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

Bruce Drake
 

It all came to a head when a poor Jew, wife of a wagon driver, brought
a chicken with a broken wing to one of the rival Hasidic rabbis in
town. After he initially pronounced it "treyf," he saw the tears in
the woman's eyes, took it into his kitchen, came back with a chicken
in hand and "said with joy: 'Yes, the chicken is kosher.'" (As you'll
see, there's a twist to what the rabbi did). This exacerbated the
already heated rivalry between the two Hasidic dynasties and their
rabbis in Czyzewo, Poland. Insults had been hurled between their
followers who, at one point, came to blows. I should stop and note
that this account, >from "The Great Peace" in Czyzewo's Yizkor book, is
subtitled "A folk tale about Czyzewo in the past." But even if
imaginary or embellished, it certainly reflects the competition among
Hasidic groups that is described in other Yizkor books. And it makes
for good reading.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2175121212510022

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


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

Bruce Drake
 

It all came to a head when a poor Jew, wife of a wagon driver, brought
a chicken with a broken wing to one of the rival Hasidic rabbis in
town. After he initially pronounced it "treyf," he saw the tears in
the woman's eyes, took it into his kitchen, came back with a chicken
in hand and "said with joy: 'Yes, the chicken is kosher.'" (As you'll
see, there's a twist to what the rabbi did). This exacerbated the
already heated rivalry between the two Hasidic dynasties and their
rabbis in Czyzewo, Poland. Insults had been hurled between their
followers who, at one point, came to blows. I should stop and note
that this account, >from "The Great Peace" in Czyzewo's Yizkor book, is
subtitled "A folk tale about Czyzewo in the past." But even if
imaginary or embellished, it certainly reflects the competition among
Hasidic groups that is described in other Yizkor books. And it makes
for good reading.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2175121212510022

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Re: Searching for names of people murdered in the Shoah from Vinnitsa/Pogrebishche/Berdichev #general

Alan Shuchat
 

Mike,

You can go to https://yvng.yadvashem.org/ and search using these place names.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

From: mike yesnes <eaglebrother55447@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:18:04 +0000 (UTC)

Discussion Group,

Looking for list of names of person's for towns of Vinnitsa/Pogrebishche/
Berdichev that were killed by the Nazi's in those towns. Would appreciate
your help.Thank you.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching for names of people murdered in the Shoah from Vinnitsa/Pogrebishche/Berdichev #general

Alan Shuchat
 

Mike,

You can go to https://yvng.yadvashem.org/ and search using these place names.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

From: mike yesnes <eaglebrother55447@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:18:04 +0000 (UTC)

Discussion Group,

Looking for list of names of person's for towns of Vinnitsa/Pogrebishche/
Berdichev that were killed by the Nazi's in those towns. Would appreciate
your help.Thank you.


using different surname than father: why? #general

Deborah Schultz
 

Hello. Although I have looked through the discussion list archives, I
couldn't find an answer to this question. I hope that someone here may
be able to assist.

My great-grandmother's uncle, by every indication, is the son of
Solomon (Sholem Gershon) VEXLER or WECHSLER. The VEXLERS, >from Russia,
apparently lived in the area of Vitebsk (now Belarus). This son,
Raphael, who married into a family located in Glubokoye, Disna
district, Vilna province, always used some variation of the name
Raphael STILLMAN (both traveling to the U.S., as well as living here).
I found someone whom I believe is he, on a Russian revision list from
1875, living in his in-laws' hometown of Glubokoye (now Hlybokaye,
Belarus); there, he used the name SHTILMAN.

Raphael's parents, on his death certificate, are listed as Solomon
STILLMAN and Ida (no last name given). Raphael's name in Hebrew, on
his tombstone, is "Rafael son of Mr. Sholem Gershon." Some of his
descendants have heard the name STILLMAN. They introduced me to a
cousin of theirs, descended >from Raphael's sister, who confirms the
family is descended >from Sholem Gershon, but wonders where the name
STILLMAN came from.

