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Records of Legionnaires? #france

Doug Mason
 

1. Where can I obtain a copy of the official army record of a
person who joined the French Foreign Legion during 1939 or 1940?

2. Were Jews either permitted or forced to join the Legion after 1941?

3. Are there records of the inmates or the guards of the
Camps in North Africa during WW2?

Thank you,

Doug Mason
Melbourne
Australia


French SIG #France Records of Legionnaires? #france

Doug Mason
 

1. Where can I obtain a copy of the official army record of a
person who joined the French Foreign Legion during 1939 or 1940?

2. Were Jews either permitted or forced to join the Legion after 1941?

3. Are there records of the inmates or the guards of the
Camps in North Africa during WW2?

Thank you,

Doug Mason
Melbourne
Australia


tombstone translation to English reguest #germany

Dottie Miller
 

I am hot on the trail of finding a missing link in between 2 branches of
my GUGENHEIMER family >from Ihringen. The link probably is in the
tombstone inscription of which I have a very clear photo. The photo is
so clear because the resolution is 92 pixels rather than the 45 that
would make it work on Viewmate. Can someone please volunteer to
translate it into English? I can easily e-mail it to you and/or send it
by snail mail. Thank you in advance for your response!

Dottie Miller San Antonio, TX USA


German SIG #Germany tombstone translation to English reguest #germany

Dottie Miller
 

I am hot on the trail of finding a missing link in between 2 branches of
my GUGENHEIMER family >from Ihringen. The link probably is in the
tombstone inscription of which I have a very clear photo. The photo is
so clear because the resolution is 92 pixels rather than the 45 that
would make it work on Viewmate. Can someone please volunteer to
translate it into English? I can easily e-mail it to you and/or send it
by snail mail. Thank you in advance for your response!

Dottie Miller San Antonio, TX USA


Online Class: Beginning Jewish Genealogy - June 2 #germany

Micha Reisel
 

Dear list:
Beginning June 2, Schelly Talalay Dardashti and I
will repeat our "Basic Jewish Genealogy" course at www.myfamily.com

The course is fee-based (nominal). The class language is
English.
For the class content outline, go to
http://tinyurl.com/8yhth

For the course description, registration information,
instructor information, go to http://tinyurl.com/5aknm

Any questions? Email Schelly or myself and we'll be happy to help. Best wishes,

Micha Reisel micha@genealogy.org.il

Schelly Talalay Dardashti schelly@genealogy.org.il


German SIG #Germany Online Class: Beginning Jewish Genealogy - June 2 #germany

Micha Reisel
 

Dear list:
Beginning June 2, Schelly Talalay Dardashti and I
will repeat our "Basic Jewish Genealogy" course at www.myfamily.com

The course is fee-based (nominal). The class language is
English.
For the class content outline, go to
http://tinyurl.com/8yhth

For the course description, registration information,
instructor information, go to http://tinyurl.com/5aknm

Any questions? Email Schelly or myself and we'll be happy to help. Best wishes,

Micha Reisel micha@genealogy.org.il

Schelly Talalay Dardashti schelly@genealogy.org.il


Keidan VRI Project: a different donation #lithuania

Olga Zabludoff <oz@...>
 

The good news keeps coming--this time in the form of a most unusual donation
from Ben-Tsion Klibansky who lives in Israel. Ben-Tsion has donated to the
Vital Records Indexing (VRI) project the English translations of ten years
of Jewish vital records >from Keidan--six complete sets of birth records
and four complete years of marriage records. In short, a goldmine.

In 1999 Ben-Tsion, who was born in Vilna in 1960, spent three weeks at the
Lithuanian State Historical Archives copying records (which he subsequently
translated) for his personal research. His father and grandfather had been
born in Keidan; the family moved to Kovna in the 1930s. Ben-Tsion's father
survived the Shoah by a twist of destiny. A week before the Nazis invaded
Lithuania in June 1941, he was deported to Siberia by the Soviets.

Our project is saving a good deal of money by acquiring ten years of
translations, for which we thank Ben-Tsion deeply. But our need for funds
is now greater than ever because we have discovered that the volume of our
Keidan vital records is much more extensive than the original calculations.
We had estimated 18,000 records. That figure has now escalated for two
reasons: the Keidan records span into the year 1914 instead of ending at
1895, which had been the original finding. We have also discovered that
many of the pages of records contain far greater numbers of entries than
the original estimate of four entries per page. (Some of our birth records
are twenty to a page.)

