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Seeking phone call in Israel to follow up on Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony

Deborah Dworski
 

Seeking a volunteer to reach out to a man living in Ra’anana, Israel (as of 2017) to follow up on mutual relatives lost in the Holocaust.  His mother submitted Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem, but she died a couple of years before I made the connection.  I tried to communicate with the submitter’s son via email, but it was not very successful due to the language barrier.  He was able to relay that his mother died in 2015, but I would like to ascertain the following:

1) Was his mother a Holocaust survivor or if did she leave Europe prior to WWII?
2) Did any of our mutual relatives survive the Holocaust?
3) Was his mother aware of and/or in contact with any mutual cousins, either in Israel or abroad?
4) Is there a family member fluent in both Hebrew and English who might be able to serve as an informal translator?
5) Does he any family photos from the Old Country?

If you are willing and able to assist, please contact me privately.

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, VA. USA





Re: Argentina naturalization records? STAHL

Marion Werle
 

There is a Facebook group called "Grupo de AGJA "Paul Armony," dedicated to the topic of Jewish genealogy in Argentina. I'm sure somebody in that group could point you in the right direction.

Marion Werle
Los Angeles, California
<canadagenes@...>
 


ViewMate translation request - Cyrillic Russian

Elizabeth Jackson
 

I've posted a vital record in Cyrillic Russian for which I would like a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Elizabeth Jackson
Researching:  INGBERG, KLEPFISZ, WASSERSPRING, GOLDFLAM, RUDA, BAUMWOLL, AJZENSPRUNG, MANDEL


ViwMate translation request - Cyrillic Russian

Elizabeth Jackson
 

I've posted a vital record in Cyrillic Russian for which I would like a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Elizabeth Jackson
Researching:  INGBERG, KLEPFISZ, BAUMWOLL, RUDA, MANDEL, AJZENSPRUNG, WASSERSPRING


Re: An email from South Africa seeking Shoa information on my aunt

Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
dear Alberto,
I used twice Yad Vashem "page of testimony" to reach the author and share with him some informations about one of our "Losts".
Each time, I sent a letter with my own data (pictures & documents)  explaining how we were connected to the same person.
Each time I got a positive reply with unknown pictures and documents, increasing our data on this person.
But It was always for our family use without any display on Internet (web site or FB or ...).
Even if your contact is a real person, I agree with our upper and previous detectives that we must be very carefull.
In France, we are very cautious and we have now an European regulation to protect privacy...
khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives and History of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring in France


NJ State Archives ?? - Anyone happen to be going soon?

A. E. Jordan
 


I need some certificates from the NJ State Archives in Trenton which if I recall is 25 cents a page versus 25 dollars by mail.

Is anyone happening to go there any time soon? 

I have the specifics of what I need if anyone can help.  I of course would reimburse for the copy costs and can trade some NYC time as well.

Please contact me off list if you can help

Thank you

Allan Jordan



Going to Visit Mount Hebron in NY - offering photos - maybe Montefiore too

A. E. Jordan
 


The weather has been rather mild in New York and it sounds like our luck might hold so I am going to try and make a visit to Mount Hebron Cemetery to get photos of stones.

I might also make a stop at Old Montefiore in Queens too.

If anyone wants you can contact me.  Please I ask that you have the specifics of the grave because as you can imaging there are a lot of people with the same names in this cemetery .... it is very large and spread out.  I appreciate but do not insist a few dollars in return to help with the expenses of doing this for you.

Both cemeteries have internet search features on their own websites.  Please those are better than the third party sites like Find a Grave.

If you are interested you can contact me off list to discuss.

