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Help with Naming Conventions? #germany

Amy Schiwitz <amyschiwitz@...>
 

Hello,

My ancestor Raphael Hess appears as "Raphael HESS II" on his son's
Civil Registration 1844 birth record in Bergen (now Bergen-Enkheim 6
miles outside of Frankfurt). In the same record book you can also find
a "Raphael HESS I" and a "Raphael HESS III." They all appear in the
Jewish section of the birth records for this town.

Since these men were all having children around the same time, they
don't appear to be using the "I, II, III" naming convention the way
Americans now use "Sr., Jr., III" for successive generations of men.
Does anyone know about German-Jewish naming conventions using these
suffixes? Was it simply a way to distinguish between three men with
the same name in a small community?

Many thanks, Amy Schiwitz amyschiwitz@gmail.com


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #germany

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel, Communications Coordinator, JewishGen.org


German SIG #Germany Help with Naming Conventions? #germany

Amy Schiwitz <amyschiwitz@...>
 

Hello,

My ancestor Raphael Hess appears as "Raphael HESS II" on his son's
Civil Registration 1844 birth record in Bergen (now Bergen-Enkheim 6
miles outside of Frankfurt). In the same record book you can also find
a "Raphael HESS I" and a "Raphael HESS III." They all appear in the
Jewish section of the birth records for this town.

Since these men were all having children around the same time, they
don't appear to be using the "I, II, III" naming convention the way
Americans now use "Sr., Jr., III" for successive generations of men.
Does anyone know about German-Jewish naming conventions using these
suffixes? Was it simply a way to distinguish between three men with
the same name in a small community?

Many thanks, Amy Schiwitz amyschiwitz@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #germany

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel, Communications Coordinator, JewishGen.org


Eve Leah KATZENELLENBOGEN #ukraine

David Passman <dbpdallas@...>
 

Claudia,

It is unlikely you will locate a birth record for Eve Leah KATZENELLENBOGEN, born ca. 1825-1829 at Krementchug, Russia. This will depend on whether metric books exist for this community at that time.

English death certificates/registers: The General Record Office at Kew offers a service whereby you may order a copy of an official death register entry. This is not a certificate. I've worked extensively with these records, and they do not include the names of the decedent's parents.

You indicate that Rabbi Moses KATZENELLENBOGEN published books in Frankfurt Am Main (Germany). You also mention that Eve Leah married Wolf Marcus SPERO, and that their first child was born in Germany. 

The answer to your research question may lie in German records. If Eve Leah's marriage took place in Germany, her mother's name may be registered on her marriage certificate/registry. Also, if her first-born child's birth is registered in Germany, sometimes the names of the four grandparents' surnames may appear in the record.

An additional possible avenue of research would be to look at the Yizkor Book for Krementchug. These books often contain a wealth of genealogical information, especially in regard to families of note such as a rabbinic line.

Best of luck in your search,
David Passman
Dallas, TX


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Eve Leah KATZENELLENBOGEN #ukraine

David Passman <dbpdallas@...>
 

Claudia,

It is unlikely you will locate a birth record for Eve Leah KATZENELLENBOGEN, born ca. 1825-1829 at Krementchug, Russia. This will depend on whether metric books exist for this community at that time.

English death certificates/registers: The General Record Office at Kew offers a service whereby you may order a copy of an official death register entry. This is not a certificate. I've worked extensively with these records, and they do not include the names of the decedent's parents.

You indicate that Rabbi Moses KATZENELLENBOGEN published books in Frankfurt Am Main (Germany). You also mention that Eve Leah married Wolf Marcus SPERO, and that their first child was born in Germany. 

The answer to your research question may lie in German records. If Eve Leah's marriage took place in Germany, her mother's name may be registered on her marriage certificate/registry. Also, if her first-born child's birth is registered in Germany, sometimes the names of the four grandparents' surnames may appear in the record.

