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RootsTech 2019 12 More Sessions Available to View for Free #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Earlier this month I posted about the 22 keynote and Livestream sessions at
RootsTech 2019 available to view for free. Now they have added 12 additional
sessions that may be viewed for free:

A list of all the sessions that are available for free viewing are available
at: https://www.rootstech.org/category/2019-rootstech-sessions
The new ones may be identified by the March 21, 2019 date indicating when
they were added.

Thank you to Gail Dever and Genealogy a la carte for informing us about the
additional sessions.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RootsTech 2019 12 More Sessions Available to View for Free #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Earlier this month I posted about the 22 keynote and Livestream sessions at
RootsTech 2019 available to view for free. Now they have added 12 additional
sessions that may be viewed for free:

A list of all the sessions that are available for free viewing are available
at: https://www.rootstech.org/category/2019-rootstech-sessions
The new ones may be identified by the March 21, 2019 date indicating when
they were added.

Thank you to Gail Dever and Genealogy a la carte for informing us about the
additional sessions.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Central Committee of Jewish Colonization Society certificate #general

Alan Shuchat
 

YIVO has records that might be helpful to you, but you might need
someone in New York to do the research for you. See this link:

http://digifindingaids.cjh.org/?pID=131234

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),Tavrig,
Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

From: mike yesnes <eaglebrother55447@...>
Have certificate copy that was given by the Central Committee of Jewish
Colonization Society to a a specific Jewish migrant in 191? year.This occurred
on or before 1913. This person arrived in the USA in 1913.
This paper proved that this Jewish migrant was moving out of Russia with the
help of the Central Committee of Jewish Colonization Society...
Anybody know who to e-mail/contact about if there are archives records of
these certificates to maybe look up if your relatives had these papers?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Central Committee of Jewish Colonization Society certificate #general

Alan Shuchat
 

YIVO has records that might be helpful to you, but you might need
someone in New York to do the research for you. See this link:

http://digifindingaids.cjh.org/?pID=131234

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),Tavrig,
Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

From: mike yesnes <eaglebrother55447@...>
Have certificate copy that was given by the Central Committee of Jewish
Colonization Society to a a specific Jewish migrant in 191? year.This occurred
on or before 1913. This person arrived in the USA in 1913.
This paper proved that this Jewish migrant was moving out of Russia with the
help of the Central Committee of Jewish Colonization Society...
Anybody know who to e-mail/contact about if there are archives records of
these certificates to maybe look up if your relatives had these papers?


Town Research Projects #general

Tony Hausner
 

Our Skala Research Group is pursuing several projects that we would appreciate
advice.

1) Several people in our Skala Research Group will be visiting Skala Podolskaya
(Eastern Galicia) this summer. I am suggesting that they talk with folks there
who were alive at the time of the holocaust and ask them what happened.What
questions do you suggest we ask and any other advice on how to interview them, how
to approach them, etc.

2) The cemetery wall that was built by the Skala Benevolent Society in 1998 has
deteriorated. We are checking to see if it has stabilized or continues to
deteriorate. If it needs further work, what suggestions do you have for dealing
with this. Make patches to the wall, replace wall, put up iron posts which some
towns have done, etc.

3) We want to interview of few of the members of our group who were born in Skala
and survived the holocaust. Welcome suggestions on interview questionnaires.

4) We have many files of data, etc. We do not want to put all of that on our town
website, but perhaps a link to another website. Right now we have on the google
drive of one of our members. members. What do you suggest as a more general site.
We could create a google drive for our town or a dropbox site.

5) Sharing family trees.We would like to share family trees and DNA results
privately and not publicly. Suggestions.

Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901 (primary email address: thausner@...)

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Town Research Projects #general

Tony Hausner
 

Our Skala Research Group is pursuing several projects that we would appreciate
advice.

