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(Canada) Ancestry Free Access to Canadian Immigration Records Through February 20 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry is celebrating Family Day with free access to Canadian Immigration
Records >from 9:00AM ET February 17 until 11:59 PM ET February 20, 2917.
After the free access period ends you will only be able to access these
records using a paid Ancestry subscription. The same is also true if you try
to access records not included in the featured collection. To see the list
of collections included in the Family Day free access go to:
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/group/canada_immigration

You will be required to register with your name, email address and password.
No credit card information is required.

Go to http://www.ancestry.ca/cs/familyday
To start your Family Day experience. Fill in a name you are searching and
you will be directed to register.

When your search results appear there will be a green box that says "View"
and under that "Free Access." Click on "View." When the record appears, do a
"print screen" to your photo software on your computer if you want to save
it.

If you click on the left hand sign that says to sign up to save this record
you will be directed to give your credit card number for a 14 day free trial
and have to remember to cancel it before the 14 days or you will be billed
for a paid subscription. The same is true if you click on free trial on the
first page, you will be asked for a credit card for a 14-day free trial-
this is not the free offer.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada) Ancestry Free Access to Canadian Immigration Records Through February 20 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry is celebrating Family Day with free access to Canadian Immigration
Records >from 9:00AM ET February 17 until 11:59 PM ET February 20, 2917.
After the free access period ends you will only be able to access these
records using a paid Ancestry subscription. The same is also true if you try
to access records not included in the featured collection. To see the list
of collections included in the Family Day free access go to:
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/group/canada_immigration

You will be required to register with your name, email address and password.
No credit card information is required.

Go to http://www.ancestry.ca/cs/familyday
To start your Family Day experience. Fill in a name you are searching and
you will be directed to register.

When your search results appear there will be a green box that says "View"
and under that "Free Access." Click on "View." When the record appears, do a
"print screen" to your photo software on your computer if you want to save
it.

If you click on the left hand sign that says to sign up to save this record
you will be directed to give your credit card number for a 14 day free trial
and have to remember to cancel it before the 14 days or you will be billed
for a paid subscription. The same is true if you click on free trial on the
first page, you will be asked for a credit card for a 14-day free trial-
this is not the free offer.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen's Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <bruce.drake@...>
 

This week's excerpt >from the Yizkor book of Radomsko, Poland is a story
that could be told over and over again as the Jews of Eastern Europe
struggled with mounting economic hardships and persecution - the moment that
a family decides "We're going to America." Those were the words said by the
father of Sarah Hamer-Jakhlin when his business began failing. The day
before leaving, Sarah woke early to walk one last time about the city "to
take a quiet leave of the streets and little alleys, of the shops, of the
trees and greenery, and of the people." Her description of what she was
seeing for the last time brings the town and its people alive. When a friend
of her father sees her and asks why she is so pensive, she tells him the
family is leaving, that she doesn't want to go and starts to cry. He pats
her back and tells her: "Nu , don't cry, Surale. America is a better country
than Poland for Jews."

URL: https://business.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1325736944115124:0
Short URL: http://bit.ly/2kwMWWa

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow (http://bit.ly/2eAUPDL); Kovel (http://bit.ly/2dG6bY4)
Kovel Yizkor Book (1957): (http://bit.ly/cA6w1d)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen's Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <bruce.drake@...>
 

This week's excerpt >from the Yizkor book of Radomsko, Poland is a story
that could be told over and over again as the Jews of Eastern Europe
struggled with mounting economic hardships and persecution - the moment that
a family decides "We're going to America." Those were the words said by the
father of Sarah Hamer-Jakhlin when his business began failing. The day
before leaving, Sarah woke early to walk one last time about the city "to
take a quiet leave of the streets and little alleys, of the shops, of the
trees and greenery, and of the people." Her description of what she was
seeing for the last time brings the town and its people alive. When a friend
of her father sees her and asks why she is so pensive, she tells him the
family is leaving, that she doesn't want to go and starts to cry. He pats
her back and tells her: "Nu , don't cry, Surale. America is a better country
than Poland for Jews."

