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SWITKES - KATZ, Looking for Descendants

Carol Jean Weightman
 

I am looking for any relatives of

Elias Leib SWITKES, born 15 December 1880 in Czernowitz, then Rumania

married to:

Emilia KATZ, born 11 March 1882 in Lviv

Both lived in Leibzig, both were deported and murdered in the Holocaust


There was a sizeable Switkes family in Czernowitz. Maybe some relatives emigrated.

I would be interested in any information, particularly whether or not Elias and Emilia had children.

Thank you.

Carol Jean Weightman


Rechovot IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Organization) Meeting

Esther
 

Sunday, March 15, 2920
Schmidt Hall, Weizmann Institute of Science
Doors open for refreshments and registration ar 7PM.
The lecture will begin at 7:30 PM.
The lecture willbe in Hebrew

"Breaking the Glass Ceiling"
A peep into the research of Moshe Lehrer to uncover the thousand-year old roots of the Horowitz Family.


New article - Deciphering Jewish Gravestones

Philip Trauring
 

I'd like to let everyone know about a new article I published today, titled Deciphering Jewish Gravestones:

https://bloodandfrogs.com/2020/03/deciphering-jewish-gravestones.html

The article is a step-by-step guide to understanding the Hebrew inscriptions on Jewish gravestones. There is a downloadable PDF version of the article available as well, which is 32 pages.

I hope people find it useful. If you do, please share it.

Thank you,

Philip Trauring


Re: Yizkor Book Project Update - March 2020 #yizkorbooks

Binny Lewis
 

Hello Mr Siegel,

The book will be published free of charge. The price for the book covers the cost of publication and any future projects or upgrades to the YBIP project (Yizkor Book In-Print).

We are starting work as we speak. It can take generally 3-6 months to publish a book, but each book has its own details and the timing may vary.

Keep an eye out for future Yizkor Book updates to see when it is published.

All the best
Mr Binny Lewis


Re: (US-PA) National Museum of American History Files for Bankruptcy

N. Summers
 

To clarify, It is the  National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, not the Smithsonian  National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

Nancy Summers
Maryland, USA


Death Certificate Needed from New Jersey Archives

Judith Turbin
 

I have the date of death and location from the on-line index and I should like to acquire a printed copy of the death certificate.
Please contact me if you are going to the Archives.
Thank you.
Judith Turbin
Miami, Florida


City of Rotterdam Archives Posts Passenger Lists of Holland America Line 1900-1920 #Netherlands #Passenger Lists

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The City of Rotterdam (Netherlands) Archives has the passenger lists of the Holland-America Line  (1900-1920) available. This is for people who booked passage on this line going to the United States or Canada in the time frame mentioned above. If you use the Chrome browser it will automatically translate the website into English, otherwise it is in Dutch ad for those who are not able to read the Dutch translation service is advisable. The passenger lists are free to access.

 

The passenger lists the surname and initials and occasionally the first name of the person who booked the trip, their original place of departure and when the trip took place. The lists also contains the number of adults and children traveling with that person and the destination. Eventually the archives will have the following years.

 

Searches can be done by last name, name of the ship, departure port or departure date. You can search via the search field 'all fields' if you are not searching by name or period.

 

You can put the passenger’s name you are searching into the search field.  Go to:

https://stadsarchief.rotterdam.nl/zoek-en-ontdek/passagierslijsten/zoeken-op-passagiers/

 

These lists are also available for free on FamilySearch.org 1900-1974 and may be available on some of the subscription services.  https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Netherlands_Passenger_Lists_Holland-America_Line_-_FamilySearch_Historical_Records

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


POLIN Museum Has New Executive Director

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As reported previously, Poland’s Culture Minister refused to sign off on the Museum’s previous director from 2014-2019.

Dariuz Stola, although he won a competition for the second term. To finally move forward the museum board, donors and other partners agreed to support Mr. Stola’s former deputy and current acting director, Zygmunt Stepinski, as the new museum director. Now Poland’s Culture Ministry approved naming former deputy director Zygmunt Stepinski to a three-year term as director.

The culture ministry was at times unhappy with the way Stola ran the museum.

An exhibition about the 1968 “anti-Zionist campaign” orchestrated by the ruling communists that pushed Jews out of their jobs and drove many out of the country, for example, was particularly unpopular with the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS).

To read more see: 

 

https://eurojewcong.org/news/communities-news/poland/new-director-of-polands-jewish-museum-vows-independence/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


New Article on IGRA website - “Hitting the Jackpot”

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article on its website, “Hitting the Jackpot” by Garri Regev.

Garri has been volunteering at the National Library of Israel in their Genealogy Center for many years helping people with their genealogy research. In this article, Garri takes us through the step by step process she took in which, within a couple of hours, she was able to find a huge amount of information for a couple who had arrived at the Library with almost no knowledge about their family.

Many resources that Garri used in her research that day are discussed here and examples of the results of the research are given.  

