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Re: Seeking recommendations for a researcher in Germany #germany

itencorinne@...
 

Hi Elizabeth
 
If you have to do researches in Munich city it will be important to do some researches before you'll go there. 
I know that in Munich there are four or five archives which could have documents which could be important for you.
There are also some online archives where different kinds of documents from Munich city are available online.
Most important for my own researches were the "Gedenkbuch der Münchner Juden" and the Arolsen Archives.
But there are also the city directories, lists of students of the university and army records of WWI available online.
The Stadtarchiv, the Berzirksarchiv and the Staatsarchiv do have some more records which could be important for you.
 
Corinne Iten, Switzerland

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This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland

Bruce Drake
 

had not known of Vita Kempner until I read a review of a new book “The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghetto.” Kempner, according to the article, “was a partisan leader in Vilna, who had escaped through the bathroom window of her small town's synagogue to command fighters on the front line.”
That led me to a chapter in the Yizkor book of Kalish, Poland about “Those Who Fought Back” and a section in it titled “"Kalish Women in the Resistance – Vitka Kempner." One of her missions was to mine a rail line used by the Germans, an operation that had to be carried out at night in order to get back to the ghetto at dawn in time to report for work.” When she was asked what she had thought during the long night, she answered: “How to do the job without falling into their hands? I was sorry that I had no cyanide of potassium with me.”
The chapter recounts how the mission turned out.



--
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Yocheved #names

Sara Manobla
 


 
Yocheved anglicised

In England I had an Israeli friend who - in England - was known as Yvette.  Yes, a French name, but fits Yocheved rather well.

Sara Manobla, Jerusalem


Polish Lower House in Parliament Passes Bill to Limit WW2 Property Restitution Claims #holocaust #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

Poland’s Parliament passed a bill to limit WW2 Property Restitution Claims.  The law, which introduces a 30-year deadline, passed through the lower house of parliament, the Sejm, with 309 votes in favor, no votes against and 120 abstentions. It now will be considered by the Senate, the upper house of parliament.

 

See: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-holocaust-restitution/polish-parliament-passes-bill-to-limit-ww2-property-restitution-claims-idUSKCN2E02LF

 

I have no further information so please do not contact me about this.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Americanization of Yocheved #names #usa

ireneplotzker@...
 

My Hebrew name is Yocheved. I was named after my grandfather Isadore, born Israel, Yisrael, in NYC. My mother wanted an English name starting with an I and Hebrew one with a yud and ended up picking Irene and Yocheved.
My guess is that a Yocheved who wanted to Americanize the name would pick something beginning with Y, I, or J.  

Irene Greenwald Plotzker 
Wilmington,  Delaware 


Re: Seeking recommendations for a researcher in Germany #germany

Janet Furba
 

Dear Elizabeth Kaminsky,
ask By a letter the Archive of the place.
Janet Furba,
Germany


Re: Americanization of Yocheved #names #usa

Judith Elam
 

A relative who emigrated to England became known as Yetta.  

Judith Elam


Re: Seeking recommendations for a researcher in Germany #germany

Myra Fournier
 

I'd suggest just googling "Geneaologists in Germany" if you can't get a personal recommendation. I have several friends in Germany who are big into geneaology and will ask them if they know of anyone.

Myra Fournier
Bedford, MA
mjfourn@...


Re: tracking a single female immigrant relative #usa

Adam Cherson
 

I would add the federal and new york censuses to your research strategy. She may have lived near the Halpern/Hartenstein family somewhere in NY.
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Adam Cherson


Re: Americanization of Yocheved #names #usa

JudiZimmer
 

I am Judith, named for my great-grandmother, Jochewet/Yocheved.
 
Judi Rothstein Zimmer


Re: Americanization of Yocheved #names #usa

neilan1
 

I had a wonder friend, of blessed memory, Hebrew name Yocheved, whose English name was Jacqueline. 

Neilan Stern
neilan1@...
researching:  Stern, Pistrong, Brand- Radomysl Wielki, and area; Aronovsky - Vilijampole, Kovno Lithuania; Schwarz, Black, Bezner, Lapin - Nesvizh Belarus


Looking for info on Eleanor nee Levine & Hyman Atotsky in Israel #israel #general

Sharon Ann Dror
 

My uncle out of the blue mentioned a couple's name that I never heard about.
Anyone have information on Gertrude nee Levine and Hyman Atotsky's life? They are from Jerusalem and lived in Bayit Vegan. They had no children of their own.
Gertrude came from a large family with number of siblings. Ancestry, My Heritage and Geni.com have plenty of info on her family's side.
I am ONLY interested in Hyman's family as trying to figure out how he is related to us through the Greenberg Family side. Couldn't find anything.
Both are buried in Jerusalem.
Hyman Atotsky - August 1987
Gertrude Eleanor nee Levine Atotsky - April 18, 2006
Thank you in advance.
Sharon Ann Dror
SharonAnnDror@...


