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Berko Portiansky or Portjanskii in Yelizabetgrad #russia #ukraine

aronimink53@...
 

I am resending this because I typed my incorrect email address
I am searching for information on my paternal great grandfather, Berko Portiansky or Portjanskii from Yelisabetgrad, Russia (now Ukraine). Berko brought his son, Nuta, to Philadelphia in 1904. Sometime later he returned to Russia, but there is no record of that. In 1912 his son, Leib came over to Philadelphia. The family name was changed to Porter. They were in the hides and skins business over there. I know there were other siblings who left Russia and moved all over the world. I remember hearing that one brother went to Argentina. Any help wopuld be appreciated.
Stuart Porter, Fort Defiance, VA
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Genealogy Research on LIEBERMAN and GIBALEVITCH South African Family Member Originally from Belarus #belarus #southafrica

jliebe97@...
 

Hello all,

I am researching my family history. I am searching for information about my great-great-aunt who moved to South Africa sometime around the beginning of the 20th century (she was born somewhere in what is now Belarus, probably Byerazino). Her maiden name is LIEBERMAN / LIBERMAN but I do not know what her husband's first and last name was. An old family tree lists my g-g-aunt's Hebrew name as Chana with a line underneath her (likely indicating her son) written in Hebrew as וועוועל גיבולביץ (Feivel Gibalevitch). So perhaps my g-g-aunt's married name is Chana Gibalevitch. It's possible her son's name is spelled a little differently in English. My family has lost contact with her part of the family a long time ago. I am told her husband owned a South African department store. I am not sure how to track down what happened to her and her family. Below is information about the rest of her family.

Her brother, my great grandfather, Henry Lieberman (also known as Hillel), was born in Eastern Europe (probably Byerazino or somewhere in/near Minsk) around 1882 (give or take a few years). Their father's name was Zvulun Lieberman and their mother's name was Rochel (maiden name Frumkin). I am told that Henry/Hillel was one of six children. The old family tree I have only lists the Hebrew names of my g-grandfather's siblings: Dov Ber, Chana, Avraham Dovid, Yakov Nachum, Zlata Bayla.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to track down what happened to my great-great-aunt who moved to South Africa and any children she may have had? Also, if anyone thinks they may have a connection please let me know.

Thank you so much, 
Jason Lieberman jliebe97@...


Re: Mukachevo area births, 1871-1880 #records

Moishe Miller
 

Hello,
To give credit where due, I believe it was actually Sergii V. Fazulyanov who did the scans for Munkacz. 
 
Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
 

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Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...
JGFF #3391


Looking to hire a genealogist who can help trace ancestors from Germany #germany

Jreissman13@...
 

We are looking to hire a genealogist to trace ancestors in Germany.  Their names are relatively common so confirming details is difficult. However, we do have some information to help the process along.
Thanks,
Jann Reissman
New Jersey


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

rsd381@...
 

My uncle Arthur Isaac Stern died when his ship was sunk by a Nazi torpedo in the Mediterranean. My cousin Arthur was born after my Uncle's ship was sunk while he was declared MIA. My cousin was named after his great grandfathers just as my Uncle was named. After my Uncle was declared to have died in action two subsequent children were named for him by other siblings of my Uncle. My grandparents were from Romania and the Ukraine.

Robert Daniels
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Re: gravestone translation requested - Hebrew #translation

Susan&David
 

Both her Hebrew name and father's Hebrew name are on the stone.

Leah daughter of Hersh

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 1/17/2021 12:28 PM, June Genis wrote:
Does the Hebrew on this stone identify Sonya'a father? (For some
reason I could not paste this inline) /June

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/149307328/sonya-okun#view-photo=175221106
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June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)


Where is Voronovitsy? #general

Marilyn Feingold
 

I am looking for information about Sam Rosenthal from Voronovitsy. When he first came to the United States he lived in Pittsburgh as a border. I can't find any more information about him after that.
Any suggestions, anyone? Thank you. Marilyn Feingold
 
MILGROM, SCHLAFFER, SHLAFRICK, ATKIN, MALAMUD, TESLER:Camenca, Tulchin, Odessa, Kishinev, Balta, Shpikov,
Trostiniyets, Obodivka, Kharkov


Re: importing/transferring/sharing historical records between services? #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

I keep my genealogy on my computer (and yes I do have trees on Ancestry (public but not shared), MH private and my own website (see below).  You can almost always download the document to your computer and if it is not readily available that way, right click and use "save image as".
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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: gravestone translation requested - Hebrew #translation

binyaminkerman@...
 

Sonya's father's name is listed as Hirsch.
Hirsch is the Yiddish word for a deer, and it's not so uncommon for it to have been used interchangeably with the Hebrew name Tzvi which has the same meaning. 
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD


Re: Translation of Gravestone written in Hebrew #translation

binyaminkerman@...
 

I think Laurent did a great job on the translations. The part at the beginning of the second stone that was unclear does in fact say להאשה "to the woman" as Laurent assumed. If you look closely you can see that the bottom leg of the letter ה is there it's just faint.
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD


gravestone translation requested - Hebrew #translation

June Genis
 

Does the Hebrew on this stone identify Sonya'a father? (For some
reason I could not paste this inline) /June

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/149307328/sonya-okun#view-photo=175221106
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June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)


Help translating Yiddish on back of photos #translation

Steven
 

My cousin came across about 15-20 old photographs of her ancestors and most have what looks like Yiddish writing on the backs. There’s not a lot of writing, mostly just a few words, hopefully identifying who is in the photos. Is there anyone who could possibly help translate them? Thank you in advance.
 
