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Re: Immigration from Poland to England #unitedkingdom

Michael Sharp
 

Firstly, the 1911 census is the last publicly available census under the 100 year rule for release of government records in the UK. The only later census type records is the 1939 register compiled for issuing identity cards during WW2. May be worth while checking there as I have found info that fills in gaps from earlier in the 20th century

You are correct about Russia often referring to Russian Poland, or anywhere in the Russian empire.

There were no passenger manifests for journeys between England and Continental Europe at that time - I've tried that route - in fact many immigrants did not come on passenger steamers but on fishing or cargo ships.

There was an optional naturalisation process - it was not mandatory - you can search the Public Records Office Discovery database by inputting in the relative's name. If an index record is found, you can request a quote for copying the contents of the file concerned, and then order the copy. However due to Covid, the service may not be available at present. If you can get the file, you may find useful information on where exactly (town) they came from and on parents, children, dates of birth, etc

Also if any children were born in the UK after arrival, their birth certificates may give info on mother's first name, maiden name, etc if you don't know that. Be prepared for errors due to transcription errors, etc, Use gro.gov.uk to order the actual certificates (sometimes they can send a pdf). Use either ancestry or freebmd.org.uk to get the registry entry details (registration district, year, quarter and volume/page number) that you will need to order the certificate.

Finally try jri-poland for searching for information that predates emigration to England
--
Michael Sharp
Manchester UK
michael.sharp@...


Help in comparing handwriting #general

Anna Olswanger
 

I have several documents handwritten in Yiddish. I’d like an opinion as to whether they are all written by the same person.
 
If I sent you the first page of each document, would one of you be able to offer an opinion as to whether it is the same handwriting in each document? I’m not asking for a translation (and you don’t need to know Yiddish, just Hebrew handwriting).
 
If so, please contact me privately with your email address and I’ll send you the samples.
 
Thanks very much.
 
Anna Olswanger

Anna Olswanger | Literary Agent | Olswanger Literary LLC
16-60 Chandler Drive | Fair Lawn, NJ | 07410-2715
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Tobias's from Romania #romania

Shelley Lyn Saunders <lylapeach@...>
 

My mother in law Mary-Susan Tobias b 1945 CA, never met or knew her father, we knew his name (John Louis Tobias) she was told he was killed in WW2 before she was born, thru DNA we have found a couple members of this Tobias Family, and have learned John Louis was not killed in WW2 and died in 1968 Florida, we know what happened to the families of Joseph Tobias, Matilda Tobias, but Pauline, Anna, John Louis are still Mystery's... any advice/help is appreciate, I'm a decent genealogist using Ancestry.com and GED, but not the others 
thank you 
--
Shelley Saunders
Email-Lylapeach@...
Sesrching for Tobias from Romania, who came to NYC in 1900
Harry Tobias b 1875 Romania 
Celia/Sali his wife b 1879 Romania
Children 
Joseph
Pauline
John Louis (my ancestor) 
Matilda
Anna


Re: Ashkenazim with Oriental eyes #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

It is in my Polish line from my maternal grandfather to my mother to my sister and I and to both my children.

--
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


www.GenTeam.eu - ca. 200.000 zusätzliche Einträge online #austria-czech #hungary

MiraHabelman
 

New on GenTeam, approx. 200,000 additional entries online:
1 Military: loss list 1914-1919 Austria-Hungary
2 Vienna: Catholic baptisms
3 Vienna: Catholic burials
4 indices from Catholic registers from Lower and Upper Austria, Styria, Tyrol and Burgenland
 
Brief summary of the information found on GenTeam:
Complete place directory Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Tyrol with responsible parishes and archive areas and link to archive data from Vienna, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Burgenland, Salzburg, Tyrol, Styria, Carinthia, Vorarlberg, Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Germany

All data are available free of charge after registration. GenTeam is and will remain free!

Best regards,

Mira Habelman

#Germany, #Austria, #Slovakia, #Slovenia

www.GenTeam.eu   -    ca. 200.000 zusätzliche Einträge online

 

Sehr geehrte Forscherin, sehr geehrter Forscher!

 nach nur 2 Monaten konnten wiederum zahlreiche Daten auf GenTeam online gestellt werden.

 

 Alle Daten stehen nach einer Registrierung kostenlos zur Verfügung.

 

GenTeam ist und bleibt kostenlos!

 Nun zum aktuellen Update:

 

 1     Militär – Verlustlisten Österreich-Ungarn 1. WK 1914-1919

 

 Erneut sind zahlreiche Listen und Teile von Listen online gestellt worden. 