Our translator, whom we are so fortunate to have, thanks to Joel Ratner, is
busily working on our treasure trove. But we must keep the funds coming in
if the project is to blossom to completion. It is not beyond our reach. We
can accomplish the goal if all Keidaners are willing to be counted.

Contributions to LitvakSIG http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/donor.htm
by check or credit card are tax-deductible as provided by law. Mail
contributions to LITVAKSIG, Inc., File 50194, Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194
Contribution forms may be faxed to 661/299-9198. Please indicate KEDAINIAI
for your VRI contribution.

Olga Zabludoff, Coordinator
Kedainiai/Keidan VRI Project


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Keidan VRI Project: a different donation #lithuania

Olga Zabludoff <oz@...>
 

The good news keeps coming--this time in the form of a most unusual donation
from Ben-Tsion Klibansky who lives in Israel. Ben-Tsion has donated to the
Vital Records Indexing (VRI) project the English translations of ten years
of Jewish vital records >from Keidan--six complete sets of birth records
and four complete years of marriage records. In short, a goldmine.

In 1999 Ben-Tsion, who was born in Vilna in 1960, spent three weeks at the
Lithuanian State Historical Archives copying records (which he subsequently
translated) for his personal research. His father and grandfather had been
born in Keidan; the family moved to Kovna in the 1930s. Ben-Tsion's father
survived the Shoah by a twist of destiny. A week before the Nazis invaded
Lithuania in June 1941, he was deported to Siberia by the Soviets.

Our project is saving a good deal of money by acquiring ten years of
translations, for which we thank Ben-Tsion deeply. But our need for funds
is now greater than ever because we have discovered that the volume of our
Keidan vital records is much more extensive than the original calculations.
We had estimated 18,000 records. That figure has now escalated for two
reasons: the Keidan records span into the year 1914 instead of ending at
1895, which had been the original finding. We have also discovered that
many of the pages of records contain far greater numbers of entries than
the original estimate of four entries per page. (Some of our birth records
are twenty to a page.)

Our translator, whom we are so fortunate to have, thanks to Joel Ratner, is
busily working on our treasure trove. But we must keep the funds coming in
if the project is to blossom to completion. It is not beyond our reach. We
can accomplish the goal if all Keidaners are willing to be counted.

Contributions to LitvakSIG http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/donor.htm
by check or credit card are tax-deductible as provided by law. Mail
contributions to LITVAKSIG, Inc., File 50194, Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194
Contribution forms may be faxed to 661/299-9198. Please indicate KEDAINIAI
for your VRI contribution.

Olga Zabludoff, Coordinator
Kedainiai/Keidan VRI Project


Sokal, Ukraine. #poland

Gabriela Khoury <gabriela_k25@...>
 

Dear All,

Would anyone be able to tell me if there is a special interest group or a
specific website on the town Sokal in the Ukraine.

If you have any information on this town could you please email me on
gabriela_k25@hotmail.com

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Thank you,

Gabriela Khoury.


Researching-
Wielkie Oczy: WOLFUSS, WOLFUS.
Sokal: WOLFUSS, WOLFUS.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Indices to records >from this town are searchable in
the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland database.


JRI Poland #Poland Sokal, Ukraine. #poland

Gabriela Khoury <gabriela_k25@...>
 

Dear All,

Would anyone be able to tell me if there is a special interest group or a
specific website on the town Sokal in the Ukraine.

If you have any information on this town could you please email me on
gabriela_k25@hotmail.com

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Thank you,

Gabriela Khoury.


Researching-
Wielkie Oczy: WOLFUSS, WOLFUS.
Sokal: WOLFUSS, WOLFUS.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Indices to records >from this town are searchable in
the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland database.


Re: jcr-uk digest: May 17, 2005 #unitedkingdom

Valerie A. Wright <torisnan@...>
 

Here in Canada, the Family History Centres of the Mormon Churches have
purchased a mass subscription to Ancestry.com and you can go in and search
that resource on their computers for free. It might be worth checking in the
U.K.

