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Lapiea-Dolna #bessarabia

E Feinstein
 

Does any one know where
Lapiea-Dolna in Moldova is today?
I am trying to find the current name.
Please let me know.

Eric FEINSTEIN
New Jersey


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Lapiea-Dolna #bessarabia

E Feinstein
 

Does any one know where
Lapiea-Dolna in Moldova is today?
I am trying to find the current name.
Please let me know.

Eric FEINSTEIN
New Jersey


JGS of Greater Philadelphia October 2017 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS of Greater Philadelphia October 2017 Meeting

Date: Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Speaker: Michael Steinlauf
Program: Polish Jews: Civilization, Destruction, Tiny Rebirth

Michael Steinlauf is professor of history at Gratz College in Elkins Park.
He is the author of Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the
Holocaust as well as numerous studies of Jewish culture in Yiddish and Polish.
He was theater editor of the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe and
of volume 16 of the journal Polin dedicated to Jewish popular culture in
Poland. His writings have been translated into Hebrew, Polish, German and
Italian. Professor Steinlauf has also been active in various kinds of Jewish
memory work in Poland including serving as chief historical advisor and
curator of modern Jewish culture for the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish
Jews which recently opened in Warsaw. He is currently at work on a study of
the Yiddish writer and activist Y. L. Peretz.

This program is to serve as an introduction of sorts to the 38th IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Warsaw, August 6-10, 2018
-- http://iajgs2018.org/

This lecture will briefly look at the civilization that Jews built in the
Polish lands before the Holocaust, particularly in the Polish republic of
the interwar years. It will then focus on the complexities of Jewish
revival after the Holocaust, before and since the fall of communism, and to
the present day. (much of the information is covered in much more detail at
the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the main venue of the
Conference -- http://www.polin.pl/en )

JGSGP website http://www.jgsgp.org is now available with latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.

We can also be found on Facebook.

Please note that JGSGP has a Speaker's Bureau which is available to local
groups on the various subjects concerning genealogy.

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@verizon.net>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Greater Philadelphia October 2017 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS of Greater Philadelphia October 2017 Meeting

Date: Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Speaker: Michael Steinlauf
Program: Polish Jews: Civilization, Destruction, Tiny Rebirth

Michael Steinlauf is professor of history at Gratz College in Elkins Park.
He is the author of Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the
Holocaust as well as numerous studies of Jewish culture in Yiddish and Polish.
He was theater editor of the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe and
of volume 16 of the journal Polin dedicated to Jewish popular culture in
Poland. His writings have been translated into Hebrew, Polish, German and
Italian. Professor Steinlauf has also been active in various kinds of Jewish
memory work in Poland including serving as chief historical advisor and
curator of modern Jewish culture for the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish
Jews which recently opened in Warsaw. He is currently at work on a study of
the Yiddish writer and activist Y. L. Peretz.

This program is to serve as an introduction of sorts to the 38th IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Warsaw, August 6-10, 2018
-- http://iajgs2018.org/

This lecture will briefly look at the civilization that Jews built in the
Polish lands before the Holocaust, particularly in the Polish republic of
the interwar years. It will then focus on the complexities of Jewish
revival after the Holocaust, before and since the fall of communism, and to
the present day. (much of the information is covered in much more detail at
the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the main venue of the
Conference -- http://www.polin.pl/en )

JGSGP website http://www.jgsgp.org is now available with latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.

We can also be found on Facebook.

Please note that JGSGP has a Speaker's Bureau which is available to local
groups on the various subjects concerning genealogy.

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@verizon.net>


FINALY origins #hungary

G. C. Kalman
 

Dear Siggers,

One of my ancestors was Loebl (Levi) FINALY (also known as "Bass(ist)"
or "Musicant"), who lived in the late 18th century, Obuda (now part of
Budapest, Hungary), and was a leader of a keyzmer band there. Some
sources claim that he (or his family) arrived >from Italy, but there is
no reliable evidence for that. Does anybody have any further information
about the origin of the family?

