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Re: Help locate this Gulag-camp or village listed in post-war record #russia #holocaust

Moses Jefferson
 

I think Dr. Leiserowitzs’ suggestion is most accurate. In a memo written by my great grandfathers sister (written after the war), she writes that at first they (her parents and siblings) were taken to a forest where they were forced  cutting down large trees and preparing wood. In the end of 1941 they were set free [?] and went to the nearby town Byisk

Once in Byisk her brothers found work in Barnao which makes very much sense to actually be Barnaul as suggested, which is around a days trek from Byisk (160 km).

What troubles me most is obviously the lack of personal records that the Russians might still have. Sadly the Russian still boast about “thank us for saving the Poles from the Nazis”.

Moses Jefferson


Re: LEBEDENKO/LEBEDENCO surname origins #ukraine #romania #russia #general

Angela Lehrer
 

My family also came from Lebedev. Their family name was GOLUB, What was your grandmother's name? 

Angela Lehrer


Re: Gravestone translation needed from Hebrew for Max Luria 1859-1924 #translation

David Barrett
 

The Hebrew year as written  is TARPAD =5684  corresponding to 1924

and the Hebrew actually says " who went to / departed to His world"
 The date is : First day Rosh Chodesh Tammuz

Regards 
David Barrett


Re: Jadovno-ידובנו #general

David Barrett
 

sorry Yoav - you read it incorrectly
The first letter is a MEM
It actually says in Hebrew  FROM DUBNO
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubno

David Barrett


Yecheil Mechel Keller from Galicia #poland #galicia

k5709999@...
 

looking for info or family of my gg grandfather Yecheil Mechel Keller -lived in Radomysl (Wielki) Galicia and later in Limanov in born about 1880 died about 1910
thanks
Joseph Kauftheil


Publication of Staszów Memorial Book #poland #yizkorbooks #holocaust

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

I am extremely pleased to announce that a 878-page Staszów Memorial Book, an annotated English translation of the 1962 Yizkor book Sefer Staszow, has just been published and is available from JewishGen. It also covers nearby Jewish communities of Kurozwęki, Osiek, Połaniec, Rytwiany and Szydłów.  For details, see:

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Staszow.html

 

Jean-Pierre Stroweis

JRI-Poland - Staszów town leader

Jerusalem, Israel

 


--
Jean-Pierre Stroweis
Jerusalem


Re: Jadovno-ידובנו #general

Dr.Josef ASH
 

it can be Edvabne, near Byalostok in Poland. the bad remembered town in Jewish history.
May it?
Josef ASH, israel


World Jewish Restitution Organization Asking Participants to Post Their Stories #announcements #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WRJO) is asking Holocsut survivors and their families to share  their stories through videos, photos, or drawings include #MyProperyStory and tagging @WRJORestitution. The purpose is to raise awarenes of the need to address the restitution of Jewish private and communal property seized during the Holocaust and its aftermath. Their 5 week campaign begins on September 8 in advance of the High Holidays and runs through October 11- Shemini Atzeret/Simcat Torah.  Go to: https://wjro.org.il/my-property-story/ to read or share a story.

 

During the Holocaust, millions of Jews throughout Europe were robbed by the Nazis of every possession they ever had, such as jewelry and paintings, from their homes and businesses.

 

This year, 75 years after the Holocaust, the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO), an organization addressing the restitution of Jewish property in Europe, launched for the second year in a row a social media campaign for their #MyPropertyStory: The Next Generations.

 

This year, the campaign will focus on survivors, their descendants and their connection to their family history before and after the Shoah, to shine a light on the unprecedented theft of property from Jewish people and communities during the Holocaust and its aftermath.

 

To read more see: https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/holocaust-survivors-and-heirs-tell-stolen-property-stories-on-social-media-641337

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Photo for language identification #photographs #translation

erikagottfried53@...
 

It looks a loan word to me, too.  Not too fishy an explanation. (Sorry--couldn't resist.)
--
Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey


Budapest Boys Choir #hungary #galicia

Sarah Rochel Hewitt <srhewitt@...>
 

My Great Grandfather, Elias Gartel, relayed a story (on a recording) that a little before he was bar mitzvah, he left his parents' house and went to go sing in a choir in Budapest. This would have been in the late 1890s. Looking for any leads on such a choir that would have recruited young singers from as far away as Rava Ruska.  Thank you

Sarah Rochel Hewitt


Fishel Gorlitzer, Dayan of the Sanser Rebbe #galicia

Sarah Rochel Hewitt <srhewitt@...>
 

I am looking for detailed information of the Sanzer court in Nowy Sacz (Sanz). I believe my Great-Great Grandfather, Tzvi Hersch, was his son. Two of his sons are known: Samuel Yehoshua Rocker who became a well-known figure in Cleveland and wrote a bio of the Sanzer Rebbe, and Noah, who ended up in Vienna. I have enough anecdotal proof but would love to find hard evidence... Any leads for a "bucky" in Sanzer history would be much appreciated.

