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Re: genealogy forums in russian to overcome brick wall in research? #russia #ukraine

Alex Girshovich
 

The two main Russian-speaking forums that I use are Jewish roots https://forum.j-roots.info/ and Genealogy Forum VGD https://forum.vgd.ru/.
Both are fully accessed from all over the world, including Ukraine.
As for the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, there are blocking measures from both sides. Russians block Ukrainians from accessing Russian sites, while Ukrainians block themselves from accessing Russian sites. Genealogy wise, the majority of forums are in Russia for various reasons. And of course, there are many Facebook groups which serve as a sort of genealogy forums.

Alex Girshovich.


Re: Brick wall locating Anna Goldman #poland #unitedkingdom

edstarr@...
 

Hi Greg,

Have you tried to get a copy of Anna Goldman's death certificate?  It may list the person who provided the information about the decedent, which is usually a family member.

How about trying to locate an obituary notice in a newspaper?  Also, have you checked to see if there is a probate/estate file?

Just some ideas.  I hope they are useful.

Ethan Starr
Washington, DC


Re: Peltz Family #warsaw #poland

Rodger Cooper
 

I had a fraternity brother named Don Peltz. Went to Vanderbilt University. 


JewishGen Emergency Campaign

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Dear Friends,I hope you and your families are doing well.As we continue to persevere in the face of COVID-19, JewishGen's staff and volunteers are hard at work trying to obtain information and make it available to you as quickly as possible. Just last week, approximately 120k new records were added to the burial registry -- and there are a number of new additions and updates which will be announced shortly.Ordinarily during this time, JewishGen would be engaged in its annual Spring Appeal, which raises critically needed funds to support its operations and essential services. But because of the current situation, we cannot engage in a traditional fundraising campaign, which is why I am turning to you today.
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Board Member & Director of Austria-Czech Research
JewishGen.org
rschoenberg@...


Re: calendar of Torah and Haftarah portions #general

malka_f1
 

Hallo David

i have found hebcal.com a very useful website when dealing with such questions.

first click into the link to convert the secular (gregorian) date to the hebrew date  and you will find that 10 September 1934 is 1 tishrei  5695.  

next i googled 1 tishrei 5695 and it will give you a link to the hebrew calendar for Rosh Hashana 5695 and when you click on the specific dates, it provides much information re the yom tov and the readings.  it also gives you a list of the dates for both this year's Rosh Hashana 2020 and the following years. 

Regards,   Malka Flekier    London, UK   <malka_f1@...>

David Laskin asked  "I'm writing an historical novel in which a character attends synagogue
on the first day of Rosh Hashanah on September 10, 1934 -- 1 Tishrei
5695 (if I'm not mistaken). Can anyone tell me what Torah and
Haftarah portions would have been read that day? Are these portions
fixed year to year -- the same portion on the same day of the Jewish
calendar every year? Thanks.

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Prayer Book Translated by B Meyers Alexander #general

aaran1286@...
 

Hello, 

Does anyone know of the Tefillah book translated by a  B Meyers Alexander in 1770? I am told that my ancestor is mentioned in the subscriber list, but I can't find the subscriber list anywhere. 

All the very best,   Yoav.   <aaran1286@...>


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Re: Yiddish Publishers in Warsaw #poland

Steven Lasky
 

If you search my website, www.museumoffamilyhistory.com (Museum of Family History), under "Goldfarb publishing," you will find eighteen mentions of a Goldfarb publishing group in Warsaw. I don't think it gives much more than a citation in a bibliography, but it's something. 

Steve Lasky    <stevenlasky@...> 

Clifford Goldfarb wrote:
"I am looking for information on two Yiddish publishers in Warsaw. The first is S. Goldfarb, 31 Dzika [sp.] Street, who was active at least between 1923-1926. He published a number of translations of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales (possibly retranslated from a Russian translationi, rather than the original English). The second is L.Goldfarb, who was active in 1937. I don't have an address for him, but he also published a translation of detective fiction in Yiddish. Any information on who these were, whether they were related, the scope of their business, etc., would be gratefully welcomed."


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Re: ViewMate Do you recognize? #usa

Ava (Sherlock) Cohn
 

Hello, Boris. As you know, I'm very familiar with looking up photographers. I do it all the time.  The M. Smith studio was located at 331 Grand Street, between Orchard and Ludlow Streets in Manhattan. The studio produced photographs such as yours in the 1910s. The photographer is most likely, Morris Smith, born in 1875 in Russia. I just finished looking up Aaron Smith who also had a studio at 351 Grand Street. My grandmother had her photograph taken there in 1914. That area was one where many Jewish photographers set up shop. Ava (Sherlock) Cohn


Re: Recent experience with Latvian Archives #latvia

Mary Anne Z Wheeler
 

Can you please let me know the message number for the the Part One of this message? It is very interesting to me. I tried a search, but it did not turn up. Thank you.


