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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Seeking researcher in Rivne (Rovno), Ukraine #ukraine

Barbara Sontz
 

Hello, Genners,

I am looking for a researcher who resides in or close to Rivne (Rovno), Ukraine.

Victoria Chymshyst has been recommended to me. I have tried to reach her at this email address:
chvica@... , but the message was returned as undeliverable.

If you have alternate contact information for Victoria, or if you know of another relieable researcher, I would be very grateful.

Thank you and regards,
Barbara Sontz
New York, NY, USA

Moderator's Note: Private replies to Barbara please!


Seeking researcher in Rivne (Rovno), Ukraine #ukraine

Barbara Sontz
 

Hello, Genners,

I am looking for a researcher who resides in or close to Rivne (Rovno), Ukraine.

Victoria Chymshyst has been recommended to me. I have tried to reach her at this email address:
chvica@... , but the message was returned as undeliverable.

If you have alternate contact information for Victoria, or if you know of another relieable researcher, I would be very grateful.

Thank you and regards,
Barbara Sontz
New York, NY, USA

Moderator's Note: Private replies to Barbara please!


Ancestry.ca Immigration Records Available Through Labor Day September 7 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.ca is offering free access to their immigration records through
September 7 11:59 PM ET. You will need to register with your name and email
address and password. To access the database see:
http://www.ancestry.ca/cs/labourday2015

For a list of the included data collections go to:
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/group/canada_immigration

If you visit one of the collections you will be routed to an invitation to
subscribe.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry.ca Immigration Records Available Through Labor Day September 7 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.ca is offering free access to their immigration records through
September 7 11:59 PM ET. You will need to register with your name and email
address and password. To access the database see:
http://www.ancestry.ca/cs/labourday2015

For a list of the included data collections go to:
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/group/canada_immigration

If you visit one of the collections you will be routed to an invitation to
subscribe.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Mamaliga Blues in the US #bessarabia

Cassio Tolpolar
 

Dear genealogy friends,

I thought of letting you know I will be in the US between January and February. If you would like to
screen Mamaliga Blues at your organization and have me coming in person, please let me know. It
would be a pleasure to share my journey/research experiences.

This documentary about a family looking for a lost grave in Moldova has been screened in New York,
Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Chisinau, Tel Aviv, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and in many other Brazilian
cities.

I'm available to answer any questions you might have.

Thank you,
Cassio Tolpolar

www.facebook.com/mamaligablues
www.mamaligablues.com


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Mamaliga Blues in the US #bessarabia

Cassio Tolpolar
 

Dear genealogy friends,

I thought of letting you know I will be in the US between January and February. If you would like to
screen Mamaliga Blues at your organization and have me coming in person, please let me know. It
would be a pleasure to share my journey/research experiences.

This documentary about a family looking for a lost grave in Moldova has been screened in New York,
Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Chisinau, Tel Aviv, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and in many other Brazilian
cities.

I'm available to answer any questions you might have.

Thank you,
Cassio Tolpolar

www.facebook.com/mamaligablues
www.mamaligablues.com


"In Poland, Searching for Jewish Heritage" -- NY Times article #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

"In Poland, Searching for Jewish Heritage"
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/travel/poland-jewish-heritage.html

This article, which appeared in the New York Times travel section last
month, is retired Times reporter Joseph Berger's account of his journey
with his sister "to the childhood homes of their parents, places where
once Jews like them could thrive." Berger's moving travelogue includes
a lengthy description of his father's Galician hometown (now Borynya,
Ukraine) and of his stops at nearby Turka and two other Galician towns,
Lancut and Lesko.

Renee

Renee Steinig
genmaven@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia "In Poland, Searching for Jewish Heritage" -- NY Times article #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

"In Poland, Searching for Jewish Heritage"
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/travel/poland-jewish-heritage.html

This article, which appeared in the New York Times travel section last
month, is retired Times reporter Joseph Berger's account of his journey
with his sister "to the childhood homes of their parents, places where
once Jews like them could thrive." Berger's moving travelogue includes
a lengthy description of his father's Galician hometown (now Borynya,
Ukraine) and of his stops at nearby Turka and two other Galician towns,
Lancut and Lesko.

Renee

Renee Steinig
genmaven@...


