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"Recovered" #lithuania

Israel P
 

When a marriage record in the Lithuania database includes a note
"recovered in 19-whatever," does that mean that the record was used
for something later? Such a passport or emigration?

The two such instances I have are marriages in the very early 1900s
and the recovery in the early 1930s.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem
(blogging weekly at http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com )


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania "Recovered" #lithuania

Israel P
 

When a marriage record in the Lithuania database includes a note
"recovered in 19-whatever," does that mean that the record was used
for something later? Such a passport or emigration?

The two such instances I have are marriages in the very early 1900s
and the recovery in the early 1930s.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem
(blogging weekly at http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com )


Ukmerge Foreign Passport Applications - 1925-1938 #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

A translation of the Ukmerge Foreign Passport Applications - 1925-1938,
has just been received.

The list contains the greatest amount of very important information about
the individuals listed that I have ever seen, and I have seen thousands of
lists of various types. I cannot emphasize too strongly the value of this
list. To give you an idea of the information that is included, for most of
those listed, here is a sample of what is there.

Surname, given name, father's name, maiden name of females, date of birth,
place of birth (not everyone was born in Ukmerge), destination, marriage
status, the street address and town of residence, the exact date of their
Foreign Passport Application.

Additionally, there is an individual file for almost every applicant. The
file includes a photo of the applicant, a Lithuanian passport that was
issued on a prior date, plus a lot of family information. Using the
information that has been translated, a researcher can contact the Central
Archive in Vilnius and obtain a copy of all documents in an individual file.

Please do not dismiss this list as of no interest to you personally only
because your family left Lithuania before 1925. Your immediate family may
have left but not everyone left. In most cases, siblings, Uncles, Aunts,
and cousins remained.

It will be several days before the entire list will be available on the
Ukmerge DRG web site. If you are already a contributor to the Ukmerge
DRG web site, please be patient for a day or two and you will be able to
see the entire list. If you are not a part of the Ukmerge DRG, you need
contribute $100 to Litvak SIG and gain access not only to this list but
also thousands of other records for the towns in the Ukmerge District.

Go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute Scroll down to District Research and
select Ukmerge. The site is secure so you can use your credit card.

Roy Ogus r_ogus@... is the Ukmerge District Coordinator. If you
have a problem accessing the site, please contact Roy. However, give Roy
several days to post the list on the web site before contacting him.

Again, I repeat, this is one of the most important lists I have ever seen
from a standpoint of genealogical information included. I am sure you will
agree after you see the list.

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Ukmerge Foreign Passport Applications - 1925-1938 #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

A translation of the Ukmerge Foreign Passport Applications - 1925-1938,
has just been received.

The list contains the greatest amount of very important information about
the individuals listed that I have ever seen, and I have seen thousands of
lists of various types. I cannot emphasize too strongly the value of this
list. To give you an idea of the information that is included, for most of
those listed, here is a sample of what is there.

Surname, given name, father's name, maiden name of females, date of birth,
place of birth (not everyone was born in Ukmerge), destination, marriage
status, the street address and town of residence, the exact date of their
Foreign Passport Application.

Additionally, there is an individual file for almost every applicant. The
file includes a photo of the applicant, a Lithuanian passport that was
issued on a prior date, plus a lot of family information. Using the
information that has been translated, a researcher can contact the Central
Archive in Vilnius and obtain a copy of all documents in an individual file.

Please do not dismiss this list as of no interest to you personally only
because your family left Lithuania before 1925. Your immediate family may
have left but not everyone left. In most cases, siblings, Uncles, Aunts,
and cousins remained.

It will be several days before the entire list will be available on the
Ukmerge DRG web site. If you are already a contributor to the Ukmerge
DRG web site, please be patient for a day or two and you will be able to
see the entire list. If you are not a part of the Ukmerge DRG, you need
contribute $100 to Litvak SIG and gain access not only to this list but
also thousands of other records for the towns in the Ukmerge District.

Go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute Scroll down to District Research and
select Ukmerge. The site is secure so you can use your credit card.

Roy Ogus r_ogus@... is the Ukmerge District Coordinator. If you
have a problem accessing the site, please contact Roy. However, give Roy
several days to post the list on the web site before contacting him.

Again, I repeat, this is one of the most important lists I have ever seen
from a standpoint of genealogical information included. I am sure you will
agree after you see the list.

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition


Kristallnacht #general

Robert Fraser
 

Dear Experts -

I have posed this question many times before in different forums, printed and
on-line, but have never received an response. So let's try again.

