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FamilySearch Knowles Jewish History Research Collection Expanded-- #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

FamilySearch has just announced that the Knowles Collection for Jewish Family
History Research has been expanded. The collection contains 115,000 people >from
30 countries and is a free database. Todd Knowles started the database in 2007 to
search his own Jewish ancestry and while it began with the Jews of the British
Isles it now includes Jews of the Americas, Europe, Caribbean and Africa and the
Orient. To access the collection go to: http://tinyurl.com/2wzjh2

Todd Knowles is speaking on the collection at the IAJGS conference hosted by JGSLA
--check the schedule at http://www.jgsla2010.com/

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FamilySearch Knowles Jewish History Research Collection Expanded-- #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

FamilySearch has just announced that the Knowles Collection for Jewish Family
History Research has been expanded. The collection contains 115,000 people >from
30 countries and is a free database. Todd Knowles started the database in 2007 to
search his own Jewish ancestry and while it began with the Jews of the British
Isles it now includes Jews of the Americas, Europe, Caribbean and Africa and the
Orient. To access the collection go to: http://tinyurl.com/2wzjh2

Todd Knowles is speaking on the collection at the IAJGS conference hosted by JGSLA
--check the schedule at http://www.jgsla2010.com/

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Viewmate: translation from Hebrew or potentially Yiddish #general

montereybayrob@...
 

Can someone help identify the language and give a quick translation?

It's possible that the surname is Izbutsky.

Thanks,
Rob Weisskirch

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15879


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate: translation from Hebrew or potentially Yiddish #general

montereybayrob@...
 

Can someone help identify the language and give a quick translation?

It's possible that the surname is Izbutsky.

Thanks,
Rob Weisskirch

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15879


ViewMate - Tombstone translation from Hebrew to English #general

Nancy
 

Hello:

I would appreciate a translation of Rosie BALKIN's tombstone >from Hebrew to
English. It can be seen at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15878

Thank you for your help. Please respond privately.

Nancy Maxwell
Grapevine, Texas
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate - Tombstone translation from Hebrew to English #general

Nancy
 

Hello:

I would appreciate a translation of Rosie BALKIN's tombstone >from Hebrew to
English. It can be seen at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15878

Thank you for your help. Please respond privately.

Nancy Maxwell
Grapevine, Texas
USA


More Holocaust memorial photos from Poland #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

You can now find new Holocaust memorial photos within the Museum's "World
Holocaust Memorials" exhibition that associated with the following locations
in Poland: Deblin, Kielce, Kozienice, Krakow, Lodz, Opole, Piotrkow
Trybunalski, Przemysl, Radomsko, Rzeszow, Sochaczew, Tarnow, Warszawa and
Wrzesnia. In all, forty-seven cities and towns in today's Poland are
represented within this exhibition. Poland is the country (outside the U.S.
of course) most represented within this exhibition, as is the case
throughout the Museum.

The link to the Poland page is www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/hme-poland.htm.
The link to the entire exhibition is www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/whm.htm

More such photos >from Europe are always welcome, as are photos of
synagogues, Jewish families (photos taken before WWII), DP camp photos,
eyewitness testimonies, etc.

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


JRI Poland #Poland More Holocaust memorial photos from Poland #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

You can now find new Holocaust memorial photos within the Museum's "World
Holocaust Memorials" exhibition that associated with the following locations
in Poland: Deblin, Kielce, Kozienice, Krakow, Lodz, Opole, Piotrkow
Trybunalski, Przemysl, Radomsko, Rzeszow, Sochaczew, Tarnow, Warszawa and
Wrzesnia. In all, forty-seven cities and towns in today's Poland are
represented within this exhibition. Poland is the country (outside the U.S.
of course) most represented within this exhibition, as is the case
throughout the Museum.

The link to the Poland page is www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/hme-poland.htm.
The link to the entire exhibition is www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/whm.htm

More such photos >from Europe are always welcome, as are photos of
synagogues, Jewish families (photos taken before WWII), DP camp photos,
eyewitness testimonies, etc.

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


JRI-Poland at the conference #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends:

Due to time conflicts for our leadership and/or late
arrivals, it was decided not to hold a JRI-Poland
volunteers' meeting at the conference this year.

