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Israel-uncle's belongings #general

Lancy
 

According to my understanding of the statement in the website of the
Ministry of Justice , of which the General Guardian ("Apotropos Haklali")
is part, abandoned estates are taken over and administered by the General
Guardian until a heir at law appears. If no heir at law appears after 15
years, the General Guardian may dispose of the estate for the benefit of
the State of Israel, following approval of a court of law. According to
what they say, movables are disposed of right away and they actually
administer real estate and money. However, your uncle may have entrusted
his papers to someone close, not necessarily a relative.

Lancy Presser Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel

----- Original Message -----
I obtained a death certificate >from Israel of an 80 year old
uncle who passed away. Since he was never married, who would I contact
to see if his belongings were kept by the State? He had always been
writing a book and I would like to be able to obtain the paperwork, if
available.

Sandra Yoder
Goshen IN


Winter issue of Avotaynu #general

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

The Winter issue of Avotaynu, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy,
is in the mail. It is our annual human interest edition, and there is a
record 30 articles in 92 pages. Issues are normally 68 pages. There was
just an abundance of good material to publish.

On the human interest side there are mirror articles by one researcher on
how he discovered that his great-grandfather was an embezzler and bigamist
and another about how his grandfather was accused of a felony but was
actually framed and vindicated many years later. The Holocaust, sadly,
always provides fodder for human interest stories, and this issue has a
number of them. There is a detailed description of how a woman named Mania
survived the Holocaust as the sole survivor of her family. There are two
travelogues, one of a family's return to their ancestral land in the Czech
Republic and another of a family's trip to Poland and Romania.

On the information side of the issue, there are a number of articles about
HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. This social service organization
has been helping Jewish immigrants relocate in the United States for 110
years, and Valery Bazarov of their Location and Family Service not only
explains how his department works but also provides an example of its
success. There are also articles on rabbinic genealogy, the box tax
imposed on Jews, the Levanda index--a list of czarist edicts that affected
Jews, and others.

Information about Avotaynu can be found at
http://www.avotaynu.com/journal.htm.

Gary Mokotoff


Viewmate 2091: Help with interpreting names on Hamburg passenger list #general

Roy Ogus <ogus@...>
 

Can anyone interpret these 3 given names on a Hamburg passenger
manifest dated 1889? I believe that these 3 people are a mother (the
top name), and her two sons. The left image shows how the names were
written on the index page; the right image is taken >from the actual
passenger manifest page. Can you read these names?

The image can be found at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2091

Please reply privately to me. Thanks for your help!

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA
ogus@impact.xerox.com


Re: Being hired to compile a family tree #general

Eileen Polakoff <eileenpolakoff@...>
 

Lisa,

Many professionals began in just the way you are describing. If you are
seriously considering working for others I'd suggest you read the FAQ about
professional genealogy on JewishGen and to join the Association of
Professional Genealogists (APG) - or at least look over the material on the
APG website at www.apgen.org to learn more about professional genealogy.
This website contains information helpful to genealogical consumers as well
as professionals. Members of this organization sign and adhere to a Code of
Ethics for Professional Genealogists. The organization is for both
professionals and the consumer. The web site includes a searchable data
base for individual researchers (by name, location, specialty, and/or
services provided) and FAQs about what to do if you are thinking of hiring
someone to assist with your family research.

There used to be a group called the Committee of Professional Jewish
Genealogists but it "died" a few years ago (it was organized in 1988 by
Marsha Dennis and myself). Most former members of this group are also
members of the APG and a few are also certified by BCG. Two other
organizations which exist for professional genealogists are the Board for
Certification of Genealogists (BCG) and International Commission of
Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). These organizations
confer credentials (either certification or accreditation) with testing
procedures. In addition to these groups there are organizations in
England,Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia for professional genealogists.

Eileen

Eileen Polakoff
Trustee, Association of Professional Genealogists
New York, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Israel-uncle's belongings #general

Lancy
 

According to my understanding of the statement in the website of the
Ministry of Justice , of which the General Guardian ("Apotropos Haklali")
is part, abandoned estates are taken over and administered by the General
Guardian until a heir at law appears. If no heir at law appears after 15
years, the General Guardian may dispose of the estate for the benefit of
the State of Israel, following approval of a court of law. According to
what they say, movables are disposed of right away and they actually
administer real estate and money. However, your uncle may have entrusted
his papers to someone close, not necessarily a relative.

Lancy Presser Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel

----- Original Message -----
I obtained a death certificate >from Israel of an 80 year old
uncle who passed away. Since he was never married, who would I contact
to see if his belongings were kept by the State? He had always been
writing a book and I would like to be able to obtain the paperwork, if
available.

