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Re: Looking for a grave in Galatz Jewish Cemetery #romania

Orit Lavi
 

Dear friends,

Yefim Kogan asked about graves >from Galatz, 1933 - 1936.

As of 2015, the Jewish Community in Galatz maintained hand-written mapping
boards of the cemetery, >from 1940 onwards.
They did not have burial info >from earlier years. As of 2015, older plots of
graves were hardly accessible, and the graves were fully covered with
tangled vegetation.

The Galatz Jewish community kept then a very detailed census >from 1941. They
planned to submit it to Yad Vashem, and I don't know if it was done.

Vital records >from less than hundred years were kept at Biraul Stare Civila
Galati, Str. Traian Block A4. However the officers there were not willing to
cooperate.

Happy holidays,

Orit Lavi
Tsukey Yam, Israel


Financial support for the SIGs? #bessarabia

Tom Chatt
 

I was just making my annual donation to JewishGen.org and noticed that they
no longer have options to add ear-marked donations to go to the special
interest groups (SIGs) like this one. I guess I haven't been paying close
enough attention to all of the organizational changes at JewishGen. Are the
SIG projects, especially the local work of documenting cemeteries and
finding local records, still supported by JewishGen? How does that work now?

Thanks,
Tom Chatt
Los Angeles, CA
Researching BRAUTMAN, LITTMAN, HASS


A DNA match on FTDNA leads to a reunion #germany #dna

LizaLucy@...
 

This is a translation of an article that appeared this week in a German regional paper, Acher-und Buehler Bote about a recent reunion of the Roos family, originally from Lichtenau, Baden. The members of the family, scattered after the Holocaust, gathered for a reunion that became possible because of a DNA link.


Re: Deadline Approaching: Help Stop USCIS Genealogy Program Fee Hikes

Renée K. Carl
 

Attached here is a one-pager in PDF format. It succinctly describes the issues and provides the links necessary to make comments.
With appreciation
Renee


Re: A fascinating Crypto-Jewish history uncovered

Barbara Hershey
 

Close, but no cigar.  I believe it's Genie Milgrom's story.  She is originally from Cuba and moved to the USA.  Ask me any question about Australian geography and I'm sure I'd fail that! Also, while she did go to Spain, I believe her family emanates from the border area with Portugal.  Nonetheless, it is a fascinating story and her first book was delightful.  And lots of people told me about the recent NPR story knowing of my interest.

Thanks for bringing it to the attention of others who might not have seen it.  

Regards,
Barbara Hershey
Portland, Oregon, USA


Re: British internment during the World Wars

Dave Lichtenstein
 

Thanks Tony - I belong to so many e-mail based groups that my e-mail inbox tends to get clogged up.  If there is further information then what I briefly have in the one lette, I would be happy to join.  The late Stefanie Zweig obviously had information (may be personal memories) of her father being interned at a camp in Kabete (near Nairobi) in Kenya.  With best wishes Dave



From: tony and toba hausner [mailto:tthausner@...]
Sent: Monday, 30 December 2019 8:31 AM
To: main@...; Dave Lichtenstein
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] British internment during the World Wars

Dave

Thanks for your email.  Our group started out focused on the Isle of Man. In the process, folks who's family members were interred on other camps in Great Britain, in Canada and Australia have joined us and been part of the discussion.  You are the first person to mention internment in Kenya, so I don't know if anyone is knowledgeable about Kenya's internment camps.  Since it was part of the British Commonwealth at one time, you are welcome to join if you like. Please let me know.  

Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901 301--587-6943 (primary email address: thausner@...)


On Sunday, December 29, 2019, 04:23:07 PM EST, Dave Lichtenstein <lichtend@...> wrote:


Hello Tony - your subject heading is very broad ie British internment.  What was then classified as British covered vast swathes of the globe.  Yet when I read the details all you seem to mention is a single island off the British Isles viz the Isle of Man.  What I would like to know is whether the group that you have set up and more importantly the research covers other areas of then British territory.  The reason I ask is that my father having escaped Nazi Germany and one of their internment camps Buchenwald was subsequently interned in Kenya, where he ended up, after War broke out.  In one of his letters to my mother who was visiting Israel that time with her own mother in the fifties, my father mentioned meeting a German inmate with whom he was interned at the Naivasha Camp.  (My mother kept my father's letters sent to her in Israel.  Other than my father's brief mention about the internment I have no other details.  I was wondering therefore such information on Kenya internment camps following the outbreak of WWII exist.

