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Re: Idea for a new presentation .... reactions?

Laurie Sosna
 

Definitely. Making it available online would let us go over the details and repeat sections. Making handouts or links available would also be appreciated.

Laurie 

Lithuanian Revision Lists online - Fond 515/15 - Vilna #Lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

As of yesterday (when I discovered them), images from many Revision Lists from LVIA / 515/15 / 1-500 (approximately) are online at Familysearch.org. These primarily represent the 1795, 1811, and 1816 revisions for Vilna gubernia. The translated records in the LitvakSIG ALD do give page numbers. You will have to try looking for an image to see if the ALD page numbers correspond to actual page numbers listed in the scanned images.

Note: these online record sets are not limited to Jewish records. Please refer to the RTR Foundation (Miriam Weiner) archive database for your town of interest under census records. Alternatively, refer to the Russian language LVIA guide to fond LVIA / 515/15 available at https://eais-pub.archyvai.lt/eais/faces ... F3001.jspx




Joel Ratner
Former coordinator, Vilna District Research Group
Former coordinator, LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project

ViewMate Translation Request Yizkor Book Article #Translations

Dave Lichtenstein
 

Hello Everybody

I've posted three pages of a Yizkor Book article "The Beitar and the
Revisionist movements in Pinczow" which mentions my maternal grandfather
Zelig Hering (whom I never met as he perished in Auschwitz) featured in "A
Book of Memory of the Jewish Community of Pinczow, Poland". I understand
that his name appears in the text which refers to the two group photographs
in the article. The article appears in pages 210-212 of the Book and is
available on ViewMate at the following addresses...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75566 ;
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75568 and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75569

I am of course looking for a complete translatlion of the text. I want to
know more about the Beitar and revisionist movements in Pinczow during the
two World Wars and also my grandfather's role in it. Also where he is
located in the group photographs.

Thank you very much.

Dave Lichtenstein


Researching HEING in Pinczow
Located in Sydney, Australia

Plain text

Geraldine Courtney
 

Are we still having to submit questions in plain text under this new system? I thought everything had been updated,  but have just had three emails returned by JewishGen groups.

Thank you,

Geraldine Courtney, UK

Next Meeting of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society, Sunday October 27, 1-3PM

WALTER ELIAS
 

Topic: Those Annoying Wonderful DNA Matches

Where: Knollwood Place Apartments Auditorium
3630 Phillips Parkway, St. Louis Park, MN

Speaker: Dan Kastrul - CEO, musician, photographer and above all else, DNA geek

Program: Are you considering a DNA test, but aren't sure what it can
tell you? Perhaps you’ve done a DNA test and now you’re receiving
notifications of matches. What are you to do with this information?
Dan Kastrul will help you make sense of those puzzling DNA matches.

This talk will include some hands-on exploration. We encourage you to
bring your laptop if available.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins MNJGS) after their first
meeting.

Register at www.mnjgs.org. Click on Events.

Respectfully
Walter S. Elias
President MNJGS

Re: South African Naturalisation Certificate #advice #Lithuania

Shana Mink
 

Hello Louis.
Thank you so much for your mail.
Yes - he did travel outside of South Africa. He had a passport. So he must have them been nationalised? Is that right?

I searched the archives under Barney Mink, Barnett Mink ans came up with nothing.
Also I called the Pietermaritzburg archives and they said they have no naturalisation certificate for him.

So at a dead end really.

Unless home affairs can assist. But I do not have a date of naturalisation and so unless they can search surname or name - I think stuck.

I did try to get an ID for him or search for him once at home affairs and they told me they do not recognize the ID number.

Sending thanks and regards.

Shana Mink.

On 21 Oct 2019, at 18:12, Louis Zetler <louis.zetler@...> wrote:

Hi Shana,

Firstly, he may not have made an application for naturalization. If he went overseas from S. A., he must have made an application, because you had to naturalize in order to get a S. A. passport.

Secondly, the National Archives of S. A. is problematic in that, unless you enter the name as it was entered by the person doing it, you won't find it. E. g. I knew that my grandfather had made an application, but it was not listed under ZETLER. Eventually I looked for him under his first first name, and that was how I found it, listed as ZELTER!

