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JOWBR Grows Past 3.8 Million Records! #JewishGenUpdates #announcements

Nolan Altman
 

     JewishGen is proud to announce its 2020 pre-“Virtual” Conference update to the JOWBR (JewishGen’s Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

 

     Please visit www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ to access the JOWBR database. If you’re a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/  and take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

 

     This update, adds approximately 100,000 new records and 93,500 new photos.  The database is adding and/or updating 570 cemeteries.  This update brings JOWBR’s holdings to 3.81 million records and 795,000 photos from approximately 8,880 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 134 countries! 

 

     Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums.  We appreciate all our donor’s submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers. 

 

 

     Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

 

  • Argentina – approximately 1,200 new records from 17 different existing JOWBR cemeteries, the majority from Buenos Aires.
  • Canada – 800 additional records and 9,300 photos, mostly from the Baron de Hirsch - De la Savane Cemetery in Montreal.
  • Czech Republic – approximately 2,100 records and 1,500 photos from 13 new cemeteries.
  • England – 12,500 records and 10,700 photos from 20 cemeteries, the majority of which are from cemeteries in Liverpool.
  • Hungary – 7,700 records from Debrecen
  • Moldova – added 1,600 new records and photos from the Lipcani Jewish Cemetery.
  • Poland –approximately 2,900 new records from 20 new and existing cemeteries.
  • Russia – added 6,600 new records from 5 Russian cemeteries including 3,500 records from Irkutsk and 3,000 from Voronezh.
  • Ukraine – 8,500 records and photos from 9 new and updated cemeteries including 3,700 from the first installment from Mogilev-Podolsky and 3,100 from Kremenets.
  • United States - approximately 52,600 new records and 19,700 photos for 85 new and 46 updated cemeteries including 33,700 records from Har Nebo in Philadelphia and 5,600 from Mt. Sinai in Miami.
  • United States – we continue to add records and photos from the Lasky Collection.  His submission will include approximately 125,000 records, the vast majority with photos.  For more information on Mr. Lasky's current work, please see www.museumoffamilyhistory.com (the Museum of Family History website.)

           

     Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

 

     I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find and gain permission to add many non-US records from Germany, France and under-represented countries.  Eric’s group of volunteers includes Sandra Bennett, Lineke Bos, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Deborah Ross, Marylin Shalks, Suzanne Tarica. and Valerie White. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend and Anya Givental, without whom we would not be able to add the information from some very difficult to read photos.

 

     We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make additional submissions.  Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or other group, it’s your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they otherwise might not.  Please also consider other organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

 

     Our next update will include submissions received by November 30th for an update to be made by year-end.

 

Nolan Altman

NAltman@...

JewishGen Director for Special Projects - JOWBR

July, 2020

 


Re: Baby birth/death records from 1910’s and 20’s New York — Doctor scandal — #general

s_wiener@...
 

Dr. Leff moved his maternity clinic from Manhattan to the Bronx sometime between the birth of my mother and her brother - late 1930s or early 1940s. Scandals aside - including arranged abortions as well as the questionable adoptions, I understand from both my male relatives as well as several on my husband's side that the BEST hospital food ever was served at Dr. Leff's Maternity Hospital. They catered to a particular clientele or at least the image.


Philipsia Romania #romania

Marilyn Feingold
 

I am not sure of the exact spelling of this place or where it is.  I am told that one of my relatives is from there. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks. Marilyn Feingold


Re: Florence MARMOR burial records of the New York Mokkom Sholom, Bayside and Acacia cemeteries #usa

s_wiener@...
 

I, too, have at least 6 members of my husband's family who are not listed in Florence's data for Acacia. I will gladly send the information to you, David, but I think it best for you to contact me off-line and provide your contact info as your email address is not shown in the string of messages.

FWIW, I had contact with Florence around 2002-2005. She was a genuinely lovely person.

Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA
please use this alternate email address for contacting me:
suratzeryl@...


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

sklairtaylor@...
 

Three of my grandparents are from Krynki.  I would also be interested in forming a Krynki interest group!

Surnames are Sofer, Sklar, Jedwab...  I know that some members of the Sofer family were bakers.  

Terry Sklair Taylor


Help with finding details on family from Alexandria, Egypt #sephardic

akestenbaum@...
 

