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Re: Trying to find my grandfathers and great-grandfathers families in Hungarian records #hungary

Eric M. Bloch
 

For starters, JewishGen's Hungary Database has over 1.7 million records to peruse.  Currently, we are transcribing Budapest and Pest-Pilis-Solt Jewish Census records covering the years 1781 to 1846.  So far, we have 10,000 records transcribed, and hope to have the project completed by the end of  September 2020.  These records came from the Hungarian National Archives in Budapest.

Eric M. Bloch, Coordinator
Other Hungarian Census database
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Re: IGRA Upcoming Free Webinar and Zoom Meeting #events

Rojinks3000@...
 

To register I’m asked for 9 digit code? Where do I find that?


On Apr 29, 2020, at 5:47 AM, Elena Bazes <elena@...> wrote:

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: Family Tree of the Jewish People #general

Pieter Hoekstra
 

Gramps is a free open-source program.
gramps-project.org


Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People #general

rebasolomon
 

Thank you for posing this question.  My research has a working home on my Legacy software, but it is hard to find the right way to distribute the information to family and other researchers.  Legacy does have many different types of charts and reports, but when I sent people the .pdf reports, the truth is that no one printed them out, and I can't afford to self-publish for everyone, now and in the future.  It's decades of work to collect the information, but what is the end game?  Because of your question, I went back and looked again at Family Tree of the Jewish People, and found that now they accept uploads of gedcom files.  I happily exported all of my research lineages onto the Family Tree of the Jewish People.  Now my work is truly available to any researcher or relative who wants it, during my lifetime and beyond.   All I have to do is notify everyone to register at JewishGen.org, (if they're not already a member) and search the database: Family Tree of the Jewish People!  


ViewMate Translation - Hebrew #translation #ukraine

Barry E Chernick
 

I have posted on ViewMate three different 1912 Starokonstantinov birth
record pages in Hebrew for which I need a translation of one record on
each page. The records are at the following addresses ...
Male 1 (top record). Sorry the page is in such bad shape.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM80721
Male 5 (the middle record). Sorry the page is in such bad shape.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM80722
Male 49 (bottom record).
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM80723
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Barry Chernick, Bellevue, WA


Re: JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LAX from Sighet #general

cgspitz@...
 

Dear Mr. Katz,

Maybe I’m a descendant (grandson) of Jenő Lax. He was from Máramarossziget, not from Budapest, but this is irrelevant as he may have declared it to simplify things with the shipping company. He eventually emigrated to Uruguay (which I believe was not his intended destination) but I know he made a stopover in Rio de Janeiro.

I would be very grateful if you could provide some information about him and the other Laxes who apparently were from the same place as my grandfather (Maramores, Sighet).

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos G. Spitz

Spitz - Translation & Editing
7, Hatzanhanim St.
Mazkeret Batya 7680400
Israel

Phone: ++972-8-9349393

Cell: ++972-54-5749394

 


Re: Manifest Question #poland

Lee Jaffe
 

Thanks.  I was finally able to get from the stevemorse site to Ellis Island.  I found the same results you found.  My great uncles  – Sender and Gedale  – are there but don't see any possible entries for my grandfather.  -- Lee


Photos of Kryve Ozero (Krivoye Ozero, Kreevozer) #ukraine

e_lester@...
 

In 2004 my husband and I visited Ukraine. My ancestors are from Kryve Ozero (My paternal Grandmother, Mollie Abramsky Sirulnick, was part of the Krovoser Society in NY). From what we could determine, all of the Jewish vital records from Kryve Ozero were destroyed in WWII. (We went to the archives in Mikalaev and Odessa to inquire). There were only 4 Jewish people living in Kryve Ozero at that time and one of them was gone at a hospital in Mikalaev with his wife, but we were able to speak to Ana and Esther (We didn't get their last names). My husband speaks better Ukrainian than Russian, so I'm not sure how much was lost in translation. I have attached the photos we took.  


Need help finding records of great-grandfather TESZLER from Romania/Hungary #hungary #romania

shirantesler@...
 

Hello,

I'm in search for records of my grandfather's family and I don't even know where to look. My great-grandfather was named Arie Laib Teszler/Tessler (exact spelling is uncertain). According to the 'Daf-Ed' my late grandfather filled after him in Yad Vashem (and that's my only source of information), he was born in 1890. His place of birth (written in my grandfather's handwriting) seems in Hebrew like 'קרצניף\ץ' which from my research, I came to believe it's Crăciunești in Romania. I do know my grandfather grew up in a Hasidic family, however, I have no idea from which dynasty. I'm aware there's the Kretshnif Hasidut. Does anybody know if Hasidic groups ever saved records of their members? I do know Arie Leib married my great-grandmother, who was born in Apsa (I don't know which one) in 1894. They lived in Cluj, where my grandfather and his brother were born, and later moved to Borsa, Maramures. They were taken to Auschwitz from Borsa. Are there any records of Borsa's Jewish residents in 1944?

I couldn't find any records on my great-grandparents or my grandfather's brother. My request for information from the Auschwitz archive came up with nothing, as well as my search in the Arolsen archives. I found only information on my grandfather, under his Hungarian name, which leads me to believe the rest of his family members might have had Hungarian names as well, but I have no way of knowing that, and without it, I find myself at a dead end. 
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you!
 
