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Re: Tombstone photo translated requests #translation

sacredsisters1977@...
 

Hi All
Sorry about the number mixup, I blame it on the heat. The numbers of the tombstone photos are VM 82552 and VM 82555. It's been a while since I posted messages here and all the new process with hashtags is confusing. Once again thanks for any help you could provide.

Sarah Greenberg(USA)
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Tauba Bukowska Wachtenheim +Israel Shapiro Epstein wedding record #translation #poland

jenya.kanadov@...
 

Hello everyone,
Please,translate Tauba  Bukowska Wachtenheim and Israel  Shapiro  Epstein's wedding record 
I think, it's my grandfather's parents from Skole.
http://agadd2.home.net.pl/metrykalia/300/sygn.% 203099 / pages / 1_300_0_0_3099_0004.htm
Thank you very much.
Jenny Kanadov Bukowsky.
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Application of Familiant Laws in early 19th century Moravia - #austria-czech

Jeremy Schuman
 

I have a question about the application of the Familiant Laws, which I’m hoping someone might be able to help me with.

For several years now, I have been working on the family tree for the MASSARSIK / Mazarzik / Mašařik family of Bučovice, Moravia. My primary sources of information are the Jewish BMD records available through the Badatelna website and also the 19th century census records recently made available via the Moravian Provincial Archive (MZA) website.

There were four Massarsik men living in Bučovice in the 19th century who had Familiant certificates (Markus Massarsik, Jakob Massarsik, Moises Massarsik and Joachim Massarsik). As expected, all the Massarsik births registered in Bučovice while the Familiant Laws were still active either had one of these four men listed as the father, or the father was listed as “unknown”. However, in the Bučovice death records, there are two puzzling entries:

1) On 20 May 1805, the death of Jakob Mazarzik, aged 16 months, is recorded. He is described as the son of Johan Mazarzik (“aus Hungaren” I think it says).

2) On 16 Sept 1826, the death of Markus Massarzik, aged 1 month 5 days, is recorded. He is described as the son of Abraham Massarzik, and the death occurred in the nearby village of Kunkowitz.

Neither of these two infants appears in the Bučovice birth registers.

I was wondering whether any other researchers have come across records like this in the past. Is it possible that the death of a child born to a non-Familiant was sometimes registered under his father’s surname? Or is it more likely that the two fathers (Johan and Abraham ) were Familiants in another town? Johan died in Bučovice in 1840, so he appears to have been a Bučovice resident. Also, Abraham’s wife Fanni appears in the 1865 Bučovice death records, so I assume Abraham was a Bučovice resident too. And yet neither Johan nor Abraham was a Bučovice Familiant.

I would be very interested to hear people’s thoughts on this.

Many thanks,

Jeremy Schuman,
Buckinghamshire, England



Meaning of the name Komishane #names

Jappelbaum
 

Does anyone know of anyone with the surname Komishane?
Meaning of the name?
Was it an area in Ukraine?


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

Fred Selss
 

I am not an expert or anything but I have a little insight into how one might find out f they are descended from a Cohanim . Sometimes an engraving on gravestone can let family know that a Cohanim or a Levite is buried there. A hand with fingers split in the middle like the Vulcan sign from Star Trek is common for Cohanim 🖖🏼 and a pitcher of water is common for a Levite.
The finger split is an genetic inherited trait that can only be performed by someone that has a Cohanim ancestor. My father was a Cohanim and I can do this with my fingers. My sons can do it also, inheriting this trait from me and their maternal grandfather. But their own father is an Israelite so my sons are not considered Cohanim. This special trait of splitting fingers can’t be be preformed by their father. So if you can’t split your fingers, you can infer that you are not descended from Cohanim but if you can, it doesn’t mean your are one because you could have inherited that genetic trait from your mother but not the Cohanim designation.
My father as Cohanim was often called to bless a congregation and he would hold out both hands with his fingers split and recite the priestly blessing.
Also getting back to grave stones, after my father’s and grandfathers names written in Hebrew it says Ha Cohan. Other family members have Ha Levite in Hebrew written after their names. By the way, my grandfather’s last name was BROK which I always assumed was a translation of Baruch or blessed. The family later changed it to Brooks in NY. My grandfather was from what is now GOLUB-DOBRZYN which now is in POLAND but was part of PRUSSIA and RUSSIA

