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Re: Please use ViewMate for translation requests

Corinna Woehrl
 

Hello Odeda and fellow researches,

YES! I totally agree to your request of continuing to use the wonderful ViewMate-Tool. I also frequently transcribe or translate (and had my first requests, too) and find the discussion on abiguous wording very fruitful. Sometimes the first glance – and the following translation – is incorrect or information is missing and I truly believe that the more eyes scrutinize a translation the better it gets. The German word „Schwarmintelligenz“ = „wisdom of the crowd“ describes all the positive features. An individual answer will not reach the possible excellence a ViewMate-discussion will provide!

So: Please keep going! Thank you

Corinna

Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar) - D-22955 Hoisdorf (between Hamburg and Luebeck)

Researching: GOSLAR, KITZITAFF,/EHRMANN, WUERZBURG, MEHRGUT, SCHAFRANEK and many others, in Northern Germany and abroad (Grohnde, Bremen, Celle, Hamburg, Berlin)
specially: Dina GOSLAR (1881 in Luebeck, via Bordeaux, Beaufort en Vallee, Auschwitz)

Seeking Joel Stearman

P SYDNEY HERBERT
 

I recovered a memory of your sister. Send your email. Sydney Herbert

Re: Ship name for passenger list #passengerlists

Renee Steinig
 

Jennifer Meltzer <jhmeltzer@...> wrote about her maternal grandmother, Jennie (Beck) Pearlman:

<<In 1925 she traveled on her own to visit the "Alte Heim" - the old country.... There is a photo of her on the ship, but the name is partly hidden. What's visible is _ _TZOW BREMAN. A key to finding the correct ship is that she was not an immigrant at this point, but an American passenger.>>

A Bremen passenger list (1907-1939) on Ancestry https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/webasm-9734/
shows that Jennie Pearlman, 49, departed Bremen on 5 Sept 1925 on the Lützow. The same database can be searched without an Ancestry subscription, at
http://212.227.236.244/passagierlisten/listen.php?submit_search=schiffsnamen&lang=en
(or https://tinyurl.com/BremenLists ).

Jennie is also listed in New York arrival records on Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/nypl/
Her surname is misspelled there -- PEARLEMAN. It's spelled correctly on the actual passenger list, which is headed "List of United State Citizens." Her entry includes her home address and a passport number. Her passport application isn't on Ancestry, but may be available from the U.S. State Department:
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/have-passport/passport-records.html

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

Ship name for passenger list #passengerlists

Jennifer Meltzer
 

My maternal grandmother, Jennie (Beck) PEARLMAN came to the USA in the 1890's.  In 1925 she traveled on her own to visit the "Alte Heim" - the old country.  In her case, this was Vilna, Lithuania (then part of the USSR) and Warsaw, Poland.  There is a photo of her on the ship, but the name is partly hidden.  What's visible is _ _TZOW BREMAN.  A key to finding the correct ship is that she was not an immigrant at this point, but an American passenger.

Does anyone know how I can figure out the full name of the ship and then find the manifest/passenger list?

Jennifer (Feldman) Meltzer, NYC
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Researching: FELDMAN - Dvinsk, Latvia
      WEISMAN, KOPILOFF - Latvia
      PEARLMAN, RIFKIN, MELTZER  - Belarus to the Bronx
      SNYDER/SCNEIDER/SCHNEIDERMAN/SANDOW  - Vilna, Gt. Britain
      BECK - Vilna and Manila, Philippines

suggestions and opinions #advice #obituaries

Trudy Barch
 

As we know obituaries are an excellent source of genealogy information.  I am looking for recommendations of how to keep track of whose obituary you have.   So as not to repeat the same person again.    Thank you,    Trudy Barch, Florida

Re: Irish Lord Mayor #Lithuania #ISO #Help

David Cherson
 

Barbara,
Correct on Robert Briscoe.  But I thought that there was a David O'Cohen who was Lord Mayor?

David

JGS of Buffalo Meeting & Presentation #JGSNews

Kathi Freudenheim
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Buffalo is presenting, “The Power of the Catalog-Unidexed Records and How to Find Them” on Sunday, October 27, 2019. It will be held from 1:30PM to 3:30PM at the Audubon Branch Library, at 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Williamsville, NY, 14228.