Re: Isaac MYERS/MOYERS b1829 Spittalfields, please can you help? #unitedkingdom

Michael Hoffman
 

Hi Emma,

Access the JCR-UK database on Jewishgen and do a search for your Isaac Myers in London, then access the 1851 Anglo-Jewry Database where you will
find all sorts of family information including wives and children, and quite often the places of Birth, Marriage and Death and including if you are lucky the place of burial.

Regards,

 Michael Hoffman
Borehamwood,
HERTS, UK 


calendar of Torah and Haftarah portions #general

David Laskin
 

I'm writing an historical novel in which a character attends synagogue
on the first day of Rosh Hashanah on September 10, 1934 -- 1 Tishrei
5695 (if I'm not mistaken). Can anyone tell me what Torah and
Haftarah portions would have been read that day? Are these portions
fixed year to year -- the same portion on the same day of the Jewish
calendar every year? Thanks.

David Laskin
Seattle, WA


Name adoption lists #germany

info@...
 

Dear All,

since the beginning of this year I was able to add more than 100 name adoption lists to my website.

Beside of others you are now able to search Bretten, Paderborn, Kassel (renewed to nearly 600 names), Fritzlar, Heidelberg or Mainz (more than 1300 names).

To start your research type nal.a-h-b.de

Thanks to all who sent lists and thanks to all in advance who will send.

Best regards

Wolfgang Fritzsche, genealogist, Germany Mainz, Wiesbaden


Seeking information about WW2 Allied Soldiers from Nuremberg-Fuerth (Bavaria) #germany

info@...
 

Dear Members of JewishGen,

Since 2011 we are doing research on people expelled by the Nazis from
Central Franconia who served with the forces of the United Nations or
joined the resistance movements in the countries occupied by Germany. Up
to now, we were able to identify 207 such individuals (see PDF list at:
https://tinyurl.com/y78xvtd5).

In order to continue our research we are asking for the input of anyone
who is able to add more details to the biographies of those already
listed or contribute new names to the online roll of honor.

Thank you very much in advance.

Gerhard Jochem
(Nuremberg, Germany - info@...)


Yiddish Publishers in Warsaw #poland

Clifford S. Goldfarb
 

I am looking for information on two Yiddish publishers in Warsaw. The first is S. Goldfarb, 31 Dzika [sp.] Street, who was active at least between 1923-1926. He published a number of translations of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales (possibly retranslated from a Russian translationi, rather than the original English). The second is L.Goldfarb, who was active in 1937. I don't have an address for him, but he also published a translation of detective fiction in Yiddish. Any information on who these were, whether they were related, the scope of their business, etc., would be gratefully welcomed.

Cliff Goldfarb


Ancestry/ProQuest Extends Library Remote Access Due to Pandemic Through May 31, 2020 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Many libraries have the library edition of Ancestry through ProQuest.  Due to the pandemic, many of those libraries have made access to Ancestry Library Edition available remotely to those who have library cards for their libraries. Some libraries have also made available the method to apply remotely for  a library card during this time.  Check with your local public library if they have a subscription to Ancestry and if they are permitting remote access for those with a library card. While libraries are physically closed many librarians are working remotely and will answer questions.

 

The remote access to Ancestry Library Edition was originally through April 30, 2020. Ancestry has approved ProQuest to provide to public libraries with temporary remote access to the Ancestry Library Edition through May 31, 2020. Ancestry will continue to evaluate the need monthly and will adjust the access dates accordingly.

 

This was taken from a posting by Senior Product Manager of ProQuest, William J. Forsyth, on the genealib mailing list   April 28, 2020.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: genealogy forums in russian to overcome brick wall in research? #russia #ukraine

yelena.v.volk@...
 

Catherine,

I didn't find a record of Olga's evacuation in Yad Vashem site, only Lazar and Karina (the child).
When I searched there Yurovski from Lubny, Krivoy Rog and Zolotonosha, I found questionnaires submitted by Joseph Kaminsky (in 1997) and Isabella Kaminsky (in 2011). They both lived in Israel. The questionnaires have their address. You may try to find them or their descendants in Israel. I am sure that all people of this surname from Lubna and Krivoy Rog and Zolotonosha are all relatives.

You now do not known whether Lazar and his daughter Karina stayed in Magnitogorsk or returned after the war. If they have preserved some documents in the archive (in Magnitogorsk or Donetsk or elsewere) and these documents are younger than 75 years old, you can not accessed to them.
You can try to find out where Lazar worked in Magnitogorsk. This information may be in a card that stored in the Red Cross Search Center in Moscow. There may also his address in Magnitogorsk in 1942. But now the Red Cross and all our archives are closed for quarantine.

