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Sunday, June 13 - JGSNY Zoom: Scandals, Shandehs and Lies #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Phyllis Rosner
 

Jewish Genealogical Society NY Meeting
Sunday June 13, 2021 at 2 p.m. EDT
Zoom Webinar

Scandals, Shandehs and Lies: The Stories Families Don't Tell

Speaker: Renee Steinig

In the course of decades of genealogical research Renee Steinig has uncovered many a "skeleton in the closet" — cases of mental illness, illegitimate birth, infidelity, abandonment, and even murder, all hushed up for decades. A Viennese refugee whose baby was born in a New York State psychiatric hospital; a suburban businessman who led two lives; a Romanian immigrant hanged — or so his family thought — for "stealing horses"; a Jewish GI's love affair in Belgium during World War II; a young woman who married, had a baby, then vanished... Renee will talk to us about these family secrets, the research tools that uncovered them and the reunions and reconciliations that followed many of her discoveries.        

Renee Steinig began to do genealogical research in the 1970s, inspired by a cousin who made it look easy. Many family trees and some 18 years later, she began to accept client work. Her specialties include New York research, locating lost family, and due diligence for probate cases. She is member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has testified as an expert witness in several New York City Surrogate's Courts. A past president and longtime trustee of the JGS of Long Island, Renee is also a director of Gesher Galicia and its discussion group moderator and Family Finder editor.    


All are welcome; attendance is free, but registration is required:

Click here to register at our website

Submitted by:
Phyllis Rosner jgsny.org
JGSNY VP Communications
New York, NY


Re: Finding Marriage Record from Ukraine and Finding Their Parents Given Names #ukraine #general

Madeleine Isenberg
 

My thoughts for the given name of Tsal, is that it is a shortened form of the Hebrew name Betzalel.  In records I have looked at in Slovakia and Poland, sometimes it looks like Zalel.  Perhaps this might help.
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Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...
Beverly Hills, CA
 
Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLÜCKSMAN, STOTTER in various parts of Galicia, Poland
(Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno, Lapuszna, Krakow, Ochotnica) who migrated into Kezmarok or
nearby towns in northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who lived/had businesses in Moravska Ostrava);
GOLDSTEIN in Sena or Szina, Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva and Tokaj, Hungary.
GOLDBERG, TARNOWSKI in Chmielnik and KHANISHKEVITCH in Kielce, Poland


passenger record number from "United States Russians to America Index, 1834-1897" #records

philafrum
 

Thanks to Sherri Bobish for locating the elusive manifest.

Turns out the passenger's name was transcribed incorrectly. The first letter, "B", was transcribed as "D," and the passenger was indexed accordingly. Thinking outside the box was the key.

I also learned that NARA's AAD (Access to Archival Database) entry for this passenger indicated his destination as Philadelphia. Technically that was correct, but I assumed incorrectly that that's where the ship landed. He actually debarked in NYC and proceeded to Philadelphia.

By the way, I didn't see the passenger record number on the manifest. It was a seven digit number (6258129) found on the AAD entry. Still wondering what it means and if it's useful in finding out more information.

Evan Fishman
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Evan Fishman
New Jersey
MANDELSTEIN, LISNITZER, ADELMAN, PRESSEISEN, BURSTEIN, UDIN--Ukraine
FISHMAN--Terespol, Poland
FINKEL-- Brest Litovsk, Belarus


Re: Index of Holocaust testimonies #holocaust

Jake Jacobs
 

Very useful, thank you. Does anybody know of a master index, where all of these testimonies are listed together?

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


Re: HALPERN brothers in Brooklyn, NY #usa #general

Renee Steinig
 

Linda Wolfe Kelley <lkelley49@...> asked for help finding the
descendants of Sam Halpern (1910-1987), who lived at 7255 Bergen
Court, Brooklyn, and of his brother Abraham.

