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

Fig, Lorraine
 

By the way, the suggestion of using that directory was a very good one.  Although I have not yet found the studio of L. Peters, photographer, I did find the name of the man in the photo, Jacob Ludwinowsky, in one of the directories and was able to obtain his occupation.  So that was new and interesting information!
Kind regards,
Lorraine Fig Shapiro
Ann Arbor, MI
Researching LUDWINOWSKY/I  and SLADOWSKY/I (East Prussia and Suwalki province, Poland).


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

Fig, Lorraine
 

Hello Sherri,
Thank you for the information.  Does this look like a wedding photograph?  I see the man is wearing a wedding ring.  Was that a common practice at that time?  I can't clearly make out the woman's left hand.
Is there any significance in her pendant?  Can you guess at the years this type of clothing was in fashion (in Germany/East Prussia)?

Thanks so much.
Lorraine Fig Shapiro
Ann Arbor, MI


Re: Identify military uniform and medals #photographs #general #germany

Fig, Lorraine
 

Dear Jeffrey and everyone,
Thank you for your information.  I have learned a tremendous amount from your expertise.

Another mystery - It was noticed by a family member that there are 2 small holes on the left chest of the uniform, some distance above the medals.  The holes look like they are from a medal that was originally placed there.  Or could it have been a name badge?  And why would he not be wearing whatever used to be pinned there?  
Thank you,
Lorraine Fig Shapiro
Ann Arbor, MI


Re: Google to Restrict Unlimited Storage #announcements #photographs

Dahn Cukier
 

Dear Fellow Researchers

Google has shown again (not Google again, but cloud services) that
the cloud, especially free cloud services, are unreliable for long term use.

I strongly suggest purchase of external storage devices (plural)
and backup to those devices all information and documents
you have. Although cloud storage may be convenient and
financially free, it does come with costs.

The  most robust backup is still paper.

An internet service, may be ordered by a court or
the owner of original documents
to remove a document or information, then although
you have saved the information to their cloud, it is now gone.

If you use external devices for backup, be sure to use more
than one device and once a year verify that the information
on each device is readable, I suggest also keeping a copy
outside the home such as at work or with a family member.

Dahn Cukier

When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
(Gunsmoke)


On Friday, November 13, 2020, 10:22:04 PM GMT+2, Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...> wrote:


 

 

Google announced it will phase out its unlimited storage on Google Photos effective June 1, 2021. Anything uploaded will count toward the new 15 GB limit imposed on Google accounts that already include files from other services such as Gmail and Google Drive.  After hitting the limit Google Photo users will have to pay for extra space through the Company’s Google One Cloud Service which starts at $1.99 per month for 100GB storage.

 

Many users are unhappy with this as they thought it Google Photos would be around forever,

 

See:  https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/12/tech/google-photos-ends-unlimited-free-storage/index.html

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Meaning of surname “Moshchennik” #translation #names #lithuania #russia

flmillner@...
 

I have 19th-century cousins in Eishyshok/Eisiskes using Moshchennik as a surname.  Online sources assure me it is Russian, but translate it as “cobbler,” or “paver.”  Then there are recent Russian newspaper articles that translate the word as “scammer” and “fraudster!”  The Polish equivalent, moszczenica, is a tiny town near Krakow, but is also translated as “cutworm.”  (Perhaps that is why it can mean “scammer” or “fraudster.”)  Any Slavic language etymologists out there?
Thanks!
Fred Millner
Trenton, NJ


Re: Great Great Grandfather Aaron COHNREICH born ANKLAM 1842 #general

The Becker's Email
 

Not sure exactly what you are looking for...more info on the Conreich family or how to contact Nick Landau.  Ancestry has an 1857 manifest for Elias and Taubchen arriving London.  There are 1861-1901 censuses for family members.  One changed his name to Conridge.  Ancestry has transcriptions but Findmypast has orig. census records.  Besides using Ancestry's free introductory search from home, you can access from many public libraries.
Johanna Becker
Newport, RI


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

Pieter Hoekstra
 

Livingstone Ave is a nice address. I grew up in Pymble not knowing I was Jewish. I think it might have been common and not a rejection of faith but making a new start after the war years, so it is possible these people did not practice either.

