Date   

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

Saul Issroff
 


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

Larry Gaum
 

Yeshiah is also pronounced Shiah ( Shi- Yeh). My grandfather was called Sam in English.
Larry Gaum
Toronto, Canada


Re: Using My Heritage #general

Daniel Horowitz
 

Hi all,
If you want to know how to set your tree private follow the instructions at 

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@...


March 17 Program - Zoom in on the Forum: School of Dialogue #events #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Join me in the audience for the next virtual program from the Forum for Dialogue. This session concerns their School of Dialogue where students from towns in Poland learn about the history of their town's Jewish community. 

Tune in via Zoom on Wednesday, March 17 at 10 am Pacific time, 1 pm Eastern time, 5 pm in UK, 7 pm in Israel 

See you then.

Mark Halpern

 

Dear Mark,

I would like to invite you to a Zoom in on the Forum session devoted to the impact our educational program, School of Dialogue, can have in former shtetles in Poland in the long term. Julia Machnowska, Forum's Project Coordinator, and Zuzanna Radzik, Vice-President of Forum for Dialogue, will discuss the ways of sustaining youth's engagement in researching and commemorating Jewish history of their hometowns
 
Join us for a conversation about our philosophy and methodology in inspiring students' commitment to Polish/Jewish history on Wednesday, March 17th, at 5 am Australian Eastern, 10 am Pacific, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern, 6 pm Warsaw, 7 pm Tel-Aviv time (please, mind change of time in Poland and Israel!).

REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM

School of Dialogue is Forum's educational program inspiring teenagers in towns and villages across Poland to explore and commemorate local Jewish history. Each year, apart from schools entering the School of Dialogue program for the first time, dozens of school groups continue their involvement in preserving the memory of Jewish communities. They share their knowledge of Jewish culture and history with younger students, participate in official and grassroots commemorations of the Shoah, take care of local Jewish cemeteries and establish relations with descendants of Jews from their hometowns. Their ongoing sense of responsibility wouldn't be possible without dedicated teachers and educators guiding them through the process. Julia Machnowska who coordinates the cooperation between Forum for Dialogue and teachers, will share her expertise in forging long-lasting alliances and providing teachers with tools and knowledge indispensable for education and activism in local communities.

As we are soon to announce the best student projects in 2020 online edition of the School of Dialogue program, let me also invite you to another zoom session presenting the outcomes of our educational efforts. A special Zoom in on the Forum session will be dedicated to students' projects and initiatives undertaken by a new cohort of School of Dialogue alumni in 2020. Mark your calendars and join us on Wednesday, April 14th  to learn more about the School of Dialogue online in 2020: its challenges and unexpected successes.
 
Looking forward to seeing you next Wednesday!

Yours,
Olga

Olga Kaczmarek
Director General


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

David Shapiro
 

Keep in mind that Litvaks pronounced the Hebrew-Yiddish letter shin as 's'. For example, my grandfather's brother was named for his grandfather Yeshaia Shapiro (from Anyksciai) but he was called Saia (in English - Cy). Jenny is often an Americanization of the Yiddish 'Sheina' which for Litvaks becomes 'Seina' - not far from Sana.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Re: Using My Heritage #general

Susan H. Sachs
 

I have the same problem:  how can I make my MyHeritage tree Private - except for the people I designate to view and/or join it ?

Thanks in advance,

Susan H. Sachs
Beit Shemesh, Israel
HERSKOWICS, Munkacs
KLEIN / KROHN , Barkaso
WEISS, Gulacs, Hungary


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

Chloe Kogan
 

This is an amazing project that I hadn't been aware of before. I'm responding publicly rather than privately because I want to share this note from your website, which will probably be of interest to others in this discussion group:

The information for all these towns is contained in a detailed database that will be made available via our website in due course.
That's so exciting! I reviewed your site with this exact question on my mind -- is there a database I can search?

I recently discovered a group of my relatives (Piker or Picker) who emigrated from Lithuania to South Africa before WWII. Unfortunately, all the individuals I'm aware of so far appear to have lived and passed away in Johannesburg, and as you stated that municipality is not included in your publications. Can you tell me if there's an online database for the research that has previously been conducted for that city?

Thank you again. I hope I can trace family members to one of the towns covered by your books so I can purchase them.

--
Chloë Kogan
Arizona, USA
Email: 802ben@...

Researching:
  • KOGAN & BERCOVICI: Romania (Iasi/Jassy), Moldova, Ukraine (Sekuryany)
  • FISHER / FISERIS & MARGOLIS: Lithuania (Anyksciai, Kupiskis, Skapiskis, Utena)
  • Many emigrated to Canada (Montreal) & the U.S. (Massachusetts)


Re: First name of "Shaia" #names

Chloe Kogan
 

This is a fantastic discussion.

