Date   
IAJGS Paris Conference #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

It looks good for me being in Paris next month for this year's 32nd IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 15-18 at the Hotel
Marriott Paris Rive Gauche in Paris, France. I hope to see many of you there.
For details and registration, please go to http://www.paris2012.eu/

Here's a reminder of the fabulous events we have scheduled:, thanks
once again to the tireless efforts of Vera Finberg:

Monday July 16
9:00am Julius Mueller: Etymology of Jewish surnames in Bohemia and
Moravia in 17th and 18th century
3:10pm Paul King: Rural census in Bohemia in 1724
4:00pm Thomas Fuerth: Researching 17th and 18th c. families in Bohemia

Tuesday July 17
10:30am Georg Gaugusch: Ennobled Austrian Jewish Families
2:00pm Mathilde Tagger: Virtual Reconstruction of a Destroyed Community
during the Holocaust - The Sephardic Community of Vienna, Austria

Wednesday, July 18
12:30pm AustriaCzech SIG lunch featuring Harold Chipman: Adolf and
Willibald Duschnitz - an exceptional family, masters of challenges in
triumph and tragedy
2:00pm AustriaCzech SIG meeting

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech IAJGS Paris Conference #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

It looks good for me being in Paris next month for this year's 32nd IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 15-18 at the Hotel
Marriott Paris Rive Gauche in Paris, France. I hope to see many of you there.
For details and registration, please go to http://www.paris2012.eu/

Here's a reminder of the fabulous events we have scheduled:, thanks
once again to the tireless efforts of Vera Finberg:

Monday July 16
9:00am Julius Mueller: Etymology of Jewish surnames in Bohemia and
Moravia in 17th and 18th century
3:10pm Paul King: Rural census in Bohemia in 1724
4:00pm Thomas Fuerth: Researching 17th and 18th c. families in Bohemia

Tuesday July 17
10:30am Georg Gaugusch: Ennobled Austrian Jewish Families
2:00pm Mathilde Tagger: Virtual Reconstruction of a Destroyed Community
during the Holocaust - The Sephardic Community of Vienna, Austria

Wednesday, July 18
12:30pm AustriaCzech SIG lunch featuring Harold Chipman: Adolf and
Willibald Duschnitz - an exceptional family, masters of challenges in
triumph and tragedy
2:00pm AustriaCzech SIG meeting

Czech Vital records #austria-czech

ronny@...
 

Thank you Daniela Torsh for elaborating on the Familianten laws and the
Unehrlich births. I am, however, still puzzled by the fact that in four
instances where a birth has been marked as Unehrlich, ditto marks (") have been
entered in the Father column, these marks appearing directly beneath entries
registering children born to my Great-Great-Grandfather Salomon Z Aufrichtig
and his wife Julie [Jachet] Lokschan Aufrichtig. These ditto marks appear to
imply that Salomon was the father of the Unehrlich child.

Other checks I performed on ditto marks used in the Pathen column reveal
that they seem to be using them in the appropriate fashion - i.e. indicating
a repeat of the information in the line above. On that basis, do I now have
to consider the possibility that G-G-Grandad Salomon fathered 13 children
and not 9?

Ronny Roberts, London & Bradenton, FL
AUFRICHTIG, AUFRIKTIG, OFRICHTIG, LOKSCHAN (Moravia), HUSSERL (Moravia),
WODAK (Moravia)

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Czech Vital records #austria-czech

ronny@...
 

Thank you Daniela Torsh for elaborating on the Familianten laws and the
Unehrlich births. I am, however, still puzzled by the fact that in four
instances where a birth has been marked as Unehrlich, ditto marks (") have been
entered in the Father column, these marks appearing directly beneath entries
registering children born to my Great-Great-Grandfather Salomon Z Aufrichtig
and his wife Julie [Jachet] Lokschan Aufrichtig. These ditto marks appear to
imply that Salomon was the father of the Unehrlich child.

Other checks I performed on ditto marks used in the Pathen column reveal
that they seem to be using them in the appropriate fashion - i.e. indicating
a repeat of the information in the line above. On that basis, do I now have
to consider the possibility that G-G-Grandad Salomon fathered 13 children
and not 9?

