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German Jewish Genealogy Book #germany #general

Michelle Sandler
 

Does anyone know what the difference is between the 4th edition and the 5th edition of the book In Search of Your German Roots by Angus Baxter.  I have the 4th edition in the OCJGS Library so I am wondering whether I should buy the 5th edition.
 
Michelle Sandler MLS
Librarian OCJGS
Westminster California
 
 


Re: Levitsky family from Porozovo #belarus

Todd Leavitt
 

My Levitskys were from a shtetl outside of Minsk referred to by them as "Neustadt" (Novagrudek or Negnivici???) in their passenger manifests. Immigrants were Joseph, Hyman and Harry Levitsky. Joe and Hyman moved from the Lower East Side to Detroit, with Hyman spending time with the endogamously connected Nevitskys in Manchester UK; Harry stayed in Brooklyn. Patriarch was Yehudah Leyb Levitsky who never made it to America.
Todd Leavitt
Santa Monica, CA


Vilna Gordons with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)? #dna

Jay L Gordon
 

In researching my Gordon ancestors, I've found what I think is evidence of familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as far back as my great-grandfather. I'm writing here in hopes of connecting with others related to Gordons from Vilna (and specifically Malat/Moletai) who have HCM in their line--  there are so many Vilna Gordons, I thought it might be one way to sift through them and discover previously unknown connections to my own line.
 
Here's what I have in terms of evidence:
 
- My father died suddenly at 43 in 1985; the cause of death is listed as "cardiomegaly." Although at the time of my father's death, the term "hypertrophic cardiomyopathy" was not discussed that I know, I've uploaded my DNA file to Promethease and the mutation for familial HCM was prominently flagged. So I have concluded that he had HCM and that I carry the gene (I and my kids have been tested and none of us has the actual condition itself). 
 
- My dad's dad died of emphysema at 60 in 1969, but I have confirmed that he had heart problems, once may have had a heart attack, once fainted at the wheel while driving, etc. I've concluded that he must have had HCM, as my dad's mother had no signs and only just died in December two days before her 100th birthday.
 
- My great-grandfather Khaim Gordon is listed in JewishGen as having died in 1919 at the age of 37 (b. 1882) of "angina pectoris." That means only "chest pain," but death so young of a heart-related condition clearly fits the pattern, so I've concluded he likely had it as well.
 
So, if you are a Gordon or related to Gordons with HCM, please feel free to contact me. I have additional information about my Gordon ancestry (although not a whole lot) that may be useful.

Sincerely,

Jay L Gordon


OMG, Another COHEN Search! #usa

SANDI ROOT
 

OK Guys - have another COHEN to uncover: David (no known middle name) COHEN,
b: October 15, 1888, Lithuania, or “Russia”.

Around 1917 he lived at 1525 S. Hamlin Ave, in Chicago, and appears as a
witness on my BLUMENTHAL father’s naturalization form. So THAT act should
mean something in terms of a connection - like my father didn’t just go grab
someone off the sidewalk and induct them into witness-ship, right?

My father’s mother (my grandmother) is a COHEN, and, of course, I wonder if
David is someone from a previously unknown cousin line. So far, I haven’t
found one.

The name “Henry J. BARNETT" also appears on the form, but I haven’t yet
begun a search on him.

The correct David COHEN appears on several census, but none of the names in
his family have connectable meaning for me (yet).

Isn’t this fun?

Sandi (Blumenthal) Root
Texas
roadrunr2@...


translation of Hebrew headstone needed #translation

Deborah Friedman
 

For a Rachel Hess who died 1865 in Salem Fields Cemetery, NY.

Thank you for your help!
photo attached

Deborah Friedman

Walnut Creek, CA

dsfaec@...

