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Re: Jewish Genealogy Databases in Switzerland #general

Toby Gass <tgass@...>
 

Hello,

There really aren't any Jewish genealogy databases in Switzerland. General
population databases with vital statistics are kept at the canton level,
and very few are online. The Swiss are starting to digitize some of these,
but they are starting >from dates many, many centuries ago and slowly
working forward. The Jewish community in Geneva has a website that includes
the data for the cemetery in Veyrier
http://www.comisra.ch/fr/services/cimetiere.php [1].

I've had some luck finding information (marriages, deaths, births) in old
newspapers on this website
http://newspaper.archives.rero.ch/olive/ODE/CONF_EN/index.html [2]; the text
is searchable, so you can look for specific names. I still have cousins
in French-speaking Switzerland, and they are not aware of any additional
sources of information.

There is an older Jewish cemetery in the Geneva area than the one at Veyrier,
but none of its information is online. The German-speaking Swiss Jews have
this genealogy website http://www.svjg.ch/5/the-society [3] that includes
back issues of a publication that is available only if you join. I have not
joined, so I don't know how useful the information in the quarterly might be.

Generally, finding information requires a trip to Switzerland. I was in
contact last year with someone >from JOWBR, and they are desperate for
information >from cemeteries in Switzerland. If you do go and visit some
cemeteries, take some extra photos and contact the JOWBR France/Switzerland
coordinator.

Toby Gass

Links:
[1] http://www.comisra.ch/fr/services/cimetiere.php
[2] http://newspaper.archives.rero.ch/olive/ODE/CONF_EN/index.html
[3] http://www.svjg.ch/5/the-society


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Genealogy Databases in Switzerland #general

Toby Gass <tgass@...>
 

Hello,

There really aren't any Jewish genealogy databases in Switzerland. General
population databases with vital statistics are kept at the canton level,
and very few are online. The Swiss are starting to digitize some of these,
but they are starting >from dates many, many centuries ago and slowly
working forward. The Jewish community in Geneva has a website that includes
the data for the cemetery in Veyrier
http://www.comisra.ch/fr/services/cimetiere.php [1].

I've had some luck finding information (marriages, deaths, births) in old
newspapers on this website
http://newspaper.archives.rero.ch/olive/ODE/CONF_EN/index.html [2]; the text
is searchable, so you can look for specific names. I still have cousins
in French-speaking Switzerland, and they are not aware of any additional
sources of information.

There is an older Jewish cemetery in the Geneva area than the one at Veyrier,
but none of its information is online. The German-speaking Swiss Jews have
this genealogy website http://www.svjg.ch/5/the-society [3] that includes
back issues of a publication that is available only if you join. I have not
joined, so I don't know how useful the information in the quarterly might be.

Generally, finding information requires a trip to Switzerland. I was in
contact last year with someone >from JOWBR, and they are desperate for
information >from cemeteries in Switzerland. If you do go and visit some
cemeteries, take some extra photos and contact the JOWBR France/Switzerland
coordinator.

Toby Gass

Links:
[1] http://www.comisra.ch/fr/services/cimetiere.php
[2] http://newspaper.archives.rero.ch/olive/ODE/CONF_EN/index.html
[3] http://www.svjg.ch/5/the-society


Re: Where is "Reslawa", Russia #general

Beth Galleto
 

Mary Ellen Pollack asked whether a town listed on a manifest as "Reslawa" was
the same as Radzilow. Remembering that the letter "w" was likely to be
pronounced like a "v", a "sounds like" search on the JewishGen Jewish
Communities Database for "Reslav" brings up another possibility, the town of
Roslavl, Russia, 226 miles southwest of Moscow.

Beth Galleto
Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is "Reslawa", Russia #general

Beth Galleto
 

Mary Ellen Pollack asked whether a town listed on a manifest as "Reslawa" was
the same as Radzilow. Remembering that the letter "w" was likely to be
pronounced like a "v", a "sounds like" search on the JewishGen Jewish
Communities Database for "Reslav" brings up another possibility, the town of
Roslavl, Russia, 226 miles southwest of Moscow.

Beth Galleto
Washington, D.C.


This week's Yizkor Book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

Chapters in some Yizkor books are drawn >from published works in addition to
the reminisces of the many contributors who grew up in the towns or survived
the Holocaust. In the book of Lowicz, Poland, a chapter on "The Annual Fair"
actually came >from a work of fiction - "Reb Shloyme Nogid," or "Wealthy
Shloyme," published in 1913 - written by Sholem Asch, regarded as the most
popular and important Yiddish writer in the first half of the 20th century.
It is a marvelously vivid account of a fair held after harvest time and,
although fictional, no doubt is an accurate snapshot, especially given that
Asch was born in nearby Kutno, 27 miles away.

