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

oldarmymed51@...
 

None of the sites verify sources, or even require sources to be listed. I maintain two databases, one contains the tree with people for whom sources are cited, and one that has no sources cited or is "speculative."  Remember that even cited sources could be derivative sources such as indexes, which can often contain errors, or published genealogies, which may not cite any original sources. The uploaded trees are likely full of errors but still useful as "finding" tools.

Don't discount them just because of their potential for error, use them as sources of information in need of refinement.


Re: Other names for Yitzchak? #names

Alexander Sharon
 

Russian variation is Izaak with diminutive form Izya (Изя) and in Polish it Izak with diminutive form “Izio”.

Alexander Sharon


Bukowski/Shapiro/Wachtenheim/Epstein family #galicia #ukraine

jenya.kanadov@...
 


I am looking for information regarding  Bukowsky/Shapiro/Wachtenheim/Epstein family, before  ww2 lived in Skole Galicia Austria,now Ukraine. 

My grandfather  was Hersh Bukowsky born approx 1910

His parents  were Tauba  Bukowska Wachtenheim  and Israel Epstein Shapiro.

All that I know they had 12 childten.

Tauba's parents names were Samuel Bukowsky and Sara Faige Wachtenhein.

I think before Skole they lived in place named Veretzko? Marmorosh? anywhere Sub Carpatia.

I'd like to know the grandfather's sisters and brothers names or anoter information about anybody of them.

I am  having difficulty finding it.

If you can help me with that it would be greatly appreciated.


Please respond to me by email

jenya.kanadov@...

Jenny Kanadov Bukowsky

searching Shapiro,Epstein, Bukowsky, Wachtenhein.


Re: synagogue memorial plaques #JewishGenUpdates

Nolan Altman
 

Hi Nurit,

The spreadsheet can be downloaded from https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm  (I've attached a copy to this posting.)

BTW...if the synagogue has a digital listing of their memorial plaques and/or yizkor lists, I can probably help to reformat the entire list without anyone having to do any re-keying.

You can contact me at NAltman@... 

Nolan


Re: We Are Here! Join us on June 14@2PM ET for a very special program #JewishGenUpdates #events

Elisabeth Gelb
 

HOW TO VIEW


On Sat, Jun 13, 2020, 10:04 PM Avraham Groll, <agroll@...> wrote:
**WE ARE HERE!**
JOIN US TOMORROW - JUNE 14@2PM ET - FOR THIS IMPORTANT EVENT
 
JewishGen.org is proud to partner with 60 other museums and cultural institutions around the world for:
 
We Are Here:
A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance, and Hope
Sunday, June 14 @ 2:00 PM ET.
 
Featuring award-winning media personalities Whoopi Goldberg, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Adrien Brody, Mayim Bialik, Jackie Hoffman, and Tiffany Haddish, world-renowned singers and musicians Renee Fleming, Lea Salonga, Steven Skybell, Joyce DiDonato, and Lang Lang, and other public figures from all walks of life, the free 90-minute program will commemorate the recent anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and project a message of hope amidst the crises we face.
 
Find more info and tune in to view the program at www.WeAreHere.live.



Re: synagogue memorial plaques #JewishGenUpdates

Ann Hellman
 

There is a template, Here is the link. Thank you for wanting to contribute.
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/MemorialPlaquesTemplate.xls
Ann Meddin Hellman
Charleston SC


need help translating person's title #yiddish #names

Aline Petzold
 

I have come across a notation  of items sent to a relative of my grandmother's in Romania.  She referred to the person as " Mimà Feiga".  I assume that this is Yiddish.  Can anyone tell me what the title " Mimà" means?


Herman RONAI #hungary

Frank Dyer
 

ISO information on my great great uncle Herman RONAI, formerly WEINBERGER, who changed his name sometime after being conferred Baron Von RONA (in Hungarian RONAI) by Emperor Franz Joseph in 1867. He was Chief Supply Officer of the Austro-Hungarian Army. My grandfather Jozsef WEINBERGER is his nephew.
 
Frank Dyer
Livingston NJ USA


Re: Recent Record Updates #JewishGenUpdates

avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

Thank you to Avraham Groll you and all the volunteers for all the recent record updates.  I have tried to access the individual categories that you have listed and keep winding up in the "Jewishgen Unified Search."   For example, if I wanted to review the list Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland (RvD) Card File
or  JCA: Candidates for Colonization  is there any way that I can access that particular list?  Is it on the list of databases?  Am I missing something?

Thank you
Avivah Pinski
near Philadelphia
 

--
Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA


Re: Family connection found #poland

dskolnik@...
 

