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Re: An Old Song - Possibly Russian, possibly Yiddish #general

shirley@...
 

Oh yes!  In Israel/ Hebrew, the rooster says 'Kukuriku' as an American rooster crows 'cock-a-doodle-do'.
 
Shirley Ginzburg
seeking SHLUGER/SCHLAGER from Shepetovka area Ukraine;  descendants from town of DUBNO, Ukraine;  DAMATOVSKY/DEMATOFF from Mir area of Belarus.


Re: ViewMate translation request – One Name in Old German Script #germany #general

Ernst-Peter Winter
 

Hi Josh,

I may add, that Moses Salomon's wife's first name was most
likely not "Betty"
(compare the first capital letter with the last name
Benjamin), the end to me looks more like
something like ".ettig", sorry not to be of more help.
The first name is definitely Betty (y with dots: Bettÿ).
It's a mixed text from old German with Latin script.
Surnames and also place names are written in Latin script -
compare Rendsburg or Sanct Pauli.

regards
Ernst-Peter Winter, Münster (Hessen)


About a seized property in Poland #poland #general

Anne Nunez
 

Thanks to JewishGen, I just found out a property owned by my great grand father property was seized by the Nazis, house is located in in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland. See viewmate # 82310
I was told the original document is at the Polish Archives in Warsaw and that a copy may be at the USHM in Washington, DC. I have contacted them
I have 2 questions:
1- How can I verify the address was the same in 1940 as now. A photo of a house can be seen when googling the addresst, it is a tourist attraction and a rental house
2- How to ask/file for restitution?
Thanks
Anne Marie Nunez
great grand daughter of Slama Hauszwalb


Re: tracing American relatives #usa

Susan&David
 

The answer is Yes.  "Seeking Kin" or similarly named ads were placed in Jewish newspapers by social service organizations including the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the Union of Russian Jews, the National Council of Jewish Women and others.
They appear in the Jewish Advocate, Boston newspaper from 1916 to 1991.  Members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston have indexed 5,000 of these ads and they are searchable on Jewishgen's USA Database.  

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/BostonSeekingKin.htm

David Rosen
Boston, MA


On 6/8/2020 3:53 PM, Ruth Kornbluth wrote:
Was there ever an organization that helped survivors establish contacts with American relatives after the war by publishing ads in newspapers across the USA? And, if so, would any of those records be available for research?
Thanking you in advance…
Ruth Fenichel Kornbluth


Re: Mexican Vital Records relative from Poland #latinamerica

alejandro@...
 

Hi Carol:
I am sure you will find this document of a great value.
Regards
Alejandro T Rubinstein


Informations about Jews from Jadow / Yadov / Yaduv [Poland] #poland

marek.suchocki@...
 

I'm looking for informations about Jews from little town Jadow [also known as Yadov or Yaduv]. I'm opening non-profit museum in Jadow this year and I would like to comemorate here as many Jews and their stories as it will be possible. I will be glad if you can help me in any way to find Jews from Jadow, their relatives and any stories & materials (documents, photograps) connected with them.

Best,
Marek Suchocki


Re: Where are the Smolensk vital records located? #belarus

Max Preston
 

They're in Smolensk in the State Archive: https://gaso.admin-smolensk.ru/vnimaniyu-issledovatelej/

Best,

Max


Re: Marriage Record for LEWIN and SZTABINSKA #belarus #general

fejackson@...
 

Hello-
I had a great aunt who came over to the US named Fannie Stabinsky(modt likely an Americanized change from Sztabinska). She married Ben Freeberger (Frie or Freiberger) from Russia (at the timer) now Poland. I'm not fure if this helps, but I hope so.
Fran Frieberger Jackson
St Louis MO


A short article I wrote on Plymouth's Jews #unitedkingdom

aaran1286@...
 

YOAV ARAN


Hi guys, 

Hope you're all keeping well. 

I've written a short piece on my ancestors from Plymouth. It may be of interest for anyone with heritage in the South-West of England. 