A search for Sam's address in NYC property records on ACRIS
(https://a836-acris.nyc.gov/CP/) brings up a record of the house's
sale in 1991. The two people listed appear to have been Sam's
executors. Possibly they were his children. To repeat the search,
click "Search Property Records," then "Parcel Identifier (Borough,
Block, Lot). On the next page, enter Brooklyn /Kings, Block 08362, Lot
0006.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


This week’s Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen’s Facebook page #poland #yizkorbooks #JewishGenUpdates

Nancy Siegel
 

Bruce Drake has posted this week’s Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen’s Facebook page:

Jews did not only suffer pogroms and other forms of violence and repression in the years just before the Holocaust. The Poles with whom they had lived aggressively put an economic squeeze on them in the form of boycotts of Jewish shops and many of those who picketed outside them were people who the owners had known. There were also young men from peasant families who came to town to try their own hands at business and grew jealous of the greater success of the more experienced Jewish merchants.

In “Wysokie on the Eve of the Holocaust” from the Yizkor book of that Polish town, these events helped convince the chapter’s author to depart for Israel. For a while, he wondered if it was the right thing to do, “fleeing from a sinking ship.” But as he heard more depressing reports of the decline of Jewish fortunes back home, he began began to view Wysokie differently than he had as a young person. “This was a romantic, unhappy Wysockie. I sometimes think that the blue–painted wooden houses are sinking, and shrinking, and I hear the cry of young people seeking emigration to the Land of Israel for creativity and a better tomorrow.”

URL:  https://www.facebook.com/196931900328973/posts/4121808631174594/

--
Nancy Siegel
Director of Communications
JewishGen.org
(San Francisco, California)
nsiegel@...


passenger record number from "United States Russians to America Index, 1834-1897," #records

philafrum
 

Thanks to Sherri Bobish for locating the elusive manifest.
 
Turns out the passenger's name was transcribed incorrectly.  The first letter, "B", was transcribed as "D," and the passenger was indexed accordingly.  Thinking outside the box was the key.
 
I also learned that NARA's AAD (Access to Archival Database) entry for this passenger indicated his destination as Philadelphia.  Technically that was correct, but I assumed incorrectly that that's where the ship landed.  He actually debarked in NYC and proceeded to Philadelphia.
 
By the way, I didn't see the passenger record number on the manifest.  It was a seven digit number (6258129) found on the AAD entry.  Still wondering what it means and if it's useful in finding out more information.
 
Evan Fishman

--
Evan Fishman
New Jersey
MANDELSTEIN, LISNITZER, ADELMAN, PRESSEISEN, BURSTEIN, UDIN--Ukraine
FISHMAN--Terespol, Poland
FINKEL-- Brest Litovsk, Belarus


Rabbi Abraham ABRAMOWITZ-Jerusalem-Chicago early 20th cent. #usa #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

There was a Jerusalem born rabbi in Chicago during the early-mid 20th
cent. who may have been related somehow to the CHARLAP family. I
believe he was born around 1890-1900. My grandfather, Chaim Yitzchak
ABRA MOWITZ was also born in Jerusalem in 1895 and my family (not my
grandfather) lived in Chicago in the mid 1900s but surprisingly we
did not meet the other family.

I would be happy to be contacted by members of the above Abraham
ABRAMOWITZ to clarify certain other similarities between our families.

Shabbat Shalom (or shavua tov as the case may be)

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari (Katzoff), Jerusalem


Re: Looking for Great Uncle in France #france

Joel Ives
 

These are the birth dates:  They appear to be much earlier than the people you are looking for.

Joel Ives
Fair Lawn, New Jersey USA


Re: Skerniewitz-Rawa association #unitedkingdom #poland #general

 

Dear Jeremy,

I am the JRI-Poland Town Leader for Rawa Mazowiecka. My ancestors came from Rawa and Skierniewice too.

I don't know anything about the London Rawa association I'm afraid (I would be interested to know more), but I would hope to be able to help you with some Polish records.  Please feel free to email me.

