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Re: research the Volyn area (Ratno, Kovel, etc). #ukraine

Family and DNA
 

Some of these records are freely available online here:
https://uk.wikisource.org/wiki/Архіви/ДАЖО/118/14
Hope this helps!
Juliana Berland


On 10/20/2020 18:31, Bruce Drake wrote:


As another researcher mentioned, records are sparse for Kovel. A
reesearcher named Alex Dunai (aidunai@...) did find records for
my ancesters from there here:
List of the documents studied in the state archive of Zhytomyr oblast :
1.Revision list 1858 for the town of Kovel ( fond 118, opys 14, file 122)
2.Supplementary revision list 1862 for the town of Kovel ( fond 118,
opys 14, file 319
3. Supplementary revision list 1865 for the town of Kovel ( fond 118,
opys 14, file 79)
4.Payment book of  volatile taxes* arrears for Kovel county 1904-1915
( fond 118, opys 21, file 402)
(Source: state archive of Zhytomyr oblast.Fond 118, opys 21, file 402,
page 61 )
You also might see if my Kovel Kehilalinks page is any help:
https://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/kovel.html

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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Juliana Berland (France)

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Hebrew Translation Request #translation

John Lowin
 

Please translate the Hebrew on this headstone of my grandparents in Munich.
 
Thank You.
 
Best Regards,
 
 
John Lowin
Researching Lowin in Radziechow, Vienna and Munich.
 
 


 


My grandparents JONUSS and MAZUS from Ezere, Latvia #latvia #lithuania

Ingrid Anna Jansons <jansons.ingrid@...>
 

Hello,

I am researching my father's family from Latvia. My grandparents were Displaced People (officially non-Jewish) and came to Australia after World War 2. 

Here are my family:

My grandmother, Erika Deznieks (1924 - 2018). Born in Ezere, Latvia. Lived in Priekule, Latvia. 
My great grandmother, MATILDA JONUSA/JONAS (1897 - 1977). Born in Nigrande, Latvia. Lived in St Petersburg during World War 1 (reason unknown).
My great-great grandparents, LATE MAZUS (1870 - 1952) and JEKABS JONUSS (1858 - 1941). From Lithuania.

My first question is, do I have Jewish heritage? There is confusion in my family and we have spent many years researching. Any insight would be helpful. 

My second question is, can DNA testing officially trace Jewish heritage?

Kind regards
Ingrid Anna Jansons
Australia


Orange County California JGS Upcoming Meetings #events

Michelle Sandler
 

The Orange County California JGS has these upcoming meetings
scheduled. Registration is necessary to attend a meeting. You can
register on our website at www.ocjgs.org. New lectures will be on the
website in the next week or two. All times are Pacific TIme Zone.

November 22nd 10:00 am Judy Baston - Lithuanian Research
December 20th 10:00 am Lara Diamond - Tracing Ancestors in Eastern Europe
January 24th 10:00 am Alexander Beider - How he does the research to
write his books
February 28th 10:00 am an interview with Gary Mokotoff and Sallann
Amdur Sack Picus
March 21st 10:00 am Todd Knowles - What's New in FamilySearch
April 25th 10:00 am Ellen Kowitt - Ukraine 2020: Updating your Research Plan
May 23rd 10:00 am Aaron Ginsburg - Finding Your Shtetl
June 13th Gil Bardige - DNA
September 19th Greg Nelson - Procuring Records from Eastern Europe for
the Family History Library

Michelle Sandler
Vice President of Programming
Orange County California JGS


Retheir: Contact Burial Society Chevra Chesed Shel Emeth of Brownsville #usa

Ira Leviton
 

Hi Cousins,

As others have mentioned, the vast majority of landsmanshaften, and burial societies that existed decades ago are defunct.  When this happens in New York State, all their remaining assets are supposed to be given to the Department of State (of New York State).  Usually, the only assets were graves in their cemetery plots and their records.  The graves were often not transferred since their value was not recognized.  Since the records had no monetary value, the Department of State made an arrangement several decades ago to transfer them to YIVO.  (Sometimes records were brought directly to YIVO.)  There's no other repository for these that I know.

