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Re: Did you know...the term Health Care Provider came from Nazi Germany?

Phil Goldfarb
 

I am sorry. I should have added that most physicians detest the name provider. Now you can see why!

Phil Goldfarb
President JGS of Tulsa

LEET (LIT): Radeikiai, Lithuania
GITOW (GITOVITCH): Belarus & Ukraine
GOLDFARB: Poland
MERIN: Belarus
GRUBER: Austria
BRAUN: Lithuania
 

Jewish refugees in Tashkent during WWII - Moroz

Ellen
 

Below is a copy of a registration card I found on the website of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum awhile back.  It is from a collection called "Registration cards of Jewish refugees in Tashkent, Uzbekistan during WWII."  The translation indicates that the card was issued to Aleksandr Semenovich Moroz, who I believe was my great-uncle.



I'm not familiar with Tashkent and its role during WWII, and I haven't found any subsequent records for my relative.  What happened to these refugees after the war?  Where could I find more information?  There doesn't seem to be anything else available at the USHMM or Yad Vashem.

Thanks.     
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Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN/ESTERKIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)

Re: Birthplace vs. emigration place vs. port of origin for destination in US? #general

Alan Shuchat
 

The U.K. Outward Passenger Lists on Ancestry sometimes show how a passenger leaving the U.K. arrived there. I’ve found this information for someone who left from Libau and then took a ship from Southampton to Canada.
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Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

Ferramonti di Tarsia and Pentcho reunion Tel Aviv May 2020 #israel #unitedkingdom #usa #holocaust

YBentham
 

For anyone interested in Ferramonti di Tarsia, the Calabrian concentration camp,  and the miraculous 1940 adventure  of the Pentcho steamship that sailed down the Danube carrying 500 Jews on their hopeful journey to Erez Israel (but was diverted to Ferramonti for a few  years) I am told there is to be a Pentcho reunion in Tel Aviv in May of this year. As yet I only have the date of the 18th May but no doubt will hear more in time. If anyone wants to know more, feel free to email me. I intend to be there as I am involved in the Ferramonti story having just published by late father's book about his three years in captivity there (David Henryk Ropschitz: Ferramonti:Salvation behind the barbed wire")

Researching ROPSCHITZ
Somerset
England

Kanth near Breslau, Silesia ( now called Katy Wroclawskie)

margaret.lev@...
 

I was told that between the world wars, there were 4 Jewish families living in this small town, 15km on the railway line from Breslau,
My PGPs , Adolf and Frieda STEIN,with their 3 children.  They had a men's outfitters business and lived above the shop.  The 3 children moved to London and Los Angeles.  
Dr Heidenfeld was a family doctor.  He lived there with his wife and 2 daughters.  One daughter, Hortense, died in London last year aged nearly one hundred.  
Another family was called Jungmann.  Another may have had a shoe shop. 
Can anyone help with information on the last 2 families ?
Margaret Levin nee Stein

Re: Passage Libau, Latvia to Jaffa, Palestine

Roberta Lipitz
 

Thanks for the advice.  Her maiden name was Fannie Shore.  She was 18 years old when she left Jaffa for the US.  She was born November 1887.

Google Alert for Finding Ancestors

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Have you ever set up a Google Alert for your family names, ancestral towns and key words you may be researching?  I use this tool everyday and many of the postings I create are a result of one of the Google Alerts.  Now, Google Alert  has an new search: Ancestor Search on Google Search. 

 

Google adds 68 Million new web pages daily so there is a good chance your ancestor, ancestral town, etc. may be included in a recent or upcoming new webpage addition!

 

Dick Eastman posted an article in his blog, Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, on this citing Randy Majors website with step-by-step instructions to create such a search.

 

To read Dick Eastman’s post see:

https://blog.eogn.com/2020/02/21/ancestorsearch-alert-your-ancestor-is-long-gone-but-google-may-find-something-new-tomorrow/

 

To read Randy’s post see:  https://www.randymajors.com/p/ancestorsearch.html

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

The US Holocaust Museum Asked New Yorkers for Their Family Artifacts from WWII. #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) asked New Yorkers for family artifacts from World War ll.  They collected 250 artifacts thus far. As Holocaust survivors are aging and many have died this is a program racing against time. The USHMM decided to focus on New York City and surrounding areas as a large population of Holocaust survivors and their descendants live in the area.

 

The artifacts will be digitized and join the Museum’s collection.

 

If you wish to donate related artifacts to the USHMM please contact them at curator@... or call at (202) 488-2649.