An additional possible avenue of research would be to look at the Yizkor Book for Krementchug. These books often contain a wealth of genealogical information, especially in regard to families of note such as a rabbinic line.

Best of luck in your search,
David Passman
Dallas, TX


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Days 3 & 4 Recap #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland:

It has been an exhausting but meaningful two days!

On Friday morning, the JewishGen Fellows got up early, and after a
delicious breakfast at Hotel Ilan w Lublinie (housed in the Chachmei
Lublin Yeshiva), traveled to the Gazeta Krakowska (Krakowska Gate),
walked through the Old City of Lublin, and then had a guided tour of
the Brama Grodzka (Grodzka Gate) Living Museum with Teresa Klimowicz.

from there, it was on to Tarnow. After stopping for lunch at the
fabulous The Nosh - A Kosher Cafe & Mina's Art Gift Gallery (the first
Kosher restaurant in Tarnow in 77 years), and hearing >from Gerald
Vineberg (the proprietor) about the history of Jewish Tarnow, the
Fellows visited the Old Synagogue which had been destroyed in 1939
(only the Bima - Bima Synagogi Starej - remains), and the Old Jewish
Cemetery, where they had an opportunity to hear >from Adam Bartosz (who
headed the Committee for the Protection of Monuments of Jewish Culture
in Tarnow), and his daughter Magda Mihal Bartosz.

The Fellows then traveled to Krakow, Poland, where they would spend
Shabbat in the Kazimierz Jewish district. Following optional Friday
night services at the Izaak Synagogue, everyone enjoyed a Shabbat
dinner by the JCC Krakow with a Holocaust survivor, local residents,
and other visiting groups.

On Shabbat morning, some of the participants chose to attend services
again at the Izaak Synagogue, while others attended the Remuh
Synagogue (which reopened to the public just a few years ago, after
major restoration efforts). A wonderful lunch was enjoyed at the
Kosher Shop Delight Restaurant.

Immediately after lunch, the Fellows once again visited the JCC, where
they had an opportunity to hear >from Jonathan Ornstein, Executive
Director of the JCC Krakow. He discussed how the JCC got started, the
status of the current community, and the inspirational work he is
doing on behalf of the Krakow and Polish Jewish communities in
general.

In the afternoon, the Fellows discovered some of the history of the
Kazimierz and Old Krakow, with a 2.5 hour walking tour. (It was very
hot!)

Following some free time to explore, the Fellows were joined by Steven
D. Reece, Przemek Panasiuk, and Rachael Romero, >from The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., for Sedua Shlishit/Dinner. In the evening, Steven D.
Reece, Avraham Groll, and Dan Oren conducted a session which focused
on the individual Fellows - why they applied for the Fellowship, what
their expectations were, and what JewishGen and The Matzevah
Foundation are hoping to accomplish with this program.

After Havdala, the Fellows enjoyed some refreshing ice cream at the
Kosher Ice Cream shop in Krakow.

It was a meaningful and inspirational Shabbat, and gives us the
strength to head into the week. Tomorrow, the Fellows will visit the
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, with a tour led by PaweÅ?
Sawicki, followed by a visit to the Auschwitz Jewish Center, where
they will have a tour of the Oswiecim Synagogue and AJC Museum.

They will then make their way to Krzepice, and have an evening session
with Steven Reece about the importance of cemetery work that the
Fellows will be engaged in this week.

To view the photos associated with this post, see and "like" the
JewishGen Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Our Discussion Group Continues to Grow #ukraine

Chuck Weinstein
 

On behalf of Dr. Janette Silverman, who is traveling in Europe, and the Board of Ukraine SIG, we are pleased to announce we now have 4300 members of this discussion group. We are the largest of the SIG Discussion Groups and only JewishGen Discussion Group has more members. Our posts are read in 26 countries and we have wonderful experts in all facets of Ukraine genealogy to answer the wonderful questions our readers ask. Thank you all for reading and contributing to this list.

We look forward to seeing many of you in Cleveland next month, where we have some exciting things to share with you.

