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Northeast Indiana Synagogues - Virtual Program on Sunday #jgs-iajgs #announcements

bgephart@...
 

The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society is thrilled to welcome Dr. Wendy Soltz on Sunday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m. for a program of “Northeast Indiana Historic Synagogues and Influential Families.”  Soltz will speak on three historic synagogues: 1889 Ahavath Sholom in Ligonier, 1914 B'nai Jacob in Fort Wayne, and 1936/7 Sinai Temple in Marion and highlight some of the families who helped to build them and create sacred spaces for their communities. During the presentation, she will also discuss the larger Indiana Synagogue Mapping Project which she started in 2018 with the Indiana Jewish Historical Society (IJHS). This project uses ArcGIS mapping technology to pinpoint and describe over 90 Indiana synagogues.

Dr. Soltz is currently an Assistant Professor of History and the Director of the Public History Program at Ball State University. Previously, Soltz was Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and History at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio, and Executive Director of the IJHS. Soltz received her PhD in Modern Jewish, 19th- and 20th- century US, and public history in 2016 from the Ohio State University.

Registration is required to attend this free virtual program.  The link can be found at the NEIJGS website at www.NEIndianaJGS.org/upcoming-events/.

Additional information about the NEIJGS can be found on our website at www.NEIndianaJGS.org, or our Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/NEIndianaJGS/.   Contact Betsy Gephart at vp@... for more information.

 

Hope to see you on Sunday!

Sincerely,

Betsy Thal Gephart, vp

Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society


JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. EXPLORING CITY DIRECTORIES. Sunny Jane Morton. Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 7:30 p.m.. ET. #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Jerry Scherer
 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO

 

EXPLORING CITY DIRECTORIES

A Family Tree Magazine Webinar

 

Followed by Questions and Answers

with Sunny Jane Morton


VIRTUAL MEETING: View from home


Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 7:30 p.m. ET.

 

Sunny Jane Morton is a contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine, contributing editor at YourDNAGuide.com, editor of Ohio Genealogy News and a blogger for FamilySearch.org.

 

City directories are indispensable locating tools for genealogists, but they go far beyond connecting an ancestor to a certain place in time. They lead to a multitude of sources, contain information of genealogical value beyond the individual listings, and present a fuller picture of our ancestors’ lives.

 

Although the webinar is focused on U.S. city directories, many of the same principles apply in Canada. A PDF with links to major online Canadian city directories will be made available to all attendees.

 

 

To register, please go to

 

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvcOiuqD8iH9e9xuJFNMBFf9kvEs5V-EJC

 

Please keep the acknowledgement email when you receive it as it contains your personalized link to join the Zoom meeting.  

 

To our guests, consider joining our membership for only $40.00 per year by Clicking Here or consider a donation by Clicking Here to assist us in continuing our mission providing a forum for the exchange of genealogical knowledge and information. (Canadians receive a CRA tax receipt.)

 

info@...             www.jgstoronto.ca           Tel:  647-247-6414

twitter: jgsoftoronto        facebook: Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

 

 

Jerry Scherer

Vice President, Communications

jscherer@...

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Assistance Needed to translate the Hebrew on Family Gravestones #translation

Schonfeld.family@...
 

I agree with Keith Osher Phillip's father was indeed Shmuel.
However R' is the equivalent for Mr.

Jacob Shayzaf 


Re: Searching for a relative who escaped to USA from Nazi Germany during WWII #germany #usa #belarus

jbonline1111@...
 

I wonder if you have the year when he came to the United States or any information about where in the United States he lived.  Do you know if he became a US citizen? Was he an adult when he escaped or still a child?  Any such facts might help us in helping you.  
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


RECHT family of Poland research #poland

red55yo@...
 

Hi, thanks for accepting my application to join.  I am researching  my RECHT family, from Poland, specifically, Jack (Jakob Gedalia), and his father, Yechiel Altar RECHT.  Jack changed his surname to Rich when he immigrated to the U.S. I've been trying to find birth certificates for them, but can't find anywhere. I'm wondering if someone can help me with info on this?  Thank you, Colleen Knol
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


database of Hungarian-speaking Jews in Europe during World War II #hungary

John Hoenig
 

I would like to call your attention to a new, searchable database of interest to those with Hungarian-speaking relatives in Europe during World War II. 

 

In 1944, three non-governmental organizations in New York, the World Jewish Congress, the Zionist Organization of America, and the International Rescue and Relief Committee, compiled lists of people in Hungary and Hungarian-speaking lands that wanted to immigrate to Palestine. The lists are comprised of nearly 9,400 people in about 2600 families from Hungarian-speaking lands in present-day Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Slovakia and Serbia. About a third of the people lived in Budapest, a third in the rest of present-day Hungary, and a third in territory occupied by Hungary.

