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Dieveniskes, Lithuania 1928 Group Photo for Identification #lithuania

Adam Cherson
 

This is one of a series of high-definition photographs obtained from town residents, for identification.
Please contact me privately using the 'Private' button below, if able to help.


FACTS:

Title: Youths From the Town
Location: Dieveniskes, Divenishok, Dziewieniszki, Jevenishok, Devenishki, Dzievianiski, Vilna Province (south of Vilna City)

Year: about 1928

Comments: seated from left: Unknown-A (possibly a relative of either Blumeh Movshovitsh or Breyneh Rudnik), Yakov Benyakonski (confirmed), Bilkhe Cherson (confirmed), Hershl Rogol (confirmed); standing from left: XXXX Levine, Blume Movshovitsh (confirmed), David Berkovitsh (confirmed), Breyneh Rudnik (confirmed), Unknown-E, Unknown-F (E and F may be siblings)






Adam Cherson

 

Researching:

 

SOLTS, KAPLAN, LEVINE, SZCULC, PORTNOI–  Dieveniskes, Divenishok, Dziewieniszki, Jevenishok, Devenishki, Dzievianiski, Konvalishki, Kallelishok, Vilna Province, Israel

 

RUBINOVITSH, RUBINOVICH, GREIS, GREENES, GREEN– Smarhon, Smorgon, Smorgonie, Svir, Lida, Oshmyany Province, Vilna Province, Israel

 

BENYAKONSKI, BINIAKONSKI, BINAKONSKI, KARTSHMER, SMID, SCHMIDT, DEVENISHKI, GRODZENCZIK, GRODSINSKI, OLKENITSKI, GLAYKH, GLICKMAN, RUDNIK, SHAMIR, SZMERKOWICZ, CHAFETS, CHAFETZ, GOTTLIEB, GURNOFELSKI, KHLAVNOVICH, CHLAVNOVICH, KALAI, BALASHER, BALTORISKI, PRUSAK, PRUSKIS, RAPPAPORT– Voronova, Voronove, Varanova, Binakoni, Benyakon, Yashun, Jiasiunai, Jiasiuny, Rudnia, Lida, Vilna, Dieveniskes, Divenishok, Dziewieniszki, Jevenishok, Devenishki, Dzievianiski, Konvalishki, Kallelishok, Siauliai, Svir, Vilna Province, Oshmyany Province, Israel, Ireland

 

KHRSZN, KHERSON, CHERSON, GERSON, JERSON, RABINOVITSH, RABINOVICH, COHEN, HACOHEN, GERSHON, GERSHONOVITSH, EDELMAN, MELAMED, KARTSHMER, ROGOL, VINOKUR– Dieveniskes, Divenishok, Dziewieniszki, Jevenishok, Devenishki, Dzievianiski, Konvalishki, Kallelishok, Vilna, Volozhin, Bielica, Vilna Province, Oshmyany Province, Israel

 

ABRAMS, APOLLON, ARONSON, CHERSON, BALTER, BASEN, BELIKOFF, BENSINGER, BENYA, BERMANN, BIMBLICH, BINAKONSKI, BLETZ, BRAUDE, BRAUR, BROCHSTEIN, COHEN, DAVIS, DE SHIELDS, DRIZEN, ELKAN, ENOS, FAMILANT, FINKEL, FRIEDMAN, GLAZER, GOLDWASSER, GOLDWATER, GORDON, GOULD, GRODINSKY, GROW, GUTKIN, HATCHER, HOECHSTETTER, HOCHSTEIN, HORWITZ, JACKSON, KARP, KATZ, KOHLENBERG, KUPFER, LABOVITZ, LANZET, LEININGER, LIPMAN, LUBETSKI, MATZ, MELMED, MIELZINER, MITTELSTAEDT, NELSON, MINK, MORRISON, PALLETZ, PRENSKY, RABINOWITZ, RAYBIN, RECKON, REINES, RIVESMAN, RODER, ROSEN, ROTHBERG, RUBENSTEIN, RUBIN, RUDBERG, RUDNITSKY, RUTBERG, SAGAN, SAGANSKI, SCHWED, SECONDHOUSE, SHOHAM, SHULMAN, SIMKO, SINDEROVSKY, SOLKOFF, SPIRT, STAMLER, STAUFFER, STREISAND, STROMBERG, TELENT, TILZER, VURGAIT, WEINSTOCK, WEITZMAN, WHITE, WHITMORE, WILLIAMS, WOLF– California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Australia, England, Ireland, Spain, Venezuela


Re: Discovered possible (probable?) Jewish roots in Colonial USA #unitedkingdom #usa #sephardic

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

Albert,

Because you mention that David Levy served in a German battalion unit at Valley Forge, and his wife was born in a German-speaking area, it raises the question about whether he might have been of Ashkenazi origin.

