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Question for Moderator #hungary

jzeisler@...
 

H-Sig Moderator,
I have several documents in Hungarian that I would like to have
summarized in English but are too large to post on ViewMate. My plan is
to place the files in my Dropbox account and provide the link. My
question is: Can I provide the links (URLs) to the documents within my
request, or will I need to provide those separately, offline, to those
who have interest in summarizing the documents?

Thank you.

Jerry Zeisler

Moderator: OK to provide links to your Dropbox account but I suggest limiting
access to those who contact you and offer to help.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Question for Moderator #hungary

jzeisler@...
 

H-Sig Moderator,
I have several documents in Hungarian that I would like to have
summarized in English but are too large to post on ViewMate. My plan is
to place the files in my Dropbox account and provide the link. My
question is: Can I provide the links (URLs) to the documents within my
request, or will I need to provide those separately, offline, to those
who have interest in summarizing the documents?

Thank you.

Jerry Zeisler

Moderator: OK to provide links to your Dropbox account but I suggest limiting
access to those who contact you and offer to help.


Looking for someone who knows Brooke Lazar Lane Stoloff #courland #latvia

Jeff Miller
 

Deborah Stoloff and I both have STOLOFF family connections.

Jeff Miller
Maryland, U.S.
singingtm@comcast.net


I met someone at the annual Jewish Genealogy conference in Boston who told
me Brooke Lazar Stoloff was in his family tree. Emails to her have bounced
back. What makes this utterly fascinating is that I told my uncle who said
"your grandfather had a brother Lazar left behind in Europe who probably
died in the Holocaust". Major shocker. Since my whole life long I never
knew, and neither did my father, that Lazar existed. That Brooke has his
name for a middle name is very exciting. Did Lazar survive the Holocaust?
Is this his daughter? Granddaughter? If anyone has any information
whatsoever on this person please let me know.

Thanks, Deborah Stoloff
deb02762@hotmail.com


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Looking for someone who knows Brooke Lazar Lane Stoloff #courland #latvia

Jeff Miller
 

Deborah Stoloff and I both have STOLOFF family connections.

Jeff Miller
Maryland, U.S.
singingtm@comcast.net


I met someone at the annual Jewish Genealogy conference in Boston who told
me Brooke Lazar Stoloff was in his family tree. Emails to her have bounced
back. What makes this utterly fascinating is that I told my uncle who said
"your grandfather had a brother Lazar left behind in Europe who probably
died in the Holocaust". Major shocker. Since my whole life long I never
knew, and neither did my father, that Lazar existed. That Brooke has his
name for a middle name is very exciting. Did Lazar survive the Holocaust?
Is this his daughter? Granddaughter? If anyone has any information
whatsoever on this person please let me know.

Thanks, Deborah Stoloff
deb02762@hotmail.com


Re: Jewish Genealogy Library #general

norman foster <mfn1927@...>
 

If you listed the books you have, members could perhaps help with what is
missing. Otherwise, you may wind up with many duplicates.
Madeline Foster
Searching for Lugger/Luger, Drath/Droth, Forster of Hungary, Romania,
Galicia, Austria

MODERATOR NOTE: The OCJGS library's holdings are listed on this site:
http://www.ocjgs.org/library.html .


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Genealogy Library #general

norman foster <mfn1927@...>
 

If you listed the books you have, members could perhaps help with what is
missing. Otherwise, you may wind up with many duplicates.
Madeline Foster
Searching for Lugger/Luger, Drath/Droth, Forster of Hungary, Romania,
Galicia, Austria

MODERATOR NOTE: The OCJGS library's holdings are listed on this site:
http://www.ocjgs.org/library.html .


SVISLOCH / SWISLOCZ #unitedkingdom

A S Goldberg
 

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who had ancestors or family in the
shtetl now known as Svisloch in Belarus but formerly as Swislocz in Poland
and as Sislevitz to its Jews.

Please email me direct to alancomm@netmedia.net.il and I'll be happy to
provide information on the motive behind my request.

Thank you

A S Goldberg
Jerusalem


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom SVISLOCH / SWISLOCZ #unitedkingdom

A S Goldberg
 

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who had ancestors or family in the
shtetl now known as Svisloch in Belarus but formerly as Swislocz in Poland
and as Sislevitz to its Jews.

