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Ralph BRANCA , Brooklyn Dodger and son of a Jew from SANDORF, Hungary #hungary

mllm39@...
 

Dear All,

It looks like we can now include Ralph Branca, the former Brooklyn
Dodgers pitcher, best known for surrendering the "Shot Heard 'Round
the World" to Bobby Thomson in the 1951 playoff games, in the pantheon
of famous Hungarian Jews. Take a look Joshua Prager's article, "For
Branca, an Asterisk of a Different Kind," in today's New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/sports/baseball/for-branca-an-asterisk-of-a-different-kind.html?_r=1&hp

The resources made available by H-SIG and its members were
indispensable in tracking down the Jewish ancestry of Ralph Branca
(whose mother Kati BERGER, was born in SANDORF/PRIEVALY). The Times
does not allow plugs in its articles, but rest assured that the
"Hungarian Jewish genealogy group" referred to in the article is
JewishGen's H-SIG. Special thanks to Larry Bassist, a member of
JewishGen, who drew my attention to www.familysearch.org, where many
of the records for SANDORF/PRIEVALY can be found. (Larry also copied
Kati Berger's birth record at LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake
City). I know that Yad Vashem was also very helpful in providing
materials >from Bad Arolsen that confirmed details about the
deportations and deaths of many of Ralph Branca's relatives.

Best wishes,

Michael Miller
Budapest, Hungary
(Currently in Washington, D.C., at the IAJGS Conference)


Arm bands #hungary

Israel P
 

We have a family photo (my wife's side) taken at a 1940's wedding in which
many of the younger men have bands on their right arms.

Does anyone know what the specific background is for these?

The wedding may have been in Medzilaborce.

Israel Pickholtz


Hungary SIG #Hungary Ralph BRANCA , Brooklyn Dodger and son of a Jew from SANDORF, Hungary #hungary

mllm39@...
 

Dear All,

It looks like we can now include Ralph Branca, the former Brooklyn
Dodgers pitcher, best known for surrendering the "Shot Heard 'Round
the World" to Bobby Thomson in the 1951 playoff games, in the pantheon
of famous Hungarian Jews. Take a look Joshua Prager's article, "For
Branca, an Asterisk of a Different Kind," in today's New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/sports/baseball/for-branca-an-asterisk-of-a-different-kind.html?_r=1&hp

The resources made available by H-SIG and its members were
indispensable in tracking down the Jewish ancestry of Ralph Branca
(whose mother Kati BERGER, was born in SANDORF/PRIEVALY). The Times
does not allow plugs in its articles, but rest assured that the
"Hungarian Jewish genealogy group" referred to in the article is
JewishGen's H-SIG. Special thanks to Larry Bassist, a member of
JewishGen, who drew my attention to www.familysearch.org, where many
of the records for SANDORF/PRIEVALY can be found. (Larry also copied
Kati Berger's birth record at LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake
City). I know that Yad Vashem was also very helpful in providing
materials >from Bad Arolsen that confirmed details about the
deportations and deaths of many of Ralph Branca's relatives.

Best wishes,

Michael Miller
Budapest, Hungary
(Currently in Washington, D.C., at the IAJGS Conference)


Hungary SIG #Hungary Arm bands #hungary

Israel P
 

We have a family photo (my wife's side) taken at a 1940's wedding in which
many of the younger men have bands on their right arms.

Does anyone know what the specific background is for these?

The wedding may have been in Medzilaborce.

Israel Pickholtz


Hebrew translator needed - memoir of Yitzhak Wunch - Aleksandrow Lodzki #general

Naomi Leon <nimleon@...>
 

Dear Genners

I am seeking a Hebrew reader/ translator to translate a memoir by Yitzhak Wunch who
was a prominent member of the Aleksandrow Association in Israel. The AA's
activities included assembling the Yizkor book for that community and reuniting
families after the war. Yitzhak (1910-1994) was a successful industrialist. He was
one of the founders of two Israeli industrial companies - Amcor and HaArgaz -
building stuff >from orange boxes to buses and refrigerators. He was born in
Aleksandrow Lodzki where he married to my cousin Sara Rywan and together they
emigrated to Israel in the early 1930s.

