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Looking for "Aszkenazy" from NY state. #general

Krzysztof Witaszek
 

Hello!
While researching my family which is Polish, I encountered the fact
that my grandfather's cousin Aleksander Sawinski (born 1894), living
that time with his wife Maria in Wieliczka (Poland) hid some Jewish
people during the war.

What I learned recently: those Jews were corresponding with Aleksander
after the war, till late 60's. The next owner of Aleksander's house
looked into the letters that were left by Aleksander in the attic,
but unfortunately destroyed them later. What he remembers is that the
name was Aszkenazy (or Ashkenazy) and that they came >from NY state.
Inside they expressed thanks for saving their lives. The letters were
written in Polish by a man with "typical Jewish name" as well as from
other members of the family.

I learned also that some group of Jews >from US, before the year 2007
visited the house in Wieliczka, where Aleksander lived during the war
and tried to ask the current owner whether he knew what occurred in that
house during the war, but because of the language barrier they did not
understand each other very well.

Aleksander and his wife died in 1983 and they had no children. They
did not talk about those events with my grandmother, who had some
contact with them. Aleksander's wife's family also knows very little
about it. I am trying to shed some light on it, and I would be very
thankful for any help or advice on how to find this Aszkenazy family.

I looked in the Yad Vashem database and I have found on the list of
Jews who survived >from Wieliczka ("List of Jewish survivors >from Wieliczka
who returned to their place of residence >from before the war during
the first half of 1945") only one Aszkenazy (Dawid, born 1906, former
merchant and widower). I don't know whether the hidden Jews were from
Wieliczka or >from somewhere else, so I don't know if this was the
person.

I appreciate any help you can offer.

Best regards

Krzysztof Witaszek
Lublin, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for "Aszkenazy" from NY state. #general

Krzysztof Witaszek
 

Hello!
While researching my family which is Polish, I encountered the fact
that my grandfather's cousin Aleksander Sawinski (born 1894), living
that time with his wife Maria in Wieliczka (Poland) hid some Jewish
people during the war.

What I learned recently: those Jews were corresponding with Aleksander
after the war, till late 60's. The next owner of Aleksander's house
looked into the letters that were left by Aleksander in the attic,
but unfortunately destroyed them later. What he remembers is that the
name was Aszkenazy (or Ashkenazy) and that they came >from NY state.
Inside they expressed thanks for saving their lives. The letters were
written in Polish by a man with "typical Jewish name" as well as from
other members of the family.

I learned also that some group of Jews >from US, before the year 2007
visited the house in Wieliczka, where Aleksander lived during the war
and tried to ask the current owner whether he knew what occurred in that
house during the war, but because of the language barrier they did not
understand each other very well.

Aleksander and his wife died in 1983 and they had no children. They
did not talk about those events with my grandmother, who had some
contact with them. Aleksander's wife's family also knows very little
about it. I am trying to shed some light on it, and I would be very
thankful for any help or advice on how to find this Aszkenazy family.

I looked in the Yad Vashem database and I have found on the list of
Jews who survived >from Wieliczka ("List of Jewish survivors >from Wieliczka
who returned to their place of residence >from before the war during
the first half of 1945") only one Aszkenazy (Dawid, born 1906, former
merchant and widower). I don't know whether the hidden Jews were from
Wieliczka or >from somewhere else, so I don't know if this was the
person.

I appreciate any help you can offer.

Best regards

Krzysztof Witaszek
Lublin, Poland


Looking for Kahn family members related to or descended from Jack Kahn, from Johannesburg, South Africa #general

Adrian Ferramosca <acferrad@...>
 

I am looking for more information on Jack Kahn who used to play golf at
Parkview Golf Club in the 60's. I have found a death record on
ancestry.com which may be the same person. This states he was born 10
Oct 1914 and died on 22 May 2006 in Johannesburg. He was married to Elma
Lillian Kahn.

Would anyone have any information or where I might go to find more
information?

