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

Nancy Reicher
 

Can't access this article without being a subscriber, unfortunately.

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Nancy L. Reicher
Kansas City MO


Israel death certificate #israel #records #usa

Rebecca Racer
 

Hello!
Has anyone had success obtaining an Israeli death certificate from the US - either from the Israeli consulate/embassy or from Israel directly? To request from Israel living in Israel it says you can be a grandchild but in the US it says only a first degree relative and I’m the granddaughter.

thank you
rebecca racer


Re: Jaroslaw Poland cemetery photographs #poland #photographs

Todd Brody
 

When we went to Jaroslaw, we were able to go to the cemetery to see the ohel of my ancestor R. Shimon of Yaroslav.  There is a fenced pathway next to the house with the barking dog.  (That dog is actually pretty scary).  But you really need to know where you are going.  It is not an easy cemetery to find.  I've never seen a list of the matzevot and many of them have fallen.  Some of the matzevot are huge and cannot be lifted.   
 
Todd Brody
 
(Grosser, Lamm -- Przemysl, Jaroslaw, Sieniawa, Rzeszow)


Re: Records of South African Jewish Board of Deputies #southafrica #records

Jeremy Lichtman
 

It would be useful to have a name index on those records.

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Jeremy Lichtman
Toronto, Canada


Re: Help 'Brisk Russian' puzzle on London Census #russia #records

robinson@...
 

For several of my family members, I found "Brinsk, Russia" on census documents. It turned out to be Briceni, a town in Bessarabia, a Russian jurisdiction. Briceni might be the place you're looking for.
Sherry Robinson, Albuquerque, NM


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

Jill Whitehead
 

There are very few early ship records for journeys across the Baltic to Britain, and certainly hardly any in the 19th century for those who travelled to Hull, and other East Coast ports. They were either not kept or destroyed. See the Moving Here pages on The National Archives website. 

You are lucky if you do have some from 1905.

We all have stories about families who stayed in UK but had intended to go onto USA (e.g. they were robbed of their money, they were terribly sea sick and could not cope with ship trips). Some of my family who came in 1860's or 1870's did go onto USA in about 1905, when the Aliens Act came in, and if they had not bothered to Naturalise as a UK citizen by 1905. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


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

Beth Long
 

Can you please post the whole page? The language of the record is Hungarian
 
Beth Long


Re: Help 'Brisk Russian' puzzle on London Census #russia #records

Jill Whitehead
 

The birthplace could have been expressed as the town or as the Gubernia (County/Province) the town was situated in

All my great grandparents were born in the Suwalki Lomza Gubernias in NE Poland as expressed in UK 1871 or 1881 Censuses.  But their UK Naturalisation records gave their actual town of residence in those Gubernias, and in some cases there were also birth or marriage records  on JRI Poland.

In one case, one ancestor was not naturalised but he gave his place of birth on the 1911 census (but had not on the 1871, 1881 1891 nor 1901 censuses) - as it was Suwalki Town in Suwalki Gubernia, and this helped solve a mystery, as the town was the capital of the Gubernia.  

Note there are lots of places with the same name, and you may need to look at all possible sources to determine which is the right one.  Cross referencing is important.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


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

Jill Whitehead
 

I have family by marriage who travelled in the 1860's across the Baltic, possibly from Konigsberg in East Prussia, to Hull in Yorkshire on the East Coast of England, then by train to Liverpool (this was the most common route for migrants in Britain - See University of Hull website and Hull and Liverpool Maritime Museums websites). They then stayed in Liverpool for a few years before moving onto Belfast in Northern Ireland.  

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Records from Ekaterinoslav, Dnipropetrovs'ka, Ukraine #ukraine

Jake Jacobs
 

Looking for records of family members in Ekaterinoslav (now Dnipropetrovs'ka), Ukraine.  Does anyone know if there are any records from the 19th century, and where I might find them?  Thank you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


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

Jack Jacobson
 

My grandmother left Markovka in 1921, travelled to Bucharest where she obtained a passport and then travelled to Constantinople.   From there she took a Greek ship to New York.   
A complicated journey for a 17 year old woman but she did it.    I am fortunate to have many of the documents from that trip.   Not sure I would be able to find them online.

