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(Europe) Free Online European Historical Newspapers #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Ancestor Hunt has a list of free online European Historical Newspapers.
wells some are subscription-based, and some are free to search
but not to download. See the list at:
http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/europe-free-online-historical-newspapers

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Europe) Free Online European Historical Newspapers #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Ancestor Hunt has a list of free online European Historical Newspapers.
wells some are subscription-based, and some are free to search
but not to download. See the list at:
http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/europe-free-online-historical-newspapers

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Netherlands-US) The Faces of Margraten #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The "Faces of Margraten" project, placed more than 3,300 photos of service
members buried or listed on Tablets of the Missing at the Netherlands
American Cemetery at Margraten, last year during a 4-day tribute. The
project is sponsored by the Foundation United Adopters American War Graves.
The aim of the group is to remember U.S. soldiers buried in various overseas
American cemeteries. The project has grown to 4,000 photos and they will be
on display 1-5 May, 2016. The cemetery has 8,301 graves and 1,722 names of
service members who were missing in action. The website is:
http://thefacesofmargraten.com/

If you have a photo of soldier buried or memorialized in Margarten, please
submit it via
http://www.thefacesofmargraten.com/index.php/en-US/submit-photo/foxcontact.
Information will be stored in the Fields of Honor database, where
information can be found about soldiers either buried or memorialized on the
American War Cemeteries Margraten, Ardennes and Henri-Chapelle. The database
is available at: www.fieldsofhonor-database.com. While they would appreciate
the photograph at any time, for the 1-5 May tribute, please submit by Sunday,
April 18. Photos may also be submitted directly at:

Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven
Loonsevaert 21
5171 LL Kaatsheuvel
Nederland

To search for names of those interred or listed at the Margraten cemetery,
go to the American Battle Monuments Commission website:
http://www.abmc.gov/database-search
I have tried several "Jewish" sounding names and received hits.

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) was established in 1923 for
honoring American armed forces where they have served. The ABMC operates 25
permanent American burial grounds and 27 memorials, markers and monuments.
There are 124,905 American war dead interred in these cemeteries >from WWl,
WWll, and the Mexican American War. Over 94,000 American servicemen and
women are commemorated for those missing in action, lost or buried at sea
from World War l through the Vietnam War. The database link in the
aforementioned paragraph can be searched for these American servicemen and
women as well as those in Margraten. To read more about the ABMC see
http://www.abmc.gov/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Netherlands-US) The Faces of Margraten #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The "Faces of Margraten" project, placed more than 3,300 photos of service
members buried or listed on Tablets of the Missing at the Netherlands
American Cemetery at Margraten, last year during a 4-day tribute. The
project is sponsored by the Foundation United Adopters American War Graves.
The aim of the group is to remember U.S. soldiers buried in various overseas
American cemeteries. The project has grown to 4,000 photos and they will be
on display 1-5 May, 2016. The cemetery has 8,301 graves and 1,722 names of
service members who were missing in action. The website is:
http://thefacesofmargraten.com/

If you have a photo of soldier buried or memorialized in Margarten, please
submit it via
http://www.thefacesofmargraten.com/index.php/en-US/submit-photo/foxcontact.
Information will be stored in the Fields of Honor database, where
information can be found about soldiers either buried or memorialized on the
American War Cemeteries Margraten, Ardennes and Henri-Chapelle. The database
is available at: www.fieldsofhonor-database.com. While they would appreciate
the photograph at any time, for the 1-5 May tribute, please submit by Sunday,
April 18. Photos may also be submitted directly at:

Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven
Loonsevaert 21
5171 LL Kaatsheuvel
Nederland

To search for names of those interred or listed at the Margraten cemetery,
go to the American Battle Monuments Commission website:
http://www.abmc.gov/database-search
I have tried several "Jewish" sounding names and received hits.