Dave Lichtenstein
Sydney, Australia


Re: British internment during the World Wars

Tony Hausner
 

Dave

Thanks for your email.  Our group started out focused on the Isle of Man. In the process, folks who's family members were interred on other camps in Great Britain, in Canada and Australia have joined us and been part of the discussion.  You are the first person to mention internment in Kenya, so I don't know if anyone is knowledgeable about Kenya's internment camps.  Since it was part of the British Commonwealth at one time, you are welcome to join if you like. Please let me know.  

Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901 301--587-6943 (primary email address: thausner@...)


On Sunday, December 29, 2019, 04:23:07 PM EST, Dave Lichtenstein <lichtend@...> wrote:


Hello Tony - your subject heading is very broad ie British internment.  What was then classified as British covered vast swathes of the globe.  Yet when I read the details all you seem to mention is a single island off the British Isles viz the Isle of Man.  What I would like to know is whether the group that you have set up and more importantly the research covers other areas of then British territory.  The reason I ask is that my father having escaped Nazi Germany and one of their internment camps Buchenwald was subsequently interned in Kenya, where he ended up, after War broke out.  In one of his letters to my mother who was visiting Israel that time with her own mother in the fifties, my father mentioned meeting a German inmate with whom he was interned at the Naivasha Camp.  (My mother kept my father's letters sent to her in Israel.  Other than my father's brief mention about the internment I have no other details.  I was wondering therefore such information on Kenya internment camps following the outbreak of WWII exist.

Dave Lichtenstein
Sydney, Australia

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Tony Hausner
thausner@...


Deadline Approaching: Help Stop USCIS Genealogy Program Fee Hikes

Renée K. Carl
 

Hello all

The deadline to post comments to help stop the massive fee hikes to access historical records held by the USCIS Genealogy Program is 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 30 December 2019.

To learn more about the issue, visit a site created for this effort: RecordsNotRevenue.com The site is very busy and sometimes will be slow to load. RecordsNotRevenue.com outlines the 3 easy steps to take to make your comment at the Federal Rulemaking Portal. The Federal Rulemaking Portal is also very busy, so it's a good idea to prepare you comment in advance and then cut and paste your text. Every comment is important to our effort.

Thank you all for helping with this effort to make sure that the records of our immigrant ancestors are not held behind an inaccessible paywall.

Renee K. Carl
rkcarl@...
Searching
CARL/KAROL: Volhynia, Boston, St. Louis
KETCHER/KATSCHER: Dvinsk, Riga, London, St. Louis


Re: British internment during the World Wars

Dave Lichtenstein
 

Hello Tony - your subject heading is very broad ie British internment.  What was then classified as British covered vast swathes of the globe.  Yet when I read the details all you seem to mention is a single island off the British Isles viz the Isle of Man.  What I would like to know is whether the group that you have set up and more importantly the research covers other areas of then British territory.  The reason I ask is that my father having escaped Nazi Germany and one of their internment camps Buchenwald was subsequently interned in Kenya, where he ended up, after War broke out.  In one of his letters to my mother who was visiting Israel that time with her own mother in the fifties, my father mentioned meeting a German inmate with whom he was interned at the Naivasha Camp.  (My mother kept my father's letters sent to her in Israel.  Other than my father's brief mention about the internment I have no other details.  I was wondering therefore such information on Kenya internment camps following the outbreak of WWII exist.

Dave Lichtenstein
Sydney, Australia


Looking for a grave in Galatz Jewish Cemetery #romania

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Romanian Researchers,

I would like to ask people who live in Galatz, Romania or who travels to that
town to help me to get a photo of my great grandfather's grave. His name was
Haim Haimovich (surname), died in 1933. His brother - Srul (Israel) Haimovich
also died in Galatz in 1936.