Elena Volk


Re: genealogy forums in russian to overcome brick wall in research? #russia #ukraine

yelena.v.volk@...
 

Catherine,

I didn't find a record of Olga's evacuation in Yad Vashem site, only Lazar and Karina (the child).
When I searched there Yurovski from Lubny, Krivoy Rog and Zolotonosha, I found questionnaires submitted by Joseph Kaminsky (in 1997) and Isabella Kaminsky (in 2011). They both lived in Israel. The questionnaires have their address. You may try to find them or their descendants in Israel. I am sure that all people of this surname from Lubna and Krivoy Rog and Zolotonosha are all relatives.

You now do not known whether Lazar and his daughter Karina stayed in Magnitogorsk or returned after the war. If they have preserved some documents in the archive (in Magnitogorsk or Donetsk or elsewere) and these documents are younger than 75 years old, you can not accessed to them.
You can try to find out where Lazar worked in Magnitogorsk. This information may be in a card that stored in the Red Cross Search Center in Moscow. There may also his address in Magnitogorsk in 1942. But now the Red Cross and all our archives are closed for quarantine.

Elena Volk


Families of Shoah victims unmentioned in the Gombin Yizkor book #yizkorbooks

 

Families of Shoah victims unmentioned in the Gombin Yizkor book #yizkorbooks #gombin

I am currently coordinating the translation of the Gombin memorial book for the JewishGen Yizkor Books Project. After realizing that many, perhaps a majority of the families of Shoah victims from Gombin were not memorialized in the original book, I am working with various lists to try to establish the approximate proportion of unmentioned families and identify as many of them as possible. The translated version of the book will feature a postscript to memorialize the families that can be recognized as missing in the book.

The original Gombin Yizkor book is available online for free downloading at https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/collections/yizkor-books/yzk-nybc313762.

I am inviting Gombiner descendants and researchers to have a look at the original book’s memorial pages and photos and contribute any information that you may consider valuable for this task. Any information relevant for the postscript should be sent to: Leon Zamosc, lzamosc@...

I would also like to take the opportunity to invite donations for the translation project. Donating by credit card is easy and secure (no fees or charges involved): just go to the JewishGen-erosity Yizkor Books donations’ webpage and find the Gombin fund in the list of ongoing Yizkor book translations: https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23. Any amount is acceptable, and donors at the level of $300 and above will receive a complimentary hardback copy of the translated Gombin memorial book.

Zay gezunt, Leon Zamosc


IGRA Upcoming Free Webinar and Zoom Meeting #events

Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) will be broadcasting
a free webinar and a “Show and Tell’ free Zoom meeting next week.

The Zoom “Show and Tell” meeting in English will be broadcast on May
4th at 9pm Israel Time, 2 pm (EDT). The topic is “Reuniting Sisters”.

Nitai Elboim will describe the use of clues, MyHeritage technology and
logic culminating in the reunion of sisters after 70 years.

There is no need to register in advance. The meeting will be open to
those who connect to ZOOM with the following link and meeting code.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73433251958

Meeting ID: 734 3325 1958

“Using the JDC Archives Website and Online Databases for Family
Research”, a webinar in English, will be broadcast on Thursday, May
7th at 7 pm Israel Time, 12 pm (EDT). The lecturer will be Jeffrey
Edelstein.

The JDC Archives online database includes material of great interest
to Jewish genealogists. This webinar will present the lists, index
cards, and other documents that have been indexed, with an emphasis on
material from the Shoah era, and will introduce both basic and more
advanced Names Index search options.

Jeff Edelstein is the digital initiatives manager at the JDC Archives,
where his responsibilities include management of the collections
database and website, the digitization of text collections, and the
JDC Archives Names Indexing Project. Prior to his arrival at JDC in
2013, he had a long career in academic reference publishing,
culminating as project director of The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in
Eastern Europe. He has presented on digital resources of the JDC
Archives at numerous conferences and workshops, including IAJGS, the
Association of Jewish Libraries, the Association of Jewish Studies,
EVA Minerva, and the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure
(EHRI). Publications include articles in Jewish Culture and History,
Metropolitan Archivist, and the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.
Edelstein holds a BA from Amherst College, an MA from Columbia
University, and an MS in Library and Information Science from the
Pratt Institute.

Registration in advance is required. There are a limited number of
seats available. Entrance will be according to those arriving first.
Reminders will be sent out closer to the date of the webinar. To
register go to the link below.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3296815653008839692

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair


Re: Do Revision Lists include all children in a household? #lithuania

David Shapiro
 

Are the missing children all boys? That was the case with my family from Anskycai, and I assumed that the boys be hidden to protect them from the Russian draft.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem