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Avraham Groll
 

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Mogilev-Podolsky and Shargorod 2020 Updates #ukraine #records #translation #yizkorbooks

Phyllis Berenson
 

Mogilev-Podolsky and Shargorod Town Update

 

To All Mogilev-Podolsky and Shargorod Researchers --Happy New Year – End of 2020 and Beginning of 2021! 

We continue on gathering as much information as exists for our towns. We are fortunate that Alex Krakovsky in Ukraine has unearthed (yes, unearthed!) a large number of documents for our towns and area. A current list appears at the end of this message.

Now the challenge is translation – but we’re facing that challenge. A number of new metrical records and revision lists (census records) were translated and uploaded to the JewishGen website in 2020, but there are many more. Many of the Mogilev-Podolsky area records include Shargorod. Check JewishGen.org if you haven’t looked lately.  New records are added regularly.

Here's an outline of the information below. Please read all the way to the end.

A.  Current Projects

  • M-P and Shargorod – multiple records
  • M-P Jewish Cemetery Photography Project
  • Shargorod records
  • Shargorod Yizkor Book

B.  Help Us Help You
 

CURRENT PROJECTS
Mogilev-Podolsky 

Among other documents, we have also obtained the M-P 1795 Census.  You may be aware that Jews in this area did not have surnames before 1800; therefore the 1795 census has only given names.  We made the decision to translate the 1811 census as a priority because it includes surnames. Now that the 1811 is complete, if anyone is interested in the 1795 census, please contact me.

Mogilev-Podolsky Jewish Cemetery Project
The cemetery has been completely photographed and translations of stones will be completed by mid-2021. This is a very exciting milestone.

Note:  The above cemetery does not include the holocaust-period graves.  Those are in a separate cemetery, part of which was memorialized by Jacob Drucker, one of the gravediggers.  We will post some information about that cemetery on our KehilaLinks page.

Mogilev-Podolsky Records
We have translators working on various vital records, as well as census records for the M-P area.

 A small book in Yiddish entitled "In Yene Teg" (In Those Days) describing the 1919-1920 pogroms in M-P and other towns was donated to our group by member, Mark Matchen.  A translator is working on this project.

Shargorod
 Yizkor Book:  As many of you know, we are fortunate to have a 500-page Yizkor Book for Shargorod.  It is written entirely in Yiddish and I have contacted a number of translators to do the work.  This is a very expensive task, running $30,000-$50,000.  If anyone knows of a volunteer who might help us, please let me know.  We also have Shargorod records in Russian that need translation and would appreciate volunteers for those projects.

Cemetery:  The Shargorod cemetery needs to be photographed and indexed. We can probably have the same photographer who did the work in M-P. Please let me know if you are interested in this project by email and by your donations to our group.

Check out our M-P KehilaLinks page, beautifully redesigned by Stefani Elkort Twyford.  
 

Help Us Help You: 
You may not know that JewishGen has only 3 paid employees!  The rest of us (thousands) are volunteers.  As a volunteer Town Leader, it is my task to locate records and other resources that yield information, have them translated, and submit them to jewishgen.org.

To do that work, we must pay document translators (Russian and Hebrew), cemetery photographers, and sometimes we must pay to obtain documents.

If you are or know of a volunteer translator who can read old Russian or Hebrew handwriting, or printed Yiddish, please email me at pberenson@....

Even with some volunteer help, the projects described above can only be completed with your financial contributions.  Please give generously.  Your contributions to our projects are tax deductible. 

Go to: https://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22

SCROLL DOWN TOMOGILEV‑PODOLSKIY ‑ Document Acquisition and Translation and SHARGOROD - Document Acquisition and Translation and donate generously. Thank you!

If you do not make your contribution directly to our project, it will not be applied to our work.

When you receive your donation receipt, please email it to me.

For any donation of at least $100, we will email the complete Mogilev-Podolsky cemetery record as soon as it is completed or the next Shargorod translated record.

