Date   

Re: Can anyone figure the surname of Rauchlese out? #names

Reuven Mohr
 

it depends in which context this name appears.
There is a small town in Hessen, SE of Fulda by the name Reichlos.
From there obviously a Jewish family originated, using different spellings, like Reichloser, Reichloeser (ö Umlaut) or Reichleser. Such a family resided in Herrnsheim near Worms for several generations.


Re: Aramaic Translation Help! #translation

David Shapiro
 

The city was Homel. The date was Tues. Sivan 12. The year is not completely clear, i.e. the decade, but I think it was 5662 which was June 17, 1902. Definitely not 5682 when Sivan 12 fell on a Thursday. (And not 5683 when Sivan 12 when was Sunday, and Sivan 13 was Monday).
David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Re: Silverman Family of Providence #usa

psilver3@...
 

Charlie,

I do have DNA information, but I can't find it.
If and when I do, I'll send it to you.
I do know that we do not have Silverman relatives from Latvia.  
My family were all from Galicia (Poland and Ukraine).


Re: in search of: MAUSKOPF family from bekescsaba hungary #hungary #canada

gujlaki@...
 

This might also help:

Passed away at the Katherine House, Saint John's. He ran, with his wife, The Gallery on Duckworth Street for 22 years.

Ernie was a survivor of the Holocaust, having lost family members at Auschwitz. He was separated from his family and lived in four different concentration camps.

Father of Randy and Sabrina. Father-in-law of Jane (McGrath) [daughter of Elizabeth and John] and Daniel. Grandfather of Jack, Iain, Finn, Gabriel and Margot.

Predeceased by his wife Rose (Levitz) Mauskopf (b. 1904; d. January 21, 2002 at 97 years); they were married for 41 years, his parents Israel (d. Auschwitz) and Rosa Mauskopf (d. Auschwitz), his brothers Miklos Mauskopf (d. Auschwitz), Andor Mauskopf (d. Auschwitz), Eugene Mauskopf, Hugo Mauskopf and Nicolas Mauskopf (d. in Military service in World War II), his sisters Serena, Ida (Mauskopf, Rosenberg, Ibi (Mauskopf) Weizner, Ruth Mauskopf, and Edie (Mauskopf) Cohen, and, brothers-in-law Anna Mauskopf, Judah Rosenberg, Imre Weizner, and Robert Cohen, and his nephew Peter.

Brother-in-law of Mary, Lorraine and Edwin. Uncle of Nicolas, Lisa, Thomas, Kitty, Carol, Larry, Leslye, and Allan.

Burial Cemetery of the Beth-El Synagogue, Blackmarsh Road (next to Salvation Army Cemetery).

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/194007380/ernest-mauskopf


Re: in search of: MAUSKOPF family from bekescsaba hungary #hungary #canada

gujlaki@...
 

Dear Tom,
 
Do you mean this family?
 
"Unauthorized Salvadoran citizenship certificate made out to Israel Mauskopf (b. December 10, 1887), his wife Rosa (nee Klein) Mauskopf (b. March 1, 1890) and their children Ibolya (b. September 28, 1917), Miksa (b. September 23, 1919), Hugo (b. February 17, 1922), Jeno (b. October 6, 1924), Erno (b. January 9, 1927), Andor (b. February 3, 1929) and Oskar (b. February 20, 1931) by George Mandel-Mantello, First Secretary of the Salvadoran Consulate in Geneva and sent to them in Bekescsaba."
 
https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/pa1169932
 
Shabat shalom,
Gyorgy


Re: [Old] Yiddish Translation #translation

aryeh.lopiansky@...
 

It's not a ketubah; only a fancy mazeltov wishing.


Re: in search of: MAUSKOPF family from bekescsaba hungary #hungary #canada

gujlaki@...
 

On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 04:59 PM, tom wrote:
Izrael MAUSKOPF
Dear Tom,

You mean this family?

"Unauthorized Salvadoran citizenship certificate made out to Israel Mauskopf (b. December 10, 1887), his wife Rosa (nee Klein) Mauskopf (b. March 1, 1890) and their children Jbolja (b. September 28, 1917), Miksa (b. September 23, 1919), Hugo (b. February 17, 1922), Jeno (b. October 6, 1924), Erno (b. January 9, 1927), Andor (b. February 3, 1929) and Oskar (b. February 20, 1931) by George Mandel-Mantello, First Secretary of the Salvadoran Consulate in Geneva and sent to them in Bekescsaba."

