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Polish translation please #general

Sheryl Prenzlau
 

Can someone please help me translate viewmate #55197 >from Polish to English?
Hopefully this relates to the person I think it does.... I'm having
problems finding the correct records according to the way they are
listed. In my notes accompanying, it lists the person's name (as I
expect it).

Thank you very much.
Sheryl Prenzlau, Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to include the URL for individual ViewMate images.
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=55197
Please provide responses either via ViewMate or email directly to Sheryl.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish translation please #general

Sheryl Prenzlau
 

Can someone please help me translate viewmate #55197 >from Polish to English?
Hopefully this relates to the person I think it does.... I'm having
problems finding the correct records according to the way they are
listed. In my notes accompanying, it lists the person's name (as I
expect it).

Thank you very much.
Sheryl Prenzlau, Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to include the URL for individual ViewMate images.
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=55197
Please provide responses either via ViewMate or email directly to Sheryl.


Photo detective help please; significance of kippah, black pill-box style #general

Ezra Magid
 

Dear Fellow Searchers,
Please contact me if you are able to analyze a formal portrait style photo of
my wife's grandfather, Arsen MELNIK, together with 3 unidentified people.

The photo is presumed to be >from Bessarabia c. 1930.

Especially interested to know whether the cylindrical, flat top kippah worn by
Arsen MELNIK in that era suggests a particular sect or tradition.

Also useful to know whether photo was in a communal building or home.
Thank you very much!

Ezra Zalman MAGID
Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
Searching: AIDOV, CUSNIR, DOBRIANSKY, KUSHNER, MELNIK, & SHMIELOVA in Bessarabia,
Bukovina, Poland, and Ukraine.

MODERATOR NOTE: Consider uploading a scan of the photo to ViewMate for easy
sharing. http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photo detective help please; significance of kippah, black pill-box style #general

Ezra Magid
 

Dear Fellow Searchers,
Please contact me if you are able to analyze a formal portrait style photo of
my wife's grandfather, Arsen MELNIK, together with 3 unidentified people.

The photo is presumed to be >from Bessarabia c. 1930.

Especially interested to know whether the cylindrical, flat top kippah worn by
Arsen MELNIK in that era suggests a particular sect or tradition.

Also useful to know whether photo was in a communal building or home.
Thank you very much!

Ezra Zalman MAGID
Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
Searching: AIDOV, CUSNIR, DOBRIANSKY, KUSHNER, MELNIK, & SHMIELOVA in Bessarabia,
Bukovina, Poland, and Ukraine.

MODERATOR NOTE: Consider uploading a scan of the photo to ViewMate for easy
sharing. http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/


Rovno Uezd Region: Jewish Records Project (Tuchin, Rivne, Dubrovitsa, Korets, more) #general

David R. Brill
 

Dear Genners:

I would like to share some exciting news for anyone who has roots in the
former Rovno uezd (district) of Volin Guberniya. Recently, the Ukraine SIG,
with the cooperation of the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish
People (CAHJP), acquired the digital images >from 5 rolls of microfilm
containing Russian-language revision lists (revizskie skazki) for 1811,
1816-28, 1850-52 and 1858-74 for towns in the Rovno uezd. The list of known
towns at this time includes: Tuchin, Horynhrad/Kripa, Rivne and Dubrovitsa.
There are also 1932 tax lists >from the town of Korets (Korzec) on the same
reels. This project will fund the translation of these 6500+ pages of
original documents and eventually make the data available to everyone via
the JewishGen Ukraine Database.

You can find out more about this new project by going to the Ukraine SIG
donation page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22

and select "Rovno Uezd Region: Jewish Records Project"

or click on this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/DB_Rovno%20Uezd.htm

This is a big project, and we need your help to make it work. Please
consider a donation. We will also be needing capable Russian- and
Polish-language translators, so if you are interested in participating,
please contact me.

Thanks so much for your JewishGen-erosity!

Best regards,

David R. Brill
Town Leader for Tuchin
brilldr@...
KehilaLinks for Tuchin: http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tuchin/tuchin.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rovno Uezd Region: Jewish Records Project (Tuchin, Rivne, Dubrovitsa, Korets, more) #general

David R. Brill
 

Dear Genners:

I would like to share some exciting news for anyone who has roots in the
former Rovno uezd (district) of Volin Guberniya. Recently, the Ukraine SIG,
with the cooperation of the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish
People (CAHJP), acquired the digital images >from 5 rolls of microfilm
containing Russian-language revision lists (revizskie skazki) for 1811,
1816-28, 1850-52 and 1858-74 for towns in the Rovno uezd. The list of known
towns at this time includes: Tuchin, Horynhrad/Kripa, Rivne and Dubrovitsa.
There are also 1932 tax lists >from the town of Korets (Korzec) on the same
reels. This project will fund the translation of these 6500+ pages of
original documents and eventually make the data available to everyone via
the JewishGen Ukraine Database.

