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Seeking Local Guides in Belarus and Ukraine #general

David Bernstein <davidbernstein99@...>
 

I am planning to visit the birthplaces of my grandparents. Two were
from places in or near Bobrusk in Belarus and two were >from near Kiev
in Ukraine. I would like to make arrangements to use local guides
specializing in working with people like myself. Please contact me
with the name and contact information of a guide you have utilized and
would recommend.

Thank you.

David Bernstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Don't forget to check JewishGen's InfoFile "Finding a Professional
Genealogist" - https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm
And if someone has guides/researchers to add to JewishGen's list, please do so.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Local Guides in Belarus and Ukraine #general

David Bernstein <davidbernstein99@...>
 

I am planning to visit the birthplaces of my grandparents. Two were
from places in or near Bobrusk in Belarus and two were >from near Kiev
in Ukraine. I would like to make arrangements to use local guides
specializing in working with people like myself. Please contact me
with the name and contact information of a guide you have utilized and
would recommend.

Thank you.

David Bernstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Don't forget to check JewishGen's InfoFile "Finding a Professional
Genealogist" - https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm
And if someone has guides/researchers to add to JewishGen's list, please do so.


New Austrian Government Says They Will Grant Citizenship to Descendants of Austrian Holocaust Victims #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

According to media reports last night, the new Austrian government
has announced it will offer citizenship to the descendants of Austrian
victims of the Holocaust.

The move is part of trust-building steps to improve relationships
with Israel and the Jewish people, according to the media sources.

It's estimated that approximately 200,000 people could be granted Austrian
citizenship. No details were available at the time of this posting. To read
more see:

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.830032 and
http://tinyurl.com/y84esgv2 (i24 TV news)

GerSIG Moderator with thanks to IAJGS Leadership


German SIG #Germany New Austrian Government Says They Will Grant Citizenship to Descendants of Austrian Holocaust Victims #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

According to media reports last night, the new Austrian government
has announced it will offer citizenship to the descendants of Austrian
victims of the Holocaust.

The move is part of trust-building steps to improve relationships
with Israel and the Jewish people, according to the media sources.

It's estimated that approximately 200,000 people could be granted Austrian
citizenship. No details were available at the time of this posting. To read
more see:

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.830032 and
http://tinyurl.com/y84esgv2 (i24 TV news)

GerSIG Moderator with thanks to IAJGS Leadership


Rav Leibel Williger of Congregation Torah VaSaas in Boro Park. #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the Rabbi and his wife who is a daughter
of Rabbi David Brander, the Strykover Rebbe in Bnei Brak.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately with contact information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rav Leibel Williger of Congregation Torah VaSaas in Boro Park. #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the Rabbi and his wife who is a daughter
of Rabbi David Brander, the Strykover Rebbe in Bnei Brak.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately with contact information.


Your Reference to Munkats Film #hungary

Moishe Miller
 

Dear David and the H-SIG group,

I too have an interest in vital records >from Munkacz (Mukacheve). Have
you seen
http://jgirc.org/collection-search/
the website by Banai Lynn Feldstein? It has birth records for Mukacheve.

Regarding your reference "Munkats Film #719825"; please note,
Mukacheve was in Bereg county. The film in question does not seem to
include that town or county. As per the FamilySearch Catalog, it covers:

Census of the Jews in Hungary, 1848. For the cities: Debrecen, Eperjes,
GyÃœngyÃœs, GyÅ?r, Miskolc, Modor, Nagyszombat, PÊcs, Sopron,
Szakolcza, SzentgyÜrgy, UjvidÊk, Temesvår, TrencsÊn, Zombor. For the
counties: Baranya, BÊkÊs, Bihar, Csanåd, Csongråd, Esztergom,
FejÊr, GyÅ?r, Hajdu, KomÃ¥rom, Szolnok, Krassó, Kraszna, MÃ¥ramaros,
Moson, Szabolcs, Tolna, TrencsÊn, Turócz, Ung, Vas, VeszprÊm, Zala.

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com

Moderator: The film in question is #FHL 719825, which lists Jewish households >from
Maramaros, which is where Breb and Kracsfalva (Karacsonfalva/Krechnev, now
Craciunesti, Romania) were located.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: CENSUS 1848
From: dzwieder@okmail.co.il
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 02:16:18 +0200
X-Message-Number: 2

BS"D

Does anybody know how to get a copy of microfilm photos >from the
Hungarian
CENSUS 1848 of Szigeti Maramaros without to register yourself in the
Mormon
church?

