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Survivors to Israel #holocaust #israel #romania

Marty Weiss
 

Is there a source for the names of Romanian survivors who made it to Israel 1946 to 1960?

Looking for Polish Newspaper Archives #poland

jzeisler@...
 

In the years 1928-1932, the Groedel family (Transylvania Forest Industry Co.) in Skole, Poland (today Ukraine), published a newspaper called Wiadomości Demiańskie (Demnia News), that first appeared on January 28, 1928. Can anyone help me locate that newspaper? I haven't had any success in searching for where it might be archived.

According to the webpage 
https://bit.ly/2Zy6AEj, the paper was devoted to current issues, but also to topics related to history, economy, politics and tourism.

Thank you.

Jerry Zeisler
Portland, Oregon USA

Re: Illegitimate births circa 1840 #germany

Susan&David
 

There were, at times, civil laws that only allowed the eldest Jewish son to marry.  The religious community recognized the marriage as legitimate but not the civil authorities.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 5/22/2020 8:41 PM, rich.meyersburg@... wrote:
I recently had some birth notices translated from old written German by members of this SIG, and I am very grateful.  However in two of the instances, both from Hebenshausen in 1840, the births were described as unehelich, which was translated as illegitimate.
For one of the births, the father acknowledged as father of the children (anerkannt als Vater des Kind) and the child was listed as having the father's surname.

In the second birth, in the same town and to girls with the same surname, less than a week apart, the child was listed as unehelich, and the father's name was not provided.

My questions are this:

1.  Was this common?

2.  Was this due to a difficulty in obtaining services for either a religious or civil marriage? (in the first instance)

3. How was this usually treated by the community?

Thank you for your assistance.
Rich Meyersburg
Laurel MD
rich.meyersburg@...

First names, Schawelche, Julie #germany #names

rich.meyersburg@...
 

My great grandfather's death certificate (Adolphus Gustavus MEYERSBURG, who died in 1922 in NY) listed his mother as Julia FRANK.
The family came from Bovenden, just outside Gottingen, in what was then Hanover.  Census records from Bovenden show Gerson MEYERSBURG, Adolphus's father,  with his wife Julie and later, children: Samuel, Jeanette, Emma, and Adolphus (according to a couple of booklets about the Jewish inhabitants of Bovenden).

Samuel MEIERSBURG's birth registration shows his mother as Schawelche FRANK.  (I do not have a birth registration for any of his later born siblings).  

When I tried to translate Schawelche using Google translate, it asked if I meant Schaweliche, which it translated as Shawls.

I have not seen this name before, but it sounds more like a nickname, than a real first name.  Does this make sense?

I find it difficult not to believe that her real first name was Julia.  I mean really, would Gerson have had a child with Schawelche and then married and had more children with Julia of the same surname?  One would hope not.

I realize I am asking for an opinion, but I am unfamiliar with naming customs in Germany during this time period.  

Thank you for your assistance.]

Rich MEYERSBURG
Laurel, MD
rich.meyersburg@...

Illegitimate births circa 1840 #germany

rich.meyersburg@...
 

I recently had some birth notices translated from old written German by members of this SIG, and I am very grateful.  However in two of the instances, both from Hebenshausen in 1840, the births were described as unehelich, which was translated as illegitimate.
For one of the births, the father acknowledged as father of the children (anerkannt als Vater des Kind) and the child was listed as having the father's surname.

In the second birth, in the same town and to girls with the same surname, less than a week apart, the child was listed as unehelich, and the father's name was not provided.

My questions are this:

1.  Was this common?

2.  Was this due to a difficulty in obtaining services for either a religious or civil marriage? (in the first instance)

3. How was this usually treated by the community?

Thank you for your assistance.
Rich Meyersburg
Laurel MD
rich.meyersburg@...

Searching for Alex MELNIKOV from Moscow. He was born in Tashkent in 1961 #russia

Daniyel Berchenko
 

Greetings,

I'm trying to help a friend find her uncle whose existence she just learned of. His name is Alex (Aleksei) MELNIKOV. He was born in Tashkent in 1961, most likely Jan 12. His mother was Zhanna MELNIKOV. His father was Vitaly SAYEVICH who was born on March 15, 1938, in Tashkent. Zhanna and Alex moved to Moscow at some point. Alex attended Moscow State University and received a degree in chemistry. They may have emigrated to Israel or Germany in 1991, but that is uncertain. That is all that my friend knows about her uncle.

Is it possible anyone has any info on Alex or Zhanna?

Thank you,     Daniyel Berchenko <danny.berchenko@...>

Hebrew gravestone translation #translation

Paul Shapiro
 

I would appreciate translation of the Hebrew writing on this gravestone.  Thank you

Paul Shapiro <paulgshap@...>

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Re: Sharing family tree information #general

Nicole Heymans
 

I maintain my databases offline in Legacy, and export in GedCom format when updating my MyHeritage or JGFF trees. When exporting to GedCom for public viewing, I disactivate export of anyone marked "private" and export only vital data (no notes, photos, etc.).