Thank you for all your help and my wishes for a healthy and happy New Year,

Phyllis Gold Berenson, Town Leader
pberenson@...

   Documents for our area made available by Alex Krakovsky

Mogilev district ed. ]

• Auditing tales of Christians and Jews of Mogilev district. 1796 // DAVTSO . F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1.

• List information and fairy tales of Christians and Jews of Mogilev district. 1795 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 810.

1-18 - general information and instructions for conducting audits, compiling list sheets and fairy tales; 19-199 - list sheets; 200-209 - clergy (Orthodox, Catholic); 210-220 - gentry (Catholics and Orthodox); 221-269 - Greeks (artisans and merchants); 270-300 - Armenians (artisans and merchants); 301-477 - peasants and artisans (Catholics and Orthodox); 478-480 - Old Believers; 481-600 - settled Jews (360 houses); 600-617 - non-settled Jews (54 families); 618-626 - settled Jews (39 houses); 626-636 - non-settled Jews (62 families); 644-670 - burghers (Catholics and Orthodox); 671-672 - Jews (additional list)

• Audit tales of priests, Christians and Jews of Mogilev district. 1795 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 835

• Reviz'ki tales of Jews of Kopaygorod and Christians of Verovetsky and Mohyliv counties. 1795 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 837

• Reviz'ki tales of burghers and peasants of Mohyliv district. 1811 // DAHmO . F. 226. Op. 79. Ref. 3508.

• Reviz'ki tales of peasants of different villages of Mohyliv district and Jews (Bar, p. 9). 1811 // DAVTSO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1085

• Reviz'ki tales of the Jews of Yampol and Mogilev counties (Shargorod, Yaltushkov and others). 1816-1818 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 856.

• Revis fairy tale of the Jews of Mogilev. 1827 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1086

• Reviz'ki tales of peasants from different villages of Mohyliv district and Jews (Yaryshiv). 1811 // DAVTSO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1092

• A fairy tale of Jews and court peasants of the town of Kopaygorod, Mohyliv County. 1811 // DAVTSO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1093

• Reviz'ki tales of peasants from different villages of Mohyliv district and Jews (Snytkiv). 1811 // DAVTSO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1100

• The fairy tale of the Jews of the city of Mohyliv. 1816 // DAVTSO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1102

• The fairy tale of the Jews of the town of Popovtsi, Mohyliv County. 1818 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1116

• Reviz'ki tales of the townspeople of Mohyliv. Orthodox, Greeks, Armenians, Jews. 1834 // DAVTSO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1138

• Reviz'ki tales of the Jews of Mogilev district. 1834 // DAVTSO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1141

• Reviz'ki tales of Christians and Jews in Bar and its suburbs of Mogilev district. 1834 // DAVTSO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1143

• Additional audit tales of the Jews of Mohyliv-Podilskyi. 1835 // DAVTSO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1159

• Additional audit tales of the Jews of Mohyliv. 1839 // DAVTSO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1163

• Additional revision tales of the Jews of Mogilev district. 1839 // DAVTSO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1164

• Additional audit tales of courtiers and Jews (p. 600) of Mohyliv district. 1842-1846 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1169

• Reviz'ki tales of the Jews of Mogilev district. 1850 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1174

• Reviz'ki tales of the Jews of Mogilev district. 1851 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1183

• Reviz'ki tales of the Jews of Mogilev district. 1858 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1189

• Reviz'ki tales of courtiers and additional Jews of Mogilev district. 1858 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1192

• Additional audit tales of Christians and Jews of Mogilev district. 1858 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1195

• Reviz'ki tales of soldier families of Christians and Jews of Mogilev district. 1858 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1199

• Additional audit tales of Christians and Jews of Mogilev district. 1850 // DAVtsO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 1200

• About enrollment of various persons in burghers of Bar. 1852 // DAHmO. F. 226. Op. 79. Ref. 5553.