He published a memoir late in life and I'd like to find out what light it might
shed on his early life and the community of Aleksandrow and the Rywan family
especially.

If you are able to help or knows someone who can please get in touch with me
privately. I have a scanned electronic copy of the book.

Many thanks in advance

Naomi Leon
(Brighton, UK)

RYWAN/ RIWAN/ RUBIN (Aleksandrow), LEWKOWICZ (Lodz, Rawa Mazowiecka), ARGIEWICZ,
FAJBISIEWICZ (Rawa Mazowiecka), BERGER, LASKY, PASKIN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew translator needed - memoir of Yitzhak Wunch - Aleksandrow Lodzki #general

Naomi Leon <nimleon@...>
 

Dear Genners

I am seeking a Hebrew reader/ translator to translate a memoir by Yitzhak Wunch who
was a prominent member of the Aleksandrow Association in Israel. The AA's
activities included assembling the Yizkor book for that community and reuniting
families after the war. Yitzhak (1910-1994) was a successful industrialist. He was
one of the founders of two Israeli industrial companies - Amcor and HaArgaz -
building stuff >from orange boxes to buses and refrigerators. He was born in
Aleksandrow Lodzki where he married to my cousin Sara Rywan and together they
emigrated to Israel in the early 1930s.

He published a memoir late in life and I'd like to find out what light it might
shed on his early life and the community of Aleksandrow and the Rywan family
especially.

If you are able to help or knows someone who can please get in touch with me
privately. I have a scanned electronic copy of the book.

Many thanks in advance

Naomi Leon
(Brighton, UK)

RYWAN/ RIWAN/ RUBIN (Aleksandrow), LEWKOWICZ (Lodz, Rawa Mazowiecka), ARGIEWICZ,
FAJBISIEWICZ (Rawa Mazowiecka), BERGER, LASKY, PASKIN


Re: Where are Moliv and Ekrasli/Ekraslinow #belarus

Stephen Weinstein
 

Thank you to everyone who responded. The concensus seems to be
Ekaterinoslav (former name of Dnipropetrovsk).


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Where are Moliv and Ekrasli/Ekraslinow #latvia

Stephen Weinstein
 

Thank you to everyone who responded. The concensus seems to be
Ekaterinoslav (former name of Dnipropetrovsk).


Akiva and Itsko -- same name? #general

David Laskin
 

I am researching my great-grandfather, whose name in Yiddish was Avram Akiva HaKohen
-- or in Russian Kaganovich or Kahanovich. I believe he attended the Volozhin
Yeshiva in the 1870s. I have come upon a list of Volozhin Yeshiva students >from 1879
with one Abram Itsko Kagan (this is translated >from the Cyrillic script). Could this
be my great-grandfather? Is there any relation between the names Itsko and Akiva?
Thanks. David Laskin, Seattle, WA USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Akiva and Itsko -- same name? #general

David Laskin
 

I am researching my great-grandfather, whose name in Yiddish was Avram Akiva HaKohen
-- or in Russian Kaganovich or Kahanovich. I believe he attended the Volozhin
Yeshiva in the 1870s. I have come upon a list of Volozhin Yeshiva students >from 1879
with one Abram Itsko Kagan (this is translated >from the Cyrillic script). Could this
be my great-grandfather? Is there any relation between the names Itsko and Akiva?
Thanks. David Laskin, Seattle, WA USA


Re: Sabile. Birth records from 1868 to 1869. Death records from 1872... #latvia

A. E. Jordan
 

Looking at all the wonderful information Christine is posting and I am
wondering in the translations could it be possible that Gordon and Jordan are
the same and just a matter of interpretation in the translations?

Man years ago I got records >from the Archives in Lativa on the Jordan
family and now I see what appears to be matches on Christine's tables but
instead of saying Jordan it is saying Gordon. In the latest birth tables I see
a Markus Gordon who would/should be my grandfather's brother and I see a
cousin Rokha Gordon. If these are the right people both used Jordan as their
surname not Gordon. I am told in the old country they pronounced it
Yor-dan.

