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Re: RIVIN of Gomel plus NAKHYMAN from Bieltiza, near Gomel #belarus

Gerald and Margaret
 

I suggest you contact The Together Plan, a UK- and Belarus-based charity which helps the local Jews become self-sufficient.  One of their projects is genealogical research.  They have the huge advantage of speaking the local language and Russian, as well as knowing the ways Belarussian bureaucracy works !
Have a look at thetogetherplan.org.uk for more details.

Best of luck,

Margaret Levin
London UK


Re: Name changed in London before coming to US, searching for original name #names

lydgateaction@...
 

To add to my above response: There was no restriction even after 1919 to informal name changes for non-aliens. That remains the case. In 2020 - it is completely normal and legal for anyone over the age of 16 to start using a new name at any time, and absolutely no registration is required, so long as they are not doing so for a fraudulent or illegal reason. It could be by a completely private Deed. 
Using a formal mechanism registered by the state (a Deed Poll) is and remains entirely optional. 

Aubrey Blumsohn
Sheffield, UK


Recording of Gesher Galicia Zoom Membership Meeting of 11/8/20 #galicia #ukraine #poland #holocaust #records

Steven Turner
 

The recording of our zoom membership meeting of 11/8/20 has been
uploaded to YouTube.
https://youtu.be/c99tMqDes5k

Please note that since the president's presentation in the live
recording had technical difficulties Steven Turner re-recorded the
presentation and it was edited into this upload. Please give it a
listen to learn all that is going on with Gesher Galicia and what is
upcoming. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so as not
to miss any uploads.

We at Gesher Galicia wish everybody a very Happy Chanukah.
                                              !חג חנוכה שמח
 
 


Recording of Gesher Galicia Zoom Membership Meeting of 11/8/20 #galicia #ukraine #poland #holocaust #records

Steven Turner
 

The recording of our zoom membership meeting of 11/8/20 has been uploaded to YouTube.
https://youtu.be/c99tMqDes5k
 
Please note that since the president's presentation in the live recording had technical difficulties Steven Turner re-recorded the presentation and it was edited into this upload. Please give it a listen to learn all that is going on with Gesher Galicia and what is upcoming. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so as not to miss any uploads.
 
We at Gesher Galicia wish everybody a very Happy Chanukah.
חג חנוכה שמח!


Re: tens of thousands members "family trees" in Ancestry #announcements #general #education

Susana Rubin
 

I have found them too. They have my entire family and they mixed up photos and names. They do not reply when you send them a message. I think they are created by robots. I do not know what is the purpose, but I also find it disturbing. I asked Ancestry and they said if my tree was public they cannot do anything about. Then I made my tree private.

Susana Rubin, Ottawa, Canada


Re: Name changed in London before coming to US, searching for original name #names

lydgateaction@...
 

In fact I think it depended a lot on "alien" status. 

The Alien Restriction act of 1914 was then amended and extended in December 1919. 

That placed an obligation on "aliens" to register name changes (personal and business)

The legislation is here

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1919/92/pdfs/ukpga_19190092_en.pdf

Bear in mind when reading that the 1919 legislation particularly was to a considerable extent specifically targeted at Jewish Marxist terrorists operating in and around London and causing considerable mayhem, murders and robberies in furtherance of their cause. 

The largest terrorist standoff on British soil remains the siege of Sidney street which resulted from the activities of these individuals who caused so much disrepute to our community and who drove this legislation. An earlier motivation of the Act (of 1914) was motivated by a fear of German spies (German Jews felt compelled to announce their support for Britain in 'loyalty letters' to newspapers).

An alien was I think defined as a non-citizen, and not all Jews would have fallen into that category.


Wolf Garfunkel #usa #poland #galicia

Debbie Garfunkel Popper
 

Looking for information about Wolf Garfunkel who came to America from Rzeszow some time after 1857.  Interested in learning about his parents (father was Shmuel) but don't have any information about his mother.  His first wife (my gg grandmother) died in Poland in the 1850s.  We think her name was Malka Bracha, but don't know any more details.  His second wife was Sima Raizel Grinbaum who ultimately came to America with him and her children. Interested in learning about any siblings he may have had. Wolf died in 1886 and is buried in Union Fields Cemetery in Queens.  I'm new at this so any advice is greatly appreciated.

