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May is Canadian Jewish Heritage Month #canada #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

In 2018,  the Canadian Parliament unanimously passed a bill proclaiming that the month of May will be marked as “Canadian Jewish Heritage Month” throughout Canada, celebrating the inspirational role that Jewish Canadians have played and continue to play in communities across the country.  From law, to politics, to culture, to sports, this important initiative celebrates the contributions Jewish Canadians have been making to Canada for 250 years. To read the  Canadian Jewish Heritage Month Act go to: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-18.4/page-1.html

 

Canada is home to the fourth largest Jewish community in the world.

 

Jewish Canadian leaders are active in all parts of society and have helped shape the diversity found within it. Canadian Jewish Heritage Month provides an opportunity to celebrate Jewish communities from coast to coast to coast for their valuable contributions in building a more open, diverse, and consciously more inclusive Canada for all.

 

If you would like to share your family’s contribution, if you are a descendent of a Holocaust survivor who came to Canada, a family member who served in the Canadian Force, and/or a family member who enriched their community as an artist or performer they would like you to tell them your story using the #JewishHeritageMonth hashtag on Twitter or by email  info@.... Please put “My Jewish Heritage” in the subject line.  They will amplify your story and collectively celebrate Canada’s proud history.

 

Statement by Minister of Diversity Chagger on Canadian Jewish Heritage Month may be read at:

https://stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2021/05/01/statement-by-minister-chagger-on-canadian-jewish-heritage-month

 

To see the Jewish Heritage Guide go to: http://jewishheritage.ca/guide/

 

The National Film Board of Canada also has a selection of films in honor of Jewish Heritage Month which may be accessed at: https://www.nfb.ca/channels/canadian-jewish-heritage-month/

The films are free and do not require registration.

 

The Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies has a Jewish Heritage Month Resource Guidebook which may be downloaded at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x398vjbkzu6zzad/Jewish%20Heritage%20Month%20Guide%202020.pdf?

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Pubic Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Announcing the publication of the Yizkor Book of SOCHACZEW, Poland #yizkorbooks #JewishGenUpdates #announcements

Susan Rosin
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project is pleased to announce its 121st title:
Memorial Book of Sochaczew (Poland); Translation of Pinkas Sochaczew

Original Yizkor Book was published Jerusalem in 1962

Translation Project Coordinator: Jan Meisels Allen
Editors: A. Sh. Sztejn, G. Wejszman
Cover Design: Rachel Kolokoff-Hopper
Layout and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Photo Processing: Sondra Ettlinger

Hard Cover, 8.5" by 11", 670 pages with all original illustrations and
photographs.
The book is available from JewishGen for $38

Sochaczew, located in central Poland is a town about 44 miles due west of
Warsaw, whose Jewish presence dates back to the 15th century. The first
reported Jew in town was in 1463 - a doctor. Life was not easy for the Jews
due to an alleged "blood libel" in the mid- 16th century, and the rabbi was
sentenced to death, along with several other inhabitants. In the 19th
century the Jewish community grew. Sochaczew became a great Hasidic center,
first led by Tzaddik Abraham Bornsztajn.
The synagogue was destroyed when the Nazis occupied the town in September
1939, and the town was destroyed during World War ll. Many of the Jews ended
up in the Warsaw ghetto and some ended up in the Skarzyko Work Camp. 4,000
Jews lived in the town at the start of the war. Few survived. Today, there
are no Jews in the town.

This Yizkor book contains many first-hand accounts and personal remembrances
of the survivors and immigrants from the town and serves as a fitting
memorial to this destroyed Jewish community and in addition bears witness to
its destruction.

For the researchers, this book contains a wealth of both genealogical and
cultural information that can provide a picture of the environment of our
ancestors.

Consider this book as a gift for a family member or a friend.

For all our publications see: https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

For ordering information see:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Sochaczew.html


Susan Rosin
Yizkor Books In Print


Re: Searching for American immigration for Jennie Baer #general #lithuania #usa

The Becker's Email
 

Assuming the info above is correct that Jennie's parents were Faiwusch and Sarah Berman arriving NY Aug. 1921, they were going to son (Edward) Baer in Dover, NH.  Attached is the link to Edward's nat. petition.  I could not find his immigration/manifest record.  Suggest you research as many of Jennie's siblings' records as you can find as that may help you sort out the Berman vs. Baer and find Jennie on a ship's manifest.