Happy Father's Day to all of you who celebrate.

Chuck Weinstein
Towns Director, Ukraine SIG
chuck1@outlook.com
www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine
www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Days 3 & 4 Recap #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland:

It has been an exhausting but meaningful two days!

On Friday morning, the JewishGen Fellows got up early, and after a
delicious breakfast at Hotel Ilan w Lublinie (housed in the Chachmei
Lublin Yeshiva), traveled to the Gazeta Krakowska (Krakowska Gate),
walked through the Old City of Lublin, and then had a guided tour of
the Brama Grodzka (Grodzka Gate) Living Museum with Teresa Klimowicz.

from there, it was on to Tarnow. After stopping for lunch at the
fabulous The Nosh - A Kosher Cafe & Mina's Art Gift Gallery (the first
Kosher restaurant in Tarnow in 77 years), and hearing >from Gerald
Vineberg (the proprietor) about the history of Jewish Tarnow, the
Fellows visited the Old Synagogue which had been destroyed in 1939
(only the Bima - Bima Synagogi Starej - remains), and the Old Jewish
Cemetery, where they had an opportunity to hear >from Adam Bartosz (who
headed the Committee for the Protection of Monuments of Jewish Culture
in Tarnow), and his daughter Magda Mihal Bartosz.

The Fellows then traveled to Krakow, Poland, where they would spend
Shabbat in the Kazimierz Jewish district. Following optional Friday
night services at the Izaak Synagogue, everyone enjoyed a Shabbat
dinner by the JCC Krakow with a Holocaust survivor, local residents,
and other visiting groups.

On Shabbat morning, some of the participants chose to attend services
again at the Izaak Synagogue, while others attended the Remuh
Synagogue (which reopened to the public just a few years ago, after
major restoration efforts). A wonderful lunch was enjoyed at the
Kosher Shop Delight Restaurant.

Immediately after lunch, the Fellows once again visited the JCC, where
they had an opportunity to hear >from Jonathan Ornstein, Executive
Director of the JCC Krakow. He discussed how the JCC got started, the
status of the current community, and the inspirational work he is
doing on behalf of the Krakow and Polish Jewish communities in
general.

In the afternoon, the Fellows discovered some of the history of the
Kazimierz and Old Krakow, with a 2.5 hour walking tour. (It was very
hot!)

Following some free time to explore, the Fellows were joined by Steven
D. Reece, Przemek Panasiuk, and Rachael Romero, >from The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., for Sedua Shlishit/Dinner. In the evening, Steven D.
Reece, Avraham Groll, and Dan Oren conducted a session which focused
on the individual Fellows - why they applied for the Fellowship, what
their expectations were, and what JewishGen and The Matzevah
Foundation are hoping to accomplish with this program.

After Havdala, the Fellows enjoyed some refreshing ice cream at the
Kosher Ice Cream shop in Krakow.

It was a meaningful and inspirational Shabbat, and gives us the
strength to head into the week. Tomorrow, the Fellows will visit the
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, with a tour led by PaweÅ?
Sawicki, followed by a visit to the Auschwitz Jewish Center, where
they will have a tour of the Oswiecim Synagogue and AJC Museum.

They will then make their way to Krzepice, and have an evening session
with Steven Reece about the importance of cemetery work that the
Fellows will be engaged in this week.

To view the photos associated with this post, see and "like" the
JewishGen Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Our Discussion Group Continues to Grow #ukraine

Chuck Weinstein
 

On behalf of Dr. Janette Silverman, who is traveling in Europe, and the Board of Ukraine SIG, we are pleased to announce we now have 4300 members of this discussion group. We are the largest of the SIG Discussion Groups and only JewishGen Discussion Group has more members. Our posts are read in 26 countries and we have wonderful experts in all facets of Ukraine genealogy to answer the wonderful questions our readers ask. Thank you all for reading and contributing to this list.

We look forward to seeing many of you in Cleveland next month, where we have some exciting things to share with you.