Louis ZETLER
Yokneam, ISRAEL

Re: South African Naturalisation Certificate #advice #Lithuania

Louis Zetler
 

Hi Shana,

Firstly, he may not have made an application for naturalization. If he went overseas from S. A., he must have made an application, because you had to naturalize in order to get a S. A. passport.

Secondly, the National Archives of S. A. is problematic in that, unless you enter the name as it was entered by the person doing it, you won't find it. E. g. I knew that my grandfather had made an application, but it was not listed under ZETLER. Eventually I looked for him under his first first name, and that was how I found it, listed as ZELTER!

Louis ZETLER
Yokneam, ISRAEL

Re: Require translation of Arolsen Archives documents

Lewis, Megan
 

Dear Rose Raymen,

The USHMM Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center created a glossary of terms found in Arolsen Archives records which is online at https://secure.ushmm.org/individual-research//Glossary.pdf.

Megan Lewis
Reference Librarian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Polish citizenship #Poland

viuker11@...
 

Hi Everyone, 

My cousin in Argentina is seeking Polish citizenship. 

Can anyone recommend an agency in Poland to help him to present his documents?

I would like to hear any and all experiences with this subject.

Hag Sameach!
Thank you,
Susan Viuker Lieberman
New York, NY
viuker11@...

JGS New Mexico: Jewish DNA/Gen Workshop #DNA #Sephardic #CryptoJewry #research

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Are you in New Mexico or nearby? Don't miss this annual event.
JGS New Mexico & Casa Sefarad NM
present the
2019 Jewish DNA/Genealogy Workshop
Sunday, November 17, 2019
9.30a-4.30p (with lunch)
JCC of Albuquerque, NM
Four Speakers & Lunch:
Gil Bardige: DNA Workshop
Todd Knowles: FamilySearch.org/Finding Jewish Records
Miguel A.Torrez: NM Gen Society DNA Project: What NM's DNA Reveals
Rabbi Jordi Gendra-Molina: Family Stories of the Spanish Citizenship Program and Spanish Archival Documents
Fee: $25 (with lunch), $15 (Bring your own)
Tickets/Program:
jewishnewmexico/events/

(funded by a Jewish Federation of New Mexico grant)
More  info: casasefaradABQ@...
#cryptoJews #sephardic #DNA #Research

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JGSNM
Albuquerque, NM
tracingthetribe@...

Seeking people connected to the Brodsky family “Sugar Kings of Ukraine” #Ukraine

Sheila Toffell
 

There is a story in my maternal grandmothers family that she was in some way connected to this very illustrious family. It is intriguing bc we do not know her maiden name, in fact know nothing but her first name, but a cousin who is a grandson of great aunt was also told the story in more detail by his mother than my mother apparently knew, so it seems to be a fact. Unfortunately my research shows many of the Brodsky family were killed in the Shoah, but browsing online one day I discovered an old Ancestry blog thread of a discussion where other people had been told the same story as the two of us. Is there anyone else that was told this story? 

Sheila Toffell
Glen Rock NJ
Researching Korsunsky, Kramer, Bresenov, Lakomski, Rachwalski, Toffel, Feldman, Lazarus and the towns of Stavische, Boguslav in Ukraine and Slesin, Skulsk, Sompolno, Josefow nad Wisla, Krasnik and Opole Lubelskie in Poland. 

leaving the prior email when answering

Judite Orensztajn
 

Shalom,

It would be nice to leave the message we are responding to when writing the answer, so it will be easier to know which was the question when reading the answer.

Thank you! Hag sameach,

Judite Orensztajn, Jerusalem

Re: Idea for a new presentation .... reactions?

Ellen
 

Allan,

I would attend such a presentation.  My suggestion would be to focus on the "not so obvious":  sources and documents that people may not know about, and what they can offer the researcher.  You can then provide examples of what you've learned from these sources.