Thank you,

Gyorgy C. Kalman (Hungary)

Researching (among others)
MARKFELD (Przevidze/Privigye)
SUSMAN/SZISMAN (Hunovce/Hunfalva)
KOHN/KALMAN (Budapest)

--
G. C. Kalman
MTA BTK ITI

https://iti.btk.mta.hu/hu/munkatarsak/userprofile/KalmanCGyorgy
https://mta.academia.edu/GyorgyCKalman
alternative address: gckalman@gmail.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary FINALY origins #hungary

G. C. Kalman
 

Dear Siggers,

One of my ancestors was Loebl (Levi) FINALY (also known as "Bass(ist)"
or "Musicant"), who lived in the late 18th century, Obuda (now part of
Budapest, Hungary), and was a leader of a keyzmer band there. Some
sources claim that he (or his family) arrived >from Italy, but there is
no reliable evidence for that. Does anybody have any further information
about the origin of the family?

Thank you,

Gyorgy C. Kalman (Hungary)

Researching (among others)
MARKFELD (Przevidze/Privigye)
SUSMAN/SZISMAN (Hunovce/Hunfalva)
KOHN/KALMAN (Budapest)

--
G. C. Kalman
MTA BTK ITI

https://iti.btk.mta.hu/hu/munkatarsak/userprofile/KalmanCGyorgy
https://mta.academia.edu/GyorgyCKalman
alternative address: gckalman@gmail.com


ViewMate Interpretation Request -- German #galicia

Max Preston
 

Hi,

I've posted some handwritten text >from the early 1800s that discusses
the daughter of a relative of mine named "Marianna", who married a man
named "David" >from some town in Galicia. I'm trying to decipher David's
surname, as well as the town in Galicia (which may be something like
"Batzendorf" or "Latzendorf"). Can anyone help?

The text is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60872

Please response via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks!

Max Preston
Millburn, NJ


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate Interpretation Request -- German #galicia

Max Preston
 

Hi,

I've posted some handwritten text >from the early 1800s that discusses
the daughter of a relative of mine named "Marianna", who married a man
named "David" >from some town in Galicia. I'm trying to decipher David's
surname, as well as the town in Galicia (which may be something like
"Batzendorf" or "Latzendorf"). Can anyone help?

The text is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60872

Please response via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks!

Max Preston
Millburn, NJ


Lvov/Lwow Ghetto Records #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Survivors and Victims Database
has a new collection:

Registration and Work Cards for Jews >from Lviv Ghetto (Lwow Ghetto)
(ID: 45681)

According to the USHMM website, this collection "contains alphabetically
ordered work cards of ghetto inhabitants in Lviv... who went to places of
work in the city each day. Data includes name, date of birth, ghetto
residence, occupation, and workplace address." These records -- almost
18,000 cards -- were left behind by the Germans as they retreated. They
have been held by the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv.

The collection can be searched at
https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?SourceId=3D45681

If you locate a name of interest, you can submit a "Media Request" form
and you will quickly receive by email a digitized copy of the original
document.

Thank you to Peter Lande for sharing news of this collection on the
JewishGen Discussion Group -- and for all that he does to make available
records of the Shoah.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Lvov/Lwow Ghetto Records #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Survivors and Victims Database
has a new collection:

Registration and Work Cards for Jews >from Lviv Ghetto (Lwow Ghetto)
(ID: 45681)

According to the USHMM website, this collection "contains alphabetically
ordered work cards of ghetto inhabitants in Lviv... who went to places of
work in the city each day. Data includes name, date of birth, ghetto
residence, occupation, and workplace address." These records -- almost
18,000 cards -- were left behind by the Germans as they retreated. They
have been held by the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv.

The collection can be searched at
https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?SourceId=3D45681

If you locate a name of interest, you can submit a "Media Request" form
and you will quickly receive by email a digitized copy of the original
document.

