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Seeking Lost Family Members #general

well.evo@...
 

Hello,
I am attempting to trace my birth father and or his family through various sites.
His name is/was Jorge (George) Jones or Jonas >from New York and may have family
still living there or in Venezuela. His birthday could be 1945-1955. I do not know
any facts about him. My mother told me he was >from a Jewish family in New York and
that the had ties to Venezuela. She also mentioned that she decided to convert from
her family's Christian faith, to Judaism in order to marry my birth father. So, I
know that he must have come to Virginia to meet my mother and spent enough time
with her to get engaged and start a family.

from there the details become very obscure. My mother died in 2005, her name was
Sharon Lee. In her papers I found envelopes >from Venezuela but not letters. Her
older sister and her best friends are also in the dark about him, they have not
been able to offer any information about his name or birthday or family for me to
trace. I don'y know where she went to receive her education for her conversion.
She did not attend services, although she would occasionally allow family friends
to take me when I was small. She said she did not feel comfortable anywhere.

My interest is academic. I would like to know about my fathers family. If I have
any. Have children and I would like to be able to know where half of my ancestry
comes from, to be able to tell my boys where they come from.

I have had genetic testing that was not able to give me definitive markers for any
Sephardic Jewish heritage that I was looking for besides Iberian /North African/
Mediterranean genetic material. But I tested positive for a very small amount of
Ashkenazi Jewish genetic material that I was not expecting. My mother's family is
Irish/Scottish and my genetic material pointed that out, rather obviously.

If for some reason, someone knows anything that can help me, I would be grateful
and please know that I would treat that information with respect and honor
Thank you in advance

Warmest Regards,
Simone Hnath
Norfolk, Virginia

MODERATOR NOTE: Discussion about DNA should be continued on the DNA Discussion
Group or privately. Responses to Simone about specifics about her family should be
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Lost Family Members #general

well.evo@...
 

Hello,
I am attempting to trace my birth father and or his family through various sites.
His name is/was Jorge (George) Jones or Jonas >from New York and may have family
still living there or in Venezuela. His birthday could be 1945-1955. I do not know
any facts about him. My mother told me he was >from a Jewish family in New York and
that the had ties to Venezuela. She also mentioned that she decided to convert from
her family's Christian faith, to Judaism in order to marry my birth father. So, I
know that he must have come to Virginia to meet my mother and spent enough time
with her to get engaged and start a family.

from there the details become very obscure. My mother died in 2005, her name was
Sharon Lee. In her papers I found envelopes >from Venezuela but not letters. Her
older sister and her best friends are also in the dark about him, they have not
been able to offer any information about his name or birthday or family for me to
trace. I don'y know where she went to receive her education for her conversion.
She did not attend services, although she would occasionally allow family friends
to take me when I was small. She said she did not feel comfortable anywhere.

My interest is academic. I would like to know about my fathers family. If I have
any. Have children and I would like to be able to know where half of my ancestry
comes from, to be able to tell my boys where they come from.

I have had genetic testing that was not able to give me definitive markers for any
Sephardic Jewish heritage that I was looking for besides Iberian /North African/
Mediterranean genetic material. But I tested positive for a very small amount of
Ashkenazi Jewish genetic material that I was not expecting. My mother's family is
Irish/Scottish and my genetic material pointed that out, rather obviously.

If for some reason, someone knows anything that can help me, I would be grateful
and please know that I would treat that information with respect and honor
Thank you in advance

Warmest Regards,
Simone Hnath
Norfolk, Virginia

MODERATOR NOTE: Discussion about DNA should be continued on the DNA Discussion
Group or privately. Responses to Simone about specifics about her family should be
sent privately, messages of general interest should be submitted to this Discussion
Group.


ViewMate Translation Request - Yiddish Obituary #general

Jacob Heisler
 

Hi everyone,

I found an obituary for a cousin of mine, Solomon MANNE, >from the
Forward in 1922. He was an actor in the Yiddish theater. I would
really appreciate if someone could translate it for me. It's typed and
the image should be clear enough to read without difficulty.

The obituary is on ViewMate at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68298

Thank you for your time.

From,
Jacob Heisler.
Norwalk, CT.


ViewMate Translation Request - Yiddish Obituary #yiddish

Jacob Heisler
 

Hi everyone,

I found an obituary for a cousin of mine, Solomon MANNE, >from the
Forward in 1922. He was an actor in the Yiddish theater. I would
really appreciate if someone could translate it for me. It's typed and
the image should be clear enough to read without difficulty.

