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Re: meaning of "x" before name in Polish Business Directory #general

Krzysztof Witaszek
 

Hello!
"X" can stand for the name Xawery (also spelled as Ksawery ( Xavier))
and also for the priest (ksiadz), sometimes with small x and
sometimes with big X.

Krzysztof Witaszek
Poland

Jay Lenefsky wrote:
I would appreciate an explanation regarding the meaning of
"X" before the surname in the Polish Business Directory.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: meaning of "x" before name in Polish Business Directory #general

Krzysztof Witaszek
 

Hello!
"X" can stand for the name Xawery (also spelled as Ksawery ( Xavier))
and also for the priest (ksiadz), sometimes with small x and
sometimes with big X.

Krzysztof Witaszek
Poland

Jay Lenefsky wrote:
I would appreciate an explanation regarding the meaning of
"X" before the surname in the Polish Business Directory.


family search, Nezhin #ukraine

Deanna Levinsky
 

Hello all
I am looking for family >from Nezhin, Ukraine
Last names are Rifkin, Schaefferenko, Slonimski
and Lemport OR variations of these surnames.

I believe there was family there until sometime during WWII
Also, is there a way of seeing the photos of graves located in the
Jewish Cemeteries of Nezhin?
Jewishgen indicates photos were taken but only one building appeared.
Thank you,
Deanna Levinsky

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You should also check the JewishGen Family Finder
(www.jewishgen.org/JGFF).


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine family search, Nezhin #ukraine

Deanna Levinsky
 

Hello all
I am looking for family >from Nezhin, Ukraine
Last names are Rifkin, Schaefferenko, Slonimski
and Lemport OR variations of these surnames.

I believe there was family there until sometime during WWII
Also, is there a way of seeing the photos of graves located in the
Jewish Cemeteries of Nezhin?
Jewishgen indicates photos were taken but only one building appeared.
Thank you,
Deanna Levinsky

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You should also check the JewishGen Family Finder
(www.jewishgen.org/JGFF).


Speakers selected for June 24 Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois "Kvell and Tell" program #general

events@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will hold a "Kvell and Tell"
session on Sunday, June 24, 2018, as part of the group's annual meeting.
Selected members will take turns sharing family history discoveries and
research tips starting at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, Ill.

Registration, networking, the JGSI help desk and research library will
open at 12:30 p.m.

The June 24 meeting will also feature the JGSI president's annual report
and the introduction of JGSI officers and other board members.

"Kvell and Tell" presentations will include the following:

--Gail Duberchin (writer name Gayle Ann Weinstein): "How To Write An
Oral History Memoir" and the reading by the Debbie Kroopkin, Rebecca
Hurwitz, and Gayle Ann Weinstein of a short family history play, "Meet
Me On The Corner."
--Dale Amdur: "More than Names on a Piece of Paper or Pictures on a
Wall," about the two family history books she wrote.
--Marcia Hirsch: "Mannish Tana," about the family oriented Monopoly-like
game she created for her family Passover Seders.
--Bobby Jacobs: "Learn How to Do and Not Do Research"
--Marty Fischer: "My Family History Website," a short tour through
martinfischer.webs.com .

For more information, call 312-666-0100 or see https://jgsi.org . This
event is free and open to the public.

Presentations will be recorded and later made available in the Members
Only section of the JGSI website.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Speakers selected for June 24 Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois "Kvell and Tell" program #general

events@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will hold a "Kvell and Tell"
session on Sunday, June 24, 2018, as part of the group's annual meeting.
Selected members will take turns sharing family history discoveries and
research tips starting at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, Ill.

Registration, networking, the JGSI help desk and research library will
open at 12:30 p.m.

The June 24 meeting will also feature the JGSI president's annual report
and the introduction of JGSI officers and other board members.

"Kvell and Tell" presentations will include the following:

--Gail Duberchin (writer name Gayle Ann Weinstein): "How To Write An
Oral History Memoir" and the reading by the Debbie Kroopkin, Rebecca
Hurwitz, and Gayle Ann Weinstein of a short family history play, "Meet
Me On The Corner."
--Dale Amdur: "More than Names on a Piece of Paper or Pictures on a
Wall," about the two family history books she wrote.
--Marcia Hirsch: "Mannish Tana," about the family oriented Monopoly-like
game she created for her family Passover Seders.
--Bobby Jacobs: "Learn How to Do and Not Do Research"
--Marty Fischer: "My Family History Website," a short tour through
martinfischer.webs.com .

For more information, call 312-666-0100 or see https://jgsi.org . This
event is free and open to the public.

Presentations will be recorded and later made available in the Members
Only section of the JGSI website.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


Slovak Conscription of Jews (1942) #hungary

tom.venetia@...
 

Hello friends,

As a preliminary action towards what shortly would follow by the first
deportations of Jews to Poland,
in February 1942 the Slovak fascist government (1939-1945) issued an
ordinance entitled
"Supis Zidov."
This legal document compelled all Jews residents in that territory to
register as a Jew, specifying their personal data (birthdate, address, ID
card #, etc.)
The end product was a huge cadaster of around 90,000 Slovak Jews, sorted by
district and county of residence.