A current search of the Australian telephone directory does not list any Raubitschek variations, but with people less likely to connect a landline today due to ease of mobile phone usage and constant scam phone calls to landlines this is not surprising.  https://www.whitepages.com.au/residential/results?name=Raubitschek&location=Nationally

I note that Ernst Raubitschek was awarded his Bachelor of Dentistry from Sydney Uni in 1943. If there were no delays in his education you'd expect him to be around 24-28yrs(?) of age, so born around 1916-1920. Does this fit with your research timeline? In 1954 there was also a Renate Raubitschek dentistry graduate from Sydney uni.

I found this in a list of publications by Jewish dentists - Jewish dentists - מרחב - הספריה הלאומית
Ernst Raubitschek (dentist) wrote a book that was published in 2009 titled; "By train to Dachau" The editor is Renate Yates. This suggests to me Yates is a married name of Renate Raubitschek and Ernst and Renate are related. Publisher is Sydney Jewish Museum if you want to explore this possibility.

Update ... Renate Yates (b. 1933) is daughter of Ersnt
(1896–1971) & Fritzi (1901–1997) Raubitschek originally from Vienna. She ditched dentistry and is now a crime writer. Works By Renate Yates This should provide a lead to follow.
She can be contacted on Linkedin.

--

Pieter Hoekstra  <sold@...>


Seeking genealogist for death records search in New Jersey #records

Marcia Segal
 

Hello,

I'm not able to travel right now, and I need help getting past a brick wall. Is there a genealogist who would look for death records at the state archive, which would involve multiple versions of a name, and multiple years? Also seeking burial information, if possible--it was a tragic death and he was buried outside the perimeter of the cemetery, with no record at the cemetery for the burial. So a couple of different issues to address.

Many thanks,
Marcia Segal


grave stone translation requested #translation

June Genis
 

I'm hoping Minnie's father's name appears here.
 
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June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)


How far back can one go? #general

David Dubin
 

Besides the relation to famous, historical, Rabbinic, and maybe the tribe of Levi including, Kohanim families, how far backward in a time gone in finding relatives? What successes achieved pre last names? To me, at least an ending where one can’t reach further, people stated can trace beyond 200-300 years ago. Noted is unusual for a Jewish family passed a point, Ashkenazi, and Eastern European lineage.

David Dubin Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America.


Re: Kreplach and regions, etc. #general

jbonline1111@...
 

Interesting.  My family came from what is now Belarus.  Kreplach were always filled with veggies, particularly potatoes. Since no one passed down a recipe to me, I just bought them at the deli in CT when I lived there. Now I wish I had one.
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Nov. 17: CJH Genealogy Coffee Break #events #photographs #announcements

Moriah Amit
 

Next Tuesday (11/17) at 3:30 pm ET, tune into the Center for Jewish History's Facebook page for the next episode of Genealogy Coffee Break. We'll demonstrate how to digitize your family photos and documents at home and offer tips on how to do so as efficiently and affordably as possible. To join the live webinar, click "Follow" on the top of the Center's Facebook page and a notification will pop up on your screen when the webinar goes live. Note: If the notification doesn't appear, you can also find the webinar on our Facebook videos page once it goes live. Catch up on the entire series here
--
Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian, Center for Jewish History
New York, NY
mamit@...


Google to Restrict Unlimited Storage #announcements #photographs

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Google announced it will phase out its unlimited storage on Google Photos effective June 1, 2021. Anything uploaded will count toward the new 15 GB limit imposed on Google accounts that already include files from other services such as Gmail and Google Drive.  After hitting the limit Google Photo users will have to pay for extra space through the Company’s Google One Cloud Service which starts at $1.99 per month for 100GB storage.

 

Many users are unhappy with this as they thought it Google Photos would be around forever,

 

See:  https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/12/tech/google-photos-ends-unlimited-free-storage/index.html

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Jewish-Russian Cairo 100 Years Ago #russia #general #names

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 


Following the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917 many Russians, among them Jews. went into exile. Cairo was one of those places because it was already a refugee for many Jews who were expelled as "enemy aliens" form Palestine by the Ottoman authorities. I enclose an ad published in "La Revue Sioniste" in Cairo on Nov 19th, 1920 exactly 100 years ago. It is an ad for a medical clinic of "Russian Specialists". Let me know if you recognize relatives of yours.

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem

abuwasta@...