For Religious reasons I don't want to register into the Church system

I am looking urgently for following 2 photos OF THE Census of 1848

1848 Hungarian Census Town Kracsfalva?County Maramaros?

Name Individual # Age Relationship to Head of Household Birth Town

Film #719825 Town Kracsfalva County Maramaros

HERSELI?,?rub??? 43??Munkats?? Film #719825
HERSELI?,?Rifka? 1 ?35?wife?>from Desze ?Film #719825
HERSELI?,?Frina??2 12 ?children? Film #719825
HERSELI?,?Szurka??3? 6children? Film #719825
HERSELI?,?Joszip? 4 10? children? Film #719825
HERSELI?,?Jakob? 5 4? children? Film #719825
HERJEK?,?Sz?---l??6 half?children? Film #719825
?

Film # 719825 Town BREB

VIEDER, Markus 40 B?-?-?-?-?ahaza? Bushtyno, Ukraine Film # 719825
VIEDER, Czipre? 1 40 wife Karacsonyfalva? Film # 719825
VIEDER, Ilie? 2 14 child Film #
719825
VIEDER, David 3 12 child Film #
719825
VIEDER, Heye? 4 7 child Film #
719825
VIEDER, Nachman 5 14 child


I would be very thankful for any help and for any other info
Thanks.

All the best
David Zvi Wieder
dzwieder@okmail.co.il


Hungary SIG #Hungary Your Reference to Munkats Film #hungary

Moishe Miller
 

Dear David and the H-SIG group,

I too have an interest in vital records >from Munkacz (Mukacheve). Have
you seen
http://jgirc.org/collection-search/
the website by Banai Lynn Feldstein? It has birth records for Mukacheve.

Regarding your reference "Munkats Film #719825"; please note,
Mukacheve was in Bereg county. The film in question does not seem to
include that town or county. As per the FamilySearch Catalog, it covers:

Census of the Jews in Hungary, 1848. For the cities: Debrecen, Eperjes,
GyÃœngyÃœs, GyÅ?r, Miskolc, Modor, Nagyszombat, PÊcs, Sopron,
Szakolcza, SzentgyÜrgy, UjvidÊk, Temesvår, TrencsÊn, Zombor. For the
counties: Baranya, BÊkÊs, Bihar, Csanåd, Csongråd, Esztergom,
FejÊr, GyÅ?r, Hajdu, KomÃ¥rom, Szolnok, Krassó, Kraszna, MÃ¥ramaros,
Moson, Szabolcs, Tolna, TrencsÊn, Turócz, Ung, Vas, VeszprÊm, Zala.

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com

Moderator: The film in question is #FHL 719825, which lists Jewish households >from
Maramaros, which is where Breb and Kracsfalva (Karacsonfalva/Krechnev, now
Craciunesti, Romania) were located.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: CENSUS 1848
From: dzwieder@okmail.co.il
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 02:16:18 +0200
X-Message-Number: 2

BS"D

Does anybody know how to get a copy of microfilm photos >from the
Hungarian
CENSUS 1848 of Szigeti Maramaros without to register yourself in the
Mormon
church?

For Religious reasons I don't want to register into the Church system

I am looking urgently for following 2 photos OF THE Census of 1848

1848 Hungarian Census Town Kracsfalva?County Maramaros?

Name Individual # Age Relationship to Head of Household Birth Town

Film #719825 Town Kracsfalva County Maramaros

HERSELI?,?rub??? 43??Munkats?? Film #719825
HERSELI?,?Rifka? 1 ?35?wife?>from Desze ?Film #719825
HERSELI?,?Frina??2 12 ?children? Film #719825
HERSELI?,?Szurka??3? 6children? Film #719825
HERSELI?,?Joszip? 4 10? children? Film #719825
HERSELI?,?Jakob? 5 4? children? Film #719825
HERJEK?,?Sz?---l??6 half?children? Film #719825
?

Film # 719825 Town BREB

VIEDER, Markus 40 B?-?-?-?-?ahaza? Bushtyno, Ukraine Film # 719825
VIEDER, Czipre? 1 40 wife Karacsonyfalva? Film # 719825
VIEDER, Ilie? 2 14 child Film #
719825
VIEDER, David 3 12 child Film #
719825
VIEDER, Heye? 4 7 child Film #
719825
VIEDER, Nachman 5 14 child


I would be very thankful for any help and for any other info
Thanks.

All the best
David Zvi Wieder
dzwieder@okmail.co.il


Ohio Death Certificates #general

Israel P
 

A few years back, Ohio death certificates were available online through I think
1950.

Now I cannot find them. Ancestry and Family Search have some indexed or
other partial information.

Does anyone know where to find these?

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem
allmyforeparents.blogspot.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ohio Death Certificates #general

Israel P
 

A few years back, Ohio death certificates were available online through I think
1950.

Now I cannot find them. Ancestry and Family Search have some indexed or
other partial information.

