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Re: How Weird Are We? #general

rroth@...
 

I imagine rich people receive solicitations from would-be "friends" or "family" more often than the rest of us do, and famous ones have people to keep that sort of nonsense from reaching them. Anything you sent would probably have been caught in that net.

Robert Roth
Kingston NY


Re: How Weird Are We? #general

Scott
 

Joe, 

I usually find there is one "Genealogy Nerd" in every branch of the tree. You just have to luck into the correct person. I always approach it by outlining the direct connection if I now it. i.e. draw a line from me to this person exactly how we're related. To the muggles who aren't into genealogy, I imagine it comes off kind of "stalkerish". I do find that it is usually worth taking the chance as I have connected with some very interesting people along the way. The more it is personalized, the less you sound like the Nigerian Prince who has left you millions of dollars. 

I would do one email address at a time, maybe trying a second one if there is no response from the first. I've never gone the snail mail route. 

Scott P. Dann
spd@...


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

sjgwed@...
 

Lucy Baras survived the Nazis in Skalat, and wrote a memoir that is housed in the Archives Dept of Library of UWisconsin - Milwaukee. She called her story "Twentieth Century Cavemen." It's 300+ pages long, detailed and excellent. Her birth name was Lusia Rothstein. She was born in Skalat in 1911 and died in Wisconsin 2002.  Perhaps there is some way this work could be added to info in the new edition of the Skalat Yizkor book.
 
Baras, Lucy [WorldCat Identities]

Excerpts appear in Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey. 

Susan J Gordon
BIALAZURKER - Zbaraz
LEMPERT, SCHONHAUT - Skalat
Also Lvov, Chernivitsi


“Finding Your Ancestors: How to Get Started and Where to Go.” #education #records #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Marilyn Golden
 

Date:  Sunday, March 7, 2021

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

Guest Speaker:  Joel Spector

Joel is a Past President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia, where he has also been chairperson of its Russian Special Interest Group. Joel has given presentations and workshops on the Russian language, both contemporary and pre-Revolutionary, and has provided translations of documents to individuals and groups. Currently Joel is a member of the Ukraine Research Group and serves as its Director of Metric Record Projects. Joel has been actively engaged in genealogy for over 30 years and has been conducting research in several historic Russian language encyclopedias. He has produced a unique English language Index to the Russian language Evreiskaya Entsiklopedia.

 

 

 Topic: “Finding Your Ancestors: How to Get Started and Where to Go.”  The presentation will focus on how to find information about your ancestors, both those you know and those you didn’t even know you had. We will explore what data is immediately available and review what information can be derived from the many types of resources - local, national, and international - and from on-line resources. Throughout, we will focus on the excitement in discovering information about your little-known ancestors and on the various types of information that make the search in Jewish genealogy fun


* This is a special lecture open to the public. We will not have a general meeting first. The link for this program will be sent to members. Please feel free to invite your friends and send them to our website for the link. The link will be posted at noon. Everyone will enter through the WAITING ROOM and remain silent during Joel’s presentation. There will be a Q and A through the chat after the presentation.






Marilyn Mazer Golden VP 
Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia 
www.JGASGP.org
mazergoldenjgsgp@...


Re: How Weird Are We? #general

Diane Jacobs
 

I think it depends on what info you have and what they know of their own family.

I have had a lot of success meeting distant relatives in person or by telephone after tracing them.  I have been to Sydney, London, Halifax, and Tel Aviv to meet family.

I just found descendants thru Yad Vashem
testimony who welcomed me with open arms after I left phone messages.  These people are distantly related to me thru the siblings of my great grandfather who left Vilna in 1888 for
NYC.

Basically the only person who never got in touch with me but who I am very closely related to was someone very wealthy, well known and has been in the news. I actually know a tremendous amount about his family
and the other very wealthy and famous people
he is related to.

C’est la vie!

Diane Jacobs



On Mar 2, 2021, at 5:50 AM, Kenneth Ryesky <kenneth.ryesky@...> wrote:

My batting average is well below .500 for people who do not have any sort of presence on genealogy websites.  And even of those on the genealogy websites there still are some non-responses.