 

Searching for: FRIEDMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SHULMAN/SCHULMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SPECTOR, GOLOGORSKY, KANSTERIN/KANSTEROOM, LIPSON (JERUSALEM), ZASLER (JERUSALEM, ZASLOW), LEVY, GRATZ/GRATCH, EISENSTEIN (DROHITCHIN), BENIOFF (KIEV AREA), SILBERMANN/SILVERMAN (ZEIL GERMANY), DINKELSPIEL(BADEN, GERMANY), MAIER, WIEDERQUIST, HOROWITZ (KIEV AREA), HESS (NEW ORLEANS), SANGER (NEW ORLEANS AND ALSACE), MAROZ (Ignatovka, Ukraine).


Hebrew translation needed from headstone #translation

Deborah Friedman
 

Hi
I have attached a photo of a headstone of a Rachel Hess who died in 1918.

Thank you for your help,

Deborah Friedman
Walnut Creek, CA
dsfaec@...

Searching for: FRIEDMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SHULMAN/SCHULMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SPECTOR, GOLOGORSKY, KANSTERIN/KANSTEROOM, LIPSON (JERUSALEM), ZASLER (JERUSALEM, ZASLOW), LEVY, GRATZ/GRATCH, EISENSTEIN (DROHITCHIN), BENIOFF (KIEV AREA), SILBERMANN/SILVERMAN (ZEIL GERMANY), DINKELSPIEL(BADEN, GERMANY), MAIER, WIEDERQUIST, HOROWITZ (KIEV AREA), HESS (NEW ORLEANS), SANGER (NEW ORLEANS AND ALSACE), MAROZ (Ignatovka, Ukraine).


Help finding about Sitnitskys from Russia— my grandparents #russia #usa

Ellen Sinett
 


I am trying to learn more about my grandparents who came from Libaw, Russia in 1911.
My grandfather Alex Sitnitsky, was born in Iwankoff Russia on 2/1/1883. He was married to Ethel and they lived in Rockaway Beach, Ny when they came to the US, according to the naturalization papers that I found. Ethel had 7 children but there is rumor that Alex had a child by someone else. No one living knows much about these grandparents. I can’t find Ethel’s maiden name or anything else about

Can anyone help me with my search? My dad changed the name to Sinett around 1945-46, but I don’t think any Sitnitskys in the US are my relatives, but it is possible.

Thank you for any suggestions.

Ellen Sinett


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

Joel Ives
 

My ZANKEL and GLASER families were from Stanislawow/Ivano-Frankivsk.

I too would be interested in accessing the databases.

Joel Ives
Fair Lawn, New Jersey USA


Subj: ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

paulmoverman@...
 

I've posted two Revision List entries in Russian for which I would greatly appreciate a translation. They are both posted on ViewMate at 
the following addresses:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91508 https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91507 Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Thank you very much.
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Paul Moverman
Milford, NH USA


Abraham Silverman, Providence, RI #usa

Davidmbrodsky1016@...
 

I am looking for the descendants of Abraham Silverman (or Zilberman) who arrived in Providence prior to 1904 from Letichev, Podolia Gubernia, in what is now Ukraine. He probably married after he arrived in Providence. 

David M. Brodsky 


Translation request for French marriage records #france #translation

Seth Bittker
 

I would be very grateful if one or more of you wonderful people would be willing to translate the genealogically relevant information from 4 nineteenth century French marriage records from Paris.  Recently some of you helped me with 3 others.  Thank you for the help!

If you want to try one, and let others translate the other 3, that would be great too.

Here they are on ViewMate:

Marriage record of Aron Lieb Krzymiansky and Sara Mendel Mareslwsky from 1869: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91473

Marriage record of Abraham Cohn and Adele Erligmann from 1896: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91482

Marriage record of Benjamin Erligmann and Aline Doubelski from 1898: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91483

Marriage record of Henry Waskanski and Mina Erligmann from 1901: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91484


Please respond via the ViewMate image pages.


