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Re: Manifest Question #poland

Marvin Lauwasser
 

Lee,

So when did Jacob Jaffe come over?   Here are some considerations from a guy who only dabbles in genealogy.

 

My GM Molly came through Ellis Island in 1921 bringing my 18 year old mother and a 15 year old "son", Reisik Leib Wiezisky.  That should have been my then 14 year old aunt Bella, but she arrived in December 1925 at age 19.  There was no son Reisik in the immediate family.  I expect he was snuck in as a favor to someone.   The visa application might have been of interest but I never pursued it.

 

Have you checked for your GF's arrival in other ports of entry?  My father came in through Canada and I found that in Family Search.

 

I played around in the SM site using search filters: Jaffe/male/birth 1884-88/arrival 1892-99.  There are 14 hits.  The first one is a Jaffe with given name obliterated.  He's an 11 yr old arriving June'95 from Glasgow going to Philadelphia.  Seems to be with a mom and 2 younger sibs.

 

Among the 14 Jaffes I see another spelling for the town.  Using the filters without Jaffe but with Suchawola, there's a 9 year old Jankel Weinstein arriving 1898 from Antwerp.

 

You might try to skim through Bertha's manifest for others from Suchowola.  Truly a long shot.  Or maybe the gubernia that the town was within.

 

Hope this helps.

 


Re: Hebrew name question #names

tom
 

what you're seeing is probably, an abbreviation for "hamekhuneh", which means "who is called", to indicate that a nickname follows.  typically "yaaqov hm' qobi" or "yehudah hm' leib", etc.


....... tom klein, toronto


At 3:04 -0700 1/5/20, main@... wrote:

Hebrew name question #names

On a document a relative has a name that looks like  HAY MEM YOD. Does anyone have any idea what this is ?


Re: Manifest Question #poland

Ben Karlin <BenKARLIN@...>
 

Lee,

It is hard to keep up with the updates made to the various Genealogy websites as they are “improved” but my experience is that FamilySearch does allow searching only on the place field. For example, my grandfather was born in Yanow ad Pinsk in Belarus and emigrated from Yakowlewo, near there.

The caveat is that there are easily a dozen alternate names and spellings (as well as their being located in four different nations depending on the year) for each of these cities. And these are only the legitimate alternatives. Add the misspellings and transcription errors .... I would consider it impossible to find all of the listings from either place.

In some cases I have been pleased and surprised by the results in US draft and military records, archives of Jewish immigration agencies, Yad Vashem, and passenger manifests. Not all of these are available through FamilySearch.

As a reminder, FamilySearch requires free registration for reasonably full access to its records. Many records online refer to indices of records on microfilm, some of which are accessible only at LDS Family History sites or affiliated public libraries. At present these are not all open but it should not be difficult to compile relevant records and, once the outdoors reopens, view them.

Hope this helps,
Ben Karlin
Aurora, IL

Researching KARLIN, KARLINSKY and KAROLINSKY: Motola, Yanow ad Pinsk, Yakowlewa Belarus; Israel; Baltimore, MD and Chicago, IL
TURNIANSKY, TURNER and TURNOY: Kobryn, Yakowlewa, Belarus; Israel; Chicago, IL; Wing, ND and South Haven, MI
RICE, RICH, REICH, REISEN, REIZEN, REICIN and RAJCZYN: Zhitomir and Cherniachiv, Ukraine
SAUER, SAUVER and SAUWER: Buenos Aires, Argentina and Belem, Brazil


Need a Manifest Maven! Beila COIN and 2 small daughters from Taurage, final destination Chicago ca 1894 #lithuania #usa

