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JGSWS presentation re Alex Krakovsky - handout #ukraine

Gary Pokrassa
 

Last night I presented to the JGSWS regarding Alex Krakovsky's work - which was an update on my presentation last summer at IAJGS - I distributed a handout to go with my presentation-- I have been requested to post this handout on the JG digest for a larger audience - it has many useful links. 
 
Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division


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

Ellen Barnett Cleary
 

Roger,
Could you please tell us how to find the Jewish Records index?
--
Ellen Barnett Cleary
San Francisco CA
USA


Zlotnik and Landau #lodz

Meryl Landau Ginsberg
 

I have been trying to get information on my great grandparents, Rabbi Shimon and Miriam  Zlotnik from Lodz.  I know the names of a few of their children, Malka Zlotnik Landau, Frida Zlotnik Orzach and Henoch Zlotnik.  Any suggestions?

I have also been trying for years for anything on my great grandparents, Yehuda and Shondel Landau of Sochachew.

Always trying to find out how and where my grandparents, Chaim and Malka Landau, Aunt Ruth and Uncles Szymon  and Wolf of Warsaw died.  My Incle Szymon was married to Udla Lebensold.


Recenly found astonishing info on my maternal side going back several generations.  My maternal grandparents emigrated to the US in the early 1900s.

I’ve googled, searched Jewish gen since 1997, jri, yizkor books, yad vashem, jhi,  I’ve done several dna tests too.

 

Thank you!

Meryl Landau Ginsberg


Landau, Zlotnik, Motyl, Lefkowitz, Lazerowich, Segal


 

 


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

Diane Jacobs
 

I would guess that her parents were Cohen not Colon.

Diane Jacobs 


On Mar 8, 2021, at 3:51 PM, Michele Lock <michlock77@...> wrote:

Just so it's understood what I mean by a Family Search Death Record Extract, below is one from 1905, found via SteveMorse.org, using his 'New York City Marriage Records (1829-1937) option:

<Sample Fam Search Death Record.jpg>

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Most of them have this amount of information, though some older ones don't list the cemetery or have the parents' names. But there is enough information in the extracted record that you can tell if it is for the correct person or not.

The actual image for a death record will include addresses which are very useful, and the name of the informant.

For obtaining the image via a 'Parking Lot Angel', they need the Certificate number, which is the bottom number with the 'cn' in front of it.
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Michele Lock

Lock/Lak/Lok and Kalon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lewin/Levin in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Forum for Dialogue Zoom: The intersection of architecture, design and activism in the process of social remembering #announcements #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Join the Forum for another interesting discussion on Wednesday, March 10 at 10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern, 6 pm UK, 8 pm Israel.


 

I would like to remind you of tomorrow’s Zoom in on the Forum session with Natalia Romik, PhD. This Wednesday, we will explore with Natalia the architectural reality of former Jewish towns and discuss how to fill in the gaps in public knowledge about Polish Jews’ heritage on a local level. 
 
Join us for a conversation with Natalia Romik on the intersection of architecture, design and activism in the process of social remembering on Wednesday, March 10th, at 10 am Pacific, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern, 7 pm Warsaw, 8 pm Tel-Aviv time. 

REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM


Re: Volkovysk/Vawkavysk, Belarus pre-1900, surnames Henkowitz (Genkovich), Solodavnitz (Solodovnik) #belarus

mpipik
 

The JewishGen databases have census/revision list records for Volkovysk  for most of the 19th century.  I did a quick look and the are quite a few Genkovich listied in the revision lists and 1912 voter lists.  This is the same name as Henkovich since Russian does not have  "G."

The are  Solodovniks  listed too which might be the other name you have, but that is less certain.

Search the unified database for a name and then select the country (as it is known now) and region from the dropdown menu.  For this search you would want Belarus as the country and Grodno as the region.

Always check JewishGen first.


Jessica Schein


Searching for SHOIKHET and Chausovsky families currently in Lithuania #lithuania

Todd Cohn
 

I came across a Yad Vashem Page of Testimony that was submitted by a relative of mine named Feiga Shoikhet in 1991.

 

At that time she lived in Lithuania, Vilnius, Erfurto str 48/9.

 

I'm looking for suggestions on how I might be able to confirm if she or her family still lives in Lithuania today and of course try and get in touch with her.  

 

Relatives of hers are:

Father: Shimon Dovid

Sister: Chava Shoikhet Chausovsky 

Brother in law: Semyon Chausovsky

 

Nephews: Vladimir Chausovsky, Alexander Chausovsky   

 

Places the family has lived:

 

  1. Odessa 
  2. Grossulova
  3. Moscow
  4. Now NY

 

 

Thank you for your help. 

-Todd

toddcohn@...
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Searching for Shymek PLOCKI and his daughter Margoshaka (Margalit) in Germany. #germany

Todd Cohn
 

I am searching for a long lost relative, Shymek Plocki and his daughter Margoshaka (Margalit) who were last known to be living in Germany a few years ago. 

 

Here’s most of what I know about his immediate relatives:

 

Father: Pinchas Meyer (b. 1891 Biala Rava - d. 1965 Lodz) 

Mother: Miriam/Mona   

Step mother:  Devorah Videletz Plocki (b. 1890 Warszawa - d. 1944 Lodz).   

Brother: Menachem (b. 1919 Lodz - d. 1980 Holon, Tel Aviv) 

Brother: Yitzchak (d. Russia) 

Sister: Miriam Plocki (Plotsky) (b. 1922 Lodz - d. 1944 Lodz). 