Does anyone know where to find these?

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem
allmyforeparents.blogspot.com


Re: Birthplace: "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey"?? #general

Pat Fuller
 

Hi Again, Genners - Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all the wonderful
knowledgeable people who responded to my question yesterday about the
birthplace "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey." I am now thoroughly educated!
Before World War I, Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire (i.e., Turkey).
Palestine was a district in the Ottoman Empire. Therefore, in 1888, it was
correct to list a birthplace as "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey." My
Kanstoroom (Kanster) relatives probably immigrated >from Russia to Jerusalem
in the 1800s, possibly as part of the Zionist movement, but that's just a
guess for now. I have just started researching this family, so I have a lot
more to learn.

I will thank everyone individually, but I wanted to stop the flood of
responses. Thanks again.

Pat Redman Fuller
Simi Valley, California, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Birthplace: "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey"?? #general

Pat Fuller
 

Hi Again, Genners - Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all the wonderful
knowledgeable people who responded to my question yesterday about the
birthplace "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey." I am now thoroughly educated!
Before World War I, Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire (i.e., Turkey).
Palestine was a district in the Ottoman Empire. Therefore, in 1888, it was
correct to list a birthplace as "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey." My
Kanstoroom (Kanster) relatives probably immigrated >from Russia to Jerusalem
in the 1800s, possibly as part of the Zionist movement, but that's just a
guess for now. I have just started researching this family, so I have a lot
more to learn.

I will thank everyone individually, but I wanted to stop the flood of
responses. Thanks again.

Pat Redman Fuller
Simi Valley, California, USA


Re: Baal Shem Tov #general

Harvey Kabaker
 

Hello, Israel,

Have you asked this question in the Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook?

Off the top of my head, I'd say this is a fantasy. But I'm not an expert.

On geni[dot]com are a multitude of special projects tracing rabbinical
dynasties, scholars and other notable Jews, including a family tree for
Rabbi Yisrael ben Eliezer Isseries, "Baal Shem Tov." Many experienced
researchers (about 80, at last count) have had their hands on this
curated profile, so I'd consider the work reliable.

Of 2,298 profiles in his list, the surname Balsam doesn't appear. Given
names are harder to research but not impossible.

Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD

On 12/20/17, "IsraelP"<IsraelP@pikholz.org> wrote:
The wife of a cousin of mine is the descendant of a woman named BALSAM.
She says she has heard that BALSAM is >from "Baal Shem" and signifies a
descendants of R' Israel, the Baal Shem Tov.

Does anyone here know is this is correct and if there is a reliable
outline if his descendants?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Baal Shem Tov #general

Harvey Kabaker
 

Hello, Israel,

Have you asked this question in the Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook?

Off the top of my head, I'd say this is a fantasy. But I'm not an expert.

On geni[dot]com are a multitude of special projects tracing rabbinical
dynasties, scholars and other notable Jews, including a family tree for
Rabbi Yisrael ben Eliezer Isseries, "Baal Shem Tov." Many experienced
researchers (about 80, at last count) have had their hands on this
curated profile, so I'd consider the work reliable.

Of 2,298 profiles in his list, the surname Balsam doesn't appear. Given
names are harder to research but not impossible.

Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD

On 12/20/17, "IsraelP"<IsraelP@pikholz.org> wrote:
The wife of a cousin of mine is the descendant of a woman named BALSAM.
She says she has heard that BALSAM is >from "Baal Shem" and signifies a
descendants of R' Israel, the Baal Shem Tov.

Does anyone here know is this is correct and if there is a reliable
outline if his descendants?


Re: Inclusion of Stillbirths & Adopted Infants in NYC Birth Index? #general

e l
 

Hello Ms. Dworski,

In answer to your queries, please see the following:

For New York City stillbirths and miscarriages, see
http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/2523/stillbirth-and-miscarriage-certificate
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/NuA3ra ]

For New York City adoptions, see
https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/adoption.htm

If you find a certificate online and have not yet ordered it, check for what
additional information, if any, appears on
https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search/ because that website may provide the
names of the parents, as listed on the certificate.

Thank you for providing your location, as requested in the instructions to
posting on this website. It often helps to know that information for the
purpose of directing those posting queries to the physical location of resources.

I do not do research for others, and my time is limited. I cannot spend more
time on this issue.

I wish you success in your continuing research.