Does anyone know if there is a website for the Jewish cemeteries in Galarz?
That branch of the family lived in Galatz for some time and children were born
there before the World War II. Are there any Vital records for Galatz
available?

All the best to you,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Re: British internment during the World Wars

dfowler1953@...
 

there is actually a lot of material old and recent about the lofthouse internment camp

here is more https://ruhlebenlofthouse.com/lofthouse-park-camp-tinker-tailor-soldier-sailor-and-possibly-a-few-gentlemen-spies


Re: British internment during the World Wars

dfowler1953@...
 

hi patricia,

this might be it https://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/forgotten-stories-of-first-world-war-capture-in-lofthouse-1-8743558

a simple google search ..internment first world war.. may assist but the main official source of information is the IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM in london, they have a website with their collections, 

dick fowler


Re: Szeged, Hungary Deportation "Survivors"? #hungary

traceygen@...
 

Definitely the same person. It's an unusual name: Lujza Magaziner. My Magaziners are very long-lived, so the age of 83 doesn't particularly surprise me. The book I read said that she was on the train and made it to Auschwicz but "did not return." This "survivors" source also includes Lujza's daughter, Ilona Fischer and Ilona's husband Miksa Hermann, with the right birth places and years (Miksa was born in NYC in 1870; Ilona is identified as Lujza's daughter). I doubt they survived -- their son's 1947 marriage record said they were deceased by that time. On the other hand, their son Gyorgy Hermann (Lujza's grandson) was also in that database, and he definitely survived: married in 1947, became an American citizen in 1954, died in New York in 1985 (only 76, young for a Mag). But the rest of them I'm pretty sure didn't survive, so why is this source called "survivors"?

From: tomk@...
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2019 08:15:06 -0500

could there have been two people with the same name? by the end of the war, most
83-year olds wouldn't have been in good enough health to even survive the trip
itself.


Gesher Galicia Membership 2020 #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Are you a current member of Gesher Galicia?

It is the Gesher Galicia 2020 membership season. You can become a
member or renew your membership by going to:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/membership

Bring more Galician-focused research to your home computer! We are the
premier resource for those investigating their Galician roots.
https://www.geshergalicia.org

Gesher Galicia has accomplished its phenomenal growth and development
through the creative energies of our many volunteers, along with the
generous contributions of over 1,400 members worldwide. Annual dues,
which start at $36, and donations make it all possible.

The Members Portal provides all 27 years of the searchable Galitzianer
research journal and access to the GG Family Finder (also searchable).
Also included are the Przemysl Identification Project and Archival
Records available to members only. These special Galician archival
records consist of records of the Holocaust-period, of Jewish
Taxpayers >from the 1930s, of annotated Medical Students/Doctors
database, as well as material >from Fond 424 at AGAD, video and audio
programs >from conferences, and the Gesher Galicia electronic library.

More benefits of membership are at
https://www.geshergalicia.org/about-ge=E2=80=A6/membership-benefits/

If it has been a while since you have you looked at our databases,
please go to our website as we have recently added many new records
and do so regularly. www.geshergalicia.org

Our website now features over 639,000 records in the All Galicia
Database >from 500 different data sources, an award-winning Map Room,
and the Galician Archival Inventories. Gesher Galicia has researchers
working on our behalf throughout Poland and Ukraine, expanding our
research into some fascinating (and unique) document collections.

Join with us in the great adventure of discovering your Galician roots
by becoming a member or renewing your membership.
https://www.geshergalicia.org/membership/


Shelley K. Pollero
Gesher Galicia Membership Chair
membership@...
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New Global Search facility on Gesher Galicia's website #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Since introducing improved online inventories for individual
archives earlier this year, Gesher Galicia have worked to upgrade
their functioning. These inventories can be found in the
pull-down menu in the horizontal bar on the Gesher Galicia home page,
at:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/ .

Our online inventories cover all known Jewish Galician vital records
from state archives, as well as some Jewish community records, held
at: AGAD, Warsaw; three state archives in western Ukraine (in Lviv,
Ivano-Frankivsk, and Ternopil); and the Polish state archives in
Przemysl, Rzeszow, Sanok, Nowy Sacz, Tarnow, and Bochnia.