Asch writes that the annual fair provided Jews with half their annual income,
and for Shloyme, "it was customary to take a hundred zloty in small change
and lend it to the poor people during the market days." His descriptions of
the different people who came to the fairs are priceless - the Gombin people
(who "lived with the earth, learned to catch fish in the dark rivers"), the
Gostynin "wives" ("a slap >from such a woman was something that one was
careful to stay away from"), the Zachlin young butchers, Krashnewitz horse-
dealers, among others. "

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1664614563560692

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow (http://bit.ly/2nOj336), Kovel (http://bit.ly/2Edyg3Q)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor Book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

Chapters in some Yizkor books are drawn >from published works in addition to
the reminisces of the many contributors who grew up in the towns or survived
the Holocaust. In the book of Lowicz, Poland, a chapter on "The Annual Fair"
actually came >from a work of fiction - "Reb Shloyme Nogid," or "Wealthy
Shloyme," published in 1913 - written by Sholem Asch, regarded as the most
popular and important Yiddish writer in the first half of the 20th century.
It is a marvelously vivid account of a fair held after harvest time and,
although fictional, no doubt is an accurate snapshot, especially given that
Asch was born in nearby Kutno, 27 miles away.

Asch writes that the annual fair provided Jews with half their annual income,
and for Shloyme, "it was customary to take a hundred zloty in small change
and lend it to the poor people during the market days." His descriptions of
the different people who came to the fairs are priceless - the Gombin people
(who "lived with the earth, learned to catch fish in the dark rivers"), the
Gostynin "wives" ("a slap >from such a woman was something that one was
careful to stay away from"), the Zachlin young butchers, Krashnewitz horse-
dealers, among others. "

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1664614563560692

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow (http://bit.ly/2nOj336), Kovel (http://bit.ly/2Edyg3Q)


Yisrael Nachman ben Yosef of Ostrow-19th Zfat, Israel #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Still trying to track an ancestor who came to Eretz Yisrael during
the 19th century to Zfat. Yisrael Nachman ben Yosef (may have been
ROSENBAUM) was a student of the Chassidic Rebbe Yehoshua Heschel of
Apta. At some point moved >from Zfat to Tveria (Tiberias) and
supposedly buried there.

"Sefer Tveria" published in the 1970s mentions the family name
ROSENBAUM without any mention of who the family was, or the time that
this family lived in Tveria. Israel Nachman's children changed their
family names to SCHECHTER.

Yisrael Nachman's was also related to the Lechowitz-Stolin Chassidic
dynasties through marriage.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yisrael Nachman ben Yosef of Ostrow-19th Zfat, Israel #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Still trying to track an ancestor who came to Eretz Yisrael during
the 19th century to Zfat. Yisrael Nachman ben Yosef (may have been
ROSENBAUM) was a student of the Chassidic Rebbe Yehoshua Heschel of
Apta. At some point moved >from Zfat to Tveria (Tiberias) and
supposedly buried there.

"Sefer Tveria" published in the 1970s mentions the family name
ROSENBAUM without any mention of who the family was, or the time that
this family lived in Tveria. Israel Nachman's children changed their
family names to SCHECHTER.

Yisrael Nachman's was also related to the Lechowitz-Stolin Chassidic
dynasties through marriage.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


WOSNITZER, Tarnow Galicia #general

hudsoncorp@...
 

Recently began researching family history: Looking for parents names of
ggf/ggm as well as all information, or suggestions.

ggf-Max WOSNITZER-January 1858, Tarnow, Galicia--January 1931, Newark, New
Jersey USA, married circa 1877 in Tarnow--Hatter--Hudson Hat Company NJ USA

ggm-Lena KOPF 1868, Tarnow, Galicia-1948, Newark, New Jersey USA

gf-Abe WOSNITZER May 30, 1880, Tarnow, Galicia-July 1968, East Orange, New
Jersey--Hatter

Immigration: Tarnow, Galicia, via Cherbourg, France to New York, then to
Newark, New Jersey 1881

Regards, William R. Wosnitzer, Point Pleasant Boro, New Jersey USA,
hudsoncorp@comcast.net JGFF researcher #777268


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WOSNITZER, Tarnow Galicia #general

hudsoncorp@...
 