I doubt that the Chevra Chesed Shel Emeth of Brownsville is still active - Brownsville used to be a neighborhood with many Jews, but there are few if any left.  However, sometimes an attorney or somebody remains in charge of a society that has no active members, just to issue permits for children of former members. who may have inherited graves and don't have deeds.  I have found that the Montefiore Cemetery office staff to be unhelpful at times, even when I was there in person, but they certainly should be able to tell you whether it's an active society, and even if it's not active, when the last burial took place and who the last contact person was.

Ira 

Ira Leviton, New York, N.Y.


JGS of Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. JRI-Poland. Stanley Diamond. Wed 28 Oct 2020 at 7:30 pm ET.

Jerry Scherer
 

        

 

              Jewish Records Indexing (JRI)–Poland
Speaker: Stanley Diamond M.S.M.
Executive Director, JRI–Poland, Inc.

 

VIRTUAL MEETING: Join from Home

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, at 7:30 p.m. ET.

There are two ways to attend.

Click below to register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYude-vrz0jH9CbaZbrUKsUAkP3BSUBAIEH 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

OR

View this livestream meeting on our YouTube channel:

jgstoronto.ca/youtube.

 

Please make a voluntary donation at this link in the box titled  $ | Other |

JGS of Toronto is a registered charity so Canadian donors will receive a tax receipt.

 

Jewish Records Indexing (JRI) - Poland

Part 1
“What's New in JRI-Poland?” and “What's Coming in the Next Few Years?”
 
Part 2
“Learn and Ask” Workshop
 
Attendees are invited to submit their questions in advance so that duplicate questions can be combined. Time permitting, additional questions will be allowed during the session.

Send your questions to Les Kelman, lkelman@....
 
Stanley Diamond has devoted 30 years to Jewish genealogy including establishing Jewish Records Indexing – Poland and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal. He also serves on the executive of the new Documentation of Jewish Records Worldwide project In 2018 he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal of Canada in recognition for his work in documenting Jewish genealogy, and particularly for establishing and directing Jewish Records Indexing – Poland.

Mr. Diamond is a graduate of McGill and received his MBA from Harvard.

 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto. 2901 Bayview Avenue, PO Box 91006. Toronto, Ontario. M2K 2Y6.

www.jgstoronto.ca   info@...  647-247-6414

 


Jewish genealogy online class, October 21 #education

Michael Moritz
 

I will be teaching (virtually) part 3 of 3 on Jewish Genealogy Basics tomorrow (Oct 21) at 5pm EST, "The Old Country": Introduction to locating where your ancestors came from in Europe. Background discussion on European historical borders and how they have shifted through time. Exploration of the best sources to use in order to locate what town in Europe your family came from, and where to turn next once you have located that information.

Registration information for this course is available here (including fee info): https://www.moritzresearch.com/virtual-classes/register

Thanks to those who have participated!

Best,
Michael Moritz (info@...)

Note this is not associated with JewishGen


Belgium's Kazerne Dossin Online Exhibit #announcements #holocaust #photographs #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

Due to the pandemic opportunities to travel and visit the museum have been reduced, and Kazerne Dossin has opened up more of their collection online.

 

The most visited temporary exhibit at Kazerne Dossin is their Auschwitz camp exhibit. It may be viewed at: https://auschwitz.camp/en/

In addition to English, the exhibit is available in French and Dutch. In Kazerne Dossin (Mechelen, Belgium) the exhibit was presented from 24 October 2019 to 6 September 2020.

 

If you click on any of the icons they will open with a photograph and more information about that part of the site.

 

Kazerne Dossin is a memorial, museum and research center on Holocaust and Human Rights. On the site of the museum between 1942 and 1944. the Nazis used the Dossin barracks

 

in Mechelen as a transit camp from where 26,000 Jews, Roma and Sinti were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau by means of 28 train-transports. Only about 5 % of the deported survived.  

The Memorial website offers the opportunity to view portraits of deportees and publishes stories on those deported.