Happy Father's Day to all of you who celebrate.

Chuck Weinstein
Towns Director, Ukraine SIG
chuck1@outlook.com
www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine
www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Days 3 & 4 Recap #galicia

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland:

It has been an exhausting but meaningful two days!

On Friday morning, the JewishGen Fellows got up early, and after a
delicious breakfast at Hotel Ilan w Lublinie (housed in the Chachmei
Lublin Yeshiva), traveled to the Gazeta Krakowska (Krakowska Gate),
walked through the Old City of Lublin, and then had a guided tour of the
Brama Grodzka (Grodzka Gate) Living Museum with Teresa Klimowicz.

from there, it was on to Tarnow. After stopping for lunch at the fabulous
The Nosh - A Kosher Cafe & Mina's Art Gift Gallery (the first Kosher
restaurant in Tarnow in 77 years), and hearing >from Gerald Vineberg
(the proprietor) about the history of Jewish Tarnow, the Fellows visited
the Old Synagogue which had been destroyed in 1939 (only the Bima -
Bima Synagogi Starej - remains), and the Old Jewish Cemetery, where
they had an opportunity to hear >from Adam Bartosz (who headed the
Committee for the Protection of Monuments of Jewish Culture in
Tarnow), and his daughter Magda Mihal Bartosz.

The Fellows then traveled to Krakow, Poland, where they would spend
Shabbat in the Kazimierz Jewish district. Following optional Friday
night services at the Izaak Synagogue, everyone enjoyed a Shabbat
dinner by the JCC Krakow with a Holocaust survivor, local residents,
and other visiting groups.

On Shabbat morning, some of the participants chose to attend services
again at the Izaak Synagogue, while others attended the Remuh
Synagogue (which reopened to the public just a few years ago, after
major restoration efforts). A wonderful lunch was enjoyed at the Kosher
Shop Delight Restaurant.

Immediately after lunch, the Fellows once again visited the JCC, where
they had an opportunity to hear >from Jonathan Ornstein, Executive
Director of the JCC Krakow. He discussed how the JCC got started, the
status of the current community, and the inspirational work he is doing
on behalf of the Krakow and Polish Jewish communities in general.

In the afternoon, the Fellows discovered some of the history of the
Kazimierz and Old Krakow, with a 2.5 hour walking tour. (It was very
hot!)

Following some free time to explore, the Fellows were joined by Steven
D. Reece, Przemek Panasiuk, and Rachael Romero, >from The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., for Sedua Shlishit/Dinner. In the evening, Steven D.
Reece, Avraham Groll, and Dan Oren conducted a session which
focused on the individual Fellows - why they applied for the Fellowship,
what their expectations were, and what JewishGen and The Matzevah
Foundation are hoping to accomplish with this program.

After Havdala, the Fellows enjoyed some refreshing ice cream at the
Kosher Ice Cream shop in Krakow.

It was a meaningful and inspirational Shabbat, and gives us the strength
to head into the week. Tomorrow, the Fellows will visit the
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, with a tour led by Pawel
Sawicki, followed by a visit to the Auschwitz Jewish Center, where they
will have a tour of the Oswiecim Synagogue and AJC Museum.

They will then make their way to Krzepice, and have an evening session
with Steven Reece about the importance of cemetery work that the
Fellows will be engaged in this week.

To view the photos associated with this post, see and "like" the
JewishGen Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Days 3 & 4 Recap #galicia

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland:

It has been an exhausting but meaningful two days!