URL: https://business.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1325736944115124:0
Short URL: http://bit.ly/2kwMWWa

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow (http://bit.ly/2eAUPDL); Kovel (http://bit.ly/2dG6bY4)
Kovel Yizkor Book (1957): (http://bit.ly/cA6w1d)


(US) TLC Announces New Season for Who Do You Think You Are Starting March 5 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Learning Channel (TLC) announced the celebrities to be featured on the
new season of Who Do You Think You Are (US). Eight new one-hour episodes
will premiere on Sunday March 5th at 10 /9PM.

The celebrities include Jennifer Grey and Jessica Biel, whose Jewish
ancestry will be explored.

The TLC website for Who Do You Think You Are for the new season is:
http://tinyurl.com/jg5ncxc
Original url:
https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/videos/get-a-first-look-at-the-seventh-season-of-who-do-you-think-you-are

To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/h6o9g4b
Original url:
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/TLC-Reveals-New-Celebrity-Contributors-for-WHO-DO-YOU-THINK-YOU-ARE-20170215#

I have no affiliation with either TLC or Ancestry.com, the program sponsor,
and am posting this solely for the interest of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) TLC Announces New Season for Who Do You Think You Are Starting March 5 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Learning Channel (TLC) announced the celebrities to be featured on the
new season of Who Do You Think You Are (US). Eight new one-hour episodes
will premiere on Sunday March 5th at 10 /9PM.

The celebrities include Jennifer Grey and Jessica Biel, whose Jewish
ancestry will be explored.

The TLC website for Who Do You Think You Are for the new season is:
http://tinyurl.com/jg5ncxc
Original url:
https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/videos/get-a-first-look-at-the-seventh-season-of-who-do-you-think-you-are

To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/h6o9g4b
Original url:
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/TLC-Reveals-New-Celebrity-Contributors-for-WHO-DO-YOU-THINK-YOU-ARE-20170215#

I have no affiliation with either TLC or Ancestry.com, the program sponsor,
and am posting this solely for the interest of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Photography studios in the Pale of Settlement #general

Lewis, Megan
 

As it happens the latest issue of the Belarusian Review, which just
came out, has an article on the Jewish photographers of the Mahiliou
region, which includes Mogilev. This issue is a special issue
focusing on Belarusian Jews. Other articles of possible interest to
this group include an article on Jewish agricultural colonies in
Belarus and Ukraine in the 19th and 20th centuries and an article on
"Mobility as a phenomenon of Jewish culture n the Belarusian part of
Jewish Pale of Settlement >from the end of the 18th to the beginning
of the 20th century"

The journal is freely available at
http://thepointjournal.com/fa/library/breview-sji.pdf

Megan Lewis
Reference Librarian
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Photography studios in the Pale of Settlement #general

Lewis, Megan
 

As it happens the latest issue of the Belarusian Review, which just
came out, has an article on the Jewish photographers of the Mahiliou
region, which includes Mogilev. This issue is a special issue
focusing on Belarusian Jews. Other articles of possible interest to
this group include an article on Jewish agricultural colonies in
Belarus and Ukraine in the 19th and 20th centuries and an article on
"Mobility as a phenomenon of Jewish culture n the Belarusian part of
Jewish Pale of Settlement >from the end of the 18th to the beginning
of the 20th century"

The journal is freely available at
http://thepointjournal.com/fa/library/breview-sji.pdf

Megan Lewis
Reference Librarian
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org


Pavlovo, Czechoslovakia - US Holocaust Memorial Museum #general

Lande
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has posted the names of 167 Jews
resident in Pavlovo, Czechoslovakia who perished in the Holocaust. The
names and information can be found at the Museum's website under Holocaust
Survivors and Victims Database.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

MODERATOR NOTE: Access the USHMM website at https://www.ushmm.org/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pavlovo, Czechoslovakia - US Holocaust Memorial Museum #general

Lande
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has posted the names of 167 Jews
resident in Pavlovo, Czechoslovakia who perished in the Holocaust. The
names and information can be found at the Museum's website under Holocaust
Survivors and Victims Database.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

MODERATOR NOTE: Access the USHMM website at https://www.ushmm.org/


Viewmate VM53460 - Polish Translation #galicia

Sarah Silberston <sarahsilb@...>
 

Hello,

I'd be grateful for a translation of my grandmother, Sara Rubinstein's
birth record. It's in Polish. It's the bottom entry on the page. The link is

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53460

Thanking you in advance,

Sarah Silberston

Researching SILBERSTON/SHAKHNOVICH (Kletsk, Belarus);
LENZ, MORGENTHAL (Buchach, Ukraine); RUBINSTEIN, BAUMWALD
(Zadworze, Zloczow, Poland); FREY (Nowy Targ, Poland);
BLASENSTEIN (Tarnobrzeg, Poland).


