Date   

Dr. Steven Turner: Highlighting the Partnership Between Gesher Galicia & JewishGen #JewishGenUpdates #announcements #galicia

Steven Turner
 

Gesher Galicia President Steven Turner was honored to be invited to
give a talk by JewishGen. The partnership between Gesher Galicia and
JewishGen is such an important one for the Jewish genealogy community.

For those who missed it you can watch the recording of the March 23rd talk here
https://youtu.be/Eh2FzrgZwfU


Published Jewish Family Histories #general

Michelle Sandler
 

I am working on a PowerPoint presentation on where to find Published
Jewish Family Histories. The sources I have so far are:
Sourcebook for Jewish Genealogy and Family Histories
Avotaynu: the international review of Jewish Genealogy
Library of Congress
WorldCat
The sources for unpublished Jewish Family Histories are
JewishGen Family Finder
Family Tree of the Jewish People
Ancestry
MyHeritage
Genie
FamilySearch
Wiki Tree
Jewish Genealogy Surname Project on Facebook


Michelle Sandler MLS
President OCJGS
Librarian OCJGS
Vice President of Programming OCJGS
Westminster, California


Re: New Data Base Research Options #holocaust #records

beer_tom@...
 

I think that:
" If you come across a page in which all or part of the text is in another language, just right click on your mouse and you should have the option to click "Translate to English" -"

only works with Google Chrome.

Tom Beer

Melbourne, Australia.


Re: Polish spelling for surname MAKSHIN #poland #names

Krzysztof Witaszek
 

Hello
Makszin is a Hungarian surname, in Poland very rare in this form.
It could be Makuszyn or Makuszyń, they  would be  pronounced similarly to Makshin. 
Was this family from Chrzanów or from Lublin?
Krzysztof Witaszek
Lublin


Re: Grandparents surnames KOHAN/LEVI #names #lithuania

N. ARONSON
 

The name Aronowitz might indicate they were descendants of the High Priest Aharon (brother of Mozes) as some people with my surname (Aronson) were, and if they were it could well be that they were generally known as Kohen. However it doesn't have to be that way, as in my case (we are not descendants of Aharon the high priest) were my ancestors took on that name to honor their grandfather whose first name was Aron.

N. Aronson
Manchester UK


Re: Marriage license needed: Brooklyn, 1926 #records #usa

Bob Silverstein
 

Richard, thanks for the response.  That is why you have to see both and, preferably, the original to check spellings.  The Archives does have an online order form.
--
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).


WWll Soldier Database For USSR Posts 8 Million Records #announcements #records #russia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The Memory of the People portal announced almost 8.5 million more records to the database, the largest database for documenting former USSR soldiers.  https://pamyat-naroda.ru/

 

 

The new collection adds:

·         6.2 million records from casualty cards and disease certificates

·         720,000 records of conscription and demobilization from the documents of military enlistment offices

·         154,000 records from name lists

·         338,000 records for soldier awards

·         267,000 entries from lists of buried soldiers and funeral notices

·         780,000 documents from military registration and enlistment offices regarding soldier losses.

For those unfamiliar with Russian to make the database less intimidating a video guide is available at:

https://tinyurl.com/yeb4skd6

 

Original url:

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPe5DO8NoEwfKqdvwhZrw_88LxhLsaj6gJSZdBYkSuA5F94WzF_DGwOFcxLe8GHfg?pli=1&key=bnNBeVYwa0paZ0NlS1k0UVY3X0w3UFV5N2o3X3RB

 

The database provides detailed information on soldiers that includes full name, date of birth, place of birth, location for call of duty, map of the individual’s battle route and awards received, with photos of awards and scans of original documents. Documents can be saved by clicking on the disk button on the bottom right.

 

To read Vera Miller’s excellent website about this database go to:  https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/2021/04/17/more-than-8-million-records-posted-to-massive-world-war-ii-soldier-database-for-the-former-ussr/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 


Chevra kaddisha in UNNA 1932 #germany

Mike Redel
 

Dear gersigs,

I hope one of you can help me. I have read in a book about the jewish
communities in 1932 that a Chevra kaddischa was foundet around 1875
the chairmann was a Kupferschlag (I think his name was Sally K.)

Has one of you informations about the Chevra kaddisha in Unna? Thank you.

Regards

Mike Redel

Unna - Germany


Re: Records of Landsleitschaften in Chicago (Was: New York City) #records #usa

Ben Karlin
 

Hi Barbara,

if you are not familiar with Archive.org they have digitized many resources out of copyright as well as a lending library. If you search the category Texts using the search term “Jews in Chicago” in metadata you will find astounding documents. Landsleitschaften and Synagogues are reviewed in “Bridges to an American City” by Sidney Sorkin. There are other resources dating back to before the religious conferences convened in connection with Chicago’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. There are also a variety of Annuals and Directories that you’ll find useful.