Danilo Berkon from Vorotsevichi #belarus

Mark Deming <markddeming@...>
 

Hello,

I am trying to locate the family of my great grandfather, Danilo
Berkon. He went by Daniel Berkon in the United States, but always
heard >from family that the name was spelled differently in Poland,
maybe Berkan, Berkin, or Berkow. He was born in December 1874 (or
1875), and I recently learned he might be >from present-day Belarus.
When he arrived in the United States, the passenger manifest said he
was >from "Grodno." According to his naturalization papers in the
United States, which were filed in 1921, his hometown is "Warocewicze,
Russia." A fellow researcher informed me that this is now
Vorotsevichi, Belarus. We always heard growing up that he was Jewish,
but changed religions upon moving to the United States. Has anybody
heard of any Berkon families in the Vorotsevichi area? I would like to
try and determine whether he was Jewish and, hopefully, find out more
about his ancestors. I thank you in advance for any insight you all
can offer!
Mark Deming
Boston, MA, USA
Moderator Note: Please reply privately with family information


Belarus SIG #Belarus Danilo Berkon from Vorotsevichi #belarus

Mark Deming <markddeming@...>
 

Hello,

I am trying to locate the family of my great grandfather, Danilo
Berkon. He went by Daniel Berkon in the United States, but always
heard >from family that the name was spelled differently in Poland,
maybe Berkan, Berkin, or Berkow. He was born in December 1874 (or
1875), and I recently learned he might be >from present-day Belarus.
When he arrived in the United States, the passenger manifest said he
was >from "Grodno." According to his naturalization papers in the
United States, which were filed in 1921, his hometown is "Warocewicze,
Russia." A fellow researcher informed me that this is now
Vorotsevichi, Belarus. We always heard growing up that he was Jewish,
but changed religions upon moving to the United States. Has anybody
heard of any Berkon families in the Vorotsevichi area? I would like to
try and determine whether he was Jewish and, hopefully, find out more
about his ancestors. I thank you in advance for any insight you all
can offer!
Mark Deming
Boston, MA, USA
Moderator Note: Please reply privately with family information


News about Jenny FRANKENTHALER LEVI #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Dear Fellow GerSIGers,

I would like to share with you the recent very meaningful information that
ITS sent me today regarding my great-aunt Jenny LEVI nee FRANKENTHALER and
her family.

As I've written to the list before, I have, for some time now, been
trying to learn the fate of Jenny, her husband Ludwig, and their daughter.
On my own, and with the help of several people on this list, I was able to
learn that Jenny and Ludwig moved >from the Wurzburg area to Frankfurt in
1939; however, without a marriage date I was never able to confirm any
additional information about Ludwig and I only had anecdotal information
(>from my family) that they had a daughter.

ITS was able to provide me with a birthdate for Ludwig and, unfortunately,
also to confirm that he was killed in Majdanek on September 25, 1942. He
was born in Mannheim, on April 10, 1909 (making him 11 years younger than
Jenny!).

In addition, ITS was able to find the birthdate and name of Jenny and
Ludwig's daughter, Judis Hadasse (b. June 2, 1941). This is amazing
information for me to be able to put a name to that little person who
was born into such turmoil! >from the records, it seems that she was
born at Saalburgstrasse 5, in Frankfurt, and a midwife (Hebamme) named Th.
(Therese?) Wiegand was attending.

Another record ITS sent me stated that, in Frankfurt, Ludwig forcibly
worked with "Jakob Astheimer," gardening, so I suspect that this may
have been his trade.

Unfortunately, ITS was not able to tell me the fate of Jenny or Judis,
so the search for her continues....

If any of the information above sparks new thoughts or ideas, please
do not hesitate to be in touch! I would be happy to learn more about
Ludwig's side of the family as well, if there are any Mannheim LEVIs
or LEVYs out there.

Best, Liz Hanellin NYC


German SIG #Germany News about Jenny FRANKENTHALER LEVI #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Dear Fellow GerSIGers,

I would like to share with you the recent very meaningful information that
ITS sent me today regarding my great-aunt Jenny LEVI nee FRANKENTHALER and
her family.

