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Please share your WWI Stories whether or not you are an IAJGS Conference registrant #latvia

Hal Bookbinder
 

Hi,

We received an enthusiastic response to our announcement that the
IAJGS Conference was collecting family stories and related pictures of
the World War I era. Some with great stories to share asked that we
open this to non-conference registrants. We have completed the updates
to the conference website to permit this!

While we want everyone to come to Salt Lake City for the largest
annual conference on Jewish genealogy, we welcome your WWI Family
stories, even if you cannot join us in SLC or LIVE! on the Internet.
To share your story and pictures, go to www.iajgs2014.org and select
the "WWI Stories" tab. It will provide you with answers to questions
you might have and with the ability to upload your story, whether or
not you are a conference registrant.

Thank you in advance for sharing your stories and so enriching our
overall understanding of that era exactly one century ago.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


Please share your WWI Stories whether or not you are an IAJGS Conference registrant #scandinavia

Hal Bookbinder
 

Hi,

We received an enthusiastic response to our announcement that the
IAJGS Conference was collecting family stories and related pictures of
the World War I era. Some with great stories to share asked that we
open this to non-conference registrants. We have completed the updates
to the conference website to permit this!

While we want everyone to come to Salt Lake City for the largest
annual conference on Jewish genealogy, we welcome your WWI Family
stories, even if you cannot join us in SLC or LIVE! on the Internet.
To share your story and pictures, go to www.iajgs2014.org and select
the "WWI Stories" tab. It will provide you with answers to questions
you might have and with the ability to upload your story, whether or
not you are a conference registrant.

Thank you in advance for sharing your stories and so enriching our
overall understanding of that era exactly one century ago.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


Please share your WWI Stories whether or not you are an IAJGS Conference registrant #yizkorbooks

Hal Bookbinder
 

Hi,

We received an enthusiastic response to our announcement that the
IAJGS Conference was collecting family stories and related pictures of
the World War I era. Some with great stories to share asked that we
open this to non-conference registrants. We have completed the updates
to the conference website to permit this!

While we want everyone to come to Salt Lake City for the largest
annual conference on Jewish genealogy, we welcome your WWI Family
stories, even if you cannot join us in SLC or LIVE! on the Internet.
To share your story and pictures, go to www.iajgs2014.org and select
the "WWI Stories" tab. It will provide you with answers to questions
you might have and with the ability to upload your story, whether or
not you are a conference registrant.

Thank you in advance for sharing your stories and so enriching our
overall understanding of that era exactly one century ago.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


Latvia SIG #Latvia Please share your WWI Stories whether or not you are an IAJGS Conference registrant #latvia

Hal Bookbinder
 

Hi,

We received an enthusiastic response to our announcement that the
IAJGS Conference was collecting family stories and related pictures of
the World War I era. Some with great stories to share asked that we
open this to non-conference registrants. We have completed the updates
to the conference website to permit this!

While we want everyone to come to Salt Lake City for the largest
annual conference on Jewish genealogy, we welcome your WWI Family
stories, even if you cannot join us in SLC or LIVE! on the Internet.
To share your story and pictures, go to www.iajgs2014.org and select
the "WWI Stories" tab. It will provide you with answers to questions
you might have and with the ability to upload your story, whether or
not you are a conference registrant.

Thank you in advance for sharing your stories and so enriching our
overall understanding of that era exactly one century ago.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Please share your WWI Stories whether or not you are an IAJGS Conference registrant #scandinavia

Hal Bookbinder
 

Hi,

We received an enthusiastic response to our announcement that the
IAJGS Conference was collecting family stories and related pictures of
the World War I era. Some with great stories to share asked that we
open this to non-conference registrants. We have completed the updates
to the conference website to permit this!

While we want everyone to come to Salt Lake City for the largest
annual conference on Jewish genealogy, we welcome your WWI Family
stories, even if you cannot join us in SLC or LIVE! on the Internet.
To share your story and pictures, go to www.iajgs2014.org and select
the "WWI Stories" tab. It will provide you with answers to questions
you might have and with the ability to upload your story, whether or
not you are a conference registrant.