My late father was arrested as part of the Kristallnacht events in Vienna on 10
November 1938. As he was being transported >from one jail to another, his captors
referred to him and his fellow captives as 'Asiatische Steppenhengste'. When
writing his memoirs many years later, he translated this expression as 'Asiatic
steppe-stallions'.


He could never find out what this interpretation meant, and neither can I.
Presumably, it's highly derogatory.

Any suggestions will be welcomed.


Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER;
Moravia, Vienna, USA and the world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia,Vienna
WORTMANN; Slovakia, USA: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland, ?
LICHTBLAU; Vienna


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kristallnacht #general

Robert Fraser
 

Dear Experts -

I have posed this question many times before in different forums, printed and
on-line, but have never received an response. So let's try again.

My late father was arrested as part of the Kristallnacht events in Vienna on 10
November 1938. As he was being transported >from one jail to another, his captors
referred to him and his fellow captives as 'Asiatische Steppenhengste'. When
writing his memoirs many years later, he translated this expression as 'Asiatic
steppe-stallions'.


He could never find out what this interpretation meant, and neither can I.
Presumably, it's highly derogatory.

Any suggestions will be welcomed.


Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER;
Moravia, Vienna, USA and the world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia,Vienna
WORTMANN; Slovakia, USA: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland, ?
LICHTBLAU; Vienna


GUNSER in Australia #general

Alan Steinfeld
 

Looking for a Mr. GUNSER (born circa 1900) believed to have survived WW II in
Europe and to have gone to Australia after the war. He was married to Cillistine
KORKES who was murdered by the Nazis, along with their son whose name may have been
Henry.

Looking for information about Mr. Gunser's fate and any possible descendants.

Thanks,

Alan Steinfeld


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GUNSER in Australia #general

Alan Steinfeld
 

Looking for a Mr. GUNSER (born circa 1900) believed to have survived WW II in
Europe and to have gone to Australia after the war. He was married to Cillistine
KORKES who was murdered by the Nazis, along with their son whose name may have been
Henry.

Looking for information about Mr. Gunser's fate and any possible descendants.

Thanks,

Alan Steinfeld


[USA] White House to Propose Restrictions to Death Master File (SSIDI) #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As expected, the White House has weighed in the issue of tax and identity theft and
is expected to proposed restrictions to the Death Master File and its commercial
version known as the Social Security Death Index. The bill has not yet been
introduced-but Representative Sam Johnson (R-TX) Chairman of the Social Security
Subcommittee of House Ways and Means Committee is expected to introduce the bill in
the coming weeks.

NBC's Rock Center did a story on tax and identity fraud which may be watched
at: http://tinyurl.com/c2ex6nu

Original url:
http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/09/17675084-white-house-to-prop
ose-restrictions-on-master-death-file-to-fight-tax-fraud


Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [USA] White House to Propose Restrictions to Death Master File (SSIDI) #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As expected, the White House has weighed in the issue of tax and identity theft and
is expected to proposed restrictions to the Death Master File and its commercial
version known as the Social Security Death Index. The bill has not yet been
introduced-but Representative Sam Johnson (R-TX) Chairman of the Social Security
Subcommittee of House Ways and Means Committee is expected to introduce the bill in
the coming weeks.

NBC's Rock Center did a story on tax and identity fraud which may be watched
at: http://tinyurl.com/c2ex6nu

Original url:
http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/09/17675084-white-house-to-prop
ose-restrictions-on-master-death-file-to-fight-tax-fraud


Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


How to research in Israel: Alec Schorr: REPORT on RESULTS ... #general

Joyaa Antares
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

A number of List members have asked me how I got on with my recent enquiry - "How
to do research in Israel?" so here are the wonderful results:

* Several suggested the Israel Genealogy Research Association [IGRA] website:
http://genealogy.org.il. Without subscribing I found some data that added to what
I know about my family. If I subscribed I would get access to digital copies of
the actual records. Lots of useful information (especially under databases) but
for some reason I found the site painfully slow.

* Someone suggested the Israel Genealogical Society (Isragen) website:
http://www.isragen.org.il/

* One wonderfully helpful List subscriber obtained the actual info I sought,
starting with the online Chevra Kadisha sites, e.g.
http://www.kadisha-tlv.co.il. These sites look great - so long as you can
read Hebrew or know the spelling of the surname that has been used - and can
get the "search" button to work (I'm still working on the last point!). I
don't know Hebrew (Ivrit) well enough for this site, but the List members
may be able to help you. Certainly if you know enough Hebrew you have to
use this resource.

