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Re: looking for birth and death dates of Moishe Wechsler from Stefanesti Romania #bessarabia #romania

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello Aline,  everybody,

You may know that there are several places Stefanesti... one is in current Romania,  and second is in current Republic of Moldova.  But in 1920 both those places were in Kingdom of Romania.  Sometimes people mentioned a large town near by that you could find out where that Stefanesti is.
Also, if you know the year of birth, that would be good to know too.

In many cases at least in Moldova, Jews could live in a small shteitl and got married or got their child in a large place...  they lived in Stefaneshti, but got married possibly in Beltsy or Floreshti.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator


Translation Request #translation

Susan Sorkenn
 

The following inscriptions appear in a prayer book my father’s parents, Ber (Bernard) and Rachael Kurtin, brought to the U.S. from Lyachavichi, now Belarus, at the end of the 1800’s. I’d appreciate a translation and  the languages they were written in.
Thank you!
Susan Kurtin Sorkenn 


Wording on gravestone customs #names #general

barbara@...
 

 

What is the custom for engraving on gravestones? Is it  common to omit last name when referring to “son or daughter of”?
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Barbara Gilmore Silver
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Goldstein, Schultz, Brodets


Re: Nyir. Csabai #slovakia

S R
 

Did you searching for the town on https://blog.hamapah.org/searchable-map-of-hebrew-place-names/


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Shia Rabinowitz


Records of Nowy Zmigrod #poland

Jake Jacobs
 

Are there records anywhere of Nowy Zmigrod, Poland? Does anyone know where, or how to access?

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


Index of Holocaust testimonies #holocaust

Jake Jacobs
 

 ran across the index of Shoah Foundation testimonies at USC, which is tremendously useful. Have other databases of testimonies been indexed?   I am aware of testimonies taken at a number of locations, and don't know of any way to search them all. Does anyone?

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas
 
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Re: Given Name on Birth Certificates #poland

LarryBassist@...
 

Wendy,
  Since the two dates are 7 days apart could one of them be birth and the other circumcision?
Larry Bassist
Springville, Utah, USA


Re: Nyir. Csabai #slovakia

Marianna Toth
 

a link to marriage record would help.
best
Marianna Toth


Re: Possible marriage in London #records #unitedkingdom

Martyn Woolf
 

I have looked at both the Great Synagogue, the New and the Hambro Synagogue records and there is no record that I can see for a Mary (Miriam) Barnett and Joseph Cohen during the suggested period.

The doubt that I have is whether a Jewish man with the name Joseph would have Israel as his Hebrew name.  Yosef would be more likely.  There is no wedding for a Yosef to a Miriam (Mary) either.

Keep looking.

Martyn Woolf

 

 


Re: Possible marriage in London #records #unitedkingdom

Tina Isaacs
 

You can research family records online at https://www.gov.uk/research-family-history, but you may already know this.  You also may need more information before asking the records office to search (they do this for a small fee, half of which they refund if they can't find your records.

United Synagogue is your best bet; Bevis Marks has excellent records, but it was (and is) a Sephardi synagogue.
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Tina Isaacs
London, England


Re: Where to find Illinois Northern District Naturalization Records? #records

Marian
 

Hi David,

The card indicates the naturalization took place in the/a "municipal court" in Milwaukee (presumably Wisconsin) on March 16, 1906.  Looks like it is petition # 9024 in volume 15, page 31 of that court's naturalization records.  

That is not a Federal court, so will not be at the National Archives.  You'll need to track down the records of that court.  The FamilySearch wiki says this:
The Milwaukee circuit and municipal court records of 1836 to 1941 are at: 
Milwaukee County Historical Society
910 North World 3rd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203-1591
Telephone: 414-273-8288
Fax: 414-273-3268
Website: http://www.milwaukeehistory.net

At least that is a place to start.  Good luck,

Marian Smith


Re: Mystery man in London, 1905: Isidor Lasker #unitedkingdom #general

Diane Jacobs
 

One thing you could try is searching the last name using C and S as it is known that in cursive writing C, S and L can be mistaken for each other.

Diane Jacobs 


On Jun 2, 2021, at 4:08 AM, bjtranslations+genes@... wrote:



I'm searching a mystery man... I have one detailed record, but can find nothing else!