Jack Jacobson


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland

Bruce Drake
 

“As soon as the autumn rains ended, the soaked ground was covered with frost, and the first snow dressed up the shtetl for Chanukah.”
So begins this chapter from the Yizkor book of Kaluszyn, Poland, one of two excerpts you will find here on Chanukah which began yesterday evening. The other is Sierpc, also in Poland.
The joys and rituals of the holiday that are lovingly described in these chapters are little different than they are today. A break from school for the children! (“The most important part of that Chanukah festivity was that I did not have to return to cheder after supper.”) The dinners! (“The smell of latkes wafted from all windows until late into the night.”). The menorah! (“As father lit the first candle, we children put our hands on his hand so that we could take part in the commandment of lighting the Chanukah candle.”) Chanukah gelt and games! (“After dinner, Father gave us children Chanukah gelt and we sat on the floor with the neighboring children to play lotteries, dominoes and dreidel.’)
These memories of the holiday include one ominous reflection by the writer of what was to come as he remembered day's end: “The Chanukah candles flickered slowly; one by one the shutters closed, and the night enfolded the little wooden houses of the town. From a distance one could hear only the creaking of the train wheels at the station at Mrozy. Or was it already the sound of the Angel of Death flapping his wings on his way to the shtetl…”


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


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

perlagold@...
 

My grandmother's maiden name was SHENKER, She was from Opole Lubelskie, Poland.

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

ryabinkym@...
 

In Russian:


First picrure:

Дорогому брату Нюне и Соне

Нася.

27 сентября 1974 года.

 

Second picture:

 

Дорогому брату Нюне.

Нася и Биба.

Подпись,   25 февраля 1926 года

 

Translated into English:

First picrure:

For Dear brother Nyuna and Sonya

Nasya.

September 27, 1974.

 

Second picture:

 

For Dear brother Nyune.

Nasya and Biba.

Signed, February 25, 1926


Translated by Michael Ryabinky.
Columbus OH


Re: ViewMate translation request - Russian/Ukrainian #translation #ukraine

ryabinkym@...
 

In Russian:


First picrure:

На вечную добрую память любимому сыну Н.

От крепко любящей матери Деборы.

10 сентября 1923 года

Second picture:

Дорогому брату.

Нася и Биба.

30 мая 1926 года

 

Translated into English:

 

First picrure:


In eternal good memory to the beloved son N.

From Deborah's loving mother.

September 10, 1923

 

Second picture:

 

To Dear brother.

Nasya and Biba.

May 30, 1926


Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Columbus, OH


Website Maintenance #announcements #galicia

Steven Turner
 

Dear Friends.
 
The Gesher Galicia website will be unavailable from Dec 12 6AM (EST) until approximately Dec 12 6PM (EST).

We regret any inconvenience as system maintenance is performed.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Steven S. Turner
President, Gesher Galicia


Re: A Latvian Chanukah Present - Day 2 #latvia

Rene Eisner
 

thank you Nancy for posting these blogs.  This time is the exact time that my grandparents went via Riga to Australia, and it is great to understand the process.  keep up the good work.  
Rene Eisner
Melbourne, Australia.  
researching, Dudakov, Kogus, Dolgin.  Smolensk, Riga, St.Petersburg


Re: Help in figuring out a name #names

Jana.Tegel@...
 

Hello.
I think it is FERENCZ. 

Jana Tegel


Re: Jaroslaw Poland cemetery photographs #poland #photographs

Simon Srebrny
 

That's a very abrupt request! And it's not easy to fulfil. I tried to visit that cemetery two years ago. Access is through private property, where there was a barking dog. There is no public path to a proper cemetery gate, as far as I could tell.
I read somewhere that at some point somebody was doing or wanted to do an inventory of the gravestones. Does anybody out there know more? My ZUCKER family must be represented at the cemetery too.
Simon Srebrny


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

jgexd7@...
 

Thanks Harvey
I wonder if they reached Liverpool and then sailed to Dublin from there. It would have been such an adventure and ordeal in so many ways for them.
John Edwards

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