Adrian Ferramosca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Kahn family members related to or descended from Jack Kahn, from Johannesburg, South Africa #general

Adrian Ferramosca <acferrad@...>
 

I am looking for more information on Jack Kahn who used to play golf at
Parkview Golf Club in the 60's. I have found a death record on
ancestry.com which may be the same person. This states he was born 10
Oct 1914 and died on 22 May 2006 in Johannesburg. He was married to Elma
Lillian Kahn.

Would anyone have any information or where I might go to find more
information?

Adrian Ferramosca


Vilnius marriage record 1887 #general

Jill <ja324435@...>
 

David Goldman asked about finding a marriage record >from Vilnius in 1887.
The LitvakSIG "All Lithuania Database" contains almost three million
translated records, including marriages >from Vilnius. These records are
free to search here: https://www.litvaksig.org/search-ald/
There are 15 District Research Groups in LitvakSig which post translated
records on their sites. These are on Excel spreadsheets which are easy to
search and which can be downloaded. If you donate $100 to a research
group, you will have access for five years to all their records and to
new records as soon as they are translated. They are put onto the "All
Lithuania Database" after about 18 months. Please see this information on
our website: https://www.litvaksig.org/research/district-research/

Jill Anderson
President, LitvakSIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vilnius marriage record 1887 #general

Jill <ja324435@...>
 

David Goldman asked about finding a marriage record >from Vilnius in 1887.
The LitvakSIG "All Lithuania Database" contains almost three million
translated records, including marriages >from Vilnius. These records are
free to search here: https://www.litvaksig.org/search-ald/
There are 15 District Research Groups in LitvakSig which post translated
records on their sites. These are on Excel spreadsheets which are easy to
search and which can be downloaded. If you donate $100 to a research
group, you will have access for five years to all their records and to
new records as soon as they are translated. They are put onto the "All
Lithuania Database" after about 18 months. Please see this information on
our website: https://www.litvaksig.org/research/district-research/

Jill Anderson
President, LitvakSIG


In need of my Grandmother's birth certificate #romania

Erick Houli <ehouli@...>
 

Shanah Tovah and Gmar Hatimah Tovah for you all.

Thank you for taking the time for such a cumbersome process of getting
the records of people >from the Maramures and other regions of Europe.

Right know I am seeking to get the Romanian citizenship but so far I
have no answers >from institutions in Romania about my grandmother's
birth certificate. I kindly ask if anyone who has access to the files
from 1920s to 1930s of the town of Sighet may help me verifying the
information and also giving me at least a picture of the book or any
other information so I may go to the local consulate and ask for a
certified duplicate.

I have name, date of birth although probably my grandmother said she
was 1 or 2 years older, as she had to lie about her age in Bergen
Belsen to avoid being sent to the gas chambers. I also found her
records on the survivors list.

I would be very thankful for your help.

Shalom,

Erick


Romania SIG #Romania In need of my Grandmother's birth certificate #romania

Erick Houli <ehouli@...>
 

Shanah Tovah and Gmar Hatimah Tovah for you all.

Thank you for taking the time for such a cumbersome process of getting
the records of people >from the Maramures and other regions of Europe.

Right know I am seeking to get the Romanian citizenship but so far I
have no answers >from institutions in Romania about my grandmother's
birth certificate. I kindly ask if anyone who has access to the files
from 1920s to 1930s of the town of Sighet may help me verifying the
information and also giving me at least a picture of the book or any
other information so I may go to the local consulate and ask for a
certified duplicate.

I have name, date of birth although probably my grandmother said she
was 1 or 2 years older, as she had to lie about her age in Bergen
Belsen to avoid being sent to the gas chambers. I also found her
records on the survivors list.

I would be very thankful for your help.

