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Handwritten Yiddish translation

Steve Stein
 

I've posted a one-page letter written in Yiddish that was included in the Yizkor Book for Nesvizh - Sefer Nesvizh -  for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

 https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78942

 Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

 Thank you very much.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ


Kalmen KAPLANSKY - Canadian politican/human rights activist

Alyssa Freeman
 

Hi, all -
Does anyone have any information on the parents of Kalmen
Kaplansky, the human rights activist? All the biographical information
on him says he was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada when he was
18. I have him in my family tree because at least a half dozen other
people do, as well, yet his parents in these trees are Abraham and
Mollie KAPLINSKY from Minsk who came to the US before Kalmen was born.
I can't find anything on who his parents were and he seems to be the
only one in the family with the surname Kaplansky instead of
Kaplinsky. This is all a red flag to me, suggesting that he's not
related to me and all the others who've done the research before me
were wrong. I can't find any historical records that mention his
parents' names and he doesn't appear to be on JewishGen or Family
Search. Can anyone help me out? Thanks.

Alyssa Freeman
Henrico, VA
(researching FAVILYUKIS, BOTNIK, DIKERMAN, KAPLINSKY, GORDON, SHAPIRO,
SUSSMAN, FREIMAN, and FRIEMAN)


Olam Hafuch in English by Abraham Catalano (1631)

Chaim Luria
 

I would like to find an English translation of the Hebrew manuscript Olam
Hafuch by Abraham Catalano (1631)

Chaim Luria
cluria48@...


Olam Hafuch in English by Abraham Catalano (1631)

Chaim Luria
 

I would like to find an English translation of the Hebrew manuscript Olam Hafuch by Abraham Catalano (1631)

 

Chaim Luria

cluria48@...

 


Re: Family name and town #lithuania

Sherri Bobish
 
Edited

Hi Marilyn,
 
Konigsberg (today called Kaliningrad) has a seaport that does not ice over in winter.  So, the story of Dovid bringing groceries from Kovno to Konigsberg makes sense, if they were goods being shipped out.
 
Port of Kaliningrad
 
You may want to research what records exist for Kaliningrad, and see if you can find anything on Max or Dovid.
 
Also, did Dovid stay there, or did he emigrate? For instance, if he came to the U.S. you can search for naturalization, passenger manifest, and other records which may lead you to an answer.
 
best regards,
 
Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ


Re: Online Meetings

JoAnne Goldberg
 

Zoom works surprisingly well, though if you've got 100 people that might be an issue. I haven't been in a meeting with more than about 12 people. They also have a payment option integrated via PayPal so groups can continue to charge, and meeting recording is an option.

It is a trying time for all of us and I appreciate your sentiments about staying at home to work on our genealogy.The idea poses a number of different questions as to how this would work.  I would think, though, that the decision to make a meeting available to the wider genealogy community would be one made by each individual group in consultation with the guest speaker. Many groups use the speaker's presentation and access to a subsequent recording as a benefit of membership in that group. Also, many speakers, myself included, do not agree to recordings of any kind, for legal purposes. We are offered the opportunity to opt out of recording at the annual IAJGS conferences. There is a company that handles the recordings and there is a charge to purchase the recordings after the conference.  I'm not a technical wizard but I would think that there would have to be someone willing to contact the various different groups and speakers and organize the presentations that are recorded or somehow be able to invite the wider genealogy community worldwide to participate in each virtual presentation at the time of the presentation. Seems like a large job to me. Perhaps I'm missing something here, but what would be the benefit to the JGS groups themselves if anyone could have access to the speaker's presentation for which the hosting group pays an honorarium? Would this be time limited or would it start a precedent that would continue beyond the pandemic quarantine?



--
JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- LIthuania
GOLDSCHMIDT, HAMMERSCHLAG,HEILBRUNN, REIS(S), EDELMUTH, ROTHSCHILD, SPEI(Y)ER -- Hesse, Germany
COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN,  DANIEL  -- Rhineland, Germany

 


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

rv Kaplan
 

There's also a little book for children about the Kindertransport called 'In My Pocket' by Dorrith (Oppenheim) Sim, who came as a child from Kassel in Germany to Scotland.

Harvey Kaplan
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Glasgow


On Wed, 18 Mar 2020 at 18:25, <jbonline1111@...> wrote:

There is a book for kids about a friend of my family who was transported when he was a kid. It's called "I Remember Singing" by Arielle Aaron.  It is probably available on Amazon--it used to be, anyway. 

--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: The Jewish Cemetery in Tuszyn near Łódź in Poland #poland

Dan Oren
 

For those who wish to contribute to restoring this abandoned cemetery through a US-based 501c3 public charity, (Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland) or who wish to contribute by credit card or Paypal on-line, please use <https://jewishheritagepoland.org/tuszyn.html>.

Thank you,
Dan Oren, MD
President, Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland


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

jbonline1111@...
 

FWIW, these cards do expire. As I am now outside of the state, I guess I'm out of luck.  

Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


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

jbonline1111@...
 

There is a book for kids about a friend of my family who was transported when he was a kid. It's called "I Remember Singing" by Arielle Aaron.  It is probably available on Amazon--it used to be, anyway. 

