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Re: Luria Genealogy #general

David Shapiro
 

Thank you for a very enlightening place. However there is one point that needs clarification. You said that the that had only one son, Moshe. In 'Sefer Hagilgulim" chapter 65, Rabbi Chaim Vital, disciple of the Ari, writes that the Ari had two sons, Moshe and Shlomo. Only on Moshe does he use the past tense and write "zichrono lebrocha".

I recall reading (but don't remember the source) that one of these sons was a son in law of Rabbi Yosef Karo. If so, then he may have had offspring.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Re: Looking for “enfants cachés” (hidden children) in the South of France #france #holocaust

JUROVSKY,Catherine
 

Hello you should put a post  in english but also in french on the facebook page Association pour la Mémoire de la Shoah or  Devoir de Memoire la Shoah, pour ne pas oublier
Best regards
Catherine JUROVSKY
catherine.jurovsky@...


FamilySearch Library To Offer Library Lookup Service #announcements #records #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 


With the pandemic, the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has been closed, as has its regional and affiliate libraries. A new Library Lookup Service will soon provide greater access to these records globally.

 

You need to register for a free FamilySearch Account where you can search through their large database of records.  https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog. When you open the link on the right upper side there is a sign in and a create account. To create an account you need to provide your first and last names, birth month, day and year, sex and whether you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

 

Upon request, staff and volunteers at the library will look up specific records in their collections that cannot be viewed online. Since Library Lookup is not a research service, people will need to identify the specific record from FamilySearch.org that they need to see.

 

To use the Lookup service, visit the online request form (https://form.jotform.com/201775133001037 to request a copy of the image of the original document. 

 

If your request is about something in a book-not all books have been digitized and copyright limitations will apply. Use the same aforementioned request form along with the title or call number of the book and the page number (s) you want copied.  The staff will send a PDF copy of the page or pages, as allowed. In cases where page numbers are unknown, staff can check the index in a book for the listing of a name or chosen term to help provide the right pages. 

 

After the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and the library reopens, the Library Lookup Service will continue as part of the FamilySearch global outreach.

 

To read more see: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/library-lookup-service-fhl/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Looking for “enfants cachés” (hidden children) in the South of France #france #holocaust

yael polat
 

I am looking for people (or their descendants) who have been “enfants cachés” in South of France.  Enfants cachés = hidden children with or without their parents.   South France means Béziers, Barcelonnette, Montauban etc. An exposition about there destiny is organized.
Yael Polat
ISRAEl
 
 
Attachments area
 
 
 


National Library of New Zealand Project to Digitize 130 Years of The Press Archives #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The Press Archives up to 1995 will be digitized and made freely available for searching online under a landmark agreement with the National Library of New Zealand. The library’s Papers Past website already publishes editions of The Press from 1861 to 1945 which can be searched by words, phrases and dates. They are part of a substantial catalogue of 167 historic newspapers dating from 1839 to 1950, plus magazines, letters and Parliamentary papers.

 

Digitization of The Press up to 1995 would make newspaper coverage of national and international events post World War II readily accessible to the public. Topics from the Cold War through the cultural changes of the 1950’s and 60’s, the revival of te reo and te ao Māori in through to the Springbok tours and more would be searchable online.

 

The Papers Past site had about 30 million page views a year from about two million visitors. Genealogists make up the largest single group of users.  The website is: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/

 

A study in 2012-13 presented to the International Federation of Library Associations found Papers Past was the world’s third most discoverable historic news resource online, after Google News and the New York Times.

 

The Press editions from 1946 to 1961 would be digitized by late November, with the editions up to 1995 made available to the public in batches by the end of 2023.

 

To read more see:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/125164700/major-project-to-allow-digital-access-to-130-years-of-the-press-archives

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


dmjacobs@...
 

Any organizations or businesses that wish to have an exhibitor’s booth in the virtual Expo Hall or place an ad in the digital Guidebook for the IAJGS2021 virtual conference, August 1-5, 2021, please send an email requesting information to:

Diane M. Jacobs

Sponsors and Exhibitors Liaison

IAJGS2021

exhibitors@...

--
Diane M. Jacobs


Invitation to Zoom meeting: "Researching NYC Records Remotely" with Jordan Auslander #usa #events #records

Ben Kempner
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) invites you to a Zoom meeting at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Sunday, June 20: "Researching NYC Records Remotelywith Jordan Auslander.

To request a Zoom link, please click here to complete this short registration form. 

Members of JGSSN can attend for free.  Non-members can either pay $5.00 on the Donate page. Or you can pay $20 for a subscription to the 2021 series of outstanding speakers (see below).  More details can be found at https://www.jgssn.org/meetings.html.  To become a member and sign up for the 2021 series, go to the Membership page.

 Session Description:

 As the cosmopolitan gateway to the United States, New York City continues to appeal to those who dream of a better life. Between 1820 and 1920 over 82 percent of immigrants to the United States came through the port of New York. Even if they migrated elsewhere, over 100,000,000 Americans have an ancestral paper trail that involves New York City (of them about 40 million have roots in Brooklyn). Learn how to trace your New York ancestors, whether they were passing through or called it home as well as resources to help you reconnect with family that remained elsewhere. While on-site research is the optimal approach to research, this is not always convenient or feasible.

Nevertheless, much can be accomplished in advance or in lieu of physical travel.  Components of New York City family history can be identified without setting foot on Broadway using a broad array of free and subscription internet sites as well as some conventional sources.  These resources will be evaluated in the context of the questions and needs of lecture participants.
 

 About Jordan Auslander:

 Former transportation planner, now New York based genealogical researcher, lecturer and expert witness. Jordan has pursued cases across the United States, Europe and Israel; translated, created and published an index to vital records in the Slovak State Archive system, Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary. (and articles including the history and documentation of US participants in WWI),

 
His history BA first applied in title search, real estate and background contracted for various literary projects; Jordan got into genealogy, like everyone else -- too late.  Interest in family history grew while stuck with sorting through bales of material his paternal grandmother accumulated.  He joined the Jewish Genealogical Society in 1988 serving on its board 1994-96; member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society.
 
Applied his theatrical writing and acting pretensions as “Heir Jordan, Extreme Genealogist” Telly award winner for RootsTelevision.com and the ‘reliably inappropriate’ host of IAJGS conference Gameshow Night.


JGSSN 2021 Lecture Series:

Become a member for $20 and attend any or all of the upcoming lectures - https://www.jgssn.org/membership.html:

 


Ben Kempner
Vice President, JGSSN


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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Juda WALDHORN
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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?
--
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

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