Shalom,

Erick


Russman in Harrow, UK #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Hazel Russman who posted
Pages of Testimony to Yad VaShem in 2004. She is related to the
Dunkelbaum family which traces back to the Schmelkes and Rokeach
rabbinical families.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russman in Harrow, UK #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Hazel Russman who posted
Pages of Testimony to Yad VaShem in 2004. She is related to the
Dunkelbaum family which traces back to the Schmelkes and Rokeach
rabbinical families.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Russman in Harrow, UK #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Hazel Russman who posted
Pages of Testimony to Yad VaShem in 2004. She is related to the
Dunkelbaum family which traces back to the Schmelkes and Rokeach
rabbinical families.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Russman in Harrow, UK #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Hazel Russman who posted
Pages of Testimony to Yad VaShem in 2004. She is related to the
Dunkelbaum family which traces back to the Schmelkes and Rokeach
rabbinical families.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: DNA and Rabbinical Descent #rabbinic

rayvenna@...
 

The WIRTH group looks at Y-DNA (www.wirthdna.com), so I assume that David
is looking for Y-DNA research projects.

It *may* be possible for endogamous autosomal DNA to detect relationships
farther back than 5th cousins, but I don't think anyone has yet been able
to prove it.

Mindie Kaplan
ENTES, SPLAVER DNA researcher, member of R1b-FGC14505 DNA project
(https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/r-1b-fgc14605-jewish-genealogy)

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Goldman" <lugman@verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 22:31:59 -0400

Greetings, everyone. It turns out that my DNA results indicate that I am not
a direct descendant >from Rabbi Yaakov ben Yehuda Weil but >from another line
via one of his grandfather's or great-grandfather's brothers instead.
Now it is said that he was a descendant of both Nachmanides and Rabbi Meir
of Rothenburg. Since it is unknown if I would share that descent via
marriage of his grandfather, great-grandfather etc. as opposed to descent
from a brother of theirs, the only way would be to compare DNA results with
those who claim descent >from Nachmanides and/or Maharam Rothenburg in the
same manner the Weil connection is done in the WIRTH group.
Does anyone know whether such DNA testing has been ever done for descent
from Nachmanides and/or Maharam Rothenburg?


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: DNA and Rabbinical Descent #rabbinic

rayvenna@...
 

The WIRTH group looks at Y-DNA (www.wirthdna.com), so I assume that David
is looking for Y-DNA research projects.

It *may* be possible for endogamous autosomal DNA to detect relationships
farther back than 5th cousins, but I don't think anyone has yet been able
to prove it.

Mindie Kaplan
ENTES, SPLAVER DNA researcher, member of R1b-FGC14505 DNA project
(https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/r-1b-fgc14605-jewish-genealogy)

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Goldman" <lugman@verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 22:31:59 -0400

Greetings, everyone. It turns out that my DNA results indicate that I am not
a direct descendant >from Rabbi Yaakov ben Yehuda Weil but >from another line
via one of his grandfather's or great-grandfather's brothers instead.
Now it is said that he was a descendant of both Nachmanides and Rabbi Meir
of Rothenburg. Since it is unknown if I would share that descent via
marriage of his grandfather, great-grandfather etc. as opposed to descent
from a brother of theirs, the only way would be to compare DNA results with
those who claim descent >from Nachmanides and/or Maharam Rothenburg in the
same manner the Weil connection is done in the WIRTH group.
Does anyone know whether such DNA testing has been ever done for descent
from Nachmanides and/or Maharam Rothenburg?


Reclaim The Records wins and freely publishes the New York State birth index, 1881-1942 #general

Asparagirl
 

Reclaim The Records is happy to announce that we've won and put online for
free use the New York State birth index for 1881-1942! This index was
previously only available to the public on old microfiche sheets at a small
number of New York public libraries, as well as the Manhattan branch of
NARA. And they only had it up until 1938, but we got it up through 1942.

We originally filed this New York State Freedom of Information request a
year ago, in September 2017. The files for 1938-1942 are still in the
process of bring uploaded but the whole set should be done before the end
of the week.

