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Russian translation #general

Michael Tobias <michael@...>
 

I am trying to help another researcher (a non-Jewishgenner) here in Glasgow,
Scotland.

I have uploaded a very short Russian document onto viewmate. Can anybody
help with a translation?

Many thanks.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17004
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17005

Michael Tobias
Glasgow, Scotland

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian translation #general

Michael Tobias <michael@...>
 

I am trying to help another researcher (a non-Jewishgenner) here in Glasgow,
Scotland.

I have uploaded a very short Russian document onto viewmate. Can anybody
help with a translation?

Many thanks.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17004
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17005

Michael Tobias
Glasgow, Scotland

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1897 Russian Census Rokiskis #general

Marcella S
 

Hi
I am trying to find Rokiskis on the 1897 Census in Jewishgen and I keep
getting a response that there are too many entries to list (1300)

I am able to list more than that number on any other search -

If I search in the actual census link - it tells me there is no town
called Rokiskis in the list - which I know is not correct

Has anyone else had this problem?
What I am doing wrong here - unfortunately I can't refine the search
because it seems that the surname I am looking for has been spelled
incorrectly on the census

Thanks
Marcella Shames

OSIPOVICH/OSIPOWITZ/OSOPOVICH


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1897 Russian Census Rokiskis #general

Marcella S
 

Hi
I am trying to find Rokiskis on the 1897 Census in Jewishgen and I keep
getting a response that there are too many entries to list (1300)

I am able to list more than that number on any other search -

If I search in the actual census link - it tells me there is no town
called Rokiskis in the list - which I know is not correct

Has anyone else had this problem?
What I am doing wrong here - unfortunately I can't refine the search
because it seems that the surname I am looking for has been spelled
incorrectly on the census

Thanks
Marcella Shames

OSIPOVICH/OSIPOWITZ/OSOPOVICH


New Website #general

Dany Tal <dtal@...>
 

Hello everyone,
I opened a new website displaying family letters.
The letters were sent to my aunt Frieda Shapira immigrated to New York
at 1935, the letters were sent >from the family in Lithuania and Israel.
the site address:

www.dannytal.com

If anyone heard or know people mentioned in the letters, please write to
me.
You may pass on the site address for anyone who looks you know something
about it.
Thanks in advance,
Danny Tal.

Danny and Maya Tal
Ramat Hashofet 19238
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Website #general

Dany Tal <dtal@...>
 

Hello everyone,
I opened a new website displaying family letters.
The letters were sent to my aunt Frieda Shapira immigrated to New York
at 1935, the letters were sent >from the family in Lithuania and Israel.
the site address:

www.dannytal.com

If anyone heard or know people mentioned in the letters, please write to
me.
You may pass on the site address for anyone who looks you know something
about it.
Thanks in advance,
Danny Tal.

Danny and Maya Tal
Ramat Hashofet 19238
Israel


Re: Isaac Goldberg / Hebrew Free Burial Society / Silver Lake / New York #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

David Goldberg asked about obtaining a death certificate for
Isaac Goldberg, who died October 25, 1931 at age 83 and was buried
at Silver Lake Cemetery in Staten Island, N.Y. by the Hebrew Free
Burial Society.

Almost all burials at that cemetery by that society were of New
York City residents, and I venture that the remainder were >from
nearby. A quick look of the New York City death indices via Steve
Morse's portal shows that there was an Isaac Goldberg who died on
that date at 83. His death certificate was K20074 and it can be
obtained via the New York City Municipal Archives at
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vitalrecords/death.shtml
or at a Family History Library on microfilm #2069667.

Regards,

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


More SHATIL-REJKHZELIGMAN #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

Further to my posting of the other day regarding information about Yosel SHATIL
family and descendants, I have now found on the ALD Revision List Database Part
3, in 1874 Ginda SHATIL, head of household, lives in house of REJKHZELIGMAN, 1st
husband A. Yu. NEVYAZHSKIJ; 2nd husband Shatil. It says: "father - Iosel?"

1. If she was living in the REJKHZELIGMAN house, does that mean she is their
child? a relative? a servant??

2. According to the record, in 1874 she was married to SHATIL (and they had a
child in 1877) why would it say: Head of household? (referring to Ginda). They
were living in Kaunas.

3. On ALD Revision List, it says 1st husband: A. Yu. NEVYAZHSKIJ. Would the
A. Yu. stand for Aharon Yehoshua? or something else?

Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions
Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Isaac Goldberg / Hebrew Free Burial Society / Silver Lake / New York #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

David Goldberg asked about obtaining a death certificate for
Isaac Goldberg, who died October 25, 1931 at age 83 and was buried
at Silver Lake Cemetery in Staten Island, N.Y. by the Hebrew Free
Burial Society.

