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Re: Answer to question about Christine Usdin's census translations that was asked during the Latvia SIG meeting on Thursday #latvia

Sam Glaser
 

This may be active for those that aren’t on the contribution list:
http://usdine.free.fr/rigacensuscontentsnewest.html

Also, for those who are on the contribution list there used to be the capability to enter a search word and have the master list bring back all links that contained it. Does anyone know how that could be implemented again?

Sam Glaser
Searching:
GLASER, ISRAELSOHN, MANSKY from Latvia
ZLOTNICK, PERETZ, GOLUBOWSKI, GOLDSTEIN from Belarus
SCHLINGER, WEISZ from Romania/Hungary
GOLDBACH, ELKAN, HAHN, KLEIN, KANDL, LANSCHUR from Czechia


Re: David ABRAMOWITZ-New Haven/Boston-early 20th cent. #usa

jbonline1111@...
 

Yoni,  I know you have researched this branch of your family for years with little luck.  With the help of other JewishGenners, I found more information on my GGF's travels to and from Europe simply by using wild cards to allow for misspellings. Perhaps this would work for a possible name change as well. Perhaps you have already tried.  In any case, best of luck. 
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Public Record Search Tool? #records

sharon yampell
 

If the person lives in the united states, you can try using mylife.com

 

It helps if you know where she may be living  and/or her approximate age… and sometimes you will get other family members,  as well as sometimes a woman’s maiden name and the birthdates for the other family members…

 

The information is obtained through public records but some people will join the site just to remove their information from public view

 

Sharon F. Yampell

Voorhees, New Jersey

 

From: Peter Cohen
Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:00 PM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Public Record Search Tool? #records

 

I hope this topic is considered suitable for our forum.  I have been using a tool to search public records. One example is, finding a woman's married name by entering her first name and date of birth and state of residence. The tool I have using now only provides month and year, and blocks the day. This make it much less useful. Does anyone have recommendations for a search tool that shows the full date of birth?
--
Peter Cohen
California

 


Need Translation from Yiddish of pages on Viewmate from the 50th Anniversary First Wolochisker Benevolent Association program booklet #ukraine #yiddish #translation

ferngutman68@...
 

Hi all,
I am resubmitting this request for translation of these pages from printed Yiddish. They are from the 50th Anniversary First Wolochisker Benevolent Association program booklet.
I have been informed that they were written by Sam Trugman an, officer of the association. The group was formed in 1908, so these pages are  from 1958.
Wolochisk is now Volochysk in the Ukraine. In 1908, it was at the western edge of the Russian Empire.
Thank you
Fern Gutman
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89725
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89726


Public Record Search Tool? #records

Peter Cohen
 

I hope this topic is considered suitable for our forum.  I have been using a tool to search public records. One example is, finding a woman's married name by entering her first name and date of birth and state of residence. The tool I have using now only provides month and year, and blocks the day. This make it much less useful. Does anyone have recommendations for a search tool that shows the full date of birth?
--
Peter Cohen
California


Where in the World is Joe LEVINE (stage name: Joe EVANS)?? #events #announcements

Marilyn Robinson
 

My maternal gr. uncle was Joseph LEVINE (Lurja-or another version of spelling), possibly born in Warsaw May 11, 1885. Joe was an entertainer--vaudeville (Western Vaudeville), song & dance, black-face, comedian. Joe's stage name was "Joe EVANS" & his dance partner was Jack Jacob FOX (he was from Illinois), their act was Fox & Evans. In 1932 Joe & his partner also leased a roller rink on Dietz St. in Oneonta, NY.
I have found announcements in a variety of entertainment publications 1908-1939. Fox & Evans traveled through the U.S., London, South Africa, Australia, & possibly other places as well. The last entertainment notice for Fox & Evans was from "Tivoli Theatres: Ephemera Collection Finding Aid" for a show, "The Big Fun Show", commencing 16 January, 1939 in Melbourne Australia. After that Joe seems to have disappeared. As far as I know, he was unmarried & without children. Perhaps Jack Fox was his life partner. I have checked for information on Ancestry, Fulton Postcards, entertainment publications, FamilySearch, Proquest, etc., but I can't find any death/burial or other information about Joe or Fox & Evans after January, 1939 (he would have been about 54 yrs. old at this time)--I wonder if he somehow got caught up in WWII???. Does anyone have any thoughts???