As I've written to the list before, I have, for some time now, been
trying to learn the fate of Jenny, her husband Ludwig, and their daughter.
On my own, and with the help of several people on this list, I was able to
learn that Jenny and Ludwig moved >from the Wurzburg area to Frankfurt in
1939; however, without a marriage date I was never able to confirm any
additional information about Ludwig and I only had anecdotal information
(>from my family) that they had a daughter.

ITS was able to provide me with a birthdate for Ludwig and, unfortunately,
also to confirm that he was killed in Majdanek on September 25, 1942. He
was born in Mannheim, on April 10, 1909 (making him 11 years younger than
Jenny!).

In addition, ITS was able to find the birthdate and name of Jenny and
Ludwig's daughter, Judis Hadasse (b. June 2, 1941). This is amazing
information for me to be able to put a name to that little person who
was born into such turmoil! >from the records, it seems that she was
born at Saalburgstrasse 5, in Frankfurt, and a midwife (Hebamme) named Th.
(Therese?) Wiegand was attending.

Another record ITS sent me stated that, in Frankfurt, Ludwig forcibly
worked with "Jakob Astheimer," gardening, so I suspect that this may
have been his trade.

Unfortunately, ITS was not able to tell me the fate of Jenny or Judis,
so the search for her continues....

If any of the information above sparks new thoughts or ideas, please
do not hesitate to be in touch! I would be happy to learn more about
Ludwig's side of the family as well, if there are any Mannheim LEVIs
or LEVYs out there.

Best, Liz Hanellin NYC


Need help with translation of strange word #germany

Eva <evaeisenstein@...>
 

Dear GERSIGers:

I am in the middle of translating my father's letters in German to the
woman who would become his wife, and my mother. Very colloquial letters.
This is 1935. He writes of going to three regular events on weekday
evenings: Chug, Beth, and Snif. All three words are mentioned in many
letters. It is the last word that has eluded my translation efforts. I
would appreciate any help with this strange word, or abbreviation, or
whatever it may be.

Thankyou, Eva Eisenstein, evaeisenstein@... Evanston, IL

Researching EISENSTEIN, SCHOENBERG, Stettin; FELS, BUKA, HIRSCHFELD, Berlin


German SIG #Germany Need help with translation of strange word #germany

Eva <evaeisenstein@...>
 

Dear GERSIGers:

I am in the middle of translating my father's letters in German to the
woman who would become his wife, and my mother. Very colloquial letters.
This is 1935. He writes of going to three regular events on weekday
evenings: Chug, Beth, and Snif. All three words are mentioned in many
letters. It is the last word that has eluded my translation efforts. I
would appreciate any help with this strange word, or abbreviation, or
whatever it may be.

Thankyou, Eva Eisenstein, evaeisenstein@... Evanston, IL

Researching EISENSTEIN, SCHOENBERG, Stettin; FELS, BUKA, HIRSCHFELD, Berlin


Bessarabia / Moldova Cemetery projects #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

I would like to let you know what is going on with our multiple (24!)
Cemetery projects:

- Rybnitsa New Jewish Cemetery - completed - you can read about it at the
Bessarabia SIG website / Jewish Cemeteries section

- Tiraspol Dalnee Cemetery - completed, see information at Bessarabia SIG
website / Jewish Cemeteries section

- Brichani Jewish Cemetery. Finally we have a very good Hebrew translator,
who knows well the tombstone writings, and will finish first reading in
November, 15, and in parallel a second reading is checking his work.
Hopefully the project will be done by the end of the year.

-Lipkani Jewish Cemetery. As Bricheni inscriptions, it is very hard to
translate the writings. Person who is going to finish Brichani will work
after that on this project.

- Chinisheutsy, very small Jewish Cemetery, will be ready in September, 2015

- Skuleni, there is a large monument built not long time ago for the father
of Skulyaner Rebbe who was buried at that cemetery, and also several other
family members. Also a number of fragments of monuments were built in
foundation of the large monument. Will be submitted to JOWBR in the fall of
2015

- Rybnitsa Old Jewish Cemetery, half of the photos are received (about 460).
Need someone to translate or better to take the whole project (2 readings,
prepare for JOWBR).

