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Info on World War One Austrian medical service #galicia #general

Steven
 

My paternal grandmother always told us that her mother, Rivka GRUBER, née FEINGOLD, was killed during World War One as a member of the medical corps. I assume with the Austrian army as they lived in Galicia, although, I’m not sure exactly which town Rivka lived in. My grandmother was born in a town called Delatyn and when she immigrated to New York around New Years 1907/08, she listed Lemberg as her residence. She was 17, so I assume she lived with her mother but not positive. Apparently, my grandmother went back to Galicia and then came back to the US in July of 1912 and then listed Delatyn as her last residence and her mother the closest relative from where she came. 
 
I have done extensive searches to try to find more info on Rivka but have come up empty. Would anyone have any ideas, suggestions, advice, etc. as to where I might find medical corps service, death, burial, etc. records for her? Anything? I haven’t even ever found any birth or marriage records for her.
 
Thank you,
Steve Buzil

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researching:

BUZILA and KILYAN from present day Moldova 

GRUBER and FEINGOLD from present day Ukraine

SEIDLER/ZEIDLER, GROSSBARD, BERLIN, WICZYNSKY, PTAKEWICZ, GOODMAN, DOBROSZKA and BROWN/BRAUN from present day Poland.

PORTNOY, GERSHON and OFSAIOF/OVSAIOVICH from present day Lithuania

MNUSHKIN and KOLVARACHIK from present day Belarus

EISENSTEIN and ZALIO from present day Romania



 


Re: Russian military records #records #russia

elena-boldyreva@...
 

Hi Eduardo,
recently I was looking for someone's else relative who was a soldier in the Russo-Japanese war, and I saved some links that I found on this topic.
There are also lists of officers, nurses and priests who participated in the war, and lists of fallen soldiers. 
I saw a digitized book on Poltava guberniya citizens who went to that war. 
There are also issues of the "Rural Bulletin" ("Selskiy Vestnik"), digitized for 1904; they contain war chronicles and lists of fallen soldiers. 
Lists of the participants: 
http://www.dvinaland.org/wordpress/?page_id=202
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%B3%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%8F:%D0%A3%D1%87%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B8_%D0%A0%D1%83%D1%81%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE-%D1%8F%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B9_%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B9%D0%BD%D1%8B
What name are you looking for? I can check on these websites. 

Elena Boldyreva,
Toronto, Canada
Searching: Rogovins/Rogowins/ Ragovins from Minsk guberniya


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

Molly Staub
 

Try Chestnut Street. Thant was the area near the docks where many Jewish immigrants settled.

Molly Arost Staub
Boca Raton, FL

Searching 
Bessarabia: AROST/KHAROST, SHTOFMAN
Ukraine: BERENSON, GRAFFMAN


Re: How Weird Are We? #general

Marjorie Geiser
 

Something Diane Jacobs said sparked a memory similar to something she said. When I started this journey of discovery, I had two conversations with my aunt before she passed away. The first, I asked her how many siblings my grandfather had. She didn't know. But she thought it was two brothers. And MAYBE one was named Max.

The second, and last conversation, I was able to tell her that her father had FOUR siblings! She was amazed. I remember she just kept saying, "four siblings!"

Margie Geiser
Arizona

LEVINE/LEWIN, SILBERNAGEL/ZYLBERNAGEL/SILVER, EPSTEJN/EPSTEIN, MOCZYDLOWER/MOCHEDLOVER, ERLICH, GRUNPELTZ, JOSKOWICZ, ZYLBERSZTEJN, SZTABINSKA, WILK


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

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

In hebrew zevik is a common nickname for z'ev (Wolf).
 
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Re: Translation help, please! Yiddish? #translation

Janice Brockman
 

Thank you very much for this translation.  

Knowing that Mechel's Jahrzeit is on this list - indicates that YES - you are correct - it must have been written by his widow!!

Thanks again -
Janice Brockman
Easton, MA


Re: Additional Kiev Jewish metrical books posted to Ukrainian Archives website #ukraine #russia

mkarina@...
 