The lists identify families and contain names, ages, and towns. In many cases, they also contain detailed descriptions of extended families (cousins, in-laws, etc.) and street addresses. Early lists were sent directly to the Jewish Agency for Palestine. After the creation of the US Government’s War Refugee Board, the lists were sent to the Board for forwarding to the representative of the Jewish Agency in Istanbul. The lists are in the records of the War Refugee Board at the F.D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York, and appear online in three pdf files as follows:

http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/_resources/images/wrb/wrb0460.pdf (folder 1)
http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/_resources/images/wrb/wrb0461.pdf (folder 2)
http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/_resources/images/wrb/wrb0462.pdf (folder 3). 

 

The database is described in a recent article available at: 

 

http://fluke.vims.edu/hoenig/Hoenig_Gyemant_Olosz2020.pdf  

 

and It can be searched online at  

 

https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?SourceId=49494 

 

If you request a copy of the original document, you will receive one of the three pdf files listed above. Note that the pdfs are searchable so, if the typing in the original is clear, you should be able to find the record of interest easily. Otherwise, the online database gives the page number and you can flip through the file to the appropriate page.  

 

I had wanted to donate this database to JewishGen but, for reasons that are unfathomable to me, JewishGen was uninterested. The next issue of AVOTAYNU will contain an article in which I describe the holdings of additional relief agency archives which contain Holocaust-related records of interest to genealogists and family historians. Unfortunately, most of those records are not indexed. 

 

John Hoenig, Williamsburg, VA 

Searching HONIG/HONIG (Transylvania), PELLER (Jablonow, Kolomea, Stanislaw), FITZER (Radauti, Stanislaw, Brzezany) 

 
________________________________________________________

John M. Hoenig

Professor of Marine Science | Department of Fisheries Science

Virginia Institute of Marine Science | PO Box 1346 (1375 Greate Rd), Gloucester Pt., VA 23062

 

my webpage:              http://www.vims.edu/people/hoenig_jm/

pdf's of my papers:      http://fluke.vims.edu/hoenig/professor.html

Google Scholar profile: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=T105G_oAAAAJ&hl=en


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Re: Jews with Christian names #names

Max Heffler
 

I do not think Berman is goyish. All Berman's I have known were Jewish.

Max Heffler
Houston, TX


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Emily Olson via groups.jewishgen.org <gardyloo1=gmail.com@...>
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2021 10:41 AM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Jews with Christian names #names #general
 
I can think offhand of three famous-ish Jews named Christopher. You can’t get more goyish than that. Christopher Berman, Christopher Wallace and Christopher Guest.

--

Max Heffler
Houston, TX
max@...
HEFFLER(Ukraine)/TIRAS(Poland)/WASSEMAN(Lithuania)/MOORE(Poland)/ZLOT(Lithuania)
GORENSTEIN(Ukraine)/FLEISCHMAN(Latvia)/GOLDEN(Lithuania)


Re: Jews with Christian names #names

Emily Olson
 

I can think offhand of three famous-ish Jews named Christopher. You can’t get more goyish than that. Christopher Berman, Christopher Wallace and Christopher Guest.


Re: August 1882 Prienai Pogrom: Any Documents from the Trial? #lithuania #poland

jswack@...
 

Thank you for posting this. It’s the first I heard of it. My mother’s maternal grandparents were from Prienai (moved to Kovno, but some family remained).  Bass and Kaufman.  What is there to read on this altogether? I’d be interested in seeing it. 
Jeanne Swack


Re: Are "Muni" and "Munya" nicknames? For what name? #names

Jerry Scherer
 

Here's my father's story. There are some similarities to Paul Gottlieb's father.

My father was born in 1909 in Kuty, Galicia. He lived and went to school in Vienna, Austria from 1920 until 1930. From 1930 to !941, he worked as an accountant in Stanislawow, Poland, In 1941, he was sent to Siberia by the Red Army. He worked there in the forced labor camps and in the munition factory until 1946. From 1946 to1949, we were in the DP camp in Hofgeismar, Germany. 

My father's Yiddish/Hebrew name was Moishe. Other names and nicknames used were Maurycy, Munya, Misha and Morris. He was always called by family and friends as Munya and Misha.


Jerry Scherer
Toronto, Canada


View Mate Translation Request – Russian - Osman #translation

Alice Klein
 

I've posted a record on ViewMate for the birth of my mother Frances Osman in Poland in about 1913. A complete translation would be appreciated.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93152

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,
Alice Klein
La Vista, NE

Researching:
ROSEN/ROER, ROSENBERG: Poland
HIRSCH/GIRSHOVITCH: Lithuania
RZEPNIK, SZULKLEJNOT, GLIKMAN, OSMAN: Poland
GLASSMAN, KRENZEL, KATZ, SCHINDLER: Ukraine
GREENSTEIN/GREENSTONE, MARX: Romania

 



 


Re: "The Destruction of Jewish Cemeteries" -- new book by Krzysztof Bielawski #poland #general

tony hausner
 

Thanks for posting.  The problems also exist in Ukraine.  