The obituary is on ViewMate at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68298

Thank you for your time.

From,
Jacob Heisler.
Norwalk, CT.

Moderator's Note: Please respond directly to Mr. Heisler


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request - Yiddish Obituary #general

Jacob Heisler
 

Hi everyone,

I found an obituary for a cousin of mine, Solomon MANNE, >from the
Forward in 1922. He was an actor in the Yiddish theater. I would
really appreciate if someone could translate it for me. It's typed and
the image should be clear enough to read without difficulty.

The obituary is on ViewMate at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68298

Thank you for your time.

From,
Jacob Heisler.
Norwalk, CT.


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre ViewMate Translation Request - Yiddish Obituary #yiddish

Jacob Heisler
 

Hi everyone,

I found an obituary for a cousin of mine, Solomon MANNE, >from the
Forward in 1922. He was an actor in the Yiddish theater. I would
really appreciate if someone could translate it for me. It's typed and
the image should be clear enough to read without difficulty.

The obituary is on ViewMate at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68298

Thank you for your time.

From,
Jacob Heisler.
Norwalk, CT.

Moderator's Note: Please respond directly to Mr. Heisler


Matzevot Rescued From Under L'viv Street Used as Paving #galicia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dozens of matzevot were rescued >from under a L'viv Street which had
been used as paving. Volunteers >from the L'viv Volunteer Center of the
Hesed Arieh All-Ukranian Jewish Charitable Foundation worked to remove
dozens of Jewish headstones that were found paving Barvinok Street in
L'viv. The matzevot covered the entire street -- estimated at about 100
stones. The stones will be placed in the Yanosvskye Jewish Cemetery
where other rescued matzevot were placed. The stones appear to date
from the first half of the 20th century.
Marla Raucher Osborn was among the volunteers and took photos. In the
article is a link to her photos on Facebook. Marla said regarding the
headstones, "Seventy-five years ago there were Gestapo residences on
this street and Jewish labor was requisitioned to pave the roads with
headstones stolen >from Jewish cemeteries". See:
http://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2018/06/26/lviv-matzevot/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Matzevot Rescued From Under L'viv Street Used as Paving #galicia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dozens of matzevot were rescued >from under a L'viv Street which had
been used as paving. Volunteers >from the L'viv Volunteer Center of the
Hesed Arieh All-Ukranian Jewish Charitable Foundation worked to remove
dozens of Jewish headstones that were found paving Barvinok Street in
L'viv. The matzevot covered the entire street -- estimated at about 100
stones. The stones will be placed in the Yanosvskye Jewish Cemetery
where other rescued matzevot were placed. The stones appear to date
from the first half of the 20th century.
Marla Raucher Osborn was among the volunteers and took photos. In the
article is a link to her photos on Facebook. Marla said regarding the
headstones, "Seventy-five years ago there were Gestapo residences on
this street and Jewish labor was requisitioned to pave the roads with
headstones stolen >from Jewish cemeteries". See:
http://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2018/06/26/lviv-matzevot/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Subj: ViewMate translation request - German #lithuania

dksoren@sbcglobal.net <dksoren@...>
 

I'm hoping there might be some German speakers in this Litvak group...

I've posted two pages of a marriage record in German for which I need a
translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68318
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68317

Thank you very much,
Debra Trotsky Soren

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the Viewmate form.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Subj: ViewMate translation request - German #lithuania

dksoren@sbcglobal.net <dksoren@...>
 

I'm hoping there might be some German speakers in this Litvak group...

I've posted two pages of a marriage record in German for which I need a
translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68318
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68317

Thank you very much,
Debra Trotsky Soren

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the Viewmate form.


Re: Kaplan Family in Argentina #poland

Ayana Kimron Genealogy
 

Hello Janis,

If you have Facebook, join the group - Grupo de AGJA "Paul Armony".
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gen.Judia.AR/permalink/462481867522443/

It focuses on Jewish genealogy in Argentina, and many members are local.

Good luck!
Ayana KimRon
Professional Genealogist


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Kaplan Family in Argentina #poland

Ayana Kimron Genealogy
 

Hello Janis,

If you have Facebook, join the group - Grupo de AGJA "Paul Armony".
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gen.Judia.AR/permalink/462481867522443/

It focuses on Jewish genealogy in Argentina, and many members are local.

Good luck!
Ayana KimRon
Professional Genealogist


Announcing the 2019 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards #general

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

The Obermayer Foundation, in cooperation with the President of the Berlin House of
Representatives, the Leo Baeck Institute, and GerSIG, is pleased to announce the
Call for Nominations for the 2019 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards.