- Soroki Jewish Cemetery, New Section, hopefully finish this project in
September, 2015

- Soroki Jewish Cemetery, Old Section. Photos are done, and it will be
worked after the Soroki New Cemetery is completed.

- Kishinev Jewish Cemetery, project started, more photos will come in late
fall, probably all photos will be done in the spring of 2016

-Leovo Jewish Cemetery. Half of the photos are done. The rest be done in
late fall. A person organizes a group of people to do translation.

- Camenca (Kamenca) - the photos are done, and the first reading is done.
Need someone with good Russian and Hebrew to check every record.

- Dubossary Jewish Cemetery, Old Section - there are only about 30 photos...
cannot get the rest done yet.

- Rashkov Jewish Cemetery (Transnistria) - small part of the cemetery
photographed. We need some money to do the whole cemetery. If anyone is
interested, please email me.

- Rezina New Jewish Cemetery - first reading is done. Need someone to do
the "second" reading.

- Rezina Old Jewish Cemetery - in a process of translation.

- Ungheni Jewish Cemetery. The photos were received, and now waiting for
someone index them.

- Grigoriopol Jewish Cemetery. In process of translation.

- Izmail Jewish Cemetery. Second reading is in progress, hopefully complete
this in a months.

-Bessarabeska Jewish Cemetery. Photos will be in taken in September.

- Markuleshti Jewish Cemetery. Photos should be taken this fall...

- Faleshti Jewish Cemetery. Photos should be taken this fall.

- Hincheshti (Gancheshti) Jewish Cemetery. Photograph will be in taken this
fall.

- Ataki Jewish Cemetery. Photographer will go this fall to photograph the
tombstones.

I want to thank all people who are translating the inscriptions of the
tombstones. This is our duty to do these projects as best as we can and
also as quick as we can... the cemeteries are disappearing.

Also many thanks to an army of JewishGenners who are responding on my
requests at ViewMate! You are terrific. All of you who helped to decipher
these writings are included into the Cemetery Reports - you can see many of
them at the Bessarabia SIG Website. I will continue to add inscriptions to
ViewMate.

If you know Russian and Hebrew or even one of the languages and would like
to participate in one of these projects please let me know.

Also, if anyone wants the whole set of records for a cemetery, that can be
arranged for a donation of $100 to Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery project.

Finally, if you know of a cemetery and it is not yet on our list yet, and
you know that the cemetery exists, we would need about 30% of total cost
collected before starting the project. Of course the cost depends on the
number of tombstones, distance, etc. This way were organized many of the
cemetery projects above!! Let me know if interested.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Bessarabia / Moldova Cemetery projects #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

I would like to let you know what is going on with our multiple (24!)
Cemetery projects:

- Rybnitsa New Jewish Cemetery - completed - you can read about it at the
Bessarabia SIG website / Jewish Cemeteries section

- Tiraspol Dalnee Cemetery - completed, see information at Bessarabia SIG
website / Jewish Cemeteries section

- Brichani Jewish Cemetery. Finally we have a very good Hebrew translator,
who knows well the tombstone writings, and will finish first reading in
November, 15, and in parallel a second reading is checking his work.
Hopefully the project will be done by the end of the year.

-Lipkani Jewish Cemetery. As Bricheni inscriptions, it is very hard to
translate the writings. Person who is going to finish Brichani will work
after that on this project.

- Chinisheutsy, very small Jewish Cemetery, will be ready in September, 2015

- Skuleni, there is a large monument built not long time ago for the father
of Skulyaner Rebbe who was buried at that cemetery, and also several other
family members. Also a number of fragments of monuments were built in
foundation of the large monument. Will be submitted to JOWBR in the fall of
2015

- Rybnitsa Old Jewish Cemetery, half of the photos are received (about 460).
Need someone to translate or better to take the whole project (2 readings,
prepare for JOWBR).

- Soroki Jewish Cemetery, New Section, hopefully finish this project in
September, 2015

- Soroki Jewish Cemetery, Old Section. Photos are done, and it will be
worked after the Soroki New Cemetery is completed.

- Kishinev Jewish Cemetery, project started, more photos will come in late
fall, probably all photos will be done in the spring of 2016

-Leovo Jewish Cemetery. Half of the photos are done. The rest be done in
late fall. A person organizes a group of people to do translation.

