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Re: thoughts - opinions

Sarah L Meyer
 

I include all those born alive, even if they only lived a few hours.  I do not include stillborns.  I may make a note on the mother's record that she had a stillborn child, but especially without names, I do not create a record for that child.


Information about the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery in Bialystok #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Below is a message >from Heidi Szpek. She has been documenting the
Matzevot and their inscriptions and artwork for over 10 years now. Her
book "Bagnowka: A Modern Jewish Cemetery on the Russian Pale" is
available at most online book sellers. Below is a personal message >from
Dr. Szpek.

Mark Halpern
========================================================
Dear Bialystokers,

I invite you to visit my website (www.jewishepitaphs.org) devoted to the
restoration of and documentation of vital records >from Bagnowka Jewish
Cemetery in Bialystok, Poland. This website was established in 2014 as a
venue to explore the value of the Jewish epitaphs >from this cemetery but
in more recent years has migrated to a source for disseminating the most
up-to-date records of extant inscriptions on this cemetery as well as
information about its restoration. I have served as translator and
historian for this restoration project since 2010, first with the local
Centrum organization, coordinated by local representative Lucy Lisowska,
and since 2016, with the US-based organization, Bialystok Cemetery
Restoration Project (www.bialystokcemeteryrestoration.org), founded by
Bialystoker Amy Halpern Degen, husband Josh Degen and friends Howie and
Paula Flagler.

At present, nearly 3400 inscriptions have been documented and recorded
on this website; other partial databases are found on other online
databases - as noted on my website. If restoration goes forward as
planned, documentation and major aspects of restoration should be
completed in the next 3-4 years, with a (projected) additional 1500
inscriptions documented. These new records will be added to the existing
database at www.jewishepitaphs.org . My hope is that all records will
eventually be sustained by the JOWBR database.

Until that time, I encourage you to visit www.jewishepitaphs.org ,
explore the database and images, as well as information about the
history of this cemetery, its restoration and related publications.

Best regards,
Heidi M. Szpek, Ph.D.
Emerita Professor, Central Washington University, WA/USA
Translator, Historian, Bialystok Cemetery Restoration Project
hszpek@...


Re: Book JEWISH-FOREIGNERS IN THE SOUTH OF UKRAINE #bessarabia #ukraine

Sarah L Meyer
 

I tried replying to your email and the message bounced.  I do not live in the tri-state area (wherever that is-Illinois, Indiana and Michigan or NY, NJ and PA or CT, I am in Central Texas.  Thanks for mentioning the shipping costs.  I doubt that I will buy the book unless it is the English translation.  But if there is a Russian reader who would be willing to check names for me, I would be willing to share the cost of the book - or even buy it as a gift for her.


Re: thoughts - opinions

jbonline1111@...
 

My maternal grandmother's first child was stillborn.  I list that baby on our tree because it explains some things about the family and also because knowing she was stillborn can help to dispel a family myth that she "froze to death" while my grandmother was being tended to.  I would not list a miscarriage for someone who is still living, but I might for someone who is deceased if I knew for sure that would not cause pain to anyone.  I have not done it, but the idea of unlinking a relative also has merit. 


opinion/thoughts followup

Trudy Barch
 

Thank you everyone for your thoughts.   Most of the people said Yes to include the found stillborn.  For stillborns that occurred 100 years ago….I can not foresee a problem…parents and other siblings are probably deceased.   But what about more current (50 years) infant deaths?   Might we be bringing up some hurtful/painful memories that other siblings might not even know?

Yes genealogy is factual but we should also be sensitive to people.   I am thinking, after hearing from everyone, including the information in my note sections where I will have the information but not shared with everyone. 

Other viewpoints, please.    Thank you,   Trudy Barch


Re: Lodz Jewish voter list 1924

Deborah Blankenberg
 

Thank you. I was able to get to thre images by following your suggestions. 
--
Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
dtblankenberg@... 
Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York, Colombia and Missouri), BLINDER (Kishinev to New York via Poland? and Paris), KUSHER/KUSZER (Lodz vicinity to New York via Paris), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)


Re: DNA ethnicity

ntc52@...
 

Thank you Sarah. I'm a member of some of these sites. You are right they can be very helpful.  I find myself doubling up as I'm exploring both the RC and Jewish routes for information.   


Re: DNA ethnicity

ntc52@...
 

Continued:
Mother- Maria Teresa /Theresa Szczepaska b.22 Mar 1925 in Lwow, Poland. Forced labour to Cologne May 1942. Married 12 Oct 1946. Arrived in England- Winter 1946.

Grandparents-
Michal Szczepanski  B. unknown.  Lived in -Lwow- Occupation- In banking. Arrested 1940  by Russians ? Siberia?
                       - Zofia  Mrozowaska (?) B. unknown.  Lived in Lwow.  Marriage abt. 1923  Arrested 1940 by Russians? Siberia?


Do you keep passports?

fotolinda
 

Do you keep old passports that you find of family members? I've come across one that doesn't have a lot of stamps- a couple to Tel Aviv and one to Frankfurt. It was used later on in the life. I'm sure he had many more passports prior to this one.

Just curious what others do. 


--
Linda Epstein
fotolinda@...
Grodno and Sokolka: TIKOTZINSKI---> EPSTEIN
Minsk: SPUND
Makow: SAFIAN, SAFFIAN, WEINSTEIN
Ruzany: GROSSMAN


1911 London census help needed

Francoise Kraft
 

Hi to all,

I would be very grateful If somebody could help me in getting details about a couple mentioned in the 1911 London census area of Whitechapel.Salomon Rompel and his wife Dora might be cousins.All information contained in this document will be welcome..

