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JGS Cleveland presents "A Story of Rose’s: Creating a Personal Narrative to Remember and Investigate” with Larry Volk. #jgs-iajgs #events #education

deborahakatz@...
 

Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland (jgscleveland.org) for our next Zoom program on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 7-8:30 pm EST: “A Story of Rose’s:  Creating a Personal Narrative to Remember and Investigate” with Larry Volk.

 

Program: “A Story of Rose’s” is a biographical narrative about Rosette Alcabes Volk, Larry’s mother and a Holocaust survivor, whose journey brought her from Cuba to France, and later to the United States and Cleveland, Ohio. It is a son’s creative effort to know his mother through significant events that shaped and changed Rose’s identity.  It is an act of remembrance but also investigation.  Through a presentation of his work exploring his mother’s history, Larry will discuss the process of using the photographs and materials that are handed through generations to preserve family history.

 

Speaker: Larry C. Volk is a Cleveland native and Hawken graduate (class of 1980). He holds an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and is a Professor of Photography in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. He is an artist, educator, and author and lectured nationally on digital imaging, portfolio production and art practice and has served nationally as a photographic reviewer. As a visual artist, Larry works with a range of photographic media in a variety of contexts.  His work has been exhibited nationally and is held in both private and museum collections. He is co-author of No Plastic Sleeves: The Portfolio and Self-Promotion Guide for designers and photographers published by Focal Press in 2021. Larry’s collection of work and personal story can be found at larryvolk.com.

 

Registration: Required and free - Send an email to rsvp@... by 12 Noon EST on June 2nd to receive a Zoom link.  If you are NOT a JGS Cleveland member, please include your name, email, and complete mailing address.  Space is limited and priority will be given to JGS Cleveland members.

 

 

 

Contact: Deborah A. Katz, JD, PhD

Vice President, Programming

Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
programming@...


Re: Annie WALDHORN/KENIG What was her name? #general

Mark Halpern
 

Dear Ellen:


I am 99% sure that the attached birth record #161 is that of daughter Mallie from the ship manifest. This is the September 2, 1887 birth of Malke to father Feinwel LEITNER and mother Chany WALDHORN. This records also identifies Chany's parents as Judel and Malke WALDHORN from Wolosow, a small town near Nadworna, where this birth registration took place. Nadworna was in the Stanislawow region of Galicia in 1887. 

Feinwel and Chany had two more children who both died in infancy -- Nechume (1889-1890) and Mayer (1893-1894). 

Feinwel and Chany were not married in a civil marriage which would have been registered, but  they must have been married in a religious ceremony. Since Chany immigrated without a husband, you might assume that the husband died, but I find no death record for Feinwel LEITNER. 

Parents Judel and Malke surely could correspond to Julius and Molly. Not sure about Pauline. My father was born in Galicia. He was Judel at birth. His Hebrew name was Yehuda. And he was known in America as Julius or Jules. 

There are other WALDHORN records from Nadworna and Stanislawow. Please look again at JRI-Poland. One of those records is the following:

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View Nearby Image WALDHORN / KÖNIG  Zipra  1881  99   
 
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25 y.
 
 
Wolosów / Nazawizów 
Juda WALDHORN
Malke WALDHORN
 

This record connects the WALDHORN and KONIG surnames through Chany's parents Juda and Malke. Zipra was Chany's sister. My take from this record is that Malke's maiden name was KONIG. 

I think you now have more to search for.

Best regards,
Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Stanislawow Area Research Coordinator
 

On 2021-05-25 2:37 pm, Ellen Gottfried wrote:

Question: What is Annie's maiden name, approximately how old was she,
and how was she related to Aaron?