Steve Buzil

researching:

BUZILA and KILYAN from present day Moldova 

GRUBER and FEINGOLD from present day Ukraine

SEIDLER/ZEIDLER, GROSSBARD, BERLIN, WICZYNSKY, PTAKEWICZ, GOODMAN, DOBROSZKA and BROWN/BRAUN from present day Poland.

PORTNOY, GERSHON and OFSAIOF/OVSAIOVICH from present day Lithuania

MNUSHKIN and KOLVARACHIK from present day Belarus

EISENSTEIN and ZALIO from present day Romania

 
 

 


Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society Sponsoring Research Workshops by Michael Moritz #announcements

Stefani Elkort Twyford
 

The Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society is inviting the public to the following virtual workshop:

 

WHAT, WHERE, & HOW – Introduction to primary databases in the U.S. for genealogical research, and some unique challenges for Jewish genealogy

Not sure where to start your family research? Hit a brick wall and need more information but not sure where to find it? Join to find out! In this 8-hour workshop series, noted genealogist, Michael Moritz, will introduce us to a variety of different databases available for mining in the U.S., where valuable information about our family history can hide in plain sight. His review will include databases at the federal, state and even local levels.

 

Next, Michael will narrow his focus to databases that house specific information relevant for Jewish family research. He will shed some light on Jewish naming conventions that can inhibit our search of long-lost family ties, and will follow with discussing strategies to overcome challenges posed by the ever-fluid geopolitical map of Europe to our family-tracing efforts.

 

For more detailed information about the resources that will be covered in this workshop and to register, please visit our website. Or you can register here https://bit.ly/3bNSnJG. 

 

 

Prior knowledge is not mandatory for participating, and everyone will gain a great deal of valuable information out of this session.

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Stefani Elkort Twyford
Researching: Siegal/Segal, Spiel, Tarle, Ilkovics, Feiermann, Kronenberg, Szerman, Kletzel, Ricker/Ricken


Re: Help with GGfathers name missing on Gfathers Birth certificate #general

Robert Hanna
 

Your grandfather's gravestone might have his father's name in Hebrew.

Robert Hanna
NYC


Re: German labor camps/detention centers in 1933-34 #germany #holocaust

Andreas Schwab
 

For the Neustadt camp there is a memoria site in German), its web site is here:
http://www.gedenkstaette-neustadt.de
there is a lis of inmates here:
http://haeftlingsdatenbank.gedenkstaette-neustadt.de/start/
They have more information such as interviews with survivors and historical research, not all online, so maybe worth contacting.
For Obermoschel, there is not much information except that it was a "civil" labor camp. It is mentioned in the book:
Krause-Schmitt, U., Kaiser, A., Weinmann, M., International Tracing Service. (2001). Das nationalsozialistische Lagersystem =: (CCP). 4. Aufl. Frankfurt am Main: Zweitausendeins.
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007560807/Cite
I did not consult the book because it is not available online, but it could be in some university library. As far as I could find out it lists only the name.
Presumably this was one of the many mini-camps were only a few inmates were detained to work for one company or local authority.
If you have not already done so, contact the Arolsen Archives (formerly ITS).
https://arolsen-archives.org

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Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada


Re: Mukachevo area births, 1871-1880 #records

Ludwig Mauskopf
 

Hi Rita

I would like to recommend you the Carpatian Genealogical site:
 https://sub-carpathia-genealogy.org/

Go to Record Search tab and you can search based on different criteria

Good luck and best regards

Ludwig Mauskopf..


Odessa Kehilalinks new section: Jewish Cemeteries #ukraine

Ariel Parkansky
 

Hi everybody,

I've added a new section to the Odessa Kehilalinks (https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa/) that compiles available information about Odessa Jewish Cemeteries.
You'll find this section under the menu "Research".

Ariel Parkansky
Ukraine SIG
Odessa Town Leader


Re: Help with GGfathers name missing on Gfathers Birth certificate #general

murphy8@...
 

Have you looked on marriage certificates for parents, marriage records for son and siblings, or death certificates for any of the above?
Robin August
murphy8@...


German labor camps/detention centers in 1933-34 #germany #holocaust

Melissa Kahn
 

Thanks to the recent guidance of Jewish Gen members, I was able to get a copy of my grandfather's restitution (reparations) file from Germany.  In it, he states that he was held in the Neustadt Weinstrasse labor camp in 1933 and in Obermoschel Palatinate prison in 1934.  I wonder how I can locate documents from these locations that would give information about his detention.  In addition, I wonder if there are diaries or narratives about the experiences of prisoners in these places or similar labor camps/detention centers.  Thank you, Melissa Kahn


Seeking Help with translation/deciphering #general #unitedkingdom #usa #translation

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

I am seeking help with deciphering a short-hand script in a document produced in London in the mid-19th Century.   It appears to be a style akin to Gregg short-hand.  The document deals with a legal matter.  I would be most grateful for any assistance in translating/deciphering this text.  You may respond privately to: fishnet@....

With much appreciation,
Randy
Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D.

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