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Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto. Exclusive free MyHeritage webinar on Thursday June 25 at 10 am EST. #events

Jerry Scherer
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto. Exclusive free MyHeritage webinar on Thursday June 25 at 10 am EST. 

 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto is proud to present MyHeritage Genealogy Expert, Daniel Horowitz, in a series of exclusive free genealogical webinars on Thursdays @ 10 am EST.

Thu, Jun 25 @ 10 a.m. EST. Finding Your Jewish Family and Ancestors in One Click With MyHeritage Search Engine”  by Daniel Horowitz

MyHeritage search engine is delighting family history fans worldwide. Learn how this search engine works, and how it can benefit your research, covering billions of records and important repositories and databases, in a single search, finding the resources you need.


Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7090071396774399247

 

To register for the other MyHeritage webinars, go to

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Newmn/Naiman/Nayman #general #usa

Bob Bloomberg
 

I am researching the Newman/Maiman/Nayman family who lived in Bangor Maine and Waterbury, Connecticut.

His first name was Harry/Chaim.  He was married to Ida/Adel/Adelle Katz.

Does anyone have any information on them?


Re: Photographs of Lodz Cemetery #poland

Richard Gilbert
 

Hi Miriam,

Thank you or your response and photos.

I was in the New Lodz Cemetery in November and got to see for myself the state of the cemetery and the "ghetto field'.  Unfortunately I did not have time to do genealogical research as my wife and I were there as part of a Shoah related journey with our synagogue. Our tour followed the journey of the amazing Mala Tribich MBE who accompanied us on our journey,

The graves I found particularly harrowing were of the Bnei Akiva madrichim who were killed after the end of the war.  And the 6 unfilled pits by the cemetery wall near the entrance to the cemetery. See the photos below.  I have also attached a photo of what the prayer hall and a general view of part of the cemetery and the grave of Isaac Hertz who died in 1905, whose headstone I found particularly fascinating.  He is buried near the Poznanski mausoleum where Salomon Poznanski is buried in Lewa 9/1

I have been asked privately how I found reference to the people I was looking for on the Lodz Cemetery website.

The first step I took was to look up the people I am interested in using the JRI Poland database at https://jri-poland.org.  This told me that the people I am researching are buried in the New Lodz Cemetery.  It gave me location of their graves, with a reference to a photo, which I now know is a photograph of the page of the burial ledger used to create the database.  

You can reach the Jewish Lodz Cemetery website at http://www.jewishlodzcemetery.org/EN/Home/Default.aspx.  Along the top of the page you will see various tabs.  One is called Plan of Cemetery.  If you click on that it will show you where in the cemetery a particular section is.  

If you click on the section in the plan, identified mainly with a letter of the alphabet but sometimes numerically as well, it will call up the names of the people buried in the cemetery.  This list is populated to the right of the plan of the cemetery under the heading Kwatera, meaning quarter or I assume in English we're more likely to say section, when referring to a cemetery.  

It then tells you whether the section you have clicked on is on the left (Lewa) or right (Prawa) of the main path through the cemetery.  If I have understood the plan correctly, the pink sections are for women, the purple sections are for men, the orange sections are for men and women and the green sections are for children. 

I hope this helps.  I do not claim to have any expertise on this. I am just happy to share what I have discovered if it will help others with similar research interests.

All the best.

Richard Gilbert
Hertfordshire, England


Re: Finding image on LDS microfilm from index #general

David Oseas
 

Sally,

I've researched through thousands of FamilySearch image collections since they started their digitization project and I've yet to encounter a single one where they've dropped the original film number.

As you can see from the attached screencap, the Collectie Vaz Diaz rolls are still listed in the catalog as 899932 and 899933.  The digitized images are restricted access, so can only be viewed at a Family History Center.

Regards,
David Oseas


Gittel Malter Mann. Ulaszkowce - Vienna - The Bronx #general #galicia #austria-czech #usa

Daniel Mann
 

Can anyone please advise me how me how I can learn if two people are really the same?

The first is Mallter, Gittel Mann who in 1944 lived in the Bronx.  Her name was first given to me by a cousin in a list of relatives with little or no explanation how we are related. 