I know >from discussions on this list that in other areas (belonging to
Austria-Hungary), some couples just had a Jewish religious marriage,
which wasn't recognized by the civil authorities. The children of
those couples used the mother's maiden surname. Did this also happen
in Russia? Was Raphael's mother's name Ida STILLMAN?

Uncle Raphael's descendants and their cousin, as well as I, are very
curious about this. If anyone has an answer, I would be very
appreciative. Thanks for your time!

--
Deborah Schultz
Metro Detroit, Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen using different surname than father: why? #general

Deborah Schultz
 

Hello. Although I have looked through the discussion list archives, I
couldn't find an answer to this question. I hope that someone here may
be able to assist.

My great-grandmother's uncle, by every indication, is the son of
Solomon (Sholem Gershon) VEXLER or WECHSLER. The VEXLERS, >from Russia,
apparently lived in the area of Vitebsk (now Belarus). This son,
Raphael, who married into a family located in Glubokoye, Disna
district, Vilna province, always used some variation of the name
Raphael STILLMAN (both traveling to the U.S., as well as living here).
I found someone whom I believe is he, on a Russian revision list from
1875, living in his in-laws' hometown of Glubokoye (now Hlybokaye,
Belarus); there, he used the name SHTILMAN.

Raphael's parents, on his death certificate, are listed as Solomon
STILLMAN and Ida (no last name given). Raphael's name in Hebrew, on
his tombstone, is "Rafael son of Mr. Sholem Gershon." Some of his
descendants have heard the name STILLMAN. They introduced me to a
cousin of theirs, descended >from Raphael's sister, who confirms the
family is descended >from Sholem Gershon, but wonders where the name
STILLMAN came from.

I know >from discussions on this list that in other areas (belonging to
Austria-Hungary), some couples just had a Jewish religious marriage,
which wasn't recognized by the civil authorities. The children of
those couples used the mother's maiden surname. Did this also happen
in Russia? Was Raphael's mother's name Ida STILLMAN?

Uncle Raphael's descendants and their cousin, as well as I, are very
curious about this. If anyone has an answer, I would be very
appreciative. Thanks for your time!

--
Deborah Schultz
Metro Detroit, Michigan


Searching for Filipp Patach #general

Carol Karp
 

The manifest of my grandfather lists a Filipp Patach living at 20. 82
Street in NYC.
The year was 1898. He was Hungarian and was listed as brother -in-law
to Menyhart Roth.
I am wondering if this name is familiar to anyone.

Carol Karp


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Filipp Patach #general

Carol Karp
 

The manifest of my grandfather lists a Filipp Patach living at 20. 82
Street in NYC.
The year was 1898. He was Hungarian and was listed as brother -in-law
to Menyhart Roth.
I am wondering if this name is familiar to anyone.

Carol Karp


ABUGOV #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I have found on JewishGen that a relative of mine - Khaiai Ita ITMAN
d/o Kushel married Moshe Shlomo ABUGOV s/o Gamshie on 8 June 1907 in
Vilnius. On the page is says: husband >from Mogilev, wife >from
Stakliskes.

If anyone is related to Moshe Shlomo ABUGOV I would be appreciate it
if you would contact me.

Thanks

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds
ITMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/USA


My Heritage Announces Free Access to All Irish Records on MyHeritage March 14-20, 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In celebration of St. Patrick/s Day, My Heritage is offering free access to
all their Irish records through March 20, 2019. Time zone was not listed.
Go to:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/catalog?location=Ireland&utm_campaign=Free%20access
When you click on the above url a window opens and those that are covered by
the free access have a green "free" sign. Click on the record .. Some of the
records are transcriptions and not actual records found in the tests I tried
before posting. Those records that have the actual record will show an icon
to click on. If you wish to save the actual record to your computer there is
a drop down arrow in the upper right hand side. The site may take you to the
original source, for example when I tried a census record it took me to the
Irish National Archives.

If you place a name in the search box that is not in the Irish collection
you will be invited to subscribe. If you try to access the Irish records
after the March 20 deadline you will be invited to subscribe.