Fredrica Brooks SeLss Researching BROK and OSHEYACK from GOLUB-DOBRZYN, POLAND (PRUSSIA) SCHNUR from TARNOW, POLAND(AUSTRIA) STARK from KOTAJ, HUNGARY, HERMAN from FEHERYARMAT, HUNGARY and TREBIES from SATU MARE, ROMANIA ( HUNGARY) SRULOWITZ and SCHWARTZ from KEMENETS PODOLSKY, UKRAINE (RUSSIA) and ROMANOFSKY from KOPYS, MOGILEV, BELARUS (RUSSIA) and SCHWEITZER from MOGILEV, BELARUS by way of GLASGOW, SCOTLAND


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

martyn@...
 

The likelihood of immigration authorities just handing out the name Cohen, is remote.  It just didn't happen.
My name is Moshe ben Josef Woolf HaLevi. That is the name used in the synagogue.  My surname is Woolf.

Fred son of Charlie Smith HaLevi, would still be Fred Smith.


Re: Iasi , Romania research #romania

benjamin.mayer2@...
 

Hi Teodora,
My grandfather Michel Mayer was born in Iasi in 1866; he emigrated to Egypt and lived there the rest of his life. I have a certificate from the romanian embassy in Cairo delivered in 1936.
I would be very grateful if you can find any document about him or his family in the archives in Iasi.
Best regards,
Benjamin Mayer 
(Paris, France)
benjamin.mayer2@...
 
 
 
 


Translator needed German to English #translation

tammy adler
 

Hi!
I am brand new to this. Hope I am posting correctly.
I am looking for someone to translate German documents to English.
I just learned of information of my grandparents and it is all in German of course ! My mom is still living after being born in Radom, Poland in 1941. She knows nothing about her survival. I am hopeful these documents open some doors.

Please e-mail me directly at: tadler34@... 

In deep appreciation ,
Tammy Adler


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

Jill Whitehead
 

DNA studies show that many Cohenim share a common direct line male Ydna signal (a variant of J2 haplogroup) and many Levites also share a separate and different direct male line Ydna signal (a variant of R1a haplogroup). However this does not apply to all those who may have these surnames. You are recommended to take a dna haplogroup test, if you are male with such a name to see if you share the Cohenite or Levite dna signatures.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Help Needed - Looking for Descendants of Leibl/Leibel/Louis Goldberg #romania #usa #general

Dexter Moseley
 

Looking for descendants of the family of Leibl/Leibel Goldberg (born Falticeni, Romania, d.o.b 15 Dec 1890). He was born to Morris Goldberg/Moshe Ben Avram and Rosa (nee Itzic/Swarz and then latterly Glass), and had brothers Marcu/Marcus/Max d.o.b. 25 May 1895 and Mendel d.o.b 02 Sept 1889. Morris Goldberg/Moshe Ben Avram was killed by a mob outside a synagogue in Falticeni.

Leibl lived in East London until 1915 (and who was also possibly known as Louis Goldberg) and may have possibly emigrated to the USA from the UK in 1915.

 

The descendants of Max Goldberg who still live in the UK appreciate any contact concerning Leibl/Leibel/Louis Goldberg’s descendants, and are in contact with the descendants of Mendel Goldberg in France.

 

 

Please contact dextermoseley@...


Looking for NEWMAN & SHEARRING (UK) and COHEN (Israel) #unitedkingdom #israel #general

Daniel Gleek
 

I am seeking Geff NEWMAN (born Godfrey Nejman) of Westcliff, Essex.
He would now be 90+, a widower and was a baker (pastry chef).

