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Family Stories #ukraine

bortman@...
 

My story is in the same time frame as these two. My GF came to the US, to NYC) in 1913. My GM and her 4 kids, including my father, did not make it here until 1920.

The oral tradition in our family has been that my GF and his twin brother came over together, and WWI caused the delay for my GM. Years later, my GF and his brother had some sort of falling out, and we've never had any contact with them.

When I started doing some research, I found the ship manifest, which showed my GF and his 'brother' but their ages on the manifest were 6 years apart. Some 'twin!! I guess the 'brother' was someone who could not get out under his own name (or maybe into the US without a sponsor), and this was back in the days before TSA ID cards, etc. More digging showed me that the real twin brother actually came about a year later.


Eli Bortman
bortman@babson.edu

Researching BORTMAN and COIRA

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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Family Stories #ukraine

bortman@...
 

My story is in the same time frame as these two. My GF came to the US, to NYC) in 1913. My GM and her 4 kids, including my father, did not make it here until 1920.

The oral tradition in our family has been that my GF and his twin brother came over together, and WWI caused the delay for my GM. Years later, my GF and his brother had some sort of falling out, and we've never had any contact with them.

When I started doing some research, I found the ship manifest, which showed my GF and his 'brother' but their ages on the manifest were 6 years apart. Some 'twin!! I guess the 'brother' was someone who could not get out under his own name (or maybe into the US without a sponsor), and this was back in the days before TSA ID cards, etc. More digging showed me that the real twin brother actually came about a year later.


Eli Bortman
bortman@babson.edu

Researching BORTMAN and COIRA

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Maramaros Vital Records Available on JewishGen! #romania

Sandy Malek
 

Vivian Kahn and Sandy Malek are thrilled to announce that ALL the Maramaros
Jewish registers are now incorporated in JewishGen's searchable database.
Once part of Hungary, this area included the heavily Jewish city of
Maramarossziget as well as scores of smaller Jewish settlements. Since
the end of World War I, the southern part of this area is now in Romania
and the northern part is in Ukraine. Our marvelous volunteers transcribed
a total of 113 Jewish community books as well as 12 civil registers dating
through late 1895. With the recent addition of 37,476 birth, marriage, and
death records, there are now 54,425 Maramaros records in the database.
Thanks to the generous donations of project supporters, we were able to
obtain images >from all of the Jewish registers in the Baia Mare, Romania,
archives as well as 258 of 487 civil registers. We're already transcribing
additional civil records and are raising funds to purchase images of the
remaining civil registers.

Special thanks in achieving this milestone are due Warren Blatt and
Michael Tobias for their help in getting the data ready for its live
debut, and to Brooke Schreier Ganz, who got the project under way. We
thank our generous donors who made it possible to purchase the copies
of the register books, thanks to the Romanian National Archives who made
the books available, to our wonderful photographer in Romania who obtained
wonderful readable images, to Beth Long, who led us to the photographer
and the images, and the many transcribers, who did yeoman's labor. We
especially note the phenomenal job done by Dena Whitman, who transcribed at
an unimaginable pace, and with impeccable accuracy. To all of you,thanks.

We are now working on the civil records, >from 1895 through 1906. If you
would like to be part of this project, donations are very welcome,
to H-SIG through JewishGen, and transcribers help speed the work to
completion. (You do not need to be able to read Hungarian!) Contact
Sandy Malek at _sandymalek@aol.com_ (mailto:sandymalek@aol.com)to get
started.

Sandy Malek
Los Angeles, California


Romania SIG #Romania Maramaros Vital Records Available on JewishGen! #romania

Sandy Malek
 

Vivian Kahn and Sandy Malek are thrilled to announce that ALL the Maramaros
Jewish registers are now incorporated in JewishGen's searchable database.
Once part of Hungary, this area included the heavily Jewish city of
Maramarossziget as well as scores of smaller Jewish settlements. Since
the end of World War I, the southern part of this area is now in Romania
and the northern part is in Ukraine. Our marvelous volunteers transcribed
a total of 113 Jewish community books as well as 12 civil registers dating
through late 1895. With the recent addition of 37,476 birth, marriage, and
death records, there are now 54,425 Maramaros records in the database.
Thanks to the generous donations of project supporters, we were able to
obtain images >from all of the Jewish registers in the Baia Mare, Romania,
archives as well as 258 of 487 civil registers. We're already transcribing
additional civil records and are raising funds to purchase images of the
remaining civil registers.