The Characters:

Annie:

Available documentation:

1. Certified Copy of Entry of Marriage, from London in 1898:
Annie WALDERIN age 23 father Louis WALDERIN married Solomon Nadler

2. Ship record 1899 Annie is the mother of Mallie, age 9.

3. Ship manifest: Annie was going to her brother Aaron KENIG

4. Only available birth certificate for any of Annie's children,
from Connecticut in 1902: Jacob Nadler, mother Annie WALDHORN age 30

5. 1910 census: Annie age 40 1930 census Annie age 60

6. Death record Connecticut 1945: Anna KENIG Nadler born 1869
father Julius KENIG, mother Pauline

7. Tombstone: Chana bat Yehuda

8. Letters from two of Annie's elderly children listing their
mother's name as Anna WALDHORN KENIG one said born in 1869 and one
said born in 1874

9. Letter from one child lists Annie's mother as Pauline WALDHORN KENIG.

10. A newspaper article, from Poland lists Jacob WALDHORN as Annie and
Aaron's brother.

Annie is not in the 1900 or 1920 censuses. There are no other records
with any information about her.

Aaron:KENIG

Available documentation:

1. Son named Julius whose grave lists his name as Yehuda ben Aaron

2. Application for social security lists his father as Abram KENIG

3. Death certificate Connecticut: Father Julius KENIG, mother Molly

JRI Poland and Gesher Galicia do not have records relevant to these
questions. A brief conversation 10 years ago with Aaron's
granddaughter included the information that Annie was her aunt.

Is a likely explanation that Annie and Aaron's parents were not legally married?


Ellen Gottfried, Plainview, New York


Travel from Shtetll to Sea Port #ukraine

Herbert Lazerow
 

    It was often not possible for people in Europe to save enough money for their trans-Atlantic passage.  I know nothing about Canada, but in Philadelphia, several "banks" were established that allowed persons in the U.S. to make small periodic payments until enough had been accumulated to enable them to bring their relatives over from Europe.  It was the banks that purchased the transportation, and it may have been the banks that decided the port of departure and the shipping line. Whether each bank had a deal with a particular shipping line, I have no idea.
Bert
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Professor of Law, University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110 U.S.A.
(619)260-4597 office, (858)453-2388 cell, lazer@...
Author: Mastering Art Law (2d ed. Carolina Academic Press 2020)

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Herbert Lazerow
Professor of Law, University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110
lazer@...
Author: Mastering Art Law (Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed. 2020)


Ancestry Acquires Forces War Records #records #unitedkingdom #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

    

 

 

Ancestry has acquired Clever Digit Media which owns and operated Forces War Records (https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/) .  Forces War Records has over 26 million military records from the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth Countries.

 

Forces War Records is the leading British military genealogy- specialist website. with a unique product that helps people both discover and contextualize their family’s military history. Through Forces War Records, people can discover details about their ancestors like their regiment, base or ship they served on, the battles they fought, and the medals they were awarded.

 

I am not affiliated with either Ancestry or Forces War Records and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Trying to trace my ggf first wife ZALIMANZON #lithuania #general

hsalmenson@...
 

My grandfather Srol Zalmanzon was born to Leyvik Zalmanzon, born 1852 and his first wife. I am unable to find any information about this first marriage. Leyvik Zalmanzon later settled in Rokiskis were he was included in the census since 1886. He remarried and had several children.
I am particularly interested in finding details about the first wife, where the marriage took place, what shtetel they lived in,  so I can try find more information about the family.
Thanks.
Herman Salmenson


Luria Genealogy #general

Chaim Luria
 

There have been many appends recently regarding the genealogy of Issac Luria ("Ari"). My name is Chaim Luria and I have been researching the Luria genealogy for over 20 years. I am also the administrator of the Luria Surname DNA research group on FamilytreeDNA.com. I would like to answer many questions which have been posted recently. The "Ari" is not a descendent of the "Marashal" but is a distant relative. The Ari's only son Moshe died at an early age and is buried near him in Safed. We have no information on any of the Ari's daughters so anyone who contents that he is a descendent of the Ari would have difficulty proving that claim. Because I have Y-DNA samples of confirmed male decedents of the Marashal (they have a proven continuous father to son lineage) we know the Y-DNA fingerprint of the original Luria family (that of the Marashal). If some male thinks that he has a continuous father to son lineage to the Marashal, he can take a Y-DNA test (preferably at least 67 sites) to determine if this connection exists. When a test is done via the FamilytreeDNA.com, you should request to be part of the Luria surname group and make your results Public so that they can be compared with the known fingerprint of the Marashal.