• Family lists of Jews in Yaryshiv, Mohyliv County. 1874 // DAVtsO. F. 217. Op. 1. Ref. 293.

• Family lists of Jews of Yaryshivka volost of Mohyliv district. 1882 // DAVTSO. F. 217. Op. 1. Ref. 475.

• Family lists of Jews of the town of Yaryshiv and Yaryshiv volost. 188601890 // ДАВцО. F. 217. Op. 1. Ref. 476.

• About elections of vowels of the Bar city thought. 1898–1901 // DAHmO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 155.

• About elections of vowels of the Bar city thought. 1902–1906 // DAHmO. F. 177. Op. 1. Ref. 360.

• About elections of vowels of the Bar city thought. 1915–1919 // DAHmO. F. 409. Op. 1. Ref. 392.

Metric books of the Jews of Mogilev district

• Metric books of the Jews of the Mogilev district of the Podolsk province. 1844 // DAHmO. F. 227. Op. 1. Ref. 57.

Graves, Bar, Snitkiv, Yarishiv, Ozarinets, Shargorod, Luchintsi, Kitaygorod, Popovitsa, Yaltushkiv

• Metric books of the Jews of the Mogilev district of the Podolsk province. Birth. 1848 // DAHmO. F. 277. Op. 1. Ref. 58.

Shargorod, Sosnivtsi, Gibalivka, Mezhiriv, Perepilchyntsi, Nasykovka, Dolgovtsi, Teklivka, Lozova, Luxury, Shostakivka, Derevyanki

• Metric books of the Jews of the Mogilev district of the Podolsk province. 1845 // DAHmO. F. 227. Op. 2d. Ref. 302.

Graves, Bar, Snitkiv, Yarishiv, Ozarinets, Shargorod, Luchintsi, Kitaygorod, Popovitsa, Yaltushkiv

• Metric books of the Jews of the Mogilev district of the Podolsk province. 1846 // DAHmO. F. 227. Op. 2d. Ref. 324.

Graves, Bar, Snitkiv, Yarishiv, Ozarinets, Shargorod, Luchintsi, Kitaygorod, Popovitsa, Yaltushkiv

• Metric book of the Jews of the city of Mogilev. 1850 // DAHmO. F. 227. Op. 1. Ref. 8818.

• Metric books of the Jews of Mogilev district. Birth. 1854 // DAHmO. F. 227. Op. 6d. Ref. 40.


Lena Bresky Wolk #lithuania

David Wolk
 

Seeking information on Max and Lena Bresky Wolk ancestors, all of whom assumed to have been in Lithuania.  Lena born 1850.  Max unknown.
 
David Wolk


Re: Happening Now! Talk with Dr. David G. Marwell #JewishGenUpdates

Susan Edel
 

The talk about Mengele was very good.
Thank you very much

Best wishes

Susan (Edel) Petach Tikva



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Subject: [Special] [JewishGen.org] Happening Now! Talk with Dr. David G. Marwell #israel

Dear Friends,

More than 800 people are listening to Dr. David G. Marwell discuss Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of DeathWe are also streaming this on Facebook Live. To participate, click here (scroll down to view the live video feed).

A recording will be available following the conclusion of the talk.

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Re: Kamienczyk during WWI? #poland #general

Jx. Gx.
 

Hello David.

If your grandfather was a boy during WWI, he may have been too young to service in the army so I wonder what he was doing in a "foxhole."  Try searching through WWI histories about the fighting on the Eastern Front. A good place to start would be the New York Public Library digital book collection.  I think another place might be Google books.

During WWI the German army advanced into Russia and reached at least as far east as Pinsk on a straight line north and south of the city.  Somewhere west of that line would be the town of Kamienczyk. You might be able to find where and when the German army passed through Kamienczyk on their way into Russia, and read about any engagements that took place against Russian troops. Assuming that you have the correct spelling for the name of the town, keep in mind also that it was not uncommon for the names of towns to have changed and that in the Kingdom of Poland at least some of the towns had Polish and Russian spellings of the names. If you can find a larger city close to Kamienczyk, for instance Warsaw, that is where you might be able to find more combat history. 

One final thought: There was the Russo-Polish War of 1919-20. Communist Russia invaded the newly emancipated Poland, but were then driven back in defeat by the Polish army. Is there a possibility your family's story about your grandfather occurred during that conflict?

Good luck!

Jeffrey Gee
Arizona


Happening Now! Talk with Dr. David G. Marwell #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Friends,

More than 800 people are listening to Dr. David G. Marwell discuss Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of DeathWe are also streaming this on Facebook Live. To participate, click here (scroll down to view the live video feed).

A recording will be available following the conclusion of the talk.

The JewishGen Team


Translation or transcription needed for handwritten German letters from 1930's/1940's #germany

rpkingsley@...
 

I have many handwritten letters in German from the late 1930's to early 1940's. These were written by relatives who were trying to escape from Germany and Europe around the time of Kristallnacht and afterwards. Some of the handwriting is difficult to decipher. The letters do not need to be translated into English if they can by transcribed into typewritten German. 
Roger P. Kingsley
Silver Spring, MD


EIBSCHUTZ from Romania/Austria #romania

Chava Masha Coplon
 

Hello,
I am trying to find the ancestors of my great-great grandfather. From what I have found, his name was Yerachmiel (Rachmiel Jonas) Eibschutz married to Miriam Schachter. Their children were Moses (1875-?) married to Libe, Nathan (2/22/1883-8/9/1948) married to Celia Friedman, Hermann (6/6/1887-1945) married to Schlieme Susanna Zwecker,  Siegfried (1/20/1895-1/12/1965) married to Maryan Adelberg Deutsch, Alfred (1899-1967) married to Anne Waxman, Etl  married to Meschulem Leiser Schnarch.
 
My grandmother visited the family in Gura Humorului in 1929. Most of the children seem to be born in Romania.
I am very new to this and would be grateful for any information or advice on finding Yerachmiel's ancestors.
Thank you.
Chava Masha


Meeting announcement JGSPBCI #announcements

Walter Rosenthal
 

On January 13, author Ron Arons will present  “Sex, Lies, and Genealogical Tape”, a Zoom meeting sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County (JGSPBCI).  For 20 years, Ron has explored the colorful life of the great-grandfather he calls “a criminal, a chameleon, and a comedian.” He will share his latest finds about this serial bigamist who served time in Sing Sing, double dipped on Social Security, and repeatedly lied on documents. Ron will also describe the wide range of records he used in his research and how he dealt with large discrepancies between them. Ron is the author of “The Jews of Sing Sing”, “Mind Maps for Genealogy”, and “WANTED!: U.S. Criminal Records Sources & Research Methodology”.

 

For more information and a link, send your contact information to our Outreach Chair, Walter Rosenthal at waltrose864@....

Walter Rosenthal
 


Re: Why is the country "Poland" used after the three partitions of Poland and its disappearance from the map #poland

Wlodek Matuszewski
 

Dear Marilyn
I assume it refers to the Kingdom o Poland which was established after the Congress in Vienna as a part of the Russian Tsardom. The Tsar of Russia was also  King of Poland. Of course it consisted only of a part of Poland before the partition (Rzeczpospolita) that was taken by the Russian Empire, the rest was occupied by Prussia and Austrian Empire. BTW most POles never accepted this partition and there were several uprisings against it. After uprising in 1830-31 Tsar suppressed the Kingdom of Poland and transformed it into Congress Kingdom which was totally dependent on the Russia.

Best regards
Wlodek Matuszewski
Warsaw, PL


Searching: KONIGSBERG AND GLICKLICH from Poland #poland #records

Stanley Diamond
 

The outstanding efforts of JRI-Poland town leaders and research area coordinators who coordinate
the activity and coordinate fundraising to pay the costs of hiring professionals, is illustrated by the
following response to the inquiry for Rosalie Baker.
 
The records to which Rosalie asks about fall under the mission of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland's
to index/extract all the records of Poland.   For an overview of JRI-Poland current activity, please read:
 
Both the birth and marriage records to which Rosalie first refers have been indexed by JRI-Poland.org. 
Here are the entries as they appear in an online search of the JRI-Poland database.  
 
Notice that links are provided to digital images of that actual records.
 
(continued below)

Bilgoraj PSA Births, Marriages, Deaths 

Eventually all index records will be directly linked to their images, but in the meantime you can find folders with all currently available images
HERE for the old szukajwarchiwach site
or HERE for the NEW szukajwarchiwach site

Last Updated August 2017
To support indexing 'Your Towns(s)' records, please donate to JRI-Poland here
Already supporting indexing projects? Please consider supporting our General Fund
Biłgoraj
Lublin Gubernia
(records in Fond 1613 Lublin Archive)
Located at 50°33’ 22°42’
Click to View Surname Given Name Year Type Akta    Sex  Microfilm
View Image BERGERMAN  Majta  1873  14     F   1201150, items 1-4 

Click to View Surname Given Name Year Type Akta Sex
View Image KENIKSBERG  Fajwel  1892  12 
View Image BERGERMAN  Majta  1892  12 
 
 
Rosalie also asks about her mother Feige Malka's birth record in Tarnogrod. While the Tarnogrod
records have also been indexed by JRI-Poland and appear online, these records have now also
been fully extracted.  However, the full extractions do NOT appear online because fundraising
is ongoing to enable us to offset the costs of this work.  (The 1868 to 1915 records of Congress
Poland are in Russian and the data entry of extractions of these records is carried out by paid
professionals who are experts in Polish spellings of names and spellings and locations of towns.)
 
When funding is complete, these full extractions will appear online.
 
To illustrate what is contained in "full extracts," the following are the births of Feige Malka's brother
and sister and the death of her mother as they appear in our internal files. 
 
Our data also includes the death of Feiga Malka's father Feiwel but is not included here.   
 
Feige Malka's birth was not registered.  However, our later data includesthe marriage of Feige Malka
to Josef Szoel GLIKLICH and the marriage of Feige Malka's sister Hena Ryfka.
 
Type
Year Recorded
Act
Date of Event
Given Name(s)
SURNAME
Maiden SURNAME
Age
Sex
Father's Given Name
Father's Age
Father's Occupation
Mother's Given Name(s)
Mother's Maiden SURNAME
Mother's Age
Birth Town/Death Town
Town Living In
Supplemental information
B
1894
25
22-Aug-1893
Abram Moszko
KENIGSBERG
 
 
m
Fajwel
20
craftsman
Majta
BERGERMAN
22
Tarnogród
Tarnogród
 
B
1895
40
13-Mar-1895
Hena Rywka
KENIGSBERG
 
 
f
Fajwel
22
trader
Majta
BERGERMAN
23
Tarnogród
Tarnogród
 
D
1911
8
07-Feb-1911
Majta
KENIGSBERG
BERGERMAN
38
f
Chil
 
 
Rywka Gena
.
 
Tarnogród
Tarnogród
Widow, mother deceased
 
 
Please support the data entry and extractions of the records for your town(s) so that you too
can build a picture of your ancestry document your family.  For more information about your
town's records, write to [townname]@jri-poland.org
 
Best wishes to all in 2021.  May it be a year of health and success.
 
Stanley
 
Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.  (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.

JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit tax-exempt organization
under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
 
3a
 
Searching: KONIGSBERG AND GLICKLICH from Poland #poland #records
From: Baker Rosalie
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 13:10:16 EST

Seeking death records for my paternal grandparents.  My grandfather, Fajwel Konigsberg was born in 1873 in Kresge, Poland.  He died very young in Tarnogrod, Poland.  My grandmother, Majta Konigsberg (nee Bergerman was born in 1870, probably Bilgoraj, Poland.  She, too, died very young.  They probably died between 1904 and 1918 and I'm guessing closer to 1910.

Also seeking my mother's birth record.  Her name was Feige Malke Konigsberg Glicklich.  She was born in Tarnogrod between 1899 and 1903 and emigrated to New York in 1920.  
I've found records for some of my mother's siblings on JRI-Poland but haven't found her birth record.

What office in Poland would I contact via email that might have the above records?  

Also, which Jewish Gen group do the towns Tarnogrod and Bilgoraj belong to?  Thanks so much.
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Romanian translation #translation #announcements

Laufer, Shmuel
 

Please, ask translation of the attached document, including if you can  explain what the document means and who the organization that issues it.
Thanks in advance.

Shmuel Laufer

Rehovot -Israel

 Research: Laufer (Przasnysz, Poland); Domb (Pultusk, Poland); Bruckman (Sarnaki, Poland); Zelazo (Sarnaki, Poland); Preschel (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine), Leder (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Schnap (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Mitelman (Chelm, Poland); Tenerman (Dubienka, Poland)


Re: How do I use the "Declaration of Intention" to find the actual naturalization papers? #records

djdpreston16@...
 

I thank the researchers who have so far replied. I have been able to trace Sam as far as the US Census 1940. Also, all records from his arrival in 1906, up to and including 1940 Census, have been uncovered. I am hoping that the actual naturalization papers will give me another birthdate. The records so far found have given various dates , ranging from 1900 to 1904 . I have his father, Pesach, death certificate; Sam's marriage to my grandmother, Ceil Hann; his siblings marriage and death records; naturalizations for his brothers; even notes on his divorce from Grandma in 1937! The family did not think he ever remarried and that my mother, Lila, was his only child. We believe that the NY Census 1925 was in error about another child, Leonard. No trace or mention of him at any other time. A great aunt spoke with Sam at her shop in Greenwich Village  in the late 1960s or early 1970s ( her recollection of the date may have been incorrect) and he was a bus driver then. Of course, all of that generation are now deceased, and they were always very circumspect about that first marriage of my Grandmother.  
   Another mystery of my Katz family is the death date and place of Sam's mother, Freida.From the marriage records of her children, her maiden name is given as "Greenberg,or Gruenberg", or " Leibowitz". I trace her as far as the NY State Census 1925, where she resides with her daughter, Betty and son-in-law Alex Leibowitz. 
   My research is fairly complete on the Katz family, except for Sam and Fanny(Freida) deaths and resting places. It has been frustrating to be able to go so far on the siblings, yet be unable to find my grandfather. 
I had hoped to find Sam before my mother died, but, she passed two years ago. All help is appreciated ! 
    Diane Preston
N.Stonington, CT
researching KATZ, HANN,LEIBOWITZ,ORNER, BUCHAREST


Why is the country "Poland" used after the three partitions of Poland and its disappearance from the map #poland

Marilyn Levinson
 

Dear researchers
This use of the word Poland after the third partition is confusing to me.  To give but one example, I read an article today that said Jews in Poland were required to take surnames in 1821.  There was no Poland in 1821.  I have separate dates for the Austria-Hungarian Empire, Prussia, and Russia, so I believe they are not speaking of former Polish lands.  Can anyone explain why the country Poland is named after its existence ended?  Does this have anything to do with Congress Poland?  Thank you for your help.
Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


Re: Coordination between Ancestry.com and JewishGen #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

It is my understanding that those databases that originated on Jewishgen and are stored on Ancestry servers, would be free on Ancestry.  Other databases such as JGFF were never available on Ancestry and are only available on Jewishgen.  To the best of my knowledge there was never any "priority" for Jewishgen donors.  Jewish is included as a type of collection.
--
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


