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Upcoming free access to the Archives of St. Petersburg, Russia

Joel Ratner
 

The Archives of St. Petersburg, Russia will be closed starting March 23, 2020 per the notice below. From that time until April 5, remote access to scanned images will be without charge. If you are looking for a metrical register from either the Choral Synagogue (TsGIA Fond 422 Opis 3) or the Kronstadt Synagogue (TsGIA Fond 1129 Opis 1), scanned images will be available for no charge. This information was gleaned from the Facebook page of the SPB Archives. The URLs are as follows:

SPB Choral Synagogue metrical registers (1856 - 1918)  at: https://spbarchives.ru/infres/-/archive/cgia/422/3?_archivestore_WAR_archivestoreportlet_onlyWithImages=true



Also under the Choral Synagogue records are burial registers for various SPB cemeteries. These are under Fond 422 Opis 1 at  https://tinyurl.com/F422-Opis1





Kronstadt Synagogue metrical registers Fond 1129 Opis 1 at: https://spbarchives.ru/infres/-/archive/cgia/1129/1




Use of Google Chrome is helpful for purposes of translating the webpages into English.

Joel


Note from the SPB Archives on Facebook:

ABOUT TEMPORARY CLOSING OF READING HALLS

AND FREE REMOTE ACCESS

From March 23, 2020, reading rooms of the archives of St. Petersburg are closed for 2 weeks:

 TsGA SPb (St. Antonova-Ovseenko, 1)
 TsGIA SPb (Pskov St., 18; lane Pirogova, 5)
 TSGAIPD SPb (Tavricheskaya St., 39)
 TSGALI St. Petersburg (Shpalernaya St., 34)
 TSGANTD St. Petersburg (Tambovskaya St., 17a)
 TSGAKFFD St. Petersburg (Tavricheskaya St., 39)

The decision to close was made on the basis of a resolution of the Government of St. Petersburg dated 03.13.2020 “On measures to counteract the spread of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in St. Petersburg” and recommendations of the Rosarchive.

Until the end of this week, we advise you, if possible, to refrain from visiting reading rooms. In a pandemic, it is very important to reduce the number of social contacts of each person as soon as possible.

Starting March 18, ordering of cases will be impossible. Moreover, already ordered cases will be waiting for you in the reading rooms after quarantine.

 BONUS:
Realizing the dismay of our researchers with this news, we announce that from March 23 to April 5, remote access to documents posted on the Archives of St. Petersburg portal will be free.



Family name and town #lithuania

Marilyn Weinman
 

Hello everyone ! Hope this finds all safe and well during this stressful time.

I have a letter that was found in my mom’s possessions after she passed a number of years ago, but I now have the time to start my research.

My maternal grandfather was born in Konigsberg as Max ( maybe Maximillian ) Aronovsky on either October 1,1876 ( this was date on his Declaration of Intention paper)or on July 15,1877 which it states on his on his WW 11 Draft Registration Card ! Why the two different dates I’ll never understand. He changed his last name to Arnold when he entered the US in Niagara Falls on June 12,1907 with my Grandmother Ida, after emigrating from Montreal.

The the letter from my mom’s cousin states that HER grandfather's first  name was Dovid,and he had a “business” that he inherited that use to take groceries in large horse drawn carts from Korno ( Kaunas,Lithuania) to Konigsberg.

I’m looking for anyone that knows the name of Aronovsky to help me figure out what town the family came from, if they know,and who my great grandfather was. Someone on here has told me that there are A LOT of Aronovsky families, but mine doesn’t seem to be related to them. Not sure how this person knows this,and that’s what I’d like to find out as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated !

 Best regards,
 Marilyn 


Re: Locate grave in Germany after Holocaust #germany

Renee Steinig
 

My apologies. You're right. We've been under c-virus "house arrest" for only a few days and already my brain isn't working.

Yes, on the form, Lipot is the sender and Leibus the recipient. On the other hand, the message that Solomon posted was written by Leibus. So perhaps the form  was used when Lipot replied to that message. In any case, it does seem that Leibus was at the DP camp Feldafing and perhaps was buried at its cemetery.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

Joanne Grosman <joannegrosman@...> wrote:

Hello,
I believe it was the other way around. Lipot Watten sender and Leibus Farkas recipient.

regards,
Joanne Grosman
researching Grosman, Bocian, Garbarski, Altman, Kremsdorf
_._,_._,_


Re: Locate grave in Germany after Holocaust #germany

joannegrosman joannegrosman
 

Hello,
I believe it was the other way around. Lipot Watten sender and Leibus Farkas recipient.

regards,
Joanne Grosman
researching Grosman, Bocian, Garbarski, Altman, Kremsdorf


Steve Morse

Ellen Beller
 

Colorado JGS has postponed the Steve Morse lecture on March 29th with a tenative date of November 22nd 2020
We apologize for any inconvenience this might have casued anyone.  Refunds are in the process of being reimbursed.
We are looking at our April 19th speaker, DNA expert Greg Liverman as being a webinar program.  Details to follow.  
Stay safe everyone!