Ronny Roberts, London & Bradenton, FL
AUFRICHTIG, AUFRIKTIG, OFRICHTIG, LOKSCHAN (Moravia), HUSSERL (Moravia),
WODAK (Moravia)

Mashitsky #poland

Sandra Newman <savtasandra@...>
 

Does anyone have any information about a family called Mashitsky who lived
in Bialystok in the 1800's. The head of the family was Israel Benjamin and
he had several children, married to Annie/Hannah nee Rosenbloom or
Rosenberg who also had a sister called Ada who was actually Israel
Benjamin's first wife with whom he had 2 daughters. Israel, Annie and all
the children emigrated to Manchester, England in the late 1880's. The name
could have been spelt in different ways eg. Moshetsky, Moshetski, Mashetzki.

He was I think a Rabbi and possibly a teacher in the Bialystok Talmud Torah
and may have taught in the yeshiva there also. I would also like to find out
about any of their ancestors eg. parents grandparents or siblings.

Many thanks
Sandra Newman
UK

BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Mashitsky #poland

Sandra Newman <savtasandra@...>
 

Does anyone have any information about a family called Mashitsky who lived
in Bialystok in the 1800's. The head of the family was Israel Benjamin and
he had several children, married to Annie/Hannah nee Rosenbloom or
Rosenberg who also had a sister called Ada who was actually Israel
Benjamin's first wife with whom he had 2 daughters. Israel, Annie and all
the children emigrated to Manchester, England in the late 1880's. The name
could have been spelt in different ways eg. Moshetsky, Moshetski, Mashetzki.

He was I think a Rabbi and possibly a teacher in the Bialystok Talmud Torah
and may have taught in the yeshiva there also. I would also like to find out
about any of their ancestors eg. parents grandparents or siblings.

Many thanks
Sandra Newman
UK

LEWY family in Wroclaw/Breslau #poland

Jeff Lewy <airbair@...>
 

I have recently found (in JOWBR) cemetery records at Lotnicza cemetery
in Wroclaw, Poland/Breslau, Silesia/Germany for Berthold/Baruch LEWY
and Jenny/Chava COHN LEWY that I believe are my relatives. He died
in 1918, she in 1933. They are buried in the same plot. However, no
ages or other data were given.

In the Wroclaw BMD records in JRI-Poland I have found a death of
Friedricke LEWY in 1891 (Akt 2659/Fond 1425), and a marriage of Bianka
LEWY in 1900 (no spouse listed) (Akt 900/Fond 1425), both to parents
Berthold LEWY/Jenny COHN.

Based on a family letter, I believe Berthold and Jenny were living in
Breslau in 1914 as well. I have no other information about them.
They may have been born about 1840-60 based on the ages of other
family members of the generation I think they belong to.

All the other members of the LEWY family that I know about emigrated
to the US by 1872, and I have no European records for them. Some of
the emigrants' death certificates indicate that they were born in
Ostrowo, now Ostrow Wielkepolska, Poland.

What other records for Breslau/Wroclaw are available that might help
me find out more about Berthold's and Jenny's lives, offspring and
parents? Are there censuses, directories, other BMD records, or other
records for Breslau available? Was there a newspaper in Breslau that
would have been likely to carry death notices (like the Neue Freie
Presse in Vienna)?

I am sending this email to both the GerSIG and JRI-Poland lists. Any
suggestions are welcome. Please respond privately. Thanks!

Jeff Lewy
San Francisco, CA USA

Researching: LEWY, SKALLER, PEPPERMAN in Posen, Prussia, Breslau/Wroclaw

JRI Poland #Poland LEWY family in Wroclaw/Breslau #poland

Jeff Lewy <airbair@...>
 

I have recently found (in JOWBR) cemetery records at Lotnicza cemetery
in Wroclaw, Poland/Breslau, Silesia/Germany for Berthold/Baruch LEWY
and Jenny/Chava COHN LEWY that I believe are my relatives. He died
in 1918, she in 1933. They are buried in the same plot. However, no
ages or other data were given.

