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Re: Who was Cousin Jossel A in Philadelphia? #usa

Risa Heywood
 

Maybe Aronowsky? Here are some ideas to break through this type of brick wall:

  • Was your grandmother detained or held for Special Inquiry? There would probably be an SI or an 'x' next to her name. Make sure to find the detention and special inquiry pages. They are usually at the end of the passenger list pages for her ship. Sometimes they would write the name and/or relationship of the person she was going to. Different clerk so maybe the handwriting is easier to read.
  • Use wildcards to search on Ancestry for that surname, such as 'a*owsky' in Philadelphia. The asterisk substitutes for the unknown missing letters.
  • Especially for immigrants going to Philadelphia, try the Philadelphia immigrant bank records. Maybe Jossel bought her ticket. Search on JewishGen or Ancestry for the index records. The actual steamship ticket purchase ledgers are on the Temple University library website: https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p16002coll16.
  • Check the address on the passenger list in the census records. For 1907, I would try the 1910 U.S. census. Use Steve Morse's Unified Census ED Finder tool: https://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html.
  • Jossel could have been Americanized to any name but Joseph would be a likely change.
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Risa Daitzman Heywood
Arizona


New Article on IGRA Website – “A Request for Help” #announcements

Elena Bazes
 

 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article on its website“A Request for Help” by Rosemary Eshel.

 

IGRA receives a variety of enquiries and requests for help from those looking to find out more about their family history. For many years, Rosemary has handled these enquiries on behalf of IGRA.

One such request was from the RAF Meteorological Division in England concerning a woman pilot who died in an aircraft accident during WW2 in Egypt in 1945 and was buried in Jerusalem. The article contains extensive information of Rosemary’s quest to answer this enquiry.

 

Rosemary Eshel is an independent researcher & archivist, involved in research projects in Israel and abroad.  She 

has worked in Museums & Archives and is a retired Curator.  She has been active in IGRA since its beginnings.


Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website
http://genealogy.org.il/

Please note, the article is available for free for one month to non-members, after which time it can be accessed by IGRA members only.

To view the article go to:

https://genealogy.org.il/2021/03/06/a-request-for-help-by-rosemary-eshel/

 

Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chairperson

 


Re: Russian military records #records #russia

Isabel Cymerman
 

I'm told that you have to know the outfit (and all the numbers associated with it) to search for the individual.  My grandfather was in the Russian Army as a horse groom in that war but I've had no luck finding out anything.

Isabel Cymerman
Southbury, CT
Searching:  CUKIERMAN, CYMERMAN, DRONZNIK, GRYNFARB, SOLECZNIK, TABACZNIK.  Towns:  Przedbora, Siedlce, Warsaw



 


Re: Translation help, please! Yiddish? #translation

David Shapiro
 

All the Hebrew months and holidays are misspelled, so it was probably written by a woman who didn't know Hebrew, likely 'Mechel's widow.

It reads:
My father's Jahrzeit is 10 days in the first Adar.
My grandmother's Jahrzeit is 4 days after Purim, 18 days in Adar.
My mother's Jahrzeit is 4 days before Shavous, 2 days in Sivan.
Mechel's Jahrzeit is 18 days in Kislev.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Re: Departure from Poland to France, for political reasons #poland

Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
I wish to add two comments to the very good answer of David Levine.

Always remember that before 1914, and from 1870, France was the sole Republic in Europe.
You can understand that other countries, which were Monarchy or Empire, weren't very open to young migrants (or their own citizen) promoting revolutionary ideas. 
So Paris became a special place were foreign activists could stay, as long as they didn't act again French state.
You could find there a melting pot of foreign students and poor workers elaborating their plans to export their ideas.
To David's list, I wish to add Anarchists and last but not the least, Bundists !
You know of course that Bundists were Secular Socialists Jews and that Bund (est. 1897) became the main political and union movement among Jewish workers in Polish interwar period. Here, in Medem Center of Paris, we transmit its spiritual heritage.

Now, concerning your Wenglenski family.

I repeat, and repeat and repeat again in this forum, search my previous posts where I gave precise instructions to obtain copies.

You have to search / ask only 4 French and free data basis to start your search of any ancestor who stayed a while in France :
Then, you can search vital records archives of Paris and other places, and all archives on Shoah in France.

Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring ( Bund / Workmen Circle in France)


Re: Suggestion for a Jewish name for Sevek #poland #names

Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
During interwar period in Poland (1919-1939), a process of integration started among secular Jewish youth.
I speak of integration to Polish society, not assimilation : they were and remained Jews.
Young Jewish girls could study in Polish schools.
In larger cities, young men were working outside their close Jewish social environment.

