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US travel documents in the 1930's #usa

Bob Silverstein
 

I am researching a family that had branches in western Massachusetts and Cuba.  In the 1930's, the American relatives traveled twice to visit Cuba based upon passenger records.  However, I do not know if they visited the Cuban relatives.  Might other documents exist to answer this question?
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Bob Silverstein
bobsilverstein@...
Elk Grove Village, IL

Researching Kaplan (Krynki, Poland) Tzipershteyn (Logishin, Pinsk, Belarus), Friedson/Fridzon (Motol, Cuba, Massachusetts), Israel and Goodman (Mishnitz, Warsaw, Manchester).


Re: Page of Testimony Translation and Interpretation Request #holocaust #translation #hungary

Odeda Zlotnick
 

  • Number of children:  One girl, adopted
  • Circumstances of death: There's a rumor the building into which the Jews were collected was put on fire and they were burned (incinerated)
  • Date of signature/submission:  18 Shvat, 5762;  31 January, 2002

Odeda Zlotnick


Millingheim/Millingen #unitedkingdom #germany #names

johnstonbm@...
 

In family story it is said that my VAN MILLINGEN family, a noble family, was named after the hamlet (or owned property or manor) called MILLINGEN near the town of Dalfsen in the province of Overijssel in Holland in the 14th century. However, there is nothing that connects with my family so far. There is no Jewish VAN MILLINGEN or varients found in both Dutch Civil and Jewish records.

It is interesting and unusual that the Hebrew name MILLINGHEIM keeps appearing on Hambro Synagogue records for my London-based VAN MILLINGEN family in the early 19th century. Perhaps this is because it refers to the family’s place of origin.

It appears that MILLINGHEIM is of German origin. I appreciate if anyone can throw any light on this? Did the family use VAN MILLINGEN as their civil family name while keeping MILLINGHEIM as their Hebrew family name?

My four times great grandfather, Samuel van MILLINGEN, who died in London in 1820, is sometimes recorded as Samuel MILLINGHAM. His Hebrew name is Shmuel ben Natan/Nathan MILLINGHEIM (Hambro burial register).  I note the German Jewish surname MEININGEN but I do not find any family connection. 

Thank you for any help/suggestions.

Brian Johnston
Sydney, Australia



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

David Lewin
 

How very refreshing to see that for once the earlier message to which Gary replied, is quoted in his answer!

Bring back the old and beloved Jewishgen !!!

David Lewin
London


At 20:22 12/03/2021, Gary Gershfield via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
Wow!

My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Kadishevitz. The family lived in Kupiskis, but prior to that, her ancestors lived in Anyksciai.

In Lithuania, it was often spelled, Kadyshevich.

When my grandmother and her siblings came to NY, they changed it to Kadish.

Best Regards,

Gary Gershfield

gmgkpc@...


-----Original Message-----
From: crystalbrown3431@...
To: main@...
Sent: Mon, Mar 8, 2021 7:32 pm
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Yiddish Names-Kadshevitz Family From Anyksciai, Lithuania #names

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
Attachments:


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

crystalbrown3431@...
 

Henry
Thank you for all the thoughts. I believe you are correct specific to Fatta Yosa and Mooma Minnie.
With respect to Videchki, I need to dig in more. If it is a surname I should be able to find it-to date I have not. We also have an in law with the given name Vikhna living in Debeikiai, a nearby village.

Sana Nacha- There is a bit more to the story that I have not shared previously. My wife's great-grandfather  Moses Kadishevitz was married to "Jenny" Garber. Of course Jenny was just the Boston anglicized version of her Yiddish name. For years I have thought her Yiddish name may have been Chana. I no longer believe that. I now feel it was 'Sana' or some derivative and that Nacha was indeed a nickname derived from Nachame, hence her Yiddish name would have been Sana Nacha.