New Hampshire, County Naturalization Records, 1771-2001; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99SG-H72?cc=2040051&wc=M7MP-B38%3A347264701%2C347318401

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI


Re: Searching for American immigration for Jennie Baer #general #lithuania #usa

Renee Steinig
 

Arthur Pronin <aspronin@...> wrote:

"I am searching for my great grandmother's immigration entry to
America. Ive searched many times and ways. Jennie Baer- born 1887 in
Salat Russia, sometimes lists Riga. Census says she came to USA-1909.
On her marriage record it says Berman not Baer. Ive done searches on
that name also. Her name on tombstone is Shayna...."

Adding to others' advice (check various ports, censuses,
naturalizations, etc.), I'd emphasize two things:

- Learn more about immediate family members, whose records may shed light.
So, for example, I looked for the arrival records of Philip and Sara
Baer, who -- according to a tree on Geni where Art has contributed --
were Jennie's parents. They arrived in New York in August 1921 as
Faiwusch and Sara Berman. And one of Jennie's sisters arrived in New
York in August 1912, as Riwe Berman. Last residence for all: Salat.
Baer may have been a name the family changed to in the US.

- Search names and dates very flexibly.
Even if censuses all show arrival in 1909, check a somewhat wider
period. Same for year of birth. And consider various ways names may
have been spelled -- or misspelled! -- on a manifest.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


Announcing the publication of the Yizkor Book of SPCHACZEW, Poland #yizkorbooks #announcements #JewishGenUpdates

Susan Rosin
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project is pleased to announce its 121st title:
Memorial Book of Sochaczew (Poland); Translation of Pinkas Sochaczew
Original Yizkor Book was published Jerusalem in 1962

Translation Project Coordinator: Jan Meisels Allen
Editors: A. Sh. Sztejn, G. Wejszman
Cover Design: Rachel Kolokoff-Hopper
Layout and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Photo Processing: Sondra Ettlinger

Hard Cover, 11" by 8.5", 670 pages with all original illustrations and
photographs.
The book is available from JewishGen for $38

Sochaczew, located in central Poland is a town about 44 miles due west of
Warsaw, whose Jewish presence dates back to the 15th century. The first
reported Jew in town was in 1463 - a doctor. Life was not easy for the Jews
due to an alleged "blood libel" in the mid- 16th century, and the rabbi was
sentenced to death, along with several other inhabitants. In the 19th
century the Jewish community grew. Sochaczew became a great Hasidic center,
first led by Tzaddik Abraham Bornsztajn.
The synagogue was destroyed when the Nazis occupied the town in September
1939, and the town was destroyed during World War ll. Many of the Jews ended
up in the Warsaw ghetto and some ended up in the Skarzyko Work Camp. 4,000
Jews lived in the town at the start of the war. Few survived. Today, there
are no Jews in the town.

This Yizkor book contains many first-hand accounts and personal remembrances
of the survivors and immigrants from the town and serves as a fitting
memorial to this destroyed Jewish community and in addition bears witness to
its destruction.

For the researchers, this book contains a wealth of both genealogical and
cultural information that can provide a picture of the environment of our
ancestors.

Consider this book as a gift for a family member or a friend.

For all our publications see: https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

For ordering information see:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Sochaczew.html


Susan Rosin
Yizkor Books In Print


New Database Documents One Million WWll Russian Citizen Heroes Who Defended Moscow #announcements #records #russia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The Russian Archives have been posting WWll records—the latest database is honoring citizens who helped with the defense of Moscow during the war. The database includes children and women and people from north of Moscow, the Yaroslav Region also received the medal. Over one million people received the For the Defense of Moscow medal.  The list of names may be found at: https://vov.mos.ru/title?redirect_url=%2Fcollections%2Fmoscow-defense%2Fawarded  If you use Chrome as your browser there is an English option.  Personal details on these people can include their birth year, political party affiliation, nationality, employer and work title.

  

 Award recipients can be searched by last, first or patronymic name (such as Nikolaevich for a man whose father was Nikolai). A list of recipients appears when a Russian letter is clicked on but that is not the complete list of recipients for each letter.

The database if free to use and does not require registration.

