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ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #galicia

Dick Plotz
 

[This announcement is posted on behalf of the administrator and
the webmaster of JewishGen's ViewMate service. Please send your
comments to them using the webform at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/help.asp]

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The ViewMate team continues to improve the look and usability of
ViewMate. On 1 May 2010, ViewMate added these new
enhancements:

* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web
2.0 tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to
organize and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read
words in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen
service where participants submit letters, documents and photos
for translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Administrator

Gary Sandler
ViewMate Webmaster


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #galicia

Dick Plotz
 

[This announcement is posted on behalf of the administrator and
the webmaster of JewishGen's ViewMate service. Please send your
comments to them using the webform at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/help.asp]

---
The ViewMate team continues to improve the look and usability of
ViewMate. On 1 May 2010, ViewMate added these new
enhancements:

* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web
2.0 tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to
organize and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read
words in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen
service where participants submit letters, documents and photos
for translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Administrator

Gary Sandler
ViewMate Webmaster


question about dates on ship manifest #general

sgootman@...
 

My friend found a ship manifest of her father-in-law who arrived
in Philadelphia >from Naples in 1921. She noticed that there
are additional dates listed on several of the passengers.
These dates are much later then the original voyage and are
different for different passengers. The dates appear to be
applied with a stamp. They appear next to the passenger name.
Does anyone know what these dates signify?
Thank you for your help.

Sheila Gootman
Long Island N.Y.

MODERATOR NOTE: It may be helpful to upload an image
showing these numbers on a passenger manifest to JewishGen's
ViewMate service. See <http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen question about dates on ship manifest #general

sgootman@...
 

My friend found a ship manifest of her father-in-law who arrived
in Philadelphia >from Naples in 1921. She noticed that there
are additional dates listed on several of the passengers.
These dates are much later then the original voyage and are
different for different passengers. The dates appear to be
applied with a stamp. They appear next to the passenger name.
Does anyone know what these dates signify?
Thank you for your help.

Sheila Gootman
Long Island N.Y.

MODERATOR NOTE: It may be helpful to upload an image
showing these numbers on a passenger manifest to JewishGen's
ViewMate service. See <http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/>.


GOLDHAMER, Batizovce, Slovakia-->Toronto #general

John Freeman
 

I am researching the family of Albert and Margaret GOLDHAMER who emigrated
from Batizovce, Slovakia in late 1890s along with daughter Anna. They
eventually had 4 sons, 2 of whom were born in Ontario, and the family lived
for the most part in Toronto >from 1910 to 1994. I have not been able to
locate the birth records of the older 2 sons Sol (also spelled Saul and
maybe originally Zoltan) and Charles. Family lore, as well as their own
biographies and obituaries, has these 2 as born in Philadelphia in 1901 and
1903 respectively, but I haven't been able to verify that. Similarly I have
not been able to find actual immigration/arrival records, which supposedly
were circa 1900 to US and 1905 to Canada. Any assistance would be
appreciated.

Jack Freeman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GOLDHAMER, Batizovce, Slovakia-->Toronto #general

John Freeman
 

I am researching the family of Albert and Margaret GOLDHAMER who emigrated
from Batizovce, Slovakia in late 1890s along with daughter Anna. They
eventually had 4 sons, 2 of whom were born in Ontario, and the family lived
for the most part in Toronto >from 1910 to 1994. I have not been able to
locate the birth records of the older 2 sons Sol (also spelled Saul and
maybe originally Zoltan) and Charles. Family lore, as well as their own
biographies and obituaries, has these 2 as born in Philadelphia in 1901 and
1903 respectively, but I haven't been able to verify that. Similarly I have
not been able to find actual immigration/arrival records, which supposedly
were circa 1900 to US and 1905 to Canada. Any assistance would be
appreciated.

