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ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation

Terry Ashton
 

Good evening

 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a full and detailed English translation of the Polish words in relation to the reverse side of a photo.

 

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM84950

 

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Ms Terry Ashton

Melbourne

Australia

 


Synagogues of Eastern Europe #general #yizkorbooks

Frank Schulaner
 

Not specifically to do with genealogy, but some genners may have come across some hints of this in their research. The few historical sites I've managed to navigate haven't been useful--likely my fault, not theirs.

Query: Was there a pattern/habit/tradition in eastern Europe to just not bother to include cellars/basements when building a synagogue? (Or, in some cases, a rabbi's house.)

It was suggested to me ages ago that since so many pogroms were sparked by rumors of bad things going on in those cellars, it seemed a wise preventive to just not have a cellar at all.

Thanks. -- Frank Schulaner, Kealakekua [there is such a place], HI


Willesden Jewish Cemetery Opens September to Discover Jews Buried there and Customs and History of Jewish Community #unitedkingdom #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Willesden Jewish Cemetery

 

After five years of conservation and research, Willesden Jewish Cemetery will reopen to the public on 7 September. It had received a 1.7 M £ funding from the national Lottery Heritage Fund, support form the United Synagogue and partnership donations.  To see its new website go to:  https://www.willesdenjewishcemetery.org.uk/   There are nearly 30,000 men, women and children buried there since 1873.

 

Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery, usually known as Willesden Jewish Cemetery, is located at Beaconsfield Road, Willesden, in the London Borough of Brent, England. It opened in 1873 on a 20-acre (0.08 km2) site. It has been described as the "Rolls Royce" of London's Jewish cemeteries and is designated Grade II on Historic England's Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. In 2015, the United Synagogue, which owns and manages the cemetery, was awarded a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to restore some key features of the cemetery and to create a visitor centre, a permanent exhibition and a web-based education project.  From Wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willesden_Jewish_Cemetery

 

According to Wikipedia, the cemetery, developed on ground purchased from All Souls College, Oxford, was opened in 1873, three years after the United Synagogue was established by Act of Parliament. It was expanded in 1890, in 1906 and between 1925 and 1926. The cemetery and its funerary buildings, in English Gothic style, were designed by the architect Nathan Solomon Joseph (1834–1909).

 

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, OBE, JGS Great Britain for sharing the information with us.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Seeking someone who can visit the Przemyśl archives for me #poland #general

Moses Jefferson
 

Hi all,

I’m seeking someone who can visit on my behalf the Polish State Archive in Przemyśl.  I need to obtain scans of certain notary records which aren’t published or accessible online.

The candidate must be willing to work in the long term, not just a one off visit. Preferably if they actually live in Przemyśl, thus avoiding travel expenses.

Moses Jefferson
Genealogist & Researcher of Jewish History 
London, England


Re: U.S. Appeals Court Rules Spanish Museum May Keep Nazi Looted Art #announcements #holocaust

Glenda Rubin
 

Many libraries have an arrangement with the Times for free access to the electronic edition that can be renewed. One library I'm a member of has 72-hour access, another has just 24-hour access.
 
You should be able to find if your library has the arrangement - and how to access - on the newspapers or digital resources page on your library's homepage.
 
Glenda Rubin

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 3:46 PM Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...> wrote:
Stephen Katz said he could not read the NY Times article since he is not a subscriber.  The NYTimes permits up to 5 free articles per month,  I am also not a subscriber but I do use my 5 freebees each month when I find from my Google Alerts and other sources that there is an article of interest.  Most, not all, of the US national newspapers, permit a limited free usage per month. You do have to register for the NY Times and other newspapers but not for the AP report which I was able to obtain by placing the title in subject line above in Google.com
 
Here is also a free AP report on the same issue: https://apnews.com/e453da322a4016d0ad0c14cb60149fe8#:~:text=LOS%20ANGELES%20(AP)%20%E2%80%94%20A,than%20a%20half%2Dcentury%20later.
 
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
 

 

 


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Glenda Rubin
San Francisco Bay Area
Researching: STRYZEWSKI, STRAUSS, JANOFSKY, JANOFF, OBODOV, WERNICK, GREENBERG, KROCHAK. Shtetls: Lipovets, Ilintsy, Pliskov, Starokonstantinov, Krasilov


Re: What's a Cutter? #usa #general

sohn@...
 

In 1905 my grandfather came to NYC from Brest-Litovsk. In a letter to my future grandmother who was still in Russia, he wrote, "Now I am learning to be a cutter and designer, that is a "zakroyshtsik" who makes the forms by which to cut, and when I have learned the work well, I will be able to make a nice living because it is very good work and clean work. I work from eight until six o'clock."

Joan Sohn, Toronto


Yad Vashem YouTube Video of Program on Conscripted Slaves: Hungarian Jewish Forced Laborers on the Eastern Front #announcements #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Yad Vashem has posted a recorded lecture: Conscripted Slaves: Hungarian Jewish Forced Laborers on the Eastern Front. It is free to view.