I am looking for Geff's son Robin NEWMAN who is 65+ and is married to Janet.
He is believed to be in Southend, Essex, near Westcliff.

I am seeking Geff's daughter Jackie SHEARING of Orpington.
She is a retired librarian, is married to John and has a son & daughter.

I am looking for Geff's sister Hella COHEN (nee Newman) in Israel.
She would now be 92 and has at least one daughter and grandchildren.

Please only reply privately if you have their contact details.

Thank you,
Daniel GLEEK in London
daniel@...


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Searching for: GLEEK/GLICK (Beisagola, Lithuania), ISOWITSKY/KUPCHIK (Dotchener, Poltava & Vorontzowka),
GLIKMAN/GLUCKMAN, WEITZENSANG & LIDRAL/LEDDA (Warsaw,Poland), MARCUS (Varniai, Lithuania) etc.


Re: Marga LEVY - Unna and Berlin # Germany #general

Rodney Eisfelder
 

Mike,

Julius Levy is in the Gedenkbuch. He spent time in Sachsenhausen in 1938, and was deported from Berlin to Auschwitz on 26-Feb-1943. No date of death is available, but it seems he did not survive.

See: https://www.bundesarchiv.de/gedenkbuch/directory.html.de?id=1103478

According to https://www.mappingthelives.org/  Julius, Marga & Werner Levy and Käte Levy nee Brandt lived at Seesenerstr 50 (not Seefenerstr)
Werner was born at Kamen, Westfalen (one of my ancestral towns) in 1926 and Marga Levy emigrated to Great Brittain and later used the surname Forester. The other three members of the family were deported to Auschwitz on the 26-Feb-1943.

However https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14673869
says her married name was Fernbach.

https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl shows that Marga Levy married Franz Fernbach in the June quarter of 1944.

A possible daughter was Carole A Forester, born in the December quarter of 1945 in Birmingham.

The London Gazetter of 18-Jul-1947 confirms that Franz Fernbach became Frank Forester and gives an address in Birmingham.
See: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/

Ancestry shows that in 1961 Marga Forester was living in Chicago and petitioning for naturalization, having entered the US in 1956. It also shows that she died in Chicago in 2014.

You can find a very nice photo and a detailed obituary at:
https://www.inquirer.com/philly/obituaries/20140223_Marga_Forester__90__Holocaust_survivor.html

Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia


Gideon Gerhart and Hanna LASER, Berlin to Palestine 1940 #germany #israel #general

George Fogelson
 

I am searching for family or information for Gideon Gerhard and Hanna LASER. Gideon was born in 1915 and died in 2003. They immigrated from Berlin to Palestine in 1940. The earlier documents list their residence as Hazorea Settlement. When Gideon died he was living at Gane Am Hod HaSharon.
If anyone knows this family please write to me at fogelson@...
George FOGELSON
Redondo Beach, CAfogelson@...
 


Re: Missing Manifest for Joseph CAPSON (KAPSON) #russia

MARC M COHEN
 

Dear Rachelle,
 
This may seem like an oddball suggestion, but you can look for their WWI draft registration cards, available on Ancestry.com and perhaps elsewhere.  These cards (1917-1918) give place and date of birth, current address, and family contact. 
 
Best of luck,
 
Marc

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Marc M. Cohen, Los Gatos, California, USA

BARAK/CANTORCZY: Khotin, Bessarabia; Strorozhinets, Bukovina, Ukraine
CHOMITZ/HAMETZ: Ionina (Janina), Greece; Ignatovka, Ukraine; Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine
COHEN: Dinovitsi (Dunayevtsy) Ukraine; Roman/Tirgu Frumos, Romania
KORNITZKY: Kiev Gubernia, Stepnitz/Stepantsy, Ukraine
RÎBNER: Storozhinetz, Costesti (Costyntsi), Drachinets, Cabesti, Bukovina, Ukraine
ROSENBERG: Tirgu Frumos, Roman, Romania; ISRAEL
WEININGER: Cabesti, Costesti, Drachinets, Czernowitz, Bukovina, Ukraine


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

MARC M COHEN
 

I use Reunion for the Mac, OS10.xx.  I have never uploaded any of it online, except for the disastrous experience with Geni.com for one branch of my maternal GGM.  I am content to keep it that way.  