In the Wroclaw BMD records in JRI-Poland I have found a death of
Friedricke LEWY in 1891 (Akt 2659/Fond 1425), and a marriage of Bianka
LEWY in 1900 (no spouse listed) (Akt 900/Fond 1425), both to parents
Berthold LEWY/Jenny COHN.

Based on a family letter, I believe Berthold and Jenny were living in
Breslau in 1914 as well. I have no other information about them.
They may have been born about 1840-60 based on the ages of other
family members of the generation I think they belong to.

All the other members of the LEWY family that I know about emigrated
to the US by 1872, and I have no European records for them. Some of
the emigrants' death certificates indicate that they were born in
Ostrowo, now Ostrow Wielkepolska, Poland.

What other records for Breslau/Wroclaw are available that might help
me find out more about Berthold's and Jenny's lives, offspring and
parents? Are there censuses, directories, other BMD records, or other
records for Breslau available? Was there a newspaper in Breslau that
would have been likely to carry death notices (like the Neue Freie
Presse in Vienna)?

I am sending this email to both the GerSIG and JRI-Poland lists. Any
suggestions are welcome. Please respond privately. Thanks!

Jeff Lewy
San Francisco, CA USA

Researching: LEWY, SKALLER, PEPPERMAN in Posen, Prussia, Breslau/Wroclaw

Two free webinars this coming weekend #general

Daniel Horowitz <daniel@...>
 

Dear JewishGeners,

This coming weekend I'm offering 2 free webinars for all to watch, taking advantage
of my lectures at the Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society and at the JGS
Nevada.

1.- How to use MyHeritage to find relatives and research your family
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
On MyHeritage.com, millions of families around the world enjoy having a private and
free place to explore their history and share special family memories. MyHeritage
empowers its users with a unique mix of innovative social tools and a massive
library of historical content. In this interactive webinar we'll give you all the
tools you need to start building your tree and make family discoveries.

REGISTER AT https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/805458127

2.- Sharing and Preserving Data in the Digital Age
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2012 Time: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM PDT One of the key parts of
any family history research project is amassing data that we want to keep and share
with our family. With technological advances, it is getting easier to keep these
memories, and even add them directly to relevant profiles in your family tree.
In this interactive webinar we'll discuss the different ways you can preserve your
historic records.

REGISTER AT https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/619480559

Best regards

Daniel Horowitz
MyHeritage Chief Genealogist

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Two free webinars this coming weekend #general

Daniel Horowitz <daniel@...>
 

Dear JewishGeners,

This coming weekend I'm offering 2 free webinars for all to watch, taking advantage
of my lectures at the Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society and at the JGS
Nevada.

1.- How to use MyHeritage to find relatives and research your family
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
On MyHeritage.com, millions of families around the world enjoy having a private and
free place to explore their history and share special family memories. MyHeritage
empowers its users with a unique mix of innovative social tools and a massive
library of historical content. In this interactive webinar we'll give you all the
tools you need to start building your tree and make family discoveries.

REGISTER AT https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/805458127

2.- Sharing and Preserving Data in the Digital Age
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2012 Time: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM PDT One of the key parts of
any family history research project is amassing data that we want to keep and share
with our family. With technological advances, it is getting easier to keep these
memories, and even add them directly to relevant profiles in your family tree.
In this interactive webinar we'll discuss the different ways you can preserve your
historic records.

REGISTER AT https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/619480559

Best regards

Daniel Horowitz
MyHeritage Chief Genealogist

BOJMIEL #poland

Dr Barry Weinberg <drbarry@...>
 

Hello,
Has anyone come across the name BOJMIEL in their research, especially in
relation to the name BERMAN.

