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Re: Which is best free gedcom program online #general

Thierry.Samama@...
 

Ancestris is free, Java-based so it works on PCs but also Macs and Linux systems, and generates pure Gedcom so you remain in control of your data: http://ancestris.org

It's also very powerful and extensible.

Thierry Samama
Paris


Re: Translation from Czech to English #austria-czech #translation

Andreas Schwab
 

The groom was born in Pforzheim on 24 Aug. 1885, and the bride on 21 Feb 1892 in Prague.  The wedding was on 17 Sep 1914, so the groom was 29 and the bride 22 years old.
--
Andrea Schwab, Montreal, Canada


Re: Translation Needed Russian to English. #translation

ryabinkym@...
 

VM88983

In Russian:

#136

Эля-Довид Перкельвальд

Состоялось в городе (не ясно)  12-го (24) июня 1879 года в 10 часов утра.  Явился еврей Мошка Перкельвальд , торговец, 23-х лет, житель города (не ясно), вприсутствии свидетелей Берки Фельдмана, 39-и лет и Гирша Тривлиса, 51-го года, учителей, проживающих городе (не ясно) и предъявили нам мальчика, объявляя, что он родился в городе (не ясно) 5-го (17-го) июня  текущего года в 8 часов вечера от него и законной жены Фрейдли, урожденной Коген (возможно), 23-х лет.  Мальчику этому при обрезании дано имя  Эля-Довид.  Акт сей присутствующим прочитан, ими и нами подписан, за исключением отца-неграмотного.

Берка Фельдман

Гирш Тривлис

Чиновник гражданского состояния        Подпись

 

Translated into English:

# 136

 

Elya-Dovid Perkelwald

 

It took place in the city (not clear) on June 12 (24), 1879 at 10 am. There was appeared a Jew Moshka Perkelwald, a merchant, 23 years old, a resident of the city (not clear), in the presence of witnesses Berka Feldman, 39 years old and Hirsch Trivlis, 51 years old, teachers living in the city (not clear) and showed us a boy, announcing that he was born in the city (not clear) on June 5 (17) of this year at 8 pm from him and Freidlya legal wife, nee Cohen (possibly), 23 years old. This boy was given the name Elya-Dovid during circumcision. This act was read to those present, they and we signed, except for the illiterate father.

Berka Feldman

Hirsch Trivlis

Civil Status Official Signature

Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Columbus, OH


Re: Translation Needed Russian to English. #translation

ryabinkym@...
 

VM88984

In Russian:

#202

Фейга-Доба Перкельвальд

Состоялось в городе (не ясно)  13-го (25) августа 1877 года в 2 часа дня.  Явился лично Мошка Перкельвальд , рабочий, 21-го года, житель города (не ясно), вприсутствии свидетелей Берки Фельдмана, 37-и лет и Гирша Тривлиса, 49-и лет, учителей, проживающих городе (не ясно) и предъявили нам девочку, объявляя, что она родилась в городе (не ясно) 10-го (22-го) августа  текущего года в 8 часов вечера от него и законной жены Фрейдли, урожденной Когем (возможно), 20-и лет.  Девочке этой при религиозном обряде дано имя Фейга-Доба.  Акт сей присутствующим прочитан, ими и нами подписан, за исключением отца-неграмотного.

Берка Фельдман

Гирш Тривлис

Чиновник гражданского состояния        Подпись

 

Translated into English:

# 202

Feiga-Doba Perkelwald

It took place in the city (not clear) on August 13 (25), 1877 at 2 pm.  Appeared  Moshka Perkelwald, a worker, 21 years old, a resident of the city (not clear), in the presence of witnesses Berka Feldman, 37 years old, and Hirsch Trivlis, 49 years old, teachers living in the city (not clear), and showed us a girl, announcing that she was born in the city (not clear) on August 10 (22) of this year at 8 pm from him and his legal wife Freidlya, nee Kogem (possibly), 20 years old. This girl was given the name Feiga-Doba during a religious ceremony. This act was read to those present, they and we signed, except for the illiterate father.

Berka Feldman

Hirsch Trivlis

Civil Status Official Signature

Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Columbus, OH


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

jgexd7@...
 

Michael
Boats to Dublin would likely have come from Liverpool so making an East -West journey across England likely for migrants. One of the earlier comments mentioned journeys to Hull by boat. I think this is the most likelt jouney my ancestors have taken but I just don't know.