Re: Gemaliel/Gamaliel #unitedkingdom #names

Peter Cohen
 

On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 06:21 AM, <johnstonbm@...> wrote:
Kitty MILLINGEN, wife of Joseph, was the daughter of David (Hebrew: Mr Dov)

Dov is not David. Dov (sometimes called Dov Ber) is a different name. It appears in Yiddish with the diminutive Berel, in English as Bernard or Barney (very occasionally as Benjamin), and in Russian as Berko.

 
--
Peter Cohen
California


Swedish ArkivDigital Free this Weekend-Through November 15 Swedish Time #records #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Through November 15 you can search for free with ArkivDigital. Browse nearly 88 million newly digitized color images from historical documents. Search by name among 189 million names in their indexes. The free opportunity is through midnight November 15 Swedish time. To check the time  and convert it to your local time use time zone converter at: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

You are required to register first.  Go to:  https://www.arkivdigital.net/users/register  You need to provide your name, email address , street address and password. No credit card information is requested. Then start the program in your browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge. If you have previously registered you do not have to reregister.

 

After you have registered click on "start the program" –the blue button". You can select English or Swedish as the language of choice in the upper right hand corner.  They recommend Chrome as your browser for the best functionality. You will have to insert your email address and password again.

 

Go to: https://www.arkivdigital.net/products/adonline/try-for-free

 

Questions on this can be sent to ArkivDigital in Swedish time to kundtjanst@...

 

I have no affiliation with ArkivDigital and am posting this solely for the information of the readers.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 

 


New Class - Research Your Roots Using JewishGen -- November 30 to December 19, 2020 #education #announcements

Nancy Holden
 

New Class -- Research Your Roots Using JewishGen -- November 30 to
December 19, 2020

Research Your Roots using JewishGen is designed for researchers who
want to become more efficient in using the JewishGen website.

If you want to learn to use all the JewishGen databases and JewishGen's
communication facilities this class is for you.

This three week, mentored course is designed to match JewishGen
resources to your family research projects; . Students work with the
instructor on JewishGen's private Forum. You start by posting an
introduction to your family story and objectives you would like to work
on. The Instructor will personally respond to your posts, your questions,
and your project goals with suggestions and assistance. The forum is open
24/7. You post at your convenience and the instructor checks into the
forum frequently to respond.

Requirements: Students must be comfortable browsing the Internet and
downloading files and have 8-10 hours per week to organize their papers,
read the lessons, search online and interact with the Forum. Tuition for
this Course is $150. Registration is open now, maximum 15 students; more
details and enrollment at www.JewishGen.org/Education

*Please* review the detailed description, requirements and tuition at
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course@146
and then contact the instructor for questions or enroll in the course.

Nancy Holden
Director of Education, JewishGen Inc
email: education@...


Re: Offering photos Mt Judah Cemetery, Queens NY #usa

Jack Jacobson
 

Allan,   i have a couple of stones I would like pictures of at Mt Judah.   Can you send me your email address, this is mine.   jack.s.jacobson@...    And I am happy to help with costs.

Jack Jacobson


Re: seeking genealogist/researcher in Germany #germany

W. Fritzsche
 

Dear Mr. D´Angelo,
I would like to offer my help.
Information about me and my services can be found under
www.a-h-b.de
Of course therre is an English site as well.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best regards
Wolfgang Fritzsche


New Class - Research Your Roots Using  JewishGen --  November 30 to December 19,  2020 #general #announcements #education

Nancy Holden
 

New Class - Research Your Roots Using  JewishGen --  November 30 to December 19,  2020

 

Research Your Roots using JewishGen  is designed for researchers who want to become more efficient in using the JewishGen website.

 

If you want to  learn to use all the JewishGen databases and JewishGen's communication facilities this class is for you.

 

This three week, mentored course is designed to match JewishGen resources to your family research projects; . Students work with the instructor on JewishGen's private Forum. You start by posting an introduction to your family story and objectives  you would like to work on. The Instructor will personally respond to your posts, your questions, and your project goals with suggestions and assistance. The forum is open 24/7. You post at your convenience and the instructor checks into the forum frequently to respond.

 

Requirements: Students must be comfortable browsing the Internet and downloading files and have 8-10 hours per week to organize their papers, read the lessons, search online and interact with the FORUM. Tuition for this Course is $150. Registration is open now, maximum 15 students; more details and enrollment at www.JewishGen.org/Education

 

*Please* review the detailed description, requirements and tuition at

https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40146

and then contact the instructor for questions 

education@...

or enroll in the course.

 

Nancy Holden

Director of Education, JewishGen Inc

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