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Marc M. Cohen, Los Gatos, California, USA

BARAK/CANTORCZY: Khotin, Bessarabia; Strorozhinets, Bukovina, Ukraine
CHOMITZ/HAMETZ: Ionina (Janina), Greece; Ignatovka, Ukraine; Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine
COHEN: Dinovitsi (Dunayevtsy) Ukraine; Roman/Tirgu Frumos, Romania
KORNITZKY: Kiev Gubernia, Stepnitz/Stepantsy, Ukraine
RÎBNER: Storozhinetz, Costesti (Costyntsi), Drachinets, Cabesti, Bukovina, Ukraine
ROSENBERG: Tirgu Frumos, Roman, Romania; ISRAEL
WEININGER: Cabesti, Costesti, Drachinets, Czernowitz, Bukovina, Ukraine


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

MARC M COHEN
 

Point of information:  All true Cohanim are also Leviim since Aaron and Moses came from the tribe of Levi.  What you mean to say is that they were Leviim but not Cohanim, despite the Cohen surname.
 
The story that the immigration authorities changed the surname at the port of entry to the US or any other country is almost always false, since they would copy the surname from the ship's registry.  However, I know one guy, very highly educated both secularly, in Torah and Talmud, and genealogy, who insists it happened in his family.  In this case, of his immigrant ancestor from Poland/Lithuania—the story goes—the surname was long and complicated and at least partially illegible.  As a result, he claims that the immigration agent at Ellis Island "shortened" it to Levine.  They are not Leviim. 

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Marc M. Cohen, Los Gatos, California, USA

BARAK/CANTORCZY: Khotin, Bessarabia; Strorozhinets, Bukovina, Ukraine
CHOMITZ/HAMETZ: Ionina (Janina), Greece; Ignatovka, Ukraine; Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine
COHEN: Dinovitsi (Dunayevtsy) Ukraine; Roman/Tirgu Frumos, Romania
KORNITZKY: Kiev Gubernia, Stepnitz/Stepantsy, Ukraine
RÎBNER: Storozhinetz, Costesti (Costyntsi), Drachinets, Cabesti, Bukovina, Ukraine
ROSENBERG: Tirgu Frumos, Roman, Romania; ISRAEL
WEININGER: Cabesti, Costesti, Drachinets, Czernowitz, Bukovina, Ukraine


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

robyncamm@...
 

The Cohen lines (Kohanim, or priestly class) are descended from Aaron, while the Levites are a tribe.
One is Jewish IF one's mother is Jewish, however one's tribal status was given by the father.
Therefore, while my mother is a Kohanim "ha-Cohen", I am not because my father was not Jewish.
I am "ha-Isreal" or of Jacob.


ViewMate translation - German #translation

Alice
 

I have posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82607

 

Please respond on the ViewMate image page and sincere thanks for any assistance.

 

Regards and thanks, Alice Riley


Re: Seeking Researcher In Romania for Votkana, Bucharest, Barlad and Lasi #romania

bdw_29@...
 

Dear Marshall,
I would be very grateful if you could kindly e-mail me ( bdw_29@... ) the e-mail addresses to contact Sorin Goldenberg and Luc Radu personally.  I have very little information but am trying to trace the childhood, marriage and emigration details for my great-grandparents, Barnet and Rebecca Horam, probably from Transylvania, who moved to London, UK around 1900. Thank-you very much from Beth Wilson, Northumberland, UK.


Tombstone photo translated requests #translation

sacredsisters1977@...
 

Hi All
Two tombstone photos I would like translated. Number  Vm8555 and Vm8552. Thanks for all help. I believe this to be a great aunt of mine and her son connected to Greenberg ancestry from Hertza dorohoi.

Sarah Greenberg (USA)
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