Re: Locate grave in Germany after Holocaust #germany

David Seldner
 

It seems Renee is right. The text is a bit confusing. It seems that one note was written to (not from) Leibus in Feldafing and the other notes are from Leibus stating that he is free.
I am sorry for causing confusion :-(.

David
--
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany
seldner@...


(Portugal) Portuguese Parliament Approved Law Officially Commemorating Inquisition of Jews #announcements #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The Portuguese Parliament has approved a law to officially commemorate the Inquisition of the Jews to be March 31 of each year.  The March 31 date was selected as the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Inquisition as that was the date in 1821 that the Inquisition in Portugal was officially disbanded.  The expulsion of Jews from Portugal was in 1497 with subsequent massacres of the Jews from the Inquisition which began in 1536.  The Inquisition operated in Portugal from 1546, during the reign of King João III, until March 31, 1821.

 

To read more see:

https://eurojewcong.org/news/communities-news/portugal/portugal-declares-official-commemoration-day-for-inquisition-of-jews/

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: St. Louis, MO help #usa

Marilen Pitler
 

Trudy, the address for Chesed Shel Emet Cemetery in University City is:  7550 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 6313.
 
 
Phone:  (314) 721-4658

Address in Chesterfield is:  
650 White Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
 
 
 
Phone:  (314) 469-1891

Hope this helps, Marilen
St. Louis, MO


Re: St. Louis, MO help #usa

Renée K. Carl
 

There are two locations for Chesed Shel Emeth. The old one in University City (on Olive St Rd), and a newer one out in Chesterfield.
Most of the old cemetery has been photographed.
The executive director is Anita Feigenbaum and she is responsive via email.. but keep in mind with current conditions most offices are closed or limited.
The website has addresses and additional information
https://chesedshelemeth.org/


Renée K. Carl
Washington DC
St Louis surnames: CARL, LERNER, BRAND, SANOFSKY, POLINSKY, KETCHER


Re: NYPL opens up some databases for remote use for library card holders

Lin Mor
 

You need to do the application in person and you get the card immediately at a NYPL lending library. Perhaps the in-person requirement has changed, but you do need to be a New York State resident for a non-temporary card. There is an expiration date after 3 years. Barbara Sloan, To renew, I followed the directions given on the website - I scanned the card and my driver's license and sent it to the place stated. Did that over a year ago, so I do not remember all except that it was quite easy. As a SC resident, not sure, but you can call them and discuss!


Re: St. Louis, MO help #usa

Michael Hoffman
 

Hi Trudy,

I would advise you that you should contact the St Louis Genealogical Society, they have all the information about the Jewish Community
and all the Jewish Cemeteries in St Louis on their website, www.stlgs.org 

A good contact is their Publications Director Ilene Kanfer Murrey.

Best regards,

Michael Hoffman
Borehamwood,
HERTS UK


USHMM: New Data Bases

Lande
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has added digitized documents to the following collections in the Holocaust Survivors and Victims (HSV) database.  You can search/request and immediately receive digital copies of the original documents in your email.
 
Concentration Camp Transfers Auschwitz to Sachsenhausen, November 27, 1944 (ID: 20578) (https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?Sourceid=20578)
First of two electronic indices of the emigration case files of the Australia Jewish Welfare and Relief Society (ID: 28347) (https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?Sourceid=28347)
Second of two electronic indices of the emigration case files of the Australia Jewish Welfare and Relief Society (ID: 28390) (https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?Sourceid=28390)
Sachsenhausen property forms and strength reports (ID: 20779) (https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?Sourceid=20779)
Lublin, Poland: Stettin (Szczecin) Jewish Deportation into the Lublin Area (ID: 20875) (https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?Sourceid=20875
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.
 


Re: Locate grave in Germany after Holocaust #germany

Renee Steinig
 

As I read the form, the sender (expediteur in French, Absender in German) was Leibus Farkas, address Feldafing, and the recipient (destinataire in French, Empfanger in German) was Lipot Watten... (?) in Munkacs (Mukacevo). Perhaps Solomon can clarify, based on what he knows about this communication.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...



