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Re: What port when leaving Europe #hungary

Jorge Sexer
 

Hi Lee. Bremen or Hamburg, I would say. Trieste and FIume were closer to Hungary but the travel to the U.S. would have been longer and maybe more expensive.

Jorge Sexer


Re: I lost Zippe after she arrived #usa

rhonda.post@...
 

Shelley

Please let us know if/when you find Aunt Zippe!!

Rhonda Post
rhonda.post@...
SIlver Spring, MD


Raslavice Hungary #hungary #general

F. Zappa
 

My family all lived in a small village of Raslavice, northeast of Presov.  I am researching the area and would appreciate any information about life in the city itself.  My family's migration started in the 1890s and ended around 1909.  Any information will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.


Re: Does anyone have information about last names #holocaust #poland #names

Roberta Schoen
 

I had heard that during the era of conscripting children into the army at young ages, that because the Army wouldn’t take an only son, sometimes the family would change the last names of one of one of the sons, sometimes to the mothers maiden name.   

Roberta Schoen


Good news for French research: 1931-1948 naturalization decrees online #announcements #france #records

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

In a remarkable coincidence, I happened to look at the French National Archives website today in the hope of finding something that would help me further my family research, only to see this wonderful headline, dated August 31, 2020:

The National Archives have put the naturalization decrees for the years 1931-1948 online.

This means that all the decrees from 1883-1948 are now online. The website is quite easy to navigate, but if you don't know the date or decree number it is still quite a job to scroll through hundreds if not thousands of documents to find the document you want. I have no further knowledge of this subject and refer anyone interested to Bernard Flam's excellent instructions on researching individuals in France, posted in the JewishGen discussion group in July (use the message search function to find it). 

Personally I am simply thrilled by this news, because I should now be able to find a naturalization record that I have long wanted, that of a great-uncle of mine who moved to France from Poland in the early 1930s and was naturalized around 1947.

Link to the 1883-1948 decrees:
https://www.siv.archives-nationales.culture.gouv.fr/siv/rechercheconsultation/consultation/ir/consultationIR.action?irId=FRAN_IR_057397&udId=root&details=true&gotoArchivesNums=false&auSeinIR=true

Happy searching everyone!

All the best,
Miriam BULWAR DAVID-HAY,
Raanana, Israel.


How To Store Print Photographs So They Last Forever #photographs

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Dick Eastman included an article in his Eastman Genealogy Newsletter on How to Store Print Photographs So The Last for Generations.

See:  https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/store-print-photographs/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Best program for large format printable 10 generation family tree chart #general

Awesome Properties
 


Dear fellow researchers,
What would you recommend as the easiest program to use for a Hebrew ,10 generation tree , preferably in  fan chart design, editable and printable in large format ( on blueprint plotter)? Thanks for your kind advice.
Rachel Malik, NY


Orange County California JGS February Meeting #events

Michelle Sandler
 

The Orange County California Jewish Genealogy Society is having a conversation with Gary Mokotoff and SallyAnn Amdur Sack-Pikus in February.  Sunday February 28th at 10:00 am Pacific time.
The event is listed on our website for more information or to register.  www.ocjgs.org
 
Michelle Sandler
Vice President of Programming OCJGS


Request for Polish translation help please... #translation #poland

louismehr20@...
 

 Hi,


I am trying to trace information on my ancestors from Lvov.  I have screenshots of birth certificates from JRI-Poland but I don't understand much of the detail.
I request a translation of these Polish birth certificates. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM85141

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM85142

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM85143

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM85144

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you very  much,

Louis Mehr (UK)

PS This is my second batch of translations.  Some really useful clues emerged from the first batch.  Thanks!


Re: Searching Hamburg lists for family groups #records

avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

There are manifests missing - at least from the on-line we sites. We had complete information for the arrival of my husband's grandfather in December 1899 - name of boat, date, etc.  We even have correspondence that he wrote from the boat.  We were unable to find anything on line.  A few years ago we personally went to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  After an approximately two hour search, my husband found the manifest in the library -  the entire page of Hamburg arrivals was never put on line.  We have sent it to Ancestry since then, but I don't think it was ever entered.
We still haven't found the arrival record for my husband's grandmother and father in 1900.  

I'm sure that if we are missing records, many other people are missing records as well.


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


Re: I lost Zippe after she arrived #usa

dbpdallas@...
 

Hi Shelley,

My second great-grandmother was named Zipe in the passenger records when she came to the USA in 1897. She became Celia; that is how she appears in the one census record in which she was enumerated and on her grave marker, as well, though her death certificate shows her as Zipe. Perhaps this will give you a new lead.

David Passman,
Dallas, TX


Re: Jews Orphan Asylum Kent - England #unitedkingdom #records #yizkorbooks

Gerald and Margaret
 

Lizzie,
Oh dear, straightaway, the divide in Anglo Jewry about who is a Jew is coming to the fore.  Just so irrelevant to Lizzie at this point.  