Please email me direct to alancomm@netmedia.net.il and I'll be happy to
provide information on the motive behind my request.

Thank you

A S Goldberg
Jerusalem


Location of Burial in Chicago #general

janicemsj@...
 

I would appreciate some help in trying to determine where a distant
cousin, Zsigo Pollak, is buried in Chicago. The 1913 death
certificate gives place of burial simply as "Forest Park." I have
contacted and ruled out Waldheim, both the primary sections and those
cared for by Silverman and Weiss, Westlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum,
Oakridge Cemetery, and Forest Home Cemetery/Old German Waldheim.
One of them suggested that there was another Jewish cemetery in Forest
Park, on Harlem Avenue or maybe Broadview, but could not remember the
name. Though I have searched diligently with Google, I have not been
able to figure out what cemetery that could be. The undertaker was J.
Weinstein at 1336 Blue Island, if that helps at all.

Thanks very much for any assistance.

Janice Sellers
Oakland, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Location of Burial in Chicago #general

janicemsj@...
 

I would appreciate some help in trying to determine where a distant
cousin, Zsigo Pollak, is buried in Chicago. The 1913 death
certificate gives place of burial simply as "Forest Park." I have
contacted and ruled out Waldheim, both the primary sections and those
cared for by Silverman and Weiss, Westlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum,
Oakridge Cemetery, and Forest Home Cemetery/Old German Waldheim.
One of them suggested that there was another Jewish cemetery in Forest
Park, on Harlem Avenue or maybe Broadview, but could not remember the
name. Though I have searched diligently with Google, I have not been
able to figure out what cemetery that could be. The undertaker was J.
Weinstein at 1336 Blue Island, if that helps at all.

Thanks very much for any assistance.

Janice Sellers
Oakland, California


World Family Tree? #general

David W. Perle
 

Hi, all. Does anyone have any insight into "World Family Tree" >from the
90s? I found a great-great-grandfather of mine (Arthur Collier of Paterson,
NJ) and his family listed on something called "The Raff Family Tree" online
and it states that they were >from Vilnius, Lithuania. However, when I more
recently obtained Arthur Collier's U.S. naturalization records, it says that
he came >from Jalowka, Poland, which is 165 miles (270 km) away >from Vilnius.
While the latter is more trustworthy, I'm wondering what other information
might be in World Family Tree about this branch, and to see if I might
figure out if maybe the family had initially been >from Vilnius but he moved
to Poland before coming to the United States, or anything else of interest.

Today, I went over to the huge genealogical library kept by the Daughters
of the American Revolution here in Washington, DC to see if they have this;
they actually a number of volumes of WFT, but volumes 1-12 seem to be
missing. The woman on-duty also was very dubious of how useful it would
be--insisting that it was just something that anyone could add information
to regardless of accurate scrutiny of information--at the same time as
saying that she didn't know anything about WFT.

Is WFT something that I should pursue? (The information is purportedly
available on Genealogy.com, but when you click to place a subscription
order, it says that access is forbidden. Very strange. But maybe I'd be
wasting my money...?)

This is the cited source info that I'm trying to access:

1 Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1, (Release
date: November 29, 1995), "CD-ROM,"), Tree #1069. Customer pedigree.

2 T1069-Collier.FTW, (World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1
Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1, (Release date:
November 29, 1995), "CD-ROM," Tree #1069, Date of Import: Oct 21, 2000.)

David Perle
Washington, DC

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen World Family Tree? #general

David W. Perle
 

Hi, all. Does anyone have any insight into "World Family Tree" >from the
90s? I found a great-great-grandfather of mine (Arthur Collier of Paterson,
NJ) and his family listed on something called "The Raff Family Tree" online
and it states that they were >from Vilnius, Lithuania. However, when I more
recently obtained Arthur Collier's U.S. naturalization records, it says that
he came >from Jalowka, Poland, which is 165 miles (270 km) away >from Vilnius.
While the latter is more trustworthy, I'm wondering what other information
might be in World Family Tree about this branch, and to see if I might
figure out if maybe the family had initially been >from Vilnius but he moved
to Poland before coming to the United States, or anything else of interest.