 

To learn how to use the database there is a video guide for those unfamiliar with Russian which can be found at:

  https://tinyurl.com/ypzsepv8

original url:

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOAMICDEsWtYYO846bOf-Gfx717tPCKGEU2e8JIq1aca6ihlR0LeclY96n_g7pj6A/photo/AF1QipNI3WWJCxBspg2o85L3Djc10UT1AjWcv9LjUfEr?key=NjY4X2g3ck5Ec21qXzg3UTlyT0RMSUVuMDNCYU93

 

For tips using the database without knowing Russian see Vera Miller’s posting at:

https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/2021/05/01/new-database-documents-1-million-wwii-citizen-heroes-who-defended-moscow/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Jewish agricultural communities...Daukniunai, in Lithuania #lithuania

spivaks@...
 

I suggest you talk to Chaim Bargman who is a historian and researcher living in Kaunas, Lithuania. If anyone is able to find out things like that, it would be him.
https://www.visitlithuania.net/guides-service/jewish/1681-chaim-bargman

Galina Spivak
Los Angeles,  California


Re: Searching for American immigration for Jennie Baer #general #lithuania #usa

Molly Staub
 

Hi Arthur,

Did you try other American entry ports, such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, and Galveston? I solved one such mystery by checking immigration through Canada. Good luck

  Molly Arost Staub, Boca Raton, FL

Searching
UKRAINE:
BERENSON,
GROFFMAN,
MENDELSOHN,
KISBERG

BESSARABIA:
AROST/HARAST/ KHAREST
SHTOFMAN


Jaffa Immigration Records-Translation Requested #israel #records #translation

fred.kuntzman@...
 

I have attached the immigration records from Jaffa from 1919-1921 obtained from the Israeli government archives.  I believe my grandfather, Isaac Russman, may have emigrated to Palestine from Wlodova, Poland, likely through Odessa in that period.  My Hebrew is fairly rudimentary, but it appears to me that there may be 2 Russman's as the second and third records on page 229, or another one as the 11th record on page 236.  I would appreciate it if someone could translate these records and let me know.  Also, if there are other Russman entries, or some derivation thereof, in the listing, it would be great to know.

Thank you.

Fred Kuntzman


Re: Jewish agricultural communities...Daukniunai, in Lithuania #lithuania

Sherri Bobish
 

David,

The JewishGen Gazetteer
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp
lists three locations in Lithuania with the name Daukniunai.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Looking for Edvando, Lithuania #lithuania

pathetiq1@...
 

Hi Tracy, 

Perhaps you are looking for this place Jedvabno
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Community.php?usbgn=-505687
--
Giannis Daropoulos 

Greece


Reminder: Manipulating the SteveMorse website and more - JGSIG May meeting #announcements #education #events #jgs-iajgs

Arthur Sissman
 

Hi JewishGenners!

 

The Jewish Genealogy SIG May meeting is on Tues May 11, 2021 at 10-11:30 am EDT on Zoom - RSVP to genresearch13@... to join the fun. 
You will get a response to your RSVP.   The Zoom link will come 2-3 days before the event!

The topics will include: Manipulating the SteveMorse.org website, Handling Google alerts, Following "your people" on Family Search, and using Member Connect feature at Ancestry.com.  Sorta like - letting other people do the work!

If you request a Zoom link for the above meeting and are NOT in the JGSIG database, please answer the questions below:

  • How did you find out about the meeting?
  • Where are you located?
  • Do you have a family tree?
  • Have you DNA Tested?
  • Research interest or what question are you trying to answer - not too much detail please?
--
Arthur Sissman
Jewish Genealogy SIG of Collier/Lee Co FL

genresearch13@...

954-328-3559

Join our FB page at Jewish Genealogy SIG: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hellojewishgen

Genealogy Wise page: http://www.genealogywise.com/profile/ArthurSissman

TimeZoneConverter. https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ 


Re: Searching for American immigration for Jennie Baer #general #lithuania #usa

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"I am searching for my great grandmother's immigration entry to America. Ive searched many times and ways. Jennie Baer- born 1887 in Salat Russia,"

Did she marry before she came to the US? Where did she live when she first came? What was her maiden name? Do you know her relatives who she might have come to? She might have come using her maiden name, which you don't say. If she went to Milwaukee, or anywhere outside NYC, right away, she might have come to a different port - even if she came to NYC, she might have come to Philadelphia or Boston. 

Did she get naturalized herself - or if she came to her husband, where did he come from?, was he naturalized? There is much else that will help. Censuses? Death records. The list goes on and on.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Looking for Edvando, Lithuania #lithuania

schellt@...
 

