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Re: Would a later born child have the same name as an earlier deceased child? #names

Julia Trainor
 

My mother was born in Czechoslovakia in 1921.   She was given the name of her deceased older sister who had been born and died the previous year.

Julia Trainor
Canberra, Australia
Researching in the Austrian Czech lands:  Auspitzer, Deutsch, Fessler, Gottlieb, Glesinger, Schmidl, Weingarten


Re: French archives #france #records

psprung@...
 

Hi David,
I noticed your very generous offer to assist in efforts to identify family in France from 1900 on. I've been researching members of my family that I believe moved to Paris in
approximately the early 1910's
 from Brody (then in Poland). My information is quite sketchy, and so far, I haven't had any success. 
Here are the persons/business that I have identified:
1. Bernard Sprung -- date of birth and death unknown. Most likely born in Brody. He had a brother named Schulim (my great grandfather), who was born in Brody in 1859
and died in the Holocaust. His parents were Chuneh and Rivke. His wife's name is unknown. He had two daughters, Bertha and Jeanette.  
2. Yitzhak Sprung -- brother of Bernard and Schulim. Date of birth and death unknown. Most likely born in Brody. His wife was Ronith and had children named Bertha,
Emanuel and Rachel.
3. Sprung Freres -- I believe that Bernard and Yitzhak were furriers and had a business named Sprung Freres. There is still a Paris business named Sprung Freres: 
https://www.sprungfreres.fr/en/history/. I don't know whether it's the same business as the one owned by Bernard and Yitzhak.

I consulted with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. They suggested that I contact the Ministère des Affaires étrangères, OFPRA, and the
National Archives. They gave me contact information for each of these institutions. I have not contacted them, because I don't speak French and I live in Washington, D.C.
I'd be very grateful for any assistance you could provide, including directing me to resources that I could access myself online.   
Sincerely,
Peter C. Sprung


Re: Kalwaria, Poland #poland #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Kalwaria Zabrzydowska was a smaller town in Wadowice region of Poland.
The proper Polish Kalwaria is known as Góra Kalwaria or Ger in Yiddish, located within Grójec district, some 20 miles distance from Warszawa. This was a place were Hasidic Gur (Ger) dynasty have resided.

Gora Kalwaria (jewishvirtuallibrary.org)

Polish Gora Kalwaria and Lithuanian Kalvarija had equal number of the Jewish residents, about 3,000.

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Re: Kalwaria, Poland #poland #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Hi Sherri,

The reasons for the degradation were various, although you are correct, mainly economic (the settlements were small and the population worked mainly in agriculture), sometimes political (e.eg. during partitions, or after the suppression of January 1863 Uprising).

Town degradation process in Poland has ceased very recently, just during 70ies of the last century.

Sometime following degradation, town status has been reinstated and degraded again.

Below is the sample of towns in Galicia changing their civic status toward the end of 19th century (1896).
Follow sample of the first town listed: Bolechow
Established as town in 1612 changed to "small town" in 1784, in 1818 changed back to town, in 1868 changed to small town, in 1879 changed again to town, in 1896 back to small town (town parish), from 1933 again known as town, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

1896

  • Bolechów (1612; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1818 >> miasto; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko (gmina miejska); od 1933 znów miasto; IFUkraina)
  • Czchów (1355; 1818 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 2000 znów miasto; małopolskie)
  • Dobrotwór (?; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1959 osiedle; LWUkraina)
  • Felsztyn (1380; 1855 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1945 SkeliwkaLWUkraina)
  • Gdów (1784-1868 miasteczko; 1879-1896 miasto M; małopolskie)
  • Gliniany (1397; 1818 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko (gmina miejska); od 1933 znów miasto; LWUkraina)
  • Krystynopol (1695; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1951 znów miasto pod nazwą CzerwonogródLWUkraina) – do 1951 w Polsce
  • Krzywcze Górne (?; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; TPUkraina)
  • Leżajsk (1397; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1933 znów miasto; podkarpackie)
  • Łańcut (1367; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1933 znów miasto; podkarpackie)
  • Łysiec (1652 jako Moczara; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 19?? osiedle; IFUkraina)
  • Mikołajów nad Dniestrem (1578; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1868 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; 1910 >> miasto; 1914 >> miasteczko (gmina miejska); od 1933 znów miasto; LWUkraina)
  • Narol (1672 jako Florianów; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1996 znów miasto; podkarpackie)
  • Oleszyce (1578; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1989 znów miasto; podkarpackie)
  • Piwniczna (Zdrój) (1348; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1818 >> miasto; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1933 znów miasto; małopolskie)
  • Przeworsk (1393; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; 1915 >> miasto; podkarpackie)
  • Skałat (1600 jako Dębno; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1818 >> miasto; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko (gmina miejska); od 1933 znów miasto; TPUkraina)
  • Tartaków (1685; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; LWUkraina)
  • Zakliczyn (1558; 1818 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 2006 znów miasto; małopolskie)
  • Żmigród Nowy (1373; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1968 nazwa Nowy Żmigródpodkarpackie)
  • Wojnicz (1369; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1880 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko (gmina miejska); od 2007 znów miasto; małopolskie)
  • Załoźce (1511; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1818 >> miasto; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko (gmina miejska); od 1933 znów miasto; TPUkraina)

Best,

Alexander Sharon


Re: Mukachevo area births, 1871-1880 #records

eblashko@...
 