Recently began researching family history: Looking for parents names of
ggf/ggm as well as all information, or suggestions.

ggf-Max WOSNITZER-January 1858, Tarnow, Galicia--January 1931, Newark, New
Jersey USA, married circa 1877 in Tarnow--Hatter--Hudson Hat Company NJ USA

ggm-Lena KOPF 1868, Tarnow, Galicia-1948, Newark, New Jersey USA

gf-Abe WOSNITZER May 30, 1880, Tarnow, Galicia-July 1968, East Orange, New
Jersey--Hatter

Immigration: Tarnow, Galicia, via Cherbourg, France to New York, then to
Newark, New Jersey 1881

Regards, William R. Wosnitzer, Point Pleasant Boro, New Jersey USA,
hudsoncorp@comcast.net JGFF researcher #777268


Re: Where is "Reslawa", Russia? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Mary Ellen Pollack wrote:

My husband's grandfather came to NY in 1907. On the manifest he listed
his last address as Reslawa, Russia.
When I "googled" this all I got was Radzilow.
Are these one and the same?
Mary Ellen,

Town name is Pereyaslav (>from 1943 known as Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy), large
Jewish town in Ukraine, some 50 miles ESE distance >from Kiev.

Best,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is "Reslawa", Russia? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Mary Ellen Pollack wrote:

My husband's grandfather came to NY in 1907. On the manifest he listed
his last address as Reslawa, Russia.
When I "googled" this all I got was Radzilow.
Are these one and the same?
Mary Ellen,

Town name is Pereyaslav (>from 1943 known as Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy), large
Jewish town in Ukraine, some 50 miles ESE distance >from Kiev.

Best,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


The AGAD-Gesher Galicia Joint Symposium: online registration to open for all #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Open registration for all for the AGAD-Gesher Galicia Joint Symposium,
to be held in Warsaw on August 7, 2018, will begin on Sunday, February
11, at 9:00 am EST in the United States. This corresponds to 2:00 pm in
London, 3:00 pm in Warsaw and 4:00 pm in Lviv - and to 6:00 am in
California and 8:00 am in Chicago.

You can register online through the dedicated main web page for the
Symposium, at:
<https://www.geshergalicia.org/agad-gesher-galicia-joint-symposium/>.
This page, which contains a link to the Registration page, gives further
information about the all-day event.

The Symposium's daytime sessions will be followed by a reception with
buffet in the evening. Check-in for the event will start at 08:15 am on
the day, and the opening session at 08:45 am. Simultaneous
interpretation between English and Polish, in both directions, will be
provided for all sessions during the day.

There are a limited number of places left for the Symposium, since
Gesher Galicia members have already been able to make priority
reservations. Once the limit on places is reached, further requests will
be put on a waiting list. People making a reservation online, as >from
Sunday, will be notified if they are on the waiting list.

Any questions about the Symposium should be directed to the
Symposium Infoline at: <gg-agad.symposium@geshergalicia.org>.

For all inquiries, other than about the Symposium, please contact:
<info@geshergalicia.org>.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia

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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia The AGAD-Gesher Galicia Joint Symposium: online registration to open for all #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Open registration for all for the AGAD-Gesher Galicia Joint Symposium,
to be held in Warsaw on August 7, 2018, will begin on Sunday, February
11, at 9:00 am EST in the United States. This corresponds to 2:00 pm in
London, 3:00 pm in Warsaw and 4:00 pm in Lviv - and to 6:00 am in
California and 8:00 am in Chicago.

You can register online through the dedicated main web page for the
Symposium, at:
<https://www.geshergalicia.org/agad-gesher-galicia-joint-symposium/>.
This page, which contains a link to the Registration page, gives further
information about the all-day event.

The Symposium's daytime sessions will be followed by a reception with
buffet in the evening. Check-in for the event will start at 08:15 am on
the day, and the opening session at 08:45 am. Simultaneous
interpretation between English and Polish, in both directions, will be
provided for all sessions during the day.

There are a limited number of places left for the Symposium, since
Gesher Galicia members have already been able to make priority
reservations. Once the limit on places is reached, further requests will
be put on a waiting list. People making a reservation online, as >from
Sunday, will be notified if they are on the waiting list.

Any questions about the Symposium should be directed to the
Symposium Infoline at: <gg-agad.symposium@geshergalicia.org>.

For all inquiries, other than about the Symposium, please contact:
<info@geshergalicia.org>.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia

---
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
Send all general inquiries to <info@geshergalicia.org>
and inquiries about the Symposium to <gg-agad.symposium@geshergalicia.org>.


Requesting a list of gravestones at the Bad Wildungen,Hesse, Jewish Cemetery #germany

Richard <r.d.oppenheimer@...>
 

Dear Members,

Does anyone have a copy of the list of gravestones at the Bad Wildungen,
Hesse, Jewish Cemetery? I would appreciate getting a copy. I once saw it
published, but can't seem to find it again. Thanks for your help.

Feel free to send it to me directly [off list].

Thank you, Richard Oppenheimer r.d.oppenheimer@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Requesting a list of gravestones at the Bad Wildungen,Hesse, Jewish Cemetery #germany

Richard <r.d.oppenheimer@...>
 

Dear Members,

Does anyone have a copy of the list of gravestones at the Bad Wildungen,
Hesse, Jewish Cemetery? I would appreciate getting a copy. I once saw it
published, but can't seem to find it again. Thanks for your help.

