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POLLAK family in Brooklyn, NY #names

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Eli and wife Sara POLLAK of
Brooklyn, parents of 1. Gloria, married -----, living in Brooklyn 2.
Yocheved, married. ----, living in Brooklyn and 3. Michael POLLAK,
married, died about 2000, in New York.
The family descended from the FRUCHTER family which traced back to
HOROWITZ rabbis of fame.
Thanks
DR NEIL ROSENSTEIN


Manifest Question #poland

Lee Jaffe
 

This a question I posed about a year ago to the FB Tracing the Tribe group with no real help.  I thought I'd try again here.

I found a found a manifest record for my great-grandmother Bessie JAFFE's arrival using her Hebrew name, Pesche, in 1893.  The record shows she was traveling with two sons, Sender 9 and Gedale JAFFE, age 7.   I managed to match Sender and Gedale to my great uncles Samuel and Charles from the inscriptions on their graves. 

My great-grandfather Henry was already in the US since 1875.  Another son, Albert,  remained behind to complete his rabbinic studies and joined the rest of the family in 1905.

This leaves one crucial gap in the record: What happened to my to my grandfather Jacob, the youngest child born in Poland?  We gave a rage of birth dates for my grandfather but our best guess would make him 5 or 6 years old when his mother and two older brothers made the crossing.

I can find no manifest record for Jacob anywhere and a friend who does genealogical research was unable to find anything showing when my grandfather arrived.  For years, we believed a story he told about making the journey with a younger cousin when he was thirteen.  But there are numerous inconsistencies with that version, not the least of which him appearing in the 1900 census. I have Jacob's passport application in which he uses his father's 1895 naturalization petition to establish citizenship.

 I can think of no version of the story where my great-grandmother would have made the crossing without her youngest son. But everything  I've read and heard says that Jacob could not have been with his mother and 2 brothers on the 1893 crossing if he doesn't appear on the manifest.   I know of no other family to make the crossing after who could have accompanied him (except Albert, but that would have been too late to be on the 1900 census).

Any thoughts about avenues to explore that might help us figure out how and when Jacob arrived?

Thanks,    Lee Jaffe  <leejaffe54@...>


ViewMate translation request - Hungarian #hungary #translation

Toivykahan@...
 

I request a translation of the Hungarian text on a Marriage certificate. It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM80623

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,

Toivy Kahan


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

Susan Miller
 

David,

Three were male.
They were 15, 7 and one in 1858
I agree, the 15 year old may have been hiding for fear of conscription.  
The 7 and one year lived into old age, so it can't be that they died before 1858.

I appreciate your response!  

Susan Miller







Refugee doctors in 1930s had to re-qualify before practising in UK #unitedkingdom

Gerald and Margaret
 

Refugees with medical qualifications arriving in the UK in the 1930s had to re-qualify before they could practise.  Several institutions offered this course, but it was known that the qualification could be obtained more quickly  at a Scottish University.  I know that my maternal grandfather, Ernst RACHWALSKY (1889-1961) took the exams in Scotland.in 1936 but was it at Edinburgh or Glasgow.  ??  Are there any relevant records on-iine ?

Margaret Levin


Toronto, Ontario, Canada: "Jane's Walk 2020 May 1-3, 2020" #events

Cory Lemos
 

JG Member: 524511
 
Dear Moderator
 
Re: Toronto, Ontario, Canada: "Jane's Walk 2020 May 1-3, 2020"
Even with Covid-19, walking tours of Toronto neighbourhoods are still happening this weekend during Jane's Walk 2020.
 
Below is a link to my 'citizen-led' tour of Corktown and the history behind its first movie theatre.

https://www.janeswalkfestivalto.com/historyofcorktownsfirstmovietheatre

YouTube direct link:  https://youtu.be/GAgVzDDTmg0

Cheers!
Coralina Lemos
corktownhistory.com
 
 

 


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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
 

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JewishGen.org
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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