In my Kronenberg and Zysman families of Lodz, Aron was Arnek, Czarna was Cesia, Wolf was Wacek...
For the lucky ones who emigrated to France, USA or elsewhere, they choose an English or French givenname.

When we try to recover their fate, we must recognize the same person with his Hebrew / Yiddish / Polisher / French surnames : good luck !

Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring (Bund / Workmen Circle of France)


Re: Who was Cousin Jossel A in Philadelphia? #usa

Ralph Baer
 

Perhaps it reads Aronowsky.
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Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC


Two new articles about Jewish Life in Kishinev today #bessarabia #general

Ariel Parkansky
 

Two new articles are available at the Kishinev Kehilalinks (https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/chisinau) under the section Life in Kishinev today.

Ariel Parkansky
Bessarabia RD
Information Systems Director
Akkerman, Kiliya and Kishinev Town Leader


Re: How Weird Are We? #general

michele shari
 

We are just fine in our "weirdness". I am blessed to have made wonderful friends via trees and DNA, friends that I have become close to and we talk and even visit.
When I was young my grandmother and grandfather (Hungarian/Romanian) showed me pictures, told me names of my extended family, and told me stores about them. Just enough to keep me interested but didn't tell me about then Holocaust and its impact on our family until I was older. 
My great uncle lost his young wife and 2 children, came here with his youngest brother, after surviving and they were "married off" by my grandmother (his older sister) and their brother in law (my grandfather) who were like parents to them. I knew about him losing his young children but his biological sons from his second marriage didn't and I had to tell them. I have spent many hours trying to find what happened to these 2 children.
My grandparents always asked me to find their family. As the oldest grandchild (and the only weird one interested in genealogy) I have done this to honor them and to add the names of those that died and were killed to my yizkor list. 
I have also met many people along the way to have helped me in my records search and piecing together my family tree (Thanks Beth Long, Adam Cherson and Iva) who gave me insight into things that were beyond what I could find and could know.
Aren't we an amazing group! 
Thank you to all my fellow weird ones out there. Without you all we wouldn't be so normal!
I made my close friend down the block so crazy with my genealogy quest and nudging her to get tested bc her father was from the same area as my family...yup, 3rd cousins but we just don't know how!
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL (formerly NY like so many others!)
Researching Stauber, Shtauber, Stober, Stojber, Stouber, Davidovici, Fischman (all Viseu and surrounding towns in Romania) Teszler, Hershtik, Farkas (Marghita, Carei, Tasnad, Cluj in Transylvania), Ptashnik, Potashnik, Kaufman, Reznick, Rosen (Belarus and Russia).


Re: Who was Cousin Jossel A in Philadelphia? #usa

Susan&David
 

It is Aronowsky / Aronovsky
The "h" in the line below extends high enough to make the  first "o" in the name above appear to have a  descender, making it look like a "g".  

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 3/6/2021 4:45 PM, Lin Mor wrote:
My maternal grandmother arrived at Ellis Island on December 6, 1907 on the ship Graf Waldersee. The manifest states that she was going to a cousin in Philadelphia, Jossel A? I have researched Arg...wsky in various combinations of the unknown and questionable written letters with no success. Attached is a copy of the original manifest page (see line 29), and the best attempt to make the name larger.  I have been unable to discover any possible similar names in my family tree documentation in all of my 40+ years of research. I am hoping that there are members of this discussion group who would have suggestions on how to proceed. Thank you! 

Linda Cohen Morzillo

Saratoga Springs, NY

 

Researching:

 

PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and other Raseiniai towns

AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelets and Oster, Chernigov Gubernia

COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmiany and France

KOSOFSKY in Shchuchyn, near Lida, Belarus

SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia Poland/Russia/Belarus

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Who was Cousin Jossel A in Philadelphia? #usa

Lin Mor
 

My maternal grandmother arrived at Ellis Island on December 6, 1907 on the ship Graf Waldersee. The manifest states that she was going to a cousin in Philadelphia, Jossel A? I have researched Arg...wsky in various combinations of the unknown and questionable written letters with no success. Attached is a copy of the original manifest page (see line 29), and the best attempt to make the name larger.  I have been unable to discover any possible similar names in my family tree documentation in all of my 40+ years of research. I am hoping that there are members of this discussion group who would have suggestions on how to proceed. Thank you! 