Also if I am correct the fathers of these two children were brothers. For
both the Father's Patronymic is listed as Leib. The older son was Wolf
and the younger was Shaya.

As I say everthing except the Gordon is an exact match to what I believe.

Thoughts?

Allan Jordan


Butchers #latvia

Isme Bennie <ismebennie@...>
 

My Hepker or Hopker relatives >from Goldingen (tho I cannot find any
trace of them in the Goldingen records...can anyone help?) went to
Rhodesia in the late 1880s and were butchers. Must have been in the
old country. Thats all I can contribute to the butcher discussion.

Isme Bennie, Toronto


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Sabile. Birth records from 1868 to 1869. Death records from 1872... #latvia

A. E. Jordan
 

Looking at all the wonderful information Christine is posting and I am
wondering in the translations could it be possible that Gordon and Jordan are
the same and just a matter of interpretation in the translations?

Man years ago I got records >from the Archives in Lativa on the Jordan
family and now I see what appears to be matches on Christine's tables but
instead of saying Jordan it is saying Gordon. In the latest birth tables I see
a Markus Gordon who would/should be my grandfather's brother and I see a
cousin Rokha Gordon. If these are the right people both used Jordan as their
surname not Gordon. I am told in the old country they pronounced it
Yor-dan.

Also if I am correct the fathers of these two children were brothers. For
both the Father's Patronymic is listed as Leib. The older son was Wolf
and the younger was Shaya.

As I say everthing except the Gordon is an exact match to what I believe.

Thoughts?

Allan Jordan


Latvia SIG #Latvia Butchers #latvia

Isme Bennie <ismebennie@...>
 

My Hepker or Hopker relatives >from Goldingen (tho I cannot find any
trace of them in the Goldingen records...can anyone help?) went to
Rhodesia in the late 1880s and were butchers. Must have been in the
old country. Thats all I can contribute to the butcher discussion.

Isme Bennie, Toronto


Re: Help finding Records using online Latvian Archives (Raduraksti.lv) #latvia

ann hellman <annmhell@...>
 

Jason Green wrote: "I recently contacted the Latvian archives and they
ecommended I use their new online website. But I cannot seem to work
out all the headings and find what I'm looking for. Has anyone been able
to use these archives ok? I would like to be able to look
up a few records."

We are so very fortunate that Christine Usdine has
been translating the Latvian Archives. She has not completed the entire
huge document, but you may be fortunate enough that she has done your
town. Go to her site and you will be absolutely amazed at what she done
for all of us searching our Latvian roots. Her tireless efforts have been
a blessing for all of us. I hope you find what you are looking for there.

http://usdine.pagesperso-orange.fr

Ann Meddin Hellman
Charleston, SC


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Help finding Records using online Latvian Archives (Raduraksti.lv) #latvia

ann hellman <annmhell@...>
 

Jason Green wrote: "I recently contacted the Latvian archives and they
ecommended I use their new online website. But I cannot seem to work
out all the headings and find what I'm looking for. Has anyone been able
to use these archives ok? I would like to be able to look
up a few records."

We are so very fortunate that Christine Usdine has
been translating the Latvian Archives. She has not completed the entire
huge document, but you may be fortunate enough that she has done your
town. Go to her site and you will be absolutely amazed at what she done
for all of us searching our Latvian roots. Her tireless efforts have been
a blessing for all of us. I hope you find what you are looking for there.

http://usdine.pagesperso-orange.fr

Ann Meddin Hellman
Charleston, SC


Re: Help finding records using online Latvian Archive (lvva-raduraksti.lv) #latvia

Stephen Weinstein
 

(This is partially copied >from instructions that I wrote for the
Latvian deaths database that was just added to Jewishgen.)

1.
Go to http://lvva-raduraksti.lv/en/register.html and complete the
registration process. This step only needs to be completed once. If
you wish to view records again, begin at step 2.