Sandra Yoder
Goshen IN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Winter issue of Avotaynu #general

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

The Winter issue of Avotaynu, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy,
is in the mail. It is our annual human interest edition, and there is a
record 30 articles in 92 pages. Issues are normally 68 pages. There was
just an abundance of good material to publish.

On the human interest side there are mirror articles by one researcher on
how he discovered that his great-grandfather was an embezzler and bigamist
and another about how his grandfather was accused of a felony but was
actually framed and vindicated many years later. The Holocaust, sadly,
always provides fodder for human interest stories, and this issue has a
number of them. There is a detailed description of how a woman named Mania
survived the Holocaust as the sole survivor of her family. There are two
travelogues, one of a family's return to their ancestral land in the Czech
Republic and another of a family's trip to Poland and Romania.

On the information side of the issue, there are a number of articles about
HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. This social service organization
has been helping Jewish immigrants relocate in the United States for 110
years, and Valery Bazarov of their Location and Family Service not only
explains how his department works but also provides an example of its
success. There are also articles on rabbinic genealogy, the box tax
imposed on Jews, the Levanda index--a list of czarist edicts that affected
Jews, and others.

Information about Avotaynu can be found at
http://www.avotaynu.com/journal.htm.

Gary Mokotoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate 2091: Help with interpreting names on Hamburg passenger list #general

Roy Ogus <ogus@...>
 

Can anyone interpret these 3 given names on a Hamburg passenger
manifest dated 1889? I believe that these 3 people are a mother (the
top name), and her two sons. The left image shows how the names were
written on the index page; the right image is taken >from the actual
passenger manifest page. Can you read these names?

The image can be found at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2091

Please reply privately to me. Thanks for your help!

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA
ogus@impact.xerox.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Being hired to compile a family tree #general

Eileen Polakoff <eileenpolakoff@...>
 

Lisa,

Many professionals began in just the way you are describing. If you are
seriously considering working for others I'd suggest you read the FAQ about
professional genealogy on JewishGen and to join the Association of
Professional Genealogists (APG) - or at least look over the material on the
APG website at www.apgen.org to learn more about professional genealogy.
This website contains information helpful to genealogical consumers as well
as professionals. Members of this organization sign and adhere to a Code of
Ethics for Professional Genealogists. The organization is for both
professionals and the consumer. The web site includes a searchable data
base for individual researchers (by name, location, specialty, and/or
services provided) and FAQs about what to do if you are thinking of hiring
someone to assist with your family research.

There used to be a group called the Committee of Professional Jewish
Genealogists but it "died" a few years ago (it was organized in 1988 by
Marsha Dennis and myself). Most former members of this group are also
members of the APG and a few are also certified by BCG. Two other
organizations which exist for professional genealogists are the Board for
Certification of Genealogists (BCG) and International Commission of
Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). These organizations
confer credentials (either certification or accreditation) with testing
procedures. In addition to these groups there are organizations in
England,Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia for professional genealogists.

Eileen

Eileen Polakoff
Trustee, Association of Professional Genealogists
New York, NY


Polish Marriage Record #galicia

moishe@langsam.com <moishe@...>
 

Hi,

I obtained a marriage record and emailed it to several family members
conversant in Polish but none were able to decipher it, a combination of
the style of script and the quality of the scanned image. I greatly
increased the size to be about 2' x 3'. I can not scan such a large document.

Is there anybody out there that might be able to help me decipher it? I can
bring it physically to someone. I live in the Midwood section of Flatbush,
in Brooklyn, NY. I work in the Wall St. area of Manhattan. If anybody can
help me, please respond privately.

Thanks!
Moishe Miller
moishe@langsam.com
Brooklyn NY


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Polish Marriage Record #galicia

moishe@langsam.com <moishe@...>
 

Hi,

I obtained a marriage record and emailed it to several family members
conversant in Polish but none were able to decipher it, a combination of
the style of script and the quality of the scanned image. I greatly
increased the size to be about 2' x 3'. I can not scan such a large document.

Is there anybody out there that might be able to help me decipher it? I can
bring it physically to someone. I live in the Midwood section of Flatbush,
in Brooklyn, NY. I work in the Wall St. area of Manhattan. If anybody can
help me, please respond privately.

Thanks!
Moishe Miller
moishe@langsam.com
Brooklyn NY


Re: Seeking "SMOLANKA" Galicia #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

From: "Pamela Weisberger"

I am trying to determine the present-day name of a village known as
SMOLANKA, which was in the Tarnopol (Ternopil) District and Mikulince
Sub-District of Galicia, located about 10 miles south of Touste and west
of
Skalat.