 

In den Verlustlisten sind Verwundete, Gefangene und Gefallene aus allen Kronländern der Habsburgermonarchie zu finden. Gesamt werden es ca. 3 bis 3,5 Millionen Einträge werden. Hier sind Offiziere, Einjährig-Freiwillige und natürlich die gesamten Mannschaften aller Konfessionen, also auch jüdische, muslimische und protestantische Soldaten zu finden.

Neben zahlreichen fertigen Listen, darunter auch die Verluste Przemysl 1915 sowie Ergänzungslisten sind auch viele Teillisten bereits vorhanden; an zahlreichen weiteren Listen wird bereits gearbeitet.

Da hier mehrmals der Wunsch geäußert wurde, die Namen nicht zu nennen, darf ich mich bei allen, die an dieser so wertvollen Datenbank gearbeitet haben bzw. bereits an weiteren Listen arbeiten, sowie bei Projektleiter Frank Raschka sehr herzlich bedanken.

 Ich lade Sie ein, an diesem faszinierenden Projekt mitzuarbeiten. Gerne senden wir Ihnen eine Erfassungstabelle zu und organisieren die Nummer Ihrer Liste. Kontaktieren Sie dazu bitte Projektleiter Frank Raschka unter verlustliste@... oder kontakt@....

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Einträge aus den Pfarren 08 Gebäranstalt (Alservorstadt Krankenhaus), 10 Sankt Johann Evangelist, 15 Reindorf und 20 Sankt Brigitta wurden hinzugefügt. Die Zahlen geben den Bezirk an.

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Bei Georgine Nitsch, Debbie Kaska, Franz Spevacek und Judith Starke bedanke ich mich an dieser Stelle sehr herzlich! 

 

3     Wien – katholische Begräbnisse 1600-1938

Einträge der Pfarren 02 Sankt Johann Nepomuk wurden hinzugefügt. 

 

Bei Monika Fischer bedanke ich mich sehr herzlich!

Eine Tabelle der Pfarreien mit aufgearbeiteten Zeiträumen sowie weitere wichtige Hinweise finden Sie unter Hilfe/Info (grüne Schaltfläche in der rechten oberen Ecke der GenTeam-Seite).

 4    Matriken-Indices aus Nieder- und Oberösterreich, Steiermark, Burgenland und Tirol 1585-1938

Matriken folgender katholischer Pfarren wurden hinzugefügt: 

 

Burgenland:

Mannersdorf an der Rabnitz

Niederösterreich:

Auersthal, Chorherrn, Großgöttfritz, Kleinhadersdorf, Oberstrahlbach, Sankt Andrä vor dem Hagenthale, Seefeld, Tulbing, Zwettl Stift

 Oberösterreich:

Gallneukirchen, Vöcklamarkt, Vorchdorf

Steiermark:

Glashütte, Graz-Münzgraben, Übelbach, Wies

Tirol:

Thaur 

 

Eine Tabelle der Pfarreien mit aufgearbeiteten Zeiträumen sowie weitere wichtige Hinweise finden Sie unter Hilfe/Info (grüne Schaltfläche in der rechten oberen Ecke der GenTeam-Seite).

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Re: Trying to locate Simon Abrahams 1880s New York #usa

Michael Hoffman
 

There is a Death entry indexed for a Simon Abrahams for 1890 see www.lancashirebmd.org.uk this might be the person that you are looking for.

Michael Hoffman

Borehamwood,
HERTS UK


Re: Ashkenazim with Oriental eyes #general

Jeffrey Herrmann
 

Before attributing an epicanthic fold to a 12th century ancestor, it would be helpful to read the posts in the thread Autosomal Analysis Question.
On average, any one ancestor’s contribution to your DNA is halved for every generation further back from you that ancestor is.   An ancestor living in the 12th century, on average, would be expected to contribute about one billionth or less of your DNA.  Endogamy could result in more DNA than that making its way to you, but quantifying it is impossible.  

On balance it would be far more plausible to find a recent Asian ancestor to explain the introgression of genes for the epicanthic fold into your lineage than one 12th century ancestor.
Jeffrey Herrmann
London, UK 


Re: Volochisk - New Group #ukraine

Milton Koch
 

Is there any thought to include PIdvolochisk in this group, since it is "just across the tracks", though in a different oblast.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, Md
BARBASCH-Pidvolochisk


Bessarabia group update for the month of December 2020 #bessarabia #ukraine #records

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the Bessarabia Division projects for the month of December 2020. 

See also at What's New at Bessarabia website.

Bessarabian Databases. December of 2020:

      Below is a list of updates sent to JewishGen. Soon they will be available to all JewishGen community. Thank you very much to all volunteers who worked on these projects.


