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Re: Kaminets Podilsk archive - 1811 K-P census #ukraine

Family and DNA
 

FYI the actual file is posted on Wikipedia Ukraine here:
https://uk.wikisource.org/wiki/Архів:ДАХмО/226/79/3327

Enjoy!

Juliana Berland (France)


On 28/04/2021 16:54, Gary Pokrassa via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
Alex Krakovsky has just posted an important file saved from the fire in the Kaminets Podilsk archive - 1811 K-P census currently residing in the Khmelnitsky archives - see attached 
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Gary Pokrassa

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Galicia: BADER, BADIAN, FELDMANN, FREIDENHEIM/FREUDENHEIM, GERTLER, WIENER/WEINER * Germany: ADELSDORFER, BÄR/BAER, EPSTEINN, HAUSSMAN, ISSAK, MEYER, MOSES, ROSENSTEIN * Russia: AMBURG, BENIN/BERLAND, BERKOVICH/BERKOWITZ, EPSTEIN, GELBURD/GOLDBERG/GAYLBURD/GILBERT


Re: Preferred naming conventions/approaches for family trees #records #general

Michele Lock
 

My tree is on Ancestry, and I follow the convention that they use, which is the woman is displayed with her original surname. You can easily tell who she was married to, even if it was multiple husbands, because the trees will show those relationships. Having the original surname shown for the woman, and having her in the tree next to her husband, is one of the few ways to connect the same woman pre- and post-marriage, particularly for women born prior to 1930 or so, for which there are few documents that will contain the first surname.

This is also one way to sort out the all-to-common question of "My grandfather Abe Gold had a sister Rose who came to the US in 1911, and then she disappeared. What happened to her?" Most likely, she got married. If people put her in their trees as Rose Gold, married to Harry Weiss, it will be a lot easier for others to find her. It will also be a lot easier to connect her to her siblings and parents.

It would be much more helpful, genealogy-wise, if we followed the convention that is used in Spanish-speaking countries, where the woman in official records is shown with both her original and married surnames. I have a relative Sarah Lavine who migrated from Russia to Cuba, and then to the US, and she came here under the name Sarah Kalmanowitz y Lev, confirming that her original surname was Lev, and also confirming that the name Lev was refashioned into Lavine here in the US, and that her married name was Kalmonowitz. At some point she divorced, and so in this country only used Lavine. This one person solved a months-long dilemma for me - what was the original Lavine surname?

As for entries/spellings of surnames - for the Lavine/Lev family above, Sarah Lavine has that as her main name. I have in her birth field that the surname was originally Lev. For her father Efroim, who did not come to this country, he is only listed as ' Efroim Lev'. Basically, I use the surname with the spelling that the person used themselves for most of their lives. I do not use Americanized forms of surnames or Americanized spellings for persons who did not come to the US.
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Michele Lock

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


Finding New York Death Certificate if have Index Number from 1949 #records

David Levine
 

Hi -

If I have a Death Index Record for 1949 City of New York, Kings County
Certificate number 22802 Date of death 08 Dec 1949

Family Search has Death Certificates up to 12 Jan 1949 but not after
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/758153?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Does anyone know if any of the genealogy websites have the full records? 
Or, does this have to be ordered?

Many thanks
David

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Best Regards,
David Levine
San Francisco, CA, USA
davidelevine@...
Researching: 
Weinstein -> Solotwina, Galicia | Frisch, Hilman, Jungerman, Schindler -> Rozniatow, Galicia | Golanski, Kramerofsky/Kromerovsky -> Kiev | Lefkowitz -> Petrikov, Belarus | Shub, Rosen Hlusk, Belarus | Levine, Weiner, Zamoshkin -> Slutsk, Belarus 


Re: Photographer L. Epstein, Minsk #belarus #photographs

fjs@...
 

From information I have in my files I have the following note:

Photographer  Lev (Leiba) Meerov Epstein’s studio was located  in the two story Erohov building in Gubernatorskaya Street, opposite the Town Hall, located  at the intersection with Yurievskaya Street. He received permission to work in 1895. A  certificate (No. 4611/28) received in 1901 shows his membership in the famous Vitebsk Photographic Society. He was awarded the gold medal for his works at an exhibition in 1903. An ad of his was published in the  "The Minsk Courier" newspaper in 1919, which invited clients his studio at 10 Gubernatorskaya Street. Apparently he was active for at least 20 years.

I hope this is of use.

Best regards,

Frank Swartz
fjs@...
eejhp@...


Using JRI-Poland to find Eastern European Jewish Family #announcements #jgs-iajgs #events #records

Linda Kelley
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon invites you to a presentation on Sunday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time!