Re: Handwritten notations on Ship Manifests #general #records

Susan&David
 

Your question has come up on this forum before. See the explanation of manifest markings here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 12/30/2020 10:19 AM, Gail H. Marcus via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
I found a 1920 ship manifest for a relative that handwritten notations for almost every family group on the page.  I've looked at several articles about such notations and can't find anything that explains this particular format.  The entries are of the form #-######  ##/##/##.  In most cases, the first digit is 2.  The 6 digit number (in one case, it is 7 digits) vary all over the place.  The final numbers look like a date, but the puzzle is that most of the dates, if they are dates, are in the 40s, but this manifest is from 1920.  I would have guessed these might be passport dates or something, but the fact that they are in the 40s, and almost every family group shows such an entry has me puzzled.  I've attached the page for review.  Can anyone explain these notations. 

Thanks for any help on this, and a safe and Happy New Year to all!

Gail Marcus

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Re: Iso KAIDAN surname #general #names

pathetiq1@...
 

Janice, 

Have you looked at ancestry.com ? There is a private family tree for Leo Kaidan with many attached records. Perhaps if you contact the user who created it, you will get the information you are searching for. 

Giannis Daropoulos 

Greece


Descendants of Yosef Meir Weiss the "Imrei Yosef" #romania

sardeba@...
 

Hi All
My paternal great grandmother Rivka Basch (maiden name)  was born in Sapanta, Romania.  After marrying my great grandmother, she lived in Sighet, Romania.  According to my father, who was born in the 1920's and lived in a small town that was across the Tisa River in Czechoslovakia and not far from Sighet Romania, a rabbi who was a descendant of the "Sapinka Rebbe" and a relative of my grandmother's family, visited my father's family multiple times during my father's youth.  I know that Yosef Meir Weiss, the founder of the Sapinka Hasidic rabbinic  dynasty, married Perel Basch who was the daughter of Ezra Yaakov Basch of Sapanta, Romania.  I haven't, to date been able to establish a connection between my paternal line and that "Sapinka Rebbe".  I am looking for additional information from known descendants of Yosef Meir Weiss and Perel Basch, either genealogical or via DNA testing, that would determine if my paternal line had any genealogical connection to Ezra Yaakov Basch.  My father's DNA info is available on multiple genealogical sites so DNA matching is a possibility.
I appreciate any information that you may be able to offer!
Sarah Appel


Handwritten notations on Ship Manifests #general #records

Gail H. Marcus
 

I found a 1920 ship manifest for a relative that handwritten notations for almost every family group on the page.  I've looked at several articles about such notations and can't find anything that explains this particular format.  The entries are of the form #-######  ##/##/##.  In most cases, the first digit is 2.  The 6 digit number (in one case, it is 7 digits) vary all over the place.  The final numbers look like a date, but the puzzle is that most of the dates, if they are dates, are in the 40s, but this manifest is from 1920.  I would have guessed these might be passport dates or something, but the fact that they are in the 40s, and almost every family group shows such an entry has me puzzled.  I've attached the page for review.  Can anyone explain these notations. 

Thanks for any help on this, and a safe and Happy New Year to all!

Gail Marcus


Herrnstadt family can anyone identify those people in this photos #germany #israel #photographs

igael@...
 

These are pictures of the Herrnstadt family. The family of Rudy Rolf Grab's mother who fell while servicing the Jewish Brigade (ww 2) and is buried in the British Military Cemetery in Ramla. I'm researching his life story and I'm missing a picture of him. I'd be happy if someone recognizes those in the (small) photo (especially the child). The soldier's mother was named Else and is believed to be in the picture with her brothers and sisters. The picture was taken from a postcard sent to the family grandfather (probably in 1927) the second big picture is of the whole family (date unknown). I'd be happy for any I.D. Please distribute the images and we may be able to identify those filmed in them

Yoram Igael

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