On Friday morning, the JewishGen Fellows got up early, and after a
delicious breakfast at Hotel Ilan w Lublinie (housed in the Chachmei
Lublin Yeshiva), traveled to the Gazeta Krakowska (Krakowska Gate),
walked through the Old City of Lublin, and then had a guided tour of the
Brama Grodzka (Grodzka Gate) Living Museum with Teresa Klimowicz.

from there, it was on to Tarnow. After stopping for lunch at the fabulous
The Nosh - A Kosher Cafe & Mina's Art Gift Gallery (the first Kosher
restaurant in Tarnow in 77 years), and hearing >from Gerald Vineberg
(the proprietor) about the history of Jewish Tarnow, the Fellows visited
the Old Synagogue which had been destroyed in 1939 (only the Bima -
Bima Synagogi Starej - remains), and the Old Jewish Cemetery, where
they had an opportunity to hear >from Adam Bartosz (who headed the
Committee for the Protection of Monuments of Jewish Culture in
Tarnow), and his daughter Magda Mihal Bartosz.

The Fellows then traveled to Krakow, Poland, where they would spend
Shabbat in the Kazimierz Jewish district. Following optional Friday
night services at the Izaak Synagogue, everyone enjoyed a Shabbat
dinner by the JCC Krakow with a Holocaust survivor, local residents,
and other visiting groups.

On Shabbat morning, some of the participants chose to attend services
again at the Izaak Synagogue, while others attended the Remuh
Synagogue (which reopened to the public just a few years ago, after
major restoration efforts). A wonderful lunch was enjoyed at the Kosher
Shop Delight Restaurant.

Immediately after lunch, the Fellows once again visited the JCC, where
they had an opportunity to hear >from Jonathan Ornstein, Executive
Director of the JCC Krakow. He discussed how the JCC got started, the
status of the current community, and the inspirational work he is doing
on behalf of the Krakow and Polish Jewish communities in general.

In the afternoon, the Fellows discovered some of the history of the
Kazimierz and Old Krakow, with a 2.5 hour walking tour. (It was very
hot!)

Following some free time to explore, the Fellows were joined by Steven
D. Reece, Przemek Panasiuk, and Rachael Romero, >from The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., for Sedua Shlishit/Dinner. In the evening, Steven D.
Reece, Avraham Groll, and Dan Oren conducted a session which
focused on the individual Fellows - why they applied for the Fellowship,
what their expectations were, and what JewishGen and The Matzevah
Foundation are hoping to accomplish with this program.

After Havdala, the Fellows enjoyed some refreshing ice cream at the
Kosher Ice Cream shop in Krakow.

It was a meaningful and inspirational Shabbat, and gives us the strength
to head into the week. Tomorrow, the Fellows will visit the
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, with a tour led by Pawel
Sawicki, followed by a visit to the Auschwitz Jewish Center, where they
will have a tour of the Oswiecim Synagogue and AJC Museum.

They will then make their way to Krzepice, and have an evening session
with Steven Reece about the importance of cemetery work that the
Fellows will be engaged in this week.

To view the photos associated with this post, see and "like" the
JewishGen Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Day 2 Recap #galicia

Nancy Siegel
 

After a delicious breakfast, and optional Shacharit prayer service at
the Nozyk Synagogue, the JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows visited
the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews to learn about more
than 1,000 years of Jewish life in Poland. In the afternoon, they began
their journey toward Lublin.

Along the way, they visited the Jewish Cemetery in Markuszow, which
provided a powerful contrast to the Warsaw Okopowa Cemetery.
Additionally, the Fellows will be decoding a particularly unique
Matzevah (tombstone) >from this cemetery as part of an evening
session next week, so this stop provided some on-site context.

In advance of arriving in Lublin, the Fellows read a fascinating article
written in 1957 by AC Majzels (faculty member Dr. Dan Oren's
Lublin-born grandfather), in which he recalled the Jewish Lublin of
his youth in the early 20th century. The article can be accessed here:
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/lublin/AC_Majzels.html .

Once in Lublin, the Fellows visited the still-standing home of Dr.
Oren's grandparents, the place where a Sukkah was constructed and,
among other things, the building that housed the Yavneh School
(religious Zionist) on whose board AC Majzels served, and with whom
he is shown in the accompanying photograph.