Thank you in advance for sharing your stories and so enriching our
overall understanding of that era exactly one century ago.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Please share your WWI Stories whether or not you are an IAJGS Conference registrant #yizkorbooks

Hal Bookbinder
 

Hi,

We received an enthusiastic response to our announcement that the
IAJGS Conference was collecting family stories and related pictures of
the World War I era. Some with great stories to share asked that we
open this to non-conference registrants. We have completed the updates
to the conference website to permit this!

While we want everyone to come to Salt Lake City for the largest
annual conference on Jewish genealogy, we welcome your WWI Family
stories, even if you cannot join us in SLC or LIVE! on the Internet.
To share your story and pictures, go to www.iajgs2014.org and select
the "WWI Stories" tab. It will provide you with answers to questions
you might have and with the ability to upload your story, whether or
not you are a conference registrant.

Thank you in advance for sharing your stories and so enriching our
overall understanding of that era exactly one century ago.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


Adopted girl from Florence #dna

Kim Salisbury
 

Hi,
I am trying to find out more about my great grandmother who was
adopted in Manchester in 1882. My grandmother always said her mother
was born in Florence but was adopted by a family of Irish background
in Manchester in 1882. I have compared dna results with descendants
of the Irish family and there is no match, so presumably my
grandmother was right in saying that her mother was adopted.
Sometimes she said her mother was Spanish gypsy and sometimes she
said she was Jewish. She wasn't sure what her mother's real surname
was but thought it might have been Roman or something like that. Dna
results show that there is a percentage of Middle Eastern, posssibly
Jewish, in my father. I am wondering if anyone would know how I could
find out anything more about the chances of a Jewish baby girl >from
Florence being adopted in Manchester in that period. Or whether
anyone matches my father, Reginald Thomas Salisbury, on the
Familytreedna Family Finder matches, who could help with identifying
whether there is a connection with Jewish people >from Florence. Any
clues or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Warmest wishes,
Kim Salisbury


DNA Research #DNA Adopted girl from Florence #dna

Kim Salisbury
 

Hi,
I am trying to find out more about my great grandmother who was
adopted in Manchester in 1882. My grandmother always said her mother
was born in Florence but was adopted by a family of Irish background
in Manchester in 1882. I have compared dna results with descendants
of the Irish family and there is no match, so presumably my
grandmother was right in saying that her mother was adopted.
Sometimes she said her mother was Spanish gypsy and sometimes she
said she was Jewish. She wasn't sure what her mother's real surname
was but thought it might have been Roman or something like that. Dna
results show that there is a percentage of Middle Eastern, posssibly
Jewish, in my father. I am wondering if anyone would know how I could
find out anything more about the chances of a Jewish baby girl >from
Florence being adopted in Manchester in that period. Or whether
anyone matches my father, Reginald Thomas Salisbury, on the
Familytreedna Family Finder matches, who could help with identifying
whether there is a connection with Jewish people >from Florence. Any
clues or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Warmest wishes,
Kim Salisbury


Please share your WWI Stories whether or not you are an IAJGS Conference registrant #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Hal Bookbinder
 

Hi,

We received an enthusiastic response to our announcement that the
IAJGS Conference was collecting family stories and related pictures of
the World War I era. Some with great stories to share asked that we
open this to non-conference registrants. We have completed the updates
to the conference website to permit this!

While we want everyone to come to Salt Lake City for the largest
annual conference on Jewish genealogy, we welcome your WWI Family
stories, even if you cannot join us in SLC or LIVE! on the Internet.
To share your story and pictures, go to www.iajgs2014.org and select
the "WWI Stories" tab. It will provide you with answers to questions
you might have and with the ability to upload your story, whether or
not you are a conference registrant.

Thank you in advance for sharing your stories and so enriching our
overall understanding of that era exactly one century ago.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Please share your WWI Stories whether or not you are an IAJGS Conference registrant #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Hal Bookbinder
 

Hi,

We received an enthusiastic response to our announcement that the
IAJGS Conference was collecting family stories and related pictures of
the World War I era. Some with great stories to share asked that we
open this to non-conference registrants. We have completed the updates
to the conference website to permit this!

