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Re: A new "names" database? #names

Avraham Groll
 

Thanks for everyone's comments about this. Of equal importance to our archival collections, is our community and network of researchers around the world who join together in support of our mission. With regards to the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), it is an absolutely vital tool, and continues to be responsible for countless family connections. If you are not currently registered, we encourage you to do so!

With regards to the actual signatures, we have formulated our guidelines to benefit the greatest number of people (both experience researchers, and those new to the JewishGen family. Here is the guideline:

Signature:
 Please “sign” your posts and replies by including your full name at the end of your email. It’s helpful, but optional, to include your city of residence under your name, but do not include street address or phone number. You may occasionally include under your name some of the surnames and towns you are researching, not to exceed four lines. We encourage you, however, to use JewishGen’s Family Finder for this purpose, instead. https://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ 

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Re: Family Tree #general

Fred Kolbrener
 

In resonse to my question sent to MyCanvas, I received the answer below:
My Question:
"Message:

A recent question that popped up was related to the demise of the Flash player at the end of this year. I’ve not used your site, but am interested what will happen to any posted (published) family trees that people put on your site.

1. Will the trees be lost?
2. Have you got an alternate technology to keep those trees alive?
3. Are you going to continue to help people publish their trees through your site?"

The Answer I received:
"Hi Fred, Thank you for contacting MyCanvas Our program does use Adobe Flash and Adobe Flash is being dissolved. None of the Browsers will support it and it is rendering our program inoperable. We will be introducing a new version of our program that will begin on October 15 and the current Program will run until.
November 1. Three will be a two week overlap so that customers will be able to copy and drag their photos from the current site to the new site. This change will not affect your Ancestry Trees or account With our new version we will have a link to Ancestry to use your trees for creating Family History Books and Family Tree Posters. Unfortunately the projects on the current version will not be able to be access after November 1st. We will be making some announcements of discounts and details about the projects soon. Please let me know if you have questions I will be happy to help you. Thank you."

Hope that helps.  Contacting MyCanvas is the best way to handle your questions.

Fred Kolbrener (not affiliated with MyCanvas)


Re: New JewishGen Partnership with USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® #JewishGenUpdates

Barbara Podair
 

Thank you.my father.
PICK, Artur       Male 25-Sep-1906
Zabrze


Ausbürgerung ohne Beschlagnahmung, Enteignung extra ausgewiesen

Barbara Podair
 
 


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Avraham Groll <agroll@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:45 PM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: [Special] [JewishGen.org] New JewishGen Partnership with USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® #JewishGenUpdates
 

Dear JewishGen Community,


We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) whereby an index of data from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies found in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive will be accessible via JewishGen.


The biographical data is discoverable via more than 250,000 possible names and aliases — which in turn contain information on more than 600,000 additional relatives identified in survivor questionnaires. Data provided in the interviews contains potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include: Name, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Relationship to Interviewee, If individual survived the Holocaust, Place of Death, and Date of Death.


All individuals listed in the database link back to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive portal. More than 4,000 of these interviews are viewable in video format via the internet, while the remaining links lead to biographical pages that may contain slideshows of photos, maps, or additional information essential to those searching for relatives, tracing their lineage, or studying the Holocaust.


Thank you to E. Randol Schoenberg (Director of Austria-Czech Research) and Logan Kleinwaks (Director of Danzig Research) for all of their assistance in adding this data to our collection. Finally, thank you to everyone at the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) who has worked so hard collecting the testimonies over many years, extracting the genealogical data, and for making this incredibly valuable information accessible to the thousands of JewishGen researchers who visit our site each day.


This collection can be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/) or via the JewishGen Unified Search (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/).


Wishing everyone much success in researching this meaningful collection.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org


Please support our Yom Kippur Appeal - Every Gift Will Make a Real Difference: http://bit.ly/JGYomKippurAppeal2020


Re: Using DNA matches to find Jewish ancestors #dna

jack nathanson
 

The mixing up of babies by institutions might not be all that rare. My mother had black hair and green eyes when I was born, and may have not looked particularly Jewish. In the same maternity ward, there was a Mrs. Johnson, was was not Jewish, but apparently looked more Jewish than my mother did. The Johnson baby and I were both temporarily removed from our mothers, and when the nurses returned us, I was given to Mrs. Johnson, whom the nurses though was Mrs. Nathanson, and the Johnson baby was given to my mother.  Fortunately, our mothers realized that that had the wrong babies from the names on the identification bracelets.