Note that New York City births are not included in this index, with a few
exceptions; NYC is a separate vital records jurisdiction >from the rest of
the state. We are very likely going to be suing the NYC DOH for a database
copy of that NYC birth index up through 2008, later this year or first
thing next year. :-)

(And a big thank you to the IAJGS for awarding us the John Stedman
Memorial Grant at the recent conference in Warsaw; those funds are
specifically earmarked for this upcoming legal fight for the NYC birth
index and death index.)

Also, note that births >from three cities -- Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers --
are not listed in this birth index until about 1914/1915. Those cities kept
their own records prior to that year. We're busy working on getting copies
of their birth indices too...

For "search angels" and adoption researchers, note that many (but not all)
adoptees born in New York might also have their birth names listed in the
index.

Check out our latest newsletter, which has more details about this
index and how we got it:
https://mailchi.mp/reclaimtherecords/bfvk8vew84-1848529
or
https://tinyurl.com/RTR-NYSBI-news

And if you want to skip right to the actual image files, here they are:
https://archive.org/details/nybirthindex?sort=titleSorter
or
https://tinyurl.com/RTR-NYSBI-files

Enjoy!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
President and Founder, Reclaim The Records
https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/
Mill Valley, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reclaim The Records wins and freely publishes the New York State birth index, 1881-1942 #general

Asparagirl
 

Reclaim The Records is happy to announce that we've won and put online for
free use the New York State birth index for 1881-1942! This index was
previously only available to the public on old microfiche sheets at a small
number of New York public libraries, as well as the Manhattan branch of
NARA. And they only had it up until 1938, but we got it up through 1942.

We originally filed this New York State Freedom of Information request a
year ago, in September 2017. The files for 1938-1942 are still in the
process of bring uploaded but the whole set should be done before the end
of the week.

Note that New York City births are not included in this index, with a few
exceptions; NYC is a separate vital records jurisdiction >from the rest of
the state. We are very likely going to be suing the NYC DOH for a database
copy of that NYC birth index up through 2008, later this year or first
thing next year. :-)

(And a big thank you to the IAJGS for awarding us the John Stedman
Memorial Grant at the recent conference in Warsaw; those funds are
specifically earmarked for this upcoming legal fight for the NYC birth
index and death index.)

Also, note that births >from three cities -- Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers --
are not listed in this birth index until about 1914/1915. Those cities kept
their own records prior to that year. We're busy working on getting copies
of their birth indices too...

For "search angels" and adoption researchers, note that many (but not all)
adoptees born in New York might also have their birth names listed in the
index.

Check out our latest newsletter, which has more details about this
index and how we got it:
https://mailchi.mp/reclaimtherecords/bfvk8vew84-1848529
or
https://tinyurl.com/RTR-NYSBI-news

And if you want to skip right to the actual image files, here they are:
https://archive.org/details/nybirthindex?sort=titleSorter
or
https://tinyurl.com/RTR-NYSBI-files

Enjoy!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
President and Founder, Reclaim The Records
https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/
Mill Valley, California


ViewMate Translation Request in Hebrew #general

Judy Weinberg
 

I've posted a vital record in Hebrew for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address--
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69504
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you
Judy Weinberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request in Hebrew #general

Judy Weinberg
 

I've posted a vital record in Hebrew for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address--
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69504
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you
Judy Weinberg


KOCH #general

Ted Kotzin
 

Looking for Isaac KOCH, his wife Miriam (Mary) Grossman, and daughter
Sara, who was born in Lithuania (probably Kaunas) in 1874 and came to
America, specifically Cincinnati in about 1879 >from Liverpool/ ship's
list shows surname as KOSKI and name in US changed to Cook. These are
my father's mother and her parents.

Ted Kotzin
Torrance CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KOCH #general

Ted Kotzin
 

Looking for Isaac KOCH, his wife Miriam (Mary) Grossman, and daughter
Sara, who was born in Lithuania (probably Kaunas) in 1874 and came to
America, specifically Cincinnati in about 1879 >from Liverpool/ ship's
list shows surname as KOSKI and name in US changed to Cook. These are
my father's mother and her parents.

Ted Kotzin
Torrance CA

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