Contrary to popular belief most Luria's do not have a father to son connection to the Marashal (or other members of his family), so it is a fact that most Lurias are not related , the most common reasons being:
1. A male without a surname when required to adopt one in the early 1800's because of government regulations chose the name Luria.
2. A male without a surname married a Luria daughter and adopted her surname for his family.

In order to clarify the relationship between the "Ari" and the "Marashal" I am attaching an abridged family tree to this post.
I do not do family research for individuals, but would be happy to answer questions directed to my e-mail: cluria48@...

Regards,
Chaim Luria
Jerusalem


LIFSHITZ familly #belarus

Ellen Gottfried
 

My second great grandfather Benjamin was born in Mir, in what is now
Belarus in approximately 1864.. His NY death certificate lists his
parents as Zodock and Leah. The 1854 Mir revision list has the
following entry: Yelya son of Tsodyk Head of Household, Tsodyk son
of Yelya as his son, Lifa as his daughter in law. There is no one
else named Tsodyk in the revision list. Is it reasonable to assume
that Tsodyk and Lifa are Benjamin's parents? There is no other
family information so I can't trace any of Yelya's other children
listed in the revision list.
Ellen Gottfried, Plainview, New York


Annie WALDHORN/KENIG What was her name? #general

Ellen Gottfried
 

Question: What is Annie’s maiden name, approximately how old was she,
and how was she related to Aaron?

The Characters:

Annie:

Available documentation:

1. Certified Copy of Entry of Marriage, from London in 1898:
Annie WALDERIN age 23 father Louis WALDERIN married Solomon Nadler

2. Ship record 1899 Annie is the mother of Mallie, age 9.

3. Ship manifest: Annie was going to her brother Aaron KENIG

4. Only available birth certificate for any of Annie’s children,
from Connecticut in 1902: Jacob Nadler, mother Annie WALDHORN age 30

5. 1910 census: Annie age 40 1930 census Annie age 60

6. Death record Connecticut 1945: Anna KENIG Nadler born 1869
father Julius KENIG, mother Pauline

7. Tombstone: Chana bat Yehuda

8. Letters from two of Annie’s elderly children listing their
mother’s name as Anna WALDHORN KENIG one said born in 1869 and one
said born in 1874

9. Letter from one child lists Annie’s mother as Pauline WALDHORN KENIG.

10. A newspaper article, from Poland lists Jacob WALDHORN as Annie and
Aaron’s brother.

Annie is not in the 1900 or 1920 censuses. There are no other records
with any information about her.

Aaron:KENIG

Available documentation:

1. Son named Julius whose grave lists his name as Yehuda ben Aaron

2. Application for social security lists his father as Abram KENIG

3. Death certificate Connecticut: Father Julius KENIG, mother Molly

JRI Poland and Gesher Galicia do not have records relevant to these
questions. A brief conversation 10 years ago with Aaron’s
granddaughter included the information that Annie was her aunt.

Is a likely explanation that Annie and Aaron's parents were not legally married?


Ellen Gottfried, Plainview, New York


Re: Deciphering a birthplace #general

Susan&David
 


Interesting question.  This website makes your guess look pretty good.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_governorates_of_the_Russian_Empire


David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 5/25/2021 2:24 PM, David Scriven via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
In the 1901 UK census some relatives have their birthplace as Russia: Geever Gerberne, which does not seem to exist


I imagine the census taker was making a guess as to what the foreign sounds represented. Other sources have this family coming from Kiev. Could Geever Gerberne be Kyiv Gubernia or is it somewhere else?
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David Scriven
Vancouver, Canada


Deciphering a birthplace #general

David Scriven
 

In the 1901 UK census some relatives have their birthplace as Russia: Geever Gerberne, which does not seem to exist


I imagine the census taker was making a guess as to what the foreign sounds represented. Other sources have this family coming from Kiev. Could Geever Gerberne be Kyiv Gubernia or is it somewhere else?
--
David Scriven
Vancouver, Canada


MyHeritage Free Access May 26- June 1 #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

MyHeritage is offering free access to its military records- 69.6 million from around the world including draft, enlistment, and service records, pension records, and other military documents. These collections contain valuable information about men and women who served and their families. Military records can contain birth and death dates, names and addresses of family members, and details about the soldier’s service. In some cases, they can provide details not found in other types of records, such as notes on physical characteristics like height, weight, and eye color.