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Viewmate VM53460 - Polish Translation #galicia

Sarah Silberston <sarahsilb@...>
 

Hello,

I'd be grateful for a translation of my grandmother, Sara Rubinstein's
birth record. It's in Polish. It's the bottom entry on the page. The link is

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53460

Thanking you in advance,

Sarah Silberston

Researching SILBERSTON/SHAKHNOVICH (Kletsk, Belarus);
LENZ, MORGENTHAL (Buchach, Ukraine); RUBINSTEIN, BAUMWALD
(Zadworze, Zloczow, Poland); FREY (Nowy Targ, Poland);
BLASENSTEIN (Tarnobrzeg, Poland).


Fradel MESSINGER'S birth record #galicia

Shelley Mitchell
 

Katie Sobol questioned where her grandmother was born: Sokal or Brody?

In JRI, there is a Fradel born to Isaac Messinger and Malka Biber in 1877 in
Sokal but it also shows that Malka was >from Brody. Two other children are
listed as born to them: Feige and Wolf. Both are listed in the Sokal records
showing the mother's hometown of Brody. So while she was technically
born in Sokal, she associated herself with her mother's hometown of Brody.

Shelley Mitchell

searching for TERNER, KONIGSBERG, MOLDAUER, GOLDSCHEIN,
SCHONFELD - Kolomyja/Kolomea area. TOPF - Radautz area.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Fradel MESSINGER'S birth record #galicia

Shelley Mitchell
 

Katie Sobol questioned where her grandmother was born: Sokal or Brody?

In JRI, there is a Fradel born to Isaac Messinger and Malka Biber in 1877 in
Sokal but it also shows that Malka was >from Brody. Two other children are
listed as born to them: Feige and Wolf. Both are listed in the Sokal records
showing the mother's hometown of Brody. So while she was technically
born in Sokal, she associated herself with her mother's hometown of Brody.

Shelley Mitchell

searching for TERNER, KONIGSBERG, MOLDAUER, GOLDSCHEIN,
SCHONFELD - Kolomyja/Kolomea area. TOPF - Radautz area.


Re: Fradel MESSINGER'S birth record #galicia

Odeda Zlotnick
 

I am responding to the list since I often learn >from record
interpretations, and hope to learn >from other's responses.

According to the document submitted in ViewMate #53426:
a) Fradel was born on 21 May 1877 (not as Katie writes)
b) Her father was Isaac Messinger - see his signature (I see no David
in his name.)
c) Her mother's parents were Mirel and David - and the word Brody
appears after their name - it looks like David was a children's teacher
in Brody.

Given all the differences between the readings of this document, it
may be worthwhile to take another look at your grandmother's
Canadian document.

That said, It is not unheard of for people to report another year of
birth - and furthermore, our ancestors sometimes only knew the
Hebrew date of their birthday and estimated the Gregorian date.
Perhaps Fradel didn't know her exact year of birth - or wanted to
seem a younger.

21 May in 1877 was a few days after Shavuot - which can be
considered the beginning of summer. So can June 20.

This couple had other children, and their documents too state that
the father is Isaac Messinger, the mother's parents are Mirel and
David (Hersch) >from Brody. One of the other children, a boy born in
1882 is called Wolf. In all three birth registrations, the father signs
his declaration of paternity as "Isaac Messinger".

Using JRI Poland to search for the [starts with] Messing / Biber
combination shows only those three records in the database.

In order to accept Fradel's birth registration as your grandmother's,
you would have to accept her siblings, and explain satisfactorily the
discrepancy in her father's name, as well as the discrepancy in the
date of birth.