Finding your Eastern European Jewish Family on JRI-Poland.org
Robinn Magid, JRI-Poland.org
JRI-Poland's vast collection of 6.2 million records from more than 550 towns includes information about towns and families in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Germany, and the former territories of Galicia and Prussia. Through understanding the contents of the database and how to improve your search results to exploring preserved Holocaust-related records, this lecture will focus on the good things that can come out of a genealogical search.

Robinn Magid is the Assistant Director of JRI-Poland.org.  She recently became the project manager of the JRI-Poland “NextGen Project” to redesign the JRI-Poland site, search engine, and database. As the Lublin Area Projects Coordinator, she is responsible for coordinating the indexing of Jewish vital records for approximately 100 towns. Robinn has spoken at many IAJGS conferences on behalf of JRI-Poland and served as the chair of IAJGS 2018 Warsaw, Poland conference and the IAJGS 2020 Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy. She is a member of the San Francisco Bay Area JGS.

 

Please register today!

The registration link is  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdumvpjwsEtDurRcU4jsXPAYGd9fRQjgt

[Please copy and paste the link to your browser.]
Hope to see you on Sunday! Thank you!
Linda Wolfe Kelley
Secretary, JGSO
Portland, OR, USA


Re: Photographer L. Epstein, Minsk #belarus #photographs

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz
 

At the turn of the century in Minsk there were a number of good photo studios where Jewish photographers worked. To illustrate this, I will list them here:
Neifakh Nissom (since1872), Moses Mordukhanovich Onefater (since 1873); Moses Wolfowitz Strashuner (1888-1902), Samuel Rozovsky (since 1895), Grigory Abramovich Miransky together with Abram Levinman in 1896; Moisey Zelmanovich Nappelbaum (1896-1910, moved to Moscow), Mendel Wolfowitz Shur ( since 1899),
Iosel Mendelev Bernstein(1900), Israel Metor (1901); Brothers Elia and Yankel Berman (1903)
About Lev or Leiba Epstein I found the following information (in: 
http://fototikon.blogspot.com/2019/10/velicko-fotoaelie-of-minsk.html)

The photographer Epstein Lev (Leiba) Meerov worked on Gubernatorskaya Street, in the Erokhov house opposite the City Council, located in a two-story house at the intersection with Yuryevskaya Street. The beginning of his work, judging by permission, is dated 1895. He received the famous certificate No. 4611/28 in 1901. Epstein was a member of the famous Vitebsk photographic circle. He was awarded the gold medal at an exhibition in 1903 for his work. [that is obviously a mistake, should be 1901 - RL] His ad is found in the newspaper "The Minsk Courier" for 1919, in which there is an invitation to visit the studio at 10 Gubernatorskaia Street. On this basis, we can conclude that his work lasted for a considerable period
 
I think there was quite a bit of competition and prices didn't differ much for that reason. However, I also have no idea what a photo session cost. That is not noted in any advertisement.

Ruth Leiserowitz
Berlin / Warsaw


Re: CORRECTION Re: Help deciphering a town name on passenger Manifest #records #ukraine

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello David,  I think it should be Nezhin, Chernigov oblast  (It is more of East-NorthEast of Kiev)

Yefim Kogan


Locating a Passengers (Harry & Fanny Harris) Arriving in the US at the Eve of WWI #usa #general #hungary #records #slovakia

Moishe Miller
 

Hello,

I am hoping someone might offer a suggestion or assistance in finding the arrival of a couple to the US. 

Harry (Tzvi / Hersh) Harris, born 1891 in Scranton, PA, was a student at the yeshiva in Carlsbad (today known as Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic). He married in August of 1914, probably in Zalacska (Zalužice), Slovakia, to Fanny (Feiga / Faigy) Handler, daughter of Moshe Handler and Malka Greunfeld (Malks'a family was from Michalovce, Slovakia). 

It appears that there was some type of notice issued by the USA advising all citizens abroad to return home due to the currents of WWI. Both Harry and Fanny did return, perhaps not together. What I do know is:
  1. As per attached, Harry petitioned for an Emergency Passport Application in Dec 1914, in Budapest.
  2. Fanny gave birth to Philip E. Harris on 4 Jul 1915 in Scranton, Pennsylvania
So, I know that sometime after the August 1914 wedding and the Jul 1915 birth, Fanny immigrated to the USA. I can not find a ship manifest at any port showing the couple's US arrival, not individually or together. I even tried looking for a WWII-time citizenship petition for Fanny, which would include when and where she arrived, but I do not find one of those either. For those that want to look, I have far more detail on this family on a family tree at Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/170194064/person/362242186449/facts).

Would anyone have suggestions about finding their early World War I arrival manifests?

Thank you,
--

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...
JGFF #3391


Ivano-Frankivsk. holocaust #holocaust

Lande
 

 
In connection with the World Memory Project, the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum has added 20,588 new name records to the Holocaust Survivors
and Victims Database (HSV) taken from the collection Ivano-Frankivsk State Oblast Archives records.  This collection contains applications for the issuing of identification documents for the citizens of Stanislav between the years 1929 and 1939.  You can request and immediately receive digital
copies of the original documents in your email.  Search
https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?SourceId=48172
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.
 