In recent decades, many individuals and organizations in Germany have worked
creatively and selflessly to preserve, raise awareness of, and breathe new life
into the once-vibrant Jewish culture in their communities. Their work crosses many
realms including historical restoration, research, storytelling, education, art,
and community building. Together, these efforts are making history and some of its
most profound lessons accessible to current-day audiences.

The Obermayer Foundation recognizes the critical importance of these individuals
and organizations, and honors them through its awards program, held each year since
2000.

The work of awardees has included such activities as:
Restoration of synagogues, cemeteries, and other cultural sites
Researching and synthesizing first-person accounts, histories, and genealogies
Informal education and storytelling via public programs and exhibitions
Formal educational activities focused on schools and other education institutions
Development of websites, videos, publications, and other media
Musical/dramatic performance or artistic creation
Installation of Holocaust memorials and stolpersteine
Forging connections with the descendants of former residents of a community or
region

The award program was initiated by Dr. Arthur S. Obermayer (1931-2016). Awards are
administered by the Obermayer Foundation. Karen Franklin is president of the jury.

The call for nominations can be obtained at
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm. The deadline for submission
is September 12, 2018.

Nominees' contributions are evaluated for public impact, educational
relevance and enduring value. Nominees may have done the work either
largely on a volunteer basis or gone far beyond what would be expected
from their paid, professional, or academic work.
The scope of work outlined in the profiles of previous recipients may be
used as a guideline; other significant contributions are also welcome.

Many of you previously submitted nominations. Those nominees who were
not successful may be eligible for this year's awards by submitting an
updated application. Instructions may be found on the Obermayer web site
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm.

The formal award ceremony will take place in Berlin on January 21, 2019
at the Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the Berlin Parliament, and it is
preceded by a banquet the previous evening. Recordings of recent
ceremonies are available on our YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHC2SFC_HSb0BN8DHXoKgnA.

The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on January 21, 2019 at the
Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the Berlin Parliament. Travel and hotel
expenses for awardees and their spouses will be covered. Successful nominators are
also invited to attend all of the award ceremony events in Berlin, where they will
meet with the award recipients they have chosen to honor.

Awardees will receive an honorarium to be used for the furtherance of
their work. The ceremony and the awards receive extensive press coverage
in the awardees' communities, throughout Germany, and internationally
(see http://www.obermayer.us/award/news.htm).

Travel, hotel and banquet expenses for awardees and one guest will be
reimbursed.Successful nominators are also invited to attend all of the
award ceremony events in Berlin.

Contact information
For additional information, see http://www.obermayer.us/award. If you would like to
submit a nomination, additional information, including the Call for Nominations and
profiles of previous award winners and the jury, can be obtained at:
http://www.obermayer.us/award.

You may obtain a hard copy of the Call for Nominations by sending an
email request to:

germanaward@gmail.com or a letter to the:
Obermayer Foundation
15 Grey Stone Path
Dedham, MA 02026 USA

Remember that the deadline for submission of nominations is September 12, 2018.

Betty Solbjor (on behalf of the Obermayer Foundation)
Dedham, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Announcing the 2019 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards #general

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

The Obermayer Foundation, in cooperation with the President of the Berlin House of
Representatives, the Leo Baeck Institute, and GerSIG, is pleased to announce the
Call for Nominations for the 2019 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards.

In recent decades, many individuals and organizations in Germany have worked
creatively and selflessly to preserve, raise awareness of, and breathe new life
into the once-vibrant Jewish culture in their communities. Their work crosses many
realms including historical restoration, research, storytelling, education, art,
and community building. Together, these efforts are making history and some of its
most profound lessons accessible to current-day audiences.

The Obermayer Foundation recognizes the critical importance of these individuals
and organizations, and honors them through its awards program, held each year since
2000.

The work of awardees has included such activities as:
Restoration of synagogues, cemeteries, and other cultural sites
Researching and synthesizing first-person accounts, histories, and genealogies
Informal education and storytelling via public programs and exhibitions
Formal educational activities focused on schools and other education institutions
Development of websites, videos, publications, and other media
Musical/dramatic performance or artistic creation
Installation of Holocaust memorials and stolpersteine
Forging connections with the descendants of former residents of a community or
region

The award program was initiated by Dr. Arthur S. Obermayer (1931-2016). Awards are
administered by the Obermayer Foundation. Karen Franklin is president of the jury.

The call for nominations can be obtained at
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm. The deadline for submission
is September 12, 2018.