You can find out more about this new project by going to the Ukraine SIG
donation page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22

and select "Rovno Uezd Region: Jewish Records Project"

or click on this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/DB_Rovno%20Uezd.htm

This is a big project, and we need your help to make it work. Please
consider a donation. We will also be needing capable Russian- and
Polish-language translators, so if you are interested in participating,
please contact me.

Thanks so much for your JewishGen-erosity!

Best regards,

David R. Brill
Town Leader for Tuchin
brilldr@...
KehilaLinks for Tuchin: http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tuchin/tuchin.htm


Re: Getting from Munich to Israel after WW II #general

Lewis, Megan
 

Most survivors who went to Israel after the war went through France
(particularly Marseilles) or through Italy.

There is a good chance that there is information in the International
Tracing Service records. Your friend can submit a research request at
https://secure.ushmm.org/individual-research/getting_started.php (or
http://bit.ly/2r3X9el ) or come to the Museum to do the research.
Staff is available to help him.

Megan Lewis
Reference Librarian 202.314.7860
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Getting from Munich to Israel after WW II #general

Lewis, Megan
 

Most survivors who went to Israel after the war went through France
(particularly Marseilles) or through Italy.

There is a good chance that there is information in the International
Tracing Service records. Your friend can submit a research request at
https://secure.ushmm.org/individual-research/getting_started.php (or
http://bit.ly/2r3X9el ) or come to the Museum to do the research.
Staff is available to help him.

Megan Lewis
Reference Librarian 202.314.7860
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org


Re: Good book on Jews in Ukraine #general

Roberta Sheps
 

Paul Robert Magosci also produced a historical atlas of Ukraine, called Ukraine
Historical Atlas, published U of T Press, 1985. I found it very useful. It takes
the entire period >from pre-history to the year of publication and provides a
political/ethnographic map for the entire region that we might call Central and
Eastern Europe for every significant period, with a discussion of the significant
events in each period. Mel's recommended book does look very interesting indeed.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England

Mel Comisarow melcom4@... wrote:

"Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence", by Paul Robert Magocsi
and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Nov 16, 2016, University of Toronto Press, 319
pages, $35.69 on amazon.com.

Beautifully written, printed and bound. Any reader of this newsgroup, who
has a connection to Ukraine, will enjoy this book. Also read the reader
reviews.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Good book on Jews in Ukraine #general

Roberta Sheps
 

Paul Robert Magosci also produced a historical atlas of Ukraine, called Ukraine
Historical Atlas, published U of T Press, 1985. I found it very useful. It takes
the entire period >from pre-history to the year of publication and provides a
political/ethnographic map for the entire region that we might call Central and
Eastern Europe for every significant period, with a discussion of the significant
events in each period. Mel's recommended book does look very interesting indeed.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England

Mel Comisarow melcom4@... wrote:

"Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence", by Paul Robert Magocsi
and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Nov 16, 2016, University of Toronto Press, 319
pages, $35.69 on amazon.com.

Beautifully written, printed and bound. Any reader of this newsgroup, who
has a connection to Ukraine, will enjoy this book. Also read the reader
reviews.


(Russia and Ukraine) Database Includes Information on Rebels of the Russian Revolution #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For those whose ancestors fought in the Russian Revolution you might find
this database of 106,000 men and women of interest. These people were
considered enemies of the new Communist government and were also considered
enemies of the state when they escaped by emigrating out of Russia and the
Ukraine. The database has full names, birth dates, birthplaces, death dates,
places of residents, title within the White Army, military experience and
more! The database is only Russian, but using Google translate
https://translate.google.com/ will help those who are not familiar with the
Russian language. See:
http://swolkov.org/2_baza_beloe_dvizhenie/2_baza_beloe_dvizhenie_abc-01.htm

The information on this database came >from a blog posting by Vera Miller in
Lost Russian Family, and communist era records. She provides suggestions on
how to search the Russian database, using Wikipedia for the Russian alphabet
and finding the surnames before putting them into Google Translate.

Ms. Miller also suggests using the Russian search engine Yandex for keywords
on your family.