    • Vital Records. Bendery and 21 shteitle in uezd - 3012 birth records for some years from 1874 to 1899.
      Project Leader Ariel Parkanskiy, translators Alla Pinsky, Genny Imas, Yoni Kupchik, Mike Glazer.

      Soroki uezd for 11 shteitle - 395 birth records for 1909 and 1910; Beltsy and 12 shteitle in uezd - 770 records for 1911 and 1913.
      Project Leader and translator Yefim Kogan, translator Eti Ganin.
      See the list of towns, shteitle

    • Jews in Public Life in Bessarabia. New addition is for 1916 and it includes 74 records for town of Kishinev.
      Project Leader and translator Yuriy Daylis.

    • Business Directory, 1897. Includes 1423 records from all Bessarabia.
      Project Leader Jeff Wexler. Translators: Genny Imas, Alan Levine, Yuliana Murray, Jane Rollins, Fanny Rozenblat, Tsvika Rozenblat, and Bena Shklyanoy.

    • All Kishinev, Business, 1916. Includes 608 records of business, small and large for Kishinev.
      Project Leader and translator Yuriy Daylis.

  • Revision Lists. 12306 records completed from 4219 families. See the list of towns, shteitle
    Project Leader and translator Yefim Kogan, Translators: Alan Levine, Jeff Brickman, Efim Goldshmit, Deborah Glassman, Evgeniy, Claire Stuart.


Please let us know if you have any questions, ideas of how to make our Bessarabia Research group and Bessarabia website better.
 
Yefim Kogan and Inna Vayner
Bessarabia group Leaders and Coordinators



The Dutch Pimentel family - History and Holocaust #sephardic #announcements

David Mendoza
 

This week's Sephardic World Zoom meeting focuses on members of a Dutch
Sephardic family during the Holocaust. We are hoping to trace people saved
by Henriette Pimentel, and their family members.

The Pimentel are one of the oldest Sephardic families in The Netherlands.
Henk Dijkman will discuss the family history, stretching back to Medieval
Spain. Fokko Weerstra tells the story of Jacques Pimentel during the Shoah.
Along with some other Sephardim, he tried to use his distant Catholic
ancestry to escape deportation to Poland by the Nazis. Esther Shaya
discusses Henriette Pimentel - one of the unsung heroes of the Holocaust -
who saved the lives of six hundred children being held prisoner at the
Hollandsche Schouwburg-theatre.

The meeting is this Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2pm NYC, 7pm London, 8pm
Amsterdam/Paris, 9pm Jerusalem. If you are not on our mailing list, you can
join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/sephardicgenealogy

All Sephardic World events are free.

Best wishes,

David Mendoza and Ton Tielen


Need help researching Kamenka, Podolia / Camenca, Moldova #records

Seffy Efrati
 

Dear all,

Looking for records, mainly metric records, from the town of Kamenka, Podolia, today Camenca, Moldova. Camenca is part of today’s Republic of Transnistria, a breakaway region that claims independence from Moldova. This makes it apparently very hard to access any records. Old metric records that were kept in the Khmelnitzki State Archive of Ukraine suffered a fire in 2003 and only a couple of books (1842, 1848) survived.

Does anyone know of a way to access records through a local register in Transnistria? I am looking for records mainly from the 1880s up to 1920, but would be interested in later records as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,
Yosef Efrati
Tel Aviv


Re: Immigration from Poland to England #unitedkingdom

Judith Elam
 

Hi Debbie - you can try searching here.....https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI, USA


Translation Needed - Czech #austria-czech #translation

Klavdija Erzen
 

Hello, 

I am writing on behalf of the Jewish History Association of South Wales. We are currently researching the stories of 102 people named on the Cardiff Reform Synagogue Memorial Tablet (erected in memory of relatives of synagogue members who were murdered in the Holocaust and whose graves are unknown). The records for one of the people listed on the memorial are in Czech and I am looking for someone who could transcribe and translate them. Your help would be greatly appreciated. 

With kind regards, 

Klavdija Erzen


Story of the world's oldest man documented in new monograph "Exceptional Lifespans" #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends:
 
The value of building the largest collection of country-based Jewish vital records
was underscored when Jewish Records Indexing - Poland played the key role in
the search for documentation certifying Holocaust Survivor Izrael Kristal of Haifa
as the World's Oldest Man in 2016 by Guinness World Records. We originally
posted the story in March 2016 and today's news adds to its significance
 
On occasion, we have had the opportunity to mention the value of the JRI-Poland
database to the academic world and today we are both proud and delighted to share
the news of the publication of a monograph that includes the following chapter:
 
    "Validation of 113-Year Old Israel Kristal as the World’s Oldest Man"
 