Feel free to send it to me directly [off list].

Thank you, Richard Oppenheimer r.d.oppenheimer@gmail.com


[Requesting] [another] Berlin-Weissensee cemetery burial Look Up #germany

William Hunter <nickh2@...>
 

I saw that another member was interested in a burial look up in Berlin. I
have been looking for traces of the ALBAHARY /ALBAHARI Family. I found one
buried in WWI memorial on-line, but no others.

Father: Moritz (Mosco) ALBAHARY b. about 1835, d. 5 Aug 1907

Son: Victor (Viktor) ALBAHARY b. 9 Sept 1867
Wife of Victor: Bertha unknown birth

Son: Heinrich ALBAHARY b. 30 JUL 1878
Wife of Heinrich: Gertrud b. 1882

If the Father is found, the sons may not be far away. The families lived in
Charlottenburg, Berlin between 1900-1930s.

Thank you in advance. All the best

Bill Hunter, Arizona, nickh2@cox.net


German SIG #Germany [Requesting] [another] Berlin-Weissensee cemetery burial Look Up #germany

William Hunter <nickh2@...>
 

I saw that another member was interested in a burial look up in Berlin. I
have been looking for traces of the ALBAHARY /ALBAHARI Family. I found one
buried in WWI memorial on-line, but no others.

Father: Moritz (Mosco) ALBAHARY b. about 1835, d. 5 Aug 1907

Son: Victor (Viktor) ALBAHARY b. 9 Sept 1867
Wife of Victor: Bertha unknown birth

Son: Heinrich ALBAHARY b. 30 JUL 1878
Wife of Heinrich: Gertrud b. 1882

If the Father is found, the sons may not be far away. The families lived in
Charlottenburg, Berlin between 1900-1930s.

Thank you in advance. All the best

Bill Hunter, Arizona, nickh2@cox.net


Surnames BROITMAN and ROITMAN #bessarabia

Pat Fuller
 

Hi Bessarabians -

I have a question for you surname experts out there. I
have been trying to find information about my paternal gf's family for
several years. He was born in Karpineny, Bessarabia (now Carpineni, Moldova)
in 1881. His name was Benjamin Moses ROITMAN. His parents' names were Moses
Isaac ROITMAN and Toba SHKOLNIK. (I know even less about my SHKOLNIK
family.) I know my gf had siblings, but I haven't been able to find their
names or what happened to them and their families. It has been extremely
frustrating, partly because ROITMAN was such a common name in that area. I
have tried many avenues of exploration, and now I am trying DNA.

I have several DNA matches with ancestors named BROITMAN. I'm wondering
whether these could be variations of the same surname, or whether they are
completely different names. If the latter, there is no need for me to pursue
these matches.

Many thanks for your help.

Pat Redman Fuller (patbfuller@roadrunner.com)
Simi Valley, California, USA

RESEARCHING: FAINBOIM Basarabeasca Moldova; KAPLITS Ukmerge Lithuania;
LEVITAN Kaliningrad Russia; LIPPMAN Taurage Lithuania; MUSS Ukmerge
Lithuania; NATHANSON Taurage Lithuania; RACHBUCH Hoceni Moldova; ROITMAN
Carpineni Moldova; SHKOLNIK Hincesti Moldova


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Surnames BROITMAN and ROITMAN #bessarabia

Pat Fuller
 

Hi Bessarabians -

I have a question for you surname experts out there. I
have been trying to find information about my paternal gf's family for
several years. He was born in Karpineny, Bessarabia (now Carpineni, Moldova)
in 1881. His name was Benjamin Moses ROITMAN. His parents' names were Moses
Isaac ROITMAN and Toba SHKOLNIK. (I know even less about my SHKOLNIK
family.) I know my gf had siblings, but I haven't been able to find their
names or what happened to them and their families. It has been extremely
frustrating, partly because ROITMAN was such a common name in that area. I
have tried many avenues of exploration, and now I am trying DNA.

I have several DNA matches with ancestors named BROITMAN. I'm wondering
whether these could be variations of the same surname, or whether they are
completely different names. If the latter, there is no need for me to pursue
these matches.

Many thanks for your help.

Pat Redman Fuller (patbfuller@roadrunner.com)
Simi Valley, California, USA

RESEARCHING: FAINBOIM Basarabeasca Moldova; KAPLITS Ukmerge Lithuania;
LEVITAN Kaliningrad Russia; LIPPMAN Taurage Lithuania; MUSS Ukmerge
Lithuania; NATHANSON Taurage Lithuania; RACHBUCH Hoceni Moldova; ROITMAN
Carpineni Moldova; SHKOLNIK Hincesti Moldova

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