1) Several people in our Skala Research Group will be visiting Skala Podolskaya
(Eastern Galicia) this summer. I am suggesting that they talk with folks there
who were alive at the time of the holocaust and ask them what happened.What
questions do you suggest we ask and any other advice on how to interview them, how
to approach them, etc.

2) The cemetery wall that was built by the Skala Benevolent Society in 1998 has
deteriorated. We are checking to see if it has stabilized or continues to
deteriorate. If it needs further work, what suggestions do you have for dealing
with this. Make patches to the wall, replace wall, put up iron posts which some
towns have done, etc.

3) We want to interview of few of the members of our group who were born in Skala
and survived the holocaust. Welcome suggestions on interview questionnaires.

4) We have many files of data, etc. We do not want to put all of that on our town
website, but perhaps a link to another website. Right now we have on the google
drive of one of our members. members. What do you suggest as a more general site.
We could create a google drive for our town or a dropbox site.

5) Sharing family trees.We would like to share family trees and DNA results
privately and not publicly. Suggestions.

Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901 (primary email address: thausner@...)

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please.


In 1904, did an immigrant need to be personally met upon arrival in Philly? #general

Martha Forsyth
 

I've had a small mystery niggling away at me for a long time now. My
paternal grandfather Abraham SHECTER was not immediately admitted when
he arrived in Philadelphia on July 4 or 5, 1905. There's a big X by his
name on the ship manifest. He does not appear in the Special Inquiry
section either, but I know that he did arrive on that ship, and was not
sent home (even though there's some notation about "Send home by
[illegible]"). Now, here's the cute part: I learned that the person
whom he was going to (Simon GOLD) was no longer living at the address
shown on my gf's ship manifest. (How did I learn this? Simon's wife
Bessie arrived four months before my grandfather did; on Bessie's
manifest, Simon's address was originally given as the same as on my gf's
manifest, but on Bessie's manifest that was crossed out and replaced by
a different address.) (This is complex; if anyone wants to see
pictures, I can provide them.)

This all caused me to develop a little theory: maybe Simon was not
waiting to meet Abraham's ship, and they couldn't find him right away,
and that explains the X (I don't know if they even attempted to find
people, if they didn't show up themselves). But since my gf did com on
that ship, maybe Simon showed up a little late?

Today I was reading about HIAS, and noticed that they "also found
relatives of detained immigrants. Six hundred immigrants were detained
during just one month in 1917 because they had neither money nor friends
to claim them." This caught my attention, because of my grandfather's
situation. And I realized that I simply do not know: if there was no
one to meet an immigrant and he didn't have money, what happened?

Can anyone enllighten me?

Martha (Schecter) FORSYTH
Newton, MA
Researching SHEKHTER and TELISHEVSKY >from Homel and Cherikov (Belarus);
married in Ekaterinoslav, so maybe at least one of them also lived there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen In 1904, did an immigrant need to be personally met upon arrival in Philly? #general

Martha Forsyth
 

I've had a small mystery niggling away at me for a long time now. My
paternal grandfather Abraham SHECTER was not immediately admitted when
he arrived in Philadelphia on July 4 or 5, 1905. There's a big X by his
name on the ship manifest. He does not appear in the Special Inquiry
section either, but I know that he did arrive on that ship, and was not
sent home (even though there's some notation about "Send home by
[illegible]"). Now, here's the cute part: I learned that the person
whom he was going to (Simon GOLD) was no longer living at the address
shown on my gf's ship manifest. (How did I learn this? Simon's wife
Bessie arrived four months before my grandfather did; on Bessie's
manifest, Simon's address was originally given as the same as on my gf's
manifest, but on Bessie's manifest that was crossed out and replaced by
a different address.) (This is complex; if anyone wants to see
pictures, I can provide them.)

This all caused me to develop a little theory: maybe Simon was not
waiting to meet Abraham's ship, and they couldn't find him right away,
and that explains the X (I don't know if they even attempted to find
people, if they didn't show up themselves). But since my gf did com on
that ship, maybe Simon showed up a little late?