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) was established in 1923 for
honoring American armed forces where they have served. The ABMC operates 25
permanent American burial grounds and 27 memorials, markers and monuments.
There are 124,905 American war dead interred in these cemeteries >from WWl,
WWll, and the Mexican American War. Over 94,000 American servicemen and
women are commemorated for those missing in action, lost or buried at sea
from World War l through the Vietnam War. The database link in the
aforementioned paragraph can be searched for these American servicemen and
women as well as those in Margraten. To read more about the ABMC see
http://www.abmc.gov/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Yiddish translator wanted #germany

jberlowitz <jberlowitz331@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
My neighbor has several (about 54) pages >from letters written in
Yiddish (Hebrew characters) that she'd like translated into English.
She is willing to pay something but can't afford a huge fee. Do any of
you know someone who could undertake this?

Please reply privately to Judith Berlowitz, Oakland, CA jberlowitz331@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Yiddish translator wanted #germany

jberlowitz <jberlowitz331@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
My neighbor has several (about 54) pages >from letters written in
Yiddish (Hebrew characters) that she'd like translated into English.
She is willing to pay something but can't afford a huge fee. Do any of
you know someone who could undertake this?

Please reply privately to Judith Berlowitz, Oakland, CA jberlowitz331@gmail.com


Yiddish translator wanted #ukraine

jberlowitz <jberlowitz331@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
My neighbor has several (about 54) pages >from letters written in
Yiddish (Hebrew characters) that she'd like translated into English.
She is willing to pay something but can't afford a huge fee. Do any of
you know someone who could undertake this?

Please respond privately.

Judith Berlowitz
Oakland, CA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Yiddish translator wanted #ukraine

jberlowitz <jberlowitz331@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
My neighbor has several (about 54) pages >from letters written in
Yiddish (Hebrew characters) that she'd like translated into English.
She is willing to pay something but can't afford a huge fee. Do any of
you know someone who could undertake this?

Please respond privately.

Judith Berlowitz
Oakland, CA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


LEVITAN #lithuania

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I have tried in the past to find a connection to LEVITAN.

On LitvakSIG births there are the following LEVITAN birth notices
regarding:
Yosef b. 1895
Zalman b. 1897
Nakhman b. 1904

sons of: Geivush Revun and Sara nee REICHZELIGMAN

Sara nee REICHZELIGMAN is my family connection.

I would appreciate if anyone with any connections to this family
to contact me.

Thanks.

Regards,

Angie Elfassi
IsraelSearching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Bluma Leska SHEVELIOVICH d/o Zelik #lithuania

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

from new records appearing on LitvakSIG I have come across the
following marriage:

In Vilnius, Moshe REICHZELIGMAN (appears in the record as:
REYTSELIKMAN) married on 11th December 1864 to Bluma Leska
SHEVELIOVICH d/o Zelik.

1. Does this connect to anyone?
2. What would be a more modern name >from Leska or could it be
a typo and should be Leah?

Thanks and regards

Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel
Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LEVITAN #lithuania

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I have tried in the past to find a connection to LEVITAN.

On LitvakSIG births there are the following LEVITAN birth notices
regarding:
Yosef b. 1895
Zalman b. 1897
Nakhman b. 1904

sons of: Geivush Revun and Sara nee REICHZELIGMAN

Sara nee REICHZELIGMAN is my family connection.

I would appreciate if anyone with any connections to this family
to contact me.

Thanks.

Regards,

Angie Elfassi
IsraelSearching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Bluma Leska SHEVELIOVICH d/o Zelik #lithuania

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

from new records appearing on LitvakSIG I have come across the
following marriage:

In Vilnius, Moshe REICHZELIGMAN (appears in the record as:
REYTSELIKMAN) married on 11th December 1864 to Bluma Leska
SHEVELIOVICH d/o Zelik.

1. Does this connect to anyone?
2. What would be a more modern name >from Leska or could it be
a typo and should be Leah?

Thanks and regards

Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel
Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Sam ZIMMER, born about 1888-1894 in Chernowitz Austria #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Searching for more information on Sam ZIMMER who married Sadie DAVIDOFF.
Their daughter Esther was born December 1919 and enumerated in the 1920
census as less than one month old. They had two younger daughters, Ruth
and Shirley. Lived in NYC and then in Sullivan County NY.

