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JewishGen 5 minute videos #ciechanow #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

About four years ago i created a series of 5 minute videos to
introduce folks to various aspects of JewishGen and Genealogy
research. I just reviewed them and with a few exceptions, they are
valid today.

Go to www.jewishgen.org/education
to view any of these

Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
Navigate JewishGen
Find Your Ancestral Town (for USA researchers)
Communicate with Other Researchers via:
JGFF: The JewishGen Family Finder -- for Surnames/Towns
FTJP: Family Tree of the Jewish People -- for over 5 million people
JewishGen Discussion Groups
Special Interest Groups and Hosted Organizations
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
Jewish Genealogy Websites & Organizations
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part I (JewishGen and IAJGS/JGS)
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part II
We also have links to the JGSLI videos
8 Ways To Find Your Ancestral Town
Passenger Manifests
Guide to Post 1906 Naturalization...

Just trying to help!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org


#Ciechanow #Poland JewishGen 5 minute videos #ciechanow #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

About four years ago i created a series of 5 minute videos to
introduce folks to various aspects of JewishGen and Genealogy
research. I just reviewed them and with a few exceptions, they are
valid today.

Go to www.jewishgen.org/education
to view any of these

Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
Navigate JewishGen
Find Your Ancestral Town (for USA researchers)
Communicate with Other Researchers via:
JGFF: The JewishGen Family Finder -- for Surnames/Towns
FTJP: Family Tree of the Jewish People -- for over 5 million people
JewishGen Discussion Groups
Special Interest Groups and Hosted Organizations
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
Jewish Genealogy Websites & Organizations
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part I (JewishGen and IAJGS/JGS)
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part II
We also have links to the JGSLI videos
8 Ways To Find Your Ancestral Town
Passenger Manifests
Guide to Post 1906 Naturalization...

Just trying to help!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


#Ciechanow #Poland New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org


Viewmate photo identification-Luxembourg? #general

Milton Koch
 

I've posted a picture of the inside of a synagogue. Could it be the old synagogue in
Luxembourg. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39115
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Milton Koch


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate photo identification-Luxembourg? #general

Milton Koch
 

I've posted a picture of the inside of a synagogue. Could it be the old synagogue in
Luxembourg. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39115
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Milton Koch


JGS of Colorado "Jews on the Move" - Sunday April 26 #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

Jews on the Move: A History of Modern Migration Presented by David Shneer

Jewish Community Center, 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver
April 26, 2015 - 10:00 am until 1:00 pm (note the longer time)
This session is open to the public


In 2014, for the first time in history, more than 50% of global Jews live in one
state. This happened as a result of modernity and industrialization as the modern
era saw hundreds of millions of people move >from the places of their parents' birth
to those of their grandchildren's births. In this talk, we will explore the trends
in Jewish migration, both internal and transcontinental, as we ask about the
contemporary Jewish map and where Jews are "moving" to in the future.

David Shneer is the Louis P. Singer Chair in Jewish History, Professor of History
and Religious Studies and Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the
University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a Distinguished Lecturer for the
Association for Jewish Studies. Called a "path breaking" scholar, Shneer's
research focuses on 20th century European, Russian, and Jewish history and culture.
His newest book is Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust
(Rutgers University Press, 2011), which looks at the lives and works of two dozen
Soviet Jewish World War II military photographers to examine what kinds of
photographs they took when they encountered evidence of Nazi genocide on the
Eastern Front.

If you have any questions, please take a look at the JGSCO website at www.jgsco.org

Terry Lasky
Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Colorado "Jews on the Move" - Sunday April 26 #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

Jews on the Move: A History of Modern Migration Presented by David Shneer

Jewish Community Center, 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver
April 26, 2015 - 10:00 am until 1:00 pm (note the longer time)
This session is open to the public


In 2014, for the first time in history, more than 50% of global Jews live in one
state. This happened as a result of modernity and industrialization as the modern
era saw hundreds of millions of people move >from the places of their parents' birth
to those of their grandchildren's births. In this talk, we will explore the trends
in Jewish migration, both internal and transcontinental, as we ask about the
contemporary Jewish map and where Jews are "moving" to in the future.

David Shneer is the Louis P. Singer Chair in Jewish History, Professor of History
and Religious Studies and Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the
University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a Distinguished Lecturer for the
Association for Jewish Studies. Called a "path breaking" scholar, Shneer's
research focuses on 20th century European, Russian, and Jewish history and culture.
His newest book is Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust
(Rutgers University Press, 2011), which looks at the lives and works of two dozen
Soviet Jewish World War II military photographers to examine what kinds of
photographs they took when they encountered evidence of Nazi genocide on the
Eastern Front.