Today I was reading about HIAS, and noticed that they "also found
relatives of detained immigrants. Six hundred immigrants were detained
during just one month in 1917 because they had neither money nor friends
to claim them." This caught my attention, because of my grandfather's
situation. And I realized that I simply do not know: if there was no
one to meet an immigrant and he didn't have money, what happened?

Can anyone enllighten me?

Martha (Schecter) FORSYTH
Newton, MA
Researching SHEKHTER and TELISHEVSKY >from Homel and Cherikov (Belarus);
married in Ekaterinoslav, so maybe at least one of them also lived there.


Rabbi Yakov "Kopel Hasid" HAGER (Abt. 1730 - 1787) , the TaZ and Tosafot Yom Tov #rabbinic

Aaron Slotnik
 

Hello,

In the course of researching Rabbi Yakov HAGER of Kolomea (also known
as Yakov Kopel Hasid), I have several questions that I'm hoping members
of this forum can assist in resolving.

Regarding his descendants, one of his sons is the well-known Rabbi
Menachem Mendel HAGER (1768 - 1825), father of the Kosover and
Vizhnitzer Hasidic dynasties. He also had a daughter named Blima who
married Rabbi Uri Strelisker (1757 - 1826). I've read that he had
another son, presumably older than R' Menachem Mendel, named Rabbi
Yitzchak Itzik. Does anyone know any additional information about this
son or can point me to sources to consult to learn about him? Does he
have an entry in Meorei Galicia?

Regarding his ancestors, there is very good, seemingly well-researched
and reliable information about him in the Kolomea (Kolomyya, Ukraine)
yizkor book at
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kol096.html#Page112
in entry 13. The author of that section, a descendant of rabbis
himself, lists the sources he used in general but does not provide
specific source citations for each entry. He states that Rabbi Yakov
Kopel's wife Chaya is a descendant of the TaZ son Rabbi Shlomo HaLevi
Segal (d. 1664) and the Tosafot Yom Tov's sister Perl; however,
assuming that is correct there seems to be a generation or possibly
two missing in each case. Can anyone provide the correct line of
descent or point me to sources that may help clarify?

Finally, one way of interpreting the entry implies that Rabbi Kopel
Hasid's father Rabbi Nechemiah Feivel and his wife's father Rabbi
Zalman were brothers (" . . . Rabbi, Reb Zalman, who was also the
uncle and father-in-law of the above mentioned Rabbi, Reb Kopl
Hasid . . . "). I suspect that is incorrect, but that is how it is
depicted on Geni. Can anyone clarify that point?

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide!

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

ZLOTNIK, RZEZNIK - Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Zakroczym, and Nasielsk, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, KANTOR, TREISTER, ELLENBOGEN - Borshchiv, Husiatyn and
Horodenka, Ukraine BLUM, KATZ, MARTON, LIEBERMANN, ELKOVITS, VAISZ,
SAMUEL - Salaj, Satu Mare, and Maramures Counties, Romania
WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland SCHAPIRA - Jagielnica and
Horodenka, Ukraine GOLDBERG, KATZ - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Yakov "Kopel Hasid" HAGER (Abt. 1730 - 1787) , the TaZ and Tosafot Yom Tov #rabbinic

Aaron Slotnik
 

Hello,

In the course of researching Rabbi Yakov HAGER of Kolomea (also known
as Yakov Kopel Hasid), I have several questions that I'm hoping members
of this forum can assist in resolving.

Regarding his descendants, one of his sons is the well-known Rabbi
Menachem Mendel HAGER (1768 - 1825), father of the Kosover and
Vizhnitzer Hasidic dynasties. He also had a daughter named Blima who
married Rabbi Uri Strelisker (1757 - 1826). I've read that he had
another son, presumably older than R' Menachem Mendel, named Rabbi
Yitzchak Itzik. Does anyone know any additional information about this
son or can point me to sources to consult to learn about him? Does he
have an entry in Meorei Galicia?

