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Dutch ship "Boskoop" manifests for 1937/38 #germany #latinamerica

mmliffmann@...
 

I am fairly certain my father, Herbert Liffmann, and his siblings were aboard the Boskoop, a mixed cargo vessel, that sailed from Europe to the west coast of South America in the 1930s. I am not certain where they embarked but suspect, The Netherlands, since they lived close to the border in the area of Monchengladbach. They emigrated to Cali, Colombia by way of Buenaventura. I have tried contacting possible Dutch and Colombian sources but to no avail. The best I have done so far is access the Panama Canal Records and have four transits for the ship during those two years. Any suggestions? Much appreciated. Mike


Re: parents as "cousins" on Ancestry.com #dna

Shelley Mitchell
 

I’m fairly sure that most of the marriages within a family are arranged. My mother was supposed to have an arranged marriage with a first cousin. Unfortunately he was unable to leave Europe before the Holocaust.
--
Shelley Mitchell, NYC    shemit@...
Searching for TERNER, GOLDSCHEIN, KONIGSBERG, SCHONFELD, in Kolomyya; PLATZ, in Delaytn; and TOPF, in Radautz and Kolomea.


Re: Death in New York City and burial in New Jersey #usa #germany

richisaak@...
 

You may also want to check Cedar Park & Beth-El cemeteries in Paramus NJ.

http://www.cedarparkbethelcemeteries.com/

_____
Rich Isaak
Researching Isaak, Rosenheimer & Türkheimer (Germany)


Re: ViewMate translation request - Polish (may be Russian) #translation #poland #russia

rroth@...
 

Agree with Stephen. For clarification, the document is in a Cyrillic alphabet, while Polish and most Western European languages use what is usually called the Latin alphabet.


Re: A question about tattoos and Auschwitz #general #holocaust

rroth@...
 

I am not an expert on this subject but I don't think Auschwitz was the only place that did this. I have heard the tattoos referred to as "Bergen-Belsen numbers" for instance.


Re: Does anyone know any survivors from Krinki/krinik #poland

jschonholz@...
 

Hi, all of my mother's family was from Krynki.  My grandfather was still there until 1924 or so.  Please contact me at my gmail account.  jschonholz@...   Would love to talk.

Janis


Re: Chasing a Mystery in Philly, and Looking for Puzzle Pieces: Abraham Louis Snader #usa

MARLISE GROSS
 

Hi Eric!   Not all death information is on line.  Look on the PA Death Index for information on Lea Fleysher.  Then request a copy from the State. https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Archives/Research-Online/Pages/Death-Indices.aspx
To make it easier, I would just say she is a great aunt of your family.  I can't imagine that they check.

You can contact the Temple University Special Collections Library for copies of obituaries in the Exponent.  I don't know if they are open yet.  
Jessica M. Lydon, MSLIS, CA 
Associate Archivist
Special Collections Research Center
Temple University Libraries
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215.204.4730

Yes, you can find records of divorces in City Hall.  I know there is an index on microfilm.  I do not know about the actual records.  Check with the Register of Wills.
https://secureprod.phila.gov/row/

I guess it is possible that the marriage was dissolved due to the depression.  It is also possible that they got a divorce because they hated each other.  Who knows.  What I do know is that is was more common than you think to get a divorce.  I have a bunch of them in my tree.

Take care,
Marlise Ellis Gross
Cherry Hill, NJ


Re: Mother Instead of Father on Gravestone #general #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

One possible explanation is that whoever erected the stone did not know
the name of his father. I have images of some stones in my family which
differ in their post-WW2 design from the design they had when the family
left Germany. This stone may have been restored. The engraving does look
very clear in view of its apparent age.

Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK
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Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Re: How to obtain documents in France? #france

wenglenski virginie <vwenglen@...>
 

Hi M. Zeldes,

The file you mentioned is SDH Vincennes, near Paris : https://www.servicehistorique.sga.defense.gouv.fr/en/recherche-par-le-cadre-de-classement?cadre_de_classement=Dossiers%20individuels%20de%20r%C3%A9sistants%20%287905%29&key=7905
You must create an account on the site to be able to request a search : https://www.servicehistorique.sga.defense.gouv.fr/user/register
But for now, the service is unavailable. I guess COVID is involved.
Services have resumed since July 1 only. Allow 2-3 weeks before trying again.
Good research.