Unauthorized Salvadoran citizenship certificate made out to Israel Mauskopf (b. December 10, 1887), his wife Rosa (nee Klein) Mauskopf (b. March 1, 1890) and their children Jbolja (b. September 28, 1917), Miksa (b. September 23, 1919), Hugo (b. February 17, 1922), Jeno (b. October 6, 1924), Erno (b. January 9, 1927), Andor (b. February 3, 1929) and Oskar (b. February 20, 1931) by George Mandel-Mantello, First Secretary of the Salvadoran Consulate in Geneva and sent to them in Bekescsaba.


Re: tombstone inscription #galicia #poland #rabbinic

David Shapiro
 

Yes. I meant "not that he had an official position". Sorry for the typo, I haven't been well.
David Shapiro


Re: MSTISLAVSKY from Chernigov #ukraine

Lin Mor
 

Lisa, Have you come across the name Amchislavsky in your research? Amchislav or Omchislav is the Yiddish name for the town Mstislavl, located in the Mogilev Region, Eastern Belarus. I have yet to discover definite proof, but my theory is that at some point in time, before the Napoleonic Code requiring last names was enacted in the early 1800's, a number of Jewish families left Mstislavl to live in Chernigov and Poltava. When last names became required, some chose a place name. Mstislavsky, with -sky at the end, quite possibly means they they came from that place. (You may already know this.) I am sorry that I have no help for your immediate question, but may I suggest that you ask on the Ukraine SIG as well as UKR-Chernigov@... may have suggestions. I did look unsuccessfully on the Jewishgen Ukraine database, 


Translation of Hessen Schutzbrief record #germany #translation

Peter Heilbrunn
 

Hi,
I would be most grateful for a translation of  the attached Gerrman record.

Thank you
peter Heilbrunn
England
pheilbrunn@...


Re: Aramaic Translation Help! #translation

andrewkopkin@...
 

A big 'thank you' to all of you who have replied here or who have emailed me privately.

I believe I have individually thanked very one - but wanted to be sure by sending this too!


Re: Brick wall of family named Gavrin, Gavrinovich, Gavrinowski #ukraine

hzrosenberg@...
 

My grandmother was Bessie GAVURIN (GAWRYN on ship manifest).  Her father was Abraham (ca. 1870 -1918) from Slonim, Grodno.  Any possibility that you ran into information on either of them?  

Harlene Rosenberg


Re: Jewish Agricultural Colony in Woodbine, NJ #usa

Barbara Rice
 

I have written to you privately with specifics regarding my Zuchovitz family in Woodbine.
For others who are interested in the Woodbine Colony -

Here are some sources of information about the Woodbine Colony.
http://www.boroughofwoodbine.net/

History of Woodbine:  http://www.wccnj.org/wcwoodbinehistory.html  (from the Woodbine Chamber of Commerce)

Philadelphia Jewish Archives:  http://www.philajewisharchives.org/woodbine-colonies/

https://archive.org/details/historyofwoodbin00cur/page/n4/mode/2up
is a pamphlet about Woodbine -

The Sam Azeez Museum - housed in the former Synagogue in Woodbine
http://www.thesam.org/links.htm

You can request genealogical information from the Sam Azeez Museum using this form: https://tinyurl.com/yy49x6sx

Records of the Baron deHirsch fund
https://digifindingaids.cjh.org/BaronFund.html#series4
And this site by Merrie Blocker which includes Woodbine among several colonies started by Baron deHirsch:  https://thebaronhirschcommunity.org/

--
Barbara Rice,  Minneapolis MN
Researching Kupferschmidt - Radekhiv Ukraine and Philadelphia PA; Zuchovitz - Stowtsby Belarus and Woodbine NJ; Rohssler - Krakow and New York City; Rehfeld - Gollub-Dobrzyn; Rusonik - Polotsk Belarus, Manchester England, New York City and Providence RI.


