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Re: Translation needed of record from hebrew #translation

binyaminkerman@...
 

I think it is a ballot for electing officials to the vaad ha'ir (like city council) of Jerusalem. The nominated people have to have lived in the city at least 3 years. A line would be written next to a name to signify a vote. 
I don't see the the name you are looking for on the list. It could be further down on the page since they are listed alphabetically and Yitzchak would be a bit below where the page cuts off. I do see a Shabsi ben Reb Yitzchak Yaakov (leftmost column 4th down). There is no surname but Shabsi's father was named Yitzchak Yaakov. This could be relevant or totally unrelated to your search.
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD


Probate in Toronto #records

David Lewin
 

How can I obtain a copy of the probate of a person who dies in
Scarborough, Toronto after 1971
I do not have a death date. He had owned and was living at 84
Torrance Road, 701 Scarborough

David Lewin


Re: Jewish Heritage Annual Report

Steven Turner
 

Thank you so much Jan for sharing this report. Glad to see the Tempel Synagogue of Ivano-Frankivsk made the report. The foundation is providing us with much advice. All those interested in the synagogue and/or Rabbi Kolesnik please contact me.


Re: Where are these records #lithuania #records

Russ Maurer
 

Hello Herman,
The standard archival designation is organized as archive/fond/inventory/file. Thus the example you gave works out to
KRA - the Kaunas regional archive (other archival abbreviations frequently encountered in Lithuanian records are LVIA, the state historical archive, and LCVA, the central state archive, both located in Vilnius)
I-210 - the number of the fond at KRA
1 - the number of the inventory (ie, a section) within that fond
439 - the number of the file within that inventory

Many Lithuanian records are online at familysearch.org, but not this specific file as yet. You would have to purchase a copy of your records from KRA (kaunas@...). The records would be in Russian as the area in question (Rokiskis) was part of the Russian Empire at that time.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation coordinator, LitvakSIG


Re: Jewish Refugee Admissions to the U.S. in 1940 #usa #holocaust

Jill Whitehead
 

My mother's family in Edinburgh,Scotland and another person in Kent, UK took in one brother and his two sisters from Berlin during the war as Kindertransports. Their mother escaped the Nazis via the Iberian peninsula, but could not get into the USA. She went onto Cuba (with other women in a similar situation), and entered Florida "unofficially", marrying a Polish Jew with US citizenship (her German husband had died of natural causes pre war). The marriage did not last, but she obtained visas for her three children in 1942 and they joined her in respectively 1943, 1944 and 1945. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: Are children named for living or dead relatives if one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic? #names

David Harrison
 

From a series of trails of ancestors in The Netherlands, I have found that the given names of the firstborn alternate through the ages.  This means that most firstborn first cousins have not only the same given name but also the same family name.  But luckily in that country because the wife has not changed her family name and their system whereby there is no Census on a specific day , but a "house-book' for each ten-year period which cross-references all movements in and out over that period, there is a significant amount of other material to help sorting out which is which.  In my family a young person spent several years with a relative and was therefore crossed out on leaving and a new entry on return, whilst another listed for a period of time the employment of a "Wet-Nurse"; there are some advantages of a semi-police-state!
David Harrison, Birmingham, GB
DREILSMA, VAN RYN, HYMAN, DE YOUNG; Netherlands


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Mark Stone <markstone@...>
Sent: 17 February 2021 10:14
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Are children named for living or dead relatives if one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic? #names
 

I come from a family of Ashkenazi on my father's side and from Sephardic origins from my mother’s family.

 

I once asked a learned man “where does it leave me?”.

 

The answer  “absolutely nowhere!”

 

Thank G-d for the State of Israel, because it no longer matters!

 

Mark Paul Stone   Lichtenstein/Morpurgo

P. S. Anyway I was named after my grandfather who passed away. However surely they are named ref: Dutch side, with the fathers name in the middle . Shall we say "ben", but it is not used


Re: SSI Applications and Claims Index #records

Sherri Bobish
 


Stephen Weinstein is correct!  I miscounted the digits.

Thank you,

Sherri Bobish

760952439 is the same number of digits (9) as the number listed after SSN (157264934).  And the same number of digits (9) as my SSN.
 


Re: Are children named for living or dead relatives if one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic? #names

Mark Stone
 

I come from a family of Ashkenazi on my father's side and from Sephardic origins from my mother’s family.

 

I once asked a learned man “where does it leave me?”.

 

The answer  “absolutely nowhere!”

 

Thank G-d for the State of Israel, because it no longer matters!

 

Mark Paul Stone   Lichtenstein/Morpurgo

P. S. Anyway I was named after my grandfather who passed away. However surely they are named ref: Dutch side, with the fathers name in the middle . Shall we say "ben", but it is not used


Are children named for living or dead relatives if one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic? #names

Stephen Weinstein
 

If both parents are Ashkenazi, children are named after deceased relatives, or not named for anyone, but never named for the living.
If both parents are Sephardic, children are named for living relatives.

If one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic, do they follow Ashkenazi or Sephardic naming practices?
--
Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, California, USA
stephenweinstein@...