There are exceptions both ways, of course.  But the fact is that while genealogy is a very popular thing, a majority of the population simply is not interested.

-- KHR
--
Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@... 

Researching:
RAISKY/REISKY, ARONOV, SHKOLNIK(OV), AEROV; Gomel, Belarus
GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
BRODSKY, VASILESKY; Odessa, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


JGS of Greater Orlando. Virtual meeting (free). Never Give Up – Strategies for Taking Your Genealogy Research to the Next Level #announcements

dmjacobs@...
 

ZOOM MEETING

March 9, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Never Give Up –

Strategies for Taking Your Genealogy Research to the Next Level

Speaker:  Marion Wehrle

 

Are you facing another brick wall? Or have your research efforts plateaued out with nothing new on the horizon?

Marion Wehrle has a cure for that with suggestions for new avenues to explore and new strategies for finding information. Join us at our next Zoom meeting and learn how to dig deeper into resources to advance your family history.

Marion Werle began family history research over 25 years ago, researching family from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus, who settled in the US, Canada, UK, and Israel. She has been on the boards of the Jewish Genealogical Societies of both Los Angeles and Conejo Valley, is a past president of the Latvia SIG (Special Interest Group) and a co-director of the JewishGen Latvia Research Division. She has spoken at several IAJGS conferences, as well as genealogical societies in the Southern California area, and is scheduled to give multiple virtual presentations in the coming year. She was a member of the Southern California Genealogical Society Writers Group for several years, which gave her the opportunity to hone her family history writing skills. She teaches a writing class for JewishGen education.

Registration is required for this meeting.  Send an email to jgsgo.blogger@... asking to be registered.  You will receive an acknowledgement of registration.  A link to access the Zoom meeting will be sent to you a few days before the meeting.

--
Diane M. Jacobs
Winter Park, Florida


Re: Deutsch from Carei (Nagykaroly), Romania [not Nagy Kalo] #romania

Moishe Miller
 

My mistake, my family and my inquiry are about 
Carei (Nagykaroly), Romania
and not Nagy Kalo
--

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...
JGFF #3391


Translation from Hungarian to English #translation

Alex Magocsi
 

The attached snippet was taken from an 1869 Hungarian Census page and concerns the employment relationship of one of the household residents.
I cannot decipher all the words but see "munka" (work) and "utánil" (after) but I am unable to figure out the letters of the first word.
Can someone tell me what the first word is and then tell me the meaning of the phrase?

Thank you
Alex Magocsi
Currently working on GREIF, Hungary / Slovakia


Re: Washington Heights by LBI #usa

David Cherson
 

Hi Ralph,
Yes I had heard about the Jackson Heights store but was never there.  There was also one in Inwood but that closed up as well.  Where to get aufschnitt these days?  Well there is the "competition", i.e., Abeles & Hyman, and maybe one or two others claiming to have cervelatwurst but none of them can touch my father-in-law's product.  I know people still lament it to this day.

David Cherson


German Translation #germany #translation

dross7@...
 


Descendants of Josef Jakob Horoschowska or his sister, in Israel #israel #general

Veronica Zundel
 

I am looking for descendants os my mother’s birth family who fled from Drohobych, Galicia in 1914 (my mother was born in Vienna, fostered and later adopted). Her eldest brother Josef Jakob Horoschowski, b. 1905, came to see her in 1927 to say he was trying to get to what was then Palestine, with one of his sisters (probably Chaje Sarah born 1910). Are there records of immigrants to Palestine from this period? I would be looking for 1927 onwards.
 
Veronica Zundel, London, UK

72 Wilton Rd
London N10 1LT



 

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Veronica Zundel, London
Searching descendants of Josef Jakob Horoschowski b. 1905 Drohobych


Re: looking for any relatives. Listed on my birth certificate is George White and Irene Arrow from San Francisco, California. I was adopted #usa

paveanyu@...
 

Dear Cole                                                                           2nd March 2021

First of all, I wish you success, to be able to discover your biological parents and connect with  them,  their descendants , if any.

Sadly you are not alone, who have no alternative but to navigate this extremely sensitive journey.

