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

N. Summers
 

It is the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia which has filed for bankruptcy protection.  Not the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC,


Re: Rechovot IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Organization) Meeting

Esther
 

The IGRA meeting in Rechovot, that was scheduled for March 15 has been canceled, because of CORONA


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

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Thank you. I was able to find my wife's second cousin Mendel APOTHEKER who took the boat in 1920. 

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Re: New article - Deciphering Jewish Gravestones

fredelfruhman
 

WOW!

As someone who has been helping read gravestones on ViewMate, I am blown away by the details and the amount of information that you have included.  I learned one or two new things myself, and plan to save the PDF for future use.  (Had I known about your wonderful work, I could have saved myself some time and frustration with some of the rarer abbreviations, most of which I worked out in the end, but not without some sweat and tears.)

There is one aspect of reading the year of death which might be helpful to include, when you have a chance.  (Perhaps it is there, but I missed it?).  Hebrew years are often -- as least on older stones -- followed by a 3-letter abbreviation, lamed-fay-kuf, which stands for the words "lifrat katan", according to the small details.  You explain very well that the leading '5' is usually omitted (in rare cases represented by a leading "Hey").  The words "lifrat katan" are saying the same thing:  this is the "small count", with the big number missing but understood.  By the way, those three letters are sometimes combined into a one-character glyph;  I'll be glad to send you an image, if you wish.  I hope that you do not mind my mentioning this.  Your work is so complete, and this abbreviation/image threw me when I first encountered it, and I've been asked about it by others.

Thank you again for providing this excellent document.

--
Fredel Fruhman


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Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Viewmate translation request--Polish and possibly German

Joseph Walder
 

TO THE MODERATOR: My message yesterday about this failed to provide hyperlinks to the Viewmate items, so I would be grateful if you would post the following message.

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I've posted two Galician vital records for which I need translations. One is definitely in Polish and may be found at the following address:


The second record is written in either Polish or German--the quality is poor and I frankly cannot be sure. It may be found at the following address:


Please respond via the forms provided on the pertinent ViewMate image pages

Thank you very much.

Joseph Walder, Portland, Oregon, USA


Re: Death Certificate for Detroit for Julius Kozloff

barbara Schoenburg
 

Thanks to all the wonderful JewishGenners who responded to my question. It is much appreciated.


Re: women's right to vote

משה פלבר
 

Hi All

I don’t know whether the following is part of your subject

 

However, seeing the a/m headline I'm reminded that my London born maternal grandmother was a suffragette, one of those who also tied themselves to the rails of the Buckingham Palace fence – protesting for the right of women to vote for the Parliament:   

 

Nora Greta Diana LEVY (1875-1950),    who married D.H.AARON (1873-1954)  [the 1st Jewish actuary ever in history of  Britain's insurance industry]

 

Moshe Felber

Jerusalem


The Colorado Jewish Genealogy Society presents an all-day genealogy seminar featuring Stephen P. Morse

Ellen Beller
 

Featuring Stepehn P. Morse
Sunday March 29th 2020  9:30 am to 3:30 pm
At BMH-BJ Synagogue 560 S Monaco Parkway Denver

Seminar topics will be:
One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools
Case Study: Genealogy of Renee Kaufman
The History of the Geography of New York City
Getting Ready for the 1950 Census: Searching with and without a Name Index

Members Free  Non Members $10
Food extrafor members and nonmembers  and can be ordered on jgsco.org
Registration required


Re: MANDEL's #belarus

Anna Rozina
 


Dear Shirley. Thank you for your response.

It is interesting to read about the fate of people named Mandel. After reading what you write, I try to meet the name Simon (Simcha) Mandel, (this is the father of my great-grandmother) because this is the only clue for me, in finding the branch of mandels that I am looking for. So far, I'm at the beginning of this path. It's not the first time I read that people named Mandel who lived in the late 19th and early 20th century moved to America, Canada, and Australia. So our family history says that all my great-grandmother's relatives left for these countries before her wedding. That's all, nothing else. There is hope for genetic analysis, which will help me in this issue. After reading the history of the city of Mir, I did not see any mention of it as Demir......Thank you again for your response.


 Anna (Sankt-Peterburg)


Понедельник, 9 марта 2020, 16:54 +03:00 от shirley@...:
Dear Anna [from Russia] and Susan & Neville [Vatican], and extended JewishGen family,

Here is a bit about my Mandel side:  Israel Mandel, born 1875, son of Aaron Mandel and Ruth Smokler [Rochel Shmukler], all of Mir, Minsk Gubernia.