Lee, 

I have had a similar experience with my father's (COHEN/KISSIN) side of the family, in terms of having cousins close by that I never knew about.

After my parents were both gone (1997-98) I inherited letters from my father to my mother during WWII.  In the course of reading them, I discovered that my father had stayed for a while with a cousin (on his mother's side) in a nearby town, but I never heard their names mentioned.  The only cousins I knew about on my father's side were the sons of two of his sisters in New York.

I found out through persistent genealogical explorations (and dumb luck in a couple of cases) that my father's father had family living right next door to them in Brooklyn for a while, yet I was never told anything about this part of the family.  And my grandfather Barnet Cohen had other brothers, one of whom settled in England.  I was lucky enough to connect with that brother's descendants and have visited them a couple of years ago.

A family feud was apparently the cause of the Brooklyn disconnection, and possibly had bearing on why I never heard about the English side of the family, since they were friendly with the Brooklyn brother who was never mentioned.

So interesting, yet *so* frustrating!

Deb Cohen Skolnik

COHEN/KISSIN - Brooklyn/Vitebsk
SOLUTUCZKYN - Jahotyn/Jagotin/Yahotyn/Yagotin
GARBARCZ/GERBER - Mordy/Ostrow/Chicago
LANDE/LONDIN/LUNDIN - Bialystok


Re: Other names for Yitzchak? #names

Linda Baker
 

I know a fellow whose name is Yitzhak, but his English name is Ivan.

Linda Lee Baker


Re: Translate Yiddish Grave #photographs #translation #yiddish

Sam Eneman
 

The ViewMate site is at:  https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/


Re: The male name Shapsei #names #lithuania

gnscpa@...
 

The Hebrew name shabtai is shabsai (Sephardi vs ashkenazi pronunciation) shepsel is the Yiddish version.   Btw many an Israeli today named after a grandfather or previous generation is Roie (shepherd) as in Yiddish a shof is a sheep & shepsel is a lamb.   Also rakhel is a female ewe.   So Rachel is also a possible namesake 


Re: From Which Viewpoint Are Cousins Named? #general #names

Deborah Blankenberg
 

Always count the generations from the common ancestor to the  descendants, not from the descendants to the common ancestor. As long as the descendants' generations are parallel, you'll be counting first/second/third/etc. cousins. Once the generations stop being parallel, you start counting once/twice/etc. removed. 
--
Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
dtblankenberg@... 
Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York, Colombia and Missouri), BLINDER (Kishinev to New York via Poland? and Paris), KUSHER/KUSZER (Lodz vicinity to New York via Paris), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)


We Are Here World-Wide Event #announcements #events

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi all
 
A World-Wide event not to be missed!
 
See
 
 

We Are Here: A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance, and Hope

Livestreamed at: www.wearehere.live

This special livestreamed concert event commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, even as it speaks to the challenges of the current moment.

Featuring: Mayim Bialik, Renée Fleming, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Joel, Academy Award Winner - Adrien Brody

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Lang Lang, Joyce DiDonato, Lea Salonga, Lauren Ambrose, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and many others—

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

Sing For Hope

In partnership with:

Lang Lang International Music Foundation

Network of 135+ organizations across the globe to livestream event— in 14 countries (Australia, Belarus, Canada, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Ukraine, the UK, and the US) and 35 US states. We hope to reach more than 100,000 people worldwide with a message of hope grounded in our history and elevated by powerful music. 

Australia: WE ARE HERE Foundation 

Premieres USA:  Sunday June 14 at 2pm US ET (New York) and goes dark Wed 17th 2pm US ET

Australia: Monday June 15 at 4am - Eastern States (3:30am - Adelaide, 2am - WA,  6am - Auckland)

The video will be online for 72 hours after that, until Thursday 18th in Australia

Livestreamed at: www.wearehere.live

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising—in which 13,000 Jews died fighting Nazi oppression in April and May 1943—was the largest single act of resistance during the Holocaust. The Uprising was the inspiration for “Zog nit keyn mol” (Yiddish: “Never Say”), also known as the “Partisan Song,” which was written in 1943 by Hirsch Glick while he was in the Vilna Ghetto. The song, which exemplifies Jewish resistance to Nazi persecution, provided the initial inspiration for the June 14 concert event, and resonates today with themes of resistance, resilience, and hope.

“We are all inspired by the example set in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The Partisan Song, which begins and ends this program, speaks to the fight for social justice and fundamental human rights,” said Bruce Ratner, Chairman of the Board at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. 

