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moderated Re: Which name do I use to enter into my family tree program---the old Russian name or the USA name? #general #names

Sarah L Meyer
 

I have always used the new name and had a tag that said "Former surname".  You can also use the aka (also known as) field for that name - and there is no limit to the number of AKAs so you could also have one - or a tag- for their Hebrew/Yiddish/Jewish first name (and include the surname) so that it would be indexed properly.

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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: Simplest & Best Way For Extended Family To View/Comment On Digital Photos? #general

peggyfreedman@...
 

Thank you Martin for a thoughtful question and Lynn for a thoughtful response.

I am also interested in this type project for similar reasons (I have photo collections from three great aunts!)

One of my cousins set up a Facebook page and is using it as Lynn described, but I am having problems with it.  It is wonderful to see the old pictures, but I can't find them when I want to go back to look at them six months later. I suspect that it is a big job to properly tag and sort the photos as they are posted.

I have considered a few other solutions but have not tried them.  I am posting my ideas to see if anyone else has used them as I would like your feedback.

The software program TNG: The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding allows you to put your photos online in a digital family tree.  The samples are beautiful. The learning curve is steep.  I think that you can set the permissions to comment on a picture so that only a "member" of the site can post a comment.  Has anyone in this group used this successfully?

The software that comes with the scanning program QromaScan allows you to change the metadata with voice commands.  I saw that Martin and Lynn have already scanned their pictures, but I believe that you can add metadata to an existing scan with voice commands.  Has anyone in this group tried this?

I have no connection with these commercial products but would like other opinions of their value.  If the moderator thinks this is too commercial for JewishGen, please send me responses privately. 

Thank you!

Peggy Mosinger Freedman


moderated Re: Which name do I use to enter into my family tree program---the old Russian name or the USA name? #general #names

entin@...
 

If you are researching in a place (country) where your family currently resides or resided under their new name, use the new name. If you are researching their ancestry in an old country, use their original ancestral name. You won't find them there under their new (changed) name.
Jeffrey Entin


Re: Loction of Kisenovich town. Romania? #general #romania

Yefim Kogan
 

Well,   again the spelling.   I am pretty sure that it is about town Kishinev or Chisinau... 

Here is a very old story I remember from my past travel in the the Soviet Union. It is my first encounter of spelling issue.  By the way I was born in Kishinev, USSR,  now - an independent country Republic of Moldova (or Moldova).  Also between world wars Kishinev was part of Romania.

I traveled with my family in Carpathian mountains.  We having dinner in a cafe.  One of the dishes got my attention:  "Кæшенёвские котлеты". (æ - as in word "bad").  I asked a person, what is Kæshinevskiy cutlet...  the answer was - hey, you should know, there is a town somewhere south, called Kæshinev...?!

My suggestion to you Bob, and to everybody,  if you want to get a location of a town or village, and you think you know the spelling of it,  please include into your message also an image of that spelling in the original language or at least how the name of the town was pronounced.

All the best, Yefim
 


Re: family tree template #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"Can you upload a GEDCOM to that?"
 
Which THAT do you mean? If you want information, you need to tell us what you want.
 
The same goes for the person who wanted docs translated. She didn't have the language or the place of the docs specified. Sometimes language is difficult if you haven't seen Russian before (after 1868 in the Kingdom of Poland and before the end of WW I) or Polish or even Hebrew.
 
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: Passenger records Rotterdam 1921 #general

itencorinne@...
 

Hi Mary

I have just found the passenger manifest on familysearch (it should also be on ancestry).
But she didn't mention her parents, she mentionned two uncles. 

SS Noordam from Rotterdam Oct 11, 1921 and arrived in the US on Oct. 23, 1921
uncle Mr. S. Zinekowski, Berlinerstrasse 40, Cologne (Köln), Mulheim
uncle Mr. J. Wiesen, 1605 Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
This is all typewritten, but above the line with "uncle Mr. J. Wiesen" it is handwritten:
Temp. Sister Odgera, 609 E 5th Street, New York City

New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) 1892-1924 on familysearch.

Regards
Corinne Iten


Re: Hungarian Forced LaborCompany 108-58 #holocaust #hungary #ukraine

Judy Petersen
 

Hi Alex,
     I don't know of any resources for Hungarian Labor Battalions, but if you are simply trying to determine the current name of the Hungarian towns, there are several things you can try.  1) the JewishGen Gazetteer and or Communities database.  It lists current and previous names of most towns.  2) Hungarian wikipedia.  Enter the Hungarian name in the search field and you will find the town according to that name and it will give you the current name as well. 3) If the town is in German and you need the Hungarian name, this web site might help:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_German_exonyms_for_places_in_Hungary
     Best,

         Judy Petersen
         Fort Collins, CO


Re: Ursula Wyss FREY, 16th century religious crossover? #general

howard sachs
 

If the Geni line to her grandfather is correct, he was buried in 1535 in the Jewish cemetery for Endingen-Lengnau, according to Findagrave.  HFS


Re: Immigrants to Palestine 1927 onwards #israel

Trudy Greener
 

Try the Zionist Archives in Jerusalem.  They do have an English-language search site. Not sure how they are working these days due to the Corona limitations.  