Regarding his ancestors, there is very good, seemingly well-researched
and reliable information about him in the Kolomea (Kolomyya, Ukraine)
yizkor book at
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kol096.html#Page112
in entry 13. The author of that section, a descendant of rabbis
himself, lists the sources he used in general but does not provide
specific source citations for each entry. He states that Rabbi Yakov
Kopel's wife Chaya is a descendant of the TaZ son Rabbi Shlomo HaLevi
Segal (d. 1664) and the Tosafot Yom Tov's sister Perl; however,
assuming that is correct there seems to be a generation or possibly
two missing in each case. Can anyone provide the correct line of
descent or point me to sources that may help clarify?

Finally, one way of interpreting the entry implies that Rabbi Kopel
Hasid's father Rabbi Nechemiah Feivel and his wife's father Rabbi
Zalman were brothers (" . . . Rabbi, Reb Zalman, who was also the
uncle and father-in-law of the above mentioned Rabbi, Reb Kopl
Hasid . . . "). I suspect that is incorrect, but that is how it is
depicted on Geni. Can anyone clarify that point?

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide!

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

ZLOTNIK, RZEZNIK - Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Zakroczym, and Nasielsk, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, KANTOR, TREISTER, ELLENBOGEN - Borshchiv, Husiatyn and
Horodenka, Ukraine BLUM, KATZ, MARTON, LIEBERMANN, ELKOVITS, VAISZ,
SAMUEL - Salaj, Satu Mare, and Maramures Counties, Romania
WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland SCHAPIRA - Jagielnica and
Horodenka, Ukraine GOLDBERG, KATZ - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland


Abraham Salata Death record #warsaw #poland

izharatzmon@...
 

My grandfather,=C2=A0Abraham Salata, was=C2=A0=C2=A0buried in Warsaw=C2=A0o=
n=C2=A03.11.1907
I have his grave photo >from the foundation for documentation of Jewish ceme=
teries in Poland.
I am looking for his death record. Any idea how can I find it?
Isaac Salata


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Abraham Salata Death record #warsaw #poland

izharatzmon@...
 

My grandfather,=C2=A0Abraham Salata, was=C2=A0=C2=A0buried in Warsaw=C2=A0o=
n=C2=A03.11.1907
I have his grave photo >from the foundation for documentation of Jewish ceme=
teries in Poland.
I am looking for his death record. Any idea how can I find it?
Isaac Salata


Town Research Projects #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

Our Skala Research Group is pursuing several projects that we would
appreciate advice.

1) Several people in our Skala Research Group will be visiting Skala
Podolskaya (Eastern Galicia) this summer. I am suggesting that they talk
with folks there who were alive at the time of the holocaust and ask them
what happened. What questions do you suggest we ask and any other
advice on how to interview them, how to approach them, etc.

2) The cemetery wall that was built by the Skala Benevolent Society in
1998 has deteriorated. We are checking to see if it has stabilized or
continues to deteriorate. If it needs further work, what suggestions do
you have for dealing with this. Make patches to the wall, replace wall,
put up iron posts which some towns have done, etc.

3) We want to interview of few of the members of our group who were
born in Skala and survived the holocaust. Welcome suggestions on
interview questionnaires.

4) We have many files of data, etc. We do not want to put all of that on
our town website, but perhaps a link to another website. Right now we
have on the google drive of one of our members. members. What do you
suggest as a more general site. We could create a google drive for our
town or a dropbox site.

5) Sharing family trees. We would like to share family trees and DNA
results privately and not publicly. Suggestions.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@...)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Town Research Projects #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

Our Skala Research Group is pursuing several projects that we would
appreciate advice.