I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the
interest of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ABUGOV #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I have found on JewishGen that a relative of mine - Khaiai Ita ITMAN
d/o Kushel married Moshe Shlomo ABUGOV s/o Gamshie on 8 June 1907 in
Vilnius. On the page is says: husband >from Mogilev, wife >from
Stakliskes.

If anyone is related to Moshe Shlomo ABUGOV I would be appreciate it
if you would contact me.

Thanks

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds
ITMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My Heritage Announces Free Access to All Irish Records on MyHeritage March 14-20, 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In celebration of St. Patrick/s Day, My Heritage is offering free access to
all their Irish records through March 20, 2019. Time zone was not listed.
Go to:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/catalog?location=Ireland&utm_campaign=Free%20access
When you click on the above url a window opens and those that are covered by
the free access have a green "free" sign. Click on the record .. Some of the
records are transcriptions and not actual records found in the tests I tried
before posting. Those records that have the actual record will show an icon
to click on. If you wish to save the actual record to your computer there is
a drop down arrow in the upper right hand side. The site may take you to the
original source, for example when I tried a census record it took me to the
Irish National Archives.

If you place a name in the search box that is not in the Irish collection
you will be invited to subscribe. If you try to access the Irish records
after the March 20 deadline you will be invited to subscribe.

I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the
interest of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Fensterreiniguns Institue #general

Carol Karp
 

Does anyone know what this institute is? It was located in Wilmersdorf
Germany about 1922. It was the address of my grandfathers cousin listed
on the manifest as where my grandfather was coming from.

Carol Karp

Searching ROTH,FARKAS,KAUFMAN FERDINAND FISCHER


Argentinian immigration records #general

Maurine McLellan
 

Does any one know where I can find immigration records for Argentina in the
early 1900's? I may have found a relative who was born in the Ukraine and
emigrated to Argentina in the early 1900's, but I need more information
about him. His name was Isaac Boidman. He may be related to my grandfather,
Morris Bothman.

Thanks in advance,
Maurine Bothman McLellan
trmclell@kc.rr.com

Searching: BOTHMAN (Ukraine), BEJACH (W. Prussia, Germany), FLEISCHER
(Latvia), SACHS (Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fensterreiniguns Institue #general

Carol Karp
 

Does anyone know what this institute is? It was located in Wilmersdorf
Germany about 1922. It was the address of my grandfathers cousin listed
on the manifest as where my grandfather was coming from.

Carol Karp

Searching ROTH,FARKAS,KAUFMAN FERDINAND FISCHER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Argentinian immigration records #general

Maurine McLellan
 

Does any one know where I can find immigration records for Argentina in the
early 1900's? I may have found a relative who was born in the Ukraine and
emigrated to Argentina in the early 1900's, but I need more information
about him. His name was Isaac Boidman. He may be related to my grandfather,
Morris Bothman.

Thanks in advance,
Maurine Bothman McLellan
trmclell@kc.rr.com

Searching: BOTHMAN (Ukraine), BEJACH (W. Prussia, Germany), FLEISCHER
(Latvia), SACHS (Ukraine)


Ancestry US and Australia Offering Free Access to Irish Records Through March 18, 2019/March 17, 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

US Ancestry Site:
Ancestry is offering free access to their 140 million Irish records
collection through March 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET. This includes passenger
lists, peerage and royalty directories, census records, photos and more. Go
to:
https://www.ancestry.com/cs/stpatricksday . You are required to register
with your name, email address and password. No credit card information is
required. To view the records in the Irish Collection go to:
https://www.ancestry.com/search/categories/irish_heritage/

Once you put in the name you are searching in the search filed the results
will return in a new window. They will appear with a green "view" box with
Free Access written under it. Click on the green view box. If you want to
save the record to your computer right click you mouse and click "save image
as". On the right is an blurb about discovering your family history with a
free trial which will require you to provide your credit card information.
This is not the free Irish records offer.

When you open the record on the left there is another window that says "your
free record" sign up to save this record. This is for a free trial of all
records and requires you to provide credit card information, This is not the
free Irish record offer.