 

To visit the website go to: https://kazernedossin.memorial/remember/memoriaal/?lang=en

 

The online exhibit is made possible by a generous support from the Claims Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (http://www.claimscon.org/)

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Research advice for ACKERMAN in Hungary or Subcarpathia #hungary #subcarpathia

Carole Bass
 

I perhaps should have mentioned that I have many U.S. records for the family. None of them says where Bernard was born (except for one reference to the nonexistent "Darthmouth, Austria"), which is why it took me ten years to figure out where he came from.

Carole Bass


Re: Looking for a Lower East Side photo. #photographs

jbonline1111@...
 

Have you checked with the Lower East Side Tenement Museum?  Another possible source is a book about the Lower East Side, but I don't know the name of it. Perhaps a librarian can help you find it.  I perused it in a friend's pied a terre in NYC over 30 years ago but failed to jot down its title. It had a lot of photographs from the early 1900s.  I think the term "lower east side" was in the title of the book. 
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: How can I research famliy members from the Volyn area (Ratno, Kovel, etc). that emigrated in the late 19th and early 20th Century to the US? #ukraine

jbonline1111@...
 

I was able to ascertain the names of great grandparents born in the "old country" in the mid-1850s by looking at USA marriage certificates for my grandparents.  I found one grandmother's "maiden" name on my father's and uncles' birth certificates in 1907-1917. 

Naturalization papers helped me find the origins of both sides of the family.  
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: "Ligia" - which town in Minsk Gubernia #names #belarus

Michele Lock
 

To all,

Thanks for all the replies.

I will look over a 'Minsgyberna' map, and hope that the names of places are in Roman letters, and not Cyrillic. I have looked over Google Maps, for towns that begin with 'L' and are roughly within 150 km of Minsk, and which might be about the same length as 'Ligia' and came up with the following - 
Lukashi
Luzhki
Leshcha
Lida
Lubcha
Lushchiki
Lukashyna
Logovishche

I'll consult more maps, and take another look at US documents for the other sons of the father Simon Lavine, and hopefully be able to narrow things down. The only thing I'm certain of right now is that this particular Lavine family came from the Minsk gubernia, probably from a town that begins with the letter 'L'.

As for all the other Levin, Lavine, Levy families in Trenton NJ - I am not particularly convinced that all these families are related, even the ones that took the name 'Lavine'. Simon Lavine is listed as 'Levy' on the 1900 US census, and that may be just as accurate as Lavine. I have no idea what the original family surname was before they came to the US. On the Belarus database on Jewishgen, I've found Levin, Levitan, Levinsky, Levko, Lev, Levi, and so on. Way too many variations of Levin, and way too common a name. 

Michele Lock


Re: Donations to JewishGen through Amazon Smile #general

Avraham Groll
 

Thank you so much Beth and Phil for pointing out these valuable ways to support JewishGen's important work.
Amazon Smile is a wonderful program whereby JewishGen benefits from your regular shopping. Here is a direct link to associate JewishGen with your Amazon account:
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0493072
During this time, more than ever before, your support (no matter the channel) will be greatly appreciated!
Avraham

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Re: Looking for a Lower East Side photo. #photographs

Kathy Lorber
 

Also try NYC.gov/records. Click on Digital Collections. You can put in the address in the search bar and any photographs of that location will come up. Good Luck.

Kathy Lorber
Montville, NJ

Researching:
LORBER: Poughkeepsie, Bardejev, Slovakia
FELDMAN: Varjufalu/Stulany, Slovakia
LIVINGSTON/LEVENSTEIN: Chicago, Davenport Iowa, Lithuania
GOLDMAN/SZEYP: Davenport, Iowa, Mariampol, Lithuania
DAVIS: Chicago, Wales, UK
HERTZBERG: Chicago, Courland, Lithuania
GOLDBERG: Odessa, Ukraine
 
 


Belgium's Kazerne Dossin Online Exhibit #announcements #holocaust #photographs #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Due to the pandemic opportunities to travel and visit the museum have been reduced, and Kazerne Dossin has opened up more of their collection online.