Hi Rita,

Until about a month ago, was a Ukrainian genealogist named Alex Krakovsky who uploaded scans of every page of entire record books onto the Ukrainian wikipedia page for "shtetl". His lists of records violated wikipedia's standards and they were taken down, but if you go to an old version of the page, the list is still there with all the scans. It's not indexed, but you can use google translate in the browser to check what each record means. 

Here's a link for the old version of the wikipedia page with the scans: 
https://uk.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B9%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%B5_%D0%BC%D1%96%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%BE&oldid=30236289

Coincidentally, I have Haberman in my family tree from the Mukachevo area (the village of Kalnik) and have a bunch of records already saved. Maybe let me know what you're looking for and I can save you some time.

Happy hunting,
Eli Balshan


Re: Kalwaria, Poland #poland #general

Krzysztof Witaszek
 

Hello
Kalwaria (after 1890 called Kalwaria Zebrzydowska)  lost its town privileges in 1896, so it could not effect your ancestors emigration in 1892. 
Town privilleges meant: self administration, possibility to organize markets and craftsman guilds and others.
I cannot tell what it meant in practice to the Jews.
See the brief article about the Kalwaria Zebrzydowska history 
 
Krzysztof Witaszek
Lublin
 


Re: Abraham WEISFELD #usa

Michele Lock
 

When I've been at a lost as to how to locate a relative who I know little about, I check out Ancestry.com family trees, to see if anyone else includes the person that I'm interested in. With Abraham Weisfeld having so many children, it's likely there are grandchildren or great grandchildren who have put up trees on Ancestry that you could consult to get clues as to the life story of your grandfather (though the clues have to be verified).

I would think that a killing in 1905 would have been covered in the newspapers, so checking those out might yield something. 
--
Michele Lock

Lock/Lak/Lok and Kalon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lewin/Levin in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


New Holocaust Database Set - Slovak Jewish Census (1941) #holocaust

Nolan Altman
 

Peter Absolon updated the 2,468 records from the Bardejov, Slovakia data set in JewishGen’s Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/) The set has now been retitled “Slovak Jewish Census – 1941” (https://tinyurl.com/y3hxujp6) and includes 18,126 records from three different lists.  The lists enumerate forced registrations of Jews from various Slovak cities and towns before deportation to concentration camos in Poland.

The records include surnames, given names, date of birth, place of birth, last residence, survey place, citizenship, occupation when available, and other remarks.  The transcription was done by the Bardejov Jewish Preservation Committee and Peter Absolon.

Nolan Altman

JewishGen Director of Special Projects - Holocaust Collection

 

 


Re: Ferramonti di Tarsia: David Ropschitz - zoom talk tonight Thursday Jan 14 7.30 pm UK time #austria-czech #galicia #holocaust #israel

Sherri Bobish
 


Yolanda,

For those of us who did not see the announcement of your talk until the next day, if there is a recording of your talk can you kindly post a link here on the discussion list?

Thank you,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Weitz Bakery on West Adams, Los Angeles #usa

dasw5@...
 

You might contact The Los Angeles Times archive department. I found an article mentioning the bakery - maybe they have pictures


Dassy Wilen
dasw5@...


Re: Kalwaria, Poland #poland #general

Sherri Bobish
 


Alexander,

Did "utrata praw miejskich" result from a city having a smaller population than previously, or were there political reasons?

Thank you,

Sherri Bobish


Looking for a town in Belarus #belarus

June Genis
 

According to the 1920 census the person I am looking for, Rose
Margolis Hollander, appears to have been born in a place called
"Katrineslav" which is the Mogilev gubernia. I say "appears" because
the handwriting is very hard to read. Another tree has her born in
"Katrenaler, Russia". Neither Google or Jewishgen can find either of
those places. Does anyone know another name for either of them?

June Genis
Hemet CA
--
June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)


Re: French archives #france #records

David Lewin
 

At 17:18 14/01/2021, David Choukroun wrote:
Dear Linda, I had a quick look to the Fond de Moscou and found the following reference that might be the right one if we consider that Leon is the French variant of Chaïm (that was quite common)[] Will chase the file later -- Covid is making the access more complicated (and they have announced another curfew @ 6PM a few minutes ago)-- Regards, David CHOUKROUN david.choukroun@...FRANCECHOUKROUN ATTALI ATLANI
_._,_._,_



Is that really true?

Leon is a Lion and its Hebrew equivalent would be Arye

Chaim is Life in Hebrew

David Lewin
London


Re: Would a later born child have the same name as an earlier deceased child? #names

peggyfreedman@...
 

I found these responses very interesting, I have seen hints of this but not as much confirmation as you all have supplied.

I am curious if it is more common in second marriages or if your examples are from the same two birth parents.