All early American Jews were not all Sephardic. It is true that synagogues operating at the time in America were practicing Sephardi rites, but there are highly visible examples of those who were Ashkenazi that actively participated and intermarried into those communities. One notable example is the religious leader of Shearith Israel in Manhattan in the late 1700s, Hazan Gershom Mendes Seixas himself, was the son of a Sephardic father and a mother of Ashkenazi descent. 

DNA: Not always passed down through all lines, so just because your DNA results didn't show any Jewish, doesn't mean it's not possible. This is assuming you took an autosomal DNA test. 

David Levy is listed in the Daughters of the American Revolution ancestor database (index) as #A069673.The dates differ with him born circa 1740 and death as before 1-18-1804. He was a non-commissioned officer shown as QUATERMASTER SERGEANT, ALSO PVT IN CAPTS KEEPORT, BALTZEL, BUCHARDT, BUNNER and LCOLS GEORGE STRICKER, LUDWIG WELTNER; GERMAN REGT, CL. His wife's name is slightly different as well and listed as Barbara Weisser.

Ordering Genealogical Documentation from DAR: 
More information can be purchased about any patriot ancestor appearing in the DAR database for $10-$30 to see supporting documentation and/or descendant applications including significant genealogical detail about relationships. To search, visit https://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/default.cfm?Tab_ID=1. Once you find someone in the results, click on the "PURCHASE" button to order. If more than one descendant application is available, select the one most recently submitted which will be the last one on the list.

Intermarriage in 18th C. America: 
The prominent colonial Jewish gentleman, Simon Gratz of Philadelphia, may or may not have married a non-Jewish woman whom he sired 7 children with. All of the children were raised Christian, and there is no evidence their parents, Simon and Mary Smith married. There are other examples in this time period of similar relationships between Jews who remained involved in the Jewish community but "married" or coupled outside of the faith. Your description of baptisms and roles in the church for David Levy's family are consistent with this. Were they always affiliated with the Lutheran church or another? Some churches excommunicated members for marrying outside of their faith. And where are David Levy and his family buried?

A new JewishGen US Research Division website covering 1624-present will provide links and guidance on research for all periods in America including colonial Jewish families. Suggestions or materials for content are welcome.
--
Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
Director, JewishGen US Research Division
Colorado
ekowitt@...


Re: Discovered possible (probable?) Jewish roots in Colonial USA #unitedkingdom #usa #sephardic

Stephen Cohen
 

Dear Albert:

I suggest that you get in touch with my sister, Dr. Mara Cohen Ioannides, a professor at Missouri State University, who is an expert on American Judaism and American Jewish History, and has been tracking various early Jewish families for historical research.

https://english.missouristate.edu/MaraIoannides.aspx

-Dr. Stephen M. Cohen
Central New Jersey


Re: Decipher names on New York Passenger List? #records #names

Laurie Sosna
 

If I'm reading it right, line 27 & 28 (Peisach and Vigor Kelwasser) are going to their nephew M. Gerber at 20 Ridge St.

Line 29 & 30 (Israel & Chane Bach) are going to their nephew Isak Stroch and uncle M. Bach at Rivington St. 147
147 Rivington St. should be in the 1900 Census district Manhattan 277
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7602/images/4114600_00652?ssrc=&backlabel=Return
I scanned through the pages, but was unable to locate the house number.

Some of Rivington is also in Manhattan 224
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7602/images/4114594_00149?ssrc=&backlabel=Return

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA


Re: ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland #translation

Our Jewish Family History Research
 

Hi all:

The link to my viewmate post:

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM86762

Many thanks in advance.
Jacqueline GRUSZECKI
Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Researching: ENGEL,WAGOWSKI and extended families from Lodz and other areas.


Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

Max Heffler
 

Vivian,

Every year when I update, during the gedcom upload there is a choice between New and Replace.

 

Max Heffler

Houston, TX

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Vivian Kahn via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates #general

 

Thanks to all for this an important addition to JewishGen resources.  It's been years since I originaly uploaded my GEDCOM to the FTJP and have made significant additions since then. How does one augment or replace an existing family tree? I've gone through the FAQ and don't see an answer to this question.