2.
For vital records of Jews, go to
http://lvva-raduraksti.lv/en/menu/lv/7/ig/7.html.

3.
If a list of places appears, then proceed to step 4. If prompted to
"Sign in", then enter the Username and Password that you selected in
step 1. (Note: Signing in will not work in some versions of Internet
Explorer. If you have problems, then try a different browser.)

4.
from the list of places, select the place you want. The name may have
changed; check Jewishgen's "Search for a town" feature if needed.

5.
There will be a long list of ranges of years, with words like "born",
"died", etc.. Each of these is in its own "book" of records. Select
the range of years that (i) includes the year you want and (ii) is
followed by the word for the type of records you want. For example,
for deaths recorded in 1855, you would select the entry that includes
the year 1855 and the word "Died". This will open a book of records.

6.
In the top right-hand corner of the screen, there should be two
arrows, a number, a /, another number, three rectangles, and the word
"Back". These arrows and numbers are used to navigate >from one page of
the book to another. Use the two arrow keys to navigate through the
pages of the book until you find the desired page of the book.

7.
Use the arrows in the top left-hand corner of the screen to move the
image around the screen until you find the correct record.


Note: Some record books are not listed correctly.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA


Where are Moliv and Ekrasli/Ekraslinow #latvia

Stephen Weinstein
 

A U.S. census document >from 1920 says that a couple was >from what was
Russia between 1900 and 1910 (it might now be Lithuania, Belarus,
Latvia, Poland, etc.), that the husband was >from Moliv, and that the
wife was >from Ekrasli or Ekraslinow.

Where in the Czar's former empire were Moliv and Ekrasli or Ekraslinow?

(Moliv might be a misspeling of Mogilev. I have no idea for Ekrasli
or Ekraslinow.)

Stephen Weinstein
stephenweinstein@...
Camarillo, California, USA


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Help finding records using online Latvian Archive (lvva-raduraksti.lv) #latvia

Stephen Weinstein
 

(This is partially copied >from instructions that I wrote for the
Latvian deaths database that was just added to Jewishgen.)

1.
Go to http://lvva-raduraksti.lv/en/register.html and complete the
registration process. This step only needs to be completed once. If
you wish to view records again, begin at step 2.

2.
For vital records of Jews, go to
http://lvva-raduraksti.lv/en/menu/lv/7/ig/7.html.

3.
If a list of places appears, then proceed to step 4. If prompted to
"Sign in", then enter the Username and Password that you selected in
step 1. (Note: Signing in will not work in some versions of Internet
Explorer. If you have problems, then try a different browser.)

4.
from the list of places, select the place you want. The name may have
changed; check Jewishgen's "Search for a town" feature if needed.

5.
There will be a long list of ranges of years, with words like "born",
"died", etc.. Each of these is in its own "book" of records. Select
the range of years that (i) includes the year you want and (ii) is
followed by the word for the type of records you want. For example,
for deaths recorded in 1855, you would select the entry that includes
the year 1855 and the word "Died". This will open a book of records.

6.
In the top right-hand corner of the screen, there should be two
arrows, a number, a /, another number, three rectangles, and the word
"Back". These arrows and numbers are used to navigate >from one page of
the book to another. Use the two arrow keys to navigate through the
pages of the book until you find the desired page of the book.

7.
Use the arrows in the top left-hand corner of the screen to move the
image around the screen until you find the correct record.


Note: Some record books are not listed correctly.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA


Latvia SIG #Latvia Where are Moliv and Ekrasli/Ekraslinow #latvia

Stephen Weinstein
 

A U.S. census document >from 1920 says that a couple was >from what was
Russia between 1900 and 1910 (it might now be Lithuania, Belarus,
Latvia, Poland, etc.), that the husband was >from Moliv, and that the
wife was >from Ekrasli or Ekraslinow.

Where in the Czar's former empire were Moliv and Ekrasli or Ekraslinow?

(Moliv might be a misspeling of Mogilev. I have no idea for Ekrasli
or Ekraslinow.)

Stephen Weinstein
stephenweinstein@...
Camarillo, California, USA

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