Mazel Tov! For a Great Conference #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Mazel tov Robinn Magid, Judi Missel and Dan Oren  and the rest of the conference team for a great IAJGS conference and all the excellent presentations that we were able to enjoy remotely. Being able to turn the conference around in a relatively short period and make it such an excellent experience for the attendees is a remarkable achievement.

 

Thank you!

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Agoura Hills, California, USA


Mazel Tov! For a Great Conference #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Mazel tov Robinn Magid, Judi Missel and Dan Oren  and the rest of the conference team for a great conference and all the excellent presentations that we were able to enjoy remotely. Being able to turn the conference around in a relatively short period and make it such an excellent experience for the attendees is a remarkable achievement.

 

Thank you!

 

Jan Meisels Allen

President, JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County

 

 


Re: Aramaic Translation Help! #translation

Rodney Eisfelder
 

Andrew,
For a description of the boilerplate text of a traditional Ketubah, and the variations that are needed for various cases (divorced women, widows, converts etc, father living or not living), I usually consult https://www.caspicards.com/info-for-rabbis/
The location of the wedding (which I have not deciphered) is at the left hand end of the second line on your example.
I hope this helps,
Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia


Romanian Research Division meeting follow up #romania

Barbara Hershey
 

We had a very well attended session today courtesy of the IAJGS.  There was discussion about “sudits” in Romania.  Michael referenced the website archives of the former ROM-SIG Newsletter.  Later I was looking through some files and found the following article with additional links related to the newsletter.  I hope you enjoy reading this.  It was quite informative to me and will lead to more of the early work done by the Rom-Sig.  My thanks to all of those people so active in the early days of researching Jewish genealogy in Romania.

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/romsig/Sudits%20of%20Romania.html

 

If you asked a question in the Q&A today during the meeting, please send it to me again,  I’d like to respond but I don’t have a full record of the Q&A section from this morning.

 

We look forward to more of you working with us to get the records online.

 

 

Barbara Hershey    bhershey@...

Michael Moritz       mmoritz@...

Jewishgen Romanian Research Division Directors

 

To support the acquisition and availability on Jewishgen of Romanian records, please use:  https://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20 

 

 


Memorializing an unmarked mass grave site in Ukraine, near Lviv #ukraine

Jessica Eber
 

Dear all,

Several hundred Jews lie buried in unmarked mass graves at the Jewish cemetery in Jezierzany (now Ozeryany), a small Galician town not too far from Lviv that was home to a vibrant Jewish community before the Holocaust. In 2018, interviewers from Yahad-in Unum visited the
town, where eyewitnesses described the deportation of about 1,000 Jews to Belzec in September 1942, the murder at that time of many others who were shot on the spot, and the subsequent massacre in a nearby forest of about 600 Jews whose bodies were then transported and buried in a large pit at the cemetery.

A group of descendants from Jezierzany has been given permission to erect a stone memorial at the cemetery, honoring the memory of those who are buried there. We need to raise another $1000 to complete this project. Please contact Jessica Eber at eadj593@... if you can help us reach our goal to mark this place for posterity, preserve our history, and memorialize the Jewish lives lost in
Jezierzany.

Thank you!


Announcing the Dr. Dan Hirschberg - Krakow Collection #announcements #JewishGenUpdates #poland

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,


We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and Dr. Dan Hirschberg, resulting in the Dr. Dan Hirschberg - Kraków Collection.


As a result of this agreement, records that have been transcribed and compiled by Dr. Hirschberg will be made freely available to JewishGen researchers. 


All of the records are from Kraków, Poland (in the Austrian province of Galicia before WWI), including Kazimierz and Podgórze (today, districts of Kraków). Thus far, more than 160,000 records have been uploaded, which include census records, vital records, marriage intentions/banns records, along with progressive and religious marriage records.


Images of most of the records are available online, although search results do not currently link to the images. Prof. Hirschberg's website (https://www.ics.uci.edu/~dan/genealogy/Krakow)  contains many images and links to images on other websites. Vital records can also be viewed on the Polish State Archives' Search the Archives website (new: https://www.szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl/zespol/-/zespol/33389, old: https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/1472/0).


We would like to thank Dr. Dan Hirschberg for his monumental ongoing effort to transcribe and compile genealogical data about Kraków's Jewish Community, and for his generosity in contributing this extraordinarily valuable collection to JewishGen. 

