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New TV Series The Genetic Detective with CeCe Moore To Premiere May 19th #dna #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

CeCe Moore

 

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) announced a new program, The Genetic Detective, which follows investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore using her research skills for crime solving.  The program premieres on ABC on May 19th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

 

By working with police departments and crime scene DNA, Moore is able to trace the path of a violent criminal’s family tree to reveal their identity and help bring them to justice. “The Genetic Detective” is a co-production with ABC News and XCON Productions.

 

See: https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/the-genetic-detective-abc-news-series-follows-investigative-genealogist/

 

I have no affiliation with ABC, XCON Productions or CeCe Moore and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Lost family from russia somewhere #latvia #lithuania #russia

Jon Ross
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

I guess being frustrated looking for information, coming up against a ‘brick wall’ is something that newcomers to the genealogy search, can expect....OR is just me ??
 
I'm looking for my paternal Grandfathers family by the name of Samuel Rosenberg.
My paternal grandfather is Samuel Rosenberg born approximately 1878 and died in 1923, who I believe was born and lived in Russia somewhere, before coming to England with his brother Maurice Rosenberg in the very early 1900’s.

 

According to family stories It is known that both brothers left Russia apparently one step ahead of the Cossacks leaving their family in Russia and came to London where they were taken in by the Jewish community and taught a trade before going their separate ways.

 

From family stories, I am led to believe that when they left Russia that they left behind a mother and sister and also that they had been living on a farm.  This was possibly Latvia or Lithuania but unfortunately, I am unaware of exactly which area my grandfather came from or where he lived prior to coming to England.

 

I am trying to find out more about their previous lives and family back in Russia

There are seem to be so many Sub – Russian, Latvian, Lithuanian towns in historical being that I'm unsure how to find what I'm looking for or even where to start with my quest!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Be well and Stay Safe in these difficult times.

 

Jon


Ceremony in Nadworna Jewish Cemetery - Update #galicia,

Steven Turner
 

I know that this is probably stating the obvious but I want to officially inform all of you that the dedication ceremony schedule for May 5th in Nadworna has been delayed due to Covid-19. I hope that the situation will improve where the landscaping can be finished soon and G-d willing next year we will have our ceremony. We are currently investigating contractors to do something about the broken and strewn matzevot. I will keep you posted on these developments.

Maybe many of you who would not have been able to make it this year will be able to next year.

Hope the all of you are staying safe and will come out of these crazy times healthy and in good spirits.
 
Warmest regards,
Steven Turner
 
 


emulate Keats-- write your memoir

Herbert Lazerow
 

    The word “quarantine” derives from the Italian words “quaranta giorni”, meaning 40 days, the old period of quarantine.  We have a ways to go.
    In 1820, the English poet John Keats was advised to move to a warm climate for his health.  On his way to Rome, his ship was quarantined in the Bay of Naples.
    Though he was barely into his 20s, Keats used the time to write his memoirs. That would be a good occupation for all of us. 
    What do we remember about our grandparents, or parents, and the relationship between them? Our childhood experiences? How we met our spouses? Chose our life’s work? Etc.
Herbert Lazerow
Professor of Law, University of San Diego, San Diego CA.  lazer@...
Author: Mastering Art Law (Carolina Academic Press 2015)


Orange County California Jewish Genealogy Society Virtual Meeting April 26th 1:30 Pm PT #jgs-iajgs

Michelle Sandler
 

The Orange County California Jewish Genealogy Society is having a virtual meeting on Sunday April 26th at 1:30 pm.  Our topic this month is Jewish Genealogical Resources in the Los Angeles Campus Library of Hebrew Union College.  Our speaker is Sheryl Stahl the Library DIrector.  The link is on our website www.ocjgs.org.  It will also be available in our newsletter or our mail chimp email meeting notices.
 
Michelle Sandler
President OCJGS
Vice President of Programming OCJGS
Librarian OCJGS


ViewMate Translation - Hebrew #ukraine

Barry E Chernick
 

Hi,
I have posted on ViewMate a Starokonstantinov birth record page in Hebrew for which I need a translation. I just need the record for Males 5 and 6 (twins). It is at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM79371
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Barry Chernick, Bellevue, WA


Holland-American records - Dutch document ViewMate VM79365 #translation

Harry Boonin
 

Recently, Rotterdam City Archives posted Holland-
American ship records. Jewishgen was able to upload Jewish immigration data from Rotterdam. These documents are extremely helpful for immigrants leaving from this port city. Not only that but I was surprised to learn that they came through Brody. In Brody # of railroad order, booked by J. Kappeler In Brody. Interested in translation.
harryboonin@...

