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JGS of Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. The Genealogical Importance of Gravestones and The Toronto JOWBR Initiative . Wed 25 Nov 2020 at 7:30 pm ET. Steven Brock. #announcements #events

Jerry Scherer
 

 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO

 

The Genealogical Importance of Gravestones and
The Toronto JOWBR Initiative

Speaker: Steven Brock

 
VIRTUAL MEETING: View from home
 
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
at 7:30 p.m. ET.


For those tracing their family tree, gravestones can be an incredible source of information. They can provide the researcher with key details relating to their ancestors, including names, dates, places and references to previous generations. In this presentation, JGS-Hamilton member Steven Brock will discuss Jewish gravestones and their importance in genealogy. He will speak to the origins of the Matzevah and how to read and interpret the information carved into the memorial. He will then address The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR); how to use it and JGS-Toronto / Hamilton’s contributions to this remarkable database.

Steven Brock has been researching his family roots in Poland and Russia for over 20 years and has traced his ancestors back to the late 1700s. He has been a member of the Hamilton Jewish Genealogical Society since its inception in 2004 and served on its Board of Directors as Treasurer for 12 years. In addition to his own research, he has been involved in several projects including the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, the Canadian Naturalization Database Indexing, and the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR).


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 Jerry Scherer


Re: "Comments: f, byl propuscen?" #belarus #records

mvayser@...
 

David,
The comment means that he was missed during the previous revision "byl propushchen" = "was missed".  Not sure what the "f" part is, it's not a word, maybe short for something.  Can you post a photo of this record?

Mike Vayser


Re: Genealogy Classes offered by GHJGS in January 2021 #jgs-iajgs #announcements #education #events #records

Stephen Weinstein
 

On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 10:18 AM, Stefani Elkort Twyford wrote:
Please visit our website calendar at http://ghjgs.org/program-calendar/ to learn more about each workshop with a link to register for each session.
If you have trouble finding the link on the calendar, it's https://www.moritzresearch.com/virtual-workshops
However, that's not where you register; that page gives you two more links.
If you just want to register quickly without reading the information on that page and finding the links there, go to directly to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexreMdJtlQR9_bWKB2fFdqhikSFVs8sQp-LqrPKm4j8V9kWQ/viewform to register and https://www.moritzresearch.com/checkout to pay.
 
--
Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, California, USA
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Re: Vaniovice, Galicia? #galicia #ukraine

Renee Steinig
 

Gesher Galicia's Galician Town Locator
(https://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/) lists a good
possibility -- Waniowice, in the Jewish administrative district of
Sambor. Chances are that it's the place that Google Maps calls
Van'ovychi and the JewishGen Gazetteer lists as Van’ovitse -- about 5
miles southwest of Sambor/Sambir, Ukraine.

Both the All Galicia Database (https://search.geshergalicia.org) and
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland (jri-poland.org) have records for this
town.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


Vivian Kahn <vkahn@...> wrote:

<<I have an 1884 Budapest marriage record that identifies the
bridegroom's place of birth as Vaniovice, Galicia. His parents, both
deceased, lived in Sambor, now Sambir, Ukraine. I've checked the
JewishGen communities database and gazetteer and can't find any place
by that name near Sambor. Any suggestions?>>


Headstone Translation #translation

amitch1066@...
 

Hello,

Would anyone be able to translate the following Hebrew on this headstone?  Thanks a lot in advance!!

Amy Mitchell


Vaniovice = Waniowice #galicia #ukraine

Vivian Kahn
 

I found the location right after posting my query. It’s Waniowice, now Van’ovychi, which is in the Sambir region of Lviv.

Vivian Kahn
--
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


Vaniovice, Galicia? #galicia #ukraine

Vivian Kahn
 

I have an 1884 Budapest marriage record that identifies the bridegroom's place of birth as Vaniovice, Galicia. His parents, both deceased, lived in Sambor, now Sambir, Ukraine. I've checked the JewishGen communities database and gazetteer and can't find any place by that name near Sambor. Any suggestions?

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: Looking for the name of a righteous gentile in Vienna who died approximately 1980-1985 #austria-czech #general #holocaust

w.e.eckstein@...
 