Garri Regev lives in Israel and was an elementary teacher there for over 20 years. Garri has been doing genealogical research since 1995.  She volunteers at the Genealogy Center at the National Library of Israel and lectures on Genealogy to various groups and has spoken at 8 IAJGS Conferences. She is among the founders and was President of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). Garri serves on the Board of LitvakSIG.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website.

http://genealogy.org.il/

The article is available for free for one month to non-members, after which time it can be accessed by IGRA members only.

To view the article, go to: https://genealogy.org.il/2020/03/01/hitting-the-jackpot-by-garri-regev/

Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair


Re: Death Certificate for Detroit for Julius Kozloff

Linda Kelley
 

Hello, Barbara,
One problem with Julius' death record is that he died in 1947 and was listed as a 7-year old child, but married.
Name: Julius Kozloff
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Death Age: 7
Birth Date: 1940
Birth Place: Kier Russia
Death Date: 4 Sep 1947
Death Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
Father: Eli Kozloff
Mother: Bessie Kozloff
File Number: 369763
Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA


Jewish Genealogical Society of CT, March 15, 2020 Program

gkr
 

Please join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 1:30 pm at Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Road, Newington, when JGSCT member and popular genealogy speaker Marian Burk Wood presents "From Clues to Conclusions: Can You Prove It?" 
 
To go from clues to answers for tough family history challenges, find out what it means to "prove" something in genealogy. With lively interactive case studies, this how-to presentation defines and demonstrates the use of the Genealogical Proof Standard for planning research, analyzing sources and details, resolving conflicting clues, and coming to a credible solution. Seeing the proof process in action will provide new ideas and insights for turning clues into provable conclusions.

Marian Burk Wood is a popular genealogy speaker, blogger, and author of the best-selling genealogy book “Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past.” Active in genealogy research for more than two decades, she has presented programs at the International and local genealogical conferences. Marian blogs about family-history methodology and issues at
https://climbingmyfamilytree.blogspot.com.
 
This program is free and open to the public.  For additional information, visit www.jgsct.org.

--
Gail K Reynolds, Publicity Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut


Re: A Brick Wall

janice1219@...
 

I would love to give more and specific information, but I do not have any.  The naturalization record is listed under my g-father, with no specifics about Bertha.  The 1930 census is not much help, as there are several Max and Bertha Langers listed.
As for the marriage certificate, it has no information other than what I have listed, other than July 7, 1917.
No one is alive to ask.  I have seen two different spellings of Grutman/Grubman.  I do not know which is correct, because the family insists on Groveman (which I know is not the original).  Sorry I cannot give more information.


Re: Divorce

jbonline1111@...
 

"...found she got her divorce in Alabama, where we had family.  The South has easier divorces."


Actually, most southern states do *not* grant divorces as easily as other states, even to this date.  However, I am glad you found your family member, Marge. 
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: MANDEL's #belarus

Anna Rozina
 

Hello! My name is Anna rosin. I am from Russia (Saint Petersburg). You are looking for ancestors from Belarus named Mandel. So, my maternal great-grandmother had the surname Mandel before her marriage and lived in the city of Mozyr (Belarus). After her marriage, she became Drabovskiy. Even before her marriage, her entire family moves around the world. And she alone remains in Mozyr. So we don't know anything about Mandel on her side. My great-grandmother Sara's name is Lea Simhovna Mandel (which means that her father's name was Simha(Simon) Mandel).
She was born in 1886 (Mazyr?) and died on 25.02.1978 in Leningrad. I married  in Mazyr with Yudel Drabovsky (my great-grandfather).I would be happy if there are any matches in the pedigree of Sarah Leia. But unfortunately, nothing is known about her origin, since her parents, brothers and sisters (how many of them were there?) all went abroad. And at that time, it was not possible to find out anything about them. 
 
Best regards
Anna


Re: MANDEL Family from the former Minsk Gubernya #belarus

Anna Rozina
 

Hello! My name is Anna rosin. I am from Russia (Saint Petersburg). You are looking for ancestors from Belarus named Mandel. So, my maternal great-grandmother had the surname Mandel before her marriage and lived in the city of Mozyr (Belarus). After her marriage, she became Drabovskiy. Even before her marriage, her entire family moves around the world. And she alone remains in Mozyr. So we don't know anything about Mandel on her side. My great-grandmother Sara's name is Lea Simhovna Mandel (which means that her father's name was Simha(Simon) Mandel).
She was born in 1886 (Mazyr?) and died on 25.02.1978 in Leningrad. I married  in Mazyr with Yudel Drabovsky (my great-grandfather).I would be happy if there are any matches in the pedigree of Sarah Leia. But unfortunately, nothing is known about her origin, since her parents, brothers and sisters (how many of them were there?) all went abroad. And at that time, it was not possible to find out anything about them. 
 
Best regards
Anna


Re: A Brick Wall

Renee Steinig
 

I followed these steps to search for Bertha:

1) Tried to narrow down likely birth year. (Her marriage record, Max's
naturalization petition, and censuses suggest c. 1900.)