Jack Nathanson


One Thousand Years Ago and Genetic Defects? #dna

David Goldman
 

Hi everyone. I don't fully understand how this is possible. But a senior physician I had to see told me that the defective gene for breast cancer was inherited by all Jews of eastern European descent from a SINGLE individual, and the cancer includes an extremely rare form that affects the nipple that is passed along the generations called Paget Disease, which is even more extremely rare in men (as about 10 men per year in the United States).
I don't understand this properly, but this is how it has been explained to me. Of course we know that people other than Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe suffer from breast cancer, so the only thing I could assume from this is that a single individual at that time had converted to Judaism and passed along the defect.
In any event, he told me that Ashkenazi Jews should be aware of this situation, especially since 10% of ALL breast cancer in the world is among Ashkenazi Jews who are only a quarter of one percent of the world's total population.
Does anyone have any references that discuss this subject in plain LAYMAN'S language, and who such a Jew might have been who was our collective ancestor from the 12th century?
David Goldman
NYC


Re: New JewishGen Partnership with USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive(R) #JewishGenUpdates

tzipporah batami
 

Nice.

Gmar chaseema tova.

Do u know who is succeeding Zvi at Yad Vashem? I was traumatized hearing his passing. 

Feigie

On Wed, Sep 23, 2020, 6:45 PM Avraham Groll <agroll@... wrote:

Dear JewishGen Community,


We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) whereby an index of data from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies found in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive will be accessible via JewishGen.


The biographical data is discoverable via more than 250,000 possible names and aliases — which in turn contain information on more than 600,000 additional relatives identified in survivor questionnaires. Data provided in the interviews contains potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include: Name, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Relationship to Interviewee, If individual survived the Holocaust, Place of Death, and Date of Death.


All individuals listed in the database link back to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive portal. More than 4,000 of these interviews are viewable in video format via the internet, while the remaining links lead to biographical pages that may contain slideshows of photos, maps, or additional information essential to those searching for relatives, tracing their lineage, or studying the Holocaust.


Thank you to E. Randol Schoenberg (Director of Austria-Czech Research) and Logan Kleinwaks (Director of Danzig Research) for all of their assistance in adding this data to our collection. Finally, thank you to everyone at the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) who has worked so hard collecting the testimonies over many years, extracting the genealogical data, and for making this incredibly valuable information accessible to the thousands of JewishGen researchers who visit our site each day.


This collection can be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/) or via the JewishGen Unified Search (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/).


Wishing everyone much success in researching this meaningful collection.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org


Please support our Yom Kippur Appeal - Every Gift Will Make a Real Difference: http://bit.ly/JGYomKippurAppeal2020


ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Debbie Terman
 

Hello all,

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM86567
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Debbie Terman
Newton MA USA


Viewmate--Translation request--probably GERMAN #translation

Joseph Walder
 

I've posted a Galician marriage record that is probably written in German for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
 
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Please include in your response any information about the parents or godparents of the bride, and about pertinent dates.
 
Joseph Walder
Portland, Oregon, USA


Re: Sliwkiewicz or Slivkevich, originally of Warta, Poland #poland

Madeleine Isenberg
 

John,
Did you check Yad Vashem records?  plugging in SLIVKEVICH there are 98 records.  Places in Poland are mostly Lodz; some unknown places in Poland.  Possibly someone who created the page of testimony could prove to be a contact.
Best,
--
Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...
Beverly Hills, CA
 
Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various parts of Galicia, Poland
(Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno, Lapuszna, Krakow, Ochotnica) who migrated into Kezmarok or
nearby towns in northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who lived/had businesses in Moravska Ostrava);
GOLDSTEIN in Sena or Szina, Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva and Tokaj, Hungary.


Need ideas for how to Interpret the relationship of 2 people to the head of household 1896 Hungarian census. #hungary #translation

Shana Millstein
 

I've posted a vital record in Hungarian for which I need an interpretation.  It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM86572

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page, and thanks for any ideas!