Dear Ted,

This is phenomenal! Thank you so  much for posting the books. Any chance of locating Kiev marriage registries from 1896 and 1897? Or at least point me toward them. The marriage index book finally pinpointed my great-grandparents' year of marriage.

One more question: is it possible that more than one Jewish registry existed in Kiev? I know for a fact that both sides of my grandparents' families were born in Kiev, but found only a couple of the children, even knowing exact birthdays.

Really appreciate your work.

Mikhailina Karina


Re: Genealogical Revelations of Hungarian Jewish Families - First Volume Editor - Munkatchi #hungary

Theo Rafael
 

To all interested, the pdf is freely available online, it is marked as public domain and can be downloaded here (156 MB):  https://www.europeana.eu/en/item/2048128/662479
I don't understand Hungarian but I glanced at the TOC and couldn't find relevant names or towns for my own genealogy purposes, it seems to focus on several specific personalities or families.

Best,
Theo Rafael


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

rroth@...
 

  • Alan, you mention the Romanian quota. This is a whole aspect of the geography game that I am aware of but really have paid no attention to. Probably I am not the only one. When we read today about  towns sitting in one place while the national borders shift around them it is sort of amusing, but for the immigrants it could make all the difference if one quota was open and another one was not, yes?

Robert Roth
Kingston, NY


Re: Help! Hitting brick walls due to NYC record restrictions #records #usa

ELIAS SAVADA
 

You basically need to be inside a Family History Library on one of their computers to see the images from those records for which FamilySearch has scans. FamilySearch has done a good job of transcriptions on many of those, but it is still nothing like seeing the image.The FHL centers have been closed for nearly a year — I suspect many of us are awaiting their doors to reopen! I have posted over 1,200 NYC marriage documents attached to people on my Ancestry tree, and many hundreds of births and deaths. More will be added once those doors allow the public in. I do hope that Reclaim the Records helps free the NYC vital records.
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Elias Savada
Bethesda MD
 
 

From: SUE KAHN
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2021 09:49:28 EST 

Hitting brick walls with my NY family ancestors. Does anyone know if there is any way to get NYC vital records of ancestors without paying for them? I hate to pay for records if I'm not even sure I have the right person. Transcriptions are sometimes inaccurate and it helps to view the actual record. It used to be that you could view the images at a Family History Center but I noticed that now that FamilySearch.org  is saying "no image available" for the same record that used to say "to view these images do one of the following: Access the site at a family history center." Some of the death record indexes are only giving name, death date and place which is not too helpful. Any other suggestions for resources?  I've been able to obtain some photos of headstones which have helped with some ancestors but lately have not had any responses from findagrave requests.

 
 

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Elias Savada
Bethesda MD
esavada@...


Re: How Weird Are We? #general

mkarina@...
 

Amen to everything you wrote, Diane Jacobs! I found my grandfather's birth registry and told my mom his real name. Likewise, corrected and corroborated some stories with documents. Learned a lot of history about the time period, including fascinating information gleaned from death registries and wedding announcements. Scrolling through thousands of beautifully scripted names and places has been meditative, while acknowledging and respecting these dead souls of our ancestors.

Mikhailina Karina
Alexandria, Virginia


Great Synagogue London marriage record Solomon Levy to Anne Levy 1860 #unitedkingdom #records

srg100@...
 

I'm looking for the Great Synagogue, London, marriage record for my GG grandparents.
Solomon Levy married Ann Levy on 27th June 1860 in the Great Synagogue.
Yes, her maiden name was Levy and her husband's surname was Levy - at that time.
His had been Zajac and later became Abrahams.

I'm trying to find out who their parents were, in particular Ann's mother, as the likely candidates
don't fit with the information that I know.
Full details would be helpful - including witnesses.

Many thanks!
--
Shoshanah Glickman
Gateshead, UK


question about requesting records from the Polish archives and Polish privacy laws #poland

Lina Goldberg
 

I was searching szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl and found a listing of a new record for my very unique family name, MIEDZIANOGORA. I ordered it from the archive, and just got an email from the archive asking what my purpose in ordering it was, and if it was genealogical, what my relationship was to the people involved. Now these records are no longer listed on szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl and the pages they were on returned an error message. 
 
