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Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People #general

Shel
 

And if you're using a Mac, "Reunion for the Macintosh" is still available:

You can purchase Reunion v12 from here <https://www.reunion-for-macintosh.com/cms/> for AUD$145 (approx. USD $93±)."

Shel Bercovich,   Calgary, AB, Canada   sbercovich@...>


Re: Other names for Isaac #germany #names

Dorann Cafaro
 

My great Uncle was Isaak Grauer on his birth certificate in Raudnitz an der Elbe North Bohemia but his name in Baltimore became Ignatius/Ignnatz.


Re: Giby, Sejny and Lazdel #poland #lithuania

Harlan Weller
 

I was interested to see that others have an interest in Lazdei.  My ggf Abraham Cohen left Lazdijai with his family sometime during the period 1888-1890 (the reported date varies in subsequent census reports and I never found any passenger records or naturalization papers).
 
In searching for information about the town, I located that there is a book at the Library of Congress titled 
The Dworskys of Lazdei : the history of a Lithuanian Jewish family from the mid-1700s until the present

 Harlan Weller <harlan.weller@...>


Looking for info on the MYERS family in West London #unitedkingdom

Claire Mitchell
 

Hello!  I am trying to find out any information on the MYERS family who lived at 128 Brompton Road, London which was also where their family business was - a Clothiers/Tailors shop called Myers & Sons opposite Harrods.  I believe they also spent time living in St James and Soho.  The parents were George b. 1838 and Mary b. 1841 and there were 3 sons Godfrey b. 1879, Morris b. 1868 & Samuel b. 1859 who as far as I can tell never married and all stayed living as bachelors with their parents.  I think there were some more siblings but these are the ones I know about. If anyone has any information I would be very appreciative!

Claire Mitchell <clairemitchell79@...>

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Looking for volunteer in proofing name index for yizkorbook #yizkorbooks

Avigdor Ben-Dov
 

Anyone having time at home to help an elder citizen with poor eyesight proof a digital index of names from a yizkorbook to be donated to JewishGen?
Please contact me at my email  

Avigdor Ben-Dov,   Jerusalem  avigdorbd@...

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Re: Other names for Isaac #germany #names

Sally Bruckheimer
 

There were no rules for 'translating' names. My grandmother Matilda, Aunt Tilly to those who knew her, was, on her birth record, Rosa.
George could be Isaac, but so could Michael, Peter, Sam, and anything else he liked.
This is asked every day with whatever name,
 
Sally Bruckheimer,  Princeton, NJ     <sallybruc@...>

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ViewMate Translation - Hebrew #translation #ukraine

Barry E Chernick
 

Hi,
I have posted on ViewMate a Starokonstantinov birth record page in Hebrew
for which I need a translation. I need translations for Males 120 and 121
and Female 89. It is at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM80696

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Barry Chernick, Bellevue, WA


Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

I use Legacy Family Tree on my computer, and TNG for the web.  My TNG site is https://www.sarahsgenies.com.  Regardless of which program you use on your computer, Legacy, FTM, RootsMagic, MyHeritage Family Tree Builder, it is critical to keep your information on your computer, other sites can crash or have problems and you may not get your data back.  BTW Legacy and RootsMagic have free versions for you to try - the deluxe versions unlock extra features.  FTM is not free.  FamilyTree Builder is free but they want you to publish on their site and there is a limit of 250 people for the free site.  There are other programs also - and other collaborative sites such as Geni.   
--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Re: Passenger arrival records #usa #general

Diane Jacobs
 

Have you tried stevemorse.org

It has numerous ports going  to the US. 
Also has Canadian  passenger and border crossings. These are very helpful.

Be sure to search phonetically for all surnames.

Hope this helps.

Diane Jacobs 



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Date: 5/3/20 9:29 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [JewishGen.org] Passenger arrival records #usa #general

I am so upset at the difficulty of finding passenger arrival records, at least for me. Example..my grandfather came from the Minsk area of Russia to live at Mt Forest Canada. His father went first Jacob Levine, then this brother Morris and last his grandmother mother Balya Levine(Cohen) who traveled with Ana born 1889, then Sam 1893 and last Nellie 1898. I am told they came around 1905. BUT which port. Sam lied that he was born in Canada.
I have done genealogy for many years with a lot of success but passenger list are so hard for me to have luck in..
Can someone give me hints? They all show up on the 1911 census. The libraries in Mt Forest gave me so many newspaper stories and pics. I got records on family in Minsk. Even a pic of the family house.
Please help me.
I will be posting the 1939 list of the population for Tarnobrzeg, Poland soon

Please reply in private email to   Gayle Schlissel Riley <keys2pst@...>
--
Diane Jacobs


Re: Other names for Isaac #germany #names

Susan&David
 

Another possibility: He could have had a second given name e.g.,
Yitzchak Gershon.