Special thanks in achieving this milestone are due Warren Blatt and
Michael Tobias for their help in getting the data ready for its live
debut, and to Brooke Schreier Ganz, who got the project under way. We
thank our generous donors who made it possible to purchase the copies
of the register books, thanks to the Romanian National Archives who made
the books available, to our wonderful photographer in Romania who obtained
wonderful readable images, to Beth Long, who led us to the photographer
and the images, and the many transcribers, who did yeoman's labor. We
especially note the phenomenal job done by Dena Whitman, who transcribed at
an unimaginable pace, and with impeccable accuracy. To all of you,thanks.

We are now working on the civil records, >from 1895 through 1906. If you
would like to be part of this project, donations are very welcome,
to H-SIG through JewishGen, and transcribers help speed the work to
completion. (You do not need to be able to read Hungarian!) Contact
Sandy Malek at _sandymalek@aol.com_ (mailto:sandymalek@aol.com)to get
started.

Sandy Malek
Los Angeles, California


SA SG newsletter #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

After several years as editor Colin Plen has resigned. We thank him
for his considerable efforts and input over the years.

Anyone interested in taking over please contact me. It's not very onerous!!


Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica SA SG newsletter #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

After several years as editor Colin Plen has resigned. We thank him
for his considerable efforts and input over the years.

Anyone interested in taking over please contact me. It's not very onerous!!


Saul Issroff


Semi-Gotha - Jewish-nobility intermarriages 1914 #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I have acquired an apparently rare book published in 1914. The title is
“Semigothaisches Genealogisches Taschenbuch ari(st)okratisch-judischer
heiraten”

It lists all marriages between Jews and nobility known to the editors.
It is in the style of the “Almanach de Gotha” but is published in Munich
by SemiGothaischen Genealogischen Taschenbucher.

There is a huge index, and the book has over 450 pages plus tables. I
can look up references for anyone interested. Most of the entries are
German but there are other nationalities too, as for instance the
marriage between the Earl of Rosebery and Hannah von ROTHSCHILD.

Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Semi-Gotha - Jewish-nobility intermarriages 1914 #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I have acquired an apparently rare book published in 1914. The title is
“Semigothaisches Genealogisches Taschenbuch ari(st)okratisch-judischer
heiraten”

It lists all marriages between Jews and nobility known to the editors.
It is in the style of the “Almanach de Gotha” but is published in Munich
by SemiGothaischen Genealogischen Taschenbucher.

There is a huge index, and the book has over 450 pages plus tables. I
can look up references for anyone interested. Most of the entries are
German but there are other nationalities too, as for instance the
marriage between the Earl of Rosebery and Hannah von ROTHSCHILD.

Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu


Next year in Jerusalem (2) #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear friends,

I want to let you all know that there are at least 4 people who sent already
or going to send soon proposals to the next year Jewish Genealogical
conference in Jerusalem on a topics related to Bessarabia. At this time I
cannot give you more details, because proposals are going to be approved
only at the beginning of next year, but I should tell you that most likely
we will have a variety of very interesting lectures on Bessarabia from
Emigration >from Bessarabia to Jewish Architecture in Kishinev of 20c, >from a
research of Jewish Surnames in Bessarabia to family research, discoveries,
memoirs, reunions, and more.

Please join us at the conference next year, and learn more of what is
available among Bessarabia Research tools. We also may have a Computer
Workshop, if you are interested in it, to learn methods and tools of
Bessarabian research, please let me know.

Also send ideas and suggestions of how best to have our Bessarabia SIG
Meeting in Jerusalem.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Next year in Jerusalem (2) #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear friends,

I want to let you all know that there are at least 4 people who sent already
or going to send soon proposals to the next year Jewish Genealogical
conference in Jerusalem on a topics related to Bessarabia. At this time I
cannot give you more details, because proposals are going to be approved
only at the beginning of next year, but I should tell you that most likely
we will have a variety of very interesting lectures on Bessarabia from
Emigration >from Bessarabia to Jewish Architecture in Kishinev of 20c, >from a
research of Jewish Surnames in Bessarabia to family research, discoveries,
memoirs, reunions, and more.

Please join us at the conference next year, and learn more of what is
available among Bessarabia Research tools. We also may have a Computer
Workshop, if you are interested in it, to learn methods and tools of
Bessarabian research, please let me know.

Also send ideas and suggestions of how best to have our Bessarabia SIG
Meeting in Jerusalem.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Question about the Jewish orphanage in Fuerth #germany

info@...
 

Dear Mrs. Herz,

For general information about the Jewish Orphanage in Fuerth please see

http://www.rijo.homepage.t-online.de/pdf/EN_FU_JU_barbeck.pdf

(search term "orphanage" / p. 69)

If the records of this institution still exist they could be kept by the
Bavarian State Archives in Nuremberg (email:
poststelle@stanu.bayern.de).