Glasgow - Londonderry - Philadelphia and New York were popular migration journeys. 
https://www.donegalcoco.ie/media/donegalcountyc/archives/pdfs/Across%20the%20Atlantic-%20Emigrating%20from%20Moville%20%20Derry.pdf

Some may have travelled Liverpool - New York without stopping in Ireland. see https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/archivesheet13

John Edwards


Re: Requesting gravestone photos Trumpeldor Cemetery, Tel Aviv-Yafo #israel

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

Well, it looks more as though Leon became Arieh, rather than the other way around, seeing as he was buried in Israel. :) Yes, Leon and Arieh both mean lion. As does Leib in Yiddish. A lion was the symbol of the tribe of Judah (Yehuda in Hebrew) so the names Arieh or Leib and Yehuda are often seen together.
All the best, 

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.
Professional journalist, writer, editor, proofreader.
Professional translator (Hebrew/Yiddish to English).
Certified guide, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum.
Email: miriambdh@...

Researching: BULWA/BULWAR (Rawa Mazowiecka, Lodz, Paris); FRENKIEL/FRENKEL, FERLIPTER/VERLIEBTER (Belz); KALUSZYNER, KUSMIERSKI, KASZKIET, KUZKA, JABLONKA, RZETELNY, WROBEL (Kaluszyn, Lodz); KRYSKA/KRYSZKA, CHABIELSKI/HABELSKI (Sieradz, Lodz); LICHTENSZTAJN (Kiernozia, Wyszogrod, Lodz); ROZENBERG (Przedborz, Lodz); WAKS (Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, Lodz); PELCMAN, STORCZ (Rawa Mazowiecka); SOBEL (Paris); SAPIR/SZAFIR (Wyszogrod).  


Manny 'Emanuel' Isenberg - Toledo? #general

michelle.cosier@...
 

Dear All,

I'm doing research on Manny Isenberg. I've got a DNA match with a cousin from my mom (Ruth Skop) and that has led me to him.  

I have a hinch that he might be my mom's father.  Anyone know more information about him? My grandma lived in Toledo at the time when she came home pregnant with my mom. There were plans to get married he was in the home remodelling business, but in the adoption paperwork it says he didn't want to accept his parental duties.

Father David Isenberg, Mother Bertha, Brother Solomon, Sister Augusta, Hilda....

Would be interesting to chat more about the situation if anyone can help.  A few others are helping me but I don't know how to proceed with gathering more information or perhaps even starting to contact a few more cousins without invading their privacy... 

Thanks a lot!
Best,
Michelle Cosier 


Re: Life in Lodz #lodz

Peter Heilbrunn
 

Hi,

I had relatives on both sides of my family who where sent to Lodz in 1941 and didn't survive. I have visited the city and walked the streets of the Ghetto which remain remarkably unaltered. The railway station with its tunnel memorial is particularly moving. A Jewish cemetery is also nearby.
For the specific Ghetto period 1941 to 1944 I can recommend the following English language books;

Lodz Ghetto - Inside a community under siege by Alan Adelson & Robert Lapides ISBN 014013228-7

The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto 1941-1944 Lucjan Dobroszycki ISBN 030003208-0. This is a day by day chronicle

Ghettostadt: Lodz and the making of a Nazi city. Gordon Horwitz ISBN 978067404554-5

Peter Heilbrunn


Re: Translation from Czech to English #austria-czech #translation

Peter Lobbenberg
 

Another member, Jan Fertig, has kindly pointed out that the note in the last column reads that the marriage was not dissolved as such, but "cancelled" "due to the declaration of the husband as dead on 31 March 1918".  
Peter Lobbenberg, London, UK


Re: Requesting gravestone photos Trumpeldor Cemetery, Tel Aviv-Yafo #israel

Dahn Cukier
 

Yes, Leo and Leon and Arieh all mean lion.

When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
(Gunsmoke)


On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 6:39:48 PM GMT+2, Carol Weinberg <carol.weinberg@...> wrote:


Miriam wrote:
Photos of graves in Trumpeldor cemetery are already online in several websites. One of them, relatively easy to use, is Gravez. The home page is in English but you have to search for the name in Hebrew: https://gravez.me/

I tried this website, and to my great delight I was able to search in English and found a photo of the gravestone of a relative: Devorah Shervitz.
I also found a search result for her husband Leon Shervitz, but clicking on the link to the photo revealed a gravestone for somone named Yehuda Arieh. 
Could this be the same person? Arieh becomes Leo/Leon?

Carol Blackman Weinberg
BLACKMAN - Opatow
COTT/COTT - Bialystok, Buenos Aires
MIKLAVSKI - Orla, Minsk


Recording of Leo Baeck Institute Webinar -- a story of Loss and Legacy #germany #holocaust #israel

Sam G.
 