View Mate VM79365 applies. They were in Brody and Rotterdam in early April, 1906. I need help with translating the captions to the headings on the Rotterdam document from Dutch to English. I need help with what the numbers on my grandfather's line. His name on the record is the second from the bottom of the list: Marcus RAWIDOWSKY (DAWIDOWSKY).


Re: Discovered my grandmother owned land before the war, what now? #austria-czech #holocaust

Peninah Zilberman
 

Dear Moses Jefferson,

 

I have some peronal advise for you, in ref. to the land found

that belonged to your family in Slovakia.

 

You must  feel probably very happy to find out that your family

owned land, it shows that they belonged

To above middle class level.

 

However, I am about to suggest and hopefully you will not be disappointed

Or you might but I am going to save you a lot of money.

 

All eastern European countries have created rules that are limiting us

the descendants from obtaining the land back, basically they claim who paid

the property taxes?, you didn’t ?, therefore if you really want it back you will

spend  a fortune and might end without the land.

 

If you hire a lawyer, he will promise you a lot but, eventually he will keep asking

money and you will not move forward too much, it can take years.

My personal  suggestion is , if you plan a Family Roots Journey, go and visit the city,

Try to locate the piece of land, find out if there is a local person who can be a tour guide

And have him locate the land before you arrive.

 

After WW II, all Jewish Properties became the countries property, after Communism Regime,

people were able to  buy the land, in most cases who ever took care of the land maybe as a

farmer he bought the land.

 

Your guide might find, when he looks for the land that the local person who most likely owns it,

is going to react very upset and can be violent- sorry- they don’t like us to claim the land.

 

In conclusion, unfortunately, not too much success.

But if you can to go and visit that would be terrific to do such a Journey.

 

Best regards

Peninah

LOGO tarbut 2015-EMAIL

Peninah Zilberman

www.ftsighet.com

Canada 1-416-781-0330

Romania + 40-74-414-5351

Israel 972-54-228-8141

 

 


Re: searching: SPITZ #hungary #rabbinic

yehudhe@...
 

I have no information to add to your family research.
However, Spiitz is not so common name and I am related to that family in particular to Rebeca Spitz and her husband Simon Lichtschein from Terczal, Hungary.
Rebeca was born in about 1808.


Utah JGS Virtual Meeting - April 20 #jgs-iajgs

Banai Lynn Feldstein
 

Utah JGS is hosting a virtual meeting on April 20 at 6:30pm Mountain.

Speaker: Janette Silverman

Topic: Researching in Eastern European Archives

Our announcement:
https://ujgs.org/blog/2020/04/16/call-to-virtual-meeting-april-20

Webinar registration:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9078291883553356814

All are welcome to join us. Attendance is free.


Banai Lynn Feldstein
Utah JGS Webmaster
webmaster@...
http://ujgs.org/


Searching for descendants of Holocaust survivor FIRST, husband of Eva, born 1919 in Sulingen, Niedersachsen #holocaust #germany

Deborah Blankenberg
 

I know this is a long shot, but I'm trying to find information about a Holocaust survivor named FIRST about whom I have no information except that he married my aunt Eva BLOCH in the Riga ghetto.

Eva was born in 1919 in Sulingen, Niedersachsen, Germany, and was murdered in the Holocaust. She was single when she and her parents (my maternal grandparents), Iwan BLOCH and Toni BLOCH, were deported from Hannover to the Riga ghetto. By the time Eva was sent from Riga to the Stutthof concentration camp, where she was murdered, she was married to a man whose surname was FIRST. I know nothing about him except that he survived the war. I have several documents about my aunt showing her married name as FIRST, so I know that is the correct spelling, but none of the documents includes her husband's first name or any other information about him. Eva had no children.

My mother (Eva's sister) must have known Mr. FIRST's given name, because she was able to ascertain that he survived the war. She traced him but did not contact him, because she was afraid it might bring up painful memories for him, and she did not want to disrupt his new life in case he had remarried and had children. She never told me his given name or where he lived after the war. 