David Rosen
Boston, MA


On 5/4/2020 4:07 AM, richifield@... wrote:
A family photo of a soldier in a WWI Austrian army uniform is labeled
"George Bloomfield." A newspaper article from 1915/16 says that this
"George," the second cousin of a member of our family, was killed on
the western front. I know that his family name was Blumenfeld, which
almost all of those who emigrated changed to Bloomfield. But in all of
the birth records for their home village of Momberg in Hessen I find
no "Georg." There is also no "Georg" listed in the Verlustlisten for
WWI. The Blumenfelds we are related to that fell in the war were Isaac
and Moritz -- second cousins. Comparing photos of Isaac and "George"
it appears they could be the same person. Has "Georg" been used in
other situations as a "translation" of the name "Isaac?"


Re: Can You Identify This Partial Document from Russia? #translation

Alan Shuchat
 

The document is a passport issued by the Russian consulate in Montreal on July 29, 1922. The stamps show that a consular fee was paid. This was after the 1917 revolution, and the consular records for the US and Canada were microfilmed and are online at FamilySearch. You should be able to find a record of the passport from the date and location. The index to the record collection is at NARA and in libraries but as far as I know isn’t online (The Russian Consular Records Index and Catalog, by Sack and Wynne).
--
Alan Shuchat  Newton, MA   <ahs613@...>  

Paul Shapiro <paulgshap@...>  wrote: "Can You Identify This Partial Document from Russia?"


Re: Giby, Sejny and Lazdel #poland #lithuania

Jill Whitehead
 

 Seth Jacobson. seth@...> wrote: "In 2018, I visited Giby, which seems to have no Jewish remnants at all, and I have been trying to get in contact with anyone who knows more about this village from its “Jewish times” and what happened to its Jewish residents during the Holocaust."  .=====================================================================================================

My great grandfather Joseph Servian (ne Josiel Serwianski, named after Lake Serwy) was born in Sejny in 1844. He came to Liverpool, UK in c 1875 with his wife Hadassah Karpowitz , who came from the neigbouring shtetl of Krasnopol (five miles away), his children and his younger brother Baruch b 1849 (later Barnet Silverman). Those shtetls stayed in Poland when the area was divided up in 1919 post WW1, as did Giby, but Lazdei as you say went into Lithuania.

I went to the ancestral area in 2000 during a Polish Presidential election period, and stayed for one week. On one of the days we paid a visit from where we were staying near Rajgrod, to Augustow and then onto Sejny via Giby. At Giby we were passed by the presidential motorcade and its minders and met up with them again in Sejny where the President had just visited the old 19th century stone synagogue there (now a community centre).

JewishGen's shtetl finder and the Jewish Encyclopedia have information about the small towns in the area, and you may find info in an old copy of Landsmen, the journal of the Suwalki Lomza Interest Group (now defunct) at your local library.

Jill Whiteehad nee Servian, Surrey, UK        Jill Whitehead <jill.whitehead@...>


Passenger arrival records #usa #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

I am so upset at the difficulty of finding passenger arrival records, at least for me. Example..my grandfather came from the Minsk area of Russia to live at Mt Forest Canada. His father went first Jacob Levine, then this brother Morris and last his grandmother mother Balya Levine(Cohen) who traveled with Ana born 1889, then Sam 1893 and last Nellie 1898. I am told they came around 1905. BUT which port. Sam lied that he was born in Canada.
I have done genealogy for many years with a lot of success but passenger list are so hard for me to have luck in..
Can someone give me hints? They all show up on the 1911 census. The libraries in Mt Forest gave me so many newspaper stories and pics. I got records on family in Minsk. Even a pic of the family house.
Please help me.
I will be posting the 1939 list of the population for Tarnobrzeg, Poland soon

Please reply in private email to   Gayle Schlissel Riley <keys2pst@...>


Re: Searching for Argentina Jewish records #germany #holocaust

Daniel Horowitz
 


One can find a lot of WOLF arriving to Argentina in CEMLA (https://cemla.com/) Argentina Immigrants Database.
Another option is to search on MyHeritage (https://www.myheritage.com/research) using the advance form, with as many details as you know.
 