Here is a link:

https://bellemfamilyhistor.wixsite.com/bellemfamilyhistory/post/in-the-footsteps-of-my-plymouthian-ancestors 

Best wishes, 

Yoav


Re: German Citizenship under Article 116 #germany

Ben Kempner
 

The German Consulate in Los Angeles told me to expect a 2 year wait after submission of all the required documentation. It's now been 25 months and I'm still waiting, but I suspect Covid slowed everything down.


Moses & Rebecca Nathan approx. 1792 #unitedkingdom

Ronald Alex Nathan
 

Earliest Direct Ancestor is Moses Nathan (1792-Jan. 1854).
Born in Whitechapel, London, England
Married to Rebecca (last name?), (Calculated 1792-1860)
They had Lewis Nathan (only 1 child?), who married Hannah (Cohen?) on Aug.
15, 1838 at 3 Cobb's Yard, London, England
1841 Census has Rebecca and Moses living with their son and daughter-in-law
at Cobb's Yard, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, London, England
How do I find out more about Moses and Rebecca?
Respectfully, Ron A. Nathan


Re: ViewMate translation request – One Name in Old German Script #germany #general

Ralph Baer
 

I may add, that Moses Salomon's wife's first name was most likely not "Betty"(compare the first capital letter with the last name Benjamin), the end to me looks more likesomething like ".ettig", sorry not to be of more help.
It's "Bettÿ", Using different forms of the same letter in a record is sometimes used for emphasis. The entire name "Benjamin" is in a modern form in order to emphasize it. We would now use italics for that purpose.
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Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC


tracing American relatives #usa

Ruth Kornbluth
 

Was there ever an organization that helped survivors establish contacts with American relatives after the war by publishing ads in newspapers across the USA? And, if so, would any of those records be available for research?
Thanking you in advance…
Ruth Fenichel Kornbluth


Re: Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general

Ralph Baer
 

I have enjoyed this thread and connected posts about the accuracy of trees and information submitted to sites like Geni and Ancestry because the posts have mirrored my feelings. There is a high percentage of junk. In theory the junk should get weeded out by repeated edits like wrong information in Wikipedia -- but it doesn't work like that. On several occasions, I have become irritated after an exchange of emails with a poster who has grafted obviously wrong information, for example, parents already dead years before the birth have been added. Reading that others have similar thoughts has calmed me a bit. Ancestry has caveats to check the information, for example the suggestions that they have added to my tree.

I have attached a list in PDF form of my ancestral family names and towns including cases where brothers took different names. It's too long to add at the bottom of this message. Unless otherwise indicated, all locations are in present-day Germany.
--
Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC


Re: Surnames #names #germany

Ernst-Peter Winter
 

Hi Lin

you mentioned
*WOLF-*Munster, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hessen, Germany
I'm living at Münster and was confronted for the first time
about 3 years ago with the genealogy of Jewish fellow
citizens. Although I have been researching for over 45
years, this was a completely new challenge, as completely
different sources had to be found and consulted.

I'm interested in all facts about jewish families in Münster.

At present I have information about Zilly Wolf, wife of
Abraham Falk, marriage on 06 JUL 1862 in Münster, daughter
of Meyer Wolf. Zilly Wolf is said to come from Lützelsachsen.

Regina (Reingen) Wolf, daughter of Samuel Wolf and Veilchen
(Vögelchen) NN was born on 10 OCT 1810 in Langen (Hessen)
and died on 02 SEP 1851 in Frankfurt. She married ABraham
Strauß on 25 MAY 1845 in Sprendlingen (Dreieich). In Münster
they have a daughter Rosina, born on 08 FEB 1846.

I am very pleased about an exchange.

Sincerely
Ernst-Peter Winter, Münster (Hessen)


Brick Wall for Grandfather #warsaw #poland

abergman@...
 