Jack Freeman


records of marriages in South Africa #general

Adrian Freedman
 

Dear Genners
does anyone know how to get records of marriages >from synagogues in
Johannesburg south africa?
the synagogues where our parents and grandparents were married are
most likely closed by now as the Jews have migrated
I am thinking in particular of Fordsburg Jeppe and Kensington Synagogues
I would appreciate suggestions
Adrian Freedman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen records of marriages in South Africa #general

Adrian Freedman
 

Dear Genners
does anyone know how to get records of marriages >from synagogues in
Johannesburg south africa?
the synagogues where our parents and grandparents were married are
most likely closed by now as the Jews have migrated
I am thinking in particular of Fordsburg Jeppe and Kensington Synagogues
I would appreciate suggestions
Adrian Freedman


Plock (Plotz) Poland #general

Tony Hausner
 

We will be traveling to Plock in june as well as to the Ukraine,
Czech republic, and Vienna

Particularly would like advise on the former Jewish community in
Plock. Anyone with info that they can share, please contact me.

Have started to read town yizkor book on the web. Understand it is
available for sale.

thanks

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Plock (Plotz) Poland #general

Tony Hausner
 

We will be traveling to Plock in june as well as to the Ukraine,
Czech republic, and Vienna

Particularly would like advise on the former Jewish community in
Plock. Anyone with info that they can share, please contact me.

Have started to read town yizkor book on the web. Understand it is
available for sale.

thanks

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


Re: Hunbany, Romania #general

tom
 

I don't have a straight answer for you, but I can make a couple of
suggestions:

It's always better to provide as much information as you have. For
instance, given your ggf's name and date of arrival, it would be
possible to look up his manifest and check your reading of the town's
name. Or you might want to post an image of the manifest to ViewMate,
so others can try to decipher the name.

As for the name itself, given that Transylvania (the border region
between Hungary and Romania) is famous for mining, the second part,
"bany" is probably >from the Hungarian "banya", meaning mine. "Hun"
might just refer to Hungarian, but as it happens, there is also a
formerly Hungarian county, Hunyad, and at least one town in Hunyad,
Korosbanya (Romanian: Baia de Cris), that might be a suspect. In
addition, there are several dozen Romanian towns listed on transindex
whose former Hungarian names contain "banya". (It's also a possibility
that the name is abbreviated, either intentionally because it was long,
or because the official recording the information had difficulty with it.)

For looking up place names, the 1913 gazetteer at http://www.bogardi.com
and the index of Hungarian place names at
http://sebok2.adatbank.transindex.ro/ are good places to start.

And it's always a good idea to post questions to the Romanian (and
Hungarian) special interest groups, where you might find more specialized
knowledge.

....... tom klein, toronto

"Albert Brookenthal" <albert@buckeye-access.com> wrote:

Dear JewishGen members: I have been looking for the village - shtetl - town
Hunbany, Romania for many many years. I have checked in very old Atlases' at
the Library, I have checked on the Internet, and have checked with members
at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan. I found no information on
maps, on the Internet or >from any Genealogical Societies. I have received
possible locations and different names for this village, shtetl or town. The
name of this place was on my great grandfather ship manfest. Does any
JewishGen member know anything about this village-shtetl-town??? Has anybody
ever heard this village-shtetl-town name?? I am now 82 years old and after
15 years, I am slowing down on my researching.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hunbany, Romania #general

tom
 

I don't have a straight answer for you, but I can make a couple of
suggestions:

It's always better to provide as much information as you have. For
instance, given your ggf's name and date of arrival, it would be
possible to look up his manifest and check your reading of the town's
name. Or you might want to post an image of the manifest to ViewMate,
so others can try to decipher the name.

As for the name itself, given that Transylvania (the border region
between Hungary and Romania) is famous for mining, the second part,
"bany" is probably >from the Hungarian "banya", meaning mine. "Hun"
might just refer to Hungarian, but as it happens, there is also a
formerly Hungarian county, Hunyad, and at least one town in Hunyad,
Korosbanya (Romanian: Baia de Cris), that might be a suspect. In
addition, there are several dozen Romanian towns listed on transindex
whose former Hungarian names contain "banya". (It's also a possibility
that the name is abbreviated, either intentionally because it was long,
or because the official recording the information had difficulty with it.)