My grandmother was Fannie BERMAN WEINBERG. Her parents were Joseph BERMAN
and Lena KATZ BERMAN. For years, I did research on the BERMAN family, and
all I could find were the 1920 and 1930 US Censuses. Recently, I found them
in the 1910 census under BAUMHEIL. I later found an Naturalization index
card for my grandmother's sister (my great-aunt) Gussie BERMAN. I ordered
the document >from NARA and received the Petition for Naturalization with a
big surprise. On this document it said that Gussie BERMAN's original name
was Marjim BOJMIEL. She came to NY >from Warshau, Russia (Warsaw,Poland) on
November 23, 1907 via Antwerp, Belgium on the ship, the Cambroman. She was 6
months old. I looked up the Cambroman on the Ellis Island site and it listed
her as Marjim BOJNIVEL with her mother Liebe BOJNIVEL (Lena BERMAN) and her
older sister Chaya BOJNIVEL (my great-aint Ada BERMAN). There was no
mention of her father, Joseph. On the census 1920 and 1930, it says he came
over in 1905, but I cant find anything about where he came >from or where he
arrived. I would love to find out more about him and the family they came
from in Poland. I can not find anything else about a Joseph BERMAN,
BAUMHEIL, BOJMIEL, or BOJNIVEL on the Jewishgen.org, ellisisland.org or
ancestry.com. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

Thank You
Barry S. Weinberg
Wilton Manors, FL
drbarry@...

WEINBERG/KRAVITZ/BOJMIEL/BAUMHEIL/BOJNIVEL/BERMAN/KATZ/MEDNICK/ELLISON/
TEITSMAN/ROMASCANU/MICHELSON/BECKER/SHIPPER/KASS

JRI Poland #Poland BOJMIEL #poland

Dr Barry Weinberg <drbarry@...>
 

Hello,
Has anyone come across the name BOJMIEL in their research, especially in
relation to the name BERMAN.

My grandmother was Fannie BERMAN WEINBERG. Her parents were Joseph BERMAN
and Lena KATZ BERMAN. For years, I did research on the BERMAN family, and
all I could find were the 1920 and 1930 US Censuses. Recently, I found them
in the 1910 census under BAUMHEIL. I later found an Naturalization index
card for my grandmother's sister (my great-aunt) Gussie BERMAN. I ordered
the document >from NARA and received the Petition for Naturalization with a
big surprise. On this document it said that Gussie BERMAN's original name
was Marjim BOJMIEL. She came to NY >from Warshau, Russia (Warsaw,Poland) on
November 23, 1907 via Antwerp, Belgium on the ship, the Cambroman. She was 6
months old. I looked up the Cambroman on the Ellis Island site and it listed
her as Marjim BOJNIVEL with her mother Liebe BOJNIVEL (Lena BERMAN) and her
older sister Chaya BOJNIVEL (my great-aint Ada BERMAN). There was no
mention of her father, Joseph. On the census 1920 and 1930, it says he came
over in 1905, but I cant find anything about where he came >from or where he
arrived. I would love to find out more about him and the family they came
from in Poland. I can not find anything else about a Joseph BERMAN,
BAUMHEIL, BOJMIEL, or BOJNIVEL on the Jewishgen.org, ellisisland.org or
ancestry.com. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

Thank You
Barry S. Weinberg
Wilton Manors, FL
drbarry@...

WEINBERG/KRAVITZ/BOJMIEL/BAUMHEIL/BOJNIVEL/BERMAN/KATZ/MEDNICK/ELLISON/
TEITSMAN/ROMASCANU/MICHELSON/BECKER/SHIPPER/KASS

Re: Kaunas gubernia vital records project #lithuania

LEW & CARLA CHILTON
 

I have benefited mightily >from this body of translated records.
My sincere thanks and good wishes to Howard Margol and the other
highly motivated and dedicated people who have made it possible!

What's next?

Lewis Chilton

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania re: Kaunas gubernia vital records project #lithuania

LEW & CARLA CHILTON
 

I have benefited mightily >from this body of translated records.
My sincere thanks and good wishes to Howard Margol and the other
highly motivated and dedicated people who have made it possible!

What's next?

Lewis Chilton

naturalization research #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

Although I have learned many skills in my genealogical research, there is one
seemingly common task I seem to have become stumped by -- which is tracking down
the naturalization papers of my maternal great grandfather. I've seen in
Ancestry.com the shorter info that's available online such as the index cards that
simply note he was naturalized, but after reading the various government sites that
deal in these documents, I haven't been able to figure out how to get a copy.

