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Re: OZ newspaper 1915 puzzle Town/area MLAVA and MOLAVA? #russia #hungary #romania

mandy.molava@...
 

Wasn't sure if I could post the link or copy, but it was a newspaper report on German attacks, 'Mlava and Molava throwing back the enemy across the Danube', I wasn't sure if there had been a Molava town/area/place at one point that I wasn't aware of, or a possible mistake in the 1915 report?

Thank you
Mandy Molava
Researching Brest Belaurus Galacia Russia Poland and much more!


Isaac LAZAROFF- London, U.K./ Connecticut, U.S.A/ Jerusalem-end of 19th cent. #usa #unitedkingdom

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to an interview given to my ultra-orthodox journalist in
Jerusalem by his Jerusalem born grandmother, her grandmother ,Gittle
ABRAMOWITZ, a widow married a British widower with 10 children.by
the name of Isaac LAZAROFF. They had lived in the (then) new and
"fancy" neighborhood of Meah Shearim in Jerusalem.

According to another family source (no records for the following or
the above) Gittle , a widow with 4 children, on her way from Europe to
New England (New Haven) did mary a British gentleman (either in the UK
or USA). In this version of the story no mention of the gentleman's
marital status. Nor is the gentleman's name mentioned.

Dates of the above marriage are not noted but Gittle arrived in the
states somewhere between 1870-1890 . In both family sources there are
strong hints to their "comfortable" financial status. By coincidence
(or not !?) there is till today a Jewellry firm in New Haven LAZAROFF
but in my correspondence with them the above story did not sound
familiar to them.

I had been in touch with the Jewish Gen. societies of Conneticut with
little results. As mentioned above, their are no official records
regarding any of the above except for an autobiography of Gittle's
deceased great grandaughter and an interview with an elderly woman
(Gittle's grandaughter) who had never left Jerusalem her whole life.

I would be happy to hear from anyone who could verify the above story.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Re: BJALIN family from Sweden #canada

ceteris@...
 

For the Swedish part of the family, go to  forum.rotter.se    (Anbytarforum )     there is an English page there and enthusiastic locals will give you all info from the available church records.
Peter Weinstock


MyHeritage To be Acquired by Francisco Partners #announcements #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Recently there have been a spate of acquisitions announced in the genealogy and DNA world ...today is no different.  Techcrunch.com reported that MyHeritage.com is being acquired by Francisco Partners for close to $600 million.  According to the TechCrunch report, “A spokesperson for MyHeritage confirmed the deal to TechCrunch over the phone but not the price.”   https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/24/francisco-partners-is-acquiring-myheritage-sources-say-for-600m/

 

The press release from Francisco Partners may be read at:

https://www.franciscopartners.com/news/myheritage-to-be-acquired-by-leading-private-equity-firm-francisco-partners  It says, “that Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company.”

 

The press release does not mention price.

 

Gilad Japhet, the founder and CEO of MyHeritage said in part, “This move will enable us to reach new heights, invest more resources in creating greater value for our users and to reach a larger audience. We’re incredibly excited for this next chapter in our company’s evolution.” “By leveraging our operational expertise, market resources and strong industry networks, we believe Francisco Partners is uniquely positioned to help MyHeritage accelerate its vision for growth.

 

Some of the company's current investors will be re-investing into the company alongside Francisco Partners, including HP Beteiligungs GmbH, Yuval Rakavy, the company's founder and CEO Gilad Japhet, and independent investor Gigi Levy.

 

I have no affiliation with MyHeritage or Francisco Partners and am reporting this solely for the interest of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Isaac LAZAROFF-United Kingdom turn of 19-20 cent. #unitedkingdom

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to an interview given to a Jerusalem Charedi (ultra-orthox)
by his grandmother, her grandmother, Gittle ABRAMOWITZ ( a widow,)
married an Isaac LAZAROFF, a Britsh widower with 10 children.
According to the interview, they were both "comfortable" (financially
and lived in the new and fancy neighborhood of Meah Shearim,
inJerusalem. (This was at the beginning of the 20th cent.).

There are no records for this marriage and according to family stories
it could have taken place in England or the USA (New Haven,Ct.).
According to another family source the story is related that on her
way from Europe to New Haven Gittle did marry a British gentleman but
in this version, the fact that he was a widower with ten children was
omitted as was her residence, with him, in Jerusalem. Though both
sources hint to a "comfortable" standard of living.

As our family, (my cousin, the above orthodox journalist) have no
official records for the above I would be happy if the above stories
sound familiar to anyone.
In the past I had been in touch with the Jewish Gen. societies in
Connecticut. By coincidence ( or not !?) there is a Jewellry firm in
New Haven (where Gittle lived) by the name of LAZAROFF but in a
correspondence with the owners today the above story did not sound
familiar to them.

TIA.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem



The above story


Re: Genealogy Programs #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"The other is a programme called Myhistory. whick likewise does everything you need.  Ease of use is excellent and intuitive.
I think the charting function in MyHistory is far superior to FTM "

There is a company, my-history.co.uk, but there is no such program(me). Do you mean Family Historian, which seems to be their program, or something else?

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: Early Jewish Cemeteries in New Haven? #usa

jbonline1111@...
 

There were several (I lived and worked there for over 30 years.)  It might help to know whether the person belonged to either a burial society or a specific shul.

Here is a link that may help you.  http://www.newhaventorahcenter.org/cemetery.asp
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Kra family in Paris #france #general

d.mayer@...
 

Hi all,

I thought I would share here a summary of what I found that can be of general interest :
- Salli Kra (born Krah) was born 20 March 1853 in Frankfurt, Germany. He was the 4th child.
- From what I see in the original (handwritten) records, both his parents seem to have come from the town of Norden near Hanover.
- The father, Joseph Jacob, was a teacher in the jewish community

Wikipedia page on Simon (Salli) Kra : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89ditions_du_Sagittaire
Notes on Lucien Kra, son of Simon Kra : http://vlecalvez.free.fr/hommes28eri_Kra/Lucien_Kra.html

I've also privately sent Joyce more complete data.

Best Regards from Paris
Daniel Mayer
d.mayer@...


Re: BJALIN family from Sweden #canada

The Becker's Email
 

Paul,
It is not clear exactly what information you are looking for.  Ancestors of Esther or descendants or both including extended relations such as Hattie Shapira.

Esther married 3 Sept. 1907.  There is an very long article on the wedding in the 4 Sept. 1907 Winnipeg Tribune. source:  newspapers.com
Prior to 1907, Esther is living in the household of David Ripstein. 
On the 1901 Census (Ripstine):  Ester M Rjelskoskri age 18, b. Sweden 7 Mar. 1882 and Isaac Rjelskoskri age 17 b. Sweden 19 Sept. 1893.  It is possible the "R" is a "B".  Both Ester and Isaac immigrated 1900.
On the 1906 census (Ripstein):  Ester Beyalen age 23 b. Sweden, imm. 1897.  Max Buyalen age 22 b. Sweden, imm. 1898.

I also found a US declaration of intent for Sarah Bjalin, wife of Sam in San Francisco, California.  This has the marriage date in Gotenberg for her and Sam and also gives his DOB/place and lists children and where born. Ancestry has a 22 Oct. 1899 marriage record for Moses Sandal Bjalogarsky to Sarah Schwartzberg in Gotenberg.  IN addition, there are birth records for some children as well as passenger lists.  Sometimes Bjalogarsky doesn't appear as the surname in some of the records, but Josefson.  Worth checking out records on Ancestry for Sweden.

There are a lot of directions you could go to research this family.  I suggest you start w/ familysearch.org which is free.  Many public libraries have subscriptions to Ancestry and you should check your local  library.  I found some records on familysearch and some on Ancesty.  Ancestry seems more likely to have originals in addition to transcriptions but that's  not always the case.

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI, USA


Re: LDS original #general

Vivian Kahn
 

Which of the JewishGen databases includes the record? The Hungarian database includes LDS (i.e. FamilySearch) film and volume numbers for records indexed from the LDS collection. Many of these are available on line at FamilySearch.org. Please contact me off-list if you have questions.

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director


Re: Were there contacts between JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITEE and UNRRAH following WW2 #germany #general

Linda Cantor
 

Go to https://archives.jdc.org/ and then 'contact us' and ask them. (JDC = Joint Distribution Committee).  

Linda Cantor
NY 


Date of recorded information on jri-poland.org website #poland

lisab5308@...
 

I came across some newly added information at jri-poland.org yesterday under the heading below.  I would like to know the approximate year of this information.  It has to be between 1891, as it lists one of my relatives born in that year, and 1904, since it lists another who came to the US at the end of 1904.  Also, would females be listed here as well?  Two of my male relatives are noted as married, but their wives do not appear on the chart.  The information is noted as being last updated Dec. 2020.  Thanks for any help you can give me on defining the year.

The title of the chart is:
Lomza Area Army Draft, Books of Residence and Notary Records

Lisa Glowatz Bracco
NYC







Re: Yiddish/ Hebrew Name equivalent of Hungarian/ Romanian names #names #hungary #romania

Judy Petersen
 

Hi Rachel,
     The names could literally be anything, because there was no rule linking secular to Hebrew/Yiddish/religious names.  In addition to the ones Michele mentions, these are some names I've come across while transcribing:

Sari: Sarah, Chaya Sarah, Serl, Saraleh
Betti: Breindel, Beila, Buna
Ferencz: Peretz, Falk, Feivel

     I recently came across a Jenő whose Hebrew name was Baruch.  Why?  Fortunately the record gave both the mother and the father's Hebrew names.  The mother's father's Hebrew name was Baruch!  So Jenő's Hebrew name was for his maternal grandfather!

     Best,

                Judy Petersen
                Fort Collins, CO


Sunday Zoom: The Alliance Israélite Universelle #announcements

David Mendoza
 

The Alliance Israélite Universelle - Sources for Sephardic Studies and
Genealogy

Researching Jewish communities around the Mediterranean is challenging. Many
archives have been destroyed, lost or confiscated. However, the records of
the Alliance Israélite Universelle sit safely in Paris.

The Alliance Israélite Universelle was founded in 1860 by a group of French
Jews, the majority of them being Ashkenazim from Alsace. However, the school
network of the AIU had a decisive effect on Judeo-Spanish populations in
Turkey, Greece, the Balkans and North Africa. The library and archives are
full of important documents for the history of the Sephardim: manuscripts,
early prints, periodicals, and many references to Sephardic individuals who
acted as teachers of the AIU. Discover the richness of these collections,
and learn how to access it through the digital library.

Jean-Claude Kuperminc is the Director of the Library and Archives of the
Alliance Israélite Universelle. He is one of the creators of the Rachel
Network of Jewish Libraries. In more than 30 years, he has led the
transformation of the library into the digital world.

The meeting is on Sunday 28 February 2021 at 11am LA, 2pm NYC, 7pm London,
8pm Amsterdam and 9pm Jerusalem. If you are not on the mailing list, you can
join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/sephardicgenealogy

Join our free mailing list at:
https://mailchi.mp/sephardicgenealogy/ars1w3v45e

Best wishes,

David Mendoza and Ton Tielen
Sephardic World


Beware of email scam regarding genealogy #general

David
 

Just received an email from someone, which at first glance looked like a legitimate family researcher. I was still a bit suspicious and found reference to this style message, so is very likely a spam. One should therefore be careful. Please see for details:- https://www.reddit.com/r/Genealogy/comments/d8m0u6/ancestrycom_email_scammers/ I am posting this to multiple groups.

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David Ziants

Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel


Re: Old lineages #general

john weiss
 

Thanks, all. Can anyone share any strong documentation or links?

John Weiss
San Francisco


Re: Old lineages #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

The problem with lineages back 1000 or more years is that there were few, if any, reliable records. Avotaynu once published, I think, 12 'Descent from Rashi' lineages, showing how each was flawed. Later there were a half-dozen more, none possible. Rashi was only 1000 years ago, not 'back to the time of Jesus'.

You can have a lineage back to Eden, as European royalty had made, but if it can't be true, what is the point. 

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Records from the ghetto in Pabianice #holocaust #poland

Amit Gnatek
 

Does anyone know if there are records from the ghetto in Pabianice?
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Best Regards,
Amit Gnatek
Singapore


Re: Genealogy Programs #general

Arlene Beare
 

I have used many different Programmes over the years.  I now stick with 2.  One is Family TreeMaker which will do everything you  require. Tech support is by a Chat which can be helpful but not as good as speaking to someone.
The other is a programme called Myhistory. whick likewise does everything you need.  Ease of use is excellent and intuitive.
I think the charting function in MyHistory is far superior to FTM  It s a UK based Company and if you purchase the Programme from them they give excellent Tech support.   This can be by email of by phone.
www.my-history.co.uk

I am not sure about same sex marriages as I have not tried that function but I cannot see why either programme would not allow it.

Arlene Beare UK
Dorfman Birzai Lithuania then Riga Sher Pandelys Lithuania then Riga Bloom Pandelys Lithuania then Riga Berman Lygumai Lithuania then Jekabpils Latvia
Trzmil (Samuels) Zychlin Poland and UK Kohn Zychlin Poland  possibly also Bialystock

 

 

 








Re: Old lineages #general

Jeremy Lichtman
 

For places like Poland or Lithuania, the metrical records (birth, marriage, death) or town-level residence records (where they have survived) go back to circa 1808. There are sometimes surviving records for the censuses of 1794/5 and 1765 as well. Pretty much anyone from those places (assuming their ancestral towns have surviving documents) can trace back that far. If their ancestry is from Western Europe, they're likely to be able to go back somewhat further, depending on specifics.

As far as fairly reliable (i.e. from a genealogical perspective) lineages go, my understanding is that the Kalonymides are reasonably documented back to circa 800 CE.

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Jeremy Lichtman
Toronto, Canada

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