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

Bruce Drake
 

“My Mother’s Reminiscences of her Shtetl,” from the Yizkor book of Yedwabne (Poland), is a remembrance by noted scholar William W. Brickman who was born on New York’s Lower East Side in 1913. This excerpt is animated by the mother, Chayeh Soreh, whose “unparalleled sense of humor expressed itself in rhymes, bilingual puns, and stories” which Brickwell recounts in Yiddish along with the English translation. A priceless one is the comment she would make after going to a wedding or Bar Mitzvah meal that was wanting: "Fish un flaysh ayin lo roassa, tish un benk azay vi holtz," or “No one ever saw fish and meat, but tables and benches were as abundant as wood.” Immigrants on the Lower East Side whose practice of Jewish law in America did not match their standard in the Old Country would be characterized as follows : "In der haym, az er hot gehaysen Mendel, hot men gemegt essen fun zyn fendel; in Amerikeh, az men ruft em Max, meg men by em nor essen lox," or, “In Europe, where he was known by the Jewish name of Mendel, one could eat everything at his home; in America, with the non-Jewish name of Max, one can eat only smoked salmon.”  


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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


Re: Brooklyn family

Diane Jacobs
 

Here are some of the options you have to do research in NYC

 

l. stevemorse.org   for passenger manifests, NYC vital records, NY State census records.

2. familysearch.org     the mormon site which is free but you have to register and keep your name

and password handy as it has to be put in every two weeks or so.

3. ancestry.com    which is a paid site but you can probably access it using a large public or

university library.

 

The last two have US census records from 1860 to 1940.

 

This should keep you busy for while.

 

Diane Jacobs

 

 


From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Richard Gross
Sent: Thursday, January 9, 2020 5:09 PM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Brooklyn family

 

10 January 2020

This is my first post and I hope someone will be able to assist me. I’m working on my husband’s family tree and history and need to find out more about some of his family who emigrated from Leeds, England to New York.

Samuel Gross and his wife, Jessie nee Sloman, were married on 19 January 1859 in Leeds and left almost immediately for America. They lived in Brooklyn where their four children were born viz. Hyman (1861); Rebecca (1865); Solemon Richard (1871) and Reuben (9 Feb 1875).

Hyman married Lillian (born April 1867 in Pennsylvania) and they had two sons; Walter E (11 June1890-March 1964) and Howard J (12 July1897). Walter married Anne Strasser (May 1899, New York) and they had two sons; Stanley (1923) and Harold (1925).

I think Rebecca married Abraham Goldsmith but I’m not sure of this.

Solomon Richard married Etta but I don’t know any more about this couple.

I know nothing more about Reuben.

If anyone can help further I’d be most appreciative.

Beulah Gross (in Australia)


--
Diane Jacobs


Re: Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: bessarabia digest: December 08, 2011 #bessarabia

Inna Vayner
 

Hi Janet, please check the Kehilalinks site for Tiraspol. https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tiraspol/PEO_InTheEra.asp


JGS of Long Island Meeting

Jackie Wasserstein
 




JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONG ISLAND

Next Meeting Topic Is:

“The Key to Our Future Is to Remember”…Our Past –The Veterans’ Testimonial Project.

 

            Guest Speaker: Edna Susman

 

Edna Susman is a longtime reference librarian at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library in Dix Hills.

She created the Veterans Testimonial Project in 2014, to preserve the memories and experiences of our veterans.  Over 115 veterans from every military branch and conflict since World War II have been interviewed and their stories recorded, so future generations will be able to learn of their dedicated service and sacrifices, 

 

Edna is a graduate of Indiana University and received a Master in Library Science from Syracuse University.  After 5 years at the Library of Congress, she moved to Long Island, where she has worked at college and public Libraries.

 

  Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 pm

MID ISLAND Y JCC

45 MANETTO HILL ROAD

PLAINVIEW, NEW YORK

WWW.MIYJCC.ORG

 

Admission is free and all are Welcome.  Our “Mavens” are available at 1:30 PM to take your genealogy questions.

 

Jackie Wasserstein

 Past President



Searching Derder / Dudek from Tarnow to New York 1947-1951

mireille.podchlebnik@...
 