For looking up place names, the 1913 gazetteer at http://www.bogardi.com
and the index of Hungarian place names at
http://sebok2.adatbank.transindex.ro/ are good places to start.

And it's always a good idea to post questions to the Romanian (and
Hungarian) special interest groups, where you might find more specialized
knowledge.

....... tom klein, toronto

"Albert Brookenthal" <albert@buckeye-access.com> wrote:

Dear JewishGen members: I have been looking for the village - shtetl - town
Hunbany, Romania for many many years. I have checked in very old Atlases' at
the Library, I have checked on the Internet, and have checked with members
at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan. I found no information on
maps, on the Internet or >from any Genealogical Societies. I have received
possible locations and different names for this village, shtetl or town. The
name of this place was on my great grandfather ship manfest. Does any
JewishGen member know anything about this village-shtetl-town??? Has anybody
ever heard this village-shtetl-town name?? I am now 82 years old and after
15 years, I am slowing down on my researching.


Re: Tarnobrzeg #galicia

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

I am sorry, I was not clear enough the Facebook page for Tarnobrzeg
is called; The Community of Tarnobrzeg-Dzikow. I have down loaded a
lot of documents and postcards. It is much easier to put them up
there..except I had trouble with jpg mixed with word. I hope you'll
enjoy the info..

Gayle Schlissel Riley >from San Gabriel
PS those that don't know..Arnie Schlissel's transliteration of the
yizkor book is up on the Tarnobrzeg yizkor book page on Jewishgen.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tarnobrzeg #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

I am sorry, I was not clear enough the Facebook page for Tarnobrzeg
is called; The Community of Tarnobrzeg-Dzikow. I have down loaded a
lot of documents and postcards. It is much easier to put them up
there..except I had trouble with jpg mixed with word. I hope you'll
enjoy the info..

Gayle Schlissel Riley >from San Gabriel
PS those that don't know..Arnie Schlissel's transliteration of the
yizkor book is up on the Tarnobrzeg yizkor book page on Jewishgen.


SELEGMAN From Kiev Gubernia #ukraine

Linda Shefler
 

To continue >from the previous email about the records found in the Family
Search of the FHL; I found the death certificate of my gg grandfather,
Shlomo NULMAN, who died in Fall River in 1913. This certificate provided me
with the name of his mother which was Ida SELEGMAN.

I know we have had this discussion numerous times before, but I wanted to
point out that Shlomo's father, whose name was Essiah Leib, was listed on
the death certificate as Lewis. Essiah Leib-Lewis never did immigrate to
America :-)

Again, I am anxious to hear >from anyone researching the SELEGMAN family that
would probably be >from the vicinity of Fastov in Kiev gubernia. Please
don't get hung up on the spelling of the name, I just wrote it how I found
it on the document, but I am guessing it is something like that.

Thanks again for your time.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon
linda.shefler@gmail.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine SELEGMAN From Kiev Gubernia #ukraine

Linda Shefler
 

To continue >from the previous email about the records found in the Family
Search of the FHL; I found the death certificate of my gg grandfather,
Shlomo NULMAN, who died in Fall River in 1913. This certificate provided me
with the name of his mother which was Ida SELEGMAN.

I know we have had this discussion numerous times before, but I wanted to
point out that Shlomo's father, whose name was Essiah Leib, was listed on
the death certificate as Lewis. Essiah Leib-Lewis never did immigrate to
America :-)

Again, I am anxious to hear >from anyone researching the SELEGMAN family that
would probably be >from the vicinity of Fastov in Kiev gubernia. Please
don't get hung up on the spelling of the name, I just wrote it how I found
it on the document, but I am guessing it is something like that.