Linda Cohen Morzillo

Saratoga Springs, NY

 

Researching:

 

PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and other Raseiniai towns

AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelets and Oster, Chernigov Gubernia

COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmiany and France

KOSOFSKY in Shchuchyn, near Lida, Belarus

SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia Poland/Russia/Belarus


Re: Headstone Translation #translation

Malka
 

Good afternoon,

 

Here lies or here is buried (the abbreviation on top)

The dear righteous woman

The homemaker

Mrs.  Yocheved daughter of Naftali

Passed on 5th  Tishrei 5701

May her sould be gathered in eternal life (last line abbreviation)

 

Shalom, Malka Chosnek


Re: Suggestion for a Jewish name for Sevek #poland #names

Reuven Mohr
 

the Hebrew name Zeev = Wolf (like Binyamin Zeev Herzl) is often changed to the nickname Zevik, which is rather close to Sevek.

Reuven Mohr, Israel


Re: Headstone Translation #translation

Susan&David
 

Here lies
A dear and righteous woman, a homemaker
Mrs. Yocheved, daughter of Naftali
died 5 Tishri 5701
May her soul be bound up in the bond of everlasting life (acronym)

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 3/6/2021 9:39 AM, dross7 via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
Would it be possible for someone to translate the Hebrew on the attached headstone

Thanks
Deborah Ross


Re: Looking for lists of a civilian census in Tarnow-Poland between 1925-1939 #poland #records

Sherri Bobish
 


Haim,

For directories, take a look at:
The 1929 Polish Business Directory Project
https://jri-poland.org//bizdir/start.htm

You can also check this site to see if they have any Tarnow directories for that timeframe.
If you search by person's name, just be aware that many of the directories only list the first initial of the first name, and full surname.
https://genealogyindexer.org/directories

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Looking for Greenberg Family Members from Lithuania that moved to New York, USA around 1900. #lithuania #usa

Malcolm Kram
 

Sharon,
My maternal grandfather was Hyman Greenberg who married Fannie Alexander.  Hyman descends from a huge family of Greenbergs the majority of whom lived in NYC.  I have recently learned that some of these Greenbergs moved to Chattanooga Tennessee.  I am unaware of a Sonya Greenberg  but one of the Chattanooga family was Selma Greenberg.  I have a good size family tree on Ancestry.com  (Kram Family Tree) that you are welcome to look at and a distant Greenberg cousin, Mike Sherman has a huge family tree on My Heritage.  If you have difficulty accessing my Ancestry Tree , just email me with your email address and I can give you  access. 
Malcolm Kram babkakugel@... 


Translation help, please! Yiddish? #translation

Janice Brockman
 

Can anyone translate this note?  We don't know who wrote it.  Most likely one of my husband's grandparents.  

Thank you in advance for any assistance.  

Janice Brockman
Easton, MA


Re: Identifying where an ancestor is from #russia #ukraine #romania

jbonline1111@...
 

Country boundaries changed quite often during the early part of the 20th century. Thus, my maternal grandfather lived in Russia when he emigrated in 1905, but listed "Poland" on his naturalization papers in the early 1930s, because that is where his town then lay.  It is now in Belarus.  
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Soviet Union Military Records #russia

Marilyn Robinson
 

With respect to the topic, "Soviet Union Military Records", yesterday I posted "WWI: Jewish Refugees-Returning to Lodz & Warsaw" (#4). I translated the Russian language information from 1918 personal documents located in the State Archives of the Russian Federation. You can find the translated information on my blog at:  https://yourjewishgem.blogspot.com/2021/03/world-war-i-jewish-refugees-returning.html
 
 
Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Stanislawow/Ivano-Frankivsk - an enquiry regarding the 1900 census conducted in the city by the Austro-Hungarians #galicia #ukraine

Avi Bitron
 

Before the well known and meticulously translated 1939 census, conducted in Stanislawow/Ivano-Frankivsk by the Polish government, there were 2 other censuses - one in 1857 and another one in 1900 - both conducted by the Autron-Hungarians. The two full censuses can be found at the archives of Ivano Frnakivsk (DAIFO) as well as at the CAHJP in Jerusalem.

The 1900 census - beautifully and clearly preserved, was conducted according to the house numbers in town. During that period, the street system was about to be introduced and all the houses in town (more than 400 of them) were numbered. The census started at house no. 1 and continued in an orderly manner.

For some unknown reason, some of the houses are not mentioned in the census. For example, after house no. 74 comes house no. 77. I was looking for house no. 76, I went through the full length of the census but could not find any details or reason why the data skips those houses (which definitely existed). Unfortunately for me, these were the houses I was looking for.

Would anyone have a clue why is that? alternatively, would anyone have an idea whom to ask about that?

For your convenience, I include the relevant page. You can clearly see that after 74 2/4 come 77 2/4. 

Thank you very much

Avi Chari

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