Australia Ancestry Site:

The offer is also available on Ancestry-Australia
https://www.ancestry.com.au/cs/stpatricksday . In Australia the free access
ends on March 17 2019 at 11:59PM AEDT. To view the Irish collection on that
website go to:
https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/categories/irish_heritage/ . The prompts
above to sign-up for free trials not related to this Irish offer do not
appear to be on this website. Follow the above instructions for registering
which is required.

At the time of writing this posting the Irish free records did not appear on
the other Ancestry county websites.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and this is being posted solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry US and Australia Offering Free Access to Irish Records Through March 18, 2019/March 17, 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

US Ancestry Site:
Ancestry is offering free access to their 140 million Irish records
collection through March 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET. This includes passenger
lists, peerage and royalty directories, census records, photos and more. Go
to:
https://www.ancestry.com/cs/stpatricksday . You are required to register
with your name, email address and password. No credit card information is
required. To view the records in the Irish Collection go to:
https://www.ancestry.com/search/categories/irish_heritage/

Once you put in the name you are searching in the search filed the results
will return in a new window. They will appear with a green "view" box with
Free Access written under it. Click on the green view box. If you want to
save the record to your computer right click you mouse and click "save image
as". On the right is an blurb about discovering your family history with a
free trial which will require you to provide your credit card information.
This is not the free Irish records offer.

When you open the record on the left there is another window that says "your
free record" sign up to save this record. This is for a free trial of all
records and requires you to provide credit card information, This is not the
free Irish record offer.

Australia Ancestry Site:

The offer is also available on Ancestry-Australia
https://www.ancestry.com.au/cs/stpatricksday . In Australia the free access
ends on March 17 2019 at 11:59PM AEDT. To view the Irish collection on that
website go to:
https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/categories/irish_heritage/ . The prompts
above to sign-up for free trials not related to this Irish offer do not
appear to be on this website. Follow the above instructions for registering
which is required.

At the time of writing this posting the Irish free records did not appear on
the other Ancestry county websites.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and this is being posted solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JGSGW March 24, 2019 Program & Workshop Announcement #general

N. Kotz
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host our March
Meeting and Program on Sunday, March at Beth El Hebrew Congregation in
Alexandria, Virginia.:

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
MEMBERS ONLY Beginners and Intermediate Workshops (advance
registration required)

Advance registration required. Non-members may join JGSGW prior to
registering for a workshop by visiting our website at
www.jgsgw.org/membership.

Beginners Workshop: If you're new to Jewish genealogy, new to JGSGW,
or just need to jump-start your research, this workshop is for you.
The workshop starts with an introduction to Jewish genealogy and
includes basic guidelines and strategies, online resources, and the
holdings of the JGSGW library at B'nai Israel.

Intermediate Workshop: This session is for members who know the
basics, but want to take their research to the next level. It will
cover more in-depth online searching, DNA, a case study, and a
question-and-answer session.

These workshops are offered concurrently, so participants may only
register for one session on this date. Registration is limited to 20
members per workshop. To register, please email
jgsgwpresident@gmail.com, specify which workshop you would like to
attend, and provide your phone number.

1:00 - 1:30 PM Schmooze and Mavens Tables

1:30 PM -- Evaluating Conflicting Evidence to Find "the Truth"

Using their work on the story of Rabbi Hirsh Frankel (a German Rabbi
who was convicted of being a magician in 1712 and imprisoned for 2
years), Arline and Daniel Sachs will explain how to find the truth
when presented with conflicting evidence. While knowing only prayer
book Hebrew, Daniel translated a distant cousin's book about their
common ancestor Rabbi Frankel >from Hebrew to English using the
Internet. That book helped them correct long-accepted information that
had been often quoted in other publications. Using other more recent
examples of conflicting evidence, Arline will show that if you don't
critically evaluate evidence, you will never find what you need for
your genealogical quest.