Re: ot in census #names

hirschj154@...
 

You did NOT provide the cited material or other relevant material .  


Re: Immigrants to Palestine 1927 onwards #israel

Malka
 

 

Good morning,

 

Try Israel Genealogical Research association (IGRA) in Jerusalem.

Shalom, Malka Chosnek


"Prussian spy", executed 1794 #poland

howard sachs
 

If interested in a Polish rebellion "Dreyfus case", with an unhappy ending, check out Wolfgang Heymann, son of a prominent Breslau (Wroclaw) Jewish businessman--an ancestor (the father that is).--executed in Warsaw in July 1794.  Howard Sachs


Lifshitz Solomon Slepnicks #romania #russia #names

nancy@...
 

Researching Fannie Solomon b. 1882 (abt) Romania married Max/Morris Lifshitz b. 1870-1880 Russia. Immigrated to Brooklyn, NY. Divorced, remarried Slepnick. Variations in spelling. Family lore suggests Solomon from Transylvania? Morris Lifshitz, son, changed his name to SOLOMON (mother's maiden name) because of lack of relationship with Lifshitz.  Married Mollie Steinberg, raised family Chicago, IL. Any help/connection appreciated.

Nancy Solomon
nancy@...


Emigration to Palestine #austria-czech #israel

Peter Heilbrunn
 

My aunt, Theresia Feldmann emigrated to Palestine in 1933. Where can I find records of arrival in Israel. She married a David Rosmarin and lived in Haifa. Are there any Israeli census records available.


Re: family tree template #general

nancy@...
 

Can you upload a GEDCOM to that?
Nancy Solomon
Barrington, IL USA


Budapest, Hungary Kohner de Szaszberek family #hungary

chessieshaw@...
 

Hi everyone, 

I am very happy to have found this site. I am looking for relatives of the Kohner family. There is a lot of information about many of the Kohners due in part to Baron Adolf Kohner, who was an art collector, bank owner, etc. Baron Adolf Kohner was the cousin and brother in law of my great grandfather, Baron Simon Wilhelm Kohner de Szaszberek. Once the Kohner family became barons, many of the put the name de Szaszberek after their name. My grandfather had at least six other siblings who survived into adulthood. He also had many cousins. 

As far as I know, my grandfather, Wilhelm Kohner was married twice before he met my great grandmother, Franziska Schmidt Kohner. He allegedly never had any children with his first two wives. It's also unclear if he ever actually married my great grandmother, even though she did take his last name. They had two children, Suzanne Kohner Shaw and Francesca Kohner Rader. Both Suzanne and Francesca eventually ended up in the United States. 

I am interested in finding any distant relatives who may have known of my grandmother and great aunt, or any of my other Kohner relatives. I have connected with a few people who have been very helpful, but I am looking to find more. I am particularly interested in finding out why my great grand parents appeared to never actually get married, and hearing possible stories and information about my grandmother and great aunt as children. 

I do know that both my grandmother and great aunt did not have their father's name Kohner on their birth certificates. This was saved their lives during the Holocaust and the Nazi invasion of Budapest. I now assume this is because my great grandparents were not married at the time of their births. 

Thank you so much! I appreciate any advice or thoughts about where to look next. I am on geni,com which I have found to be extremely  useful. 

Chessie Shaw
Boston, MA
USA


Immigrants to Palestine 1927 onwards #israel

Veronica Zundel
 

How would I find out immigrants to Palestine from 1927 onwards? Are there lists? Searching for specific names from my mother's birth family.


Re: Jewish Postal Employees Welfare League of Manhattan and Bronx #general

abergman@...
 

I was a member many years ago but donated back my graves. My father was Adolph Bergman. 
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Abby Barry Bergman
New York


Lakfish in Oregon? #usa

Jay L Gordon
 

One my great-grandmothers was named Hattie (Yatta) Lakfish. I can find no connection between her family, which lived in the NYC area 1890s-1920s, and a Lakfish contingent in Oregon beginning about the same time. I do have a fair amount of information about Hattie, her parents, and at least one of her brothers, so I'm trying to find the connection, if there is one.

There may be no connection, of course, but the way the name is spelled is not common (perhaps from Lakovich or similar). There are a couple other miscellaneous Lakfish people on Ancestry, but mine and the Oregon ones are the two that come up the most. Any tips would be much appreciated!


Access to Briefe aus Dannenberg 1835-1839, Harry Bresslau #germany

nickdrey@...
 

Dear Group

Does anyone have access to "Briefe aus Dannenberg 1835-1839: mit einer Einleitung zur Familiengeschichte des Historikers Harry Bresslau (1848-1926) und zur Geschichte der Juden in Dannenberg" and would be willing to check a number of references for me, as in lockdown I am unable to access Libraries.

Many thanks

Nick Drey
London

Researching:
Drey (Heidingsfeld, Munich, Wiesbaden, Vienna, Odessa, Moscow, London, Manchester, New York, St Louis, Baltimore)
Rothenheim (Wallerstein, Munich, London, Canada, New York)

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