Instead, we look forward to seeing you at the JRI-Poland
luncheon on Sunday, the computer workshop, the JRI-Poland
presentations on Tuesday, Polish BOF meetings, the SIG fair
and the JRI-Poland Help Desk.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland JRI-Poland at the conference #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends:

Due to time conflicts for our leadership and/or late
arrivals, it was decided not to hold a JRI-Poland
volunteers' meeting at the conference this year.

Instead, we look forward to seeing you at the JRI-Poland
luncheon on Sunday, the computer workshop, the JRI-Poland
presentations on Tuesday, Polish BOF meetings, the SIG fair
and the JRI-Poland Help Desk.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Re: Rabbis in Maramures #romania

samdavis@...
 

This would be most interesting as my family roots stem >from Remeti
within a few km of your requested list. I to would look forward
to information of any kind.

S Davdivici

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Subject: rabbis in Maramures
From: mnelson3@gmail.com
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 20:20:44 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Has anyone come across a listing of Rabbis in the Maramures region of
Romania (esp. Sapinta aka Spinka, Sighet, Vonihove aka Vanif, and
Bushtyna) for the late 1800s or early 1900s?


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Rabbis in Maramures #romania

samdavis@...
 

This would be most interesting as my family roots stem >from Remeti
within a few km of your requested list. I to would look forward
to information of any kind.

S Davdivici

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Subject: rabbis in Maramures
From: mnelson3@gmail.com
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 20:20:44 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Has anyone come across a listing of Rabbis in the Maramures region of
Romania (esp. Sapinta aka Spinka, Sighet, Vonihove aka Vanif, and
Bushtyna) for the late 1800s or early 1900s?


Re: Fraenkel Marriage Contract Book - Original Images #france

blamont@...
 

Dear Larry,
But if you want to get the copy of the act which was signed before the
public notary (the one in the Fraenckel book) we can look into the Alsatian
archives in Strasbourg : it should be there since it was used by Aron
Fraenckel. Tell us if you are interested (it will not be in hebrew...) but
maybe a reference is made about the ketouba and also the civil marriage
contract might contain more information than those published by Fraenckel .
Sincerely yours
Claudie Blamont
Paris
==========================================

Larry Frankel wrote
=20
The marriage contract of my great-great-great-great grandparents
Lippman Elias and Rachel Alexander (>from 1771) is contained on page 52
of the Fraenkel book of 18th century Alsatian Jewish marriage
contracts. It's one of the longer, more detailed ones in the book, not
simply an abstract. It would mean a lot to me and my family to be able
to get a scanned copy of the original image of the marriage contract
(i.e., in Hebrew characters) rather than simply the the printed
translation. Does anyone know where the original contracts -- or any
scanned copies -- might reside and how one might go about getting a
scanned image?


French SIG #France Re: Fraenkel Marriage Contract Book - Original Images #france

blamont@...
 

Dear Larry,
But if you want to get the copy of the act which was signed before the
public notary (the one in the Fraenckel book) we can look into the Alsatian
archives in Strasbourg : it should be there since it was used by Aron
Fraenckel. Tell us if you are interested (it will not be in hebrew...) but
maybe a reference is made about the ketouba and also the civil marriage
contract might contain more information than those published by Fraenckel .
Sincerely yours
Claudie Blamont
Paris
==========================================

Larry Frankel wrote
=20
The marriage contract of my great-great-great-great grandparents
Lippman Elias and Rachel Alexander (>from 1771) is contained on page 52
of the Fraenkel book of 18th century Alsatian Jewish marriage
contracts. It's one of the longer, more detailed ones in the book, not
simply an abstract. It would mean a lot to me and my family to be able
to get a scanned copy of the original image of the marriage contract
(i.e., in Hebrew characters) rather than simply the the printed
translation. Does anyone know where the original contracts -- or any
scanned copies -- might reside and how one might go about getting a
scanned image?


INTRO - SCHULZ- Pozen (Poznan), KOCH - Germany, OBERMAYER/OVERMAYER- #germany

T <teezr1@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I have been doing genealogy research for ~10 years I consider myself to be
a beginner in doing German Jewish Genealogy research. Most of my searches have
been in the USA or UK so far. I live in suburban Northern California, USA
My native language is English and I also read some Hebrew and Yiddish
and am rusty with my Spanish and German, but get by with a little help from
Google Translate to give me some clues to freshen my memory.