If any of this rings a bell, please contact me privately. I would like to know if any of his descendants heard any stories from him about his marriage to my aunt
--
Deborah Blankenberg    Lodi, CA    dtblankenberg@... 

(JewishGen ID #613395) 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)


Finding the SHERESHEVSKI siblings #poland #ukraine #lithuania #belarus

JUROVSKY,Catherine
 

I have recently found the death certificate of my great grand mother Guitel Shereshevski. She was born in Bialystok in 1857 from Jeshua Shereshevski (banker) and wife Chana. She died in 1934 in Danzig.The Shereshevski are a very large family (there is even a facebook group for that family). A person has linked Jeshua to a Shereshevski branch on an ancestry tree but is incapable of explaining the link to me. There are many siblings Henoch (also born in Byalistok) Hershel and Peshe Libby born in Grodno (Belarus), Ariel Leib, Ephraim (born in Prenai Lithuania), Rebecca and David. To complexify everything the names of their parents is not known. I would really like to know and find if Jeshua is linked with them and if my great grand mother Guitel had brothers and sisters. Her parents moved at some point to Ekaterinoslav where Guitel met my great grand father Chaim Bespalov. Could somebody give advice on how to proceed?

Best regards,  Catherine Jurovsky  <catherine.jurovsky@...>


Re: Visas issued overseas (Riga, Latvia) in 1926 #latvia

Renée K. Carl
 

Hi Ellen
The records of the US Consulate for Riga are a robust set of records, though for reasons lost to time, more is available if your surname is at the beginning or end of the alphabet. The consular records are different than the documents for the Visa File that you sought from USCIS and that Marian responded to. I presented on the consular records to the Latvia Research Group at IAJGS in Cleveland. These records are at the National Archives, College Park.
National Archives, U.S. Consulate, Riga (organization description):
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10510457
National Archives U.S. Consulate, Riga (records):
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/1112572

There is also the collection of House Registers for Riga, these are in browse mode at Family Search - Marion Wehle or Arlene Beare might be able to provide the link or additional information. Even if people staying in a house for a night or two, their names appear on these lists.

Renée Carl,  Washington DC            Latvia names: Ketcher/Katcher/Katsher, Bortz, Budovnitz

Ellen Morosoff Pemrick wrote:
"The manifest also indicates that visas were issued for them in Riga, Latvia on Oct. 1, 1926.  

What agency would have issued those visas?  Neither of my grandparents was a U.S. citizen at that point, although my uncle (the infant son) certainly was, having been born in NYC.  Would copies of the visas be available somewhere?  A recent Genealogy Index Search Request that I submitted to the USCIS yielded no information on my grandfather that I didn't already have."


Re: New set of records found from 1860s #bessarabia #romania

Yefim Kogan
 

Need to add.  The link to the article I references was cut...
Here is a full link to the article about History of Jews in Bessarabia 15-19c at:

https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/historyofjewsinbessarabia15-19c.pdf

Yefim Kogan   <yefimk@...>


Re: Visas issued overseas (Riga, Latvia) in 1926 #latvia

Marian
 

Ellen, 

From what you describe, your grandparents should have visa records on file with USCIS--the question may be where they are filed, or whether the search results you obtained were accurate.

I cannot check the manifest without the names, but assuming they were issued immigrant visas those documents would have been collected from them upon arrival in the US and forwarded for filing with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS, now USCIS) in Washington, DC.  At that time the documents would become one of the Visa Files, 1924-1944, indexed at INS under the name as it appeared on the ship passenger list.  If either of your grandparents never naturalized, or never interacted with the INS again after 1944, the visa documents should remain in their Visa Files.  USCIS information on Visa Files is found here.

BUT, if they naturalized after March 31, 1944, their Visa File would have been moved to their Naturalization Certificate File, i.e., "C-File."  The C-file, with the visa file contents inside, would then be indexed at INS under the name as it appeared on the naturalization certificate.  

If not naturalized, but they had some other business with the INS after March 31, 1944, they should have an A-File (not simply the alien registration form document, but an actual file).  The Visa File contents would have been placed inside the A-File, then indexed by INS under the name used at registration in the early 1940's.