Best wishes,

Naomi 
--
Naomi Leon
Brighton, UK

LEWKOWICZ, RYWAN, SZNIATOWSKI, BLANKIET, LASKY, BERGER, WRON, FAJBISIEWICZ (Rawa Mazowiecka, Aleksandrow Lodzki, Lodz)


Re: Looking for Great Uncle in France #france

Joel Ives
 

I checked the Filae records for Illys.
The people listed in the Filae database were born in the 1600's to 1800's far earlier than the person you were looking for.
Joel Ives
Fair Lawn, New Jersey USA


Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People - Code #general

Israel P
 

yes.

Israel Pickholtz


June 10th Deadline for EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for IAJGS 2021 All Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy #events #jgs-iajgs

Judi Gyory Missel
 

To ensure you receive the Early Bird Discount and be part of the latest virtual adventure, please go to IAJGS2021.org and register now for the 1-5 August 2021 Conference. Pricing and options are described on the website. This 41st international conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature:

·         Appropriate Sessions for Beginning Genealogists and Experts of all Ages!

·         50 Live Sessions with lectures from the top Jewish and Worldwide Genealogy experts

o    Keynote Speaker: Prof. Michael Hoberman, of Fitchburg State University, speaking on “The Uniqueness of Jewish American Literature”

o    Topics Ranging from DNA to Family Artifacts, from Inherited Recipes to How to Map Your Family Travel Routes

o    Genealogy “Death Match” Game Show – wildly popular at last summer’s conference!

·         100 Additional “On Demand” lectures that are pre-recorded for your viewing convenience

·         New!   Zoom chat rooms with colleagues on shared topics where you can see each other!

·         New!   Virtual Vendor Exhibit Hall

·         New!   Virtual Resource Room with Links to Special Websites

·         New!  “Who Wants to Be a Rothchild” Game Show from our clever and entertaining duo, Ron Arons and Jordan Auslander

Join us at this special conference! Register NOW to join this exciting annual adventure in Genealogy!

Judi Missel
IAJGS 2021 All Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Chair@...


HALPERN brothers in Brooklyn, NY #usa #general

Linda Kelley
 

Sam Halpern was born in Jasihnovka, Poland in 1910. He came to live in Brooklyn, NY

possibly about 1956. He had a brother, Abraham, who might have lived with or next door to

Sam and worked together as butchers in Brooklyn, NY.

Sam's wife was Beatrice Rivetz. Sam lived at 7255 Bergen Court, Brooklyn, NY.

Sam died 1987; his headstone says he was the son of Pesach. Sam and Beatrice were buried at Mount Ararat Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, NY.

Does anyone know about Abraham, son of Pesach? A Halpern relative in Israel would like to contact descendants of Abraham and Sam.

Thank you!

Linda Wolfe Kelley. lkelley49@...
Portland, OR, USA


JewishGenTalks: Discontinuity of Linguistic and Naming Traditions #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

We invite you to attend the next presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars:
 
Topic: 
Jewish History: Discontinuity of Linguistic and Naming Traditions

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 @ 2:00 PM Eastern Time

Location: 
At Your Computer via Zoom!
 
Registration:
Registration is free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register nowAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join the webinar.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Alexandre Beider
 
About the Talk:
In Jewish history, there were several major periods when communities were changing their everyday language. Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Arabic, Yiddish, and Judaeo-Spanish are among these vernacular idioms that were used for centuries. We can also observe certain moments crucial for the Jewish culture when changes concerned even languages used in the liturgy and religious texts. Switching to another language was often provoking important modifications in personal names used. Globally speaking, we can speak about a discontinuity in Jewish naming traditions. Certain Jewish given names are, however, used, without interruptions since the biblical times. Moreover, even when dealing with totally different sets of names, we can sometimes find common features: this point will be illustrated in the lecture by considering female names.

Questions?
Please click here


Re: Translation Request #translation

Alan Shuchat
 

The book is Volume II of a mahzor for the three pilgrimage holidays of Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot. It was published in Vilna by the Romm family in 1874 and is called Mahzor Korban Aron.