 

A recording of a special discussion about Jewish forced laborers during the Holocaust: Dr. Robert Rozett, Senior Historian at Yad Vashem, sheds light on this little known chapter of Holocaust history. Anti-Jewish legislation was passed in Hungary beginning in March 1938 and in the spring of 1942 the Hungarian antisemitic regime began to draft large numbers of Jewish-Hungarian men into forced labor companies – two years before Nazi Germany dispatched troops to Hungary. Practically no Jewish-Hungarian family was untouched; many husbands, fathers and brothers never returned, dying from battle, starvation, disease, grueling labor and outright murder.   See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09r2r9Mgyuc&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


ViewMate translation request - Russian- Gielberg family of Kozienice #translation #russia

ofer@...
 

Hi,

I have now posted the other image. It is on ViewMate at the following address
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsedit.asp?Loc=A&ID=84968

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,

Ofer Cornfeld

 


JRI Poland #poland

Maxwald
 

 

Hi to all members of the Discussion Groups.

I and many of my Polish researchers here in Melbourne have recently noticed that links in the JewishGen lists for sources of Polish records no longer has a link pointing to JRI-Poland as one of the sources. Melbourne has a very large Polish descendant base and our society, Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Vic) is involved in assisting our community in research for sources in Poland and world-wide. This includes, over the last few years, presentations for School Roots projects.  We have spoken to hundreds of students in this time and always stressed the importance that the first port of call is JewishGen above all other sites. Then we advise them to find their country of interest in the JewishGen list of databases.  So, if you too are wondering about the missing JRI-Poland link, I suggest that you bookmark a direct link to the JRI-Poland website at

https://jri-poland.org

   The JRI-Poland search page also has

additional search options that may help you in your research.

Max Wald ,Vice President, AJGS(Vic) ,Melbourne Australia.

 

 


Looking for help to find Polish passport #poland

Sandra Lion
 

Hello!
My name is Sandra Lion and I'm from Argentina. My mother is trying to get the Polish citizenship from his dad, who came from Poland in 1923, when he was 5 years old. He came with his mother and sister. He became Argentinean citizen after 1951, so my mum could apply for it. She has all the papers she needs except for his passport, or his grandomther passport (as her dad was so young he could probably be on his mother passport).
I asked for information on different Polish archives such as Archiwum  Główne Akt Dawnych, Archiwum Państwowe w Radomiu, Archiwum Akt Nowych but they all said they don't have a copy.
Do you have any other clue where I could look for my grandfather's passport or his mother's? 
I very much appreciate your time for reading this!
Thank you!!!
Sandra Lion


Seeking help with my paternal great grandparents FOGEL/SPASER from Wiznitz #ukraine

Ed Vogel
 

I'm sending this again because I forgot a hashtag.  I know very little about my father's side of my tree.  Until relatively recently I only knew the names of my father, his siblings, their parents and grandparents.  With help from some in Jewishgen I was introduced to my grandfather's siblings(Jacob FOGEL and Mariem Scheine FOGEL), and the town where they were born(Wiznitz).  I was also able to see that my grandfather, whose name was Bennie as far as the family knew, was actually David in the records in jri-poland.  I still don't understand how his name changed, but it does match what I always knew was his Hebrew name, Chaim Dov.  Unfortunately, though I now have these new names, I haven't been able to find out anything else.  I don't know if they married, had children, nor where they lived.  I would appreciate any help you can provide.
 
Regards.
 
Ed Vogel


Re: Jewish Agricultural Colony of Alliance, NJ #usa

sgarfink@...
 

I realize it is a different community, but you might want to check with the The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage (http://www.thesam.org/) to see if they have any ideas for you. 

Susan


Re; Finding microfilm image from All Lithuanian Data base #records #lithuania

M Fine
 

I have been trying to find the microfilm copy of the marriage record for my wife's great grandparents Chayim Nachman Oguz, from Paberze, and Mindel Katsman in 1899.  I seem to have found it on the ALD on LitvakSig.com but the link doesn't seem to be to the correct image.  The microfilm, item, image numbers seem to be different than what comes up on the link to the Family Search website. 
If anyone could figure it out!
Thanks,
Mordechai Fine
Researching - ILIONSKY, OGUZ, AUGUST, SEMEYAVICH, SHAPOZNIK, YANITZKY - Lithuania


Re: Russian Website Jewish Roots #russia #general

June Genis
 

I took a look at the site but I'm not sure where to post my query there.  I have a close DNA cousin whose family was from Moscow.  He knows that his grandmother was an Okun, my maternal line, and that her father's name was Gamshei.  This is from his grandmother's marriage certificate.  He believes that both his grandmother and great grandfather were always in Moscow but I have my doubts.  His grandmother married a career military man and I think they might have meet elsewhere and then moved to Moscow since military service was one of the reasons that Jews could live beyond the Pale. I'm looking for any records I can find for her (Ester Gamshieve Okun Kanfel) or her father in Moscow or any other Russian archives. What Forum category would you suggest?

