Date   

Venstpils/ Windau. Birth records 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875. Marriage records from 1870 to 1875. Death records from 1874 to 1876 and from 1877 to 1879. #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Latvia SIG #Latvia Venstpils/ Windau. Birth records 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875. Marriage records from 1870 to 1875. Death records from 1874 to 1876 and from 1877 to 1879. #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Wuppertal Gedenkbuch #germany

Lande
 

A group in Wuppertal has established this website,

www.gedenkbuch-wuppertal.de

[Select the German, Russian or English language version.]

It provides information on 3,100 Holocaust victims who had either been
residents of Wuppertal or had been brought there as forced laborers. The
list includes Jews and non-Jews and provides information on names, dates of
birth, and dates and places of death.

Peter Lande, Washington, D.C. pdlande@starpower.net


German SIG #Germany Wuppertal Gedenkbuch #germany

Lande
 

A group in Wuppertal has established this website,

www.gedenkbuch-wuppertal.de

[Select the German, Russian or English language version.]

It provides information on 3,100 Holocaust victims who had either been
residents of Wuppertal or had been brought there as forced laborers. The
list includes Jews and non-Jews and provides information on names, dates of
birth, and dates and places of death.

Peter Lande, Washington, D.C. pdlande@starpower.net


Brick wall with Lodz records office -- help needed #general

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

Miriam BULWAR DAVID-HAY wrote: I have written to the civil records office
(Urzad Stanu Cywilnego) in Lodz, Poland, several times, in both English and
Polish, in an attempt to get the marriage certificate of my grandfather's
sister and the birth certificates of her children. These events would have
taken place in the 1920s-30s..."

The problem facing the Civil Records Office in Lodz is one of legal
correctness. As I understand it, they are legally bound only to produce for
direct descendants records which are less than 100 years old and will not
produce these records for unattested third parties. There are exceptions to
this and I would guess that the acceptable solution would be a legally
notarised document (an affidavit) which states that you are the
representative of the surviving family. However, you will first need to ask
them if that is what they require (otherwise it can be a cost for nothing).

As a matter of interest I also experienced a similar problem with records
over 100 years old except that the rule only applied to the person acting on
my behalf in Lodz (third party affidavit required) and not to me applying as
a distant relative outside of Poland.

Martin Davis
London - UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brick wall with Lodz records office -- help needed #general

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

Miriam BULWAR DAVID-HAY wrote: I have written to the civil records office
(Urzad Stanu Cywilnego) in Lodz, Poland, several times, in both English and
Polish, in an attempt to get the marriage certificate of my grandfather's
sister and the birth certificates of her children. These events would have
taken place in the 1920s-30s..."

The problem facing the Civil Records Office in Lodz is one of legal
correctness. As I understand it, they are legally bound only to produce for
direct descendants records which are less than 100 years old and will not
produce these records for unattested third parties. There are exceptions to
this and I would guess that the acceptable solution would be a legally
notarised document (an affidavit) which states that you are the
representative of the surviving family. However, you will first need to ask
them if that is what they require (otherwise it can be a cost for nothing).

As a matter of interest I also experienced a similar problem with records
over 100 years old except that the rule only applied to the person acting on
my behalf in Lodz (third party affidavit required) and not to me applying as
a distant relative outside of Poland.

Martin Davis
London - UK


Mt. Zion Cemetery Maspeth, NY #general

Puffins@...
 

Looking for close up as well as area photograph of ggrandfather and
ggrandmother buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, NY. If someone lives
nearby or is able to take a few photographs, I would be glad to work
something out with them.

Elias Dubin 43R Location Society Kolbuszower2
date of burial 5/19/1929 date of death 5/18/1929

Edith Dubin 43R Location Society Kolbuszower2
date of burial 9/1/1935

Thank you so much!
Donna Eschen
California

MODERATOR NOTE: Please contact Donna privately to avoid
any duplication of effort


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt. Zion Cemetery Maspeth, NY #general

Puffins@...
 

Looking for close up as well as area photograph of ggrandfather and
ggrandmother buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, NY. If someone lives
nearby or is able to take a few photographs, I would be glad to work
something out with them.