I do not know if individual synagogues will have records but it is likely Spertus Institute has collections. Spertus (as well as the IL Secy of State) have libraries online with full-text of The Sentinel, Chicago’s English language Jewish newsmagazine. Searching for surnames in it may turn up business’s ads, and a variety of social items.

Hope these resources will be helpful.

Ben KARLIN
Aurora, IL

KARLINSKY in Motole, Ivanava, Pinsk, USA and Canada
RAJCZYN in Zhitomyr
SAUWER in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Belem, Brazil


Re: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #ukraine

David Harrison
 

I am more than a bit puzzled.  We have  7 or 8 aliyot at our services - Open the Ark; draw the curtains and close them; take out the Scroll and after, replace it , Haggbah);  undress the Scroll and dress it; say the blessings be a witness that the reading is correct: read the special other reading, say the blessing and read from the Prophets.  The prize one is for Haggbah, which gave up when I was84 and we have to get a lady to perform this .  So the question is, what were the four?
David Harrison, Birmingham, England.


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Judy Floam <jmfloam@...>
Sent: 16 April 2021 14:58
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks
 

The “fourth aliyah”  is considered a slight because the first two go automatically to a Kohen and a Levi, respectively.  So the “third aliyah” is an honor for the rest of the members and the fourth is someone who wasn’t important enough to get the third.   At our synagogue, the third aliyah always goes to the Rabbi, but I don’t think anyone cares who gets the fourth aliyah.

 

Judy Floam

Baltimore, MD


Re: Searching NARODETSKY, HANDELBERG, GLANDELBERG, RIBILOFF, ATLAS, LOVE #general

harold.love@...
 

I may have some leads for you. I tried to send you an email and it bounced back. Please contact me at harold.love@... 
--
 
Harold Love
Pittsburgh, PA
 
 


Re: What is the name "Katty" short for? #names

dan.efrat@...
 

Could also come from Katia or Kadia.

Dan Efrat
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA


Re: The woman's name of ZETA #names

dan.efrat@...
 

Zeta and Zita is a non-Jewish European name, which seems to be found mostly in central and east Europe. Not very common but I had a neighbor in Israel named Zita who was born in Russia in the 1960s.
Zita of Bourbon-Parma (died 1989) was the last Empress of Austria, so the name goes pretty high ...

Dan Efrat
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
Researching Israelit and Israelite of Novogrudok and Dyatlovo (Zhetl), Rabinowitz of Dyatlovo, Pruss of Chernobyl and Koifman of Proskurov.


Re: Polish spelling for surname MAKSHIN #poland #names

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz
 

It should be "Makszyń".

Ruth Leiserowitz
Berlin / Warsaw


Re: Tiktin Family of Rabbis #poland

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz
 

The files of the Jewish Community of Wroclaw are in the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. Please try the link: https://www.jhi.pl/zbiory/inwentarze/synagogen-gemeinde-zu-breslau-gmina-zydowska-we-wroclawiu-1852-1944,439

Ruth Leiserowitz
Berlin / Warsaw


Re: Do these siblings have the same mother? A Yiddish given name question #names

mpipik
 

It also could be 2 or even 3 mothers.  My ggf was widowed twice and possibly 3 times before he married my ggm (his last wife). He had children with all of them. His first child was born in 1870 and the first of 4 children with his final wife was born in 1880. So it is very possible that there was more than 1 wife.


Jessica Schein
NYC


Re: Searching NARODETSKY, HANDELBERG, GLANDELBERG, RIBILOFF, ATLAS, LOVE #general

Janet Furba
 

Ask the relevant archives.
Janet Furba


Re: What is the name "Katty" short for? #names

Janet Furba
 

Katrin.


Janet
Furba,
Germany


Re: Very good Birthday presents for a family historian #general

mandy.molava@...
 

David

What a lovely gift that would be!
Actually I couldn't think of a greater gift and then suddenly someone very close to me bought me a DNA kit for Christmas (a few years ago). I have to say I have enjoyed that at some points even more than my tree and research, and it has opened other doors I didn't know existed or thought about.

Mandy Molava
Researching Russian Belarus Brest Galacia and much more



Re: The woman's name of ZETA #names

Jill Whitehead
 

There is of course the Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones. This is the only instance I know of this name. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

2621 - 2640 of 660602