-Ellen Morosoff Pemrick

Looking for URI SOVIV #ISO #Israel

Niftee
 

HI,
I am looking for one Uri Soviv who was born in Nebraska to Aaron and Judith Soviv in 1943.  They left the United States in 1950, went to Israel and returned in 1951. The family resided in New Jersey and Rhode Island. Uri attended Bard College.  I am unable to located Uri in the United States and my guess is that he either changed his name OR he went to Israel.  Judith Soviv died in 1991 in Jerusalem and Aaron died in 1997 also in Jerusalem.  His brother Avraham died in 2014 in Jerusalem and he is buried at the Har HaMenuchot Cemetery along with his father.   We are trying to find out if there is an office at the cemetery that may have information on the burial to locate any family members.  

Thank you so much.,
Elissa Boyet
Charlotte, NC 

Re: Idea for a new presentation .... reactions?

jel
 

Allan,

My answer is a definite yes.

Judith


Idea for a new presentation .... reactions?
From: A. E. Jordan
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:29:18 EDT

Curious to hear a few reactions to an idea I just had for a new presentation.  Wanted to know if it was offered by your local group would you want to attend or would you say Oh I know that.... and skip it?

My idea is a presentation about the importance of turning over every stone in your genealogy research.

What I would do is show examples of the documents I have found in obvious and not so obvious places.  For example attachments to NYC marriage licenses or documentation attached to a passport application.  Odd bits from probate files. etc.

Of course, not everyone is going to get so lucky to find these documents but the message of the presentation is to not stop looking for the unknown and undiscovered.  I have always been an advocate of taking the research into these lesser used resources and this would be examples of the lucky finds to encourage people to keep going and look in the unsuspecting places.

Would you attend this presentation?

Thanks

Allan Jordan

Re: Idea for a new presentation .... reactions?

EJ K
 

I would attend this presentation. 

I understand the importance of turning over every stone. I have not heard of the examples that you mentioned; I have copies of NYC marriage licenses, but have no idea if any of them had any attachments..  

I would want to hear specific examples of what to look for, and where/how to find them. A written list would be helpful, rather than us trying to take notes as you are speaking. 

Since I live across the street from the Ackman Ziff Centre, I would really like it to be offered there!

E.J. Kornfeld

Re: Portuguese Sephardic Jews

ab12cohen@...
 

Hi Malcolm

I believe we have been in touch before as I am interested in Jewish seamen of the period. If you have or find any more evidence of your sailor ancestors I woukd be grateful for any information.
I believe that several DeFreitas families ended up in the US from Madeira. I guess the arrived in Madeira during the Inquisition.

BTW I just found a Frances Defretas who was a policeman (number K61) working in the Mile End area in 1850. He was a witness in a theft trial at the Old Bailey on 8 April. https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?name=18500408

Regards
Alan Cohen

Re: Require translation of Arolsen Archives documents

David Lewin
 

Moderator note: please respond privately to Rose Raymen with any help


I can help

DavidLewin
London


At 09:14 20/10/2019, Rose wrote:
Dear Group
 
I recently received a number of documents from the Arolsen Archives in Germany for my maternal uncle Alexander HAZET which require translation. There are far too many to post on JewishGen but I would be grateful if anyone is able to assist with the translation.
 
Please contact me if you�re able to help in any way.
 
Best wishes
 
Rose Raymen
Perth, Western Australia

Re: Seeking C[arl] M. SHERMAN in Manayunk, Philadelphia

Sherri Bobish
 

Steve,
Correction - It is a WW11 "old man's" draft card for Karl SHERMAN.

Sherri Bobish

Re: Seeking C[arl] M. SHERMAN in Manayunk, Philadelphia

Sherri Bobish
 

Steve,
Have you seen the WW1 draft card of Karl SHERMAN in Philadelphia?
He is born 1887 in "Volaner" Gub., which may be Volhynia Gubernia.
You can see the card, which has more info, by searching Karl SHERMAN (that exact spelling) at www.familysearch.org

Sherri Bobish
Searching: RATOWSKY, CHAIMSON, Ariogala, Lith.
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN, Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker), Pol.
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD, Daliowa, Pol.
BOJDA, Tarnobrzeg, Pol.
BOBISH, Odessa, UKR.