Carola Murray-Seegert
 

I'm going cross-eyed from staring at passenger lists and hope a sharp-eyed Manifest Maven can spot this family for me! I'm looking for the passenger manifest for Beila COIN from Taurage, Lithuania. She was a widow b. around 1847, travelling with daughters Nechama ( b. 1884 or 1886 - 'Anna' in the US), and Elizabeth (b. 1891 - I don't know her original name). Final destination Chicago, where Beila's sons Louis and Joe COIN, daughters Rebecca SCHLOSBERG and Tillie SHAPIRO lived.
As far as I can tell from Census data, Beila and the girls arrived in the US in 1893 or 1894. Beila  ("Belle") was never naturalized and died in Chicago in 1920.  The name is sometimes 'Cohen' on US records, but the family preferred COIN. 
Any help would be greatly appreciated (and my ophthalmologist would thank you,too)!
Carola Murray-Seegert
Oberursel, Germany
Researching COIN - Taurage Lithuania; MAIMON- Radauti-Prut Romania; FELDBEIN, RABINOWITZ - Byerazino and Pahost Belarus; LIFSHITZ, SHEFTEL - Shklov and Moskva
Coordinator, Igumen District Research Group

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/tools/projects/towns/index.html

Manager, Byerazino/Pahost KehilaLInk

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Byerazino/
Manager, Moskva KehilaLink

https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/moskva/ 


Re: Manifest Question #poland

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>
 

Children weren't coddled in the 19th century. My ggrandmother came alone, at age 8, after her mother died and father remarried.  She wasn't in steerage, but she was sent to an aunt and uncle (probably at least) in NYC.
 
Children came in steerage too, at young ages.
 
Sally Bruckheimer,  Princeton, NJ   <sallybruc@...>


Re: Slovakia deportations: Volunteers needed #general

Judy Petersen
 

I can help.  Is there a suggested time frame in which to finish the assignment?
My eyesight isn't great, but as long as the images can be enlarged I should be fine.


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

Gerald and Margaret
 

Thanks so much to all those people who replied.  
Within a few hours, I had the answer and more.  What a worldwide community we  are at the moment, with so much generocity of time and spiritl.  

I'm incorporating my newly gained  knowledge into  a project which has been set up to gain something positive from this pandemic:  a group of friends are going to write their  family story, showing the lasting effects of persecution.  

Thanks,
Margaret Levin (nee Stein, formerly Levene)


Re: Smolyansky (Smoliansky) #lithuania

Michael Hoffman
 

Hello Anthony,

You should do a search on the Find My Past website at www.findmypast.co.uk there are a number of entries for   

Smoliansky including the 1939 Register and some passenger records that you could be interested in.

Best regards,

Michael Hoffman

Borehamwood,
HERTS UK


Re: Hebrew name question #names

Jeffrey Cohen
 

My thanks to those who provided answers to my question and the consensus is that “hay mem apostrophe” means “known as”. In this case Ariye known as Leib.


Legacy Family Tree Webinars Extends One Free Webinar A Day through May 31 #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

April2020

 

Legacy Family Tree Webinars, part of the family of MyHeritage companies has extended its one-free-webinar a day through May.

They will be unlocking one Legacy Family Tree webinar from the membership library to be available to watch for free. They've chosen the classes around a 7-day rotating theme:

  • Sundays - Methodology
  • Mondays - DNA
  • Tuesdays - Ethnic Genealogy
  • Wednesdays - TechZone
  • Thursdays - Around the Globe
  • Fridays - Beginners
  • Saturdays - Technology

To see the list of webinars by day go to:

https://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2020/05/weve-extended-the-free-webinars-through-may.html

 

I have no affiliation with Legacy Family Tree webinars nor MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Free Guide to American World War ll Records #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The (US) National World War ll Museum is offering a free guide on Researching American Military and Civilian Records from World war ll.  You can download the free guide by going to:  https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/research-veteran  Scroll down to “request a guide”

More than 16 million American men and women served in the US Armed Forces during World War II, and another 3.5 million worked as federal civilian employees during the war.  The purpose of this guide is to assist veterans and their families in obtaining copies of their military personnel files from the National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri. Yes there was a devastating fire in 1973 and many files were destroyed. The website gives suggestions of alternate locations for military records.

Details include the types of records available, where they are located, and how to obtain copies. The latter part of the guide details the information available on WWII units and ships. By researching the unit or ship to which a veteran was assigned, you can begin to piece together his or her unique wartime story, and better understand what the war means to your family.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Online Exhibit of "Pre-War Cities, Towns and Shetls Drawn From Memory After Shoah #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

An online exhibit permits you to visit pre-war cities and towns and shtetls in six countries through maps drawn from memory after the Shoah. The exhibit is called “Atlas of Memory Maps”. The exhibit is mounted by the Grodzka Gate NN Theater Center in Lublin, Poland

The six countries are:  Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Moldova and Slovakia. 