1) Several people in our Skala Research Group will be visiting Skala
Podolskaya (Eastern Galicia) this summer. I am suggesting that they talk
with folks there who were alive at the time of the holocaust and ask them
what happened. What questions do you suggest we ask and any other
advice on how to interview them, how to approach them, etc.

2) The cemetery wall that was built by the Skala Benevolent Society in
1998 has deteriorated. We are checking to see if it has stabilized or
continues to deteriorate. If it needs further work, what suggestions do
you have for dealing with this. Make patches to the wall, replace wall,
put up iron posts which some towns have done, etc.

3) We want to interview of few of the members of our group who were
born in Skala and survived the holocaust. Welcome suggestions on
interview questionnaires.

4) We have many files of data, etc. We do not want to put all of that on
our town website, but perhaps a link to another website. Right now we
have on the google drive of one of our members. members. What do you
suggest as a more general site. We could create a google drive for our
town or a dropbox site.

5) Sharing family trees. We would like to share family trees and DNA
results privately and not publicly. Suggestions.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@...)


Re: (Romania) Prime Minister Announces Law Guaranteeing Access to State Archives for Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania and More #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

I quote:
". A law guaranteeing access to the state archives for specialists >from the
Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania in order to know the truth about
their past during the two world wars."

For those who are not familiar with Romanian archives:

Tens if not hundred of thousands of records >from WWII era were scanned
by Yad Va Shem and the US Holocaust Museum.
Securitate and the Kingdom era security organization (Sigurantza)
archives are open.
Anyone can get to a Romanian archive and study the available records.
To my best knowledge - the one important material that is kept
confidential are the raw forms of the 1942 Jewish Census (though a
small part of it was found by Rom-Sig and digitized). This material is
considered confidential due to privacy reasons.
Thus, I don't see any real change.

Regards

Sorin Goldenberg

Israel

Regards
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 6:34 PM Jan Meisels Allen janmallen@...
<rom-sig@...> wrote:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Romanian Prime Minister Vioric Danicila spoke at the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference on March 24. In his speech he
made several promises of importance:

The President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of Romania, Mr.
Liviu Dragnea, will promote in the next parliamentary term, three important
laws for the Jewish community.

. Granting of Romanian citizenship to all Jews of Romanian descent who were
forced to renounce Romanian citizenship when they left their country under
the communist regime.
. Granting special compensations and pensions for the Holocaust Survivors in
Romania as a sign of respect and acknowledgment of the suffering of these
heroes.
. A law guaranteeing access to the state archives for specialists >from the
Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania in order to know the truth about
their past during the two world wars.

I have no further information on any of the above three proposed laws.

To read his comments see:
http://www.policyconference.org/article/transcripts/2019/dancila.asp

Thank you to Philip Trauring, President, IGRA for informing us of these
proposed laws.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Romania SIG #Romania Re: (Romania) Prime Minister Announces Law Guaranteeing Access to State Archives for Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania and More #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

I quote:
". A law guaranteeing access to the state archives for specialists >from the
Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania in order to know the truth about
their past during the two world wars."

For those who are not familiar with Romanian archives:

Tens if not hundred of thousands of records >from WWII era were scanned
by Yad Va Shem and the US Holocaust Museum.
Securitate and the Kingdom era security organization (Sigurantza)
archives are open.
Anyone can get to a Romanian archive and study the available records.
To my best knowledge - the one important material that is kept
confidential are the raw forms of the 1942 Jewish Census (though a
small part of it was found by Rom-Sig and digitized). This material is
considered confidential due to privacy reasons.
Thus, I don't see any real change.

Regards

Sorin Goldenberg

Israel

Regards
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 6:34 PM Jan Meisels Allen janmallen@...
<rom-sig@...> wrote:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Romanian Prime Minister Vioric Danicila spoke at the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference on March 24. In his speech he
made several promises of importance:

The President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of Romania, Mr.
Liviu Dragnea, will promote in the next parliamentary term, three important
laws for the Jewish community.

