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Stampler Family #ukraine

harveyrw@...
 

Looking for information on Hyman Satmpler family of Drohobych and immigration of Lena (Leah) Stampler. 1908 or 1909. She was in the 1910 census records.
Harvey Weisthal
Stoughton MA


Re: Social Security Index Question #usa #records

Sarah L Meyer
 

Based on your comment and the one below I believe that you are talking about the Application and Claim index and not the SSDI.  If the child listed a parent by name (even if the parent was not a citizen) that parent would be indexed in the Application and Claim Index as a mother or father.  Only people who were actually signed up for social security and were paying into or receiving funds from social security are included in the SSDI.
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Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Hungary Ancestor location Help needed #hungary

Scott
 

My 2nd great grandmother's brother, Herman Fabian's naturalization record indicates he was from "Gross Gevitz" Hungary. I have not been able to locate any other document, link, or information mentioning that location. I have tried multiple variations on spelling to no avail. Does anyone have any clue what town/shtetl he was referring to?

Thank you in advance for any help. 

Scott P. Dann 216/470-0195
spd@...


Offering photos Mt Judah Cemetery, Queens NY #usa

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to make a visit at some point (maybe Sunday) to Mt Judah Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens, NY and as before I would be happy to try to do photos.
 
If you are interested I need the names and exact details, dates and if you have the exact location. The cemetery has a searchable database which is better to use than the sites like Find a Grave.
 
Please no generic requests for Uncle Moshie who might be somewhere ...... also please don't take all 100 Moshie Cohens and ask me to photograph them all just in case one is the right one you need.
 
I am pretty good at finding graves but it is large cemetery with two distinct sections on opposite sides of a main road. I have not called to see if the office is even open to the public which might limit my capabilities too.
 
It is not mandatory but a few dollars is always appreciated to help offset the costs of doing this for everyone. Unfortunately the costs add up on the gasoline, etc. plus I had to go invest in a new camera to keep doing this.
 
Visits are weather dependent this time of year and stop if and when the snow starts to come down. Right now the challenge is mostly leaves and cold air temperatures.
 
Also happy to answer questions via email.
 
Allan Jordan
New York
 


Re: Looking for Pesach LANGSAM connection to my LANGSAM branch #galicia #dna #names

Adam Cherson
 

I believe the Pesakh Langsam yDNA lienage is J-FGC65704. Please see here for more details: https://www.geni.com/documents/view/6000000072391855387?doc_id=6000000158337910049
This is an index of rabbnical yDNA kept in the yDNA Rabbinical Lineages Project: https://www.geni.com/projects/Rabbinical-Lineages-yDNA-and-Haplogroup-Identification/58725

Cordially,
Adam Cherson


Kreplach and regions, etc. #general

David Cherson
 

Well my maternal grandmother lived with us and Zaslav was her original
home town. After she married she moved to Proskurov. I have fond
memories of her kreplach which she would make once in a while. Since
my dad owned a kosher meat market we had many meat meals. If my
mother had enough left over brisket then that would be grinded for the
filling for the kreplach. I've never associated kreplach with
specific regions, rather it was just one of those Jewish foods that
were a "take-off" of the gentile treif versions. In that part of
Russia (now Ukraine) they have vereniki, while we had kreplach and
verenekas (with blueberry filling).

David Cherson


LatviaRD update #latvia #courland #russia

Arlene Beare
 

We lost a great deal with the cessation of Research by the Latvian State Historical Archives. The work they have done for us over many years has been invaluable and greatly appreciated.  Nonetheless it has become imperative for us to transcribe the data ourselves.  We are greatly indebted to Family Search who have gone into the Archives and made images of thousands if not millions of records. A handful of Volunteers have come forward to help us with the work transcribing the Jewish records. Paul Cheifitz, Marion Werle and I are Co-Directors . Special Interest Groups are now Research Divisions. We can be contacted at

latviaRD@....

