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Re: Translate Yiddish Grave #photographs #translation #yiddish

David Shapiro
 

Not "land of Israel", rather "Aryeh", i.e. the father's full name was 'Menachem Aryeh'. And "may his light shine" indicates that the father was still alive at the time.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Re: Records in the Lithuanian database #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

I have never had any knowledge of those records - someone in LitvakSIG who has access to the database may be able to help.

Joel Ratner


Herbert (Naphtali) BACHARACH of Mansbach (Hessen) and Kiryat Bialik (Israel) #germany #israel #holocaust

Ralph Baer
 

My closest relative who perished in the Holocaust was my mother’s father’s sister Hedwig BACHARACH née GUNZENHÄUSER (23 July 1884 Memmelsdorf in Unterfranken, Bayern  – 1944 Auschwitz), married to Sally BACHARACH (14 October 1883 Mansbach, Hessen – 19 November 1944 Buchenwald). 
 
They had three sons, all born in Mansbach. The second, Rudi, was killed in 1936 while studying farming in Germany, so that he could immigrate to Palestine. The youngest, Max, moved to Sweden, and I have been in contact with one of his children.
 
The oldest was Herbert. He moved to Israel, at the time Palestine, and was called there Naphtali. According to Pages of Testimony which he wrote for his parents and brother Rudi, he lived in Kiryat Bialik. He stopped contact with his brother in Sweden because the brother married a non-Jew from Germany. A mutual first cousin of my mother and him who lived in Haifa and is now dead, also did not know what became of Herbert (Naphtali) BACHARACH.
 
Is anyone familiar with him and can supply information as to whether he married, had descendants, etc.?
--
Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC


Message For Newly-Found COHEN Family #usa #general

SANDI ROOT
 

Fellow Searchers -

Invigorated by the response to my recent posting of the many family names I actively search, I figured it might be worth taking a specialized shot in my COHEN search:

 

It was just one week ago that I actually found descendants of my Beral William ‘Willy’ COHEN, b: +-1902, Kovno, and later lived in Bronx and Brooklyn; m: Mary FRIEDMAN. Willy is one of my grandmother’s brothers (possibly the youngest) and was in the coat business in Brooklyn with another brother, Julius, m: Clara OFFMAN / HOFFMAN.

 

So, Willy and Mary had NY-born: (another) Julius, Robert Bernard, and Marsha, and I just found Robert’s descendants !!!! 


They live just north of me in Texas (what are the chances of that?) BUT ARE NOT RESPONDING TO MY FACEBOOK OR TELEPHONE MESSAGE, and I do not want to bug them.

I only want to connect with them because of the unusual and amazing (to me, anyway) immigration story of their grandfather, Willy, that his descendants should know.

So, if anyone out there knows Julie (COHEN) MCBRIDE and/or Mark S. COHEN, of North Texas, please tell them a family-member storyteller has a story for them.

‘Thank you’ is not enough.

Sandi (Blumenthal) Root
roadrunr2@...

 

Actively searching:

ASHLEY, AUSLANDER, BADESCH, BANUS / BENESH / BENESCH / BENIS / BENNITZ / BENITEZ / BENNISH /BEINASH / BEINASHOWITZ, BECKERMAN, BLOCK / BLOCH, BLUMENTHAL / BLUM, BRODY, BROUTMAN, CHERKOVSKY / CHEKOWSKI, COBRIN, COHEN / KAHAN / KAGAN, EICHEL, FOX, FRIEDLEN, FRIEDMAN, GALINA, GOLD, GREENBERG, GUTKOWSKY / GOOD, HANAK, HARRIS, HARWICK, HERRE, JANKELOWITZ / JACOBSON,  KRIZANSKI, LEVIN, LEVY, LIEBOVITCH, LOND / LUND, MANNE, MENDELSON, MICHELSON, NIDER, OFFMAN / HOFFMAN, OFSALLOF / OFSEAL / OFSAROF, OPEAN / OPPEAN / OPIN / UPIN,  POSISKI / PISER, ROSENTHAL, ROTHCHILD, SCHAFFNER, SCHNEIDERMAN / SNYDERMAN, SHAPIRO, SIEGAL / SIEGEL, SILVERMAN, SIMON, STERN, SUVALKER / SUVALSKI, TABACK, WHATLEY, ZIVETZ

 


Re: Sourcing Photos #general #photographs

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"Do you mind sharing that app (and IOS or Windows or ?) that allows you to add labeling and comments at the bottom under the photo?  I have not heard of this"
 
You can use almost any photo editor. I have several, but I like MS Paint. It comes with Windows, and you can add labels at the bottom or under each person in the photo - whatever you want.
 