On 14 December 1905, at St Giles, London, Eva Mary Lloyd (a relation about whom I know quite a lot) married Isidor Lasker, a 38-year-old (hence born c. 1867) bachelor diamond merchant residing at the Bedford Hotel, Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London. His father was Aaron Lasker, a general merchant, deceased at the time of the marriage. Apart from the bride’s mother, the other witness was one unidentified Florence Chambers. Eva remarried on 2 July 1918, by which time she was a widow. I can’t find her in the 1911 UK Census, either under Lloyd or Lasker, so I can only guess she was abroad, perhaps with Isidor, or perhaps already widowed. I don’t believe they had any children. Searching GRO indices for 1905-1918 finds no Lasker/Lloyd births, and no male Lasker deaths (there’s also no sign of an Aaron Lasker death going back to 1865).

I’ve scoured Ancestry and other websites - including www.jewishgen.org - for “Isidor/Isadore/Jsidore Lasker/Lascar/Laskier/Lisker” etc., and found a few records from around that time, but 99% seem to involve the same 3-4 Jewish people in the US (with origins in Russia or Germany – one possibly South Africa; some travelling via the UK), with most of these showing US marriages, naturalization, residence, children, deaths and so on. Although it’s theoretically possible our Isidor left his US wife, came to the UK, pretended to be a bachelor, married Eva, went to New York again and died… it doesn’t seem likely. It's also theoretically possible he left Eva and she simply claimed he was dead when remarrying... but again, that seems rather far-fetched.

So if anyone has any leads on an Isidor Lasker 1867-1910 (+/-10 years), or even an Aaron Lasker 1840-1895 (+/- 10 years), who might fit the descriptions above, I'd love to hear from you!

Ben Jones


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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Mystery man in London, 1905: Isidor Lasker #unitedkingdom #general

bjtranslations+genes@...
 

I'm searching a mystery man... I have one detailed record, but can find nothing else!

On 14 December 1905, at St Giles, London, Eva Mary Lloyd (a relation about whom I know quite a lot) married Isidor Lasker, a 38-year-old (hence born c. 1867) bachelor diamond merchant residing at the Bedford Hotel, Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London. His father was Aaron Lasker, a general merchant, deceased at the time of the marriage. Apart from the bride’s mother, the other witness was one unidentified Florence Chambers. Eva remarried on 2 July 1918, by which time she was a widow. I can’t find her in the 1911 UK Census, either under Lloyd or Lasker, so I can only guess she was abroad, perhaps with Isidor, or perhaps already widowed. I don’t believe they had any children. Searching GRO indices for 1905-1918 finds no Lasker/Lloyd births, and no male Lasker deaths (there’s also no sign of an Aaron Lasker death going back to 1865).

I’ve scoured Ancestry and other websites - including www.jewishgen.org - for “Isidor/Isadore/Jsidore Lasker/Lascar/Laskier/Lisker” etc., and found a few records from around that time, but 99% seem to involve the same 3-4 Jewish people in the US (with origins in Russia or Germany – one possibly South Africa; some travelling via the UK), with most of these showing US marriages, naturalization, residence, children, deaths and so on. Although it’s theoretically possible our Isidor left his US wife, came to the UK, pretended to be a bachelor, married Eva, went to New York again and died… it doesn’t seem likely. It's also theoretically possible he left Eva and she simply claimed he was dead when remarrying... but again, that seems rather far-fetched.

So if anyone has any leads on an Isidor Lasker 1867-1910 (+/-10 years), or even an Aaron Lasker 1840-1895 (+/- 10 years), who might fit the descriptions above, I'd love to hear from you!

Ben Jones


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

yael polat
 

Thank you all for your answers. It's amazing to see and to remember how many Jews were hidden by good people in France and made the toll "only" 76000 deported. For the needs of the exposition, we are looking especially for families hidden around the city of Barcelonnette.

Yael Polat


Bessarabia group update for the month of May, 2021 #bessarabia #ukraine #records

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the Bessarabia Division projects for the month of May 2021. 

See also at What's New at Bessarabia website.

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:

 

    • Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in July of 2021.  We completed already 4,888 records and more records are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Khotin, Beltsy, Akkerman, Skulyany, see the progress.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
  • Continue work on Kishinev Jewish Cemetery, and another sector will be completed in summer/fall of this year.
  • New Cleaning paths projects started for Tiraspol Jewish Cemetery.