Nominees' contributions are evaluated for public impact, educational
relevance and enduring value. Nominees may have done the work either
largely on a volunteer basis or gone far beyond what would be expected
from their paid, professional, or academic work.
The scope of work outlined in the profiles of previous recipients may be
used as a guideline; other significant contributions are also welcome.

Many of you previously submitted nominations. Those nominees who were
not successful may be eligible for this year's awards by submitting an
updated application. Instructions may be found on the Obermayer web site
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm.

The formal award ceremony will take place in Berlin on January 21, 2019
at the Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the Berlin Parliament, and it is
preceded by a banquet the previous evening. Recordings of recent
ceremonies are available on our YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHC2SFC_HSb0BN8DHXoKgnA.

The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on January 21, 2019 at the
Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the Berlin Parliament. Travel and hotel
expenses for awardees and their spouses will be covered. Successful nominators are
also invited to attend all of the award ceremony events in Berlin, where they will
meet with the award recipients they have chosen to honor.

Awardees will receive an honorarium to be used for the furtherance of
their work. The ceremony and the awards receive extensive press coverage
in the awardees' communities, throughout Germany, and internationally
(see http://www.obermayer.us/award/news.htm).

Travel, hotel and banquet expenses for awardees and one guest will be
reimbursed.Successful nominators are also invited to attend all of the
award ceremony events in Berlin.

Contact information
For additional information, see http://www.obermayer.us/award. If you would like to
submit a nomination, additional information, including the Call for Nominations and
profiles of previous award winners and the jury, can be obtained at:
http://www.obermayer.us/award.

You may obtain a hard copy of the Call for Nominations by sending an
email request to:

germanaward@gmail.com or a letter to the:
Obermayer Foundation
15 Grey Stone Path
Dedham, MA 02026 USA

Remember that the deadline for submission of nominations is September 12, 2018.

Betty Solbjor (on behalf of the Obermayer Foundation)
Dedham, MA


SITE CITEs Re: name adoption list in Groningen [and Jewish genealogy research in the Netherlands] #germany

Bert de Jong <bdejong67@...>
 

RE: name adoption list in Groningen

Sadly the name adoptionlist for Groningen is not online, but only to be seen
in the archive in Groningen.
More online name adoption lists for The Netherlands are on Familysearch, or
via: http://zoekakten.nl/collecties.php?id=31

More Mohel books, burial books: http://zoekakten.nl/collecties.php?id=12
And Amsterdam and Surinam Portugese/Isr:
http://zoekakten.nl/collecties.php?id=13

The website for civil records in Groningen: www.allegroningers.nl
For Friesland: www.allefriezen.nl
For Drenthe: www.alledrenten.nl

Or www.wiewaswie.nl which has the information >from these websites as well
also much information can be found on www.openarch.nl

Jewish history in Groningen: http://www.historiejoodsgroningen.nl/?lan=uk
Jewish cemeteries in Groningen: http://www.historiejoodsgroningen.nl/?mid=21
and the database: http://www.historiejoodsgroningen.nl/?mid=22

For Jewish victims of WW2: www.joodsmonument.nl

Het Stenen Archief at:
http://www.stenenarchief.nl/landkaarten/nederland.shtml has many picturs and
information on many Jewish cemeteries in The Netherlands. Just click on the
map, and the cities appear, select the city and you will find the database
for the cemetery.

Regards, Bert de Jong <bdejong67@gmail.com>


German SIG #Germany SITE CITEs Re: name adoption list in Groningen [and Jewish genealogy research in the Netherlands] #germany

Bert de Jong <bdejong67@...>
 

RE: name adoption list in Groningen

Sadly the name adoptionlist for Groningen is not online, but only to be seen
in the archive in Groningen.
More online name adoption lists for The Netherlands are on Familysearch, or
via: http://zoekakten.nl/collecties.php?id=31

More Mohel books, burial books: http://zoekakten.nl/collecties.php?id=12
And Amsterdam and Surinam Portugese/Isr:
http://zoekakten.nl/collecties.php?id=13

The website for civil records in Groningen: www.allegroningers.nl
For Friesland: www.allefriezen.nl
For Drenthe: www.alledrenten.nl

Or www.wiewaswie.nl which has the information >from these websites as well
also much information can be found on www.openarch.nl

Jewish history in Groningen: http://www.historiejoodsgroningen.nl/?lan=uk
Jewish cemeteries in Groningen: http://www.historiejoodsgroningen.nl/?mid=21
and the database: http://www.historiejoodsgroningen.nl/?mid=22

For Jewish victims of WW2: www.joodsmonument.nl

Het Stenen Archief at:
http://www.stenenarchief.nl/landkaarten/nederland.shtml has many picturs and
information on many Jewish cemeteries in The Netherlands. Just click on the
map, and the cities appear, select the city and you will find the database
for the cemetery.