Thank you very much!
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Seth Bittker

Darien, Connecticut

 

Grodno, Belarus - BLAKHARZH / BITTKER, LIEBOVICH / LIEBOVITZ

Babtai, Lithuania - REZNITSKY, LINKOVSKY

Prienai, Lithuania - GROSSMAN, MIRASLAVSKI / LANGLEBAN / SCHEFERSON

Onod, Hungary – ROTH

Hernadszentandras, Hungary – HIPSCH, WEISS


An unknown photo - #russia #belarus #poland #photographs

elena-boldyreva@...
 

I have posted a photo of the lady who was born around the 1860s. My family thinks she was a wife of Meer Rogovin from Minsk guberniya, but it may not be 100% true. We do not have her name. She should be my great great grandmother - her photo was among the photos belonging to my grandmother. We know that at the beginning of the 20s century this lady immigrated to the US. I would appreciate any information about her name, siblings, place of birth, or other details.
The photo on ViewMate: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91506 

Thank you,
Elena Boldyreva, Toronto, Canada
(searching for Rogovins/Ragovins/Rogowins)


Viewmate Translation Request - German #germany #translation

Adam Oppenheim
 

I've posted the following vital record in German for which I need a transcription of the handwritten script. It is on ViewMate at the following address:

 
Please respond via the form(s) provided on the respective ViewMate image pages.
 
This record pertains to Meier Kahn and family, of Dudenhofen and connections to the Daub family of Nidda. I believe this may be the birth record of William Daub, who later founded the first synagogue in the Bronx. 
 
Thank you very much.
 
Adam H. Oppenheim
Takoma Park, Md


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

Martyn Woolf
 

In Lewin's records it shows that they were married on 7 June 1860. The groom's father was shown as Ziens Levy (deceased) and his Hebrew name as Avraham Shlomo ben Yehudah which is a little strange.There is also a question mark re the name of the groom. Ann Levy's father was Lyon Levy and her Hebrew name, Yenta bat Yehuda Leib.  They both were shown as living at 16 Swan Street, Whitechapel. Solomon was 24 and Ann  22 . No names of mothers are ever given.

Regards

Martyn Woolf
London NW3


Viewmate translation-Hebrew #translation

Courtney Klein
 

Hello
 
Any help translating this, Slonim Yizkor book 1 page XIV from Hebrew would be greatly appreciated. It is about my grandmothers cousin. 
 
 
Thank you
Courtney Klein
USA


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

flmillner@...
 

Wikipedia’s article on Podolia includes the following:
“The area of Podolia between the Southern Bug below Vinnytsia and the Dniester was occupied by Axis Romania as part of Transnistria.”

If the town and year fit, it could be Romanian!
Fred Millner
Flmillner@...


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

jswack@...
 

i second the suggestion about the boat records. For me they are a total goldmine of information and helped link my mother’s maternal family together.  You can see who the money was sent to, how much it cost, what boat they came on, the address of the person sending the money (often more than one relative as they banded together), and the names of all the passengers. I’ve been saving screenshots of all of the many ticket records for my family in this collection. 


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

jswack@...
 

Have you looked at the Philadelphia boat ticket savings banks?  These have been a goldmine for my own family’s immigration to Philadelphia. 
They are indexed on Jewishgen. The actual ticket books are online at the Temple U. site.  All of my mom’s mother’s extended family’s ticket orders are on it except for the first ticket. 


Re: Finding info on great grandparents Bayarsky in Belarus (Grodno? Minsk?) #belarus

mkarina@...
 

Hi Nicholas,

My great-grandfather, Yankel Itskovich Boyarskiy, was from Lida. He got married in 1890 in Kiev. I don't have any additional information about his Lida family. I understand it's a common last name, but did someone like him happen to pop up in your research?

Sincerely,

Mikhailina Karina


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

Michelle Sandler
 

What is the ISBN for this book? Is this a book I should be getting for my JGS Library?  Tell me about this book or series of books.  I have very little on Jewish Genealogy in Hungary in my JGS Library.  Just one book published by Avotaynu.  
 
Michelle Sandler
Librarian Orange County California Jewish Genealogy Society
Westminster, California

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