Thanks for help
Francoise Kraft
Searching KRAFT and INDES and ROMPEL from Odessa,Bender,Beltsy and Hrubieschow


Re: Book JEWISH-FOREIGNERS IN THE SOUTH OF UKRAINE #bessarabia #ukraine

NormK12065
 

Inna, I live in central New Jersey and would be very much interested in being part of a group order for a copy.
Thanks.
Norm Katz


Exhibit: "Refuge in the Heights" (starts Feb. 3, Leo Baeck Institute, NYC) #germany

Renee Steinig
 

This sounds like an exhibit that many in/near NYC will want to see...

_Refuge in the Heights: The German Jews of Washington Heights_
February 3 to July 31, 2020
Leo Baeck Institute
15 West 16th Street, New York NY
https://www.lbi.org/exhibitions/refuge-heights-german-jews-washington-heights/

Opening event: March 11, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
https://www.lbi.org/events/refuge-heights-exhibition-opening-rob-snyder/

Renee Stern Steinig, Dix Hills NY (formerly on 179th Street and Cabrini Blvd.!)
genmaven@...


Re: thoughts - opinions

Dahn Cukier
 

There are good reasons on both sides. If the listing
is difficult, do not list on trees.

I have a husband/father who divorced and the former wife (my relative) and
children do have contact with the father. The mother remarried and
the children were adopted by the husband.

I was showing the biological family, but since I found out how
difficult it was to this branch, I made the father "unlinked" and put a
complete explanation in his notes, but no connection to the family.
In this way he never shows up in anything published.

The reason to keep him, is that - he is the biological father and
if there is ever a reason to find their ancestors, the information
and even copies of documents are in my records.

Dani


When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas


On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 5:03:23 AM GMT+2, <eagle0017@...> wrote:


I had an aunt who fell down a short flight of stairs during the 8 + month.  They rushed her to the hospital for a c section.  The baby was dead and my aunt was injured. She couldn't  have any children after that.  Needless to say she was sad the rest of her of her life at the lost of the child.  I would never mention the infant on my tree and it upsets me when a family member has it on their tree as a stillborn.  To me it was a tragedy.
Marge Hurl

NISICHES,  ADLER, CZITRONE,  KLEIN


Re: New System

LOUISE HAJDENBERG
 

Hello, you posted about the new system, you were responding to a previous post but I have no idea what the thread is or the original post. I went back a few days and couldn’t find it in recent  posts, I would like to know the subject and primary sender. I find this new system lacking miserably in this regard.
Thanks so much, Louise Hajdenberg


Re: New System

NS family
 

Maybe the silent majority are happy with the new layout and system. I know I am and add my support. 

Nich (on phone)


Re: thoughts - opinions

eagle0017
 

I had an aunt who fell down a short flight of stairs during the 8 + month.  They rushed her to the hospital for a c section.  The baby was dead and my aunt was injured. She couldn't  have any children after that.  Needless to say she was sad the rest of her of her life at the lost of the child.  I would never mention the infant on my tree and it upsets me when a family member has it on their tree as a stillborn.  To me it was a tragedy.
Marge Hurl

NISICHES,  ADLER, CZITRONE,  KLEIN


Re: Chaya Sura Weiss Slezinger #israel

Judy Jackson
 

Thank you David but dont understand what you are referring to b144.
Chaya Sura father was Berat or Bernard  Weiss Weisz was born 1892 in Raksin (Csapvic is also name of the village).Her parents died in the Shaoh as well as two siblings.Several siblings survived  Smuel Wolf,Alexander (Abraham). They all made aliya.
thank you very much for your assisstance.
Judy Weiss Jackson


Re: Lodz Jewish voter list 1924

Russ Maurer
 

So sorry you've had this trouble. I tested the link before posting it and it seemed to work fine, but like you, I now get an error message. Instead, do one of the following:
 
1. Go to szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl and in the search bar type (or cut and paste)    
 
lista wyborców gminy wyznaniowej

 
This is enough of the file title that you will get just the Lodz voter list (which - my mistake - is 24 files, not 30). Note that the decoration on the "o" in wyborców is required.
 
2. Or, click on advanced search and in the space for the reference code type 39/228/0/-/xxx where xxx is any number from 499 to 522. This will get you the files one at a time.

Russ Maurer (vhrproject@...)
Pepper Pike, OH


ViewMate: Can you identify anyone in this photo: Friends & family reunion in Bad Ems in the mid-1920s

Joyaa Antares
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

 

I have posted a photo of a mid-1920s friends/family reunion to ViewMate.    It shows 24 people.  

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76636  

 

The photo was taken at the Hotel Staatl Kurhaus in Bad Ems, Germany but the identified family came from BERLIN (1870s), and prior to this from Scherwin and "Friedeberg".

 

The photo shows Aron LEVY, Louise (nee BADER) LEVY and their grandson, Eddie LEVY.   Aron and Louise moved from BERLIN to London, England in the 1880s.  I expect that many or all of the 21 unidentified people were based in Germany.   Aron was a Tailor or Hatter, so people from this profession may appear.   Young Eddie was a teenager so his profession isn't relevant, but if this is more of a family photo, then it will help to know that his mother's maiden name was SKOTZKI, and his maternal grandmother's maiden name was BANSEMER.

 

Do you recognise anyone?

 

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76636

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

 

Thank you very much.

 

Joyaa ANTARES

 

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

___________________________

Researching LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg
KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London
ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc, MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and Kolomyya
ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk

 


Re: Lodz Jewish voter list 1924

Deborah Blankenberg
 

I've been trying this link daily for the past five days. Each time, I get this error message: "Portlet is temporarily unavailable." Do you know if there's another way to access these records?--
Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
dtblankenberg@... 
Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York, Colombia and Missouri), BLINDER (Kishinev to New York via Poland? and Paris), KUSHER/KUSZER (Lodz vicinity to New York via Paris), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)