Today, I went over to the huge genealogical library kept by the Daughters
of the American Revolution here in Washington, DC to see if they have this;
they actually a number of volumes of WFT, but volumes 1-12 seem to be
missing. The woman on-duty also was very dubious of how useful it would
be--insisting that it was just something that anyone could add information
to regardless of accurate scrutiny of information--at the same time as
saying that she didn't know anything about WFT.

Is WFT something that I should pursue? (The information is purportedly
available on Genealogy.com, but when you click to place a subscription
order, it says that access is forbidden. Very strange. But maybe I'd be
wasting my money...?)

This is the cited source info that I'm trying to access:

1 Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1, (Release
date: November 29, 1995), "CD-ROM,"), Tree #1069. Customer pedigree.

2 T1069-Collier.FTW, (World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1
Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1, (Release date:
November 29, 1995), "CD-ROM," Tree #1069, Date of Import: Oct 21, 2000.)

David Perle
Washington, DC

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: Declaring ethnicity of Ellis Island passengers #general

tom
 

Always go back to the original document, if you can.

In the case of the Ellis Island manifests, you
can and should, view the actual images of the
manifest pages. And there you will see that the
information was completed on the form itself,
which means that it was required by the American
authorities, and filled in by an authorized
representative of the shipping company, whether a
clerk at the port of embarkation, or a ship's
officer. (I believe the captain or first officer
had to sign them.)

They are mostly accurate, at least for the
entries for arrivals >from Rhodes that I've looked
at, but I have come across quite a few that are
not. (My wife's aunt, for example, is listed as
"Greek" and "Orthodox", rather than "Hebrew" or
"Italian" or "Turkish", even though the entries
immediately preceding and following hers seem to
be correct - she was travelling with other people
from the same place. It's unclear whether the
person writing skipped a line on the rather wide
sheet of paper, or whether the passenger herself
gave that information; as it was, she was
travelling under a married name that, I think,
she wasn't to acquire until she arrived in
seattle.)

....... tom klein, toronto

Alexander Woodle <awoodle@verizon.net> wrote:

When one does a search for Ellis Island passengers whether
using Steve Morseís One-Step pages or the Ellis Island website,
what criteria were used to determine whether someone was Jewish
or not?

In earlier passages, manifests had a "nationality" category,
yet the "Passenger Record" will say "Hebrew", even though there
is no indication of ethnicity declared on the manifest.

Later manifests added race or people as a category and some
declared they were Hebrews.

Was there additional information? Was an ethnicity declared
based upon the surname by the volunteers when these records
were compiled?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Declaring ethnicity of Ellis Island passengers #general

tom
 

Always go back to the original document, if you can.

In the case of the Ellis Island manifests, you
can and should, view the actual images of the
manifest pages. And there you will see that the
information was completed on the form itself,
which means that it was required by the American
authorities, and filled in by an authorized
representative of the shipping company, whether a
clerk at the port of embarkation, or a ship's
officer. (I believe the captain or first officer
had to sign them.)

They are mostly accurate, at least for the
entries for arrivals >from Rhodes that I've looked
at, but I have come across quite a few that are
not. (My wife's aunt, for example, is listed as
"Greek" and "Orthodox", rather than "Hebrew" or
"Italian" or "Turkish", even though the entries
immediately preceding and following hers seem to
be correct - she was travelling with other people
from the same place. It's unclear whether the
person writing skipped a line on the rather wide
sheet of paper, or whether the passenger herself
gave that information; as it was, she was
travelling under a married name that, I think,
she wasn't to acquire until she arrived in
seattle.)

....... tom klein, toronto

Alexander Woodle <awoodle@verizon.net> wrote:

When one does a search for Ellis Island passengers whether
using Steve Morseís One-Step pages or the Ellis Island website,
what criteria were used to determine whether someone was Jewish
or not?

In earlier passages, manifests had a "nationality" category,
yet the "Passenger Record" will say "Hebrew", even though there
is no indication of ethnicity declared on the manifest.

Later manifests added race or people as a category and some
declared they were Hebrews.

Was there additional information? Was an ethnicity declared
based upon the surname by the volunteers when these records
were compiled?