I did once put in a request to NARA using the index info found on Ancestry but they
said they couldn't find the record.

Is this something I need to go to NYC to the district courts for (he lived in
Manhattan and later Brooklyn)?

I know this is probably very elementary for many researchers here, but if someone
could drop me a note on how to proceed, I'd appreciate it.

Finding these papers will hopefully enable me to solve a big missing piece of the
puzzle since my maternal great-grandfather is the only one of that generation for
whom I cannot pinpoint a place of origin since, on every document that I could find
he listed only "Russia"

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen naturalization research #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

Although I have learned many skills in my genealogical research, there is one
seemingly common task I seem to have become stumped by -- which is tracking down
the naturalization papers of my maternal great grandfather. I've seen in
Ancestry.com the shorter info that's available online such as the index cards that
simply note he was naturalized, but after reading the various government sites that
deal in these documents, I haven't been able to figure out how to get a copy.

I did once put in a request to NARA using the index info found on Ancestry but they
said they couldn't find the record.

Is this something I need to go to NYC to the district courts for (he lived in
Manhattan and later Brooklyn)?

I know this is probably very elementary for many researchers here, but if someone
could drop me a note on how to proceed, I'd appreciate it.

Finding these papers will hopefully enable me to solve a big missing piece of the
puzzle since my maternal great-grandfather is the only one of that generation for
whom I cannot pinpoint a place of origin since, on every document that I could find
he listed only "Russia"

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.

Class VII U. S. Draft - cause for dismissal of citizenship petition #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Dear Genners:

What does it mean when someone's petition for US citizenship was dismissed because
"petitioner was in Class VII U. S. Draft" [written in 1923.] ?

Please respond privately unless this is of general interest to the group.

Barbara Zimmer
Norfolk Virginia

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Class VII U. S. Draft - cause for dismissal of citizenship petition #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Dear Genners:

What does it mean when someone's petition for US citizenship was dismissed because
"petitioner was in Class VII U. S. Draft" [written in 1923.] ?

Please respond privately unless this is of general interest to the group.

Barbara Zimmer
Norfolk Virginia

Help reading street name on 1915 NY Census #general

Linda Fredin
 

I'm trying to read the street name for the Frost family on this 1915 New York
census record >from Ancestry.com:

New York, State Census, 1915 Name: Wolf Frost Birth Year: abt 1855
Birth Place: Austria Age: 60 Gender: Male Residence Place: New York, New York
Relationship: Head Color or Race: White Number of Years in US: 4
Assembly District: 04 House Number: 67 Line Number: 18 Page Number: 38

Mary: Wife, David & Benny: Sons, Hannah & Ethel: Daughters

Thanks in advance for any help.
Linda

Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
GEREKOFFSKY or GARAKOFFSKY or GRAF >from Kiev CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or
CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev, Padola, and Zhvanets (Zwantchik or
Zhvanchik). FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow, Sokolow, or Pysznica
(Pishnitza or Pyshnitza) GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or Sokolow KRAMER >from
Ukraine or Russia BARON >from Ukraine or Russia

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help reading street name on 1915 NY Census #general

Linda Fredin
 

I'm trying to read the street name for the Frost family on this 1915 New York
census record >from Ancestry.com:

New York, State Census, 1915 Name: Wolf Frost Birth Year: abt 1855
Birth Place: Austria Age: 60 Gender: Male Residence Place: New York, New York
Relationship: Head Color or Race: White Number of Years in US: 4
Assembly District: 04 House Number: 67 Line Number: 18 Page Number: 38

Mary: Wife, David & Benny: Sons, Hannah & Ethel: Daughters

Thanks in advance for any help.
Linda

Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
GEREKOFFSKY or GARAKOFFSKY or GRAF >from Kiev CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or
CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev, Padola, and Zhvanets (Zwantchik or
Zhvanchik). FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow, Sokolow, or Pysznica
(Pishnitza or Pyshnitza) GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or Sokolow KRAMER >from
Ukraine or Russia BARON >from Ukraine or Russia