On December 10 the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) hosted an interview with me about my father John Gronner  ז"ל, born in 1920 in the small German town of Ilmenau. Experiencing anti-Semitism as a school boy, he is sent to pre-state Eretz Israel at age 16 to study engineering at the Technion, later serving in the British Army during the Second World War. (After the war, he learns that his parents, who had run had operated the local affiliate of a successful family enterprise, had been deported and killed.) Having married another German immigrant, he works in a clandestine munitions factory to help in Israel's War of Independence. After twenty years he emigrates with his wife and two young children, initially back to Germany, but later to the United States. Not until the demise of the Soviet Empire is he successful in reclaiming the family's property and restoring the family's reputation that the Nazi regime had sought to obliterate.
The recorded interview, conducted by Joseph Berger, veteran journalist and author, is available on YouTube
--
-Amnon Gronner, USA
Researching GRONNER SANDLER


A Latvian Chanukah Present - Day 7 #latvia

Nancy Siegel
 

A LATVIAN CHANUKAH PRESENT - DAY 7 

One of Latvia’s Greatest Rabbis

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/


The Jewish religious world of Latvia was known for many outstanding rabbis, both Mitnagdim and Hasidim. According to The Sentinel, Friday, February 6, 1925, Pg. 4, one of the most noted was Rabbi Joseph ben Ephraim Fischel Rosen, born in 1858 in Rogachev, Belarus, and died in 1936 in Vienna, Austria. He was considered by many to be the greatest living Talmudical authority and was known as the Iluy or Gaon of Rogachev (Belarus).


From 1889 until 1916, at the onset of World War I, Rabbi Rosen had held one of the two positions of Rabbi of Daugavpils (the other rabbi was Rabbi Meir Simha Cohen who served the Mitnagdim community). Rabbi Rosen had been evacuated at the beginning of World War I and he settled in St. Petersburg where he was offered the position of Chief Rabbi, which he had readily rejected. He returned to Latvia to resume his former position as the Rabbi of Daugavpils, who served the Hasidic community there. 


Whilst in Russia, he used his time to write fourteen major religious books. He was given special dispensation to bring the books with him when he returned to Latvia. It was said by the poet Chaim Nachman Bialik that Rabbi Rosen was a greater genius than Einstein because he knew most of the Talmud and Midrash by heart.


The rabbi’s grandsons were mentioned, one of whom was an engineer and one a mathematician. They were said to have refused to take government positions as it would not allow them to be observant Jews.


You can learn more about Rabbi Rosen's family on Geni.com. Also, additional information about Rabbi Rosen and other Latvian rabbis can be gained from the Yizkor Book for Latvia (“The Jews of Latvia”) on the JewishGen website:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/lat217.html 


The Rabbi’s works are in great demand, and even five of his post cards were sold at auction for $10,000

 

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



Translation Needed Russian to English. #translation

Manners22@...
 

Hello! I am researching my PERKELWALD family of Miedzyrzec, Poland.
Can anyone translate these two documents for me, please? I believe
they are in Russian. I am looking for all information about them.

I have listed them on View Mate.

The first is #88984, the birth of my great aunt, Feige Dobe
PERKELWALD. The second, #88983, is the birth of my grandfather, Elo
Dawid PERKELWALD.

Thank you very much in advance for your help.

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88984

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88983



Cheryl Stromdahl
Washington, USA


Simcha RUBINSTEIN, Viseul de Sus to Jabotinsky Street #hungary #romania

Shlomo Katz
 

I am searching for Simcha RUBINSTEIN (or his descendants).
He and/or his mother was born in Felsoviso/Oyber-Visheve, Hungary, now  Viseul de Sus, Romania.
In 1995, he was living on Jabotinsky Street, city unknown (but obviously in Israel).
In that year, he gave three Pages of Testimony to Yad Vashem, and the information there suggests we are related; specifically, through his grandmother Dina.
Any information would be appreciated.
 
Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, Maryland USA
Researching: KATZ - Viseul de Sus


Workshop: Researching Your Bessarabian and Transnistria Jewish Roots with JewishGen.org - Material #ukraine #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

It was great to get an audience of more than 100 people from our JewishGen community.
This session  was for researching Bessarabian and Transnistria Jewish Roots, and we explore several important sections of JewishGen, We intended to show more of the Bessarabia group website, but did not have time.  So, there is going to be a "second" session for this topic, probably in January of 2021.