The archive index for this record said: Dawid FASZCZAK for confirmation of the death of Józef Miedzianagore Call number 12/927/0/2/1/417 Dates 1948 - 1948 State Archives State Archives in Katowice Team Court of the Town in Dąbrowa Górnicza
 
Józef Miedzianagora was a toddler, and both he and his parents died in the Holocaust. He was their only child. He was my second cousin twice removed (and David Faszczak was his grandfather). 
 
I'm not 100% certain of Polish privacy laws, but I have read that there's a 100-year-ban releasing many records except to direct family (parents, siblings, and children). However, I have requested Holocaust-era records from the Radom archive and got them without an issue. So is this a correct interpretation of Polish privacy laws by the archive? Are Holocaust-era records really closed for 100 years if the subject didn't have children to request the record?

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Lina Goldberg
thecuckootree.com


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

alan moskowitz
 

Avi
Do you have a link to those census documents?  They appear to be interesting and I had not heard of them.
Alan Moskowitz


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

marlene finkelstein
 

Try looking at the 1910 census for the people living at the address in Philadelphia that is given for Jossel. I can't make out anything but 207 C ??? but hopefully someone more familiar with the streets of Philadelphia can help you. The address that is, not the Bruce Springsteen song!

Marlene Finkelstein


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

Paul Gottlieb
 

Dear Avi,
Apologies for not answering your question, but I was not aware of that 1939 census. My aunt (my father's sister) and her family lived in Stanislawow at that time. She and her husband were killed in 1942, but her young son miraculously survived and ultimately escaped to Israel. Is the 1939 census searchable, and if so, what is the best site or way to view it. Many thanks for your assistance.
Paul Gottlieb
New York City
psgottlieb@...


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

Yariv Timna <ytimna@...>
 

Hello Avi
I can't help you with your question, but I wonder where can I find this census online, as I am also searching this city.
Thanks!
Yariv Timna - Israel


Re: How Weird Are We? #general

Diane Jacobs
 

I prefer to think of us all as just addicts to this wonderful hobby which has helped me
find many relatives and unrelated friends.
I was even able to tell my parents things they
never knew about their extended families, to
correct or corroborate stories, and for me to to continue my research during this pandemic 
and to be happy while confined at home. This has led to major brick walls brought down during this past year with the help of one person who showed me a different way of thinking about my great grandfather’s original
surname and the wonderful All Lithuanian
Database that for 20 years hadn’t revealed
its secrets to me until now.

I too was told very little of my family here and in Russia but with the little I knew I have been 
able to amass a huge family tree for myself,
my husband and my 2 daughter in laws.

I am the only one in my family doing this work
and I am happy every day for it.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset NJ  and Delray Beach Fl



On Mar 7, 2021, at 2:29 AM, micheleshari@... wrote:

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).

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Prison records in Soviet union #russia

val.ginzburg@...
 

My both grandfathers were in prison in ussr  for several years from trump up charges one in 1937 and one in 1941.
They both released and equited but nobody spoke about the reasons or where they were.
Does Anyone has a knowledge of any prison records for this period?

Thank you

Val Ginzburg 
Toronto 
Val.ginzburg@... 


Help! Hitting brick walls due to NYC record restrictions #records #usa

SUE KAHN
 

Hitting brick walls with my NY family ancestors. Does anyone know if there is any way to get NYC vital records of ancestors without paying for them? I hate to pay for records if I'm not even sure I have the right person. Transcriptions are sometimes inaccurate and it helps to view the actual record. It used to be that you could view the images at a Family History Center but I noticed that now that FamilySearch.org  is saying "no image available" for the same record that used to say "to view these images do one of the following: Access the site at a family history center." Some of the death record indexes are only giving name, death date and place which is not too helpful. Any other suggestions for resources?  I've been able to obtain some photos of headstones which have helped with some ancestors but lately have not had any responses from findagrave requests.


Sue Kahn
Researching SCHIFF/SHIF, BLOOMGARDEN/BLUMGARTEN, BASS, KAHN/KAGAN, GRODEN/GRODENSKY/GRODZINSKI

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