Allan Jordan



Subj: ViewMate translation request - Polish

Robert Leifer
 


I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78474
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Robert Leifer


Subj: ViewMate translation request - Polish

Robert Leifer
 


I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78473
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Robert Leifer


Letichev and Uezd Document Translation and Indexing Project Update #ukraine

Renée K. Carl
 

I have just sent a new set of 1833 translations to supporters of the Letichev and Uezd Translation and Indexing Project. These are lists of families for conscription. The newly translated sheets include:
-Letichev - 804 entries
-Mikhalpol - 751 entries
-Zinkov - 1470 entries
-Volkovintsi - 737 entries

The project includes: Butsnevtsi, Derazhnia, Letichev, Medzhybizh, Mikhalpol, Snitkov, Volkovintsi, Zinkov for 1829 and 1833. Now, something really important: We are finding that families moved amongst these towns. Just because your family was from XX town, doesn't mean they only lived in XX town. The families might be registered in one town, but lived in another. It is worth your time to check in all the neighboring towns, and even father afield. For example, the 1833 Volkovintsi list includes men from Snitovka and Derazhnia. This seems to be the case for many towns, so do extra looking!

Several donors did not provide, or have changed their email address. If you think you are a donor to this project and did not receive the sheets via an email from me, let me know and I will check the donor list. If you wish to be part of this project, we would welcome additional funds. A donation of $100 will provide you with all the sheets in advance of them being added to the JewishGen database. Any leftover funds from the project will be used to translate newly found metrical and Revision lists for Medzhybizh, thought to have been lost in the 2003 fire.

Renée K. Carl
Washington DC
Searching BRAND/BRANDT and SANOFSKY/SECHANOFSKY from Medzhybizh and St. Louis


Re: IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Organization) meeting in Rechovot (israel) Feb,26

Esther
 

Additional information:
Place Weizmann Institute, Schmidt Hall
Time:  19:00 =regristration and rechmens
19:30-20:0- lecture
Admission is free


View Mate Translation Request

@JulieZ
 

This is my first time posting in this forum and using view mate. I ordered pages from the Piotrkow book of residents and I'd like some help translating them. I'm particularly interested in first names / parent names and birthdates. Thank you very much. The language is Russian, the date range is between 1872-1883.
Julie
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=78505
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=78502
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=78503
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=78501
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=78504


Re: An email from South Africa seeking Shoa information on my aunt

Ina Getzoff
 

Barbara:
Thank you for agreeing with me. There are people out there posting information also on family trees that is not their family so heaven knows where this person got information on Alberto's aunt that he thinks he should be able to post.

Ina Getzoff
Delray Beach, Fla.


ViewMate translation request: Cyrillic characters in Greek Orthodox Church wedding act

Alberto Guido Chester
 

Dear Genners
I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78458

and a short page 2
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78457  

It belongs to inlaw relatives of Lebanese origin who married in Buenos Aires Greek Orthodox Church in the 1900´s
 
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.  

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina




(Germany) The German Parliament Rejects Proposed Law that Would Have Guaranteed Naturalization for German Jews Who Fled the Nazis #germany #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The German Parliament, the Bundestag, rejected a proposed law that would have guaranteed naturalization for German Jews who fled the Nazis.  On January 30, "reparation in the German nationality law" was on the agenda of Germany's parliament. The move for this legislation resulted from over 6,000 applications in 2017 and 2018 under the existing Article 116 Constitution provision. That provision states” former German citizens who, between 30 January 1933 and 8 May 1945, were deprived of their citizenship on political, racial or religious grounds and their descendants shall, on application, have their citizenship restored.”  Because of the large number of declinations, Germany announced in two legal decrees that it would make naturalization easier for German Jews who fled the Nazis because of persecution, and for their descendants. As a result the legislation was introduced by the Article 116 Exclusions Group which represents more than 100 people, mostly of Jewish descent, who have had applications rejected or been told they are not eligible to apply.

 

The legislation failed because two political parties felt the decrees were sufficient: center-right Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union (CDU+CSU), and center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD).

 

I have no more information on this, or naturalization issues for former German Jews or their descendants. Please do not ask me any more as I only have what is in the news article below.