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium

Re: Warsaw birth record - why registered 3 months late? #warsaw

Nicole Heymans
 

Such occurrences were not peculiar to Jewish citizens.

My grain of salt:

My father was born out of wedlock in England in 1916 to a C of E mother. My grandfather, a Belgian soldier wounded in 1914, had been cared for in the nursing home run by my grandmother, and when deemed fit to leave had been sent to several French camps in succession, probably before either of them knew my grandmother was pregnant. My grandparents married in 1917, but I discovered (after my parents had died) that my father's birth was registered with the GRO only in 1932, by when the family was living in Belgium. Apparently my father was taken out of school aged 16 and trained as a furniture designer, possibly in apprenticeship, and would have needed something more official than a baptism certificate to certify his date of birth.

And naturally, by the time I discovered this, all those who might have shed some light on the matter were no longer with us.

Happy hunting nonetheless,

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium

Ukrainian birthplace for one great uncle from Northern Lithuania #lithuania #ukraine

Michele Lock
 

I have been researching the history of the Lak/Lock family of Gruzd/Zagare, Lithuania, near the Latvian border area. All nine siblings in the family, born circa 1885-1905, list Gruzd or nearby towns as their birthplace on various documents, except for one younger brother, born in 1902 and who emigrated in 1923. This brother lists 'Slaviansk' as his birthplace, both on his ship passenger list in 1923, and on his 1942 US draft card.

Could Slaviansk, in the southern Ukraine, be the place where the family was exiled to during WW I? I know that the Jews were forced to leave Lithuania and were deported into inner parts of the Russian empire during this time. I also noticed on the ship manifest that he lists his nationality as Russian, and not Lithuanian. I suspect that he had difficulty getting Lithuanian citizenship, and may have been forced to declare himself a Russian citizen, and then made to declare a Russian birthplace.

Thanks for any input on this.     Michele Lock,  Alexandria, VA

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Researching Olitsky from Alytus, Lithuania     

Re: Morgen Zhurnal #yiddish #usa

Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
Dear Fred, 
In France, each new publication, newspaper, book,... must do a legal deposit of one or two items to French National Library.
It was a way to get free a sample of any new publication.
I don't know if same legal obligation was in USA : in past ? now ?
You could ask Library of Congress, New York Public Library and of course Yivo.
And why not "Forward / Forverts", oldest Yiddish newspaper (1897) still printed in NYC.
Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives and history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring (Bund / Workmen Circle) of France

Re: Austria, Vienna: Exit questionnaire & visa documents #austria-czechTo the best of my knowledge these records are available in one of two locations #austria-czech

Daniella Alyagon
 


1. IKG archive in Vienna, Austria
2. CAHJP in Jerusalem, Israel

I have viewed these records during a visit to the IKG archive last year.

Daniella Alyagon

Israel

alyagon.genealogy@...

 

Researching: ALYAGON (Israel), SHOCHETMAN (Kishinev / Letychev / Derazhnya), AGINSKY (Kishinev / Minsk), FAJNZYLBER (Siennica, Poland / Warsaw, Poland), YELIN (Poland), KIEJZMAN (Garwolin, Poland),  SLIWKA (Garwolin, Poland), MANDELBAUM (Janowiec, Poland / Zwolen, Poland / Kozienice, Poland), CUKIER (Janowiec, Poland), RECHTANT (Kozienice, Poland), FALENBOGEN (Lublin, Poland), ROTENSTREICH (Galicia), SELINGER (Galicia), BITTER (Galicia / Bukowina), HISLER (Galicia / Bukowina ), EIFERMAN (Galicia / Bukowina), FROSTIG (Zolkiew, Galicia / Lviv, Galicia), GRANZBAUER (Zolkiew, Galicia), HERMAN (Zolkiew, Galicia), MESSER (Lviv, Galicia / Vienna, Austria), PROJEKT (Lviv, Galicia), STIERER (Lviv, Galicia), ALTMAN (Lviv, Galicia), FRIEDELS (Lviv, Galicia)


Morgen Zhurnal #yiddish #usa

flmillner@...
 

Hi!
My great-uncle Isaac Jacob Milner contributed to the Yiddish New York newspaper Morgen Zhurnal, which began publishing in 1901.  Microfilmed copies only exist from 1906.  Isaac Jacob died in 1905.  Is it possible that paper copies of the first years have been stashed away somewhere?  

Thanks,
Fred Millner

Re: Sharing family tree information #general

Carolyn Lea
 

Reba,

I totally agree with you. I sent some of my research - which I do not post online but share with family members that are interested - and My elderly cousin's son took my work and posted it online without asking or crediting my many years of research. Unfortunately, this has made me less willing to share. I never share living people. 