Re: SSI Applications and Claims Index #records

Stephen Weinstein
 

On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 09:20 AM, Sherri Bobish wrote:
The number after Mother's name is not a Soc. Sec. #, as it's the wrong # of digits.
760952439 is the same number of digits (9) as the number listed after SSN (157264934).  And the same number of digits (9) as my SSN.
 
--
Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, California, USA
stephenweinstein@...


Re: help readng arrival document #records

Robert Heuman
 

328 E. 78th Street, which would be Manhattan and is a 6 story brick aparrtment building still standing, per Googel maps, if I read it correctly.

Robert Heuman, born in Manhattan...

On 2021-02-16 3:54:52 PM, June

Robert Heuman Copyright retained. My opinions - no one else's...:

Genis <junegenis@...> wrote:

I am fairly certain that I have found the correct arrival manifest for an ancestral cousin based on other documents but I'm having trouble deciphering what is on this one (2 pages) due to poor handwriting. You have to advance to the next page to see where he was going. Just follow line 14.  His name on the manifest is Mojsej Okun but he changed it to Louis in the US. In particular I am trying to ascertain the name and address of the person he was going to.  I think it says his uncle S Okun and he signed  my grandfather Simon Okun's death certificate as his nephew. The address is almost impossible to read and I'm not sure if by "New York" it means Manhattan or anywhere in NYC.

My grandfather Simon Okun was already in the US by then (Nov 19, 1913) but I have no record of him at such an address on that date. He married his second wife in early 1911. His address listed on the marriage certificate was 636 E. B Street.  However I can not find such an address although there is a 636 Ave B which is not too far from where the marriage was performed at 199 Eldridge Street, Manhattan. But Simon's Declaration for Naturalization was filed in February 1913 when he claimed to be a resident of Griffin Corners, NY. which doesn't seem to exist anymore.  I have it in my head that the papers were filed in Delhi, NY but I can't find the source for that at the moment. In the 1920 census he was in Catskill, Greene County, NY.  
 
My tree on Ancestry is June Genis Family Tree and is public.  A lot of the information on Simons Declaration was deliberately misstated to make it appear that his second wife's children from her first marriage were also his so all would be naturalized.
 
Here is a link to Louis/Mojsej's full gallery. I have found DNA cousins in Europe and Israel that I am sure he is related to but haven't been able to find his parents or how while all of those cousins trace to Rogachev, Belarus Simon claimed to have been born in Poltava, Ukraine. Any help in making sense of all this would be greatly appreciated. 
 
June Genis
Hemet, CA
Researching GENIS, OKUN, ETTINGER, CHESLER/KESLER, SUSMAN (Russian Empire)

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


Re: NYC Death Records #usa #records

Gary Gershfield
 

I have been successful a few times with this request. 

Under Parents' Names, I wrote that the deceased was in an orphanage, and the names are therefore Unknown.

Gary Gershfield
Forest Hills, NY


-----Original Message-----
From: RichardWerbin <richard@...>
To: main@...
Sent: Tue, Feb 16, 2021 10:00 pm
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] NYC Death Records #records #usa

I had the same problem asking the DOH for my grandparents' death certificates.
They died in Brooklyn in the 1960s.
I was looking for their parents' names.
DENIED, and they kept the fee I paid.
--
Richard Werbin    New York, New York     JGSNY Membership Vice President


Re: Jewish Refugee Admissions to the U.S. in 1940 #usa #holocaust

Sherri Bobish
 


Scott,

This detailed page from The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will answer your question.
https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/the-united-states-and-the-refugee-crisis-1938-41

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Re: SRULIKOFF from RESHITSA #general #names #belarus #russia

Sherri Bobish
 


Lowell,

Try searching The JewishGen Belarus Database.

I searched for town Rechytsa and got lots of hits.  I only looked very quickly at some of the hits, and found at least one person TSIRULNIK, Ruvin, from Rechytsa, living in Minsk.

Try reading through all the hits for the town, and also try a soundex search on the surname.

Louis NIGOFF's 1916 marriage record can be viewed at www.familysearch.org

Louis' father is listed as:  Gerson
Louis' mother as: Hilda SRULIKOFF

A photo of Louis' tombstone is here:
https://billiongraves.com/grave/Louis-Nigoff/11423285

Louis' naturalization papers can also be seen at www.familysearch.org

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Researching Benjamin Lakritz #general #poland #usa

Sherri Bobish
 


Susan,

A search at Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org found a few records:

It looks like Benjamin LAKRITZ, born Sep. 188? (year changes slightly on various records, as does the date in September) was in the U.S. Army in WW1, and his father is listed as Solomon LAKRITZ.

His birthplace is given as Warsaw.  However, on his naturalization papers his birthplace looks like Chrusnitz (sp??)