* The same helpful subscriber then located my surviving family relative
using the telephone book (again in Hebrew) and subsequently located another
two family members for me. I am more than indebted.

* Another wonderful subscriber knows something about Hebrew restaurants (as
mentioned in my original post) and located several web addresses to my
cousin's restaurants plus - incredibly - a photo of one of them! That blew
me away! (See the pizza restaurant at the bottom of this page,
http://www.haaretz.co.il/magazine/dining/1.1810177)!!

* My final advice - if it is not already obvious - is to ask this list.
There seem to be folk with all sorts of resources up their sleeves - the
above being just some - and their willingness to help is very humbling.

Joyaa. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

-----Original Message-----
Please can you help me with general or specific advice as to how to research a late
cousin in Israel. Where do I start to look? Whom in Israel might I ask? My
second cousin, Alec Schorr, lived/worked at 19 Yona Hanavi St, Tel Aviv, owning or
running a restaurant called "Kasba" ( or Kasbah or similar). He is thought to have
died in 1977. He may have had a wife called Sabina. I don't know whether he had
children, whom may or may not still be alive. That's the sum total of what I know.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to research in Israel: Alec Schorr: REPORT on RESULTS ... #general

Joyaa Antares
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

A number of List members have asked me how I got on with my recent enquiry - "How
to do research in Israel?" so here are the wonderful results:

* Several suggested the Israel Genealogy Research Association [IGRA] website:
http://genealogy.org.il. Without subscribing I found some data that added to what
I know about my family. If I subscribed I would get access to digital copies of
the actual records. Lots of useful information (especially under databases) but
for some reason I found the site painfully slow.

* Someone suggested the Israel Genealogical Society (Isragen) website:
http://www.isragen.org.il/

* One wonderfully helpful List subscriber obtained the actual info I sought,
starting with the online Chevra Kadisha sites, e.g.
http://www.kadisha-tlv.co.il. These sites look great - so long as you can
read Hebrew or know the spelling of the surname that has been used - and can
get the "search" button to work (I'm still working on the last point!). I
don't know Hebrew (Ivrit) well enough for this site, but the List members
may be able to help you. Certainly if you know enough Hebrew you have to
use this resource.

* The same helpful subscriber then located my surviving family relative
using the telephone book (again in Hebrew) and subsequently located another
two family members for me. I am more than indebted.

* Another wonderful subscriber knows something about Hebrew restaurants (as
mentioned in my original post) and located several web addresses to my
cousin's restaurants plus - incredibly - a photo of one of them! That blew
me away! (See the pizza restaurant at the bottom of this page,
http://www.haaretz.co.il/magazine/dining/1.1810177)!!

* My final advice - if it is not already obvious - is to ask this list.
There seem to be folk with all sorts of resources up their sleeves - the
above being just some - and their willingness to help is very humbling.

Joyaa. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

-----Original Message-----
Please can you help me with general or specific advice as to how to research a late
cousin in Israel. Where do I start to look? Whom in Israel might I ask? My
second cousin, Alec Schorr, lived/worked at 19 Yona Hanavi St, Tel Aviv, owning or
running a restaurant called "Kasba" ( or Kasbah or similar). He is thought to have
died in 1977. He may have had a wife called Sabina. I don't know whether he had
children, whom may or may not still be alive. That's the sum total of what I know.


Galician Genealogy Lecture at the Wiener Library - London - May 7, 2013 - Pamela Weisberger, Gesher Galicia #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

If you live in the United Kingdom and are interested in Galician
research -- or are curious about how cadastral maps, landowner, tax
and voter records can be used as an adjunct to vital records --
consider attending my presentation in London on May 7:

"Unique & Unusual Resources in Galician Genealogy"

Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Time: 6.30pm
Location: The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London, England

This presentation will cover the wealth of documents useful for
genealogists, >from the late 1700s through the interwar years, for
Galicia (a former province of the Austrian Empire, today eastern
Poland and western Ukraine) to be found in repositories in Austria and
Ukraine. Covered will be Lviv family registration books, 1920s and 30s
voter lists, Jewish taxpayer and student records, plus magnate
landowner records (like a 1801 list of "Jewish Tavern Owners in
Kalusz.") Take a tour of the Galician holdings in the Vienna State
Archives, including kahal and court cases and province-wide
inventories listing rabbis and teachers assigned to Jewish schools in
every shtetl in 1788 - the point when Jews adopted surnames. Learn
about cadastral (property) maps, Holocaust-era census records and
passport applications >from Stanislawow and Lviv and come away with
innovative ideas about how to approach your family research. Many of
these records are now searchable online, so we'll close with
information on searching on the All Galicia Database and the Gesher
Galicia inventory.