I am looking for where my grandmother lived in Lithuania.  She came to the United States in 1914, and on the ship manifest she lists her place of birth as Edvadno.  On later documents she says she is from Litthuania.   The only reference I can find of Edvadno is of a battle taking place between the Bobr and Edvadno in February 1915.   Would like to find out the present-day location of Edvadno.  
Tracy Schell


First Name Naming Conventions #ukraine #names

Neil
 

Hello
Are there any traditions or customs around naming conventions you can help with?
I have found three male names who I believe are brothers - Simon Harry, Leon Saul and Moisey Nesanel (surname Nesanelis). All born late 19th century in the Ukrainian part of the the then Russian Empire.
The first two (Simon/Leon) made it to the UK and made this part of Europe their own (census, birth records of children etc). The third Moisey I believe remained in Russia (Vitals, Military records etc).

Simon married in the UK and he has a brother listed as being in attendance "Moshe Leib", not "Leon Saul" who I know to have been resident at the time. The attached is an extract from the Marriage authorisation record:

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93446

Would it be unusual to give a child a middle name the same as the first name of another child (Leib/Leon Saul and Moshe Leib)? 
Would two children be given variants of the same first name namely Moshe and Moisey? (i.e. Leon Saul is actually Moshe Leib, and he changed his name on his own marriage as he did his surname)

There are of course other explanations at play here - I may not be looking at three brothers!
Or that the 'brother in attendance' actually relates to two individuals Moshe and Leib? Moshe accompanying his parents who I do believe took the trip to the UK before returning back to Russia.
But useful to get your thoughts on naming conventions and any other potential scenario at play here.

Many thanks

Neil

--
Neil Ashton
London UK
Interested in Locations: Berdichev/Odessa.
Surnames: Nesanelis/Litinzisky (to name but two)


Genealogical periodicals #general #bessarabia

eitaniriel@...
 

Shalom,

I have copies of the following periodicals “Avotaynu, Sharsheret Hadorot, and Toldot” which are not complete sets but may be useful in a genealogical society’s Library. I am willing to send them by surface mail or air mail depending on the quantity. Those of you that are interested, let me know and I will send you a list of what I have.

I am also updating my Kliskivtsi Kehilalinks and would like to have additional information if any of you have connections in this area of Bessarabia which would include Khotin and environs.

A sad Lag B’omer in Israel this year.

Harriet Kasow HKasow@...

Jerusalem

Researching: SADOWNIC/SADOVNICK/SADOFF Klishkivtsi, Bessarabia, Ukraine, BELFER/BELL, Bar, Ukraine, KACEW/KASOW, Lunna, Grodno, Belarus, SHISHATZKY/SHATZ Lunna, BLOCH Ivie, Belarus,


Searching for American immigration for Jennie Baer #general #lithuania #usa

Arthur Pronin
 

Hey-
I am searching for my great grandmother's immigration entry to America. Ive searched many times and ways. Jennie Baer- born 1887 in Salat Russia, sometimes lists Riga. Census says she came to USA-1909. On her marriage record it says Berman not Baer. Ive done searches on that name also. Her name on tombstone is Shayna. Help! Im frustrated. 

Thanks
Arthur Pronin
Houston Tx


Re: notes on a manifest #records

David Oseas
 

The note was added by the INS when the second passenger applied for naturalization and applies only to that passenger.

For more info on this and other passenger list markings, see the InfoFile on JewishGen:  https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/occ/

Regards,
David Oseas


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

mvayser@...
 

Statistics for this census:

pages 1-75
6 merchant families (1st, 2nd, and 3rd guilds) - 23 men
381 families of artisans and city dwellers - 843 men

This census contains only men.

Mike Vayser


notes on a manifest #records

June Genis
 

I would appreciate thoughts on what appear to be notes added at a
later date on a manifest record. I believe that the first person on
the page, Schmul Okun, was originally listed as "shop keeper" which
was later changed to "clerk" that same change appears to have been
made to other people. The second line includes a note that appears to
be a reference to another document and date much farther in the
future. It's unclear whether that reference is intended to apply only
to that line but all entries on that page. Can anyone shed some light
on these things? I tried to paste a screen image of the record here
but it keeps showing up as an attached PNG file. I'm not sure if the
address below will get someone there. If not, can someone let me know
the best way to share it?

https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10512-26759400-SI2/s-okun-in-ellis-island-other-new-york-passenger-lists#fullscreen

June Genis
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June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)

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