I may be related to Sam ZIMMER and need more information on him. His
naturalization form says he was born in "Chernowitz Bukovina." The 1920
census says he arrived in 1915 and received his papers in 1919. He
arrived in the US as Sender ZIMMER when he crossed the border >from Canada
in 1915. He arrived in Canada in 1913 aboard the Montezuma >from Antwerp
and was headed to a sister in Montreal.

So - who was his sister in Montreal? Who was his father?

Note: this is **not** the same man as Sender ZIMMER who was married to
Minnie and came >from Zborow. That latter Sender/Sam is definitely one of
my relatives.

Barbara Zimmer
Norfolk VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sam ZIMMER, born about 1888-1894 in Chernowitz Austria #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Searching for more information on Sam ZIMMER who married Sadie DAVIDOFF.
Their daughter Esther was born December 1919 and enumerated in the 1920
census as less than one month old. They had two younger daughters, Ruth
and Shirley. Lived in NYC and then in Sullivan County NY.

I may be related to Sam ZIMMER and need more information on him. His
naturalization form says he was born in "Chernowitz Bukovina." The 1920
census says he arrived in 1915 and received his papers in 1919. He
arrived in the US as Sender ZIMMER when he crossed the border >from Canada
in 1915. He arrived in Canada in 1913 aboard the Montezuma >from Antwerp
and was headed to a sister in Montreal.

So - who was his sister in Montreal? Who was his father?

Note: this is **not** the same man as Sender ZIMMER who was married to
Minnie and came >from Zborow. That latter Sender/Sam is definitely one of
my relatives.

Barbara Zimmer
Norfolk VA


Help with locating town/shtetl in Russia / Lithuania #general

Scott Ehrlich <scott@...>
 

Greetings to all:

My great grandfather was Israel COHEN.

Israel's US Citizenship document reports he came >from Vilna.
His ship manifest notes the name Itzchok WOLKOWSKY, but I cannot
easily make the name of the town on the manifest - it appears to be
Panalgok or something like that. For anyone interested in the
details of the manifest -
S.S. Spaardam, sailing >from Rotterdam Nov 29, 1900 - he is line 15.
His grave marker says Yitzchak ben Shlomo.
Death certificate notes Sam and Marcia as parents.
Wife was Ruchel GANZ and eldest son born reportedly 8-Aug-1900 in
Russia was David COHEN. David's grave marker notes his Hebrew name
was Tuvia (tet vav bet yud hay).

He had three brothers...

Harry COHEN - do not know his history enough to locate ship manifest
or learn if he became a US Citizen. His eldest son, Irving, did
become a US Citizen and notes Irving came >from Vilna.
Grave stone says Aharon ben Shlomo.
Death certificate notes Sam and Marcia as parents.
Harry's wife was Mary.

same plot has Harry's brother...

Louis COHEN - do not know his history enough to locate ship manifest
or if he became a US Citizen.
Did locate his death certificate which includes social security number.
Social Security application reveals parents Solomon COHEN and Marilyn
WOLK (recall Israel's noted surname on ship manifest).
Reported date of birth was 1 May 1880.
Grave stone notes Eliezer or Luzer (pronounced Loozer).
Death certificate notes informant of nephew Solomon COHEN and address.
Louis' wife was Ida.

Tracing Sol's address I built out his family -

Birth certificate reveals father was Samuel COHEN (grave location of
Sam is unknown). Sol was born in NY.
Social Security application reveals Samuel COHEN as father as well.
Sam's wife was Pauline.

So my GGF and his three brothers has parents Solomon COHEN and Marilyn WOLK.

Going to Hebrew/Yiddush, we are looking at:

Father: Shlomo (and likely Mere as mother?)
Sons:

Yitzchak
Aharon
Eliezer - noted to be born 1 May 1880
Shlomo (most likely - grave unknown so Hebrew name cannot be verified)

I have tried the Lithuanian State Archives who have been great to work
with but they need place of birth to get me details. Dead end...