Veronika, at least  give accurate information.  The address of the London Beth Din is:-  305 Ballards Lane, North Finchley N12 8GB, London, UK.   The phone no is 020 8343 6270.  Who should she talk to , in which Dept? Not everyone would show empathy to someone who has been left in turmoil for the past week. by such a revelation.  Also, you were saying something very supportive, but  by using Yiddish words,  Lizzie is unlikely to know what they mean. Lizzie, Veronica has wished you 'Good Luck' and 'Blessing'

Lizzie, I hope you can keep calm and follow up what you want .  Norwood is a good starting point, as that organisation has always been involved with Jewish children. Its name has changed over the years. 

Margaret Levin
Finchley, London, UK


Re: Help with translating family postcards #translation

fredelfruhman
 

Here is card # 3:

Mister / L. Schwartz / in Brocklyn / 47 Hoyt St. / New York Americka

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Dear Grandmother!

I marvel that I have not received a letter from you for so long.  I am sending you a picture of me in a summer suit and await a reply.

Best wishes,

M. Altheim Berlin N. / Gartenstrasse __2

As proxy

 


--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Balti Yizkor Book New Translation Coordinator #bessarabia #yizkorbooks

R Jaffer
 

I am pleased to announce that Alexandre Crazover has taken over as the new translation coordinator for Balti Bessarabia: A Memorial of the Jewish Community. Current translations can be seen at https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/balti/balti.html, and donations to advance the book can be made through https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23.


If you have a specific selection that you would like to have translated, please contact Alexandre and he can obtain a price from the translator. While many translators charge by the word, you could ballpark estimate using $30 per page of text before contacting him.


Roberta Jaffer

Bessarabia Research Division Yizkor Book Coordinator
Massachusetts

 


Polish Jewish Orphan Survivors #holocaust

Lande
 

In connection with the World Memory Project, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has added 328 new name records to the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database (HSV) taken from the collection UNRRA selected records AG-018-026: Poland Mission.  This collection contains names of Polish Jewish orphans, tracing requests, and repatriation requests.  You can request and immediately receive digital copies of the original documents in your email.  Search
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Re: Records From Secret Vatican Archive Offer New Clues to Response to Holocaust #holocaust

rabbi_baron@...
 

Another painful reminder about our historical saviors and protectors...

Rabbi Baron


Re: Help with translating family postcards #translation

fredelfruhman
 

Here is card #4 (card #3 is the most challenging; I will try to read it later).

As a friendly reminder in the New Year of 1917.  Taken up in the hospital.

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Stamped:  Reservespital Leipzig / __-Krankenpflege    (this was a hospital or other type of medical facility).  Given the year, I would say that perhaps he had been wounded during WWI.

 

Addressed to:  Mrs. / Rachel Lederfried [note that her last name is written differently here than it was on the first card) / Gross Holletilz / Post Miechelob


--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Re: Help with translating family postcards #translation

fredelfruhman
 

Here is card #2:

 

May 1937

 

The entire family

 

Chaim Rieberfeld

 

Berlin Holingerstrasse(?) 6

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To: / Family / Charles Mokotoft? / 17 Bay 8 Av. Street / Brocklyn [sic]

 

(at the bottom): as a memento / from Tel-Aviv 1838 July



--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Re: Help with translating family postcards #translation

fredelfruhman
 

Here is the first postcard:

Dear Grandmother,

 

I am sending you my photo; I hope that you will like it.

 

How are you doing?  What are you doing?  Write to me once, too.

 

I send you all many greetings and kisses.

 

Your grandson Alfred.


The sender was E. Pomper / Berlin / Gartenstrasse 44 (94?)

 

The addressee was Mrs. Rachel Lederfeind / c/o Mr. Heutzel? Kultscher/ Grossholletitz Guest House / Michelob by Saaz / Bohemia Austria

 

(I see that there was a stamp collector lurking somewhere.  I had the same thing in my family.  Unfortunately, removing the stamp usually removes the postmark, thereby losing the date.)



--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Re: I Want My Trees To Outlive Me #general

Joan Parker <parker5850@...>
 

True, most laptops or desktops of today no longer have a DVD built-in slot, but many stores sell USB DVD portable attachments as well as USB external hard drives. I have both and they work very well.
Joan Parker
Past President/Archivist
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
1) GOLDBERG/ GOULD, GOODSTEIN/GUDSTEIN, BERGER, GERBER/CRAWFORD, JAGODA-Lipno, Plonsk, Plock, Poland-Russia; Warsaw, Poland-Russia; Galveston, TX; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY, Portland, OR, Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA.
2)  PARKER/PINKUS, WINOGRAD, (GERSHO-BEROVNA?)., R0SEN, -Brest (Litovsk), Belarus; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY. WEISS, NEIKRUG, DEL PINO--Brooklyn, NY.  RABWIN--Hollywood, CA, Salt Lake City, UT. CLAYTON-California.
3) GELFAND, KRITZOFF, KATZ, TROCK --Berezin/Bresin, Kodima, Minsk, Belarus, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


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