I consider myself expert in using a computer. My experience in using the
Internet is extensive. For many years I was a computer programmer, so I
know a thing or two about computers. Please don't ask me to fix your computer,
I used to work on mainframe computers, these little laptop things are not my
realm of expertise!

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of all of my
grandparents, all of my great grandparents and 9 of 16 of my great great
grandparents (plus birth dates for 3 of the 7 missing grgrgrands
dates). I am missing names of 3 grgrgrandparents (thus, my search here).

My primary research goals now are to find information about my gr grandparents'
families in Germany. Other than one hint for Wilhelm SCHULZ (no
dates), I have little to go on. I only recently found the city name of
Pozen as a place of birth for my grgandmother Clara Hedwig SCHULZ.

I have various family members listed >from Germany as partially illustrated
below, but my primary is to fill out this dead end for the
SCHULZ / KOCH / COOK line.

The family names and ancestral towns that I will enter in the JGFF will be
SCHULZ, KOCH and somewhere there is some version of Dumbrowski, according to oral
history >from my grandmother, but I have not proven that line. Plus
HARPSTER / HERBSTER and OBERMAYER/OVERMAYER and a few other lines >from the
other side of the family.

SCHULZ - Clara Hedwig--->from Posen or Pozna=C5=84, Germany (Poland/Prussia,
depending on when you ask) to Cuxhaven, Germany, to New York, NY, USA on ship
President Grant 4 Dec 1909, then to Los Angeles, CA by 1920 Census.
Married Gustav(e) KOCH in Germany late 1905, early 1906. Naturalized USA
citizen 1917.

KOCH - Gustav or Gustave >from ? to Cuxhaven, Germany, to New York on
ship President Grant 4 Dec 1909, then to Los Angeles, CA by 1920 Census.
Name was changed either in immigration (1909) or naturalization (1917) to
COOK. Children born in Cuxhaven, Germany were Hedwig Frieda KOCH/COOK
and Harry George KOCH/COOK.

SCHULZ - Looking for information about Wilhelm SCHULZ, on 1909 travel
and immigration papers for the KOCH/SCHULZ family he is listed as father
to Clara Hedwig SCHULZ (b1883 Pozen d 1943 Los Angeles, CA) and as their
sponsor. I have no b or d dates for Wilhelm SCHULZ, nor locations or
how he traveled to the USA.

OBERMAYER/OVERMAYER - Netzlingen or Blankenloch, Germany, 1685-1800
then to Pennsylvania, USA ~1800

HARPSTER/HERBSTER Graben, Germany, 1695-1800 to Pennsylvania, USA ~1800

Whew! That's it for now.

Trish McCauley Northern, California, USA trish.mccauley@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany INTRO - SCHULZ- Pozen (Poznan), KOCH - Germany, OBERMAYER/OVERMAYER- #germany

T <teezr1@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I have been doing genealogy research for ~10 years I consider myself to be
a beginner in doing German Jewish Genealogy research. Most of my searches have
been in the USA or UK so far. I live in suburban Northern California, USA
My native language is English and I also read some Hebrew and Yiddish
and am rusty with my Spanish and German, but get by with a little help from
Google Translate to give me some clues to freshen my memory.

I consider myself expert in using a computer. My experience in using the
Internet is extensive. For many years I was a computer programmer, so I
know a thing or two about computers. Please don't ask me to fix your computer,
I used to work on mainframe computers, these little laptop things are not my
realm of expertise!

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of all of my
grandparents, all of my great grandparents and 9 of 16 of my great great
grandparents (plus birth dates for 3 of the 7 missing grgrgrands
dates). I am missing names of 3 grgrgrandparents (thus, my search here).

My primary research goals now are to find information about my gr grandparents'
families in Germany. Other than one hint for Wilhelm SCHULZ (no
dates), I have little to go on. I only recently found the city name of
Pozen as a place of birth for my grgandmother Clara Hedwig SCHULZ.

I have various family members listed >from Germany as partially illustrated
below, but my primary is to fill out this dead end for the
SCHULZ / KOCH / COOK line.

The family names and ancestral towns that I will enter in the JGFF will be
SCHULZ, KOCH and somewhere there is some version of Dumbrowski, according to oral
history >from my grandmother, but I have not proven that line. Plus
HARPSTER / HERBSTER and OBERMAYER/OVERMAYER and a few other lines >from the
other side of the family.