Her husband Ferdinand Stepanek, shoemaker, in 1938 was the "Hausbesorger" in Tandelmarktgasse 12; see "Lehmann online" 1938, vol. 2, "Hausparteien" via address; "E" stands for houseowner, "H" for "Hausbesorger". He was born 21-Aug-1883 and was buried at Vienna Zentralfriedhof 15a-11-21 7-Feb-1949. His wife Anna was borb 12-Apr-1883 and was buried there 27-Feb-1978, also a son Ferdinand jun., born 21-Feb-1904, died 24-Aug-1941 in Castellezgasse 12.
Regards,
Wolf-Erich Eckstein,
Vienna, Austria


Searching for Jakob Distenfeld's father #galicia #records #ukraine

NTalbot
 

Hello, I am researching my Distenfeld branch of family from the area of Lopatyn, Kamionka-Stumilowa. My great-grandfather was Leizer Distenfeld, b. 1870.
His father was Jakob, b. c. 1835. I am searching for Jakob Distenfeld's father. Jakob was married to Zirel (Tsirel) nee Bedner. Any information would be appreciated. 

NTalbot
Brooklyn, NY
ninaitalbot@...

NEGER, SPINRAD (Dynow, Poland)
TOLPEN (Suchostaw, Poland/Sukhostav, Ukraine)
DISTENFELD, ADLER, WILDER (Kamionka Strumilowa, Poland/Kamianka-Buzka, Ukraine)


looking for any information about my father;s mother.'s parents-overwhelmed by the help I've gotten thus far. ( I didn't finish my first question) #usa

bonniemdj@...
 

.. re.: parents of Mollie Lieberman nee Cohen- born in Russia 1886- passed away in the Bronx in 1937. Her father's name was Veivel/Weivel/William, and her mother's name was Asna Popensky. I was wondering whether the two had children other than Mollie, Isadore and Benjamin. Finally, did Veivel and Asna immigrate to the U.S.?
Thank you for helping me further. I cannot seem to find information.
-Bonnie Lieberman
Beacon, NY


Translation help needed Dutch into English #translation

murphy8@...
 

I have posted on Viewmate, Jewishgen, three short records on index cards in Dutch related to relatives of mine who were transported from Westerbork to Theresienstadt.  The links are below.  I would really appreciate help with translation into English.  Thanks so much! 
Robin August

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=88854
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=88853
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=88852


Re: Immigrant Arrival Question #usa

pathetiq1@...
 


Aron Armand CIPEFIN #hungary #holocaust

mllm39@...
 

Dear All,
 
I am looking for information on the fate of Dr. Aron Armand CIPERFIN.  He was born in 1907/08 in the Russian Empire, but grew up in Budapest.  Due to the Numerus Clausus, he studied medicine at the University of Würzburg, then came back to Hungary after the Nazis came to power.   I know that he was at the Zsidokorhaz (Jewih Hospital) in 1938, and he was still alive in 1940.  According to the Yad Vashem central database, "he was murdered in the Shoah."  I'm trying to figure out how/when he died.  I suspect he was killed at Kameniec-Podolski, but it's also possible that he died in munkaszolgalat (forced labor service).    Please let me know if anyone has any leads.
 
Thank you,
 
Michael Miller 
(Budapest/Vienna)


Immigrant Arrival Question #usa

Lawrence Weintraub
 

My grandfather, Samuel Edelstein (Hebrew name Zechariah) lived part of his life in Boston and filed his Declaration of Intention there on February 16,1920. On it, he claimed to have landed in NYC on February 22, 1902 from Stepan, Russia sailing from Hamburg, ship unknown. He later moved to NYC permanently but never completed the citizenship process; still listed as "First Papers" on the 1940 Census.  I have tried to research the actual ship and date, to no avail.
 
Later arrivals like my great grandmother and a young great aunt and uncle travelled as "Proshkulnik" but magically became Edelstein once touching land (in Boston). I have assumed that to have been her maiden name but that Samuel travelled as Edelstein.  Can anyone provide guidance on fleshing out Samuel's arrival information?
 
Thank you,
Lawrence Weintraub
Old Bridge, NJ


Kogan/Kagan #ukraine

David Mason
 

I’m researching Kogan=>Cohen from Zvenigorodka, Cherkassy Region, Ukraine.  Of 1,711 people in the Yad Vashem data for this town, 28 are Kogans and 13 are Kagans. 

 

I assume both are Cohanim, but how closely are they related?  Are these just arbitrary transliterations into Russian/Ukrainian and potentially close relations, or is there a definite split many generations ago?

 

-David Mason

 


Nazi-era Jewish refugees from Hamburg: research opportunity #germany #records #holocaust

Judith Berlowitz
 

I just received the following copied message on Geni.com, connected to the profile of Karl Kutschera. I became interested in his genealogy while including his Café Wien in my book of historical fiction (about to be published in Spain). Since I'm not able to follow up on this find, tempted though I am, I'm posting Irene's message here, with her knowledge, in case any of you are interested in contacting Dr. Kleibl in Bremerhaven.
I hope this find reveals some worthy information! Best of luck,

<<Hello Judith, I was looking in geni for Karl Kutschera and found you.
If i see it correctly you are jewish. I've been doing genealogy for a long time and recently found a lady who works for a German museum who found forgot boxes from Jewish refugees in the port of Hamburg during the Nazi era. Maybe you want to get in touch with this lady.