A video will be shown from this summer’s International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference that was held in Cleveland, Ohio. Over 75% of the records available on the Family Search website cannot be found with a simple search. We will show you how to find these records. Knowledge of FamilySearch.org and JewishGen.org is helpful, but not necessary. There will also be a discussion and Q & A on searching these two databases for Jewish records.

 

The talk is FREE and open to the public. We welcome newcomers to advanced genealogists. Members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Buffalo will be present to assist with questions, getting started and finding information and records.

 

Please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet.

To RSVP or for more information about the presentation or our upcoming meetings & programs contact: 716-839-4588 or JewishGenBuffalo@....  




This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #YizkorBooks #JewishGenNews

Bruce Drake
 

You’re living in a small shtetl in Belarus, or anywhere else in the
Pale, and you get sick. Or have a toothache. Or get something in your
eye. You need a doctor. A dentist. A pharmacy to duck into and get
some eye wash.

But in many towns, there was no doctor, or dentist or pharmacy. The
“doctor” in town had never studied medicine and, in “Folk Medicine”
from the Yizkor book of Horodetz (Gorodets) Belarus, the author’s
father became a widely-known healer pretty much by accident. The
“dentist” was Asher Dovid, the town’s ritual slaughterer, whose
technique was to talk away the toothache. (You could also put garlic
on the hurting tooth or “or wear the left shoe on the right foot
against Jewish customs). If there was no pharmacy to get some eye wash
for the bit of sand in your eye, there was always Yitzhak Aharon who
“was an expert in licking an eye.” There were also midwives, exorcists
and specialists in casting spells to deal with different ailments.

And so, “This is how Jews lived, became sick, recovered and died in Horodets.”

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2568571656498307?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

Re: Irish Lord Mayor #Lithuania #ISO #Help

Michael Hoffman
 

The 2 Lord Mayors of Dublin were the father and son by the name "Briscoe" 

Michael Hoffman
Borehamwood,
HERTS, UK

Please use viemmate for translation requests -- from one who frequently translates #Translations

Odeda Zlotnick
 

When you want a translation, please upload the image to the Viewmate Image Gallery not as an attachment to the discussion groups. Viewmate has clear instructions for uploading the images.
When I translate on https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/topost.aspiemate, - and I do that often, albeit in bursts - I find other's people's attempts at translating  the same text - whether they do it before me, or after I submit my suggestion - very helpful.  This collaboration makes the end product much better. And I learn from reading other people's translations.

Furthermore, Viewmate helps me (as a translator) handle with the images without necessarily downloading them to my computer - it lets me rotate images that have writing on the side or bottom margins, or images that have been submitted upside down.

Thank you 

Odeda Zlotnick

A Galician World Right in the Heart of Brooklyn #Galicia

Steven Turner
 

A bit of Galicia in modern day Brooklyn. Hol Hamoed Sukkot in the
Shendishover Shul. This Rabbinical dynasty from the shtetl that is
today called Sedziszow Malopolski in Poland is still going strong and
I was honoured to be invited to their celebration tonight. The
davening here was authentic Galician. I found it so strange yet
wonderful to see young Yeshiva boys praying in this beautifully
sounding Galician Hebrew. Listen to the passion in their davening in
the video linked to here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/32hxd43re9tmgsq/Hallel.mp4?dl=0.

I was very excited to be an honoured guest tonight at the Shendishover
Shul in Brooklyn. Israel Horowitz and his father the Shendishover
Rebbe were so hospitable to me. I so much enjoyed their services.
Their passion in davening especially during Hallel was a joy and an
experience to behold. Afterwards they invited me into their beautiful
Succah and gifted me a jar of honey for a sweet New Year. Picture
linked to here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6a4qcvlde4blqbb/ReceivingHoney.jpg?dl=0

The experience felt like taking a time warp back to Galicia while
being in the middle of Brooklyn. I so enjoyed their Galitzianer
accented Hebrew. It brought back memories of being in my grandparent's
shul as a young boy in East NY.

Wishing everybody a Shabbat Shalom and

a Moadim L'Simcha.
 

Re: Irish Lord Mayor #Lithuania #ISO #Help

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Perhaps you meant the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Bernard Waley-Cohen, elected in 1960?  See  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Waley-Cohen 

Best, 
Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...

