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A Latvian Chanukah Present - Day 2 #latvia

Nancy Siegel
 

A LATVIAN CHANUKAH PRESENT - DAY 2

Latvian Jewish Immigration in 1924 

by Ann Rabinowitz


In memory of my great uncle Max Hillman, who was born in Bauska, Latvia, and who started me on my genealogical research, which is so long ago now, I am posting a piece about Latvia every day throughout Chanukah. The posts will be about people, events, and daily life. These posts can also be viewed on the JewishGen Blog at: https://www.jewishgen.org/Blog/


Following my Day 1 Chanukah Present, I am continuing my use of the Historical Jewish Press website to provide insight into the lives of Latvian Jews. 


Today, in Day 2, I am utilizing an article which was published in The Sentinel, Friday, June 27, 1924, Pg. 4. It is entitled "Order Return of Immigrants to Latvian Homes". 


This article described the issues which Jewish immigrants faced in getting to America. Many of the details of this immigration period have not been discussed previously, especially by the immigrants. For those whose ancestors were part of this immigration, you may be learning of your relatives' struggles for the first time. 

Riga (J.T.A.) - The Latvian Government has ordered all emigrants temporarily in Latvia, unable to proceed to America, to return to Russia before June 20th. The Latvian Minister of the Interior refuses to permit the emigrants to stay, calling them undesirable as citizens.


The steamship companies, which have maintained a colony of 1,600 Russian Jews in Riga since the closing of the Russian immigration quota last September, have notified the Latvian Government that they are not willing to pay further penalties in order to permit the emigrants to remain.


According to figures obtained from the steamship lines there are 6,400 Russian Jews who already have received American visas and are waiting for the opening of the quota in July. Large colonies are awaiting at Riga, Kovno, Warsaw, Bremen, Hamburg, Cherbourg, Southampton, Bucharest, and Constantinople.


Since this fills the quota for the next four years under the law, the Baltic States have informed their Consuls in Russia to refuse further transit visas for would-be emigrants.

 

 

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



Re: Jacob Grossman, Yiddish Actor, Bronx Art Theater #usa

Diane Jacobs
 

The NYPL main branch has a Jewish theatre div, room 84. Perhaps the research librarian could be if help to you there.

Diane Jacobs 



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Date: 12/10/20 2:51 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [JewishGen.org] Jacob Grossman, Yiddish Actor, Bronx Art Theater #usa

I am seeking information about a great-uncle named Jacob (Jack) Grossman who was a Yiddish actor in the 1920s and 1930s. 

My father told me that, later in his career, Jack owned or managed a Yiddish theater in the Bronx.  My father thought it was the Bronx Art Theater, but wasn't certain.  My father also said he thought it might have been a theater near Hunt's Point.

Can someone suggest a way I might be able to trace this down?  Is there any documentation on the Bronx Art Theater, or on other Yiddish theaters in the Bronx, that might identify owners and managers?

I do not know when he might have held this position, but he died in 1973 at the age of about 85, so I imagine it was several decades prior to that.

I'd appreciate any help or advice in tracking this down.

GH Marcus
ghmarcus@...
--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Special Event: Jewish Ethnicity & DNA: History, Migration, Genetics #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Leah Kushner
 

A Special ZOOM event by the Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society

Title: Jewish Ethnicity & DNA: History, Migration, Genetics

Sunday, January 24, 2021 2pm PST

For more information and to RSVP for this event
Leah Kushner at SCJGSociety@...

About the Presenters:

Schelly Talalay Dardashti is a journalist, genealogist, and founder of
the award-winning “Tracing the Tribe - Jewish Genealogy on Facebook”
(37,000+ members/101-countries). She is the US Genealogy Advisor for
MyHeritage.com



Schelly was an early proponent of DNA for genealogy, and co-admins
several DNA projects at FamilyTreeDNA. She has traced her Ashkenazi,
Sephardi and Mizrahi roots across Europe and the Middle East for more
than 35 years. Her articles have appeared in JTA, Reform Judaism,
Hadassah, NGS Quarterly, Avotaynu, and numerous Jewish and general
genealogy publications. Schelly is a founding member, Centro Sefarad
NM (New Mexico); president, JGS of New Mexico; and media coordinator,
Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies.


Maria Apodaca’s family has been in New Mexico since arriving with the
Juan Onate expedition in 1598. She was born and raised a Catholic in
Albuquerque before finding out, at 14, her family’s true heritage. She
made her return to Judaism in 1999 and is active in many Jewish
organizations. Her affiliations include: founding member and event
coordinator, Centro Sefarad NM; vice president, Jewish Genealogical
Society of New Mexico; outreach coordinator, Society for Crypto-Judaic
Studies; and member, New Mexico Jewish Historical Society. She shares
her personal story and the Sephardic saga as a speaker (since 2016)
for the Road Scholars program.


For membership information: SCJGSociety@...

Leah Kushner

SCJGS: 7960 B Soquel Dr. Suite 370, Aptos, CA 95003


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

mandy.molava@...
 

Enjoyed the talk thank you 


Help with this town screenshot please on synagogue record #poland #records #slovakia

mandy.molava@...
 

Hello

Could someone please help working out the town, please on attached photo? This hopefully is my great grandmothers birth record, from Slovakian Synagogue records in Poland (I'm sure it was Poland in 1887). Can't quite work out the handwriting, hoping that someone might recognise the town name? It was near the Polish Slovakian Border. Fenicila? But can't find anything of this name.

Thank you in advance 
MandyMolava


Re: St. Joseph Missouri City Directories. #records

Steve Chernoff
 

Reviewing my database gives me:
 
Dr Isaac Lechtman and Yetta Rose Kahn had the following children:
 
Nathan (Myrna)
Cusil (Jennie)
Sophia C
Dora C
Edna
Issie (Mary)
 
 
I have dates of birth and death and obituaries if you want. There were 2 more sons who moved to Long Island:Benjamin and Sam.  I don't have their info.  There was another daughter Leona who married Herman Cherniss.
 
Steve Chernoff
Researching: CHERNER/CZERNER
MORRISON/MOROFFSKY
GORDON
GILDEN/GILDENSON/STEINHART/PIPKIN
SERNOFFKSY/ZHIRNOFSKY
NESSELROTH
 
 


LA Times Article on The Untold Story of How the Golden State Killer was Found: A Covert Operation and Private DNA #dna #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

You might remember that forensic genealogy really took off with the capture of the Golden State Killer. This article talks about the case and how FamilyTree DNA and MyHeritage played critical roles in his capture

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-12-08/man-in-the-window

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


Jacob Grossman, Yiddish Actor, Bronx Art Theater #usa

Gail H. Marcus
 

I am seeking information about a great-uncle named Jacob (Jack) Grossman who was a Yiddish actor in the 1920s and 1930s. 

My father told me that, later in his career, Jack owned or managed a Yiddish theater in the Bronx.  My father thought it was the Bronx Art Theater, but wasn't certain.  My father also said he thought it might have been a theater near Hunt's Point.

Can someone suggest a way I might be able to trace this down?  Is there any documentation on the Bronx Art Theater, or on other Yiddish theaters in the Bronx, that might identify owners and managers?

I do not know when he might have held this position, but he died in 1973 at the age of about 85, so I imagine it was several decades prior to that.

I'd appreciate any help or advice in tracking this down.

GH Marcus
ghmarcus@...


Need help finding records (Trager & Shenker) in Monastyryska Galicia/Ukraine - #general #galicia #ukraine

BECKER
 

Hi, I am researching the Trager/Treger family from Monastyryska Galicia (currently in Ukraine). I am seeking information on my ggf Lazer/Luzer/Leiser born about 1847 (son of Aryeh Leib) who married Beile Shenker born about 1850. They immigrated to the U.S., Lazer in 1893 and Beile in 1898 and settled in on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. They had 8 children, the oldest 3 brothers immigrated separately between their parents’ arrivals and the younger 5 arrived with their mother.

I am hoping to find any vital statistics about Lazer and Beila (their birth and marriage records and perhaps birth records for their children, which will hopefully enable me to then find information on their forebearers.

Thank you, 

Betsy Becker
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately with family information


SALMENSON/SCHNEERSON shipping documents#southafrica

hsalmenson@...
 

Are any shipping documents for passengers to South Africa before 1909 available online?
Herman Salmenson 


Re: St. Joseph Missouri City Directories. #records

Jay Lechtman
 

On my list for future research is the LECHTMAN family in St. Joseph. I don't know if there is any connection with my family, but our surname is not a common one. 
I know that there was a Brig. General Cusil Lechtman who led a Missouri National Guard unit in the Spanish-American War and a number of Lechtmans in both St. Joseph and Kansas City.

Jay Lechtman
jay.lechtman@...

Researching:

LECHTMAN/LEKHTMAN (Snitivka, Ukraine and Chisinau, Moldova)
SLEPKOW (Chisinau, Moldova)
DRESSLER (Podvolochisk, Ukraine)
HERBST (Mikulintsy, Ukraine)
RUDNITSKY (Telechany, Belarus)
RABINOWITZ (Kosova, Belarus)
ABRAMOWITZ (Bucharest, Romania)
ROSENTHAL (Iasi, Romania)


Re: Chicago Cemetery Photograph Assistance Request #usa #photographs

Sarah L Meyer
 

Since you have the cemetery, the date of death and even the grave location, I would suggest creating a memorial on FindAGrave.com (register first it is free).  Then once you have the memorial created you can request a photo.  Find A Grave has many volunteers who live in the Chicago area who would be happy to do this for you.