Judy Russell did a post on this several years ago along with a discussion of plagiarism and copyright.

Carolyn Lea (Schwarzbaum)
Schwarzbaum (Posen) Lewinsohn- Levison (Elbing) Rothschild (Germany) Basch (Poland/England) Hammerstein (Poland)

 

Thank you - Re:SAMOVICS family from Benedike/Benedikovce/Benedykivtsi #holocaust #hungary #ukraine

t s
 

 
Thank you to all those who kindly replied to my request. Your information was very helpful and much appreciated!
 
----- Forwarded Message -----

From: t s <samo1067@...>
To: "main@..." <main@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020, 02:43:42 PM PDT
Subject: Samovics family from Benedike/Benedikovce/Benedykivtsi
 
Based on ship manifest records from 1899-1909 and from the Auschwitz-Buchenwald Transport during January 22 & 26, 1945, I discovered that my Samovics relatives were from Benedike (a.k.a. Benedikovce during WW II) in what was then part of Hungary (it is now part of the Ukraine and is referred to as Benedykivtsi). I am looking for advice about how to specifically access records from this town. 
 
Thanks,
Todd Samovitz

Re: Warsaw birth record - why registered 3 months late? #general #warsaw

Stanley Diamond
 

 Elizabeth Jackson wrote/asked

    " I have received a birth record from Warsaw for my Great Aunt. 

    It was registered three months following the event.

    Why might they have waited so long to report it?"  ======÷=÷÷>

The answer to this question related to the Jewish records of Poland are

included the JRI-Poland's Frequently Asked Questions available at

https://jri-poland.org/jriplfaq.htm 

What Information is Included in the Search Results?

A search of the database will usually produce results that include the surname and first name of an individual, the year of registration of the event, the type of event (birth, marriage, death designated by the abbreviations B, M, or D), the town or village where the event occurred, and the AKT (certificate) number for the year of registration. For some towns/years the search results will include additional information such as father's name, mother's name, mother's maiden name, age at death, etc.

It is important to note that many life-cycle events - particularly births - often were not registered during the actual year the event occurred. Registration for births, for example, could have taken place years or decades after the actual birth. In addition, families sometimes registered several or all of their children at one time. The database search results might indicate an abundance of births in the same year for the same family. Be mindful that multiple same-year registrations for a family did not necessarily indicate the birth of twins, triplets, or quadruplets.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.  (Montreal, 514-484-0100)

Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
 
 
 
 
 

Re: Sharing family tree information #general

Jonathan Jacobs
 

Just in case you didn't know this.  If you mark someone as 'living', details including names are marked as private.  So people will not see the names or dates.  Just gender.
 
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Jonathan Jacobs, Computer Technician
Amateur Genealogist  - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Re: Davidic Ancestry in the First Century? #general

rv Kaplan
 

Marcel

As far as I know, it's a myth that the Duchess of Cambridge is Jewish. eg see:


I'm sure that if it was definite, we would know about it and be reminded constantly.

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland


On Fri, 22 May 2020 at 17:34, Marcel Apsel <marcap@...> wrote:

Yale Zuss has at least the honesty to say he was not claiming that he is of Davidic descent.  Me too.  A major problem in Jewish genealogy is that some people are desperate to be linked to a famous scholar and it happens quite often that even some rabbis are fabricating genealogies through syllogism, by using distorted analyses.  And those distorted analyses will be used in the future as correct facts  I see it often in geni, were for example, a son is born 30 years after the mother passed away, or a girl named after a living mother (Ashkenazi) etc …

I heard once that even the British royal family claims to be of Davidic descent.  I do not know it this is through or not; anyhow impossible to prove.  One thing is for sure : the third heir of the British crown, prince George is Jewish; his mother princess Kate is Jewish, because princess Kate’s mother was a Goldsmith and from Jewish descent.  In Great Britain a lot of politicians are of Jewish descent.  Order, order, John Bercow, former speaker of the Parliament is a descendant of Romanian Jews.  Etc. etc …

 

Marcel Apsel

Antwerp, Belgium  

Re: Need help to decode abreviations & symbols on Detained Alien Passenger List #usa

David Oseas
 

See these two pages for a description of the markings (https://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/manifests/bsi/ ) and common abbreviations used (https://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/manifests/glossary.html )

Without seeing an image of the manifest, it is difficult to say with certainty.  Are you sure that "JPG" isn't "LPC" (likely to be public charge)?  1140 is the time of the BSI hearing.  Monn is likely the surname of the inspector.

Regards, David Oseas

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Go to https://www.jewishgen.org/jgff and click on ENTER/MODIFY.

Re: Suwalki-Lomza Landsmen Journal #poland

ireneplotzker@...
 

Il y a un groupe ici:  https://www.jewishgen.org/SuwalkLomza/

Bonne chance et Shabbat shalom,

Irene Greenwald Plotzker    <ireneplotzker@...>