Vivian
--
Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California

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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


Re: Looking for the origins of my family #general

Sherri Bobish
 


Davya,

Joseph & Kate Slootsky are listed on:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

Joseph:
Zundel Ber b. Avraham Yitzchak
Baron Hirsch Cemetery / Bayonne Hebrew Benevolent Association / Section A - Gate 128

Kate:

Gitel b. Gershon
Baron Hirsch Cemetery / Bayonne Hebrew Benevolent Association / Section A - Gate 128

With the exact dates that they passed on you should be able to obtain their death certificates. 

Since they are not listed in the NYC death index, I suggest looking at NJ.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Soviet Era Database Releases Free Documents on More Than One Million Citizens #records #russia #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

A new database is displaying free documents on more than one million citizens of the former USSR. The documents are scanned records for those who received awards from 1939 to 1990.

 

Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy Fund and Library Archive has posted its scanned archives with more expected to be posted later this year: https://arhiv.vdnh.ru/  If you open it in Chrome browser it is available in English as well as Russian.

 

If you have awards or documents on awarding your relatives with awards for participation in the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy, VDNKh JSC will gladly accept them as a gift.  Moscow, Prospect Mira, house 119, building 61

Phone: +7 (495) 544-34-49

E-mail: info@...

 

The website Lostrussianfamily has a video on how to use the database for those of us who do not know Russian. https://tinyurl.com/y6kpom7x.

There are also instructions in the blog post on using the database:

https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/2020/10/10/new-soviet-era-database-releases-free-documents-on-more-than-1-million-citizens/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 


Re: Decipher names on New York Passenger List? #records #names

The Becker's Email
 

The name looks like M. Gerber.  The address is 20 Ridge St.  There is a Ridge St. in NYC. 
The 1900 census for Ridge St. shows a lot of families living at this address.  The closest to Gerber is a Samuel Garber household.  There is no one in this household w/ a first name beginning w/ "M".  Attached is the link to the 1900 census pages on familysearch.org for this address.  20 Ridge St. starts at the bottom of the page and continues on the following page(s). The census was enumerated 2 June and the family on the manifest did not arrive until 24 Aug.; so there may have been some changes in the occupants at this address.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6QGS-D52?i=4&cc=1325221&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AMSVC-DNY

Regarding the notation between rows 28 and 29, that is a code for citizenship info that was added later.  This info was placed in the occupation column.   Attached is the jewishgen.org link to an explanation of the codes in this column. ( The info file has other sections for other columns.)
https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/occ/

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI


Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

Vivian Kahn
 

Thanks to all for this an important addition to JewishGen resources.  It's been years since I originaly uploaded my GEDCOM to the FTJP and have made significant additions since then. How does one augment or replace an existing family tree? I've gone through the FAQ and don't see an answer to this question.

Vivian
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Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia


Re: Decipher names on New York Passenger List? #records #names

Valentin Lupu
 

The names seem to be M. Gerber and Isak Stroch.

Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL


Re: Researching family in Saint Petersburg, Russia #russia

GRSN@...
 

I am writing to you because I have a vague recollection of my Grandfather Theodore Shneyer and my Great Aunt Sara Kotler having friends whose name was Ratner. My Grandmother was Irene Kotler Shneyer who died in approximately 1951.

The Shneyer family lived in St. Petersburg Russia and my Great Grandfather was the Czar’s Dentist.  His name  was Alexander Borisovich Shneyer. Family from Philadelphia brought Theodore Shneyer to America.

My Grandfather had family in New Jersey and lived in Brooklyn NY also. My father was his son, Seymour Shneyer.
If any of this sounds familiar to you, I can be reached at grsn@...

Thank you in advance for your time and possible interest.
Gail Nussbaum


Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

Edna Hoover
 

So, can we now update and edit the info on our family trees 

without uploading a whole new GED COM?


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Avraham Groll <agroll@...>
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 5:16 PM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: [Special] [JewishGen.org] Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates
 


JewishGen is pleased to announce a significant upgrade to the Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), enabling the addition of 555 new family trees, representing 454,416 individuals. In total, the Family Tree of the Jewish People now includes 7,684 trees which represent approximately 8,642,345 individuals. 


