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Looking for members of the Magentza/Magientze family of Suwalki, Poland #general #lithuania #poland

kosfiszer8@...
 

I am looking for a member of the Magentza/Magientze family that may have married a Haskel or a Melnick/Mielnick in Suwalki, Poland. They may have lived in Marijampole or Warsaw in the 1920's or 1930's.
Some members of the Magentza/Magientze were Rabbis in Suwalki, St Louis, Missouri, and Argentina and Chile.
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Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas


Headstone Translation Needed: Hebrew #translation

amitch1066@...
 

Hi All!

Could anyone translate this headstone?  Picture is attached.  Thanks in advance!

--
Amy Mitchell
Researching: Kram, Kaltwasser, Mitchell/Mitzel, Spindel, Starobenitz/Starovenitz/Starr


Re: Hungarian Jewish Materials at Yale University #hungary

michele shari
 

the lot below from the Yale auction was removed, does anyone know why? On one of the sample pages it listed  (in Hebrew) the death of Yisrael Yakov ben (son of) Sara Farkas and brother of Aharon Yoda. While I can't confirm it is a relative it is possible and I was hoping to bid. Does anyone know about this?
here is the link and info: https://bidspirit.com/ui/lotPage/source/catalog/auction/13725/lot/117358/PINKAS-Pinkas-Keren-Kayemeth?lang=en
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL 

researching Farkas in Transylvania/Hungary (Carei, Tasnad, Cluj, Kisvarda, Margitta, Satumare), Weiszhauz/Weisshaus (Vamospercs), Rosenfeld (Vamospercs), Isak/Izsak, Taussig/Tauszik, Schein, Pollak (married Farkas), Jakab (married Farkas)

LOT 36:

(PINKAS).
<<(Oradea, Grosswardein, Rumania).>> Pinkas Keren Kayemeth deChevrath Lomdei Shas


Viewmate translation request - Polish #translation

Nurit Har-zvi
 

Hi,
I would appreciate translations of the captions to 3 photos which are on viewmate at:
 
 
 

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much,
 
Nurit Har-zvi
 
 


Request for Translation from Russian to English #translation

LOUISE HAJDENBERG
 

Hello, 
I have added to Viewmate a request for translation from Russian one birth certificate and a 2 page marriage certficate. The birth certificate has a partial translation in English and I am not sure of accuracy. 
Viewmate: 
91151
91152
91152
Thank you, 

Louise Hajdenberg
New York


Alex Krakovsky’s wiki files #ukraine

Gary Pokrassa
 



In the last few days, somebody methodically went through most (but NOT all) of the pages posted by Alex Krakovsky on Wikipedia and changed their URLs - everything is the same, the files are still there, but the directory "archives" became "archive" and the initial slash changed to a colon.

This renders all the links we have posted on our spreadsheets and referenced to researchers inoperative……..

I have emailed Alex K asking him:  somebody is moving all the pages on all the archives (from say “...Архіви/ДАЧкО” to “...Архів:ДАЧкО“). Do you know what is happening and why? - His answer - one word:  “No.”

I am told there was no discussion of this in JRoots nor on FB.

We have no idea why this is being done and what purpose it might accomplish but it is a fact we need to deal with, and I am now starting to get inquiries from researchers telling me they can’t find the wiki pages…..

Note that the main page referencing Jewish records can still be found at
https://uk.wikisource.org/wiki/Архіви/єврейське_містечко

We are starting the massive work to incorporate these changes in our internal spreadsheets.  If anyone has issues finding a file in the near future please contact me and I will try to help find it.--
 
Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division


Re: New Find Raises Questions about Family Name: #poland #names

Joel Weintraub
 

"What paperwork did US Immigration issue to arriving passengers?"