Katrin Kleibl
kleibl@...

With best regards Irene Cantez>>

Judith Berlowitz, San Francisco


Re: JewishGen Talks: Roots of Jews from Eastern Europe #JewishGenUpdates #education

Nancy Siegel
 

If you are unable to attend the live presentation of the JewishGen Talks webinar, it will be recorded so you can watch at your convenience.

Recordings of the JewishGen webinars will immediately be available on the JewishGen Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jewishgen.org.

The recordings are also posted to the JewishGen YouTube Channel within several days after the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/user/JewishGen613



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Nancy Siegel
Director of Communications
JewishGen.org
(San Francisco, California)
nsiegel@...



Re: "Researchers" submitting Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony #holocaust #israel

zionsharav
 

Excellent points, Jay Gordon.  When looking over a POT, it is very relevant to note whether the submitter is a close relative - and in what year the information
was submitted.
-Ari Dale


Re: Help with the name of a town on a marriage certificate #romania #names

Valentin Lupu
 

Actually, Romanesti parish included 6 villages, among them the three mentioned in the Gazetteer.


Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL


Re: JewishGen Talks: Roots of Jews from Eastern Europe #JewishGenUpdates #education

Peninah Zilberman
 

Dear Nancy,

 

Sounds like a great presentation.

Presently I am in Israel, different time zone.

Any chances the presentation will be available to get the recording.

Looking forward to your positive response

Stay safe and healthy

Peninah

 

Peninah Zilberman

JEWISH FAMILY ROOTS JOURNEYS

www.ftsighet.com

Canada 1-416-781-0330

Israel 972-54-228-8141

 

 

 

From: main@... <main@...> On Behalf Of Nancy Siegel
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:08 AM
To: main@...
Subject: [Special] [JewishGen.org] JewishGen Talks: Roots of Jews from Eastern Europe #JewishGenUpdates #education

 

We invite you to attend another free presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars, with our speaker, Dr. Alexander Beider.

 

Roots of Jews from Eastern Europe:

Names, Language, and History

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

2:00 pm Eastern Time (New York)

 

About the Talk

According to the traditional point of view, the ancestors of all Ashkenazi Jews (including those from Eastern Europe) lived in the Middle Ages in the Rhineland, western Germany. This consideration is supported by the religious rite practiced by Ashkenazim that originated in the area in question. The provenance from Germany seems also to be confirmed by the daily use of Yiddish, a language whose German basis is on the surface. Further analysis of this language and the given names used by Jews in Eastern Europe reveals a more nuanced picture. Alongside the real migrants from the Rhineland, we find traces of Jewish ancestors who spoke Slavic languages in the Middle Ages and lived in the Czech lands as well as in the territories of modern western Ukraine and western Belarus. 



About the Speaker

Alexander Beider was born in Moscow in 1963. He studied mathematics and theoretical physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, from which he received a PhD in applied mathematics (1989). Since 1990, he has lived with his family in Paris, France. In 2000, he received his second PhD, this time in the domain of Jewish Studies, from Sorbonne. 


Dr. Beider uses onomastics and linguistics as tools to unravel the history of the Jewish people. He has written a series of reference books dealing with the etymology of Jewish surnames, all published by Avotaynu Inc. They include: A
Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire (1993, 2nd revised edition in 2008), Jewish Surnames in Prague (15th-18th centuries) (1994), A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland (1996), A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia (2004), A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Maghreb, Gibraltar, and Malta (2017), and A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Italy, France and “Portuguese” Communities (2019). His Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names (2001) is the reference study in the domain of traditional Yiddish first names. Origins of Yiddish Dialects (Oxford University Press, 2015) synthesizes scholarship on the subject for the half century since the publication of Max Weinreich's “History of the Yiddish Language” (1973) and, according to certain critics, represents a comprehensive and convincing revision of its esteemed predecessor, no less than a new standard work in the domain. Dr. Beider is also the designer of the linguistic part of the Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching method of computer-based searches for equivalent surnames.



Registration is free with a suggested donation.

Please click here to register now!




For more information regarding JewishGen Talks webinars, go to:

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Nancy Siegel
Director of Communications
JewishGen.org
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nsiegel@...



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