Now Sana Natcha's daughter Sara Finn nee Kadishevitz, would have been telling the family history  to my late mother in law in Boston. Sara could read and write Yiddish but not English; my mother-in law could read and write English, but not Yiddish, so the potential for confusion is there. But the diagram below is, I believe Father=Moses/Mother = Sana Nacha and the 5 children and their spouses below.
Some of the back up:








Sana Nacha Kadishevitz, aka Jenny Garber-Anyksciai Lith, circa 1890.
Widowed when Moses died in his 30s, she supported her family selling
chickens.

Richard Brown
Glastonbury, CT







Page of Testimony Translation and Interpretation Request #holocaust #translation #hungary

Aaron Slotnik
 

Hello,

I would like assistance translating and interpreting the following fields from this Yad Vashem Page of Testimony for Shmuel (Sandor) Berger (https://yvng.yadvashem.org/nameDetails.html?language=en&itemId=4400196&ind=1):

  • Number of children
  • Circumstances of death
  • Date of signature/submission
Thanks in advance for your assistance!

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL USA


Re: How long for visa/naturalization records from USCIS? #records #usa

Laurie Sosna
 

I requested an index search Sept 14
3, 2020, I received a reply Jan 27, 2021.
 
Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA


"Reclaim the Records" Free presentation via Zoom #announcements #events #general

Linda Kelley
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon invites you to a free presentation:
"RECLAIM THE RECORDS" will be presented by Brooke Schreier Ganz
via Zoom, on Sunday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Register for this presentation in advance at:  
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMocO-tqTksHtUfdx9TwhkxoMIb5suOR6C0
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
Please visit our JGSO webpage:                        sites.rootsweb.com/~orjgs/index.html

Please visit our Portland KehilaLinks page in 
JewishGen.org>Research>KehilaLinks>Americas>Portland, OR

For help with genealogy or DNA, 
contact our Help Desk team:                  genportland972@...

For membership questions, 
email:                  JGSOregon@...
Thank you!
JGSO Board
Linda Kelly


ORLOFF from Russia to England 19th Century #russia

Debbie Robertson
 

I am searching for help with both the woman and place found on the
England 1881 Census for Boldre, Hampshire.
Name: Orloff de Nepluiseff (I am sure this is phonetic)
Born: Saint Petersburg ~1840
Status: Widow and Naturalized

Thank you for all leads.

Deborah Robertson


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

Awesome Properties
 

Thank you so much. This side of my family has been a brick wall. I appreciate all the help I can get. Can you do a search possibly by name? Alexander Zisha Friedman? The rest of the info that I currently have 
Second wife Mirl / Mili Leitman daughter of Elias and Peppy Leitman nee Solomon
Son Elias /Eliyahu Friedman
Thank you again,
Rachel Malik
He had 6 sons from his first marraige and his wife died.


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

Gary Gershfield
 

Wow!

My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Kadishevitz. The family lived in Kupiskis, but prior to that, her ancestors lived in Anyksciai.

In Lithuania, it was often spelled, Kadyshevich.

When my grandmother and her siblings came to NY, they changed it to Kadish.

Best Regards,

Gary Gershfield

gmgkpc@...


-----Original Message-----
From: crystalbrown3431@...
To: main@...
Sent: Mon, Mar 8, 2021 7:32 pm
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Yiddish Names-Kadshevitz Family From Anyksciai, Lithuania #names

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
Attachments:


How long for visa/naturalization records from USCIS? #records #usa

Michele Lock
 

Back in early December, I ordered two records from the US CIS (Citizenship and Immigration Services). One was for a search for a Visa file for my great grandfather Hyman Lock, who arrived in the US in 1925. The other was a request for the naturalization papers for my grandfather Philip Leapman, for which I already had the certificate number.

The USCIS website still accepts order requests and the $65 payments.  And there is no notice that they are shut down or only responding sporadically.

Prior to Covid restrictions, how long did it take the USCIS to respond to these types of requests? And for those who have submitted requests over the past year, how long has it taken for a response?

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Michele Lock

Lock/Lak/Lok and Kalon/Kolon 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


New book: Jewish Émigré Voices in Wartime France #france

m_tobiasiewicz@...
 

I received an email from Loyola University, Chicago with the following information. I thought there might be someone on the list interested in this research.

We shine this week’s faculty spotlight on Julia Elsky, Assistant Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago, to celebrate the publication of her scholarly book, Writing Occupation: Jewish Émigré Voices in Wartime France (Stanford University Press, December 2020).
 
Elsky’s project began with her fascination with Irène Némirovsky, a Jewish immigrant to France who chose French as her literary language. After reading Némirovsky’s best-selling novel, Suite française, Elsky became interested in her portrayals of the exclusion of Jews from France in the interwar period into the years of the Nazi Occupation of France (1940-1944). Elsky then began to seek out what other Jewish émigré authors were writing about under the Occupation, during the undoing of the republican universalist values that drew them to France in the interwar period, leading to her creation of Writing Occupation: Jewish Émigré Voices in Wartime France.
 
Elsky’s book looks at the decision many Jewish émigré writers made to switch from writing in their languages of origin to writing primarily in French. She argues that these writers reexamined both their Jewishness and their place as authors in France through the language in which they wrote, all while expressing multiple cultural, religious, and linguistic identities. By writing in French, these writers challenged the boundaries between center and periphery, between French and foreign, all while their sense of belonging was being violently denied.
 
Elsky came to Loyola as an assistant professor of French in 2016. Before that, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Freiburg in Germany. She has worked on a number of other research projects linked to existentialism and the Theater of the Absurd, such as her article, “Rethinking Ionesco’s Absurd: The Bald Soprano in the Interlingual Context of Vichy and Postwar France” (PMLA 133.2), which uncovers the wartime history of the famous avant-garde play, The Bald Soprano.
 
“Julia Elsky’s scholarship is indicative of the deep and rich quality of faculty research across a wide number of languages and literatures spanning the globe, and how that research informs so many aspects of global culture, society, history, politics, and international relations,” says Peter J. Schraeder, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Research of this depth naturally resounds through many areas of our lives as well as fields of thought, serving as a valuable reminder of the importance of having a vibrant Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at our university.”
 
Now, Elsky has begun research in archives in France, Romania, and England for her next book project. She will study the origins of the Theater of the Absurd—an avant-garde movement associated with European theater—in the Second World War through a comparative biography of one of its most central playwrights, Eugène Ionesco, and its foundational critic, Martin Esslin.


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Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
m_tobiasiewicz@...
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine


WWI Draft Registrations & proof of naturalization status #records

Laurie Sosna
 

Looking at my ancestor's WWI Draft registrations, I noticed that Joseph Friedson said he was naturalized and the registration clerk made a note: "Did not see his papers" in section 30 of the form.

This got me wondering: Were registrants required to show their Declaration of Intention as proof of "Declarant" or "First Papers" status when registering for the draft in WWI? Web searches are not giving me much help.

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA


Re: Ethnicity on My Heritage #dna #general

mandy.molava@...
 

As my Great Grandmother comes from the area of 1.1% I just thought this might be relevant?

Mandy Molava
Researching Brest Belarus Russia Galacia


Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities #southafrica #announcements #general

Saul Issroff
 

SOUTH AFRICAN FRIENDS OF BETH HATEFUTSOTH
12 March 2021
 
We are documenting, for posterity, the history of the Jewish communities in all the country towns and villages of South Africa and have been doing so since 1995. Our project documents the history of the congregations/communities and the impact that members of these congregations made locally, nationally and internationally. The research includes all aspects of Jewish life in the towns, as well as the civic and economic roles played by the Jews who resided there. We have also published a series of books based on our research. The volumes are titled Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities. For more information about our project please view our website.
 
We have documented 1550 places where Jews have lived in South Africa
. This includes towns, villages, hamlets and railway sidings. The major cities and towns have been excluded from this research. They are Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East London, Kimberley, Oudtshoorn and Port Elizabeth. They were previously researched and documented and would require tremendous manpower to research and record again.
 
We are now in the final lap of the research and are focussing on the towns and villages in what was the Southern and Western Transvaal.
 
These are the regions and towns that are now being researched.
 