ViewMate translation request - Polish (surname JAGED, YAGED, from Narajow) #galicia

Rick Luftglass
 

I've posted birth and death records in Polish for my great-grandfather
and his siblings for which I need a translation (preferably
word-for-word). They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM31935
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM31936
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM31937
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM31938

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Rick Luftglass


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate translation request - Polish (surname JAGED, YAGED, from Narajow) #galicia

Rick Luftglass
 

I've posted birth and death records in Polish for my great-grandfather
and his siblings for which I need a translation (preferably
word-for-word). They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM31935
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM31936
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM31937
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM31938

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Rick Luftglass


Glogow vs. Glogow Malopolski, Poland #galicia

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Dear Glogow and Glogow Malopolski Researchers,

I have determined that many of you have registered your families in
the JewishGen Family Finder using the incorrect town. Many surnames
(eg. Beigel, Gelbwachs, Karfiol, Kellner, Rosengarten, Spinrad, Teicher)
listed for Glogow are known to be Glogow Malopolski families who
appear in the Glogow Malopolski records indexed by Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland.

Glogow, 56 miles NW of Wroclaw, was Prussian, Lower Silesia region.
This town was never Galician.

Glogow Malopolski, 7 miles NNW of Rzeszow, was in Galicia. This
town was never Prussian.

The 2 towns are in opposite ends of today's Poland.

To make your research experience as successful as possible, it would
be to your advantage to correct the towns you have registered in the
JGFF. That will allow you to connect with others researching the same
family names and towns. It will also assist you in locating indexing
projects valuable to your family history research.

Eden Joachim
Glogow Malopolski Town Leader &
Rzeszow Archive Coordinator for JRI-Poland
esjoachim@optonline.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Glogow vs. Glogow Malopolski, Poland #galicia

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Dear Glogow and Glogow Malopolski Researchers,

I have determined that many of you have registered your families in
the JewishGen Family Finder using the incorrect town. Many surnames
(eg. Beigel, Gelbwachs, Karfiol, Kellner, Rosengarten, Spinrad, Teicher)
listed for Glogow are known to be Glogow Malopolski families who
appear in the Glogow Malopolski records indexed by Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland.

Glogow, 56 miles NW of Wroclaw, was Prussian, Lower Silesia region.
This town was never Galician.

Glogow Malopolski, 7 miles NNW of Rzeszow, was in Galicia. This
town was never Prussian.

The 2 towns are in opposite ends of today's Poland.

To make your research experience as successful as possible, it would
be to your advantage to correct the towns you have registered in the
JGFF. That will allow you to connect with others researching the same
family names and towns. It will also assist you in locating indexing
projects valuable to your family history research.

Eden Joachim
Glogow Malopolski Town Leader &
Rzeszow Archive Coordinator for JRI-Poland
esjoachim@optonline.net


Chicago Tribune Article Mentions JewishGen #general

Michael Meshenberg
 

Today's Chicago Tribune has an article about a suburban Chicago man, Dennis
Aron who, with the assistance of JewishGen and other resources, discovered
hundreds of German family members who died in the Holocaust. He also was
assisted by Hans-Peter Klein, a German gentile who has helped many Jewish
families trace their roots. The full story, "Skokie man recovers history of
ancestors killed in Holocaust," can be found here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/evanston_skokie_morton_grove/ct-skokie-holocaust-germany-friendship-met-20140125,0,1552413.story
[or http://tinyurl.com/k5hlh3p --Mod.]

Mike Meshenberg
Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chicago Tribune Article Mentions JewishGen #general

Michael Meshenberg
 

Today's Chicago Tribune has an article about a suburban Chicago man, Dennis
Aron who, with the assistance of JewishGen and other resources, discovered
hundreds of German family members who died in the Holocaust. He also was
assisted by Hans-Peter Klein, a German gentile who has helped many Jewish
families trace their roots. The full story, "Skokie man recovers history of
ancestors killed in Holocaust," can be found here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/evanston_skokie_morton_grove/ct-skokie-holocaust-germany-friendship-met-20140125,0,1552413.story
[or http://tinyurl.com/k5hlh3p --Mod.]

Mike Meshenberg
Chicago

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