Sarah Rochel Hewitt


Re: Ancestry's Drastic Changes Dash Hopes of Finding Connections #dna

Ellen Slotoroff Zyroff
 

It could not hurt and might actually help to send every one of these real examples to Ancestry's management and database managers and post to their discussion board(s).  Genealogical societies from around the world ought to write to them, too, with copies of the letters posted on DNA for genealogy Facebook pages and other discussion forums. 

Ellen Slotoroff Zyroff
 
 

On Monday, September 7, 2020, 08:09:31 PM PDT, David Brostoff <davbro@...> wrote:
 
 
On Sep 7, 2020, at 5:57 PM, Herbert Lazerow <lazer@...> wrote:

I have a known third cousin once removed who has tested on Ancestrydna and who matches me at 41, longest string 19. That person's brother, presumably also a third cousin once removed, matches me at only 13 cMs. Removing all matches below 20 cMs deprives me of knowing how long the longest string with that person might be.
Similarly, I have two known third cousins, one 3C1R and one half-1C2R under 20 cM.

More importantly though, I have a 14 cM match that led me to a cousin from a branch whose father had changed his last name to a very common one that made him impossible to find.

A Y-DNA test with the cousin -- the only surviving direct-paternal male descendant in his branch -- showed that he and I shared a common paternal ancestor and that our two branches were definitely related.

Without that 14 cM match I would never have been able to find the cousin to take the test.

David Brostoff


Re: Ancestry's Drastic Changes Dash Hopes of Finding Connections #dna

David Brostoff
 

On Sep 7, 2020, at 5:57 PM, Herbert Lazerow <lazer@...> wrote:

I have a known third cousin once removed who has tested on Ancestrydna and who matches me at 41, longest string 19. That person's brother, presumably also a third cousin once removed, matches me at only 13 cMs. Removing all matches below 20 cMs deprives me of knowing how long the longest string with that person might be.
Similarly, I have two known third cousins, one 3C1R and one half-1C2R under 20 cM.

More importantly though, I have a 14 cM match that led me to a cousin from a branch whose father had changed his last name to a very common one that made him impossible to find.

A Y-DNA test with the cousin -- the only surviving direct-paternal male descendant in his branch -- showed that he and I shared a common paternal ancestor and that our two branches were definitely related.

Without that 14 cM match I would never have been able to find the cousin to take the test.

David Brostoff


Re: Gravestone translation needed from Hebrew for Max Luria 1859-1924 #translation

Rodney Eisfelder
 

Linda,
I think the date is 1st day Rosh Chodesh Tamuz 5684, which is actually 30th Sivan, which corresponds to 2-Jul-1924.

Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia


RomSIG presentation slides - IAJGS conference #romania

Michael Moritz
 

Many thanks to all who attended our Romania Research Division presentation at the IAJGS conference last month, and for the wonderful turnout!  For those who have recently asked, as well as those who were not able to attend, please click on the below link to view the slides from our presentation.  Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nL5CT7e2ZhJG796DQG57TPPOkoSZSPdq/view?usp=sharing

Best,
Michael Moritz
Co-Director of Romanian Research
mmoritz@...


Re: Ancestry's Drastic Changes Dash Hopes of Finding Connections #dna

Herbert Lazerow
 

    I have a known third cousin once removed who has tested on Ancestrydna and who matches me at 41, longest string 19. That person's brother, presumably also a third cousin once removed, matches me at only 13 cMs. Removing all matches below 20 cMs deprives me of knowing how long the longest string with that person might be.
Bert 
--
Herbert Lazerow
Professor of Law, University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110
lazer@...
Author: Mastering Art Law (Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed. 2020)


Searching Abe ABRAMOVITZ, Fannie RICHMAN, Samuel ABRAMOVITZ, Austria Poland Russia #russia #poland

kayster90@...
 

I've been doing (mostly oral) genealogy for 40 years.
Have enjoyed free home access to Ancestry during the pandemic.
There are a few places I'm stuck.  This post is about the ABRAMS/ABRAMOVITZ side in the Chicago area.
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How do I find out more information about:
Abe ABRAMOVITZ, married to Fannie RICHMAN, 
son Samuel ABRAMOVITZ (b. 22 Aug 1877) Austria-Poland border, according to my grandfather,
born in Russia according to the Chicago census.
 
Samuel emigrated to US 1897, according to 1910 Chicago Census.
Married Mary RISSMAN, 26 Aug 1906.
Divorced sometime between 1910 and 1918. (Death certificate says Divorced.)
Had TB in Sept 1918, and died 12 Nov 1919.
 
From his 1918 WWI draft card, it says he had a brother, whom we had never heard of!
My grandfather had told me we had no Abrams relatives.
Also, the brother is the informant on his Illinois death certificate.
Samuel's tombstone says "Loving Brother", (and not loving father, or loving husband, probably due to the divorce).
 
Brother:
Meyer (Yisrael Meir) ABRAMOVITZ, with about 30 Chicago-area descendents.
b. 15 Dec 1869, Wasilkow, Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland.
d. 4 Aug 1937, Chicago.
 
 
Questions:
Was Samuel ABRAMOVITZ born in Wasilkow, Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland ?  (I guess so.)
How can I find records there?
How do I find more about the parents, Abe Beryl ABRAMOVITZ and Fannie RICHMAN, and other ancestors?
How did he come to the US?  (I haven't found a Samuel / Schmuel (?) Abramovitz with those dates.)
Are there other siblings to Samuel and Meyer?
 