Am trying Jewishgen's databases, including ALD, but either Russian
document scans I cannot read or no obvious hits, yet.

Help in locating the shtetl the family came >from would be golden.
from there I can try and trace the rest of the family.
Thank you very much.

Scott Ehrlich - srehrlich@gmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen features the ViewMate application within which one may
upload images ones wishes to share with others. While JewishGen Discussion Group
participants can certainly look up the manifest in question, it would be more
convenient if a portion of the manifest was on ViewMate.
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/

In addition, please remember to post all surnames in upper case letters.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with locating town/shtetl in Russia / Lithuania #general

Scott Ehrlich <scott@...>
 

Greetings to all:

My great grandfather was Israel COHEN.

Israel's US Citizenship document reports he came >from Vilna.
His ship manifest notes the name Itzchok WOLKOWSKY, but I cannot
easily make the name of the town on the manifest - it appears to be
Panalgok or something like that. For anyone interested in the
details of the manifest -
S.S. Spaardam, sailing >from Rotterdam Nov 29, 1900 - he is line 15.
His grave marker says Yitzchak ben Shlomo.
Death certificate notes Sam and Marcia as parents.
Wife was Ruchel GANZ and eldest son born reportedly 8-Aug-1900 in
Russia was David COHEN. David's grave marker notes his Hebrew name
was Tuvia (tet vav bet yud hay).

He had three brothers...

Harry COHEN - do not know his history enough to locate ship manifest
or learn if he became a US Citizen. His eldest son, Irving, did
become a US Citizen and notes Irving came >from Vilna.
Grave stone says Aharon ben Shlomo.
Death certificate notes Sam and Marcia as parents.
Harry's wife was Mary.

same plot has Harry's brother...

Louis COHEN - do not know his history enough to locate ship manifest
or if he became a US Citizen.
Did locate his death certificate which includes social security number.
Social Security application reveals parents Solomon COHEN and Marilyn
WOLK (recall Israel's noted surname on ship manifest).
Reported date of birth was 1 May 1880.
Grave stone notes Eliezer or Luzer (pronounced Loozer).
Death certificate notes informant of nephew Solomon COHEN and address.
Louis' wife was Ida.

Tracing Sol's address I built out his family -

Birth certificate reveals father was Samuel COHEN (grave location of
Sam is unknown). Sol was born in NY.
Social Security application reveals Samuel COHEN as father as well.
Sam's wife was Pauline.

So my GGF and his three brothers has parents Solomon COHEN and Marilyn WOLK.

Going to Hebrew/Yiddush, we are looking at:

Father: Shlomo (and likely Mere as mother?)
Sons:

Yitzchak
Aharon
Eliezer - noted to be born 1 May 1880
Shlomo (most likely - grave unknown so Hebrew name cannot be verified)

I have tried the Lithuanian State Archives who have been great to work
with but they need place of birth to get me details. Dead end...

Am trying Jewishgen's databases, including ALD, but either Russian
document scans I cannot read or no obvious hits, yet.

Help in locating the shtetl the family came >from would be golden.
from there I can try and trace the rest of the family.
Thank you very much.

Scott Ehrlich - srehrlich@gmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen features the ViewMate application within which one may
upload images ones wishes to share with others. While JewishGen Discussion Group
participants can certainly look up the manifest in question, it would be more
convenient if a portion of the manifest was on ViewMate.
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/

In addition, please remember to post all surnames in upper case letters.


4/3: Celebrating Jewish Life in the Small Towns of Western Pennsylvania #general

Tammy Hepps
 

Every Town Had a Community:
Celebrating Jewish Life in the Small Towns of Western Pennsylvania

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Free!

Join us as we present stories and voices >from the Small Towns Jewish History
Project, featuring congregations in Donora, Latrobe, New Castle, Sharon and
Farrell, and Uniontown.