While small in comparison to Family Tree collections at major commercial sites, the JewishGen Family Tree of the Jewish People provides researchers with unique access to vital Jewish family history information that is available in no other facility. We encourage everyone to utilize this valuable resource that we hope will continue to grow on an ongoing basis.


Improving the FTJP was labor intensive and required the navigation of many complex systems and processes. In this regard, please join me in expressing our gratitude to volunteers Gary Sandler (Director of Systems Administration) and Iris Folkson (FTJP, Support and IT Coordinator) for the dozens of hours they spent analyzing and upgrading our system, adding trees for the first time since in 2018, and ensuring that the FTJP can be updated on a monthly basis going forward.


The FTJP can be searched by visiting: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/ftjp.asp

To submit a Family Tree, please visit: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/


Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org

 


Re: Decipher names on New York Passenger List? #records #names

Diane Jacobs
 

Here is what I could see:
 
Nephew M. Gerber
Nephew J. Or Y. Gerber
Nephew Frank Hitch
Uncle M. Bach
All res 147 Rivington st.
 
The date and numbers, indicate when this person applied for citizenship and received
A certificate of arrival in order to complete the NA Petition process. They were most likely naturalized several years After 1938.
 
Diane Jacobs 
Somerset NJ
 
 
 
Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

-------- Original message --------
From: amitch1066@...
Date: 10/10/20 12:31 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Decipher names on New York Passenger List? #records #names
 
Hi All,

First time posting, so I hope I get it right!  I recently had a major breakthrough when I found the New York passenger list for my 3rd great Aunt, whose name was lost.  She emigrated with her husband and 3 other relatives who also eluded me for a long time.  The problem I'm having is that I can't decipher who they are visiting.  Lines 26-28.  Is anyone able to read the names of the nephews in column 16?

In addition, between rows 28 and 29, there are numbers which seem to have been added 8/31/38, 38 years after my relatives arrived.  I am unfamiliar with passenger record keeping.  Would anyone know what they mean?  

I've attached the full record, as well as a screenshot of the names.  Thank you in advance!

Amy Mitchell

Attachments:


--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

sharon yampell
 

I was just going to ask the same question…

 

Sharon F. Yampell

Voorhees, NJ  USA

GenealogicalGenie@...

 

From: dskolnik@...
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:21 AM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

 

Thanks for all the hard work that went into making this happen!

That being said, I notice that my family (as much of it as is there) shows the names and DOBs of  living family members, including me.

How do I alter this to protect folks' privacy?

Deb Skolnik

Searching:  KISSIN, COHEN, GARBARCZ/GERBER, LANDY/LANDE/LONDIN, LIFSHITZ, KALMAN, 

 


Re: Decipher names on New York Passenger List? #records #names

Sally Bruckheimer
 

M. Gerta

Isak Stroch

Uncle M. Bach or Rach

The 1938 date is when he was naturalized, and they annotated the passenger list. If you find the naturalization, it will have a Certificate of Arrival.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

"I can't decipher who they are visiting...In addition, between rows 28 and 29, there are numbers"


Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

Deb Skolnik
 

Thanks for all the hard work that went into making this happen!

That being said, I notice that my family (as much of it as is there) shows the names and DOBs of  living family members, including me.

How do I alter this to protect folks' privacy?

Deb Skolnik

Searching:  KISSIN, COHEN, GARBARCZ/GERBER, LANDY/LANDE/LONDIN, LIFSHITZ, KALMAN, 


Re: Russian military records for missing/fallen soldiers - Szmujlo-Mowsza FRYDMAN #russia

aviv_ya@...
 

I have tried to search in both sites using latin-cyrilic conversion.

Here below more details that I could not match with the search results:

First name: Szmujlo-Mowsza

Last name: FRYDMAN

Place of birth: Dokshytsy , Vitebsk Oblast , Belarus

Year of birth: 1913

Father's name: Lejb

I also wrote to the Russian military archive but no answer yet.

Aviv Yahav


Re: searching for information on two holocaust survivors who lost of most their families during war #holocaust

ntc52@...
 

There is also at USHMM  a 'Registry of Holocaust survivors' which I have just completed on behalf of my mother. This is for Jewish and non-jewish survivors.  You can also search for other survivors.
Noreen Thorne (England)


Re: ARKHANGELSK labor camp records WWII - Abram JAKUBOWICZ #russia #poland

relly800@...
 

Try:  https://stevemorse.org/siberia/siberia.html
The only source I found for searching Polish refugees in the Soviet Union.
Relly Cleman

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