 

For the transcription of the Passports which are written in Latvian, we will provide a Template and Zoom help where required. I have compiled a Glossary of Latvian Words and Occupations that occur in the Records.  Please come forward and help us and other Researchers throughout the World.I must point out that these records are not only relevant  to Latvia as a large number of Jewish Residents in Latvia came from other places in the former Russian Empire.

 

We still have the Riga vital records to finish and the census collection to expand. There are all sorts of family lists in Raduraksti which haven't been translated or even surveyed.   Some knowledge of languages such as Russian, German, Hebrew and Yiddish would be invaluable.

 

Arlene Beare

Co-Director Latvia Research Division


Re: Yiddish Translation of words "Hurmna/Hoyroeh"

binyaminkerman@...
 

Hurmana is really an Aramaic word meaning permission, and Hora'ah is Hebrew for teaching. So as previously answered, it means a rabbinical ordination since it grants permission and authority to decide halachik rulings.
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD


Australia - Renee Ruby of the Kapper-Roubitschek Family #austria-czech #records

Carol Jean Weightman
 

The replies to the e-mail I sent to main@groups on 13 October 2020 have kept me very busy.

It is possible that Ruth Roubitschek, born in 1913 in Dresden, changed her name to Renee Ruby and was able to make her way to Australia some time in the late 1930s. Renee / Ruth may have been smuggled out of Germany or Czechoslovakia as a nun. She may have had a son who went with her to Australia.

I have found Australian Electoral Rolls for various years between 1949 and 1980. These list Fredericka Therese Maria Ruth Raubitschek, designer, living in the year 1980 in 21 Livingstone Ave. Pymble West, New South Wales. The 1968 Electoral Roll also lists Ernest Raubitschek, dentist, living at the same address. Ernest may have been Ruth’s son.

Fredericka Therese Maria may have been tribute names to those who helped her escape. Raubitschek is one of the many variations on the spelling of Roubitschek.

If anyone had information on Ruth and her son, especially in Australia, please let me know.

Thank you.
Carol Jean Weightman


Re: Gemaliel/Gamaliel #unitedkingdom #names

Susan&David
 

My brother's second given Hebrew name is Gamaliel, civil name George.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamaliel_(disambiguation)

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 11/12/2020 6:20 AM, johnstonbm@... wrote:
Can anyone tell me about the Hebrew name Gemaliel/Gamaliel)? Is this name of German origin? What is their English equivalent? 

After much research, I believe that my three times great grandmother, Kitty (Catherine) VAN MILLINGEN (c1790-1835), wife of Joseph, was the daughter of David Coleman SOLOMONS (c1742-1809), son of Coleman SOLOMONS whose Hebrew name was Kalman son of Gemaliel or Gamaliel.

Hambro Synagogue burial register (Synagogue Scribes) shows that Kitty MILLINGEN, wife of Joseph, was the daughter of David (Hebrew: Mr Dov). Other civil records show her father's surname as SOLOMONS or SOLOMON.

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Brian Johnston
Sydney, Australia


Re: Free Webinar: Introducing the JewishGen Crypto Jewish Collection #JewishGenUpdates

tvalman105@...
 

Is there any chance of watching a recording of this.  I unfortunately missed it and  am desperate to see it
having just read her book.

Thank you.

Thea Valman

Virus-free. www.avast.com


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Gemaliel/Gamaliel #unitedkingdom #names

johnstonbm@...
 

Can anyone tell me about the Hebrew name Gemaliel/Gamaliel)? Is this name of German origin? What is their English equivalent? 

After much research, I believe that my three times great grandmother, Kitty (Catherine) VAN MILLINGEN (c1790-1835), wife of Joseph, was the daughter of David Coleman SOLOMONS (c1742-1809), son of Coleman SOLOMONS whose Hebrew name was Kalman son of Gemaliel or Gamaliel.

Hambro Synagogue burial register (Synagogue Scribes) shows that Kitty MILLINGEN, wife of Joseph, was the daughter of David (Hebrew: Mr Dov). Other civil records show her father's surname as SOLOMONS or SOLOMON.