Thank you to Peter Lande for sharing news of this collection on the
JewishGen Discussion Group -- and for all that he does to make available
records of the Shoah.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@gmail.com


History of Betar in Poland/Belarus #belarus

Celia Haupt
 

Hello all

I am interested in finding out more about the history of Betar in
Poland - specifically in the region of Drohiczyn. My grandmother's
autograph book contains some interesting inscriptions that lead me to
believe that she was involved in Betar in Poland in the early 1930's.

I would like to find out if there are any records remaining >from Betar
groups in the areas around Pinsk, Motol, Pruzany, Linov and various
other places. These were in Poland between the two wars, but are now
in Belarus. Ideally, I would love to track down membership list or
dates and locations of youth camps organised in the areas mentioned
that could possibly tie in with the dates of the inscriptions in the
autograph book.

The autograph book entries that have prompted this investigation can
be found on Viewmate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60540 and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60859.

Regards
Celia

Researching ARENBERG (Israel), FRANK (Seredzius, Surviliskis,
Lithuania; South Africa), GORDON (Lithuania), GUTENSKY (Poland),
KRUGER (Krakanova), LEVANISKY (Lithuania), SHAPIRO (Kovna, Lithuania;
Israel), SIMANOVSKI (Motol, Poland), STRELITZ (Vilkomir, Kedainiai,
Kovno, Lithuania), TRAUB (Lithuania), WARSHAVSKI (Poland?),
YERUZALIMSKI (Brezna?, Lithuania), YUDIS (Lithuania)


Belarus SIG #Belarus History of Betar in Poland/Belarus #belarus

Celia Haupt
 

Hello all

I am interested in finding out more about the history of Betar in
Poland - specifically in the region of Drohiczyn. My grandmother's
autograph book contains some interesting inscriptions that lead me to
believe that she was involved in Betar in Poland in the early 1930's.

I would like to find out if there are any records remaining >from Betar
groups in the areas around Pinsk, Motol, Pruzany, Linov and various
other places. These were in Poland between the two wars, but are now
in Belarus. Ideally, I would love to track down membership list or
dates and locations of youth camps organised in the areas mentioned
that could possibly tie in with the dates of the inscriptions in the
autograph book.

The autograph book entries that have prompted this investigation can
be found on Viewmate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60540 and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60859.

Regards
Celia

Researching ARENBERG (Israel), FRANK (Seredzius, Surviliskis,
Lithuania; South Africa), GORDON (Lithuania), GUTENSKY (Poland),
KRUGER (Krakanova), LEVANISKY (Lithuania), SHAPIRO (Kovna, Lithuania;
Israel), SIMANOVSKI (Motol, Poland), STRELITZ (Vilkomir, Kedainiai,
Kovno, Lithuania), TRAUB (Lithuania), WARSHAVSKI (Poland?),
YERUZALIMSKI (Brezna?, Lithuania), YUDIS (Lithuania)


Re: Rabbinic ordination in Lithuania #rabbinic

Ittai Hershman
 

Historically, "semicha" -- the conferring of the title Rabbi -- was not
generally done through formal schooling, as became the norm in 20th
century America. In fact, the whole notion of yeshivas, or rabbinical
schools, as a training ground for rabbis is modern and Western
(specifically, Germany and then America). Even today, one can become an
Orthodox Rabbi through a private process of study and testing. See, for
instance, the Wikipedia entry for Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.

Tangentially, on the famous Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth
Century, see the seminal work of Shaul Stampfer.

-Ittai Hershman


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Rabbinic ordination in Lithuania #rabbinic

Ittai Hershman
 

Historically, "semicha" -- the conferring of the title Rabbi -- was not
generally done through formal schooling, as became the norm in 20th
century America. In fact, the whole notion of yeshivas, or rabbinical
schools, as a training ground for rabbis is modern and Western
(specifically, Germany and then America). Even today, one can become an
Orthodox Rabbi through a private process of study and testing. See, for
instance, the Wikipedia entry for Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.

Tangentially, on the famous Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth
Century, see the seminal work of Shaul Stampfer.