. Granting of Romanian citizenship to all Jews of Romanian descent who were
forced to renounce Romanian citizenship when they left their country under
the communist regime.
. Granting special compensations and pensions for the Holocaust Survivors in
Romania as a sign of respect and acknowledgment of the suffering of these
heroes.
. A law guaranteeing access to the state archives for specialists >from the
Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania in order to know the truth about
their past during the two world wars.

I have no further information on any of the above three proposed laws.

To read his comments see:
http://www.policyconference.org/article/transcripts/2019/dancila.asp

Thank you to Philip Trauring, President, IGRA for informing us of these
proposed laws.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Jumping matches? #dna

Victoria Barkoff
 

On March 24, Daniel Weinberger was puzzling about the fact that he
matches to a woman whom he calls "Anna" but not to Anna's sons, while
his own son does not match to Anna but does match to Anna's son's.
Could this be explained by a relationship between his son's mother and
Anna's sons' father?

Victoria Barkoff
Montreal, Canada


Seeking Info on Yehoshua Wolfsthal #galicia

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Colleagues,

I am conducting research about my family >from Galicia. The family has
largely in Ternopol (family of musicians that formed the well known
Wolfsthal Kapelle ensemble), Lwow (as documented in the Maksymilian
Wolfsthal memoirs viewable at the USHMM) and Husiatyn (birthplace
of the part who came to Israel before the Shoah). Some gaps do exist
in the family tree, in particular about Yehoshua WOLFSTHAL who
moved out of the region. I've exhausted sources and hope this group
can help shed light on him.

The information I've gathered indicates that Yehushua was the
Headmaster of the Jewish Gymnasium in Wolkowisk before WW2, and
in 1935 he married a teacher who worked in that school (Czarna Nusia,
also listed in YvS). Their marriage took place at the house of the
bride's relatives in Katowice.

My challenge is identifying Yehushua WOLFSTHAL's parents, birth
date & place. I believe that would help resolve his ties to the larger
family in Galicia.

I am looking for advice/assistance in (1) direct information on
Yehoshua's info (parents/date/place, and/or (2) pointers to archives
where I may search for un-indexed information about him.

Thanks for any information/advice.

Prof. Yaron Wolfsthal
Beer Sheva, Israel


DNA Research #DNA Re: Jumping matches? #dna

Victoria Barkoff
 

On March 24, Daniel Weinberger was puzzling about the fact that he
matches to a woman whom he calls "Anna" but not to Anna's sons, while
his own son does not match to Anna but does match to Anna's son's.
Could this be explained by a relationship between his son's mother and
Anna's sons' father?

Victoria Barkoff
Montreal, Canada


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Seeking Info on Yehoshua Wolfsthal #galicia

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Colleagues,

I am conducting research about my family >from Galicia. The family has
largely in Ternopol (family of musicians that formed the well known
Wolfsthal Kapelle ensemble), Lwow (as documented in the Maksymilian
Wolfsthal memoirs viewable at the USHMM) and Husiatyn (birthplace
of the part who came to Israel before the Shoah). Some gaps do exist
in the family tree, in particular about Yehoshua WOLFSTHAL who
moved out of the region. I've exhausted sources and hope this group
can help shed light on him.

The information I've gathered indicates that Yehushua was the
Headmaster of the Jewish Gymnasium in Wolkowisk before WW2, and
in 1935 he married a teacher who worked in that school (Czarna Nusia,
also listed in YvS). Their marriage took place at the house of the
bride's relatives in Katowice.

My challenge is identifying Yehushua WOLFSTHAL's parents, birth
date & place. I believe that would help resolve his ties to the larger
family in Galicia.

I am looking for advice/assistance in (1) direct information on
Yehoshua's info (parents/date/place, and/or (2) pointers to archives
where I may search for un-indexed information about him.

Thanks for any information/advice.

Prof. Yaron Wolfsthal
Beer Sheva, Israel