Debbie Garfunkel Popper
 
 
 


Re: place in Teleneshty Yizkor book #yizkorbooks

jerrold@...
 

The two towns: Cioceltani mentioned in Gina's response, and Suhuluceni mentioned in my earlier response, are 8.7 kilometers from each other, according to JewishGen loctown. Both are in the vicinity of Teleneshti. So both would be possibilities, albeit Suhuluceni seems to be phonetically closer to the Suhuluceni version that Dale asked about. 

Jerrold Landau  (Translator of the portions of the Telenshty YB that is online at JewishGen)
http://jerroldlandau.com


Looking for a researcher for records in Romania #bessarabia #records #romania

Marcia Segal
 

Hello,

I am hoping to find a researcher who can look for records in Romania (birth, marriage, death). One group of records would be from around 1850-1888 (for family who left for the US_, and another from around 1900-1950 (for family who remained in Romania). Guidance welcome.

Sincerely,
Marcia Segal


Re: Expedited Death Certificate Order from Albany, NY #usa

Robert Avner
 

To Arnon & others

Unfortunately obtaining genealogy death certificates is considered the lowest priority by the New York State Dept. of Health. Maybe Reclaim The Records can get involved. For some unexplicable reason the Department of Health is in charge of dispensing vital records no matter how old they are & never transfers them to the New York State Archives as other states do to their archives. All the NY State Archives have pertaining to vital documents are indexes. The rediculous length of time it takes has nothing to do with the Pandemic. When the NY State Driver’s Licenses were changed to Real ID the delay was attributed to people applying for copies of their birth certificate. What it really is & I was told by the person who answered the phone when they still had a customer phone line is they have one person working on doing genealogical records for the entire state. It is much better to apply to the town or village clerk where the person died. Of course if you can’t find that out as I couldn’t in a particular case it took from June 2018 to November 2020.
Robert Avner


Re: Maryland cemetery search #usa

RDeutsch@...
 

What part of Maryland did they live?  Did they belong to a Temple?   Maryland has several Jewish cemeteries but you could narrow it down by the town they lived in.  With a couple of calls, you could probably locate the cemetery.   Find A Grave is also worth checking.  I can possibly help with suggestions on cemeteries to call.  You can contact me at RDeutsch@...
Ron Deutsch, Annapolis, MD


Re: Name changed in London before coming to US, searching for original name #names

Jill Whitehead
 

Before WW1 name changes were informal. Use of name changes by Deed Poll started to come in during WW1 (e.g. my Gutenberg's of Sheffield became Graham in 1915). This was not a legal requirement for all until about the 1920s.  So a name change in 1905 may be too early to be official.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Messages re Josef Raffray and Maria Gruber #austria-czech

karcsikaniki@...
 

Hi.I does application just last year.Somebody he sent for me messages,find cuosins from my family.My grandfather he live neusider,austria 1922-1942
Josef Raffay
For grandfather mother
She name was Maria Gruber.
If somebody can help me,thank you.Hapy hanuka🔯
Karoly Raffai
 


Re: Rabbinical controversy in Galanta ( 1894) #rabbinic

Yehuda Horovitz
 

RE: Re: Rabbinical controversy in Galanta ( 1894) #rabbinic
his name is Shraga Tzevi Levi
2 Torat Chessed St. Jerusalem

Yehuda Horovitz


Re: Name changed in London before coming to US, searching for original name #names

Jill Anderson
 

Phil

if the name was changed officially” by deed poll” there will be a record of that in the London Gazette. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/

Jill Anderson
London


Re: Jewish Matzeva (Tombstone) Stonemasons? #slovakia

ellen fine
 

Madeleine,
 
I found your search for stone mason guilds and training very interesting. This week a friend posted photos on his fb page of the stone cutters and 
craft guildsmen of Italian origin who lived in Barre, Vermont and created quite a community. They were not Jewish. However, a thought comes to mind that perhaps there were immigrant corners of immigrant Jewish people who were employed in the task in the making and engraving of graves stones and markers.  Would it be valuable to follow a path of these artisans in this country, Canada, England and France another countries to see if some of these families were multi generational and some came to North America to work in this profession here?
 