-Ittai Hershman


Triangulation #dna

Arlene Beare
 

I did a workshop on Double match Triangulation at the Orlando Conference. I
find it is very useful in helping me sort out possible matches and also from
which side they match. The programme only costs 40 US dollars for a
lifetime use and can be found at
http://www.doublematchtriangulator.com

The following address is also useful for learning about Triangulation-
https://segmentology.org/how-to-triangulate/

It is possible to triangulate using Tier 1 tools on Gedmatch but GEDmatch
only gives you some of the triangulations with some of your matches. DMT
gives you *all* of your triangulations with one specific person.

Louis Kessler who created the DMT software is very helpful and reading the
help notes on the site gives one a good idea of how to use the programme.
Arlene Beare UK


DNA Research #DNA Triangulation #dna

Arlene Beare
 

I did a workshop on Double match Triangulation at the Orlando Conference. I
find it is very useful in helping me sort out possible matches and also from
which side they match. The programme only costs 40 US dollars for a
lifetime use and can be found at
http://www.doublematchtriangulator.com

The following address is also useful for learning about Triangulation-
https://segmentology.org/how-to-triangulate/

It is possible to triangulate using Tier 1 tools on Gedmatch but GEDmatch
only gives you some of the triangulations with some of your matches. DMT
gives you *all* of your triangulations with one specific person.

Louis Kessler who created the DMT software is very helpful and reading the
help notes on the site gives one a good idea of how to use the programme.
Arlene Beare UK


(US) USCIS Webinar on World War l Repatriations--October 26, 2017 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) is offering a
free webinar on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The topic is:
World War l Repatriations. The webinar will not be recorded therefore to
learn about this topic you need to join them live!

The webinar: Hundreds of native-born and naturalized American lost their
U.S. citizenship by serving in the armed forces of an allied country during
World War l. Many were unaware that serving for their country of origin even
if an ally with the U.S. could cost them their US citizenship. Congress
passed a law in October 1917 which allowed them to resume citizenship.

Go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars under Live Webinars, scroll down
and click "On Demand Webinars", scroll to the October 26 date. Click on
"attend session".

When you click on attend session you will be redirected to the USCIS Adobe
Connect. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before-do these
**before** the webinar so you are ready to go at the correct time:
.. Test your connection:
https://uscisconnect.connectsolutions.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
.. Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
.. Visual Quick Start Guide
https://seminars.adobeconnect.com/_a227210/vqs-participants/

If you experience problems with Adobe Connect contact 1-888-220-5228.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) USCIS Webinar on World War l Repatriations--October 26, 2017 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) is offering a
free webinar on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The topic is:
World War l Repatriations. The webinar will not be recorded therefore to
learn about this topic you need to join them live!

The webinar: Hundreds of native-born and naturalized American lost their
U.S. citizenship by serving in the armed forces of an allied country during
World War l. Many were unaware that serving for their country of origin even
if an ally with the U.S. could cost them their US citizenship. Congress
passed a law in October 1917 which allowed them to resume citizenship.

Go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars under Live Webinars, scroll down
and click "On Demand Webinars", scroll to the October 26 date. Click on
"attend session".

When you click on attend session you will be redirected to the USCIS Adobe
Connect. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before-do these
**before** the webinar so you are ready to go at the correct time:
.. Test your connection:
https://uscisconnect.connectsolutions.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
.. Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
.. Visual Quick Start Guide
https://seminars.adobeconnect.com/_a227210/vqs-participants/

If you experience problems with Adobe Connect contact 1-888-220-5228.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Families in Hesse plus question about Jewish Transmigration Bureau Deposit Card #general

Alice Josephs
 

Hi,

I am looking for information on my up to now mysterious family of my late
maternal grandmother Paula MARKUS. Mining Ancestry.com records, I have
managed to construct a family tree with the following surnames and towns.
Has anyone any information on these families?