I can make out part of what's written inside, in Russian and Hebrew, and I've attached a translation.
--
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


IAJGS 2021 Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy Early Bird Discount Expires June 10th #announcements #events #jgs-iajgs

Robinn Magid
 

 

Register for the IAJGS 2021 Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy!
Early Bird Discount Rate expires Thursday, June 10th.
Register at: www.iajgs2021.org


If you have already registered, THANK YOU!  If you have not yet registered, this is a reminder that the Early Bird Discount Rate expires on Thursday, June 10, at midnight Chicago time. To register now for the 1-5 August 2021 Conference, please go to the Conference website at iajgs2021.org. Pricing and options, as well as the program and schedule, are described on the website.


This 41st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature:

·  Appropriate Sessions for Beginning Genealogists and Experts of all Ages!

·  50 Live Sessions with lectures from the top Jewish and Worldwide Genealogy experts

·  Keynote Speaker: Prof. Michael Hoberman, of Fitchburg State University, speaking on “The Uniqueness of Jewish American Literature”

·  Topics Ranging from DNA to Family Artifacts, from Inherited Recipes to How to Map Your Family Travel Routes

·  Genealogy “Death Match” Game Show - wildly popular at last summer’s conference!

·  100 Additional “On Demand” lectures that are pre-recorded for your viewing convenience

·  New! Zoom Chat Rooms for networking with colleagues on shared topics (Birds-of-a-Feather Meetings) where you can see each other!

·  New! Virtual Vendor Exhibit Hall

·  New! Virtual Resource Room with Links to Special Websites

·  New “Who Wants to Be a Rothchild” Game Show from our clever and entertaining duo, Ron Arons and Jordan Auslander


Join us at this special conference! Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount and register today at iajgs2021.org.


Judi Missel, Chair
IAJGS 2021 Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy
chair@...

--
Robinn Magid, Accessibility Chair & FB Discussion Group Administrator,
IAJGS 2021 Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Berkeley, California
Robinn.Magid@...


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

David Levine
 

Hi to close the loop on this, the full record for Municipal Court of Milwaukee are held at the below and I have ordered the record.
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

Thanks all

--
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 


Researching an Ontario adoption (pre-1921) #canada

Adam Turner
 

Does anyone have experience researching children who were adopted in Ontario prior to the passage of the Ontario Adoption Act in 1921?

I am researching some probable cousins I came across via DNA matching. Their grandmother's probable marriage record, from 1932 in Toronto, lists the following for her parents:

Bride's father: "Children's Aid baby [illegible]"
Bride's mother: [the likely name of a woman in my family - though it's hard to be certain because many in this family radically changed their surname around this time]

My probable cousins' grandmother was likely born in the Toronto area in 1913 or 1914. So what I think likely happened was that their biological great-grandmother, a cousin in my family, had a baby out-of-wedlock with a Gentile and gave her up for adoption. If my hunch is correct, their grandmother (who died in 1977) would have been a second cousin of my great-grandmother.

How difficult would it be for me to get more information on their grandmother's birth and subsequent adoption? According to FamilySearch,
Until the Ontario Adoption Act (8 April 1921), guardianships (child custody without the right of inheritance) were granted through the Surrogate Court. Guardianship actions are recorded in the court indexes and registers, and later for some Counties, in separate Guardianship Books. These books may be at the Surrogate Court offices. Contact the local government office to get the location.
I am not in Canada, so I won't likely be able to visit the relevant Surrogate Court office to go digging through their guardianship records anytime soon. Is there any other resource that would allow non-direct-line relatives to research these cases from 100+ years ago?

Adam Turner


Re: Skerniewitz-Rawa association #unitedkingdom #poland #general

Frayda
 

Hi Richard, There were also notes taken at the NY and Tel Aviv meetings. They all maintained some type of relationship; Tel Aviv, London and NY. There is an elderly gentleman in England that might be of some help; Aubrey Jacobus. I believe I have his email address if you want it.   Frayda Zelman, NY.

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