Sharenson/Sherenson Research #Help #ISO

Rosalind
 

Dear Genners,
Mazal Tov on the new discussion group set up.
Please can someone help me.This is really a repeat of an old request.
I am trying to find out what happened to Nechama Ida Sherman who married a Sherenson/Sharenson in Lithuania in late 1800s. In 1904 she sent a" thank you  for your help" postcard from TOMSK, W. Siberia , to my great grandfather, her uncle, Elias Todres SHERMAN of NovoAlexandrovsk, . The photo on the postcard is of a beautiful young woman (20-40) with husband and 3 small children (6, 3 and baby in arms I would guess).
I have searched Jewishgen and the BigA and other leading gen websites.
At one point,( maybe 2016-7) I saw the surname Sherenson  in the Chabad or communal newsletter from Tomsk but the local leaders replied without any actual information.
I know of Sharensons, indeed my relatives, who settled in Boston , but again have spoken with descendants but hit a brick wall..
Does anyone know of any people with this surname, that I could contact?
Thank you
Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom
Ros Romem

Re: Translation Request #Translations

Cindy g
 

I have received translations for Berek and Chana. Still need Krendla. Thanks again.

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On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 10:07 PM Cindy g <gallardc@...> wrote:
I have attached three documents written in Russian with the hopes that some kind soul can translate them for me.  
Gratefully, 
Cindy Gallard

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Translation Request #Translations

Cindy g
 

I have attached three documents written in Russian with the hopes that some kind soul can translate them for me.  
Gratefully, 
Cindy Gallard

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Helpful Hints: How to Change Your Discussion Group Subscription Settings #Help #JewishGenNews

Avraham Groll
 

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Re: Irish Lord Mayor #Lithuania #ISO #Help

Barbara Mannlein
 


The only Jews elected to that position were: Lewis Wormser (1876) who died before taking office,   Robert Briscoe 1956, 1961, and his Ben Beiscoe in 1988.

Jews elected in other parts of the country were:
1555,                   William Annyas             Mayor of Youghal (County Cork),  
1569, 1576, 1581, Francis Annyas (Ãnes)   Mayor of Youghal, 
1899, 1904,          Otto Yaffe,                    Lord Mayor of Belfast, 
1977,                   Gerald Goldberg,           Lord Mayor of Cork.  
The Annyas were Sephardic.

Perhaps a relative worked for one of them….. and the family embroidered the story.

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

On Oct 17, 2019, at 10:43 AM, susan.wolman@... wrote:

My family is from Lithuania (Kovno Guburnia - Gudel/Godeliai) KAGAN/COHEN 
Family lore has it that a cousin was Lord High Mayor of Dublin.  This was before 1970.  Perhaps not even Dublin.   Any ideas of how to solve this mystery.   I would say it was fantasy except that the same story was repeated by a family member who I did not grow up knowing.

We are NOT related to Briscoe but could there be another one?

Susan   
Researching

KAGAN/COHEN - Gudel/Godeliai, Lithuania, New York
POLIANSKI - Lithuania, New York and Pennsylvania
WOLMAN - Minsk, Belarus, New York/New Jersey
PALEY - Shatsk, Belarus, New York, Connecticut


Bessarabia Cemetery projects #Bessarabia #JewishGenNews

Yefim Kogan
 
Edited

Dear Reseachers, friends,   חג שמח   

 I want to update you with the progress on Cemetery project in our Bessarabia/Moldova region.

- Kishinev Jewish cemetery - we have completed Sector 5 and sent 2,681 burial records with 2,441 photos to JOWBR.  We have now total of 5,539 burial records with 4,977 images from 3 sectors 2, 4 and 5).  This is probably 25-30% of all graves indexed and photographed.

                -- our photographers are working now on Sector 1, 3 and 6.  Although the work is so hard.  You can see your self at a clip done by Serghey Daniliuk, who is our main photographer in Bessarabia/Moldova: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QeW3wi6gHc   This is a clip mostly for the sectors 6 and 8.  If you stop at 1:21 you see an old chapel partly destroyed.   

From the map at the Burial Registry book, it is written for example that Sector 6 has total of 3,137 graves, and from that number 1,431 are not identified!  Please see map attached, in black is sector 6. 

- Vadu-lui-vlad (Dombrovitsa) - cemetery is almost destroyed and we were able to read only several inscriptions.  We may go to that cemetery one more time, because part of it was not accessible. The records and images are going to be sent to JOWBR by the end of this month. 