See: https://teatrnn.pl/wystawy/wirtualny-atlas-map-pamieci/

 

By clicking on the Gallery of Maps  (Galeria map pamieci) the list of drawings by town are avaialble. Many of the drawings aare from the Yizkor books of that town.

 

The website is in Polish. It is best to use Chrome as your browser as it will prompt you by asking if you want it translated.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Former Neveklarsfeld Website #hungary

Hilary Osofsky
 


I want to thank one and all who so quickly and ably responded to my query about the status of the former Neveklarsfeld website (www,neveklarsfeld.org) databases.
 
There is a good amount of information and many suggestions in these responses which, for better or worse, I now have plenty of time to investigate.
 
Wishing everyone a safe weekend.
 
Hilary (Stein) Osofsky
Orinda, California


May is Jewish American Heritage Month #usa #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). Ever since 2006, by presidential proclamation May has been designated Jewish American Heritage Month in recognition of the indelible contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to our nation’s history, culture, and society. President Trump issued the 2020 proclamation on April 29th. To read this year’s proclamation see:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-jewish-american-heritage-month-2020/

 

In 2018, the National Museum of American Jewish History became the home of JAHM. Jewish American Heritage Month is now led by the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), located in Philadelphia, PA,  NMAJH is the country’s only institution dedicated to telling the story of American history through the lens of the Jewish experience.

 

Organizations around the country are showing the ways in which this history deserves our collective attention, pride, and celebration.


To learn more about JAHM see: https://www.nmajh.org/jewish-american-heritage-month/

 

To read “Only in America Stories” such as Sandy Koufax, Emma Lazarus, Ruther Bader Ginsburg, Albert Einstein , Barbara Streisand, and more see: https://www.nmajh.org/jewish-american-heritage-month/

 

Learn more in American Jewish History, art, and culture with resources from the JAHM partners including:

“I Shall Appear Fearless: Military Nursing in World War l –National Museum of American Jewish History

https://www.nmajh.org/exhibitions/ww2-nursing/

 

The Emma Lazarus Project   American Jewish Historical Society

https://ajhs.org/emma-lazarus-project

 

The Legacy of Survivor Eva Kor  Candles Holocaust Museum

https://candlesholocaustmuseum.org/eva-kor/

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


2020 IAJGS Conference Announcement #jgs-iajgs #events #announcements

Chuck Weinstein
 

The organizers of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies (IAJGS) 2020 San Diego Conference on Jewish Genealogy
announce the following. Further details can be found on the Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQ) Page on our conference website at: IAJGS2020.org

1 May 2020 - Based on current events relating to COVID-19, the IAJGS
has notified the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina that our
conference scheduled for August 9-14, 2020 at that hotel cannot proceed.
Full refunds will be made within the next two weeks to anyone who has
already registered for the conference. Hotel cancellations should be
handled directly with the hotel. We are currently exploring options for
a virtual conference and details concerning that virtual conference will
be released as they become available.

On behalf of Robinn Magid, Ken Bravo and Jay Sage,
Chuck Weinstein
40th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy Communications Director


Re: In Memory of Zvi Bernhardt #israel #jgs-iajgs

Joyce Field
 

I was shocked and saddened this morning to learn of Zvi Bernhardt’s sudden death. I have many pleasant memories of Zvi during my time at JewishGen when we worked together on projects that benefitted  both Yad Vashem and JewishGen.

 

First of all, I recall Zvi as a man of humility, integrity, and menschlikkeit, an honorable and selfless man whose word was his bond, who never sought glory for himself, whose primary goal was to rescue the names and lives of Jews lost to the Holocaust. 