Thank you,

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Re: Jewish Gen SIG meeting #announcements

JoAnne Goldberg
 

San Francisco may be the center of the universe, but in terms of critical mass for JewishGen members, it's probably the east coast. 

Seems like 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern/6 pm UK/8 pm Israel might make sense for the most people?

I do not know where in the world is the country of SF, but in Great Britain, we would prefer meetings in the Americas to be significantly earlier.
David Harrison, Birmingham, UK (or GB) 


--
JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- LIthuania
GOLDSCHMIDT, HAMMERSCHLAG,HEILBRUNN, REIS(S), EDELMUTH, ROTHSCHILD, SPEI(Y)ER -- Hesse, Germany
COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN,  DANIEL  -- Rhineland, Germany

 


Re: Jewish Orphanages during WW1 #general

Sharon Taylor
 

Hi Andrea,
I am researching the same time period. My great-uncle was also taken by the Russians for forced labor in 1914, when he was 9 years old. They were from Mariyampil which is near Ivano-Frankivsk.
How old was your grandfather when he was sent to work in Russia? How long was he gone?

The JDC has an archive that documents orphans and  orphanages in eastern Galicia. After WWI, the entire region was awash in orphans who had no means of support. You might try checking out this link:
http://search.archives.jdc.org/notebook_ext.asp?item=5711&site=ideaalm&lang=ENG&menu=1
You should also sift through the documents in the JDC archive.

I hope this helps. I would love to learn more from you about grandfather and his experiences during WWI. It's a somewhat forgotten chapter in Jewish history and I believe it deserves more attention.

Sharon Taylor
Philadelphia, PA

Researching NEMETH, INGIER, UNGER and BLOCH in Mariyampil, Stanislawow, and Knihinin

Researching WIESNER, FLEISIG, and KASTENBAUM in Kulikow and Lemberg


Re: Koidanov Massacre of 1941 #belarus

Neil Bass
 

I, too, am interested if any of my family remained in Koidanov as they seemed to have vanished around 1942. My great-grandfather, Szmul Jonas Bas (b. 1865), lived in Koidanov until he disappeared around 1942. One of his children, living in New York, corresponded with him by letter until the letters were ultimately returned undeliverable in 1942. We don't know what happened to him and two of his daughters. Their names do not appear in any Holocaust list. Curious if there is any way to research this matter.

Thank you,
Neil Bass nbass@...


Question about genetic groups on My Heritage & Ancestry #dna #sephardic

joelle.meyer24@...
 

Hello all
One of the question which comes often is how far DNA can trace a portuguese ancestor at least 8 generations ago ?
I remember having read that it is not possible but I cannot put a hand on the article.
In other terms do you all agree that if I am 100% askenazi this does not mean that at 8 th generation away my ancestor could not have been 100 % descending from jews who escaped Portugal after the inquisition ?
Thanks 
Joelle Meyer from Paris, France
Focussed today on my ancestors from Emden and Groningen region and in particular Portuguese ancestor (Henriques, Mousaphia line from Gluckstadt and Hamburg)


Re: Jewish Gen SIG meeting #announcements

David Harrison
 

I do not know where in the world is the country of SF, but in Great Britain, we would prefer meetings in the Americas to be significantly earlier.
David Harrison, Birmingham, UK (or GB) 


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Peter Straus <pstrausSF@...>
Sent: 01 February 2021 20:54
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Jewish Gen SIG meeting #announcements
 

I don’t know where the epicenter for Jewish Gen is, but a later time on the US West Coast for such meetings would sure be appreciated.

--peter straus/SF


Re: What happened on 7 March 1612 in Poznan? Mass death of Jews #general #poland

Gerson Sher
 

Hi Krzysztof - 

Thanks for your comments. The records - the genealogical records of this particular family tree I have come across - say that many members of this family line perished exactly on 7 March 1612 in Posen/Poznan. Young people, old people. People closely related, people not closely related. The fact that the date is stated so precisely is very unusual in such records. So it was something significant. The only other time I have personally seen such a large number of deaths attributed to a specific day was in a well-documented family tree of Holocaust survivors in Lithuania - in that case, it was apparently a mass execution in October 1941.

We may well ask about the authenticity of these records. It is highly unusual to see a Jewish family tree so well documented, for literally over a thousand years. It's my understanding that some great rabbinical lineages are carefully documented. and what I have found does indeed appear to include and weave around such rabbinic dynasties, where records may well have been kept. All one can see in the trees are dates of birth and death. I'm inclined to assume that at least this much is correct, but it appears to be very hard to trace back to the source.

I agree that in thinking about history we must be based on fact, but facts do not usually jump out by themselves and announce themselves as indisputable fact. History is often about finding links, finding clues, finding patterns, and pursuing bits and pieces of minutiae that may or may not add up to something. And yes, absolutely - without stereotypes.

In this case, I acknowledge, what I have said about whatever happened on 7 March 1612 in Posen/Poznan is conjecture - but not wild conjecture. We know that there was anti-Semitism in Poland both before and after 1612, and much more after. (If we cannot agree on that, there is probably little point in this discussion.) As far as fires in the Jewish quarter of cities, look at the accounts of the Fittmilch rebellion and you'll see multiple pogroms between 1614 and 1616 - the most intense period of the rebellion - involving fires in Jewish quarters. That's what happened in those days. That's fact.  Unfortunately I do not read Polish so I cannot study the Wikipedia link you kindly provided, but does it say anything about what *caused* the fire in 1613? If Jewish quarters in German and Polish cities were going up in flames between 1612 and 1616 as part of a rebellion that victimized Jews, wouldn't it be reasonable to suppose that one such fire in 1613 had similar origins?

Your rhetorical questions about the relationship between Poland and Jews are helpful, but they do not answer themselves. For example, it is well known that certain Polish kings (e.g., Stefan Batory) gave Jews certain privileges and protections. It is known that Jews fleeing Germany in the 14th-15th century were welcomed in Poland by the monarchs. It is known that the Jewish community of Poland was extensive and vibrant. By the same token, it is also known that not everything went so well for the Jews in Poland. Perhaps one could argue that the Khmel'nitsky Uprising was not Polish at all, but Ukrainian, and there's some truth in that, but on my reading of the Khmel'nitsky Uprising, its social origins were in the complaints of the peasanty in present-day eastern Poland about the oppressive taxes of the Polish szlachta nobles, who in turn blamed the Jews who had been delegated by the King to collect taxes from the nobles in order to shelter himself from their wrath. It's all very complicated, indeed. But it's not a completely different story.

Clearly we have different views about these matters. I understand that these issues are very poignant in Poland today. 

Gerson Sher
Washington, DC


JGS of Greater Boston Feb. 21 Virtual Program-Planning A Future for your Family's Past #events

Jessie Klein
 

The JGS of Greater Boston presents Marian Burk Wood speaking on "Planning a Future for your Family's Past".
Feb 21, 1:30PM Eastern Time. Free for JGS of Greater Boston members, $5:00 for non-members. Information at www.jgsgb.org

Jessie Klein
Co-President
JGS Greater Boston 


Re: Help finding location #poland

pathetiq1@...
 

Hi Leah, 
I believe that one of these places is the village you are looking for,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudawka

All three are very close to each other and they are close to Ratzk
--
Giannis Daropoulos 

Greece


Re: The Alter Rebbe Schneur Zalman BORUCHOVITCH of Liadi, founder of Chabad #latvia #rabbinic #russia #belarus

Shlomo Katz
 

My daughter-in-law also has a tradition of being descended from the Alter Rebbe, possibly from his son, the "Mitteler Rebbe," but there is a gap in the line.