While we want everyone to come to Salt Lake City for the largest
annual conference on Jewish genealogy, we welcome your WWI Family
stories, even if you cannot join us in SLC or LIVE! on the Internet.
To share your story and pictures, go to www.iajgs2014.org and select
the "WWI Stories" tab. It will provide you with answers to questions
you might have and with the ability to upload your story, whether or
not you are a conference registrant.

Thank you in advance for sharing your stories and so enriching our
overall understanding of that era exactly one century ago.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


Seeking Descendants of Paul SILVER aka Pinkus ZYLBERSTAJN #general

Sharon Zane
 

I am hoping someone out there will recognize the following people:

Paul SILVER (ne Pinkus ZYLBERSTAJN), b. 1918 in Bedzin, Poland,
immigrated to US 1949, living in Brooklyn, N.Y., married to Theodora SILVER;
and his sister, the widow Szyfra Zysla ZYLBERSTAJN ZAYGELBAUM, b. 1906 in
Oklusz, Poland, who arrived >from Paris, France as a stateless person in NY
1957, and who listed her brother Paul (above) living in Brooklyn as her
final destination. Szyfra Zysla was married to my father's cousin. Any
help/contact information gratefully appreciated.

Sharon Zane
NYC
Researching: ZAYGELBAUM/ZEGELBAUM >from Poland; RAJCHMAN >from Volnyia;
LINOV >from Kherson and Crimea; and SCHER >from Belarus and Crimea; SZTOKBAUM

from Poland; WAJNSZTOK >from Poland.


Mail order brides? #general

bernerfolk
 

I haven't been able to find my GGM's passage record >from the Pale to NY
(abt 1891) but my best guess is that she was married very shortly after
arrival. She had two children and was pregnant with a third (my GM)
when when she was widowed in the Bialystok region. Shortly after the
birth of this child she emigrated with the two older children leaving
the baby behind with "cousins". I grew up hearing that whomever had
sent their passage didn't know of the birth of the third child, but
I've since come to understand that infants travelled free and travel
related communications between the US and Russia were a lot faster and
more common than I'd supposed.

Best estimate for the baby's birth is April 1890 or 1891. Her mother
re-married in NY in June 1891 to a 33 y.o. bachelor >from Galicia so no
reason to think they knew each other prior. My GGM (or her husband to
be) appears to be somewhat confused when providing info for the
marriage license. It shows her name as "Fannie" whereas she went by
Lena thereafter. It gives her mother's name as "Sera not nam" which I
suspect indicates the mother's maiden name is unknown.

Was this early enough in the stream of immigration that a widow and
children would be admitted without a sponsor?

I'm also wondering whether it was common for intercontinental marriages
to be arranged? ... and how likely is it that a 33 y.o. man of little
means would be desperate enough to marry a widow with two very young
children. Would a woman committed to such an arranged marriage likely
be afraid to "drop" a third child on the man? Does anyone have a sense
of the "norms" and "drivers" for recent immigrants of middle age circa
1891?

- Sherri Venditti (trying to use culture in lieu of documents...)
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Descendants of Paul SILVER aka Pinkus ZYLBERSTAJN #general

Sharon Zane
 

I am hoping someone out there will recognize the following people:

Paul SILVER (ne Pinkus ZYLBERSTAJN), b. 1918 in Bedzin, Poland,
immigrated to US 1949, living in Brooklyn, N.Y., married to Theodora SILVER;
and his sister, the widow Szyfra Zysla ZYLBERSTAJN ZAYGELBAUM, b. 1906 in
Oklusz, Poland, who arrived >from Paris, France as a stateless person in NY
1957, and who listed her brother Paul (above) living in Brooklyn as her
final destination. Szyfra Zysla was married to my father's cousin. Any
help/contact information gratefully appreciated.