New Zealand Wilson Collection of Family History Records #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 


Earlier this week Dick Eastman in the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter mentioned a free collection of family history records coordinated by Diane Wilson over the past 40 years that includes records from a variety of sources.  The collection is an index only but it gives you clues to help with your research. For more information on the Collection see: https://www.wilsoncollection.co.nz/

 

I tried the index with the names COHEN and GOLDBERG and received hundreds of hits.  The results do NOT have the actual record but it shows where the data source is and the year, so it aides in your research-but you will then have to look at the records by searching the source.

 

For example for Alice COHEN year 1960 it showed her age in 1960—65 years old, Location is the name of the Cemetery and the record number and origin- in this case NZSG (New Zealand Society of Genealogists) Cemetery Fiche.  To search the index go to: https://www.wilsoncollection.co.nz/#search-our-index

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Americanization of Yocheved #names #usa

Susan&David
 

If you go to the Jewishgen Memorial Plaque Database  
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/
Search for  Yocheved as a given name.   You will see the more than 100 instances of  corresponding civil names. There are many different ones, no single one stands out.


David Rosen
Boston, MA

  


On 6/24/2021 3:41 PM, Peter Cohen wrote:
What would be some likely Americanized names for someone named Yocheved?

Also, is Chasia a diminutive of Chana?
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Peter Cohen
California


Americanization of Yocheved #names #usa

Peter Cohen
 

What would be some likely Americanized names for someone named Yocheved?

Also, is Chasia a diminutive of Chana?
--
Peter Cohen
California


MyHeritage Free Access to Immigration and Travel Records June 24-28, 2021 #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

My Heritage has announced FREE access to its immigration and Travel records from June 24-28, 2021. No time zone was given so I am suggesting that you use central time as the cut off time for your planning purposes..

 

My Heritage’s Immigration and Travel category encompasses 57 collections with 181,280,020 historical records from all over the world. They include passenger arrival records, naturalization records, border crossings, emigration records, passports, and convict transportation records.

 

Normally, most of these records are free to search, but can only be fully accessed by MyHeritage users with a Data or Complete plan. From today until June 28, anyone will be able to access them completely free of charge.  If you try to access a category not covered by this special free access or try to access the Immigration and Travel records after the free access period you will be invited to subscribe to MyHeritage in order to access the record collection.

 

Go to: https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-4000/immigration-travel

 

Type in the name of the person you are researching and click search.  If you want to save the image to your computer right click on the image and click save as.  No credit card information is requested or required for the special free access records.

 

To read the blog posting about this free access offer go to: https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/06/journey-to-the-past-with-free-immigration-travel-records/

 

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

 

 

 


United Kingdom National Archives Online Exhibition of Films 1945-2006 #announcements #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The (UK) National Archives has posted a selection of “most memorable and influential” Central Office of Information (COI) public information films covering events from British post-war history.  To access the exhibition go to: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/films.  The films are divided into different time periods : 1945-1951; 1952-1964; 1964-1979 and 1979-2006.When you click on the time period you can access an index for that period. Some of the films are mere seconds while others are about 30 minutes.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Seeking Descendants of Doris Levine born 14 July 1928 in New York #usa

Chilady18
 

We are seeking info on Doris Levine born in New York on 14 July 1928 or her descendants.  Doris' parents Zendel and Elke Lejfer and grandmother Frejda Lejfer arrived in New York on the SS Zeeland in January 1921 originally from Wysoko, Grodniensk. They were joining husband/father Szewl Lejfer Lewin in New York.  Zendel Lejfer changed his name to Sam Levine and moved from New York to Chicago some time after Doris' birth. If you have info on this family I would appreciate it if you would contact me.

Sandra Imyak


Re: tracking a single female immigrant relative #usa

avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

My great grandmother came to the US and died shorty after her arrival.  Four granddaughters were named after her.  One was "Yetta"  The other three
used "Eunice" which a somewhat popular name at the time.  
--
Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA


Re: Looking for a reference, for help in free translation, for an archival document, written in the Polish language. #poland

Sarah L Meyer
 

Judith Franzin 's book A Translation Guide to 19th Century Polish -Language Civil Registration Documents, is one resource that I have used.  Another is to join Facebook's Tracing the Tribe group and post your document there, and someone probably will translate it.  There also is a translators group there.  Regardless of how you see social media - the genealogy groups there are worth being a member - and membership is free.  Other groups are Jewish Genealogy Portal and Jews from Poland.   
--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com

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