INS' practice of moving files "up" to other file series (called "consolidation") can make requesting these files or understanding search results confusing.  If one assumes that a post-1944 C-File only duplicates court naturalization records one can miss out on many vital documents.

All that said, there's always a chance your search results were incomplete.  For example, if the only name provided was an Americanized name it may not have brought back a Visa File still indexed under the name as it appeared on the 1926 passenger list.

I hope this helps, you or someone else,

Marian


Re: Trying to locate graves for BERNSTEIN couple in London #names

Michael Hoffman
 

Hi Daniel,

The website address is as follows http://www.westerncharitablefoundation.com/database/search/ 
Not as in the body of your message.
Regards,

Michael Hoffman, Borehamwood, HERTS UK


Re: Trying to locate graves for BERNSTEIN couple in London #names

David Lewin
 

At 00:44 16/04/2020, Daniel Gleek wrote:
Can anyone please help me find the resting place for:
 
Nathan BERNSTEIN b 1840 Russia - d 15.12.1890 in Whitechapel
Sarah BERNSTEIN nee Kaufman b 1831 Russia - d 1881 in London (approx. years)
 
I�ve had no luck with the Federation, United or Trees on Ancestry.
 
Also the website address I have for the Western just hangs for me. I have http://westerncf.wordpressdeveloper.uk/database/search/
Can anyone advise what the correct site is to search, or what I am doing wrong?
 
Thank you,
Daniel GLEEK in London
daniel@...
 
Searching for: GLEEK/GLICK (Beisagola, Lithuania), ISOWITSKY/KUPCHIK (Dotchener, Poltava & Vorontzowka),
GLIKMAN/GLUCKMAN, WEITZENSANG & LIDRAL/LEDDA (Warsaw,Poland), MARCUS (Varniai, Lithuania) etc.



I do not have an answer but the way I would tackle this is to contact as many London cemeteries as I can

See
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cemeteries_in_London

David Lewin,  London


Identifying mystery relatives #general

boris
 

What is the best way (if there is one) do disseminate photos of anonymous people in the hope that someone will recognize a face or a place or even have another copy of the same image, with captions?

 

Posting in ViewMate is one way, but I suspect not many researchers visit it regularly.

 

Posting in Facebook Jewish Genealogy group reaches people only for a day or two.

 

Reversed image search on google, yandex, and tineye is possible, but most likely will be a waste of time as they don’t seem to index large photo collections.

 

Ideas are welcome.

 

There is an “anonymous” page on my web site, if anybody is interested, at http://www.bfcollection.net/subjects/anon2/anon_02.html

 

It is a mixture of my family photos and strangers from my collection. As I am organizing family albums in this forced downtime, more faces appear and more answers are needed.

 

Thank you all!   Boris Feldblyum

boris@...


Re: Visas issued overseas (Riga, Latvia) in 1926 #latvia

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Ellen,
 
Another thought.  Have you checked if they possibly obtained a U.S. passport for the American born child before they returned to Russia?  You can search the passport application database:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2185145
Database covers through 1925.  A passport application may contain valuable information.

Regards,  Sherri Bobish, Princeton, NJ


Re: (US) USHMM Days of Remembrance - Yom Hashoah #announcements #events #holocaust #usa

Barbara L. Kornblau
 

Something else has changed re: the US Holocaust Museum and Yom Hashoah remembrance.... I live in the DC Metro area. Every year during the weak of Yom Hashoah, people go to the Museum to read names of victims of the holocaust. Most are given a list or names to read and some bring their own names. I go to the Museum every year with my list of family member victims and victim names of members of Jewishgen who have given me their family names over the years. All kinds of people would come to the museum to read victims names all week.
 
I contacted the museum and they said there is no provision to do that this year.... To me that doesn't comport with "Never Forget." My grandfather's first cousin died 2 days after liberation from Bergen-Belsen. A British soldier gave her a potato. She died with food in her stomach. It pains me to think of not honoring her and what she went through
 
I am thinking of maybe setting up a zoom meeting with friends and relatives to read the list of names so holocaust victims from friends and family, will not be forgotten this year. If you might be interested in reading your family names, please contact me....Maybe we can organize something for a group of us. Thank you and be well. 
 
Barbara L. Kornblau