 


Re: Hamburg ship lists #unitedkingdom #records #lithuania

dbpdallas@...
 

Hi Shirley,

Indirect vs. Direct Passage

If your ancestor arrived in Hull, they traveled the indirect route to the USA, and if they're in the Hamburg indexes, it will be in the Indirect Lists. The Hamburg-Amerika Line operated solely from the port of Hamburg. Arriving English passenger lists from the continental (domestic) trade are relatively nonexistent. The British Board of Trade only maintained passenger lists for international/transoceanic voyages. If your ancestors naturalized in the USA (after 1906), you may be able to obtain those records and possibly learn of the ship on which they sailed from England.

The other German port city during the age of the great migration was Bremen, and the shipping line operating from there was the Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL). Bremen was heavily fire-bombed during WWII and the majority of the passenger lists from Bremen were destroyed.

Best of luck in your search,
David Passman
Dallas, Texas


Re: Preferred naming conventions/approaches for family trees #records #general

jsheines@...
 

I use the married surname and the primary and then enter the maiden name in the "Nee" field I created in Family Tree Maker.  There are just too many women in my trees to keep up with unfamiliar maiden names, especially for women who married into the family. 

Herschel Sheiness San Antonio, Tx


understanding Russian language passport #belarus #russia #translation

Jeremy Lefkowitz
 

Recently got an image of my great-grandfather's brother's 1893 Russian passport (included as an attachment here) from a distant cousin.  The Russian appears to refer to the following:


the "borough" of “Swinziansky” 
“county of Vilna”
the “Swir” "jewish community"
“Michael Shimelevitch Kaplan”


But I would very much appreciate assistance with translating and/or with identifying any of the places, aside from Vilna, which is not difficult :) 

Jeremy Lefkowitz


Your experience on two topics of genealogy #general

Daniel Horowitz
 

Hi all, 
In preparation for a couple of presentations I would like to ask all genealogist out there for their personal experience on 2 different subjects:
 
* Documents, records, tombstones or else used to research your genealogy that ended having fake (or not so accurate) information.
 
* Crazy things you have done while researching your family.
 
Please reply privately with the story, images and your agreement for me to use the information with or without real names.

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@...


file saved from the fire in the Kaminets Podilsk archive - 1811 K-P census #ukraine

Gary Pokrassa
 

Alex Krakovsky has just posted an important file saved from the fire in the Kaminets Podilsk archive - 1811 K-P census currently residing in the Khmelnitsky archives - see attached 
-- 
Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division


Re: Need Help to Understand the Lodz Ghetto List #poland

Odeda Zlotnick
 


New Project: Bucharest Burial Register (1930-1980) #romania #JewishGenUpdates

Michael Moritz
 

New Bucharest Cemetery Records Project (ca. 1930-1980)

I'm excited to announce that the JewishGen Romania Research Division has acquired images of the seemingly complete burial register of Bucharest's Giurgiului Jewish Cemetery, the largest of the three Jewish cemeteries in Bucharest and the second largest in Romania, from the 

The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People

. The cemetery was inaugurated in 1929-1930 and contains about 35,000-40,000 graves, some of which belong to the victims of the Holocaust and Jewish soldiers.

Help! We need volunteers to transcribe these records! Please take a look at the images, which contain both handwritten Romanian script, and on the earlier records, Hebrew as well. If you are interested in helping and comfortable with this handwriting, please fill out our volunteer form here (identify if you can transcribe the Romanian only, Hebrew only, or both): https://romania.jewishgen.org/contribute/volunteer.

And a reminder that acquisitions such as this are not possible without the help of your support, as we are all volunteers! You can contribute here to Romania projects (the Romania General Fund will go to all acquisitions): https://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen.../v_projectslist.asp....

I am not doing look-ups at the moment. These records are organized by section, not alphabetically nor chronologically, so it is not possible to easily locate someone in these hundreds of pages.

Best,
Michael Moritz
Director, Romania Research Division
mmoritz@...


Re: List of Victims of Babi Yar? #ukraine #holocaust

Evelyn and Christopher Wilcock
 

Thank you for posting those, especially the first. I can read some Russian/Ukrainian and have saved the links.
! had not seen the victims laid out like that before in family groups with the ages.

As the Germans approached Kiev, the Russian army withdrew.  Russian men of military age had gone with the army, leaving their wives and children behind. 
It is heartbreaking here to see the groups of a mother or grandmother with young children listed as victims, just as described in Grossman's Black Book.


Evelyn Wilcock
London


Re: ABRAMOWITZ of Novarodok-19th cent. #names

kdomeshek@...
 