Virginie Wenglenski


Re: Travel from Buchach to USA transmigrating via United Kingdom #unitedkingdom

Jill Whitehead
 

I suggest you try the University of Hull website which has a lot of information about steamships that plied the Baltic and North Sea, including Wilsons, as does Hull Museum. UK Museums are reopening next week after lockdown. Hull Museum also has a useful website. Also try the migration site on the UK National Archives.

Those migrants who arrived in Hull then usually travelled by train to Liverpool and caught a boat there to go onto USA or Canada. If your ancestor migrated from Southampton, this implies he moved from Hull further south for a while before taking a boat. People who lived in London often migrated via Southampton to USA.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK
 


Re: Mother Instead of Father on Gravestone #general #germany

peggyfreedman@...
 

I've been told that sometimes the mother's name is used to ask for mercy or healing for a person in prayers.  But I've also never heard of it on a tombstone.

Have you looked at other stones in the same cemetery to see if it was a local custom?

Peggy Mosinger Freedman


Re: parents as "cousins" on Ancestry.com #dna

Jill Whitehead
 

Jim is quite right, it may even be closer than 5th cousin. Every person of Jewish origin supposedly shares at least one chromosome segment in common, however small. That is why I never look for cousins above 3rd to 4th cousin level on DNA sites. It is also usually impossible to match with the many 3rd cousins the sites will give you - I have thousands of 3rd cousins on FTDNA, 23andme, Ancestry and My Heritage, most not in common with each other. The sites are quite often optimistic in their assessments, and because our acestors lived in isolated communities and often married their cousins in the past, these relations can often appear closer on DNA sites. 

In recent family history terms, my great grandparents Benjamin (1855-1945)  and Janet (1859-1937) Brown (Brin from Vishtinetz, now Vistytis) from Edinburgh, Scotland were first cousins. There were many first cousin marriages in this family, who were of rabbinical heritage.  Benjamin's youngest son married Janet's nephew (her brother's son), making them double first cousins.

Also, Benjamin's son Morris (1881-1946) (my grandfather) married Leah Guttenberg (1887-1942) whose mother was Basha Plotnvosky. Basha's sister Rebecca married Solomon Berkowtiz (Karobelnik), whose daughter Annie Leah married David Lazarus Brown, first cousin of Morris Brown, son of Benjamin. This makes their descendants my double second cousins on both the Brown and Plotnovsky side.

This has some interesting DNA results, as the same generation descendants of Benjamin and Janet (first cousins) share a lot more DNA with me, than the descendants of  Benjamin's sister Janet Michaelson nee Brown, who was not a cousin of her husband.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: Death in New York City and burial in New Jersey #usa #germany

rhonda.post@...
 

I recently received a photo of my great grandfather and great uncle’s grave stone from Saddle Ridge, NJ. The dates match my research. My mother is doubting its authenticity because her family lived in New York and were too poor to afford the nice size stone. Does anyone know why New York families were burying their family members in New Jersey?


Re: Mother Instead of Father on Gravestone #general #germany

Werner Hirsch
 

I have one such case in my family in Bavaria.  The father was definitely Jewish but he was married more than once and I believe that the mother's name was used simply to identify her.
 
Werner HIRSCH
New Haven, CT USA


Melsungen, Hessen, Germany Amtsrechnungen (Tax Rolls) #germany

Alan Ehrlich
 

Hello,

Can anyone advise me where I might find online access to the Melsungen Amtsrechnungen (Tax Rolls) for the years 1799-1804? Or, If you have a copy, do a look up in them on my behalf...

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Alan

Alan Ehrlich
Geneva, Switzerland



Re: How to obtain documents in France? #france

Bernard Flam
 

From Paris,
Hi Ilya,
"Memoire des hommes" (Keeping memory of soldiers, resistants, deportees,..) is the official service of French Ministry of Defense (Army) in charge of history and archives.
https://www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr/en/article.php?larub=83
You can find traces of any person killed, wounded, during our 20th century History
For deportees, 
https://www.servicehistorique.sga.defense.gouv.fr/en/node/32591
They have various places where documents are kept and can be viewed / copied depending of which part of French military history is concerned : Invalides (Paris center), Vincennes (Paris East suburb), Caen (Normandy), etc...
In normal time, you can ask copies without visiting archives.
But due to lockdown, I guess a large part of activity is still closed or just reopen (June 30th in Caen)
For myself, I ask a copy in Caen in late February, no reply till today.
I check how you could contact them, we can go on privately.
Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring (Bund) of France