Thanks also to the National Archives in Kraków for preserving the original records and making them available to the public.

The Dr. Dan Hirschberg - Kraków Collection can be searched via the JewishGen Unified Search (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/) or the JewishGen Poland Collection (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/).

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


JRI-Poland takes special pride in Hadassah Lipsius and Robinn Magid receiving the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award #jgs-iajgs #announcements

Stanley Diamond
 


It was with a great sense of pride that the board of JRI-Poland learned yesterday
that two of our long-time colleagues, Hadassah Lipsius and Robinn Magid were 
named co-winners of the 2020 IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Awards. 
 
Both Hadassah and Robin have contributed to the world of Jewish family history
in countless ways and for more than 20 years and have been valuable members 
of the JRI-Poland family
 
I cannot improve on the IAJGS press release announcing the awards to Hadassah
and Robinn so I am including excerpts of the text below.
 
The 2020 award to Hadassah and Robin has additional significance for the entire
JRI-Poland family. With their nomination, we are proud to say that every current
and former member of the JRI-Poland executive committee has now received the
Lifetime Achievement Award from the IAJGS.  They are as follows:
 
2003 - Stanley Diamond
2011 - Michael Tobias
2015 - Judy Baston
2018 - Mark Halpern
2020 - Hadassah Lipsius & Robinn Magid
 
We believe that this recognition individually and collectively is a testament to the
devotion and leadership they have provided JRI-Poland as well as their respective
JGS societies to which they have contributed in countless way and the various roles 
they have played in participating in numerous IAJGS conferences and activities
over the years.
 
  
 
 A person smiling next to a book shelfDescription automatically generated
 
Hadassah Lipsius, a Kew Gardens Hills resident, has been awarded the
2020 IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong commitment to
Jewish Genealogy.  The award was presented Aug. 12 at the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 40th International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, at its first virtual conference.
 
Hadassah has been a board member of Jewish Records Indexing- Poland
from 1997 to present, a member of the JRI-Poland Executive Committee,
data coordinator, Warsaw coordinator and town leader, Shtetl CO-OP
Initiative Coordinator.
 
Among her achievements with the Jewish Genealogy Society Inc. (New York),
she has been a member of the Executive Council, Board and Administrator
of the JGS, Inc. Facebook Group.
 
She was a member of the JewishGen Board of Governors from 2009 – 2016
anddata manager of JewishGen’s Warszawa Research Group.
 
Her IAJGS involvement has included being co-chair of the 2006 IAJGS
New York Conference, a member of the Conference program committee in
2006, 2018 and 2020, SIG (Special Interest Group) coordinator, 1999
NY IAJGS Conference and a Conference speaker 1999-present.
 
Ms. Lipsius is a Metallurgical Engineer and works as a Supplier Quality
Manager for a major Defense Contractor.
 
 
A person in a blue shirtDescription automatically generated
 
Robinn Magid, a Berkeley resident, has been awarded the 2020 IAJGS
Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong commitment to Jewish
Genealogy.  The award was presented Aug. 12 at the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 40th International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy at its first virtual conference.
 
Among many achievements in her 30 years of experience in Jewish
genealogical research is Robinn’s involvement with JRI-Poland.org
(Jewish Records Indexing- Poland).  She recently was elected to the
new position of assistant director and took over as the project manager
of JRI-Poland’s NextGen relational database, search engine and website,
its first major overall in 25 years.
 
Robinn’s leadership as a board member for JRI-Poland earned her a city
medal in 2017 for inspiring the cultural identity of her family’s hometown
of Lublin, Poland as part of the 700th birthday celebration of that city. 
 
Robinn had served as Lublin Archives Project Coordinator for JRI-Poland
since 1998 and coordinated the JRI-Poland activities for 100 towns in the
Lublin area.
 
She served as chair of the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference, the first
IAJGS conference in Eastern Europe and established the IAJGS
Conference Discussion Facebook Group.  She also worked on the
committee that recently updated the  IAJGS Conference Planning Manual.
 
She chairs this year’s IAJGS Conference which initially was scheduled to
be in-person in San Diego.  When it had to be cancelled due to Covid-19,
she created and chaired a financially successful new IAJGS 2020 Virtual
Conference with just a few months to arrange it.
 
Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.  (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director
 
 
 
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.