However, her petition for naturalization card has the name Mann.  Apparently this is her maiden name &  is also likely how I connect with her.  Her Ellis Island papers (1935-38) also mention the name Mann.  The name Gittel Mann also shows up in the Vienna Marriage record of Rochel Lea Malter likely her daughter. 
This is likely the connection as my surname also is Mann.

Her travel documents state that she was born in Ulaszkowce (in Galicia) about 1870-71, and lived in Vienna before immigrating to the US. 
My grandfather Phillp Mann was similar. He was born in Ulaszkowce in 1875 and lived in Vienna before coming to the US in the 1930s.
She also had a son named Maurice Malter. Her husband likely was Beiritz (Beirisch) Malter.  

Although my connection seems to be through the Mann family I don't have much information on that.

However there was a Gussy Malter who at the time of the 1940 census was living with her (older) sister, Yetta Stettner in Manhatten.  Yetta Stettner's father was Feibel Mann from Austria. Yetta passed away Jan 1944.
My question is how can I discover whether Gittel Malter Mann became Gussy Malter Mann in America? ( I have no burial record which might have her father's name.)
This would help clarify our Mann connection.

Thank you for your advice.
Daniel Mann
Researching 
MANN  Ulaszkowce, Chortkov, Kopyczyńce
CHALUTA Mstibovo Belarus
SHERESHEVSKY Bialystok, Grodno Gubernia 


Re: tombstones #general

sbloom@...
 

Yes,  I had a similar question. That is, what kind of cemetery was this?
Perhaps a non-Jewish cemetery would have allowed Jewish markings, but only if a cross also appeared or maybe this was military?  I do remember once seeing a completely Jewish stone in a Catholic cemetery. Its a bit of a long story---but just to show that odd things pop up from time to time.

More likely, the family just wanted to accommodate the decedent's wishes, but also keep something of the family heritage.

Also, did the family legend predate anyone having seen this stone? And finally, from what time period is the stone?

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


Re: Application of Familiant Laws in early 19th century Moravia - #austria-czech

Jeremy Schuman
 

Hi Avivah,

The link for the birth, marriage and death records is as follows:
http://www.badatelna.eu/fond/1073/inventar/
If you expand the first plus sign you will see all the available records.

The link for the census returns is as follows:
https://www.mza.cz/scitacioperaty/digisada/search
If you start typing the name of the town you are interested in in the box, it will prompt you with all the available towns. make sure the one you select has the word "zidovska" in it so you get the Jewish records.

Just to warn you, both websites are in Czech, but hopefully you can navigate them.

By the way, if you're interested in Moravian records, I suggest you look in the various guides in Geni, such as the one here:

https://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-from-Bu%25C4%258Dovice-Butschowitz-South-Moravia-Czech-Republic/12291

Regards,

Jeremy 


Re: Iasi , Romania research #romania

ed.rosenblatt@...
 

Hi Teodora. I have been researching the Plutzers and Rosenblatts, my paternal grandparents. I know that the Plutzers were from Lusan, current day Luzhany Ukraine and Lujeni Romania inter-war. I believe the Rosenblatts were from the same area.  My maternal grandmother, Minnie maiden name Plutzer's parents were Esther and Marcus. Esther came over in around 1907 and there is real confusion about when Marcus came over. I also have not been able to determine with certainty when Minnie came over. A Mina Plutzer came over in 1900 from Lusan, but there are many contradictions in the records.

I have no idea where records are located, but I would be grateful for any effort you can make.

Thanks. Have a safe and pleasant journey.


Cohanim and Levites #dna

YaleZuss@...
 

I am doing what may be the first serious study of the meme that immigrant names could not have been changed involuntarily on immigration.  With two exceptions, addressed below, every claim on behalf of this meme is either demonstrably false, based on faulty logic, or involves serious methodological errors.  Schelly Talalay Dardashti is wrong about clerks being "firbidden to do that."  There is no law forbidding involuntary changes to immigrant names, at least prior to 1940, and so far, no regulation to this effect has been found.