To read her post go to:
https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/category/communist-era-records-2/

Also included are other free databases on political terror, military
databases, national database of repressed of Ukraine, Soviet POW database,
Ukraine's Memory Book of soldiers and civilians who died during WW11 and a
database of over 400,000 passengers who arrived in the US >from 1834-1897 who
identified their country of original as Russian, Russian Poles, Armenians,
Finnish, Galician, Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian. See:
https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/free-databases/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Russia and Ukraine) Database Includes Information on Rebels of the Russian Revolution #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For those whose ancestors fought in the Russian Revolution you might find
this database of 106,000 men and women of interest. These people were
considered enemies of the new Communist government and were also considered
enemies of the state when they escaped by emigrating out of Russia and the
Ukraine. The database has full names, birth dates, birthplaces, death dates,
places of residents, title within the White Army, military experience and
more! The database is only Russian, but using Google translate
https://translate.google.com/ will help those who are not familiar with the
Russian language. See:
http://swolkov.org/2_baza_beloe_dvizhenie/2_baza_beloe_dvizhenie_abc-01.htm

The information on this database came >from a blog posting by Vera Miller in
Lost Russian Family, and communist era records. She provides suggestions on
how to search the Russian database, using Wikipedia for the Russian alphabet
and finding the surnames before putting them into Google Translate.

Ms. Miller also suggests using the Russian search engine Yandex for keywords
on your family.

To read her post go to:
https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/category/communist-era-records-2/

Also included are other free databases on political terror, military
databases, national database of repressed of Ukraine, Soviet POW database,
Ukraine's Memory Book of soldiers and civilians who died during WW11 and a
database of over 400,000 passengers who arrived in the US >from 1834-1897 who
identified their country of original as Russian, Russian Poles, Armenians,
Finnish, Galician, Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian. See:
https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/free-databases/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


looking for family of Arthur Diamand from Rio and Sao Paulo #galicia

Milton Koch
 

I have been in touch with Arthur Diamand in the past, but have not
heard >from him in a long time. He is my 3rd cousin, based on DNA
testing, as well as some indirect family names and towns-specifically
Trembowla. I also have found the name of his children-Marcelo,
Andre and Rosa (Tenenbojm).

I would like to communicate with them for more family information.
I would appreciate help with this if anyone has contact with these
family members.

Thank you,

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
SELZER-Trembowla


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia looking for family of Arthur Diamand from Rio and Sao Paulo #galicia

Milton Koch
 

I have been in touch with Arthur Diamand in the past, but have not
heard >from him in a long time. He is my 3rd cousin, based on DNA
testing, as well as some indirect family names and towns-specifically
Trembowla. I also have found the name of his children-Marcelo,
Andre and Rosa (Tenenbojm).

I would like to communicate with them for more family information.
I would appreciate help with this if anyone has contact with these
family members.

Thank you,

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
SELZER-Trembowla


looking for family of Naftali Selzer Shargel #galicia

Milton Koch
 

I am looking for any family members of Naftali Selzer Shargel, who was
born in Plebanovka, Galicia, in 1898. His parents were Mechel Shargel
and Pesia Selzer.

He may have had a son, Ionathan (?), as well.

Thank you,

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
SELZER-Trembowla


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia looking for family of Naftali Selzer Shargel #galicia

Milton Koch
 

I am looking for any family members of Naftali Selzer Shargel, who was
born in Plebanovka, Galicia, in 1898. His parents were Mechel Shargel
and Pesia Selzer.

He may have had a son, Ionathan (?), as well.

Thank you,

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
SELZER-Trembowla


Re: Tour guides in Poland #general

Palekaiko
 

I am overwhelmed with responses. Thanks to all who took the time to
reply and offer their advice. And to those who requested that I share
the list, that will be forthcoming.

Michael Diamant


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tour guides in Poland #general

Palekaiko
 

I am overwhelmed with responses. Thanks to all who took the time to
reply and offer their advice. And to those who requested that I share
the list, that will be forthcoming.

Michael Diamant


Ellis Island Book Indexes: Name Index! #general

Joel Weintraub
 

I posted on JewishGen on Jan 22, 2016 information about a 799 roll film
series which are "book" lists of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island >from
1906 through 1940 on specific ships. The small books record, on separate
pages, the names of the immigrants, one page for each letter of the alphabet
for the start of the last name, and the location on the manifest for that
person.

The books were probably transcribed directly >from the ship manifest on their
voyage to Ellis Island. You need to know the ship name, date of arrival, and
shipping line to get to a particular film. The films were digitized at
FamilySearch library, and available online at http://tinyurl.com/krwf62w

Using these films, one can find the name of a passenger whose name has been
ripped off of the manifest before filming and then their place on the damaged
manifest by looking for their location (page/group# and line #) >from the
"book". You can also get a second opinion as to the name of a person on the
ship manifest image, and what the first letter of the last name is as some
letters, unless you know the stylistic handwriting, are ambiguous.

I just found that the "books" have been name indexed. Not sure who and when
that was done, or what parameters were indexed. It may not be complete as
the description states "Additional images will be added as they become
available". But there are problems with the index at
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2299396.

For starters, you cannot enter a year of interest or a ship name or shipping
company, or port of departure. You can however enter birth dates of a person
and use wild cards for the name. In addition, there are problems with the
results as I found by testing two names I have researched for my talks. If
you enter "Meier Schachter" on the name index (don't use "match all terms
exactly"), you will see the results include a column of "Events", and either
the immigration year is shown as a single year, or ">from 1906 to 1942". Meyer
is listed as the latter. If you click on the "view the record details" for
him under the "View" column, you will see his age, but again no information
about immigration year except 1906-1942 and no ship name. However, under
"View" of the result page, if you click on the camera image (View the image)
it will take you to a scan of the page of the "book" where his name appears
(151 of 969). The top of that page will show the roll #, shipping line, and
months covered. You have to move back in the book towards the first pages
and the cover to see the ship name (132 of 969). But I've previously found
that not all ships have the cover page on the films,making it difficult to
find the ship name.

My second example produces initial results that are even worse. Enter
"Hillel Wolozinsky" on the search page. You will see on the result page an
immigration year of 1908. Click the "view the record details" and find out
he came on the "Triest". He neither came in 1908 or on the Triest but on
the Estonia in 1907. That can be confirmed by going to the image of the
page (1113 of 1177), seeing it's on Roll 35 which covers 1907 May-Sep, and
then working back to the book cover (1084 of 1177) and finding the ship is
the Estonia.

Armed with the above, the name index is still an important new tool for
finding those elusive relatives at Ellis Island.

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis Island Book Indexes: Name Index! #general

Joel Weintraub
 

I posted on JewishGen on Jan 22, 2016 information about a 799 roll film
series which are "book" lists of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island >from
1906 through 1940 on specific ships. The small books record, on separate
pages, the names of the immigrants, one page for each letter of the alphabet
for the start of the last name, and the location on the manifest for that
person.

The books were probably transcribed directly >from the ship manifest on their
voyage to Ellis Island. You need to know the ship name, date of arrival, and
shipping line to get to a particular film. The films were digitized at
FamilySearch library, and available online at http://tinyurl.com/krwf62w

Using these films, one can find the name of a passenger whose name has been
ripped off of the manifest before filming and then their place on the damaged
manifest by looking for their location (page/group# and line #) >from the
"book". You can also get a second opinion as to the name of a person on the
ship manifest image, and what the first letter of the last name is as some
letters, unless you know the stylistic handwriting, are ambiguous.

I just found that the "books" have been name indexed. Not sure who and when
that was done, or what parameters were indexed. It may not be complete as
the description states "Additional images will be added as they become
available". But there are problems with the index at
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2299396.

For starters, you cannot enter a year of interest or a ship name or shipping
company, or port of departure. You can however enter birth dates of a person
and use wild cards for the name. In addition, there are problems with the
results as I found by testing two names I have researched for my talks. If
you enter "Meier Schachter" on the name index (don't use "match all terms
exactly"), you will see the results include a column of "Events", and either
the immigration year is shown as a single year, or ">from 1906 to 1942". Meyer
is listed as the latter. If you click on the "view the record details" for
him under the "View" column, you will see his age, but again no information
about immigration year except 1906-1942 and no ship name. However, under
"View" of the result page, if you click on the camera image (View the image)
it will take you to a scan of the page of the "book" where his name appears
(151 of 969). The top of that page will show the roll #, shipping line, and
months covered. You have to move back in the book towards the first pages
and the cover to see the ship name (132 of 969). But I've previously found
that not all ships have the cover page on the films,making it difficult to
find the ship name.

My second example produces initial results that are even worse. Enter
"Hillel Wolozinsky" on the search page. You will see on the result page an
immigration year of 1908. Click the "view the record details" and find out
he came on the "Triest". He neither came in 1908 or on the Triest but on
the Estonia in 1907. That can be confirmed by going to the image of the
page (1113 of 1177), seeing it's on Roll 35 which covers 1907 May-Sep, and
then working back to the book cover (1084 of 1177) and finding the ship is
the Estonia.

Armed with the above, the name index is still an important new tool for
finding those elusive relatives at Ellis Island.

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point CA

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