Preview

Sam Zolten, Missing McKeesport

Meet

Steven J. Edelstein, The Baker of Lozin - A novella about Prohibition-era
McKeesport
Tammy Hepps, HomesteadHebrews.com
Gail Murray, The Merging Jewish Communities Northwest of Pittsburgh

Learn

How to Preserve Your Family Treasures, Megan Massanelli
How to Research Family History Online, Evan Wolfson

ADMISSION

Admission to this program is free. Please register online at:

http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events/every-town-had-a-community

Refreshments will be served. Dietary laws will be observed.

For more information, please contact David Schlitt at
dmschlitt@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6402.

Tammy Hepps


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 4/3: Celebrating Jewish Life in the Small Towns of Western Pennsylvania #general

Tammy Hepps
 

Every Town Had a Community:
Celebrating Jewish Life in the Small Towns of Western Pennsylvania

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Free!

Join us as we present stories and voices >from the Small Towns Jewish History
Project, featuring congregations in Donora, Latrobe, New Castle, Sharon and
Farrell, and Uniontown.

Preview

Sam Zolten, Missing McKeesport

Meet

Steven J. Edelstein, The Baker of Lozin - A novella about Prohibition-era
McKeesport
Tammy Hepps, HomesteadHebrews.com
Gail Murray, The Merging Jewish Communities Northwest of Pittsburgh

Learn

How to Preserve Your Family Treasures, Megan Massanelli
How to Research Family History Online, Evan Wolfson

ADMISSION

Admission to this program is free. Please register online at:

http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events/every-town-had-a-community

Refreshments will be served. Dietary laws will be observed.

For more information, please contact David Schlitt at
dmschlitt@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6402.

Tammy Hepps


JGS of Maryland March 27 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Lara Diamond
Title: "Movement between Towns in Eastern Europe" (a.k.a. "Ancestral
Towns May Not Have Been So Ancestral")
Date and Time: Sunday, March 27, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices
entrance), Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, March 27, 2016, for our next program,
"Movement between Towns in Eastern Europe" (a.k.a. "Ancestral Towns
May Not Have Been So Ancestral"), presented by Lara Diamond.

Many researchers, once they have discovered the town >from which their
ancestors left Eastern Europe, assume that their families must have
lived in that town or the vicinity for many generations. While this
was true for some families, there was significant movement through
broad swaths of Europe by many Jews for a variety of reasons. The
speaker will demonstrate the breadth of some families' movements with
examples >from her own research and will discuss the types of documents
used to trace those families' travels.

Lara Diamond is President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
(JGSMD) and has been researching her family for 25 years, since she
was too young to have a driver's license and had to rely on her mother
as a chauffeur. She lives in Maryland. Lara has traced all branches of
her family back to Europe and most multiple generations back in Europe
using Russian Empire-era and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of
her research is in modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus
and Poland. She runs several town-focused projects to collect
documentation to assist all those researching ancestors >from common
towns. She blogs about her mostly Eastern European research at
http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations
Baltimore, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland March 27 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Lara Diamond
Title: "Movement between Towns in Eastern Europe" (a.k.a. "Ancestral
Towns May Not Have Been So Ancestral")
Date and Time: Sunday, March 27, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices
entrance), Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, March 27, 2016, for our next program,
"Movement between Towns in Eastern Europe" (a.k.a. "Ancestral Towns
May Not Have Been So Ancestral"), presented by Lara Diamond.

Many researchers, once they have discovered the town >from which their
ancestors left Eastern Europe, assume that their families must have
lived in that town or the vicinity for many generations. While this
was true for some families, there was significant movement through
broad swaths of Europe by many Jews for a variety of reasons. The
speaker will demonstrate the breadth of some families' movements with
examples >from her own research and will discuss the types of documents
used to trace those families' travels.

Lara Diamond is President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
(JGSMD) and has been researching her family for 25 years, since she
was too young to have a driver's license and had to rely on her mother
as a chauffeur. She lives in Maryland. Lara has traced all branches of
her family back to Europe and most multiple generations back in Europe
using Russian Empire-era and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of
her research is in modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus
and Poland. She runs several town-focused projects to collect
documentation to assist all those researching ancestors >from common
towns. She blogs about her mostly Eastern European research at
http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations
Baltimore, MD

70861 - 70880 of 655041