It is listed in "Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia," and I have found
it
mentioned as a hometown (or village of birth) for parents of children
whose
births were recorded in the Mikulince records, in ship's passenger records
(1921), in the online Polish Business Directory for 1929 (517
inhabitants),
in the Krakow (WWII) Registy of Polish Jews, and on an old map of Galicia,
but cannot locate it currently on "Shtetlseeker," in "Where Once We
Walked,"
or on mapquest. Perhaps the spelling has changed radically or the
community
was destoyed (or absorbed into another), but since Jews did live (and
work)
there at one time, I would like to know what became of it, or hear from
anyone else researching family there.

Thank you.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica
pweisberger@hotmail.com

Researching: GRUNHAUT, GINSBERG, KAUFMAN, KAHANE, JORYSCH >from SKALAT,
GRZYMALOW, SMOLANKA, KACZANOWKA, POLUPANKOWKA, ROMANOWE SIOLO
Pamela,

Smolanka also known currently as Smolyanka (do not confuse with the couple
of other Smolyankas at the different Ukraine regions) is definitely listed
in Ternopil Province town as the depository of the local church records at:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ukrterno/Ternrcrds.html

Unfortunately, Galician Smolyanka does not appear in the US BGN listing and
the available on line maps (ShetelSeeker is based on BGN system)
Surprisingly, the nearest to Smolyanka larger villages: Hrabovets (Polish:
Grabowiec) and Prosova (Polish: Proszowa) are not listed either.
Only recognizable by BGN small town in this area is Bavoriv/Bavorov (Polish:
Baworow). If you enter name Bavorov through the ShtetlSeeker and click on
the corresponding Mapquest map you will see names of Prosova and Hrabovets
surrounding star that identifies Bavorov. Now, try to search in the
ShtetlSeeker database names Prosova or Hrabovets in the Mikulintsy region of
Ukraine. No positive results.

You should approach SRRG (Suchostav Region Research Group) to include your
ancestral place in this Group, as your Smolanka/Smolyanka definetely
qualifies. BTW, SRGS identifies name Prosova as the one of the alternative
names for town Borscev (Borszczow) which is incorrect.
Prosova (Polish: Proszowa) near Mikilintsy is a different place that we have
just discussed.

Hope this help,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Seeking "SMOLANKA" Galicia #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

From: "Pamela Weisberger"

I am trying to determine the present-day name of a village known as
SMOLANKA, which was in the Tarnopol (Ternopil) District and Mikulince
Sub-District of Galicia, located about 10 miles south of Touste and west
of
Skalat.

It is listed in "Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia," and I have found
it
mentioned as a hometown (or village of birth) for parents of children
whose
births were recorded in the Mikulince records, in ship's passenger records
(1921), in the online Polish Business Directory for 1929 (517
inhabitants),
in the Krakow (WWII) Registy of Polish Jews, and on an old map of Galicia,
but cannot locate it currently on "Shtetlseeker," in "Where Once We
Walked,"
or on mapquest. Perhaps the spelling has changed radically or the
community
was destoyed (or absorbed into another), but since Jews did live (and
work)
there at one time, I would like to know what became of it, or hear from
anyone else researching family there.

Thank you.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica
pweisberger@hotmail.com

Researching: GRUNHAUT, GINSBERG, KAUFMAN, KAHANE, JORYSCH >from SKALAT,
GRZYMALOW, SMOLANKA, KACZANOWKA, POLUPANKOWKA, ROMANOWE SIOLO
Pamela,

Smolanka also known currently as Smolyanka (do not confuse with the couple
of other Smolyankas at the different Ukraine regions) is definitely listed
in Ternopil Province town as the depository of the local church records at:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ukrterno/Ternrcrds.html

Unfortunately, Galician Smolyanka does not appear in the US BGN listing and
the available on line maps (ShetelSeeker is based on BGN system)
Surprisingly, the nearest to Smolyanka larger villages: Hrabovets (Polish:
Grabowiec) and Prosova (Polish: Proszowa) are not listed either.
Only recognizable by BGN small town in this area is Bavoriv/Bavorov (Polish:
Baworow). If you enter name Bavorov through the ShtetlSeeker and click on
the corresponding Mapquest map you will see names of Prosova and Hrabovets
surrounding star that identifies Bavorov. Now, try to search in the
ShtetlSeeker database names Prosova or Hrabovets in the Mikulintsy region of
Ukraine. No positive results.

You should approach SRRG (Suchostav Region Research Group) to include your
ancestral place in this Group, as your Smolanka/Smolyanka definetely
qualifies. BTW, SRGS identifies name Prosova as the one of the alternative
names for town Borscev (Borszczow) which is incorrect.
Prosova (Polish: Proszowa) near Mikilintsy is a different place that we have
just discussed.

Hope this help,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


Searching for.... #general

waldingerz <epic@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Looking ppl researching for the following surnames which are very likely
connected to my husband's WALDINGER line:

WEGNER
SCHNEK
EISNER
BENKENDORF
AFTERBACH
JUNGENAUER
PFEFFER
KATZ
FENSTER
HAMERMANN
KOPERMAN

Thanks, Amy Waldinger
ASW
http://waldinger.net
http://zarchin.com


reparation from Czech Republic #general

Esther Bloch <EST_Bloch@...>
 

Hello,
does anyone know whether one can apply for reparation >from the Czech
Republic?

Thank you,

Esther Bloch
Switzerland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for.... #general

waldingerz <epic@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Looking ppl researching for the following surnames which are very likely
connected to my husband's WALDINGER line:

WEGNER
SCHNEK
EISNER
BENKENDORF
AFTERBACH
JUNGENAUER
PFEFFER
KATZ
FENSTER
HAMERMANN
KOPERMAN

Thanks, Amy Waldinger
ASW
http://waldinger.net
http://zarchin.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen reparation from Czech Republic #general

Esther Bloch <EST_Bloch@...>
 

Hello,
does anyone know whether one can apply for reparation >from the Czech
Republic?

Thank you,

Esther Bloch
Switzerland


Re: Search for Hungarian Deportee #general

Charles Vitez <vitez@...>
 

Sadly, the biggest likelihood is that the person in question died on the
way prior to ever being processed through a camp. Depending on whether it
was an early deportation, via rail, or a late one, walking towards the
Austrian frontier, the chances of survival for a male, if fit and lucky,
were, paradoxically, better in the earlier deportations.

Charles Vitez

"Fritz Neubauer" <fritz.neubauer@uni-bielefeld.de> wrote
Dear Eve,

you could try the Dachau list because quite a lot of Hungarian Jews
arrived there in 1944. I know that because I have entered some of the
data and suddenly in 1944 you have all these Hungarian names appearing.
It's worth a try, especially if the name happens to be early in the
alphabet

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0050_DachauIndexing.html
Otherwise you could also ask the Dachau museum directly:
info@kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de

With kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany

Eve wrote:

Subject: Budapest Ghetto

Is it possible to make searches to know the fate of am man who was
taken >from the Budapest Ghetto in October 1944, towards an "unknown
direction" ? Any information would be welcome.


Uscilug or Ustilug #general

Daniel Hanoch Wagner <Cpwagner@...>
 

Does anyone know if there are metrical data for the Polish-Ukrainian
border village of Uscilug (Ustilug)?
Thank you for any help...


H Daniel Wagner
E-mail: daniel.wagner@weizmann.ac.il

MODERATOR NOTE: Try the ShtetlSeeker database to help
find Uscilug. The town search is available at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/loctown.htm


Re: Budapest Ghetto #hungary

Amram Eshel <amram98@...>
 

Two sources may help you/

1) A series pf 3 books titled NAMES (in English) and NEVEK (in
Hungarian).
Part 1 - Names of the deported Jews >from Hajdu County, Hungary.
Part 2 and 3 - Names of the Jewish victims of Hungarian Labor
Battalions.

Both have many names >from Budapest.

* In parts 2 and 3 there is a note (in Hungarian) for each person
listed: missing, sick, wounded, buried, died, etc.
* Parts 2 and 3 have 34,000 names. All first names are in Hungarian.
Of importance is mother's name of each person.

The name of the author of the books varies in different libraries:
Gavriel BEN-SHAKED; Yad Vashem; Beate and Serge Klarsfeld Foundation.

2) COUNTED REMNANTS: Register of the Jewish survivors in Budapest,
1946.
* In this book' too' the first-names are in Hungarian.

eve.line.blum@libertysurf.fr (Eve Line Blum) wrote

Is it possible to make searches to know the fate of am man who was
taken >from the Budapest Ghetto in October 1944, towards an "unknown
direction" ? Any information would be welcome.

Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Lost mail #general

yonatan@...
 

It finally happened to me. Either or I or the computer system at my office
erased all my files. May I ask any of the members of the group who were in
correspondence with me to resend their messages.

Thank you and my apologies to all.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem/Efrat