 

An article shows nine of the artifacts donated. See: https://tinyurl.com/qvrzh8f

Original url:

https://www.jta.org/2020/02/21/united-states/the-us-holocaust-museum-asked-new-yorkers-for-their-family-artifacts-from-wwii-here-are-9-incredible-donations

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

Re: Passage Libau, Latvia to Jaffa, Palestine

boris
 

There are couple issues with the contains of the post that may require further investigation.

 

1. We do not know for a FACT that the naturalization papers were filled out accurately (unless there is a corroborating evidence regarding Libau as a birthplace.)

2. We do not know for a FACT that the woman who traveled from LeHavre to Ellis Island is Roberta Lipitz’s grandmother and not another woman with the same name (unless there is a corroborating evidence omitted in the post).

3. The woman may have been born in another small town in then Courland but Libau was a well known and easier to pronounce name.

 

I would try to learn how Jews of Lithuania-Latvia travelled to Palestine in those days. This knowledge may provide clues.

 

Good luck!

 

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translation from "old German"

Rolf Hahn
 

Part of my family was not Jewish.  I have posted a copy of an Easter Postcard on VM #78491.  The body of the card is written in what I believe is Old German script.  I can read the address, but not the contents.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Phyllis Miller Hahn

Please reply to Ph30068@...

Searching for information on families with the last name of Mlynarski, Stromfeld, Nelson all from Poland.  Goldman from Russia, Braun from Austria/Hungary

Re: Transferring money to the Belarus archive #belarus

Nicole Heymans
 

This looks like a tradeoff to reduce bank charges for all involved.

Charges on transfers within the SEPA (Single European Payments Area) zone are the same as for internal transfers, e.g. nil for transfers from Belgium.
Belarus is not part of SEPA, so there is clearly an incentive for Belarussians to have a SEPA account to reduce charges for international payments; for them and for their correspondents.

For anyone having an account within the SEPA zone, obviously a transfer to the German account of the Belarus archives would be best option. For others, check charges to avoid undue surprises

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium

Professional Researcher Needed

Charly Risenmay
 


We have records from a family member recently discovered to have been in a DP camp. We have copies of several cards. We have contacted Berlin and did not receive any info about them leaving the DP camp. We had files searched in Israel, but they didn’t find anything, which I understand is hit and miss. 

My family and I would like to hire a professional who knows more about this to help us find out what happened to our family member. 

Please email privately. radishmom@...



“With intellectual curiosity the world will always be full of magic and wonder.” ~Marjorie Pay Hinckley 

Re: Passage Libau, Latvia to Jaffa, Palestine

Joyaa Antares
 

Hi Roberta,
You wrote:  “
Have hit the infamous "brick wall" regarding my Grandmother.  Her naturalization papers show she was born in Libau, Latvia (Russian Empire) and Ellis Island ship's manifest shows last place of residence was Jaffa (then Palestine in 1903). The ship left from LeHavre, France to Ellis Island.  Have been unable to find any other documents i.e. birth certificate, information leaving Libau to Palestine, and information from Palestine/France to Ellis Island.  Any help locating these documents will be of great help!!

Providing a name will enable the group to help you.
Cheers, Joyaa
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Researching 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
KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London
LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg
PEIMER, PAYMER, PEYMER in Skuodas, Libau, USA and South Africa
and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN in Gumbinnen, Leipzig, Koenigsberg, Danzig, Berlin, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa

Re: Birthplace?

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"I have a family member that I am researching and she is from Solabarewka (supposedly Russia).  I have not been able to find this town with google.  Usually, with google, I can get general information on it but not this time.  That is my first step before going to shte[t]l finder."

According to the JewishGen Gazetteer, there are a many choices for this town, including Sulborowice in Poland.  Jews were restricted to living in the Pale of Settlement, areas which became Russian after the partition of Poland. You can see the Pale and Partition on Google maps.  This includes areas of Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and other areas.

If it were transliterated Russian, there would be no 'w' in the town name, as Russian uses the letter v, which does not exist in Polish; Polish uses the letter 'w' which has a v-sound.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Re: Transferring money to the Belarus archive #belarus

J G
 

I have used Western Union.  As long as you have all the bank code information etc, should work, and it is extremely not expensive.   FYI.  I've done it three times right at the desk at my local supermarket.


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JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County March 1, 2020 Meeting Reminder- Note Earlier Start Time for This One Time Only

Jan Meisels Allen
 

NOTE:  MEETING STARTS ONE HOUR EARLIER 12:30-2:30 PM  WE OPEN at 12 NOON for SCHMOOZING CORNER

 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County's program is Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:30-2:30 PM at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.   We open with the schmoozing corner and traveling library at 12 noon.  As the children will be leaving Sunday school at 12 noon and their parents will have their cars to pick up their children, please have patience in the parking lot.. This is a one-time only change of start time.

 

Security:  Remember that you need to stop at the security kiosk when you enter the front gate and tell the security guard you are attending the JGSCV meeting.  He may direct you to the side or back for parking if there is no room in front due to the parents’ picking up the children.

 

The Program:  Comparing Jewish Resources on Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, MyHeritage and JewishGen

 

Enjoy this comparative overview of Jewish record collections available on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage, as well as research tools on each site that can be especially helpful for Jewish research. Also, learn how the JewishGen collections on Ancestry.com differ from comparable collections on JewishGen.org, both in content and the search experiences. Get tips on when it might be better to search on one site or the other.

 

Speaker:  Ellen Kowitt is past president of JGS Colorado and JGS Greater Washington. She has served  as an IAJGS board member and has served on various IAJGS Committees; been a recipient of IAJGS Program and Stern Awards; led Ukraine trip for JewishGen Shtetlschleppers; created KehilahLinks websites and been Lyubar, Ukraine town leader for 23 years; coordinated Yizkor Book translations for Ukraine towns; and indexed revision lists, memorial plaques, gravestones, and Colorado probate records. Ellen is an Avotaynu contributor. She is currently Vice President of the Colorado Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists.

 

Schmoozing Corner:  One of our senior members will be conducting the Schmoozing Corner starting at 12 noon.

 

Traveling Library: Categories A and B will available starting at 12:00 Noon.  To see which books that will  be at the meeting, see the JGSCV website at: https://www.jgscv.org/library-traveling.html

 

Directions:

Take 101 Freeway - exit Rancho Road in Thousand Oaks, go north (if coming from the west, cross Thousand Oaks Blvd ) to E. Hillcrest Drive turn right on E. Hillcrest go about 1.3 miles (just east of Conejo School Road) Temple is on the right. There are approximately 75 parking spots within the complex. There is no parking on Hillcrest Drive . You may park in the complex or on any of the side streets.

 

Membership: Our 2020 Membership renewal and joining campaign is underway and renewals were due as of January 1, 2020. . Membership forms are available at the meeting and on our website, https://www.jgscv.org/membership.html . Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $30 for an individual and $35 for a family.  Dues increased January 1st by $5.00 so renew/join now! Keep your membership in good standing!

 

The meeting is open to the public without charge. 

 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.

 

Jan

 

Jan Meisels Allen

President, JGSCV

 

 

 

 

help wanted please

Richard Gross
 

23 February 2020

I’m hoping someone can help with the following two family questions.
1. Zelkowitcz, possibly Abraham or Solomon Israel, from Mlawa, 107 km NW of Warsaw. Looking for connections if possible please.
2. Berkowitz, Isaac from Rozen, near Warsaw and possibly near a river (Naura?). Anything pre 1925. A daughter was Hinde/Hilda and Isaac possibly had a fruit stall.

Thank you in advance
Beulah G.

Reliable Researcher for Cherkasy region of Ukraine

Felissa Lashley
 

I would like to find an honest and reliable researcher to find out the answers for some specific questions for the LISHINSKY/LESCHINSKI; DROBITSKY; ZATALOFSKY, and MOZER/MAYER/MAZURENKO families who were from the towns of Valyava, Moshny, Korsun, and Gorodische in the Cherkasy region of the Ukraine. 

I would appreciate any assistance in this. 

Thank you.

Felissa Lashley frlashley@...
Austin, Texas


Kaminski, Pincus, Kantrowitz

Jeff Miller
 

I have in one of my family branches a Joseph KAMINSKI who married an Annie PINCUS. She was born about 1903 to Hersch Pinczuck (Harry Pinkus) and Tillie KANTROWITZ.

The PINCUS children were Sohn ("Samuel"), Briendel, Annie, Robert (Rachmel), Julius, and Abraham. Julius died in Los Angeles in 1997.

 

Warmest Regards,

Jeff Miller

Maryland

 

Waldheim Jewish cemetery, Chicago, Illinois

Shelly Crane
 

Hello, 
Is there anyone going to Waldheim Jewish cemetery  who can take some gravestone photos?  I have the exact locations. The cemetery is on Des Plaines Avenue in Forest Park, Illinois.

I put in a request at Find-A-Grave, but did not get any responses

Thank you very much!

Shelly Levin
Northern California
 BYMEL and KVACHINSKIJ  (aka KWAIT)