If you have any questions, please take a look at the JGSCO website at www.jgsco.org

Terry Lasky
Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado


Re: Border Crossing Canada to USA #general

cecilia <myths@...>
 

David Rosen wrote:
Using Ancestry, UK Outward Passenger Lists: I looked them up on the Megantic,
sailing May 14 1910...The names are crossed out and there is a notation "Rejected"
Names crossed out means they did not sail on the ship. There is another entry for
the same family sailing on May 21 on the Dominion, arriving in Quebec.
That happened in my husband's family around the same time, give or take a year.

A 2-year-old was very flushed and had a raised temperature when they arrived at
Liverpool. The child was not allowed to sail. The husband had work to go to, so
he sailed, together with a young man that the family had been asked to take under
their wing; the mother and children sailed a fortnight later, when the child was
better. I am told that there was some sort of assistance group that helped the
mother get back to Kent, where she had family support.

Cecilia Nyleve


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Border Crossing Canada to USA #general

cecilia <myths@...>
 

David Rosen wrote:
Using Ancestry, UK Outward Passenger Lists: I looked them up on the Megantic,
sailing May 14 1910...The names are crossed out and there is a notation "Rejected"
Names crossed out means they did not sail on the ship. There is another entry for
the same family sailing on May 21 on the Dominion, arriving in Quebec.
That happened in my husband's family around the same time, give or take a year.

A 2-year-old was very flushed and had a raised temperature when they arrived at
Liverpool. The child was not allowed to sail. The husband had work to go to, so
he sailed, together with a young man that the family had been asked to take under
their wing; the mother and children sailed a fortnight later, when the child was
better. I am told that there was some sort of assistance group that helped the
mother get back to Kent, where she had family support.

Cecilia Nyleve


Winnie as a Jewish woman's name #general

Judith Singer
 

Has anyone else come across "Winnie" as a name for a Jewish woman, and
if so, do you know what name it might be derived from?

I am quite certain this is not merely a misspelling or mistranscription of Minnie,
because the name with the W occurs in a number of different records for women in
three related families around 1880-1900. The families originated in Lithuania.

Thank you for your help.
Judith Singer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Winnie as a Jewish woman's name #general

Judith Singer
 

Has anyone else come across "Winnie" as a name for a Jewish woman, and
if so, do you know what name it might be derived from?

I am quite certain this is not merely a misspelling or mistranscription of Minnie,
because the name with the W occurs in a number of different records for women in
three related families around 1880-1900. The families originated in Lithuania.

Thank you for your help.
Judith Singer


Unrelated members of a household ? #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

I have a number of revision list records that show households in which there are
5 to 15 unrelated children, all with different surnames. The children usually are
identified in the census records as "nephews" or "nieces". Their ages range >from
infants (age about 1 year) to early20s. These revision list records are >from the
early to mid-1800s in the Kremenets district of Ukraine.

Does anyone know why this would be? Did these households serve as foster homes, or
perhaps as orphanages for the community? Did the households receive a stipend >from
the community to care for these children? Is it likely that the children
truly are related to the head of household?

Ron

Ron Doctor (rddpdx@gmail.com)
Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kremenets
Portland, Oregon USA
and
Board Member and Past Coordinator
JewishGen Ukraine Special Interest Group (Ukraine SIG)

Researching DOCTOR (DIOKHTER), VARER, AVERBAKH, KORENFELD ... all >from Kremenets,
Oleksinets, Yampol, Vishnevets and KAZDOY (KOSODOY), DUBINSKI, DUBOWSKY ... all

from Kiev, Uman, Odessa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Unrelated members of a household ? #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

I have a number of revision list records that show households in which there are
5 to 15 unrelated children, all with different surnames. The children usually are
identified in the census records as "nephews" or "nieces". Their ages range >from
infants (age about 1 year) to early20s. These revision list records are >from the
early to mid-1800s in the Kremenets district of Ukraine.

Does anyone know why this would be? Did these households serve as foster homes, or
perhaps as orphanages for the community? Did the households receive a stipend >from
the community to care for these children? Is it likely that the children
truly are related to the head of household?

Ron

Ron Doctor (rddpdx@gmail.com)
Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kremenets
Portland, Oregon USA
and
Board Member and Past Coordinator
JewishGen Ukraine Special Interest Group (Ukraine SIG)

Researching DOCTOR (DIOKHTER), VARER, AVERBAKH, KORENFELD ... all >from Kremenets,
Oleksinets, Yampol, Vishnevets and KAZDOY (KOSODOY), DUBINSKI, DUBOWSKY ... all

from Kiev, Uman, Odessa


FRANKEL family of Rockland County #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with members of the Yeshiva University
benefactor family of Bruno (Baruch Pinchas) FRANKEL, an outstanding
industrialist and respected philanthropist, born in 1927 in Vienna and
died in September 2013, and his brothers, Emanuel (Elimelech) Frankel,
born in 1932 in Vienna, Max, Abraham and Daniel Chaim.
--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic FRANKEL family of Rockland County #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with members of the Yeshiva University
benefactor family of Bruno (Baruch Pinchas) FRANKEL, an outstanding
industrialist and respected philanthropist, born in 1927 in Vienna and
died in September 2013, and his brothers, Emanuel (Elimelech) Frankel,
born in 1932 in Vienna, Max, Abraham and Daniel Chaim.
--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Hungarian translation for image on Viewmate #hungary

rrichfield@...
 