- Camenca (Kamenca) - the photos are done, and the first reading is done.
Need someone with good Russian and Hebrew to check every record.

- Dubossary Jewish Cemetery, Old Section - there are only about 30 photos...
cannot get the rest done yet.

- Rashkov Jewish Cemetery (Transnistria) - small part of the cemetery
photographed. We need some money to do the whole cemetery. If anyone is
interested, please email me.

- Rezina New Jewish Cemetery - first reading is done. Need someone to do
the "second" reading.

- Rezina Old Jewish Cemetery - in a process of translation.

- Ungheni Jewish Cemetery. The photos were received, and now waiting for
someone index them.

- Grigoriopol Jewish Cemetery. In process of translation.

- Izmail Jewish Cemetery. Second reading is in progress, hopefully complete
this in a months.

-Bessarabeska Jewish Cemetery. Photos will be in taken in September.

- Markuleshti Jewish Cemetery. Photos should be taken this fall...

- Faleshti Jewish Cemetery. Photos should be taken this fall.

- Hincheshti (Gancheshti) Jewish Cemetery. Photograph will be in taken this
fall.

- Ataki Jewish Cemetery. Photographer will go this fall to photograph the
tombstones.

I want to thank all people who are translating the inscriptions of the
tombstones. This is our duty to do these projects as best as we can and
also as quick as we can... the cemeteries are disappearing.

Also many thanks to an army of JewishGenners who are responding on my
requests at ViewMate! You are terrific. All of you who helped to decipher
these writings are included into the Cemetery Reports - you can see many of
them at the Bessarabia SIG Website. I will continue to add inscriptions to
ViewMate.

If you know Russian and Hebrew or even one of the languages and would like
to participate in one of these projects please let me know.

Also, if anyone wants the whole set of records for a cemetery, that can be
arranged for a donation of $100 to Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery project.

Finally, if you know of a cemetery and it is not yet on our list yet, and
you know that the cemetery exists, we would need about 30% of total cost
collected before starting the project. Of course the cost depends on the
number of tombstones, distance, etc. This way were organized many of the
cemetery projects above!! Let me know if interested.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


News about Jenny FRANKENTHALER Levi #general

Liz Hanellin
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

It's been a while since I posted about this, but I would like to
share with you the recent very meaningful information that ITS
sent me today regarding my great-aunt Jenny Levi nee FRANKENTHALER
and her family, >from Germany.

For some time now, I have been trying to learn the fate of Jenny,
her husband Ludwig, and their daughter. On my own, and with the
help of several Jewish Genners, I was able to learn that Jenny and
Ludwig moved >from the Wurzburg area to Frankfurt in 1939; however,
without a marriage date I was never able to confirm any additional
information about Ludwig and I only had anecdotal information (>from
my family) that they had a daughter.

ITS was able to provide me with a birthdate for Ludwig and,
unfortunately, also to confirm that he was killed in Majdanek on
September 25, 1942. He was born in Mannheim, on April 10, 1909
(making him 11 years younger than Jenny!).

In addition, ITS was able to find the birthdate and name of Jenny
and Ludwig's daughter, Judis Hadasse (b. June 2, 1941). This is
amazing information for me -- to be able to put a name to that
little person who was born into such turmoil! >from the records,
it seems that she was born at Saalburgstrasse 5, in Frankfurt,
and a midwife (Hebamme) named Th.(Therese?) Wiegand was attending.
On Judis' birth record, her father is listed as Gartner Ludwig
Levi, and another record ITS sent me stated that, in Frankfurt,
Ludwig forcibly worked with "Jakob Astheimer," gardening, so I
suspect that this may have been his trade.

Unfortunately, ITS was not able to tell me the fate of Jenny or
Judis, so the search continues....

If any of the information above sparks new thoughts or ideas,
please do not hesitate to be in touch! I would be happy to learn
more about Ludwig's side of the family as well, if there are any
Mannheim Levis or Levys out there.

Apologies to those of you who will read this both here and on the
German SIG, but I thought it was worth sharing with everyone!

Best,

Liz Hanellin
NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen News about Jenny FRANKENTHALER Levi #general

Liz Hanellin
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

It's been a while since I posted about this, but I would like to
share with you the recent very meaningful information that ITS
sent me today regarding my great-aunt Jenny Levi nee FRANKENTHALER
and her family, >from Germany.