Sincerely,
Edward David Luft
Washington, DC

From: Deborah Dworski <ddworski@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017

Online access to the 1957 NYC birth index has yielded the discovery of a
surprise baby who clearly belongs on my family tree due to the unusual
surname. She is only listed as "baby girl." Pondering possible explanations
of this finding has led to more general questions about the database. First,
did the NYC birth index include stillbirths or were stillbirths assigned to
the City death index? Were adopted infants expunged >from the birth index?
If adopted infants were included, were they listed according to the biological
mother's surname, the biological father's surname (if known) or the surname
of the adopting family?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Inclusion of Stillbirths & Adopted Infants in NYC Birth Index? #general

e l
 

Hello Ms. Dworski,

In answer to your queries, please see the following:

For New York City stillbirths and miscarriages, see
http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/2523/stillbirth-and-miscarriage-certificate
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/NuA3ra ]

For New York City adoptions, see
https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/adoption.htm

If you find a certificate online and have not yet ordered it, check for what
additional information, if any, appears on
https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search/ because that website may provide the
names of the parents, as listed on the certificate.

Thank you for providing your location, as requested in the instructions to
posting on this website. It often helps to know that information for the
purpose of directing those posting queries to the physical location of resources.

I do not do research for others, and my time is limited. I cannot spend more
time on this issue.

I wish you success in your continuing research.

Sincerely,
Edward David Luft
Washington, DC

From: Deborah Dworski <ddworski@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017

Online access to the 1957 NYC birth index has yielded the discovery of a
surprise baby who clearly belongs on my family tree due to the unusual
surname. She is only listed as "baby girl." Pondering possible explanations
of this finding has led to more general questions about the database. First,
did the NYC birth index include stillbirths or were stillbirths assigned to
the City death index? Were adopted infants expunged >from the birth index?
If adopted infants were included, were they listed according to the biological
mother's surname, the biological father's surname (if known) or the surname
of the adopting family?


Re: Birthplace: "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey"?? #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Before the British mandate, "Palestine" was under the rule of the Ottoman
Empire, aka Turkey. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire

Odeda Zlotnick

Searching:
KULIKOWER, BLASS, BOTTWIN-MELLER in Lemberg and Vienna;
LEISEROWITZ, ZIGLER; COSULEANU in Iassy and Cosula;
MENDELOWITSCH (MENDELWICZ) in Tomaszow Mazowietsky;
ZLOTNICK >from Lapici (Lapich) Belarus, FEIGIN and BELINKY in Minsk, Belarus

"Pat Fuller" <patbfuller@roadrunner.com> wrote:

Hello Genners - I found a relative (Harry Kanstor) whose World War I draft
card and also his obituary state that he was born in "Jerusalem, Palestine,
Turkey" in 1888. Since both documents would have been written by Mr.
Kanstor or someone familiar with him, I assume this is correct, but it
doesn't make any sense to me. Could someone more knowledgeable about the
history of the region please explain?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Birthplace: "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey"?? #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Before the British mandate, "Palestine" was under the rule of the Ottoman
Empire, aka Turkey. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire

Odeda Zlotnick

Searching:
KULIKOWER, BLASS, BOTTWIN-MELLER in Lemberg and Vienna;
LEISEROWITZ, ZIGLER; COSULEANU in Iassy and Cosula;
MENDELOWITSCH (MENDELWICZ) in Tomaszow Mazowietsky;
ZLOTNICK >from Lapici (Lapich) Belarus, FEIGIN and BELINKY in Minsk, Belarus

"Pat Fuller" <patbfuller@roadrunner.com> wrote:

Hello Genners - I found a relative (Harry Kanstor) whose World War I draft
card and also his obituary state that he was born in "Jerusalem, Palestine,
Turkey" in 1888. Since both documents would have been written by Mr.
Kanstor or someone familiar with him, I assume this is correct, but it
doesn't make any sense to me. Could someone more knowledgeable about the
history of the region please explain?


Hamburg Kabronim Buch #general

Jeffrey Herrmann
 

In researching my 18th and 19th century Herschel of Hamburg ancestors
I came across a book Memor-Buch die judischen Friedhofe in Wandsbek,
by Naftali Bar-Giora Bamberger with pictures of the gravestones at
Wandsbek. In that book there are footnotes discussing the inscriptions
on the gravestones. Some of the footnotes make reference to the
"Kabronim Buch," sometimes abbreviated K. B.

Can anyone tell me what the Kabronim Buch was?

Jeffrey Herrmann


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hamburg Kabronim Buch #general

Jeffrey Herrmann
 

In researching my 18th and 19th century Herschel of Hamburg ancestors
I came across a book Memor-Buch die judischen Friedhofe in Wandsbek,
by Naftali Bar-Giora Bamberger with pictures of the gravestones at
Wandsbek. In that book there are footnotes discussing the inscriptions
on the gravestones. Some of the footnotes make reference to the
"Kabronim Buch," sometimes abbreviated K. B.

Can anyone tell me what the Kabronim Buch was?

Jeffrey Herrmann

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