Shiran Tesler-Greenberg


Re: Searching STEINBERG , KVATIRMAN from Akkerman/Cetatea Alba- Bessarabia #ukraine

bvorotnikov@...
 

Good afternoon.  My name is Boris.  I am the grandson of Sarah Steinberg (Raider) her father, Israel Steinberg was originally from Akkerman.  Perhaps we are somehow connected with you?


Re: Searching for Argentina Jewish records #germany #holocaust

lsragovicz@...
 

Hi.  I have recently been in touch with the Argentina JGS.  Their email is  consultas.agja@...  A woman by the name of Estela was kind and replied fairly quickly.  Try that. 
--
Lia Sragovicz


Re: Headstone Translation #translation

darryl@...
 

I'm no expert but I believe Harry is Tsvi, son of Hertz. 
Leah's stone says she is Leah, (I think it says her maiden name is "Zeltser"). 
Its unusual to show maiden names - usually fathers given name is used. Perhaps someone with better Hebrew can enlighten us?


Trying to find my grandfathers and great-grandfathers families in Hungarian records #hungary

amy.winter@...
 

​I have done alot of searching but cannot get very far on any of the ancestry sites (myheritage; ancestry; geni; etc.) and even had a Hungarian genealogist (amateur) look into it in Budapest. He said there are no records before 1851 and that was all he could do.

 

If anyone has any suggestions, I would be grateful. I have located their places of residence and many family names, but to no avail.

 

Thank you and be well, amy

Amy Winter amy.winter@...>
(Strauss, Weiss, Friedman, Braun family names)


Re: Kopyl (Kapule) #belarus

Steven Usdansky
 

No shtetl documents, but my grandfather, Isaac Usdansky, and three siblings, were among the Kapuliers who ended up in Sioux City for a while. I wasn't doing any serious record keeping at the time, but about 15 years ago, I spent a morning in the Sioux City library copying down address where my grandfather had lived, then went looking for them. None of the original buildings are still in existence.


Ancestry.co.uk Is Offering Free Access to Featured Collections Through May 10 to Commemorate VE Day's 75th Anniversary #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of  Victory in Europe (VE) Day, Ancestry.co.uk is offering free access to featured collections through 10 May 2020 23:59 GMT. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address. They will then send you a username and password to access the records. If you try to access records not in the featured collection, which are predominately military relating to World War ll, you will be invited to subscribe. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using an Ancestry.co.uk paid membership.  https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/veday75

 

To see the list of featured collections go to: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/categories/uk_wwii_records/


When you find the record you are looking for you can save it to your computer by going to the green “save” button on upper right

 

The only other Ancestry site that I have found that is offering free access to their military records is  Ancestry.ca and that was posted earlier  https://www.ancestry.ca/search/categories/ca_military/  You will have to register for each site individually unless you have a worldwide subscription.

 

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Headstone Translation #translation

Pamela Works McCarthy
 

Hoping someone can translate the Hebrew on this headstone. 

Thank you in advance. 


Re: Jewish Records in/around St George in the East, London, England #unitedkingdom

Richard Cooper
 

There is a John Henry A. SANDS born in St.Olave and a William Henry SANDS born in Islington - both born in 1904. Could either of these be your relative?
 
All the Best,
Richard Cooper
Midhurst, UK


Re: Finding records of my family’s entry to USA #general

Risa Heywood
 

Have you considered that they changed their surname? If you have no evidence that their name in Iasi was Schwartz, and you have researched your direct ancestors and their extended family in the United States, then a name change is a very likely answer.

I am working on a project on my Skorochod family line. I've discovered that different members of the extended family took the surnames, Hoodof, Rudolph, Rosenthal, and Badion. Any descendant looking for a passenger list with the American name would hit a very hard brick wall.
--
Risa Daitzman Heywood
Arizona


Where to Donate Family Letters from Lodz, Warsaw, Bronx and Palestine #poland #israel #usa

kesspark@...
 

Does anyone have any advice to where I can donate over 100 letters (that are already translated and scanned) from my grandfather''s sisters, step mother and step brother from 1920s to 1960s? I am thinking YIVO as the KEILES family was originally from Vilnius. I also visited the Israel Archives in Jerusalem and it is an option. Any others?


My Grandfater BERGMAN from Warsaw #warsaw

abergman@...
 

My "brick wall."  After over 10 years of searching, I still do not have any information about my grandfather, Isidor Bergman.  He was apparently born in Warsaw in May 1880 or May 1882.   I have many records about his mother and his mother's parents and GRANDPARENTS, but nothing about Isidor himself! He died in 1970 and his tombstone indicates his father was Abraham, but in researching further, his Social Security application and his Ketubah indicate that his father's name was Simon. (When researching further, I found that it is common to list the father's name as Abraham if it was not known at the time of burial.) I know a great deal about his mother, Feige (Felicea) Bergman. She came to the U.S. in 1890 as Czippe Bergmann. She was apparently a concert pianist. She was born in Lublin in 1837 and her first husband, Dawid Bogulaski died in 1864 while she was pregnant with her first son, Samuel David Boguslawski (later Boguslau. I have her family traced to the mid 1700s. Her surname was intially Elbaum, later Kierer. Feige's parents are buried in the Okopowa Street Cemetery in Warsaw. YET, I know nothing about Bergman, how my grandfather got here, or about his father. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. (Attached photos: Felicia Bergman, c 1890. Isidor Bergman (the shorter one) and his half brother, c 1895)