Thanks!

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, GA 


Finding Your Roots Season 7 Begins on January 19 #announcements #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The 7th season of Finding Your roots with Henry Louis Gates begins on January 19 8Pm/7PM Central on your local PBS station—this is in the United States and possibly Canada.

 

There will be ten episodes broadcast throughout the winter/spring of 2021 featuring 20 new guests:

January 19—Glenn Close and John Waters

January 26— Andy Cohen and Nina Totenberg

February 2—Jim Gaffigan and Jane Lynch

February 9 –Tony Shalhoub and Christopher Meloni

February 16—Kasi Lemmons and Pharrell Williams

February 23—Clint Back and Rosanne Cash

April 13—John Lithgow and Maria Hinojosa

April 20—Lewis Black and Roy Wood, Jr.

April 27—Audra McDonald and Mandy Patinkin

May 4—Gretchen Carlson and Don Lemon

 

See: https://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/watch/tv-schedule

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Germany Hands Over 14 Nazi Looted Art Work to Rightful Heirs #announcements #germany #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

German authorities have now handed over all 14 works from the art trove accumulated by late collector Cornelius Gurlitt that so far were proven to have been looted under Nazi rule. In 2012, the public prosecutor's office searched the home of an 80-year-old man in Munich, suspecting him of tax evasion. Cornelius Gurlitt had been previously found carrying €9,000 ($9,900) traveling across the Swiss border by train. That led authorities to further investigate and finally search his apartment.  Cornelius Gurlitt, who died of heart disease in 2014, was the son of the Nazi art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, who was in charge of acquiring artworks for Adolf Hitler's planned museum.

 

Around 1,500 works of art were found there. Only 14 works by artists such as Max Liebermann, Henri Matisse, Thomas Couture or Adolph von Menzel have so far been officially identified as looted art. Of the more than 1,500 works of art in the trove, around 300 were cleared early in the investigation, as they were found to have been owned or commissioned by members of the Gurlitt family before the Nazis took power.

 

Culture Minister Monika Grütters said all of the pieces identified in a report earlier this year as stolen by the Nazis had now been handed back. The artworks come from a collection held by now-deceased Munich pensioner Cornelius Gurlitt — the son of a Nazi-era art dealer — which first surfaced 8 years ago.  However, the origin of many works — around 1,000 — remains uncertain. The art trove now belongs to the Museum of Fine Arts Bern, to which Cornelius Gurlitt had surprisingly bequeathed his collection before his death.


To read more see: https://www.dw.com/en/germany-returns-latest-nazi-looted-work-from-gurlitt-art-trove/a-56212320;

and

https://www.dw.com/en/gurlitt-trove-research-on-nazi-looted-art-ends/a-53601554

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Would a later born child have the same name as an earlier deceased child? #names

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz
 

The practice of naming later-born siblings after deceased older siblings are
something I have also encountered many times with Litvaks.
Ruth Leiserowitz, Warsaw / Berlin 


Re: Would a later born child have the same name as an earlier deceased child? #names

Phil Karlin
 

My grandfather was named after his brother.
Shimen Mendel b. 1896 d. 1897 in Lithuania. Simon Manuel b. 1898 in New Haven.
--
Phil Karlin
Hartford, CT USA


Re: Kalwaria, Poland #poland #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Degrading refers to the town that lost it's "city rights" and became a village. In Polish this is knowns known as "utrata praw miejskich".

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Talks (RUSSIAN): Researching Your Bessarabian and Transnistria Jewish Roots with JewishGen.org #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

We invite you to attend another free presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars, with Inna Vayner and Yefim Kogan.
 
Workshop: Researching Your Bessarabian and Transnistria Jewish Roots with JewishGen.org (IN RUSSIAN)
Sunday, January 17, 2021
12:00 pm Eastern Time (New York)

Registration is free with a suggested donation.
Please click here to register now!
 
About the Talk
In this participatory workshop - given in Russian - we will share how to best search the JewishGen databases, as well as JewishGen.org/Bessarabia. Along the way, we will share histories, resources, data, and research tips to help each other research Jewish Genealogy in the region of the Bessarabia gubernia of the former Russian Empire (including parts of today's Moldova and Ukraine) as well as today's Transnistria region with sections of Kherson and Podolia gubernias. *Requires a JewishGen account and access to a computer.

About Inna Vayner & Yefim Kogan:
Inna Vayner was born in Tiraspol, Moldova and immigrated with her family to the United States in 2002. Inna is co-Director of the JewishGen Bessarabia Research Division, and is also a professional genealogist and a founder of findyourcousins.com.

Yefim Kogan was born in Kishinev, Moldova. After immigrating from the USSR in 1989 he has engaged in extensive genealogical and historical research. Yefim is co-Director of the JewishGen Bessarabia Research Division - which he organized in 2011 - and continues to work on multiple projects and present at conferences. In 2012, he received a Master's Degree in Jewish Liberal Studies from Hebrew College Boston, with a focus on Jewish Cultural History.

Registration is free with a suggested donation.
Please click here to register now!




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