To read more see: 

https://eurojewcong.org/news/communities-news/germany/germany-rejects-proposed-law-to-naturalise-jews-who-fled-the-nazis/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Need your help identifying Family Member's Country of Origin - #general

bernerfolk
 

Solomon and his nephew Louis are from Novi Velednyky, Ukraine. Following is how I got there (the fact that they have a very specific and not terribly common trade, shoemaker, makes it much easier to follow them and know you have the right people):

The 1920 census shows Solomon was born in "Wolin" , ie: the Volhynia region in present day Ukraine.  Here's a link to a page with info and links in JG:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/jgcd.php

WW1 draft reg for "nephew" Louis, has a bit more on hometown:
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6482/005258006_02767?pid=33213667&treeid=&personid=&rc=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=fsM3012&_phstart=successSource

Louis' naturalization:
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/61201/007792715_00201?pid=10129&treeid=&personid=&rc=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=fsM3015&_phstart=successSource

Believe this is their hometown,Novi Velednyky, Ukraine
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Community.php?usbgn=-1048910

I'm sure there's more to find; manifests to Canada and entrance into US, etc but I'm reasonably certain this is the answer to your initial question of "where did he come from".
"Morris" is likely Moshe or similar, and there are no rules, but there's a good chance "Ida" is Chaie (Chaya or a variant)
Sherri Venditti,
The Berkshire, USA


Re: Cemetery help at La Tablada, Buenos Aires

@Octopamine
 

You can place a photo request on Find A Grave and/or BillionGraves for a local volunteer to photograph the gravesite. It is helpful to submit as much information as possible regarding the exact location of the burial site. For reasons I don't quite understand, I can never get AMIA's site to properly load.  However, I have successfully used hebrewsurnames.com to determine gravesite location details of individuals buried in La Tablada.


On Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 09:08 PM, <Marty.Meyers@...> wrote:
I'm trying to get a picture of a  matzevah
in La Tablada cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  If anyone will be
going out there and could take a picture for me, I'd be very grateful.
I can provide the information found in the AMIA database regarding the
burial.


Re: Need your help identifying Family Member's Country of Origin - #general

The Becker's Email
 

The 1920 census has "Wolin" crossed out and Russia written in.  Wolin is likely the Volhynia region of the Ukraine.  Within the region is the town Volodarsk-Volynskiy.  "Volodarsk" is similar phonetically to "Walladuk which appears on Solomon Sherman's WWI draft registration card.  His WWI draft registration card has "Wielladuk" best I can determine from the handwriting.
I would also note that his WWI draft registration card has that he has his first paper "Pa" on the 1920 census.  If possible to find his naturalization papers, they may give more information regarding the town and should have more detail on the ship and date of arrival.
Johanna Becker
Rhode Island, USA


German citizenship: Ida Seigheim

Lande
 

Regarding the recent inquiry, the files at the USHMM show that Ida Seigheim (actually Siegheim) born in Georgenberg, (not Georgenheim) emigrated to Switzerland and died there.  This does not in itself prove citizenship, but I will check the stripped citizenship files and if her name appears there it will establish her citizenship.  If not, I will explore other sources of information.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Re: Need your help identifying Family Member's Country of Origin - #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 


More folks would be inclined to help if you supplied the link to the original document, rather than “high resoultion” links (which are just pictures).

Links to the original enable us to enlarge the images w/o decreasing clarity.  

Barbara Stern Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

On Feb 18, 2020, at 5:45 PM, nr1teachers@... wrote:

As many of you may know, us Jews come from "Russia" and Russia was a big place now scattered into many countries.  Unfortunately, I have a document from a family member, and I have been unable to identify where he was born.  The city appears unreadable to me.  There 2 links are documents I am 100% certain belong to him.

Link 1 Photo is marriage license.  His name was Solomon Sherman and he married Sophie Carp (originally Krupnik) in 1916.  Solomon lists his parents as Morris Sherman and Ida Hoffman.  I am told his Morris might have been called (Moshe or similar spelling).  I see on Ancestry that Sherman has several variations (Szerman, Sherman, etc)

Link 2 Photo is Solomon Sherman's registration card.  The city where he was born appears to not exist or be illegible aside from Russia.  This is where I need your help!  Where was Solomon Sherman Born? Link High Resolution Registration Card




The 1920 Census lists Solomon Sherman arriving in the USA in 1913 and Russian.  Profession Shoe Maker.  Below are "Speculative" Documents I found at Ellis Island Website that May or May Not be him!  Have yet to find documents corroborating the Parents of this Solomon Sherman.


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