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Brian Johnston
Sydney, Australia


Contacting the Lezajsk Civil Records Office (Urzad Stanu Cywilnego [USC]) #galicia #poland #records

Moses Jefferson
 

Hello Genners,

I’ve been desperately trying to make contact with the Lezajsk Civil Records Office (know as: Urzad Stanu Cywilnego, or USC) via email. As you might already know, they are the local office(s) which keep vital records less than 100 years.

However, as many emails I’ve sent (from different accounts) I get zero response. This is the email address I wrote to (provided by their website): usc@... 

My question is, has anyone (recently) successfully obtained records from the Lezajsk USC office? If so, how did you order them, via post? email? or hire a researcher? Do they respond via telephone?

Any piece of advice would be appreciated.

Moses Jefferson 
Genealogist & Researcher of Jewish History
London, UK


Re: Mark of the Mediterranean #sephardic

Stepak
 

One of my sons had this, and we have no known Sephardi connection. The doctor said it may be a connection to the Crimean Peninsula. We have no known connection there either. It was blueish in color and eventually disappeared.

Ellen Stepak

Tel Aviv, Israel


Re: Births records for Memel (Klaipėda)from September 1874? #lithuania #records

Joyaa Antares
 

Hi Paul,

Yes - that's the correct dataset.   I think that Russ's comment "However, Memel birth records include some that were recorded on a delayed basis, and there are, in fact, half a dozen such delayed records for 1874 births" would explain the inclusion of my "Anna MARKUS".  She and two of her siblings (they were born in 1867, 1870 and 1873) each had their births registered in 1890.

Joyaa ANTARES
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

 


Re: Births records for Memel (Klaipėda)from September 1874? #lithuania #records

Joyaa Antares
 

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 08:47 PM, Russ Maurer wrote:
There are Memel directories for a few years (none particularly close to 1885). They can be accessed at http://www.bork-on-line.de/adressbuecher/start.htm.

Paul - in addition to Russ's tip, you could look here - https://www.online-ofb.de/famlist.php?ofb=memelland&b=A&lang=de (I don't read German and change the language to English).
Cheers, Joyaa Antares
Gold Coast, Queensland, AUSTRALIA


Re: Posthumous baptisms and privacy concerns #general

Irene Newhouse
 

If memory serves me correctly, the LDS promised not to baptize people who have no relationship to their 'sponsor'.  However, the reason the Family History Library exists at all is because LDS members have a religious duty to baptize their ancestors - it's how their souls can go to Heaven from a spiritual waiting room if they lived before there was an LDS church. They have not stopped doing that. It may be some people are still secretly baptizing people unrelated to them, but it's more likely baptisms you come across have been recorded by descendants who converted to LDS. 
 
Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI USA


Details of family photo from Tilsit, East Prussia #photographs #germany

Fig, Lorraine
 

Can anyone provide insights into this photo of my great-grandparents taken in Tilsit, East Prussia perhaps around 1885?   I know almost nothing about my great-grandfather.  My questions are as follows:
1.  What do you think are the approximate ages of the two people?
2.  Judging by clothing, what date could this be?  Is there anything unusual in the details of their clothing? 
3.  Are there any helpful details or clues in the photo that would lead to identification? 
4.  Is there any significance in their choice of photographer "L Peters"?

Thank you so much for your help.
Lorraine Fig Shapiro
Ann Arbor, MI


Re: Births records for Memel (Klaipėda)from September 1874? #lithuania #records

Russ Maurer
 

I do not know when, if ever, there was a census in East Prussia.

There are Memel directories for a few years (none particularly close to 1885). They can be accessed at http://www.bork-on-line.de/adressbuecher/start.htm.

Russ Maurer
Klaipeda district coordinator, LitvakSIG


Need translation of German death record. #translation

Lois Sernoff
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:88490

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88490

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page or to me directly at jglois@...

Thank you very much.

Lois Sernoff 

Wynnewood, PA

11641 - 11660 of 663987