Shana Millstein
San Francisco area


Jewish Advocate Announces Suspension of Print Publication #announcements #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

After 118 years, the Jewish Advocate announced they are ceasing their print publication on September 25th. The paper was founded by Theodore Hertzel in 1902. It has been published in the Greater Boston area.

 

Unfortunately, closure of Jewish newspapers is increasing. In the past months, Canada’s Jewish Weekly, the Canadian News of Toronto and Montreal, Britain’s primary Jewish weekly The Jewish Chronicle, the New York and New Jersey Jewish Week, and the Forward,  week have either closed or ceased their print versions.

 

At the same time, the Jewish Advocate announced plans to launch a new digital edition focuses on advocacy to Advocate for Jews, the Jewish community and for the State of Israel. They plan to provide an independent forum for Greater Boston news bout the community and various organizations and discussion and debate of the issues.

 

The Jewish Advocate also reached an agreement with NewsBank (a subscription service) to include the complete archives of the Jewish Advocate in its library and make it accessible to the general public.  NewsBank is currently digitizing the Jewish Advocate and it is anticipated having them online by next year.

 

The digital revolution accompanied by the decline of advertising revenues, exacerbated by the current pandemic, is the main reason for all the print closures. The Jewish Advocate also received a declining subsidy from the Jewish Federation which began to focus on major donors at the loss of smaller contributors to the umbrella philanthropy.

 

To read more see: https://www.thejewishadvocate.com/pageview/viewer/2020-09-25#page=0

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


New JewishGen Partnership with USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 
Edited

Dear JewishGen Community,


We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) whereby an index of data from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies in the USC Archive will be accessible via JewishGen.


The biographical data is discoverable via more than 250,000 possible names and aliases — which in turn contain information on more than 600,000 additional relatives identified in survivor questionnaires. Data provided in the interviews contains potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include: Name, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Relationship to Interviewee, If individual survived the Holocaust, Place of Death, and Date of Death.


All individuals listed in the database link back to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive portal. More than 4,000 of these interviews are viewable in video format via the internet, while the remaining links lead to biographical pages that may contain slideshows of photos, maps, or additional information essential to those searching for relatives, tracing their lineage, or studying the Holocaust.


Thank you to E. Randol Schoenberg (Director of Austria-Czech Research) and Logan Kleinwaks (Director of Danzig Research) for all of their assistance in adding this data to our collection. Finally, thank you to everyone at the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) who has worked so hard collecting the testimonies over many years, extracting the genealogical data, and for making this incredibly valuable information accessible to the thousands of JewishGen researchers who visit our site each day.


This collection can be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/) or via the JewishGen Unified Search (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/).


Wishing everyone much success in researching this meaningful collection.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org


Please support our Yom Kippur Appeal - Every Gift Will Make a Real Difference: http://bit.ly/JGYomKippurAppeal2020


ViewMate translation request - Polish/Russian? #translation

Robert E. Ybanez
 


I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM86561
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Robert E. Ybanez Kalinski

 

--
Robert E. Ybanez Kalinski


Re: Researcher/genealogist recommendation in Chernivtsi area #romania #ukraine

Zev Cohen
 

Thank you very much Daniel and allow me to wish you Shana Tova.
I am aware of the FamilySearch documents. In my particular case, I've hit a brick wall (almost from the start) with regard to my maternal ancestors from Czernowitz and the region. I'm hoping that someone professional like Alex Kohen will be able to dig deeper and break the brick wall. I will definitely contact Alex.
I appreciate your help.
Zev Cohen


On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 3:12 PM Daniel Horowitz <daniel@...> wrote:
Hi Zev, 
Although Corona may have limited access to the archives I will definitely will recommend you Alex Kohen <tourleader.alex@...>

Not sure if you know but some documents (mostly scanned by FamilySearch) are indexed and searchable on https://czernowitz.geneasearch.net/

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@...

