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Re: Resources for research in DELATYN (today) UKRAINE, 1880's #ukraine #general

Mark Halpern
 

Delatyn, Ukraine was in Austrian Galicia before WWI. The Jewish vital records for Delatyn have not survived. To see what other records that are available, search Archive Documents on Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Foundation website https://www.rtrfoundation.org/index.shtml.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland

 

On 2020-12-18 3:51 pm, Sherri Bobish wrote:


Menachem,

Have you tried the JewishGen Ukraine database?  You can search by town or by surname.
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Ukraine/

Regards,

Sherri Boboish


Re: How they traveled #romania #russia #usa

Michele Lock
 

This article below has information about the rail journey from the German/Russian border to Hamburg or Bremen

http://ronaldimiller.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/PDF-trains-shelters-ships.pdf

It doesn't sound like the rail journeys were at all pleasant, but they appear to have been efficient, and designed to make sure immigrants entered, traveled through, and then left Germany. And likewise the rail trip from the east coast of England to Liverpool or Glasgow.

--
Michele Lock

Lock/Lak/Lok and Kalon in Zagare/Joniskis, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Minsk gub., Belarus


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

Adam Cherson
 

I've looked further into the issue mentioned by Stephen Katz and have learned that in order to avoid giving over one's contacts before downloading the way to proceed is by going directly to academia.edu and opening a free account there by email (do not use google or facebook to simply download the article). Once you have your own user name and password at academia.edu you can download any article on the site.

--
Adam Cherson


Re: Life in Lodz #lodz

Lewis, Megan
 

I want to add Lodz Ghetto: A History by Isaiah Trunk to Peter's list of suggested books.

The collection Bernard referenced, USHMM Archives collection RG-15.083 (click on this link to be taken to the description and finding aid), contains many lists and documents relating to individuals.  Several sets of lists or documents have been indexed as part of our World Memory Project in partnership with Ancestry.com. The index is free to access on Ancestry's site.  The actual documents are not online but there are instructions on how to order copies.  You should also search our Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database which contains names from collections that are not part of the World Memory Project.

Megan Lewis


Re: Which is best free gedcom program online #general

Eva Lawrence
 

FamilyTree Maker itself has a facility for exporting  a GedCom version off a tree. Click on File in the People mode,   chose Export File and then 'Export as GedCom file' is the bottom option in the dropdown menu - at least it is in my version of FamilyTree Maker. 
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Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Jewish School for Girls #usa

Debby Gincig Painter
 

My dad's Uncle was an Orthodox Rabbi. When he was in Los Angeles, he ran a school for Jewish girls that taught them how to be Orthodox good wives for Rabbis. Was this common in the 1950-60s? Has any one heard of such a school in Los Angeles during this time frame? 

Debby Painter
Michigan


Website Developer EasyNetSites to Close Down June 30, 2021 #general #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The web-site developer, EasyNetSites,  for more than 160 genealogy and historical societies in Canada and the United States  is shutting down as of June 30, 2021.

 

The message they sent was:

"The Management of EasyNetSites regrets to inform you that effective June 30, 2021, the company will cease operations. No new customers or programming request are being accepted. Please email support@... for domain transfers and data export request."

 

For more information and for participants saving their website content read Gail Dever’s blog: https://genealogyalacarte.ca/?p=34080

 

Thank you to Gail Dever for alerting us to the impending closure of EasyNetSites.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


Re: How they traveled #romania #russia #usa

Sherri Bobish
 


If interested in the journey to America, I suggest Mary Antin's 1912 book "The Promised Land."
Chapter VIII, The Exodus, describes the journey.
The full text of the book is on-line:
https://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/antin/land/land.html

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Address of Bursa Zydowskich Wojennych #general

Krzysztof Witaszek
 

Hello Amnon,
There is one word missing in that title.
I guess it was: "Bursa Żydowskich sierot wojennych", (Lodging house for Jewish war orphans).
or eventualy "Bursa Żydowskich inwalidów wojennych" (lodging house for Jewish war-disabled".
There was an organization in Cracow for Jewish war orphans, war-disabled, war widows (Zjednoczenie Związków Żydowskich Inwalidów, wdów i sierót wojennych R. P  located at  ul. Skawińska 2 ) 
They could have  a lodging hause for kids or students.
There is an article in Polish  "Care for Jewish orphan kids in the Western Little Poland", where is mentioned a lodging hause for the Jewish orphans in Cracow (but no address)
 
link to the article
 
There is documentation for Jewish humanitary organizations in the Cracow State Archive and Warsaw State Archive (description in Polish)
for example
 
Krzysztof Witaszek
Lublin


Re: Resources for research in DELATYN (today) UKRAINE, 1880's #ukraine #general

Sherri Bobish
 


Menachem,

Have you tried the JewishGen Ukraine database?  You can search by town or by surname.
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Ukraine/

Regards,

Sherri Boboish


(Netherlands) Dutch Court Rejects Return of Kandinsky Painting to Jewish Heirs #announcements #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The Amsterdam District Court upheld a 2018 ruling by the Netherlands restitution committee and rejected a restitution case brought by the Jewish heirs that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky. The painting was bought by the city of Amsterdam at auction in 1940. Amsterdam District Court upheld a 2018 ruling by the Netherlands’ Restitutions Committee that the artwork titled “Painting With Houses,” which is in the collection of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, does not have to be returned to the Lewenstein family. Lawyers of the heirs said they will appeal. The painting is estimated to be worth €18m.

Legal counsel for the family said. .

 

 

 

 

“If this court decision is left unchallenged then Dutch restitution policy will effectively be non-existent, and important looted art in The Netherlands will likely never be restituted” said the legal counsel for the family.

 

The 2018 ruling said the painting was not stolen or confiscated before it was auctioned, but also stated that the sale “cannot on the one hand be considered in isolation from the Nazi regime, but on the other hand has to have been caused to an extent by the deteriorating financial circumstances” of the original owners before Nazi Germany invaded and occupied the Netherlands during World War II.

 

Lawyers for the heirs argued that the restitution committee included members “who apparently have a strong bias in favor of the Stedelijk Museum” and ignored other legal issues linked to the restitution of art sold by Jewish families before and during the war.

 

The court rejected the arguments.

 

To read more see:

https://apnews.com/article/international-news-museums-amsterdam-netherlands-154f31d925d8f62e038c31df448bfe41

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: 1899 Psychiatric Diagnosis #records #usa

Sherri Bobish
 


Judith,

Our family had a cousin who passed on in a mental hospital in NY in 1933.  He was 24 years old.  The cause of death cannot be interpreted today as anything meaningful, and I've asked doctors about it.

Have you found him on the 1880 census?  Some of the 1880 census questions, if answered, may prove helpful, i.e.

Was, on the day of the enumerator's visit, the person was sick or disabled so as to be unable to attend to ordinary business or duties? If so, what was the sickness or disability?
Was the person blind?
Was the person deaf and dumb?
Was the person idiotic?
Was the person insane?
Was the person maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled?
Had the person attended school in the past year?
Can the person not read?
Can the person not write?

See the full list of column headings here:
https://www.census.gov/history/www/through_the_decades/index_of_questions/1880_1.html
You can search the 1880 census here:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1417683

And, the 1885 NJ State Census here:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1803972

You can search his name in old digitized newspapers:
https://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Re: How and where can I find Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records for Bukovina, Austrian-Hungarian Empire era? #austria-czech #hungary #records

harveyrw@...
 

I am also trying to find birth/death records for  Weisthal of Storzovetz Bukovina.
Harvey Weisthal 
harveyrw@...


Finding Vital Records in Monastyryska #records #ukraine

BECKER
 

On their arrival manifest my  great-grandparents list Monastyryska as their last place of residence.  I am having difficulty locating any kind of vital records for this town. Has anyone successfully found vital records for their family in Monastyryska and if so, I’d appreciate knowing where you found the them?"

Thank you,                                                                                                                                                                                                         Betsy Becker


Re: 1899 Psychiatric Diagnosis #records #usa

jbonline1111@...
 

I am a retired mental health counselor.  In the 1880s, psychiatry was in its infancy.  Freud was just beginning to expound on his theories and other major theorists of the early 20th century had yet to write much.  

I had not heard of "terminal dementia" before this.  It sounds like a hodgepodge of non-diagnosis, essentially a catch-all term.  I would not put much faith in it, nor would I assume it is related to bipolar 1 or II or schizophrenia, which would normally present much differently from what is mentioned here.
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Wolk family #lithuania

Sherri Bobish
 


David,

Did you see both pages of the manifest for Lena WOLK?  The person left behind info is on one page, and the person bound to info on another.

The info on the daughter is written over other words, so hard to see.  The initial words say "friends in Russia," then the info on the daughter is over it.  I had to enlarge the screen to try to read it. 

The daughter's first name, I *think*, may be Yetta.  Surname definitely not WOLK, so must be the daughter's married name.  Surname *might* be something like SNELST or SRELSTU??

I thought the town name read Pilbesok Smalka, but looking at it with a magnifying glass (a tool us old genealogists will remember using when records were on microfilm!) I now think the second word *might* be Suwalki.

I found the manifest by using https://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html
I searched for surname WOLK, and town name starting with letter P.

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


Re: How they traveled #romania #russia #usa

jbonline1111@...
 

According to my family lore, my grandfather and his uncle escaped Russia (from what is now Belarus) by hiding in a hay wagon.  However, there are no details as to how far that wagon carried them and how they then got to Hamburg, where they took a ship to America.  My grandfather was about 12 at the time.

Barbara Sloan


Re: How and where can I find Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records for Bukovina, Austrian-Hungarian Empire era? #austria-czech #hungary #records

Sniderlh
 

Dear Aka Saba Iso,

My father was from Czernowitz, and a few years ago I found & joined an online group dedicated to that city & in turn, to some of the surrounding area.  They have a wealth of information and an interesting discussion group, too.  If you go to: www.ehpes.com you can follow the directions to join the group.  New people are always welcome!

Sincerely,
--
Leah Heilpern Snider
Silverdale, Washington/ USA


Re: Only first name known, unknown last name in New Jersey #names #usa

stillreads@...
 

You might use Steve Morse's website to search census records using first name only, if you are still looking. I saw him speak about how he did this in his presentation about searching for Renee Kaufman, which I think will be presented again in the next few days..

Susan Ginsburg Brundage
searching for Ginsburg, Levine, Kvas or Quass, Mindlin, Portnoy, Malatzky


How did they meet? #ukraine, #general

Ellen Gottfried
 

 

Aaron KENIG was born in Roman, Romania.  He emigrated to Hartford, Connecticut at the end of the nineteenth century.  In 1898 he traveled back to Europe to marry a woman born in and living in Busk, now Ukraine or Moldova.  Roman, Romania is 464 km from Busk.   This must have been an arranged marriage, but how could he have known about this woman?    Ellen GOTTFRIED, Plainview, New York

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