Thank you,
 
-----
Karen Abrams
Raleigh, NC
#frugalgenealogy
 
Researching: ABRAMS ABRAMOVITZ RISSMAN KOGAN BENNINSON RICHMAN SCHWERSON GARVIN SOLOMON ROSINOW
Towns: Poland / Russia
 


Yeshiva University Student Newspapers From 1935-2000 Digitized and Put Online #announcements #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

    

 

Most issues of The Commentator and the YU Observer, Yeshiva’s University two undergraduate student newspapers have been digitized and uploaded online.  They range from 1935 leading up to 2000.  The project is part of the Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository (YAIR) program, which collects research and scholarship works from YU faculty, staff and students. Currently, all the Commentator issues from 1935-2000 and Observer issues from 1959-1976 have been uploaded.  Observer issues from 1976-2000 will be uploaded in the coming weeks. Thereafter, there are plans to upload the modern issues from 2000-present.  PDFs of Commentator issues from 2015 to the present are available on The Commentator website (https://yucommentator.org/all-pdf-posts/)

 

The Commentator’s origins date back to 1935, a time when many Jews were fleeing Europe to escape Nazi Germany. Thereafter, the Commentator covered articles including the horrifying times of the Holocaust, post-Holocaust survivors coming to America, the Israeli War of Independence, McCarythism, the Korean Wars, and beyond.   “The newspapers show an amazing cultural documentary of how the young Modern Orthodox Jewish men felt about these historical events.” Said Stephanie Gross,  YU Librarian of Electronic Reserves.

 

In 1958, four years after Stern College for Women opened, the YU Observer was founded to give the women of YU a newspaper forum. The Observer especially covered cultural and internal political events that Stern originally faced. In addition to the mainstream articles of both newspapers, the Purim editions of both newspapers have also been uploaded to the repository.

 

On a personal note, I remember applying to Stern College to start in Fall 1963 but as my Hebrew was basically non-existent, I could not form the simple sentence,” I put my book on the table”, I was advised not to apply!

 

To read more see:  https://yucommentator.org/2020/09/student-newspapers-history-digitized-by-yu-libraries/

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


Federal Judge Blocks Early Stop of Census Count #announcements #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

As previously reported by the IAJGS Records Access Alert, the US Census Bureau decided to an early cessation of the 2020 Census count.  US District Court Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, issued a temporary restraining order against the Census Bureau and the Commerce Department. A court hearing is set for September 17 and the order stops the Census Burau from winding down until the hearing.  The earlier date to wrap up was a month ahead of schedule.

 

“Because the decennial census is at issue here, an inaccurate count would not be remedied for another decade,” Judge Koh wrote.

 

The suit was filed last month by The National Urban League, the League of Women Voters and a host of advocacy groups and local governments. Their argument was that the order to end the head-counting portion of the census early will lead to an inaccurate tally that will cost some communities both political representation and millions of federal dollars that are allotted based on population totals.  The lawsuit opposing the shortened deadline said the schedule suggested it was devised “to facilitate another illegal act: suppressing the political power of communities of color by excluding undocumented people from the final apportionment count.”

 

Former Census Bureau directors warned that earlier deadlines could not be met without shortcuts that would lead to a less accurate census and in particular would miss the poor, the young and minority groups who are traditionally the hardest to count.

 

As the pandemic swept the US this Spring, it forced the Census Bureau to postpone key parts of its population count until August. The Trump administration said at the time that it would extend the deadline for completing the count to October 31 to make up for that delay, and move the date for delivering population totals to the White House to April 2021, from its current December 31 deadline. But as census outreach prepared to resume last month, the administration reversed course, ordering the count wrapped up by September 30, and delivery of totals by December 31. 

 

The census in addition to determining reapportionment for the House of Representatives,  determines how $1.5 trillion in federal funding is distributed.

To read more see:  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/06/us/census-count.html

 

Currently, only 65.4% of US residents have self-responded to the Census and adding those who enumerated by a non-response follow-up (a census worker came to your door or called you) the percentage increases to 87.6%  Still too low.

To see how your state fairs with enumeration go to: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates/nrfu.html

 

US residents:  Have you completed your Census form yet? You do not need to be a citizen to complete the US census form but you do need to be a resident.  If you have not yet replied go to: https://2020census.gov/en.html

 

To access the previous postings about the 2020 US Census see the IAJGS Records Access Alert archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts  You must be registered to access the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts.  You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized. It is required to include your organization affiliation (genealogy organization, etc.)

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


Jadovno-ידובנו #general

aaran1286@...
 

YOAV ARAN
Shalom friends, 

As you can see, the attached gravestone says that the family mentioned are from a place called "Jadovno". The only thing I have found with regards to this place, is the concentration camp in Croatia. However, I am yet to find a town, place or city that is called by this name. If anyone has any idea where it might be or where I can look, it would be greatly appreciated if you could let me know. 

Best wishes, 
Yoav Aran

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