Family names in the line between my daughter-in-law and the Alter Rebbe include: HASPEL, ILMER, and GILDEN.

I would appreciate if you shared any useful responses.

Thank you

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, MD


Re: great synagogue in london hebrew translation #translation

Michael Sharp
 

The format of the document is that of the marriage authorisation from the Chief Rabbi's Office. Find a Marriage Record | United Synagogue (theus.org.uk)

They may have more information and are working online during the pandemic

The document is not a marriage certificate, more of a license

My understanding is that the Act of Parliament that set up the United Synagogue gave the Chief Rabbi the sole legal authority to approve weddings within the orthodox community. Even today most weddings in the mainstream orthodox community in the UK have still first to be approved by the Chief Rabbi to confirm the halachic status of both partners.

I believe the Great Synagogue was the 'cathedral' synagogue in London, so it may have been preferred to local shteiblach.

It was in Dukes Place in London and destroyed during WW2.

It is described in Zwangill's book Children of the Ghetto
--
Michael Sharp
Manchester UK
michael.sharp@...


Re: Koidanov Massacre of 1941 #belarus

Barbara Davis
 

My family , also comes from Koidanov, although they arrived in the USA in 1905.  I am interested if any of the family remained there.
Thank you,
Barbara Davis docbarb3@...


JGASGP Meeting #announcements

Marilyn Golden
 

Please join us for our next Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia meeting.

Date:  Sunday, February 7, 2021

Time:  1:00 check in, chat, and schmooze.   Official program starts promptly at 1:30

Producer: Ron Arons, Genealogist and author of three books involving Jewish criminality, genealogical methodology, and data visualization

Emcee: Jordan Auslander, Professional Genealogist, actor, and stand-up comedian. He has entertained at IAJGS conferences for years as MC for JewPardy, leaving audience members laughing uncontrollably, crying, and out of breath.

Ron Arons has been researching his roots for more than 20 years and has traced his ancestors back to Belarus, Lithuania, England, Romania, Poland, and the Ukraine. A former marketing exec in the high-tech world, Ron has authored three books involving Jewish criminality, genealogical methodology, and data visualization. Ron earned degrees from Princeton and the University of Chicago.

 Jordan Auslander is a professional genealogist, actor, and stand-up comedian. He has entertained at IAJGS conferences for years as MC for JewPardy, leaving audience members laughing uncontrollably, crying, and out of breath.

 Show: Game Show - Who Wants to Be a Rothschild?

 Who Wants to Be a Rothschild? This is a game show based on TV's popular show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The only difference is that the Rothschild game will have questions pertaining to genealogy (Jewish genealogy in particular), Jewish history, and Jewish culture. The game will have one contestant at a time trying to answer ever more difficult questions. If they miss one, they're out and another contestant will start a new game. The game will be run by Ron Arons and Jordan Auslander all of whom have years of experience with JewPardy!, the IAJGS conference version of Jeopardy!
All meetings are for members only except for March 7th (Beginner's Genealogy). See our website for full details of future programs. www.jgasgp.org. Contact mazergoldenjgsgp@... with any questions.


Re: Future of Holocaust Research In Poland Hinges on Libel Case #holocaust #poland

David Seldner
 

I will never forget that my Grandmother z"l, who had lived in Lodz and survived the Ghetto, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen told me "The Germans started this whole thing but the Polish happily joined them and were much worse". That you cannot publish historical facts in Poland nowadays is disgusting. Nevertheless, I met very nice and helpful people in Poland.
--
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany
seldner@...


Help finding location #poland

leah
 

Hi,
Looking for a help finding the location of the town "Rudofka". Attached is part of a document (Declaration of Intention) of my father's uncle who immigrated to the USA from Poland in 1925.
Thank you,
Leah Freund
leahfreund@...

KORABELNIK, TAINSKI (TANSKA),    Raczki, Sopotskin, Poland
LAKSER, SPATZ,    Kozlow, Kozowa, Jozefow, Galicia

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