DAVID Fischborn, Main-Kinzig-Kreis/Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
GOLDSCHMIDT Hermannstein, Wetzlar, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Hesse, Germany
GRUEN Luetterz, Gersfeld, Fulda, Hesse, Germany
LOEBENSTEIN Markoebel, Hammersbach, Hesse Germany
MARKUS Otterstadt, Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Rheinland Pfalz/Hainchen, Kreis
Büdingen, Hesse/Roedelheim, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
REIS Huettengesaess, Rheinland Pfalz, Germany
REGENSTEIN Leeheim, Gross-Gerau, Hesse, Germany
SALOMON Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
SPEYER Lindheim, Altenstadt, Wetteraukreis, Hesse, Germany

I am looking especially for the fate and/or descendants of:

Albert DAVID b: 15 Jun 1880 in Hesse, Germany
............ + Olga SALOMON b: 23 Aug 1883, m: 07 Jan 1909 in Frankfurt am
Main, Hesse, Germany

Theodor DAVID b: 19 Apr 1881
............ + Batti (Fanny) LOEBENSTEIN b: 05 Jun 1898 in Markoebel,
Hammersbach, Hesse, Germany m: 21 Dec 1923 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse,
Germany

Albert and Theodor DAVID are the maternal first cousins of my maternal great
grandfather Abraham MARKUS of Roedelheim, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany.

Theodor and Fanny DAVID seem to be in the Jewish Transmigration Records with
Fanny as the beneficiary and Theodor as the depositor to go to Buenos Aires,
Argentina. The card only has their names and Frankfurt am Main on it and I
do not have any date for the card.

However I think they disappear off Frankfurt am Main Ancestry.com records
around 1937. The card is stamped "closed." If anyone can also help me with the
significance of this, I would be very grateful.

I would be grateful if you would copy any list mailing direct to me.

Alice Josephs
London, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Families in Hesse plus question about Jewish Transmigration Bureau Deposit Card #general

Alice Josephs
 

Hi,

I am looking for information on my up to now mysterious family of my late
maternal grandmother Paula MARKUS. Mining Ancestry.com records, I have
managed to construct a family tree with the following surnames and towns.
Has anyone any information on these families?

DAVID Fischborn, Main-Kinzig-Kreis/Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
GOLDSCHMIDT Hermannstein, Wetzlar, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Hesse, Germany
GRUEN Luetterz, Gersfeld, Fulda, Hesse, Germany
LOEBENSTEIN Markoebel, Hammersbach, Hesse Germany
MARKUS Otterstadt, Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Rheinland Pfalz/Hainchen, Kreis
Büdingen, Hesse/Roedelheim, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
REIS Huettengesaess, Rheinland Pfalz, Germany
REGENSTEIN Leeheim, Gross-Gerau, Hesse, Germany
SALOMON Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
SPEYER Lindheim, Altenstadt, Wetteraukreis, Hesse, Germany

I am looking especially for the fate and/or descendants of:

Albert DAVID b: 15 Jun 1880 in Hesse, Germany
............ + Olga SALOMON b: 23 Aug 1883, m: 07 Jan 1909 in Frankfurt am
Main, Hesse, Germany

Theodor DAVID b: 19 Apr 1881
............ + Batti (Fanny) LOEBENSTEIN b: 05 Jun 1898 in Markoebel,
Hammersbach, Hesse, Germany m: 21 Dec 1923 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse,
Germany

Albert and Theodor DAVID are the maternal first cousins of my maternal great
grandfather Abraham MARKUS of Roedelheim, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany.

Theodor and Fanny DAVID seem to be in the Jewish Transmigration Records with
Fanny as the beneficiary and Theodor as the depositor to go to Buenos Aires,
Argentina. The card only has their names and Frankfurt am Main on it and I
do not have any date for the card.

However I think they disappear off Frankfurt am Main Ancestry.com records
around 1937. The card is stamped "closed." If anyone can also help me with the
significance of this, I would be very grateful.

I would be grateful if you would copy any list mailing direct to me.

Alice Josephs
London, UK

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