The monograph is published under the title "Exceptional Lifespans" and is of part of
"A Series of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research"
 
For researchers interested in the topic of longevity, the headings of the five parts of
Exceptional Lifespans are an indicator of the extent to which the monograph covers
the various aspects of this discipline.  They are:
 
     I.  The International Database on Longevity
    II.  Mortality and Longevity Studies
   III.  Cause of Death Studies
   IV.  Country reports
    V.  Case studies of Exceptional Longevity 
 
 
If you are only interested in the Izrael Kristal story, Chapter 20 with the 10-page
detailed analysis can be downloaded at:
 
Briefly, here is the part that JRI-Poland played in the heartwarming story:
 
Although Israel Kristal's birth record could not be found (either the register was lost
or the birth was never recorded), JRI-Poland was instrumental in the discovery of
various other key documents that provided the conclusive evidence needed by
Guinness World Records to accept Mr. Kristal's 1903 birth year.
 
The story was originally told in the 3rd February 2016 English edition of Haaretz:
 
The story is also documented on Wikipedia. 
 
Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.  
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
 


Post-WWII Records for Ufa #records #russia

Gary
 

Does anyone have a good source (especially online) for obtaining records from Ufa, Russia in the 1941-1949 timeframe?

I'm looking for information on siblings of my great-grandmother Gussie Squire/Scvirsci, born Gitel Gorovitz. The two primary names I have connected to Ufa are Ida S. Lifshitz and Lisa Solomovna Horovitz. According to letters I have dated 1948-1949 they're from Lvov originally but fled to Ufa in 1941. Ida may have subsequently moved to Moscow to rejoin her children. 

Thanks,
Gary
--
Gary Ehrlich
Rockville, MD
SCVIRSCI, Zhivotov, Ukraine; WASHLIKOVSKY/WASHALKOWSKY, SATER, Bialystock, Poland;
LIFSHITS/LIFSHITZ, GOROVITZ, HOROVITZ, Lvov, Ukraine; Ufa and Moscow, Russia
YAGUDA, Albany, NY


Re: Help Unraveling a Mystery #latvia

Max Heffler
 

The current link to the Latvian Archives is:

 

https://www.arhivi.gov.lv/default.aspx?lang=EN

 

Max Heffler

Houston, TX

 


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of aweitzman.ret via groups.jewishgen.org <aweitzman.ret=gmail.com@...>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 8:11 AM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Help Unraveling a Mystery #latvia

 

Good morning Max,

Could you provide me the web address for the Riga archives. It may be one I've already checked or could be a new one for me.

Thanks.

Allen Weitzman


--

Max Heffler
Houston, TX
max@...
HEFFLER(Ukraine)/TIRAS(Poland)/WASSEMAN(Lithuania)/MOORE(Poland)/ZLOT(Lithuania)
GORENSTEIN(Ukraine)/FLEISCHMAN(Latvia)/GOLDEN(Lithuania)


Help suggestions please #dna

mandy.molava@...
 

I'm currently using Ancestry, My Heritage and also GEDmatch as a comparison site, can anyone suggest any others, please? I love the tools on GEDmatch and comparing the Ancient DNA, but match-wise I don't appear to be finding matches above 55cm and largest segment 19.5, I'm gathering not everybody knows about this one? How does everybody get on with this one?

Mandy Molava
Researching Belarus, Brest, Hungary Galacia


Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750 - Conference 11 Jan 2021 #announcements

tony hausner
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain News Blog posted: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: Red Cross listing showing time in Auschwitz and in Buchenwald #lodz #poland #holocaust

Lin Mor
 

It is possible that they did not want to talk about it, maybe wished to protect you and your siblings from the horrors they experienced. My cousin did 125+ interviews for the USC Shoah Foundation in the 1990's after it was founded by Steven Spielberg in 1994. She found that the people she interviewed rarely shared their experiences with their families, especially their children. Yet, they would talk about it to a stranger. Yes, indeed, there were people who somehow survived it and were able to pick up the pieces of their lives. My cousin's mother, mother's 2 sisters, cousin's father and his brother all did, the emotional scars were lifelong, but they persevered. May I suggest you follow their paper trail as much as you can. Best wishes for successful research! 

Linda Cohen Morzillo
Saratoga Springs, NY


Re: Help with photo style, trend, oil painting portraits years needed #belarus #galicia #hungary

mandy.molava@...
 

Just in case this information is of interest to anyone - So far been messaged about the possibility of the photo being intended for use on a tombstone, similar photos are affixed to tombstones in Romania, Moldova, Hungary and Ukraine. This one is especially similar to those used in Romania and Moldova - style of dress and outfit. Ukraine appear to be more recent vintage. 

mandy molava

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