I've had a BRICK WALL for over 10 years of active research. My grandfather, Isidor (Icek?) Bergman was born in Warsaw (maybe not?) in 1880 or 1882. According to his Ketuba and his SS documents, his father was Simon. His mother was Feige born Elbaum in 1837 in Lublin. (The family later changed the surname to Kierer.) She married a Dawid Boguslawski who died while she was pregnant with Samuel David Boguslawski, born 1863. I don't know when she married Bergman or anything about Simon Bergman. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1890 under the name of Czippe (Czippe is Hebrew for Feige) Bergmann, but alas her 8 year old son was not on the ship manifest. I have very many documents about her family from Lublin -- parents, grandparents, and siblings, but NOTHING about the Bergmans. I have used every available resource. Any clues? Attached are photos of Feige and Isidor and his half brother -- (Isidor on the left) -- taken around 1895.
--
Abby Barry Bergman
New York


Re: ViewMate translation request – One Name in Old German Script #germany #general

jochen@...
 

Hi Jeff,
your great-grangmother's first name was Rebecka and
her maiden name indeed was Samuel. It doesn't say where
she was from, but her last place of residence was the city of Kiel
on the Baltic Sea, approx. 120 K north from Altona (which is next to Hamburg)

I may add, that Moses Salomon's wife's first name was most likely not "Betty"
(compare the first capital letter with the last name Benjamin), the end to me looks more like
something like ".ettig", sorry not to be of more help.

Best regards
Josh Waiblinger


Re: polite, correct word for genealogy purposes? #general

airbair@...
 

As a spouse in a same-sex marriage, I suggest spouse as a valuable term for any people in a marriage, regardless of gender(s).  When we got married, the celebrant congratulated us as now being " husband and husband."  

The difficulty with "partner"  is that is is ambiguous on whether it is a familial term or a business term.  Even after being married for 12 years and in a domestic partnership for almost 20 years, people newly met and told that we are partners still assume my spouse and I are in business together.

Also, we are married AND domestic partners - two different statuses, entered into at different times, and still both applicable.  At one time, before national marriage equality, being domestic partners could provide rights in states that didn't yet affirm same-sex marriage.

Thanks for thinking about all this.

Jeff
San Francisco, CA


Re: Mexican Vital Records relative from Poland #latinamerica

The Becker's Email
 

Ancestry World subscription has a number of documents in addition to the birth record:  death record for Max, several border crossings from Mexico into the US, US naturalization papers (original) for Juan.  Once public libraries reopen, many have library subscriptions to Ancestry and you should be able to access free.

birth of Juan (m) and Raquel (f) twins b. 10 Oct. 1923  in Mexico City.  Birth registered in 1926.  Father Max Greenberg and mother Maria Allerhard.  It's a very long entry in Spanish and my Spanish is rusty.
death of Max Greenberg:  age 70, died 1936. wife Maria Alerhard.  Parent Nojiun and Basia.

On two different El Paso border crossing in 1933 Max is listed as b.c. 1876 Vlodorka/Valenda, Poland.  Wife Maria.  

In all of these records there's more to translate.  There are also more El Paso border crossings.

There's a 1944 declaration of intent for John Allegant Greenberg (Juan Greenberg) in the Western District of Texas.  He was born 10 Oct. 1923 Mexico and emigrated in 1939.

Border crossing at El Paso 1934 for Raquel.  going to cousin Jake Ellegant in Chicago.  Looks like a temporary visa.

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI


Re: passenger manifest missing/not indexed? #general

Marion Werle
 

Immigration recollections are not always correct. For some reason (I haven't conducted a scientific survey, however!) people seem to remember the ship name more often than the precise date. If you search by month/year and ship name (don't use a name in your search), you will get a list of manifests from the approximate time period. You may need to search the manifests manually, and you may need to expand the time period. Also, Julius Silver may have arrived under the surname Zilber, and Julius may have been something else as well. You need to be very creative when searching for passenger lists. My comments reflect doing searches on Ancestry.

And for the record, I have never found my maternal grandmother's ship manifest after 25 years of searching. She was always boasting that she didn't have to travel in steerage, and Marian Smith (formerly of USCIS) said that non-steerage passengers didn't always appear on passenger manifests during some time periods.

Marion Werle
<canadagenes@...>
Los Angeles, CA