MAIN TOWNS COVERED IN VOLUME VII
 
BUSHVELD REGION
GROOT MARICO
KOSTER
SWARTRUGGENS
ZEERUST
 
MAGALIESBERG REGION
MAGALIESBURG
RUSTENBURG
 
SOUTH RAND REGION
MEYERTON
VANDERBIJLPARK
VEREENIGING
 
WESTERN HIGHVELD REGION
BLOEMHOF
COLIGNY
CHRISTIANA
DELAREYVILLE
HARTEBEESFONTEIN
KLERKSDORP
LEEUDORINGSTAD
LICHTENBURG
MAKWASSIE
OTTOSDAL
POTCHEFSTROOM
SANNIESHOF
SCHWEIZER-RENEKE
VENTERSDORP
WOLMARANSSTAD
 
WEST RAND REGION
FLORIDA
KRUGERSDORP
MARAISBURG
ROODEPOORT
 
WESTERN WITWATERSRAND  REGION
CARLETONVILLE
FOCHVILLE
RANDFONTEIN
WESTONARIA
 
Shabbat shalom and kind regards to all.
 
Elona Steinfeld
Research Co-ordinator
 
South African Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth
Safeguarding the history of ‘Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities’ 
 
Email: museum@... 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southafricanjewishcountrylife/
Website: http://jewishcountrylife.co.za
 
 
 
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Saul Issroff
London UK
Genealogy Advisor to Country Communities Project, SA Friends of Beth Hatefusoth


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

Henry Carrey Boston,MA . Carey/Kirzhner/Berestyaner , Belous , Isenberg - Lutsk ; Postolov/Herman/Kolovsky-Zhitomir
 


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Another idea : Sana Nacha as male for Nosn - Nachman . Sana nickname for Nosn/Nathan . Nacha nickname for Nachman / Nochum/Menachem = Max/Mendel/Mandy/Nathan etc.  When I looked at your document , it doesn't specify male or female . I was looking for female names at first . 
To look up names you can use : Ancestry.com>Support>genealogy toolkit>Jewish Resources>Jewish Given Names database . There is a shortcut but I haven't figured it out yet . Also, the magazine Avotaynu publishes a book about names and the online extract has hundreds of male and female variations of names used by Jews in Eastern Europe. Lastly , Jewish Gen still houses Prof Estersons Jewish Given Names Database , although it is a little harder to use . 
Henry H. Carrey


ViewMate translation request - Polish (I think) #translation

Andrew Jolly
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I would like a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91457
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Andrew Jolly


Re: Translation Hebrew German #germany #translation

kassells@...
 

I'd like to add one detail to the very thorough translation and interpretation from Fredel Fuhrman  

From the internet
http://alemannia-judaica.de/biebesheim_synagoge.htm#Biebesheim
we can learn that the inauguration of the synagogue of Biebesheim took place on November 22nd 1867.

This gives weight to the assumption that this ornemental curtain for the Holy Ark was prepared for the new synagogue built in 1867.
The inauguration itself took place in the Hebrew year of 5628, but we can assume that the parokhet was ready and maybe in place before the beginning of 5628 = September 30th 1867.
Best regards 
Laurent Kassel 
Moreshet   Israel 


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

Henry Carrey Boston,MA . Carey/Kirzhner/Berestyaner , Belous , Isenberg - Lutsk ; Postolov/Herman/Kolovsky-Zhitomir
 

Another idea : Sana Nacha is  a man's name : Sana nickname for Nosn/Nathan . Nacha nickname for Nachman, Nochum or Menachem possibly Max, Mendl , Mandy in the US . So, his name would be Nosn-Nachman original and anything from Nathan to Max or something totally different in the US!!  You can check names in Ancestry.com . Genealogy Tool Kit , Jewish Resources . Jewish given names database . Another place to look is Avotaynu magazine . They have an excerpt from a book on their website  that you can look at which has many male and female names . The original Jewish Given Names database in Jewish Gen is a little harder to use , but also can be helpful to search names from Europe. 
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Henry H. Carrey

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