 

The most visited temporary exhibit at Kazerne Dossin is their Auschwitz camp exhibit. It may be viewed at:

https://auschwitz.camp/en/ .       In addition to English, the exhibit is available in French and Dutch. In Kazerne Dossin (Mechelen, Belgium) the exhibit was presented from 24 October 2019 to 6 September 2020. If you click on any of the icons they will open with a photograph and more information about that part of the site.

 

Kazerne Dossin is a memorial, museum and research center on Holocaust and Human Rights. On the site of the museum between 1942 and 1944. the Nazis used the Dossin barracks in Mechelen as a transit camp from where 26,000 Jews, Roma and Sinti were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau by means of 28 train-transports. Only about 5 % of the deported survived.  The Memorial website offers the opportunity to view portraits of deportees and publishes stories on those deported.

 

To visit the website go to: https://kazernedossin.memorial/remember/memoriaal/?lang=en

 

The online exhibit is made possible by a generous support from the Claims Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (http://www.claimscon.org/)

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Chmelnik, Ukraine #ukraine #records

dinafertig@...
 

How can I get records about my mother and grandparents who were from Chmelnik?  Bernstein, Rabinowitz


Polish translation - Spiwak #poland #translation

Margalit Ashira Ir
 

Please translate this Marriage Registration for Chaja Perla Spiwak in Koden, 1856.
You will find it on ViewMate # 86754

Warm Regards,
Margalit
Margalit Ashira Ir
I am: An Israeli! An Immigrant! An American!

 


Research advice for ACKERMAN in Hungary or Subcarpathia #hungary #subcarpathia

Carole Bass
 

I have hit a brick wall in researching my ACKERMAN ancestors and am looking for advice.

In a breakthrough early this year, I found the birth record of my great-grandfather Bernath/Bernhard Ackerman in Benk, Hungary, DOB 21 Sep 1874. The birth is recorded twice, in the Jewish registries for Mandok — presumably the closest town with a registry — and for Kisvarda. In each case, the father is listed as H. Ackerman and the mother as Debora Spira. The sandek is Elias Moses Spira.

With this information, I was able to locate some distant Spira cousins who generously shared their research. I believe that Debora Spira, my gggrandmother, was born around 1841 in Gemzse, Hungary, near Benk. But I am stumped on the Ackerman line. I can find no other births to this couple (siblings of my great-grandfather), and no marriage or death records or even a full first name for my gggrandfather. In addition to the JewishGen search engine, I have paged through metric books for many nearby towns. I've also looked through many records from Munkacs (now Mukacheve, Ukraine), home to numerous Ackerman families. I've found nothing that our terrific JewishGen volunteers hadn't already recorded.

My hunch is that H. Ackerman came from outside the Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg area that remained in Hungary — perhaps originating in Subcarpathian Ukraine or Slovakia. I further speculate that the family didn't stay long in Benk, but returned to H. Ackerman's home area. But that's speculation, and I haven't found any promising leads on JewishGen, FamilySearch, or the Sub-Carpathia Genealogy page.

I've pursued the DNA route as well. There are no close matches, because my great-grandfather is my most recent Jewish ancestor. He left his Jewish identity behind, married a Catholic woman from now-Slovakia (in Germany), and immigrated to the U.S. in 1903, settling near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was thrilled when my DNA test revealed a bit of Jewish ancestry; my great-grandfather kept it a total secret, and nobody in the family had any inkling. 

Would be grateful for any suggestions of where else I might look. Having spent years hunting down the source of my Jewish DNA, I'm both eager and determined to continue tracing my heritage in that direction.

Carole Bass


Re: Hungary Act of Emancipation #hungary

mirda@...
 

The Act of Emancipation was initiated under the rulership of Joseph II in the
second half of the 18th century.

By the way, my brother-in-law is the late Shlomo Bien (born as Andor Bien) from
Nagykanizsa Hungary. 

Greetings:
Miryam Gordon


Re: Looking for a Lower East Side photo. #photographs

Sherri Bobish
 


Bruce,

Try contacting AJHS https://www.ajhs.org/

Ask about the JB Lightman collection of photos of The Lower East Side.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish

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