 

Any suggestions or directions on how to get started on this search would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Todd Cohn

toddcohn@...
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Re: Yiddish Names-Kadshevitz Family From Anyksciai, Lithuania #names

David Shapiro
 

I would just add that "Mooma" is Yiddish for aunt.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Re: Yiddish Names-Kadshevitz Family From Anyksciai, Lithuania #names

David Shapiro
 

I can't help with these names, but my great grandfather's sister, Ita Beila (or perhaps Beila Ita) SHAPIRO from Anyksciai married Yisroel Yehuda KADISHEVITZ (son of Yechezkel). The couple moved to South Africa, and from there they moved with their daughter Rochel to Palestine and were among the founders of the city of Rechovot. Rochel married Herzl MAKOV. At least one son moved to the US and shortened the name to KADISH and lived first in Westchester County and later in Connecticut.

Also, the last rabbi of Anyksciai was Rabbi Kalonymus KADISHEVITZ, who is quoted in the rabbinical work Zecher Yitzchok.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Re: First name of "Shaia" #names

Sam Lorber
 

In our family, which lived in Also-Orlich, Austria-Hungary (pre Trianon Treaty), my grandfather Shaiya was short for Yeshaiyahu or Isaiah.  On his birth record from Nyiregyhaza, he was Samu, and after he immigrated to the US he was Charles. Other cousins named after the patriarch were named Saja on BMD documents during the Austria-Hungary era.  The point being, there are many diminutives of Yeshaiyahu in our family which translate to Isaiah and Anglicized to Charles.
--
Sam Lorber
researching LORBER GOODMAN RUDMAN HAUFT


Re: First name of "Shaia" #names

NTalbot
 

We call my son Shia— endearment of Joshua.
--
NTalbot
Brooklyn, NY
ninaitalbot@...

NEGER, SPINRAD (Dynow, Poland)
TOLPEN (Suchostaw, Poland/Sukhostav, Ukraine)
DISTENFELD, ADLER, WILDER (Kamionka Strumilowa, Poland/Kamianka-Buzka, Ukraine)


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

Roger Lampert
 

Hi Lina,
  I've been battling with this for months but it's not a lost cause. Yes, there is a 100 year rule as you describe it and you will have a hard time getting around it. It seems very unjust regarding holocaust victims and I'm sure the Polish authorities know this. I can offer you two rays of hope. First, it appears that for death records, the rule is 80 years. I believe that this is correct and I'm currently testing it out. I don't yet know the outcome. More usefully, you should contact Jewish  Records Index. They seem to have got around this problem and have been extraordinarily helpful to me. Like all these organisations, they will want a donation, but in return they do an excellent job. For my part they answered a question that I had not bothered asking because I thought it intractable and also corrected me on some genealogy. It was worth every penny. 
Good luck

Roger Lampert


Advice and assistance needed with burial record Velenta Cemetery Oradea Romania #romania #records

Awesome Properties
 

Hi,
I would appreciate your kind advice and assistance. I found a burial record for Valente Cemetary on JewishGen for Alexander Zisha. I would love to find out more info as last name and father's name , photo and any other info. Who do I contact? Where do I search for the actual record?

Serial #: 932 Zone: L Stone #: 39
Thank you, 
Rachel Malik


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

Stephen Weinstein
 

On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 06:49 AM, SUE KAHN wrote:
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."
If it's not urgent, you could just wait until normalcy resumes.  I think this is a temporary situation due to COVID and that they will be available at Family History Centers again -- someday.
 
--
Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, California, USA
stephenweinstein@...


Re: Visa Requirements #germany

Barbara Algaze
 

My Mother's sister, her husband and my young cousin could not enter the United States in February 1939 when they were trying to get out of Germany because my Uncle had Parkinson's Disease.  They ended up in Palestine.  I think they knew this because they never even tried to get into the U.S.

Barbara Algaze


Re: The JGSWS is inviting you to a free Zoom genealogical meeting on Monday evening, 3/8/21, at 7 p.m. Pacific Time--"The Alex Krakovsky Project: Navigating the Wiki to Locate Town Records/Hidden Data" #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Theo Rafael
 

Zoom fail! 
I registered in advance but when I tried to log in @ meeting time, zoom maxed out at 100 attendees... 
This is happening more and more often with Zoom meetings, the only way to get around this would be to livestream at the same time on FB  or youtube...
Obviously there's also the advantage of being able to watch these recordings later on if they're livestreamed...

Theo Rafael


Rokeach family of Walkavisk and New York #usa

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with the descendants of the famous rabbinical
Rokeach family, a branch which settled in Albany, Middletown and
Colonie, NY. Richard Edwin Rokeach died in Albany in 1995, son of
Chaim Israel Rokeach who died in 1970, son of Fischel Rokeach. Richard
was the father of David and Mark Rokeach.
Neil Rosenstein.


Yiddish Names-Kadshevitz Family From Anyksciai, Lithuania #names

crystalbrown3431@...
 

My late mother in law left us a box of family history notes regarding her Kadishevitz grandparents and g grandparents who were from the shtetl of Anyksciai, Lithuania. Several of the names in her notes  do not generate any hits when searching the JGen databases nor do they  come up on Ancestry. I have attached a few pages. The notes are based upon her recollections from discussions with her mother Sarah Finn nee Kadishevitz, who was born in Anyksciai circa 1884 and emigrated to the USA in the early 1900s, eventually settling in and/or around Boston.

The specific names we would like help with are:
  • Fatta Yosha/Yosa
  • Mooma Minda
  • Videchki
  • Sana Nacha
Thank you for any help/suggestions.

Richard B. Brown
Glastonbury, CT


Re: First name of "Shaia" #names

crystalbrown3431@...
 

In my wife's Fin/Finn  family from Ushpol, Lithuania it was spelled "Shaya" typically and  "Shaia" occasionally. The  Hebrew name from which it was derived was  Yeshayahu.

Richard Brown
Glastonbury, CT

7441 - 7460 of 663993