Here is a link to the material we used at this session:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/presentations/2020-12-13BessarabiaComputerWorkshop.pdf

All the best,
Yefim Kogan, Inna Vayner
JewishGen Bessarabia group Leaders and Coordinators


The December Issue of the Galitzianer #galicia #general

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

With 2020 finally winding down, we are pleased to announce the release
of the December 2020 issue of the Galitzianer, Gesher Galicia’s
quarterly research journal. This issue begins with timely tutorials on
DNA testing in genealogy research and continues with an overview of
Jewish holdings in the Polish archives. There are also articles on
exciting archival discoveries and a compelling family history.
Interlaced within the journal’s text are images of archival records,
vintage photos, and ancient cadastral maps. The following is a list of
the articles in this issue:
  • “An Introduction to DNA Testing” by Tamar Weinberg
  • “Pitfalls of DNA Genealogy” by Steven S. Turner
  • “Jewish Archival Heritage in Poland” by Anna Krochmal
  • “Jewish Petitioners: The Plan to Divide Galicia” by Andrew Zalewski
  • “Exciting Finds Made in Index Books” by Eva Floersheim
  • “The Raab Family: From Generation to Generation” by Eva Robotnick
  • “Map Corner: A Rare Sketch of Grodek” by Jay Osborn
  • “Gesher Galicia & Gratz: A Perfect Partnership” by Jodi G. Benjamin
  • “President’s Page” by Steven S. Turner
The Galitzianer is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia. To join,
visit our website at www.geshergalicia.org/membership/. Members and
nonmembers alike are invited to submit articles on Galicia-related
themes. For details, please review our submissions policy at
www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions and contact me at
submissions@....

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia

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Re: Translation from Czech to English #austria-czech #translation

Peter Lobbenberg
 

The template and main text are in German, which was in widespread use in Bohemia at the time.   The groom is a Doctor of Chemistry in Basel (Switzerland), but either his parents are from Pforzheim in Germany, and/or he was born there - I assume the latter, if not both.  The bride is from Prague.
Contrariwise the added note in the last column is indeed in Czech.  So far as I can make it out, it says that the marriage was dissolved by the Prague Civil Court on 31 January 1922.  Perhaps better Czech speakers than me could confirm that? 
Peter Lobbenberg, London, UK


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

Mikkitobi@...
 

On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 09:08 AM, <jgexd7@...> wrote:
Susan
I don't think that story is too unusual. Some passengers were forced to disembark becuase they only had enough fare for that part of the journey even though they thought they had tickets through to the United States.
In Dublin, Ireland, local Jewish residents would go down to meet the ships coming to meet and Jewish travellers and give them a welcome to Dublin.
John Edwards

 I am afraid the "Scotland=New York" story is an old wives tale. Passengers knew what tickets they had and the itinerary. They knew if they had to disembark the ship and travel part of their journey by train.

Very few, if any, ships arrived in Scotland with continued onward passage from the same port by ship to the USA. Passengers HAD to disembark. Virtually all ships arriving in the UK arrived at East Coast or South Coast ports. Passengers traveling to the USA who had arrived at East Coast UK ports then took trains to West Coast UK ports to continue their journeys.

I am not aware of ships arriving in Dublin from mainland Europe (the most efficient journeys were to the East Coast UK ports).. Where did those Dublin arrivals come from? Many of the ships leaving Glasgow and Liverpool stopped at Irish ports enroute to the USA and some passengers wanting to disembark in Ireland would have done so. Are they the immigrants greeted by the local Jewish residents of Dublin?

Michael Tobias


New DNA-Based Study of Jewish Pre-History #dna #israel #announcements #general

Adam Cherson
 

Meanwhile in Megiddo: Exploring the Araxian Pedigree of Munye der Chazzan...

This illustrated paper looks closely at the ancient genetics of one small lineage within a sub-branch of a people sometimes known as Semitic, with implications for Near Eastern history. Applying a combination of tools: yDNA haplogrouping, ancientDNA, Primary Component Analysis. biblical genealogies, and archaeological finds, the result is a reconstruction of the lineage from the Epipaleolithic to the Early Iron Age. Some of the questions addressed include: 1) what is the deep genetic ancestry of the ‘antediluvian’ Near Eastern people, 2) where did the events reported in the Great Flood story occur, 3) where did Noah’s grandson Arphaxad live, 4) where did Abraham live before being instructed by G-d to migrate to Canaan, 5) what socio-political conditions surrounded Abraham’s migration, and 6) is there genetic evidence for the historicity of biblical genealogies involving Shem, Arphaxad, Abraham, Ishmael, and Aharon?


Pre-print (PDF download, free of charge): https://www.academia.edu/44710820/

Adam Cherson, MPA-JD
Khrszn haCohen Project at FTDNA
https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/cherson-family-project/about


Life in a Siberian logging camp #russia

Sharon E Siegel
 

Looking for anyone who might have endured life in a Siberian logging camp, where our late parents were before being released by boat to Russian work farms.
--
Sharon E. Siegel 
Port Jervis, NY USA

4541 - 4560 of 658076