2) Tried to narrow down likely year of arrival. (According to Max's
petition and censuses, it was c. 1914.)

3) Searched further for spellings of her name and found that her
marriage license application said GRUBMAN -- a more likely name than
GRUTMAN.

4) Searched on Steve Morse's Ellis Island
One-Step(https://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html) for someone who
was born within 5 years of 1900 and arrived within 5 years of 1914,
whose first name began with B and last name sounded like GRUBMAN. The
result: Brane GRIWMAN, 16, who arrived in January 1914. She was from
"Kliskewitz, Russia" and her mother was Perl. She was joining brother
Schmuel on Stanton St.

GRIWMAN (pronounced GRIVMAN) comes close to GROVEMAN and Perl is a
good match to the name Pauline, so I'm optimistic.

On Ancestry, this manifest is indexed as GRINMAN.

Kliskewitz could be the town that's now Klishkivtsi, Ukraine
(https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1042180).
Near Khotyn (Khotin), it was in Bessarabia, a region of the Russian
Empire, before WWI, and in Romania between the world wars.

A notation on Brane's manifest suggests that she herself was
naturalized c. 1943, but I couldn't find a corresponding record on
Ancestry.

Janice, do you know Bertha's Hebrew/Yiddish name? Unfortunately, it's
not on her gravestone, which is pictured on FindaGrave
(https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/205470442/bertha-langer) .

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island) NY
genmaven@...

Janice <janice1219@...> wrote:

<<My g-mother Bertha was married in 1917 under the name Grutman. Her
parents are listed as Harry and Pauline Needleman. Her birth was in
Romania/Russia, and I've seen ages from 27 to 16 years at marriage. I
cannot find any confirmation of the family even arriving in the US,
but came with the Americanized name of Groveman according to family
lore. Bertha married Max Langer and lived in the Bronx....>>


New Website Documenting Lives of People in World War ll #Netherlands #WorldWar ll, #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

War Lives is a new website to document the lives of people in World War II. The information is shown as a timeline that combines records from different archives and other organizations.

 

Go to: https://www.oorlogslevens.nl/?lang=en

 

For example I typed in the name “Goldberg” and those with last name popped up and I chose “Jacob Goldberg” which had 4 results listing the camps he was in. in addition by clicking on the name gave me his birth date and place and death date and place.

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: A Brick Wall

Hilary Henkin
 

What resources have you tried already?  Naturalization records?
Censuses?  It sounds like you have her marriage record - yes?  Was she
married in the Bronx - when?

Your ad lacks the details by which we can help better.

Hilary Henkin

P.S. And by the way, a more descriptive Subject line would improves your
chances for successful responses.  Include perhaps the surname, country,
something to narrow down what you're asking about.  Brick walls are
really common in this hobby.

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Help!  My g-mother Bertha was married in 1917 under the name Grutman. 
Her parents are listed as Harry and Pauline Needleman. Her birth was in
Romania/Russia, and I've seen ages from 27 to 16 years at marriage.  I
cannot find any confirmation of the family even arriving in the US, but
came with the Americanized name of Groveman according to family lore.
Bertha married Max Langer and lived in the Bronx.  I am stopped in my
tracks.  Does anyone have suggestions or directions for me?

Researching:
 Langer,Grutman, Weener, Cole (Sokolsky)

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Ancestry Free Access to Irish Records Through March 18 2020

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancestry is offering free access to its 170 million Irish Records through 18 March 2020 at 11:59PM ET. If you try to access records not included in the Irish collection offer or try to access the Irish records after the offer ends you will be invited to subscribe.

 

To access the records go to: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/stpatricksday  There is also a guide to Finding Your Irish Immigrants available for free download. Either click on “download our guide: under the search button or go to:

https://www.ancestrycdn.com/mars/landing/pdf/us/finding-irish-ancestors.pdf

 

To see the list of records included in the Irish collection go to: https://www.ancestry.com/search/categories/irish_heritage/

 

You will be required to register with your name, password and email address.  No credit card information is requested or required.

 

If you click on 14 day free trial- which is NOT the Free Irish promotion you will be required to give your credit card information.

 

When you fill-in the search field you will be taken to a new window. The matches will appear and click on the one you want to open. When it opens you can click save to your computer in the green box on the upper right corner. There is also an icon with tools where you can print or download.

 

Jews in Ireland

While always a small Jewish community in Ireland it is an established community. In addition, a number of Jews immigrated to Ireland in the late 19th and 20th centuries whose families were from central Europe, due to the pogroms, and especially from Lithuania. Jews also stopped in Ireland along the way to immigrating to North America—and may have lived there for a few years.  You never know what an Irish record may reveal!

 

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the reader’s information.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: #holocaust #holocaust

Andreas Schwab
 

If somebody died in Kaiserslautern, there should be a death record at the Kaiserslautern city archives. Write to: martin.klemenz@...
Kaiserslautern death records should also be at the Rheinland-Pfalz state archives, write to Dr. Martina Knichel at m.knichel@...