I am asking for a friend of mine.  She has been trying to determine details regarding her great grandmother especially her maiden name, origins and where her burial plot is in Alexandria, Egypt.  Apparently she had been told there was a fire that destroyed many of the records.  The details she does know are as follows:

  • Her great grandmother's married name was Fortunata Asher and she was married to David Asher.  
  • They lived in Alexandria, Egypt, although she understood her great grandmother was originally from Italy
  • She knows that Fortunata was buried in a Jewish cemetery in Alexandria but is unsure exactly where
  • Her great grandfather was Sephardic and she does have a picture of him in a fez in Alexandria. 
  • Apparently any surviving family left for Paris during the great depression and so there is no link into Egypt today
My friend has tried in the past to find information but so far no luck.  Does anybody have any ideas?  Are there any researchers out there that have expertise in this area?

Many thanks for any help that can be provided.

Anne Kestenbaum
Toronto


Re: How to make sense of two death records that don't make sense to me #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

Two sisters/cousins Henriette and Frederiecke Lichtensted married two men, both dancing masters. One of the men was  Levi Lichtenstein, the other Israel Levi Lichtenstein, who may  have been the brother of the first, or even to judge by their names his son. Each couple have a daughter, called Seraphine/a  who was called after some relative of a previous generation.  Henriette's daughter, b. 1813, marries Mr Wetzlar and has a son Leopold and dies aged 88 in 1901.     Frederiecke's daughter, b. 1806 doesn't,  and dies first. Her death, age 84,  is reported in 1890, possibly by an unmarried sister/ cousin called Henriette Lichtenstein  (although her aunt Henriette could also still have been alive in 1806?)   Henriette was a really popular name in Germany for years. 
I think it's very unlikely that two sisters even with different mothers would share a name, but cousins born around the same time often did.  
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Re: Lincoln Brigade and Spanish Civil War #usa

rroth@...
 

On the link that Judith Berlowitz sent there is a photo of a number of the volunteers. As if to illustrate the point, one of them is reading a Yiddish newspaper, the Freiheit.


Re: Translation please from Dutch #germany #translation

erijswijk@...
 

Hello Reuven Stern,
I'll give it a try. Although it's quite a complicated job.
Do you've by any chance more information on Rika Os who is mentioned in this document ?

Greetings,
Ed van Rijswijk
Tilburg, The Netherlands.


Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Moshe Davis
 

My g-g-g-grandmother was named Udel (maiden surname Glickman) Goldstein, from Jasse, Romania.

Udel came to the USA circa 1890 to be with her daughter, my g-g-grandmother Rebecca (Goldstein) Brecher. I think that Udel's husband Samuel Goldstein died in Romania.
Rebecca had come to the USA in 1886, shortly after her marriage (to Hersch Brecher). According to the family story, Hersch promised to take her to America if she would marry him.

Udel died in NY sometime before 1907. In the USA, she went by the name Adele.

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem

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On Mon, 6 Jul 2020 at 19:34, Yonatan Ben-Ari <yonibenari@...> wrote:
I believe that Yudel is a nickname for Yehuda. Udel is pronounced like
oodel which is usually a woman's name.

Yoni Ben-Ari


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

Irwin Keller
 

I would be interested in a Krynki group. My family came to Chicago from Krynki and Kolonja Izaaka around 1904, and were active in Chicago's Krinker Verein. A note to the Epsteins and Suchonitzky's upthread: check out your families' possible involvement at Kolonja Izaaka here: https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolonja/colonists.html. 


Re: How to make sense of two death records that don't make sense to me #germany

avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

I would be very cautious about your theory.  I have a branch of the family from Austria/Moravia.  Seraphine/Seraphina/Serafine 
was not an uncommon name.  There are several in the family.  Multiple uses of the same name (often for cousins) makes it more
difficult to sort out families.  In your case, the geographic differences may make it even more problematic. Do you have a death
record for Henriette?   These may well be two separate families with daughters named Seraphine/Seraphina.

Good luck
Avivah Pinski
near Philadelphia, USA




1a.  Re: How to make sense of two death records that don't make sense to me #germany
From: Shana Millstein
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 22:00:30 EDT

I want to thank all of you for sending me your thoughts. I will be following up on them. Right now, I have a theory which fits the data I have (data that I do not have italicized in parentheses):  In 1813 Levi and Henriette LICHTENSTEIN have a daughter Seraphine. (Henriette dies). Levi (who now has the imposed surname Israel?) remarries Freidericke and they have a daughter in 1826 they name Seraphina (a tiny variation in the name, and the main part of this theory I have trouble with. More research to do).  They have another child in 1833 named Johanne Henriette (after his dead wife?). The two records do come from different parts of Germany.  None of them ever came to the US.
I look forward to following up on your ideas and solving the mystery.

 

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


Re: Charlotte FRIEDMANN from Breslau #poland #unitedkingdom

rv Kaplan
 

Thanks David - link doesn't seem to work.  Wonder if you have to be a member?