Odeda Zlotnick

Searching for: ZLOTNICK, FEIGIN in Lapich Belarus;
MENDELOWITSCH in Tomaszow Mazowietski, Poland; KULKOWER,
BLASS, BOTWIN, MELER n Lwow and Vienna; LEISEROWITZ in
Vienna and LEISEROWITZ and ZIGLER in Iassi and Cosula Romania

Katie Sobol <katies2727@gmail.com> wrote:

<<Recently I submitted a document on ViewMate #53426 >from Sokal
birth records of a Fradel, born in Sokal November of 1887, whose
parents mentioned were Isaak David MESSINGER and mother Malke
BIBER. I have a Canadian document >from 1946 that Fradel (Freda), my
maternal grandmother stated she was born in Brody June 20, 1880
and that her parents' names were Isaak David MESSINGER and...
Malke BIBER. What are the chances that what I found in birth records
from Sokal is not my grandmother? Can it be that there were other
people with the same names in other areas?>>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Fradel MESSINGER'S birth record #galicia

Odeda Zlotnick
 

I am responding to the list since I often learn >from record
interpretations, and hope to learn >from other's responses.

According to the document submitted in ViewMate #53426:
a) Fradel was born on 21 May 1877 (not as Katie writes)
b) Her father was Isaac Messinger - see his signature (I see no David
in his name.)
c) Her mother's parents were Mirel and David - and the word Brody
appears after their name - it looks like David was a children's teacher
in Brody.

Given all the differences between the readings of this document, it
may be worthwhile to take another look at your grandmother's
Canadian document.

That said, It is not unheard of for people to report another year of
birth - and furthermore, our ancestors sometimes only knew the
Hebrew date of their birthday and estimated the Gregorian date.
Perhaps Fradel didn't know her exact year of birth - or wanted to
seem a younger.

21 May in 1877 was a few days after Shavuot - which can be
considered the beginning of summer. So can June 20.

This couple had other children, and their documents too state that
the father is Isaac Messinger, the mother's parents are Mirel and
David (Hersch) >from Brody. One of the other children, a boy born in
1882 is called Wolf. In all three birth registrations, the father signs
his declaration of paternity as "Isaac Messinger".

Using JRI Poland to search for the [starts with] Messing / Biber
combination shows only those three records in the database.

In order to accept Fradel's birth registration as your grandmother's,
you would have to accept her siblings, and explain satisfactorily the
discrepancy in her father's name, as well as the discrepancy in the
date of birth.

Odeda Zlotnick

Searching for: ZLOTNICK, FEIGIN in Lapich Belarus;
MENDELOWITSCH in Tomaszow Mazowietski, Poland; KULKOWER,
BLASS, BOTWIN, MELER n Lwow and Vienna; LEISEROWITZ in
Vienna and LEISEROWITZ and ZIGLER in Iassi and Cosula Romania

Katie Sobol <katies2727@gmail.com> wrote:

<<Recently I submitted a document on ViewMate #53426 >from Sokal
birth records of a Fradel, born in Sokal November of 1887, whose
parents mentioned were Isaak David MESSINGER and mother Malke
BIBER. I have a Canadian document >from 1946 that Fradel (Freda), my
maternal grandmother stated she was born in Brody June 20, 1880
and that her parents' names were Isaak David MESSINGER and...
Malke BIBER. What are the chances that what I found in birth records
from Sokal is not my grandmother? Can it be that there were other
people with the same names in other areas?>>


Immigration routes from Brody #galicia

Katie Sobol <katies2727@...>
 

Does anyone know of specific routes >from Brody, Austria, now in
Ukraine, for those who immigrated to the USA or Canada before the
first World War? And is there any way I can find out other places of
immigration to other countries >from Brody? Looking for a paper trail
of ancestors, if at all possible.

I thank you in advance,

Sincerely,

Katie Sobol
researcher #9386

searching: MESSINGER, BIBER, ZOLLER and BRONSTEIN


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Immigration routes from Brody #galicia

Katie Sobol <katies2727@...>
 

Does anyone know of specific routes >from Brody, Austria, now in
Ukraine, for those who immigrated to the USA or Canada before the
first World War? And is there any way I can find out other places of
immigration to other countries >from Brody? Looking for a paper trail
of ancestors, if at all possible.