For those searching the whereabouts of their Slovak relatives murdered in
the Shoah this is a very valuable document.
The complete set of lists is stored at the Slovak National Archive
(Slovensky narodny archiv).

Here is the catch:
Nowadays Slovak government does not allow publishing online this
list of names and related data.
Only certified historians and genealogists can examine and search it at the
archive's
center in Bratislava.
I am not sure if copies of pages can be made.

Individual searches can be requested.
On the site of this archive one can find the instructions (in Slovak)
about how an interested party should request a search and eventual facsimile
of the documents found.
This searching service is paid.

The reason for this my message is to inquire if among readers of this list
is there a fellow member and professional, living in Slovakia, who
is willing to undertake such a search assignment.
Please reply in private.

Note: I encourage those who by chance have used this service to share with
the group their experience.

Regards
Tom


Hungary SIG #Hungary Slovak Conscription of Jews (1942) #hungary

tom.venetia@...
 

Hello friends,

As a preliminary action towards what shortly would follow by the first
deportations of Jews to Poland,
in February 1942 the Slovak fascist government (1939-1945) issued an
ordinance entitled
"Supis Zidov."
This legal document compelled all Jews residents in that territory to
register as a Jew, specifying their personal data (birthdate, address, ID
card #, etc.)
The end product was a huge cadaster of around 90,000 Slovak Jews, sorted by
district and county of residence.

For those searching the whereabouts of their Slovak relatives murdered in
the Shoah this is a very valuable document.
The complete set of lists is stored at the Slovak National Archive
(Slovensky narodny archiv).

Here is the catch:
Nowadays Slovak government does not allow publishing online this
list of names and related data.
Only certified historians and genealogists can examine and search it at the
archive's
center in Bratislava.
I am not sure if copies of pages can be made.

Individual searches can be requested.
On the site of this archive one can find the instructions (in Slovak)
about how an interested party should request a search and eventual facsimile
of the documents found.
This searching service is paid.

The reason for this my message is to inquire if among readers of this list
is there a fellow member and professional, living in Slovakia, who
is willing to undertake such a search assignment.
Please reply in private.

Note: I encourage those who by chance have used this service to share with
the group their experience.

Regards
Tom


Israel Archives digitizes pre-independence records from Jerusalem #germany

Michael Moritz
 

The Israel Archives have recently put online some collections that
have significant value.

1. 1947 Jerusalem Census.

Images >from the 1947 Jerusalem census have been put online, and here
is an overview in Hebrew:
http://www.archives.gov.il/publication/MIFKAD47/

These records are not indexed, but instead searchable by Jerusalem
neighborhood. I was able to find relatives after considerable effort
by searching on the Israeli Genealogical Society's database, which
includes voter lists >from the early 1940s that states an individual's
neighborhood. Then I browsed within that neighborhood in the census
collection. Within a file, the entries are generally ordered by the
first letter of the last name (although not necessarily in perfect order).

There is no English search, so you have to be able to read Hebrew.

2. 1938-1939 German registration forms >from the Jerusalem Consulate

This collection is of significant value for those with German ancestry
that went to Jerusalem. There is seemingly a registration form for
every family that was a German citizen and living in Jerusalem as of
1938/early 1939. Each form includes birth date, place of birth,
parents' names, their birth dates and locations, and children's names.
The entries are ordered alphabetically. I submitted a request for
each entry to be digitized, but seemingly forgot the file for surnames
ranging >from S to Sch, so that was now requested to be added.

The collection is only for those living in Jerusalem--it does not
include Germans living in Tel Aviv or elsewhere.

Here are the direct links:

A-B: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805eac60
C-F: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43ac
G-J: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43ad
K-L: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43ae
M-N: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43af
O-R: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43f8
S-Sch: **to come**
St-Z: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706807d7372

Best, Michael Moritz, New York michael.d.moritz@...


Vides/Vidis/Widis from Ukmerge #lithuania

Pat Fuller
 

Hi Fellow Litvaks - An elderly relative (by marriage) has asked me to look
into the origins of his paternal (VIDERS) family. He knows they were
originally VIDIS or VIDES >from Ukmerge, but he wonders where the name
originally came from. He understands that the origin might be Spanish (or
possibly Italian), which could mean that he may be partly Sephardic. I
suggested that he have his DNA tested, so that might help if he decides to
do that.

If anyone has any information on the origins of the VIDIS/VIDES family,
please reply to me privately at patbfuller@....

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Pat Redman Fuller
Simi Valley, California, USA

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


German SIG #Germany Israel Archives digitizes pre-independence records from Jerusalem #germany

Michael Moritz
 

The Israel Archives have recently put online some collections that
have significant value.

1. 1947 Jerusalem Census.

Images >from the 1947 Jerusalem census have been put online, and here
is an overview in Hebrew:
http://www.archives.gov.il/publication/MIFKAD47/

These records are not indexed, but instead searchable by Jerusalem
neighborhood. I was able to find relatives after considerable effort
by searching on the Israeli Genealogical Society's database, which
includes voter lists >from the early 1940s that states an individual's
neighborhood. Then I browsed within that neighborhood in the census
collection. Within a file, the entries are generally ordered by the
first letter of the last name (although not necessarily in perfect order).