 

The free access begins on May 26 and ends on June 1. They did not list a time zone so presume central daylight time.

 

To read more see their blog post at:

https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/05/special-for-memorial-day-access-military-records-for-free-on-myheritage/

 

To search the collection go to: https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-3000/military

 

You are required to register –no credit card information is requested.

 

That will take you to the person whose name and information you placed in the search field.

 

I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Marriage records #records

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Sherri,

Lunna is today in Belarus.
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1945652

You can search:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Belarus/

It was common for marriages to not be recorded civilly, and extant records vary greatly by town / region.

You can search by town name and browse through those records. 

When searching by surname it is best to do a phonetic or soundex search as names get spelled in variant ways.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


Travel from Shtetll to Sea Port #ukraine

Ada Glustein
 

My family lived in a small shtetl near Uman, Russia (now Ukraine).  They were a large family and small groups each travelled to a different port of departure on ships that came to Canada, 1910 - 1913.  Does anyone know how much the train tickets would have cost?  Why they would have split up to go to different ports?  (Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp).  I understand that agents came into the area to sell ship passages; did the cost also involve train transport to get to the boats?  How long would such travel have taken?  Would they have travelled in a different way?  Thank you for any info you can share.

Ada Glustein
GLUSTEIN, GLUZSHTEYN, (Kammenaya Krinitsa, Podolia Gubernia; Uman, Kiev Gubernia
PLETSEL, PLETZEL, Ternovka, Podolia


Re: submission form for translations #general

elena-boldyreva@...
 

Hello,
first, you submit your document to ViewMate and wait for its approval. You can find the instructions on how to post on ViewMate here: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/topost.asp
Once it is approved on ViewMate, you will make a post on this forum including the links to the image that you need to translate, posted on ViewMate. 

Regards,
Elena Boldyreva
Toronto, Canada.
/Looking for Meyer Rogovin (Szack, Volozhin, Minsk Guberniya)/

Moderator note: In addition, a hashtag of #translation is needed at the end of a subject line for message classification once you post.


Re: Help deciphering names on ship manifest #names #general #usa

Lee Hover
 

Clicking on the url brings one to a request to join ancestry, not the page in question.

Lee Messing Hover


Re: Translation request: Romanian to English #translation #romania

Valentin Lupu
 

"You are loved and unforgettable
You worked for us and ?
Your wife and children carry you in their souls and pray for the peace and quiet of your soul"

Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL


Re: Josephine Kleinman #ukraine #usa #general

pathetiq1@...
 


David Icek Hoffman / Chofman #poland #general

amnonp@...
 

Looking for information regarding David Icek Hoffman / Chofman born 1862 in Wawolnica

Married to Ruchla Berkowicz born 1864 in Opole

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Amnon PALDI
amnonp@...


Josephine Kleinman #ukraine #usa #general

amnonp@...
 

Looking for information regarding Josephine Kleinman, born Apr 27 1912 in Antwerp Belgium,

Emigrated to the USA in 1939/1940.

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Amnon PALDI
amnonp@...


Help deciphering a town name on passenger Manifest #records #belarus

Richard Gilbert
 

David,

It is not the easiest piece of text to read but I would tend to agree that it could be Kletzk.

As has already been suggested you will need to find some corroborative evidence either from the US or from Kletzk itself to confirm that this is where your ancestors left from.

One source that might help you are the passports that would have been issued to Esther and her son to facilitate travel internally within Russia.

I was able to find the internal passports from 1905 issued to my great great grandmother, my great grandmother and my great uncle, when they travelled from Kletzk to London, England.

Good Luck with your search.

Richard Gilbert
Bushey, Hertfordshire

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