Yefim Kogan, Inna Vayner
JewishGen Bessarabia Group Leaders and Coordinators


Where to find Illinois Northern District Naturalization Records? #records

David Levine
 

Hi 
I found the index record for a relative's naturalization in the Illinois Northern District Naturalization Index at Family Search
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GPQQ-CLBW?i=2471&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AXKPC-XQ6
However I do not see a place online to find the full record on the FamilySearch wiki or German Roots site:
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States_Naturalization_and_Citizenship#Finding_Naturalization_Records
https://www.germanroots.com/illinoisnat.html
Is this something I have to order from the National Archives?
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 


A Taste of Jewish Genealogy in Poland. #education #galicia #poland #events

Leah Kushner
 

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society Invites you:

A Taste of Jewish Genealogy as a Gateway to the
              Civilization of Polish Jewry

with Tomasz Cebulski Ph.D., Professional Genealogist from Krakow
This Sunday, 06 June 2021 at 1pm (Pacific Time Zone)/4pm Eastern
 
Free for members and $5 for guests. 
     $5 for Guest Click Here

You will receive a ZOOM link the week of the event. Please check your SPAM

 Tomasz Cebulski, PhD., a professional genealogist joins us from
Krakow for this program on why, when, and how to conduct genealogical
research. Tomasz will share his favorite online resources. before
demonstrating how he combines research, maps, photography, video and
drone documentation in search of Polish Jewry. We will make a virtual
visit to Brzesko in former Galicia, once a vibrant center of Jewish
life.


Bio:  Tomasz Cebulski Ph.D., has worked professionally as a Jewish
genealogist for over 20-years perfecting his knowledge on archival
resources in Poland and Central Europe. He is a scholar in genocide
studies and changing patterns of Holocaust and Auschwitz memory.
Tomasz is a historical memory analyst, guide and author of "Auschwitz
after Auschwitz". He is the founder of Polin Travel and Sky Heritage
Pictures.
 
​Leah Kushner, President
Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society
SCJGSociety@...​


Szlachta Holdings in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth #lithuania #poland

Simon Zelman
 

Hello,

I've gotten fairly lucky on a couple branches of my family in being able to trace them back to the 1784 and 1765 censuses in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.  One of my ancestors ran a tavern/inn outside of Balbieriskis, in a village called Gielce/Gelčiai, and I was wondering if anyone knew of any resources that indicate who the landowning magnates/szlachta were in that area (and others in the GDL). I know that 18th-century records exist for the various szlachta families and their inventories/holdings, including some genealogical information about the people that worked on their properties, but the first step in finding those records is finding out which family I'm looking for! 

Thanks!

Simon Zelman
San Francisco, CA


Possible marriage in London #records #unitedkingdom

yvonne baines
 

Good morning friends,
I am searching for a marriage record in London.  My ggrandfather Joseph Cohen, Hebrew name is 'Yisrael ben Ze'ev' was born in Lomza Poland in 1846.  My ggrandmother Mary Barnett, Hebrew name 'Miriam bat Moshe Mordechai' was born 1841/42 in Kutno, Poland.    The first record I have of them is the 1881 census living in Liverpool.  However there is a 1871 census that has Mary Barnett, listed as wife and married.  Their Oldest 2 children Eliza, born 1867 in London, and Morris born 1869 in Liverpool.  Joseph is not listed on the 1871 census.  I am not positive that this census belongs to them, it is the accuracy of the children and Mary's name that keep's me considering this.  The 1881 census has Eliza born in Liverpool.  The 1911 census has Joseph and Mary married 45 years, which gives the year as 1866, which goes with their first child Eliza being born 1867.  We have looked in Liverpool for a marriage record with no success.  I have looked for birth records for both Eliza & Morris B 1869 (his headstone confirms his birth year)  I have not been successful.
I have been thinking that the distance between Lomza and Kutno is about 300kms.   In 1860 that would have been a long journey.  I think that Israel (Joseph) and Miriam (Mary) met either while emigrating,  or in England?   My brother thinks that they started out in London.  
Would Whitechapel be the place to start looking?
Which Synagogue would they have attended or been married at?
 
I have been told that the United synagogue marriage authorizations are searchable online, but these are only from 1880 - 1922.
I live in Southern Alberta, Canada.  I do have a cousin who is based in Leeds. she may be able to search for these records, with some direction from such kind friends.  
 
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.  
with kind regards,
Yvonne Tamtom


Re: Great Genealogy Resources #israel #records #holocaust #hungary

Sherri Bobish
 

Susan,

If the words in Hungarian are typed, or clearly written, you can type the words into Google's Hungarian to English translator. 

Put "hungarian to english" into a Google search and the translation function will pop right up.

If the words in Hungarian are handwritten, or difficult to read, you can post a copy of the page to ViewMate and request a Hungarian speaker to try to read it and translate.
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/

Best regards,

Sherri Bobish

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