Sharon Zane
NYC
Researching: ZAYGELBAUM/ZEGELBAUM >from Poland; RAJCHMAN >from Volnyia;
LINOV >from Kherson and Crimea; and SCHER >from Belarus and Crimea; SZTOKBAUM

from Poland; WAJNSZTOK >from Poland.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mail order brides? #general

bernerfolk
 

I haven't been able to find my GGM's passage record >from the Pale to NY
(abt 1891) but my best guess is that she was married very shortly after
arrival. She had two children and was pregnant with a third (my GM)
when when she was widowed in the Bialystok region. Shortly after the
birth of this child she emigrated with the two older children leaving
the baby behind with "cousins". I grew up hearing that whomever had
sent their passage didn't know of the birth of the third child, but
I've since come to understand that infants travelled free and travel
related communications between the US and Russia were a lot faster and
more common than I'd supposed.

Best estimate for the baby's birth is April 1890 or 1891. Her mother
re-married in NY in June 1891 to a 33 y.o. bachelor >from Galicia so no
reason to think they knew each other prior. My GGM (or her husband to
be) appears to be somewhat confused when providing info for the
marriage license. It shows her name as "Fannie" whereas she went by
Lena thereafter. It gives her mother's name as "Sera not nam" which I
suspect indicates the mother's maiden name is unknown.

Was this early enough in the stream of immigration that a widow and
children would be admitted without a sponsor?

I'm also wondering whether it was common for intercontinental marriages
to be arranged? ... and how likely is it that a 33 y.o. man of little
means would be desperate enough to marry a widow with two very young
children. Would a woman committed to such an arranged marriage likely
be afraid to "drop" a third child on the man? Does anyone have a sense
of the "norms" and "drivers" for recent immigrants of middle age circa
1891?

- Sherri Venditti (trying to use culture in lieu of documents...)
USA


Burial Sites Located - Dortmund Germany - Is someone available to say Kaddish #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I have finally located the grave sites of my Great-Grandfather and
his daughter.  They are buried in the Jewish section of the main
cemetery of Dortmund.  Having no other known burial sites on our
maternal side of our family and to honor their memory, my family
and I are wondering if there is anyone in the area that would be
willing to or know of a Rabbi we could contact so that Kaddish may
be said on our behalf? 

Please respond privately.

Thank you
Debby Painter
Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Burial Sites Located - Dortmund Germany - Is someone available to say Kaddish #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I have finally located the grave sites of my Great-Grandfather and
his daughter.  They are buried in the Jewish section of the main
cemetery of Dortmund.  Having no other known burial sites on our
maternal side of our family and to honor their memory, my family
and I are wondering if there is anyone in the area that would be
willing to or know of a Rabbi we could contact so that Kaddish may
be said on our behalf? 

Please respond privately.

Thank you
Debby Painter
Michigan


IGRA article on researching female relatives #general

Garri Regev
 

IGRA has posted a new article by Rose Feldman: Researching Your
Female Ancestors in Eretz Israel: Part Two - The British
Administration of Eretz Israel (first half).

When researching your female ancestors as you go back in time, do you
hit a brick wall? This need not be. As more is discovered about their
daily activities, suddenly new venues for research present themselves.
This article is the first part of the second in a series that covers a
variety of resources in which your female ancestors in Eretz Israel
may be mentioned, and points to the type of documentation to look for.
The article is divided into two parts. It cannot be all inclusive, but
hopefully it will help you think of new places to research.

You can find this article at: http://wp.me/p223PF-1b6
[The full URL is
http://genealogy.org.il/2014/03/08/researching-female-ancestors-eretz-israel-part-two-british-administration-eretz-israel-first-half-rose-feldman/
- MODERATOR]

Garri Regev
President, IGRA
www.genealogy.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGRA article on researching female relatives #general

Garri Regev
 

IGRA has posted a new article by Rose Feldman: Researching Your
Female Ancestors in Eretz Israel: Part Two - The British
Administration of Eretz Israel (first half).

When researching your female ancestors as you go back in time, do you
hit a brick wall? This need not be. As more is discovered about their
daily activities, suddenly new venues for research present themselves.
This article is the first part of the second in a series that covers a
variety of resources in which your female ancestors in Eretz Israel
may be mentioned, and points to the type of documentation to look for.
The article is divided into two parts. It cannot be all inclusive, but
hopefully it will help you think of new places to research.