I thank you in advance,

Sincerely,

Katie Sobol
researcher #9386

searching: MESSINGER, BIBER, ZOLLER and BRONSTEIN


Re: Information on Sontai ship arriving in Haifa port from Poland in 1948 #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Thomas Klein tomk@ecologicaltech.com) wrote on 16 Feb 2017 in
soc.genealogy.jewish:

charles goldenzon <charlesgoldenzon@hotmail.com> wrote:

I obtained the passengers list of a ship that brought my great uncle
from Poland to Israel, having arrived on the Haifa port on 19th December
1948. The list indicates the ship's name as SONTAI, or perhaps SONATI.
Does anyone have information to share on this ship and what the correct
name is?
The Stephen Morse One-Step web page,
http://stevemorse.org/swiggum/fleets.html , is the easiest way to find
information about ships. If you search for ships' names beginning with
"son", you will find the Sontay, which might have been the right one.
Quote:

"From: "Moira Edge" <moira.edge@clear.net.nz>
Subject: Re: [Mariners] S.S. Sontay
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 15:56:42 +1200

Dennis,
The "Sontay" was built by Bremer Vulkan at Vegesack. 8,917 gross tons, 466
x 58 x 32.6 feet. Triple expansion, single screww, 10 knots. 16 passengers
plus 750 troops. 13 September 1921 completed as "Bayern" for Hamburg
America Line, one voyage to New York then Far East cargo service. 1930
Exhaust turbine added, speed 12 knots. 1936 Acquired by affiliate of
Messageries Maritimes (French) to carry Foreign Legion troops to Indo China,
renamed "Sontay".
25 February 1941, en route Tamatave - Dakar, boarded by British and taken to
Durban. Handed to Ministry of War Transport with Union Castle as managers.
1946 returned to French, used in 1947 to carry Jewish emigrants to
Palestine. 1949 Acquired by Messageries Maritimes again, resumed as Foreign
legion troopship.
1955 Sold Panamanian owners with Wheelock Marden of Hong Kong as managers,
renamed "Sunlock". 28 May 1958 arrived at Kudumatsu and broken up there in
1959 by Miyachi & Co. (Source, "Messageries Maritimes" by Duncan Haws).
Regards,
Dave Edge."

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
exjxwxhannivoortATinterxnlxnet
(Please change the x'es to dots)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Information on Sontai ship arriving in Haifa port from Poland in 1948 #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Thomas Klein tomk@ecologicaltech.com) wrote on 16 Feb 2017 in
soc.genealogy.jewish:

charles goldenzon <charlesgoldenzon@hotmail.com> wrote:

I obtained the passengers list of a ship that brought my great uncle
from Poland to Israel, having arrived on the Haifa port on 19th December
1948. The list indicates the ship's name as SONTAI, or perhaps SONATI.
Does anyone have information to share on this ship and what the correct
name is?
The Stephen Morse One-Step web page,
http://stevemorse.org/swiggum/fleets.html , is the easiest way to find
information about ships. If you search for ships' names beginning with
"son", you will find the Sontay, which might have been the right one.
Quote:

"From: "Moira Edge" <moira.edge@clear.net.nz>
Subject: Re: [Mariners] S.S. Sontay
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 15:56:42 +1200

Dennis,
The "Sontay" was built by Bremer Vulkan at Vegesack. 8,917 gross tons, 466
x 58 x 32.6 feet. Triple expansion, single screww, 10 knots. 16 passengers
plus 750 troops. 13 September 1921 completed as "Bayern" for Hamburg
America Line, one voyage to New York then Far East cargo service. 1930
Exhaust turbine added, speed 12 knots. 1936 Acquired by affiliate of
Messageries Maritimes (French) to carry Foreign Legion troops to Indo China,
renamed "Sontay".
25 February 1941, en route Tamatave - Dakar, boarded by British and taken to
Durban. Handed to Ministry of War Transport with Union Castle as managers.
1946 returned to French, used in 1947 to carry Jewish emigrants to
Palestine. 1949 Acquired by Messageries Maritimes again, resumed as Foreign
legion troopship.
1955 Sold Panamanian owners with Wheelock Marden of Hong Kong as managers,
renamed "Sunlock". 28 May 1958 arrived at Kudumatsu and broken up there in
1959 by Miyachi & Co. (Source, "Messageries Maritimes" by Duncan Haws).
Regards,
Dave Edge."

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
exjxwxhannivoortATinterxnlxnet
(Please change the x'es to dots)

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