Best regards,   Daniel Horowitz   Daniel@...


Other names for Isaac #germany #names

richifield@...
 

A family photo of a soldier in a WWI Austrian army uniform is labeled "George Bloomfield." A newspaper article from 1915/16 says that this "George," the second cousin of a member of our family, was killed on the western front. I know that his family name was Blumenfeld, which almost all of those who emigrated changed to Bloomfield. But in all of the birth records for their home village of Momberg in Hessen I find no "Georg." There is also no "Georg" listed in the Verlustlisten for WWI. The Blumenfelds we are related to that fell in the war were Isaac and Moritz -- second cousins. Comparing photos of Isaac and "George" it appears they could be the same person. Has "Georg" been used in other situations as a "translation" of the name "Isaac?"

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Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People #general

David Lewin
 

At 21:01 03/05/2020, Amy Federman via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
I am a historian who worked for many years for the Jewish Historical
Society of Greater Washington and the National Park Service. My
husband and I have been working on both of our family's
histories. We have compiled a great deal of data and now are
looking at ways to set up the data into a family tree format. We
had used Family Tree Maker when we did the previous work c. 2003-2004.

We understand now that program isn't available anymore [SIC] and so are
looking at some new vehicles. We are also trying to connect to your
incredible work as part of Family Tree of the Jewish People, where
we may find connections beyond our great grandparents on my side who
came from Europe. My husband's family came through the Shoah with
many losses, but we have been interested in finding connections
predating that time as well.

Any suggestions would be incredibly helpful and also ways to outline
our next steps.

Thank you in advance for your assistance,   Amy Federman   Silver Spring, MD   briarpath@...
===================================================================================

I have for many years used Ancestral Quest. It sprang out of the  Mormon world. Has superb support for the very rare times when I needed it
see https://www.ancquest.com/index.htm

David Lewin   London   david@...


Re: Did a refugee doctor have to study a medical textbook he had written?

Ron Hoenig
 

The same thing happened to Jewish doctors who were refugees in Australia - and actually continues today. There is a persistent urban myth? that one doctor who was undertaking this retraining found himself studying a medical text that he, himself had written. Does anyone have any evidence of this?

Ron Hoenig, Adelaide South Australia   Ron Hoenig <ronhoenig@...>


Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People and Software for Family Trees. #general

Arlene Beare
 

As Fred says FTM is still available. The URL is   https://www.mackiev.com/ftm/The edition is now 2019.  It has a lot of useful features especially connecting with an online Tree in Ancestry. This means that any changes you make to the Tree whether in FTM on your computer or online at Ancestry you can sync them. It also includes useful Cloud programme called the Vault which synchs with an app on your phone so your tree is always with you.  The support is via Chat online and very helpful.  Another useful feature is colour codes for  your different family lines.Myhistorian is an excellent programme especially for charting and has hints that connect with Findmypast. 

Arlene Beare UK  agold13@...  Reply to <agold13@...>


Re: Searching for Argentina Jewish records #germany #holocaust

Rochelle Gershenow
 

A number of years ago I used Andres Rodenstein to do research for me in Argentina.  I would recommend him.  He can be reached at info@....  His website is www.vitalrecords.com.ar.

Rochelle Gershenow,   Connecticut, USA     Reply to <rpgersh@...>


Re: Searching descendants of my G-uncle Robert ABRAHAMSOHN who lived in Portland, Oregon. #germany #russia #usa

barbara hershey <barbara.hershey@...>
 

Paulo Alexandre Abrahamsohn. Sao Paulo. Brazil. <paulo.abrahamsohn@...> wrote:
"My grandfather Alexander Abrahamsohn and his brother Robert were born in Velikye Luki, Russia. Eventually they moved to Tuetz (West Prussia), presently Tuczno (Poland). Robert emigrated to the US and lived in Portland, Oregon.........."            ===================>

I have been in touch with Paulo and sent him many references to his great-uncle, who was a rabbi in Portland, Oregon.  One of my friends, a multi-generational Portlander, also joined in the fun looking.  He now has articles, pictures and more.  I love to see that we each approach a research question differently yet all find valid information. 

 Barbara Hershey, Portland, Oregon, USA