I have a Shia in my family (Lithuanian), only Shia was his actual, "official" name, not a diminutive or nickname.

Would it be a common practice to name a child Shia after a relative who had passed away who had been named Yehoshua? For that matter, was it a common practice to name a child Shia, rather than naming them Yehoshua and just calling them the diminutive?

Thank you for your thoughts!
--
Chloë Kogan
Arizona, USA
Email: 802ben@...

Researching:
  • KOGAN & BERCOVICI: Romania (Iasi/Jassy), Moldova, Ukraine (Sekuryany)
  • FISHER / FISERIS & MARGOLIS: Lithuania (Anyksciai, Kupiskis, Skapiskis, Utena)
  • Many emigrated to Canada (Montreal) & the U.S. (Massachusetts)


Re: ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation #poland

m_tobiasiewicz@...
 

I had trouble singing into view mate.
I ran this through an online translator:

Attestation
It is now certifying that the son of Lejzor and Pessa of Kormanov, born in 1888 according to the age of 1888, was punished sadly or administratively. 
Certifying so slupa to present to the State Authorities. 
Burmietrz city Kozienice
Secretary

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


JGSCT Virtual Program, March 21, 2021, 1:30pm Eastern Gil Bardige "I Just Got My DNA Results and I'm Confused" #announcements #education #names #jgs-iajgs

gkr
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents a webinar on DNA Results given by Gil Bardige.

This virtual program is free for JGSCT members and a $5 donation for non-members.

To join JGSCT, click here.

To donate $5 to join the February 21, 2021 webinar, click here.

Registration closes the evening prior to the event.

Expert Gil Bardige will present HELP! I JUST GOT MY DNA RESULTS AND I'M CONFUSED!  He is a firm believer that you can use DNA results as a tool in your genealogical research because it generates clues that can help confirm relationships.

Gil will share the processes and techniques that he uses to prioritize matches to get organized, so you will feel like you can accomplish something. A genealogist for 40 years and a genetic genealogist for more than a dozen years, Gil tested at all four of the major DNA companies. He currently manages three Y-DNA projects at Family Tree DNA as a Volunteer Administrator. Gil loves to help people manage their expectations and begin to remove confusion from the DNA results.

--
Gail K Reynolds, Publicity Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut


ViewMate translation request - German #translation

Wendy Newman
 

Hi Genners, Hope someone can help to translate a postcard, written in German, to my uncle.  The card has a couple on the other side and it is being sent from Tlomach
which had a variety of governments in charge over the years.  The ViewMate address is as follows.
 
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91319
 
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
 
Wendy Newman
researching Grunberg/Nudelman/Blum
SF, CA


Re: WWI Draft Registrations & proof of naturalization status #records

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Margie,

This site has helpful info on WW1 and naturalization rules, and tips on where to research those who naturalized while serving in the U.S. military:

United States World War I Naturalization and Citizenship
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States_World_War_I_Naturalization_and_Citizenship

Also, men who signed up for the military in WW1 prior to the draft cards, would not have filled out a draft card.  Unlike WW11, not all men were drafted.  So, if you see a WW1 draft card for someone, that does not mean that they ever served.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


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

Malka
 

 

Good afternoon,

 

Berger Shmuel

Approximate age at death – 50 yrs.

Hungarian citizen

Father – Ya’akov Chaim

Mother- Gitel

Wife – Reizel (nee Katz)

Children – 1 daughter

Rumor that a bldg. in which there were Jews, was set on fire

Witness – Fromet Berger

Residence -  B’nai B’rak st. # 24 B apt. # 6

B’nai B’rak, 51565

Tel – 03- 676-1321

Date signed – 18 Sh’vat 5672  (2002)

Shalom, Malka Chosnek

 

 


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

David Harrison
 

To all of you with this problem

If it were not for Covid, would you be able to go the archive, ask for the file and then read it and take your own prints or photos?  I ask this because in Britain when I wanted naturalisation information, I just went to our National Archive, after a short wait, I received the file and read it all.  The file included a report from a Police officer and much other information because in the one case because of WW1 a son and been killed in action and also a rebuilding problem had kept the family away from their home for an unrecorded period.  In the other case the police report was hilarious and in both cases I could read the whole files taking my own copies of whatever.  My wife and I have had similar facilities in Eire and The Netherlands.  In all cases there has been much friendly help from archivists.   As for BMD certificates or census information, I have planned archive visits as part of holidays and in the past found much else from casual comments also in France, Poland and Germany.  More than once an archivist has told me which other archine would have the information that we required and then made an appointment for us so that we were expected and welcomed with a guide to a file that was waiting for us.