This is a transcription of Benjamin's 1923 NYC marriage record, which lists his father & mother's names:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 03 Jun 1923
Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Event Place (Original): Manhattan, New York, New York
Name: Benjamin Lakritz
Sex: Male
Age: 32
Birth Year (Estimated): 1891
Birthplace: Warsaw, Russia
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Father's Name: Solomon
Mother's Name: Tauba Rosenberg
Spouse's Name: Rebecca Kleinberg
Spouse's Sex: Female
Spouse's Age: 24
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1899
Spouse's Birthplace: Podalia, Russia
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Father's Name: Harry Busna
Spouse's Mother's Name: Ida Katz

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


Re: help readng arrival document #records

pathetiq1@...
 

Hi June, 

What I read is that Mojsej Okun left behind his father Schmeul  Okun in Rogaczow and that his destination was his uncle S. Okun living at 328 E 78th Str. Nyc. 
--
Giannis Daropoulos 

Greece


Re: NYC Death Records #usa #records

Richard Werbin
 

I had the same problem asking the DOH for my grandparents' death certificates.
They died in Brooklyn in the 1960s.
I was looking for their parents' names.
DENIED, and they kept the fee I paid.
--
Richard Werbin    New York, New York     JGSNY Membership Vice President


JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO. Poland SIG Virtual Meeting. Jewish Cemeteries in Poland and the Pandemic – an Update Directly from Poland. Witold Wrzosinski. Thursday, 18 February 2021, at 7:30 pm. ET. #poland

Jerry Scherer
 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO

Poland SIG

 

Jewish Cemeteries in Poland and the Pandemic – an Update Directly from Poland

with Witold Wrzosinski, Director of the Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, Poland

 

VIRTUAL MEETING: Join from Home

                                                               Thursday, 18 February 2021, at 7:30 pm. ET.

In recent decades, a huge increase of interest in the Jewish past has taken place in Poland and elsewhere in Eastern and Central Europe. It has taken many forms, ranging from thousands of private genealogy projects, to preservation and digitization efforts, to museums, TV shows and conferences, to a notable growth in heritage tourism.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto and its Poland SIG will present direct from Poland Witold Wrzosinski to discuss his efforts in preserving our Jewish history by preserving our Jewish cemeteries. As the co-founder and co-director of the Foundation for the Documentation of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland, he has been indexing epitaph inscriptions from Polish-Jewish cemeteries for the last 14 years and run an open access, searchable online database with more than 110,000 photographs and transcriptions from more than 100 cemeteries.

Join us as we explore his efforts during COVID-19, especially in these trying times when travel is hardly possible and people rarely leave their homes. How do we even start finding the right people? What is the future of local projects already undertaken by descendants in cooperation with residents in dozens of remote Polish towns? Are Jewish cemeteries bound to deteriorate now for good? How are the relevant institutions in Poland dealing with this challenge? Let’s try to get answers.

Register today at: Clicking Here or https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYod-6tpz4vEtVLYIJz4MdO2Be1k0wmSwQP

February is our promotional month where we are offering our SIG programmes and their recordings to the public. We trust that you benefited from our Ukraine SIG and Latvia SIG programmes this month. Starting in March, our policy is to return to keeping SIG programmes and their recordings open only to members. This will keep the size of our SIGs smaller and thus allow the kind of presentations, discussion and interaction that are a hallmark of our special interest groups.

To our guests, consider joining our membership for only $40.00 per year by Clicking Here or consider a donation by Clicking Here to assist us in continuing our mission providing a forum for the exchange of genealogical knowledge and information. (Canadians receive a CRA tax receipt.)

info@...             www.jgstoronto.ca           Tel:  647-247-6414

twitter: jgsoftoronto        facebook: Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

 

 

Jerry Scherer

Vice President, Communications

jscherer@...

 

 


(US-AZ) Arizona Jewish Post to Cease Publication #announcements #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Another Jewish publication has announced it is closing shop in print.  The Arizona Jewish Post will cease publication on March 1 after 75 years covering the Jewish population of Tucson and southern Arizona.

 

The Jewish Community Federation of Southern Arizona, which owns and operates the Post, announced the closure in an email to subscribers this week. The letter cited declines in ad revenue and readership, loss of philanthropic support and the COVID-19 pandemic as factors that contributed to the Post’s “unsustainable position.”

 

Other Jewish publications have also announced in recent times they are shutting down, which include:

the Jewish Advocate in Boston and Canadian Jewish News have also closed down (CJN recently relaunched as an online-only publication). The New York Jewish Week also closed its print edition in 2020, and was acquired by Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s parent company, 70 Faces Media, in January.

 

The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, which covers the substantially larger (and growing) Jewish population in Northern Arizona, remains active and is independently owned.

 

To read more see:

https://www.jta.org/2021/02/11/united-states/arizona-jewish-post-shuts-down-after-75-years?utm_source=JTA_Maropost&utm_campaign=JTA_DB&utm_medium=email&mpweb=1161-27380-79331

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 


Jewish Heritage Annual Report

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I sometimes post articles I learn about from the Jewish Heritage.  This is a link for their annual report which was sent to me by Saul Issroff.

 

If you are interested in Jewish heritage and synagogues in Europe you may find this of interest.

 

https://eu31.salesforce.com/sfc/p/#1t000000qOxX/a/5I0000009s5t/PD_8leDKHSm0QW5Nu3kMf1cQP6SQLlzbUwrYjWgp8Fw

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

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