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 


Re: Andre Laniado #general #unitedkingdom

Lisa Steinberg
 

Beryl,
Just yesterday (11 APR) someone posted about the Laniado family. Her name is Karen Lukerman.
If you scroll to the bottom of the email that came today with your question, you'll see hers from yesterday and you can connect. 
I do not think it is such a common name. There was an author called Lucette Lagnado who was from Cairo and wrote "The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit" about her dad.
Good Luck!
Lisa Steinberg, Riverdale The Bronx New York
SHATZMAN (Medzhybizh, Kamieniets Podolsk, Ukraine/Russia)
ROSENTHAL (Parchomowzy (Parhomowce/Parkhomivtsi), Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine)
SEGAL (Neshchiz, Kovel, Wolin, Ukraine)
ACKERMAN (Brichany, Khotin, Bessarabia) And Yedintz
KUPERMAN/COOPERMAN (Brichany, Khotin, Bessarabia) And Yedintz
CHAYET (Pasvalys, Kovno, Lithuania)
MEYEROWITZ (Kovno, Lithuania)


Re: Translation from Hungarian to English #translation

paveanyu@...
 

Dear Everyone                                                   12th April 2021

My apology, but I am a bit puzzled of the content material of the translation from the Hungarian handwriting--
Or I wonder, is my Hungarian ;rusty'?

I am not perceiving--its content material as relating to birth? etc.

My interpretation:
Ref 3857--as a reference to an 'official entry'
Dated 11th January  (-January)- 1894

" The dated -Order by the judgement of the Chief Servant---                                       Keltezett foszolga  Biroi rendelete  folyaman --
In retrospect--(entered0 14th June 1894                                                                      Utolagosan --Junius 14-en 1894 Jegyezkedettbe 
The textiles  which were left -empty                                                                             Az uresen maradt szovetek-  meaning cloth )( I read it with a 'T'  szovetek  and                                                                                                                                     due to missing data (pattern)                                                                                      it seems whoever translated it read it with a' letter 'Gszovegek--mondatok (sentences).
 could not be  followed/relied upon                                                                               Elegendo anyagok hianyaban  nem kovethetok voltak

My apology if I am the one who misread, misunderstood the Hungarian

Best wishes
Veronika Pachtinger
London--UK
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Translate from Hungarian to English #translation

SZ <2745715@...>
 

Can someone please translate the document from Hungarian to English that is posted here
Thanks
YOEL WIESS

--
YW


Re: Unknown grandfather #unitedkingdom

Sarah L Meyer
 

Have you done a DNA test?  Your matches could be a key here, especially since it appears that you have one Jewish grandparent.   The common recommendations when searching for an unknown parent/grandparent are to test at Ancestry and 23 and me and then download your raw data and upload it to FamilyTreeDNA, MyHeritage, Gedmatch and LivingDNA (especially since you apparently are from the UK)
--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Re: Are "Muni" and "Munya" nicknames? For what name? #names

Paul Gottlieb
 

My father was born in 1901. His home was in Kuty, Galicia, Austro-Hungary at the time, later Poland, now Ukraine.
His first name was Moses, probably Moishe. At some point, his nickname became Munio.
Perhaps revealingly, after he moved to Vienna and became a successful businessman, he formerly
changed his first name (in the mid-1930's) to Maximilian, the first name of a former Austro-Hungarian emperor. 
But his nickname always remained Munio, even after he came to America.
Happy to hear any thoughts about this or similar stories.

Paul Gottlieb
New York City
psgottlieb@...


Re: Trying to Locate Shmerman (Sherman) family Members from Novi Velidnyky, Ukraine (Veledniki) #general #ukraine

Sherri Bobish
 

Sophia,

Found this on Ancestry.  Riva SHMERMAN's father is listed as Sam SHMERMAN.  Riva born Vilednick in 1914.
Social Security Applications and Claims Index
Name: Riva Shmerman[Riva Samoilovna]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 19 Oct 1914
Birth Place: Vilednick, Soviet Union
Death Date: Oct 1989
Father: Sam Shmerman
Mother: Charlotte Crane
SSN: 386781459
Type of Claim: Evidence other than birth record submitted; U.S. citizen or alien allowed to work.
Relationship of Signature: Not signed, SSA prepared.
Notes: 04 Nov 1976: Name listed as RIVA SHMERMAN
And, in California, U.S., Death Index
Here the name of Riva's mother is different from that on The Soc. Sec. application.
Name: Riva Shmerman
[Riva Sherman] 
Social Security #: 386781459
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 19 Oct 1914
Birth Place: Other Country
Death Date: 25 Oct 1989
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Kravetz
Father's Surname: Sherman
Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Are "Muni" and "Munya" nicknames? For what name? #names

de.ewenczyk@...
 

My father Samuel had two brothers : Osher / Oscar and Emmanuel. Their family lived not far from Minsk.
Their parent called them Sioma (Samuel), Ossia (Osher / Oscar) and Monia (Emmanuel).
So, Emmanuel is a possibility for Munia. 


Daniel Ewenczyk 
Paris, France
Searching Ewenczyk / Evenczyk (Bélarus), Rezepter (Ukraine), Elie (Romania)


Jews with Christian names #names

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Someone wrote that "jews do not give their children names". I know several Orthodox families who gave their children names such as Peter or Paul. True that one of these families were of German jewish stock where i presume the phenomenon was more prevelant than by eastern european jews.


Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

1961 - 1980 of 659736