I assume that the orphans attended the Jewish School in Fuerth. What's
left of its files is at Nuremberg State Archives.

Sincerely, Gerhard Jochem Nuremberg (Germany) info@testimon.de
Website: http://rijo-research.de
Twitter: https://twitter.com/julius_marx


German SIG #Germany Question about the Jewish orphanage in Fuerth #germany

info@...
 

Dear Mrs. Herz,

For general information about the Jewish Orphanage in Fuerth please see

http://www.rijo.homepage.t-online.de/pdf/EN_FU_JU_barbeck.pdf

(search term "orphanage" / p. 69)

If the records of this institution still exist they could be kept by the
Bavarian State Archives in Nuremberg (email:
poststelle@stanu.bayern.de).

I assume that the orphans attended the Jewish School in Fuerth. What's
left of its files is at Nuremberg State Archives.

Sincerely, Gerhard Jochem Nuremberg (Germany) info@testimon.de
Website: http://rijo-research.de
Twitter: https://twitter.com/julius_marx


Obituary: Josef ROSIN, 92 in Haifa #general

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

I am saddened to inform the Jewish community that Josef ROSIN, the
prolific documenter of the Litvak Jewish communities has passed away
in Haifa at age 92 on November 11, 2014.

Josef was the assistant editor of the book "Encyclopedia of the Jewish
Communities in Lithuania" (Pinkas Hakehilot-Lita) documenting over 500
Litvak Jewish Communities. Josef utilized his research to write expanded
articles in English in three volumes, documenting 102 Litvak
communities: "Preserving Our Litvak Heritage Volumes I and II", and
"Protecting Our Litvak Heritage." In 2013 he published his memoir,
"Journey to Freedom: Kybartai to Haifa". All these books were
published by the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen.

Josef was born in Kybart in western Lithuania in 1922. >from 1939 he
was a student at the Civil Engineering Faculty of the Kovno (Kaunas)
University until the war interrupted his studies in June 1941.

Josef then lived in the Kovno Ghetto for more than two and a half years
until the beginning of February 1944 when he escaped into the woods of
Belarus shortly before the Ghetto was liquidated, then fought with the
partisans in the forests along with the Bielski brothers. There he met
(Prof.) Dov Levin in the forests, with whom he would later write
"Encyclopedia of the Jewish Communities in Lithuania"; they became
life-long friends.

After the war, in August 1944 he returned to Kovno. At the end of March
1945 Josef left Lithuania and after the tribulations of illegal travel
through Poland, Slovakia, Rumania, Hungary, Austria and Italy, he
arrived in Eretz Yisrael on October 24, 1945 on a ship of "Ma'apilim"
(Illegal Immigrants).

In autumn 1946 Josef started studies at the Civil Engineering Faculty of
the Technion. He completed his studies in 1950 earning the degree of
Engineer. In 1958 he received the Masters of Science degree in
Agricultural Engineering >from the Technion. >from 1952 until his
retirement in 1987 Josef worked at "Water Planning for Israel" (Tahal).
For more than twenty years he held the position of Head of the Drainage
and Development Department of that firm.

Starting after retirement, during the years 1987 through 1994 Josef
wrote many of the entries for the Hebrew book "Encyclopedia of the
Jewish Communities in Lithuania" (Pinkas Hakehilot-Lita) acting also as
the associate editor; this book, edited by Professor Dov Levin (Hebrew
University), was published in Hebrew by Yad Vashem in 1996.

Recently for several years he served as a consultant in Yiddish and
Hebrew for the Yizkor-Books-In Print-Project of JewishGen

He leaves a wife, Peninah, two children, five grand-children and two
great-grandchildren.

He will be sorely missed by our community of Jewish genealogists, for he
opened many historical windows and allowed us to learn about our
heritage and our history, that is so so rich.

Joel Alpert


Where to start? WW2 marriage certificate of refugees #poland

Ariel K <arielvfu@...>
 

we are looking for marriage certificate of a couple who got married
during WW2 in Uzbekistan (Polish refugees), is it possible to find
such documentation?

The wedding as far as we know took place in Tashkent or Dzalal Abad.

kind regards
Ariel Kobi


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Obituary: Josef ROSIN, 92 in Haifa #general

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

I am saddened to inform the Jewish community that Josef ROSIN, the
prolific documenter of the Litvak Jewish communities has passed away
in Haifa at age 92 on November 11, 2014.