 

It may not be widely known how important Zvi was to the development of JewishGen’s Yizkor Book Project and the Holocaust Database.  I recall one morning in 2000 about 7 am my phone rang and it was Zvi calling from Jerusalem with a stunning proposal of cooperation. He proposed that JewishGen’s large cadre of volunteers be enlisted to transliterate Yad Vashem’s large number of datafiles, which then would be included in JewishGen’s Holocaust Database as well as Yad Vashem’s  database of names. I was so excited that I could barely contain myself. I immediately called Susan King, who was as elated as I was and we agreed that we would move forward expeditiously. As Zvi wanted to side step bureaucratic delays of Yad Vashem’s legal department, we agreed that JewishGen would draft a memorandum of agreement between our two organizations. We did and the data sharing arrangement was announced at the 2000 IAJGS 

Conference. 

 

This initial arrangement between Yad Vashem and JewishGen led to many other fruitful initiatives, including Yad Vashem’s donation to us of the transliteration of many necrologies in yizkor books as well as considerable assistance with the Pinkasim HaKehillot and many other projects too numerous to list. Especially noteworthy is Yad Vashem’s help with the Pinkas HaNitzolim in the Holocaust Database.  The introductions to both volumes l and ll describe Zvi’s assistance with this massive project, which would never have been done without him.

 

This symbiotic arrangement was the precursor for similar arrangements with other institutions. This arrangement would not have been possible without Zvi Bernhardt, representing Yad Vashem.

 

My thoughts and prayers are extended to Zvi’s family and to Yad Vashem.

 

Joyce Field


Other names for Ruth #names #hungary

RaichieS@...
 

My grandmother had a sister and several first cousins named Ruth.  I believe they were all named after someone from her mother's family in Kezmarok, today in Slovakia.  What other names would a Ruth be named after?
Thank you,
Rachel Snyder
Los Angeles

GERMANSKY: Eisiskes/, Lithuania
BROURMAN: Birlad, Romania, Kishinev, Moldova
WIDLANSKY: Voronova, Belarus
HANOVER: Kezmarok, Slovakia; Sebes, Slovakia?
POLLAK: Kezmarok, Slovakia; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia
SCHNEIDER: Volin/volinya Ukraine
GELLER: Rowno/Rivne Ukraine


Rabbi Avrohom Lichtshtein #rabbinic #poland

Jacob Walzer
 

Good afternoon, 
 
I'm looking for any information on Rabbi Avrohom Lichtshtein. His father was Eliezer lipman.  
According to his hebrew books he printed it seams like he passed away in the 1820's or 30's
He was Rabbi in many cities in his lifetime.  From his books it seems like he was Rabbi in lask and proshnitz in Poland and some other places. 
I'm really wondering if and who his children were. 
 
Thank you in advance 
Jacob


2020 IAJGS Conference Announcement #jgs-iajgs #events #announcements

Chuck Weinstein
 

The organizers of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 2020 San Diego Conference on Jewish Genealogy announces the following. Further details can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page on our conference website at: IAJGS2020.org. 

 

1 May 2020 – Based on current events relating to COVID-19, the IAJGS has notified the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina that our conference scheduled for August 9-14, 2020 at that hotel cannot proceed.  Full refunds will be made within the next two weeks to anyone who has already registered for the conference.  Hotel cancellations should be handled directly with the hotel.  We are currently exploring options for a virtual conference and details concerning that virtual conference will be released as they become available.

 

On behalf of Conference Organizers Robinn Magid, Ken Bravo, and Jay Sage

 

Chuck Weinstein

40th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy Communications Director


Translation of the Memorial (Yizkor) Book of Rozniatow, Ukraine (Rozhnyativ) available at reduced price #yizkorbooks #ukraine

Joel Alpert
 

Memorial (Yizkor) Book of Rozniatow, Perehinsko, Broszniow, Swaryczow,
and Environs
      Other towns covered in the book are Dolina, Stanislawow, Stryj, and Lvov.

Yizkor Books in Print is happy to make this book available at severely
reduced pricing by ordering through JewishGen

List price: $59.95, available from JewishGen for $38

For more information and directions for ordering go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Rozhnyativ.html
Go toward the bottom of the page below "Available at:" for the link to
start your order.

For information on the other 95 other Yizkor book we publish, go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project

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