June Genis
Hemet, CA


Re: Zvenigorodka #ukraine

David Mason
 

I'm in Culver City.  I read Cyrillic, though handwritten can be challenging.  I studied Russian.  I can catch some words in Ukrainian. Unfortunately I'm no help with Hebrew or Yiddish written in Hebrew letters.

Since Zvenigorodka has always been the district (rayon or uyezd) center, that's where records for Shpola would be kept, provided they survived WWII.

-David


Re: Kagan family in Zvenigorodka, Kiev Gubernia and Philadelphia #ukraine

David Mason
 

I came across a 1906 database of voters in Zv., but was only looking for Kagans.  Nevertheless, that was productive because I found some cousins.

Apparently there's a lot of material in greater Philadelphia (and probably also greater NYC), but it is scattered, hard-copy, not online.  Unfortunately I live in California, so I can't just go see for myself.

-David


Ancestry Library Edition Available to Libraries, Schools and Other Institutions to: US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Ireland and Norway #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Ancestry announced, in partnership with ProQuest, they are making their Ancestry Library Edition available during the pandemic.  The Ancestry Library Edition is available in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Denmark, Ireland and Norway.

It is available for a free six-month subscription for teachers, parents and tutors in time for the school year.

 

Beginning August 20 up to 10,000 teachers can verify their credentials on Ancestry.com/back to school through September 30 at:

https://www.ancestry.com/cs/backtoschool    Note:  this is for K-12 teaching educators only.

 

It’s simple to unlock your free 6-month Ancestry World Explorer subscription.

 

  • Verify K-12 teaching credentials through SheerID
  • Receive an email with unique code and link to redeem
  • Enter code at check out (credit card required but not charged)
  • Subscription will not auto-renew at the end of 6 months

 

*Please note, educators cannot create family trees for students. Offer is for new subscribers only.

 

Beyond teachers, remote access to Ancestry Library Edition may be available as a genealogy research tool for parents, tutors and educators. For library patrons of over 2,100 libraries that subscribe to Ancestry Library Edition, the offering will provide instant free access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. Distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, the program grants card holders access to billions of records in census data, historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s. To access this database, contact your local library to ask if they participate and for more details.

 

In addition to the wide availability of resources obtained through Ancestry Library Edition, parents and educators also have access to an intuitive search interface, detailed search indexes, and helpful Learning Center tools, making Ancestry Library Edition an indispensable resource for education this school year. This program will be available through the end of September.


To read more see: https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2020/08/20/back-to-school-is-here-ancestry-providing-free-resources-for-educators-and-parents

https://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/institution#k-12   and 

 https://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/institution#library-edition

 

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am sharing this solely for the readers’ information.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: U.S. Appeals Court Rules Spanish Museum May Keep Nazi Looted Art #announcements #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Stephen Katz said he could not read the NY Times article since he is not a subscriber.  The NYTimes permits up to 5 free articles per month,  I am also not a subscriber but I do use my 5 freebees each month when I find from my Google Alerts and other sources that there is an article of interest.  Most, not all, of the US national newspapers, permit a limited free usage per month. You do have to register for the NY Times and other newspapers but not for the AP report which I was able to obtain by placing the title in subject line above in Google.com

Here is also a free AP report on the same issue: https://apnews.com/e453da322a4016d0ad0c14cb60149fe8#:~:text=LOS%20ANGELES%20(AP)%20%E2%80%94%20A,than%20a%20half%2Dcentury%20later.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Free Access to Ancestry US Yearbooks Through August 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET #announcements #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Ancestry is making their collection of US  yearbooks free access through August 27, 2020 at 11:59PM ET. If you try to access other than the featured collection during the free period or the featured collection after the free access time you will be invited to pay for a subscription. Ancestry has over 700 million yearbook records. The collection stretches from 1999 to 1842.  To access the free offer to yearbooks go to:  https://www.ancestry.com/cs/yearbooks-promo

 

The search results now include extracurricular activities such as interest clubs, honor societies, theatrical performances, sports teams and band and orchestra. 

To search the collection go to: https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1265


When you search by placing in a name and location and find a record you will be invited to set up a free ancestry account if you do not already have a free account.  No credit card information is requested, only your name, email address and password.

 

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


Crowd Sourced Indexing Project, the Dorohoi Cemetery Listing Project #romania

Our Jewish Family History Research
 

Hi all:
https://csindexing.com/romsig.php

In the Crowd Sourced Indexing Project, the Dorohoi Cemetery has been completed. Also Herta Births 1928-29 has been completed.
Can anyone shed some light please on where we might access those completed projects ?
Many thanks in advance.
Best,
Jacquie GRUSZECKI
Researching  IUZIS and POPPEL from Dorohoi, Bucuresti, Hertsa, Panciu

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