Researcher/genealogist recommendation in Chernivtsi area #romania #ukraine
From: Zev Cohen
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:31:42 EDT

I would appreciate a recommendation for a reliable researcher/genealogist in the Chernivtsi area to look for records and documentation regarding the maternal side of my family.
Many thanks,
Zev Cohen



Re: Raymond Engelbreit Book on Forbach History/Families #france

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear Mr. Solomon,

 

I always recommend that people looking to purchased used or out of print books check Vialibri.net which combines a lot of book search engines.  Several of Raymond Engelbreit’s books are listed on it: https://www.vialibri.net/searches/202009232114e3zjleLJkE

Unfortunately this one is not.  Another book that might be of interest has been recently reprinted, on the Jewish community of Forbach: https://www.cultura.com/la-communaute-juive-de-forbach-d-apres-les-actes-de-l-etat-civil-1790-a-1900-tea-9782307369851.html

 

Perhaps another member of this list might have contact information for Raymond Engelbreit himself.  Authors often have extra copies of their books.

 

Libraries are also opening up so you might be able to check a library or email them and have them check their copy.  WorldCat indicates that copies are at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the National Library of France and the Bavarian State Library.  You might be able to email the Salt Lake City Library and request that someone check their copy.  Here’s the copy information: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1006077?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

Good luck in your research!

 

Yours,

Jenny Schwartzberg

Chicago, IL

 

From: main@... <main@...> On Behalf Of SOL2516171 via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:23 PM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Raymond Engelbreit Book on Forbach History/Families #france

 

Does anyone know where I can buy Raymond Engelbreit's book "Les registres de l'etat civil restituent l'histoire des families de Forbach de 1789 a 1870"?  Also, does anyone have a copy who would be willing to check a couple of things for me?


David Solomon


Re: A new "names" database? #names

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"It used to be that family names in capitalization were a required part
of our signatures."

This was never true. Surnames were required to be capitalized, and you were allowed to include 6 lines of surnames (and places) to your signature.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


SCHIFF family in Hildesheim, Hanover #germany #general

dmjacobs@...
 

I have hit a brick wall on tracing the origins of my 2nd great grandfather, Charles (probably AKA Carl) Schiff, at least on this side of the Atlantic.  I’m looking for suggestions on resources that might be available in Germany, or people who can help. The information I do have is summarized below.  No luck finding a manifest.

 

time line

info

item

Dec 1816

birth

US census (1900)

 

place of birth: Hildesheim, Hanover

marriage certif - 2nd marriage (1872)

 

father: David Schiff

marriage certif - 2nd marriage (1872)

 

mother: Hannah Warrendorf

marriage certif - 2nd marriage (1872)

1845

year of immigration

US census (1900)

1850

in NY. married with 3 children, oldest 4 yrs.

US census (1850)

1853

Naturalization in NY:  renounces allegiance to King of Hanover

Naturalization index and record (1853)

 

occupation: carpenter

US census (1850)



Diane M. Jacobs


Request translation of extract from family register #germany #translation

dmjacobs@...
 

The attached is a comment in the listing of the Metzger family in the Mainz family register which was  made on the line for my 2nd great grandmother Judith Metzger (2.)   The only words I recognize are Carl Schiff (my 2nd greatgrandfather), New York (where I first encountered them as a married couple, and where they lived and died), and 1846 - which is the purported birthday of their oldest son, Adolf (No birth record for him in NY as records were kept only after 1847.)
A translation of everything else - or a good guess - might help break down a brick wall!  I have no manifest information on either, and I don't know where they met and married.  

Diane M. Jacobs


Need translation of postcard German #translation

tzipporah batami
 

Need translation of postcard written by Arthur Hellinger of Michalovce from Lukow Ghetto Transit Camp june 1942. Thank you
 
Feigie Teichman

Moderator Note: Please reply privately


Re: Researcher/genealogist recommendation in Chernivtsi area #romania #ukraine

Daniel Horowitz
 

Hi Zev, 
Although Corona may have limited access to the archives I will definitely will recommend you Alex Kohen <tourleader.alex@...>

Not sure if you know but some documents (mostly scanned by FamilySearch) are indexed and searchable on https://czernowitz.geneasearch.net/

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@...

Researcher/genealogist recommendation in Chernivtsi area #romania #ukraine
From: Zev Cohen
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:31:42 EDT

I would appreciate a recommendation for a reliable researcher/genealogist in the Chernivtsi area to look for records and documentation regarding the maternal side of my family.
Many thanks,
Zev Cohen


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