Date   

JRI-Poland volunteer meeting - CORRECTION, Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the IAJGS Conference #announcements #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

(Several times have been corrected)

The annual JRI-Poland volunteer meeting will take place virtually this year
at the upcoming IAJGS conference on:
 
Tuesday, August 11,  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm U.S. Eastern time

(9:30 am - 10:30 am Pacific
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm UK
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Central Europe
9:30 pm - 19:30 pm Israel
2:30 am - 3:30 am next day (Wednesday) Australia)

The meeting is for our volunteers and others with a serious interest
in giving back and contributing to the JRI-Poland mission.  
 
It will be an opportunity to hear more about how the JRI-Poland 
Next Generation web site and data management project will help 
our town leaders and other volunteers to benefit from the new 
features and tools that will be available in the future.
 
You do not have to be a paid conference attendee to join in.
 
However, whether or not you've paid for the conference, you do 
need to register to attend this and other "Free Access Sessions." 
Please read more below.
 
PAID CONFERENCE ATTENDEES:
Go to the Attendee Service Center on the conference website
and select "Update Your Info." Then click "Edit" and page through 
your registration until you reach the listing of free sessions. Select 
your choices, then be sure to continue to the end of the registration 
to save them.
 
FREE ACCESS ONLY:
If you have not registered for the conference and want to have 
access to SIG and BOF meetings and other free events, go to
and register for the Virtual Limited Access Conference. Select 
your choices, then be sure to continue to the end of the 
registration to save them.
 
If you have already registered for limited free access but did not
select the meetings you want to attend, please go back and edit 
your registration to include your choices. Follow through to the 
end of the registration to save them.
 
Stanley Diamond, M.S.M. 
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
  
 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: Austria will Allow Descendants of Holocaust Victims to Receive Citizenship Beginning September 1st #holocaust

Margo Hebald
 

Question: Although my grandfather came from Krakow (now Poland), he was always listed as "Austrian" in census, and other documents. Would I be eligible for "Austrian" citizenship?
His sister, her husband and son disappeared, from Krakow, during the Holocaust.


Re: Need Help Reading Town Name on Ship’s Manifest #galicia #records

Carol Isaak
 

Linda,

Perhaps it is Ciezkowice.  Now Poland,  was Austria.

Carol Bleecher Issaak
BLACHER, BLICHER in Zwolen, Radom, and Warsaw


On 8/8/2020 9:23 AM, Linda Habenstreit via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
My paternal grandmother Ernestina STECKMAN immigrated to the United States from Rotterdam on the SS Ryndam on October 7, 1911. She is the second person listed on the ship’s manifest. See Ancestry.comURL below.

I have searched the JewishGen Communities database for the town/city that is listed as her last permanent residence. I cannot find this town. 

Can anyone read this Manifest and figure out the town/city where she last resided? I would very much appreciate any assistance provided. Thank you!

Linda Habenstreit
Springfield, VA
 
 ice
Researching:
HEBENSTREIT from Belzec/Rawa Ruska, Galicia, Austria
REITZFELD from Rawa Ruska, Galicia, Austria
STECKMAN from Husiatyn, Galicia, Austria 
BECKER from unknown Galicia, Austria


Re: Need Help Reading Town Name on Ship’s Manifest #galicia #records

Renee Steinig
 

Since Linda's signature indicates that the Steckmans were from Husiatyn, I looked in Gesher Galicia's Galician Town Locator (https://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/) for towns spelled L..zkowce in that vicinity. The closest is Liczkowce, a village in the Husiatyn administrative district. It's not listed in the JewishGen Communities Database*, which includes only about 6,000 towns, but it is in the comprehensive JewishGen Gazetteer,* as Luchkovtsy, Ukraine. On Google Maps, it's Lychkivtsi, Ukraine, about 6 miles from Husiatyn by car. It's very near Trybukhivtsi (formerly Trybuchowce).

To see the town on a 19th century map, go to the Gesher Galicia Map Room -- https://maps.geshergalicia.org . I found it by searching the Third Military Survey (1869-1887) by the current spelling (Lychkivtsi).

A Sune or Sime Stekman from Liczkowce, 18, also a daughter of Josef, immigrated in Oct. 1912. Could she have been Ernestina's sister? She was joining an uncle, Uscher Pfeffer, on Delancey St.