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: Online Free Photo Archive Creates Mosaic of Collective Memory-Romania #romania

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Jan Lastman asks about how to move the line for the various years as she  said "seems to default to ”selected year”  when any search attempt is made, and I can’t see a way to remove this restriction." .I have had no problem clicking on any of the years and the photos for that year appear. It may be time consuming but that is the only way I see to do it if your search does not work.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Monitoring Committee


Surname TAJWIJ #names

Karol Swanson
 

I just discovered my great grandfather's surname was TAJWIL and the name appears on the JRI list of Rozdal surnames 1869-1901.  Can anyone please tell me how to pronounce this name? Is it Yiddish, Polish, Russian or whatever? Would there be an English or Yiddish equivalent of this name?
Also, I have two different first name versions for, what I believe, is the same person.  One is spelled Uszer and the other is Vicher. Could this be the same name?

Many thanks,
Karol Schlosser Swanson
Scotland


Re: "High Rabbi" in Poland, Ger Rabbi #poland #warsaw #rabbinic

sbloom@...
 

Agreed, It could be any of the "Admorim" (leaders of a Hassidic dynasty) .
Another option could be the Radomsker Rebbe, who would have been situated a bit closer to Krakow. At the time, it was a large movement and all of the Rebbes were either Shlomo Rabinowitz (died in the 1860's)  or his direct male line descendants. Another event that would have spurred a pilgrimage would have been the funeral of the Rebbe himself (of course those weren't annual!).

One interesting fact: A number of Hassidic movements were consolidating throughout the 1800's and then continuously until after the Holocaust. That was one factor that made several of the movements very large.

Considering where your ancestor was from originally, I'd also guess it was the Gerrer Rebbe that he went to see. Perhaps it was easier to take a train into Krakow and then 
ride by horse carriage (there might have been a few cars...very few) to Gur even though Warsaw was a bit closer? Either that or the Krakow thing is just a mistake or he followed a rabbi in Krakow that we haven't identified yet?

One thing you might want to do is use a reliable source to figure out if there were any INBERG marriages into the family of one of the big Rebbe's of that area. That could end up being an important clue.


Steve Bloom
Central Virginia, USA


Re: The male name Shapsei #names #lithuania

Sharon Grundfest Broniatowski
 

I have come across the male name Shebsel which is probably the same root.
 
S. Broniatowski
Cleveland, OH


Other names for Yitzchak? #names

judith.cannon4@...
 

On my grandfather Louis Witkin's death certificate, his father's name is Yitzchak, but I can't find Yitzchak anywhere in the archives.  Any suggestions for how that name may have been listed?
Thanks/
--
Judy Cannon
judith.cannon4@...


Re: Name of Mendelson #names

Marjorie Geiser
 

Although I would usually respond to such posts privately, since there seem to be quite a few Mendelsohn's, I thought I'd go ahead and respond to the group.
 
My maternal 2nd g-grandmother was Rebecca Mendelsohn (Rivkah Rikel), born apx 1849 in Warsaw. Her father was Shmuel Mendelzon. I know nothing else about her family and have been unable to find anything.
 
She married Vitor Moczydlower (in US Mochedlover) in 1872 and immigrated to the US  in 1907, where eight of her ten children also ended up.
 
Margie Geiser
Northern Arizona, USA
 

LEVINE/LEWIN, SILBERNAGEL/ZYLBERNAGEL/SILVER, EPSTEJN/EPSTEIN, MOCZYDLOWER/MOCHEDLOVER, ERLICH, GRUNPELTZ, JOSKOWICZ, ZYLBERSZTEJN, SZTABINSKA, WILK


Re: Har Nebo Cemetery in Phila #photographs #usa

Nancy Dorfman
 

Also try Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) an online site. They have volunteers that respond to requests. I had someone take a photo for me. I will private message you with her name.


Re: Litvak descendents- let's share information #lithuania

Alyssa Freeman
 

I have three sets of Segals in my family, though for all I know they may be connected, distantly. They're all in-laws, so I don't know a whole lot about them as I generally don't put in-laws in my tree. Only one of them was born in Lithuania, though (the others were born in NY and Northumberland in the UK). The one born in Lithuania was Isaac Segal, born in Rietavas in 1899, which is part of the Kaunas district. He married my cousin Esther Kallner from Zemiacu who died in the Holocaust. I currently don't know if they had any children.
 