Admission is free, but booking is essential as space is very limited.
Click on this link to be taken to the reservation page:

http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=62

The Wiener Library is one of the world's leading and most extensive
archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era. Formed in 1933, the Library's
unique collection of over one million items includes published and
unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness
testimony.

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...
www.GesherGalicia.org


JRI Poland #Poland Galician Genealogy Lecture at the Wiener Library - London - May 7, 2013 - Pamela Weisberger, Gesher Galicia #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

If you live in the United Kingdom and are interested in Galician
research -- or are curious about how cadastral maps, landowner, tax
and voter records can be used as an adjunct to vital records --
consider attending my presentation in London on May 7:

"Unique & Unusual Resources in Galician Genealogy"

Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Time: 6.30pm
Location: The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London, England

This presentation will cover the wealth of documents useful for
genealogists, >from the late 1700s through the interwar years, for
Galicia (a former province of the Austrian Empire, today eastern
Poland and western Ukraine) to be found in repositories in Austria and
Ukraine. Covered will be Lviv family registration books, 1920s and 30s
voter lists, Jewish taxpayer and student records, plus magnate
landowner records (like a 1801 list of "Jewish Tavern Owners in
Kalusz.") Take a tour of the Galician holdings in the Vienna State
Archives, including kahal and court cases and province-wide
inventories listing rabbis and teachers assigned to Jewish schools in
every shtetl in 1788 - the point when Jews adopted surnames. Learn
about cadastral (property) maps, Holocaust-era census records and
passport applications >from Stanislawow and Lviv and come away with
innovative ideas about how to approach your family research. Many of
these records are now searchable online, so we'll close with
information on searching on the All Galicia Database and the Gesher
Galicia inventory.

Admission is free, but booking is essential as space is very limited.
Click on this link to be taken to the reservation page:

http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=62

The Wiener Library is one of the world's leading and most extensive
archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era. Formed in 1933, the Library's
unique collection of over one million items includes published and
unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness
testimony.

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...
www.GesherGalicia.org


Surviving Twin searches for twin brother with Auschwitz tattoo A7734 #poland

Marshall Katz
 

Holocaust survivor, Menachem BODNER, was just four years old when he was
liberated in 1945 >from Auschwitz concentration camp. Now 72, retired, and
living in Israel, Menachem is on a quest to locate his identical twin
brother, last seen at Auschwitz, when the two were separated just 2 days
before liberation.

In May 1944, Menachem and his identical twin brother were transported to
Auschwitz, two months prior to their 4th birthday. Being identical twins,
they were selected and became objects of criminal medical experiments.
Luckily, both survived the war, however, became separated.

One twin was adopted and given a new name, Menachem BODNER. The other
twin was adopted and taken to the USA. Maybe he too changed his name,
maybe
even changed his religion---but the only definite link between them is the
number tattooed on their arm.

For the next 67 years, Menachem had no knowledge about his family or twin
brother---knowing only his own Auschwitz tattoo on his arm, which was
A7733.

Red Cross records that were located, show Menachem's brother was alive two
weeks after Auschwitz was liberated, giving him hope that he was still
alive and out there to be found and reunited with him. Also, >from the Red
Cross list, Menachem learned his real name was: GOTTESMAN, Elias.

from the Red Cross records:
A-7733 GOTTESMAN, Elias
A-7734 GOTTESMAN, Jeno

Jeno, with the number A7734 tattooed on his arm, may be your neighbor, a
friend, or even a relative.

We ask that you pass this to appear in your synagogue newsletter, local
newspaper and local television stations to ensure widest dissemination.

There is also a Facebook page with photos and more information:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/A7734/499971010060858?sid=0.562905358616262

If anyone learns the whereabouts of Jeno GOTTESMAN, please contact:

Ms. Ayana KIMRON at @KimronGen

Thank you.

Respectfully,
Marshall KATZ
Camp Hill, PA


JRI Poland #Poland Surviving Twin searches for twin brother with Auschwitz tattoo A7734 #poland

Marshall Katz
 

Holocaust survivor, Menachem BODNER, was just four years old when he was
liberated in 1945 >from Auschwitz concentration camp. Now 72, retired, and
living in Israel, Menachem is on a quest to locate his identical twin
brother, last seen at Auschwitz, when the two were separated just 2 days
before liberation.