- Lipkany Jewish cemetery  (Phase 2) - this was a Clearing paths project, and a lot of cleaning was done. Another 1000+ images are in process at the "second" reading and confidently be sent to JOWBR in 1-2 months.

- Beltsy Jewish cemetery - another phase was done, and we received 500+ images. We will process them hopefull by the end of this year.

- Brazil, San Paulo, Cemitério_Israelita_da_Vila_Mariana.  We have 500+ records (no photos) from a cemetery registry for people from mostly Bessarabia and some also from Kamenets Podolsky, Mogolev-Podolsky, Chernovitz, Yampol.  Unfortunately there are no Dates of death in that book, and I am trying to find out if there are records, possible images of these graves. 

If you live in San Paulo, Brazil or know someone who is from that city who can help us , please let me know.  That would be very much appreciated.

- Ataki, Phase 2 will be done in spring of 2020. 

- There are several more cemeteries we need to work with, but I am not sure if we will have time for that.

Please let me know if you have any questions, ideas, proposals, or you may know a cemetery which is not in our Inventory list https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/cemetery/Inventory201909-September.htm

All the best,

Yefim Kogan
Director of Bessarabia Research
JewishGen.org

Lecture: The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton #JGSNews

Phil Goldfarb
 



 
How many of you have seen the Broadway play, Hamilton? Were you aware that there is suggestive evidence that Alexander Hamilton was Jewish?

On behalf of the JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TULSA we would like to invite you to attend a lecture by one of the country’s leading scholars on Alexander Hamilton, Dr. Andrew Porwancher for a lecture titled: The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton. Drawing on previously untapped resources in the West Indies, Professor Andrew Porwancher makes the case for Hamilton’s Jewish ancestry and explores his ongoing relationships with Jews throughout his lifetime.

The one-hour program with a question and answer segment will be held on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 pm in the auditorium of the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
 
Dr. Porwancher has written a book to be published by Harvard University Press in the fall of 2020 also titled: “The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton.” The book was started before the Broadway play!
 
A native of Princeton, New Jersey, Andrew Porwancher earned degrees from Brown and Northwestern before completing his PhD in history at Cambridge. His fourth book, Theodore Roosevelt and the Jews will be published by Princeton University Press. He is the Wick Cary Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma where he teaches Legal History as well as an affiliated faculty member of the Schusterman Center of Judaic History.
 
He has held research fellowships at several universities, including Oxford, Princeton, Yeshiva, and Texas. In 2017, Porwancher won the Longmire Prize for innovative teaching. A theater company in Dublin is currently adapting his first book—The Devil Himself (Oxford, 2016)—for the stage.

You do not want to miss this exciting and most interesting free presentation.
 
For questions, e-mail Phil Goldfarb
, President of the JGS of Tulsa at phil.goldfarb@...

The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton Lecture. #USA

Phil Goldfarb
 



 
How many of you have seen the Broadway play, Hamilton? Were you aware that there is suggestive evidence that Alexander Hamilton was Jewish?

On behalf of the JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TULSA we would like to invite you to attend a lecture by one of the country’s leading scholars on Alexander Hamilton, Dr. Andrew Porwancher for a lecture titled: The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton. Drawing on previously untapped resources in the West Indies, Professor Andrew Porwancher makes the case for Hamilton’s Jewish ancestry and explores his ongoing relationships with Jews throughout his lifetime.

The one-hour program with a question and answer segment will be held on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 pm in the auditorium of the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center in Tulsa,  Oklahoma.
 
Dr. Porwancher has written a book to be published by Harvard University Press in the fall of 2020 also titled: “The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton.” The book was started before the play hit Broadway!
 
A native of Princeton, New Jersey, Andrew Porwancher earned degrees from Brown and Northwestern before completing his PhD in history at Cambridge. His fourth book, Theodore Roosevelt and the Jews will be published by Princeton University Press. He is the Wick Cary Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma where he teaches Legal History as well as an affiliated faculty member of the Schusterman Center of Judaic History.
 
He has held research fellowships at several universities, including Oxford, Princeton, Yeshiva, and Texas. In 2017, Porwancher won the Longmire Prize for innovative teaching. A theater company in Dublin is currently adapting his first book—The Devil Himself (Oxford, 2016)—for the stage.

You do not want to miss this exciting and most interesting free presentation.
 
For questions, e-mail Phil Goldfarb
, President of the JGS of Tulsa at phil.goldfarb@...