Best, Val.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: jcr-uk digest: May 17, 2005 #unitedkingdom

Valerie A. Wright <torisnan@...>
 

Here in Canada, the Family History Centres of the Mormon Churches have
purchased a mass subscription to Ancestry.com and you can go in and search
that resource on their computers for free. It might be worth checking in the
U.K.

Best, Val.


Re: introducing a new member #romania

DVORAHSV@...
 

Welcome, Dan
Regarding citizenship, check the following web sites for information
(or visit the Romanian Conulate in Rio)

Consulate General of Romania in Rio de Janeiro
http://www.cons-gen-romania-rio.com/

Presidency of Romania
http://www.presidency.ro/

Government of Romania
http://www.guv.ro/

Also, I know we respect the privacy of this group's member by NOT
forwarding messages to other groups so I will not forward your note.
But.... there are a couple of "YahooGroups" that might also help, these
are Romanians (and many if not most of them Jewish) who now live all
over the world. The groups use _mostly_ Romanian language, but posts
are acceptable in English, and the majority of members can read and
write English. I know of at least one member, now in Israel, whose
family was >from Chernauti (Chernowitz) and remains quite interested and
knowledgeable of the community and its history.

To join a yahoogroup, go to yahoo.com, groups, and sign up... yes, you
need to establish a username and password, but its frree and you do NOT
have to establish a Yahoo email address. You cannot send messages to
them without joining. The friendly and informed groups I know of are:
Rom-Jews@yahoogroups.com
Popas-virtual@yahoogroups.com
Discutii@yahoogroups.com

Best wishes,
Deborah Schafer
Massachusetts, USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Kraft <dan@kraft.adv.br>
To: Romania SIG <rom-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Thu, 19 May 2005 09:13:48 -0300
Subject: [rom-sig] introducing a new member

Dear all
I subscribed to ROMSIG just 10 days ago, and I am amazed with the
initiative and the perspectives of being in touch with people like me,
that due to the war, had their families managing to live in other
countries, but never forgetting their roots.

My first question to the group is, however, not related to genealogy,
but to recovering Romanian citizenship, as son of a Romanian born
person......


Romania SIG #Romania Re: introducing a new member #romania

DVORAHSV@...
 

Welcome, Dan
Regarding citizenship, check the following web sites for information
(or visit the Romanian Conulate in Rio)

Consulate General of Romania in Rio de Janeiro
http://www.cons-gen-romania-rio.com/

Presidency of Romania
http://www.presidency.ro/

Government of Romania
http://www.guv.ro/

Also, I know we respect the privacy of this group's member by NOT
forwarding messages to other groups so I will not forward your note.
But.... there are a couple of "YahooGroups" that might also help, these
are Romanians (and many if not most of them Jewish) who now live all
over the world. The groups use _mostly_ Romanian language, but posts
are acceptable in English, and the majority of members can read and
write English. I know of at least one member, now in Israel, whose
family was >from Chernauti (Chernowitz) and remains quite interested and
knowledgeable of the community and its history.

To join a yahoogroup, go to yahoo.com, groups, and sign up... yes, you
need to establish a username and password, but its frree and you do NOT
have to establish a Yahoo email address. You cannot send messages to
them without joining. The friendly and informed groups I know of are:
Rom-Jews@yahoogroups.com
Popas-virtual@yahoogroups.com
Discutii@yahoogroups.com

Best wishes,
Deborah Schafer
Massachusetts, USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Kraft <dan@kraft.adv.br>
To: Romania SIG <rom-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Thu, 19 May 2005 09:13:48 -0300
Subject: [rom-sig] introducing a new member

Dear all
I subscribed to ROMSIG just 10 days ago, and I am amazed with the
initiative and the perspectives of being in touch with people like me,
that due to the war, had their families managing to live in other
countries, but never forgetting their roots.

My first question to the group is, however, not related to genealogy,
but to recovering Romanian citizenship, as son of a Romanian born
person......


STEIF #hungary

Miriam Klein <mpklein@...>
 

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know whether there is a connection between the family of Rav
Yonason STEIF z"l and the STEIF family of Szarvas? There was a Shimon STEIF
who married Frimit ROSENBERG. Their son Avraham Yehuda STEIF was married to
my greataunt Fradel KLEIN of Vasarosnameny.