In May 1944, Menachem and his identical twin brother were transported to
Auschwitz, two months prior to their 4th birthday. Being identical twins,
they were selected and became objects of criminal medical experiments.
Luckily, both survived the war, however, became separated.

One twin was adopted and given a new name, Menachem BODNER. The other
twin was adopted and taken to the USA. Maybe he too changed his name,
maybe
even changed his religion---but the only definite link between them is the
number tattooed on their arm.

For the next 67 years, Menachem had no knowledge about his family or twin
brother---knowing only his own Auschwitz tattoo on his arm, which was
A7733.

Red Cross records that were located, show Menachem's brother was alive two
weeks after Auschwitz was liberated, giving him hope that he was still
alive and out there to be found and reunited with him. Also, >from the Red
Cross list, Menachem learned his real name was: GOTTESMAN, Elias.

from the Red Cross records:
A-7733 GOTTESMAN, Elias
A-7734 GOTTESMAN, Jeno

Jeno, with the number A7734 tattooed on his arm, may be your neighbor, a
friend, or even a relative.

We ask that you pass this to appear in your synagogue newsletter, local
newspaper and local television stations to ensure widest dissemination.

There is also a Facebook page with photos and more information:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/A7734/499971010060858?sid=0.562905358616262

If anyone learns the whereabouts of Jeno GOTTESMAN, please contact:

Ms. Ayana KIMRON at @KimronGen

Thank you.

Respectfully,
Marshall KATZ
Camp Hill, PA


The Invisible Tatoo, a remarkable story of discovery and survival #poland

Michael Goldstein
 

I thought that this is worth sharing with all our Jewish Genealogy Friends.
In her Huffington Post article published yesterday, Marisa Fox writes,
"My mother, who's been dead for almost 20 years, told me a fictionalized
account of her childhood."

Marisa traces how she discovered her mother's true identity and the
shocking real story of her mother's hidden wartime experience and survival.

Three well-known members of our Jewish genealogical community
play key roles in helping Marisa uncover the truth of how her mother
spent the war years in the Gabersdorf slave labor camp, how her
words in a friend's secret diary - written in the camp - so dramatically
describe the despair of their lives and their hopes for survival.

Read the Huffington Post article here:
www.huffingtonpost.com/marisa-fox/holocaust-survivor-memories_b_3039758.html

Michael Goldstein, President IAJGS
president@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Several members of the JRI-Poland Board were
privileged to play a role in this exciting story.


JRI Poland #Poland The Invisible Tatoo, a remarkable story of discovery and survival #poland

Michael Goldstein
 

I thought that this is worth sharing with all our Jewish Genealogy Friends.
In her Huffington Post article published yesterday, Marisa Fox writes,
"My mother, who's been dead for almost 20 years, told me a fictionalized
account of her childhood."

Marisa traces how she discovered her mother's true identity and the
shocking real story of her mother's hidden wartime experience and survival.

Three well-known members of our Jewish genealogical community
play key roles in helping Marisa uncover the truth of how her mother
spent the war years in the Gabersdorf slave labor camp, how her
words in a friend's secret diary - written in the camp - so dramatically
describe the despair of their lives and their hopes for survival.

Read the Huffington Post article here:
www.huffingtonpost.com/marisa-fox/holocaust-survivor-memories_b_3039758.html

Michael Goldstein, President IAJGS
president@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Several members of the JRI-Poland Board were
privileged to play a role in this exciting story.


Geno 2.0 Results #dna

Pnina and Mike Rothenberg
 

Do you have any experience with Geno 2.0 results showing they
could change, with time? The Genographic web site notes that
the product is Geno 2.0 Beta.

What situations might produce changes in reported individual
test results as accessed on-line, over time, for both autosomal-
derived ethnic ancestral groups indicated by the sample as well
as their percent contributions? Has this occurred more than once
time for you?

Have you had any feedback >from your inquiries to National
Geographic about such changes?

Thanks.

Mike Rothenberg


DNA Research #DNA Geno 2.0 Results #dna

Pnina and Mike Rothenberg
 

Do you have any experience with Geno 2.0 results showing they
could change, with time? The Genographic web site notes that
the product is Geno 2.0 Beta.

What situations might produce changes in reported individual
test results as accessed on-line, over time, for both autosomal-
derived ethnic ancestral groups indicated by the sample as well
as their percent contributions? Has this occurred more than once
time for you?

Have you had any feedback >from your inquiries to National
Geographic about such changes?

Thanks.

Mike Rothenberg