Thanks again for your time.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon
linda.shefler@gmail.com


KERELSTEIN From Kiev Gubernia #ukraine

Linda Shefler
 

I have just been using the new Family Search site of the FHL and found all
sorts of fascinating documents which have managed to bring to light many
unknown family facts. As we all know, along with new facts come lots of new
questions and I stumbled upon something that has totally thrown me!

For the past 25 years I have known without a doubt (including family history
and official documents) that my gg grandmother was Maryum Chia SHERMAN. She
was the daughter of Abraham and Rose and was born about 1855, probably in
the vicinity of Fastov, as she married Essiah Leib NULMAN of Fastov.

Yesterday, thanks to the new Family Search site, I found the transcribed
marriage record (the marriage took place in Fall River, Massachusetts) for
one of Maryum's sons and it lists her name as Mary KERELSTEIN. I was
dumbfounded. I cannot imagine that her son didn't know her maiden name.

This is not a name I have come across at all in researching this family. I
did find three people in JGFF who are researching KERELSTEIN >from Kiev
gubernia and have written to them.

So first I would like to know if anyone is familiar with any KERELSTEIN
families >from Kiev gubernia; if so, are you aware of an Abraham who might
have been born about 1830 and had a daughter Maryum Chia?

Along the same vein, is anyone researching SHERMAN who might be aware of the
same Abraham and Maryum Chia?

I am also interested to hear anyone's thoughts as to why I might find a
document with a totally different surname.

Please respond privately with KERELSTEIN information, but you can respond to
the digest with any thoughts about the new surname. Perhaps others have had
the same experience.

Many thanks in advance.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon
linda.shefler@gmail.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine KERELSTEIN From Kiev Gubernia #ukraine

Linda Shefler
 

I have just been using the new Family Search site of the FHL and found all
sorts of fascinating documents which have managed to bring to light many
unknown family facts. As we all know, along with new facts come lots of new
questions and I stumbled upon something that has totally thrown me!

For the past 25 years I have known without a doubt (including family history
and official documents) that my gg grandmother was Maryum Chia SHERMAN. She
was the daughter of Abraham and Rose and was born about 1855, probably in
the vicinity of Fastov, as she married Essiah Leib NULMAN of Fastov.

Yesterday, thanks to the new Family Search site, I found the transcribed
marriage record (the marriage took place in Fall River, Massachusetts) for
one of Maryum's sons and it lists her name as Mary KERELSTEIN. I was
dumbfounded. I cannot imagine that her son didn't know her maiden name.

This is not a name I have come across at all in researching this family. I
did find three people in JGFF who are researching KERELSTEIN >from Kiev
gubernia and have written to them.

So first I would like to know if anyone is familiar with any KERELSTEIN
families >from Kiev gubernia; if so, are you aware of an Abraham who might
have been born about 1830 and had a daughter Maryum Chia?

Along the same vein, is anyone researching SHERMAN who might be aware of the
same Abraham and Maryum Chia?

I am also interested to hear anyone's thoughts as to why I might find a
document with a totally different surname.

Please respond privately with KERELSTEIN information, but you can respond to
the digest with any thoughts about the new surname. Perhaps others have had
the same experience.

Many thanks in advance.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon
linda.shefler@gmail.com


MIA FAICEVICI in Israel #romania

grunfeld@...
 

I'm looking for a cousin, MIA FAICEVICI who emigrated to Israel in the =20=

1960s >from Bacau, Romania. If anyone knows of her, I would appreciate =20=

it a lot.
Thank you.
Mihai Grunfeld
Vassar College
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only


Romania SIG #Romania MIA FAICEVICI in Israel #romania

grunfeld@...
 

I'm looking for a cousin, MIA FAICEVICI who emigrated to Israel in the =20=

1960s >from Bacau, Romania. If anyone knows of her, I would appreciate =20=

it a lot.
Thank you.
Mihai Grunfeld
Vassar College
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only