Alyssa Freeman
Henrico, VA


Re: Jewish Prostitution (was Re: Jewish Argentinians) #latinamerica

Margalit Ashira Ir
 

Hello Genners,
My aunt was a victim of human trafficking from Russia to Buenos Aires.  She somehow managed to leave the region on to Lima, Peru where she spent the rest of her life.  We were blessed with her visit to Israel in 1951, a year before she died.
 
How do i find out specifically about her time in Buenos Aires, when she might have left for Peru and what it was like in Peru for her.  Our parents refused to say anything other than "she was an angel" coming to us with gifts of gold, silver and linen in a time when life was quite difficult in Israel.
 
Any help would be so wonderful to receive.

Warm Regards,
Margalit
Margalit Ashira Ir
Searching:  EDELMAN, ECKSZTEJN, IR, TUGENDER - Biala Podlaska

JEKIEL, LANDMAN - Galicia (Buczacz, Stanislaw)

MAJERSDORF, PRZORSKA, Warsaw

 


Munz (Munz) Hatschek, Csapkovitz #hungary

George Muenz
 

Hello,

I have been fortunate to find a lot of information in the past few years, but every day brings new material. Just yesterday I found the marriage record for my Great Grandparents, Natan Csapkovitz and Fani Hatschek. In the record I was able to find information on both their parents as well. 

So, I am always looking for information on these family names:

Munz (Muncz), Hatschek, Csapkovitz, Schwartz, Valdhauser (Nett Schwartz was my Great Grandmother, daughter of Marton Schwartz and Mari Valdhauser.

Thank you from Canada


New Book By Historian Jan Grabowski Polish Shows Polish Police Had Key Role in Nazi Final Solution #holocaust #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A new book by historian Jan Grabowski with new research shows Polish Police had a key role in Nazi’s Final Solution

See:

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/.premium.MAGAZINE-polish-police-had-a-key-role-in-the-nazi-final-solution-explosive-research-shows-1.8914685


Thank you to Randy Fishbein for sharing the article with us.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Online Free Photo Archive Creates Mosaic of Collective Memory-Romania #romania

janllb@...
 

Hi Jan,
Looks like a valuable site, but seems to default to ”selected year”  when any search attempt is made, and I can’t see a way to remove this restriction. The check mark beside it does not uncheck. Other than searching for the same term in 5 year increments which is very time consuming, any other suggestions?
Many thanks, Janyce
Jan Lastman, Toronto ON CANADA.  Janllb@...
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Researching: LASTMAN and LASTMANN w/origins in HOLLAND late 1600s then => Lublin early-mid 1700s.
By early-mid 1800s there were LASTMAN/N branches => Łódź, Radom, Warsaw, Szydlowiec and Ostrowiec, POLAND and Leipzig and Breslau, GERMANY
My LASTMAN relatives married in 1800s to KLAJMAN, KAUFMAN, LEDERMAN, KAC, CUKIER, STROSBERG, WAJCHANDLER, KUTCHINSKY/KUTNER etc... then => Toronto and Rio de Janeiro in early 1900s.  LASTMAN/Ns who remained in Europe but survived the Holocaust => France, Israel, Australia, Sweden, NYC, New Orleans.
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Also researching:
MADELSBERG that somehow became DAVIDSON while still in Ostrowiec POLAND (!), immigrating as DAVIDSON => Toronto, Montreal, NYC and Detroit, most EARLY 1900s pre WW1
— SINGER / ZYNGIER from Janow Poldaski POLAND => Toronto and possibly Columbus OH all pre WW1 married to SCHAFER / SHAFIR from Linitz now Illinits UKRAINE (Russia) => Toronto and Detroit and possibly Columbus OH all pre WW1

Rapoport-Quint Family Tree on MyHeritage
 https://www.myheritage.com/site-family-tree-69044942/rapoport-quint or contact  janllb@...


Re: Litvak descendents- let's share information #lithuania

Annette Weiss
 

My maternal grandmother was Dora Siegel who immigrated from Seirijai Lithuania around 1907, and her mother's name was Syvia (Tsvia?) Katz..


Re: Town in Hungary KOMIDAT (UNGAR) #hungary

Alexander Sharon
 

Hi,

Probably place Komadi, also known as Komaiti in Bihar megye

Alexander


Re: Sourcing Photos #general #photographs

susiekrumholz@...
 

Do you mind sharing that app (and IOS or Windows or ?) that allows you to add labeling and comments at the bottom under the photo?  I have not heard of this and need it badly!!!!  Thanks for all of your comments!