* Read about the two databases at https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/About.htm .

Renee
 
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

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Linda Habenstreit <lindahabenstreit@...> wrote:

My paternal grandmother Ernestina STECKMAN immigrated to the United States from Rotterdam on the SS Ryndam on October 7, 1911. She is the second person listed on the ship’s manifest. See Ancestry.comURL below.

I have searched the JewishGen Communities database for the town/city that is listed as her last permanent residence. I cannot find this town. 

Can anyone read this Manifest and figure out the town/city where she last resided? I would very much appreciate any assistance provided. Thank you!

Linda Habenstreit
Springfield, VA
 
 
Researching:
HEBENSTREIT from Belzec/Rawa Ruska, Galicia, Austria
REITZFELD from Rawa Ruska, Galicia, Austria
STECKMAN from Husiatyn, Galicia, Austria 
BECKER from unknown Galicia, Austria


Re: Austria will Allow Descendants of Holocaust Victims to Receive Citizenship Beginning September 1st #holocaust

Anne Buchanan
 

Like others have mentioned, the main advantage for me would be to regain the right to live and work anywhere in the EU. I have New Zealand and British citizenship but want the option to be able to join my extended family in Europe.

I've started the application process by filling out the online questionnaire and am currently pulling together all the documents I need. 

Anne Buchanan, Auckland, New Zealand
Researcher #371557
afbuchanan@...


Re: Data Breach at GEDmatch has Concerns Over Privacy #dna #announcements

Jx. Gx.
 

I fully understand the emotional desire to connect with long lost relatives through the use of DNA testing.  Aside from the sometimes questionable accuracy of these test results, a much bigger concern is that once you give away your DNA data you lose all control of who has access to it and how it can be used.  Data breaches by rogue states and criminal organizations are a serious danger and we should do everything in our power to protest ourselves. Criminal enterprises are not content with just your DNA. In recent years they have hacked into the Experian credit reports, Home Depot, Target stores, Yahoo.com, the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management, and many other online sites. Millions of people have been affected. Social media, where people openly post photos of themselves and other personal information is a treasure trove of information for thieves.  When they pull together all the personal information and "connect the dots," they have a person's entire life's history in their hands. They can sell off this information piecemeal to other criminals on the dark web or as an entire package. They can also use this data for their own nefarious purposes. The recent sale of Ancestry to private equity companies should also be of major concern to everyone. The first priority of all equity firms is to make money. Historically, equity companies hold on to their acquisitions until they find a buyer willing to pay them top dollar. That buyer could be China or any other hostile country. These countries could also set up shell companies and buy controlling interest in DNA testing companies. Our personal data is valuable to bad people.  We have to protect ourselves by not making it easy for them to gain access to our information. 


Passage Libau, Latvia to Jaffa, Palestine #records

Roberta Lipitz
 

Hello,
What I do know for sure is that my Grandmother Fannie/Fanny Shore at age 18/16 along with her Father Hersche and a younger sister left Jaffa in July 1903 out of LeHavre, France.  Am having major trouble finding any information when they left Libau, Latvia, Russian Empire for Ottoman Empire Palestine.  Any help will be gratefully appreciated!  
Sincerely,
Roberta Lipitz
Cherry Hill, NJ


Re: Seeking Lasutra family #general #photographs

Sherri Bobish
 


Boris,

In the JewishGen databases I found a few references to Lasutra.

Three names in Jewish Refugees in Tashkent.

Two names in JOWBR.

And, found this on Google Books.

Israel Before Israel: Silent Cinema in the Holy Land - Page

 

"His father , Dov Lasutra , was an artist who worked in porcelain . At the age of about six , young Ben Dov...."

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa)


Re: Seeking any and all information on Max Koenig and Hannah (Morgenstern)Koenig #usa

anndeelee1@...
 

Hi Sarah. Ann Dee Lee here. I think we've talked before but I thought I'd reconnect. My great grandfather was Max Koenig. I have one record on Ancestry that says he was from Krasne, Austria. My grandfather Sam for some unknown reason, changed his last name to Miller and moved to South Dakota. He died in South Dakota and was buried there. All of the rest of the Koenig's stayed in Bridgeport to my knowledge. My family took a trip to Bridgeport when I was little and met a zillion new relatives. I remember one cousin/uncle who was a boxer, one of Nathan's kids. So, long story short, I am confused about who is who. I wish I could help but there's no one to ask. My grandmother (Elizabeth) and mother (Ethel) are both gone. I don't know if the record on Ancestry is the right Max, but it appears he died in 1942, about six months before Nathan died. Feel free to contact me.