Regards, Bert de Jong <bdejong67@gmail.com>


Re: name adoption list in Groningen [and Jewish genealogy research in the Netherlands] #germany

Steve Jaron
 

Hi Joelle,

Unfortuantely there is not a JewishGen related SIG for us Dutch researchers.

There is a genealogical organization based out of the Netherlands -
https://www.nljewgen.org/
They have a newsletter that is in Dutch but that is about it.

Most discussions I have seen take place on Geni and on the following
Facebook groups -
Dutch - https://www.facebook.com/groups/joodse.genealogie/
General - https://www.facebook.com/groups/tracingthetribe/
General - https://www.facebook.com/groups/JewishGenealogyPortal/

On top of the sites Gerhard mentioned you should also check out
Akevoth.org which offers geographically based databases as well as
faily tree databases.

They have a Groningen database linked on their main page.
It also looks like your best start would be to look at their Northern
Provinces Databases.

Do you have other related names to look at since Levie, Jacob, and
Meyer/Meijer are very common?

-Steve

Joelle Alice Meyer joelle.meyer24@gmail.com wrote:

I did not find a Dutch Regional Special Interest Groups and thus am using
the German one.
I am looking for my ancestor >from the city of Groningen born in 1804 or 1805
named Levie Jacob Meyer/Meijer who then went to Emden in Germany with his
family probably after 1820.
His Hebrew name is Yehuda.
Until now I had no success to find him, but I am continuing my researches. I
https://sites.google.com/a/lambertsz.net/carpark/genealogy/napoleon-1811-and
-the-dutch-family-names
Does anyone know where to find the name adoption lists of Groningen ?
If anyone otherwise has any idea on how to organize better my research I
would be grateful for any advice.


German SIG #Germany Re: name adoption list in Groningen [and Jewish genealogy research in the Netherlands] #germany

Steve Jaron
 

Hi Joelle,

Unfortuantely there is not a JewishGen related SIG for us Dutch researchers.

There is a genealogical organization based out of the Netherlands -
https://www.nljewgen.org/
They have a newsletter that is in Dutch but that is about it.

Most discussions I have seen take place on Geni and on the following
Facebook groups -
Dutch - https://www.facebook.com/groups/joodse.genealogie/
General - https://www.facebook.com/groups/tracingthetribe/
General - https://www.facebook.com/groups/JewishGenealogyPortal/

On top of the sites Gerhard mentioned you should also check out
Akevoth.org which offers geographically based databases as well as
faily tree databases.

They have a Groningen database linked on their main page.
It also looks like your best start would be to look at their Northern
Provinces Databases.

Do you have other related names to look at since Levie, Jacob, and
Meyer/Meijer are very common?

-Steve

Joelle Alice Meyer joelle.meyer24@gmail.com wrote:

I did not find a Dutch Regional Special Interest Groups and thus am using
the German one.
I am looking for my ancestor >from the city of Groningen born in 1804 or 1805
named Levie Jacob Meyer/Meijer who then went to Emden in Germany with his
family probably after 1820.
His Hebrew name is Yehuda.
Until now I had no success to find him, but I am continuing my researches. I
https://sites.google.com/a/lambertsz.net/carpark/genealogy/napoleon-1811-and
-the-dutch-family-names
Does anyone know where to find the name adoption lists of Groningen ?
If anyone otherwise has any idea on how to organize better my research I
would be grateful for any advice.


Dr. Norman Tobias of Toronto #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Dr. Norman Tobias who
married Ava, daughter of Rabbi Pinchas Joseph Kanner of Montreal, son
of the Chief Rabbi Jacob Samson Kanner of Czchow and Klausenberg
(married Chaya Channa, daughter of Rabbi Moshe Halberstam, the Rebbe
of Sieniawa (Shinova, died in 1919)

Neil Rosenstein

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dr. Norman Tobias of Toronto #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Dr. Norman Tobias who
married Ava, daughter of Rabbi Pinchas Joseph Kanner of Montreal, son
of the Chief Rabbi Jacob Samson Kanner of Czchow and Klausenberg
(married Chaya Channa, daughter of Rabbi Moshe Halberstam, the Rebbe
of Sieniawa (Shinova, died in 1919)

Neil Rosenstein

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