Hello

I have posted a small image on Viewmate that shows the 'Notes' column of my great aunt's birth record >from the town of Banovce and Bebravou, Slovakia (formerly Baan, Trencsin, Hungary) in the year 1893. I believe the quoted word Varai to be a name and the rest of the text to be an explanation. My great aunt immigrated to the U.S. in 1902 and in the 1920 U.S. census she listed her family name as Varay which seems a little too close to Varai to be a coincidence. It seems that she at least thought it was a name, though the family names I know about are John and Reichsfeld. There are also some numbers in the note that are puzzling. Any information/understanding would be greatly appreciated.

The VM link is
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39118


Thanks in advance for your time
Bob Richfield
rrichfield@comcast.net

Moderator: Please use Viewmate to respond.


Rabbi Duckez, Altona and "Famous" Viennese Rabbinical Family #rabbinic

Alan Ehrlich
 

Forty years ago, while consulting various books or articles by Rabbi
Ducukez in the library, my father z"l made a note to himself:

"Great grandmother: born HERTZ >from Altona (Duckez)
According to Duckez she descends >from a famous rabbinical family
originating out of Vienna."

(Background Information: The above referenced great grandmother is Betty
"Bella" Hertz born in Altona 1777 (according to family information). or
between 1778/1779 (as per 1803 Altona census). She was married to Moses
Josua b. 1766 Hainsfarth b/ Edingen [Oettingen] im Ries Bavaria)

Two questions about which I'd be extremely grateful for your expertise:

1. Which of Rabbi Duckez's books or articles might my father have been
referring to? Possibly it was in general about the persons living in Altona
during the early 19th century, or about Jews in the 1803 Altona census, etc.
Because Duckez - according to my father's note - also mentions there that
Betty Hertz's brother, Neuman Hertz, was "Royal Danish Shipper" and living
in Altona ( Koenigl. Daenischer Spediteur).

2. Which Viennese rabbinical family might Duckez have been referring to?
Either Betty Hertz's father (whose name is unknown except for HERTZ (given
name or surname?). or Betty Hertz's mother would have had roots in Vienna.
Notwithstanding they lived in Altona by the time Betty Hertz was born circa
1777.

Thank you.

Alan Ehrlich
Geneva, Switzerland


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian translation for image on Viewmate #hungary

rrichfield@...
 

Hello

I have posted a small image on Viewmate that shows the 'Notes' column of my great aunt's birth record >from the town of Banovce and Bebravou, Slovakia (formerly Baan, Trencsin, Hungary) in the year 1893. I believe the quoted word Varai to be a name and the rest of the text to be an explanation. My great aunt immigrated to the U.S. in 1902 and in the 1920 U.S. census she listed her family name as Varay which seems a little too close to Varai to be a coincidence. It seems that she at least thought it was a name, though the family names I know about are John and Reichsfeld. There are also some numbers in the note that are puzzling. Any information/understanding would be greatly appreciated.

The VM link is
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39118


Thanks in advance for your time
Bob Richfield
rrichfield@comcast.net

Moderator: Please use Viewmate to respond.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Duckez, Altona and "Famous" Viennese Rabbinical Family #rabbinic

Alan Ehrlich
 

Forty years ago, while consulting various books or articles by Rabbi
Ducukez in the library, my father z"l made a note to himself:

"Great grandmother: born HERTZ >from Altona (Duckez)
According to Duckez she descends >from a famous rabbinical family
originating out of Vienna."

(Background Information: The above referenced great grandmother is Betty
"Bella" Hertz born in Altona 1777 (according to family information). or
between 1778/1779 (as per 1803 Altona census). She was married to Moses
Josua b. 1766 Hainsfarth b/ Edingen [Oettingen] im Ries Bavaria)

Two questions about which I'd be extremely grateful for your expertise:

1. Which of Rabbi Duckez's books or articles might my father have been
referring to? Possibly it was in general about the persons living in Altona
during the early 19th century, or about Jews in the 1803 Altona census, etc.
Because Duckez - according to my father's note - also mentions there that
Betty Hertz's brother, Neuman Hertz, was "Royal Danish Shipper" and living
in Altona ( Koenigl. Daenischer Spediteur).

2. Which Viennese rabbinical family might Duckez have been referring to?
Either Betty Hertz's father (whose name is unknown except for HERTZ (given
name or surname?). or Betty Hertz's mother would have had roots in Vienna.
Notwithstanding they lived in Altona by the time Betty Hertz was born circa
1777.

Thank you.

Alan Ehrlich
Geneva, Switzerland

91961 - 91980 of 658639