Elias Dubin 43R Location Society Kolbuszower2
date of burial 5/19/1929 date of death 5/18/1929

Edith Dubin 43R Location Society Kolbuszower2
date of burial 9/1/1935

Thank you so much!
Donna Eschen
California

MODERATOR NOTE: Please contact Donna privately to avoid
any duplication of effort


Vishnevets, Ukraine researchers sought #ukraine

steve725@...
 

If you have connections to Vishnevets, Ukraine, or to the Wishnewitz
Brothers Benevolent Society, please contact me privately.


Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Russian translations requested - Viewmate #ukraine

Diane Sophrin
 

Hello!
I've just reposted a four page document in Russian. It is a pre-nuptual
agreement between my grandfather Chaim Schetinskiy and his first wife
(my great-aunt) Elena Grinbaum.

I have already received loose translations for the first two pages, with
some information relating to names and identification papers, and
property details. I would greatly appreciate any translation of the last
two pages, or any additional information which might be gleaned >from the
first two.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=19497 - page 1
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=19498 - page 2
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19499 - page 3
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19500 - page 4

I also wonder about a few things: this pre-nuptual agreement was drawn
up before a notary, rather than a rabbi. Was common to do it that way at
that time? The young couple /did/ have a traditional Hebrew ketubah
(http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=17106 - in the
archives). I also wonder that the money each of the pair brought to the
marriage would be kept in separate accounts. Anyone have any idea if
that's the way they typically arranged things then? These are small
details, but would add to a fuller picture of these people. Also, it
seems that Helena brought 400,000 rubles of her own, plus 1,000 rubles
worth of jewelry. I found on the internet that in 1914 the Russian ruble
was worth around 50 American cents. This can't be! Any ideas?

I'd be grateful for any help which can be offered.

Sincerely,
Diane Sophrin


Leadership Changes at Ukraine SIG #ukraine

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

The Coordinator of JewishGen's Ukraine Special Interest Group,
Freya Maslov, tendered her resignation last week, for personal reasons.
Freya has been the Ukraine SIG's Coordinator for the past six years.
JewishGen is deeply grateful to her for her years of volunteer service.

JewishGen is delighted to announce that Ronald D. Doctor has
accepted the position as the Ukraine SIG's new Coordinator.
Ron has been doing Jewish genealogy since 1992. He currently
is President of the Kremenets-District Research Group (KDRG).
Ron is on the Board of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon,
following several years as President and then as Membership Chairman.
He is on the Teaching Committee of the International Institute for
Jewish Genealogy (IIJG). He has given numerous genealogy presentations,
including IAJGS Conferences.

Before retirement in 1997, Ron was an Associate Professor at the
University of Alabama's Graduate School of Library and Information
Studies. He has Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees in engineering
from UCLA, as well as an MLS >from the University of Washington's School
of Library and Information Science. In previous careers, he served as
the Economics Commissioner on the California State Energy Commission,
was a Project Manager at the Rand Corporation, and was Director of
Capital Finance for national engineering and accounting firms.
Following retirement, he returned to the Pacific Northwest, and
now lives in Portland, Oregon.

The JewishGen Ukraine SIG covers the nine core gubernias (provinces)
of the Russian Empire which are now in Ukraine: Chernigov, Kharkov,
Kherson, Kyiv, Podolia, Poltava, Taurida, Volhynia and Yekaterinaslav.
Please visit the Ukraine SIG's website, at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine >.

We have scheduled a Ukraine SIG meeting at the IAJGS Conference in
Washington -- on Monday, August 15, at 2:15pm. At the SIG meeting,
Ron will discuss new research proposals for the SIG.

Let us all welcome Ron at the Ukraine SIG meeting, as well as at
the Ukraine SIG Breakfast on Monday August 15, 7:30 to 9:15am.
In addition, if you want to meet Ron personally, he will be at
the Kremenets table during the SIG Fair on Sunday, August 14.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
< wblatt@jewishgen.org >


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Vishnevets, Ukraine researchers sought #ukraine

steve725@...
 

If you have connections to Vishnevets, Ukraine, or to the Wishnewitz
Brothers Benevolent Society, please contact me privately.


Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Russian translations requested - Viewmate #ukraine

Diane Sophrin
 

Hello!
I've just reposted a four page document in Russian. It is a pre-nuptual
agreement between my grandfather Chaim Schetinskiy and his first wife
(my great-aunt) Elena Grinbaum.

I have already received loose translations for the first two pages, with
some information relating to names and identification papers, and
property details. I would greatly appreciate any translation of the last
two pages, or any additional information which might be gleaned >from the
first two.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=19497 - page 1
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=19498 - page 2
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19499 - page 3
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19500 - page 4

I also wonder about a few things: this pre-nuptual agreement was drawn
up before a notary, rather than a rabbi. Was common to do it that way at
that time? The young couple /did/ have a traditional Hebrew ketubah
(http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=17106 - in the
archives). I also wonder that the money each of the pair brought to the
marriage would be kept in separate accounts. Anyone have any idea if
that's the way they typically arranged things then? These are small
details, but would add to a fuller picture of these people. Also, it
seems that Helena brought 400,000 rubles of her own, plus 1,000 rubles
worth of jewelry. I found on the internet that in 1914 the Russian ruble
was worth around 50 American cents. This can't be! Any ideas?

I'd be grateful for any help which can be offered.

Sincerely,
Diane Sophrin


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Leadership Changes at Ukraine SIG #ukraine

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

The Coordinator of JewishGen's Ukraine Special Interest Group,
Freya Maslov, tendered her resignation last week, for personal reasons.
Freya has been the Ukraine SIG's Coordinator for the past six years.
JewishGen is deeply grateful to her for her years of volunteer service.

JewishGen is delighted to announce that Ronald D. Doctor has
accepted the position as the Ukraine SIG's new Coordinator.
Ron has been doing Jewish genealogy since 1992. He currently
is President of the Kremenets-District Research Group (KDRG).
Ron is on the Board of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon,
following several years as President and then as Membership Chairman.
He is on the Teaching Committee of the International Institute for
Jewish Genealogy (IIJG). He has given numerous genealogy presentations,
including IAJGS Conferences.

Before retirement in 1997, Ron was an Associate Professor at the
University of Alabama's Graduate School of Library and Information
Studies. He has Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees in engineering
from UCLA, as well as an MLS >from the University of Washington's School
of Library and Information Science. In previous careers, he served as
the Economics Commissioner on the California State Energy Commission,
was a Project Manager at the Rand Corporation, and was Director of
Capital Finance for national engineering and accounting firms.
Following retirement, he returned to the Pacific Northwest, and
now lives in Portland, Oregon.

The JewishGen Ukraine SIG covers the nine core gubernias (provinces)
of the Russian Empire which are now in Ukraine: Chernigov, Kharkov,
Kherson, Kyiv, Podolia, Poltava, Taurida, Volhynia and Yekaterinaslav.
Please visit the Ukraine SIG's website, at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine >.

We have scheduled a Ukraine SIG meeting at the IAJGS Conference in
Washington -- on Monday, August 15, at 2:15pm. At the SIG meeting,
Ron will discuss new research proposals for the SIG.

Let us all welcome Ron at the Ukraine SIG meeting, as well as at
the Ukraine SIG Breakfast on Monday August 15, 7:30 to 9:15am.
In addition, if you want to meet Ron personally, he will be at
the Kremenets table during the SIG Fair on Sunday, August 14.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
< wblatt@jewishgen.org >


Dezso_Nemes Neufeld_family #hungary

steven.leof@...
 