Arlette BRANCHAFT #france

Ronnie Hess
 

Looking for information on family friend Arlette (née) Brandchaft of Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Cousin of George Ritter. Possibly deceased Grenoble, August 6, 2018 at age 83. Believed to be daughter or niece of Fritz Brandchaft of Brandchaft Frères, luxury leather goods dealers, Paris.

With thanks,
Ronnie HESS
Madison, WI


Re: Seeking any and all information on Max Koenig and Hannah (Morgenstern)Koenig #usa

Sherri Bobish
 


Sarah,

You can see a transcription of some death cert info at:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2240477

Seeing spouse and parent's names will help determining if one of these is who you seek.

The only one on your list with a spouse named Anna is Max Konick age 84 died in kings 4/23/1945 #8594.

I did not find the death cert for Anna in 1948 to be listed in this database.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ


Re: Otto WEISZ, Vienna

itencorinne@...
 

Hi Harvey

On familysearch I found the marriage record of Moritz Weisz and Beatrice Alice Goldstein.
I also found the marriage record of Rosalia Weisz and Ernest Kreisler.

But I didnt' find the marriage record of Rosalia Weisz with a man named Schmoll.
I also didnt' find the marriage record of David Weisz and Rosa Fener or Feuer.
I also didnt' find the marriage record of Charlotte Weisz and Dr. Ernest Karman.

But on familysearch I found two passenger manifests for this Dr. Ernest Karman.
One on the steamship Orduna, November/December 1921 and another on the steamship Olympic, February 1924.

By the way in 1912 Dr. Ernest Karman and his wife Charlotte were in Karlsbad at the same time as the famous composer Giacomo Puccini!

Regards
Corinne Iten


Searching for Joseph Bernard Friedman #courland #latvia

Friedman, H George
 

My great grandfather was Joseph Bernard Friedman.  I cannot get any further back than about 1870.  Please bear with me through this long plea for help.

I have two levels of information about him: family lore, and documented.

Family lore is that he emigrated to New York before the Civil War, enlisted in the Union Army, and eventually mustered out in the south, where he lived the rest of his life.  I have been able to verify some of this.

Documentation begins with his first marriage in 1870 in St Louis to Tillie Peiser.  They settled in Holly Springs, MS (1870 US Census).  By early 1871, they settled permanently in Boutte, St. Charles Parish, LA, where he was appointed Postmaster in 1872, and held several parish (county) offices from time to time.  They had five children: an infant who lived only a few days, then Miriam, Ettie/Esther, William/Willie, and Eva.  Tillie died in 1878, apparently in childbirth (the inscription on her tombstone implies that there is an infant buried with her).  Joseph (J. B.) married Bertha Reichenberg in 1880; I have her genealogy well documented, including collaboration with other Reichenbergs both in the USA and in Germany.  They had four more children, including my grandfather, Harry Friedman.

J.  B. was assassinated in 1888, an event which is well documented in newspapers and other sources.  He, both of his wives, and his eldest daughter Miriam are buried in Gates of Prayer Canal Street Cemetery in New Orleans.

The census reports of J. B. claim he was born in Prussia c. 1840 (1870 census) and Kurland c. 1841 (1880 census), which makes sense.  His birthday is given on his gravestone as 21 Jan 1841, and in several primary records (e.g., his marriage license with Bertha, his second wife) as 1841.

I have searched for his military records, but am frustrated by the fact that there were numerous Joseph Friedmans in the Union Army, with no way to distinguish among them.

I have searched SteveMorse.org for his emigration to the USA, which yields four hits in ancestry.com in 1857 and 1858 for a Joseph Friedman, one from Bremerhaven, one from Hamburg, and two from Le Havre.  But again, there isn't enough information to decide which, if any, is my GGF.

Thank you for reading this long message.  Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated.

George Friedman


Need Help Reading Town Name on Ship’s Manifest #galicia #records

Linda Habenstreit
 

My paternal grandmother Ernestina STECKMAN immigrated to the United States from Rotterdam on the SS Ryndam on October 7, 1911. She is the second person listed on the ship’s manifest. See Ancestry.comURL below.

I have searched the JewishGen Communities database for the town/city that is listed as her last permanent residence. I cannot find this town. 

Can anyone read this Manifest and figure out the town/city where she last resided? I would very much appreciate any assistance provided. Thank you!

Linda Habenstreit
Springfield, VA
 
 
Researching:
HEBENSTREIT from Belzec/Rawa Ruska, Galicia, Austria
REITZFELD from Rawa Ruska, Galicia, Austria
STECKMAN from Husiatyn, Galicia, Austria 
BECKER from unknown Galicia, Austria


Re: Where did the term Galitziana come from? #general

erikagottfried53@...
 

This is a question I've had forever, so thanks for posting it.

Re Gallego, I have a friend who grew up in Galicia, and learned from her that the language is mutually intelligible with Spanish, but more in the sense that if you speak Portuguese (which Gallego resembles closely--no surprise, since it borders Portugal) or Italian you can get the gist of it, and vice versa.  Also, people in Galicia didn't have much choice to learn Spanish. Growing up under Franco she and her friends were not permitted to speak Gallego in school; if they did, they were punished.  Tout ca change ...
--
Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey


Re: Data Breach at GEDmatch has Concerns Over Privacy #dna #announcements

erikagottfried53@...
 

I looked at the New York Times story referenced and read in it with some amusement that GEDMATCH "contacted the F.B.I. to see if the agency would investigate" and "The F.B.I. did not respond to a request for comment."  Why would it, since the F.B.I. is one of the law enforcement organizations that would benefit from broad access to commercial DNA databases, and may even already have done so?

Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey


Hungarian Research Division Virtual Meeting Wednesday August 12 #announcements #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Sziasztok barátok! Greetings friends!!

The JewishGen Hungarian /Research Division (formerly the Hungarian SIG) will meet virtually on Wednesday, August 12, from 11:15 am - 12:15 am, U.S. Eastern time.

I’ll will be giving a presentation on the Division’s recent and upcoming activities including updates to the Hungarian database. You do NOT have to be a paid conference attendee to join in. However, whether or not you’ve paid for the conference, you do need to register to attend this and other “Free Access Sessions.” Please read more below.

PAID CONFERENCE ATTENDEES:

Go to the Attendee Service Center on the conference website (https://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2020/asc_login.cfm, sign in, and select “Update Your Info.” Then click “Edit” and page through your registration until you reach the listing of free sessions. Select your choices, then be sure to continue to the end of the registration to save them.

FREE ACCESS ONLY:

If you have not registered for the conference and want to have access to SIG and BOF meetings and other free events, go to https://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2020/registration_form.cfm and register for the Virtual Limited Access Conference. Select your choices, then be sure to continue to the end of the registration to save them.

If you have already registered for limited free access but did not select the meetings you want to attend, please go back and edit your registration to include your choices. Follow through to the end of the registration to save them.

For more information about the conference see www.iajgs2020.org or www.facebook.com/groups/IAJGS . Registration questions/problems? Contact registration@....

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director
--
Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia


Re: Beltsy Birth Records #bessarabia #records

Richard Werbin
 

Yefim,
I can't help because I can't read Cyrillic.

But, I am very interested in the results.
My grandfather's brother Itzka Barer claimed to have been born in Beltsy.


Re: Ancestry purchased by Blacksone #announcements

Shelley Mitchell
 

One of the interesting aspects about the purchase of Ancestry by Blackstone is the history of both. In 2016, GIC, a Singapore state company, with Silver Lake, were the majority owners. Before this purchase, China sold its modest interest in Blackstone. Blackstone is still a multinational and operates from the US.


Re: Online trees #general

hccolby@...
 

I have had my trees on FamilySearch, wikitree, my heritage and probably others. No issues found family, found documents. But recently FamilySearch has recruited "volunteers" who now add whatever they want to my tree. Some of their information is correct, but some is not. They add the information without approval, and sometimes with very poor research. I was furious. I spent at least an hour removing their finds, including relatives they gave me that were not mine. I am now thinking of removing everything from FamilySearch.

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