The main archive missing >from this list is the National Archives in
Krakow. Once the new archive building in Krakow has opened in 2020,
reassembling the large number of archival files >from currently five
different locations around and outside the city, we will add a new
inventory to our website for the Krakow archive.

We maintain our existing online archival inventories on a regular
basis, adding new files to them as they are made available by an
archive, making necessary corrections to existing entries, and adding
new sets of scans. Part of this work involves being in contact with
the archivists, including sometimes making visits to the archives. One
of our staff will be in the Nowy Sacz archive in the next few days,
for this same purpose. Other visits are planned in 2020 to various
archives across southeastern Poland and western Ukraine.

The Global Search
A powerful new tool is now freely available with our inventories. This
is a "Global Search" facility, which searches all Gesher Galicia's
online inventories of Jewish vital records, censuses, Holocaust-period
records and community records. Please find it, and experiment with it,
at:
https://inventories.geshergalicia.org/ .

Further refinements will be added to this facility, and it will also
be extended to cover those Josephine and Franciscan cadastral survey
records >from Galicia that we are aware of, as well as Jewish taxpayer
records and some other types of record.

For more information on Gesher Galicia's Global Search facility and
other online inventories, or for general questions or information
about Gesher Galicia, please contact: info@... .


Pawel Malinowski
Inventories Manager, Gesher Galicia

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MUELLER / MILLER / MULLER in Connecticut? from Mannheim, Germany #germany

Reuven Mohr
 

I would like help with a r e a l l y frequent last name (within
intermarriage): My ggrandfather's sister Emilie WEIL, b. Frankenthal,
Palatinate, Apr 20, 1854, d. probably in Connecticut, USA, in 1873
married a protestant in Mannheim, Germany by the name Julius Otto
Adolph MUELLER / Muller (u umlaut). He was born Koenigsberg, East
Prussia Jul 16, 1842. They had at least 4 children born in Mannheim:
1) Bertha Charlotte, 1874-1935, in USA married to Ernest/Ernst
Leuzinger. No children.
2) Albert Friedrich, b. Feb 25, 1875 in Mannheim, seemes to have lived
in Germany at least till after WWI. He was jailed for some time in
Germany. Don't know what happened to him later.
3) Friedrich Wilhelm, b. Jul 31, 1876 in Mannheim. He seems to be a
Fred/Fredric MILLER who later lived in Connecticut, USA.
4) Anna Louise/Luise, b. Jan 3, 1879 in Mannheim.
After the death of her husband on Jan 7, 1880, the mother Emilie moved
to CT in 1891, to live near her siblings in New Haven, CT. as Amelia
or Emilia MILLER. Possible other spellings would be MULLER or MUELLER.

I wonder if 4) Anna Louise came to USA, and if she got married?
I could not find if 2) and 3) had any families.
Thanks for any assitance!

Reuven Mohr, Israel reuven.mohr@...


Re: Berlin death records after 1920 #germany

Andreas Schwab
 

On December 28, 2019, Ruth Lynn <ruthlynn33@...> asked about
Berlin death records for years after 1920. ======>

Birth, marriage and death records are indeed held at the Landesarchiv
Berlin (Berlin State Archives). They are not indexed apart >from what
Ancestry has. There are, however, lists for each civil registration
office (Standesamt) and each year ordered by first letter. You can find
them here:
http://www.content.landesarchiv-berlin.de/labsa/show/index.php
You can search through the pages to see if you can find the name.
Instructions are here:
http://www.content.landesarchiv-berlin.de/labsa/show/help.php (in German)
Note that each borough has/had their own civil registration office and
that boroughs changed over the years. The event is always registered
according to the place where it occurred and not at the residence of the
person. So if a person had lived in Berlin-Mitte but died in
Charlottenburg, you will find his death record in the Charlottenburg
registry. List of Standes=C3=A4mter over the years:
https://www.berlin.de/standesamt/urkunde-anfordern/?bezirk
Once you have the borough, the year and the record number, the records
themselves have to be requested >from the Archives in writing for a fee.
Use the following form:

http://landesarchiv-berlin.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/personenstandsreg=
ister_formular_dt.pdf (in German)
Of course only records not subject to privacy laws are available (not
older than 30 years for deaths, 80 years for marriages and 110 years for
births). Otherwise, only direct descendants can order the records
directly >from the competent Standesamt.
There are also other genealogical sources at the State Archives, like
city directories and residence registration files.
For further details on genealogical research at the Berlin State
Archives see:
http://landesarchiv-berlin.de/familienforschung-im-landesarchiv-berlin
(in German)