There is no English search, so you have to be able to read Hebrew.

2. 1938-1939 German registration forms >from the Jerusalem Consulate

This collection is of significant value for those with German ancestry
that went to Jerusalem. There is seemingly a registration form for
every family that was a German citizen and living in Jerusalem as of
1938/early 1939. Each form includes birth date, place of birth,
parents' names, their birth dates and locations, and children's names.
The entries are ordered alphabetically. I submitted a request for
each entry to be digitized, but seemingly forgot the file for surnames
ranging >from S to Sch, so that was now requested to be added.

The collection is only for those living in Jerusalem--it does not
include Germans living in Tel Aviv or elsewhere.

Here are the direct links:

A-B: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805eac60
C-F: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43ac
G-J: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43ad
K-L: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43ae
M-N: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43af
O-R: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706805e43f8
S-Sch: **to come**
St-Z: http://www.archives.gov.il/archives/#/Archive/0b071706800226d0/File/0b071706807d7372

Best, Michael Moritz, New York michael.d.moritz@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vides/Vidis/Widis from Ukmerge #lithuania

Pat Fuller
 

Hi Fellow Litvaks - An elderly relative (by marriage) has asked me to look
into the origins of his paternal (VIDERS) family. He knows they were
originally VIDIS or VIDES >from Ukmerge, but he wonders where the name
originally came from. He understands that the origin might be Spanish (or
possibly Italian), which could mean that he may be partly Sephardic. I
suggested that he have his DNA tested, so that might help if he decides to
do that.

If anyone has any information on the origins of the VIDIS/VIDES family,
please reply to me privately at patbfuller@....

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Pat Redman Fuller
Simi Valley, California, USA

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


ViewMate German, WILDE SPITZ Breslau/Wroclaw #germany

Irene Newhouse
 

I have two more images >from a wedding composition my grandmother
wrote for her sister Martha SPITZ' marriage to Dr. Rabbi Georg WILDE
in 1918. I can read most of it; I only need help with the underlined
words. The URLs are:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM67156
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM67157

Thanks so much! Irene Newhouse, Kihei Hawaii USA


German SIG #Germany ViewMate German, WILDE SPITZ Breslau/Wroclaw #germany

Irene Newhouse
 

I have two more images >from a wedding composition my grandmother
wrote for her sister Martha SPITZ' marriage to Dr. Rabbi Georg WILDE
in 1918. I can read most of it; I only need help with the underlined
words. The URLs are:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM67156
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM67157

Thanks so much! Irene Newhouse, Kihei Hawaii USA


Research in Feodosia (Crimea) #general

Rony Golan
 

Hello JGenners,

I am looking for help in research in Feodosia (Crimea).

Can you share some tips on research in this town/district?

Do you know any professional genealogist that can help me do research there?

Please respond privately with any contact information.

Thank you,

Rony Golan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research in Feodosia (Crimea) #general

Rony Golan
 

Hello JGenners,

I am looking for help in research in Feodosia (Crimea).

Can you share some tips on research in this town/district?

Do you know any professional genealogist that can help me do research there?

Please respond privately with any contact information.

Thank you,

Rony Golan


Amy Halpern Degen re Bialystok cemetery #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with Amy (wife of Josh) of Groton, Mass. about
help in the Bagnowka cemetery in Bialystok.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Amy Halpern Degen re Bialystok cemetery #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with Amy (wife of Josh) of Groton, Mass. about
help in the Bagnowka cemetery in Bialystok.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Kupel Ukraine #general

Marilyn Robinson <jewishgemblog@...>
 

Marilyn Beychok Bloom-Houston wrote, "I have been searching for
information on the residents of the town of Kupel..." You can check
out information regarding Kupel Jews posted on my blog at:
http://yourjewishgem.blogspot.com/2018/06/kupel-ukraines-jewish-residents.html
("Kupel Ukraine's Jewish Residents"). There is information regarding
the Bchok/Bloom/Margulis, Goldenberg, Glazer/Glaser, and other
families available. Also available are articles and photos related to
Kupel. Additionally, there is data related to schools, voters list,
census, Holocaust, etc.

Regards,
Marilyn Robinson
Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kupel Ukraine #general

Marilyn Robinson <jewishgemblog@...>
 

Marilyn Beychok Bloom-Houston wrote, "I have been searching for
information on the residents of the town of Kupel..." You can check
out information regarding Kupel Jews posted on my blog at:
http://yourjewishgem.blogspot.com/2018/06/kupel-ukraines-jewish-residents.html
("Kupel Ukraine's Jewish Residents"). There is information regarding
the Bchok/Bloom/Margulis, Goldenberg, Glazer/Glaser, and other
families available. Also available are articles and photos related to
Kupel. Additionally, there is data related to schools, voters list,
census, Holocaust, etc.

Regards,
Marilyn Robinson
Florida