Josef was the assistant editor of the book "Encyclopedia of the Jewish
Communities in Lithuania" (Pinkas Hakehilot-Lita) documenting over 500
Litvak Jewish Communities. Josef utilized his research to write expanded
articles in English in three volumes, documenting 102 Litvak
communities: "Preserving Our Litvak Heritage Volumes I and II", and
"Protecting Our Litvak Heritage." In 2013 he published his memoir,
"Journey to Freedom: Kybartai to Haifa". All these books were
published by the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen.

Josef was born in Kybart in western Lithuania in 1922. >from 1939 he
was a student at the Civil Engineering Faculty of the Kovno (Kaunas)
University until the war interrupted his studies in June 1941.

Josef then lived in the Kovno Ghetto for more than two and a half years
until the beginning of February 1944 when he escaped into the woods of
Belarus shortly before the Ghetto was liquidated, then fought with the
partisans in the forests along with the Bielski brothers. There he met
(Prof.) Dov Levin in the forests, with whom he would later write
"Encyclopedia of the Jewish Communities in Lithuania"; they became
life-long friends.

After the war, in August 1944 he returned to Kovno. At the end of March
1945 Josef left Lithuania and after the tribulations of illegal travel
through Poland, Slovakia, Rumania, Hungary, Austria and Italy, he
arrived in Eretz Yisrael on October 24, 1945 on a ship of "Ma'apilim"
(Illegal Immigrants).

In autumn 1946 Josef started studies at the Civil Engineering Faculty of
the Technion. He completed his studies in 1950 earning the degree of
Engineer. In 1958 he received the Masters of Science degree in
Agricultural Engineering >from the Technion. >from 1952 until his
retirement in 1987 Josef worked at "Water Planning for Israel" (Tahal).
For more than twenty years he held the position of Head of the Drainage
and Development Department of that firm.

Starting after retirement, during the years 1987 through 1994 Josef
wrote many of the entries for the Hebrew book "Encyclopedia of the
Jewish Communities in Lithuania" (Pinkas Hakehilot-Lita) acting also as
the associate editor; this book, edited by Professor Dov Levin (Hebrew
University), was published in Hebrew by Yad Vashem in 1996.

Recently for several years he served as a consultant in Yiddish and
Hebrew for the Yizkor-Books-In Print-Project of JewishGen

He leaves a wife, Peninah, two children, five grand-children and two
great-grandchildren.

He will be sorely missed by our community of Jewish genealogists, for he
opened many historical windows and allowed us to learn about our
heritage and our history, that is so so rich.

Joel Alpert


JRI Poland #Poland Where to start? WW2 marriage certificate of refugees #poland

Ariel K <arielvfu@...>
 

we are looking for marriage certificate of a couple who got married
during WW2 in Uzbekistan (Polish refugees), is it possible to find
such documentation?

The wedding as far as we know took place in Tashkent or Dzalal Abad.

kind regards
Ariel Kobi


Re: Where in New York did my relative go? #general

Deborah Barr
 

Hi Miriam,

93 Pitt Street is in the very heart of the Jewish immigrant
district of the Lower East Side, so I think it's a very good
bet to be the actual address.

Have you looked at the 1905 and 1910 census records for 93 Pitt St?

Regards,
Deborah Barr

Researching ELSTER Chelm, HOLTZMAN, ABRAMCZYK/ABRAMSON, Pultusk, Wyszkow


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Where in New York did my relative go? #poland

Deborah Barr
 

Hi Miriam,

93 Pitt Street is in the very heart of the Jewish immigrant
district of the Lower East Side, so I think it's a very good
bet to be the actual address.

Have you looked at the 1905 and 1910 census records for 93 Pitt St?

Regards,
Deborah Barr

Researching ELSTER Chelm, HOLTZMAN, ABRAMCZYK/ABRAMSON, Pultusk, Wyszkow


Myslenice records #poland

Barbara Sontz
 

Hello, all -

I am searching for records >from the town Myslenice, located 17 miles
south of Krakow.

I see that there is no entry in JRI-Poland's Town Index for the town.
Neither is it listed at the Roots to Roots Foundation site.

I find records scattered among other towns, almost all in the Krakow
province, in the JRI-Poland database.

Any suggestions as to where to search next?

Many thanks,
Barbara Sontz
New York


JRI Poland #Poland Myslenice records #poland

Barbara Sontz
 

Hello, all -

I am searching for records >from the town Myslenice, located 17 miles
south of Krakow.

I see that there is no entry in JRI-Poland's Town Index for the town.
Neither is it listed at the Roots to Roots Foundation site.

I find records scattered among other towns, almost all in the Krakow
province, in the JRI-Poland database.

Any suggestions as to where to search next?

Many thanks,
Barbara Sontz
New York

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