Daniel Sachs

Father, attorney, and part-time religious school educator, Daniel was
nagged by his Harry Potter loving daughters to take an online profile
test to determine into which magical house he would be sorted. Daniel
refused, claiming that he was a "muggle" and wouldn't be sorted. It
occurred to him that as the direct descendant of a man convicted of
practicing witchcraft, he wasn't a "muggle" but a "squib." This
realization prompted him to find out more about 18th-century witch
trials (Practical Kabbalah) and led him to his distant cousin's book.
With no English version of the book available, Daniel used his minimal
understanding of prayer Hebrew and the internet to translate the book.

Arline Sachs

Former President of JGSGW and former board member of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Arline also was the
co-host of the television show "Tracing Your Family Roots" for 20
years (available online at tracingroots.nova.org).and has authored
articles for Avoytanu, The International Review of Jewish Genealogy.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy:
Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members. Non-members may
attend for a fee of $5. If they decide to join JGSGW at the meeting or
event, the $5 will be applied toward membership. Members who require
personal assistance due to a health condition or disability may bring
an assistant at no charge.

Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW
http://www.jgsgw.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW March 24, 2019 Program & Workshop Announcement #general

N. Kotz
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host our March
Meeting and Program on Sunday, March at Beth El Hebrew Congregation in
Alexandria, Virginia.:

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
MEMBERS ONLY Beginners and Intermediate Workshops (advance
registration required)

Advance registration required. Non-members may join JGSGW prior to
registering for a workshop by visiting our website at
www.jgsgw.org/membership.

Beginners Workshop: If you're new to Jewish genealogy, new to JGSGW,
or just need to jump-start your research, this workshop is for you.
The workshop starts with an introduction to Jewish genealogy and
includes basic guidelines and strategies, online resources, and the
holdings of the JGSGW library at B'nai Israel.

Intermediate Workshop: This session is for members who know the
basics, but want to take their research to the next level. It will
cover more in-depth online searching, DNA, a case study, and a
question-and-answer session.

These workshops are offered concurrently, so participants may only
register for one session on this date. Registration is limited to 20
members per workshop. To register, please email
jgsgwpresident@gmail.com, specify which workshop you would like to
attend, and provide your phone number.

1:00 - 1:30 PM Schmooze and Mavens Tables

1:30 PM -- Evaluating Conflicting Evidence to Find "the Truth"

Using their work on the story of Rabbi Hirsh Frankel (a German Rabbi
who was convicted of being a magician in 1712 and imprisoned for 2
years), Arline and Daniel Sachs will explain how to find the truth
when presented with conflicting evidence. While knowing only prayer
book Hebrew, Daniel translated a distant cousin's book about their
common ancestor Rabbi Frankel >from Hebrew to English using the
Internet. That book helped them correct long-accepted information that
had been often quoted in other publications. Using other more recent
examples of conflicting evidence, Arline will show that if you don't
critically evaluate evidence, you will never find what you need for
your genealogical quest.

Daniel Sachs

Father, attorney, and part-time religious school educator, Daniel was
nagged by his Harry Potter loving daughters to take an online profile
test to determine into which magical house he would be sorted. Daniel
refused, claiming that he was a "muggle" and wouldn't be sorted. It
occurred to him that as the direct descendant of a man convicted of
practicing witchcraft, he wasn't a "muggle" but a "squib." This
realization prompted him to find out more about 18th-century witch
trials (Practical Kabbalah) and led him to his distant cousin's book.
With no English version of the book available, Daniel used his minimal
understanding of prayer Hebrew and the internet to translate the book.

Arline Sachs

Former President of JGSGW and former board member of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Arline also was the
co-host of the television show "Tracing Your Family Roots" for 20
years (available online at tracingroots.nova.org).and has authored
articles for Avoytanu, The International Review of Jewish Genealogy.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy:
Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members. Non-members may
attend for a fee of $5. If they decide to join JGSGW at the meeting or
event, the $5 will be applied toward membership. Members who require
personal assistance due to a health condition or disability may bring
an assistant at no charge.

Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW
http://www.jgsgw.org

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