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

David Levine
 

On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 04:28 PM, Simon Zelman wrote:
szlachta

One place to start would be leading Polish Univeristy libraries that have large online presences. 

here is Jagiellonian Library, they have many scans online. There are other libraries as well  

https://bj.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/start-en#
Try searching szlachta. Once you find examples of what you’re looking for, note now they are called in Polish. Then you can do a wider Google search for those terms. The important part is knowing what the resources are called in Polish.
As an example, I was doing some research a few years ago on estate holdings of Austro-Hungarian empire. I had no idea what these might be called so I started with family names and words for estates in German. Cycles of searches brought me to book indexes and bibliographies which got me to the terms used in German for what I was looking for. From there it was quite easy to find original sources.
google books will have scans, many libraries as well (especially as you’re looking for books that are long out of copyright).
A great resource for books that are indexed online but not available as scans is a great service in Europe:

https://search.books2ebooks.eu/

This service, for a fee, will scan books for you. I’ve used it and it’s a lifesaver.
Attached are scans of examples of books on aristocratic estate holdings in German I researched.
Good luck
Best
David


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San Francisco, CA, USA
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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: Records of Nowy Zmigrod #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

The 1886 - 1889 Nowy Zmigrod records are online in the JRI-Poland database at:
https://jri-poland.org//

JRI-Poland has also indexed the later records including marriages up to 1938.  These are
not online as funds are still being raised to support the work on this project.  As with all
Jewish records of Poland, for more information, write to [townname]@jri-poland.org.  In 
this caser, nowyzmigrod@... 

There are similar offline records for nearby Dukla.

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Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.  (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.

  
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Records of Nowy Zmigrod #poland
From: Jake Jacobs
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 09:30:39 EDT

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

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


Looking for Great Uncle in France #france

Stephen Cohen
 


 
-- My Grand father and his brother both left  Goldingen Latvia at the beginning of the 1900's. My GF ended up in the UK and his brother France.  The only record of his brother was a letter to my GG in 1920 however there was no return address.

I have tried to trace him with no success. The family name was Illis (Illys) and my GU was called Edouard.
      
    
         Stephen Cohen


Re: Wording on gravestone customs #names #general

Neil Kominsky
 

Most often, but not always, family names are omitted in the Hebrew inscription.
 
Neil Kominsky
Brookline, MA


Re: Possible marriage in London #records #unitedkingdom

ireneplotzker@...
 

My great-grandparents married in Liverpool in 1864. I have attached the record, which a cousin got many years ago, in case it could give you any clues. I can't quite make out the name of the synagogue - maybe Sal St?
Good luck!
Irene Plotzker
Wilmington, DE


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”?
--
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

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