--
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


Seeking descendants/relatives of LIEBREICH: father Ernst, mother Else (nee BERGMANN), and son Erich #germany #usa

fredelfruhman
 

I'm asking on behalf of a cousin.

This is what I know about them:

Ernst, born in Germany in 1896, died in New Jersey in 1976.

Else, born in Germany in 1902, died in New Jersey in 1993.

Erich, born in Germany in 1929, died in 2011.

Any leads to descendants of the Liebreichs, or relatives of Else from the Bergmann side, would be greatly appreciated.

Happy Chanukah!


--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Viewmate Translation Request -Polish and Yiddish #translation #yiddish

Baker Rosalie
 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - Polish

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88920
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Rosalie Baker


Bochnia 1847 Cadastral Map – now on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia #poland #ukraine

Jay Osborn
 

New on the Gesher Galicia Map Room: An incomplete 1847 cadastral map
of the town of Bochnia:

https://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/bochnia-salzberg-1847/

This is a full-color, accurate and highly-detailed map of Bochnia
(known as Salzberg in the German language of the Habsburg Empire),
regrettably missing the center map sheet covering the northern half of
the town and the centuries-old commercial salt works for which the
town is famous. But the surviving sheets include the southern half of
the residential and commercial center of Bochnia, including a large
cattle market, plus outlying hamlets and what appears to be an
enterprise for production of bricks or other materials. This stitched
digital composite map was assembled and presented in interactive
format by Gesher Galicia. The original paper map is preserved by the
Archiwum Narodowe w Krakowie.

The image attached to this post is a low-resolution preview; to see
the complete interactive map at full resolution, click the link above
and zoom in.

To see many more cadastral maps of Galician cities, towns, and
villages, visit the Gesher Galicia Map Room:

https://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Maps Manager
Lviv, Ukraine


Re: How did my great grandmother travel to Ireland from Kyiv? #ukraine #general

rv Kaplan
 

Don't know about Ireland, but my grandparents from Kaminets-Podolsk in Ukraine travelled via Rotterdam by boat to London, I think, then by train to Glasgow, Scotland.

I don't know if ships from Rotterdam (or Hamburg etc) sailed straight to Ireland.  Someone will know.

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow


On Thu, 10 Dec 2020 at 15:13, <jgexd7@...> wrote:
Hello
My great grandmother Polly Fieldman was born in Kiev in 1889. She had a sister Leah (Lily) also born in Kiev about 1891. The other children were all born in Ireland.
The family (Polly and Leah and their parents Solomon /Samuel / David and Luby) travelled to Ireland around 1892 - 1893 and first settled in Dublin. My great great grandfather was named as Solomon / Samuel / David in different documents. We don't know when or where he died.
I had been led to believe that the family left on their migration via St. Petersburg but have no way to substantiate this.
Recently I saw something that indicated the family could have journeyed via Odessa.
There do not seem to be any passenger records for boats travelling to Ireland at the time. I wondered if anyone has any family who could have made a similar journey. Did they travel overland through Europe and then across England to get to Ireland?
I do know there are stories of migrants who wanted to get to America but the fare they had only allowed them to complete part of the journey.
My interest is in learning about the type of journey that the family had.
Thank you for reading this. Any help or guidance would be appreciated. It is important to me to know about the lives and ways of people and not just dates and places.
John Edwards


Translation request in ViewMate #translation #yiddish

Baker Rosalie
 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - Polish and Yiddish

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88920
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Rosalie Baker


Help ship records - not all family did entire journey to USA #usa #russia #records #belarus

mandy.molava@...
 

Hello

My Great grandfather came to England around 1905, his brothers went to the USA, but I cannot find my G grandfathers ships records. An Ancestry spokesperson at one of the conferences, said there were many reasons for getting off the ship in England - sickness, illness, pregnancies, not enough funds for the whole journey etc, it was possible that my G grandmother was pregnant at the time. I wondered if anyone knew if there were any such thing as an 'early leavers ship records' anywhere? 

Thank you in advance
Mandy Molava


Another ViewMate Translation request - Russian/Ukrainian #translation #ukraine

@mbserber
 

I've posted the backs of 2 additional photographs with writing in Russian (or Ukrainian) for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88930
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Michael Serber


ViewMate translation request - Russian/Ukrainian #translation #ukraine

@mbserber
 

I've posted the backs of 2 photographs with writing in Russian (or Ukrainian) for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88929
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Michael Serber

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