SCHULZ - Clara Hedwig--->from Posen or Pozna=C5=84, Germany (Poland/Prussia,
depending on when you ask) to Cuxhaven, Germany, to New York, NY, USA on ship
President Grant 4 Dec 1909, then to Los Angeles, CA by 1920 Census.
Married Gustav(e) KOCH in Germany late 1905, early 1906. Naturalized USA
citizen 1917.

KOCH - Gustav or Gustave >from ? to Cuxhaven, Germany, to New York on
ship President Grant 4 Dec 1909, then to Los Angeles, CA by 1920 Census.
Name was changed either in immigration (1909) or naturalization (1917) to
COOK. Children born in Cuxhaven, Germany were Hedwig Frieda KOCH/COOK
and Harry George KOCH/COOK.

SCHULZ - Looking for information about Wilhelm SCHULZ, on 1909 travel
and immigration papers for the KOCH/SCHULZ family he is listed as father
to Clara Hedwig SCHULZ (b1883 Pozen d 1943 Los Angeles, CA) and as their
sponsor. I have no b or d dates for Wilhelm SCHULZ, nor locations or
how he traveled to the USA.

OBERMAYER/OVERMAYER - Netzlingen or Blankenloch, Germany, 1685-1800
then to Pennsylvania, USA ~1800

HARPSTER/HERBSTER Graben, Germany, 1695-1800 to Pennsylvania, USA ~1800

Whew! That's it for now.

Trish McCauley Northern, California, USA trish.mccauley@gmail.com


Re: Prague Directory from 1891 on Kramerius #austria-czech

Logan Kleinwaks
 

Peter Lowe mentioned that an 1891 Prague directory is available on the
Kramerius website. As announced earlier on this list, an 1871 edition
is also available there, at
http://kramerius.nkp.cz/kramerius/MShowPageDoc.do?id=3211170, and both
are searchable via http://genealogyindexer.org, with the usual caveats
about inaccuracies due to using optical character recognition to make
the page images searchable.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Vienna IKG Migration document #austria-czech

rwfgjf@...
 

Hi fellow Genners -

Going through some documents I haven't examined for many years,
and had actually forgotten I had, I find what appears to be a
certificate of some variety, issued to my late Mother by the
Vienna IKG shortly before she left Vienna in 1939.

With my less-than-perfect German, it appears to be a certificate
of some manner of training/course she undertook, but it isn't
quite clear to me what it was. Possibly something related to
Domestic service? That would make sense as women could only enter
the UK as 'domestic servants'.

Any other suggestions please?

It's to be found on ViewMate at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15882

Many thanks

Robert Fraser
Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK - Moravia/Austria; EISINGER - Moravia and the World
FINKELSTEIN - Galicia; NAGEL - Moravia/Austria
KRAUTERBLUTH - ? Galicia; WORTMAN(N) - Skalica SK


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Prague Directory from 1891 on Kramerius #austria-czech

Logan Kleinwaks
 

Peter Lowe mentioned that an 1891 Prague directory is available on the
Kramerius website. As announced earlier on this list, an 1871 edition
is also available there, at
http://kramerius.nkp.cz/kramerius/MShowPageDoc.do?id=3211170, and both
are searchable via http://genealogyindexer.org, with the usual caveats
about inaccuracies due to using optical character recognition to make
the page images searchable.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Vienna IKG Migration document #austria-czech

rwfgjf@...
 

Hi fellow Genners -

Going through some documents I haven't examined for many years,
and had actually forgotten I had, I find what appears to be a
certificate of some variety, issued to my late Mother by the
Vienna IKG shortly before she left Vienna in 1939.

With my less-than-perfect German, it appears to be a certificate
of some manner of training/course she undertook, but it isn't
quite clear to me what it was. Possibly something related to
Domestic service? That would make sense as women could only enter
the UK as 'domestic servants'.

Any other suggestions please?

It's to be found on ViewMate at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15882

Many thanks

Robert Fraser
Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK - Moravia/Austria; EISINGER - Moravia and the World
FINKELSTEIN - Galicia; NAGEL - Moravia/Austria
KRAUTERBLUTH - ? Galicia; WORTMAN(N) - Skalica SK