My great aunt Hannah [Chashke] married Israel Mandel in 1898 in MIR, which is near NOVOGRUDOK.  Her maiden name was DeMatoff [Dalmatovsky ?].  They came to Chicago in 1904 ? with two children.  Subsequently she had several more children with Israel, who was a bakery truck driver.

Israel's obituary [1942, Chicago] mentioned 5 siblings, presumably also born in or near Mir [also called Demir, I think].  These were Esther, Fannie, Celia, Benjamin, Elsie.  Some of them lived in Chicago, others in New York.

While we are at it, Hannah's mother was Sarah [Tchirke] Epstein, possibly also from Mir.

Any connections? 
Can anyone clarify why Mir is also called Demir?  Is one an earlier name for the town?  Or a Yiddish inflected version of the Russian name?

Shirley
California


С уважением,
Анна Розина


Re: #holocaust #holocaust

Lewis, Megan
 

Dear Linda,

Check the digital material the Arolsen Archives has online at https://arolsen-archives.org/en/search-explore/search-online-archive/.

If you cannot find anything online you can submit a search request to the Arolsen Archives or the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  

Megan

Megan Lewis  Reference Librarian  202.314.7860
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org

NEVER AGAIN: WHAT YOU DO MATTERS

Support the Campaign for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Re: women's right to vote

Deborah Blankenberg
 

As Eva Lawrence points out, it depends on when and where. But I would suggest you check FamilySearch.org. They have voter registration lists from a lot of places in the United States (and, I would assume, other countries as well) for a variety of time periods. Do a records search for your grandmother, and when the results display, go to the collections tab to narrow the results to voter lists from her place of residence. 
--
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: Arthur Miller ancestry

Diane Jacobs
 

I do have Arthur Miller on my tree, but
I am not at my computer now , but in the meantime send me what you are looking for.

Diane Jacobs



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "neilan1 via Groups.Jewishgen.Org" <neilan1=aol.com@...>
Date: 3/9/20 7:19 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Arthur Miller ancestry

Does anyone have information about the Family Tree of the writer Arthur Miller (family name in Europe - Mahler)?  Before he passed away, he and I had established an email relationship. We believed that we were related through an aunt who had married a "Moe Stern" from Radomysl Wielki, Poland. Mr. Miller couldn't remember any other names. Since there appear to have been very few Sterns in the town, my family believed that "Moe Stern" may have been one of my grandmother's 15 children, of whom several remain unknown.
--
Diane Jacobs


Re: Questions about Surnames - Galicia/Poland

Sally Bruckheimer
 

Our ancestors in Eastern Europe were often unable to marry civilly, because Jewish marriages were banned or highly taxed. So the government considered the children illegitimate. Since the parents were married religiously, it didn't matter much to the Jews.

In records, the government wanted the 'illegitimate' children to use the mother's maiden name, not their fathers. So you get records with 'vel', 'falshe', and 'recte': Smith vel (or) Jones, Smith falshe (falsely) Jones, Smith recte (correctly) Jones. 

The kids can end up using either the father's family name or the mother's - or both. Vel is or, falshe is false, recte is true or correctly. When you see 6 kids with a different family name than their father, it may be that their biological father died and mother remarried, or they may all be using their mother's maiden name.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: women's right to vote

Eva Lawrence
 

You don't say which country you are asking about. In Englland an electoral register is maintained, and was compiled every year. Currently a registration form is delivered to every household, and and the householder enters the names of eligible people in the household. I suspect but can't say for sure that this was the case as soon as there was universal male suffrage, At first only property-owning married women were allowed to vote,and presumably they would have access to  such a registration form.
.As the husband fills in the form, in the past, you might have needed his permission,  I did find the name of one of my husband's female ancestors on a 1930s electoral register,  and was quite impressed. 
Some male relatives of mine who were householders, were on the electoral register in 1876,  almost as soon as Jews were allowed to vote in England, even though they were not British citizens, so it looks as if not too many awkward questions were asked if you actually wanted to vote
     
--
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Arthur Miller ancestry

neilan1
 

Does anyone have information about the Family Tree of the writer Arthur Miller (family name in Europe - Mahler)?  Before he passed away, he and I had established an email relationship. We believed that we were related through an aunt who had married a "Moe Stern" from Radomysl Wielki, Poland. Mr. Miller couldn't remember any other names. Since there appear to have been very few Sterns in the town, my family believed that "Moe Stern" may have been one of my grandmother's 15 children, of whom several remain unknown.