All the best,

Miriam Klein


Hungary SIG #Hungary STEIF #hungary

Miriam Klein <mpklein@...>
 

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know whether there is a connection between the family of Rav
Yonason STEIF z"l and the STEIF family of Szarvas? There was a Shimon STEIF
who married Frimit ROSENBERG. Their son Avraham Yehuda STEIF was married to
my greataunt Fradel KLEIN of Vasarosnameny.

All the best,

Miriam Klein


Re: Stropkov #hungary

Bernard Weill
 

WOuld like to know if the Schonfelds mentioned below
are related to a Solomon Schonfeld who lived in
Topolcany, SLovakia. Interesting that you mention the
surname Weil below. This Solomon Schonfeld married
Piroska Weill.

Bernard Weill
--- Hallie Feldman <hallie@twincreeks.net> wrote:

Hello Sandor, Melody, Touvia -

I'm wondering if part of the mystery about the
Abraham Chaim Schonfelds
is that maybe there was one Abraham Chaim Schonfeld
in Stropkov, and
another in Orlik?

>from Teddy Goldstein's tree I have that an Abraham
Chaim Schonfeld
married Leah Kreindl Goldstein. Their daughter was
Hannah Mindl
Schonfeld, my greatgrandmother. Teddy you sent me
this tree in 1991.
While you don't have Abraham Chaim Schonfeld's place
of birth on this
tree, Hannah Schonfeld and her mother Leah were born
in Orlik.

I don't have a date of birth either for the Abraham
Chaim Schonfeld or
for Leah, although Leah would have been born betw
1844 and 1849. Hannah
Schonfeld was born 1864 in Orlik.

Hannah also had a brother Moishe Schonfeld, again I
don't see any
birthdate for him but judging by the rest of this
tree he would be born
betw 1866 and 1873. This is the Moishe Schonfeld
who married Dvora
Weil. Is he the Rabbi Moishe of Likev or another
Moishe Schonfeld?

Thanks,
Hallie Berliner Feldman




Bacskai Sándor wrote:

Dear Melody Amsel,

I hope it will help you that the Stropkov-born
Salamon Amsel was the
sochet in Senyo and later in Nyirbogdany (both are
in Szabolcs County,
Hungary). His wife Hani Schonfeld was born in
Mezolaborc.
Their children: Ignatz Amsel (1867 in Senyo),
Gizella (1886 in
Nyirbogdany), and Samu (1892 in Nyirbogdany).

I don't know whether Salamon Amsel was related or
not to Rabbi
Yitzchak Zvi Amsel of Zborov/Stropkov.

Regards,
Sandor Bacskai
Budapest, Hungary


Subject: Schonfelds of Stropkov
From: Melody Amsel-Arieli <nomietai@yahoo.com>

My great-grandfather, Avraham Chaim Schonfeld,
was the leader of the
Stropkov Jewish community
in the late 1800s. Other than this, I know
nothing about him, nor
have I seen the name Schonfeld before or after in
all my Stropkov
research. However,I do have two slim clues that,
hopefully, ring a
bell....

Can anyone help?
Thanks, Melody


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Stropkov #hungary

Bernard Weill
 

WOuld like to know if the Schonfelds mentioned below
are related to a Solomon Schonfeld who lived in
Topolcany, SLovakia. Interesting that you mention the
surname Weil below. This Solomon Schonfeld married
Piroska Weill.

Bernard Weill
--- Hallie Feldman <hallie@twincreeks.net> wrote:

Hello Sandor, Melody, Touvia -

I'm wondering if part of the mystery about the
Abraham Chaim Schonfelds
is that maybe there was one Abraham Chaim Schonfeld
in Stropkov, and
another in Orlik?

>from Teddy Goldstein's tree I have that an Abraham
Chaim Schonfeld
married Leah Kreindl Goldstein. Their daughter was
Hannah Mindl
Schonfeld, my greatgrandmother. Teddy you sent me
this tree in 1991.
While you don't have Abraham Chaim Schonfeld's place
of birth on this
tree, Hannah Schonfeld and her mother Leah were born
in Orlik.

I don't have a date of birth either for the Abraham
Chaim Schonfeld or
for Leah, although Leah would have been born betw
1844 and 1849. Hannah
Schonfeld was born 1864 in Orlik.

Hannah also had a brother Moishe Schonfeld, again I
don't see any
birthdate for him but judging by the rest of this
tree he would be born
betw 1866 and 1873. This is the Moishe Schonfeld
who married Dvora
Weil. Is he the Rabbi Moishe of Likev or another
Moishe Schonfeld?

