translating, transcribing.
That is very good. That may speed up our work on Bessarabia Revision Lists,
and other projects.

I am also getting a lot of emails >from people who are stuck with their
research and want to see if I can help.

My first reaction usually is asking to send this post to the whole
Bessarabia SIG list. We have almost 1,000 members (Alan can correct me)
and there might people who are also researching families in the same
town or even the same families!

Here are also a few steps for our researchers:

- At the JewishGen.org registration page put as many surnames/towns you are
researching as possible
- Find out WHO else researching that town or surname/town, and communicate
with these members. This is how I found a lot of family members, my family
lost about 100(!) years ago.
- Search not only Romania (Bessarabia)databases, but all databases at
JewishGen. You may not know that your relative before coming to Kishinev,
lived in Mogilev-Podolskiy for example or in Vilna
- If you do know that your ancestors lived somewhere else, and moved, you
can search specifically that database and search by name or by "Any field"
and put value like Kishinev for example or some other town your relatives
lived in Bessarabia.
- If you know the town your ancestors lived, visit the town website, also
check out of we have Yizkor Book for that town translated.

This is like a minimum research to do, and please post message to our
group... send it to me (I would try to respond as soon as I can), not
only write Questions/issues, but also with your success stories. I know
many of you discovered a lot of your families, and I heard >from some of
you, but I want our group to hear too.

All the best,

Shabbat Shalom
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

MODERATOR NOTE: As of today the Bessarabia SIG Discussion
Group has 919 members


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia asking questions #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers, how are you all doing?

After my last message about new microfilms, records I received several
emails >from people who might help us translating, transcribing.
That is very good. That may speed up our work on Bessarabia Revision Lists,
and other projects.

I am also getting a lot of emails >from people who are stuck with their
research and want to see if I can help.

My first reaction usually is asking to send this post to the whole
Bessarabia SIG list. We have almost 1,000 members (Alan can correct me)
and there might people who are also researching families in the same
town or even the same families!

Here are also a few steps for our researchers:

- At the JewishGen.org registration page put as many surnames/towns you are
researching as possible
- Find out WHO else researching that town or surname/town, and communicate
with these members. This is how I found a lot of family members, my family
lost about 100(!) years ago.
- Search not only Romania (Bessarabia)databases, but all databases at
JewishGen. You may not know that your relative before coming to Kishinev,
lived in Mogilev-Podolskiy for example or in Vilna
- If you do know that your ancestors lived somewhere else, and moved, you
can search specifically that database and search by name or by "Any field"
and put value like Kishinev for example or some other town your relatives
lived in Bessarabia.
- If you know the town your ancestors lived, visit the town website, also
check out of we have Yizkor Book for that town translated.

This is like a minimum research to do, and please post message to our
group... send it to me (I would try to respond as soon as I can), not
only write Questions/issues, but also with your success stories. I know
many of you discovered a lot of your families, and I heard >from some of
you, but I want our group to hear too.

All the best,

Shabbat Shalom
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

MODERATOR NOTE: As of today the Bessarabia SIG Discussion
Group has 919 members


Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I can use in a family website #bessarabia

Alan Levitt
 

Some of my cousins and I are planning to create a family website that
would include photos of Kishinev pre 1907. Am looking for
suggestions for where I can access or obtain such photos - it would be
for a private family website.

Also, I am interested in learning if anyone has developed a family
website that includes not just family genealogy, but also family
history, memories, photos (not just of relatives). What, if any,
template did you use?

Thanks

Alan Levitt
LEVITT, LEVIT - Kishinev
GURMAN, Romania


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I can use in a family website #bessarabia

Alan Levitt
 

Some of my cousins and I are planning to create a family website that
would include photos of Kishinev pre 1907. Am looking for
suggestions for where I can access or obtain such photos - it would be
for a private family website.

Also, I am interested in learning if anyone has developed a family
website that includes not just family genealogy, but also family
history, memories, photos (not just of relatives). What, if any,
template did you use?

Thanks

Alan Levitt
LEVITT, LEVIT - Kishinev
GURMAN, Romania


Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland: Letter T

Lande
 

501 names of persons whose family names begin with the letter T have been added to the Reichsvereinigung database available at Steve Morse’s website under the holocaust heading Jewish Roof Organization.  This information will also be added to Jewishgen’s Holocaust database.This brings the total of names to 28,548.
 
As is the case with all of the names, the registration cards may be viewed on the Bad Arolsen website, though information and corrections have often been added from other sources.  The cards themselves often provide additional information, e.g other family members, profession, street address etc.  The database can also be searched by emigration destination, e.g. Argentina, or nature of death (suicide or euthanasia).
 
While all of the persons whose names appear in this collection resided/registered in Germany at some point between 1933 and 1942, many of them were born elsewhere, particularly in East Europe, and even in such unexpected places as New York and Tel Aviv.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

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