Incidentally, my friend was so moved to photograph some of the graves and memorials because the people buried underneath died during the last Pandemic, the Influenza Epidemic of 2018 and onwards, noting the beauty of the work and the tragedy of their deaths during a Pandemic
 
I hope these thoughts are helpful,
 
Ellen Fine


Expedited Death Certificate Order from Albany, NY #usa

Arnon Hershkovitz
 

Hello, Dear JG Colleagues,
 
I was wondering if anyone knows of an expedited way for obtaining copies of Death Certificates - for genealogical purposes - from Albany, NY. The DCs I need are from 1939 and 1964.
 
May hiring a local researcher help?
 
I did send a standard mail request about 5 months ago, however nothing arrived so far...
 
I know that everything is slower-than-usual these days due to the COVID situation, which makes my question more-than-usual relevant, as I have some urgency in these copies.
 
 
Thanks,
Arnon Hershkovitz


Claims Conference Online Publication of Belgium's Library Seizures Stolen by Nazis #announcements #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) and the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) announced the publication of Documenting Nazi Library Plunder in Occupied Belgium and Limited Postwar Retrieval. The publication features data about Belgian library collections stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Information about the contents of those collections is now available in digital format online for the first time. The library materials were taken from victims of the Holocaust more than 75 years ago by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR)—the Nazi agency organized by Hitler’s ideological spokesman, Alfred Rosenberg. During its operations, the ERR deliberately and methodically identified private libraries of individuals and institutions that contained important cultural and historical knowledge, and plundered materials that were curated over many careers and lifetimes. From August 1940 to February 1943, the ERR conducted 150 library seizure operations across Belgium that included an estimated 250,000 – 300,000 volumes of books.

 

It’s a two-part publication and includes ERR wartime library seizure lists which document the looted collections’ content extensive charts naming all the victims, and combined data regarding the 150 ERR seizure operations.

 

The publication focuses on the private libraries in Belgium filled with collections of cultural knowledge that were confiscated from Jews, Masons, political elite, liberal professors, labor and socialist sources, and more, often with considerable archived materials (and sometimes art) that were shipped to Germany between the fall of 1940 and the summer of 1944. Large portions of the combined library loot were shipped to the former Soviet Union, where they remain today. Other portions were dispersed throughout Eastern Europe.

 

Part 1 of the publication, now issued online, is based on the ERR Belgian office files that surfaced in Kyiv in the 1990s, long hidden in Ukraine as part of the most extensive surviving collection of ERR records from Europe.

 

Part two focuses on the repatriation of libraries to Belgium after they were retrieved by Allied forces. Some were nationalized and sent to other countries, while others are featured in state or national libraries in Russian and Belarus - some dedicated to the Holocaust victims they were taken from.

 

The links for aforementioned may be obtained by going to:  https://www.errproject.org/looted_libraries_be.php

 

To read more see:

https://wjro.org.il/claims-conference-and-wjro-announce-online-publication-on-150-library-seizure-operations-stolen-by-the-nazis-in-belgium/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Looking for Grieff family member from Lithuania that married a Gordon, Haskel or Oshman in Lithuania #lithuania #usa #poland #russia

kosfiszer8@...
 

I am looking to find  a relationship between Grieff ( with variations like Graf, Gref, Grif) and Haskel, Oshman or Gordon. The families lived in Suwalki, that was in Poland/Lithuania/Prussia/Kaliningrad-Russia. The DNA shows a relationship at the 2nd-3rd cousin level and so far no family tree shows any relationship.

Angel Kosfiszer
Richardson, Texas


Re: Kogan/Kagan #ukraine

Madeleine Isenberg
 

I'm not sure what the issues are in the Ukraine, but if it was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire at the time, often Jews would marry according to Jewish tradition (with a ketubah) and not civilly.  As a result, when children were born, they would not be registered under the father's name; they were noted as being unehelich or illegitimate and recorded with the mother's maiden name.  So if she happened to have been born a KOHEN/KOHAN/KOHN etc., the child would bear that name.

Some families did later undergo civil marriages and the names might then have reverted to the father's name, or not.

--
Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...
Beverly Hills, CA
 
Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various parts of Galicia, Poland
(Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno, Lapuszna, Krakow, Ochotnica) who migrated into Kezmarok or
nearby towns in northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who lived/had businesses in Moravska Ostrava);
GOLDSTEIN in Sena or Szina, Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva and Tokaj, Hungary.

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