Re: A question about tattoos and Auschwitz #general #holocaust

Bernard Flam
 

From Paris,
Hi Simon,
You could ask Auschwitz camp archives : http://auschwitz.org/en/museum/auschwitz-prisoners/
With this advice, available for Arolsen archives : these two institution display online only a part of their data.
As you are sure of internment of your aunt & uncle in camps, first Auschwitz, then probably one or more  Diplaced Person camp (DP's), you must fill an inquiry form online on each website to get all what they possibly detain. 
Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring ( Bund / Workmen Circle) of France
Searching FLAM AGID around Lemberg
ZYSMAN KRONENBERG ROTTERSMAN arounf Lodz


Re: Which website has records of money transfer requests from Russian/Ukranian jews to American relatives? #poland #general #russia

Daniella Alyagon
 

Do you know how can I download a copy of a ledger page?



Daniella Alyagon

Israel

alyagon.genealogy@...

 

Researching: ALYAGON (Israel), SHOCHETMAN (Kishinev / Letychev / Derazhnya), AGINSKY (Kishinev / Minsk), FAJNZYLBER (Siennica, Poland / Warsaw, Poland), YELIN (Poland), KIEJZMAN (Garwolin, Poland),  SLIWKA (Garwolin, Poland), MANDELBAUM (Janowiec, Poland / Zwolen, Poland / Kozienice, Poland), CUKIER (Janowiec, Poland), RECHTANT (Kozienice, Poland), FALENBOGEN (Lublin, Poland), ROTENSTREICH (Galicia), SELINGER (Galicia), BITTER (Galicia / Bukowina), HISLER (Galicia / Bukowina ), EIFERMAN (Galicia / Bukowina), FROSTIG (Zolkiew, Galicia / Lviv, Galicia), GRANZBAUER (Zolkiew, Galicia), HERMAN (Zolkiew, Galicia), MESSER (Lviv, Galicia / Vienna, Austria), PROJEKT (Lviv, Galicia), STIERER (Lviv, Galicia), ALTMAN (Lviv, Galicia), FRIEDELS (Lviv, Galicia)



SAM WEISSBERGER - U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007 #general

גירון
 

.
*** a little long post + 2 questions***

My paternal great grandmother's brother Samuel Weiszberger, was born in
what was then the Austro-Hungarian empire on the 10th of October 1878.
My father who drew a family tree of that side - didn't know him.
I found him looking for the BMD of the other people in that tree.
Some time in 2009 my father's second cousin ( from the same side ) said that
this person existed , and he was indeed the brother of my great grandmother
and that he disappeared in the US.
I was looking for him -on and off - ever since.
When I look in the US I usually write the Hungarian WEISZBERGER as
WEISSBERGER and SAMUEL as SAM to get more results.
thinking this was his way to make things easier and more American.
Lately I found in myheritage research part an extract from a record from
: U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007

It only included the following details:
Name : Sam Weissberger
Type: Claim
Birth: 18th October 1878 Hungary
Claim date: 24th September 1976
Death date: 5th Aug. 1946
Field office address: 11 W42 ST. NYC
Reference no.: 65179247946
Claim type: Death Claim

This raises a few questions:
1. I didn't find any place where I could see the original. DOES ANYONE
KNOW WHERE I COULD SEE IT?
2. The death claim was submitted on 24th September 1976 over 20 years
after the actual death ( 15th July 1946) .I believe this is a transcription
error . What do you think? (The only thing that encouraged me in submitting
a claim is that there was a wife or a child that survived him.)

Thanks
Nava Giron
Israel


Re: Mother Instead of Father on Gravestone #general #germany

Fred Selss
 

My aunt and uncle were divorced. When their son died, his mother put her name instead of the father’s name on his gravestone because the father abandoned them. The rabbi told her that it made her son look like he was illegitimate but she did the name the way she wanted anyway, This might be the answer to what happened in your family but this is a possible explanation.

Researching Schwartz, Srulowitz, Selss, Sells, Kements- Podilia, Ukraine, New .
York,Toledo, Ohio
Schweitzer, Romanofsky, Kopys, Belarus , New York, .New Jersey,
Schnur ,Tarnow, Poland (Austria).New York
Osheyack, Brok, Brooks Golub Dobryzn, Poland (Prussia ,Russia) New York- Florida
Stark, Sterk, Kotaj, Hungary, NewYork, Florida, California
Herman, Fehergyarmat, Hungary, New .York, New Jersey, Cleveland, Ohio,
Trebits, Trebits, Satumare, Romania (Hungary) New York

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