I can think of a few documents that immigrants could have possessed after they came through Ellis Island. The first two were not issued by US Immigration authorities.  The first was the "Inspection Card" issued by the shipping company which showed the immigrant had been vaccinated (stamped on the back), and the ship surgeon had seen the immigrant during the voyage.  It shows on the back "Keep this Card to avoid detention at Quarantine and on Railroads in the United States".  It is stamped on the front by a U.S. Public Health Service official at the port of disembarkment, and again by a US Public Service official at Ellis Island (or perhaps aboard the ship in NY Harbor when they were preliminary/first inspected).  The Inspection Card shows the name of the immigrant, ship/shipping company, manifest page and line number, and port the ship left from and the date of the voyage.  The second document was the landing tag or "ticket" as it was initially called that showed the immigrant's name, ship, arrival date, and manifest sheet and line number of the immigrant which they were required to pin to their clothing  Those were rarely saved and I've seen only a few examples of the tags... I have some in my collection.  Inspection cards are more common and often are sold on online auction sites.   Once US Consulates abroad starting in the 1920s took over some of the functions of the US Immigration stations, an immigrant may have gone to the consulate and filled out a "Declaration" in order to get a visa.  They might also have had to provide the consulate with a "Affidavit in Support of Application for Visa" by someone in the U.S. who promised to support the individual.  I have in my collection a Declaration and an Affidavit in Support so these may have been retained by immigrants and were notarized/stamped/show postage-like stamps that indicated fees were paid.  Other than these, the ship manifest provided some proof of arrival although of course the immigrant didn't get a copy of it for future documentation of their entry into the U.S.but they could have gotten a "Certificate of Arrival" during their naturalization process in the U.S.  An Ellis Island list created at Ellis Island was the detention lists and special inquiry lists that again, were not given to the immigrants to keep.  I once saw some sort of tag on an auction site from Ellis Island that facillitated movement of immigrants between stations and identified their status within the island, but I was outbid on that early material which went for a high price.  If others have other documents (aside from passports and visas, I would like to know about them.
--
Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA


Turkish or Sabbatean Jews and Jews from Salonika #general

Robin Schwartz
 

Does anyone have leads for researching families from Turkey/Bulgaria, Salonika, and/or Sabbatean Jews.
Thanks
Robin


ViewMate Polish translation request #translation

Marsha
 



I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91190
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Marsha Kazman


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

Joyaa Antares
 

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 03:05 AM, Stephen Weinstein wrote:
If both parents are Ashkenazi, children are named after deceased relatives, or not named for anyone, but never named for the living

I am from an Ashkenazi family.  There are numerous amongst us (including me) named after relatives who were living, so it's important in these discussions to distinguish between what is laid out in Jewish Law and the broader possibilities that can occur in practice.

Joyaa ANTARES
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


Re: Stawiski, Poland #poland

Archange Bousquet
 

Hi Carrie,

I am not sure Ellen got back to you about her  family  but I wanted to mention my husband's connection to Stawiski, Poland.
We have found two Stawiski mentions of his Urdansky/Jordansky family in the JRI Poland database:
1.His great great grandfather, Ick Lejba Jordanski died in Stawiski an 1877, No further information. I am trying to determine whether he is related to a large Jordansky family in the Stawiski area.
2. In that connection there is a Stawiski marriage in 1828 between Szejna Jordanska daughter of Abram Herszkowicz and an unnamed mother whose father was Enoch and Idzk Kuna born in Stawiski, son of Judka Szymkowicz Kuna and Ryfk Idzkowna. We don't know whether Szejna is related to my husband.

Please let me know if you   see a connection to  your families.
Best regards,
Jeanne Lurie) lurierj@...


Polish or Russian Translation needed (please) #translation

Gittel
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish or Russian  for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91133
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.   Gayle Frankel Sokoloff

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


JewishGen Course Announcement - Sharing Your Stories – Writing Short Family Narratives – March 2021 #announcements #education #JewishGenUpdates

Marion Werle
 

You’ve been working on your family history for years. Doing a complete family history can be overwhelming, so let’s start by writing a short family narrative. Your report can focus on an individual, a family story, your ancestral town, an immigration experience, a family photo, or other topic of your choosing. The objective of this class is to provide the opportunity to write a report of limited scope that you can complete within a short timeframe. The course will offer tips on how to add interest to your chosen story, using context and description, and will cover the mechanics of writing and genealogical best practices to create an effective report. This is a four-week class. The first week will be used to assist you plan and bring focus your story. Please have a topic in mind prior to registration, and be sure that your supporting research is as complete as possible. Spend some time reviewing and organizing your research before class starts. Please write a brief (1-2 paragraph) description of your project to discuss during our first session.

The course has been revamped to take advantage of the in-person Zoom sessions that we have all grown accustomed to during quarantine. We will meet weekly to discuss the lessons and answer any questions. After you enroll, please email the instructor to indicate your time zone and the best time for class meetings. Enrollment is limited to ten (10) students. See the JewishGen Learning Center Schedule for a full description and enrollment instructions.

The class begins on March 1, 2021 and final papers will be due on March 31, in consideration of the Passover holiday. . Please send any questions to course instructor Marion Werle.

--
Marion Werle
<canadagenes@...>


Re: JewishGen Purim Party! #JewishGenUpdates

Yehuda Rubin
 

I don’t think I’ll be able to watch it live. Is it being recorded?

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 4:55 PM Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:

COME ONE, COME ALL!

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Purim, you are cordially invited to a special


Pre-Purim JewishGen FUNraising Event

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time

 

Join your JewishGen friends (aka Haman’s Henchmen) for a hilarious Purim event that will be sure to keep you laughing the entire time. Festivities will include:

 

  • You Know You Have Been a Jewish Genealogist Too Long When...with veteran Jewish genealogists.

  • Weird and Funny Jewish Names...with Dr. Alexandre Beider and Ron Arons.

  • Odd Jewish Tombstones... with Nolan Altman.

  • *Interactive Game Show: Who Wants to be a Levite...with Jordan Auslander and Ron Arons. (See below for instructions to apply as a contestant).


Registration is free, with a suggested donation. Signup today at: http://bit.ly/JewishGenPurim2021.


Looking forward to seeing you all next week!


Sincerely yours, 

Haman’s Henchmen 

(Jordan Auslander, Ron Arons, Alexandre Beider, Nolan Altman, and Karen Franklin)



*To apply as a contestant on Who Wants to be a Levite, email karenfranklin@... and include the following information: Name, where you family is from (country is sufficient), and whether you would be willing to dress as Haman or Vashti if required (just kidding). Skeletons in the closet or on your family tree preferred (not kidding). All contestants who are selected and appear in the program will receive one-year value-added-services on JewishGen, a $100 value.   https://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/valueadded.asp  If selected, you will be notified by email by Sunday, February 21. 


Have question for the group #lithuania

Jonathan Jacobs
 

 I have a Beniamin Khotovski who married Sore-ite Ligum in 01 Mar 1911, Pusalotas, Panevežys, Kaunas, Lithuania. Both were born about 1886-8.

 

I know this doc is correct…

Lithuania, Marriage and Divorce Records from Various Towns, 1855-1940

View Record

Name Sore-Ite Ligum
Gender Female
Age 23
Birth Date Abt. 1888
Father's Given Name Ruvin
Marriage Date 1 Mar 1911
Hebrew Date 14 Adar
Town Pusalotas
Uyezd (District) Panevežys
Guberniya (Province) Kaunas
Spouse Name Beniamin Khotovski
Spouse Gender Male
Spouse Age 23
Spouse Birth Date Abt. 1888
Spouse Father's Given Name Elia
Microfilm 2328521
Record Place Pušalotas
Record Year 1911
First Witness SHNEIDER, Sender
Second Witness Zubtsov
Comments Bride single, Groom ?
Source LVIA / 1226 / 1 / 2056

 

The problem I have is this naturalization record that is attached.  I know cousins for Sore-Ite Ligum moved to that city.  But, the last names are switched.

 
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Jonathan Jacobs
Computer Technician
Amateur Genealogist
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
skype - stingray761
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


HENKOWITZ (GENKOVICH) family, Grodek, Poland #poland

Ron Henkoff
 

I am seeking information about Grodek (Horodok) Poland during the period 1880-1910. My paternal grandfather, Morris Benjamin Henkoff (Henkowitz) (1891-1957) grew up there and emigrated to the US in 1909. My paternal grandmother, Ella Natowitz, also grew up there.
 
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Ron Henkoff
rhenkoff@...
cell: (203) 218-9663

--
Ron Henkoff
Westport, Connecticut, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Re: JewishGen Purim Party! #JewishGenUpdates

Albert Kirshen
 

Would love to attend but I'm out seeing patients at that time. Any chance of seeing a recording?


On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 4:55 PM Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:

COME ONE, COME ALL!

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Purim, you are cordially invited to a special


Pre-Purim JewishGen FUNraising Event

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time

 

Join your JewishGen friends (aka Haman’s Henchmen) for a hilarious Purim event that will be sure to keep you laughing the entire time. Festivities will include:

 

  • You Know You Have Been a Jewish Genealogist Too Long When...with veteran Jewish genealogists.

  • Weird and Funny Jewish Names...with Dr. Alexandre Beider and Ron Arons.

  • Odd Jewish Tombstones... with Nolan Altman.

  • *Interactive Game Show: Who Wants to be a Levite...with Jordan Auslander and Ron Arons. (See below for instructions to apply as a contestant).


Registration is free, with a suggested donation. Signup today at: http://bit.ly/JewishGenPurim2021.


Looking forward to seeing you all next week!


Sincerely yours, 

Haman’s Henchmen 

(Jordan Auslander, Ron Arons, Alexandre Beider, Nolan Altman, and Karen Franklin)



*To apply as a contestant on Who Wants to be a Levite, email karenfranklin@... and include the following information: Name, where you family is from (country is sufficient), and whether you would be willing to dress as Haman or Vashti if required (just kidding). Skeletons in the closet or on your family tree preferred (not kidding). All contestants who are selected and appear in the program will receive one-year value-added-services on JewishGen, a $100 value.   https://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/valueadded.asp  If selected, you will be notified by email by Sunday, February 21. 


JewishGen Purim Party! #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

COME ONE, COME ALL!

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Purim, you are cordially invited to a special


Pre-Purim JewishGen FUNraising Event

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time

 

Join your JewishGen friends (aka Haman’s Henchmen) for a hilarious Purim event that will be sure to keep you laughing the entire time. Festivities will include:

 

  • You Know You Have Been a Jewish Genealogist Too Long When...with veteran Jewish genealogists.

  • Weird and Funny Jewish Names...with Dr. Alexandre Beider and Ron Arons.

  • Odd Jewish Tombstones... with Nolan Altman.

  • *Interactive Game Show: Who Wants to be a Levite...with Jordan Auslander and Ron Arons. (See below for instructions to apply as a contestant).


Registration is free, with a suggested donation. Signup today at: http://bit.ly/JewishGenPurim2021.


Looking forward to seeing you all next week!


Sincerely yours, 

Haman’s Henchmen 

(Jordan Auslander, Ron Arons, Alexandre Beider, Nolan Altman, and Karen Franklin)



*To apply as a contestant on Who Wants to be a Levite, email karenfranklin@... and include the following information: Name, where you family is from (country is sufficient), and whether you would be willing to dress as Haman or Vashti if required (just kidding). Skeletons in the closet or on your family tree preferred (not kidding). All contestants who are selected and appear in the program will receive one-year value-added-services on JewishGen, a $100 value.   https://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/valueadded.asp  If selected, you will be notified by email by Sunday, February 21. 


Translation from Hebrew needed for gravestone in Kopaigorod #translation

Deborah Friedman
 

I would like a translation of the Hebrew in this headstone (L_14)  in the town of Kopaigorod.
Thank you

Deborah Friedman
Walnut Creek, CA
dsfaec@...

Searching for: FRIEDMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SHULMAN/SCHULMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SPECTOR, GOLOGORSKY, KANSTERIN/KANSTEROOM, LIPSON (JERUSALEM), ZASLER (JERUSALEM, ZASLOW), LEVY, GRATZ/GRATCH, EISENSTEIN (DROHITCHIN), BENIOFF (KIEV AREA), SILBERMANN/SILVERMAN (ZEIL GERMANY), DINKELSPIEL(BADEN, GERMANY), MAIER, WIEDERQUIST, HOROWITZ (KIEV AREA), HESS (NEW ORLEANS), SANGER (NEW ORLEANS AND ALSACE), MAROZ (Ignatovka, Ukraine).


Translation from Hebrew needed for gravestone in Kopaigorod #translation

Deborah Friedman
 

I would like a translation of the Hebrew in this headstone (L_13)  in the town of Kopaigorod.
Thank you

Deborah Friedman
Walnut Creek, CA
dsfaec@...

Searching for: FRIEDMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SHULMAN/SCHULMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SPECTOR, GOLOGORSKY, KANSTERIN/KANSTEROOM, LIPSON (JERUSALEM), ZASLER (JERUSALEM, ZASLOW), LEVY, GRATZ/GRATCH, EISENSTEIN (DROHITCHIN), BENIOFF (KIEV AREA), SILBERMANN/SILVERMAN (ZEIL GERMANY), DINKELSPIEL(BADEN, GERMANY), MAIER, WIEDERQUIST, HOROWITZ (KIEV AREA), HESS (NEW ORLEANS), SANGER (NEW ORLEANS AND ALSACE), MAROZ (Ignatovka, Ukraine).

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