Andreas Schwab, Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada <andreas.j.schwab@...>


Re: Berlin Death Records #germany

Joachim Mugdan
 

Ruth Lynn asked:

Do any of you know how to access Berlin death records after 1920?
While the records themselves are not online, the name indices are. You can
search for them by register office (Standesamt) at:
http://www.content.landesarchiv-berlin.de/labsa/show/index.php
For further information about the register offices (including a link to a
map of the registration districts), see:

http://landesarchiv-berlin.de/standesaemter-von-berlin-neu
Please note that deaths were recorded in the district in which
they occurred; if you can't find anything at the person's permanent
address (see the address books at:

https://digital.zlb.de/viewer/cms/155/
you might want to check the hospitals (e.g. Jewish hospital,
Standesamt Berlin XIIIa, >from 1938 Wedding;
Charit=E9, Standesamt Berlin XIIa, >from 1938 Tiergarten).
When you have found an entry, you can order a copy of the full record by
mail, using the form:

http://tinyurl.com/yxxe5ow2 or

http://landesarchiv-berlin.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/personenstandsregister_formular_dt.pdf

There is a fee of 30 EUR per calendar year plus 1 EUR
per photocopy. All the information on the web pages of the state archive
(Landesarchiv) is in German.

Hope this helps, Joachim Mugdan, Basel, Switzerland
JGFF Researcher 5749 @Mugdan


Re: Berlin Death Records #germany

Rodney Eisfelder
 

Ruth Nadelman Lynn asked how to access Berlin death records after 1920.

The indexes of the various Berlin Registry offices can be downloaded and
viewed from:

http://www.content.landesarchiv-berlin.de/labsa/show/index.php

It is a slow process. You begin by entering a partial name of one of the
dozens of registry offices (e.g. Berlin or Charlott, or Schoneberg etc)
, and selecting the office that think holds the record. Tick the type of
record you are after (Sterberegister) and search (Suchen).

The available indexes are then displayed and can be downloaded. For the
offices that I tried today, most had death indexes up to 1938, but
"Mitte  von Berlin" had up to 1987. Note that different offices operated
at different times.

The index files (typically bigger than 100 Megabytes) are generally
sorted by the first letter of the surname only, and then by date, but
typically there are no more than few dozen pages for a given initial
letter and year to search through.

Once you have found the individual you are after, you can request a copy
of the death certificate >from the Landesarchiv by citing the registry
office, year, certificate number and name. Last time I did this, they
did not charge me. I hope this helps,

Rodney Eisfelder, Melbourne, Australia r.eisfelder@...


Getting Mail in Galicia #austria-czech #galicia

Jeff Marx
 

According to family lore, my great-grandfather decided to come to the U.S. from Skala, Galicia, in the late 1880s, after receiving glowing letters about America from his brother, who had already immigrated, here.

That got me wondering:  Just how did the postal system operate in Galicia (and Russia)? The transatlantic steamers that went back and forth between European ports and the U.S., no doubt, carried mail packets, but exactly how did the mail get from shtetls to the ports? (I’m also assuming that railroad systems played a part, here).  At what time did communication by mail begin?  (I know that HaMagid, a Jewish weekly newspaper, was sent out from a town near Bialystok, Poland to shtetls and cities across Europe, beginning in 1856.)

Do any of you know of any articles or books on this subject that provides details? Do any of the Yizkor books mention a post office in the town? (Who distributed the mail?)

--
Jeff Marx
Researching ANSPACHER, AUGAPHEL, AUGENBLICK, BREAKSTONE, BREGSTEIN, CARLEBACH, HIEGENLICH, KUBELSKY, MARX