I wonder, may I  politely suggest to research not only the family name  White, but Weisz/Weiss as well.


I am aware many Weisz/Weiss  families changed their surname to White.  

Also, I came across often Iren--the Jewish name is Rifka 

As for Estelle,( La May)  I wonder, it might be Esther--I call my grand-daughter, Esty--Estelle etc.

Please try to allocate time and check not only secular but Jewish Synagogue--birth marriage death--cemetery records

Best wishes and good luck
Veronika Pachtinger
London UK



Re: How to find record that states "Lewin 'Birth Records'" see enclosed pdf #general #unitedkingdom

Martyn Woolf
 

For anyone with Anglo-Jewish ancestry the books by Harold and Miriam Lewin are well-nigh a necessity. I use them all the time as I do the similar series, Volumes II to V, produced by Bevis Marks Synagogue.   The records cover Marriages, Births, Circumcisions and Burials over varying time periods from the earliest until about 1918 (for some of the records).  

I can always help with an occasional enquiry.

 

Regards

 

Martyn Woolf

London, NW3

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: How Weird Are We? #general

Kenneth Ryesky
 

My batting average is well below .500 for people who do not have any sort of presence on genealogy websites.  And even of those on the genealogy websites there still are some non-responses.

There are exceptions both ways, of course.  But the fact is that while genealogy is a very popular thing, a majority of the population simply is not interested.

-- KHR
--
Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@... 

Researching:
RAISKY/REISKY, ARONOV, SHKOLNIK(OV), AEROV; Gomel, Belarus
GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
BRODSKY, VASILESKY; Odessa, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)


Re: The German-Jewish community in Jackson Heights, New York #usa #germany #general

Ralph Baer
 

My great aunt (mother's mother's sister) was born in Germany and lived in Kew Gardens. Members of her husband's family, also Jews from Germany, lived nearby as did a lot of friends. My paternal grandparents, as I mentioned on another thread, were in Jackson Heights.
--
Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC


Re: How Weird Are We? #general

Namrita Chow
 

Yes this is a regular occurrence.... my Grandfather’s Grandfather was one of ten and so the family (originally Pick) that I am researching is big but even with solid DNA links some people don’t want to check their distant relatives while others are really excited to do so. So it all depends who the receiver of the email is! If you hit someone with a similar passion and interest its superb as if brings the past to life, and links those of us alive to eachother in a very rewarding way. 

All the best in your searches. 
Namrita Chow


Online auctions of misappropriated records #records

Kenneth Ryesky
 

Interesting Times of Israel blogpost; relatively long read but worthwhile:

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/one-mans-lead-on-a-fight-to-save-jewish-history/

--
Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@... 

Researching:
RAISKY/REISKY, ARONOV, SHKOLNIK(OV), AEROV; Gomel, Belarus
GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
BRODSKY, VASILESKY; Odessa, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)


Source documents behind Revision Lists? #belarus #records

Matthew Klionsky
 

 
 
 
Does anyone know if it is possible to view images of the original (cyrillic) czarist Revision Lists posted in translation/transliteration at JewishGen.org?  My particular interest now involves the Minsk 1850 list and Borisov lists from 1850, 1858 and 1874.  When I look at the household entries, some have an FHL microfilm access number, but most do not.  The others have a record locator of the form NHABMinsk/333/9/1089.  I know how to find the FHL microfilms, but can't figure out if it is also possible to access these NHABMinsk originals.
 
Matthew Klionsky
Chicago


Re: The German-Jewish community in Jackson Heights, New York #usa #germany #general

Rick Luftglass
 

The Queens Independent Society founded in Jackson Heights in 1919 originally was mostly German Jewish. It evolved into the Jewish Community Center of Jackson Heights. A little info here:
https://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/21/nyregion/thecity/21rabb.html

Rick Luftglass


Re: The German-Jewish community in Jackson Heights, New York #usa #germany #general

Harriet Mayer
 

There was a  large German-Jewish Community of refugees in Kew Gardens, which is near Jackson Heights. There were German style bakeries, restaurants and a hotel. There was a small Orthodox synagogue founded by the German immigrants. 

Harriet Mayer
New York NY
harriet_mayer@...

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