Thanks,
Hallie Berliner Feldman




Bacskai Sándor wrote:

Dear Melody Amsel,

I hope it will help you that the Stropkov-born
Salamon Amsel was the
sochet in Senyo and later in Nyirbogdany (both are
in Szabolcs County,
Hungary). His wife Hani Schonfeld was born in
Mezolaborc.
Their children: Ignatz Amsel (1867 in Senyo),
Gizella (1886 in
Nyirbogdany), and Samu (1892 in Nyirbogdany).

I don't know whether Salamon Amsel was related or
not to Rabbi
Yitzchak Zvi Amsel of Zborov/Stropkov.

Regards,
Sandor Bacskai
Budapest, Hungary


Subject: Schonfelds of Stropkov
From: Melody Amsel-Arieli <nomietai@yahoo.com>

My great-grandfather, Avraham Chaim Schonfeld,
was the leader of the
Stropkov Jewish community
in the late 1800s. Other than this, I know
nothing about him, nor
have I seen the name Schonfeld before or after in
all my Stropkov
research. However,I do have two slim clues that,
hopefully, ring a
bell....

Can anyone help?
Thanks, Melody


Re: Szirak #hungary

Bacskai Sándor <bacskaisanyi@...>
 

Dear Beth Galleto,

The 1851-1895 entries of Szirak Jewish Community are at the Nograd
County Archives in Salgotarjan, and microfilmed copies available at the
National Archives in Budapest also.
If you need post-1895 entries, the civil register books are available
in Salgotarjan.

Maybe the pre-1895 Jewish records of Bercel, Becske or Csecse
communities also may have Szirak entries.

Regards,
Sandor Bacskai


Re: Stropkov #hungary

teddyg1@...
 

Hello everybody,
Yes, this is the Rabbi of Likev.
Rgds,
Touvia (Teddy) Goldstein
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1756

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hallie Feldman" <hallie@twincreeks.net>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [h-sig] Stropkov


Hello Sandor, Melody, Touvia -

I'm wondering if part of the mystery about the Abraham Chaim Schonfelds is
that maybe there was one Abraham Chaim Schonfeld in Stropkov, and another
in Orlik?

from Teddy Goldstein's tree I have that an Abraham Chaim Schonfeld married
Leah Kreindl Goldstein. Their daughter was Hannah Mindl Schonfeld, my
greatgrandmother. Teddy you sent me this tree in 1991. While you don't
have Abraham Chaim Schonfeld's place of birth on this tree, Hannah
Schonfeld and her mother Leah were born in Orlik.
I don't have a date of birth either for the Abraham Chaim Schonfeld or for
Leah, although Leah would have been born betw 1844 and 1849. Hannah
Schonfeld was born 1864 in Orlik.

Hannah also had a brother Moishe Schonfeld, again I don't see any
birthdate for him but judging by the rest of this tree he would be born
betw 1866 and 1873. This is the Moishe Schonfeld who married Dvora Weil.
Is he the Rabbi Moishe of Likev or another Moishe Schonfeld?

Thanks,
Hallie Berliner Feldman




Bacskai Sándor wrote:

Dear Melody Amsel,

I hope it will help you that the Stropkov-born Salamon Amsel was the
sochet in Senyo and later in Nyirbogdany (both are in Szabolcs County,
Hungary). His wife Hani Schonfeld was born in Mezolaborc.
Their children: Ignatz Amsel (1867 in Senyo), Gizella (1886 in
Nyirbogdany), and Samu (1892 in Nyirbogdany).

I don't know whether Salamon Amsel was related or not to Rabbi Yitzchak
Zvi Amsel of Zborov/Stropkov.

Regards,
Sandor Bacskai
Budapest, Hungary


Subject: Schonfelds of Stropkov
From: Melody Amsel-Arieli <nomietai@yahoo.com>

My great-grandfather, Avraham Chaim Schonfeld, was the leader of the
Stropkov Jewish community
in the late 1800s. Other than this, I know nothing about him, nor have
I seen the name Schonfeld before or after in all my Stropkov research.
However,I do have two slim clues that, hopefully, ring a bell....

Can anyone help?
Thanks, Melody