--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Looking for descendants of Iosef Blaufstein (sp.) from Biala Rawska, lived in Israel

Alberto Guido Chester
 

I am looking for 
Iosef BLAUSTEIN, BLUVSTAIN (sp) from Biala Rawska, Poland (near Warsaw).
He survived the Shoah and submitted 75 pages of testimony to Yad Vashem in 1957.
He lived in Israel (address in Hebrew script in picture, which I cannot read)
Maybe he is still around or I can contact with descendants.
Family in Argentina would like to be in touch.
Thanks in advance.
Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina



Re: Locate grave in Germany after Holocaust #germany

solkeys@thejnet.com
 

Maybe by knowing what it says I might figure it out

 

 

On 03/18/20 06:28 AM, David Seldner wrote:

Not in the third picture. It definitely says Sender Expediteur/Absender) is Wattenstein  (?) Lipot and recipient (Destinataire/Empfänger) is Leibus Farkas.
In the other pictures it is as you write.
--
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany
seldner@...


CONVOY 68 OF FEBRUARY 10th 1944 FROM DRANCY TO AUSCHWITZ #france #holocaust

Lemberski Evelyne
 

convoi 68  of february 10th 1944 from Drancy to Auschwitz

ladies and gentlemen,

we are looking for people having known deportees of convoy 68 of February 10th 1944 from Drancy, in order to tell of the lives of these persons and perpetuate the memory of our families.

if you have known such persons or know people who may know of them, we would appreciate you contacting us.

Claude Hess : hess.claude@...

Boris Fride : borice.frice@...

with thanks.

kind regards

Evelyne Lemberski
evelynelemberski@...
saint maurice
(France)


Re: Online Meetings

Ava (Sherlock) Cohn
 

It is a trying time for all of us and I appreciate your sentiments about staying at home to work on our genealogy.The idea poses a number of different questions as to how this would work.  I would think, though, that the decision to make a meeting available to the wider genealogy community would be one made by each individual group in consultation with the guest speaker. Many groups use the speaker's presentation and access to a subsequent recording as a benefit of membership in that group. Also, many speakers, myself included, do not agree to recordings of any kind, for legal purposes. We are offered the opportunity to opt out of recording at the annual IAJGS conferences. There is a company that handles the recordings and there is a charge to purchase the recordings after the conference.  I'm not a technical wizard but I would think that there would have to be someone willing to contact the various different groups and speakers and organize the presentations that are recorded or somehow be able to invite the wider genealogy community worldwide to participate in each virtual presentation at the time of the presentation. Seems like a large job to me. Perhaps I'm missing something here, but what would be the benefit to the JGS groups themselves if anyone could have access to the speaker's presentation for which the hosting group pays an honorarium? Would this be time limited or would it start a precedent that would continue beyond the pandemic quarantine?


Re: Political Geography Question... #israel

Peter MacDonald
 

The designation "Jerusalem, Israel" has a geographic term "Jerusalem," and a political term "Israel." This form is widely used and appropriate historically for Jerusalem from 1948 to the present.
 
But if we want to strictly follow this geo plus political pattern in our genealogical database records, is the following accurate for other periods of Jerusalem's history?
 
Jerusalem, Mamluk Sultanate (for 1260-1516)
Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire (for 1516-1916)
Jerusalem, British Mandatory Palestine (for 1916-1948)
Jerusalem, Israel (for 1948-present)
 
I note that when entering a place name in a person's record in a Family Tree on the familysearch.org, the only valid form for "Jerusalem"  is "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel," which doesn't seem to be widely used outside of their database.
 
If there is no standard to this, then perhaps it would be acceptable to use just "Jerusalem" for all periods before 1948-.

[Please don't let this discussion devolve into any unpleasant political issues. That is not my intention and I won't participate in it.]

Thanks,
Peter
--
Peter J. MacDonald
Kishinev, Bessarabia: FRAYNT, FRANT
Chicago: FRIEND


Re: St. Louis, MO help #usa

Trudy Barch
 

thank you Michael for this information but it does not answer my question.   I have since got my answer from other people.


Re: Carol Skydell z"l #JewishGenUpdates

Chuck Weinstein
 


Re: Ludwig BING

Michael Hoffman
 

Hello John,

Have you searched the National Archive Discovery Channel, there is a Naturalisation Certificate and the Application Papers for a for a Louis Bing from Hungary.
The Application Papers will usually contain the names of his mother and father. 

Are you related to the Actor Douglas Byng who has a Wikipedia entry which says that he had an elder brother who had a lace factory in Germany. 

Regards,

Michael Hoffman
Borehamwood 
HERTS UK


Re: St. Louis, MO help #usa

Trudy Barch
 

thank you.  I have been to both cemeteries years ago but could not remember how to distinguish the two cemeteries.


Carol Skydell z"l #JewishGenUpdates

Chuck Weinstein
 

I received a message this morning on the death of Carol Skydell, who passed away in hospice in Camarillo, CA on March 4.  Along with Susan King, the founder of JewishGen, and Joyce Field, Carol was the third part of the early leadership of JewishGen as it moved from a bulletin board service to a mailing list, and ultimately to a full internet presence. Carol was VP of Communications and the first moderator of the JewishGen Mailing List. I worked closely with Carol when I started my long affiliation with JewishGen, first as a moderator in 1996.  She will be missed.  May her memory be for a blessing.

Chuck Weinstein
Bellport, NY
chuck1@...

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