Hello from Paris

 

I am searching the descendants of a man whose first name was Derder and nickname Dudek. He was from Tarnow and after the war, he emigrated to USA in 1947 with a ship from Stockholm. My mother Rywa Schwarz was a friend of him and kept these pictures. Some of the pictures were taken in Poland and some were sent from New York ca 1948-1951.

Thanks for your help.

Mireille Podchlebnik


Workshop on reading handwritten Yiddish

Eric Cooper
 

https://ingeveb.org/blog/announcing-intensive-workshop-on-reading-handwritten-yiddish


Brooklyn family

Richard Gross
 

10 January 2020

This is my first post and I hope someone will be able to assist me. I’m working on my husband’s family tree and history and need to find out more about some of his family who emigrated from Leeds, England to New York.

Samuel Gross and his wife, Jessie nee Sloman, were married on 19 January 1859 in Leeds and left almost immediately for America. They lived in Brooklyn where their four children were born viz. Hyman (1861); Rebecca (1865); Solemon Richard (1871) and Reuben (9 Feb 1875).

Hyman married Lillian (born April 1867 in Pennsylvania) and they had two sons; Walter E (11 June1890-March 1964) and Howard J (12 July1897). Walter married Anne Strasser (May 1899, New York) and they had two sons; Stanley (1923) and Harold (1925).

I think Rebecca married Abraham Goldsmith but I’m not sure of this.

Solomon Richard married Etta but I don’t know any more about this couple.

I know nothing more about Reuben.

If anyone can help further I’d be most appreciative.

Beulah Gross (in Australia)


Berkow Spitz

Stuart Kaufer
 


On my Maternal GM death certificate from 1937 her parents are listed as Joseph Berkow and Julia Spitz, from Nagytarna Hungary.   Her tombstone indicates her father was Moshe Dov not Joseph.  The information about her parents was provided by her son Morris who is dead.  Could this have been a clerical error on part of funeral home.  She was Rose Friedman Stein, had a brother David Friedman.  Any ideas?


All Bronx and Queens naturalization records to be digitized and transcribed up to 1952, through new NARA grant

Asparagirl
 

Good news for people researching New York ancestors:

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) just awarded a grant in their latest cycle to digitize all the Bronx AND Queens naturalization records! All the way up through 1952! Other boroughs and some other areas of New York have these naturalizations online, but not these two, so this would be very welcome.

The grant is to: "Unified Court Systems of New York State to support digitizing and making available freely online over 400,000 naturalization records (1794-1952) from the boroughs of Queens and the Bronx. The project will work with the New York City Public Library’s Queens and Bronx branches and with history students recruited by St. John’s University to transcribe additional metadata."

Full story here:

(A commenter on Facebook astutely noted that NARA's description of the sponsoring organizations may be slightly incorrect, as the Queens Public Library is separate from the New York City Public Library [NYPL].)

This grant is just one of 29 grants that NARA awarded recently, although it's one of the three or four biggest in this cycle. The full list of new records grants is here:
https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/awards/awards-11-19

It's interesting to note how many of those smaller grants are going to groups (state councils, historical records advisory boards, etc.) whose total membership is probably *less* than many of the genealogy societies whose members read this listserve. So if you have a project in mind for some sort of unique or valuable or extremely useful records you'd like to see digitized or indexed from your state or city, your JGS might want to seriously think about applying to NARA for grant funding for future years.


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Mill Valley, California


Re: הנושא: [JewishGen.org] Who has access to the LDS library? (I need a microfilm)

joseph just
 

Unfortunately are correct. Alot of records that were available at one point have been withdrawn. It seems we are going backwards on this.

R. Just


A New and Interesting Book about the Bialystok Ghetto

Mark Halpern
 

VOICES from the BIALYSTOK GHETTO by Michael Nevins

For more than 70 years a diary that was written in Bialystok during World War II was virtually unnoticed and about to be discarded with trash when someone looked inside and discerned its historic value. It was written between 1939 and 1943 by young David Spiro (in Polish Dawid Szpiro) who probably died during his city’s ghetto uprising against the Nazis. The diary described life in the city during Russian and then German governance from the perspective of an ordinary young man - certainly not a charismatic leader. As David explained, “If someone reads my diary in the future, will they be able to believe something like that? Surely not, they will say poppycock and lies, but this is the truth, disgusting and terrible; for me it’s a reality.” With permission from the current owners, much of David Spiro’s poignant first-hand account is reproduced here along with memoirs written by other Bialystokers who lived and mostly died during those terrible times.