You can find this article at: http://wp.me/p223PF-1b6
[The full URL is
http://genealogy.org.il/2014/03/08/researching-female-ancestors-eretz-israel-part-two-british-administration-eretz-israel-first-half-rose-feldman/
- MODERATOR]

Garri Regev
President, IGRA
www.genealogy.org.il


Query regarding SIEGELLACK (ZIGLAG) / HALON / MEIR / SEVI #general

David Grosz
 

One of my grandfather's (Israel Moshe SIEGELLACK) sisters (Fani SIEGELLACK)
ended up in USA (New York followed by Detroit - possibly only children went
to Detroit). I have traced her as being married to Louis HALAON and having
four children born in Jerusalem between 1931 and 1935 called Sophie Sitty
HALON, Chaim Meyer HALON, Sara Malia HALON and Dov HALON. I have them
arriving in New York in 1941. I only saw Louis and the four children listed
as they entered as US citizens and I suppose Fani had not been in the USA
yet or at least had not become a citizen yet. I have not identified where
they were married.

My question is about Chaim Meyer and his family. I was given some
information in 1991 that linked me to Rochelle HALON who had married Rabbi
Mordechai SEVI. I believe the marriage took place in Detroit in January
1982. They had lived in Sydney for some time where I had met them. Their
first four children had been born in USA and Canada (the first three in
Brooklyn, NY, USA and the fourth in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) with their
next two in Sydney, Australia in 1990 and 1991. I am confused as I have
recently had some information indicating Rochelle is actually Rachelle and
her name in this information has been recorded as Rachelle Leah MEIR and not
HALON (perhaps her name had been changed or her parents' name). The
parents' name in this information has been recorded as Haiim MEIR and
Harriet (Hendel) RIVA. I'm not sure exactly when but the SEVI's went to
Israel a short time after my meeting with them in 1991. Their seventh child
was born in 1999.

Does anyone have any information that links what I am saying together? If
you also have further information on this branch of the family, your
assistance will be appreciated.

Thank you.

Kind Regards,
David Grosz
Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Researching: GROSZ, HERSKOVITS, SIEGELLACK/SIEGEL, MROZ, KRAUT, KOZAK,
CZERNIAK, KINCLER, ROTH, LIECHTENSTEIN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Query regarding SIEGELLACK (ZIGLAG) / HALON / MEIR / SEVI #general

David Grosz
 

One of my grandfather's (Israel Moshe SIEGELLACK) sisters (Fani SIEGELLACK)
ended up in USA (New York followed by Detroit - possibly only children went
to Detroit). I have traced her as being married to Louis HALAON and having
four children born in Jerusalem between 1931 and 1935 called Sophie Sitty
HALON, Chaim Meyer HALON, Sara Malia HALON and Dov HALON. I have them
arriving in New York in 1941. I only saw Louis and the four children listed
as they entered as US citizens and I suppose Fani had not been in the USA
yet or at least had not become a citizen yet. I have not identified where
they were married.

My question is about Chaim Meyer and his family. I was given some
information in 1991 that linked me to Rochelle HALON who had married Rabbi
Mordechai SEVI. I believe the marriage took place in Detroit in January
1982. They had lived in Sydney for some time where I had met them. Their
first four children had been born in USA and Canada (the first three in
Brooklyn, NY, USA and the fourth in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) with their
next two in Sydney, Australia in 1990 and 1991. I am confused as I have
recently had some information indicating Rochelle is actually Rachelle and
her name in this information has been recorded as Rachelle Leah MEIR and not
HALON (perhaps her name had been changed or her parents' name). The
parents' name in this information has been recorded as Haiim MEIR and
Harriet (Hendel) RIVA. I'm not sure exactly when but the SEVI's went to
Israel a short time after my meeting with them in 1991. Their seventh child
was born in 1999.

Does anyone have any information that links what I am saying together? If
you also have further information on this branch of the family, your
assistance will be appreciated.

Thank you.

Kind Regards,
David Grosz
Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Researching: GROSZ, HERSKOVITS, SIEGELLACK/SIEGEL, MROZ, KRAUT, KOZAK,
CZERNIAK, KINCLER, ROTH, LIECHTENSTEIN

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