The two exceptions are that changing immigrant names, while encouraged,  was not policy, and that the clerks didn't write the passenger manifests.  Neither of these precludes immigrants inferring that their names had been changed involuntarily.  There is a mechanism that leads to this conclusion that is perfectly consistent with everything that I have found.
 
I requested a document from NARA just before it closed due to the virus and am awaiting its reopening.  There is reason to believe this document will answer all the remaining questions about this matter.
 
Yale Zussman 


Re: Application of Familiant Laws in early 19th century Moravia - #austria-czech

Jeremy Schuman
 

Thanks Eva. That could well be the case, but it still begs the question of why the fathers' names appeared in the records when they weren't Familiants. According to the law at the time, the two children were regarded as illegitimate, so I wouldn't expect to see the father's name listed.


Re: ReMa- Moses ISSERLES family tree #rabbinic

dasw5@...
 

GENI has a family tree for REMA

Hadassah Wilen
New York


Re: Finding image on LDS microfilm from index #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

Emily Garber wrote:"Film numbers may still be used to search via the catalog. While FamilySearch has been digitizing old microfilm and assigning new digital numbers to those rolls, digitized collections and records may be located via either the original microfilm number or the digital number. As a matter of fact I just used an old film number this morning to locate a NYC marriage certificate."

I want the Vaz Dias Collectie, which used to be 899932 and 899933 (I even remember the numbers), But they are not that any more. I am happy for you that NYC Marriage Records are still at the same number, but not everything is. And they aren't searchable by name either.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: tombstones #general

btkerman@...
 

It seems strange that they would keep both symbols and not try to erase the past. I am guessing this is a relatively recent tombstone, I don't think that changes of religion were such an accepted thing in the more distant past that someone would want to have both symbols. It just seems too modern and pluralistic.
Maybe there was some contention in the family and some wanted him remembered with one symbol and others with the other so they compromised with both.
Is the grave in a Jewish cemetery?


JERUSALEMSKY/ROSEN-Szchuchin-Baltimore-Chicago #usa #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My father-in-Law's uncles left the Szchuchin/Graive area around the
turn of the 19-20 th cent. Their name in Europe was JERUSHALMY but I
was informed that in the USA they changed it to ROSEN, At some point
they lived in Baltimore, and one uncle, Reuven, went to Chicago and
was a hebrew teacher there.

Some family names connected to these uncles: SLOTNICK, BRANSON.

We would be happy to make contact with descendants of these families.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Re: JGS of Georgia meeting - June 28, 2020 - Meet with Libby Copeland, author of The Lost Family #announcements #dna #jgs-iajgs #events

peggyfreedman@...
 

The meeting will begin at 2:00 Eastern Daylight Time


Re: Archives of Ukraine records #ukraine

debannex@...
 

Thank you fo much for this post!
Just opened the link. Grateful to have this information!!
Deborah Annex


more information needed Re: Hessen Jews prior 1700 #germany

Corinna Woehrl
 

Hello Peter,

first of all we need to know where you located the family and what sources you have already evaluated. Which literature (also German?) have you analysed?
Have you located the family with online resources or also archival documents? Have you consulted local historical groups?
With this information fellow researchers may work on possible further research strategies.

But please note: In German genealogy (not only for families of Jewish faith) the 'Thirty Years' War' (Dreissigjaehriger Krieg 1618 - 1648) leads to a brick wall for many branches of family-trees as not many documents survived this time.

Regards from Germany

Corinna


Re: Photographs of Lodz Cemetery #poland

Richard Gilbert
 

I've now found what I am looking for.  
Thank you to those who reach out to me privately.
Kind regards
Richard Gilbert
Hertfordshire, England


Re: Translator needed German to English #translation

oodrual@...
 

I'll gladly have a look at it though I am Dutch and my German stemms from school and what I picked up when I worked in Germany. 
Regards,
Ron Peeters


Re: Searching for Dicofsky UK immigration Records and UK Jewish Year Book entries. #unitedkingdom

Jill Whitehead
 

Hi David

For the most part, imigration records into the UK were not kept during the late 19th or early 20th century. Very few of us can claim to have found any, as either records were not kept or they were destroyed.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK