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Photo of young woman with five words on the back of photo may in in Romanian #translation

Marilyn Levinson
 

Dear fellow researchers
In sorting through boxes of pictures I came across the photo of this young woman, with five words written on the back, perhaps Romanian.  Could anyone please translate these five words for me, and would anyone hazard a guess as to the approximate date or decade during which the photo was taken, and does the clothing indicate any particular place where this woman might have lived?  I have attached the photo and the writing.  I am deeply grateful for your help.
Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


Re: Chelmno - Fate of Buchbinder Family (6 Members) #lodz #poland

C K
 

My father's entire family Kalb, 6 members  (3 sisters, 1 brother, mother and father) were also on the transport March 24, 1942. I got the information on Jewish Gen
Lodz Ghetto records. It gave their names, previous addresses, addresses in the ghetto, birthdate, occupation and transport date. My father had been sent to slave labor camps and then Auschwitz and on the death march to Mittelbau Dora. He managed to survive that hell.
Why do you want to know?  Just curious.

My name is Carole Kalb Levy


Re: Genealogy Programs #general

jonathanshevis@...
 

The Rootsweb genealogy conference is happening this weekend. It's free to attend online. Vendors will be selling their products at a discount. Rootsmagic is on sale for $20. At that price, if you don't like it try something else afterward. Take a look at their site.
I bought it because it is inexpensive. It can pull data from Ancestry, Familysearch and someone else. You can export your tree as a read only file and burn it to a CD or put it on a thumb drive for other family members to enjoy.
You can download the basic version for free as a trial. 
To be honest, I don't like their default family tree views. They will require tweaking or cleanup. I don't like their method of imputing sources. It is very structured. 
I also bought the Gensmarts software. It will go through your Rootsmagic database and give you very good suggestions on where to find additional data. It will work with other genealogy software too.

The link to the sale price is below.
http://rootsmagic.com/rootstech/
Jonathan Shevis


Re: Records from the ghetto in Pabianice #holocaust #poland

Lewis, Megan
 

On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 09:32 AM, Amit Gnatek wrote:
Pabianice
Please search the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Collections Search catalog at https://collections.ushmm.org to see what materials we have for Pabianice.  To limit your search to archival material filter your search to only include Unpublished Texts.

Collections Search is the first place researchers should look to see if we have records from a certain place.

Megan Lewis
USHMM Library and Archives Reference Desk


Re: The Jewish Genealogy SIG of Naples/Collier County, Florida meeting in March, Tues 3/9/21 10AM EST on Zoom RSVP #announcements #education #events #general

relly800@...
 

good guidance on using ancestry.com and other resources. highly recommended.  
relly coleman


Re: big city weddings in Orthodox families #lithuania #warsaw #general #hungary

Bruce Drake
 

Elise

If any of these helps, here are URLs to four Yizkor book chapters involving wedding customs:

https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2192578187430991?__tn__=K-R
 
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1619210974767718?__tn__=K-R
 
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1542206559134827?__tn__=K-R
 


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #ukraine #JewishGenUpdates

Bruce Drake
 

“The Testimony of Rudolph Rader” from the Yizkor book of Skalat (Ukraine) is a first person account of Belzec, the Nazi concentration camp in Poland. While the horrors he relates make difficult reading, chapters like these are part of the remembrances of Jews who have suffered or perished that Yizkor books were meant to provide. Before the war, Rader had resided in Lvov, and remained there until August 16, 1942. He spent four months in Belzec and survived because he was one of the workers forced to assist the Germans in the “death factory.” That also proved to be his salvation when a Gestapo agent in charge sent him under guard to Lvov to find tin that was needed at the camp. “’Don't escape!” he told me.’” But that exactly what he did when his guard fell asleep.
 
After the liberation, Rader returned to Belzec because of “a strong desire to see the place in which the Germans “had asphyxiated two and a half million human beings who wanted very much to live.” By that time, the Germans had covered over the site with greenery and Rader found himself walking in a field until he came to a fragrant pine forest. “A deep silence prevailed there. Amidst the forest was a large, bright forest field.”
 
 
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD
 
Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns" Wojnilow, Kovel

--
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Re: Genealogy Programs #general

Max Heffler
 

I agree with Dahn. I have been using Brother’s Keeper since DOS 3.3 before Windows. The developer is very responsive and corrects any issues quickly. I started it for free as Shareware and found so much value that I registered not long after. The only drawback is not being able to sync with my primary geni.com tree, or my secondary Ancestry and MyHeritage trees.

 

Max Heffler

Houston, TX

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Dahn Cukier via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:35 PM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Genealogy Programs #general

 

I have been using Brother's Keeper. I do not know how long,

but I purchased it soon after the Pentium chip came out.

 

I like that I can download or print-to-pdf and link the files to

the person. There are many ways to document and add notes.

 

The program supports names in Hebrew, also various other names

can be entered in dedicated fields.

 

I do not like the tree chart output since the demise of the

dot-matrix printer. I use GED export to use a different

program.

 

For support I write an email and the developer gets back to me

usually within a day. The program and database are completely

offline.

 

I have not tried most of the reports, but there are many.

 

For Hebrew, there are 2 option changes. If you have

jpg or png files and not a portrait, create a blank jpg in

Paint and put that as the first jpg file.

 

Dani Cukier

 

When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
(Gunsmoke)

 

 

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6:12:25 PM GMT+2, Fred Selss via groups.jewishgen.org <davinci4955=yahoo.com@...> wrote:

 

 

I am looking to purchase a new Genealogy program compatible with Windows 10. I would like it to be able to make Family Trees for 8 to 10 generations with both ancestors and descendants. Making Family Group Charts is also needed. I also would like a place to record notes. And I would like it to show relationships. And be capable of putting children in order of age. And scan for duplicates and errors. A plus if it allows recording of same sex marriages. I don’t want to post on the Internet. A plus also if it can create a book from the information. Ease of use is a must. Can anyone recommend one they are happy with. Please reply privately. Thanks
Fred Seiss


--

Max Heffler
Houston, TX
max@...
HEFFLER(Ukraine)/TIRAS(Poland)/WASSEMAN(Lithuania)/MOORE(Poland)/ZLOT(Lithuania)
GORENSTEIN(Ukraine)/FLEISCHMAN(Latvia)/GOLDEN(Lithuania)


Re: big city weddings in Orthodox families #lithuania #warsaw #general #hungary

Yehuda Berman
 

Weddings are not usually performed in synagogues. My European-born parents were married in America, in the early 1930's, in my mother's brother's living room, on a Friday afternoon. My wife's grandparents were married in the 1920's in Jerusalem in the bride's parent's home, also on a Friday afternoon and they invited guests for coffee and cake on Saturday night. In both cases the wedding celebration was also the traditional Shabbat meal for the family. Most people did not have much money and did not invite the whole world to the wedding. All you needed was a minyan (a quorum of 10 men). 
--
Yehuda Berman


Kremnička Massacre 1944 #holocaust #slovakia

felice@...
 

Three members of my grandmother's family were massacred in the forest at Kremnička on 20th November 1944. They were among a total of 747 to be murdered at the same place over three months. The mass grave was exhumed by the Free Czechoslovakia Army in April 1945 and my three family members were identified by the brother of one of the victims. Their names are on a memorial in Banská Bystrica, along with others who were successfully identified. However, what I don't know is what happened to the 747 bodies. Would they have been properly buried at a graveyard in Kremnička or Banská Bystrica, or taken away by family to be buried elsewhere? Is there a way of tracing names to a particular graveyard?

Felice Hardy
Winchester, UK


Re: Old lineages #general

Alan Cohen
 

Perhaps the oldest example is Cheddar man, the earliest specimen of Homo sapiens found in UK. He lived about 10,000 years ago and a few years ago DNA showed that the local Cheddar village school's history teacher and two youngsters shared a common female ancestor with Cheddar man.
Of course there is no documentary evidence, but the geographical link remains.
Alan Cohen
Northwwod UK


Re: Old lineages #general

lydgateaction@...
 

Most of these kinds of discussions are totally meaningless.  From the Spanish Inquisition to now (say 1500 to 2000) is roughly 20 generations. Let's say 15 generations to be conservative. 

In 15 generations an average person (assuming an average number of children of 4 -- again a conservative estimate) will have roughly 1,431,655,764 descendants. 

So even one oral family story, if carried down over that time, would involve literally millions of people. Given even a few oral stories, practically everyone on earth would hand down the identical set of stories assuming even a minimal level of intermarriage between different Jewish tribes.

By way of another example, Edward III of England (died at Westminster on 8 June 1376) -- by the year 2000 over 95% of the entire population of the United Kingdom was a DIRECT descendent of Edward III. So everyone would have carried that oral history. It is sobering to think that if one could go back to the 1300s and eliminate just a single person, almost none of the 68 million people of the UK (all of whom proudly carry that oral history) would exist. 

Dr Aubrey Blumsohn

Sheffield, UK

 


Re: The Jewish Genealogy SIG of Naples/Collier County, Florida meeting in March, Tues 3/9/21 10AM EST on Zoom RSVP #announcements #education #events #general

Arthur Sissman
 

Hi JewishGenners,

Just a reminder...........The Jewish Genealogy SIG of Naples/Collier County, Florida meeting in March, Tues 3/9/21 10AM EST on Zoom RSVP 

Coulda, woulda, shoulda signed up (for free) and attended all the great Jewish genealogy programming at RootsTech (still on today and tomorrow), come to the meeting above and see what you missed.  

Reply to genresearch13@... and join the informative meeting!

Arthur Sissman
Jewish Genealogy SIG of Naples/Collier Co FL
genresearch13@...


Re: Marriages in London #germany #unitedkingdom

Evelyn and Christopher Wilcock
 

I have Germans who married in London (and came to London for that purpose) because a Civil marriage in Germany required the birth certificates of the couples' parents. These may have been hard to obtain when the parent was an immigrant. Or have been destroyed in WW1 where French nationality labelled one an enemy alien in Germany.
Evelyn Wilcock
London
eandcw@aol/com


Re: Old lineages #general

Ellen Lukas Kahn
 

After reading this posting, my question is:

How can one trace ancestors for whom an oral history has been handed down (without documentation) that their ancestors left Span during the inquisition?  How can one trace Jews who travelled between 1492 and 1685, the year they were first documented as living in western Germany?  That 200 year gap could be a combination of land or sea.

Ellen Kahn


Re: Genealogy Programs #general

Dahn Cukier
 

I have been using Brother's Keeper. I do not know how long,
but I purchased it soon after the Pentium chip came out.
 
I like that I can download or print-to-pdf and link the files to
the person. There are many ways to document and add notes.
 
The program supports names in Hebrew, also various other names
can be entered in dedicated fields.
 
I do not like the tree chart output since the demise of the
dot-matrix printer. I use GED export to use a different
program.
 
For support I write an email and the developer gets back to me
usually within a day. The program and database are completely
offline.
 
I have not tried most of the reports, but there are many.
 
For Hebrew, there are 2 option changes. If you have
jpg or png files and not a portrait, create a blank jpg in
Paint and put that as the first jpg file.
 
Dani Cukier
 
When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
(Gunsmoke)
 
 

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6:12:25 PM GMT+2, Fred Selss via groups.jewishgen.org <davinci4955=yahoo.com@...> wrote:
 
 
I am looking to purchase a new Genealogy program compatible with Windows 10. I would like it to be able to make Family Trees for 8 to 10 generations with both ancestors and descendants. Making Family Group Charts is also needed. I also would like a place to record notes. And I would like it to show relationships. And be capable of putting children in order of age. And scan for duplicates and errors. A plus if it allows recording of same sex marriages. I don’t want to post on the Internet. A plus also if it can create a book from the information. Ease of use is a must. Can anyone recommend one they are happy with. Please reply privately. Thanks
Fred Seiss


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

Schonfeld.family@...
 

The Hebrew names I found in my research:

Ferencz for Efraim אפרים

Sari (or Sali) for Sarah שרה

The name Ze'ev זאב or Wolf in Yiddish as Michelle Farkas (Farkas is Wolf in Hungarian) wrote is more commonly associated with Vilmos.

Remember that any Jewish given name can be associate with these names.

Jacob Shayzaf


JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. Using Facial Recognition Tools to Identify Unnamed Ancestors for Genealogical Research. Scott Genzer. Sunday, 28 February 2021, at 10:30 a.m. ET. #events #general

Jerry Scherer
 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO

Using Facial Recognition Tools to Identify
Unnamed Ancestors for Genealogical Research

 

 

Speaker: Scott Genzer

 

Virtual Meeting: Join from Home

Sunday, 28 February 2021, at 10:30 a.m.

Photographs have always been a genealogical challenge because, unlike more conventional sources such as vital records, they do not impart clear data. Most often we simply attach the pictures to our trees and then leave them there. However in early 2019 Genzer developed a new technique that shows how to implement facial recognition via artificial intelligence/machine-learning methods to identify unknown people in photographs using large libraries of passport-like images currently available online. Facial recognition enables genealogists to use never before available technology to generate new clues with statistical probabilities from old photos.  His presentation will be an elaboration and detailed demonstration of this technique previously published in the fall issue of Avotaynu [PDF copy of the article will be available).

Scott Genzer is an amateur genealogist who has spent two decades researching his family tree, particularly his paternal branch from Mielec, Poland. During the day, he is a data scientist at RapidMiner, a software company based in Boston. Scott lives in Norwich, Vermont, with his wife and two daughters.



To register, please go to

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big city weddings in Orthodox families #lithuania #warsaw #general #hungary

Elise Miller
 

We have all seen the (unfortunate) outdoor wedding in the Fiddler shtetl. But what about Orthodox families in big, sophisticated cities of the late 19th and early 20th centuries?
Since women could not come down from the galleries to be brides, where did the families hold the actual ceremonies? I am assuming the receptions were held at home, or for those who could afford it, in rented rooms or at restaurants. Or did Orthodox synagogues have social halls then? 

I'm writing family stories based on my gen research, and am focused on Nagyvarad, Hungary (today Oradea, Romania); also cities in Poland and Lithuania. 

If you know where weddings and receptions took place, please reply!  Thank you!
Elise Miller
San Mateo, CA
elisefmiller@...


Pikeliai/Pikeln #lithuania #photographs

Richard Gross
 

Dear All

I have three laminated photos of the 500th anniversary of Pikeliai, 1430-1930 with some, perhaps all, of the residents under a large banner. The bottom half of a Magen David is clear at the top in middle.

I have two other photos, one showing 13 children seated in front of a building site with men working with wood mainly and the other, rather dark, showing seated children in small field in front of some houses.

I have two photocopies of a message in possibly Yiddish.

I have a family group of an unknown family also a photocopy someone sent me in 1998.

I sent copies to Deena Berton in Boston who was CEO of the Pikeliai research team a long time ago.

I was also in touch with Mike Nathanson but have lost the correspondence and his contact details.
 
If anyone would like these I’m happy to post them on as I have no use for them. They were sent to me in April 1998 by Jacobo Klip in Mexico City whose letter I also have. 

Best regards
Beulah Gross in Australia

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