Almost all burials at that cemetery by that society were of New
York City residents, and I venture that the remainder were >from
nearby. A quick look of the New York City death indices via Steve
Morse's portal shows that there was an Isaac Goldberg who died on
that date at 83. His death certificate was K20074 and it can be
obtained via the New York City Municipal Archives at
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vitalrecords/death.shtml
or at a Family History Library on microfilm #2069667.

Regards,

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More SHATIL-REJKHZELIGMAN #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

Further to my posting of the other day regarding information about Yosel SHATIL
family and descendants, I have now found on the ALD Revision List Database Part
3, in 1874 Ginda SHATIL, head of household, lives in house of REJKHZELIGMAN, 1st
husband A. Yu. NEVYAZHSKIJ; 2nd husband Shatil. It says: "father - Iosel?"

1. If she was living in the REJKHZELIGMAN house, does that mean she is their
child? a relative? a servant??

2. According to the record, in 1874 she was married to SHATIL (and they had a
child in 1877) why would it say: Head of household? (referring to Ginda). They
were living in Kaunas.

3. On ALD Revision List, it says 1st husband: A. Yu. NEVYAZHSKIJ. Would the
A. Yu. stand for Aharon Yehoshua? or something else?

Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions
Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Access in Israel to the USC Shoah Testimony #general

Vrederun <vrederun@...>
 

The USC website has a 'Locator' search engine @
http://college.usc.edu/vhi/locator/

For Israel I found:

Ghetto Fighters' Museum (Partial Access)
Ginzach Kidush Hashem (Partial Access)
Yad Vashem Israel (Full Access)

Partial Access means that the location only has "part" of the
collection. Yad Vashem has a copy of the complete archives.

Stacye Mehard
Virginia

Studying the Families of ~

Alperovich of Kurenets
Blumer of Tauste, Austria
Broh of Gnesen, Prussia
Chavin of Chernihiv
Friedberg of Portsmouth, Virginia
Grajonca of Kiev, Klaipeda-Memel, and Berlin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Access in Israel to the USC Shoah Testimony #general

Vrederun <vrederun@...>
 

The USC website has a 'Locator' search engine @
http://college.usc.edu/vhi/locator/

For Israel I found:

Ghetto Fighters' Museum (Partial Access)
Ginzach Kidush Hashem (Partial Access)
Yad Vashem Israel (Full Access)

Partial Access means that the location only has "part" of the
collection. Yad Vashem has a copy of the complete archives.

Stacye Mehard
Virginia

Studying the Families of ~

Alperovich of Kurenets
Blumer of Tauste, Austria
Broh of Gnesen, Prussia
Chavin of Chernihiv
Friedberg of Portsmouth, Virginia
Grajonca of Kiev, Klaipeda-Memel, and Berlin


video of Pokoj and Lodz cemeteries (I think) #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I've posted a video of headstones in what I think are the Jewish
cemeteries in Pokoj and Lodz, Poland. (The narration is in Polish,
so I can't be sure.) Many of the headstone inscriptions are
perfectly readable, which led me to suspect that the video would
be of interest to some people here. The video is in two parts, the
first part is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIJTOm9TGe0. (The
description below the video includes a link to the second part.)

Hank Mishkoff
Hank@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen video of Pokoj and Lodz cemeteries (I think) #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I've posted a video of headstones in what I think are the Jewish
cemeteries in Pokoj and Lodz, Poland. (The narration is in Polish,
so I can't be sure.) Many of the headstone inscriptions are
perfectly readable, which led me to suspect that the video would
be of interest to some people here. The video is in two parts, the
first part is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIJTOm9TGe0. (The
description below the video includes a link to the second part.)

Hank Mishkoff
Hank@...


Re: Smyrna, Turkey and ABOUAF family #general

macsta@...
 

Hi Yisrael,

You wote:

Wishing you all a great week. My mother ased me the following" If you
can find out how to get info on the Orthodox Jewish community
of Smyrna, Turkey(which is of course Sephardi) >from maybe 1900-1950,
we could use info. The specific family is ABOUAF, and Jerry
Back/Abouaf's father was Tzadok YomTov Abouaf. We are looking for
Jerry's name which you probably can't help with but we really want
Jerry's paternal grandfather. The name for reasons likely of
space/cost was not on Jerry's father's stone." Thanks in advance,
----->

The Family Finder is the place where you should first look. There are three
researchers looking for their ABUAF (various spellings) family >from Izmir.
You should contact them.

Shlom,
Mathilde Tagger
Israel Genealogial Society- jerusalem branch
www.isragen.org.il


Re: Removal of stuck photo #general

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Though I have responded once, I wish to thank all of those of you who
have responded since.

We have already safely scanned the photo. We will probably start with
the gentle warmth of a hair dryer to the back first, as one person
suggested. But if that does not work will seek professional help.

Thank you all for your very kind and helpful suggestions! As always,
this is such a wonderful group, and all help is deeply appreciated.

Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please continue this discussion privately. Extended
discussions of issues peripheral to out main topic of Jewish genealogy
are beyond the scope of this group.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Removal of stuck photo #general

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Though I have responded once, I wish to thank all of those of you who
have responded since.

We have already safely scanned the photo. We will probably start with
the gentle warmth of a hair dryer to the back first, as one person
suggested. But if that does not work will seek professional help.

Thank you all for your very kind and helpful suggestions! As always,
this is such a wonderful group, and all help is deeply appreciated.

Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please continue this discussion privately. Extended
discussions of issues peripheral to out main topic of Jewish genealogy
are beyond the scope of this group.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Smyrna, Turkey and ABOUAF family #general

macsta@...
 

Hi Yisrael,

You wote:

Wishing you all a great week. My mother ased me the following" If you
can find out how to get info on the Orthodox Jewish community
of Smyrna, Turkey(which is of course Sephardi) >from maybe 1900-1950,
we could use info. The specific family is ABOUAF, and Jerry
Back/Abouaf's father was Tzadok YomTov Abouaf. We are looking for
Jerry's name which you probably can't help with but we really want
Jerry's paternal grandfather. The name for reasons likely of
space/cost was not on Jerry's father's stone." Thanks in advance,
----->

The Family Finder is the place where you should first look. There are three
researchers looking for their ABUAF (various spellings) family >from Izmir.
You should contact them.

Shlom,
Mathilde Tagger
Israel Genealogial Society- jerusalem branch
www.isragen.org.il


Re: Removing stuck photos from album--A Warning #general

Ava Cohn <avatom@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners,
Rosannne Leeson asked about removing stuck photos >from an album. I
received this message late but feel compelled to answer (for the
sake of preserving the photo and what may be written on the back).
There have been several suggestions to soak the photo or use liquids
such as lighter fluid.

***Please do not use any liquids on your photo!***

You run the risk of not only ruining the photo but smearing the ink
or smudging the pencil that may be on the back. Un-Du may be used
carefully but remember that once it dries, the backing becomes sticky
again.

My advice, as others have given, is to first scan the photo in the
highest dpi (dots per inch) you have available but at least a minimum
of 600dpi. This is a just in case tactic but will at least preserve
the image on the front side. Secondly, if there is a part of the
photo that is not as tightly stuck, try using a sheet of acid-free
paper and gently work it between the photo and the album page to
loosen the photo without bending it. You can also try using a piece
of waxed dental floss worked between the photo and the backing
material to manually remove the photo. A heated scalpel or spatula
or a "hot knife" like a flat blade exacto with a heating element,
available >from stores specializing in preservation supplies, can
also be used.

If all else fails, take the photo to a professional photo preserver
to have it removed. If the preserver says that the photo will not
make it because of its condition or the backing, then don't have it
removed, despite what you may think is on the backside. Our photos
are precious documents. Once they are lost, they can never be
retrieved as they were in their original state. It is unfortunate
that many of our ancestors did not know about proper care of their
photos, but we as genealogist have a responsibility to preserve
what has been passed down to us.

I hope this advice is helpful and reaches you in time to preserve
your photo.

Best,
Ava Cohn
Long Grove, IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Removing stuck photos from album--A Warning #general

Ava Cohn <avatom@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners,
Rosannne Leeson asked about removing stuck photos >from an album. I
received this message late but feel compelled to answer (for the
sake of preserving the photo and what may be written on the back).
There have been several suggestions to soak the photo or use liquids
such as lighter fluid.

***Please do not use any liquids on your photo!***

You run the risk of not only ruining the photo but smearing the ink
or smudging the pencil that may be on the back. Un-Du may be used
carefully but remember that once it dries, the backing becomes sticky
again.

My advice, as others have given, is to first scan the photo in the
highest dpi (dots per inch) you have available but at least a minimum
of 600dpi. This is a just in case tactic but will at least preserve
the image on the front side. Secondly, if there is a part of the
photo that is not as tightly stuck, try using a sheet of acid-free
paper and gently work it between the photo and the album page to
loosen the photo without bending it. You can also try using a piece
of waxed dental floss worked between the photo and the backing
material to manually remove the photo. A heated scalpel or spatula
or a "hot knife" like a flat blade exacto with a heating element,
available >from stores specializing in preservation supplies, can
also be used.

If all else fails, take the photo to a professional photo preserver
to have it removed. If the preserver says that the photo will not
make it because of its condition or the backing, then don't have it
removed, despite what you may think is on the backside. Our photos
are precious documents. Once they are lost, they can never be
retrieved as they were in their original state. It is unfortunate
that many of our ancestors did not know about proper care of their
photos, but we as genealogist have a responsibility to preserve
what has been passed down to us.

I hope this advice is helpful and reaches you in time to preserve
your photo.

Best,
Ava Cohn
Long Grove, IL