After checking in to the Hotel Ilan (which occupies the famous
Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva), and dinner, the Fellows had an evening
session with Studnia Pamieci (Well of Memory) organizer Teresa
Klimowicz. Teresa has devoted a significant amount of time to
cleaning cemeteries and preserving Jewish memory in Poland, and
her powerful presentation was extremely well received.

Tomorrow, the Fellows will tour additional sites in Lublin, visit the old
Synagogue and cemetery in Tarnow, and eventually make their way to
Krakow for Shabbat.

You can access the photographs associated with this posting on the
JewishGen Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Day 2 Recap #galicia

Nancy Siegel
 

After a delicious breakfast, and optional Shacharit prayer service at
the Nozyk Synagogue, the JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows visited
the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews to learn about more
than 1,000 years of Jewish life in Poland. In the afternoon, they began
their journey toward Lublin.

Along the way, they visited the Jewish Cemetery in Markuszow, which
provided a powerful contrast to the Warsaw Okopowa Cemetery.
Additionally, the Fellows will be decoding a particularly unique
Matzevah (tombstone) >from this cemetery as part of an evening
session next week, so this stop provided some on-site context.

In advance of arriving in Lublin, the Fellows read a fascinating article
written in 1957 by AC Majzels (faculty member Dr. Dan Oren's
Lublin-born grandfather), in which he recalled the Jewish Lublin of
his youth in the early 20th century. The article can be accessed here:
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/lublin/AC_Majzels.html .

Once in Lublin, the Fellows visited the still-standing home of Dr.
Oren's grandparents, the place where a Sukkah was constructed and,
among other things, the building that housed the Yavneh School
(religious Zionist) on whose board AC Majzels served, and with whom
he is shown in the accompanying photograph.

After checking in to the Hotel Ilan (which occupies the famous
Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva), and dinner, the Fellows had an evening
session with Studnia Pamieci (Well of Memory) organizer Teresa
Klimowicz. Teresa has devoted a significant amount of time to
cleaning cemeteries and preserving Jewish memory in Poland, and
her powerful presentation was extremely well received.

Tomorrow, the Fellows will tour additional sites in Lublin, visit the old
Synagogue and cemetery in Tarnow, and eventually make their way to
Krakow for Shabbat.

You can access the photographs associated with this posting on the
JewishGen Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Searching for Israeli relatives #general

Terry Lasky
 

I am trying to locate some Israeli relatives. I am **not** looking for
telephone numbers or addresses. I am trying to locate someone from
each of these families that has an email address and reads/writes
English. If anyone knows someone >from these families please contact
me privately or give them my email address ( terryalasky@gmail.com ).

Menashe Shoham Berlanchik:. Menashe was born about 1926 and passed
away in December 2011. I believe he may have lived in Tel Aviv. I am
looking for a descendant or relative of Menashe.

Shmul Berlanchik: Shmul was born in 1914 and went to Palestine in
1948. I am looking for any descendant or relative of Shmul.

Lyudmila Polatnik Lyudmila was born as a Berlantchik in 1937. She
married a Mr. Polatnik at some point in time. I do not know if she is
still living or not. Looking for any relative.

Terry Lasky
Ruidoso, New Mexico, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Israeli relatives #general

Terry Lasky
 

I am trying to locate some Israeli relatives. I am **not** looking for
telephone numbers or addresses. I am trying to locate someone from
each of these families that has an email address and reads/writes
English. If anyone knows someone >from these families please contact
me privately or give them my email address ( terryalasky@gmail.com ).

Menashe Shoham Berlanchik:. Menashe was born about 1926 and passed
away in December 2011. I believe he may have lived in Tel Aviv. I am
looking for a descendant or relative of Menashe.

Shmul Berlanchik: Shmul was born in 1914 and went to Palestine in
1948. I am looking for any descendant or relative of Shmul.

Lyudmila Polatnik Lyudmila was born as a Berlantchik in 1937. She
married a Mr. Polatnik at some point in time. I do not know if she is
still living or not. Looking for any relative.