For some time now, I have been trying to learn the fate of Jenny,
her husband Ludwig, and their daughter. On my own, and with the
help of several Jewish Genners, I was able to learn that Jenny and
Ludwig moved >from the Wurzburg area to Frankfurt in 1939; however,
without a marriage date I was never able to confirm any additional
information about Ludwig and I only had anecdotal information (>from
my family) that they had a daughter.

ITS was able to provide me with a birthdate for Ludwig and,
unfortunately, also to confirm that he was killed in Majdanek on
September 25, 1942. He was born in Mannheim, on April 10, 1909
(making him 11 years younger than Jenny!).

In addition, ITS was able to find the birthdate and name of Jenny
and Ludwig's daughter, Judis Hadasse (b. June 2, 1941). This is
amazing information for me -- to be able to put a name to that
little person who was born into such turmoil! >from the records,
it seems that she was born at Saalburgstrasse 5, in Frankfurt,
and a midwife (Hebamme) named Th.(Therese?) Wiegand was attending.
On Judis' birth record, her father is listed as Gartner Ludwig
Levi, and another record ITS sent me stated that, in Frankfurt,
Ludwig forcibly worked with "Jakob Astheimer," gardening, so I
suspect that this may have been his trade.

Unfortunately, ITS was not able to tell me the fate of Jenny or
Judis, so the search continues....

If any of the information above sparks new thoughts or ideas,
please do not hesitate to be in touch! I would be happy to learn
more about Ludwig's side of the family as well, if there are any
Mannheim Levis or Levys out there.

Apologies to those of you who will read this both here and on the
German SIG, but I thought it was worth sharing with everyone!

Best,

Liz Hanellin
NYC


Re: GALLER surname originally from Pomerania area in Poland #general

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Angie:
Help us help you! How did you discover that your family was Jewish? What
points toward Pomerania?

Menk's _Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames_ doesn't include GALLER,
nor have I encountered the surname, nor is it on the Pomeranian or other
Prussian surname-adoption lists. (GELLER is very rare too among German
Jews.)

But JRI-Poland shows that there were GALLERs in Galicia, and a few in
Congress Poland as well.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

On 9/2/2015 5:24 PM, angiebowen0423@...
wrote:
Hello, I am currently in Warsaw, Poland. I am driving to
Darlowo and Gdansk in the next few days. I am trying to find
relatives. My father's great great grandfather was Daniel
Gottlieb GALLER. His father was Hermann Galler. Daniel
married Wilhelmina. We recently discovered that we have
Jewish ancestry. We always thought we were Germans, but now
know that we are German Jews. Some of our relatives died at
Auschwitz. I would very much like to connect with family here
in Poland. I am also going to Potsdam in Germany, but I
believe my true relatives live in the area of Pomerania. At
least they did in the 1800's before coming to the U.S. Please
help me if you have any information. Thank you.
Angie Galler Bowen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: GALLER surname originally from Pomerania area in Poland #general

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Angie:
Help us help you! How did you discover that your family was Jewish? What
points toward Pomerania?

Menk's _Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames_ doesn't include GALLER,
nor have I encountered the surname, nor is it on the Pomeranian or other
Prussian surname-adoption lists. (GELLER is very rare too among German
Jews.)

But JRI-Poland shows that there were GALLERs in Galicia, and a few in
Congress Poland as well.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

On 9/2/2015 5:24 PM, angiebowen0423@...
wrote:
Hello, I am currently in Warsaw, Poland. I am driving to
Darlowo and Gdansk in the next few days. I am trying to find
relatives. My father's great great grandfather was Daniel
Gottlieb GALLER. His father was Hermann Galler. Daniel
married Wilhelmina. We recently discovered that we have
Jewish ancestry. We always thought we were Germans, but now
know that we are German Jews. Some of our relatives died at
Auschwitz. I would very much like to connect with family here
in Poland. I am also going to Potsdam in Germany, but I
believe my true relatives live in the area of Pomerania. At
least they did in the 1800's before coming to the U.S. Please
help me if you have any information. Thank you.
Angie Galler Bowen

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