Dezso NEMES, a well-known Hungarian politician, journalist and
historian, was a nephew of my great-great-grandfather Emil NEUFELD (15
Jul 1856 in Humenne, Slovakia, 20 Sep 1927 in New York City). Dezso
was born on 06 Sep 1908 in LevoÄ?a, Slovakia and died on 30 Mar 1985 in
Budapest, Hungary. His mother was Terez NEUFELD ; I don't know when or
where Terez was born but the family lived in Humenne, Slovakia.
Terez's parents were Sandor NEUFELD (born in 1818 in Bonyhad, Tolna,
Hungary) and Hani KLEIN (born in Tarnov, Galicia, Poland). Dezso had
two brothers Odi and Bandi. Searching the Yad Vashem database I found
two entries that look as though they could be Dezso's father and
brother: -

Viktor NEMES born 1/3/1893 in Såtoraljaújhely, Zemplen, Hungary (I
don't know whether this is 1 Mar or 3 Jan)
Transport >from Bratislava Slovakia to Sobibor Camp on 05/06/1942 (I
don't know whether this is 5 Jun or 6 May)
Prisoner Nr. in Transport: 867
Source: Slovakia Holocaust Jewish Names Project, Commenius University
of Bratislava, Dept. of History, Bratislava

Andor NEMES
Mother's Name: Terez Neufeld
Date of Birth: 1914
Place of Birth: Såtoraljaújhely, Zemplen, Hungary
Place during the war: Ilovszkoje
Source: Nevek - Victims of Hungarian Labour Battalions, The Beate
Klarsfeld Foundation and Yad Vashem, 1992

I'd be appreciative if anyone can: -
- Decipher the dates above,
- Tell me whether Viktor and Andor Nemes are indeed the father and
brother of Dezso Nemes and
- Tell me whether there is more information available about the Dezso
Nemes and the Nemes and Neufeld families.

Thank you. Regards, Steven Leof (London).

Moderator: Please respond off-list.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Dezso_Nemes Neufeld_family #hungary

steven.leof@...
 

Dezso NEMES, a well-known Hungarian politician, journalist and
historian, was a nephew of my great-great-grandfather Emil NEUFELD (15
Jul 1856 in Humenne, Slovakia, 20 Sep 1927 in New York City). Dezso
was born on 06 Sep 1908 in LevoÄ?a, Slovakia and died on 30 Mar 1985 in
Budapest, Hungary. His mother was Terez NEUFELD ; I don't know when or
where Terez was born but the family lived in Humenne, Slovakia.
Terez's parents were Sandor NEUFELD (born in 1818 in Bonyhad, Tolna,
Hungary) and Hani KLEIN (born in Tarnov, Galicia, Poland). Dezso had
two brothers Odi and Bandi. Searching the Yad Vashem database I found
two entries that look as though they could be Dezso's father and
brother: -

Viktor NEMES born 1/3/1893 in Såtoraljaújhely, Zemplen, Hungary (I
don't know whether this is 1 Mar or 3 Jan)
Transport >from Bratislava Slovakia to Sobibor Camp on 05/06/1942 (I
don't know whether this is 5 Jun or 6 May)
Prisoner Nr. in Transport: 867
Source: Slovakia Holocaust Jewish Names Project, Commenius University
of Bratislava, Dept. of History, Bratislava

Andor NEMES
Mother's Name: Terez Neufeld
Date of Birth: 1914
Place of Birth: Såtoraljaújhely, Zemplen, Hungary
Place during the war: Ilovszkoje
Source: Nevek - Victims of Hungarian Labour Battalions, The Beate
Klarsfeld Foundation and Yad Vashem, 1992

I'd be appreciative if anyone can: -
- Decipher the dates above,
- Tell me whether Viktor and Andor Nemes are indeed the father and
brother of Dezso Nemes and
- Tell me whether there is more information available about the Dezso
Nemes and the Nemes and Neufeld families.

Thank you. Regards, Steven Leof (London).

Moderator: Please respond off-list.


Help in finding recruits for DNA Projects #dna

Arline and Sidney Sachs
 

Under "Guidelines for Group Administrators of DNA Projects" there is a
section "What Project Members expect >from a Group Administrator:". In it
is "Because the research can only be advanced with more data in the
project, members expect to see the project growing in numbers and
therefore, a serious effort to be made by the Group Administrator to
recruit participants." My question is, for group administrators who are
doing haplogroup projects, how do we find the others? One can use their
own matches, but this list is not complete. For example, for matches that
are one off on twelve markers, only the persons that are already within
any of their projects are listed, not the ones you would like to recruit.
Y-search is a little help but since only 41% of the persons tested with
Family Tree DNA have their results available there, I know I am missing
some that I would like to ask to join.