Terry Lasky
Ruidoso, New Mexico, USA


Re: USA Passport holder? #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

David Lewin asked: "Is there anywhere I might learn who the holder of
USA Passport number 028017978 in early 1900's might have been? All I know
is his name: Simon BROWN or BRAUN
Thanks for any thoughts"

You might send a NARA inquiry to determine if they have the Passport
numbers. The online images have only the application numbers. You can
research indexed and imaged passport applications: 1791-1925 on
Ancestry or Footnote or FamilySearch.

Start with Ancestry's search, then card catalog, then look for passport.

On FamilySearch, click search, then records, then U.S. then view all
databases, and query passport. Or contact the National Archives,
Attn: Archives I Research Support Branch (NWCC1), 700 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. You can also send an email to
inquire@nara.gov . Include your name and address; the passport
applicant's name, year of birth, place of residence at the time the
application was made, and the approximate year of travel. If they locate
the records, they will send you an order form and instructions on ordering
copies.

The original documents are located at the National Archives in Washington
D.C. (not at the NARA branches). The later passports are also in the NY
Public Library. Additional NARA information at:
http://www.archives.gov/research/passport/index.html .

I checked Brown only...you will find more information if you also check
Braun:

Ancestry database: U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 lists 5
candidates: Simon De Brown 4 Sep 1873, Simon Hodder Brown 21 Jun 1924
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, Simon Haram Brown 17 Feb 1922 Woodmere,
Simon Brown 10 Jun 1902 New York, Simon De Brown Chicago Illinois

FamilySearch has a few different ones:,Simon H. Brown 1922,Simon H
Brown 1903,Simeon Brown 1912

Happy hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education
family web site: https://KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: USA Passport holder? #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

David Lewin asked: "Is there anywhere I might learn who the holder of
USA Passport number 028017978 in early 1900's might have been? All I know
is his name: Simon BROWN or BRAUN
Thanks for any thoughts"

You might send a NARA inquiry to determine if they have the Passport
numbers. The online images have only the application numbers. You can
research indexed and imaged passport applications: 1791-1925 on
Ancestry or Footnote or FamilySearch.

Start with Ancestry's search, then card catalog, then look for passport.

On FamilySearch, click search, then records, then U.S. then view all
databases, and query passport. Or contact the National Archives,
Attn: Archives I Research Support Branch (NWCC1), 700 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. You can also send an email to
inquire@nara.gov . Include your name and address; the passport
applicant's name, year of birth, place of residence at the time the
application was made, and the approximate year of travel. If they locate
the records, they will send you an order form and instructions on ordering
copies.

The original documents are located at the National Archives in Washington
D.C. (not at the NARA branches). The later passports are also in the NY
Public Library. Additional NARA information at:
http://www.archives.gov/research/passport/index.html .

I checked Brown only...you will find more information if you also check
Braun:

Ancestry database: U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 lists 5
candidates: Simon De Brown 4 Sep 1873, Simon Hodder Brown 21 Jun 1924
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, Simon Haram Brown 17 Feb 1922 Woodmere,
Simon Brown 10 Jun 1902 New York, Simon De Brown Chicago Illinois

FamilySearch has a few different ones:,Simon H. Brown 1922,Simon H
Brown 1903,Simeon Brown 1912

Happy hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education
family web site: https://KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


Jacob FINKELSTONE - undertaker in NYC in 1893 #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

I'm trying to find a current undertaker in the NYC area that **might** have the
burial records/information >from a Jacob Finkelstone (undertaker), who's office
in 1893 was located at 328 E. 52nd St, New York, New York.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Steve Pickholtz
Tabernacle, NJ
nj55turtle@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jacob FINKELSTONE - undertaker in NYC in 1893 #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

I'm trying to find a current undertaker in the NYC area that **might** have the
burial records/information >from a Jacob Finkelstone (undertaker), who's office
in 1893 was located at 328 E. 52nd St, New York, New York.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Steve Pickholtz
Tabernacle, NJ
nj55turtle@comcast.net

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