There are four translated revision lists for Nesvizh (60 km away), spanning 1834 to 1879.  If revision lists exist for Nesvizh, it seems plausible that they also exist for other shtetls in the region, like Nowogrudek (Novaradok). 

The Yizkor book for Nowogrudek includes about 30 perished Jews named Abramowitz.  The name index is at the back of the book.  The book also includes an equally long list of Abramowitz who lived in Nowogrudek and another list of Abramowitz citizens in Korelitz.  The century is not entirely correct for your search, but some of these people would have been born in the 19th century.

Korelitz (Karelichy, 15 km away) had many Abramowitz.  Korelitz survivor Yaakov Abramowitz's (z'l) daughter in Israel has personal records, including photographs, one of which included my great uncle.  I reached Yaakov's daughter through researcher Ann Belinsky in Israel, who edited the Yizkor book for Korelitz.  (The Korelitz Yizkor book does not have a list of names...the Korelitz names are listed in the Nowogrudek Yizkor book.)

Nowogrudek is known for the tunnel that Jews dug to escape the ghetto.  Most of those who survived this daring escape joined the Bielski Partisans.  Commemorating this, there is a Jewish Resistance Museum in Nowogrudek.  The museum director is Tamara Vershitskaya.  Tamara surprises me with the information that she has collected.  She found the abandoned farm where my grandmother was born.  Maybe Tamara has a surprise for you?  If there are Abramowitz descendants from Nowogrudek, Tamara may know them.

Jack Kagan (z'l) was a survivor of Nowogrudek and he was instrumental in preserving records for Nowogrudek.  This included authoring a book about Nowogrudek.  I corresponded with his daughter a year or two ago.  She may be another search venue for you.

If you need help contacting these people, let me know privately.  I am reluctant to post personal contact information in a public forum.

Ken Domeshek - Houston

Damesek - Nesvizh
Braverman - Nesvizh
Kartorzynski - Korelitz, Nowogrudek, Negnewicze
Sinienski - Negnewicze, Wsielub, Lyubcha
Simonowitz - Negnewicze


Re: Preferred naming conventions/approaches for family trees #records #general

sharon yampell
 

I have found numerous variations of certain last names that run through my tree.  What I do, even for those so far back who really did not have last names, I put what I knew was the original last name once someone had one and then put each descendant with the version they chose to use…

 

For example, if the oldest ancestor is your ?x great grandfather, then he would be ?x great grandfather Schwartz but if later descendants use Schwarz or Shwartz, then I put those as their last name…I put the original last name for the oldest family member for consistency and to so those looking at my tree, will know where the variations may have originated.

 

Sharon F. Yampell

Voorhees, New Jersey

 

From: Kenneth Ryesky
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 6:59 AM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Preferred naming conventions/approaches for family trees #general #records

 

Never mind marriages!  In my family tree I have name changes by adoption.  But never mind them, either; I also have court-approved gender changes in my family tree (judges are not necessarily biologists, and do not necessarily conform to biological laws).
--
Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@... 

Researching:
RAISKY/REISKY, ARONOV, SHKOLNIK(OV), AEROV; Gomel, Belarus
GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
BRODSKY, VASILESKY; Odessa, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)

 


Free access to UK census records this weekend #records

N. Summers
 

Just learned about this free offer from FindMyPast:


All UK census records are free this weekend

All of Findmypast’s British census records (1841-1911) are completely
free to access from 10:00 (BST) on 30 April until 3 May. Amazing
snapshots of the past, census records can help you trace your family
tree, generation by generation.

https://www.findmypast.co.uk/page/free-access?utm_source=fmp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FREEACCESS-ANNOUNCEMENT&utm_content=UK+CAMPAIGN+LOAD-TEST-FREE-ACCESS-Email1-280421&utm_term=410375710&M_BT=87310996367852

As I have no relatives in the UK, I have not tried it, but it seems like
a good resource. Happy Hunting!

*FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKENIK, LUSMAN, GOLDINER*(_Radziwillow,
Wolyn_, Russia _>Radzyliv_, Ukraine; _Ostroh_, Rivne, Poland>_Ostrog_,
_Rovno_, Ukraine; _Wolinsky_, Russia> _Ostrog_, _Volyn_,
Ukraine).*SAGORODER/ZAGORODER *(_Radziwillow_, Belarus/Ukraine; _Tel
Aviv_, Palestine / Israel).*LISS > ALPER*(_Motol_, _Vilyna_, _Pinsk_,
_Minsk, _Russia/Belarus)
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Nancy Summers

Maryland, USA

 

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus; Warsaw, Poland; Wolinsky, Russia/Ukraine)

LISS / ALPER  (Motol, Russia/Belarus)

LEAF / LIFSCHITZ ( Rechitsa, Belarus)

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