I found it very important to add additional persons in my project because
I used them to estimate when several mutations took place. For example,
if I can date a mutation to about 400 years ago, everyone with that
mutation would be related less than that time >from each other and more
then that >from everyone without it (unless for the very rare likelihood of
the mutation happening twice). The could save time in finding who you are
closely related to.

Sidney Sachs
J2b_455-8 Group Administrator


DNA Research #DNA Help in finding recruits for DNA Projects #dna

Arline and Sidney Sachs
 

Under "Guidelines for Group Administrators of DNA Projects" there is a
section "What Project Members expect >from a Group Administrator:". In it
is "Because the research can only be advanced with more data in the
project, members expect to see the project growing in numbers and
therefore, a serious effort to be made by the Group Administrator to
recruit participants." My question is, for group administrators who are
doing haplogroup projects, how do we find the others? One can use their
own matches, but this list is not complete. For example, for matches that
are one off on twelve markers, only the persons that are already within
any of their projects are listed, not the ones you would like to recruit.
Y-search is a little help but since only 41% of the persons tested with
Family Tree DNA have their results available there, I know I am missing
some that I would like to ask to join.

I found it very important to add additional persons in my project because
I used them to estimate when several mutations took place. For example,
if I can date a mutation to about 400 years ago, everyone with that
mutation would be related less than that time >from each other and more
then that >from everyone without it (unless for the very rare likelihood of
the mutation happening twice). The could save time in finding who you are
closely related to.

Sidney Sachs
J2b_455-8 Group Administrator


Russian translations requested - Viewmate #lodz #poland

Diane Sophrin
 

Hello!
I've just reposted a four page document in Russian. It is a pre-nuptual
agreement between my grandfather Chaim Schetinskiy and his first wife
(my great-aunt) Elena Grinbaum.

I have already received loose translations for the first two pages, with
some information relating to names and identification papers, and
property details. I would greatly appreciate any translation of the last
two pages, or any additional information which might be gleaned >from the
first two.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=19497 - page 1
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=19498 - page 2
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19499 - page 3
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19500 - page 4

I also wonder about a few things: this pre-nuptual agreement was drawn
up before a notary, rather than a rabbi. Was common to do it that way at
that time? The young couple /did/ have a traditional Hebrew ketubah
(http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=17106 - in the
archives). I also wonder that the money each of the pair brought to the
marriage would be kept in separate accounts. Anyone have any idea if
that's the way they typically arranged things then? These are small
details, but would add to a fuller picture of these people. Also, it
seems that Helena brought 400,000 rubles of her own, plus 1,000 rubles
worth of jewelry. I found on the internet that in 1914 the Russian ruble
was worth around 50 American cents. This can't be! Any ideas?

I'd be grateful for any help which can be offered.

Sincerely,
Diane Sophrin


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Russian translations requested - Viewmate #lodz #poland

Diane Sophrin
 

Hello!
I've just reposted a four page document in Russian. It is a pre-nuptual
agreement between my grandfather Chaim Schetinskiy and his first wife
(my great-aunt) Elena Grinbaum.

I have already received loose translations for the first two pages, with
some information relating to names and identification papers, and
property details. I would greatly appreciate any translation of the last
two pages, or any additional information which might be gleaned >from the
first two.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=19497 - page 1
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=19498 - page 2
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19499 - page 3
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19500 - page 4

I also wonder about a few things: this pre-nuptual agreement was drawn
up before a notary, rather than a rabbi. Was common to do it that way at
that time? The young couple /did/ have a traditional Hebrew ketubah
(http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=17106 - in the
archives). I also wonder that the money each of the pair brought to the
marriage would be kept in separate accounts. Anyone have any idea if
that's the way they typically arranged things then? These are small
details, but would add to a fuller picture of these people. Also, it
seems that Helena brought 400,000 rubles of her own, plus 1,000 rubles
worth of jewelry. I found on the internet that in 1914 the Russian ruble
was worth around 50 American cents. This can't be! Any ideas?

I'd be grateful for any help which can be offered.

Sincerely,
Diane Sophrin

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