Best of luck and keep safe.

David Harrison
Birmingham, England


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Marjorie Geiser <margiegeiser@...>
Sent: 13 March 2021 16:17
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] How long for visa/naturalization records from USCIS? #records #usa
 
Michele,

I ordered just after they first announced the rate increase, which was October 2019. An email saying my initial search was completed came in that November. I then ordered the full order in early December. I had missed the part about it taking (at that time) 90 days, but I did get a confirmation saying they received my order. And I was able to go onto the site, which said order complete, just like you got.
I then contacted them again in late February 2020, asking about it. I received a personal reply saying it was in the mail. It was literally a few days later I got my CD.

I know that some records can have amazing things in it that we can't find anywhere else. My biggest goal was to find out where this great aunt was born, because I couldn't find anything on her. Not only did I find that out, but there was a picture on her naturalization papers that I couldn't find ANYWHERE else.This was worth the expense!

Good luck to you. It can't hurt to keep contacting them. Someone will eventually respond, I would imagine. Even if they're closed, someone has to be monitoring their email. I know that the National Archives is totally closed, even for online orders. Not sure if that's the case for USCIS???

Margie Geiser
Arizona, USA

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


Translation Request 2 Polish, 1 Russian #translation

Nomi Waksberg
 


I've posted 2 vital records in Polish for which I need a translation.
They are  on ViewMate at the following address ...

Marriage record Polish
 
Marriage record Polish
 
Marriage record Russian
 
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Nomi Fiszenfeld Waksberg

FISZENFELD,BRAUN,FRYDMAN,WOLKOWICZ,BURMAN, ALBERT
RAUMBAUM,ZINGER,RYGIEL,LEWKOWICZ,ELWIG,WAKSBERG
(including variations in spelling)


Re: WWI Draft Registrations & proof of naturalization status #records

Marjorie Geiser
 

Laurie,

It will be interesting to hear what others have found, in terms of papers, but it's' my understanding that immigrants who signed up to fight in WWI were given citizenship as a result. I found the same thing with one ancestor, but I've yet to find actual papers.

Margie Geiser
Arizona, USA

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


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

Marjorie Geiser
 

Michele,

I ordered just after they first announced the rate increase, which was October 2019. An email saying my initial search was completed came in that November. I then ordered the full order in early December. I had missed the part about it taking (at that time) 90 days, but I did get a confirmation saying they received my order. And I was able to go onto the site, which said order complete, just like you got.
I then contacted them again in late February 2020, asking about it. I received a personal reply saying it was in the mail. It was literally a few days later I got my CD.

I know that some records can have amazing things in it that we can't find anywhere else. My biggest goal was to find out where this great aunt was born, because I couldn't find anything on her. Not only did I find that out, but there was a picture on her naturalization papers that I couldn't find ANYWHERE else.This was worth the expense!

Good luck to you. It can't hurt to keep contacting them. Someone will eventually respond, I would imagine. Even if they're closed, someone has to be monitoring their email. I know that the National Archives is totally closed, even for online orders. Not sure if that's the case for USCIS???

Margie Geiser
Arizona, USA

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


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

Robert Hanna
 

I sent in a search request on 14 Sep 2020 and two records requests on 16 Sep 2020 and still have not received anything.

Robert Hanna
NYC


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

Ilene Wagner
 

I had the index number and ordered the file in September.  I received a letter by email in October confirming receipt and giving a case number which could then be used to checked the status online. In February I received a letter in the mail confirming receipt again and explaining that information would be sent on a CD. When this letter arrived, the online status said the case was closed. A CD with the documents in yesterday’s mail. The CD contained a copy of the certificate (I already had the original) and poor quality copies of the Declaration of Intent and Petition, both of which I had already obtained online for free.  I was under the impression that the USCIS has a more extensive file and was very disappointed. I hope you’re more successful.
--
Ilene Wagner
Fultonville, NY
ilenewag@...


Viewmate #91558: request for translation of comment in 1933 Berehove birth record (text in Czech) #austria-czech #translation

Amos Israel Zezmer
 

Hello,
 
I have posted on ViewMate (#91558) the birth record of my cousin, Alzbeta MEISELS, born 1 March 1933,in Berehove, Czechoslovakia. It is Akt 100 on the page.
 
The father's name is not notated in the space reserved for "Name of Father." However, in Column 9 of the ledger, there is a three-line comment which I am unable to decipher because I have no Czech or Slovak language skills.
 
I would most appreciate a complete translation of the comment, which could be about the father, but only an expert translation will confirm my suspicions.
 
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! 
 
Amos ZEZMER
Yerres, France

5901 - 5920 of 662633