Michael Nevins is a retired physician and medical historian who has been studying his family's roots in Dabrowa Bialostocka for many years. In 1982, he published a memorial (Yizkor) book about his family's ancestral shtetl. This new book was prompted by reading the Dawid Szpiro diary. 

I highly recommend this new publication. It is readily available from most online book sellers in paper and e-book formats.

Mark Halpern
Avid Bialystok researcher and volunteer for Bialystok genealogical projects


Re: Looking for help please - searching great grandparents

Susan Millar
 

Hello,

Yes, this is my family.   They went by the surname Albeitman - apart from this census, hence my confusion as to which is the correct surname.

Polley is actually my grandmother Pauline.  This leads me to think the enumerator misunderstood Mark’s accent?.

I would like to find them before they arrived in the UK.

Thank you for your reply.
Susan


From: richard@... <richard@...>
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 4:39:56 AM
To: susan_millar@... <susan_millar@...>; main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Looking for help please - searching great grandparents #Help
 
Check the 1911 UK Census/

Is this them?
Name: Albeteman Marks
Age in 1911: 32
Estimated birth year: abt 1879
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Russia
Civil Parish: St James, Westminster
Search Photos: Search for 'St James, Westminster' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street address: 75 Berwick Street, Oxford St W
Marital status: Married
Occupation: TAILOR
Registration district: Westminster
Registration District Number: 6
Sub-registration district: St James and St Anne
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Piece: 495
Household Members:
Name Age
Albeteman Marks 32
Millie Marks 32
Harry Marks 11
Rachel Marks 9
Eva Marks 7
Polley Marks 5
Angel Marks 3

 


Re: GERNSHEIM family Holocaust survivors? #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

Hello,
GERNSHEIM families are >from Worms. there is alot to read in Google under
GERNSHEIM, unfortunatly I can't translate the German text into English.
Kind regards,

Hansmartin Unger, St. Gallen, Switzerland @BOXE

David Lewin, London david@... wrote:
I am researching a KAHN family, originally >from Heilbronn, Germany
Hedwig Luise KAHN born 18 Jan 1907 married on 2 June 1943 a Johannes
Emmanuel Theophil GERNSHEIM in Munich. While the rest of her
siblings were all murdered by the Nazis, Hedwig and her husband
survived and in 1955 there was still a trace of them in Freiburg, Germany.
Data Protection laws have so far prevented me >from getting any
further information
GERNSHEIM is an old Jewish family name in Worms and Mainz,
Germany. The Nazis murdered many.
Try as I might I find no one with that surname today. Google brings
only the town of that name whence presumably the Jewish name was
taken originally when they adopted family names. Did the Nazis
succeed in eradicating this family?
Can anyone here elaborate on these findings and teach me further please?


A New and Interesting Book about the Bialystok Ghetto #poland

Mark Halpern
 

VOICES >from the BIALYSTOK GHETTO by Michael Nevins

For more than 70 years a diary that was written in Bialystok during
World War II was virtually unnoticed and about to be discarded with
trash when someone looked inside and discerned its historic value. It
was written between 1939 and 1943 by young David Spiro (in Polish Dawid
Szpiro) who probably died during his city's ghetto uprising against the
Nazis. The diary described life in the city during Russian and then
German governance >from the perspective of an ordinary young man -
certainly not a charismatic leader. As David explained, "If someone
reads my diary in the future, will they be able to believe something
like that? Surely not, they will say poppycock and lies, but this is the
truth, disgusting and terrible; for me it's a reality." With permission
from the current owners, much of David Spiro's poignant first-hand
account is reproduced here along with memoirs written by other
Bialystokers who lived and mostly died during those terrible times.

Michael Nevins is a retired physician and medical historian who has been
studying his family's roots in Dabrowa Bialostocka for many years. In
1982, he published a memorial (Yizkor) book about his family's ancestral
shtetl. This new book was prompted by reading the Dawid Szpiro diary.

I highly recommend this new publication. It is readily available >from
most online book sellers in paper and e-book formats.

Mark Halpern
Avid Bialystok researcher and volunteer for Bialystok genealogical
projects


ViewMate translation request - Russian #lodz #poland

rbiellik@...
 

Dear Researchers:

I have identified two records relating to my great great grandparents,
living in Brzeziny or Glowno, Poland, in the 19th century.
I request a complete translation of two extracted texts posted on Viewmate,
at the following addresses:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76555 (Russian)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76599 (Polish)
I am hoping these records will include information on where they and their
parents lived.

Please kindly respond using the online ViewMate form.
I am truly grateful for your time and effort.
Thank you so much,
Robin Biellik
London, UK


Governmental sources in Rostov #lithuania

dennis gelpe
 

My grandfather and GGF came >from Vilna. Using the resources provided
by LitvakSIG via JewishGen, I have been able to trace my lineage as
far back as my GGGF. Thanks!

Recently though, I have been in contact with people who I believe are
related, same family name [passport family name of one family
member,in Cyrillic, is the same as on my GF's internal passport], same
origins, yet live/have lived in Rostov since sometime around WW2.
Sadly, there is no one alive, in that branch of the family who knows
anything about their family other than the name of an ancestor who
lived somewhere >from 187- to 1916 (?), and are not sure whether he was
the first relative to arrive in Rostov. Thus we have not been able to
ascertain a common ancestor, the name is unusual enough.

My question is whether anyone knows if there are governmental
immigration or residential sources in Rostov that could indicate
origins of residents or names with dates.

Dennis Gelpe


Re: Looking for help please - searching great grandparents

RichardWerbin
 

Check the 1911 UK Census/

Is this them?
Name: Albeteman Marks
Age in 1911: 32
Estimated birth year: abt 1879
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Russia
Civil Parish: St James, Westminster
Search Photos: Search for 'St James, Westminster' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street address: 75 Berwick Street, Oxford St W
Marital status: Married
Occupation: TAILOR
Registration district: Westminster
Registration District Number: 6
Sub-registration district: St James and St Anne
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Piece: 495
Household Members:
Name Age
Albeteman Marks 32
Millie Marks 32
Harry Marks 11
Rachel Marks 9
Eva Marks 7
Polley Marks 5
Angel Marks 3

 


Re: 2019 Yizkor Book Project Review #yizkorbooks

Joan A. Baronberg
 

I would like to take this opportunity to Heartily thank all who are involved with making the Yizkor project the incredible contribution it has been and continues to be. I feel confident it has changed lives, gratified readers, and made an effect on history. I have read and continue to read Yizkor books (in English translation) and excerpts and constantly learn from them. I am regularly amazed at our ancestors, particularly their insights and endurance, and find them a miraculous role model—even when their behavior is not divine. Thank you so much to the Yizkor Book project coordinators, managers, translators and other volunteers for their endless hours of tremendous work in the past, present, and future.

Joan A. Baronberg
SUCHOSTAW, STRUSOV, SLOBODKA bei STRUSOV (currently Ukraine)
Mester, Weisser, Friedman


ViewMate translation request - Hungarian Death Record #ukraine

Henry Schwartz
 

Hi All

I've posted a vital record in Hungarian for which I need a translation. It
is on ViewMate at the following address ...

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=76610

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Henry


Help With Russian Translation Biala Rawska, Poland 4 documents #poland

Alan K'necht <alan@...>
 

I have 4 records that I need help with. All are >from the town of Biala
Rawska, Poland and involved the Knecht family.

ACT 10 Marriage Pessa Knecht 1885
Looking to confirm her age, her parents names, then name and age of
the groom and where they are from
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76617

Death Record ACT 11 1891 for Mirla Knech nee Percuk
Looking for her age, her husband's name and any other relevant genealogical info
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76624


Marriage Record ACT 8 of a Laja Knecht 1873
Looking for the brides age, parents names and the grooms age and parents names
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76627


Death Record ACT 3 1874 for Chana Knecht
Looking for exact date of death, husbands name and maiden name. If
present, parents names.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76628

Thank you in advance for your help.

--
---------------
Alan K'necht
alan@...

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