Harvey

On Tue, 7 Jul 2020 at 13:56, David Lewin <david@...> wrote:
At 20:19 06/07/2020, rv Kaplan via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:

Looking for information about the fate of Charlotte (Lotte)
FRIEDMANN from Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland), who was a refugee in
Scotland during the Second World War, living in Aberdeen. The trail
goes cold after 1945, though she doesn't seem to have married or
died in Scotland.

thanks

Harvey Kaplan
Director
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Glasgow



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Re: Genealogical research in Argentina #latinamerica

gdardik@...
 

Hola Rubén:

Me interesaría buscar info acerca de mis abuelos: 1) Israel & Luisa Liberman
2) Bernardo Dardik & Sofía Stisman
3) Miguel Dardik & Sara Grinspun (Bisabuelos)

Cómo se puede acceder a la base de datos?

Muchísimas gracias.
Gabriel Dardik 
Weston FL USA


Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto. Exclusive free MyHeritage webinar on Thursday July 9 at 10 am EST #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Jerry Scherer
 

 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto. Exclusive free MyHeritage webinar on Thursday July 9 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, July 9 @ 10 a.m. EST. MyHeritage DNA Test and Matching”  by Daniel Horowitz

MyHeritage affordable, easy-to-use DNA home testing kit can reveal valuable family history information and tell you more about your origins. MyHeritage’s DNA Matching service enables you to enjoy exceptional matching capabilities for family history research. Review your Matches, contact, and exchange information with others, and learn how you’re related.

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To register for the other MyHeritage webinars, go to

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Re: Help with Lithuania shtetl name #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

Vidugora is probably Vidugiriai. The JewishGen Gazetteer includes two communities in Lithuania with the name Vidugariai, both of which are near Panevezys (known under Russian rule as Ponevezh)::

Vidugiriai, Vidugirtsy, Vidugirtsay populated place 55°38' N 24°55' E G Lithuania 23.1 miles ESE of Panevė�ys (Ponevezh) 55°44' N 24°21' E
Vidugiriai, Vidugirtsy populated place 55°45' N 24°58' E G Lithuania 24.0 miles E of Panevė�ys (Ponevezh) 55°44' N 24°21' E


I can't tell which of these would be your grandfather's birthplace but now at least you have a starting place. 

Good luck - Judith Singer


Re: Chicago repeat marriage in mid 20th C. #general #usa

Bob Silverstein
 

I have the same thing in my family.  A relative with two wives with the same first name.  If the headstones have the women's father's names, then you would have seen they were two different ladies.  Likewise, a search of documents could show them to be different.


Re: Help with Lithuania shtetl name #lithuania

peggyfreedman@...
 

I used a Daitch-Mokotoff search
on the JewishGen Gazatter (more places, less specifically Jewish)
and searched on only the consonants in the name (VDGR).

The search returned a long list, but these are the places in Lithuania:


You can check each one out on Google maps to see which ones are close to Pasvalys and/or Ponevezh.

You didn't include your grandfather's date of birth, but it is possible that they were the only Jews in town so that there is not much research on that place.  Or, they may have other records recorded as part of the Jewish community in a nearby town.

Keep us posted on what you find!

Peggy Mosinger Freedman


New Class - JewishGen Education Offers Brick Walls or Dead End July 20 - Aug 10 #JewishGenUpdates #general #education

Nancy Holden
 

Brick Wall or Dead End July 20 - Aug 10

 

Frustrated and at a Loss? Are you at a Dead end or just experiencing a Brick Wall? 

 

JewishGen’s "Brick Walls or Dead End is a three week course focusing on one of your research projects that has come to a standstill. An instructor will help you analyze your data. The course offers downloadable lessons and is a mentoring program where students work one-on-one with the instructor. All research subjects are acceptable but students must have reached a brick wall in their research project.

 

Requirements: Students must feel comfortable with computers;  should  have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search online and interact with the instructor. To meet the needs of international students this course is open 24/7.

The Tuition is $150. Registration is open.
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Ennrollment is limited..and registration will close when course is full.

 

In preparation for this class, we suggest you send the instructor an introduction to your project (names, dates and places) and pinpoint your brick wall or dead end.

Click here to send questions to Nancy Holden Director of Education


Re: Genealogical research in Argentina #latinamerica

Ruben Weiser
 

Hi to all
About the magnific explanation of alberto about argentinian genelogy
I can add that i can search for specific queries in the guide of argentinian jewish of year 1948

Hope it helps

Ruben weiser
Buenos aires
Argentina


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