Re: Domestic Service Visas: 1938 . . .

Judith Diamond
 

 National Archives in Kew have a file on law. I don’t have a copy. 
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=Domestic%20servant&_d=HO&_tsj=C10091&_p=1925&_hb=tna&_rv=simple


Research

catherine.cahoua@...
 

Hi, I would like to find people from my mother’s family : The name is Liesouk and they lived in Vilnot in Lithuania before 1900. Some of them are supposed to be In Israēl now. If you have any information, please let me know.
Thank you very much !
--
Catherine


Re: MANDEL's #belarus

shirley@...
 

Dear Anna [from Russia] and Susan & Neville [Vatican], and extended JewishGen family,

Here is a bit about my Mandel side:  Israel Mandel, born 1875, son of Aaron Mandel and Ruth Smokler [Rochel Shmukler], all of Mir, Minsk Gubernia.

My great aunt Hannah [Chashke] married Israel Mandel in 1898 in MIR, which is near NOVOGRUDOK.  Her maiden name was DeMatoff [Dalmatovsky ?].  They came to Chicago in 1904 ? with two children.  Subsequently she had several more children with Israel, who was a bakery truck driver.

Israel's obituary [1942, Chicago] mentioned 5 siblings, presumably also born in or near Mir [also called Demir, I think].  These were Esther, Fannie, Celia, Benjamin, Elsie.  Some of them lived in Chicago, others in New York.

While we are at it, Hannah's mother was Sarah [Tchirke] Epstein, possibly also from Mir.

Any connections? 
Can anyone clarify why Mir is also called Demir?  Is one an earlier name for the town?  Or a Yiddish inflected version of the Russian name?

Shirley
California


JGASG Philadelphia- March 15 ,2020 Meeting

Lois Sernoff
 

JGASG Philadelphia- March 15th Meeting

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020

Time: 1:30 pm

Place: Main Line Reform Temple
          Corner: Montgomery Ave & Penn Rd.
          Wynnewood, PA

Speaker: Joel Spector Director of Metrical Record Projects, JewishGen Ukraine Research Group

 

Topic: The Krakovsky Documents: Utilization of the Data by the Ukraine Research Group and Its Preservation on JewishGen

Joel is a Past President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia, where he has also been chairperson of its Russian Special Interest Group.
Joel has given presentations and workshops on the Russian language, both contemporary and pre-Revolutionary, and has provided translations of documents to
individuals and groups. Currently Joel is a member of the Ukraine Research Group and serves as its Director of Metric Record Projects. Joel has been actively
engaged in genealogy for over 30 years and has been conducting research in several historic Russian language encyclopedias He has produced a unique English
language Index to the Russian language Evreiskaya Entsiklopedia.

For several years, Alex Krakovsky, a Ukrainian Jew, has been scanning metrical and census records found in long-closed Ukrainian archives. He has placed the
indexes, in Cyrillic, on a webpage where they can easily be accessed by anyone interested. This presentation will first discuss the origin and method of Alex's data
acquisition, and then give an overview of the contents of his site.

The Ukraine Research Group, formerly the Ukraine SIG, has begun a project to make English language indexes to these documents available. Joel will describe the Group's
current Metrical Records Project, whose purpose is to transliterate components of the documents and make the data available for researchers on JewishGen.

Mentors will also be available from 1:00 pm until the start of the meeting to help with your research efforts.

JGSGP website http://www.jgsgp.org is now available with latest news,upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.

We can also be found on Facebook.
Member are welcome without charge
Guest fee of $5 can be applied toward membership

Lois Sernoff [JGASGP]


Re: Domestic Service Visas: 1938 . . .

Terry Ashton
 

Hi Leah (and others who have also been interested in this topic),
This was such a coincidence to see this email on this topic, as I am also trying to find information on my cousin's mother (Esther Aronowicz) who arrived in the UK in March 1939 on a Domestic Sevice Permit. I have been to the website for World Jewish Relief and left details for them as they may be able to help.
Sincerely,
Ms Terry Ashton
Melbourne Australia

Searching: 

ARONOWICZ: Germany/Poland
PRASHKER: Kalisz,  Poland

SZUMOWSKI: Gorki, Zdunska Wola, Lomza,  Poland

WAJNGOT: Hungary/Poland

GOLDMAN: Blaszki, Poland

SEGAL/SEGALOVITCH: Vilnius, Lithuania

HOLTZ: Dvinsk, Russia (now Latvia)