 “With this program we hope to make our contribution to the tradition of resilience, resistance, and hope.” said Jack Kliger, President & CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC

Thanks and regards
 
Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
 


Re: synagogue memorial plaques #JewishGenUpdates

Nurit Har-zvi
 

Hello,

The letter to synagogues refers to an attached spreadsheet but I don't see one. Is that a separate download?

Nurit Har-zvi
famhisthz@...


Re: We Are Here! Join us on June 14@2PM ET for a very special program #JewishGenUpdates #events

Peter Heilbrunn
 

There doesn’t seem any way to log in to the event from UK.

 

Regards,

 

Peter

 

Peter Heilbrunn

Tel +44 (0)1494 725966

Amersham England

 

From: main@... <main@...> On Behalf Of Avraham Groll
Sent: 14 June 2020 06:04
To: main@...
Subject: [Special] [JewishGen.org] We Are Here! Join us on June 14@2PM ET for a very special program #JewishGenUpdates #events

 

**WE ARE HERE!**

JOIN US TOMORROW - JUNE 14@2PM ET - FOR THIS IMPORTANT EVENT

 

JewishGen.org is proud to partner with 60 other museums and cultural institutions around the world for:

 

We Are Here:

A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance, and Hope

Sunday, June 14 @ 2:00 PM ET.

 

Featuring award-winning media personalities Whoopi Goldberg, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Adrien Brody, Mayim Bialik, Jackie Hoffman, and Tiffany Haddish, world-renowned singers and musicians Renee Fleming, Lea Salonga, Steven Skybell, Joyce DiDonato, and Lang Lang, and other public figures from all walks of life, the free 90-minute program will commemorate the recent anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and project a message of hope amidst the crises we face.

 

Find more info and tune in to view the program at www.WeAreHere.live.


Re: Pincus LISHINSKY/LECZINSKY/LISCHINSKY/LEGINSKI #names

Diane Jacobs
 

GO back to stevemose.org and in the first group of passenger manifest databases you will see The Ship Lists.   Fill in the name if the ship and month and year of arrival.
Then click search and up will come 1 or 2 choices in the upper part of the screen.
Click on the ship's name and using this to you can scroll through the manifest pages
And look for the entry carefully. 

Hope thus helps. 
Diane Jacobs 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Felissa Lashley <frlashley@...>
Date: 6/13/20 4:36 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Pincus LISHINSKY/LECZINSKY/LISCHINSKY/LEGINSKI #names

I need some assistance in finding the passenger record to Ellis Island for my grandfather, Pincus LISHINSKY spelt a variety of ways. He said that he arrived on the SS St. Louis from Southampton to Ellis Island on January 23, 1905. One time, it was noted that he entered through Philadelphia. He would have been travelling alone I believe, age 28-30, a tailor, married from Gorodische, Cherkassy, Kiev, Russia. I have tried using the Steve Morse site but have not had any luck to date. I would appreciate any suggestions please. Thank you.
 
Felissa Lashley
Austin, Texas

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Moses Hyam or Hyam Moses - name reversal in early 19th century #unitedkingdom

David Lewin
 

Had one died before the other was born?


At 12:47 13/06/2020, Steven I Usdansky via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
In my family, one grandson of Chaim-Moshe was named that, two were named Moshe-Chaim. The reason for the reversal of the names remains a mystery.


Rabbis Mantel and family: Herman, Hugo, Louis in Far Rockaway, New York and Jerusalem #usa #israel

emmabcole@...
 

Hello

I am tracing the family tree of the Friedmann family from Hungary and Vienna who came to New York in the 1930s. One of the branches, Hugo Mantel and his wife Edith and son Jonathan moved to Israel in the 1950s, would anyone be able to help find out about any other family they had in Israel? Hugo died in 1983, Edith in 2001 and Jonathan in 2002.

Hugo's brother Louis Mantel was a Hebrew teacher and died in 1996 in Far Rockaway, New York. I am trying to work out if he married or had any children, but I can't find any in the records. I would also love to know more about his aunt Margit Friedmann who was married to my great uncle Miksa Weisz. Although they divorced in 1929 in Vienna, Margit kept her married name, so died as Margit Weiss. She also lived in Far Rockaway and died there in April 1976. Nobody in the family knows what happened to Miksa, it is one of my ambitions to find that out too. I don't think he went to America and could have ended up anywhere after his divorce. He didn't return to his daughter from his 2nd wife (who died in the Spanish flu in 1918), she was looked after by her grandparents in Budapest.

Would anyone know more about the Mantels in Israel, or about Louis and Margit in Far Rockaway?

Huge gratitude if anyone is able to help
Best wishes
Emma