On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 8:50 AM David Seldner <seldner@...> wrote:
Renee,

you are correct, but Feldafing is the address of the recipient, not of the sender. As far as I understood, his uncle sent the letter, so he was not in Feldafing but in the other place (the name i cannot decipher, unfortunately).
--
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany
seldner@...


ViewMate translation request-German

Elizabeth Scofield
 

I am reposting this request, in the hope that someone will be kind enough to translate the German text from Badatelna:


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78606 

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you.

Liz Scofield

 


Re: #germany Kindertransport Relatives / Saxony / Chemnitz #germany #holocaust

Gasimoda
 

Hello Jan Michel!
 
Are you aware of the fact that Kinderstransporte even reached Sweden? There is a book written in German about a girl that came to Sweden.
The title is “Mein Liebes Ilsekind. Mit dem Kindertransport nach Schweden – Briefe an eine gerettete Tochter”. And “Herausgegeben von Elisabeth Cosanne-Schulte-Huxel im Auftrg des Jüdischen Museums Westfalen.
 
Wishing you success!
Daniel in Stockholm, Sweden
 
 
 

From: michel@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:27 AM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Kindertransport Relatives / Saxony / Chemnitz
 
Shalom, dear readers!
 
We are two teachers and a class (grade 5-7) from the Montessori School Chemnitz, Germany. At the moment we are up to start a long term research project, funded by the state of Saxony.
 
We are looking forward to focus on the topic: Kindertransporte. Especially the ones that brought kids out of the town Chemnitz or the state of Saxony (Dresden, Leipzig, ...) to England in 1938 / 1939.
 
Our top interest ist to find relatives of the kids who were saved to find out about their live, familys and their journey.
 
If you got any information concerning this topoic we would be very glad to hear from you! All our results will be published and presented in an appropriate manner.
 
For further information, questions or contact, write to: michel@...
 
Thanks so much for your help!

Jan Michel


Help with ViewMate translation - Russian

charles goldenzon
 

Hello,

I would appreciate if anyone helped with the translation of the following 3 records (in Russian).




Regards,

Charles Goldenzon
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Re: Locate grave in Germany after Holocaust #germany

David Seldner
 

Renee,

you are correct, but Feldafing is the address of the recipient, not of the sender. As far as I understood, his uncle sent the letter, so he was not in Feldafing but in the other place (the name i cannot decipher, unfortunately).
--
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany
seldner@...


Legacy Family Tree Webinars free for 24 Hrs

N. Summers
 

Last week LFT had a 24-hr webinar marathon, free to all. I found a few sessions of interest, altho many were US history based. Some (all?) of the sessions will be available free online for a week each. If you're interested, here is the info: 

"We are now working really hard to publish the classes. Watch them again, or for the first time. They will begin to appear throughout this week at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/24, and each will be free for a week. "

I have no affiliation with them, just thought you might be interested.

Nancy S

Maryland, USA

 

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LISS/ALPER, LEAF/LIFSCHITZ, LUSMAN, GOLDINER

Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland; Motol, Russian Empire/Belarus; Rechitsa, Belarus


#germany Kindertransport Relatives / Saxony / Chemnitz #germany #holocaust

michel@...
 

Shalom, dear readers!
 
We are two teachers and a class (grade 5-7) from the Montessori School Chemnitz, Germany. At the moment we are up to start a long term research project, funded by the state of Saxony.
 
We are looking forward to focus on the topic: Kindertransporte. Especially the ones that brought kids out of the town Chemnitz or the state of Saxony (Dresden, Leipzig, ...) to England in 1938 / 1939.
 
Our top interest ist to find relatives of the kids who were saved to find out about their live, familys and their journey. 
 
If you got any information concerning this topoic we would be very glad to hear from you! All our results will be published and presented in an appropriate manner.
 
For further information, questions or contact, write to: michel@...
 
Thanks so much for your help!

Jan Michel


New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Offers Free Webinars March 17- April 3

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Home

 

The New York Genealogical and Biogrpahical Society (NYG&B)is offering a series of FREE webinars March 17-April 3.

 

I checked with Josh Taylor, President of the New York Genealogical and Biographial Society  and he said this open to anyone, you do not need to be a member of the NYG&B.

Go to: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/blog/upcoming-free-webinars

 

You will need to register. Click on the register tab for each or any of the webinars you may find of interest.

 

Note in addition to NY focused webinars, Lara Diamond is giving a webinar on Sunday, March 22,Jewish Genealogy 101 and Lara is also giving a webinar on March 29 Finding Relatives in Russian Empire Records for non-Russian Speakers.

 

Note all times are in ET.  Use time zone converter to find your local time zone:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee